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Senior Menu
Thanksgiving Dinner For Area Seniors
Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet
Lenoxville Senior Center News
Walking Tour Workshop Set
Grant Writing Workshops Set
Farm City Feast Tradition Continues
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Scheduled


November 20

TURKEY PARTY, Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Free admission. All are welcome.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a spontaneous live comedy presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School auditorium. Free admission. All are welcome.

November 21

HILLBILLY HANKERIN’, Friday, November 21, 8:00 p.m. at the Windsor High School auditorium, presented by the Class of 2004. Tickets available at the door. All are welcome.

THANKSGIVING PACT, Friday, November 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Crafts, stories, refreshments. For info or reservations call the Literacy office, 465–2880 or 278–9027.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, November 21, 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, November 21, 6:00 p.m. in the Barnes-Kasson Hospital conference room. All are welcome.

November 21 & 22

TORREY HOME Christmas Boutique, 5 Locust St., Montrose will be open November 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Hand-crafted gifts, decorations, and baked goods. For info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.

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.

November 23

THANKSGIVING DINNER by Good News Lunch for seniors and those in need of a good meal, Sunday, November 23, 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St. New Milford.

ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING service, Sunday, November 23, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. All are welcome.

November 25

AMERICAN LEGION POST 86 Auxiliary meeting, Tuesday, November 25. Covered dish at 6:30, meeting at 7:00. Please bring $5.00 gift to wrap for Resource Center.

November 28 & 29

TORREY HOME Christmas Boutique, 5 Locust St., Montrose will be open November 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Hand-crafted gifts, decorations, and baked goods. For info call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.

November 29 & 30

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, November 29 and 30 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info or reservations call 283–2195.

November 30

JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK, Sunday, November 30, in Dunmore. For info, call the Arthritis Foundation, 832–2888. All are welcome.

A UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS, Sunday, November 30, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, Scranton. For info or reservations (requested) call 963–4804. All are welcome.

COUNTRY STYLE, all-you-can eat breakfast, Sunday, November 30, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. All are welcome.

SIGHT IN RANGE & Running Deer, Sunday, November 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Targets provided. Range master present to help sight in. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu November 24 - 28

Monday, November 24: Thanksgiving dinner for all Centers except Lenoxville; sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing, buttered green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll with butter, V-8 juice, pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Lenoxville: sloppy Joe, green peas, coleslaw, hamburger bun, pumpkin pie/diet butterscotch pudding.

Tuesday, November 25: baked pork chop, mashed potatoes, spinach, dinner roll, applesauce.

Wednesday, November 26: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, rye bread, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, November 27: Centers closed for holiday.

Friday, November 28: Centers closed for holiday.

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Thanksgiving Dinner For Area Seniors

Senior Citizens from the greater New Milford area are invited to Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 23, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main St., New Milford, at 5:00 p.m. This is the second annual dinner sponsored by the religious congregations of New Milford and precedes the community-wide Thanksgiving Service, which will be held at St. Mark’s at 7:00 p.m.

The festive dinner is a part of the Good News Lunch program sponsored by the New Milford congregations. Preparing and serving the dinner are the First Baptist Church, St. John’s R. C. Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church.


Pictured (l-r) : Bob Sainato, Pastor Riley, and Lorraine James prepare for the Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors in New Milford on Sunday, November 23.

"Our parishioners have been preparing this special dinner for some time," said the Rev. Louis Kaminski, pastor of St. John’s Church. "It has been amazing to witness members of our four parishes come together to plan the menu and portion out the various tasks. This year we are expecting a large crowd for both the dinner and the worship service."

"Each congregation has taken responsibility for some part of the event," reports Joan Flint of St. Mark’s who is acting as coordinator. "St. Mark’s is providing the turkey, stuffing and gravy; First Baptist will bring the mashed potatoes and coleslaw; United Methodist will provide the veggies, fruit breads, and holiday favors; and, St. John’s will supply the desserts. And, word has it, Pastor Riley is brewing a special hot cider."

The combined youth groups from the parishes will serve as greeters and servers.

"This dinner is open to all seniors," said Lorraine James of St. John’s and, with a twinkle in her eye, she added, "we don’t plan to have anyone at the door checking ID’s."

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Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Susquehanna County will hold its annual fall banquet, Thursday, November 20, 6:00 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference Tea Room.

The featured speaker will be Mr. Bob Longenecker, Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne and Pike Counties for 13 years. Special music will be provided by Mr. Russell Sears and Mr. Phil Winn.

Mr. Bob Longenecker

A delicious tender eye of roast beef dinner will be served. Reservations may be made by calling 278–9159 on or before November 17.

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Lenoxville Senior Center News

October 9 was a beautiful, warm and sunny day. It was unusually low attendance, partly due to Alice Everitt’s mystery trip, and Pastor Don and Doris Bartholomay have gone to their winter home in Greenwich, NY.

We were very happy to have Dolores and Jack Rettberg back for a day. Since then, George McKee has been in and happily out of the veterans’ hospital in good shape.

Gene and Rose Wagner are again filling their regular niches in our weekly sessions.

To end the month on the 30th, we were very busy with a Halloween party, featuring a mystery "Spider Woman" and graced by a very authentic "Maid Marion" of Robin Hood fame, and plenty of other well costumed masqueraders. At the same time we held an "in house," white-elephant Chinese auction. What great fun and a very profitable day!

We had a brown bag day on November 11. We went shopping at Wal-Mart and Target, with lunch at Country Buffet. Dr. Bordeaux will be speaking on diabetes on the 20th. We will have our monthly blood pressure screening, North Central Sight Services will be there doing eye screenings, and Endless Mountains Health Systems will do fall and balance screenings.

Words of wisdom, blind blessing, to quote Robert Burns, the poet. "Oh what a gift, the giftee gives us. To see ourselves as others see us. Our self-esteem would be revised – and old friends would be ostracized."

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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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Grant Writing Workshops Set

Towanda, PA - A series of grant writing workshops designed to help prospective new partners of Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) more effectively seek funding and understand EMHR's meaning and mission will start later this month.

"The workshops are open to everyone who would like to learn more about the Pennsylvania Heritage Park Program and EMHR," explained EMHR Executive Director Bob Veleker. "We also provide additional information on other funding sources."

The workshops are scheduled in each of the four counties the Heritage Region encompasses: Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming.

The local workshops are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 14, in Tunkhannock Public Library in Wyoming County, and from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov.18 in the Susquehanna County Office Building, 31 Public Ave., Montrose.

An opportunity for those who cannot attend weekday workshop sessions is slated from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 22, at the EMHR office, 10 Park St., Towanda.

For more information contact Endless Mountains Heritage Region at 570-265-1528.

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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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Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Scheduled

The Garden Club of Montrose is going to help you get ready for Christmas! Fresh evergreens, pinecones and other dried and painted plant material, ribbons and candles will be supplied at a workshop to create a beautiful holiday arrangement for home or as a gift. Bring your favorite small container or pick from an assortment at the workshop.

Accredited Life Flower Show Judge Gladys Bennett and Accredited Master Flower Show Judge Shirley Andre will direct the workshop and will be assisted by other members of the garden club. The fee, payable at the door, includes all supplies and light refreshments. Bring scissors or clippers if you have them.

Two design workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 10, at Montrose Square Apartments. The afternoon session will be at 3:00 p.m. and the evening session at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are a must as space is limited. Call garden club president Brenna Aileo at 278-9703 or vice-president Gladys Bennett at 278-3106 to secure your place.

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