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Senior Menu

Courthouse Closing Notice
Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary
Vesper Service At St. Paul’s
Sen. Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches
Lakeside Players Fall Production
Farm City Feast Celebrates 44 Years
Free Screenings For Child Development
County Health Fair Returns To Blue Ridge
Mobile Vet Center To Visit Tunkhannock
Gospel Concert At GB Alliance Church
Movie Night At Thompson UMC
Scouting For Food


November 4

CHICKEN & BISCUITS, Thurs., November 4, 5:00 p.m. at VFW #6223, Great Bend. Eat in or take out.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., November 4, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., November 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 5

HAM & TURKEY PARTY, Fri., November 5, 7:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 4-6

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thurs., November 4 & Fri., November 5, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sat., November 6, 9:30 a.m. - noon at Lanesboro Community Church.

November 5-6

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, November 5, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and November 6, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at UM Church of Nicholson. For info call 942-6677.

November 6

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR sponsored by Springville area women’s club, Sat., November 6, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

FALL CLEAN UP - Lakeview Cemetery Association, Sat., November 6, 10:00 a.m.

TURKEY DINNER, November 6, takeouts 3:30 p.m., dinner 4:00 p.m. at UM Church of Nicholson.

BAZAAR, Sat., November 6, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Franklin Forks UM Church.

FOOD DRIVE, Sat., November 6, 8:00 a.m. - noon in People’s National Bank parking lot, Hop Bottom.

CLINIC with equine dentist, November 6, 9:00 a.m. at Yar-Corte Acres. For info call 756-3036.

BAZAAR & CRAFT SHOW, Sat., November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Thompson Hose Co. Firehouse.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., November 6, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church.

CRAFTERS CORNER, November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Montrose.

November 7

TURKEY BINGO, November 7, 2:00 p.m. at Thompson Hose Co.

November 9

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

PANCAKE SUPPER, Wed., November 10 at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

November 11

MEETING: Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, November 11, 7:00 p.m. at Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, Dallas.

November 12

MOVIE NIGHT featuring Fiddler on the Roof, Fri., November 12, 7:00 p.m. at Thompson UM Church. All welcome.

DINNER, Fri., November 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 13

ROAST BEEF DINNER, November 13, 4:00 p.m. takeouts, 5:00 p.m. serving at Susquehanna UM Church.

BIRD FEEDING SEMINAR, Sat., November 13, 12:30 p.m. at Pickering Farm Equip., Thompson. Reservations appreciated, call 570-756-2641.

OPEN HOUSE to celebrate silver anniversary of Charlie and Ellen Foster, Sat., November 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Union Dale Church Hall.

November 14

HOLIDAY BINGO, November 14, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours church hall, Jackson.

November 15-17

COATS FOR THE COMMUNITY, November 15-17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free coats.

November 16

FUN DAY, November 16, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Soup and dessert provided, bring you own sandwich.

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Senior Center Menu November 8 - 12

Monday, November 8: vegetable lasagna, garden salad, garlic breadsticks, stewed prunes.

Tuesday, November 9: roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, ww roll, cherry cobbler.

Wednesday, November 10: crab cakes, broccoli salad, pierogies, grapes, low fat cheddar cheese.

Thursday, November 11: closed for Veteran’s Day.

Friday, November 12: baked ham, green beans, sweet potatoes, grain bread, graham crackers, peach pie.

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Courthouse Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. All court related offices will be available.

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Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary

On Friday, November 5, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. mass and will conclude with mass at 7:00 p.m. A prayer service with the Men of the Sacred Heart and benediction will follow the evening mass. Father Jerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church, 60 South Main Street, Montrose.

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Vesper Service At St. Paul’s

The November Vesper Service will be held at historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose, PA at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14.

Greeters will be Ken and Louise Smith; reader will be Mr. Bill Freund. Mary Lee Fitzgerald will welcome the congregation. Special music will be provided by Ms. Amy Rood, soprano soloist. Ms. Rood is a graduate of Blue Ridge High School. She graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA where she received a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy. She has been guest soloist with many opera companies. She also has had musical theatre roles in several plays. As a board-certified music therapist, she has worked with terminally ill, elderly, preschool age children and pediatric cancer patients. She will be accompanied by Sarah Bertsch, organist.

A simple supper will be served in the Parish House following the service. All are welcome.

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Sen. Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches

A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library on Friday, November 5 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose from 1-2 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 toll-free number, 1-800-443-5772, with questions and concerns.

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Lakeside Players Fall Production

During the first 30 seconds of “The Book of Murder,” Henry Aythecliff’s young wife finds him murdered in bed. But the discovery of a dead body is only the first of many nasty surprises in this cleverly plotted mystery presented this fall by The Lakeside Players.

The thriller by Ron Cowen will open on Friday, November 12, at Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590, Lakeville, and continue on November 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m.

On the set of “The Book of Murder” are (seated, from left) Roxan Schwartz (Anne), Kelly Ann Walsh (Mary), and Barbara Cohen (Catherine). Standing is Tony Schwartz (Henry), who is also directing, and Frank DeSando (Charlie).

The show tells the story of Henry Aythecliffe, a once-successful novelist who hasn’t sold a new book in years. Hoping to pay off his gambling debts, Henry summons his three ex-wives to his mansion, apparently to extort money from them. But during a series of shocking flashbacks, we learn that Henry had a sadistic plan: he’s written a tell-all book that reveals terrible secrets about each of his former wives, and if they don’t pay up, he’ll publish it.

Flash forward to the present and the burning question: who murdered Henry? Turns out all of his wives - including his current one - had strong motives to do him in. Enter detective Charlie Marlette, who unveils the murderer in a surprise ending.

“The Book of Murder” stars Tony Schwartz as Henry Aythecliffe, Kelly Ann Walsh as Mary Aythecliffe, Frank DeSando as Detective Charlie Marlette, Barbara Cohen as Catherine, Roxan Schwartz as Anne, and Marylou Ambrose as Jane. Tony Schwartz is directing.

For more information on The Lakeside Players, visit or call (570) 226-6207.

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Farm City Feast Celebrates 44 Years

As we admire the fall colors and begin to think about the upcoming holiday season the Farm City Feast comes along and reminds us about the important partnership between our farms and urban life. This year Susquehanna County Farm City Feast is celebrating its’ 44th anniversary.

The 44th annual Farm City Feast will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 20, at the Mountain View High School, Kingsley. This celebration is sure to be a gala event celebrating the cooperation between rural and urban neighbors.

Since its inception, the Pennsylvania Farm-City Program continues to keep the link between farms and urban dwellers strong. This is a unique opportunity for farm people and city people to become friends and get a first-hand look at each other’s way of life. Without farms, cities would have no food; without cities, farms would have few markets or processing facilities. It’s this continuing partnership that brings economic opportunity and progress to coming generations.

Jason Miller of Peoples State Bank is this year’s Master of Ceremonies. Following a delicious roast beef dinner willingly served up by the Harford Willing Workers, the night’s entertainment features a ragtime musical program by Rick Pedro.

Rick Pedro has thrilled audiences of all ages around the country with his unique blend of Dixieland Jazz and upbeat Chicago-style Ragtime tunes. He started out at the age of 5, and quickly became enamored with Scott Joplin’s Ragtime, The Original Dixieland Band’s arrangements and the music of the Rip Roaring 20’s which led him to develop his own unique styling of Jazz, Ragtime and Dixieland. For more information on Rick please visit

As in the past, the Farm City Feast will incorporate the annual meeting of the Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County. A short meeting of this organization will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountain View HS auditorium. Penn State Cooperative Extension has been sponsoring the Farm City Feast ever since its inception.

In order to accommodate all, there will be special needs tables and priority seating for those who need such assistance. Simply contact the Susquehanna County Extension Office at 278-1158. You can also obtain tickets from the office or from anyone on the Farm City Feast committee. Once again, a great meal and great entertainment - with good neighbors -provides a chance for folks to catch up with each other and continue the very important rural-urban partnership.

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Free Screenings For Child Development

New Milford, PA - As you watch your child grow, you notice when he or she rolls over, holds a spoon or walks and talks. You may also see that he or she is growing or developing differently than a cousin, a friend’s child or a sibling. If you are wondering about your child’s development, call for a free screening.

On November 16, representatives from Tri-Valley Care Early Intervention, Northeastern Educational Early Intervention and Head Start will provide screenings in the morning at Angel Beginnings at the Montrose United Methodist Church. In the afternoon, screenings will be offered at Endless Mountain Learning Center in New Milford. Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) is coordinating this event. Families with children aged birth to four are encouraged to take advantage of this free service.

While there is no cost to participate, you must schedule an appointment. Screenings take about a half hour. To schedule a screening, please call Stephnie Thornton, Susquehanna County CARES at (570) 465-5040 or via email at Please call by November 11.

With the mission of enhancing quality early childcare and education, Susquehanna County CARES is pleased to join Tri-Valley Care Early Intervention, the NEIU 19 and Head Start in order to provide this important service. It is all part of supporting Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, because every child is Pennsylvania’s future.

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County Health Fair Returns To Blue Ridge

The twelfth annual Susquehanna County Health Fair will once again be held at Blue Ridge High School on Saturday, November 20 from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. This is being run in conjunction with a Winter Coat Drive offering free coats for infants to adults.

Mr. Mark Harvey’s eighth grade class held a poster contest and the $25 prize was awarded to Brianna Brewer (pictured above) of Blue Ridge Middle School. All posters submitted were excellent and will be displayed on the day of the event.

Once again a wide variety of health screenings and information will be offered to the public at no charge. These include, but are not limited to: skin cancer screenings, blood pressure for adults, blood sugar, glaucoma, cholesterol, hearing tests, and tetanus shots. All offerings are on a first come first served basis.

Health care providers, government agencies and many area businesses will be on hand offering information on a variety of topics. The Guthrie Medevac Helicopter will be there weather and schedule permitting.

If you have limited or no health insurance coverage, this is an opportunity that you can’t afford to miss. Come alone, or bring your friends and family for a healthy outing. If you are interested in being a participant, please call Donna Doyle at 278-5177.

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Mobile Vet Center To Visit Tunkhannock

TUNKHANNOCK - Reps. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) and Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) announced that a mobile vet center will visit the Tunkhannock area twice per month starting in November.

"Due to the interest created by previous visits of the mobile vet center, we believe area veterans could benefit from regular visits to Tunkhannock," said Boback. "We are pleased to facilitate this service to assist the men and women who risked their lives for America."

The mobile vet center is scheduled to visit on the first and third Mondays of the month, starting on Nov. 1 and again on Nov. 15. It will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Route 29 and the Route 6 by-pass in Tunkhannock, across the street from Gay's True Value.

"Having the van come to this area is such a great opportunity for our veterans," said Major. "I am hopeful word will spread and more veterans will take advantage of the many services provided through the mobile van."

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs operates the center to reach veterans in underserved areas. There are several mobile vet centers in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.

Some of the services provided through the mobile vet center include: individual and group counseling; marital and family counseling; bereavement counseling; medical referrals; assistance in applying for VA benefits; employment counseling, guidance and referral; alcohol and drug assessments; information and referral to community resources.

The mobile vet center features the following: 38-foot mobile counseling center; two private offices; satellite communication and Internet service with the VA Medical Centers; video conferencing and tele-health capabilities; three flat-screen televisions for training and educational videos; wheelchair lift and accessibility; full-time veteran driver and veteran counselor.

Appointments for mobile vet center services are not required. More information about the center and veterans' services is available at or

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Gospel Concert At GB Alliance Church

The Great Bend Alliance Church will host a southern gospel concert on Sunday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. The featured gospel group will be Redeemed of Williamsport, PA. The trio performs over twenty concerts a year all across southern and northeastern Pennsylvania. The concert will be followed by a harvest home dinner - turkey with all the trimmings. There is no charge for the meal and all are welcome! For more information or directions please call 570-879-2741.

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Movie Night At Thompson UMC

On Friday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m., the movie “Fiddler on the Roof” will be shown at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All in the community are invited to enjoy this movie classic free of charge, and join in fellowship with their neighbors.

The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards in 197l, and features classic songs such as “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Fiddler on the Roof is a universal story of hope, love and acceptance.

As in tradition with movie going, pop corn will be on hand during the movie, and donuts and cider will be available following the movie viewing.

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Scouting For Food

Cub Scout Pack 81 and Boy Scout Troop 81 will be holding its annual food donation drive on Sunday, November 7 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Scouts will be out in the Susquehanna neighborhoods collecting non-perishable food that will be given to the Susquehanna Food Bank in time for the holidays.

Residents are asked to please leave canned goods in bags on their porch or steps for pickup; donated food may also be brought to the Susquehanna Fire Department.

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