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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
HOLIDAY CONCERT - Elk Lake Senior High Band & Chorus, Thurs., December 3, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, December 3, 5:00 p.m. at Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post # 6223, Great Bend.
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT, Thurs., December 3, 6:30 p.m. at Montrose High School cafeteria.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., December 3, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., December 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
DINNER, Fri., December 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA, “The Greatest Gift,” Fri. & Sat., December 4 & 5, 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Susquehanna.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, December 5, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.
MEETING, Susquehanna Co. Pomona Garage #7, December 5, 10:00 a.m. at Gibson Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., December 5, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat U.M. Church.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, Sat., December 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Co. Historical Society, Montrose. Photos with Santa, refreshments; all welcome.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA with the Ecumenical Choir, Sun., December 6, 3:00 p.m. at Thompson U.M. Church.
CHRISTMAS IN MONTROSE presented by Montrose Comm. Chorale, Sun., December 6, 3:00 p.m. at Montrose High School auditorium.
MEDIEVAL HISTORY MEETING, December 6 at Hawley Boro Hall. For info e-mail email@example.com.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, December 6, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Green Gables, New Milford. For info call 278-9106 or 756-2284.
LIGHTS & STORY TIME IN THE PARK, Sun., December 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nay Aug Park, Scranton. For info call Stephnie Thornton at 570-465-5040.
CARE BREAKFAST, Sun., December 6, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., sponsored by the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company. All you can eat.
CONCERT: “Good News,” December 6, 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, New Milford. Refreshments to follow.
KIDS NIGHT, second Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of New Milford. Kids 4 to 12 years of age.
WING NIGHT, Tues., December 8, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
OPEN HOUSE, Northern Tier Comm. Crime Watch, December 8, 6:00 p.m. at Great Bend Senior Center. Free. All welcome. For info call 879-2872.
FUN DAY, December 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Bring two dozen cookies to share for cookie exchange.
ADVENT ORGAN MEDITATION featuring Martha Denkenberger, organist, Wed., December 9, noon at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Soup and bread luncheon to follow.
HOLIDAY CONCERT - Elk Lake Junior High Band & Chorus, Thurs., December 10, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., December 10, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., December 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
MEETING: Clifford Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Thurs., December 10, 7:30 p.m. at Clifford Fire Hall.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., December 11, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange Hall.
MUSICAL: The Christmas Schooner, Fri., December 11, 7:00 p.m. at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock and Sat., December 12, 7:00 p.m. at Chamber of Commerce Building, Wyalusing. For info call 836-6986.
MEETING, Endless Mt. Poultry Association, December 12, noon at Bingham’s Restaurant, Lenox.
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Legacy of Love, Sun., December 13, 4:00 p.m. at Lenoxville UM Church.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Jesus Birth - A Celebration of Hope & Love, December 13, 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead.
WING NIGHT, Tues., December 15, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Weds., December 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
ADVENT ORGAN MEDITATION featuring Sarah Bertsch, organist, Wed., December 16, noon at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose. Soup and bread luncheon to follow.
HOLIDAY CONCERT: Elk Lake 5th & 6th grade band & chorus, Thurs., December 17, 7:00 p.m. at Elk Lake School.
MUSIC BY SIZZLE, Thurs., December 17, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
WORKSHOP: Marcellus Shale - Understanding Units & Managing Bonuses and Royalties, Thurs., December 17, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge High School. To register call 570-278-1158.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., December 17, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out
DINNER, Fri., December 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., December 18, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH CHRISTMAS DINNER, Sat., December 19, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free, all welcome.
BINGO, Sat., December 19, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., December 20, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat. All welcome.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WORSHIP featuring children’s program, December 20, 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose.
CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL: Scenes of the Story of Christmas, December 20, 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead.
WING NIGHT, Tues., December 22, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
RESERVATION DEADLINE for Early Bird New Year’s Eve Dinner at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. For info call 607-779-4839.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, Thurs., December 24, 7:00 p.m. at Thompson U.M. Church. All welcome.
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, December 24, 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose.
CHRISTMAS DINNER & COAT GIVEAWAY, December 25, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Lanesboro Community Center. Free. For info/transportation call 570-727-2371.
BREAKFAST, Sun., December 27, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
Monday, December 14: lentil soup, macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, ww bread, pineapples.
Tuesday, December 15: Asian chicken, steamed rice, ww roll, orange, sugar cookie.
Wednesday, December 16: cranberry juice, Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, sautéed squash, roll, rice cake, brownie.
Thursday, December 17: roast turkey, stuffing, brussel sprouts, ww roll, cherry cobbler.
Friday, December 18: veal parmesan, linguine, Italian beans, Caesar salad, wheat bread, banana.
Why not take a break from the busyness of the Christmas season and spend some time reflecting on the meaning of it all? The Montrose Evangelical Free Church invites the community to join them for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. Enjoy Christmas carols and a variety of musical presentations. Hear the message of God’s love and grace, a message that brings hope and joy to the world in which we live.
The church meets at 89 Lake Avenue on the upper campus of the Montrose Bible Conference. The Christmas Eve service will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit www.MontroseEFree.org or call 278-4500.
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, announces the following Christmas week services.
Thursday, December 24: vigil masses for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. at 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 25: The Holy Day of the Nativity of the Lord will be celebrated with mass at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 31: A vigil mass for the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God, will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1: On New Year’s Day, mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. for the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God.
Father Gerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church, 60 South Main Street, Montrose.
Christmas is a season of praise and thanksgiving to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The Thompson Charge, which encompasses the Thompson and Ararat United Methodist Churches, will celebrate the Christmas season with a Christmas Eve candlelight service at the Thompson Church on Thursday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. The church would like to welcome all to join in prayer and song to celebrate the true reason for this holy season and joyfully welcome His spirit into their hearts.
The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Friday, December 25, in observance of Christmas. All court related offices will be available.
Susquehanna County Treasurer, Cathy Benedict, announces that 2010 Dog Licenses & Tags are currently available in the Treasurer's office. Failure to license a dog is a summary offense, and a maximum fine of $300 for each unlicensed dog may be issued.
Dog licenses must be purchased by January 1 of each year for all dogs over 3 months old. Licenses are only good for the county in which the dog resides. To purchase a license fill out an application and be sure to sign it. Mail the information with a check or money order made payable to "County Treasurer," PO Box 218, Montrose, PA 18801-0218.
For a county other than Susquehanna you may use this application and mail it to the proper county treasurer. You must be 65 to qualify for the senior citizen discount. You must have proof of a disability to qualify for a disability discount - as an SSDI card.
For the convenience of the citizens of Susquehanna County we have sub-agents who sell dog licenses around the county until July 1 each year. Clifford Beverage, Clifford; Hometown Cleaners, Susquehanna; Elk Trails Veterinary Clinic, Clifford; Hallstead Electronic Supply & Radio Shack, Hallstead; Foran's Farm & Home Supply, New Milford; Felix Hardware, Montrose; Montrose Sporting Goods, Montrose; Elk Lake Filling Station, Elk Lake; PSPCA, Montrose; Finch Hill Veterinary Clinic, Greenfield Township (Lackawanna County).
In a combined effort with the Department of Agriculture, the treasurer’s office again this year is mailing applications for 2010 dog licenses to residents of the county. If you receive one and don't have a dog, please pass it on to someone else. If you don't receive one in the mail, applications are available on-line at www.susqco.com on the Treasurer's page, at the county courthouse in the treasurer's office or at any of our sub-agents. Any questions please call 278-4600 x130, 131,132 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worship Committee of the First Universalist Church, Brooklyn, announces its schedule for the coming Christmas season.
Sunday, December 20, at 10:00 a.m., the fourth Sunday in Advent will include a program of favorite carols and the story behind their popularity over the years. Pastor Christianson will give the message entitled, “Christmas: Made in the Likeness of the Giving God.” Some youth will perform their talents at the piano.
Sunday, December 20, at 6:30 p.m., all are invited to join the church in Christmas caroling. Carolers will meet at the Church.
Thursday, December 24, at 8:00 p.m., all are invited to the Christmas Eve candlelight service. Pastor Christianson will deliver the evening message entitled,” Christmas: Helping to Make the World More Homelike.”
A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library on Friday, December 18 from 11-noon, and at the Susquehanna County Courthouse Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose from 2-3 p.m. to meet with area constituents and respond to questions concerning state government.
Yaw encourages anyone with a state-related inquiry or problem to stop by; no appointments are necessary.
Constituents unable to meet with Yaw’s staff that day may also call the Senator’s Towanda office at 265-7448, or his toll-free number, 1-800-443-5772, with questions and concerns.
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