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Open House & Tour Benefits Children
Susquehanna Christmas Tree Lighting Set
Senior Menu
How To Prevent A Fall Injury

Open House & Tour Benefits Children

The annual Christmas Open House and Inn Tour at Nethercott Inn, Starrucca, PA, hosted by Charlotte and John Keyser, Innkeepers, will take place Sunday, December 9, 1 to 4 p.m. The tour will benefit the Susquehanna County Children’s Christmas Bureau. Admission: one gift for a needy child, any age group, unwrapped please.

The Inn is a winter wonderland at Christmas and a special place to start the holiday season. Come join, tour the inn, and help a needy child at this special time of year! Refreshments will be served. Call (570) 727-2211 for more info.

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Susquehanna Christmas Tree Lighting Set

The newly formed Susquehanna Community Development Association will be sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and program for Susquehanna Borough this year. SCDA has been organized to replace the Greater Susquehanna Area Chamber of Commerce who began the tradition two years ago. Planned for Friday evening, December 7, the trees should all be in place and decorated by 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin in the Shops Plaza at that time. Everyone in the community is cordially invited to attend.

The elementary students have once again been asked to decorate a tree which is placed in front of a local business. Other students will also take part in the program as well as other local singing groups. Mayor Roberta Kelly will light the tree and Ward Stanford has agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies and will open the program with singing of the national anthem.

Members of the Nellie Jane DeWitt Business and Professional Women’s Club will be serving cookies and hot chocolate at the Susquehanna Fire Station after conclusion of the program.

On Saturday morning, December 8, beginning at 9 a.m. a "Breakfast with Santa" will be served by St. John’s Men’s Club, at the fire station. Everyone is welcome. There will be an opportunity for children to have their picture taken with Santa, free of charge.

Members of SCDA are asking for community involvement with the annual event and are looking forward to working with the young people and various local civic organizations.

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THE GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION is looking for families to give loving homes to guide dog puppies. For info call Erin Cleary at (800) 548-4337, ext. 260.

December 6

DINNER CONCERT, Thursday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Billy and Paula Speer will present a Christmas program. Reservations required, call 278-1001. All are welcome.

December 7

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

December 8

SANTA EXPRESS on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, December 8. Departures are from Honesdale, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For reservation or info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960 or visit

MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY, presented by Carl Tanner, Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Branch Library. Call the library for details, 879-2227. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S BOOK SWAP, Saturday, December 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Union Grange, Lathrop (Nicholson). No Charge. For info, call 942-4489 or 942-6649. All are welcome.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Saturday, December 8, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Susquehanna fire station. Pictures with Santa, free of charge. All are welcome.

December 9

LATHROP TWP. HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY meeting, December 9, 3–5 p.m. at the Union Grange, Lathrop. For info call 942-4489 or 942-6649. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST & Bake Sale, Sunday, December 9, 8 a.m. to noon at the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Station, Route 106, Clifford. Proceeds benefit local families in need at holiday time. Donations may be sent to the fire company, P.O. Box 10, Clifford. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m. a the Montrose Theater. Big band Christmas music by the Buddy Spencer Band, sing-alongs. Free. All are welcome.

OPEN HOUSE & TOUR, Sunday, December 9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nethercott Inn, Starrucca. Admission is one unwrapped toy, to benefit the Susquehanna County Children’s Christmas Bureau. Refreshments will be served. Call 727-2211 for info. All are welcome.

December 12

SENIOR ROADRUNNERS Christmas party, Wednesday, December 12, 12:00 at President Wallie’s house. New members always welcome.

December 15

WINTERFEST excursion on the Stourbridge Line. Departure Saturday, December 15, 1:30 p.m. from Honesdale. For ticket info, call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960. All are welcome.
BINGO, Saturday, December 15, at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford, beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments available. All are welcome.

December 16

CHRISTMAS PARTY, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. at the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Co. hall. Santa Claus, Jo-Jo the Clown, refreshments. All children welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat! All are welcome.

BUFFET BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 16, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the United Fire Co., Montrose. Proceeds benefit United Fire Co. All are welcome.

December 18

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY quarterly meeting, Tuesday, December 18, at the Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. All are welcome.

December 26

FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL, a 10-day trip to Greece, including Athens, Thessalonica, Corinth, Philippi, Neapolis, Delphi and Mycenae. Hosted by Rev. Craig and Barbara Mark. For information, call United Methodist Community Church, 879-4506.

January 8

FARM SHOW BUS TRIP, Tuesday, January 8. Reservations necessary, call the Extension office at 278-1158 for info. All are welcome.

TREE SEEDLING orders for hardwoods and evergreens, for reforestation or wildlife habitat improvement, will be taken by the PA Bureau of Forestry. Delivery will be in time for spring, 2002 planting. For an application or info, call 278-4600, ext. 270

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Senior Menu December 10-14

Monday, December 10: Swedish meatballs with mushroom sauce, V8 juice, spinach, white bread, pineapple tidbits.

Tuesday, December 11: brown bag day. Breaded fish, potato salad, stewed tomatoes, hamburger bun, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, December 12: beef stew, cranberry juice, tossed salad, biscuit, custard or vanilla pudding.

Thursday, December 13: roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, orange cranberry muffin, plain donut or applesauce.

Friday, December 14: goulash, wax beans, tossed salad, wheat bread, pears.

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How To Prevent A Fall Injury

Are you at risk for a fall? You can control risk factors to lower your risk of falling. A fall can happen to anyone, but many falls can be prevented. As part of the "Fall Reduction Initiative Establishing New Directions for Safety" (FRIENDS), free screenings to determine your risk of falling are being held in Susquehanna County.

A screening consists of fall risk questions along with three physical skills tests. These screenings are done to determine if participants have risk factors that contribute to a fall, such as poor balance. Anyone found to be at increased risk of falling will be referred to his/her physician for a more in-depth follow-up.

Free fall risk screenings are being conducted by the PA Department of Health at the Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers as follows: December 12, Montrose, 10:00 a.m.; December 27, Lenoxville, 11:00 a.m.; January 2, Forest City, 1:00 p.m.; January 3, Susquehanna, 10:00 a.m.; January 9, Great Bend, 11:00 a.m.; January 11, Lawton, 10:00 a.m.

For additional information, inquiries can be directed to the PrimeTime Health Program at the Area Agency on Aging toll-free at 1-800-982-4346.

Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Services through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.

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