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PANCAKE BREAKFAST: All you can eat, $10.00 first Saturday of every month, 7:00 - 11:00am at East Ararat Methodist Church, 210 Crosstown Hwy., Union Dale.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP: for people living with the disease and their care partners. First Tuesday of every month, starting October 3rd. Trained facilitators from the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania. 5:30pm-6:30pm, Wayne Memorial Hospital David Katz Conference Center, 601 Park Street, Honesdale. Registration not required but recommended 800-272-3900.

May – October

HEALING SERVICES: First Saturday of each month, 4:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. We all need to heal from something… from alcohol or drugs, from pain, heartache or discomfort. No questions or requirements, just bring an open heart to receive the blessings of the Lord's Healing Love. Coffee hour follows each service.

October 7

FALL PORK DINNER: Take-out only at Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware Street, Forest City on Saturday, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Includes roasted pork loin w/ stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, applesauce and homemade desserts. No advance ticket sales, first come first served. Proceeds will benefit many community events sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church. We welcome and serve all in Christ's name. Please stop by and pick up a dinner or two, you will not be sorry!

HARVEST DINNER TAKE OUT: Saturday, 3:00pm - 7:00pm at South Gibson UMC, 2839 State Route 21067, Union Dale. Turkey dinner and all the trimmings. Children under 6 are free. Seating also available!

HARVEST DINNER: Serving roast beef Saturday, 4:00 to 6:00pm at the First Universalist Church of Brooklyn, 6925 Maple Street. Take-out only, $12.

October 8

PET BLESSINGS: Christ Episcopal Church, 1107 West Main Street, Susquehanna will honor St. Francis on Sunday, 9:30-10:00am by offering pet blessings on the front lawn of the church. All kinds of pets are welcome. Rambunctious pets should be on a leash or in a box. In addition to blessing certificates and prayers, free dog and cat treats are available. Curbside blessings also available. A gift certificate raffle will be held. Free will cash donations benefit the Susquehanna County Humane Society.

October 10

FOREST LANDOWNERS FALL BUS TRIP: Tuesday Tour: American Chestnut Tree Restoration Project at SUNY ESF Experiment Station in Syracuse and the Stickley Furniture Museum in Fayetteville. Lunch (on your own) at Carrabbas Grill Restaurant. Leave Price Chopper parking lot at 8:00am, back at 5:30pm. Trip Cost: $40.00. Contact Bill Bayne, 570-967-2673.

October 14

HISTORICAL EXHIBITS/BOOK SALE: Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Soldiers Orphan School, 2238 Orphan School Road, Kingsley. See historical exhibits at no charge in former dormitory school used 1865 to 1902 for Civil War era orphans. Walking tours at 10:00am and 12:00pm. Used books - hardcovers, 50 cents each; paperbacks, 25 cents. No buyer restrictions (cash only). Last event of the season until May of 2024.

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DoBS Hosts Financial Advice For Seniors

Education and outreach staff from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) will be hosting and participating in numerous presentations for groups of senior citizens, service providers and the public throughout the month of October to promote financial capability and provide investor education.

October outreach events, in partnership with the listed organizations, will be held in person and are open to the public unless otherwise noted.


ScamJam!: A conference bringing experts in finance and consumer protection to present to the public. It focuses on investing and fraud prevention. These in-person events will be held at the following locations:

  • Little Meadows Fire Hall, Maple Avenue, Little Meadows on Oct. 11 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Registration is required for this event. For more information contact Pam DeRose at 570-278-3751 or

  • Thompson Hose Co., 53 Water Street, Thompson on Oct. 12 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Registration is required for this event. For more information contact Pam DeRose at 570-278-3751 or

  • Susquehanna County Library, 458 High School Road, Montrose on Oct. 13 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Registration is required for this event. For more information contact Pam DeRose at 570-278-3751 or

STaRT (Start Today and Retire Tomorrow): This program discusses retirement planning. The goal is to help you determine what your retirement goals are and how to help you get there. No matter where you are in the timeline for retirement, early career, mid-career or late career, know that it's never too late to STaRT. This virtual program will be held on Oct. 19 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information and to register contact Amanda Scharrer at 717-761-3900 or

DoBS Investor Education and Consumer Outreach staff works with state and local government agencies, service providers, community and trade organizations, the General Assembly, the military community, schools, and other partners to help Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth become well-informed about the financial marketplace.

Learn more about the free, non-commercial programs and presentations available, or contact us to request a program tailored to your specific needs.

Visit the department's calendar of events to find an event near you. Consumers and community groups can call 1-800-PA-BANKS or email for more information.

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FC Area Historical Society Meeting

Submitted by Juliann Doyle

The Forest City Area Historical Society (FCAHS) will be meeting at 6:00pm on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at the society's headquarters at the corner of Dundaff and Main Streets, Forest City.

Anyone interested in joining the Forest City Area Historical Society should contact Juliann Doyle, Membership Chair by calling 570-499-4908, or email: Membership applications are available on the website and should be sent to Juliann at: 305 Martin Street, Browndale, PA 18421. New members are always welcome!

Visit to learn more about the organization, download a membership application or purchase items our online store. LIKE us on Facebook we would love to keep in touch and hear about your stories of the past.

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