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Senior Menu

New Milford Planning Big Anniversary Bash
Oldest House Christmas Tea
Jamaican Christmas At Clifford UMC



December 4

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, December 4, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, December 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

December 5

DINNER, roast pork or fish, Friday, December 5, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Friday, December 5, at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, beginning after the 12:10 p.m. Mass and concluding with Mass at 7:00 p.m.

ANGELINA & ROUTE 77 concert, Friday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Body of Christ Church, Starrucca. Toys accepted for Toys for Tots. Call 396-6331 for info.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, Friday, December, 7 p.m. in the Village of Clifford.

December 6

POMONA GRANGE #7 meeting, Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. at the South Auburn Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, December 6, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. White elephant table, baked goods, craft items, Christmas decorations, more. Breakfast and lunch available.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, December 6, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. Bake sale for Christmas fund.

December 7

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, “And This shall Be The Sign,” Sunday, December 7, 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, December 7 at the Susquehanna County Historical Society, Montrose. Santa arrives at noon, photos and refreshments until 2 p.m. No admission.

CHRISTMAS IN MONTROSE, a program of sacred and secular music, Sunday, December 7, 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School. Presented by the Montrose Community Chorale.

RESERVATION DEADLINE for the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Christmas party, to be held December 11 at Crystal Pines Restaurant, is December 7. Call 222-5578 or 222-2429.

VIGIL MASS to celebrate The Immaculate Conception will be on Sunday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

CHRISTMAS CARE BREAKFAST, Sunday, December 7, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Clifford Fire Hall. Volunteers welcome. Proceeds benefit needy families.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN (Susquehanna County Federation) Christmas party, Sunday, December 7, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Green Gables, New Milford. To RSVP call 561-8188 or 756-2284.

December 8

HOLY DAY MASSES on Monday, December 8 at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

December 9

CARE (Citizens Advocating Responsible Education) meeting, Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Lenox VFW.

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

December 10

GRILLED SANDWICHES, Wednesday, December 10, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

December 11

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

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, December 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

THOMPSON CRIME WATCH meeting, Thursday, December 11, with election for a captain for 2009-10. Bring a dish to pass for fellowship following the meeting.

December 12

FULL MOON LABYRINTH WALK, Friday, December 12, 4:30 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Donation. Call 278-9256 for info.

December 13

YOUTH GYM NIGHT, Saturday, December 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Susquehanna High School. Sponsored by the Brushville Baptist Church for students in grades 7 – 12.

December 14

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Sunday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. at the Carbondale United Methodist Church. The Spark Gospel Singers and the Lenoxville Community Band will perform.

December 16

LAYETTE KIT OUTREACH meeting, Tuesday, December 16, 10 a.m. at the Montrose TREHAB building. For info call (607) 743-9969.

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

December 17

CHRISTMAS STORY HOUR, Wednesday, December 17, 10:30 a.m. at the Susquehanna Library. For info or to register, call 853–4106.

FUN DAY Christmas party, Wednesday, December 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.

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Senior Center Menu December 1 – 5

Monday, December 1: meatloaf, baked potato s/c, red beets, rye bread, mixed fruit.

Tuesday, December 2: stuffed shells, Italian green beans, garden salad, wheat bread, cinnamon applesauce.

Wednesday, December 3: beef stew, buttered egg noodles, ww bread, chilled peaches.

Thursday December 4: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, fresh fruit.

Friday December 5: vegetable soup, turkey sandwich w/lettuce & tomato, salad, multi-grain roll, cake.

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New Milford Planning Big Anniversary Bash

Members of the New Milford Bicentennial Committee met to plan for next summer’s big anniversary celebration. The Borough and Township of New Milford will be joining together to celebrate their birthdays next year on August 7, 8 and 9, 2009. The three-day party will honor the borough’s 150th and the township’s 200th anniversaries.

Pictured (l-r) are members of the New Milford Bicentennial Committee: standing – Joyce Cobb, Lorraine James, Carol Smith, Al Aronowitz; seated – Linda Baroni, Ken Bondurant.

Plans are underway for a parade, dances, entertainment, crafts and lots and lots of food. The committee is also compiling a history of the communities to supplement the Blue Book that was prepared for the last centennial event 50 years ago. “We are looking for people who want to tell us their stories, and for volunteers to help record them,” says Linda Baroni, who is chairing that project.

“We want to involve as many residents and local groups as we can,” says committee chairman Ken Bondurant, “and there is still a lot to do.” He urged anyone interested in volunteering to contact him at 465-7527, Linda Baroni at 465-2712, or send an e-mail to

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Oldest House Christmas Tea

On December 6 and 7, the Oldest House in Laceyville will carry on its 31-year holiday tradition – a Christmas Tea with all the familiar trimmings.

The festive event will take place at the Oldest House between 1 and 4 p.m. both days, giving visitors to this 1781 structure a chance to marvel in the beauty of the Christmas season.

Each of the three large rooms on the first floor will house beautiful, fresh Christmas trees decorated with care by local volunteers. Guests will also enjoy a working miniature train set-up and the beautiful collections of children’s tea sets and antique toys on display. A variety of refreshments will be served, including homemade cookies and candy, punch, mulled cider, and – of course – tea!

There is no admission charge for the Christmas Tea, however, a free will offering will gratefully be accepted. All proceeds benefit the Oldest House Historical Society.

For more information, call (570) 869-2706.

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Jamaican Christmas At Clifford UMC

The children and youth of Clifford and Lenoxville United Methodist Churches have been working hard in preparing for their upcoming Christmas program entitled, "An Island Christmas." This year’s musical, created by Wayne and Shelby Haun with Joel Lindsey and arranged by Jukka Palonen, is based in Jamaica where children look to welcome a new missionary family to their town and celebrate the Jamaican Christmas festival of Jonkanoo. About 15 young people from the community are participating. Celebrate Christmas Jamaican style, and learn how you can help others during the Christmas season. The program will be Sunday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street Clifford. All are welcome.

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