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RAFFLE: October Calendar Raffle by the Historical Society and Free Library Association. Each day during October, at least one prize will be raffled off. Tickets on sale at any library location. Purchasing one ticket makes you eligible for all prizes. For more information, visit:


FREE LUNCH: At St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, State Route 92 & 492 Jackson. Free Parish & Community Lunch, Wednesday, 12 - 1:30pm, includes: stuffed cabbage, roll, dessert & beverage. For reservations, call: Joanne 570-727-3441 or Fran 570-756-2468. Good will offerings accepted.

CHICKEN/HAM DINNER: At the Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street. Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner, Wednesday, 4 - 6pm. Take-out or dine-in includes: dinner, drink and dessert.


BLOOD DRIVE: Thursday, 1:20 to 6:30pm at St. Marks Church, New Milford. For appointments, call: 1-800-Red-Cross.

FEATURED ARTIST: Carol Matheson, watercolorist. Thursday, 4 - 8pm, at the Slanted Art Gallery Co-Op, South Main Street, Montrose. Refreshments provided.


FREE COATS: Free Coat Give-Away at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Saturday, 9am - 4pm. No income requirements. For more information, call 570-396-5255 or visit

FREE LUNCH: Good News Lunch at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Saturday at noon. All are welcome.

FREE DINNER: Free Community Dinner at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main Street. Noon until all are served.

CHICKEN BBQ BENEFIT: At the Lions Hall in Gillett, Saturday at noon. Proceeds will benefit the Packard Family who are facing high medical and related expenses. Pre-Orders are recommended. Call Larry at 570-297-3150; or Dick at 607-742-9320.

TRAIN EXCURSION: Saturday trip to Moscow, PA restored passenger station and freight depot. Light refreshments and souvenirs will also be available, with sales supporting the restoration of the park's Boston & Maine #3713 steam locomotive. Departs Steamtown NHS at 1:00pm, return at 3:00pm. Info at 570-340-5204.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER: At the Hop Bottom Methodist Church, Saturday, 4 - 6:30pm. Take-outs available.

TURKEY SUPPER: At the First United Methodist Church, New Milford. Saturday, from 4:30pm until all are served. First come, first served! Preschool children are free. Take-outs available.


GUN SHOW: At the Thompson Hose Co., 53 Water Street. Saturday, 9am-4pm and Sunday, 9am-3pm. Good food and free parking. For more information or to reserve a Vendor Table, call 570-470-6406.


TRAIN EXCURSION: Sunday trip to Cresco, PA. Pocono Mountains fall foliage and the restored railroad passenger depot. Depart Steamtown NHS at 11:30am, return at 4:30pm. Info at 570-340-5204.


RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, 9am - 3pm at St. Marks Church, Main Street, New Milford. Fabrics, sewing notions, toddler toys, stroller, housewares and lots more!

TRAIN EXCURSION: Saturday, Spooky Spectacular Halloween-themed trip to Ghoulsboro (AKA Gouldsboro, PA). Young and young-at-heart passengers are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes for the trip. Depart Steamtown NHS at 11:30am, return at 3:00pm. Info at 570-340-5204.

FREE LUNCHEON: The Stone Soup Kitchen at Christ Church invites everyone for a free community luncheon at Christ Episcopal Church, Corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Saturday, 12 - 1pm. Share a hearty lunch & wonderful camaraderie.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: Children's Halloween Party, for kids 12 and under. Saturday, from 1-3pm at VFW Post 6223, Great Bend. Costume contest, games, prizes, candy, food and fun.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER: At the Thompson United Methodist Church, 586 Main Street. Saturday, 4:30pm for Take-Out, 5:00pm for Dine-In. All are Welcome.

GUN RAFFLE: At the Thompson Hose Co., 53 Water Street. Saturday, doors open at 5pm. There will be a Gun Raffle, 50/50 and Basket Raffles. To donate a basket or purchase tickets, call 570-442-1107. Tickets include food and drink and will also be available at the door.


BINGO: At the St. Lawrence Trinity Center, 380 Franklin St, Great Bend. Friday, starts at 6pm sharp. Play for Pampered Chef gift prizes. Soups and beverages available. Tickets are limited. Call Judi for more information at (570) 853- 4634.


FREE TRAINING: Stop The Bleed training, Saturday 10am - 12pm, at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. No prior First Aid training needed. Pre-register by calling 570-396-5255 or visit

OYSTER/BEEF DINNER: The Shehawken UMC Women host oyster & beef stew dinner at the Shehawken United Methodist Church Social Hall, Dixie Highway & Scott Center Road, Shehawken, on Saturday, 4:00 - 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit the UMC Women community outreach programs. No take-outs will be available.

INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS: A buffet of international dishes - supports local Boy & Girl Scouts, food pantries and Rotary International's Student Exchange Program. Saturday, 5:00pm-7:30pm, at the Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace Street. Tickets available at the door, at local banks or by phone (570) 253-8631.


FREE DIABETES TASTE-IN: Sunday, 1 - 3pm at Ladore Lodge, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart. Tips, recipes and treats for people with diabetes plus a presentation on controlling diabetes. Registration requested, call 570-253-8990; or email:


CHICKEN/HAM DINNER: Tuesday, 4 - 6:00pm at the Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street. Chicken-n-biscuit or ham dinner includes drink and dessert. Take-out or dine-in.


CRAFT FAIR: 10am-3pm, at Mountain View Elementary School, 11748 Route 106, Kingsley, just off the I-81 Lenox Exit. Free admission. Open to the public. There will also be school merchandise, raffle drawings, hot food and baked goods. Interested in renting a space or for questions, email:; call 570-942-3008; or visit Facebook page.

ANNUAL MEETING: The Historical Society/Free Library Assoc. meeting is Saturday, 2pm in the Susq. Co. Library Community Room, 458 High School Road, Montrose. Sarah Piccini, of the Lackawanna Historical Society will discuss the history of women's clothing from Civil War to 1920s, featuring pieces from LHS. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Senior Menu - October 22-26

Monday: Baked Pork Chop, Parslied Carrots, Cabbage with Noodles, Margarine, Black Forest Pudding.

Tuesday: Chicken à la King, Lemon Pepper Broccoli, Herbed Brown Rice, Margarine, Scalloped Pears.

Wednesday: Waldorf Salad, Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Marinated Bean Salad, Dinner Roll with Butter, Rice Krispie Treat.

Thursday: Shepherd's Pie, Peas and Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Roll with Butter, Orange.

Friday: Baked Fish Florentine, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Dinner Roll with Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookie.

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Historical Society Open House

The last Open house for this year for the three venues of the Clifford Township Historical Society will be Sunday, October 21st, 1 - 4pm. Start the tour at the historic Clifford Baptist Church, built when Thomas Jefferson was still alive, on Church Street in Clifford. Then drive a mile to the Museum of Local History in the Community Center building at 119 Cemetery Street in Clifford. The exhibits in the museum include our Native American Canoe display, with a gorgeous mural by Michelle McLain and an audio presentation by Frank Little Bear, a blacksmith shop, general store, early farm house and barn and the fire tower map from Elk Mountain. Another mile drive takes you to the renovated Hoover, one room school at 2236 State Route 2014.

Visitors are very impressed with the quality of all our venues and enjoy the stories and information shared by the docents at each stop on the tour. Your whole family will enjoy the afternoon learning the history of our area and sharing their own stories with us.

The Clifford Children's Garden, adjacent to the Community Center, is also open for young ones to hatch out of the dinosaur egg, bounce like Tigger, play in the Native American Long House and the pioneer log cabin, dig coal in the Clifford mine shaft, run through the four doors of history and pretend they are a butterfly. Signage in the Garden explains the history represented.

More information can be obtained at Clifford Township Historical, on our app, or contact Sandra Wilmot at 570-679-2723 or

The Museum of Local History will also be open on Election Day, November 6th, 9 - 6pm.

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October Community Dinner Scheduled

Submitted by Nancy Narma

What do friendship, kindness, hope, strength, good people, conversation and food have in common? They are all integral parts that will make up the Free Community Dinner which is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main Street, Susquehanna, PA. The dinner starts at noon and continues until all are served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Please, bring your friend or neighbor, but by all means, bring your appetite. Volunteers are also welcomed to assist. Any questions, please contact Pastor Vince Chiaramonte by phone or email. Phone: 570-756-2420, email: There is no charge for this dinner.

Y-O-U are our guest. Hope to see you on the 20th!

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Mt. View Sets Alumni Dinner

The Mountain View School Distinguished Alumni Dinner/Program will be held on November 3 at the Montdale Country Club. Social reception at 5pm with dinner at 6pm, followed by the Program.

Program Honorees will be: Richard Masters, MVHS 1967; Jane Knowlton Wessner, MVHS 1974; Kenneth Decker, MVHS 1978; Nicole Carpenetti Maponga, MVHS 1992; Bobby Robbins, MVHS 2002.

Mt. View students presenting honorees are: Makenzie Bell, Matthew Dougherty, Sydney Newhart, Katie Tracy and Madison Williams.

Reservations are due by October 26. Please call Diane Witko at 570-222-2384.

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Area Agency On Aging Hearings

Submitted by Kelly Hall, Community Services Coordinator

The Area Agency on Aging for the Counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties will conduct a public hearing at the Lanesboro Senior Center, located at the Turnpike Terrace Apartments, 3006 Turnpike Street in Susquehanna, on Friday, October 19 at 12:30pm.

The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public of proposed aging services and program initiatives available in fiscal year 2018/19. It is also an opportunity for individuals to offer feedback and ask questions about aging services.

The Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive array of services geared to helping older persons remain in their own homes and offering support to caregivers. For more information please call 1-800-982-4346.

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is a non-profit organization and accepts donations from businesses and individuals. All donations received go directly to the provision of services. Donations can be sent to B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc., 220 Main Street, Unit 2, Towanda, PA 18848.

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging; the United Way of Bradford County; the Lycoming County United Way; the United Way of Susquehanna County and the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga County Commissioners. For additional information on Area Agency on Aging services, please call 1-800-982-4346.

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Carol Matheson To Be At Slanted Art

Slanted Art Co-Op, located at 440 South Main Street, Montrose, is hosting an evening of "Simple Joys - Watercolors from the Garden" by Carol Matheson on October 18, from 5pm to 8pm.

Carol looks for inspiration in flowers from her own garden and in her travels. "English Rose" was composed after one of several trips she has taken to England where she enjoyed visiting famous gardens and also admired the English gardening culture. "Even the pots of flowers on doorsteps are beautifully done," she remarks.

For Carol, flowers provide simple joys. "There is a quiet beauty in watching flowers lifting their faces to enjoy the sun," she observes. "I hope people get that sense as they look at my paintings." Carol is often in her garden early in the morning to make the most of light and shadow to photograph her subjects before beginning her painting.

On October 18, Carol will be demonstrating the process she uses, from photo to finished painting. She is generously offering that evening's guests an opportunity to enter a drawing for a print of the rose she will be painting that evening.

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Holiday Taste-In For Diabetics

If you or someone you love has diabetes, the holidays can be especially challenging. Tips, plus tastings of appetizers, entrées and desserts that can be enjoyed by everyone, will be offered at this year's Diabetes Taste-In on Sunday, November 4th at Ladore Lodge, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart from 1pm to 3pm. Registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators from Wayne Memorial Hospital and the Northeast PA Local Networking Group of the American Association of Diabetes Educators will provide healthy treats to sample, advice and recipes.

The event will also offer a special presentation by Harriet Loizeaux, MSN, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner with Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. Loizeaux will talk about diabetes and ways you can achieve the best control of your diabetes.

"Diabetes is a disease that can be well managed, and education is the key," says Taste-In co-organizer and Certified Diabetes Educator Carol Kneier, MS, RD, LDN, CDE. "Come find out how you can control your disease and eat well at the same time."

The Taste-In will showcase vendors and businesses that help people with diabetes maintain the best overall health possible. Staff from WMH Home Health and WMH's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Clinic will also be on hand. Free blood pressure checks will be offered, along with plenty of information about nutrition, stroke and fall prevention.

"During the holidays, you don't have to starve yourself to stay healthy," Kneier continues, "there are many low-fat, low-carbohydrate dishes you can have that are really tasty. Our goal at the Taste-In is to help you stay on track while you celebrate the season."

This event is free to all, but space is limited, so pre-registration is requested. Call 570-253-8990 and leave your name, phone number and number of people attending.

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Rail-Trail Council Ribbon Cutting Set

The Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (RTC) will host a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the completion of 6.5 miles of trail improvements from Herrick to Ararat along the D&H Rail-Trail in Susquehanna County. The event will be held at the Ararat Road Trailhead on Thursday, October 18, at 9:30am. The program is open to the public and includes a dedication, remarks from public officials, refreshments and a trail tour. For more information, call 570-679-9300, or email and visit

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