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VENDOR/FARMERS MARKET: Fridays, 5 - 7pm, free space. 83 Erie Boulevard, Susquehanna. Contact the Activities Director for further questions at: (607) 483-1571.


CHICKEN/HAM DINNER: Wednesday, 4 - 6pm at Clifford UMC, Main Street, Clifford. Take-out or Dine-in. Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner includes dinner, drink & dessert.


ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 10am, rain or shine. Based on the National Archery School Program. Equipment and targets provided. All ages welcome.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH: Saturday, 12pm at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Free meal. All are welcome.


The Pennsylvania Heritage Festival is looking for Antique Cars, Trucks & Farm Machinery to participate in this year's festival at the Heritage Farm Museum at Alparon Park in Troy, PA. FMI call 470-786-9482.


FREE UNEMPLOYMENT SEMINAR: Discussion on UC Appeals/Hearings at VFW Post 5642, Route 706, Montrose. Tuesday, 10am - 12pm. To register, call PA CareerLink: (570) 265-2171; or email Patrick at: For more info:


SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER: Spaghetti and meatball dinner with extra sauce. Saturday, 12pm. Proceeds benefit Blue Ridge Active Living Center, 81 Elizabeth Street, Great Bend. For more info or to reserve a seat, call (570) 879-2896.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: The Stone Soup Kitchen at Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Serving Saturday, 12 - 1pm. Bring family & friends to share a hearty lunch & camaraderie. Please call (570) 785-3425 to confirm, in case of weather or church event.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER: Caring Café, UMC, Main Street, Great Bend. Saturday, 4 - 6pm. All are welcome. Meal provided by Peoples Security Bank.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER: At Thompson UMC, 586 Main Street. Saturday, Take-Outs 4:30pm; Eat-In 5:00pm. All are welcome!


CRAFT/BAKE SALE: Friday, 9am - 2pm and Saturday, 9am - 12pm. Homemade soup lunch served both days. At the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church, located half way between Route 29, Lawsville Center and Route 11, New Milford on Franklin Road.


BLOOD ANALYSIS PROGRAM: At American Legion Post #357, New York Avenue, Hallstead. Saturday, 6am - 10am. For appt. call 1-800-234-8888, Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5pm. Tests other than the regular panel require Doctor's note. Check or money order only, payable to: AMBA Wellness Program. Photo ID required.

OCTOBER 5 (rain date Oct. 6)

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION/WALK: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1pm. Learn the basics of landscape photography through discussion and hands-on practice in the park. Bring your digital camera and hiking shoes. Pre-registration appreciated, (570) 967-7275.


GOLF TOURNY: Captain & Crew Tournament, Traditions at the Glen, Johnson City, NY. Sunday, 8am. More info call 570-853-4921: Tom Adornato ext. 2239,; Lawrence Tompkins ext. 2236, Proceeds benefit SCEA Scholarship Fund.


FULL MOON HIKE: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Friday, 6:30pm. Kick off the holiday weekend exploring Salt Springs by the light of the moon. Warm up with a campfire and some hot chocolate afterwards. Bring a flashlight. Free for members.


CHICKEN/HAM DINNER: Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner at Clifford UMC, Main Street. Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00pm. Take-out or Dine-in. Includes dinner, drink & dessert.


HALLOWEEN FEST: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 4pm. The festivities begin with pumpkin carving. Piñata at 6, ghost stories until dark, then a haunted "house." 50% discount for members.


GEOCACHING WITH RON NAGY: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1pm. After a presentation by experienced geocacher Ron Nagy, head outside for a hands-on treasure hunt. Free for members.


MILKWEED MUD PIES FOR MONARCHS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Sunday, 1pm.

A short presentation is followed by hands-on seed preparation, which you will take home to plant. Bring gloves if you don't want to get your hands dirty! Free for members.


HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Sunday, 1pm. Take a walk to gather some of nature's treasures and create a natural piece of art – a wreath, centerpiece, ornament, or other. Some tools provided; bring yours if you can. Free for members.


WINTER SNOW FUN: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1pm. Snowshoes or ice cleats and poles provided, just wear winter boots. Basic instruction as needed. If the weather doesn't cooperate, will reschedule. Free.


HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Sunday, 1pm. Take a walk to gather some of nature's treasures and create a natural piece of art – a wreath, centerpiece, ornament, or other. Some tools provided; bring yours if you can. Free for members.


FULL MOON HIKE: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Friday, 6:30pm. Join us for a hike after dark. Bring a flashlight. Free for members.


WINTER SNOW FUN: At Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Saturday, 1pm. Snowshoes or ice cleats and poles provided, just wear winter boots. Basic instruction as needed. If the weather doesn't cooperate, will reschedule. Free.

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Senior Menu - September 23-27

Monday: Fiesta Pork Chop, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Chuckwagon Corn, Dinner Roll, Fresh Fruit Salad.

Tuesday: Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Rice Pudding.

Wednesday: Herb Roasted Turkey, Mashed Sweet Potato, Brussel Sprouts, Dinner Roll, Fruit Bread Pudding.

Thursday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Dinner Roll, Cottage Cheese with Berries.

Friday: Oven Baked Chicken Leg, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Dinner Roll, Fresh Melon.

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Celebrate Fall At Woodbourne Preserve

Autumn means changes. Chipmunks are stocking up for winter, birds are moving south, and Fall wildflowers are in full bloom. Join us for programs at Woodbourne Preserve as we celebrate the changing season.

On Saturday, September 21 at 10am we will harmlessly capture fall migrating birds and apply bands as they move through our area. Here's a chance to see and photograph the birds up close and study their fall plumages.

Asters and goldenrods are at their full beauty at this time. Can you identify the many different kinds of each? Sunday, September 22 at 2pm we will explore the preserve looking for species that have saved their show for the end of summer. Bring field guides if you have them. Do any students have a wildflower collection project?

Join people from across the Commonwealth for a statewide Walk in Penn's Woods Saturday, October 6, 10am - 1pm. Ryan Brown, DCNR service forester, will lead a walk on creating habitat for wildlife as well as pollinators. Family friendly activities include tree ID, nature art, and a seek and find self-guided hike.

On October 13, at 2pm we will walk the Yellow Trail to appreciate the spectacle of the leaves changing color and falling to the forest floor. Is anyone working on a leaf collection project?

As a finale to fall flowers, on November 3 at 2pm we will walk through the old growth forest hoping to catch a glimpse of the last blooming flower of the year. Do you know which species it is?

Waterfowl migration reaches a peak in early November, so let's go ducking! On November 9 at 10am we will car caravan to a number of lakes and ponds in the southern part of the county to see if we can top last year's excellent sightings. Bring binoculars.

All programs meet at the Woodbourne Preserve parking lot on Route 29 in Dimock, 5 miles south of Montrose (16 miles north of Tunkhannock). Dress appropriately for the weather. RSVP is appreciated at 570-278-3384.

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Forest City Coal Operations Talk

Professor Robert P. Wolensky will be presenting a talk at the Forest City Area Historical Society on Thursday, September 19, at 6:30pm. His topic will be "The Hillside Coal & Iron Company and other Forest City Coal Operations, 1878-1966."

The public is invited to this one hour audio-visual presentation in the air-conditioned and handicapped accessible Museum at 629 Main Street. There is an elevator for those with stair-climbing needs.

Mr. Wolensky is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Co-director of the Center for the Small City at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, where he also served as a Katz Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Oral and Life History Collection.

He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of History at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, and as a board member of the Anthracite Heritage Foundation, also in Wilkes-Barre.

A native of Swoyersville, PA, he has authored or co-authored seven books on Northeastern Pennsylvania, including volumes on the Tropical Storm Agnes flood of 1972; the Knox Mine disaster of 1959; the Avondale Mine disaster of 1869; mining-related labor conflict between 1897 and 1959; and the ladies' garment industry.

He has been appointed as a fellow or visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Wilkes University, and the University of Exeter (the latter as a Fulbright scholar).

He earned an undergraduate degree from Villanova University and a master's as well as a doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Slanted Art To Feature Artist

Submitted by Susan Zellner

Slanted Art is excited to present a very different Featured Artist event for September 19, 6pm to 8pm. Pat Hjelm, one of our founding members, will be sharing her passion for both physical and emotional wellness achieved through yoga and drumming. Pat will demonstrate poses from Svaroopa yoga, which relaxes the muscles around the spine. She will also perform drumming with members of her local drum circle. As always, we will have light refreshments for your enjoyment. See details below.

New member artist Anna Blachman is offering two classes in October. Anna is a leather artist. On Sunday, October 6 at noon she will teach students to create a Mandala Traveller's Notebook. These notebooks make wonderful gifts, either as journals or art diaries. The stamped leather cover you create will last a lifetime.

On Sunday, October 27 at 1:00pm, Anna will teach a class on creating leather feathers. These then can be made into cuff bracelets, pendants, or hung in a window to enjoy.

If you are interested in either of these classes, please contact us via email or stop by the gallery to hold your spot. For more information on these classes and more visit our FB page at

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday, September 19, 6:00 - 8:00pm for Pat Hjelm's "Evening of Wellness."

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Tick-Borne Disease Talk

Submitted by John P. Kameen, Forest City Area Historical Society President

Susquehanna County Commissioner Elizabeth Arnold has announced that Susquehanna County Tick Control will hold an informational program on tick-borne diseases and lyme disease in Forest City on Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30pm at the Historical Society, 629 Main Street.

Principal speaker will be Michele Cassetori, vice president and director of Education and Outreach with the PA Lyme Resource Network. She is the NEPA Regional Leader and is a certified Lead Facilitator of the Dare 2B Tick Aware Program.

Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infections in the country. Awareness is key. The Lyme Resource Network was funded by the PA Department of Health to implement a statewide, community-based Lyme and tick-borne disease prevention program.

Dare 2B Tick Aware uses the most current research available and standardizes prevention messages across the state. Certified PA Lyme Resource Network faculty present the program information.

The public is invited. The Historical Society is handicapped accessible with an elevator and is air conditioned.

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