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100th Anniversary Open House
Courthouse Closing Notice
Forest Landowners Annual Meeting
Library Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off
“23 Skidoo,” Gatsby!


November 8

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 8, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

100TH ANNIVERSARY Re-dedication of the Library/Historical Society building in Montrose, Thursday, November 8 at 11 a.m. Open house until 5 p.m. at all branch libraries.

ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, November 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Call 756-2961 for info.

November 9

CART (County Animal Rescue Team) meeting, Friday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office Montrose. Public welcome.

DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, November 9, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 10

BAZAAR, Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Breakfast and lunch available, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, November 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend.

SPAGHETTI DINNER benefit for Ted Batzel, Saturday, November 10, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Harford Fire Hall. Chinese auction, raffles.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, November 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Orson United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Church Youth Group.

HELP “STUFF THE TRUCK,” Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peoples National Bank, Hop Bottom. Sponsored by the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church and Youth Group. All donations will help families this Thanksgiving.

NATURAL HOLIDAY DECORATIONS program, Saturday, November 10, 2 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.

ROAST BEEF DINNER and bazaar, Saturday, November 10, at the United Methodist Church, Susquehanna. Takeouts, 4 p.m., serving begins at 5 p.m. Bazaar opens at 1 p.m.

November 10 & 11

ON GOLDEN POND, presented by The Lakeside Players, Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m. at the Union Dale Hall. For ticket info call 226–6207.

SCDA CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT and calendar sales, Shops Plaza, Susquehanna, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

November 11

BENEFIT for Marty Shauger, Sunday, November 11, beginning at 3 p.m. at The Summit Tea Room, New Milford. Call 727-2325 for info.

THE REDEEMED QUARTET, Hughesville, will be singing gospel music and testifying to the grace of God, Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church.

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

HARVEST HOME DINNER, Sunday, November 11, at the Great Bend Alliance Church. Breakfast at 9 a.m., Sunday school classes follow. “Redeemed” in concert at 10:30 a.m., dinner following. For info call 879–2741 or 879–2758.

November 12

MONTHLY MEETING of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford, Monday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. Open membership, new members welcome.

November 13

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 14

CASINO NIGHT, Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Dinner, refreshments available

MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB meeting, Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Township Fire Hall. Gladys Bennett from the Garden Club of Montrose will demonstrate how to make a Christmas arrangement..

November 15

NEW LIBRARY for Susquehanna County Campaign Kickoff and building plans unveiling, Thursday, November 15, 1 p.m. at the building site, High School Rd., Montrose. Call 278-9082 for info.

TURKEY PARTY, Thursday,  November 15, 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Free admission. Refreshments.

CART (County Animal Rescue Team) Disaster Preparedness Informational Session, Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office, Montrose. Free. Call 278-6396 to register (required).

HISTORIC PRESERVATION SEMINAR, Thursday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. at the Towanda Country Club. Call NTRPDC for info or to register, 888-868-8800

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Boro building. Donald Day will present, “The Earliest Methodist Church in Susquehanna Depot.”

BOY SCOUT TROOP 89 OPEN HOUSE, Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Great Bend. For info call 879–8719.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 15, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, November 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

ENDLESS MTS. CHILDREN’S CHOIR rehearsal, Thursday, November 15, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Call 756-2961 for info.

November 16

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, November 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

DINNER, meatloaf or fish, Friday, November 16, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 17

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, November 17, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

BINGO, Saturday, November 17, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

November 18

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 18, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

November 20

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, November 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 23

DINNER, lasagna or fish, Friday, November 23, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

November 24

FULL MOON Labyrinth Walk, Saturday, November 24, 6 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation requested. Call 278–9256 for info.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, November 24, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Community Building. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team.

November 25

HUNTERS’ BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 25, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. Sight-In day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., open to the public. Instructor and targets provided free.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 25, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

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Senior Center Menu November 5 – 9

Monday, November 5: meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, whole wheat bread, graham crackers, orange.

Tuesday, November 6: Blue Ridge Senior Center closed; sweet and sour chicken, brown rice, stir fry vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail, chewy granola bar.

Wednesday, November 7: stuffed cabbage roll, noodles, green beans, cranberry juice, whole wheat bread, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, November 8: Italian sausage with peppers and onions, scalloped potatoes, emperor’s blend vegetables, hot dog bun, chocolate chip granola bar, diced peaches.

Friday, November 9: macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, carrot sticks, rye bread, cherry pie or cherries.

Senior Center Menu November 12 – 16

Monday November 12: turkey with gravy, stuffing, carrot coins, whole wheat bread, cranberry sauce, cubed honeydew melon.

Tuesday, November 13: cubed steak with  tomatoes and onions, parsley potatoes, chopped spinach, rye bread, graham crackers, apricot halves.

Wednesday, November 14: tuna noodle casserole, French green beans, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip granola bread, orange.

Thursday, November 15: chicken marsala, grape juice, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, white rice, corn muffin, chocolate éclair or sugar free vanilla pudding.

Friday, November 16: breaded pork patty, sweet potatoes, California blend vegetables, pineapple juice, hamburg bun, graham crackers, applesauce.

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100th Anniversary Open House

2007 marks the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association's 100th anniversary, and they have been celebrating a century of service all year. The main building in Montrose was dedicated on November 8, 1907. Everyone is invited to an Open House (with refreshments) on Thursday, November 8,  from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at all four county library locations: Forest City (531 Main St.), Hallstead/Great Bend (201 Franklin St., Hallstead), Montrose (2 Monument Sq.), and Susquehanna (286 Erie Blvd.) A brief re-dedication ceremony will be held in Montrose at 11 a.m., followed by a self-guided tour of the building all day – just follow the footsteps! The tour includes "behind the scenes" parts of the Library and Historical Society. For more information about the Library and Historical Society's services, visit or call 278-1881.

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Courthouse Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans’ Day. All court related offices will be available.

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Forest Landowners Annual Meeting
By Lori Martin, SCFLOA President

The 2007 annual meeting of the Susquehanna County Forest Landowners Association includes a light social, a short business meeting and a guest speaker. The evening’s speaker will be Jack Sorber, President of the Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ethical hunting, sound deer management and preservation of the deer-hunting heritage. The QDMA also is a recognized leader in deer research, hunter education, hunter recruitment, and hunter advocacy.

Jack Sorber is a Susquehanna County native. After retiring from 42 years in corporate America, Jack has been active in QDMA, National Wild Turkey Federation and Habitat Pro. As guest speaker, Jack will talk about his assessment of our county’s deer herds and the impacts on our forests. He will also discuss how the deer herds impact the habitat for all wildlife dwelling in our forests.

The annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 16 in the conference room at the New Milford Borough Building. The meeting will start with a social period and will be followed by a brief business meeting. While we cordially invite anyone interested in this topic to attend, we extend a special invitation to deer hunters of all ages. All SCFLOA and QDMA members are encouraged to attend. This is a free event.

This event is sponsored by the Susquehanna County Forest Landowners Association and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. For information, call Jim Kessler, Bureau of Forestry, 278-4600 ext. 270, or Helga Walz, Treasurer of SCFLOA at 553-2993.

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Library Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off

The Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association invites the community to celebrate the official Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off for its new library. On November 15 at 1 p.m., library supporters are encouraged to gather at the new, 3.3 acre Bridgewater Township building site on High School Road, donated by the Montrose Area School Board of Education.

Color renderings of the new 20,000 square foot structure will be unveiled. Library and Historical Society Board of Trustees will announce plans for the current landmark as well as the new library facility, and will answer questions. Soccer star kickers representing county schools will officially and literally kick-off the $5 million fundraising initiative needed to achieve the project goal.

On November 8, Susquehanna County celebrates the 100th anniversary of its historic 9,250 square foot library and museum at 2 Monument Square, Montrose. Since 1908 that location has housed both the Historical Society and the Library collections. For many years now, every item added to the library’s collection has required that one be removed due to lack of space. This overcrowding has also resulted in the majority of the Historical Society’s collections being kept in storage, and in the discontinuation of their prize winning exhibitions. The facilities have been overwhelmed by an inventory of 93,700 books, periodicals, cassettes, DVDs and CDs in the library, and over 18,000 items in the Museum. The combined circulation for the Main Library and its three branches has grown from under 14,000 items in 1915 to a staggering 250,500 items per year in 2006.

A state-licensed consultant has determined that a building of at least 20,000 square feet is needed to serve the county in the 21st century. A broad base of local commitment and support is an essential prerequisite to securing the outside assistance from foundations that will make this happen. The New Library Development Committee Chairperson, Kim Harwood will announce the progress of fundraising to date, and outline the Committee’s long term plans.

Library Facts: in 1908 less than 3% of county residents had library cards, today 40% have cards; outreach services reach 221 residents with 6000 Books-by-Mail annually; outreach annually delivers 260 boxes of materials to six school districts; the library serves 12 personal care/nursing homes and senior centers. The Main Library serves branches in Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend and Susquehanna, plus eight deposit stations. The Library has only six parking spaces – over 60 are needed.

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SCCTC Elects VICA Officers

Alice M. Davis, Administrative Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC’s SkillsUSA/VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) Officers for the 2007/2008 school year. pictured (l-r) are: Alex Bennett, Secretary; Cory Simon, Treasurer; Heather Minick, President; Alyssa Sprout, Vice President.



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