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Senior Menu

Town Hall Meeting
Final “County Reads” Events Upcoming
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Upcoming
Frances Ely To Celebrate 90th!
Upcoming Dinner At Freedom Lodge
Mt. View Garden Club Update


October 19-20

AUDITIONS for White Christmas, Tues., October 19 & Weds., October 20, 7:00 p.m. at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info call 283-2195.

October 20

DINNER, Weds., October 20, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

TOWN HALL MEETING with Tom Marino, October 20, 6:30 p.m. at Montrose Borough Building.

October 21

FLU SHOT CLINIC, Thurs., October 21, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Price Chopper, Montrose. For info call 570-278-2817.

October 21-24

MUSICAL: Rent, October 21-23, 8:00 p.m. & October 24, 3:00 p.m. at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info call 570-283-2195.

October 22

MOVIE SCREENINGS: The Red Badge of Courage and To Escape My Fate, Fri., October 22, 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Montrose.

SPAGHETTI DINNER to benefit EMCC, October 22, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at South Gibson UM Church. Eat in or take out, all welcome.

October 22-23

HAUNTED STUDIO TOUR, October 22-23, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock. For info call 836-6986.

HAUNTED HOUSE, October 22-23, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange Hall.

October 23

FOOD PICK-UP, Angel Food Ministries, Sat., October 23, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

HARVEST SUPPER, Sat., October 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Kirkwood.

AMBA BLOOD SCREENING, October 23, 6:00-10:00 a.m. at American Legion Post #357, Hallstead. For info/appointment call 1-800-234-8888.

October 24

FUNDRAISING TRAIL RIDE for breast cancer, Sun., October 24, 9:30 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. ride at Sweet Water Farms, Steinbeck’s Corners. For info call 983-6553 or 465-3962.

BREAKFAST sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, Post #357 Hallstead, Sun., October 24, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

October 25

BOOK DISCUSSION on The Red Badge of Courage, Mon., October 25, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.

October 27

MEETING: Advisory Committee of Clifford Twp., October 27, 7:00 p.m. in Twp. Municipal Building.

October 29-30

HAUNTED HOUSE, Fri. & Sat., October 29 & 30, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange Hall.

October 30

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Sat., October 30, 5:00 p.m. at Thompson UM Church. All welcome.

MEDIEVAL DINNER THEATER, October 30 at Triton Hose Co., Tunkhannock. For info call 836-6986.

November 2

DINNER, Tues., November 2, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

ELECTION DAY DINNER, November 2, noon at Ararat UM Church. All welcome.

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Senior Center Menu October 18 - 22

Monday, October 18: grilled chicken breast, vegetable stir fry, rice, ww roll, cherry cobbler.

Tuesday, October 19: hot turkey sandwich, succotash, ww bread, cranberry sauce.

Wednesday, October 20: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, grain bread, chunky applesauce, banana.

Thursday, October 21: eggplant parmesan, rotini, Italian bread, apricots.

Friday, October 22: bbq riblet, oven roasted potatoes, corn, crackers, peaches.

Senior Center Menu October 25 - 29

Monday, October 25: roast beef, red beets, mashed potatoes w/ chives, ww roll, pumpkin pie, cranberry juice.

Tuesday, October 26: Mediterranean chicken, spinach salad, rice pilaf, ww pita bread, pears.

Wednesday, October 27: meatloaf, broccoli & cauliflower, scalloped potatoes, rye bread, bread pudding.

Thursday, October 28: chicken w/ peppers & onions, tomato soup, rice and beans, tortilla, lemon sorbet.

Friday, October 29: spaghetti & meatballs, garden salad, Italian green beans, garlic bread, chocolate brownie.

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Town Hall Meeting

If you were unable to attend the recent Susquehanna County Republican Fall Rally, you will have another opportunity to meet Tom Marino, Congressional Candidate for the 10th District of Pennsylvania.

A town hall meeting will be held on October 20 at the Montrose Borough Building beginning at 6:30 p.m. You may ask questions and voice your concerns regarding our beloved Commonwealth. Light refreshments will be offered.

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Final “County Reads” Events Upcoming

The fourth year of Susquehanna County Reads, a month-long community reading program devoted to a single book, features Stephen Crane's Civil War classic “The Red Badge of Courage.” On Friday, October 22, at 7 p.m., come to St. Paul's Church Hall, Montrose, for a screening of the movie version of Red Badge, and of a locally-produced biographical teleplay about Stephen Crane, To Escape My Fate. On Monday at 7 p.m., a panel book discussion with local scholars will be held at St. Mark's Church Hall, New Milford. If you haven't registered for the program, you can do so at the door.

The book discussion on Monday will be the highlight for readers. Our panelists will be Dr. David Elliott, Professor/Director of the Honors Program in the Division of Communication Arts and Humanities at Keystone College; Dr. Kristin Sanner, Assistant Professor of English and Modern Languages at Mansfield University; Dr. Eva Tettenborn, Assistant Professor of English at Penn State Worthington Scranton; and Jan Quackenbush, teacher of playwriting at Broome Community College and local historian. This will be a wide-ranging discussion with audience participation encouraged, and it will be aimed at the general reader.

For more information, visit

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Upcoming

Des Plaines, Illinois, - The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure by observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) on October 24-30. In light of the new law mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), called Lead Renovation, Repair, Painting Rule (LRRP), this year’s efforts are even more worthwhile to encourage consumers to hire lead certified remodelers when remodeling a home built prior to 1978.

“National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is an important way to raise awareness on an issue that affects the remodeling industry and millions of homeowners,” says NARI National President Paul Zuch, CR, of Capital Improvements in Dallas, Texas. “Together, remodelers and homeowners can reduce the number of children with lead exposure and prevent those who have been exposed from suffering from lead’s devastating health effects.”

NARI, along with week organizers Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the EPA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, are assisting in promotion of this year’s NLPPW theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.” According to the CDC, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet an estimated 250,000 U.S. children have elevated blood-lead levels.

Since April 22, 2010, the EPA placed the LRRP rule into effect, and by the end of this year, contractors must go through an 8-hour training to certify at least one person to supervise the renovation of target housing (pre-1978) homes, and the contracting firm must be a Certified Firm with the EPA if they intend to work in pre-1978 homes.

In honor of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 24-30, NARI is providing this checklist to minimize lead exposure for homeowners living in pre-1978 homes:

Verify that your contractor’s firm is registered with the EPA unless your state has taken over their own lead safety program, in which case the certification process may be slightly different. To find out if your state is working under its own lead program, visit

Verify at least one person is a Certified Renovator and has documented the training of the work crew and is supervising the work being completed in the home.

Know that these certifications must be accessible at the work site at all times.

Firms must post signs before renovation begins, clearly defining the work area and warning occupants and other persons not involved in renovation activities to remain outside of the work area.

Make sure you understand and sign the EPA’s “Renovate Right” brochure.

Remove all belongings from the immediate area of the renovation.

Notice if your contractor is using plastic sheeting that is taped 6 feet beyond the perimeter of surfaces undergoing renovation; reusable cloth coverings are not acceptable.

Renovators should be cleaning up and mopping daily to minimize dust contamination.

Contractors must use HEPA vacuums and/or wet mopping to remove lead particles.

All contaminated materials should be placed in heavy duty plastic bags before your contractor disposes of them.

To learn more about testing your child’s lead levels, testing your home for lead or preventing health effects related to lead exposure visit To find a NARI remodeler who is also a Lead Certified Renovator, visit

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