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Senior Menu

Adult Evening Classes At Mt. View School
County Farm Bureau Annual Fall Meeting
Mt. View Assoc. Honors Distinguished Alumni
Ed DeWitt Is Chamber Citizen Of The Year
Harvest Of The Arts Seeks Local Talent
Medication Management Programs For Seniors
Local Artists Featured At NTCA Exhibition


September 19

SENIOR LUNCH, Wednesday, September 19, noon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Call 278-2954 for reservations or info.

September 20

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, September 20, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro building. Patricia Donohue will give a presentation based on a lecture by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

September 21

DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, September 21, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

CALLIGRAPHER’S GUILD meeting, Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University. Call 347-5063 for info.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, September 21, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

“WOMEN WHO KNEW JESUS,” Friday, September 21, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. For info call 879-4506.

September 22

BIRDING In Susquehanna County program, Saturday, September 22, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the High Point Preserve, E.L. Rose Conservancy. Sponsored by Friends of Salt Spring.

VENISON WORKSHOP for hunters, Saturday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. at the Penn State University Park campus. Call (814) 865-8862 for info.

CABBAGE ROLL DINNER, Saturday, September 22, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Dimock Christian Community Church. Eat in or take out.

FALL EQUINOX LABYRINTH WALK, Saturday, September 22, 7 p.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278-9256 for info.

THE NATE CHAFE BAND (contemporary Christian music) in concert, Saturday, September 22, 3 – 5 p.m. at the Oakland Boro Park. Free. Refreshments available. Bring a chair.

THE NATE CHAFE BAND (contemporary Christian music) in concert, Saturday, September 22, 3 – 5 p.m. at the Oakland Boro Park. Free. Refreshments available. Bring a chair. Rain location, Lanesboro Community Hall.

FENCE & PASTURE FIELD DAY, September 22, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Stoltzfus Farm in Nichols, NY. Call (607) 724-9268 for info or to register.

September 23

BREAKFAST, Sunday, September 23, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

September 25

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

September 26

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, September 26, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

September 27

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 27, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

September 28

CHICKEN & BISCUIT or fish dinner, Friday, September 28, 6 – 8 m at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

September 29

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, September 29, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, September 29, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Tickets sold in advance or at the door. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

September 30

FROM HEART TO HAND exhibit and reception, Sunday, September 30, 2 – 5 p.m. at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. A celebration of traditional and folk arts in the Northern Tier. Entertainment, refreshments. For info call Alice at 756-2044.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, September 30, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. Proceeds benefit the Hallstead-Great Bend Lions Club.

October 1 – 28

FROM HEART TO HAND exhibit, October 1 through 28 at the Susquehanna Boro Building. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 – 5 p.m. A celebration of traditional and folk arts in the Northern Tier.

October 3 – 6

RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, October 3, 9:30 – 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 6 (bag day), 9:30 – noon at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

October 4

OPEN TRAP SHOOT, Thursday, October 4, 6:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.

October 6

HARVEST OF THE ARTS, Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Susquehanna Boro. Art exhibits, street performances, crafts, farmers’ market, wine tasting, demonstrations, more.

MT. VIEW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION annual dinner, Saturday, October 6 at the high school. Reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. For info or reservations call Dava, 289–4680.

October 7

FINE ARTS AUCTION and Harvest of the Arts reception, Sunday, October 7, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. Donation. For reservations call Alice, 756–2044.

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Senior Center Menu September 17 – 21

Monday, September 17: turkey with gravy, stuffing, carrot coins, whole wheat bread, cranberry sauce, cubed honeydew melon.

Tuesday, September 18: cubed steak with  tomatoes and onions, parsley potatoes, chopped spinach, rye bread, graham crackers, apricot halves.

Wednesday, September 19: tuna noodle casserole, French green beans, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip granola bread, orange.

Thursday, September 20: chicken marsala, grape juice, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, white rice, corn muffin, chocolate éclair or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Friday, September 21: breaded pork patty, sweet potatoes, California blend vegetables, pineapple juice, hamburg bun, graham crackers, applesauce.

Senior Center Menu September 24 – 28

Monday, September 24: sloppy Joe, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, hamburg bun, chewy granola bar, banana.

Tuesday, September 25: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian green beans, wheat bread, peaches.

Wednesday, September 26: pork chop in mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, Monte carol blend vegetables, rye bread, graham crackers, mandarin oranges.

Thursday September 27: lasagna, Italian blend vegetables, honey wheat bread, pumpkin pie or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Friday, September 28: chicken cordon bleu, chicken flavor rice, corn, orange juice, whole wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

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Adult Evening Classes At Mt. View School

The Mt. View School District will be offering an adult education program during the fall of 2007. The classes will be offered on different nights throughout each week so that more people can participate in the programs.

Tuition will be charged for each class, however if a resident of the district attends 80% of the classes he or she will have the tuition refunded. The tuition will not be refunded to non-district people who are participating in the program. A resident of the district who attends less than 80% of the classes will not receive a refund.

All expenses for materials in the classes will be borne by the participant. Classes may not be held for fewer than nine participants in each course.

To register for one or more classes call Mrs. Joy Marcy at 434-2180 ext. 413 on any school day between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Registration must take place before attending any class. Following are the classes being offered: adult recreation volleyball, adult recreation basketball, big brush watercolor, basketry/chair caning, digital photography, yoga for all.

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County Farm Bureau Annual Fall Meeting

The annual Fall meeting of the Susquehanna County Farm Bureau will be held Thursday, October 4 at the Fairdale United Methodist Church. Seating for a chicken and biscuit supper will be 7:20 p.m. Reservation deadline is September 28. For tickets call Barbara Roszel 278–2433, Kathie Shelly 756–2429, or Donna Williams 942–6348.

SCFB has been gathering suggestions from its members for policy resolutions on issues important to agriculture and rural living. Its Policy Development Committee will present resolutions for discussion and voting during this annual meeting. Policies adopted by Farm Bureau guide its local, state and national governmental relations work during the next year. Other agenda items will include election of directors and an update on Farm Bureau’s accomplishments since the annual spring meeting.

Five county teachers, who attended an Ag in the Classroom workshop in July, have been invited. The Susquehanna County Dairy Princess has been invited.

SCFB is a voluntary organization that works to advance the interests of agriculture and rural communities. It offers numerous benefits and services to its 564 members, and is affiliated with the PA Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Mt. View Assoc. Honors Distinguished Alumni

The Mountain View School District Alumni Association proudly announces it fourth annual Mountain View School District Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Dinner on October 6, to be held at the Mountain View High School, Kingsley. There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m.

The distinguished alumni to be honored are as follows.

Paul Carlson, a 1947 Brooklyn High School graduate, will be recognized for his many achievements in journalism and ministry. Paul began his journalism career with the Binghamton Sun as its Susquehanna County correspondent. In 1950, he attended the Providence Rhode Island Bible Institute. Paul was able to combine both careers as journalist and minister when he served as correspondent of Religious News Service (RNS) from 1955-1986 covering domestic and international religion stories. Paul served as a public relations executive for the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland and later for the United Presbyterian Office of Information in Manhattan. Paul’s assignments led him to many countries including Greece, India, Russia and Lebanon during such critical times as the Cuban missile crisis and Operation Peace for the Galilee. Paul is an accomplished writer of numerous articles and served as a weekly columnist during the 1970s. He is the author of seven books with an eighth work in progress. Paul is married to the former Myrtle Elizabeth Warner. They reside in Montrose, and have two sons and two grandsons.

Harold Ely, a 1936 Brooklyn High School graduate, will be recognized for the breadth of his leadership roles within the agricultural industry and the community. Dedication to the plight of the farmer and concern for his neighbors are core elements of Harold’s life. A lifetime which led to industry, local and community service roles such as president of the Susquehanna County Extension Committee, president of the Diary Herd Improvement Association, director of the Northeast District of the State DHIA, chairman of the PA Farm Bureau’s State Dairy Committee, director of Dairylea and president of the Pennsylvania Association of Farm Organizations. Harold’s commitment as a director led to an 18 year “term” during which time he continued to represent the interests of member cooperatives and provided leadership training to directors, employees and young members of the Pennsylvania Council of Cooperatives. Harold has been honored by local business, fraternal and civic organizations. Harold continues to actively influence and support local initiatives through various board and trustee positions involving diverse business, conservation and religious entities. Harold is married to the former Frances Price. They reside in Montrose and have five children.

Lloyd Michael, a 1960 Mountain View High School graduate, will be recognized for his contribution and dedication to the medical field through research and education. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Medical Physiology from the University of Ottawa and completed post doctoral training at Columbia University and Baylor College of Medicine. Lloyd’s research in cardiovascular medicine and physiology is extensively documented and includes numerous medical journals, symposia and professional meetings. At Baylor College of Medicine, Lloyd participates in the following committees: Medical School Admissions, Animal Research, Affirmative Action, and Scientific Integrity. He instructs and mentors graduate students and serves in an advisory capacity to doctoral students. Lloyd currently holds the following positions at Baylor College of Medicine: Senior Associate Dean, Professor Department of Medicine and Surgery, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Director of DeBakey Heart Center Core Animal Laboratories. Lloyd is married to the former Barbara Ann Smith. They reside in Houston, Texas and have one daughter.

Charles Watkins, a 1958 Harford High School graduate, will be recognized for his contributions to education and law. He served three years in the US Marine Corps. In 1965, Charles was awarded an MA in Philosophy from Penn State and hired as an instructor in Philosophy by the Altoona Campus of Penn State for nine years. He then accepted a teaching position at Kutztown University and taught there for twenty-five years, retiring as Professor Emeritus in Philosophy, in 1995. In 1989, he was awarded a jurist doctorate from the University of Idaho. In 1990 Charles became a member of the Bar in Berks County. Charles is currently a partner with the law firm of Paul R. Ober & Associates with offices in various locations including Montrose, PA. He has won two cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Charles has served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of North East Pennsylvania (PPNEP) for eight years and was president of the board for the last two years. He currently provides legal counsel for (PPNEP). Charles was instrumental in the granting of charitable status for the Mountain View School District Alumni Association. Charles is married to the former Chris Vaccaro. They reside in Perry Township, Berks County. Charles has two sons, one stepson, and a daughter.

Due to health reasons, Evan Price, a 1940 Harford High School graduate, will be honored at a later date.

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.

Reservation forms can be found at then click “Alumni” on the navigation bar, or call (570) 289–4680.

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Ed DeWitt Is Chamber Citizen Of The Year
Submitted by the Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce 2007 Citizen of the Year Committee

Longtime community activist Ed DeWitt has been chosen as the Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce 2007 Citizen of the Year.

Ed DeWitt, the Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce 2007 Citizen of the


Photo courtesy of Craige’s Photique

The community is invited to celebrate Ed’s commitment to community and youth, October 11 at the Montrose Bible Conference Dining Hall, Lake Ave., Montrose.

If you’ve ever enjoyed the annual Montrose Fourth of July celebration, donated to the annual Kiwanis Christmas Toy Drive, connected with Key Clubs at local high schools or enjoyed watching youngsters do well on the golf course, you’ve seen Ed DeWitt’s community action.

A member of the Montrose Area Kiwanis, Ed has put his heart and soul into the annual July 4th celebration for many years. When that’s over, he turns his thoughts to the Kiwanis’ Annual Christmas Toy Drive.

Ed came to Montrose as a child when his father, Russell was transferred by PA Northeast Electric (now Penelec) from Susquehanna. A graduate of Montrose High, he served in the Army, then worked at Procter & Gamble, Mehoopany, for 27 years.

Upon retirement, Ed was manager of the Montrose Country Club and Golf Course from 1995 to 2000, boosting its youth golf program, one reason for Montrose Area School District’s yearly competitive play. He returned to that management position again in 2007.

When the Montrose Area Kiwanis Club was formed over 25 years ago, Ed was its first president. He’s now a big part of the Kiwanis-Lions-Rotary (KLR) July Fourth celebration, which bring thousands of visitors and locals to Montrose each year. Ed and a core group of organizers make it happen.

“It’s a lot of work, but just before the parade starts, I take a ride in my golf cart along the parade route. When I see so many people waiting to watch, it’s all worth it,” Ed said.

Ed is very proud of the Kiwanis’ affiliation with local high schools through ‘Key Clubs.’ The students perform community service under the guidance of the Kiwanis Club. “These are some good kids. I think we’ll be in good hands in the future,” Ed commented.

At Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, Ed is a leader of the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program, and a lector.

The Kiwanis Christmas Toy Drive, which now operates under the umbrella of Susquehanna County Interfaith’s Christmas Bureau, has been dear to Ed’s heart since it began in 1974.

“We used to deliver all the toys personally in the beginning,” he said. “Now we can’t do that. I don’t know if the need is greater, or that it’s more obvious today. I’ll never forget going to a home near town where the floors were dirt, because the floorboards had been torn up to burn for heat.”

Ed credits his mother, the late Isabel DeWitt for his talent for community service. He learned by watching her run the local bowling program at ‘Toro’s’ in Montrose every Saturday for years.

“She was amazing, “ he recalls. “With seven kids of her own, she still volunteered. And you can be sure we were all in church on Sunday, year in and year out.”

Ed expressed his philosophy on community service this way, “It’s not a ‘me’ society when you’re busy giving back.”

The public is invited honor Ed DeWitt as Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, at 5:30 p.m. (dinner at 6 p.m.), Thursday, October 11, at the Montrose Bible Conference Dining Hall, Lake Avenue, Montrose.

Tickets are available until October 6 at Butler’s Pantry, Lee’s Furniture and Craige’s Store, all in Montrose.

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Harvest Of The Arts Seeks Local Talent
Submitted By Jay Krimmel

A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 in conjunction with the month-long Harvest of the Arts celebration in Susquehanna Depot, PA.

Planned for that weekend is a variety of events that include a children’s indoor art show (so if you know any budding artists...), indoor crafts market, open air market, petting zoo, hot wings contest, pie contest, street musicians and theatrical players and many other activities. The Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Show will take place at the historic Starrucca House.

There are many talented artists in Susquehanna County, and the purpose of this event is to showcase those diverse talents. You do not have to be a professional to participate, and there is no entry fee to show. This will be a juried show; due to space limitations we ask that artists limit their work to three entries.

On Sunday evening there will be a cocktail reception and art auction. This will be a 50-50 auction, with the artist receiving half the final sales price and the other half funding various art programs in Susquehanna County. We are asking artists to donate to the auction; however, a donation is not necessary to exhibit.

It is important to know that we are seeking all art talents in the area. You may not have ever exhibited before, but we want you to be a part of our show. If you know anyone who loves art and produces works of art, please tell them of our show. For additional information or to download an application, go to or contact Jay Krimmel at (570) 675-2365.

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Medication Management Programs For Seniors

The B/S/S/T AAA PrimeTime Health program is sponsoring Medication Management programs, in Suquehanna County Senior Community Centers, during this awareness month in October.

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 program is Cost Effectiveness and Medicines. The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is as follows: Lawton (934-2575), October 1, 11:00 a.m.; Lenoxville (222-9550), October 4, 11:00 a.m.; Forest City (785-3386), October 10, 12:30 p.m.; Susquehanna (853-3967), October 17, 12:30 p.m.; Great Bend (879-2896), October 9, 12:15 p.m.; Montrose (278-4370), October 1, 12:15 p.m.

Registration for this free program is not necessary. However, if you would also like to enjoy lunch at the Senior Community Center, call that location at least one day in advance to make a meal reservation.

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Local Artists Featured At NTCA Exhibition

Ken Ely, a native of Susquehanna County, will be one of nine featured artisans at the annual Northern Tier Cultural Alliance (NTCA) “From Heart to Hand” exhibition. This celebration of traditional and folk arts in the Northern Tier will be held in Susquehanna County during the month of October, at the Susquehanna Borough Hall, Erie Blvd., Susquehanna Depot, PA.

“As a teenager, I began rebuilding fallen stone walls at Woodbourne Orchard in Dimock. Although I view my walls as utilitarian structures, I find a certain artfulness in fitting stones of varying sizes and shapes together to form a functional, orderly whole. It’s important to me to know that I create these structures in much the same way that our predecessors did, using simple human-powered tools.”

The opening reception for NTCA “From Heart to Hand” exhibit will be Sunday, September 30 at the Borough Hall and the historic railroad station now known as the Starrucca House, 504 Front Street, Susquehanna, from 2 – 5 p.m. There is no charge.

For more information or questions contact Alice Deutsch at (570) 756–2044.

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