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Senior Menu
Open House At Resource Center
At Home With Flowers
Capital Steps Performance To Benefit Women
Farm City Feast Tradition Continues
Trick Or Treat "Safety Stop"
Halloween Program At N. Wayne Library
Drugs Are Scary Scarecrow Contest
Susky Library Sets New Story Hour
Harry Potter Party
Candlelight Vigil For Fallen Firefighter
Montrose Boro Sets Halloween Curfew
Annual Meeting At Salt Springs Park
Children's Issues Conference Set
Flu Shots Offered


October 22

LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 86 meeting, Wednesday, October 22. Covered dish 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:00 p.m.

October 23

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, 798–2938.

October 24

ADULT HALLOWEEN PARTY, Friday, October 24, 7 p.m. to ? at the Moose Club, Susquehanna. Admission. Proceeds benefit Junior Sabers. All are welcome (must be 21).

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, October 24, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

EMHR Interpretation and Education Affinity Group meeting, Friday, October 24, 10 a.m. at Old Mill Village, New Milford. Registration begins at 9:30. For info, call Endless Mountains Heritage Region, 265–1528. All are welcome.

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.

October 24 – 26

LADIES RETREAT, October 24 through 26 at Montrose Bible Conference, featuring the ministry of Christine Wyrtzen. For info call 278–1001.

October 25

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 289–4196.

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, 253–1960. 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 963–4804 or visit

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 PARADE and party, Saturday, October 25, 4:00 p.m. in Thompson. Parade lineup at the old firehouse. Children ages 0-12 welcome.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 25, at Grace Lutheran Church, School St., Hop Bottom. Takeouts available 3:30, sit-down 4:30. All are welcome.

PASTA DINNER, Saturday, October 25, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Church Parish Hall, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

PARADE OF LIGHTS, Saturday, October 25, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in New Milford. Costume contest at 4:30, giant parade at 7 p.m. Food, hay rides, haunted house, more. All are welcome.

SUSQUEHANNA SESQUICENTENNIAL time capsule will be buried, Saturday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. at the boro building. All are welcome.

CRAFT SHOW, Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Area High School. Parking and admission are free. Lunch available. All are welcome.

October 26

HALLOWEEN PARADE, Sunday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. in Susquehanna. Lineup at the Memorial Board in the Shops Plaza. Prizes, cider, donuts. All are welcome.

AUCTION, Saturday, October 26 at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. Look 10-12, sale 1:00. Any/all sports items; donation/consignment contact Leon, (570) 879–2408. All are welcome.

October 27

LEAF COLLECTION for the Boro of Montrose, beginning October 27. Grass along the road must be trimmed before leaves are raked into ditches. For further info call the Boro office, 278–2442.

October 28

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, 278–9027 or 465–2880.

October 29

NE PA ENVIRONMENTAL Partners dinner, Wednesday, October 29 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre. For reservations or info call the PA Environmental Council, 718–6507.

October 29 & 30

COMPREHENSIVE INTERNATIONAL Residential Code Training Program, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30 at The Settlers Inn, Hawley. To register, call the Wayne County Builders Assoc., 775–7393.

October 30

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, October 30, 7:30 p.m. at Montrose Area High School. Free admission. Presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co. All are welcome.

KIWANIS HALLOWEEN PARADE, Thursday, October 30, in Montrose. 5:30 lineup, 6:00 start, from Andre’s Agway to the United Firemen’s Hall. All are welcome.

October 31

TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY STOP, Friday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Main St., New Milford. All are welcome.

THOMPSON BORO Trick or Treat time will be on Friday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

HOP BOTTOM BORO Trick or Treat time will be on Friday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

OAKLAND BORO Trick or Treat time will be on Friday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SUSQUEHANNA BORO Trick or Treat time will be on Friday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MONTROSE BORO Trick or Treat time will be on Friday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 31 - November 1

QUILT-IN-A-WEEKEND, October 31 through November 1 at Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278–1001. Ladies of all ages welcome.

HALLOWEEN DANCE, Friday, October 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Music by "Windy Creek." All are welcome; must be 21.

November 1

TURKEY DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, November 1 at the United Methodist Church, 64 State St., Nicholson. Bazaar opens at 1:00 p.m. Takeouts start at 3:30, dining service begins a 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elk Lake School. Vendors, quilt show, refreshments available. Sponsored by the Springville Area Women’s Club. All are welcome.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, country style, Saturday, November 1, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Aratat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

November 3

AT HOME WITH FLOWERS demonstration, presented by the Garden Club of Montrose, Monday, November 3, 2:00 p.m. at the downstairs meeting room of Peoples National Bank, Montrose. Call 278–9703 for info. All are welcome.

November 4

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT Group meeting, Tuesday, November 4, 11:00 at the County Office Building downstairs conference room. For info call 1-800-982-4346.

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Senior Menu October 27 - 31

Monday, October 27: Swedish meatballs, noodles, spinach, V-8 juice, rye bread, pineapple tidbits.

Tuesday, October 28: breaded fish, stewed tomatoes, hamburg bun, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, October 29: Italian sausage with peppers and onions, cabbage salad, orange juice, hot dog bun, custard/diet vanilla pudding.

Thursday, October 30: roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, blueberry muffin, peach halves.

Friday, October 31: goulash, waxed beans, tossed salad, wheat bread, pear halves.

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Open House At Resource Center

The Parent and Child Resource Center, Susquehanna, will be having an open house to celebrate their few facility at 232 Erie Boulevard (the former office of Dr. DellaValle). The public is invited to attend on Wednesday, October 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The center provides parenting classes, through Children and Youth Services. To contact the center, call 853–4088.

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At Home With Flowers

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.

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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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Trick Or Treat "Safety Stop"

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.

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Halloween Program At N. Wayne Library

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 798–2444. 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.

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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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Susky Library Sets New Story Hour

The Susquehanna Branch Library will be hosing a story hour for children four to six years of age, on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., beginning November 5. Parent must have a valid library card to register their child. Class size is limited. Registration begins immediately at the library.

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Harry Potter Party

All Harry Potter fans, both children and adults, are invited to a special Halloween Party on Friday, October 31, from 4-5 p.m., in the Children's Room of the Susquehanna County Library in Montrose. Admirers of J.K. Rowling's series of books will enjoy the many activities planned. The party is early, so children can go trick-or-treating afterwards.

This year, participants are asked to register ahead of time (there's no charge). To sign up, just visit the Library, or call 278-1881.

Your Harry Potter hosts, Sybill Trelawney (children's librarian Fran Allen) and Gilderoy Lockhart (systems librarian Hilary Caws-Elwitt) are planning a fun-filled hour with games and refreshments.

Come in costume if you'd like and bring your friends and family for lots of fun!

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Candlelight Vigil For Fallen Firefighter

A candlelight vigil will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m., at the former site of the Northern Wayne Fire Company in Lakewood, PA, to pay tribute to Brother Fallen Firefighter Edmund E. Malinski, who died in the line of duty while fighting a structure fire on November 4, 2002.

Any fire company members attending are asked to please be in their company uniform. All are welcome.

If any further information is needed please feel free to contact Deborah Smith at (570) 798–2735.

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Montrose Boro Sets Halloween Curfew

Montrose Borough Council has enacted a resolution providing for a curfew for minors on Halloween Night. It gives the mayor authority to set times for Trick or Treating and the police more power in making necessary arrest to insure everyone’s safety. This year’s time is set for 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 31. There will be no Trick or Treating on Thursday, October 30 after the Kiwanis Halloween Parade.

Parents are urged to use light colored or reflective materials when designing costumes and to use flashlights when moving about the town. Please respect the property of others and only Halloween at those houses that are known or have the front lights on. The curfew will be enforced by the state and local police and fire police will be on hand to assist those needing it.

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Annual Meeting At Salt Springs Park

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.

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Children's Issues Conference Set

Children’s 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 Children’s 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 (STD’s) and HIV infections. Dr. Woodward’s "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 year’s 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) 278–4600, ext. 6, or Beverly Bennett at (570) 278–3889 for more information.

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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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