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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
LIGHTHOUSE OUTREACH meal, Wednesday, November 3, 4:00 to 5:30 at the Lanesboro Community Church. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY FORUM on new library location, hosted by the trustees of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association, Thursday, November 4, 7 p.m. at the Community Foundation Building, 36 Lake Ave., Montrose. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, November 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
HARVEST TURKEY SUPPER, Saturday, November 6, 4:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. Proceeds to benefit the building fund. All are welcome.
TURKEY DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, November 6 at the United Methodist Church, Nicholson. Bazaar opens at 9:30. Takeouts begin at 3:30. Dining Room service begins at 4:00. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, November 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elk Lake School, Dimock. Vendors, refreshments, quilt display. Sponsored by the Springville Area Womens Club. All are welcome.
COUNTRY STYLE pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday, November 6, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 7, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the HallsteadGreat Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. Trap shoot, Lucky X shoot for turkeys after breakfast. All are welcome.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Sunday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Area High School. Admission. All are welcome.
CONCERT, Sunday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. John Coates, Jr. and the Eric Doney Trio will perform. For info or tickets call 5868191.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
COOKING FOR CROWDS Safety Program, Wednesday, November 10, 12:20 to 4:00 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. For info or to register, call 8363196.
WILDLIFE FOOD PLOTS Program, Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. For info or to register call 8363196.
BUILDING CODES For Municipalities Workshop, Wednesday, November 10, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose. For info call NTRPDC at 2659103.
ITS ALL IN THE GAME, Thursday, November 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. For info, call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, 9417984.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, November 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
November 12 & 13
SWEET CHARITY at the Susquehanna Community High School, Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 13, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 8534921, ext. 2344 or 8534692. All are welcome.
COUNTRY/HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Elementary School. Crafts, holiday items, bake sale, raffles. Sponsored by the Elementary PTO. All are welcome.
CRAFT & CHRISTMAS SHOW, Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thompson Fire Hall. Call 727-2933 or 727-2651 for info. All are welcome.
PROSTATE CANCER conference, Saturday, November 13, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mt. Laurel Resort, White Haven. For info, call 1-888-227-5445.
SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, November 13, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall featuring "Just Us." Food, refreshments available. Admission. All are welcome.
DINNER DANCE, Saturday, November 13 at the Carriage Inn Restaurant, starting at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Tunkhannock Junior Womens Club, call 836-5205 for tickets or info. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, November 13, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, One Kilrow St., Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
HAM DINNER, Saturday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
BAZAAR & LUNCHEON, Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
TURKEY BINGO, Saturday, November 13 at the Thompson Hose Co. Early birds 6:15, regular games 7 p.m. Hot wings and pizza available, to order early call 7272651. All are welcome.
HARVEST SUPPER, Saturday, November 13, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Marys, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
Monday, November 8: pork chop, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, ten grain bred, graham cracker with peanut butter, mandarin oranges.
Tuesday, November 9: barbecue chicken breast, home style baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, pineapple, granola bar.
Wednesday, November 10: Salisbury steak with gravy and noodles, tossed salad, spinach, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.
Thursday, November 11: centers closed; Veterans Day.
Friday, November 12: macaroni and cheese, cut green beans, grape juice, honey wheat bread, applesauce.
Two workshops will be held to address state legislation that enforces a modern, uniform construction code. The first will take place on Thursday, October 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Penn College of Technology, Route 6, Wellsboro, PA. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Building, 31 Public Avenue, in Montrose, PA.
This legislation, called the Legislative Act 45, encourages municipalities to enforce local building codes. Presenters include Mitch Hoffman and Harry Krot from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. They will provide an update regarding the rules and regulations for building code enforcement and will review funding for the program.
There is no registration fee for individuals or organizations located in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga or Wyoming Counties.
The registration deadline for the October 28 workshop in Wellsboro is October 26 and November 8 for the November 10 workshop in Montrose. To register and for more information, please call the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission toll free at 888-868-8800.
The sixth annual Susquehanna County Health Fair will be held in conjunction with the PTO Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show at Blue Ridge High School on November 20, from 10:00 AM through 1:00 PM.
Mr. Harvey's eighth grade class held a poster contest, which was won by Amber Hadlick of Blue Ridge Middle School. She received a $25 prize, which was awarded by Barbara McNamara, school nurse. All posters submitted were excellent and will be displayed on the day of the event.
Barbara McNamara, school nurse, presents the cash prize to Amber Hadlick, poster contest winner.
Once again a wide variety of health screenings and information will be offered to the public at no charge. These include but are not limited to: Bone Density, Tetanus Shots and Blood Pressure for adults. Blood Sugar, PSA, Glaucoma, Cholesterol and Hearing tests.
All offerings are on a first come fist served basis and some will require appointments, which must be made on the day of the event.
The Stat Medevac #15 Helicopter will also be there, weather and availability permitting.
Health care providers, government agencies and many area businesses will be on hand offering information on a variety of topics.
If you have limited or no health insurance coverage, this is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed. Come alone or bring your friends and family for a healthy outing.
If you are interested in being a sponsor for the health fair or a participant, please call Grace Magill at 278-3277.
A pie and ice cream social honoring caregivers will be held on November 6 at the Montrose Senior Community Center, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in recognition of November as Family Caregivers Month. This free event sponsored by the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging is open to all caregivers.
The Windwood Hill Dance Academy will provide entertainment and a brief presentation on Resources for Caregivers will be offered. All caregivers will receive a free gift and a resource kit.
Caregivers are asked to make reservations for this special event by calling the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 by November 4.
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. Marks Episcopal Church, Main St., beginning at Noon. The host for the hot luncheon will be St. Johns 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. Johns R. C. Church, St. Marks Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church.
St. Marks Church will host the Good News Lunch for October on Saturday, October 16. The annual Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 21.
The Susquehanna County Recycling Center will hold an open house on Monday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 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 its inception eight 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 staff at the Susquehanna County Recycling Center will be conducting tours, providing refreshments and handouts during their America Recycles Day on November 15. Learn about the new waste oil collection facility located at the recycling center.
The Susquehanna County Recycling Center is located at 5 Ellsworth Drive, Montrose. Phone: (570) 278-3589.
On Saturday, October 16, the second year of free lunches for area senior citizens and their friends will be held at St. Marks Parish Hall in New Milford beginning at 12 Noon. A hot meal of ham and noodle casserole, mixed salad with mandarin oranges and poppy seed dressing, and apple cake highlight the menu. St. Marks Episcopal Church will host the luncheon.
A team from Barnes Kasson Hospital will be available to the seniors for free health screening.
The Good News Lunch is a joint, community-wide undertaking of the First Baptist Church, St. Johns R. C. Church, St. Marks Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church.
The annual Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 21, 5:30 p.m., at St. Marks Parish Hall. A special holiday luncheon is planned for Saturday, December 18.
Joan Flint of St. Marks Episcopal Church and Joan Kerr of St. Johns R. C. Church have been elected as co-chairs of the Good News Lunch Coordinating Committee.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a real illness that starts in childhood. It can change the way children act, think, and feel. Nearly all children are overactive and inattentive at times, but for ADHD children and their families, their behavior can be extreme and disruptive. ADHD is thought to affect between 3 and 5% of the school age population. In general, ADHD is estimated to be 3 or 4 times more common in boys. If untreated, it continues to wreak havoc well into adult life. Generally, the ADHD child is unable to concentrate, constantly moves around, and has poor school performance compared to their intelligence. Their behavior at home and at school can be very frustrating to the families and teachers.
Do you think your child or some one you know has this disorder? The ADD/ADHD Support group meets the first Friday of each month At the Mountain View High school library For more information please call 434 2194.
Jerry Pallotta, known as the Alphabet Man, will be at the Montrose Junior/Senior High School Auditorium on Tuesday, November 9. His family oriented presentation will be at 7 p.m. Mr. Pallotta has written over thirty alphabet and math related books. Some of his books include "The Dinosaur Alphabet," "The Icky Bug Counting," "The Icky Bug Alphabet," "The Jet Alphabet," "The Skull Alphabet," "The Hersheys Fractions," and his newest title, "The US Navy Alphabet." Books will be available for sale and autographing that evening. There is no admission charge. If you would like more information about this event or his books, please contact Mrs. Natalie Hawley, at 2780150.
On Thursday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. the United Methodist Community Church in Great Bend will offer a special service to recognize and honor our service personnel. A collage of pictures will be displayed to help connect with the folks who offer themselves for our country and freedom. If you have a family member serving in the armed forces or the National Guard, please send a picture with name, rank and date of enlistment. You may also include current assignment. Send info to United Methodist Community Church, P.O. Box 586, Great Bend, PA 18821. More information is available by calling (570) 8794506.
The annual Mountain View Country/Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 13, at the Mountain View Elementary School, Route 106 between Kingsley and Lenox, PA.
The fair will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature many new and different crafters. A bake sale and raffle will also be going on during the fair.
Proceeds from the fair help the Elementary PTO sponsor many student activities, so please come out in support of them.
The third annual Educational Conference sponsored by The Susquehanna County Coalition for The Prevention Of Child Abuse will be held on Thursday, November 4 at the Montrose Bible Conference in Montrose. Keynote speakers will discuss in detail "Childrens Rights and the Law."
Various workshops throughout the afternoon will offer information on: the effects of domestic violence on children; adolescent mental health issues; drug and alcohol abuses and their effects; childhood lead poisoning prevention; teen pregnancy prevention; public health preparedness; mandated immunization for children and adolescents.
This conference is offered without cost to participants and continuing educational units are also offered for a small fee.
For more information or to register contact Charmarie Bisel at (570) 2783889 or Marie Gulbin at (570) 6792697.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association Board of Trustees is holding a Community Forum on Thursday, November 4th, at 7 p.m., at the Community Foundation building (36 Lake Ave, Montrose). The Board is inviting everyone in the community to help shape the future of the Library and Historical Society, which are both facing serious overcrowding problems. Over the past several years, committees have been meeting to envision possibilities for the future. The Board has been considering a number of options and would like the reactions and input of the community. New ideas are also eagerly sought. Please attend this Forum and share your thoughts for the future of the Historical Society and the Library.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. All court related offices will be available.
Dairy farmers and related ag business in Susquehanna County and surrounding areas are invited to attend a Dairy Extension Kick-Off program. This years program will "kick-off" at 11:00 am, November 4, at the farm of Mark Tompkins and family, Montrose, PA.
Included in the activities: educational breakout sessions on tunnel ventilation, crop insurance, and estate planning issues by Penn State Cooperative Extension employees; barn tour; pizza and refreshments tailgate party; "Corn Silage to Milk, Making the Most of it" program.
Keynote speaker for the days activities will be Dr. Mark Armfelt, veterinarian and consultant for Monsanto Inc. whose discussion will be "Corn Silage to Milk, Making the Most of it". Dr. Armfelt has been involved in past educational events with dairy extension teams across the country. You wont want to miss Dr. Armfelt and his take home message.
This years program begins at 11:00 am with breakout sessions, followed by pizza and refreshments. There is no cost for the days activities. So that we can plan for the number that will be attending however, please call with reservations and number that will be attending to either the Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension Office at 278-1158 or Owen Bewley at 756-3418 by Friday, October 29.
The 38th Annual Farm City Feast will be held at 7:30 p.m., November 20 at the Mountain View High School. Farm City Feast was established to continue the important connection between farm people and city people to create bonds of friendship and get a first hand look at each others way of life.
The Pennsylvania Farm-City Program was created in 1955 to bridge the communication gaps between our rural and urban neighbors. Without farms, cities would have no food. Without cities, farmers would have no markets and processing facilities for their products. The link between our farms and urban dwellers is vital to economic opportunity and progress throughout the state.
The program not only includes a delicious meal but special awards, door prizes, and fabulous entertainment. This years entertainment features Don and Gail James. Don and Gail live in Meshoppen and have a love for music, photography and travel. They enjoy photographing the natural wonders of Gods creation and present programs of slides and music. They especially search out and enjoy photographing. You will enjoy listening to Don sing hymns and patriotic songs as he projects the slides they have taken you will also enjoy joining in on any of the songs that you know.
If you require special needs or would like to purchase tickets to this fun-filled event, call the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 278-1158.
Dimock, PA - Healthcare Awareness Week is being observed November 8-12. On November 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a Health Career Day will take place at the Elk Lake High School/Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center in Dimock. Students in 9th grade from the various school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties will be bussed to this event. Students will have a chance to interact with health care professionals, as well as post-secondary educators that provide training in health care field.
On November 8, at 10:00 a.m., Elk Lake School District 8th graders will participate in a virtual webcast experience. The virtual webcast will include a message from the Governor, a 30-minute video highlighting various health careers in demand and a question and answer session with a panel of local health care professionals.
For more information, contact Sherry Felten, Workforce Program Manager, at (570) 265-9103.
The Endless Mountains Detachment #880 of the Marine Corps League will celebrate the 229th Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Wednesday, November 10 at Maloneys Restaurant, Route #11, Hallstead, PA. Fellowship will be at 6:00 p.m. with a buffet dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m.
Marine Andy Mazzanti reports that Mr. James Brett, a world renowned explorer and conservationist is secured as the principal speaker. Mr. Brett is a graduate of the University of California, under National Science Foundation Fellowships. His post graduate studies were at Franklin & Marshall College in Geology. He has taught in the York County Schools, York College, Cornell University, Muhlenberg College, and Bucknell University.
In his conservation career he has been Curator of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Executive Director of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. He also served as Sportsmens Advisor to Governor Tom Ridge.
Mr. Bretts professional conservation activities include: Senior Advisor to the Jane Goodall Institute, Consultant to Tanzania National Parks, and Life Member of the Endangered Wildlife Trust. He is a Fellow in the Explorers Club and Founder and President of the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education. He is Founder and President of Adventure Travel Safaris of Distinction for the past 25 years. His talk will include a visual presentation.
Commandant Frank A. Kwader invites all interested Marines, Sportsmen and Conservationists. Places are limited and reservations are required. For info call 278-2030.
Do you ever wonder why a child acts the way he does? Do you question why toddlers bite, and kids have meltdowns or act like superheroes? If so, then plan on attending Penn State Cooperative Extensions "See As A Child, Feel As A Child" training on Tuesday, November 16 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. at the County Office Building, 31 Public Ave., Montrose. The workshop will help adults gain a better understanding of where the child is coming from and how to deal with the behavior. Although the workshop is geared toward child care providers, interested parents and others are welcomed to attend.
For more information or to register for the program, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 278-1158.
New Milford, Pa- One goal many people have is to leave their heirs a substantial estate. Without sound financial preparation, however, the estates people spend a lifetime building can be significantly reduced by taxes, probate costs, and administrative fees.
Probate and administrative fees can consume another 10%. If you dont have a will, probate can tie up your estate for several years. You could lose as much as 75% on your IRA or 401k to income taxes and probate.
Good financial management can help people avoid many of these problems. By using proven strategies, they can ensure that their heirs will inherit more of their property, cash, investments, and savings. They can also control important decisions such as who will be the executor of the estate and the guardian of minor children.
Thomas Chamberlain (left) and Rick Leet (right) of Nationwide Financial are presenting three special seminars on Wealth Transfer and Extended IRA Planning. These workshops will be offered on the following dates: Wednesday, November 3 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Tom Chamberlain Agency, 266 Main Street, New Milford
Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Tom Chamberlain Agency, 266 Main Street, New Milford
Saturday, November 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Lanesboro Community Center.
Rick Leet is a Certified Financial Planner® licensee with 20 years experience. Thomas Chamberlain is a registered representative with 25 years experience. There is no cost to attend any of these workshops.
Seating is limited, so interested people should call 465-3296 or 798-2666 to reserve a seat.
The Northern Wayne Community Library invites kids grades 4-8 to test their trivia, logic and library skills. Saturday, November 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., join for a fierce competition in a Harry Potter scavenger hunt. Three major prizes will be awarded, but no one walks away empty handed. Program is free of charge. Dont be shy, call (570) 798-2444 to register.
Northern Wayne Community Library hosts two preschool story hours, November 12 and 19 from 10-11 a.m. Programs will include Veterans Day craft, Thanksgiving bulletin board, stories and snacks for children ages 0-5. Join the fun! Program is free of charge. Call (570) 798-2444 to register your child.
The musical Comedy "Sweet Charity" will have an added professional touch when Leah Salamon returns to her Alma Mater to help direct the fall school production at Susquehanna Community High School. Leah is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, having majored in Musical Theater. She has appeared in productions of: Sweet Charity, Jekyl and Hyde, The Wild Party, and is presently appearing in "Cabaret" at the Media Theater. She can next be seen in the "Wizard of Oz", opening in December.
Starring in the role of Charity will be senior Paula Freitag, last years Meg Boyd in Damn Yankees.
This will be an enjoyable experience for local theater enthusiasts who enjoy Broadway productions in their back yard at reasonable prices. Performances are Friday, November 12 at 7:30 and Saturday, November 13 at 2:00 and 7:30. Ticket reservations may be made by calling 853-4921 ext. 2344 or 2399, or 853-4692.
Indianapolis With thousands of troops deployed overseas and thousands more readying for deployment, The American Legion has re-launched a free, easy way to thank them for their service on the eve of Veterans Day, November 11.
The electronic greeting cards are also ideal to thank all veterans, of all generations, who have served in the US armed forces.
"Veterans and those serving in the military services today need to see that there are friends and family members who are proud of their sacrifices for America," Thomas P. Cadmus, national commander of The American Legion said.
Anyone who has an e-mail account can receive the special cards. Creating the card is quick at The American Legions website, www.legion.org. "Our troops serving overseas often have access to e-mail and they look forward to the cards that do not take up a lot of bandwidth," Cadmus said.
The American Legion site offers e-mail cards representing each military service along with the service song that plays when the card is opened. Each card provides plenty of space to compose a personal message. Cards may be sent now through November 12, 2004.
Greeting cards may be sent direct to active duty service men and women if their military e-mail addresses are known.
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