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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.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a spontaneous live comedy presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School auditorium. Free admission. All are welcome.
ANTIQUES APPRAISAL NIGHT, Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church Parish House, Church St., Montrose. For ticket info, call the Susquehanna County Historical Society, 2781881. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, October 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the HallsteadGreat 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.
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 2532536. 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 Tonis Restaurant, Montrose. Breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. For info call 2789534. All are welcome.
HARVEST FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Community Center. Crafts, entertainment, more. Free admission. All are welcome.
BLUEGRASS CONCERT, featuring "Spare Parts," Saturday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall. Admission. Refreshments available. Bring a lawn chair. For info call 7273198. All are welcome.
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.
AN EVENING OF GOSPEL MUSIC by Mr. David Phelps, Sunday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Main St., New Milford. All are welcome.
LUNCHEON, Thursday, October 23, at noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Sponsored by the Bag Ladies. Proceeds benefit the Baptist Church. All are welcome.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a spontaneous live comedy presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Thursday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School auditorium. Free admission. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, family style, Thursday, October 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
October 23 & 24
AARP DRIVER SAFETY program, October 23 and 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, Rte. 247 and Como Rd. For info or to register, call Irene Messinger, 7982938.
October 24 & 25
HAUNTED HOLLOW, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Soldiers Orphan School, Orphan School Road, Harford. Admission. All are welcome.
HAUNTED STUDIO TOUR, October 24 and 25 presented by the Wyoming County Players at the Whipple Dance Studio, Tunkhannock. Tours from 6:30 p.m., every half hour until 9 p.m., midnight tour on Saturday. Admission. All are welcome.
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LADIES RETREAT, October 24 through 26 at Montrose Bible Conference, featuring the ministry of Christine Wyrtzen. For info call 2781001.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, October 25, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
HALLOWEEN PROGRAM, Saturday, October 25 at the Northern Wayne Community Library, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for children grades K-3 and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for grades 4-8. Call 798-2444 for info or to register (required).
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. Advance ticket sales, contact Donna Potter at 2894196.
HALLOWEEN FUN RUN on the Stourbridge Line, departing from Honesdale at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For info, call the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 2531960. All are welcome.
EXHIBIT/LECTURE on the Great Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902, Saturday, October 25, 2:30 p.m. at the PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton. Admission. For info call 9634804 or visit www.anthracitemuseum.org.
NEW MILFORD CEMETERY cleanup day, Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. Bring leaf rake. Owners, remove any flowers or plants you do not want discarded. Rain date, November 1.
COSTUME CONTEST, Saturday, October 25, 4:30 p.m. at the New Milford tennis courts in the park. Prizes for most original, scariest and prettiest. Sponsored by Columbia Hose Co. as a Parade of Lights event. All are welcome.
ROAST BEEF DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, October 25, at the Susquehanna Methodist Church, Main St. Bazaar begins at 1:00 p.m.; takeouts, 4:30 p.m. Serving 5:00 p.m. until ? All are welcome.
HALLOWEEN PARTY, Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Books, refreshments, treats. For info call the Literacy office, 2789027 or 4652880.
Monday, October 20: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, asparagus, dinner roll peaches.
Tuesday, October 21: vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, pineapple juice, rye bread, chocolate pudding, diet chocolate pudding.
Wednesday, October 22: chicken fricassee, three-bean salad, V-8 juice, biscuit, tropical fruit.
Thursday, October 23: seasoned pork chops, parslied whole potatoes, pickled beets, wheat bread, Boston cream pie/diet pears.
Friday, October 24; brown bag day; sweet and sour chicken with rice, corn, tossed salad, white bread, cream puffs, diet vanilla pudding.
Remember the good old days of last winter, when Thursday night meant something fun in Montrose? Well, those days have returned, as Endless Mountains Theatre Company revives its weekly, live comedy show, Thursday Night Lifelike (TNL)!
Thursday Night Lifelike Fall 2003 season will begin on October 16 and continue up through and including November 20. For those keeping count, that's six consecutive Thursdays of spontaneous skits, logical nonsense, unique improv and audience participation.
Manny Tikitz can always draw a crowd.
TNL is happening at a new location this time around the Montrose Area High School auditorium. "New location, same ridiculous goings-on," explains host Manny Tikitz. "And don't forget, every show is different that's what they have in common," Tikitz adds.
Thursday Night Lifelike happens at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For more confusion visit www.epix.net/~hce/tikitz.html.
The public is cordially invited to the next meeting of The Garden Club of Montrose, to learn from a professional how to have beauty with flowers all year long, with minimum expense.
On Monday, November 3, Suzi Maxey, owner of "The Lily Pad" will show how to combine dried and/or painted branches and other natural materials with fresh blooms for quick, easy designs for the home. The program will be held at 2:00 p.m., following the 1:00 p.m. meeting in the downstairs meeting room of Peoples National Bank. Those attending should park at the rear of the bank. After the program, light refreshments will be served.
If more information is needed, contact Brenna Aileo, garden club president, at 278-9703 or Gladys Bennett, vice-president, at 278-3106.
District Eight Business and Professional Womens 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 womens centers and shelters throughout the ten Northeastern Pennsylvania counties which comprise the PA/BPWs District Eight.
The Washington, D.C. based group known for its song parodies about political personalities and topics, will perform as part of District Eights special project to help women.
Nationally the BPW has long been known for its advocacy of womens 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 womens 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 womens 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 womens 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.
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 evenings 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 youre 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 others way of life.
A trick or treat safety stop will be offered October 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Main St., New Milford.
A free pumpkin reflector necklace will be given to all children in costumes, a RN will be on hand to treat minor injuries, a lost child station will be set up for children who get separated from their parents or group, and hot beverages and refreshments will be available under the tents in the courtyard.
On Saturday, October 25, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. grades K to 3 are invited to participate in a candy hunt at Northern Wayne Community Library. Snacks, games and a Halloween story will also be included.
Starting at 11:30 and continuing until 12:30, grades 4 to 8 are asked to help solve many chilling mysteries such as a scavenger hunt and spooky games.
Registration is mandatory and can be done by calling the library at 7982444. These programs are open to children grades K-8 and are free of charge. Costumes are optional and Halloween treats are awarded to all that participate.
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 TREHABs 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 communitys 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.
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 7982444.
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.
All four candidates for the office of Susquehanna County Commissioner have accepted an invitation from the countys League of Women Voters to participate in a Candidate Debate, on Wednesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose. The public is invited to participate in this special League meeting.
Roberta Kelly, Susquehanna, Jeffrey Loomis, Montrose, Katherine Shelly, Thompson, and Maryann Warren, New Milford, are the four Primary winners, who will field a series of questions formulated by a committee of representative county residents. The League will serve as host and moderator for the event.
"If you have a vision for Susquehanna County, its important to learn who these candidates are and how they measure up to your vision," says League President Ruth Wilmarth. "It is your right and your privilege to learn about who they are and what they stand for, so you can go to the polls in November and vote for those who you believe would best represent you."
The Susquehanna County Republican Committee will be holding their annual Fall Rally on Sunday, October 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Inn in Clifford.
This years guest speaker will be Pennsylvania Attorney General Candidate Joe Peters. This will be a great opportunity to hear the story of Joes distinguished law enforcement career, starting as a beat cop in Scranton and working his way up to the Presidents drug task force.
Also expected to be in attendance are Congressman Don Sherwood, Senator Charles Lemmond, Senator Roger Madigan, Representatives Sandra Major and Tina Pickett and Superior Court Candidate Susan Gantman.
Chairman Ivan Burman invites all interested parties to attend this event to give commissioner candidates Roberta Kelly and Jeff Loomis and other county candidates an enthusiastic send off into their final two weeks of the campaign.
Tickets and reservations can be made by calling 570-756-2406.
The annual meeting of the Friends of Salt Springs Park will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the Wheaton House in the park. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The meeting will feature a short program highlighting two activities which have occupied the Friends this year planning for handicap access to the Fall Brook Gorge and the E3 environmental education program
Landscape architect and consultant Michael Haas will discuss his concept for handicap access to Fall Brook Gorge.
Program coordinator Nancy Wottrich will talk about the Earth, Ecology and Environment program, a new environmental education program being offered to fourth grade classes in Susquehanna County schools. Piloted in the Spring of 2003, the program has met with an enthusiastic s response from students and teachers alike.
Harford Haunted Hollow has become one of the most popular of the areas Halloween celebrations, and it just keeps getting better and better. This years 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, "Its not a drive-in, its 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).
Childrens Issues In a Changing World II, the annual educational conference for parents and professionals sponsored by the Susquehanna County Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Susquehanna County Children and Youth Services will be held Thursday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dryer Hall, Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose, PA.
Doctor Kathy Woodward, pediatrician and Director of In-Patient Adolescent Services at Childrens National Medical Center, Washington, DC, will be the main speaker for the morning session. She will lecture on strategies to educate adolescents on the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV infections. Dr. Woodwards "down to earth, tell it like it is" style of speaking appeals to both adults and adolescents.
Three workshops will be presented in the afternoon: 1) Role of effective advocacy and the multi-disciplinary approach, presented by Doctor Donald Golden and Katherine Stocki, MS Ed; 2) Anxiety in children, presented by Thomas Sheeran, LCSW; 3) Amber Alert and internet safety, presented by Corporal Robert Stoud and Trooper Derrick Forzard of the PA State Police.
Co-sponsors for this years conference are Susquehanna County Safe Kids Chapter, Parents Information Resource Center (PIRC) and Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS).
There is no cost for the conference and both regular continuing education credits and social worker credits will be available for a nominal fee. Registration deadline is October 27. Contact Charmarie Bisel at (570) 2784600, ext. 6, or Beverly Bennett at (570) 2783889 for more information.
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.
On October 16, County senior citizens are encouraged to come to St. Marks 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 dont know about them. The Fair intends to make sure that doesnt happen," says Mary Ann Warren, New Milford Borough council member, director of the County Chamber of Commerce, and the Fairs 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 Madigans and Rep. Sandra Majors 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.
Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow? Here's your chance to participate in a similarly entertaining and informative event! The Susquehanna County Historical Committee's Antiques Appraisal Night will be held on Thursday, October 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Montrose. The appraiser is Mr. Richard Axtell, of Deposit, NY. Mr. Axtell has assisted several museums in furnishing and appraising their contents, has received historical preservation awards, and is a charter member of Sothebys.com.
Mr. Axtell at a previous Antiques Appraisal night.
Mr. Axtell will appraise all items in random order. The first 100 tickets are good for one admission and appraisal of one item, and the next 20 are for admission (observation) only. Check with the Historical Society at the main library building in Montrose (278-1881) for ticket availability (they will not be sold at the door). Proceeds will benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association Capital Fund.
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