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September 15

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

September 17

FEATURED ARTIST: Rita Eddy paints in watercolor, pastel and acrylics. Her favorite subjects are florals and landscapes. Join Rita Friday, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Light refreshments provided. Slanted Art has moved the artist's reception to the 3rd Friday of the month. Questions, call 570-243-1075 or stop by the gallery.

September 17-18

MISSION FEST INSIDE YARD SALE: Friday and Saturday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, 367 Church Street, Montrose.

September 18

VFW POST 6223 AUXILIARY SUB SALE: Pick-up Saturday, 11:00am - 1:00pm at VFW on Main Street, Great Bend. Ham, Turkey, Italian. Pre-sale only! Call 570-879-5175 by Sept. 4th.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER: Pick up Saturday, between 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the United Methodist Church, 1361 Main Street, Susquehanna. Fish sandwich, side dish & desert. Please call Nancy Narma at 570-853-3690. Reservations must be in by Saturday, September 11th.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH: Saturday at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Drive by pickup 12:00 - 1:00pm. Please call Lorraine 570-465-3393 or Joan 570-498-7298 to reserve your meal.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: The Stone Soup Kitchen invites everyone to Christ Episcopal Church, Corner Delaware & Dundaff Streets, Forest City, PA. Servings are Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00pm. Bring your family & friends to share a hearty lunch & wonderful camaraderie. Masks optional.

September 19

FUNDRAISING AUCTION: Sunday, 1:00pm at Lopatofsky Auction, 6599 State Route 374, Clifford Twp. 100 unique, fun and unusual items available: Florida 6-night beach vacation for 8, Antiques, Farm Tools, Artworks, Collectibles, Toys, Furniture, Native American Items. In-person preview M-F, 9:00am - 4:00pm, or view and bid online with Proxibid at Proceeds benefit Clifford Twp. Historical Society's Glacier Project. Questions, please call Sandy Wilmot, 570-679-2723.

September 23, 24 & 26

THEATER: "Sweet Delilah Swim Club," a comedy that celebrates lifelong friendships produced by the Endless Mountains Theatre Company, will be held in the Reimel Event Centre. Tickets are available at Slanted Art or at the door. Show times are Thursday & Friday, 7:00pm and Sunday, 2:00pm. Questions, call 570-243-1075 or stop by the gallery.

September 25

FUNDRAISER: Earl Granville, Ret. Staff Sergeant, Author and Motivational Speaker to speak at VFW Park on Spring Street, Great Bend. Saturday, 2:00 - 4:00pm. $5 per or by donation. Hosted by the Musa-Stiles VFW Post 6223 Aux. Seasonal refreshments and raffles. All proceeds to Spc. Lee Wiegand Park Reno.

October 3

PET BLESSING: Sunday, 12:45pm - 2:00pm at the Browndale Fire Co., 620 Marion Street. Hosted by Christ Episcopal Church of Forest City. Bring your properly restrained furry friends for a special blessing by Fr. Bill McGinty. All kinds of animals welcome! Refreshments available for purchase, proceeds to benefit Dessin Animal Shelter.

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County Dairy Invite To Montrose Area Kiwanis Fundraiser

Submitted by Elizabeth Chidester, Dairy Promotion Committee Member

The Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Team, along with Susquehanna County 4-H, invite you to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner and Pie and Cake Auction on Saturday, September 25th, at 6:00pm. The fundraiser event is being planned by the Montrose Area Kiwanis and will take place at the VFW in Montrose along State Route 706.

Tickets will be available at the door, however it would be best if you reserve your dinner tickets and pay and pickup your tickets upon your arrival. Tickets are $12.00 each. To reserve your tickets contact Debbie Crisman (Kiwanis), Evie Goff (Susquehanna County Dairy Princess and Promotion,, or SarahRae Sisson (4-H). Takeout dinners are available. The dinner will be complete with a pie and cake auction taking place directly after dinner. If you are a pie or cake baker and would like to donate one for the auction contact any one of the above mentioned ladies.

So, what do the Susquehanna County Dairy Promoters and 4-Hers do in our county? The Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Team allows young girls with a love for the dairy industry to have the ability to share their passion. The girls attend different events (and host their own events) where they get to serve dairy products, present speeches, and share their love of the dairy industry with others. The program teaches the girls about the benefits of dairy, gives them the opportunity to practice and become comfortable with public speaking, and get an inside look at the world within the dairy industry. In the 4-H program, youth are involved in learning a variety of skill-sets including learning about and exhibiting dairy animals, raising livestock, sewing, cooking, outdoor sports, and many more programs. 4-H introduces many different skills through its programs, and many children learn to love and excel in a variety of fields due to this program.

Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion and 4-H work closely together on a variety of events and strive to keep the youth involved in our community. For more information, dinner tickets or wishing to donate a pie or cake for the auction please contact Debbie Crisman (Kiwanis), Evie Goff (Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion), or SarahRae Sisson (4-H).

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Friday Night At The Museum With W&ERR

Submitted by Matt Carl

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, "Remembering the Historic Williamsport and Elmira Railroad," scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are requested to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at

The historic railroad from Williamsport to Elmira operated from 1832 to 1972 under various names. We will explore 140 years beginning with the Williamsport and Elmira Railroad and finishing with the Pennsylvania Railroad, including photographs of many of the old stations along the way. Beginning in Lycoming County, crossing through Bradford and ending in Chemung County, for a total of 80 miles.

The program will be presented by author, Mary Ellen Kunst.

This program is a part of the 2021 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month until October. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. The museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

Other programs scheduled for 2021 include: October 15, Wyalusing in the Age of Photography.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, museum or research center, visit or check out the society on Facebook or Twitter.

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ID Common Trees And Shrubs

Submitted by Kim Grace

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener and retired State Forester Jim Kessler at his property on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00pm for a hands-on class designed to help identify common trees and shrubs of Susquehanna County. We will learn techniques as well as identifying features and nomenclature and what they mean. We will use leaves, stems, twigs, tree shapes, and habitat to identify 20 – 30 trees. Bring your tree book if you have one. Several will be available for use. The class will end at dark. Do not delay in registering, as this is always a popular class. Class limit: 15 people. Location: Kessler's Tree Farm, 742 State Route 1018, Hallstead, PA 18822.

To register visit: Montrose Area Adult School Click the Classes link. Click Nature and Outdoor Living to see the Master Gardener classes. You can print out a registration form under the How To Register section. Simply mail the form to the Montrose Area Adult School. For more information or help registering call Penn State Extension Office at 570-666-9003 or email:

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Slanted Art Sets September Events

Submitted by Susan Zellner

The days are still glorious as we enjoy these last days of summer.

We have two events this month, a comedy produced by the Endless Mountains Theatre Company and our monthly Featured Artist Reception, which has moved to Fridays. See below for details.

This production will be held in the Reimel Event Centre with three show dates to choose from; Thursday and Friday, Sept. 23 and 24 at 7:00pm and Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2:00pm. Tickets are available at Slanted Art or at the door. Sweet Delilah Swim Club is a comedy that celebrates lifelong friendships.

September's Featured Artist is Rita Eddy. Rita is a lifelong resident of Susquehanna County. She has been painting since the 1980's in watercolor, pastel and acrylics. Rita's favorite subjects are florals and landscapes stemming from her love of the Endless Mountains and gardening. Join Rita, Friday, September 17, from 6:00 - 8:00pm for an Opening Artist's Reception. Light refreshments will be provided.

Slanted Art has moved its monthly artist's reception to the 3rd Friday of the month.

If you have any questions regarding either of these events, call 570-243-1075 or stop by the gallery.

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Wayne Midwifery Mingle To Return

The Midwifery Mingle is back! After taking a year off due to COVID, Wayne Memorial will once again be hosting its annual in-person gathering to recognize National Midwifery Week. Scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 7th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Cooperage Project, Honesdale, the event will be held outdoors with adjustments such as fewer vendors and safely-served refreshments.

"The Mingle has always been a very popular way to recognize our nurse midwives," stated Frederick Jackson, executive director, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. "We wanted to bring the event back but felt some modifications were necessary."

Vendors will be limited to Wayne Memorial departments or entities; however, a good variety will still be showcased including: maternity, pediatrics, and lactation services. Additionally, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers' staff will be on hand to answer COVID-related questions one-on-one. Food, catered by the Kitchen Cricket, will be charcuterie cups with assorted meats, cheeses and vegetables. Guests can also choose sweet offerings – chocolate dipped apple slices or rice crispy pops – all individually wrapped. In place of raffle prizes, a small keepsake will be given to all in attendance. The event is free and open to all. No RSVP is required.

The theme for National Midwifery Week, observed from October 3 to 9, is "Midwives for Every Community" identifying the key part midwives play within a community through a compassionate and personalized model of care for all women. For more information about Wayne Memorial's Midwifery program or the New Beginnings Birth Suite, visit

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