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Elvis Is Among Lakeside Apples
Senior Menu
All Invited To 4-H Achievement Night
Montrose Rotary To Sponsor Art Auction
4-H Pumpkin Roundup Joins Harvest Festival
Old Mill Village Presents "Ghost Walks"
Plan A Day On A Local Dairy Farm
Artists' Open House
Halloween Celebration At Susky High School
Endless Ride For The Children Set
Harvestfest On The Green In Montrose
Jr. Sabers Plan Benefit Dance
N. Wayne Library Plans Halloween
Taxpayers Meeting

Elvis Is Among Lakeside Apples

Elvis is back in the area! Elvis, or a fellow who looks an awful lot like him, will sing the King’s songs in Susquehanna County October 12, at the Lakeside Apple Festival.

The Lakeside Apple Festival is one of the last places to squeeze fresh cider on the spot (visitors even bring in their own apples for pressing), so any of Presley’s millions of fans can come by and toast his music with his preferred pick-me-up.

Among those throngs of fans are folks who believe Elvis is still with us and might as likely show up in Lakeside as anywhere else. "I’m not convinced he’s gone," said Pat Baker, who decided to make this year’s Apple Festival a special tribute to the King of Rock and Roll. "He will always be in our hearts. I’ve been to Graceland myself, and I think Elvis could still be with us... but we thought Tennessee is a long way for people to travel, so we just decided we’d give them all a chance to see some live Elvis music, closer to where they live."

Apple Festers who need to cool down a bit after sweatin’ with Elvis can take their fresh cider on a free boat ride, dreaming of Teddy Bears and heartache as they cruise slowly through the fall colors on nearby Page Lake. There is also plenty of food and apple snacks, and other events, at the Lakeside Apple Festival, because for some people even Elvis is not enough.

For information on the Lakeside Apple Festival and Elvis, phone Baker’s Country Store at (570) 465-3343. The festival is October 12 and 13, in Lakeside.

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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.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, October 12, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Susquehanna Valley Grange, Rte. 79, South Windsor. All are welcome.

HARVESTFEST, Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Green, Montrose. Scarecrow building contest, pumpkin roundup, squash carving contest (bring your own). Entertainment. Refreshments available. All are welcome.

HALLOWEEN TIPS, TRICKS & TREATS, Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the New Milford Family Community Center. Safety tips, snacks, crafts. For info, call the Susquehanna County Literacy Program, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

COLUMBUS DAY DINNER, Saturday, October 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Church Parish Center, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

SOUTHERN TIER IRIS SOCIETY meeting, Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. at the Vestal Public Library. All are welcome.

JUNIOR SABERS BENEFIT DANCE, Saturday, October 12, 7-12 at the Moose Lodge, Susquehanna. Live entertainment, raffles, refreshments. Must be 21. Tickets available at the door.

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

HARVEST & HERITAGE FEST, Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 on Main St., Honesdale. Crafts, antiques, food, entertainment, farmers’ market. For info call 253-5492.

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 13

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 13, noon to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Thompson. Children under 6 free (with adult). All are welcome.

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.

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY COURTHOUSE will be closed Monday, October 14. All court related offices will be available.

October 18 & 19

GHOST WALKS, Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Old Mill Village, New Milford. Guided tours with ghostly tales, alternate activities, refreshment. Admission. Call 434-3353 for info.

October 19

FALL FOLIAGE EXCURSION, Saturday, October 19 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

HARVEST FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Community Center, Rte. 371. Free admission. For info, call 448-2934. All are welcome.

FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL, Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Luzerne County Community College campus. Admission. For info, call the Alumni Office, 740-0735.

WATERSHED FESTIVAL, Saturday, October 19, at Keystone College Water Discovery Center. For info, go to

TUTOR TRAINING, Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Milford Family Community Center. For info, call the Susquehanna County Literacy Program, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 19, at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Serving 4:30 ‘til ? Takeouts at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, October 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Children under 6 free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

October 20

FALL FOLIAGE EXCURSION, Sunday, October 20 on the Stourbridge Line. Departure at 1:00 p.m. from Honesdale. Reservations required. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253-1960 or visit

BINGO, Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m. at the Canawacta Rod & Gun Club, Oakland. All are welcome.

RAIL FEST train show, Sunday, October 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Conference Center, Watson Blvd., Johnson City, NY. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Valley Railway Historical Society. Admission. All are welcome.

October 25–27

STATE 4-H HORSE SHOW, Friday, October 25, through Sunday, October 27, beginning at 8 a.m. each day at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. For info, call Tammy Clark Eichstadt at (724) 588-5260.

ENDLESS MOUNTAINS Calendar of Events now available, call 836–5431 or e-mail

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Senior Menu October 14 - 18

Monday, October 14: hot dog, baked beans, macaroni salad, hot dog bun, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, October 15: pepper steak, mashed potato, wax beans, wheat bread, apple strudel cake, diet apple sauce.

Wednesday, October 16: vegetable lasagna, green beans, tomato juice, rye bread, butterscotch pudding, diet pudding.

Thursday, October 17: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, pears.

Friday, October 18: chicken breast with barbecue sauce, AuGratin potatoes, asparagus, dinner roll, pears.

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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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Old Mill Village Presents "Ghost Walks"

Things that go "Bump" in the night and events that cannot be explained in the state of Pennsylvania will be the content of the evening "Village Ghost Walks" to occur at Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford, Pennsylvania. Co-Chairs Tim and Christina Button, avid collectors of historic ghostly tales, will share their enthusiasm as tour guides and tale tellers the four evenings scheduled for the walks – Fridays and Saturdays, October 18, 19, and 25 and 26. The tours will take place each night between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Upon arrival at the gate, you will be greeted by Old Mill Villagers in historic dress to tour the Village by candle light. As you visit the buildings, the guides will tell stories of ghosts and spirits that haunt the hills, valleys and villages of Pennsylvania. Perhaps you will meet the Village ghost itself.

For those not particularly interested in such tales, but not wishing to spoil the family fun, or for those not able to endure the walk, a special area will be set aside for children and/or adults complete with alternate activities. Everyone will be treated to a cup of cider (hot or cold) and a tasty treat at the end of the tour. Dave Ingerson will be on hand to entertain with his music – and to keep your mind off the things that go "Bump" in the night.

Christina Button encourages anyone who can relate a true local (Susquehanna County) ghost story, or wishes more information, to call her prior to October 18. Her number is (570) 434-3353. For large groups planning to enjoy the evening, she urges a call to the Village in advance at (570) 465-3448 in order to better accommodate your party.

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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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Halloween Celebration At Susky High School

There will be a Halloween celebration for area children, ages 2-12, at the Susquehanna Community High School gymnasium on October 26. The event, to be sponsored by the yearbook staff, will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will feature costume contests, coloring contests, treats, spooky stories, games, snacks, music, and more. The cost will be $3.00 per person and the staff encourages parents and friends to attend and bring their cameras to capture photos of the youngsters in front of a special Halloween backdrop.

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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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Harvestfest On The Green In Montrose

Celebrate the harvest during the annual Harvestfest with the Farmers’ Market on the Green in Montrose, PA, Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the gazebo on the Green.

This is a special weekend of the Artists’ Tour and final Farmers’ Market of the season. Join the annual fund-raiser and harvest celebration for fun, crafts, "slow food" and art on the Green and all around the town of Montrose. Enter the chili cook-off, judged by Commissioner Lee Smith at 11:30 in the Victorian gazebo at the top of the Green. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, third and honorable mention chili makers. Call (570) 746-3807 to enter.

Build a scarecrow – reserve a scarecrow form or bring your own scarecrow, between 10 and noon. Judging at 12:30 p.m. Judging criteria is creativity and farmers’ market or artist theme.

Experience a "slow food" alternative at the gazebo at the top of the Green. Be the first to cast your vote for the best chili in Montrose or taste potato soups grown, harvested, prepared and served by your local farmers and producers. Food artisans of bread, cheese, vegetables, herbs, fruits and meats have put together a local menu you can depend upon.

4-H pumpkin roundup and squash carving – happy 100th birthday, 4-H. Bring the kids and celebrate with a pumpkin roundup and squash carving for all! Joe Fuller of Susquehanna Cooperative Extension will be hosting this family event.

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Jr. Sabers Plan Benefit Dance

The Susquehanna Junior Sabers Football Boosters are planning a benefit dance, with live entertainment by "Street Legal and Friends" on October 12, from 7-12 at the Moose Lodge, Susquehanna, PA.

There will be raffles, 50/50, tip cards, food and drink available.

You must be 21 to attend. Tickets are available at the door.

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N. Wayne Library Plans Halloween

The Northern Wayne Community Library will have a preschool Halloween program on Friday, October 18, from 10:00-11:00 at the library located on Route 370 next to the Preston School. All children ages 0-5 are welcome. There is no charge for the program but registration is necessary and can be done by calling the library at 798-2444.

Costumes are requested and the session will include stories, a craft and a snack. Moms, bring your little ones out to help build the library’s pumpkin patch and to get a delicious Halloween treat!

All children in kindergarten and grades 1, 2 and 3 are welcome to come to the library on Saturday, October 19, from 10:00–11:15 and also need to register for the program. They will read some spooky stories, join in a creepy contest and have a ghoulishly good treat. Costumes are again requested.

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Taxpayers Meeting

The Susquehanna County Taxpayers Association will have an open meeting on October 25, 7:30 p.m., at the New Milford Borough Building on RT. 11 in New Milford Borough. Discussion will be held on current events and the directions the association will take in the future. The meeting is open to the public. The contact person is James Jennings, 289-4181,

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