A beautiful Baltimore Oriole has been flying around our garden lately.

A beautiful Baltimore Oriole has been flying around our garden lately. The color of his feathers is glossy black and brilliant orange which is the color of the male Oriole. These colors are the same as those of the uniform of George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore, in whose honor the bird was named. The female is much paler in color, having brown and greenish-yellow feathers, although we have yet to see her. Hopefully the Oriole is catching bugs in our garden instead of eating our small carrot seeds etc.
The Oriole is common throughout North America east of the Rocky Mountains during the summer, and wintering in Central or South America. The female lays four to six eggs, each nearly an inch long, white in color and irregularly marked with black or brown. The young do not assume the full, bright plumage until the second year. We have many birds at our feeder, but the Oriole hasn't been spotted there yet. There sure are enough bugs to eat instead this year. It seems there is a bug for every vegetable and flower plant, so I hope they stick around awhile so all the bugs get ate up.
The Waymart Calvary Administrative Council will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, June 30th at 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage.
Thought for this week: As the gardener is responsible for the products of his garden, so the family is responsible for the character and conduct of its children.
The Waymart Borough Council will conduct its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Borough Chambers, located at 128 South Street in Waymart.
The Masonic Lodge #542 will also hold their meeting on Tuesday, July 1st.
Handy hint: Road "Ways"!
Map your route! After deciding on the route you'll be taking, mark it on the map with a felt-tipped pen.
For fast cleanups, fill a plastic liquid-detergent bottle (without rinsing it out) with water and keep it in the glove compartment with paper towels.
Keeping the kids busy! Pack a scrapbook, scissors, and glue. At night the children can paste the day's collection of postcards, menus, and other memorabilia into the scrapbook.
The book will not only help with school reports on "What I Did This Summer" but will keep the kids busy collecting souvenirs during the day. Bring along a couple of jump ropes so the kids can work off excess energy whenever you stop for food or gas.
If you plan to send postcards while on vacation, put all the addresses on sticker labels before you go instead of carrying an address book.
The Waymart Calvary United Methodist Women will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 3rd at 7 p.m. at the parsonage.
The Golden Years Group, Waymart, will also meet on Thursday, July 3rd.
Joke for this week:
A woman was going round the supermarket with a three-year-old  girl in her shopping cart. As they passed the chocolate section, the little girl asked for some chocolate, but her mother said "No." The child immediately began to whine, and the mother said quietly: "Now, Alice, we've only got two more aisles to go. Don't get upset. It won't be long now."
Soon they came to the biscuit section, and the child began to shout for biscuits. When told she couldn't have any, she started to cry. The mother said quietly: "No tears, Alice. We've only got one aisle to go. We'll soon be at the checkout."
When they reached  the checkout, the little girl threw a tantrum when she realized that they hadn't bought any doughnuts.
She screamed her head off and began kicking her mother. Quietly but firmly, the mother said: "Alice, we'll be through this checkout in a couple of minutes and then you can go home and have a nice nap."
A male shopper who had observed all this caught them up in the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her.
He said: "I couldn't help noticing how patient you were with little Alice."
The mother said: "I'm Alice, my little girl's name is Charlotte!"
Keep smiling!
Waymart will hold its recycling drop off on Saturday, July 5th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Robert D. Wilson School. Please leave items only when the site is open. For more information call (570)488-5225.
Happy Birthday on July 2nd to Ashley Bagdonas, Ronald Blair Henshaw, Marian Jenkins, Jorden R. Walker, Mary Jo Hunt, Stephen Boots, Kate Magalski, Tony Ravnikar, and Dan Stevens.
July 3rd: Jennifer Eroh, Keith Gillette, Frank Johnson, and Kathy Petrilak.
July 4th: Tia Franklin, Vanessa Kernoski, Dean Lewis, George Piercy, Mark Ohman, Jessica Obelkevich, Jeff Richter, Virginia Bogan, and Samantha Franklin.
July 5th: Chris Bronson, Karyn Lewis, and Charles Williams, IV.
July 6th: R. William Lockwood, Kaleb Davis, Chad E. Gillette, Frank Kernoski, Mark Petrilak, and Frank Sargent, Sr,
July 7th: Jack D Shelp, Susan Spewak, Kristianna Altemier, Vickie Durst, Andrew Gaudenzi, Lisa Ann Long, and David Minor, Sr.
July 8th: Sarah Merino, Carol D. Ashman, Beth Boguski, Tristan Petroski, Patricia Johannes, Tricia Davis, Julia Poltanis, Ed Wilcox, Teddy Beezup, and my Brother-in-law, David Stalker.
Congratulations to my Brother and Sister-in-law, Norman and Ella Box, Waymart, who will celebrate 51 years of marriage on Sunday, June 29th.
The Canaan Township Board of Supervisors will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 2nd at the Robert D. Wilson School in Waymart at 7 p.m.
The Clinton Township Board of Supervisors will also hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building in Aldenville.
Sincere Sympathy to Ruth Kennedy, Waymart; on the passing of her sister, Zeia Mae Skinner, Honesdale, on Saturday, June 14th.
Sincere Sympathy also to Joe and Angle Fox, Waymart, on the passing of her brother, Daniel Kowalczyk, Sr., on Sunday,' June 15th.
There will be a chicken BBQ and flea market on Saturday, July 12th at Kennedy's Grove in Waymart. (Look for signs!) The chicken will be available at 10 a.m. until sold out . A full dinner is $8.00 and chicken only is $5.00. It is being sponsored by the Waymart Masonic Lodge. The Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a plant stand, a bake sale, refreshments, and rummage items. A covered pavilion will be there for the flea market vendors. It is being sponsored by OES. If you would like table reservations for the flea market which is $10.00, please call Carol at 488-5269 or Betsy at 222-4626.
When everything else fails as a cure for smoking cigarettes try carrying wet matches. Have a nice week!

Be sure to call Phyllis at 785-5096 if you have an item of interest in Waymart, Elk Lake or the surrounding region!