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October 6 – November 24

FREEDOM FROM S0MOKING: Free 8 week program, Wednesday evenings in Honesdale. Sessions will be held at the Chamber of the Northern Poconos and Wayne Memorial Hospital. For more information or to register, call 484-629-8251 or email

October 11, 12 and 14

MOSAICS 101 CLASS: Three class series with instructor Elaine Helvig, from 5:30-9:00pm. All materials provided. Call the gallery to secure your spot 570-243-1075; or pay online

October 15

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Friday, 6:00-8:00pm. The Textures and Colors of Fall featuring Sue Palackas and Jill Kutz Swartley. Sue will exhibit her watercolors, acrylics, soft sculptures and floral arrangements. Jill will display her soaps, lotions and wool products made on her farm. Call the gallery, 570-243-1075 for information.

Thru October 15

COAT DRIVE: The South Creek Lions and Morgan Contracting are having their 2nd Annual now thru October 15th. Coats, gloves, hats and mittens can be dropped off at Woody's Store in Gillett, Curren RV in Pine City, NY or at State Farm Insurance in Troy. Coat giveaway in late October.

October 15-16

FREE COATS: Friday and Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00pm at VFW Post 6223, 386 Main Street, Great Bend. Mens, Womens, Kids. Info call 570-879-4420.

October 16

BEGINNING TAI CHI: Saturday, 10:00am. Introductory class with guest instructor Jennifer Dages. Call the gallery, 570-243-1075 or stop in to secure your spot.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON CANCELLED: The pandemic has closed Christ Church in Forest City, and the Stone Soup Kitchen will NOT hold the October 16th luncheon. Watch local news media for future re-opening dates. 'Til we meet again, stay well.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER: Pick up Saturday between 12:00pm - 1:00pm, at the United Methodist Church, 1361 Main Street, Susquehanna. Hot Dog Special Delight, side dish & desert. Please call Nancy Narma at 570-853-3690. Reservations must be in by Saturday, October 9th.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH: Drive by pickup Saturday, 12:00 to 1:00pm at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Please call Lorraine 570-465-3393 or Joan 570-498-7297 to reserve your meal.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS DINNER: At the East Ararat United Methodists Church. Take-out at 3:00pm; Dine-in at 5:00pm. Questions, please call Jackie Burrows at 570-766-5322; or January Roney at 570-493-2470.

TURKEY SUPPER: Take-Out only, Saturday, 4:00 - 6:00pm at First United Methodist Church, 69 Pratt Street, New Milford. Roast Turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, squash, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, roll, pumpkin or apple pie.

October 17

SPORTSMAN'S RAFFLE: Sunday at the Thompson Hose Co. Doors open at noon. Tickets $20, don't need to be present to win. Ammunition Raffle Tickets $10 same day. Call 570-442-1038 for tickets, additional info on Facebook events page.

October 20

CHICKEN AND BISCUIT DINNER: Take-out only at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street. Chicken, biscuit, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, harvard beets & dessert. Drive-thru, Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00pm or until sold out. Donation $10.

October 23

HALLOWEEN FUN: Trunk-or-Treating, horseback rides, bobbing for apples and face painting, Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00pm, at Whispering Acres Rescue, 2391 State Route 11, Kirkwood, NY.

TAKE-OUT ROAST BEEF SUPPER: Saturday, 4:30 to 6:00pm at the Thompson United Methodist Church, 586 Main Street. Please pre-order by calling Marge at 570-442-1208. Face masks optional but social distancing will be observed. All are welcome!

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Clifford Society Hosts Open House

Submitted by Sandra Wilmot

Spend a unique and enlightening afternoon in Clifford, PA. visiting the three venues the Clifford Township Historical Society (CTHS) proudly presents free to the public on Sunday, October 17, 1:00pm to 4:00pm. All venues are ADA accessible.

Start your historical tour at the Baptist Church on Church Street in Clifford, then continue with a visit to the Museum of Local History on Cemetery Street and the Hoover School on State Route 2014. All sites are within a two mile radius.

On display in the Museum of Local History in Clifford is a dugout canoe which was found in a local pond and donated to the Clifford Historical Society. Local artist Michelle Jaconia McLain completed a 20 foot mural depicting the activity that may have surrounded the making and using of this Native American dugout canoe which has been dated to 1692. Recently Jean Katz and daughter donated many Native American items that we have added to that section of the museum. We are very proud of this portion of the museum so we hope you will make the effort to visit. You will be glad you did!

Enjoy the personal stories and quality exhibits explained by CTHS docent-members at each location. Entire families can learn about our local history and share their own stories.

For additional information or questions, call Sandra Wilmot at 570-679-2723 or email

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SCHS To Host A Cemetery Walk

The Susquehanna County Historical Society (SCHS) will present a living history presentation at the Montrose Cemetery Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The approximately 30-minute program will take people through the cemetery on a walking tour, beginning at the cemetery gates on Lincoln Avenue and Cemetery Street. This will not be a "ghost walk" and will instead focus on the history of the cemetery and historical tales of the original settlers of the area.

Reservations are required and can be made at the Historical Society or any Susquehanna County Library location. There will be seven tours from 1:00pm to 4:00pm both days with a limit groups of ten people per tour. A donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is asked for at the time of reservation. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hot beverages will be provided at the end of the tour. Those participating in the event must wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines. Sturdy shoes are also highly recommended.

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WW II Home Front Life Discussions

Submitted by Ann Vitale

The Home Front During WW II is a two part discussion series on what daily life was like in the United States during the war years.

The first class, on Thursday, October 21, 2:00pm at St. Paul's in Montrose, will cover everyday life at that time. Do you know the what and why of Civil Defense blackouts and teen age plane spotters? Are the stories of Germans coming ashore from U-boats true?

Rationing is another topic on the first program with interesting facts on what was available and how households learned to make do or do without when it came to certain food items, gasoline, and common items made of rubber. What were variety meats? Do you remember oleo and the yellow capsule? Can all you can?

Why were people, including school children, paid to pick millions of pounds of milkweed pods? Where did the US Navy use silk stockings but not nylon stockings? Why were canned goods rationed, too? Ration stamps and reproduction posters will be displayed.

The second class, on Thursday, October 28, will shift focus to farming and manufacturing. How was the country able to go from a military ability smaller than Poland's to the huge force and booming economy that turned the tide for the Allies within just a couple of years? Ships that normally took a year to build were constructed in two months. The world's largest airport launched bombers at an astounding rate from the Willow Run plant. Farmers were paid to change crops from tobacco to peanuts. Why?

Who made up part of the farm labor force when so many men were in uniform overseas? What was the changing role of women in the war effort? Who were the WASPS?

Both classes are on Thursdays, Oct. 21 and 28 at 2:00pm at St. Paul's parish hall, upstairs room accessible from the ramp on Church Street, Montrose. Note the change in location from the Montrose Adult School brochure.

Advance registration is available by mail from the form, at or the brochure, and is appreciated but walk-in registrations will be taken.

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