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Senior Menu
Celebrate America Recycles Day
A G In Montrose
Capital Steps Performance To Benefit Women
Walking Tour Workshop Set
Children's Art Display
Farm City Feast Tradition Continues
FREE Compost Bins Still Available!
Cookie Carnival
Eastern Coyote Is Program Topic
Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
State Legislators To Meet With League
Bill Gregory Benefit
Children's Issues Conference Set
Holiday Craft Fair At Mt. View School


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.

HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS meet at Claverack, Montrose, at 7:00 P.M. Bill McVaugh will present a program entitled "Encouraging Children to Create Art". Children’s art will be on display. For info call 553-2500.

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.

AFRICAN VIOLET and Gesneriad Society meeting, Sunday, November 9, 2 p.m. at the Vestal Center United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Program will be a slide show. For info, call Lee at (607) 754–6235. All are welcome.

November 11

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION, Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. A recognition service of those living veterans currently serving or having served. All are welcome.

November 13

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School auditorium, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co. Free admission. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S ISSUES Conference, Thursday, November 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dryer Hall, Montrose Bible Conference. For info or reservations (required) call 278–4600, ext. 6.

November 13 – 15

THE PRESIDENT’S NEW CLOTHES, a musical comedy, November 13 through 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School auditorium. Admission. Advance reservations available, call 853–4692 or 853–4921, ext. 2344 or 2399. All are welcome.

November 14

COOKIE CARNIVAL at Montrose Library, Friday November 14, 11am until sold out. Proceeds will benefit the Library and Historical Society's Capital Fund.

November 15

HAM DINNER, Saturday, November 15, 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, November 15, 4:30 p.m. to ?? at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. Preschoolers free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

PANCAKE DINNER, Saturday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Methodist Church. Children under five free (with adult). All are welcome.

November 22

LANESBORO COMMUNITY CHURCH, Presbyterian U.S.A., will take orders for their annual Thanksgiving pie sale until Saturday, November 22, by calling Grace Brown at 853-3007 or Ruth Stevens at 853-3449.

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Senior Menu November 10 - 14

Monday, November 10: pork chops with mushroom gravy, whole parslied potatoes, Italian blend vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, November 11: Centers closed; Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November 12: vegetable lasagna, coleslaw, dinner roll, mandarin oranges.

Thursday, November 13: chicken casserole, cranberry juice, bran muffin, cherry pie/cherries.

Friday, November 14: meatball with tomato sauce, French green beans, potato salad, hot dog bun, applesauce.

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Celebrate America Recycles Day

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center will hold an open house on Friday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate America Recycles Day.

America Recycles Day (ARD) is a national all-volunteer, non-profit organization that sponsors this annual campaign with the goal of educating and encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. Since it inception seven years ago, the ARD campaign has grown substantially in participation and now encourages recycling activities throughout the U.S. and several territories. Last year, residents in every state of the nation participated in America Recycles Day and pledged to recycle.

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center will be conducting tours, providing refreshments and handouts during their America Recycles Day program on November 14. The theme this year is "Thank You Volunteers," recognizing the many volunteers who were instrumental in helping to establish recycling in the county.

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center is located at 5 Ellsworth Drive, Montrose. Phone: (570) 278-3589.

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A G In Montrose

Attorney General Mike Fisher announced that representatives of his Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available to answer questions from the public in Susquehanna County on Monday, November 10, from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. in the Commissioner’s meeting room at the courthouse, Montrose.

The Bureau of Consumer Protection deals with a wide range of consumer issues, including vehicle purchases and repairs, disputes between contractors and consumers, deceptive advertising and landlord-tenant disputes.

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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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Children's Art Display

A program entitled "Encouraging Children to Create Art" will be presented by Bill McVaugh on Thursday, November 6, 7:00 P.M. at the Claverack Building East of Montrose. McVaugh has long been interested in promoting local children’s art and recently produced a very successful showing in the Choconut area.

The program is sponsored by Hill Country Artists, who will hold a short business meeting prior to the program. The public is invited to come and encourage the young artists. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Rita Eddy at 553-2500.

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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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Cookie Carnival

Anyone who has a sweet tooth should make sure to drop by the library in Montrose on Friday, November 14! The Tri-County Human Services Adult Partialization Program will be selling a rainbow of cookies, from 11am until they are sold out. These delicious, homemade treats always go fast, so come early for the best selection! Proceeds will benefit the Library and Historical Society's Capital Fund.

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Eastern Coyote Is Program Topic

The Eastern Coyote (pictured) will be the topic of a program to be held at Salt Springs State Park, on Saturday, November 8, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Furs, mounts, skulls and other artifacts will be used, along with a slide presentation and discussion exploring the lifestyle of the Eastern Coyote. Common misconceptions and myths surrounding this animal will also be examined. The program will be presented by Broome County Parks and Recreation Department Naturalist Tom Tasber.

Reservations are required. For more information, or to make reservations, call Salt Springs State Park at (570) 967-7275.

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Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

A staff member of State Senator Roger A. Madigan will host an outreach Nov. 14, 11:00 AM to 12:00 P.M. at the Susquehanna County Annex, 31 Public Ave., Montrose to give area residents an opportunity to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.

A representative will also be available, from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead, on the same day.

No appointment is necessary for either affair.

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State Legislators To Meet With League

The League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County has invited the five legislators who represent this county in Harrisburg to attend its November membership meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 6 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Endless Mountains Health System Community Room, 78 Grow Avenue, Montrose.

This "Meet and Talk with Your Legislators" event, held annually in the fall, allows League members and the general public to learn of upcoming legislative issues and to discuss them with their legislators in Harrisburg. In the past, issues discussed have included tax reform, property taxes and the equitable funding of the public school system.

The League has already received confirmations of their attendance from the three state representatives representing Susquehanna County – Sandra Major, Tina Pickett, and Jim Wansacz.

The public is cordially invited to join League members in what promises to be an interesting and enlightening discussion of state legislative issues.

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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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