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Senior Menu

Food For Fines At The Library
“Friends To Friends” Keeps Chain Going!
“Werewolf” Loose At Blue Ridge School!


November 19

FUN DAY cookie exchange, Wednesday, November 19, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, November 19, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

November 20

TURKEY PARTY, Thursday, November 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Free admission. Refreshments.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, November 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, November 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

November 21

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

ENDLESS MT. CHILDREN’S CHOIR concert, Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, November 21, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club.

November 21 & 22

CHARLEY’S AUNT, a comedy, Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School. Call 853–4921, ext. 2399 for reservations.

November 22

D&H TRAIL TENDERS workshop, Saturday, November 22, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Union Dale Methodist Church. Call the Rail–Trail office for info, 785-7245.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR, Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VFW Post 6223, Great Bend. Crafts, bake sale, refreshments available. Call 879-4101 for info.

November 23

BREAKFAST,  Sunday, November 23, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

November 25

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

November 28

DINNER, lasagna or fish, Friday, November 28, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

November 29

WINTER SPORTS TIP-OFF, Saturday, November 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Elk Lake gymnasium. ’82 state runner-up team vs. ’08 faculty. Refreshments available. Admission.

November 30

PANCAKE BREAKFAST and Sight-In day, Sunday, November 30, at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. Breakfast from 7 a.m., sight-in from 9 a.m.

December 1

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for an Intergovernmental Cooperation Workshop to be held Tuesday, December 4, 5 p.m. at the Wyalusing Fire Hall is Monday, December 1. For info or to register, call NTRPDC, 888-868-8800 or e-mail

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Senior Center Menu November 10 – 14

Monday, November 10: cranberry juice, beef rollups, mashed potatoes, spinach, multi grain roll, Boston cream pie.

Tuesday, November 11: Centers closed, Veterans’ Day.

Wednesday, November 12: pepper steak, rice pilaf, seasoned carrots, multi grain bread, pudding.

Thursday, November 13: kielbasa with sauerkraut, parsley potatoes, rye bread, cinnamon applesauce.

Friday, November 14: vegetable omelet, oven roasted potatoes, fruit cup, yogurt.

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Food For Fines At The Library

The Susquehanna County Library system is tightening up its regulations for people paying down large fines. To ease this transition, and to also help less fortunate families as the holidays approach, all four locations (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, and Susquehanna) will be accepting nonperishable food donations as payment for fines from Wednesday, November 19 through Saturday, November 29.

During "Food for Fines," any overdue library item, no matter how long ago it was due, can be returned with at least one item of non-perishable food and there will be no money owed. Old fines for library items that were already returned late can be paid off with one food item per $5 owed. All food must be brought into the library during business hours – nothing should be placed in the book drop. This is the time for anyone who's been procrastinating or feeling guilty about late items to round them up and bring them in! "Previous Food for Fines drives have been a great success," says Administrator/Librarian Susan Stone. "Patrons can feel good about having a clear record and helping the hungry, and our local food banks benefit too!"

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“Friends To Friends” Keeps Chain Going!

The Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc. at their October meeting, voted to assist the Friends to Friends in their efforts to supply a free Thanksgiving Day meal to area residents.

Pictured (l-r) are: Donna Cosmello - Susquehanna County Area on Aging, Carol McNamara - Member of the Board of Directors Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc., Alice Deutsch - Chairman of the Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc., Suzanne Cobb – Treasurer Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc.

Friends to Friends is a group of volunteers affiliated with the Susquehanna County Area Agency on Aging, and will be hosting the second annual dinner at the Great Bend Senior Center at 81 Elizabeth St. Doors will open at noon for any and all who want a delicious, home-cooked meal and fellowship. There will be limited transportation available on Thanksgiving Day for any person(s) that need it.

The Blue Ridge Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon, and then there are educational programs and recreational activities. Reservations must be made by calling (570) 879-2896. Transportation is available by calling Barnes-Kasson at (570) 853-4510.

The Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc. is a group of individuals who are dedicated to helping residents and organizations of Susquehanna County through fundraising for charitable and educational purposes. “Working together on projects that will make our area a better place to live, work and play is one of our primary goals,” stated Alice Deutsch, Chairman of the Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc. For more information call Alice at (570) 756-2044 or e-mail

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“Werewolf” Loose At Blue Ridge School!

Call the game warden! Call the pound!  A werewolf is loose on the stage at the Blue Ridge School District in New Milford.  Fifty Middle School students will be performing Tim Kelly’s full-length musical production of “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Werewolf” on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22. The show is an action-packed musical, full of 17 songs choreographed in the 1950’s style of Elvis and Grease.  Chet Lumpcrass, played by Austin French, is the rock and roll bully of Riverdale High. He and his girl Mamie, played by Jenna Bennett, rule the school and stage and have been signed for a recording deal with Shellac Records’ Miss Daisy Plant, played by Annie Davern.  The poor Rupert Lydecker, played by Ian Robinson, is the school “nerd” with  a major inferiority complex. After an encounter with Chet in the hallway, Rupert tells his friend, Claudia Dalton, played by Jessica Jhingoor, he is going to the lab of the evil Dr. Murdock Dangerfield, portrayed Adam Collins, to have him make him into a different person. Well, the doctor’s assistant Boris, Brad Palmatier, mixes up the vials and Rupert becomes a rock and roll singing werewolf, who turns into the new star in town. 

To see how things unfold, make sure you are at this exciting and entertaining production put on by a group of very talented students.  The musical is under the direction of Mr. Jeff Burkett and Miss Amy Zakarauskas. Tickets are on sale at the door, $5 for adults and $3 for students/senior citizens. For information, check the Blue Ridge School District website at or phone 465-3141, ext. 121.


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