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Senior Menu

Christmas Cantata At First Baptist Church
Christmas Cantata At Thompson UM Church
Christmas Vespers At St. Paul’s
Mobile Vet Center To Visit Tunkhannock
Christmas Toy Drive To Help Area Children
Volunteers Needed
Webinar To Review Drilling Regulations


November 26

DINNER, Fri., November 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

November 27

BINGO, Sat., November 27, doors open 5:00 p.m., game 7:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead.

November 28

HUNTER’S BREAKFAST & Sight-In Day, Sun., November 28, 7:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

BREAKFAST, Sun., November 28, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at SAL American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. All welcome.

November 29

BINGO, every Monday, 7:00 p.m. at VFW #6223, Great Bend. For info call 570-879-4420.

HUNTER’S LUNCH, Mon., November 29, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church.

November 30

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

December 1

GASLAND SCREENING, Wed., December 1, 8:30 p.m. at University of Scranton, fifth-floor Rose Room in Brennan Hall, Madison Avenue. Free, all welcome.

December 2-3

FESTIVE BOOK SALE to benefit Co. Library, December 2-3, noon - 9:00 p.m., downstairs at the Inn at Montrose.

December 4

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., December 4, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church. All you can eat.

MEETING: Susquehanna Co. Pomona Grange #7, December 4, 10:00 a.m. at Union Grange Hall.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Sat., December 4, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church Hall, Montrose.

December 5

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, Sun., December 5, 2:00 p.m. at Thompson UM Church. Free, all welcome.

MONTROSE COMM. CHORALE presentation, Sun., December 5, 3:00 p.m. at Montrose Area High School.

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Senior Center Menu November 22 - 26

Monday, November 22: roast beef, red beets, mashed potatoes w/ chives, ww roll, pumpkin pie, cranberry juice.

Tuesday, November 23: Mediterranean chicken, spinach salad, rice pilaf, ww pita bread, pears.

Wednesday, November 24: meatloaf, broccoli & cauliflower, scalloped potatoes, rye bread, bread pudding.

Thursday, November 25: closed Thanksgiving day.

Friday, November 26: closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

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Christmas Cantata At First Baptist Church

All are invited to attend a Christmas cantata and drama presentation at the First Baptist Church, Susquehanna, on December 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. The cantata, written by Ron and Shelly Hamilton, is entitled "Christmas At Home." It contains the beautiful songs, "I Believe," and "Christmas At Home," sung by soloist David Kliewer, just to name a few. The choir is directed by Miriam Page. The drama, which takes place during the time of the Civil War, is written by Ron Hamilton and Ken Collier and directed by Dawn Dibble. Refreshments will be served following each presentation.

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Christmas Cantata At Thompson UM Church

On Sunday, December 5, at 2:00 p.m., the Ecumenical Choir will again celebrate the birth of our Lord with a Cantata written by gifted composer Pepper Choplin. A crafted and stylized Appalachian anthem sung by the Angels that is unique, unusual and very comfortable, with a bluegrass flavor, will be a perfect way to begin the Christmas season.

Entitled, “I hear the Profit Callin,” this Cantata tells the Christmas story from Prophecy to Fulfillment. Lead by the baton of Brenda Potter Tiffany, with the accompaniment of Mr. Jeffery Keyes, the Choir, gathered from all denominational churches in the area, will sing several numbers.

Mr. Choplin called upon folk styles to celebrate the story. Appalachian, Irish, Latin, Cajun, and Early American - something stirs in one’s soul when these timeless rhythms, harmonies, and melodies blend together in this authentic and sometimes earthy music which tells the story of the Gospel.

Everyone is welcome to come out and share this gift given by the Choir every year.

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Christmas Vespers At St. Paul’s

Christmas Vespers will be held on Sunday, December 12, at 5:00 p.m. at historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Church Street, Montrose, PA. Mary Lee Fitzgerald will welcome the congregation and Douglas Sivers will be the reader for the ecumenical service. Regina Olszewski will serve as greeter. Mr. Thomas Welch, tenor soloist, will provide special music. Sarah Bertsch will be organist for the service. A simple supper of soup and dessert will follow the service in the Parish House. All are welcome.

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Mobile Vet Center To Visit Tunkhannock

TUNKHANNOCK - Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wyoming/Wayne) and Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced several upcoming dates for the Department of Veterans Affairs' mobile vet center visits to Tunkhannock.

"The Veterans Administration is making one of its mobile vet centers available on several dates throughout November and December, and I encourage area veterans interested in learning more about the services available to them to check it out," said Major. "Also, stay tuned for information on future mobile van visits in 2011."

The mobile vet center is scheduled to visit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, Monday, Dec. 6, and Monday, Dec. 20, at Route 29 and Route 6 By-Pass in Tunkhannock, across the street from Gay's True Value.

"Veterans provided such a valuable service to our nation, and it is important for us to ensure they have access to the benefits and support they earned," said Boback. "This mobile center provides so many important services, and I encourage veterans to stop by and see what the center can do for them."

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.

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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Christmas Toy Drive To Help Area Children
Submitted By Ed DeWitt, Kiwanis Club Of Montrose Area

Christmas is a magical and wonderful time - especially through the eyes of a child. No child should ever believe, “I must be bad because Santa never came and left me some gifts.”

The Christmas season has always been a time for giving and sharing. One of the best ways to celebrate the spirit of the season is to share some of our blessings with the needy and less fortunate in our communities. There can be no better way to experience the joy of Christmas than to help a needy child enjoy the holiday with toys found under their Christmas tree.

The Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area wants to provide just such an opportunity to the people of Susquehanna County. For the past 30 years the Montrose Kiwanis Club has conducted their annual Christmas Toy Drive. Last year over 750 children in the area were able to enjoy Christmas in a very special way because of the generosity of so many caring neighbors and organizations that contributed to the Toy Drive. Because of the critical economic environment that continues to exist in both our country and our county, it is anticipated that the need will be even greater this year.

The Kiwanis club is asking for the public’s help and support again this year in this worthwhile service project. Donations of new toys and used toys in clean, reusable condition are requested.

Cash donations are urgently solicited and gladly accepted so the club can purchase new toys in order to meet their goal of giving at least one or two new toys to each child. Please forward cash contributions to the Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area, P.O. Box 275, Montrose, PA, 18801.

Toys will be accepted from now until Saturday, December 11, and may be dropped off at the following locations: Tom Kerr’s Garage, Montrose or Robinson’s Market, South Montrose. For additional information please contact the Montrose Kiwanis Club at 278-3537.

The Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau will coordinate distribution of toys. Christmas toys and food baskets will be given out on Thursday, December 16, at the Montrose Bible Conference located on Lake Avenue.

The Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area invites everyone to participate in this annual service project. Please help make a Christmas dream come true for the needy children in our area.

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Volunteers Needed

Can you spare an hour or two to help people in your own county? Volunteers are needed to help ring the Salvation Army bell at Schneider’s Market in Susquehanna. The Salvation Army is involved with many programs that directly help Susquehanna County residents. Get a friend or group to ring with you! Please call Lynn at 853-4692 or Paul at 853-4534 to volunteer.

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