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Senior Menu
A Waffley Special
Artists' Open House Weekend Scheduled
Capital Steps Performance To Benefit Women
Farm City Feast Tradition Continues
Area Historical Society To Meets
Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns


September 25

HISTORIC PRESERVATION Seminar, Thursday, September 25, 6 p.m. at the Shadowbrook Inn, Tunkhannock. For info or to register (required) call the NTRPDC at 888–868–8800.

SUSQUEHANNA NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH meeting, Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. at the boro building. All are welcome.

RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL monthly meeting, Thursday, September 25 at the Beacon Restaurant, Union Dale. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Call 785–7245 for info. All are welcome.

September 25 & 26

AARP DRIVER SAFETY Program, September 25 and 26, 9 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Lake Como. For info or to register (required) call Irene, 798–2938.

September 26

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER at Lawsville Grange Hall, Sept. 26, 4:30 - 7:00 P.M. Take-Outs Avail.

RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE, Friday, September 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church, Hallstead. All are welcome.

September 27

BAG SALE and BAKE SALE, Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. to noon at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church, Hallstead. All are welcome.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, September 27, 4:30 p.m. until ? at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

CHANGE OF SEASON Bird Walk, Saturday, September 27, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, September 27, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, September 27, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

September 28

TRUTH IN ACTION, a presentation by the Bob Jones University, Sunday, September 28, 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Jackson Ave., Susquehanna. All are welcome.

ENDLESS MOUNTAINS THEATRE CO. annual meeting, Sunday, September 28, 2:00 p.m. at the Harford Lecture Hall. For info call 434–2422. All are welcome.

HARVEST FESTIVAL, Sunday, September 28, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Patrick, 100 Main St., Nicholson. Chicken barbecue, specialty baskets, games, prizes. All are welcome.

October 1

FAMILY LITERACY Information Night, Wednesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. at the New Milford Family Community Center. For info or to register, call 278–9027 or 465–2880. All are welcome.

CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP, Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 p.m. in the County Office Building, Montrose. For info call the Area Agency on Aging, 1-800-982-4346.

October 2

NE PA TRAIL SYMPOSIUM, Thursday, October 2, in Dunmore. For info or to register (required) call PENNDOT District 4 Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Richard Cochrane, 296–7193.

October 3

TIMELESS ROMANCES concert, Friday, October 3, 8:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 457–8301. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, October 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Pine St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

October 4

TUTOR TRAINING, Saturday, October 4 and Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the New Milford Family Community Center. For info, call the Susquehanna County Literacy Program, 278–9027 or 465–2880.

TIMELESS ROMANCES concert, Saturday, October 4, 8:00 p.m. at the F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 457–8301. All are welcome.

HARVEST DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, October 4, starting at 4 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts start at 3 p.m. All are welcome.

FALL FOLIAGE excursion on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, October 4, departing from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960.

FALL FOLIAGE WALK, Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Forester Jim Kessler will lead. For info call 967–7275. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. to noon at the First Presbyterian Church, Pine St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 4, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.

October 5

FALL FOLIAGE excursion on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, October 5, departing from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For ticket info call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 253–1960.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 5, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

FIELD DAY, Sunday, October 5, starting at 10 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. Shotgun – trap, lucky X, etc. Rifle – 22, running and standing deer. Prizes at shoot. All are welcome.

October 7

NORTH JACKSON CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. at the North Jackson United Methodist Church.

October 11

PUMPKIN FEST Saturday, October 11, 10 - 4, Schneider’s Plaza, Susquehanna. Hay rides, pumpkins, sweets & treats, games, etc.For info on booths, etc. Contact 570-853-3956 or 853-4715.

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Senior Menu September 29 - October 2

Monday, September 29: pork chops with mushroom gravy, whole parslied potatoes, Italian blend vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, September 30: chipped beef and gravy, mixed vegetable, biscuit, banana cream pie/fresh banana.

Wednesday, September 30: vegetable lasagna, coleslaw, diner roll, mandarin oranges.

Thursday, October 1: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, bran muffin, cherry pie/cherries.

Friday, October 2: meatball with tomato sauce, French green beans, potato salad, hot dog bun, applesauce.

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A Waffley Special

A new comedy created for the EMTC stage by Friendsville playwright Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, "The Waffle Truth" is a classic-style farce, full of wholesome nonsense, that involves us in one family's attempt to sell the world a better waffle machine. As the ridiculous action unfolds, the home of inventor Maxine Manx and her three daughters becomes a crossroads for dithering business executives, an eccentric professor, and a couple of overly-helpful friends and relatives.

"The Waffle Truth" will be performed October 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. and October 12, at 4:00 p.m., at Blue Ridge High School auditorium in New Milford.

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

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Artists' Open House Weekend Scheduled

The seventh annual Susquehanna County Studio Tour will return Columbus Day Weekend, October 11, 12 and 13. This year’s tour will feature the work of 24 artists across this scenic, northeastern Pennsylvania county. Begin the free self-guided tour at any studio (look for the pink arrows), and follow the map to any or all of the 18 studios for a rare look behind the scenes. Tour hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

For information and map, call (570) 278–2479.

In addition to exciting fall foliage, you will enjoy paintings, wood-fired stoneware, museum quality historical dioramas, mixed media constructions, pottery, bent willow furniture, wood carvings, jewelry, pressed flower pieces, stone walls and much more. Each studio will again donate a percentage of their sales to Woodbourne Preserve, Florence Shelly Preserve, and Salt Springs State Park, all located in Susquehanna County.

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Capital Steps Performance To Benefit Women

District Eight Business and Professional Women’s Clubs will host an afternoon of political satire with the popular parody group, Capital Steps. The performance is being planned for Sunday, November 16, 2 p.m. at the Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton. This performance will benefit ten women’s centers and shelters throughout the ten Northeastern Pennsylvania counties which comprise the PA/BPW’s District Eight.

The Washington, D.C. based group known for its song parodies about political personalities and topics, will perform as part of District Eight’s special project to help women.

Nationally the BPW has long been known for its advocacy of women’s equality and advancement in the workplace, at home and in every facet of life. For the past several years District Eight has chosen to raise money for the women’s shelters throughout the district. The Nellie Jane DeWitt Club in Susquehanna, Forest City Club and Montrose Club are the three BPW Clubs in Susquehanna County donating yearly to the women’s centers in the district.

District Eight Director Melinda Ghilardi said, "Our goal is to fill the house so that everyone can enjoy and afternoon of great politically-inspired entertainment for a wonderful cause. These women’s centers and shelters are in great financial need and through this event we can make a great contribution to help them continue their valuable services."

Described by the Washington Post as a show with "All the News That Fits, With Wit", most cast members have worked on Capital Hill, some for Democrats, some for Republicans. The material is updated constantly and the Capital Steps are equal opportunity offenders.

Tickets are available by calling (570) 346-1650.

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Farm City Feast Tradition Continues

Since its beginning in 1955, the Pennsylvania Farm-City program continues to celebrate the cooperation and partnership between farms and urban dwellers. This tradition is played out again this year in Susquehanna County as the 37th Annual Farm City Feast is held at Mountain View High School on Saturday, November 22, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Farm City Feast is planned and put together by a committee of volunteers who work in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County. This year plans include a welcome by Ted Place, the Master of Ceremonies for the 2003 program, followed by a roast beef dinner served by the Harford Willing Workers. After dessert the program moves to the auditorium for the evening’s entertainment, Farmer Joe Peck, who will have you "laughing until the cows come home." Peck is a dairy farmer and storyteller who enjoys rural life on his farm in Saratoga County, New York. His delightful tales of life on the farm touch every aspect of the business – and leave you wanting more. Peck has gathered some of his favorite columns written over the years in a book, "A Cow in the Pool & Udder Humorous Farm Stories." There are door prizes available as well, so you’re sure to leave with a treasure of some sort.

In conjunction with the Farm City Feast, Cooperative Extension will hold their annual meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school. Any resident of Susquehanna County who has an interest or stake in the work of Cooperative Extension is welcome to attend this meeting. Extension Board member Jack Moulton will tell a story in pictures about his work with farmers in several African countries who are striving to pool their resources into a meaningful economic base. The story will bring a new appreciation for our own bounty and fortune.

Tickets for the event are available from Farm City Feast committee members (call the Extension office at 278-1158 for names) or directly from the office at 31 Public Avenue, Montrose. Priority parking and seating will be available for those requiring special assistance.

All are welcome to join for this evening of celebration of the vital link between farms and cities to create bonds of friendship and get a first hand look at each other’s way of life.

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Area Historical Society To Meet

Meetings of the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society (SDAHS) continue on the third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at the museum. All are welcome. A highlight of each meeting is "show and tell" by members. One never knows what "finds" will be shown.

SDAHS enjoyed a busy summer and hosted many visitors at the museum. Many interested persons explored museum exhibits during Sesquicentennial week.

A new set of area post cards is now available, either individually or by the set.

SDAHS museum is closed for the season, except by special appointment, or on Open House, October 12.

They appreciate the support of the community for all their fund-raisers and encourage area residents to attend meetings.

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Quilts Of The Endless Mountains Returns

Montrose, in the heart of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, will again be host to the (re)named "Quilts of the Endless Mountains Show," Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11. The show committee's goal is to display 300 quilts from the Endless Mountains - but that's just the beginning!

As in 2001, the show will be housed in several buildings, most within easy walking distance of each other. Each building will feature a unique aspect of the show - in addition to quilted items of all sizes on display. Although there is no fee to enter any quilted item in the show, there will be a slight fee ($3.00 per person) to attend the show. One ticket will admit the holder to all of the sites and will be available at each site.

The United Methodist Church on Church Street, probably your first stop, will house antique quilts in the sanctuary. A vendor's mall in the main Social Room will feature local and national vendors. A quilt made by the Show Committee and a Janome sewing machine (compliments of Sister's Choice Quilt & Fabric Shop, Great Bend), both to be raffled by the close of the show on Saturday, will also be located here. A light lunch will be served by the United Methodist Women in the downstairs Wesleyan Room. Parking is available and fire police will be on hand to direct traffic at that busy intersection.

The next stop on Church Street is at The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies, headquartered at 75 Church Street, location of the oldest building in Montrose. Built in 1816 as the first bank in Susquehanna County, it was later home to one of the members of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1840 to the 1880's. Enjoy the ambiance while you view the Challenge Projects, a new feature at the show this year. Fifty-some kits have been sold with a few still available. This project challenges a quilter to produce a finished quilt of 24 x 24 inches from a specific choice of fabrics. P & B Fabrics, a favorite line with many quilters, generously provided QEM with two bolts of fabric, "A Garden Plan" being the fabric which every challenge project must contain. Challenge Project 2005 kits will be available at this site to provide quilters the opportunity to begin creating their submissions for the next QEM Challenge immediately. Visitors to the show will enter and exit through the wide side porch off the drive; however, parking is at the Presbyterian Church next door.

The next stop, as already mentioned, is the First Presbyterian Church, at 71 Church Street. Pedestrians may walk through the back yard of 75 Church Street to reach the entrance off the church parking lot. A borrowed exhibit from the American Quilter's Society entitled "United We Quilt" will be shown in the Westminster Dining Hall. These works were produced in response to the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center by internationally known quilters, a truly one-of-a-kind exhibition. The Show Committee is pleased to present this to the public. Thirty-three unique pieces are included in this exhibit.

Further along and on the opposite side of Church Street is St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Using the center front entrance will bring the viewer to the quilts in the Parish Hall. With its high ceiling and large windows, this space offers perfection in displaying the larger quilts. From the side entry on Chestnut Street, pre-registrants will have opportunity to participate in a lecture and a class with well known author and quilt teacher, Anna Marie Tucker, of Milford, Pennsylvania. A limited number of openings will be available for each of the sessions, one to be held Friday afternoon; the other, Saturday morning, both in the Meeting Room below the Parish Hall.

Another event limited to pre-registrants will be held on Saturday afternoon at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, the pink Victorian gingerbread on South Main Street. This will be a combination slide-lecture and tea, limited to 35. Gloria Driscoll, of Endicott, and her sister present a fabulous program called "Stadell Mountain Quilts." These are antique quilts found in an old family-owned farm house. The tea will precede the program so that nothing sticky gets near the quilts. Sign up early. There is plenty of parking space next to this site.

The QEM Show Committee welcomes inquiries regarding any of its planned activities. Those wishing to display one (or more!) quilted items may request a registration form. Those interested in the classes or the lecture/tea may request a show brochure. All participants in the 2001 show have received preliminary information and registration forms regarding the 2003 event, and will automatically receive the show brochure with schedules, classes and lecture/tea registration information. Call Cindy Applegate, Show Chair, at (570) 934-2297.

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