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Senior Menu

Clifford To Host Stonewall Seminar
Thompson UMC End Of Summer Celebration
Library Announces Author’s Luncheon
Fishing Program At State Park
Moose To Roast Coach Bagnall
AAA To Offer Senior Yoga Class
Library Extends Book Sale
Susquehanna Co. Reads Registration Announced


August 18

DINNER, Wed., August 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

EMRC&D FIELD DAY: Weed Control/Wildlife Habitat, August 18, 2:00 p.m. at Art Lucarelli property, New Milford. Free, registration recommended, call 570-265-5288 ext 118.

August 19

BENEFIT DINNER for Habitat for Humanity of Susquehanna Co., August 19, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Inn at Montrose. For info call 278-4102.

3D ARCHERY SHOT, first and third Thurs. & third Sun. of the month at Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club, Hallstead.

August 20

CAR WASH to benefit Susky cross country team, August 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Susky High School.

August 20-21

THEATER UNDER THE STARS, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” August 20 & 21, 7:00 p.m. at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock. For info call 570-836-6986.

August 21

CHICKEN BBQ, Sat., August 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at East Ararat UM Church. Eat in or take out.

GUN RAFFLE & PIG ROAST to benefit Browndale Fire Co., Sat., August 21, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Browndale Sportsmen’s Club Grounds.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, August 21, 5:00 p.m. at Ararat UM Church.

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

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., August 21, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free, all welcome.

August 28

CARING CAFÉ held the 4th Sat. of every month, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Free, all welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Sat., August 28, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson UM Church. All welcome.

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Senior Center Menu August 16 - 20

Monday, August 16: London broil, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, ww bread, mixed berry crisp.

Tuesday, August 17: spaghetti and meatballs, steamed garlic escarole, Italian brad, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, August 18: bbq chicken, cole slaw, baked potato, biscuit, crackers, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, August 19: crab cakes, sautéed broccoli, cauliflower & tomatoes, crackers, pineapple.

Friday, August 20: steak and peppers, roasted potatoes, rye bread, crackers, nectarines.

Senior Center Menu August 23 - 27

Monday, August 23: southwestern chicken, brown rice, cornbread, fruit pie.

Tuesday, August 24: white bean tuna salad, tabouli salad, whole wheat brad, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, August 25: hamburger, corn cobette, 3 bean salad, ww roll, crackers, chocolate sorbet.

Thursday, August 26: pork and pea carbonara, spaghetti, garlic bread, chunky applesauce.

Friday, August 27: Swedish meatballs, mixed green salad, rice pilaf, multigrain roll, melon cubes.

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Clifford To Host Stonewall Seminar

On Sunday, August 29, at 1 p.m. Ken Ely will be offering his one and a half hour stonewall presentation at the Clifford Twp Municipal building. The afternoon will start with a slide show that depicts some of the common problems with area walls such as leaning, heaving and tumbling plus remedies for these conditions. More slides will demonstrate techniques for restoration and various styles of construction. This portion of the workshop is mandatory for anyone wishing to take part in the hands-on exercise.

Following the slide presentation will be the hands on portion of the program at the Elkdale Cemetery. Mr. Ely will briefly demonstrate the techniques previously discussed and then ask attendees to pitch in!

To register for the hands on portion of the program or for more information contact or 570-679-2723. If you plan to participate in the hands-on portion of the program you must wear sturdy shoes and durable gloves.

This program is sponsored by the Clifford Twp. Historical Society and The PA Humanities Council. There is no admission charge and the program is open to all ages! The Society hopes you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn and to appreciate one of the basic skills of our forefathers.

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Thompson UMC End Of Summer Celebration

The Thompson United Methodist Church, Thompson, PA will be holding their annual End of the Summer Celebration on Saturday, September 4, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The giant garage, bake and cookies sale will be open during the day.

The bake sale will include their well known Fill-a-Can with Cookies; all items are lovingly prepared by church members.

Numerous craft tables will offer maple syrup products, embroidery items, and homemade jellies and jams.

While enjoying the day, lunch will be available at the Dugout Café, featuring wimpies, hot dogs, cabbage and noodles, and delicious homemade clam chowder, along with beverages and homemade pies to complete the meal.

To cool off, kids of all ages can enjoy a refreshing snow cone.

The Sunday School children will be making strawberry shortcakes, as a fund-raiser.

Free face painting and mini-manicures for the children are always a special treat.

This year, a fire truck will be on hand to give the children a ride.

There will also be several theme baskets filled to the brim to be raffled off at the end of the day.

Spaces are still available for vendors and crafters, contact Tootsie Stone at 727-2158. Anyone interested in donating items to the garage sale may contact Joy Mead at 727-2518.

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Library Announces Author’s Luncheon

The third annual Local Author’s Luncheon to benefit the Forest City Library will be held on Wednesday, September 22, at Stone Bridge Inn, Elk Mountain. This year’s author is Christine San Jose. Ms. San Jose was born in Leicester, England. She received her B.A. and Masters at London University and taught in a language institute in Madrid, Spain. After moving to the United States, she got her doctorate in education at Syracuse University where she also taught. Ms San Jose, who lives in the Honesdale area, worked for Highlights Magazine, has written several children’s books and edited a poetry anthology.

The luncheon is sponsored by the Novel Woman Book Club and will begin with hospitality at 11:30; lunch will be at 12:15 followed by the speaker. For reservations, contact the Forest City Library at 785-5590 or JoAnn Hall at 222-3591 by September 15.

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Fishing Program At State Park

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission will be instructing a Family Fishing Program at Lackawanna State Park on Saturday, August 21. The program will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The program is designed for families with children ages eight and older with little or no fishing experience. Families will learn about basic fishing skills, techniques, safety, tackle and regulations. Participants will also be given the opportunity to fish together as a family.

The program is free and there will be no fishing license requirement. Equipment and bait will be provided. Each participant should plan to meet at the warming hut which is near the fishing pier at Lackawanna State Park. A map and directions are available at

Registration is required for this program. Please contact Lackawanna State Park at 570-945-7110 for more information or to register.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, visit

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Moose To Roast Coach Bagnall

A dinner roasting Coach Richard Bagnall will be held Saturday, October 2, 6:00 p.m., at the Moose Lodge 794, Susquehanna.

Coach Bagnall has been involved in the Sabers football program for over 30 years and a teacher at Susquehanna Community School for over 30 years.

His help and dedication to Moose Lodge 794 is un-matched and he is gracious enough to let them roast him.

Ticket admission price includes hors d’oeuvres, a chicken dinner with sides, dessert, and free draft beer.

Former players, coaches, pupils as well as current coaches and persons involved with Sabers football are encouraged to come.

Only 200 tickets are being sold. Anyone with any questions, looking to roast, honor or speak about coach, please call Mike Keyes, Jr. at 570-853-3929.

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AAA To Offer Senior Yoga Class

A free 6 week session of yoga is being offered for Adults (age 60+). Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program, the class will be held at the Blue Ridge Senior Community Center (Great Bend). The morning class will be held Mondays, September 13 - October 18.

PrimeTime Health is a preventive health maintenance program with the intent of preventing health problems and maintaining well-being for adults age 60+. James Eagle Feather Holley, a registered yoga teacher (RYT) will present the program. Classes will include instruction on yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation. The class is designed for beginning students. Students should wear loose fitting clothing. A yoga mat may also be needed.

Registration is required as class size is limited. To register call the Senior Center at 879-2896 by September 3.

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Library Extends Book Sale

If you didn't make it all the way through the book tent at the Susquehanna County Library's Blueberry Festival, you've got another chance to browse.

"Books in Bulk" is in full gear at the former Liberty Carpet building in Montrose. The sale began on August 11, but continues this week, 9 a.m. to noon, Wed., August 18 through Saturday, Aug. 21. There is also Wednesday evening shopping from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 18. The leftovers include paperback books, records, videos, cassettes, audio books, etc.

The former Liberty Carpet building is located in the rear of 21 Public Avenue, Montrose. For further information contact the Susquehanna County Library main branch, Montrose, at (570) 278-1881.

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Susquehanna Co. Reads Registration Announced

Thanks to a Pennsylvania Humanities Council grant, a fourth One Book/One County program is coming to Susquehanna County in October. The book, chosen by a poll of last year’s participants, is Stephen Crane's brief but powerful Civil War classic, “The Red Badge of Courage.”

Residents of Susquehanna County can register and get their own copy of the book starting Monday, August 23, at any county library. One special event has a separate registration and fee: a bus trip to Gettysburg, scheduled for Monday, October 4.

Aside from the bus trip, the other events are included in the regular registration. There will be a Civil War Living History weekend at Old Mill Village on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 & 3; a special event on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the National Guard Readiness Center on Saturday, October 16 (everyone is invited); a screening of the Red Badge movie and a teleplay about Stephen Crane, at St. Paul's on Friday, October 22; and a panel book discussion at St. Mark's on Monday, October 25. Details are included in the registration packet.

Susquehanna County Reads is a joint program of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program. For more information, visit

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