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Busy Beekeepers
Senior Menu
All Invited To 4-H Achievement Night
Montrose Rotary To Sponsor Art Auction
4-H Pumpkin Roundup Joins Harvest Festival
Woodland Ecology Walk
Plan A Day On A Local Dairy Farm
Artists' Open House
For EMTC, Laughter Is "Child's Play"
Endless Ride For The Children Set
WRC Is Telling It Like It Is

Busy Beekeepers

The Susquehanna Beekeepers’ Association swings into Fall with an active schedule.

Master Beekeeper, Jerry Ely, will be conducting a candle-making workshop on Saturday, October 5, 1:00 p.m. at the County Office Building in Montrose. Bring a friend and learn from the Master!

In addition, the Association will have the Pennsylvania State 2002 Honey Queen, Miss Erin Fisher, as their guest at the annual dinner to be held October 19, 6:00 p.m. at the South Montrose Community Church. Guest speaker will be Dennis van Engelsdorp, one of the most knowledgeable, young entomologists in the field and who currently is a Research Associate with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. For reservation information, please contact Jane Robinson at (570) 746–3235.

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October 2

BUS TRIP TO HARRISBURG, Wednesday, October 2, leaving Montrose at 6:30 a.m. and from New Milford. Call the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County for info, 879-4244 or 278-1158. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, October 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. (Items may be dropped off Monday, 9/30 and Tuesday, 10/1 only; no appliances or large furniture, please). All are welcome.

October 3

TIOGA BUSINESS 2002 show, Thursday, October 3, at the Owego Treadway Inn and Conference Center. For info, call the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at (607) 687-2020.

RUMMAGE SALE, Thursday, October 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main St. All are welcome.

October 4

NE PA PHILHARMONIC concert, featuring music by Bach, Brahms and Beethoven, Friday, October 4, 8;00 p.m. at the F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. A pre-concert lecture available to ticket holders one hour prior to concert. For ticket info call 457-8301.

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, October 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church, Main St. All are welcome.

October 5

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 5, at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts 3-4 p.m., dinner 4 p.m. All are welcome.

NE PA PHILHARMONIC concert, featuring music by Bach, Brahms and Beethoven, Saturday, October 5, 8;00 p.m. at the Mellow Theater, Scranton. A pre-concert lecture available to ticket holders one hour prior to concert. For ticket info call 457-8301.

BAG SALE, Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Children under 6 free (with adult). All are welcome.

PORK & DRESSING SUPPER, Saturday, October 5, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts available, 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

HELPING MY WOODS GROW, Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m. to noon at the Stoll Natural Resource Center, Wysox. Dr. Robert Hansen will present methods used to improve wood lot growth and meet objectives. For reservations or info call 265-2896.

October 5 & 6

FALL FOLIAGE EXCURSION, Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, on the Stourbridge Line. Departures 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Honesdale. Reservations required. For ticket info, call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960.

APPLE & CHEESE FESTIVAL Fine Art and Photography Show, Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 in Canton, PA. For info, call 297-4841.

PUMPKINTOWN, Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, noon to 5 p.m. at Old Mill Village. Costume contest (Saturday), pumpkin head auction (Sunday), music. Call 869-1857 or 756-2168 for info. Admission. All are welcome.

October 6

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 6, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All are welcome.

WOODLAND ECOLOGY walk with Hank Hartmann, Sunday, October 6, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Rte. 171 and Stack Rd., Thompson. Call 879-4244 for directions or info. All are welcome.

MEMORIAL UNVEILING, Sunday, October 6, 3:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Department, in honor of all departed members from the Erie Hose Co., Susquehanna Chemical Engine Co. and Susquehanna Fire Dept. All are welcome.

October 9

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Registration required, call 798-2444.

October 11

GOLF TOURNAMENT, Friday, October 11, 9 a.m. at the Catatonk Golf Club. Captain and crew. Proceeds benefit Roberson Museum. For info or to register, call (607) 772-0660, ext. 323.

GAME OF LOGGING, Level I, Friday, October 11, at the Lunt Tree Farm, Starrucca. For info call 278-1158.

October 12

ENDLESS RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN, Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m., beginning on the Green in Montrose. To register or for info, call 465-2169.

HAM & SCALLOPED POTATO DINNER and bake sale, Saturday, October 12, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lakeside Methodist Church. All are welcome.

GAME OF LOGGING, Level I, Shelly Tree Farm, Ararat Township. For info, call 278-1158.

October 12 & 13

FALL FOLIAGE EXCURSION, Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, on the Stourbridge Line. Departures 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Honesdale. Reservations required. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960 or visit

October 12, 13, & 14

ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND, October 12-14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Studio tours of over 25 artists in Susquehanna County. For info call 278-2479 or check their website,

October 14

JUNIOR SABERS meeting, Monday, October 14, 7:30 at the Moose Lodge.

OPEN HOUSE, Monday, October 14, noon to 4 p.m. at the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society, in the museum under the water tower in Susquehanna . Pictures and displays of NE Susquehanna County. Free admission. All are welcome.

FALL FOLIAGE BUS TOUR, Monday, October 14, leaving Montrose at 8:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Forest Landowners Association. For info or reservations call the Extension office, 278-1158, Jim Kessler, 278-4600, ext. 270 or Kathy Shelly, 756-2429.

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Senior Menu October 7 - 11

Monday, October 7: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.

Tuesday, October 8: brown bag day; meat lasagna, Italian green beans, Italian bread, tapioca pudding, diet pudding.

Wednesday, October 9: breaded chicken patty, potato salad, hamburger bun, tropical fruit.

Thursday, October 10: baked pork chop, scalloped potato, blueberry muffin, chocolate cream pie, diet chocolate pudding.

Friday, October 11: Caesar chicken breast, rice pilaf, V8 juice, coleslaw, wheat bread, peaches.

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All Invited To 4-H Achievement Night

The public is invited to attend the annual Susquehanna County 4-H Achievement Night on Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. at the County Office Building. The evening is to recognize outstanding Susquehanna County 4-H members. Many scholarships and awards will be given out to members who have truly "made the best better." Come and enjoy the evening and learn more about the opportunities for kids and volunteer leaders in the 4-H program.

Pictured above is Beth Giangrieco, of the North Jackson 4-H Ag Club proudly displays her winning projects at the 2002 Harford Fair. In addition to recognition at the Fair, county 4-Her’s are presented with special awards at 4-H Achievement Night.

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Montrose Rotary To Sponsor Art Auction

The Montrose Rotary will sponsor an Art Auction on Friday, October 18 to benefit the Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund. This event will be held in conjunction with Avatar Galleries and will feature original oils, lithographs, prints, and other graphics.

The auction will be held at the Lathrop Street Elementary School in Montrose and open with preview and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any Rotary Club member, or at the door.

For further information contact Nancy Oakley at 289-4555.

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4-H Pumpkin Roundup Joins Harvest Festival

The 2002 4-H Pumpkin Roundup will be held at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 12 on the Green in Montrose. 4-H members grow their own pumpkins and then display them at Pumpkin Roundup, to be judged in a variety of classes including: carved, painted, largest, smallest, recipe and pumpkin people. Stop by and vote for your favorites and enjoy the Harvest Festival. Also, be sure to stop by 4-H Achievement Night later that evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the County Office Building to help celebrate our Susquehanna County 4-H members’ accomplishments.

Pictured above are two 4-H members with a few of the winning pumpkins at a previous year’s 4-H Pumpkin Roundup and Achievement Night.

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Woodland Ecology Walk

On October 6, you are invited to celebrate the fall season at the Florence Shelly Preserve with Hank Hartman, a retired forester, who will be your guide on the last walk of the year. Walkers will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot on Little Ireland Road, just off Rte. 171, two miles north of Thompson, PA.

Participants are advised to wear shoes appropriate for walking in the wetlands. For further information, call (570) 879-4244.

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Plan A Day On A Local Dairy Farm

The Susquehanna County Dairy Princess, Dairy Ambassadors, Dairy Maids and Dairy Promotion Committee are planning an event called "Day on a Dairy Farm." This event will be educational and fun for all ages. The date is Saturday, October 12, noon till 5:00 p.m. at Mark and Cindy Tompkins, Evergreen Lane Farm.

Trevor and Mariah Tompkins will be on hand to show you all of the fun things they do on their dairy farm as part of a fun-filled "Day on a Dairy Farm" event.

Mark and Cindy milk about 60 cows with a herd average of over 27,000 pounds of milk. They raise their own replacement heifers and their own crops to feed the animals on this approximate 200 acre dairy farm. The Tompkins’ earned the honor of receiving a Pennsylvania "Dairy of Distinction" farm award. Evergreen Lane Farm is located in a very scenic area just four miles north of Montrose. For directions contact the Extension office at 278-4600.

The first stop of the day will be a guided tour of the dairy barn. The tour guides will be Dairy Princess Rebecca Place; Dairy Ambassador, Amanda Miner, Abbey Puzo, Amy Roe, Ashley Franklin and Alyssa Sprout and Dairy Maids, Abbey Hewitt, Jenna Sprout, Jessica Roe, Alicia Roe, Karin Mowry and Lydia Carlin. In the barn the cows, heifers and calves can be observed munching on their hay or in the late afternoon the milking will begin. Everyone touring the barn will learn how milk gets from the cow to the dinner table.

A new born baby calf will be on hand to be petted, and farm story books will be read to children. While at the farm visitors can also check out the chickens. A kiddy tractor pull for children 4 to 10 years old will be taking place all afternoon. Every kiddy tractor pull participant will receive a ribbon. There will be a farm tractor display and hay rides for everyone. All activities are free.

The Dairy Princess and her court will have free milk mustache posters and other "got milk" goodies available. Cheese samples will be served. Grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese dogs will be available for lunch. Free milk will be available all day.

Anyone interested in visiting a dairy farm who enjoys fresh air and open space is invited to attend this event. Bring your camera, your family and friends.

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Artists’ Open House

The 2002 Artists’ Open House Weekend in Susquehanna County will be Columbus Day Weekend, October 12, 13, and 14. This self-guided tour will lead you to the diverse work of 24 artists, at 15 locations throughout the county. Studios are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Brochures with maps are available by calling (570) 278-2479, or by visiting the artists’ website at

Each studio donates a portion of their sales to Woodbourne Preserve, Florence Shelly Preserve, and Salt Springs Park.

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For EMTC, Laughter Is "Child's Play"

On Wednesday, October 9, kids and grown-ups alike will have the opportunity to laugh along with the Endless Mountains Theatre Company, as they present a brand-new, original children's comedy, "Babes in the Barn".

This short, zany production, written by EMTC members Lynette Daniels and Jonathan Caws-Elwitt for Blue Ridge Elementary School's "Read to Succeed" Program, is based loosely - very loosely - on the traditional fairy tale "The Babes in the Woods". Says Caws-Elwitt, "We wanted to take a classic theme - the kids who wander around on their own - but make it funny instead of scary, silly instead of ominous." The resulting comedy, which is set at the Harford Fair in contemporary times, bears almost no resemblance to the original tale, aside from the title. It features giggles galore, a cast of foolhardy humans and savvy animals, a couple of good lessons, and plenty of audience involvement.

The October 9 program includes daytime assembly performances that will be attended by Blue Ridge students, followed by a 6:30 p.m. evening performance in the Blue Ridge auditorium, open to all community members. Admission is free, no reservations are required, and refreshments will be served.

For more information about EMTC events, call (570) 434-2422, or visit

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Endless Ride For The Children Set

The Endless Ride for the Children, a community sponsored destination ride on October 12, will begin on the Green in Montrose, PA at 9:00 a.m., travel northeast to New Milford, continue north to Hallstead and end in Great Bend. They will be stopping at sponsors’ locations along the route to pick up their donations and each rider will also receive a raffle ticket at these locations, to be brought to Maria’s Pizza in Great Bend. There, riders will present all of the donations to Susquehanna County Interfaith and have a luncheon with free raffles and games for the riders.

Although this will be an organized bike ride of the Endless Mountain Bike Club, which is chartered through USA Cycling member #9389, there will be countless non-member adults and children participating. The bike club will do everything possible to assure the safety of each rider. They request that all of the cyclists wear helmets and require that all children 12 and under wear their helmets as stated in Pennsylvania law. Also, they will instruct everyone on the basics of hand signals and their proper use. Bike club members will lead on this endeavor and at least two members will sweep (follow) with no one being able to get dropped (left behind). They will have an emergency vehicle for mechanical breakdown or for other needed situations. A rest and refuel station will be set up in New Milford, as the main objective is to deliver a community service while having a fun but safe outing.

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WRC Is Telling It Like It Is

In our work at the Women’s Resource Center we reflect on the stories of the women with whom we have the privilege of working, we often wish that others could know some of the struggles and victories, the realities of working with the court system, the way that for so many, the violence and psychological abuse is not over when the victim leaves. Many who are currently in an abusive relationship would be encouraged by what others, in situations similar to theirs, have accomplished in achieving safety and well-being for themselves and their children. Those who work in the systems that often interact with victims of domestic violence, as they look for help, would understand more about the complex web of difficulties that many women have to work through.

On October 9, at St. Paul’s Church in Montrose, a group of women will present stories of and reflections on the personal experience of domestic violence. So many times we’ve heard women say, "If we could just help one other woman... if people in the community had any idea of what we have to contend with..." These statements sum up the goals of the evening: to inform, educate, and encourage. Please come and support these courageous women and let them know that the community of Susquehanna County is interested in what they have to say and recognizes that the issues they are addressing are a community-wide problem.

An Empty Place at the Table will also be displayed for members of the community to come view and pay respect to the women and children who have died as a result of domestic violence in Susquehanna County.

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