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Senior Menu
Open House At Resource Center
At Home With Flowers
Capital Steps Performance To Benefit Women
Walking Tour Workshop Set
Trick Or Treat "Safety Stop"
Farm City Feast Tradition Continues
FREE Compost Bins Still Available!
Susky Library Sets New Story Hour
Harry Potter Party
Candlelight Vigil For Fallen Firefighter
Montrose Boro Sets Halloween Curfew
Bill Gregory Benefit
Children's Issues Conference Set
Holiday Craft Fair At Mt. View School


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 2

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 2, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

FIELD DAY, Sunday, November 2 at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, following pancake breakfast. Shotgun: trap, lucky X, bulls eye. Rifle: running and standing deer. Hams and turkeys. 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.

November 6

MEET WITH YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS, Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Room, 78 Grow Ave., Montrose. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. All are welcome.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. at Montrose Area High School auditorium. Free admission. Presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co. All are welcome.

November 7

BEEF CATTLE SALE, Friday, November 7 at the Penn State College of Agricultural Science Beef-Sheep Center, Orchard Road, University Park. For info, call 814–863–2701.

TIMELESS MASTERPIECES, Friday, November 7, 8:00 p.m. at the F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. Pre-concert talk by musicologist Peter Wynne at 7:00. For ticket info call 457–8301. All are welcome.

MUSIC FOR MUNCHKINS at the Northern Wayne Library, Friday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. All preschoolers welcome, free of charge. To register (required) call 798-2444.

November 8

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, November 8, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Mt. View Elementary School. Bake sale, raffle, child-sitting available. All are welcome.

BAZAAR, BAKE SALE & LUNCHEON, Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Flea market. All are welcome.

HYMN SING, Saturday, November 8, 7 p.m. at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. A freewill offering will be taken. All are welcome.

COYOTES! A program presented by Tom Tasber, Saturday, November 8, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Admission. Pre-register by calling 967–7275. All are welcome.

BENEFIT for William (Bill) Gregory, Saturday, November 8, 1 p.m. to ? at the Montrose Fire Hall. Music, door prizes, bake sale, raffles, dinner. All are welcome.

ARTHRITIS IN THE PRIME OF LIFE symposium, Saturday, November 8, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, Philadelphia. For info call the Arthritis Foundation, (215) 564–9800, ext. 117.

TIMELESS MASTERPIECES, Saturday, November 8, 8:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Pre-concert talk by musicologist Peter Wynne at 7:00. For ticket info call 457–8301. All are welcome.

November 9

LATE FALL WALK, Sunday, November 9, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Hike and search for birds, animals preparing for winter and fallen leaves. All are welcome.

TRAP & FIELD DAY, Sunday, November 9, at the Canawacta Rod & Gun Club. Lucky X shotgun, running deer rifle. Win turkey or ham. Food and beverages available. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu November 3 - 7

Monday, November 3: breaded chicken, macaroni salad, V-8 juice, sliced carrots, hamburg bun, chocolate cream pie/diet chocolate pudding.

Tuesday, November 4: Salisbury steak with noodles, pickled beets, wheat bread, orange juice, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, November 5: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, pineapple chunks.

Thursday, November 6: ham slice, potato salad, asparagus, dinner roll, lemon meringue pie/peach slices.

Friday, November 7: stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, green beans, rye bread, tropical fruit.

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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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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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Walking Tour Workshop Set

The Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development (SCDED) is hosting Walking Tour 101, a workshop focusing on how to develop a community walking tour on November 18, 7 p.m. in the conference room of the County Office Building, Public Avenue, Montrose.

"We’re pleased to offer our communities an opportunity to learn more about developing events that will both increase our residents’ appreciation of the historic aspects of their communities, and also offer visitors an introduction to our heritage," says Justin Taylor, SCDED Director. "Visitors drawn into an area by events such as walking tours will also take advantage of retail services in that community."

Keynote presenter for the Walking Tour 101 workshop is Susan Cabot, Deputy Director of Preservation Pennsylvania, a statewide historic preservation, nonprofit organization. Ms. Cabot will discuss which type of walking tour best suits each community’s resources, provide information on how to organize the project, and suggest ways to market the tour to local residents, heritage tourists and educators. Bob Veleker, Director of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region will discuss funding the project through local support and through grants.

While there is no charge for the event, reservations are requested. To register, or obtain more information, please contact the SCDED at (570) 278-4600, ext. 558.

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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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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.

Farmer Joe Peck will entertain you "til the cows come home" at Farm City Feast.

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. The Cooperative Extension annual meeting is free.

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.

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FREE Compost Bins Still Available!

Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County’s Master Gardeners will be teaching two classes on composting and rewarding each family that attends with a free compost bin provided by DEP.

Master Gardeners Marilyn Race, Yvonne Lord and Ellen O’Malley are shown distributing compost bins.

Classes will be held on Saturday, November 8, at 9 or 11 in the downstairs conference room of the County Office Building. Pre-registration is required as there are a limited number of bins available. There is no cost and you will take home all the knowledge and equipment needed to begin composting! To pre-register please call 278-1158.

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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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Bill Gregory Benefit

A benefit for William (Bill) Gregory will be held Saturday, November 8, 1 p.m. to ?, at the Montrose Fire Hall.

There will be a dinner, bake sale, door prizes, raffles and music by "Tunes By Two."

Admission is adults $10.00, children $5.00.

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may do so at any Community Bank and Trust Office, c/o William Gregory Benefit Fund.

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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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Holiday Craft Fair At Mt. View School

The annual Mountainview Country/Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 8, at the Mountain View Elementary School, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature a large number and variety of crafters. A bake sale and raffle will also be going on during the fair.

Child-sitting services will be available to shoppers, at a nominal fee, from 10:00 to 2:00.

Proceeds from the fair help the Elementary PTO sponsor many student activities, so come out with your support.

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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