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Health Fair At Blue Ridge High
Senior Menu
Thursday Goes Comical In Montrose
League Leaders To Discuss Education
50's Christmas Party Planned
Open House At Recycling Center
Public Meeting For Tourism Planned

Health Fair At Blue Ridge High

The fourth annual Susquehanna County Health Fair will be held on November 16, at Blue Ridge High School from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. This year’s health fair is being held in conjunction with the PTO Holiday Bazaar and craft show.

A poster contest was held for the seventh grade art students at Blue Ridge Middle School. The winner of the contest was Nathan Grover whose slogan "Healthy People Ahead" set his design apart from the rest. A $25 cash prize was awarded by Grace Magill, chairwoman of the health fair committee.

Grace Magill, health fair chairwoman, gives the cash prize to Nathan Grover, poster contest winner.

The Health Fair will once again be offering many free health screenings including: cholesterol, glaucoma, visual acuity, PSA, bone density, blood pressure, hearing, colon cancer, lead testing and blood sugar. Lectures and workshops will be held on asthma and lung disease, basic first aid, Area Agency on Aging programs, hand washing and common childhood diseases.

This year we are offering children’s fingerprinting as well as a child’s safety seat check. There will also be flu shots available on a first come, first serve basis.

Health care providers, government and nonprofit agencies and many area businesses will be on hand offering information on a large variety of topics.

If you have limited or no health insurance coverage, make sure you take full advantage of this opportunity. Come by yourself or bring the family for a healthy afternoon’s entertainment.

Blue Ridge High School is located just off Route 11 between New Milford and Hallstead, PA. Watch for the signs.

For more info, call 1-888-753-6328.

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November 6

PUBLISHED AND ASPIRING WRITERS are invited to join an established, informal writers group, meeting Wednesday, November 6 in Montrose. For info, call 756-2363 or e-mail

November 7

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theater Co., Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free admission. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.

November 8

GAME OF LOGGING, Level III, Friday, November 8. Location to be announced, call 278-1158 for info.
SMALL POND MANAGEMENT meeting, Friday, November 8, 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the LCCC Conference Center, Nanticoke. For info, call the Extension office, 278-1158.

November 9

FALL BAZAAR: Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Coffee and lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade foods, craft items. All are welcome.

COUNTRY/HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. View Elementary School. Crafts, bake sale, raffle. Child-sitting services available. Proceeds benefit Mt. View Elementary PTO. All are welcome.

SMORGASBORD, Saturday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. Children 5 and under free (with adult). All are welcome.

TURKEY SUPPER, Saturday, November 9, 4:30 p.m. until all are served, at the New Milford United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. For advance tickets, call 465-3451. All are welcome.

TURKEY RAFFLE, Saturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. to ? at the Northern Wayne Fire Co. Food, refreshments. All are welcome.

SKIDDER TRAINING, Saturday, November 9. Location to be announced, call 278-1158 for info.

ROAST BEEF DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, November 9, at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. Takeouts, 4:30, serving 5 p.m. to ? Baked goods, Christmas items, hand-crafted items. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S BOOK SWAP, Saturday, November 9 at the Union Grange, Lathrop.

OLD FASHIONED HYMN SING-ALONG, Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church at Milk Can Corners. All are welcome.

November 10

SUNDAY BRUNCH, Sunday, November 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at South Gibson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.


November 11

THE COURTHOUSE will be closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day. All court related offices will be available.

November 12

WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Raquel Sweeney, Tuesday, November 12, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Claverack Building, 706E, Montrose. Sponsored by Hill Country Artists. Call 553-2500 for info. All are welcome.

November 14

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theater Co., Thursday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free admission. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.

November 15

ANIMAL PHOTO CONTEST at the Dessin Animal Shelter. Entries must be submitted by November 15. Fee. Call 253-4037 for info.

November 16

PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE, "The Life and Work of George Harvan, Saturday, November 16, 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Keyser Ave., Scranton. Admission. For info call 963-4804.

OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Nazareth Hall, Marywood University; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of Social Work programs will be represented. For info or to register, call 340-6002.

November 17

TURKEY PARTY & RAFFLE, Sunday, November 17, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend American Legion Post 357. Door prizes, food, refreshments. All are welcome.

November 19

WATERCOLOR classes with Raquel Sweeney, Tuesday, November 19, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Claverack building, Rte. 706E, Montrose. For info, call the Hill Country Artists, 553-2500. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu November 11-15

Monday, November 11: Italian sausage, potato salad, V8 juice, hoagie roll, peaches.

Tuesday, November 12: brown bag day; chicken breast, stovetop stuffing, French green beans, cranberry sauce, bran muffin, peaches.

Wednesday, November 13: beef stew, orange pineapple juice, biscuit, butterscotch pudding, diet butterscotch pudding.

Thursday, November 14: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, Boston cream pie, pears.

Friday, November 15: lemon pepper cod, parslied potatoes, rye bread, plain donut.

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Thursday Goes Comical In Montrose

What's better than staying home and watching television comedy on a Thursday night? Going to the Montrose Theater to enjoy – and maybe even take part in – some locally-produced live comedy!

On November 7, Montrose Restoration Committee and Endless Mountains Theatre Company will be introducing an (almost)-weekly event called Thursday Night Lifelike. "We're saying it's 'almost' weekly," explains host Manny Tikitz, "because there were a few Thursdays in the calendar that declined to participate. But what're you gonna do." Tikitz, a lime-tuxedoed character who is sometimes seen at events like the Blueberry Festival and MRC's recent Harvest Festival, will be joined at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday (almost) by other EMTC performers for a spontaneous show of skits, improvisation, and zany interaction with the audience. Admission will be free because, says Manny as he studies a book of knock-knock jokes, "You can't put a price tag on great art."

For more information on this new comedy venture, visit

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League Leaders To Discuss Education

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has determined that the time has come to update the League’s position on education in the Commonwealth. To address the changing public education picture, the Susquehanna County League has scheduled an informational meeting to be followed by a concurrence vote of LWVSC members on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Claverack Building, Route 706, Montrose.

The LWVSC is pleased to have as guest speakers for this special meeting Elizabeth Milner, LWVPA President, and LWVPA Education Specialist Judy Rice. They will discuss why an update is needed, and explain in detail the specific changes being proposed. All League members have been sent a study guide as preparation for this concurrence meeting.

Even though only LWVSC members will be voting on the proposed changes, the public is welcome to attend. Discussed in detail will be such important issues as: funding sources for education; charter schools; and special education funding.

For more information about League activities and about membership in the local League, contact membership chair, Marilyn Healey at 965-9003.

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50’s Christmas Party Planned

A 50’s Christmas party will be held Saturday, December 14, starting at 7:00 p.m. in Freedom Hall, Thompson.

There will be a buffet dinner, followed by dancing with music by "Pulsations."

Advanced tickets for this good old fashioned rock and roll Christmas party are available at Hobbs’ Market, Thompson.

Come out and "twist with Santa"!

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Open House At Recycling Center

The sixth annual America Recycles Day is Friday, November 15, and the Susquehanna County Recycling Center will celebrate with an open house, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s theme is "Make Every Day America Recycles Day."

Stop by for some refreshments, handouts and take a tour of the facility. Fill out a pledge card to recycle more and become eligible to win one of several national prizes. To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center is located at 5 Ellsworth Drive, Montrose. Phone: (570) 278-3589.

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Public Meeting For Tourism Planned

The Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development encourages local businesses and non-profit organizations to attend a public meeting to discuss a development strategy and marketing plan for the Endless Mountains region to be held on November 12, at 5 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the County Office building in Montrose.

This meeting will be hosted by the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau and is part of a comprehensive planning effort by the bureau to conserve the scenic landscape, develop new business opportunities, improve resident quality of life, and increase tourism revenue within the region.

Noting the importance of tourism dollars to the county’s economy, Justin Taylor, director of the Department of Economic Development, said, "Participation by county business people and those involved in organizations that are of interest to tourists will help to increase the benefits of this strategic plan to Susquehanna County."

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