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Issue Home October 10, 2007 Site Home

Senior Menu

Who Done It
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Commissioner Candidate Forum
Antiques Appraisal Night
Caregiver Workshop
Civic Club Sponsors Analysis Program
Thompson Crime Watch Sets Planning Meeting
Day On A Dairy Farm
Big Read Events Continue


October 10

CASINO NIGHT, Wednesday, October 10, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL Chapter harvest meeting, Wednesday, October 10, noon at the Summerhouse Grill, Montrose. For info or reservations, call 268–4093 or 596–2934.

October 11

NORTHERN SUSQUEHANNA RIVER Watershed Association meeting, Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. at the New Milford Township Building.

CLIFFORD FIRE CO. Ladies Auxiliary meeting, Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 11, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, October 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

DINNER, Friday, October 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

October 13

FLAMING FOLIAGE program, Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Springs State Park. Forester Jim Kessler will lead a walk and talks about how and why leaves change color.

HARVEST HAM DINNER, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Orson Methodist Church.

BINGO, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 4:30 at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, October 13, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Council 356, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, October 13, beginning at noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

COMMUNITY DAY, Saturday, October 13, 12-4 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church. Food, games, music, more. Free. For info call 434-2101.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Kingsley United Methodist Church.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, October 13, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Clifford United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

ART EXHIBIT, Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nicholson United Methodist Church. Refreshments available. Call 942-6995 or 942-4489 for info.

TROUBLE AT THE TROPICABANA, Saturday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Union Dale Hall. Presented by The Lakeside Players. Call 226-6207 for ticket info.

October 14

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 14, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 14, 11:30 – 2 p.m. at the Brookdale Fire Hall. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit the Snake Creek Volunteer Fire Co.

October 16

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, October 16, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

October 17

CANDIDATES FORUM, Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m. in the main courtroom, Courthouse, Montrose. Meet the candidates for county commissioners. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Free.

STEAK SANDWICH supper, Wednesday, October 17 at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

October 18

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 18, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

BAG LADIES LUNCHEON, Thursday, October 18, beginning at noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Proceeds benefit the Church.

October 19

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, October 19, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

DINNER, Friday, October 19, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

October 19 & 20

HAUNTED HOUSE, Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 6:30 – 1:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange. Admission. Free refreshments after tour.

October 20

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 20, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

ANCESTRAL SKILLS workshop, Saturday, October 20, 1 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Discover amazing uses for natural materials for survival in the wilderness. Bring a small pocket knife. Fee.

HARVEST SUPPER, Saturday, October 20, 4 – 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Kirkwood.

TURKEY SUPPER, Saturday, October 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

ROAST PORK DINNER, Saturday, October 20 at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. Takeouts, 3:30. Serving, 4:30.

AMBA WELLNESS PROGRAM (blood analysis), Saturday, October 20, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Hallstead American Legion Post. Call 1-800-234-8888 for an appointment. Sponsored by the Hallstead-Great Bend Civic Club.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, October 20, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

October 23

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

October 24

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, October 24, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

October 25

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 25, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Takeouts available.

ANTIQUES APPRAISAL Night, Thursday, October 25, 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Advance tickets only, call 278-1881 for info.

October 26

HAM & CABBAGE or fish dinner, Friday, October 26, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

October 28

HIKING WITH LLAMAS, Sunday, October 28, 2 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Hike the trails with these gentle giants. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 28, noon to 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle hall, Little Meadows. Sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 28, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

CLIFFORD FIRE CO. Ladies Auxiliary bus trip to Turning Stone Casino, Sunday, October 28. For info or reservations call 222-4105.

October 30

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


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Senior Center Menu October 9 – 12

Monday October 8: chili, waxed beans, white rice, celery sticks, corn muffin, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, October 9: sliced ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip granola bar, pineapple.

Wednesday, October 10: barbecue chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Thursday, October 11: beef stew with biscuit, graham crackers with peanut butter, mandarin oranges.

Friday, October 12: breaded chicken patty, macaroni salad, beets, honey wheat bread, apple.

Senior Center Menu October 15 – 19

Monday, October 15: honey mustard chicken, scalloped potatoes, stir fry vegetables, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, chocolate éclair or angel food cake.

Tuesday, October 16: stuffed pepper with sauce, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables, rye bread, chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, October 17: macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, zucchini and tomatoes, honey wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, October 18: oriental pepper steak, white rice, baby carrots, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, cherry pie or cherries.

Friday, October 19: beef barbecue, parsley potatoes, tossed salad, hamburg bun, chocolate chip granola bar, diced peaches.

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Who Done It?

Everyone loves a good murder mystery! Everyone loves a good dinner! Combine the two and you have a “Murder Mystery Dinner” at The Summit Restaurant in New Milford. Mark your calendar for October 20 at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy yourself while benefiting the United Way of Susquehanna County. Reservations can be made by calling (570) 278-3868.

The United Way in Susquehanna County will be starting two new programs that will benefit residents: A Volunteer Resource Team for county emergencies and Opportunities After School Increase Success (OASIS). OASIS is a community initiative for youth in grades 7-12. The goal is to educate and motivate youth so they can develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to make good decisions and become responsible, independent and contributing members of the communities where they live.

Come join on October 20 and lend your support for these worthwhile initiatives and have fun while doing so. If you are unable to attend and wish to make a contribution to promote the programs listed above, please make a check payable to the United Way of Susquehanna County and indicate the program in the memo section of your check.

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in October 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 October 19 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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Commissioner Candidate Forum

The public is invited to attend a free League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County “Candidates’ Forum” featuring the six Susquehanna County Commissioner candidates. It will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 7-9 p.m. in the main courtroom of the County Courthouse, Public Avenue, Montrose. Candidates Leon Allen (D), Mike Giangrieco (R), Tom Jurista (I), Roberta Kelly (Write-In), Jeffrey I. Loomis (R) MaryAnn Warren (D) have all been invited and are expected to attend.

The format will allow each candidate to make a brief prepared statement, and then to respond to six questions which they will have received two weeks in advance. These have been gathered from League members and others who have expressed an interest, and they are designed to give a good overview of voter concerns and key issues.

This should take about an hour. The forum will then be opened to public questions, which can be submitted on index cards gathered from the audience. As usual in the League format, candidate responses will be timed and a moderator will insure that each candidate has an equal opportunity to express his or her views.

The addition this year of one Independent and one Write-In candidate on the ballot means that voters will have more choices than in most previous general elections. Voters will be asked to vote for any two candidates. This forum is a good way to ensure that you arrive at the November 6 General Election ballot box with your questions answered, acquainted with each candidate, informed about local issues, and ready to make your choices.

Some of the issues on the minds of county voters include financial management, roads and infrastructure, a countywide energy policy, economic development, tourism, commissioner cooperation, and any possible commissioner role in the New Milford gravel pit controversy. You may have others to propose. For LWVSC information, go to

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Antiques Appraisal Night

An Antiques Appraisal Night is being hosted by the Susquehanna County Historical Society on Thursday, October 25. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the parish house of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 60 Church St., Montrose PA. 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 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. Call 278-1881 for more information.

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Caregiver Workshop

In honor of National Family Caregiver Month the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging will present caregiver information sessions in November. The programs will focus on dealing with caregiver stress and keeping caregivers healthy. The Alzheimer’s Association will present information on symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Information will also be available on other community resources. There is no charge for the program but advance registration is appreciated.

In our area, the event will be held: on November 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Hop Bottom.

For more information or to register, call the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging toll-free at 800-982-4346.

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Civic Club Sponsors Analysis Program

For nearly 20 years, the Hallstead-Great Bend Civic Club has sponsored the Annual Blood Analysis program also known as  AMBA. It was the first of its kind in the area, and continues today by providing high quality laboratory results. The value of such testing is undeniable. Early detection of disease dramatically improves the rate of success in managing and curing disease, and in reducing mortality rates.

The AMBA Program is designed to include tests which assist in the early detection of the leading health risks in North America, including coronary heart disease, glucose intolerance and diabetes, kidney and liver disease and anemia.  Optional tests, priced separately, are available and include prostate, thyroid, colon, and cardio CRP. There will be a  sponsor handling fee per person.

Make an appointment by calling 1-800-234-8888. Then, on October 20, come to the American Legion Post on New York Ave in Hallstead and have the tests done; you will be glad you did.

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Thompson Crime Watch Sets Planning Meeting

At the next scheduled meeting of the Thompson Borough Crime Watch, members will plan coming events and activities. it is hoped that more folks in the borough will get involved in the efforts of the group to foster good relations between all members of the community.

Captain Ray Grant will lead the group in discussions and planning of holiday events and future meetings. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 700 p.m. This is a new time. The Thompson Baptist Church hall is the place, and members are asked to bring a guest who might be interested in helping the organization.

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Day On A Dairy Farm
By Abbey Puzo, Dairy Princess

The Tompkins family have hosted the “Day on a Dairy Farm” event sponsored by Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion for six years in a row. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Lane Farm, and the public is invited. This is an educational and fun event for all ages, but best of all, it is free! Bring your family for a day full of fun and excitement.

Activities include learning how milk gets from the cow to your dinner table and a tour of the dairy facility. 4-H members will demonstrate how to show a calf. See what a cow eats and how she converts it to milk. Visit the petting zoo (many varieties of animals). See the many different breeds of cows. See the farm equipment, and learn about farm safety. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides and tractor-drawn hay rides. Visit dairy royalty and learn about 3-A-Day of Dairy. There will be crafts and fun with dairy royalty, and free milk and samples of cheese.

Susquehanna County Dairy Royalty will have lunch available, including homemade soup, hot dogs, sloppy Joes, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Two local 4-H clubs will have bake sales for your dessert choices, or you may want to take some home.

Mark Saturday, October 13 on your calendar and bring the entire family for a day of fun! Evergreen Lane Farm is located just four miles north of Montrose. From Montrose take Route 29 north three miles to Mitchell Road. Turn right on Mitchell Road and the farm is located approximately one mile up Mitchell Road.

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Big Read Events Continue

Wednesdays in October are devoted to movies relating to the 1920s as part of The Big Read/Susquehanna County Reads The Great Gatsby. All movies and other events are free with a "Susquehanna County Reads" wristband (which you receive, along with a book if you need one, for a $2 registration fee; you can sign up at an event or at any county library).

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., it's 1920s Movie Afternoon at the four County libraries. A different movie will be shown at each location each week during October, so everybody will get a chance to see all five. Check the website ( for details. On Wednesday, October 17, the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby will be shown on the big screen at the Montrose Theatre, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and the following week (Wednesday, October 24), the 2000 A&E TV version will be presented, again at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The movies are free with your wristband.

Another dance lesson will be held Friday, October 12, at 7 p.m., at the New Milford studio of the Windwood Hill Dance Academy - just show up with your wristband.

On Monday, October 15, and Tuesday, October 16, you have the chance to attend two more in the series of fascinating book discussions about F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz age classic: Monday at 7 p.m. at the Forest City Library, with Dr. David Elliott of Keystone College, and Tuesday, at 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake Fire Hall (joint meeting of the Silver Lake Fire House and Brackney book clubs; all Big Read registrants are welcome!).

An exhibit of 1920s dresses from the Historical Society's collection opens Wednesday, October 17 at the Butternut Gallery in Montrose, along with the jazz-age artwork created by Joe Welden for The Big Read. A talk on the fashions of the 1920s will be held in the gallery by Dawna Ellenberger on Thursday, October 18 at 2 p.m.; call 278-4011 if you would like to attend. The exhibit runs through Sunday.

The Big Read/Susquehanna County Reads is organized by Susquehanna County Literacy and the Susquehanna County Library and made possible by a Big Read grant. The Big Read is a national program created by the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Arts Midwest, that encourages literary reading by asking communities to come together to read and discuss one book. To find out more, visit the Susquehanna County Reads website at, or contact Literacy at 278-9027 (toll-free 866-300-5772) or the Library at 278-1881.

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