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Senior Menu

Benfit To Support Katrina Victims
Susky Elementary Open House Set
Fall Revival At Wesleyan Church
Local Girl Scouts Conducting Sign-Ups
Get Ready For More Great Theater!
Dr. Corso To Speak At N. W. Library
Medicare Prescription Coverage Meetings

Cookie Carnival At The Montrose Library
AARP Driver Safety Program
Constitution Week
Handicap Veterans Coming To Post 86
Madigan To Host Local Outreaches
Turkey Woodlands Field Day Set
Christmas Cantata At Thompson UMC
Art Show Will Benefit United Wayt
Toddler Time At Montrose Library
Antiques Appraisal Night Scheduled


September 20

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

FREE HELPLINE available to answer questions regarding lung health. Call the American Lung Association, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-800-LUNG-USA.

LADIES BREAKFAST, Tuesday, September 20, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Dreyer Lodge Tea Room. For info or reservations call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.

September 21

GOSPEL CONCERT by Charlie and Carol Reed, Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. at East Ararat Unified Methodist Church. All are welcome.

September 22

SEEDS OF LIFE program, Thursday, September 22, 10 a.m. at Salt Springs Park. Especially for kids 3-4 years old and their caretaker. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

PORK BARBECUE, Thursday, September 22, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 22, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

RAIL-TRAIL COUNCIL of NE PA monthly meeting, Thursday, September 22 at the Ben-Mar Restaurant, Carbondale. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Call 785–7245 for info. All are welcome.

September 23

DIARIES OF ADAM & EVE, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Friday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School auditorium. All are welcome.

COOKIE CARNIVAL, Friday, September 23, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Susquehanna Library, Montrose. All are welcome.

DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, September 23, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, September 23, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Center. All you can eat! Takeouts available. Sponsored by the Lawsville Grange. All are welcome.

September 23 & 24

ART SHOW, Friday, September 23, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School. Students’ and local artists’ work will be shown; a portion of sales will benefit the United Way of Susquehanna County. All are welcome.

September 24

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Saturday, September 24, 4:30 p.m. at Kingsley United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

KIDS’ FISHING DERBY for youths ages 1-15, Saturday, September 24 (rain date Sunday), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cole Park, Harpursville, NY. For info call the Broome County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, (607) 775–2146.

HARVEST DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, September 24, 4:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, Brooklyn. Takeouts available at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP meeting, Saturday, September 24, 1:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, New Milford. Co-sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. For info, call 1-800-634-3746. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, September 24, 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

September 24 & 25

DIARIES OF ADAM & EVE dinner theater, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mountain View Restaurant, Clifford. For info or reservations call 434–2283. All are welcome.

CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, September 24, 10–6 and Sunday, September 25, 10–4 at the Takach Grove, Greenfield Twp. Chicken barbecue available Saturday, 12–5. Hosted by the PA Army National Guard 1/109 Charlie Co. Family Readiness Group. Call 282–4079 for info. All are welcome.

FIBER FESTIVAL, Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harford Fairgrounds. Demonstrations, exhibits, vendors. Admission. For info call 278–1158. All are welcome.

September 27

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

MUSIC MASTER, Tuesday, September 27, at the Starrucca Senior Center. Potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. music following. All are welcome.

September 27 – October 31

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME at the Susquehanna Branch Library, September 27 through October 31, 2 p.m. for children ages 3 1/2 – 5. Registration is limited.

September 28

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, September 28, 5 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY, Wednesday, September 28 at the Jackson Post Office. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Door prize. All are welcome.

September 29

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 29, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

September 30

DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, September 30, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

ANTIQUES APPRAISAL NIGHT, Friday, September 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Advance tickets only, available at the Susquehanna County Library. Call 278–1881 for info. All are welcome.

September 30 – October 2

FALL GETAWAY WEEKEND, Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.

October 1

CABBAGE ROLL DINNER, Saturday, October 1, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Dimock Community Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

CRAFT FAIR and Chili Fest, Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Bible Church, Rte. 107 near Heart Lake. For info, call 254–7419 or 876–5145. All are welcome.

FAMILY of SURVIVORS program, Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m. at Cancer Survivors Park, McDade Park, Scranton. For info call 941–7984. All are welcome.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, October 1, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. all are welcome.

October 1 & 2

APPLE & CHEESE FESTIVAL, Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at the Manley Bohlayer property, East Canton. For fine art and photo show info, call 673–5500. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu September 26 – 30

Monday September 26: sliced roast turkey with gravy, French style string beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, bread, graham crackers and peanut butter.

Tuesday September 27: Salisbury steak with gravy, noodles, tossed green salad, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.

Wednesday, September 28: stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, butterscotch pudding or diet butterscotch pudding.

Thursday September 29: chicken marsala with long grain rice, orange juice, baby carrots, pears.

Friday September 30: seasoned pork chops, succotash, mashed potatoes, pineapple juice, whole wheat bread, chewy granola bar.

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Benfit To Support Katrina Victims

Mark your calendars, this is your chance to do something you have been wanting to do.

On October 9, a Hymn Sing and Covered Dish Supper will take place at the Thompson United Methodist Church at 4:00 p.m. A donation will be collected for the purpose of helping victims of Hurricane Katrina, directly through the auspices of UMCOR, the United Methodist Relief Organization. UMCOR has been working to help our neighbors in the South since the “Terrible Storm” devastated the Gulf Region.

Never before has our help been needed so much. We’ve all seen the scenes on our televisions of folks just like us trying to cope with what seems like an impossible situation. They can’t even think about the future. We can help. And we can make a few of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ a little more comfortable.

UMCOR is distributing Health Kits and Cleaning Bucket Kits that are being prepared by United Methodist Churches all over the country. Check with your Church Pastor on what is needed. Money always helps. Money buys more items. Church members will pack them out.

Yes, we can make a difference to friends in need.

Come out and sing God’s praise and enjoy a “good ole country covered dish supper” October 9, 4:00 p.m.

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Susky Elementary Open House Set

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces that Open House will be held at the Elementary School on Thursday, September 15.

The school will be open on Thursday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., from 1:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the evening for parents and other interested persons.

All people attending are asked to sign the book in the elementary office upon entering the building and put on an identification tag.

Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria during the evening hours.

Parents are reminded that individual Parent-Teacher Conferences will be scheduled for November 17 and 18.

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Fall Revival At Wesleyan Church

The Evangelical Wesleyan Church of Lake Idlewild is holding special Fall Revival Services with Rev. R. Creed Thomas, evangelist. He is from Wheelersburg, OH, and has been in evangelistic work for many years. The dates of the meeting are September 23 to October 2. Services will be held each evening at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

For more information call Rev. D. W. Sarber, Pastor at (570) 222–2426.

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Local Girl Scouts Conducting Sign-Ups

In preparation for the start of the new Girl Scout membership year, Girl Scouts, Scranton Pocono Council is holding sign-ups for girls in Susquehanna County at the following times and locations.

Monday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church

Monday, September 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Elk Lake Elementary School

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Elementary School

There are four levels of Girl Scout Troops available to interested girls based on their age or grade. Daisy Girl Scouts are five years old or in kindergarten. The Brownie Girl Scout experience is open to all girls six through eight years old or in first through third grade. Junior Girl Scout Troops are for girls between nine and 11 years old or in grades four through six. Girls 12-17 years old who are in grades seven through 12 can join Cadette and Senior Girl Scout Troops or STUDIO 2B Groups. A girl need not have participated in a previous level in order to join a Troop appropriate to her age or grade level.

For more information about joining Girl Scouting or to find out about adult volunteer opportunities, please call 344-1224 or 1-877-582-2100.

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Get Ready For More Great Theater!

Fresh from their acclaimed productions of Pajama Game and Southern Fried Murder, Endless Mountains Theatre Company is ready to do it again. This time it's David Birney's Diaries of Adam and Eve – a funny, tender, philosophical exploration of the relationship between Man and Woman.

The play is adapted from the writings of America's wittiest sage, Mark Twain. "Mark Twain had a rare, timeless combination of wisdom and humor," comments director Tim Hutchins. "That's why his characters and his words can still make us laugh and think today."

The cast of "Adam and Eve" includes just two hard-working actors – in this case EMTC's Bob DeLuca and Bonnie Love. "I saw this play several years ago and liked it instantly," says DeLuca, who has been in every EMTC show this season and the majority of the company's shows over the years. "It's a funny, poignant, and delightful piece, and I though it would be a good addition to EMTC's schedule."

And since EMTC likes to spread the fun around, this is a "road show". It kicked off as a dinner-theatre production in Scranton, and now it's coming home to Susquehanna County! On September 23, Diaries of Adam and Eve will see one performance without dinner at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford, PA. The tour will continue as dinner-theatre on September 24–25 at Mountain View Restaurant. Call (570) 434-2283 for Mt. View dates only.

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Dr. Corso To Speak At N. W. Library

On Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Matthew Corso will be giving a presentation on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low vision Rehabilitation at the Northern Wayne Community Library located in Lakewood, on Route 370, next to the Preston School.

Dr. Corso practices general optometry and low vision rehabilitation at Family Eye Care of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The presentation will answer the commonly asked questions pertaining to AMD and detail how low vision rehabilitation may be able to help someone afflicted with this disease.

Dr. Corso graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed internships in primary care, pediatrics and ocular disease. He finished his low vision rehabilitation training at the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia.

Call the Northern Wayne Community Library at (570) 798–2444 with questions; the presentation is free of charge and open to the public.

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Medicare Prescription Coverage Meetings

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging and the Social Security Administration are co-sponsoring a series of meetings in Susquehanna County to help educate the general public about the new Medicare Prescription Program scheduled to begin on January 1, 2006.  The informational meetings will provide an overview of Medicare’s Prescription Program, as well as extra help available from Medicare to pay for prescription drugs for Medicare recipients with limited income and resources.

Lawton Senior Center, Lawton Fire Hall, Lawton, PA 18828, 9/19/05 – 12:00 noon.

For additional information contact the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346, or (570) 265-6121.

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Cookie Carnival At The Montrose Library

Anyone who has a sweet tooth should make sure to drop by the library in Montrose on Friday, September 23! The Tri-County Human Services Adult Partialization Program will be selling a rainbow of cookies, from 11a.m. 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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AARP Driver Safety Program

An AARP Driver Safety Program will be held September 8 and 9 and September 29 and 30, 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. both days (these are the final classes for 2005 in Lake Como) at the Odd Fellows Hall, Route 247 and Como Road.

For more info or to register, call Irene Messinger at (570) 798–2938.

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Constitution Week

The Montrose Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) remind you that September 17-23 is Constitution Week, as proclaimed each year by the President of the United States.

This great document, the guardian of our liberties, established our Republic as a self-governing nation dedicated to rule by law. Constitution Week provides an opportunity for all Americans to recall the achievements of our Founders and the nature of limited government, as well as the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship.

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Handicap Veterans Coming To Post 86

Handicap veterans from the Gene Merli Post, Scranton, will be guests on Thursday, September 29 at the Susquehanna Legion Post 86. Local veterans are urged to come and help with the “unloading and loading” of the vets. You need not be a veteran to come and converse with the vets.

Activities will start around 11 a.m., the vets will be “wined and dined” and entertained by musical numbers. Remember the date, Thursday, September 29 at 11 a.m. The vets enjoy talking to other veterans. So, if you are a vet, why not come and give the post a helping hand with handicapped vets.

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Madigan To Host 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 stated that a staff member will be available to speak with constituents on September 16 and September 30 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 Hallstead-Great Bend 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 1-800-443-5772.

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Turkey Woodlands Field Day Set

LITTLE MEADOWS, PA – Ask any wildlife biologist what it takes to keep wildlife healthy, happy and close to home, and they’ll tell you it’s all about having good habitat. Learn how to make your land suitable for wildlife by attending the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wild Turkey Woodlands Field Day Saturday, September 24, at the Sorber Property in Little Meadows.

During the field day, private landowners will spend time with resource managers and professionals to learn about wildlife management, timber stand improvement for wildlife, annual and perennial food plots for wildlife, and how to use various government cost-share forest and habitat enhancement programs.

The field day is being hosted by the NWTF’s Wilson Moore Chapter, Pennsylvania State Chapter of the NWTF, the Quality Deer Management Association’s Susquehanna Branch and supported by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

For more information about the event or to register, contact Bob Eriksen at (908) 454-1882.

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Christmas Cantata At Thompson UMC

Christmas already? Well maybe not just yet, but for years we have performed a Christmas Cantata at the Thompson United Methodist Church as a gift to the community. Practice makes perfect is the saying, and practice for the Cantata, which will be performed in early December, will begin on September 28, 7:30 p.m. in the church.

The choir is comprised of people from various religious denominations, and other areas, from beginners who can’t read music to others who can that help the rest of us along.

The Cantata is our gift to the community, by community members. If anyone is interested in offering their voices for sheer joy, all are welcome to join.

For more information please contact Brenda Tiffany, choir director at 727–2448.

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Art Show Will Benefit United Way

Area artists Chris Lathrop, Rodrica Tilley, Anna Maria Bakermans, Joe Weldon, Rita Eddy, Warren Furman, VanZandbergen and others are teaming up with Montrose student artists to benefit the United Way of Susquehanna County. The Colors of Fall exhibit scheduled for Friday, September 23 (3 to 7 p.m.) and Saturday, September 24 (10 to 4 p.m.) will be held at the Montrose High School gallery.

“It’s been really rewarding to do something that involved everyone,” says Clarissa Plank, show organizer. “It’s going to be fun and we’ll have a great time.” Clarissa, an 18 year old 12th grader, initiated the event as her senior class project. From the annual Artists Open House weekend, friends and local connections she developed a list of potential exhibitors, and found them surprisingly responsive and generous in sharing about 24 works so far assembled.

Clarissa Plank in her 1840’s farmhouse studio in Franklin Township.

Clarissa has personally augmented four years of art studies with Cathy Regan at Montrose High, with art courses at Keystone College and traveling to see the museums of France. She plans to settle here or in France after college.

Colors of Fall will include paintings in oil, acrylic and water color, drawings and photographs on many themes. It is free to the public and 30 to 100 percent of sales revenue from each work will be donated to United Way hometown charities.

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Toddler Time At Montrose Library

On the second Thursday of every month, at 9:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their parents are invited to the Children's Room of the Main Library in Montrose for songs, stories, and rhymes. No registration is required and there's no fee--just come and enjoy some time with your little one! The next sessions of Toddler Time will be tomorrow (September 8th), October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th.

Exposing your child to the joys of words and stories as early as possible is one of the best things you can do for him or her, and the library is the ideal place to do it. The Susquehanna County Libraries (Montrose, Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, and Susquehanna) are open convenient hours (including Saturday), and library cards are free. From Babies and Books for infants, to Teen Summer Reading, there's something for your children at the library. Don't forget the amazing POWER Library resources for homework, school projects, and general knowledge! Visit for more information.

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Antiques Appraisal Night Scheduled

An Antiques Appraisal Night is being hosted by the Susquehanna County Historical Society on Friday, September 30. It will be held from 7 to 9 pm in the parish house of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Montrose. Proceeds will benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association.

As in past years, the appraiser will be the popular Mr. Richard Axtell of Axtell Antiques in Deposit, New York. Items (which should be brought to the church between 5:45 and 6:45 p.m.) will be appraised in random order.

Tickets for this informative and entertaining event are $5.00 and are on sale now. The first 100 tickets are each good for the appraisal of one item; 20 more will be sold for observers. Tickets may be purchased at the library in Montrose (upstairs in the Historical Society during business hours). Everyone needs a ticket in order to attend! No tickets will be sold at the door.

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