4/7/2020 - The Montrose Weekender has stopped its weekly publication which was a primary means of communication to our veterans and their families using the monthly Veterans Corner articles. The weekender was sent to over 12,700 homes. In order to help fill this void these monthly articles will now be posted and changed each month on the Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs web site at susqco.com. You may also be able to get this information by listening to the broadcasts of the WPEL radio station at 96.5 FM. As always you may call the VA office at (570) 278-5955 for any assistance needed.

4/8/2020 - A LENTEN ORGAN MEDIATION at the First Presbyterian Church in Montrose on Wednesday, April 8th HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

4/9/2020 - SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY FOOD DRIVE sponsored by the County Commissioners will be held on Friday, April 10th from 8 AM to 4 PM. Donations will accepted at your local fire, EMS and Police Departments. What to donate: Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Applesauce, Pasta Sauce, Cereal, Canned Tuna/Chicken, Non-Perishable snacks. What not to bring: Glass Jars, Expired Food, re-Packaged food

4/10/2020 - THE CHINCHILLA HOSE COMPANY will have its annual pizza sale every Friday during Lent until April 17th from 2 PM to 6 PM at the Fire House on Shady Lane Road. Orders can be place on the day of the sale by calling 570-586-5726. All proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company in South Abington Township.

4/12/2020 - THE EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE on Davis Hill for the South Gibson and Gibson United Methodist Churches HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For more information visit www.GibsonCharge.org or Facebook.

4/15/2020 - HEATHER PEARSALL'S SUMMER FIREARMS SAFETY AND SPORTING CAMP FOR AGES 11-17 will be held at the New Milford Rifle and Pistol Club July 20th through July 25th. The application deadline is April 15th. Applications are available at the club's website www.nmrpc.org. There are only 16 spots available on a first serve basis.

4/17/2020 - THE DUNNEMANS will be in concert at The Boulevard United Methodist Church on Friday, April 17th. Dinner will be served at 6 PM followed by the concert at 7 PM. There is no charge but donations will be appreciated. The church is located at 113 Grand Boulevard in Binghamton. A dessert fellowship will follow the concert.

4/17/2020 - THE MARK TRAMMELL QUARTET CONCERT at First Baptist Church in Port Crane scheduled for April 17th has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, August 22nd. Doors open at 6 PM and the concert is at 7 PM.

4/18/2020 - A SPORTSMAN'S DINNER with speaker and writer Steve Sorensen will be held at the Leraysville Community Hall on Saturday, April 18th. Doors open at 5 PM, dinner is served at 5:45 PM and the program on Spring Gobbler Hunting begins at 7 PM. Presented by The Dille Parish United Church of Christ.

4/19/2020 - SUPPORTERS OF CAMP ARCHBALD's general meeting HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For more information visit www.SupportersOfCampArchbald.org.

4/19/2020 - THE NORTHERN TIER SYMPHONY'S SPRING CONCERT SERIES will be held at the Tunkhannock Middle School on Sunday, April 19th at 3 PM. The school is located at 75 Meteor Way in Montrose. For more information or tickets visit www.NorthernTierSymphony.org. Adults $10, student $5 & under age 12 free.

4/19/2020 - A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR FARMERS, RANCHERS AND FISHERMEN is being held on Sunday, April 19th. For more information visit www.FarmWomenUnited.org.

4/25/2020 - THE 22nd ANNUAL LIBRARY AUCTION NIGHT will take place at the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association on Saturday, April 25th. Doors open at 4 PM, the meal is served at 5 PM and the auction begins at 6 PM. $10 admission includes full buffet dinner, beverages and dessert.

4/25/2020 - THE SOUTHERN TIER CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHOIR'S SPRING CONCERT will be held at the Endicott Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 25th at 7 PM. The concert is free with donations accepted. The church is located at 29 Grant Avenue in Endicott, New York.

4/25/2020 - SHEPHERD'S WATCH SAFE AND SECURE CHURCH TRAINING will take place at the Binghamton First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, April 25th HAS BEEN CANCELLED. This workshop provides practical training for churches who want to develop or improve upon a safety and security plan and teaches the difference between safety and security as a ministry verses turning the church into an armed fortress. Pre-registration is required at group.com/SecurityTraining. For more information email ColeRich122@gmail.com. $75 with early registration ($99 within 30 days of the event). The presenter is Peter Harper, co-founder of Option3Risk Solutions, a security consultancy group.

4/26/2020 - The Susquehanna county website has the latest information on many topics ranging from blood drives to food pantries to the latest information coming from the State and Federal government. Many agencies are providing updated information with links on this site. The website is Susqco.com. At the home page click on COVID-19 page. For residents that do not have access to computers, or for residents who need support of any of the issues we are facing, dial 211. Again the website is S U S Q C O dot com.

4/30/2020 - THE SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER has closed to the public for drop offs until further notice. Private haulers may still be colllecting recycling. Contact your private hauler for more information.

4/30/2020 - MENTAL HEALTH IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS PHYSICAL HEALTH. CRISIS SUPPORT is available in Susquehanna County by calling 1-844-348--6100 or 570-278-6822. Pennsylvania also offers a Crisis Text Line: Text "PA" to 741741. Other help is available at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Line at 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 and Optum's Public Crisis Line is 1-866-342-6892.

4/30/2020 - Penelec is asking customers who are facing a hardship to call them and speak with a team member. Service shutoffs for past due customers are temporarily discontinued...but they would still like you to call 1-800-545-7741. Claverack Electric will not disconnect members for non payment of their electric bills. They plan to work with members and make payment arrangements in the coming months.

4/30/2020 - The Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs office is offering application assistance to veterans that may have experienced financial losses in income due to the layoffs, reduced hours and temporary business closures related to the Covid-19 outbreak. Veterans may be eligible to apply under the State’s Veterans Temporary Assistance Program for a one time assistance check for up to $1,600. For eligibility requirements and related information please contact the Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs office at 570 278-5955 or visit the county’s website at susqco.com.

4/30/2020 - PENNSYLVANIA'S ONLINE HUNTER-TRAPPER EDUCATION COURSE is availabe to anyone ages 11 and up, at no cost, through April 30th. Anyone wanting to purchase a Pennsylvania hunting license will need to complete this course before doing so. The online course is being offered due to the fact that in-person courses are unable to be held, through at least April 30, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Typically, the online course is only available to those 16 and older and there is usually a fee to take the course online. There will be a promo code, compliments of Kalkomey, the online service provider, that will allow you to take the course for free during the registration process. *IMPORTANT NOTE* You'll need to register for the online course at: https://bit.ly/2UA6AzE.

5/4/2020 - THE BROOME COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY is closed until further notice. Due dates on books, DVD's or CD's has been extended. The library has many electronic resources that you can use at www.bclibrary.info/elibrary. For a temporary Library Card to access the electronic resources email BCPLTempCard@gmail.com. For more infomation email BCPLreference@gmail.com.

5/7/2020 - GRIEFSHARE WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS are to help and encourage you after the death of spouse, child, family member or friend. Open to all, this no cost support group is non-denominational and features biblical concepts for healing in a 3 part video seminar, small group discussion and personal study workbook. Meeting are held each Thursday thru May 7th. Daytime meetings will be held Braintrim Baptist Church at 283 Church Street in Laceyville, Pennsylvania from 10 AM to 11:30 PM. Evening meetings are held at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania from 7 to 8:30 PM. For more information call 570-869-1350.

5/8/2020 - THE ANNUAL LADIES' SPRING BANQUET at the First Baptist Church of Hallstead has been cancelled. The Morning Service of First Baptist Church of Hallstead is still broadcast on WPEL-FM.

5/8/2020 - HYMNS FROM THE HEART - A PIANO CONCERT will take place at the First Baptist Church at 96 Pine Street in Hallstead, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 8th at 7:30 PM. The guest pianist is Cheryl Graham from Ontario, Canada. Free.

5/10/2020 - A MOTHER'S DAY BUFFET will be served at the Montrose Bible Conference's Dreyer Lodge Tea Room on Sunday, May 10th. The first seating is at 11:15 AM and the second seating is at 1 PM. Reservations are required by calling 570-278-1001. Adults $18, ages 5-12 $5 and age 2-4 $2.50.

05/15/2020 - 05/16/2020 - THE KUNKLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WILL HAVE A RUMMAGE SALE at the Kunkle Social Hall on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Kunkle Social Hall is located at 815 Kunkle Road in Dallas Township, Pennsylvania. Food, drink and baked goods will also be available.

05/15/2020 - 05/17/2020 - A LADIES SCRAPBOOKING AND CRAFT WEEKEND will be held at the Montrose Bible Conference from Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th. For more information visit www.MontroseBible.org.

5/25/2020 - A MEMORIAL DAY BARBEQUE will be held at the Montrose Bible Conference on Monday, May 25th from 12 to 3:30 PM. Bring your own picnic or make reservations for the Montrose Bible Conference's Barbeque. Picnic games including Corn Ball, Kan Jam, Bocce, Spikeball, Gaga and Nine Sqare in the Air and Carpetball. For more details or reservations for the barbeque visit www.MontroseBible.org or call 570-278-1001.

6/14/2020 - SUPPORTERS OF CAMP ARCHBALD are invited to a general meeting on Sunday, June 14th from 1:30 to 3 PM at the camp at 100 Camp Archbald Road in Kingsley, Pennsylvania. Learn about 100th anniversary events, camp updates and how you can stay involved in keeping the 2nd oldest Girl Scout camp in the country active. For more information visit www.SupportersOfCampArchbald.org.

8/9/2020 - SUPPORTERS OF CAMP ARCHBALD are invited to a general meeting on Sunday, August 9th from 1:30 to 3 PM at the camp at 100 Camp Archbald Road in Kingsley, Pennsylvania. Learn about 100th anniversary events, camp updates and how you can stay involved in keeping the 2nd oldest Girl Scout camp in the country active. For more information visit www.SupportersOfCampArchbald.org.

10/11/2020 - SUPPORTERS OF CAMP ARCHBALD are invited to a general meeting on Sunday, October 11th from 1:30 to 3 PM at the Greater Scranton YMCA. Learn about 100th anniversary events, camp updates and how you can stay involved in keeping the 2nd oldest Girl Scout camp in the country active. For more information visit www.SupportersOfCampArchbald.org. The YMCA is located at 706 North Blakely Street in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

12/13/2020 - SUPPORTERS OF CAMP ARCHBALD are invited to a general meeting on Sunday, December 13th from 1:30 to 3 PM at the Factoryville Borough Building. Learn about 100th anniversary events, camp updates and how you can stay involved in keeping the 2nd oldest Girl Scout camp in the country active. For more information visit www.SupportersOfCampArchbald.org.