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Senior Menu
Mt. View/Harford Alumni Dinner
An Endless Ride For The Children
Nature Walk At Shelly Preserve
Good News Lunch For Senior Citizens
Medication Management At Senior Centers
Friends Of County Fund Raiser Set
Hazardous Household Waste Collection
Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches


September 21 & 22

AARP SAFE DRIVING Class, September 21 and 22 at the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend. Reservations required, call 465–7375.

September 22

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, September 22, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

September 23

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

ENDLESS MOUNTAINS Heritage Region annual dinner, Thursday, September 23, 6 p.m. at the Sullivan County Agricultural Building. Call 2651528 for info. RAIL-TRAIL Council meeting, Thursday, September 23, at The Corner Bistro, Carbondale. Dinner at 6, meeting at 7. For info call 7857245. All are welcome.

September 24

DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, September 24, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, September 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.

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

ADULT SOCK HOP, Friday, September 24, 6:00 p.m. at the Neumann Center, Choconut. Music, prizes, contests, raffle. For info call 5534237. All are welcome.

September 25

CABBAGE ROLL DINNER, Saturday, September 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Dimock Community Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, September 25, 9 a.m. to noon (bag sale) at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.

SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, September 25, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall featuring "Just Us." Admission. Food and refreshments available. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, September 25, 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

September 30

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood, NY. All are welcome.

October 1

ADD/ADHD SUPPORT GROUP meeting, Friday, October 1 at the home of Hope Benson. All are welcome. For info call 434–2194.

October 1-3

FALL FOLIAGE Weekend, October 1 through 3 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Speaker will be Dr. Gil Parker of Davis College. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.

October 2

COUNTRY STYLE pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday, October 2, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

PORK & DRESSING SUPPER, Saturday, October 2, 5 p.m. at the Starrucca Methodist Church. Takeouts 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

WILD TURKEY Super Fund Auction and Dinner, Saturday, October 2, 6:00 p.m. at the Montrose VFW. For info or reservations call (607) 763–5208 (days) or 278–2818 (evenings). All are welcome.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 2, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts 3-4 p.m. All are welcome.

NWTF J.A.K.E.S. event, Saturday, October 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pine Valley Campgrounds, Endicott, NY. For info or to register call (607) 642–3638.

October 2 & 3

APPLE ‘N’ CHEESE Festival, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 at the Manley-Bohlayer Farm, Canton. For info call 673–5500. All are welcome.

October 3

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 3, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. Auction, sports and misc. at 11:00, shotgun practice shoot at noon. All are welcome.

TREES OF THE NORTHEAST walk, Sunday, October 3, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, led by Hank Hartmann. Call 727–4272 or 879-4244 for info. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu September 27 - October 1

Monday, September 27: chicken marsala, long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, honey bread, pears.

Tuesday, September 28: breaded cod filet, cabbage salad, baked beans, hamburg bun, peaches, graham crackers.

Wednesday, September 29: Swedish meatball with noodles, French style string beans, rye bread, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, September 30: meat lasagna, grape juice, tossed salad, Italian bread, cherry pie/cherries.

Friday, October 1: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.

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Mt. View/Harford Alumni Dinner

The Mountain View/Harford Alumni Association proudly announces its first annual Mountain View/Harford Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Dinner on October 9, to be held at the Mountain View High School, Kingsley. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.

The distinguished alumni to be honored are:

Richard Masters, a 1932 Harford High School graduate, will be recognized for a 72-year successful business career highlighted with Masters’ Redi-Mix Concrete. He will also be recognized for exemplary community service with his school district, politics, church, and numerous not for profit organizations.

Donna (Belcher) Williams, a 1953 Harford High School graduate, will be recognized for 47 years of successful dairy farm business highlighted by being the only current woman County Farm Bureau President in the State of Pennsylvania. She will also be recognized for her exemplary community service on county environmental issues and for service to her school district and not for profit organizations.

John (Jack) Ord, a 1958 Harford High School graduate, will be recognized for a successful banking career highlighted by 30 hears as President/CEO of Peoples National Bank. He will also be recognized for exemplary civic and charitable service in the areas of county economic development and not for profit organizations.

Richard Kenyon, Ph.D., a 1960 Mountain View High School graduate, will be recognized for his accomplishments as a research scientist with the US Army Medical Research and Material Command. He will also be recognized for his current position of Program Manager for Breast Cancer Research Program, a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

The dinner is open to the public. It is a wonderful opportunity to honor alumni who have brought distinction to the Mountain View School District and to the community.

To make reservations, or for more information, call (570) 663–2017.

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An Endless Ride For The Children

The Endless Ride for the Children, a community sponsored destination ride on Saturday, October 2, will begin on The Green in Montrose, PA at 9:00 a.m. and travel northeast to New Milford, PA and then continue north to Hallstead, PA and end in Great Bend, PA. We will be stopping at key locations along the route to pick up donations, which has totaled over $4,000 to date and each rider will also receive a raffle ticket at these locations that they ride to, to be brought to our destination at Purple Sage Pizza in Great Bend. There, we will present all of the donations to the Susquehanna County Interfaith, a nonprofit community youth organization who focus on the under privileged. Then we will have a luncheon with free raffles and games for the riders. Everyone can ride this 17-mile, downhill adventure, as it will be at a relaxed, enjoyable pace.

Although this will be an organized bike ride of the Endless Mountain Bike Club, there will be countless non-member adults and children participating in this "ride." We, the bike club will do everything possible to assure the safety of each rider. We will require that all of the cyclist wear helmets. Also we will instruct everyone on the basics of hand signals and their proper use. Bike club members will lead on this endeavor and at least 2 members will sweep (follow) with no one being able to get dropped (left behind). We will also have an emergency vehicle for mechanical break down or for other needed situations. A rest and refuel station will be set up in New Milford, as our main objective is to deliver a community service while having a fun but safe outing.

For registration and info call New Milford Bike Shop, (570) 465-2169.

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Nature Walk At Shelly Preserve

The Florence Shelly Preserve, a diverse wetlands area in eastern Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, offers a fascinating natural and human history of trees. And on Sunday, October 3, at 2 PM, retired forester Hank Hartmann will lead a walk to identify some of these trees and discuss their special qualities.

One reason that the 400-acre preserve was originally of interest to The Nature Conservancy, an international organization that purchases valuable wilderness areas in order to protect them, was because a small stand of balsam fir had been discovered growing wild there. It is believed that this is one of the southernmost locations of this tree, which normally thrives in the northern woodlands.

Other indigenous trees at the preserve include maple, ash, a few species of oak, shadbush (named because they flower around the time the shad are running in the rivers), black cherry, and many others. There is even a rare American elm. Walk participants will also notice a line of sugar maples along the main trail, planted by a farm family almost a hundred years ago for sugar tapping. Apple trees and a lilac half hidden in goldenrod and hardhack give further evidence of human habitation in what is now a wildlife preserve. Dense, dark areas of scotch pine and Austrian, or red, pines that, might on first glance appear to be part of an enchanted forest are actually pine plantations started by the Conservation Corps during the Depression and never thinned. Mr. Hartman will give tips for identifying trees by their bark, leaves, cones and other characteristics.

The Florence Shelly Preserve is located one mile north of Thompson on Route 171. For further information call Carol or Dave Clemens at 570/879-4244 or Kathie Shelly, (570) 756-2429.

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Good News Lunch For Senior Citizens

On Saturday, September 18, the Good News Lunch, sponsored by the churches of New Milford, will host a free luncheon for senior citizens and their friends at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main St., beginning at Noon. The host for the hot luncheon will be St. John’s R. C. Church.

"We look forward to greeting our guests and treating them with a meal of chicken and biscuits," reports Lorraine James, who is coordinating the event. "The number of guests has grown over the summer," she added, "and we look forward to welcoming them to this hot lunch as we enter our second year of serving our senior citizens."

The Good News Lunch is a joint, community-wide undertaking of the First Baptist Church, St. John’s R. C. Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church.

St. Mark’s Church will host the Good News Lunch for October on Saturday, October 16. The annual Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 21.

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Medication Management At Senior Centers

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health Program strives to maintain health and wellness in the older adult (age 60+) population through various programs. In cooperation with Endless Mountains Health Systems, a series of Medication Management programs will be presented in the Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers.

Medication Management continues to be a priority topic to ensure that patients are getting the maximum benefits they need from their medications. The topic for the first series will be Understanding the Instructions and Organizing a System for Taking Your Medications. The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is: Lawton – September 27, noon; Great Bend – September 28, 12:30 p.m.; Forest City – September 29, 12:30 p.m.; Montrose – October 4, noon; Lenoxville – October 14, 10:30 a.m.; Susquehanna – October 21, 12:20 p.m.

Registration for this free program is not necessary. However, if you would like to have lunch at the Senior Community Center, call that location at least one day in advance.

For more information contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.

Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Services through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.

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Friends Of County Fund Raiser Set

The Friends of Susquehanna County will be holding their seventh annual fund raising event on Saturday, September 25, at the Green Gables Pavilion in New Milford. The theme of this year’s event is County Western Hoe-down. Cocktails will be served from 5 – 6 P.M. followed by a delicious western style dinner. Music and dancing (square, round and line) will be the program. The proceeds will benefit the Community Foundation of Susquehanna County. In years past, we have raised monies to purchase a dialysis chair, birthing and guest beds, a blood gas machine and secured monies for a chapel at Barnes Kasson Hospital. We have also donated monies to Habitat for Humanity, Women’s Resource Center, and the Endless Mountain Theatre Group through the Community Foundation. Friends of Susquehanna County has also started an ongoing endowment fund to raise money yearly for charity.

This year’s event tickets may be purchased by calling Beverly Updyke at (570) 4656–3637. and may be purchased by calling Paulette Rafferty at (570) 879–4181. Raffle tickets will also be available at aea businesses.

Come join for an evening of fun and entertainment and help raise money to benefit agencies and people of our own county.

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Hazardous Household Waste Collection

Susquehanna County is pleased to announce its third Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program for residents. The event will take place Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Recycling Center.

Each person in Pennsylvania produces an average of four pounds of household hazardous waste each year for a total of 25,000 tons per year statewide. Included are such items as old paints and painted related products, pesticides, oils and pool chemicals.

Any county resident wishing to participate in the program must pre-register their waste. You can get information about the program by calling the Susquehanna County Recycling Center at 278-3589. The Pre-registration form is in this week’s issue of the County Transcript. The Recycling Center is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This program is sponsored by the Susquehanna County Recycling Center/Solid Waste Dept. and paid for by a grant from the Dept. Environmental Protection and the Susquehanna County Commissioners.

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Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in September to give Susquehanna County residents a chance to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.

"Constituents are invited to stop by and discuss any problems or questions they might have about state issues or state programs," Madigan said.

The senator said on September 10 and 24, staff member Chris McLaud will be available to speak with constituents from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose and from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Great Bend/Hallstead Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead.

No appointment is necessary.

The senator added that constituents who are unable to attend but would like to speak with him or a staff member should feel free to call either of his district offices, located at One Progress Plaza, Suite 13, Towanda, telephone (570) 265–7448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone (570) 322–6457 or 1–800–443–5772.

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