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Senior Menu

Court House Closing Notice
Jacobs Brothers At GB Alliance Church
SCSD Sets Open House
From Heart To Hand
LCCC Nursing Progam Accepting Applications
Call For Area Artists
Pratt Memorial Library Joins Big Read Program
Nicholson Bridge 92nd Anniversary


August 30

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, August 30, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, August 30, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, weather permitting.

August 31

DINNER, ham and scalloped potatoes or fish, Friday, August 31, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

September 1

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, September 1, 7:30 p.m. at the LeRaysville Hall.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, September 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Community Building. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit the ACS Relay for Life team.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, September 1, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. Yard sale and bake sale 7 – 2.

FAIR & GARAGE SALE, Saturday, September 1, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. Organ and piano arrangements at 3 p.m., plus a medley of hymns presented by the Ecumenical Choir.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, September 1, 7 – 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

September 3

LABOR DAY PICNIC, Monday, September 3, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church, Jackson. All you can eat turkey dinner.

September 5

WORD OF LIFE Club at South New Milford Baptist Church for teens in grades 7-12, beginning Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m. For info or transportation call 434–2101.

September 6

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, weather permitting.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, family style, Thursday, September 6, beginning at 5 p.m. at the VFW 6223, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

September 7 & 8

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, September 7, 9-1 and 4-6 and Saturday, September 8, 9-12 (bag sale) at the First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead.

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, September 7, 9-12 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, September 8, 9-11 a.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church.

September 7

AWANA CLUB at South New Milford Baptist Church, for ages 3 through sixth grade, beginning Friday, September 7, 7 to 9 p.m. For info call 434-2101.

September 8

RACE FOR THE CURE, Saturday, September 8 in downtown Scranton. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. For info call the NE PA Susan G. Komen Affiliate at 800-650-2873.

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. at the Fairdale Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

BOOK SALE, Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the soldier’s Orphan School, Harford.

FALL FESTIVAL, Saturday, September 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at the South Montrose Community Church. Pig roast, bake sale, white elephant table, Chinese auction.

September 9

IRISH FESTIVAL, Sunday, September 9, 10:00 t 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Food, music, games, fun.

WEINER ROAST, Sunday, September 9, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fairdale Township Park. Bonfire, games, music. Bring chairs or blankets. Sponsored by Fairdale Grange.

NICHOLSON BRIDGE DAY, Sunday, September 9, beginning at 9 a.m. in Nicholson. Music, entertainment, pet show, pony rides, more. Sponsored by the Nicholson Women’s Club.

September 12

MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB meeting, Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Cindi McCawley. Bob Richards will present a program on growing dahlias. For info call 222-3377.

September 13

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, September 13, 6 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.

September 14 & 15

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, September 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Lunch available  at the Community  Building.

LECTIO DIVINA program, Friday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 15, 8:45 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. For info call 278–2954.

September 15

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, September 15, 7 – 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

CAR WASH, Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lenoxville United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Clifford UMC Charge Youth Group.

DEMOLITION DERBY, Saturday, September 15 at the Harford Fairgrounds. Gates open at 4 p.m., demo begins at 7 p.m. Admission. Refreshments available. For info call Harford Lodge #445, 434–2169 or 756–5366.

September 18

LAYETTE KIT OUTREACH meeting, Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m. at the TREHAB Center conference room, Montrose. For info call (607) 743-9969.

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Senior Center Menu August 27 – 31

Monday, August 27: glazed chicken, Normandy blend vegetables, white rice, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges, chocolate chip granola bar.

Tuesday, August 28: vegetable lasagna, cooked carrots, rye bread, fresh banana, cranberry juice.

Wednesday August 29: pork barbecue, potato salad, green beans, hamburg bun, graham crackers, diced peaches.

Thursday August 30: shell pasta and meatballs, tossed salad, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Friday, August 31: lemon pepper cod, mixed vegetables, vegetable rice pilaf, honey wheat bread, Boston cream pie or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Senior Center Menu September 3 - 7

Monday, September 3: Centers closed, Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 4: Italian marinated chicken breast, peas and carrots, macaroni salad, rye bread, butterscotch pudding.

Wednesday, September 5: goulash, tossed salad, broccoli, whole wheat bread, applesauce.

Thursday September 6: seasoned pork chop, coleslaw, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, graham crackers, lemon meringue pie or angel food cake.

Friday, September 7: chicken cacciatore rustica, Italian green beans, noodles, honey wheat bread, pears.

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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. All court related offices will be available.


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Jacobs Brothers At GB Alliance Church

The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg, PA, will appear at the Great Bend Alliance Church on Sunday, September 2, at 7:00 p.m. The Jacobs Brothers, veterans of gospel music, are dedicated to the ministry of spreading the gospel through music. Since 1962, the group has traveled millions of miles, produced more than fifty albums, and hosted many international tours.

The group is comprised of two brothers, Bob and Mike Jacobs, who are original members of the group that started in the small town of East Berlin, PA, in 1962. The third member of the group, Mike Lawver, who joined the group in 1972, comes from McClure, PA.

A freewill offering will be taken for the Jacobs Brothers during the concert. There will be a “make your own sundae” event in the fellowship hall following the concert.

For information, call 879–2741.

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SCSD Sets Open House

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, and Mr. Michael Lisowski, Principal of Susquehanna Community Jr. Sr. High School, announce that Open House will be held on Thursday, September 13.

The elementary school will be open 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. to 8:00 p.m. in the evening for parents and other interested persons. Refreshments will be served in the elementary cafeteria during the evening hours.

The high school will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All people attending are asked to sign in upon entering each building.

Parents are reminded that individual Parent-Teacher Conferences will be scheduled for November 8 and 9.


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From Heart To Hand

Since 1995, the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance (NTCA) has been engaged in educating the public about cultural traditions, history and art of the Pennsylvania Northern Tier and to assist tradition bearers and traditional artists in the preservation of their work, as part of a 1992 Pennsylvania Heritage Commission project.

This year, Susquehanna County has been selected to host this annual event. Artisans from the nine counties, Bradford, Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming will have their diverse works on display during the month of October at the Susquehanna Borough Hall.

To start the month-long celebration, please join on Sunday, September 30 at a reception at the Starrucca House and view the selected art work by the talented artisans from NTCA. The reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.

To complement this show and to promote the arts throughout Susquehanna County, the following weekend, October 6, the schools in Susquehanna County (Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, Forest City, Montrose, Mt. View and Susquehanna) will be participating in music, theatre, dance and crafts along with the visual arts. There will be a Youth Art Show, where selected pieces from each school will be exhibited. “I look forward to working with the other art teachers in the county and I know that the talent of their students will showcase the future of our art community,” stated Ms. Barbara Gallagher, Chairman for the Youth Art Show, who is an art teacher at Susquehanna Community School.

Mr. Jeff Burkett, Blue Ridge Music Department, has agreed to coordinate instrumental presentations from county schools for the Harvest of the Arts. “It’s great when the kids can participate on a county-wide level and feel they are making a difference by sharing their talents,” he stated.

The Fine Art Show is being co-chaired by husband and wife Jay and Sally Krimmel, who are established artists. Assisting this duo are Margaret Gralewski who is an artist and member of the Hill Country Artists, along with Deb McNamee. Interested artists may contact Jay at

Ethel Boccafogli is a crafter and will chair the “Harvest of the Arts” Craft Show. You may contact her at 756-2004 or if you are interested in participating in the craft show.

For more information, contact Alice at (570) 756-2044 or

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LCCC Nursing Progam Accepting Applications

The Luzerne County Community College nursing department is currently accepting applications for pre-admission testing into the nursing program at the college’s Elk Lake site.

The LCCC nursing program prepares graduates to take the NCLEX (National Board Examination) to qualify as Registered Nurses (RN’s).

The Nurse Entrance Test (NET) for the college’s Elk Lake site will be offered at Elk Lake High School on Saturday, September 15; Saturday, October 27; and Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nursing students who are accepted into the program for the fall, 2008 semester are encouraged to begin taking core courses during the spring and summer, 2008 semesters.

For more information, or to obtain an application for testing, call the LCCC Admission Office at (800) 377-LCCC, extension 340.

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Call For Area Artists

“All local area artists and craftsmen are invited to participate in the Harvest of the Arts art show to be displayed on October 6-7 at the historic Erie Railroad building now known as the Starrucca House,” stated Alice Deutsch, chairman of Susquehanna County’s “Harvest of the Arts”. The Starrucca House, which is on the National Historic Registry is worth the visit in itself. The show will be open to the public for two days, from 10-5 on Saturday and from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday. At 6 p.m. on Sunday there will be a cocktail reception followed by an art auction starting at approximately 7 p.m. The auction will benefit both the artist and support the arts in Susquehanna County.

The show will be juried mainly by limited display area available. It is hopeful that all interested two- and three-dimensional artists will present their work for admission into the show. Works need not be for sale to be included.

The auction will be 50% to the artist and 50% to support the arts. Artists are encouraged, but not required, to donate a work to the auction.

Applications for the art show are available on line at For additional information regarding the art show or to have an application mailed to you, please call Jay or Sally Krimmel at (570) 465-2365 or online at

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Pratt Memorial Library Joins Big Read Program

The Pratt Memorial Library in New Milford has joined the Susquehanna County Big Read.  The Big Read is a national program by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which encourages literary reading by bringing communities together to read and discuss one book.  Pratt joins the Susquehanna County Literacy Program and the Susquehanna County Library for the fall program, which begins on September 8.

The   Pratt Library board presents a “Big Read” T-shirt to Commissioner Maryann Warren.  Pictured (l-r) are:  first row –  Beverly Updyke, president Avis Morgan, MaryAnn Warren; second row –  librarian Betty Mitchell, Cheryl Salinkas; third row –  Sue Lewis, Joanne Kelly, Nancy Vancott; rear –  Skip Jorgenson, Forrest Vancott.

At a meeting of the board of the Pratt Library on Wednesday, August 15, the Rev. Charles Cesaretti, a member of the county Big Read Coordinating Committee, was invited to describe and discuss the program.  At the meeting, County Commissioner Maryann Warren, who is a member of the library board and a New Milford resident, received a Big Read t-shirt from board president Avis Morgan.  The t-shirt carries the special logo for the event designed by local artist Joe Welden.  “We are pleased to be a part of this county-wide program,” reports librarian Betty Mitchell.  “We invite all in the New Milford area to visit our library and join in the Big Read, and explore the great reading opportunities at Pratt, too!”

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Nicholson Bridge 92nd Anniversary

The town of Nicholson will celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct, on September 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main Street will be closed down and more than 50 vendors will offer arts, crafts, antiques, various foods and more.

The entertainment during the day will include the Ross Park Zoo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., presenting exotic live animals to “touch and learn.” Children’s pony rides will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and other children’s games throughout the day. The Masons and the Nicholson Women’s Club are preparing a chicken barbecue which will be served starting at 10:30 a.m. A pet show will be held at 11 a.m. There will be live musicians and Good Tunz DJ production will provide music during the day.

For information call 942–4443 or 942–4410.

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