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July 17, 24, 31

MOSAICS 101 CLASS: Saturdays, 10:00am at Slanted Art Co-Op, 158 Church Street, Montrose. Over three consecutive Saturdays, Elaine Helvig teaches the art of mosaic using the Pique Assiette technique. All materials and tools will be provided to create a colorful 12" x 12" composition. Call 570-243-1075 to reserve your spot.

July 31

GOLF TOURNEY: This year's South Creek Lions' Captain & Crew Golf Tournament is in Memory of Paul Bryington, Saturday at Tomasso's Golf Course, Chemung, NY. Luncheon to follow the event. Donations of $240 per team includes Golf Carts, door prizes, and on course snacks. Entry forms at Sheddens, Fassett, First Citizens Community Bank, Gillett; Woody's Country Store, Gillett; Bradco Printers, Troy; Krise's Tire, Troy; Terrace Lanes, Troy; Troy Tire; or call Wayne Vandergrift at 570-529-1471.

TAKE-OUT ROAST BEEF SUPPER: Saturday, 4:30 to 6:00pm at the Thompson United Methodist Church, 586 Main Street. Call Marge at 570-442-1208 to Pre-Order by Thursday, July 29. Face Masks Optional but Social Distancing will be observed. All are welcome!

August 1

STEVENS FAMILY REUNION: Sunday, 12:30pm at the Jessup Township Park, State Route 706, Fairdale. Take Creamery Drive located next to the Fairdale Grange Hall. If inclement weather, reunion will be held inside the Jessup Township Building, 10175 State Route 706. Look for the reunion signs. Please bring your own table service and a covered dish/dessert to share. Meat and beverages provided. Descendants of Peter Stevens are welcome to attend. If you are not sure, come anyway and we'll help you figure it out. To RSVP or more information, please call 570-278-3730; or 215-692-3489.

August 4

FREE BLUEGRASS CONCERT: Wednesday, 6:30pm, featuring Williamson Branch. Join us at First Baptist Church, 957 Main Street, New Milford, PA.

August 14

USED BOOK SALE/HISTORICAL EXHIBITS: Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Soldiers Orphan School, 2238 Orphan School Road, Kingsley. Used books: hardcover, 50 cents each; paperbacks, 25 cents. No charge to view historical exhibits in the building formerly used as dormitory school 1865 to 1902 for orphans of Civil War era. The Harford Historical Society sponsors this event every second Saturday, May - October of 2021. Use recommended health and safety measures.

August 21

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: The Stone Soup Kitchen at Christ Episcopal Church is OPEN again! Corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Servings are Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Bring your family & friends. Share a tasty 'picnic' lunch & wonderful camaraderie. * Face masks are optional.

September 11

CLIFFORD PARKFEST: Music in the Park, featuring Blue London Band, Saturday in the Clifford Township Park, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Crafters, Antiques, Flea Markets, Food Vendors, Chicken & Biscuits, Bake Sale, Basket Raffle, Bingo, Horse and Carriage Pony Rides, Face Painting, Petting Zoo. A placement of 2997 flags in the ball field to pay tribute to the lives lost on September 11, 2001 will also be held. All are welcome!

October 10

CLASS REUNION: The Forest City Class of 1976 will be conducting a 45 year class reunion on Sunday. Members please contact Juliann Nagoda Doyle at 570-499-4908 or for details.

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Clifford Parkfest Music in the Park

A Clifford Parkfest Music in the Park will take place Saturday, September 11, in the Clifford Township Park from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

There will be Crafters, Antiques, Flea Marketers, Food Vendors, Chicken & Biscuits, Bake Sale, Basket Raffle, Bingo, Horse and Carriage Pony Rides, Face Painting, and a Petting Zoo.

The Blue London Band will be featured with support from the Lenoxville Band, Mountain View School Band and much more!

WiFi will be supplied by Adams Cable.

A placement of 2997 flags in the ball field to pay tribute to the lives lost on September 11, 2001 will also be held.

All are welcome!

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FCAHS Meeting And 2021 Memberships

Submitted by Juliann Doyle

The Forest City Area Historical Society (FCAHS) will be meeting 6:00pm, Sunday, August 8, 2021 at the society's headquarters on the corner of Dundaff and Main Streets, Forest City. The FCAHS is now accepting applications for 2021 membership and membership renewals for 2021. The FCAHS was organized on February 21, 2010, has become Incorporated and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit status. The FCAHS encompasses the following communities: Browndale, Forest City, Richmondale, Vandling and the surrounding areas.

Memberships are for one year and may be any one of the following types: an Individual membership for $15.00; or a Family membership for $25.00. A Lifetime Membership for $125.00 is also available. Memberships maybe purchased on the web site also.

Anyone interested in joining the Forest City Area Historical Society should contact Juliann Doyle, Membership Chair by calling 570-499-4908, or by e-mail at: Membership applications are available on the website and should be sent to Juliann at: 305 Martin Street, Browndale, PA 18421. New members are always welcome.

Visit the FCAHS website at: to learn more about the organization, download a membership application, or purchase a membership or any of our items in our online store. LIKE us on Facebook we would love to keep in touch and hear about your stories of the past!

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Master Gardener Training Scheduled

Submitted By Kimberly Grace, Master Gardener Co-Coordinator

Would you like to become a Penn State Extension Master Gardener? Enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge? The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are a fun group of volunteers who support Penn State Cooperative Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture. They develop their horticultural expertise through participation in an educational training conducted by Penn State University faculty and Penn State Extension staff.

Master Gardener Basic Training classes in Susquehanna County begin on Thursday, September 30th, 2021, and the in-person meetings will be held at the Penn State Extension Office, 88 Chenango Street, Montrose until March, 2022 (with the exceptions of holidays). Exact in-person schedule to be determined. Access to computer and internet is strongly advised. We have space available for you, so contact us today! The program provides interested volunteers with extensive training in horticulture and environmental stewardship. In return, newly certified Master Gardeners, volunteer time helping Penn State Extension and its partners educate the community on practical science-based home gardening techniques, through speaking engagements, writing, demonstrations, question and answer service and whatever other talents you think you may bring to the program. We have a spot for you.

The training will be held via Zoom technology with educators across the state. You will have access to each of these sessions to be viewed in the comfort of your home. Each classroom session at the Extension office will consist of fun, hands on activities to enhance newly acquired knowledge, to review questions and more. The cost of the training is $200 which will cover the cost of training materials, an award-winning manual, and other expenses.

A few of the topics you will learn are: Botany, Plant Propagation, Plant Diseases, Soils, Entomology, Native Plants, IPM, Turfgrass, Vegetables, Plant ID and Diagnostics, Small Fruits, Tree Fruits, Herbaceous & Woody Plants, Pruning, Weeds, Invasive Species, Indoor Plants, and other important topics.

Master Gardener trainees are required to participate in a minimum of forty hours of basic training, score 80% on the final exam and fulfill 50 hours of volunteer service to obtain certification. To maintain certification for participation in the program in subsequent years, a Penn State Extension Master Gardener must commit to a minimum of twenty hours of volunteer service each additional year and complete ten hours of approved continuing education each year. Trainees may begin to volunteer as soon as training classes begin with supervision from certified Master Gardeners.

Currently, there are 45 Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County delivering educational programs which include Senior Citizens projects, Poison Prevention programs for first grade students and Harford Fair programming. Master Gardeners also partner with the Montrose Area Adult School to host several programs each year. There are also independent gardening classes, a garden hotline service, and several demonstration gardens. So, come and take part in the training and join this fun, educational group of gardeners!

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Susquehanna County and want to fill out an application, please contact us at or call the Susquehanna County Master Gardener Hotline at 570-666-9003 for more information. You may also go to our website and fill out a quick and easy online application at Interviews will begin in September. We can accommodate 10 students, so call or email now.

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