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Senior Menu

Mountain View Garden Club Update
Susky PIC Update
Susq. Co. Reads Seeks Input
Veterans Day 2009 Commentary


November 11

FUN DAY, November 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Bring a wrapped gift.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE SUPPER, Wed., November 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

November 12

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., November 12, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., November 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 13

MEETING - Calligrapher’s Guild of NEPA, Fri., November 13, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225. Free. For info call 570-542-5416.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., November 13, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange Hall.

November 14

BAZAAR, Sat., November 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Franklin Forks U.M. Church. Café open 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CRAFT FAIR, November 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Mt. View Elementary School.

BAZAAR & BAKE SALE, November 14 at St. Paul’s, Montrose.

November 15

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., November 15, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat.

HOLIDAY BINGO, Sun., November 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church, Jackson.

VETERAN’S DAY SERVICE, Sun., November 15, 2:00 p.m. at Clifford Municipal Building. Bring a lawn chair.

November 17

WING NIGHT, Tues., November 17, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 18

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Weds., November 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 19

MUSIC BY SIZZLE, Thurs., November 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

MARCELLUS SHALE SEMINAR: Opportunities & Challenges for Your Business, November 19, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort. For info/reservations call 836-7755.

TURKEY PARTY, Thurs., November 19, 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Church Hall, Friendsville. Free.

November 20

DINNER MEETING, November 20, 6:00 p.m. at Thompson Hose Company Fire Hall honoring Jim Kessler. For reservations call Helga Walz at 553-2993.

DINNER MEETING honoring Jim Kessler, November 20, 6:00 p.m. at Thompson Hose Co. Fire Hall. Fee. For info/reservations call 553-2993.

SENIOR PLAY, Date with a Vampire, Fri., November 20, 8:00 p.m. at Windsor High School Auditorium. For info call 655-8250.

DINNER, Fri., November 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 21

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Sat., November 21, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary VFW #6223, Great Bend.

BINGO, Sat., November 21, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

DEADLINE for Lanesboro Comm. Church Thanksgiving pie orders, Sat., November 21. Call 853-3449, 853-3617 or 853-3634. Pick-up, Weds., November 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the church.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH Thanksgiving Dinner, November 21, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All welcome.

November 22

BREAKFAST, Sun., November 22, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

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Senior Center Menu November 9 - 13

Monday, November 9: roast turkey, stuffing, brussel sprouts, ww roll, cherry cobbler.

Tuesday, November 10: beef braciole, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, chocolate cake.

Wednesday, November 11: center is closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 12: baked ham, roasted red potatoes, sugar snap peas, grain bread, graham crackers, peach pie.

Friday, November 13: lentil soup, macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, ww bread, pineapples.

Senior Center Menu November 16 - 20

Monday, November 16: Asian chicken and vegetables, steamed rice, ww roll, orange, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, November 17: cranberry juice, Salisbury steak w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, sautéed squash, dinner roll, rice cake, brownie.

Wednesday, November 18: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, multi grain bread, chilled pears.

Thursday, November 19: roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin parfait.

Friday, November 20: mild chili, brown rice, garden salad, corn bread, hot apple slices.

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Mountain View Garden Club Update

The annual meeting of the Mountain View Garden Club was held on October 20 at the Clifford Twp. Fire Hall. Master Gardeners, Sharon Ward and Gretchen Ludders presented a program on “Putting your Garden to Bed.”

Officers elected for 2009-2010 include President Linda Shuma, Vice President Helen Newsom, Recording Secretary Deb McNamara, Treasurer, Dawn Howell and Corresponding Secretary, Lois Todd.

October was a busy month with members completing fall clean up at the Forest City Nursing Home, Uniondale Post Office, Clifford Welcome Sign, Main Street Cemetery, Veterans Memorial and the Clifford Fire Hall.

Members are reminded to make reservations for the Holiday Party, which will be held on December 16 at the Stone Bridge Inn. Reservations may be made by contacting JoAnn Hall at

The next meeting will be held on November 17 at the Clifford Fire Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Phyllis Reinhardt will present a program on houseplants. The public is invited to attend this program.

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Susky PIC Update

The Susquehanna Community School Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) will be sponsoring the annual Harvest Festival Saturday, November 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the elementary school gymnasium. Admission is free to all SCS students and parents. There will be games, crafts, refreshments and raffles.

A holiday raffle to benefit future dances and activities for students will be available November 16.

Parents and guardians - women and men - are encouraged to join the PIC. If you would like to join or volunteer for any events or activities, please contact Laurie Polak at 570-727-2135.

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Susq. Co. Reads Seeks Input

Susquehanna County Reads “My Àntonia” was the third year of the one book/one county program, partnering the Susquehanna County Library and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program and funded in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Almost 200 people registered and enjoyed a variety of events across the county.

The fourth community read will be held next fall, but the committee has developed a short list of books to choose from now. As always, cost is a primary concern, so titles were chosen which have affordable paperback editions, have been recommended, and have varied appeal. The selections are “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya; “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury; “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley; “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë; “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair; “The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers; and “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane.

Descriptions and notes for each book are viewable on the voting page at Don't have a computer? You can use one for free at your local library. Everyone is invited to vote by the deadline of November 18. Results will be announced in early December.

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Veterans Day 2009 Commentary
By PA VFW State Commander Frank Mills

As you read this, there are men and women deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq becoming the nation’s newest generation of war veterans. They come from the active branches of our full-time military as well as National Guard and Reserve units - modern day patriots defending freedom.

The stories about their dedication should impress you. Seriously wounded soldiers sent stateside to recover want to return to the battlefield to support their comrades. Troops already in a combat theater are reenlisting to keep up the fight against terrorism. Brave soldiers enter burning military vehicles to get their squad mates out. Some paid the ultimate sacrifice by exposing themselves to danger to help prevent other deaths.

We also have had troops serving in danger zones outside of Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the War on Terror and U.N. peacekeeping missions.

These deployed troops are backed up by outstanding veterans serving in uniform today at home. They may not be on deployment now (some have already been overseas several times), but their resolve to carry out their mission if called upon is strong.

Today’s military force is a continuation of Pennsylvania’s proud tradition of fighting hard for what is right and good. No other state has a finer military success story to tell about its men and women.

Without their service, your life would be completely different today - and not for the better! We can only imagine. On Veterans Day please do something to show your appreciation, respect and support for them.

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