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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
ENDLESS MOUNTAINS MINISTRIES quarterly Layette meeting, Thursday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 16, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, December 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, December 18, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.
HOLIDAY FOLLIES, Saturday, December 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School. Carols, comedy, dancing, magic, music, classic Christmas characters. Donation. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 19, 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 19, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the United Fire Hall, Montrose. All are welcome.
COUNTY COUNCIL of Republican Women meeting and Christmas party, Monday, December 20. For info or reservations, call 278–4015.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, December 21, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY COURTHOUSE will be closed on Friday, December 24, in observance of Christmas. Day. All court related offices will be available.
BOB BOLUS, SR. Annual Christmas Dinner, Saturday, December 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Auditorium, Scranton. For info call 1-877-609-2829. All are welcome.
Monday, December 20: Christmas dinner except Lenoxville; cranberry juice, baked ham, sweet potato, buttered peas and carrots, dinner roll with butter, chocolate cream pie/diet chocolate pudding.
Tuesday, December 21: breaded cod filet, cabbage salad, baked beans, hamburg bun, peaches, graham crackers.
Wednesday December 22: Swedish meatball with noodles, French style string beans, rye bread, pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, December 23: Christmas dinner at Lenoxville; meat lasagna, grape juice, tossed salad, Italian bread, cherry pie/cherries.
Friday, December 24: Centers closed for holiday.
At 7:00 p.m. on December 18, New Milford, PA's Blue Ridge High School auditorium will come to life with carols, comedy, band music and virtuosos, conjuring tricks, audience participation, and anything else local entertainers can find to delight you with! In the best tradition of family entertainment, the Follies will have something for everyone. Even the appearances by traditional Christmas characters will cover a spectrum of favorites: "We'll have everything from Scrooge to Santa Claus," says organizer Nancy Dennis.
Dennis had two goals. The first was to create an unforgettable evening of fun for the community, using the huge resources of local talent she knew she could round up. Her other objective was to raise money for the Blue Ridge Senior Trip, an important and enriching educational experience for the teens who will participate. Given the enthusiasm the upcoming Follies are receiving as word gets round, she is confident that this will be a successful event in all respects.
So don't miss this first annual Follies! Suggested donations are $3 for seniors and students, $5 for others. For more info call (570) 465-3141 x121 or (570) 756-3792.
The Susquehanna County Library will celebrate Children's Book Week from November 15-20. Stop by your local library (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, or Susquehanna) for free bookmarks, packs of colored pencils, and posters to color!
The posters have intricate, beautiful designs that teens and adults will enjoy also. There's a variety to choose from, including dragons, trains, rainforest, unicorns, a candy store, carousel horses, and more. All ages are encouraged to pick up a poster between November 15 and 20, color it, and bring it back by December 20. Posters will be displayed at the libraries, and visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorites in each age category.
At the Montrose library, children can enter two contests to win either a Barnes and Noble gift certificate or admission to the movie "A Series of Unfortunate Events." Forms are available in the Children's Room.
Make every week Children's Book Week by regularly visiting your library and sharing the joy of reading with your family. It's the gift that lasts a lifetime!
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in December 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 December 17, a staff member 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 300 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone 1-800-443-5772.
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.
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. The AAA PrimeTime Health program will sponsor a series of Medication Management programs, in cooperation with Endless Mountains Health Systems, 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 next series, presented by Jessica Dibble, Medical Care Coordinator, Endless Mountains Health Systems, will be Over the Counter Medication and medication reactions/interactions.
The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is: Susquehanna – December 9, 2004, 12:20 p.m. (853-3967); Lawton – December 13, 2004, Noon, (934-2575) Monday or Friday; Forest City – January 12, 2005, 12:30 p.m. (785-3386); Lenoxville – January 20, 2005, 11:00 a.m. (222-9550) Thursday only.
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.
Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Support, through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.
December 17 is the end of the United Way Campaign for Susquehanna County.
If you have been putting off filling out the contribution form in the newspapers or filling out the insert that you received, now is the time. The Charities of Susquehanna County, that are in part funded by the United Way, need your commitment now. Consider a tax deductible contribution today, to United Way of Susquehanna County, 36 Lake Ave., Montrose, PA 18801. "Make this a gift to yourself, feeling good that you are helping so many charitable programs, that make such a big difference in the lives of people that live around us. If we make no effort to take care of our own county, who will?", stated Alice Deutsch, chairman of the board of directors.
Christmas activities abound at South New Milford Baptist Church this year, starting with an old fashioned Christmas Hymn Sing on December 5 at 7 p.m. Come join in singing all the old favorites! Then on December 12 at 7 p.m. there will be a special showing of the video, "Jacob's Gift". This is sure to be enjoyable for the whole family. The children as well as the adults will get into the spirit of the season at the Live Nativity, presented on Friday night, December 17 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Midtown Park on Rt. 11 in New Milford. The children from Sunday School classes will be presenting their Christmas Program on December 19, at 9:45 AM. If you don't have children or grandchildren of your own, come watch these! They are practicing hard to get all their parts and songs just right! That evening you can come listen to the 'older folks' of the church perform a Christmas Cantata, at 7:00. The finale to the Christmas season will be the annual performance on Christmas Eve, at 6:00 by Robert Fisher and Rae Belle Albeck. This special musical program sets just the perfect mood of Christmas joy and peace to get you ready for Christmas Day. If you would like any more information on any of these programs, just call the church, at 465-7246.
Storytime with Santa will take place at the Susquehanna Branch Library on Monday, December 20, at 10 a.m.
Ages 2 1/2 - 6 years are welcome to join for “stories with Santa”!
Please call the library to register, as seating is limited, at 853–4106.
The Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area is pleased to announce they will conduct their annual Christmas Toy Drive in cooperation with the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau. For the past 24 years, the Kiwanis Club has participated in the collection and distribution of toys during the Christmas season for needy families throughout Susquehanna County. Last year 400 children were able to enjoy Christmas in a special way because of the generosity of so many caring neighbors and organizations that contributed to the toy drive.
The Kiwanis Club is asking for the public’s help and support in this service-to-others project. Donations of new toys or used toys in clean, reusable condition are requested. Cash donations are urgently solicited and gladly accepted in order to meet the goal of giving at least one new toy to each child. Please forward cash contributions to: Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area, P.O. Box 275, Montrose, PA 18801.
Toys will be accepted from now until Saturday, December 11, and may be dropped off at the following locations: Tom Kerr Chevy-Olds, Grow Ave., Montrose; or Robinson’s Market, South Montrose. For additional information please contact the Montrose Kiwanis Club at 278–3537.
Distribution of toys will be coordinated by the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau and Interfaith Friends in Montrose. Christmas toys and food baskets will be distributed on Thursday, December 16.
The Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area invites community participation in this annual service project to provide the opportunity for everyone to enter the spirit of the holiday season and help “Put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas.”
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