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Health Fair At Blue Ridge High
Senior Menu
Big Bucks And A Healthy Thanksgiving
Break The Cycle, Take A Coffee Break!
50's Christmas Party Planned
Open House At Recycling Center
Rotary Citrus Sale To Benefit Children
Eagles Seminar At N. Wayne Library
EMTC Weds Improv, Stagecraft
Farm City Feast Set At Mt. View

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 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.

NEW/USED TOY and Children’s Book Sale and Bake Sale, Friday, November 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. –9 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, November 15, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All are welcome.

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.

NEW/USED TOY and Children’s Book Sale and Bake Sale, Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

WHEELS FOR CHRIST Chapter, Christian Motorcyclists Association meeting, Saturday, November 16, at The Basil Leaf, Montrose. Breakfast, 9 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. For info, call 836-5030. All are welcome.

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.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 17, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. All you can eat! Handicap accessible. 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.

November 20

BIG BUCKS bingo and pizza party, Wednesday, November 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Family Community Center. For reservations, call the Literacy office, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

November 21

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theater Co., Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free admission. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.

TURKEY PARTY, Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Free admission. Refreshments. All are welcome.

WORKSHOP FOR BOARD MEMBERS, Thursday, November 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Keystone Theater, Towanda. For info or to register, call 888-868-8800.

BREAK THE CYCLE of Illiteracy presentation, Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Forest City Borough building, third floor. For info, call the Literacy Program, 278-9027. All are welcome.

November 22

GAME OF LOGGING, Level I chain saw training, Friday, November 22, 8 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. at the Nagle Farm, Springville. For info, call 278-1011, ext. 101.

HAM & TURKEY PARTY, Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m. at the United Fire Hall. Proceeds benefit the United Fire Co. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, November 22, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

TURKEY RAFFLE, Friday, November 22, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Hall. Free food and refreshments, door prizes. All are welcome.

November 22 & 23

TORREY HOME Christmas Boutique, 5 Locust St., Montrose, will be open Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For info, call 278-1001. All are welcome.

November 23

HAPPY, HEALTHY THANKSGIVING (PACT), Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m., Barnes-Kasson Hospital Education Room, Susquehanna. For info or reservations, call the Family Literacy Program, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

TURKEY PARTY, Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. to ?? at the Forest Lake Firemen’s Hall. Raffles, refreshments. All are welcome.

ARTISANS’ MARKETPLACE, Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. Admission. For info, call 586-8191. All are welcome.

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR, Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission. For info or advance reservations, call the Waverly Community House, 586-8191.

CARING CAFE Thanksgiving dinner, Saturday, November 23, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. All are welcome.

November 24

GAME OF LOGGING, Level I chain saw training, Sunday, November 24, 8 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. at the Nagle Farm, Springville. For info, call 278-1011, ext. 101.

ARTISANS’ MARKETPLACE, Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. Admission. For info, call 586-8191. All are welcome.

MUSICAL RECITAL by students of Hall’s Studios, Sunday, November 24, 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford. For info or reservations, call (607) 729-1548, ext. 217.

November 27

PIE & CHEESECAKE SALE, Wednesday, November 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lanesboro Community Church Fellowship Room. To order in advance (before November 25), call 853-3007 or 853-3449.

November 28

THANKSGIVING DAY Celebration, Thursday, November 28, noon to 3 p.m. at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Great Bend. Transportation available for those in need. For info, call Pastor Park, 879-2758.

December 1

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, Sunday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu November 18-22

Monday, November 18: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.

Tuesday, November 19: meat lasagna, Italian green beans, Italian bread, tapioca pudding, diet pudding.

Wednesday, November 20: breaded chicken patty, potato salad, hamburger bun, tropical fruit.

Thursday, November 21: Thanksgiving dinner (Lenoxville only; roast turkey breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, seasoned peas, cranberry sauce, dinner roll with butter, pumpkin pie with whipped topping); baked pork chop, scalloped potato, blueberry muffin, chocolate cream pie, diet chocolate pudding.

Friday, November 22: brown bag day; Caesar chicken breast, rice pilaf, V9 juice, coleslaw, wheat bread, peaches.

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Big Bucks And A Healthy Thanksgiving

Susquehanna County Family Community Centers will be hosting a "Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving" PACT (Parent and Child Together) at the Barnes Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, in the Education Room on Saturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Barnes-Kasson personnel will offer nutrition tips; along with some healthy recipes that will delight your family this Thanksgiving and help them stay healthy the whole year through. Every child who attends will receive a free book to keep and take home to read and parents will receive "Big Bucks".

The Susquehanna County Family Community Centers is now offering a new, fall incentive program for families. The "Big Bucks" program offers the redemption of "Susquehanna County Family Big Bucks" for prizes after completing enrollment in the Family Program. Family participants can choose prizes, from a large variety of household items to family fun packages. For information on the program, please contact the Susquehanna County Literacy Program at 278-9027 or 465-2880.

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Break The Cycle, Take A Coffee Break!

Did you know that more than "four million" adults in Pennsylvania lack the basic skills necessary for gainful employment and self-sufficiency? These days, the definition of "literacy" goes much farther than the traditional readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic. In reality, literacy also includes understanding, interpreting and applying written material to accomplish daily tasks. In addition to the "3Rs," oral English, problem-solving, research, and teamwork have become essential to function successfully in society. Without these basic skills, one’s health, family and community are affected.

Why should this concern you? You may know someone with a literacy problem. Low literacy negatively affects everyone, including the social and economic well-being of Pennsylvania.

What can you do? Spread the word. Refer anyone who might be helped by these services. Volunteer.

Find out more about the Susquehanna County Literacy Program and Family Community Centers at an informational coffee hour to learn the facts and find out what you can do to break the cycle of illiteracy in our county. Two presentations will be held, on the third floor of the Forest City Borough Building, Thursday, November 21, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Call the main office for more information, or to request a presentation in your area, at (570) 278-9027.

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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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Rotary Citrus Sale To Benefit Children

Proceeds from the 2002 Montrose Rotary Citrus Sale will be used to fund a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant to purchase hearing aids at minimal cost for poor children in Calcutta, India. Monies raised by Montrose and Calcutta Rotary Clubs will be matched seven-fold by District and Rotary International funds. It is planned that up to 100 hearing impaired youths, who otherwise could not afford hearing aids, will obtain them through the matching grant.

Orders for premium Hale Indian River Grove citrus can be placed with any Montrose Rotarian through the month of November, for delivery the week of December 15. Holiday gift boxes are available, with red grapefruit, tangelos, and navel oranges as well. Contact Nancy Oakley, Montrose Rotary President, at 289-4545, or Tom Kurosky at 278-3063 for more info.

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Eagles Seminar At N. Wayne Library

Frank Dooley, Wildlife Conservation Officer for Wayne County, will be presenting a program on eagles at the NWC Library on Route 370 in Lakewood. It will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, with everyone welcome and no charge for admission. You can call the library at 798-2444 with questions but there is no need to pre-register.

Last year Mr. Dooley presented a program on bears to over 100 people at the library, so come not only to see a wonderful program about majestic birds, but also a very knowledgeable and captivating speaker.

Homemade refreshments will be available.

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EMTC Weds Improv, Stagecraft

Susquehanna County's indefatigable community theater group, the Endless Mountains Theatre Company, continues to liven things up this month with two recurring events.

Thursday Night Lifelike, a weekly live comedy show produced in conjunction with Montrose Restoration Committee, debuted before an enthusiastic audience on November 7 at the Montrose Theatre, and will take place each Thursday this month except Thanksgiving, and most Thursdays thereafter. The show starts at 7:30 each week, and features improvised skits, monologues, and games with EMTC performers. "This is a 'happening' that will be completely different each week," says Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, one of the organizers of TNL. "We're hoping to blend the spontaneity of contemporary improv with the lighthearted electricity of vaudeville or early live television."

And for the ultimate marriage of improv and theater, you'll want to attend Tony n' Tina's Wedding, the hilarious dinner-theater comedy that EMTC is reviving later this month. "We had high hopes for the popularity of this outrageous show when we launched it in August," says EMTC Chair Bob DeLuca, who is also the director of "Tony & Tina". "But our hopes were exceeded when the performances sold out and the waiting list grew to some 150 names. The cast is absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to do the show again." These "encore" performances of the classic interactive play – which simulates an Italian-American wedding gone uproariously wrong – will take place November 29 and 30 at the Clifford Fire Hall, and will even feature an expanded cast.

Reservations are required for Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, and, as the show is expected to sell out once again, wedding guests are encouraged to "RSVP" early. To make your reservations, call 465-2503. Performances will be Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3:00 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open 20 minutes prior to each performance. Some material may be considered unsuitable for children.

For more information on EMTC's plays and other programs, visit .

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Farm City Feast Set At Mt. View

The 36th Annual Farm City Feast will be held on Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. at the newly-renovated Mountain View High School. Another first is the fact that the Penn State Cooperative Extension annual meeting will be held in conjunction with Farm City Feast, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

In addition to the regular program which includes one of the best roast beef dinners around served by the Harford Willing Workers, a group of young entertainers known as Re-Creation will be on hand with a show that is sure to delight all ages. Rhythm, style and energy are blended together to transform the stage into a showplace of unforgettable entertainment with comedy, choreography, colorful costumes and audience participation.

For the annual meeting, the board members who have served for five years will be recognized, as well as presenting the Extension Award to a person or group who exemplifies volunteer commitment and service to the Extension mission.

Emcee for the evening is Tom Chamberlain. Please join for this tradition in Susquehanna County. Tickets available from Farm City Feast committee members (call the Extension office at 278-1158 for names) or directly from the Extension office at 31 Public Avenue. Priority parking and seating will be available for those needing special assistance.

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