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Senior Menu

Upcoming Barn Bash In Silver Lake
Parent Involvement Committee Update
Mountain View Garden Club Update

Foundation To Host Safety Presentation
SCSD Gears Up For Homecoming
Church Offers Soup Suppers


October 14

AUTHOR LUNCHEON with Karen Blomain, Weds., October 14, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Montrose. Fee. Tickets in advance only, call 570-278-3106.

FUN DAY, October 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.

BREAKFAST SUPPER, Weds., October 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

October 15

ANTIQUES APPRAISAL NIGHT, Thurs., October 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose. Fee. Tickets in advance only at the Susquehanna Co. Library. For info call 570-278-1881.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, October 15, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. For appointments call 278-1427.

THOMPSON CRIME WATCH MEETING, Thurs., October 15, 7:00 p.m. at the hose company.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., October 15, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

MUSIC BY SIZZLE, Thurs., October 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

BAG LADIES LUNCHEON, Thurs., October 15, noon at Starrucca Baptist Social Rooms. Donation plus item for food pantry.

October 16

DINNER, Fri., October 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

October 17

HARVEST SUPPER, Sat., October 17, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s of Kirkwood. All welcome.

BARN BASH, Sat., October 17, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at a historic barn in Silver Lake. Part of Susquehanna Co. Reads one-county, one-book program, free for participants. For info call 570-278-1881.

ROAST PORK HARVEST DINNER, Sat., October 17, takeouts 3:30 p.m., eat in 4:30 p.m. at East Ararat U.M. Church.

BINGO, Sat., October 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, October 17, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All welcome.

October 16-17

HISTORIC GHOST WALK, Fri. & Sat., October 16 & 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Old Mill Village Museum. Reservations suggested, call 570-434-3353.

October 17

TURKEY SUPPER, October 17, 4:30 p.m. at New Milford U.M. Church. Eat in or take out.

October 18

TRAIL RIDE, Sun., October 18, 12:00 p.m. at Norfolk Heritage Equestrian Farm, Montrose. Fee. For info call 570-553-2301.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., October 18, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. All you can eat. All welcome.

October 20

WING NIGHT, Tues., October 20, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

October 21

DINNER, Weds., October 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford U.M. Church. Eat in or take out.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS, Weds., October 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

October 22

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., October 22, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

October 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER, October 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at South Gibson U.M. Church to benefit Endless Mountains Children’s Choir. Eat in or take out. All welcome.

DINNER, Fri., October 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

October 24

BUFFET DINNER, Sat., October 24, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Gibson U.M. Church. Eat in or take out.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Sat., October 24, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson U.M. Church. All welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, October 24, takeouts 4:00 p.m., dinner 4:30-7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Hall, Susquehanna.

DINNER & BAZAAR, October 24, takeouts 4:30 p.m., serving 5:00 p.m. at Susquehanna U.M. Church. Bazaar opens at 1:00 p.m.

October 25

BAILEY FAMILY, Sun., October 25, 11:15 a.m. at Starrucca Baptist Church. Covered dish dinner after service.

BREAKFAST, Sun., October 25, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

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Senior Center Menu October 12 - 16

Monday, October 12: lemon pepper chicken, tomatoes & zucchini, ww bread, polenta, chocolate cake.

Tuesday, October 13: open faced turkey sandwich, oven French fries, cranberry sauce, melba toast, granola & yogurt parfaits.

Wednesday, October 14: baked ham, sugar snap peas, roasted potatoes, grain bread, graham crackers, peach pie.

Thursday, October 15: macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, lentil soup, ww bread, pineapple.

Friday, October 16: chicken w/ steamed vegetables, ww/roll, rice, orange.

Senior Center Menu October 19 - 23

Monday, October 19: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, zucchini, ww roll, rice cake, brownie.

Tuesday, October 20: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, ww bread, peaches.

Wednesday, October 21: veal parmesan, Caesar salad, green beans, ww bread, banana.

Thursday, October 22: beef chili, salad, cornbread, brown rice, spiced apple slices.

Friday, October 23: turkey pot pie, red beets, ww roll, crackers, pumpkin pie.

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Upcoming Barn Bash In Silver Lake

As part of the one county/one book program Susquehanna County Reads “My Àntonia,” a festive barn event is being held at the Randall's historic 1840s barn on Saturday, October 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be traditional fiddle music, a talk by barn historian John McNamara at 2 p.m., and simple refreshments - homemade bread and apples. The program is free to registered participants in the program. The barn is on Route 167 just south of Silver Lake; the driveway will be marked.

Susquehanna County Reads, a joint program of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program, is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities' We the People initiative on American history. For more information, visit

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Parent Involvement Committee Update

The Susquehanna Community School Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) sponsored a free dance on Friday, October 2. The dance was open to all 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. With much help from volunteer bakers, drink servers, chaperones, set-up and clean-up crews, maintenance staff and security, it was a great time.

There was a terrific turnout with approximately 150 students. Basia and Mandalyn provided the DJ service. Thank you to the students - all were well behaved. Thank you to all volunteers, security and maintenance - it could not have happened without you.

The Committee hopes the next dance is as successful, which is scheduled for Friday, November 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A small admission fee for the dance will include refreshments, pizza and prizes.

PIC will be holding a special meeting on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the upcoming Harvest Festival in the Elementary School Conference Room. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend the meeting.

PIC is holding a basket raffle at the Harvest Festival on November 14. The baskets will also be on display and tickets available at the Elementary School and High School parent/teacher conferences on November 12 and 13.

The Committee is still looking for donations of items to fill the baskets. Anyone (including local businesses) interested in donating items should contact Laurie Polak at 727-2135.

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Thompson Crime Watch meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Hose Company, not the third Tuesday as announced in last week’s County Transcript. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Mountain View Garden Club Update

The Mountain View Garden Club will meet on October 20 at the Clifford Vol. Fire Co. Hall at 7 p.m. for its annual meeting and to make final arrangements for their Harvest Dance.

Garden Club members will transform the Clifford’s truck bay, route 106, with bales of hay and dried flowers for their annual Harvest Dance on Oct. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Clifford Vol. Fire Company will serve a Chicken BBQ with deserts prepared by Club members. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are available by contacting or

Master Gardener Gretchen Ludders will discuss “Putting your Garden to Bed” at the annual meeting on October 20. The meeting is open to the public.

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Foundation To Host Safety Presentation

First responders across Susquehanna County have a new responsibility. They, along with the general public, need more oil and gas drilling and pipeline safety awareness.

Being first on the scene of an accident in a rural area, first responders are charged with safely and appropriately handling a gas drilling or pipeline related emergency.

The Smalley Foundation partners with communities, gas drilling operators and pipeline companies to conduct first responder and public awareness programs. It offers information to businesses, schools, hospitals (and other places where people gather) state and county EMAs, local emergency planning committees and first responder organizations.

First responders are invited to an informational presentation about oil and gas drilling and pipeline safety awareness and education. The session, planned for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Community Foundation Building, 36 Lake Ave., Montrose, will offer an overview of the Smalley Foundation's educational outreach and determine the local needs in the area of emergency response and public education.

Those interested in attending may reserve by email to, or call (972) 742-5790. Refreshments will be provided.

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SCSD Gears Up For Homecoming

A very special Homecoming celebration is in store for Susquehanna Community. This is the 40th Anniversary of football in the district and people are preparing in a manner not seen for years. This is also the year that Coach Bagnell celebrated his 150th win with the Susquehanna Sabers. Bronson Stone, Superintendent of the district states, “…when someone mentions Susquehanna football the name ‘Dick Bagnall’ immediately follows suit. Coach Bagnall has been more than a coach to the football players at Susquehanna. He has been a role model, father figure and mentor to his players.” He would know. Mr. Stone is a former member of the football program.

He takes great pleasure in celebrating the 40 year tradition, saying , “the football program has helped to instill a sense of pride, accomplishment and self-worth in the hundreds of players who called themselves Saber football players over the past four decades. While the program has changed greatly since its initial conception in 1969, the change has been positive and the program has been a success. The co-sponsorship with Blue Ridge has strengthened the program and has given even more student-athletes the opportunity to be part of Saber football.”

Mr. Mark Gerchman, Principal of the High School, asks the community to take part in this celebration. “I am truly looking forward to the 40th anniversary of Susquehanna Community Sabers Football. I hope that all former coaches and players attend the football game on October 17. We are going to recognize the 40th anniversary team at halftime of the game and it would be great for all those who played football here to be in attendance. So please come out and support the current Sabers on their quest to make the playoffs.”

Brenda Pruitt, Saber Football Boosters President, is hoping that anyone reading this story will help to get the word out to any former players, coaches, cheerleaders, and band members to please come and be a part of this celebration, adding “we plan on having a float entered in the Homecoming parade for the programs alumni. They can contact any Booster member to be on the float, and we hope to have everybody involved. Those from the very first year are special, so as many of them as we can have involved would be outstanding, but this is a celebration of forty years, not just the first year, so we would like to have as many as can possibly be there.”

The game against the Lions of Lackawanna Trail begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 16 and also looks to be a grand event, complete with an appearance by the Penn-Dixie Band. All community groups are invited to become a part of the parade and should contact Mrs. Teresa Marino at the High School no later than Wednesday, October 14. “This is a big thing for this school district and should involve as many people from the community as possible,” she says. “Even if you weren’t born here or were a participant in the program, you have a part in this community. If you pay taxes in this school district, you are helping to fund the district and its teams. So, why not be involved in the parade? Why not come out to the game and help us celebrate?”

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Church Offers Soup Suppers

On Monday, October 19, the doors of the South Montrose Community Church will open for a very special fellowship opportunity. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., a delicious meal of homemade soup, green salad, bread and butter, and a beverage will be served to anyone in the community free of charge.

Come and join friends and neighbors for a hot meal, good conversation, and warm fellowship. Soup Suppers will take place on the third Monday of each month. For more information, please call the church at 570-278-3019 and leave a message.

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