At 6:38 PM on Wednesday, Hinsdale Fire Department has been dispatched to a brush fire out of control on Morgan Hollow Road.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host sophomore/junior open house events during the spring and summer months for high school students just beginning their college search.
Open houses will be held April 10, May 15, June 12, July 17 and Aug. 14, beginning at 10 a.m.
Visitors will learn more about college academics and student life, take a campus tour and eat lunch on campus.
Participants are asked to register either online at www.upb.pitt.edu/visit/ or by calling 800-872-1787.
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Stained glass enthusiasts can take a 4 week class beginning April 24 through May 8. The session is limited to 8 students and the price is $55.00 All materials will be provided for an 8 ½ inch by 11 inch panel.
The class will be held 6-8pm at The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center in Emporium. Registration can be made online at www.cameroncountychamber.org or by calling 814-486-4314.
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Coudersport Vol FireDept added 3 new photos.
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Well Spring has Sprung, The weather is Clear IT's Time for our First Chicken BBQ of the Year...
Come on out and and enjoy the day and Leave the cooking to us on April 15th..Dinners and Halves will be available.
Also on April 15th @ 2:00 pm Sharp will be our annual Easter Egg Hunt.
As always...Thank you all for your Support.
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At 4:50 PM on Wednesday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. and City Ambulance has been dispatched to a one vehicle accident in the area of 419 West Washington Street with wires down. Report no entrapment.
Fire Police needed to close Dorothy Lane & Wagner Avenue due to wires down in the roadway.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 3/29/2017 04:54:00 PM
It’s taken 44 years, but the brave soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
Thanks to U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), Wednesday, March, 29th will mark the first official National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
On this day in 1973, the U.S. withdrew it’s last remaining troops from South Vietnam. However, those who returned weren’t exactly given a heroes welcome.
To help remedy that, senators Donnelley and Toomey drafted the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act (S. 305), which designates March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and encourages all Americans to display the U.S. flag in honor of those who served.
President Trump happily signed the bill into affect last night.
Tonight I'm proud to sign S. 305, which encourages the display of the U.S. flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day tomorrow, March 29th. pic.twitter.com/IetZyMD4F9
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 29, 2017
In a statement, Sen. Toomey explains why he feels the bill is so important: “In many cases, Vietnam veterans did not receive the warm welcome they deserved when they came home. It’s time we put a heartfelt thank you to Vietnam veterans into law."
Thank you to all our veterans and to the active military men and women currently serving our country.
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Cynthia Calaman, 65, of Galeton, PA, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.
Born January 23, 1952, in Williamsport, PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Joyce (Stroup) May.
Cynthia worked at several retail stores in the York and Galeton areas, and the most recent was the Galeton Dollar General.
She enjoyed doing crafts, antiquing, but most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Surviving besides her husband, John W. Calaman, are three sons, Scott Calaman, Dover, PA, Kristin Calaman, Windsor, PA and Curt (Patricia Carpenter) Calaman, Westfield, PA,; a daughter, Lori (Jeff) Doxen, Windsor, PA; two brothers, Mark (Cathy) May and Craig (Jackie) May, both of York, PA: a sister, Sherry May (Harry) Riggins, York; 14 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Cynthia was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth May, two grandchildren Michael and Michaela Calaman, and a daughter-in-law, Clara Calaman.
Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30-6:00p.m., with a Memorial Service following at 6:00p.m. The Rev. Tom Shatto will officiate.
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SHOOTING-RANGE RULE CHANGES ADOPTED
Amendment package includes expanded Sunday hours at Game Commission ranges.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a package of regulatory changes regarding the use of Game Commission-owned public shooting ranges.
One change allows shooting ranges on state game lands to open longer – from 8 a.m. to sunset – on Sundays within the firearms deer and bear seasons.
Shooting ranges on game lands regularly are open from 8 a.m. to sunset Monday through Saturday, but regular Sunday hours are noon to sunset. On the Sundays immediately preceding the firearms deer and firearms bear seasons, however, ranges are open from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Commissioners said the proposed expansion of Sunday hours within the deer and bear seasons, while minor, would create a convenience for hunters who might find themselves pressed for time to adjust sights or scopes on firearms at the height of the hunting season.
Other amendments prohibit range users from intentionally shooting at or damaging the frames and stands on which target backboards are mounted, using firearms in negligent disregard for the safety of others, or loading or discharging a firearm that contains more than six rounds of single-projectile ammunition.
An amendment clarifying that automatic firearms cannot be used Game Commission ranges also was passed as part of the package, and another amendment clarifies that Game Commission shooting ranges, regardless of length or size, are designated by default as rifle ranges, and may be designated as handgun-only ranges if posted as such by the commission.
The amendments are expected to take effect in about two months, after a review period.
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Joseph R. “Joe” Monger
Joseph R. “Joe” Monger, 59, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, March 27, 2017.
Born on January 7, 1958 in Springfield, Tennessee, he was a son of Joseph A. and Shirley Dorris Monger. On April 17, 1982 in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coudersport, he married Rebecca K. Klahr, who survives.
He was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1977.
Joe was a carpenter, having built his own home.
Joe was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Coudersport, a member of Carpenters’ Union Local 423, and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Coudersport American Post #192. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest love was spending time with family and friends, especially time spent at camp.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Eric J. (Sarah) Monger of Coudersport; a daughter, Sarah E. (Michael) Boser of Bradford; two half-sisters, Melissa Crown of Texas and Amanda VanScoy of Maryland; three half-brothers, Duane Torrey of Texas, Darin Torrey of Pennsylvania, and Arthur Monger; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by a sister, Carin Short.
Friends may call from 9:30am to 11am on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3 Borie Street, Coudersport, where a memorial service will follow at 11am with the Rev. Dr. Darrel R. Justh, pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3 Borie Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Joe’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Joe, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today announced two grants have been awarded for public water projects in Driftwood, Cameron County, and Smethport, McKean County.
“These grants represent an important investment in ensuring a safe and reliable source of water for the residents of these communities,” Causer said. “I was pleased to support this much-needed funding.”
Driftwood Borough was awarded a grant of $203,965 to create a new groundwater source of potable water by reconstructing the filter plant well in Nanny Run to meet public water supply standards. The project will also include new filtering sand for the existing three filter beds located at the slow sand filtration plant.
The system, which serves approximately 120 people in the borough and a portion of Gibson Township, is currently supplied by a surface water source and reservoir, which is susceptible to drought conditions, and is treated at a slow sand filtration plant. The current backup well is not suitable as a drinking water source.
The Borough of Smethport Authority was awarded a grant of $100,000 toward relocation and replacement of two cast iron water lines that are contributing to poor water quality for customers at the extreme end of the system along Route 59 in Keating Township. The lines were installed when the area received its water from an upstream reservoir; however, the current water supply comes from town wells and the existing lines are oversized for the volume of water used. According to authority officials, in addition to poor water quality, there have been frequent breaks on the lines, low transmission capacity and a high amount of water unaccounted for.
The grants were awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority and its Small Water and Sewer Grants program.
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DEER-BAITING PERMITS LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN SOUTHEAST
Board votes to keep baiting as an option in Southeast Special Regulations Area.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today took action to ensure deer hunters in the Southeast Special Regulations Area will continue to have the option to apply for permits to use mechanical feeders to dispense bait at hunting locations on private property.
The board first voted to create deer-attractant permits in 2014, but attached to the measure a sunset clause that would force the board to revisit the issue by July 2017.
The board today preliminarily removed the sunset clause to allow the permits to continue being issued.
The use of mechanical feeders that dispense bait at fixed times during lawful hunting hours is intended to increase hunter success in an area of the state where deer populations are high, but hunter access is limited.
For information about the permit and how to obtain one, please see the Game Commission’s website at www.pgc.pa.gov.
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DEAL WOULD CREATE REVENUE, ADD 800 ACRES TO GAME LANDS
Right-of-way approval for tower construction to benefit hunters and trappers.
A company’s plans to build a 435-foot tower on State Game Lands 34 in Elk County will provide the opportunity to hunt and trap on an additional 800 acres of game lands in nearby Centre County, based on a proposal approved by the Board of Game Commissioners today.
The land transfer is part of a contract with New Line Networks LLC (NLN), which hopes to construct, operate and maintain a self-supporting, fenced-in tower on no more than 0.52 acres within State Game Lands 34 in Benezette Township, Elk County.
NLN was granted a right-of-way license earlier this year, allowing the company to move ahead with construction in exchange for the tracts to be conveyed by way of the commissioners’ vote. As part of NLN’s agreement with the Game Commission, NLN also has paid for habitat and surface damages, and will pay an annual license fee in excess of the Game Commission’s standard license fee. The annual license fee, which will become effective in 2019, also carries a provision to increase 3 percent a year to adjust for inflation beginning in 2020.
But the land approved for transfer is a more obvious benefit for hunters and trappers.
The 798 contiguous acres would be added to State Game Lands 100 in Burnside Township, Centre County. The acreage fronts over a mile of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, and encompasses all or parts of tributaries to Redlick Run and Laurel Run. The habitat is a mix of mature and regenerating oak forest, herbaceous openings and pine plantations from past mining and reclamation, with a few reverting old fields.
Access will be available by way of the existing State Game Lands road near Pine Glen, as well as by three road rights-of way northwest of Pine Glen.
Both tracts will serve to increase the Game Commission’s ability to manage habitat to benefit the area’s growing elk herd.
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WILLIAMSON ROAD DISTRICT BOY SCOUTS ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER IS ON APRIL 20; RESERVATIONS BY APRIL 16
The Williamson Road District of the Five Rivers Boy Scout Council is hosting its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner Thursday, April 20. The dinner will be at the Indian Hills Golf Course Banquet Hall at 1959 Indian Hills Road in Painted Post, N.Y. Tickets are $23.
The evening will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. will include salad, choice of roast beef or baked Italian chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, beverages and dessert.
To be presented will be awards to volunteers for their outstanding service to Boy Scout troops for youth in grades 6-12; to Cub Scout packs for youth in grades 1-5; to Venturers for leading crews of young men and women ages 14-20; and to posts for their work in 2016.
The District Award of Merit, the highest award given, will be presented to two outstanding adult volunteers, Anthony Root of Millerton and Chris Theurich of Painted Post, N.Y. Root has been involved in scouting for 28 years. He currently serves as the Assistant Council Commissioner of the Five Rivers Council. Theurich has been involved in scouting for 10 years. He is District Executive and District Commissioner of the Williamson Road District.
Angie Gleason of Lawrenceville, Pa. will receive the Cubmaster of the Year Award; Casey Volino of Tioga, Pa., the Scoutmaster of the Year Award; and Nicole Reiner of Wellsboro, Pa, the Howard Carlson Jr. Commissioner Award.
The Trailblazer Award will be presented to Adam Crawford of Addison, N.Y. and Constance Cummings of Westfield, Pa.
The Williamson Road District is composed of Boy Scout organizations within the three Tioga County, Pa. school districts including Southern Tioga, Wellsboro Area and Northern Tioga and three school districts in Steuben County, New York, including Addison Central, Campbell-Savona and Corning-Painted Post.
Those associated with the Williamson Road District and anyone else who wants to attend is asked to make reservations on or before Sunday, April 16 by contacting District Executive Chris Theurich at 1-607-368-4138.
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|Wellsboro Borough Manager Dan Strausser is shown at his desk in the borough office at 14 Crafton Street.|
During this year’s booster dinner, Daniel K. Strausser of Wellsboro will receive the Paul Harris Fellows award for his community service and involvement.
The Rotary International Paul Harris Fellows award is the highest honor we can present," said Wellsboro Rotarian Jim Paxson, chair of the annual dinner. “It recognizes a community member who exemplifies service above self.”
For his selection as a Paul Harris Fellows, the Wellsboro Rotary Club has donated $1,000 in Strausser’s name to the Rotary Foundation. That money will be used to fund Rotary International humanitarian projects throughout the world.
On Jan. 1, 2012, Strausser began serving as Wellsboro Borough manager. He plans to retire on Aug. 4 of this year. As borough manager, he is responsible for directing the daily operations of the borough and municipal authority. He also coordinates and directs the work of the borough departments, prepares an annual budget for Wellsboro Borough Council approval and implements policy decisions made by Council members.
Strausser is currently serving on the board of directors of the following organizations: Growth Resources of Wellsboro Foundation, Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Tioga County Trail Authority, Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. He also serves on the PSAB’s Policy & Resolution Committee and the Wellsboro Chamber’s Enhancement Committee and is a member of the PennDOT Local Technical Assistance Program Advisory Board.
In 2009, he and his wife Janet moved from Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County to Ward Township, Tioga County. From then until December 2011, he was a partner in Black Bear Construction in Covington with his son, Chris and daughter-in-law Angie.
The Straussers have two grandchildren, Alyssa and Jacob and are members of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. For fun he follows the Philadelphia Phillies and hunts deer and bear.
A raffle is being held in conjunction with the dinner. Tickets are $1 for one or $5 for six and are available from any Rotary Club member or at the Chamber office. The prizes are: $50 worth of groceries each month for a year sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets and Northwest Savings Bank; a $300+ restaurant and movie package that includes $50 gift certificates from each of the following: the Log Cabin Inn, Penn Wells Hotel, Wellsboro House Restaurant and Brewery, The Steak House, Timeless Destination and Old Antlers Inn plus six movie passes for two from the Arcadia Theatre; and $250 in gas donated by Acorn Markets.
All proceeds from the booster dinner, being sponsored by Truck-Lite and Wilkinson-Dunn Company, benefit the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival.
Tickets for the dinner are $37.50 per person and are available at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro or by calling 570-724-1926. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 26.
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PHEASANT PERMIT NEEDED IN 2017-18
Revenue to help sustain pheasant propagation and release.
Adult and senior hunters in Pennsylvania who pursue pheasants will need to purchase a pheasant permit in addition to a general hunting license in the 2017-18 license year.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to creating a pheasant permit that would be required for all adult and senior hunters who pursue or harvest pheasants.
The permit would cost $25 for adults and seniors, including senior lifetime license holders. Junior hunters would not need a permit to hunt pheasants.
While Pennsylvania once was home to a robust wild pheasant population, in recent decades, pheasant hunting has relied entirely upon the stocking of farm-raised birds.
The Game Commission annually has raised and released about 200,000 pheasants for release on state game lands and other properties where public hunting is permitted. While the program has been popular with hunters, it has been costing the agency about $4.7 million a year. And without a permit, there’s no funding mechanism in place to help sustain it.
Meanwhile, fees for general hunting and furtaker licenses haven’t been adjusted for inflation since 1998, leaving the Game Commission in recent years to make difficult financial decisions, including budget reductions to the pheasant program.
In December, the agency announced it would close two of its four pheasant farms – a move that is expected to reduce annual program costs by about $1.7 million. Additionally, Game Commission staff have projected a pheasant permit would generate about $1.5 million a year in new revenue.
By making the program more self-sufficient, creation of a pheasant permit helps to ensure the future of pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania, the commissioners said.
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|Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore will perform in Wellsboro on April 7.|
Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore will perform traditional American folk music in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. They sing folk songs that are old and new ones that sound old. "Most have good choruses and we really enjoy getting people to sing them with us. The oldest song we do is 'Buffalo Gal.' It was written in 1848. Our shows are just plain fun," Shapiro said.
Even though they live 50 miles apart in New York State, she near Binghamton and he near Ithaca, and even though she has a job as a physical therapist and he is retired and 26 years her senior, the strong pull of playing folk music together and encouraging their audiences to sing along keeps them performing. "We choose fascinating, energetic songs from the last couple of hundred years of American traditional folk songs and add newer songs written in that tradition," Shapiro said.
In 2001, the two met at a contra dance. The second time was at a jam session. She was playing the mountain dulcimer and Shapiro was playing the guitar. A classically trained violinist, Shore asked if she could borrow the organizer's violin and picked up his fiddle. "She sight read the music and played better than anyone in the room at full dance speed. My jaw dropped," Shapiro said. “We've been performing together ever since."
Shore is a fiddle player, singer and harmonizer. Shapiro is a folksinger and fingerpicking guitarist. He is best known as the host of WVBR's Bound for Glory radio show, North America's longest-running live folk concert broadcast. It has been airing on Sunday nights in Ithaca since 1967. The show is now in its 50th year and features performers from all over the world.
"Mansfield and Wellsboro are our home away from home," said Shapiro. He and Shore have played here a dozen or more times in the past 16 years. We performed at 10 West Espresso in Mansfield several times and were featured at the Fabulous1890s Festival. We are always looking for gigs where we have a good chance of making a strong connection with our audience and even better, a chance of people singing with us. We love to tell the stories of where American music comes from, why it's so much fun to sing the old songs and so important to keep them alive."
Shore and Shapiro both took a break in 2016 due to illness. "We are getting back into the swing of it now and will probably soon be doing a couple of gigs a month like we had been," he said.
This is a BYOB (bring your own beverage) and snacks event. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, to reserve a table at no charge or for more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.
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Potter County Education Council
QuickBooks 2016 Level I
If you’ve recently purchased QuickBooks or plan to in the near future, we can help you learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of your payables and receivables. The Clarion University SBDC, in partnership with the Clarion University Center for Accounting Education and Research, is offering QuickBooks Level I as an approved CPE 8 credit course. This seminar will include: Setting up a company file; Navigating the program; Accounts Payable - entering/paying bills; Accounts Receivable - invoicing customers/receiving payments; and Bank reconciliation.
This course is being taught by Corry Riley, Clarion University SBDC Business Consultant and QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. It will be offered at the Coudersport office of the Education Council on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $199, or save $38 by registering for both Level I and Level II. Level II will be offered at the same location on April 27th. Registration is required, and the registration deadline is April 13 or April 20, respectively. To register, call (877) 292-1843.
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The Potter County Fair is holding a Chinese Auction/Bake Sale on April 1, 2017 in the Ulysses Community Building.
The doors open at 10 am and the drawings will start at 3 pm. Lunch will be available!
We are accepting donations at this time. You can contact Judi Turton at 848-7204, Kelly Erhard at 848-7937 or Krista Doran at 203-6640 for more information or to make a donation. You can also bring items to the Ulysses Community Building on Friday, March 31 between 1 and 6 pm.
Thank you for your support of the Potter County Fair which will be held July 30 to August 5, 2017.
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G2 Gymnasts – STATE BOUND
G2 has had a very successful season thus far and we couldn’t be more proud of the hard work and dedication these young athletes display. Listed below are the State Qualifiers for the 2016-2017 season. For more information on our program, please visit www.g2gym.com
April 1-2: LEVEL 6 – Laci Miller, Selin Sumer, Emma Saulter, Mikayla Gunn (Downington, PA)
April 22-23: LEVEL 4 - Ashley Oswald, Anna Schuessler, Corinne Waid, Samantha Proctor (Cranberry, PA)
April 29-30: LEVEL 3 – Irelyn Rounsville, Madison Errick, Jaden Dunbar, Brielle Fidurko, Kaylee Oswald, Hanna Wysocki, Genecis Easton, Lily Stedman, Maddison Gietler, Natalie McDowell, Danica Yates (Washington, PA)
May 6-7: XCEL Gold – Kara Longo (Erie, PA)
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Coudersport Rotary News 3-27-2017
|Cathy Bowers, Pete Ryan, David Saulter and Paul Herzig|
Rotarian, Paul Herzig introduced his guest speaker, Pete Ryan, long-time president of the Gods Country Chapter of TU and Assistant and VP, David Saulter. The subject of Mr. Ryan’s presentation brought to many eye and is truly a subject many could relate. The presentation Mr. Ryan presented - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) was founded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the help of Local Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fisher volunteers. Mr.Ryan said the mission is to assist in the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outgoings.
PHWFF provides fly-fishing, fly casting, and fly tying instructions for wounded personnel, ranging from beginners to those with prior fly-fishing experience, who are adapting their skills to their new abilities.
While initially focused on military personnel in the Washington, DC area, Pete advised us that PHWFF has expanded and offers its service to active military personnel and veterans in military and Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals across the nation. He said that currently, over 80 programs have been established in the United States and Canada.
Pete and David stated that since the inception of PHWFF, it has helped disabled active duty personnel and veterans overcome the obstacles associated with their military service-related disabilities. The relearning of the fine motor skills required in fly-fishing proves to be particularly effective in the overall rehabilitation of the disabled. In addition, while PHWFF emphasizes the skills of fly-fishing and fly tying to help the participants regain use of their recovering bodies, that perhaps the greatest benefit is realizing that a more normal life is possible. Fly-fishing can be a lifelong pursuit, both physically and emotionally.
“Never have I felt less in control of my life as I did when I arrived at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with wounds and injuries sustained in Afghanistan. It is through events such as a day on the River that fly-fishing has allowed me to regain some control over my life and limbs. Any day on the river is a good day. The pain goes away, and for a while I am allowed to be one with nature.” ~ SFC Diane Cochran, U.S. Army (Ret.).
Pete Ryan and David Saulter, who is involved with the logistics, bring a caravan of Veterans to Potter County. They begin in Shinglehouse; proceed to Coudersport where the Level 3) employees cheer them on. Last year, Northern Potter High School Band stood by the highway at Lagrew's Printing, playing patriotic music. In Coudersport and all the way through the parade route, hundreds of people line the highway and streets to wave the American Flag and shout “Thank You”. In addition, about 80-100 motorcyclists are escorting the Veterans along the way. Then there is a stop for lunch at the Coudersport Legion Post 192, and afterwards, off to Austin where the Veterans receive a wonderful welcome all the way down Route 872 and in to Austin where just about everyone who lives there is out greeting them.
|Pete Ryan, President of Gods' Country Trout Unlimited|
After Austin, the caravan heads to their final destination Moores Run Fish & Game Preserve, and the God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The hosts for the 3-day event are Cathy and Roy Magarigal, owners of the Moores Run Fish & Game Preserve. They own the 540-acre property, lake and 1.5 miles of Big Moores Run as “catch and release fly fishing. For more information or to make a donation, please contact God’s Country Chapter TU, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, PO Box 702, Coudersport, PA 16915, or visit their website at www.projecthealingwaters.org. Thank you Pete Ryan and David Saulter. I sure wish we had a couple of hours to listen to all the accomplishments you and your organization have made.
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Each year communities that provide water service are required by the Department of Environmental Protection to complete a Consumer Confidence Report which provides information about the quality of water provided by its public water system and any violations which occurred.
Port Allegany’s water system had no violations during 2016 and continues to provide safe, high quality drinking water to its residents.
A full copy of the Consumer Confidence Report is available online at http://www.portalleganypa.org/consumer-confidence-report.html. Residents who want a paper copy of the report can pick one up at the Borough Office or can request a copy by calling (814) 642-2526.
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JOHNSONBURG, PA--The 49th Annual Loggers Safety Meeting will be held at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall on Tuesday, April 4.
A full day of events is planned, beginning with four hours of Sustainable Forestry Imitative continuing education credits. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. for the “Advanced Logger Rescue” course.
The class, taught by Dana Hinkley, is a hands-on real life simulation of a logging accident scene. Hinkley, a logger has developed the course and has trained hundreds of loggers, foresters and Emergency Management Personal across the United States and Canada. The course has been widely recognized and earned Hinkley numerous awards.
To register for the class online at www.sfiofpa.org or pasfi@sfiofpa.
- See more at: http://www.ridgwayrecord.com/content/49th-annual-loggers-and-saw-millers-safety-meeting-april-4#sthash.6AAtkHpn.dpuf
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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We are planning field work sessions for this weekend. Saturday meeting at the L.L. field on Edison Bates drive at 8:00 AM. We will be working on the baseball and softball fields.
Sunday we will be working on the Roulette field starting at 9:00 AM. All and any help will be greatly appreciated.
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|By Scott Elliott|
The Panthers’ only win in doubles play came from the duo of Tyler Dugan and Tyler Richmond, who won 8-2. Pitt-Bradford’s No. 3 flight of John Parsell and Andrew Hoyt was narrowly defeated 9-7.
In singles action, Dugan rolled 8-2 in the top flight, and Richmond prevailed 8-5 in the No. 3 spot. Parsell was victorious 8-6, but Alfred won the final two individual matchups by identical 9-7 scores to slip past the Panthers.
Pitt-Bradford drops to 2-4 on the season and travels to Penn State Altoona for an AMCC match.
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Guided by scientific survey of state’s hunters, commissioners remove proposal for big-game.
Hunters heading afield in the 2017-18 seasons will be able to carry semiautomatic rifles for hunting small game and furbearers, but not for big game, based on regulatory changes approved today by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.
The commissioners in January preliminarily approved a proposal that would have allowed semiautomatic rifles to be used in any season where manually operated centerfire rifles now can be used.
The board today amended that measure, giving final approval to hunting small game and furbearers with semiautomatic rifles beginning in the 2017-18 seasons. It made no changes to the list of lawful sporting arms for hunting big game.
Commissioners said a clear majority of Pennsylvania hunters voiced opposition to hunting big game with semiautomatic rifles at this time, and the board’s vote reflects that opinion.
Between the Board of Commissioners’ preliminary vote and the vote today, Game Commission staff conducted a scientific survey from a random sample of 4,000 of the state’s hunters, more than 2,000 of whom responded. The findings of that survey were presented to the commissioners at the board’s meeting on Monday.
The findings of the survey show clear support for hunting furbearers (55 percent support or strongly support), woodchucks (51 percent support or strongly support) and small game (42 percent support or strongly support, and 12 percent neither support nor oppose) with semiautomatic rifles.
For big game, while 28 percent of survey respondents expressed support or strong support for semiautomatic rifles, 64 percent of respondents said they opposed or strongly opposed semiautomatic rifles for big-game hunting, with 52 percent saying they were strongly opposed.
The results bolstered the expressed opposition to hunting big game with semiautomatic rifles that appeared to a lesser extent in the written comments the Game Commission received in recent months.
“We listened to our hunters,” President Commissioner Brian H. Hoover said.
With the changes, semiautomatic rifles in .22 caliber or less that propel single-projectile ammunition and semiautomatic shotguns 10 gauge or smaller propelling ammunition not larger than No. 4 lead – also No. 2 steel or No. 4 composition or alloy – will be legal firearms for small-game seasons in the 2017-18 license year, which begins July 1.
Semiautomatic firearms that propel single-projectile ammunition also will be legal sporting arms for woodchucks and furbearers, and there is no caliber restriction for woodchucks or furbearers.
The measure also approves the use of air guns for hunting small game and furbearers.
Air-guns will be legal for small game in calibers from .177 to .22 that propel single-projectile pellets or bullets.
For woodchucks and furbearers, air-guns must be at least .22 caliber and propel a single-projectile pellet or bullet. BB ammunition is not authorized for small game, furbearers or woodchucks.
Pennsylvania historically prohibited the use of semiautomatic rifles for hunting, but a law that took effect in November enables the Game Commission to regulate semiautomatic rifles and air guns for hunting.
With today’s vote, Pennsylvania becomes the last state in the nation to approve semiautomatic rifles for hunting uses.
Following their vote, the commissioners said if growing support for hunting big game with semiautomatic rifles emerges at some point in the future, they will give consideration to further regulatory changes.
Fact-finding by Pennsylvania Game Commission staff revealed no higher incidence of hunting accidents in any state where semiautomatics are permitted, and many firearms experts have said they believe semiautomatics are safer in that they allow for continuous focus on the target and often require the shooter to absorb less recoil.
The survey on hunting with semiautomatic rifles also showed greater support among younger age groups for semiautomatic rifle hunting, including the use of semiautomatic rifles to hunt big game.
But no such provision will be adopted for the 2017-18 license year.
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The Little Nippers meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 30, at 7:00pm, at the Little Nippers Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa.
All baseball, softball, and tee ball coaches are highly encouraged to attend.
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Pa. sues two towns that dared to ban frack water wells
by Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER @Maykuth | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has sued two tiny townships that banned shale-gas wastewater disposal wells, setting the state on a collision course with municipalities over who governs oil and gas operations within a town’s local boundaries.
The DEP filed suits Monday in Commonwealth Court against Highland Township, Elk County, and Grant Township, Indiana County, seeking to invalidate home-rule charters that the towns’ voters expressly approved to ban wastewater wells.
The legal actions were unmentioned in DEP’s public announcement on Monday that it had approved long-delayed permits in the townships for disposal wells.
The lawsuits come as Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, makes a push to be more hospitable to the gas industry, which has made Pennsylvania the nation's second-largest gas producer in the last decade. Last week, Wolf released a study aimed to attract plastics and petrochemical manufacturers that use natural gas as a raw material.
The wastewater permits approved this week would allow Seneca Resources Corp. in Elk County and Pennsylvania General Energy Co. in Indiana County to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas production, including waste produced from hydraulic fracturing, by pumping into deep “injection wells” that had previously produced natural gas.
The DEP says that under the Oil and Gas Act and the Solid Waste Management Act, regulation of wastewater is a state function.
“The permitting and operation of wells for the disposal of brine, `produced water,’ `frack water,’ flowback, and other waste or by-products of oil and gas extraction and other fluids is exclusively and comprehensively regulated within the commonwealth by the department,” the DEP said in its suit against Highland Township.
"Underground injection control" is a common method of disposing of wastewater into deep rock formations, where geologists say the waste will remain contained. But it has triggered concerns in some states, especially Oklahoma, where an upturn in earthquakes has been linked to the disposal wells. Read more...
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At 5:40 PM on Tuesday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to Tops Parking lot for a truck versus pedestrian accident. One patient is reported to be unconscious but breathing.
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Remember camping out in Gettysburg – hikes, the smell of fresh-grilled bacon in the morning, and history coming alive on the battlefield? Can you conjure up images of summer camp where you spent a week hiking, canoeing, and telling tales over a campfire while you unknowingly learned lifelong skills like leadership, survival, and life skills?
The Shinglehouse/Millport/Oswayo Troop 557 is planning for both of those events this summer and could use your financial support.
May 12-14, the Scouts will pitch camp, hike 15-miles of battlefield trails, learn about the history of this major battle and cook for themselves at a campsite near Gettysburg National Military Park. The cost per Scout is about $40 for food and campsite fees.
On June 24-30, the Scouts will head to Camp Olmsted in the Allegheny National Forest to work on rank advancement and merit badges toward the 21 badges required to achieve the Eagle Scout rank. Summer camp runs $300 for all classes, campsite and food if we can get them registered by May-1.
Won’t you join us in contributing to give our young men a stronger future grounded in the core values of Scouting?
Please contact Brian Bennett at (814) 698 -2176 or Brian_n_Leeta@yahoo.com
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BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Office of Admissions will hold First Friday programs this spring and summer for prospective students and their families a chance to experience campus for themselves in a group setting.
The programs will be held on April 7, May 5, June 2, and August 4, starting at 10 a.m. in the Frame-Westerberg Commons building.
First Friday programs include a presentation by an admissions representative, a tour of campus with a current student, as well as complimentary lunch.
The programs are not limited to just prospective high school students; they are also open to potential transfer and non-traditional students.
Prospective students interested in the event may register by contacting the admissions office, either at 800-872-1787 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or online at www.upb.pitt.edu/visit.aspx.
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