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Senior Menu

All About Orchids
Future Of County Meeting Planned
Demonstration At Hill Country Artists Meet
To Kill A Mockingbird Mock Trial This Friday
Music Program At Susky First Baptist
Witches And Warlocks Festival In Forest City


October 15

FUN DAY, Wednesday October 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Judy Murphy will be guest for the day.

DINNER, chicken and biscuits or ham, Wednesday, October 15, at the Clifford United Methodist Church. Takeouts 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., dinners 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

DINNER, Italian sausage patty, Wednesday, October 15, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

October 16

1940S LOCAL HISTORY in Stories, Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. The memoirs of Stephen Depue about growing up in Franklin Forks will be read by local performers. Mr. Depue will be present to expand. Free, no pre-registration required.

WIMPIES LUNCHEON, Thursday, October 16, beginning at noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Sponsored by the Bag Ladies and Senior Citizens.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 16, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, October 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

October 17

ON OUR WAY HOME, a traditional gospel bluegrass band concert, Friday, October 17, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.

MOCK TRIAL, Friday October 17, 7 p.m. at the Courthouse, part of Susquehanna County Reads To Kill a Mockingbird. Legal professionals and community figures will participate. Free to participants of Susquehanna County Reads, admission for non-participants. Call 278-1881 for info.

DINNER, meatloaf or fish, Friday, October 17, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

SQUARE DANCE, Friday, October 17, 7:30 – 11 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Community Center. Admission. Refreshments available.

October 17 & 18

GHOST WALK, Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Old Mill Village. Reservations requested, call 434-3353.

October 18

BLOOD ANALYSIS, Saturday, October 18, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Call 1-800-234-8888 for an appointment.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, October 18, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, October 18, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

ROAST PORK DINNER, Saturday, October 18 at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. Takeouts at 3:30, serving begins at 4:30.

REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE Fall Rally, Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. to noon at the Harford Fire Hall. Breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. Call 396-1538 for info or reservations.

TURKEY SUPPER, Saturday, October 18, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. For advanced tickets call 465-3296 or 879-2763.

FALL GATHERING of the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Lackawanna (Susquehanna and Scranton District), Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead. Babysitting and luncheon available.

BINGO, Saturday, October 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s club, New Milford.

October 19

19TH CENTURY SÉANCE recreation, Sunday, October 19, 7 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Historian Sara Doane will speak on spiritualism and women’s history, followed by an authentic recreation of a spiritualist séance circle in the Wheaton House. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967-7275.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, October 19, noon to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Hall, Little Meadows. Sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 19, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

BENEFIT for Ken Chapman, Sunday, October 19, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Admission. Pig roast, raffles, auction, contests, entertainment, more.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, country style, Sunday, October 19, noon to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge hall, Thompson. Takeouts available.

October 20

ALL ABOUT ORCHIDS, Monday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Free. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Montrose. Call 278-2280 for info.

October 21

MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB annual meeting, Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Twp. Fire Hall. Speaker will be Paul Kochmer, “Landscaping with Stone.” Public invited.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, October 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

October 22

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, October 22, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

October 23

PANEL BOOK DISCUSSION of To Kill A Mockingbird, Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Hall, New Milford. Free to Susquehanna County Reads participants, or register at the door. Call 278-1881 for info.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, October 23, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, October 23, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

October 24

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, October 24, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ararat United Methodist Church.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS or fish dinner, Friday, October 24, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

October 24 & 25

HAUNTED HOUSE, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Admission. Sponsored by the Lawsville Grange Youth.

October 25

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, October 25, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

KIWANIS HALLOWEEN PARADE, Saturday, October 25 in Montrose. Lineup 1:30 at Andre’s on Mill St., 2:00 p.m. start, ending at the United Fireman’s Hall. Judging and prizes at the fire hall.

HARVEST DANCE/chicken barbecue, Saturday, October 25, 6:30 to 10:30 at the Clifford Fire Hall. Ticket sales in advance, call 222-9553. Sponsored by the Mt. View Garden Club.

October 26

BINGO, Sunday, October 26 at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Doors open 11 a.m., play 1 p.m.

HYMN SING, Sunday, October 26, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the first Presbyterian Church, Montrose.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, October 26, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

October 28

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, October 28, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

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Senior Center Menu October 6 – 10

Monday, October 6: liver and onions, baked potato, red beets, rye bread, chocolate chip cookie, sour cream.

Tuesday, October 7: stuffed shells with tomato sauce, Italian green beans, tossed salad/dressing, Italian wheat bread, cinnamon applesauce, parmesan cheese.

Wednesday, October 8: creamed chicken over biscuit, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, seasonal fresh fruit. Thursday October 9: stuffed chicken breast, twice baked potatoes, broccoli salad, corn muffin, apple pie.

Friday, October 10: turkey and Swiss with lettuce, vegetable soup, tomato and cucumber salad, multi-grain roll, iced cake.

Senior Center Menu October 20 –24

Monday, October 20: chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, vegetable medley, w/w roll, carrot cake.

Tuesday, October 21: pork chop, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, multi-grain roll, apple crisp.

Wednesday, October 22: chicken parmesan, pasta, tossed salad/Italian dressing, w/w Italian bread, orange juice, chilled peaches.

Thursday, October 23: Yankee pot roast, potatoes with vegetables, fruit medley, w/w bread, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, October 24: tuna salad with lettuce and tomato, red beet salad, soup dujour, whole wheat pita, pudding.

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All About Orchids

Exclamations of “oooh” and “aaah” are usually heard when viewing orchids in full bloom for the first time. This happened recently at the flower show presented by The Garden Club of Montrose. If you missed the show, or are interested in learning about these wonderful houseplants, you have another chance.

Contrary to popular belief, most orchids are not difficult to grow and maintain. They do well in most home environments, even on windowsills in small apartments. Dr. Kenneth Lattimore, a member of the Southern Tier Orchid Society and an orchid aficionado, will present a free program and answer questions you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. You may even bring an ailing orchid for a free diagnosis of condition.

The public is invited to join members of The Garden Club of Montrose at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parish hall at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 20. Light refreshments will be served. Questions may be directed to President Nancy Famolari at 278-2280.

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Future Of County Meeting Planned
Submitted By Penn State Cooperative Extension

What will the future hold for Susquehanna County? How will the gas exploration and production affect our farmlands and landscape? What are some of the possible impacts on population, housing, the economy and the environment?

A town hall meeting is planned for Wednesday, November 5, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the County Office Building, Montrose. This initiative was formerly known as The Future of Agriculture in Susquehanna County but because of the predictions for the Marcellus shale in our county, the perspective has been expanded to a broader one.

Penn State Cooperative Extension is planning a series of programs to look at the impacts of gas exploration in the county. The initial meeting will explore residents’ perception of the changes, while Extension will present information on various aspects of the industry’s impact. Presenters for the evening are Extension educators Joann Kowalski, Economic and Community Development and Michelle Kowalewski, Dairy and Ag Enterprise.

It is the intent that the final result of this series of meetings will be a potential plan to address the changes occurring in the county with specific actions and steps. A timeline for the plan will be determined, as well as responsibilities assigned for successfully carrying out the plan.

All interested residents of the county are invited to attend this initial meeting to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing our county. Respond to the Extension office at (570) 278-1158 if you plan to attend. Contact the office if you have special needs in accessing the conference room in the building.

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Demonstration At Hill Country Artists Meet
Submitted By Chris Lathrop

The November meeting of Hill Country Artists will feature a watercolor demonstration by local artist Rodrica Tilley. She will be making a pastel painting from beginning to end, talking about composition, values, colors and the ideas that go into an individual painting. This promises to be a mini-workshop which will benefit all who view it. Rodrica is a well established painter who has her studio outside Montrose. Whether you are a pastel painter, artist in another medium or just interested in the process, you will enjoy the program.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack building on Rte. 706 East of Montrose. The public is invited.

This meeting will be the last business meeting of the year for Hill Country Artists. They have enjoyed a busy and fun season of meetings, paint-outs, picnics and art shows. The December meeting will be the annual Christmas dinner, and then the club will not meet until the April meeting, when membership dues will be payable. New members are welcome at any time and are encouraged to help finish out this year (without paying a membership).

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To Kill A Mockingbird Mock Trial This Friday

The main event of Susquehanna County Reads To Kill a Mockingbird, the one-county/one-book program sponsored by the Library and Literacy, will be held at the Susquehanna County Courthouse on Friday, October 17, at 7 p.m. District Attorney Jason Legg has organized the event and will play Atticus Finch. A group of local adults and teens will play the other roles and serve as the jury. Thomas Vanaskie, Federal District Court Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, will preside over the oral argument portion. This should be a fascinating and exciting event for all! Refreshments will be served, including the Southern classic Lane Cake, which is mentioned in the book. Admission is free to all registered participants. If you haven't registered, stop by your local library, or you'll have a chance to do so at the door. There are plans to tape the event, so that those who cannot attend will be able to see it.

The final event will be held next week, on Thursday, October 23. It will be a panel discussion of the book, starting at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Mark's Church in New Milford. Panelists are Dr. David Elliott, Director of the Honors Program in the Division of Communication Arts and Humanities at Keystone College; Elizabeth Gordon, an experienced instructor of writing and literature courses; and Peter Quigg, long-time literature teacher who is currently Director of Development for the Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties.

Susquehanna County Reads is a joint program of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program. It is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit

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Music Program At Susky First Baptist

Bob and Darleen Puffer will be presenting a program of music at First Baptist Church, 695 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, on Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Bob Puffer, former country recording artist, now does gospel music with his wife, Darleen, who shares in their nationwide ministry. They have a varied presentation of music for all ages. All are welcome.

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Witches And Warlocks Festival In Forest City

On October 17 in Forest City, a part of Main Street will be closed for a Witches & Warlock Festival. Beginning at 4 p.m., local vendors will be selling hand-crafted items, and there will be bake sales, pumpkin painting, face painting, candy apples and much more. Fun for the whole family. The “Pet Parade” will begin at 5 p.m.; dress your favorite pet or stuffed animal and march down Main Street. Winners will receive fun prizes for their pet’s costumes. A pumpkin rolling relay race, egg and spoon relay race, and a ball squeezing relay race will start at 5:30 p.m., and there will be excellent prizes. Music, food, spooky fun will fill up Main Street.

Beginning at 9 p.m., the Coalminers Inn will host a costume party and contest with fabulous prizes awarded for the scariest witch, the prettiest witch and the ugliest witches. Music/food and chilling festivities will fill the night.

Third and fourth graders are making scarecrows for all the merchants up and down Main Street. The sixth graders will be holding a bake sale with hot chocolate and cider.

For information, or if you are interested in helping with the evening’s festivities, call Rosal Floral & Antiques at 785-5960 or The Portable Playhouse Bead Shoppe at 785-7575.

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