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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
Drugs Are Scary Scarecrow Contest
Preschool Activities In Northern Wayne
Antiques Appraisal Night
Day on a Dairy Farm This Saturday!
Family Fun At Lakeside Apple Fest
Batter Up, "Waffle" On!
Haunted Hollow Coming Soon
Civil War Veterans Memorial Service Set
Flu Shots Offered
Senior Citizen Fair To Highlight Resources


October 8

FUNNY COOK NIGHT, Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m. at the Family community Center, New Milford. Free books and refreshments. For info call the Literacy office, 278–9027 or 465–2880. All are welcome.

October 9 & 10

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, October 9, and Friday, October 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, West Main St., Susquehanna. Lunch available. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. Lunch available. All are welcome.

October 10

MONTHLY CONCERT, followed by refreshments and fellowship, Friday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. All are welcome.

October 10 & 11

ENDLESS MTS. QUILT SHOW, Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, First Presbyterian Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Admission. All are welcome.

THE WAFFLE TRUTH, a comedy by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford. For info call 553–4240. All are welcome.

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.

HAM & SCALLOPED POTATO DINNER, Saturday, October 11, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Methodist Church. All are welcome.

FALL FOLIAGE RIDE on the Stourbridge Line, Saturday, October 11. Departures from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for ticket info, 800-433-9008. All are welcome.

BROWN BAG DAY, Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, West Main St., Susquehanna. Lunch available. All are welcome.

RAYMOND SAMPSON’S ORIGINAL Starrucca Slide Show, Saturday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. in the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. For admission, bring a covered dish to share. All are welcome.

BAG SALE, Saturday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. Lunch available. All are welcome.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, October 11, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Valley Grange, Rte. 79, South Windsor. All you can eat! All are welcome.

October 11 – 13

ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE Weekend, October 11 through 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Begin the free, self-guided tour at any studio. For information and map call 278–2479 or visit All are welcome.

October 12

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 12, beginning at noon until gone, at the Masonic Hall, Thompson. All are welcome.

FALL FOLIAGE RIDE on the Stourbridge Line, Sunday, October 12. Departures from Honesdale at 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for ticket info, 800-433-9008. All are welcome.

OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, October 12, noon to 4 p.m. at the Susquehanna Depot Area Historical Society Museum, under the water tower in Susquehanna. Many new exhibits. Local author Dixie Russell will be available to sign her book, Then and Now of Great Bend/Hallstead. Free admission. All are welcome.

THE WAFFLE TRUTH, a comedy by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Sunday, October 12, 4:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford. For info call 553–4240. All are welcome.

FLIGHT OF THE FAT MAN, a theatrical reading, Sunday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free, courtesy of the North East Theatre. All are welcome.

MARTIN HEFFRON, artist and sculptor, will present a program Sunday, October 12, 2 p.m. at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, Scranton. For info call 963–4804. All are welcome.

October 13

FALL FOLIAGE BUS TRIP to Grey Towers National Historic site, Monday, October 13. For info, call Jim Kessler, 278–4600, ext. 270. To register, call the Extension Office, 278–1158. All are welcome.

October 14 & 15

AARP SAFE DRIVER CLASS (formerly 55 Alive), Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend. Reservations necessary, call 465–7375.

October 15

COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES’ DEBATE, Wednesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. in the Main Courtroom, Montrose. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County. All are welcome.

October 16

ANTIQUES APPRAISAL NIGHT, Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish House, Church St., Montrose. For ticket info, call the Susquehanna County Historical Society, 278–1881. All are welcome.

October 17

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, October 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP meeting, Friday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital conference room, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

October 17 & 18

HARFORD HAUNTED HOLLOW, "A Night at the Fright Flicks," Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Soldiers’ Orphan School, Orphan School Rd. Admission. All are welcome.

October 18

MEAT LOAF SUPPER, bake sale and raffle, Saturday, October 18, at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Sunday school trip to Sight & Sound Theater. All are welcome.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, October 18, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Children under six free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

PROF. SHERMAN WOODEN, head of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Scranton, will address the Bethany Historical Society on the Underground Railroad in NE PA, Saturday, October 18, 7 p.m. at the Bethany Library. For info call 253–2536. All are welcome.

ROAST PORK HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 18, at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Family style. Takeouts, 4:00 p.m., serving 4:30 to ?? All are welcome.

WHEELS FOR CHRIST monthly meeting, Saturday, October 18 at Toni’s Restaurant, Montrose. Breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. For info call 278–9534. All are welcome.

October 19

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 19, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Hall, Little Meadows. Sponsored by St. Thomas Altar & Rosary Society. All are welcome.

FALL FOLIAGE ride, Sunday, October 19 on the Stourbridge Line. Departure 1 p.m. from Honesdale. Reservations required, call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 800-433-9008. All are welcome.

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY of Lake Carey, The First 75 Years, Sunday, October 19, 2:00 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Wyoming County Courthouse, Tunkhannock. Free. All are welcome.

THE LIGHT & THE LAND, a presentation by artist Sue Hand, Sunday, October 19, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the patient dining room, Allied Services, John Heinz Institute, Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu October 13 - 17

Monday, October 13: sloppy Joe, green peas, coleslaw, hamburger bun, pumpkin pie/diet butterscotch pudding.

Tuesday, October 14: brown bag day; baked pork chop, mashed potatoes, spinach, dinner roll, applesauce.

Wednesday, October 15: goulash, waxed beans, tossed salad with ranch dressing, pears.

Thursday, September 16: boneless barbecue chicken breast, baked beans, baby carrots, wheat bread, pound cake/angel food cake.

Friday, October 17: beef lasagna, Italian green beans, Italian bread, tapioca pudding/diet vanilla.

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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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Capitol 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, Capitol 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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Drugs Are Scary Scarecrow Contest

Need For Drug-Free Communities

"Halloween can be scary, but compared to the frightening aspects of drugs in the community, Halloween is a simple walk in the park," says Roselyn Hibbard in announcing the 2003 "Drugs are Scary" Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by TREHAB’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program to celebrate national "Red Ribbon Week." The event focuses on drug prevention and education for children of every age.

About three million US teens have an alcohol problem, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and more than half of school-age children will have tried illegal drugs by the time they finish high school. In the face of these alarming statistics more than 100,000 US schools and other community organizations will celebrate the 16th annual Red Ribbon Week this year.

Studies show that young people who learn to say no to alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana are less likely to get involved with crime, delinquency and other destructive behavior. Therefore, it is in every community’s best interest to take an active stance against drugs, and the Department sees Red Ribbon Week as a perfect opportunity.

Two divisions, one for youth and another for adults, should make it easy for everyone to enter this county-wide event, designed to show local desire for a drug-free community.

Youth division is for any school-age student or group of students (elementary classrooms, Key Clubs, SADD, Sunday school classes, 4-H clubs, Scout groups or others) in Susquehanna County. The adult division can be any adult or group of adults (coworkers, friends, parents, volunteers, neighbors, civic and service clubs or others) in Susquehanna County.

From Sunday, October 26 through Saturday, November 1, entries must display a scarecrow that delivers an anti-drug message using at least one red ribbon and any other medium of choice.

"Besides the satisfaction of showing spirited desire for a drug-free community," adds Ms. Hibbard, TREHAB D&A prevention supervisor, "each contest participant will receive a free gift, and awards will be presented to those entries designated ‘most creative,’ ‘most informative message,’ or ‘best use of red ribbons.’" Winners, one for each of the three categories in both youth and adult divisions, will receive a free movie (loan) along with soft drinks and popcorn.

For more information, or a registration form, interested individuals may contact Roselyn Hibbard, Prevention Supervisor at TREHAB, at 278-5229. Registration deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2003.

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Preschool Activities In Northern Wayne

The Northern Wayne Community Library, on Route 370 in Lakewood, will be having preschool activities on Friday, October 10 and Friday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The first session will consist of story times, snack and a seasonal bulletin board project and the second session will be a Halloween craft, story and treat; costumes are desired for this session.

All children, ages 0-5, are welcome to attend one or both sessions; there is no charge for these activities but children must register by calling the library at 798–2444.

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Antiques Appraisal Night

What is it? How old is it? What is it worth? You can find out at the Antiques Appraisal Night on Thursday, October 16 at 7 P.M. Sponsored by the Susquehanna County Historical Society, it will be held in the Parish House of St. Paul Episcopal Church, Montrose.

The appraiser will be Mr. Richard Axtell of Deposit, New York. He is tops in his field, noted for both his integrity and his knowledge.

Tickets, each ticket good for the appraisal of one item, may be purchased at the Historical Society, Two Monument Square, Montrose, between the hours of 9 to 5. Other arrangements for the purchase of tickets can be made by calling 278-1881. Sales are limited to 120 tickets; the first 100 tickets sold entitle the holder to bring one item for appraisal. No tickets will be sold at the door and everyone attending must have a ticket, as seating is limited. Please bring in antiques between 5:45 and 6:45 P.M. Items for appraisal will be selected at random.

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Day on a Dairy Farm This Saturday!

Shana Mack, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess, Dairy Ambassadors, Abbey Puzo, Ashley Franklin, Alyssa Sprout and Amanda Miner and Dairy Maids, Lydia Carlin, Karley Mosier, Ashley Fuller and Karin Mowry are planning the second annual "Day on a Dairy Farm." This is an educational and fun event for all ages. The date of the event is Saturday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mark and Cindy Tompkins’ Evergreen Lane Farm, located just outside of Montrose.

Mark and Cindy milk about 60 cows with a current herd average of 27,761# of milk, 992# fat and 862# protein. Tompkins’ raise their own replacement heifers and their own crops to feed the dairy animals on this 200 acre dairy farm. Mark and Cindy earned the honor of receiving a Pennsylvania "Dairy of Distinction" farm award.

Mariah and Trevor Tompkins are two of the happy hosts at Day on a Dairy Farm, to be held October 11.

Your first stop of the day will be a guided tour of the dairy barn. The tour guides will be the current Susquehanna County Dairy Royalty. 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 will tour the barn to learn how milk gets from the cow to the dinner table.

A new born baby calf will be on hand to be petted as well as other small animals to create a petting zoo. A miniature pony colt is being provided by dairymaid Lydia Carlin’s family. A kiddy tractor pull, for children 4 to 10 years old will be taking place all day long. Every kiddy tractor pull participant will receive a special ribbon. There will be a farm tractor display and hay rides for everyone. All activities are free.

Dairy Princess Shana Mack will have free milk mustache posters, with other "got milk" and "3-A-Day" goodies available. Cheese samples will be served and free milk will be available all day long. Free door prizes will be drawn throughout the day. The county dairy promotion committee will have grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese dogs, homemade soup and hot chocolate available.

Everyone attending this special event, children and adults alike, are sure to enjoy the tour through the dairy barn, visit to the petting zoo and horse drawn and tractor drawn hay rides, tractor display, free milk and cheese samples, as well as the other activities of the day. Bring your camera, your family and friends and enjoy a "day on a dairy farm."

For more information call Evie Goff at 278-1212 (home) or 278-1158 (work) or any of the dairy royalty.

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Family Fun At Lakeside Apple Fest

The Lakeside Apple Festival kicks off its sixth year of family fun on October 11 and 12.

On both days, the Old West comes to Lakeside via "Shadows of the Old West." This company will dazzle audiences of all ages with their reenactment of the Old West after the Civil War. The group will camp out for two days and perform several times each day.

An antique apple press will produce fresh, delicious apple cider for customers as they sample "All American" apple pie and other scrumptious baked goods, enjoy a home cooked meal, take a stroll through the vendors’ tents or enjoy a scenic view of the Endless Mountains. A hay ride through the beautiful fall colors is sure to entice the young as well as the young at heart.

New this year is a tractor show. Pat Baker welcomes you to bring your tractor to show off to one and all. "We think your tractor’s sexy, so come show it off," says Pat. If you are interested, contact Pat for information.

"The Lakeside Café has been a big success," says Pat. The café has featured such talented acts as Alisha Austin and Amy Gimmer. They will both be performing at the Lakeside Apple Festival throughout both days to give you a little taste of the café at Baker’s Country Store.

Think the activity schedule is already full? "The more the merrier!" says Pat Baker as she discusses the upcoming Lakeside Apple Festival. "We’d love to see a great turnout of vendors, both old and new." If you would like to be involved with the Lakeside Apple Festival, there’s still plenty of time and spaces available.

Baker’s Country Store is owned and operated by Dean and Pat Baker, hosts for the Lakeside Apple Festival.

For information about the festival, to make reservations, or to reserve vendor space call (570) 465–3343.

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Batter Up, "Waffle" On!

If you're planning a busy, fun-filled Columbus Day Weekend, don't forget that Endless Mountains Theatre Company is serving up something that's a "must see" – The Waffle Truth, a brand-new comedy by local playwright Jonathan Caws-Elwitt!

"Waffle" is a play in which something silly is happening every time you turn around. But don't turn around, because you won't want to miss a moment of this fast-paced parade of ridiculous characters, hilarious plot developments, and goofy surprises! The dialogue is full of quips and wordplay, which are complemented by the classic farce elements of slamming doors, mistaken identity, and wholesale confusion.

Three silly sisters, an eccentric aunt, and a persistent poetry professor form part of the cast of The Waffle Truth.

So don't be left waffle-less! Show up at Blue Ridge High School auditorium in New Milford for a heaping serving of wholesome nonsense. Performances are October 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. and October 12, at 4:00 p.m. And then mark your calendars ahead for the revival of Thursday Night Lifelike, EMTC's unique improv comedy show, which is slated resume the following week. For more information on EMTC activities, call 570-434-2422.

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Haunted Hollow Coming Soon

Harford Haunted Hollow has become one of the most popular of the area’s Halloween celebrations, and it just keeps getting better and better. This year’s haunting will be open to the brave of heart on two weekends (Friday and Saturday), October 17-18 and 24-25, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Spurred on by rave reviews from past hauntings (top rating from ghoulish youngsters), the team has come up with some fresh and wildly innovative ideas. For example "Night at the Fright Flicks" will use horror classics like "Friday the Thirteenth" and "The Nightmare on Elm Street" as the backdrop for special effects of a truly horrifying nature! Then there is the graveyard – and we all know what happens in graveyards on Halloween!

The slogan, "It’s not a drive-in, it’s a die-in" sets the tone. Come if you dare and bring all the kiddies for a screamingly scary (but safe) good time.

All this spookiness will happen at the Soldiers’ Orphan School, reached from Harford or Kingsley off Rte. 547. Look for signs at Soldiers’ Orphan School Road. Restorative, back-to-the-real-world refreshments will be available at the kiosk (cider, donuts, coffee).

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Civil War Veterans Memorial Service Set

A Civil War Veterans Memorial service will be held at the South Gibson United Methodist Church, South Gibson, PA as part of a combined worship service of the Lakeside, Gibson and South Gibson United Methodist Churches on Sunday, October 12, 11:30 a.m. Reverend Barbara Doan, pastor of the three churches, will officiate.

Following the church service, there will be an additional ceremony at the grave of Sgt. George Reed Resseguie in the South Gibson "Resseguie" Cemetery, just west of South Gibson on PA Rte. 92.

This program will honor all Civil War veterans. Relatives and descendants of Civil War veterans and all interested parties are urged to attend.

South Gibson is on PA Rte. 92, about three miles east toward Susquehanna from the Lenox Interchange of Interstate 81 exit 211.

The memorial services were initiated by George Reed Howard of Wilmington, Delaware to honor his great-grandfather, 1st Sgt. George Reed Resseguie, who fought in thirteen major Civil War battles, and to honor his regiment, the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

The 141st Regiment was comprised of volunteers from Susquehanna, Wayne and Bradford Counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and was one of the most honored regiments of the Civil War.

The original Commander of the Regiment was Col. (later General) Henry J. Madill, a lawyer from Towanda, PA. He later became a leading citizen of Towanda.

After his military service, Sgt. George Reed Resseguie returned to Susquehanna County, was a successful farmer and served one term in the Pennsylvania Legislature.

The memorial service will be presented by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), Camp #149 of West Chester, PA. Reserved members (uniformed) of the camp are from Company B, 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

Additional participation will be provided by Camp #8, Scranton, PA, SUVCW, by past Dept. Commander Joseph E. Long, Jr., of Duryea, PA and by Elk Mountain VFW, Lenox.

On Saturday, October 11, at 4 p.m. the participants plan to meet at the GAR Hall, Scranton, PA.

For further information, contact: G. Reed Howard, (302) 478–1004; Reverend Barbara Doan (570) 756–2319; Franklin B. Resseguie, (607) 724–0755.

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Flu Shots Offered

Senior Community Centers will again host flu shot clinics in Susquehanna County. Health Care Providers Endless Mountains Health Systems and Barnes-Kasson Hospital will provide the flu shot.

These flu shots are free of charge to those eligible for Medicare. Individuals must present their Medicare card for processing the claim. A nominal fee may be charged for those not eligible for Medicare and those present without their Medicare card. Registration is preferred by calling the Senior Center you are interested in attending. Additionally, if you have flu symptoms or are allergic to eggs, you will not be able to receive the vaccine.

The schedule is as follows: Lawton – 934-2575, October 20, 10-noon; Susquehanna/Lanesboro – 853-3967, October 22, 10-noon; Montrose – 278-4370, October 23, 10-noon; Lenoxville – 222-9550, October 23, 10 –noon; Great Bend (Blue Ridge) – 879-2896, October 27, 10-noon; Forest City – 785-3386, October 29, 1-3 p.m.

Senior Community Centers are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Services through a contract with the Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Tioga Counties Area Agency on Aging.

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Senior Citizen Fair To Highlight Resources

On October 16, County senior citizens are encouraged to come to St. Mark’s Parish Hall in New Milford to learn about the many and wide range of services that are available to them, either for free or at a minimal cost. "Oftentimes, services go unused because people – especially seniors – don’t know about them. The Fair intends to make sure that doesn’t happen," says Mary Ann Warren, New Milford Borough council member, director of the County Chamber of Commerce, and the Fair’s organizer.

Better yet, seniors can have someone drive them to the Fair for free. Susquehanna County Transportation has donated its time and vehicles to pick up and drop off those who want to attend. Seniors simply have to call 1-800-323-2051 or 853-4510 on or by Friday, October 10, to arrange for a ride.

The Senior Citizen Fair, sponsored by the New Milford Borough Council, will inform attendees about State, County and other services at their disposal. It brings together and features representatives from Senator Roger Madigan’s and Rep. Sandra Major’s offices, Barnes-Kasson Hospital, the Area Agency on Aging, Experience Works, AARP, First Energy, and other organizations. Services such as low-cost income tax preparation, the ins and outs of the PACE prescription drug program and property tax rebate information will be addressed, along with a lot of conveniences senior should take advantage of.

The Fair begins at 9:30 in the morning, and is expected to wrap up by 3 p.m. A light lunch will be served at no cost to seniors who attend.

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