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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
THE ATTIC SHOP will open Wednesday, October 5. Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 – noon, and first and third Wednesday nights, 7 – 9 p.m. For info call the Waverly Community House, 586–5991.
LIGHTHOUSE OUTREACH MEAL, Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. All are welcome.
October 5 – 8
RUMMAGE SALE, October 5 through 8 at the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna. Hours are 10 – 4 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday (bag day). All are welcome.
SACRED ICON PAINTING program, Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Hill Country Artists meeting at the Claverack Building, Montrose. All are welcome.
“ELM STREET” program planning and development meeting, Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. in the Susquehanna Boro Building. Discussion will include ideas on neighborhood revitalization. All are welcome.
PIZZA/WING NIGHT, Thursday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or takeout. All are welcome.
DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, October 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
HARVEST SUPPER, Saturday, October 8 at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Takeouts 4 to 6. Serving 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30. All are welcome.
LADIES’ RETREAT, Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Choconut. Free (good will offering accepted). Lunch will be served. For reservations or additional info, call 553–4237.
SPAGHETTI DINNER and Silent Auction, Saturday, October 8, 5:30 to 7:30 at the First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead. Takeouts available. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. All are welcome.
DAY ON A DAIRY FARM, Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark and Cindy Tompkins’ Evergreen Lane Farm. For info call 278–1212. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, October 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Hall. Tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Community Spanish Club. All are welcome.
HYMN SING and covered dish supper, Sunday, October 9, 4:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. All are welcome.
LABYRINTH WALK, Sunday, October 9, 1-3 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. All are welcome.
HYMN SING & COVERED DISH SUPPER, Sunday, October 9 at the Thompson United Methodist Church, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Donations will be collected for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. All are welcome.
OPEN MEETING of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford, 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 10 at the clubhouse. Open membership. All are welcome.
THE COURTHOUSE will be closed Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day. All court related offices will be available.
NORTH JACKSON CEMETERY ASSOC. meeting, Tuesday, October 11, 7 p.m. at the North Jackson United Methodist Church.
NORTHERN TIER NEIGHBORHOOD CRIMEWATCH meeting, Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Boro building. All are welcome.
HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Tuesday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
TODDLER TIME, Thursday, October 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Room, Montrose Library. Songs, stories and rhymes for children ages 2 to 3 1/2. Free. No registration required.
PIZZA/WING NIGHT, Thursday, October 13, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or takeout. All are welcome.
October 13 – 15
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thursday, October 13, Friday, October 14 and Saturday (bag day), October 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Church. Lunch available each day. All are welcome.
October 14 – 16
LADIES RETREAT, October 14 through 16 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Guest speaker and musician will be Paulie Heath. For info call 278–1001.
BBQ SANDWICH special, Friday, October 14, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Morgan String Band, 7 – 11 p.m. (cover charge). All are welcome.
ROAST PORK DINNER, Saturday, October 15 at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Takeouts, 3:30. Serving time, 4:30. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, October 15, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Montrose High School. All you can eat! Sponsored by the Montrose High School Band. All are welcome.
BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, October 15, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Methodist Church. Takeouts only. For tickets call 289–4196. All are welcome.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, October 15 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 15, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
BINGO, Saturday, October 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 16, 7 a.m. to 11 a at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
PUMPKIN FEST, Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Hay rides, pumpkin painting, games, scarecrow contest, more. All are welcome.
CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, October 15, noon until gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
October 15 & 16
HOME EXPO, Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley. For info call the Wayne County Builders Association, 775–7393. All are welcome.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, country style, Sunday, October 16, noon until gone at the Masonic Lodge Hall, Thompson. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 16, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
FULL MOON Labyrinth Walk, Monday, October 17, 7 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. For info call 278–9256. All are welcome.
SWISS STEAK DINNER, Tuesday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
Monday, October 10: sloppy joe, macaroni salad, broccoli, hamburger bun, apricots.
Tuesday, October 11: brown bag day; seasoned pork chop, mashed potato, corn, grape juice, seeded rye bread, graham cracker, applesauce.
Wednesday, October 12: Italian sausage, home-style baked beans, hot dog bun, chewy granola bar, pears.
Thursday, October 13: chicken casserole, French style green beans, cranberry juice, honey wheat bread, cherry pie, cherries.
Friday, October 14: macaroni and cheese, baby carrots, three-bean salad, whole wheat bread, fresh orange.
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.
The League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County invites the public to a free presentation on the changing state of the county’s population and economy. It will be held on October 11, 7 pm in the County Office Building downstairs conference room, on Public Ave., Montrose.
The principle speaker will be Jonathan Johnson. He has for 15 years analyzed and evaluated rural policies and programs for The Center for Rural Pennsylvania. The Center is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the PA General Assembly. Its mission is to promote and sustain the vitality of PA’s rural and small communities.
Johnson developed and maintains the state’s rural database which tracks all significant social, economic and demographic trends. His presentation will focus on all the important changes taking place over recent years, and over the past two decades. He will compare Susquehanna County information with comparable rural counties in the state, and highlight this area’s assets.
Some of the questions his talk will explore are who makes up the current population – our age, education, types of housing and income; where we work and what kinds of work we are doing; how is the county doing on job creation; what people and what jobs are coming and leaving the county; what are realistic expectations of economic development; and how are we doing on crime rates, voter turn-out, and school drop-out rates.
The League has also invited a member of County’s Board on Economic Development to present a brief public update on its recent activities.
The October meeting of Hill Country Artists will feature artist Judy Bayer explaining the process of painting Icons. Icons, or sacred images, are an ancient tradition that has experienced a revival in recent years. Judy became interested in this art a few years ago and has studied extensively to attempt to master the process of creating Icons.
The meeting will be held on October 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building on Rte. 706 East of Montrose. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
For more information on the program or Hill Country Artists, contact Rita Eddy at 663-2500.
The New Milford Area Rotary Club will be distributing free smoke detectors at the Harford Fire House on Sunday, October 9 between noon and 3:00 p.m.
Also, Pennsylvania Freemasons will be available with their Child Identity Program (CHIP). All identifying items generated during the program will be given to parents.
On Friday, October 7, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction at 7:00 p.m. followed by evening Mass. The Men of the Sacred Heart will also be in attendance at the 7:00 p.m. evening Mass. Father Gerard Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church.
Gardening Revolution: Lecture on Earthbox
The Mountain View Garden Club is pleased to announce a lecture by Molly Philbin, education coordinator for the Earthbox Company, to be held on Wednesday, October 12, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Township Fire Company Hall on Route 106, Clifford. The hour-long presentation will touch on its development, test trials and the resulting product with its application for commercial and leisure gardeners.
The advanced system allows for simplified and automatic watering and fertilizing and the elimination of weeding. Equally suitable for flowers and vegetables, the Earthbox can be used on farms, at public sites, on patios, and even to adorn bridges.
The Mountain View Garden Club is inviting other area garden clubs and any interested individuals to attend at no charge. After the lecture, refreshments will be served. For those interested in Garden Club membership, please feel free to stay for a brief meeting afterwards.
For more information, please call Kathy Flora (570) 222-4451, or Meg Suraci (570) 679-9055.
The Susquehanna Community Development Association and The Trehab Center will be sponsoring a meeting for neighborhood Planning and Development on October 6, at the Susquehanna Borough Building, 7:00 p.m. This is a volunteer effort that will focus on an “Elm Street” neighborhood designation. The “Elm Street” program provides assistance and resources for neighborhood improvement projects throughout Pennsylvania.
The topics for discussion will be “your ideas” on neighborhood revitalization by improving exterior appearance of building and streetscape projects; improved quality of life in neighborhoods and community; prevention of neighborhood decline; promoting recreational and volunteer opportunities; and improved community and neighborhood appeal.
It takes community involvement to make constructive changes. Even the smallest ideas can make a big difference. Please come and share your dreams, ideas and vision for the community. Only by working together, can we can make a positive change.
There will be a rabies clinic (for dogs or cats) on Saturday, October 8, noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Carbondale Fire Hall to benefit “Hammer,” newest member of the Lackawanna County Detectives’ Drug Unit (LCDDU).
According to Detective Mazzoni, it will cost approximately $10,000 to properly equip and train “Hammer” to be effective in the field, but once up and “running” Hammer is thought to be a big asset to the police.
Hammer, according to Detective Mazzoni will help Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Luzerne counties in his daily duties once trained.
Local veterinarian Margaret Stinavage-Kipps is coordinating the clinic, with materials and related costs donated so all proceeds can go directly toward Hammer’s care.
If you would like to make a separate monetary donation to assist the LCDDU, contact Detective Mazzoni at (570) 499–8081, or Dr. Kipps at (570) 222–9815.
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. The time? 4:00 p.m. A donation will be collected for the purpose of helping victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 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 Storms” which 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. There has been over a thousand square miles of destruction. We can not comprehend what the victims are facing. 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.
Yes, we can make a difference to Friends in Need.
Friends and neighbors of all Denominations are welcome and wanted to join in dedicating the new Carillon, in memory of Arlene Pomeii. The Carillon system has been playing Hymns and Chiming the Hour twice per day since it has been installed.
Come out and Sing Gods Praise and enjoy a “Good Ole Country Covered Dish Supper”
October 9, 4:00 p.m.
The Mountain View/Harford Alumni Association proudly announces its second annual Mountain View/Harford Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Dinner on October 15, to be held at the Mountain View High School, Kingsley. There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m.
The distinguished alumni to be honored are:
Prudence Clark, a 1932 Harford High School graduate, will be recognized for 37 years of teaching dedication and leadership for elementary students, grades one through six, grades seven and eight and gifted students. Her entire teaching career was served at schools, in areas, now part of Mountain View School District. She will also be recognized for exemplary community service to her church and numerous not-for-profit organizations.
Curtis Stone, a 1940 Brooklyn High School graduate will be recognized for his many achievements, from 1948 to 1956, as a distance runner in US Olympics, Pan-American Games and National A.A.U. Championships. He will also be recognized for 27 years of teaching dedication and leadership for high school and college students. As an avid historian, he has published four books on the history of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Township, PA. He will be recognized for his exemplary community service to many not-for-profit organizations.
Cecil Kilmer, a 1960 Mt. View High School graduate will be recognized for a 44-year successful business career highlighted with Glenwood Stone Co. His love for the game of golf inspired him to help design and build Rock Creek Golf Course. He is a collector of Post War Lionel trains, Internation Farm tractors and 1950’s cars. He has many heroes of religion, business, politics and sports in his life. He is a generous supporter of Mt. View School District and numerous community projects.
Richard Butler, a 1967 graduate of Mt. View High School will be recognized for 27 years of military service for his country and fellowman. As a US Navy Chaplain for 24 years, he has traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, Iceland, Bahrain, Persian Gulf and 9/11 Pentagon crash site. He has been an educator at several colleges. He will be recognized for his counseling leadership for five children’s centers in Kansas and Butler home child care centers in Kansas and Virginia.
The dinner is open to the public. It is a wonderful opportunity to honor alumni who have brought distinction to the Mt. View School District and the community.
To make reservations, please call (570) 434–2033.
Robert M. Shelly, MD will be honored for his many years of outstanding service to the community Saturday, October 8, 2–5 p.m. at a reception at the Thompson Fire Hall. The community is invited. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Barnes-Kasson Hospital.
Dr. Shelly first came to the county in 1958, when he purchased an old farmhouse in Ararat Township as a second home. Hearing that Dr. Stevens was leaving Thompson, Shelly said goodbye to his pediatric practice near Philadelphia and moved his family here. “In Abington, I was one of many doctors. Here, they were losing their only doctor. Besides, I’d always wanted to be a country doctor,” he said. So when, in 1962 the Stevens’ moved out at the end of July, the Shelly’s moved in August 1. The practice continued, hardly missing a beat.
Patients remember the honeybees behind glass in his Thompson waiting room, they remember the dog under his desk, the ducks on the lawn, Dr. Shelly arriving by motorcycle, the packets of pills dispensed right there, because it was seven miles to the drug store. Many remember the warm welcome to the living room for a cup of coffee.
The Shelly’s worked with community leaders, churches and organizations to raise funds for a new hospital building. Sen. Joseph Clark sent them a telegram with news that Congress had appropriated funds for the project. The present Barnes-Kasson Community Hospital was built and has since expanded to include the SNF wing and the Robert M. Shelly pavilion.
The Shelly home welcomed many young doctors in an effort to recruit them to the Susquehanna area, and Dr. Shelly’s colleague from Abington, Dr. James McClure, followed him here. Among innovations were Lamaze classes and teen counseling.
The Shelly’s donated 300 acres to The Nature Conservancy. First called Thompson Wetlands, it was renamed for Florence Shelly after her death in 1987. The Preserve, on Rte. 171 remains open for walks to this day.
A third major project was River Bounty, refurbishing a dam and hydroelectric plant on the Susquehanna River between Susquehanna and Oakland. Revenues from the electricity raised thousands of dollars for hospital and community projects for several years and may do so again.
But most of all, Dr. Shelly has been a people person. “How many times,” said his daughter, Attorney Kathie Shelly, “Have I heard, ‘Your father delivered my children,’ or ‘set my leg,’ or ‘saved my child’s life,’ or ‘came to the house to see my mother.’ Everyone knows him. And now,” she continued, “they say, ‘I saw Dr. Dayton Shelly at the health center and he’s just like your father!’”
Dr. Shelly will be 90 at the end of October. He and his wife, Barbara live in Florida and summer in Susquehanna County. He is looking forward to greeting everyone at the reception.
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 www.susqcolibrary.org for more information.
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