J&J Auto Coudersport

J&J Auto Coudersport

J&J Auto Coudersport

J&J Auto Coudersport

Stoltz Of St. Mary's

Coudersport Free Methodist Church

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Structure Fire Dispatch In Bradford City

Structure Fire In Bradford City
At 11:20 pm on Saturday, Bradford City Firefighters & Ambulance have responded to 29 Welch Avenue for a structure fire.

Morris FD Called Out For Search

Search Detail At Morris
At 9:54 pm on Saturday, Morris, Tioga County Dept. 15 has been dispatched to their station to organize for a search.

NY Times--Frack Safety Findings Exaggerated

Frack Study's Safety Findings Exaggerated, Bush EPA Official Says

Click HERE TO READ THIS STORY

House Broken Into In Genesee Township

A burglary at 105 Wintergreen Road in Genesee Township on Friday between noon and 4:00 pm is under investigation by State Police.

Unknown actor(s) entered the residence of Heather Marie Davenport forcefully and removed multiple items from within the residence.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Michael G. Meko is the investigator.

Coudersport Ambulance To Northwoods Parking Lot

At 8:26 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Northwoods Tavern parking lot.

GREAT DAY AT LYMAN RUN DERBY

GREAT DAY AT LYMAN RUN DERBY
By Maxine Harrison
Pretty muddy! Over 50 kids registered within the first 10 minutes of the Derby…the total number ended up being 120
.Grandpa Don Graham from Camp Middletown at Lyman Run…heads downstream with his grandkids, ready to fish
Kids and parents line up along Lyman Run just before the beginning whistle of the derby
Noah Meyer, aged 10 , Bradford PA with the overall winning fish – a 19 1/16 inch Brown Trout


The weather couldn’t have been better and some big fish were biting! 120 kids registered for the First Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby hosted by the Friends of Lyman Run and held at the stream below the spillway.

Each participant received a Smokey Bear bag that contained a couple of bookmarks, a Smokey coloring book, a fishing bobber, an “I Conserve” sticker, a Living Green booklet and a Friends of Lyman Run sports water bottle. Derby fishing ran from 10 am until 1 pm and a pizza and hot dog lunch was provided during that time. Everything was a bit muddy and the black flies were very pesky, but both kids and parents said they had a great time.


Prizes were handed out for the Largest Fish overall, then the next largest fish for a boy and a girl aged 7 – 12 and also for under 6; 2nd largest fish for both age groups, boy and girl; First boy and girl in each age group to reach limit or who caught the most fish; and that was followed by 12 prizes drawn by number…whether fish were caught or not.

The overall largest fish was a 19 1/16 in Brown Trout caught by 10 year old Noah Meyer of Bradford, PA. His fish will be mounted for free by Rick Hartley, who owns Endless Mountain Taxidermy in Galeton, PA.

The Fishing Derby Committee of the Friends of Lyman Run would like to thank the following sponsors for their much appreciated support: Gas Field Specialists, Inc., God’s Country Black Forest Snowmobile Club, Pennsylvania General Energy, God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited, First Fork of the Sinnemahoning Watershed Association, Osgood’s Excavating, Cimino’s Hardware, Walmart, Fox’s Pizza in Galeton, Canyon Motor Sports, Larry’s Sports Center, Akeley’s, Keener’s Kountry Store, and most especially to the East Fork Sportsman’s Club for their generous donation of fish for the derby.


Friends group Director Maxine Harrison, would also like to thank all of the FOLR volunteers for their time and assistance, the Bureau of Forestry office, Denton Hill, and the park staff of Lyman Run State Park for making this derby such a great success.

Fishing Derby Today At Lyman Run State Park

Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lyman Run State Park on Saturday. May 21, 2011 for kid’s aged 12 and under. This derby is being hosted by the Friends of Lyman Run, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and is a group of dedicated volunteers who assist park management with the programming and stewardship of the park.

This is a free derby thanks to donations from many of the following area businesses who donated funds and prizes. The Friends group would like to thank the current supporters: East Fork Sportsmen’s Club, Gas Field Specialties, Inc., God’s Country Black Forest Snowmobile Club, Pennsylvania General Energy, God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Endless Mountain Taxidermy, Ackeley Sporting Goods, Cimino Hardware, Inc., Keeners Kountry Store, Osgood’s Excavating, Canyon Motor Sports, Larry’s Sports Center, and Galeton Drug.

A specially designated area below the dam was fenced off for the derby and only children registered for the event are allowed to fish there. Fishing in this area was prohibited until the derby began and will be open again for the general public at 8 pm the evening of the derby. Adults are permitted to assist their child and do not have to possess a fishing license in order to help. Detailed rules, regulations and “helping guidelines” will be handed out at the registration desk. The largest fish caught will be mounted for free by Derby director and Endless Mountain Taxidermy owner, Rick Hartley. Other prizes will be awarded for longest fish categories caught by both a girl and a boy, first to achieve “creel limit” by a girl and a boy and also prizes for fish categories for kids under the age of 6. Various other prizes and giveaways will be available during registration. This event will be held rain or shine and all are welcome to participate.

Water Rescue In Morris Township

2011 - 124225/21/20112:57 PMWATER RESCUE 1300 ROUTE 414 MORRIS TWP

Morris Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 1300 block of Rt. 414 in Morris Township for a WATER RESCUE. A kayak is reported in the water.
MORRIS RECALLED BY CHIEF

Water Truck Drivers Wanted.

Male Black Lab Mix Found

Male Black Lab Mix Found

We found this friendly black lab mix at the Port Sheetz.

He is neutered

and is wearing a choke chain collar.

Please call 814.260.5051 to claim him!

Port Allegany 6th Grade Elementary Students Moving On


Jim,
Could you please post this link on Solomon's Words? It features the PAES 6 Grade Class doing a Lip Dub that they and their teachers worked very hard to produce for their 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony. This video I believe shows what a talented Class of 2017 we have and deserves as much recognition as possible. Thank you Mrs. Ball, Mr. Luther, and Mr. Zitnik for all your voluntary efforts to help our kids produce such a great production and showing them there is FUN in learning.

P.S. Take 4:56 minutes and watch this it is GREAT!! Good job PAES Class of 2017 and teachers!!!!!


Sincerely,
Jamie Morey

Land Rescue At Big Loop For Injured 4 Wheeler Rider

4 Wheeler Accident
At 10:55 am on Saturday, Eldred Township QRS, Fire Dept., and Medic 16 are en route to a LAND RESCUE at the BIG LOOP on the Artline Road for a female injured in a 4 wheeler accident.


The female is still in the woods in that area. Caller reports that he was involved in a roll over accident.

Today Is Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day--
May 21, 2011

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

Armed Forces Day-May 21. Fly the Flag tie a yellow ribbon in support of our Troops and in Honor of our Veterans. B. S. Gibble.

Dog Found In Rubbertown

I found this female dog in Rubbertown (Coudersport) last evening May 20, 2011. Very friendly, young dog (guessing less than a year old), has a pink collar with no tags and we believe it is a pitbull terrier. We are currently taking care of her on Reese Hollow Road. If anyone may know who this dog belongs to please call (814) 558-1412.

Coudersport Ambulance To Ross Street

At 10:15 am on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Ross Street for a medical emergency.

Elk County Primary Election Results

Elk County Primary Results May 17, 2011
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

FREE Child Safety Seat Check Wednesday

In conjunction with the statewide "Click it or Ticket" program, Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police Emporium Station will be conducting a FREE Child Safety Seat Check event at Cool's Auto Repair on May 25th between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Cools Auto Repair is located on Route 155 north of Emporium in Shippen Township.

Anyone with questions can contact Trooper First Class Harmon at PSP Emporium. 814-486-3321.

Criminal Mischief in Driftwood

Actor(s) pulled down 50 yards of wire fence and four metal poles on Second Street in Driftwood Boro between 5-16 and 5-17 and then fled the scene.

The fence was owned by Merle D. Sherry of Driftwood.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact PSP Emporium Station. Trooper Brothers is the investigator.

Items Stolen From Camp On CCC Memorial HIghway

Unknown actor(s) removed 2 fishing poles and a Chiminea outdoor fireplace from a camp owned by Richard Maseto, 55, of Cherry Tree, PA, and located at 23724 CCC Memorial Highway in Lumber Township between 5-9 and 5-15, 2011.

Car Crashed After Swerving To Miss Deer

An Emporium woman sustained minor injuries and was transported to Elk Regional Health Center by Emporium Ambulance Friday morning at 5:10 am when the car she was riding in crashed after the driver swerved to miss a deer in the roadway.

Jessica M. Steger, 25, was a passenger in a 1999 Kia Sportage driven by Cody A. Andrus, 22, of Emporium, PA, theat was traveling east on Route 120, 2/10 of a mile east of the Elk County line in Shippen Township.

When a deer entered the roadway, Andrus swerved the vehicle to avoid striking the deer and traveled off the south side of the roadway where it struck a marker sign, a ditch, and a culvert.
Steger sustained minor injuries. Andrus was not hurt. Both were wearing seat belts.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Emporium Fire Department and Emporium EMS. The vehicle was disabled and was towed from the scene by Ramsey Towing.

No charges were filed against Andrus.

Discover Hyde-A-Way Gardens On 11 Mile Road

Part Time Help Wanted At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

4-County Leasing Group Meets Thursday, May 26th

New Hot Bulbs At New You Styling & Tanning Salon in Roulette

Hilltop Fire Dept. Called Out For Search Detail

Hilltop Dispatched For Search
At 12:44 am on Saturday, Station 7 has been toned out to meet at the station for a search detail. Call 911 Center for details.

1:12 am-Personnel not already on scene RECALLED.

The To Fill A Backpack program will be holding their 2nd annual Walk/Bike/Skate-A-thon on May 21st, 2011

Where's That Drilling Wasetewater Going Now?

It Is May 20th: Do We Know How Many Plants Stopped Discharging Drilling Wastewater?

When Secretary Krancer requested in April that all plants discharging drilling wastewater untreated for TDS to streams to stop by May 19th, there were 16 plants doing so.

How many stopped? My estimate is at least 10 of the 16 and possibly 14. What do others know?

Hart Resource Technologies, a company that served the shallow drilling industry well before the first Marcellus well, continues to discharge but as reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review at lower volumes than prior to May 19th. No details were immediately available.

The Johnstown Redevelopment Authority stated to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that it was continuing to discharge but would stop in a few weeks.

Again, I am very interested in getting the details about how many plants stopped by May 19th, how many continue to discharge, and what are the volumes being discharged.

Comments welcome.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dog Is Downtown In Coudersport

Hello,

There is a dog wandering around downtown in Coudersport, he was at McDonalds and in front of the old Adelphia building next door. He was also down Oak street about ten minutes around 10 pm.

The dog was a male with long brown and white fur, looked to maybe be a boarder collie or part, I am not exactly sure. He was friendly and followed a few different people through town but I was not able to see if he had a collar or tags although he didn't look to have one on. He keeps going on Main St so I am a little worried about him especially with it being so dark.


Kyla

Amber Woods Writes About A Week At L.E.E.K. Preserve In Oswayo

Opinion

A Vacation That Matters

by Amber Woods
HavredeGrace Patch

Columnist Amber Woods shares her experience volunteering during a week-long trip for wounded veterans in Pennsylvania.

Sometimes a seemingly simple experience becomes something that makes you reassess every single thing that's important in your life.

As I write this, I'm sitting at a table with a group of injured American soldiers, who are hunting and fishing at a nonprofit volunteer-driven preserve in Potter County, Pennsylvania.

I wrote about this place, leekpreserve.org, in a previous column.

This is a vacation. Or at least, that's what I consider it.

What else would you call four days of baiting hooks or spending time "shooting the bull" with men who have survived one or more tours of duty in war-ridden countries?

While it's true that some of them barely lived to tell about it, they don't have to utter a word for outsiders to know something extremely traumatic has happened to them.

You can see it in each of their faces, some of them are marked by scars surrounding their entire heads, others missing one or more limbs.

You don't have to believe in the politics of this war, or the multitude of reasons we are in yet another conflict, to be touched by the lives of the people who are sacrificing everything in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Last night I ate dinner across from a young military police officer who lost both of his legs three years ago when an explosive device came through the vehicle he was driving in Iraq.

As you can imagine, his life has changed drastically since then.

He told me that his wife, who was eight months pregnant at the time, came to visit him in a military hospital to announce she couldn't handle the severity of his injuries.

He hasn't seen her since that day.

Despite that, he has a positive outlook on life, never mentioning the obstacles he now has to overcome to do even the simplest thing—like getting out of bed each the morning, a task which requires assistance of others and a crane-type lift that was (after three years) finally provided to him by the government.

And then there was the man I ran alongside this morning, with a smile like the Cheshire cat. As we reached somewhere around the two mile mark of a mostly uphill jaunt, I began panting to catch my breathe. He casually glanced over at me and pointed off to the distance, "God's good. Just look at the sunrise."

How could you not be stunned by that level of optimism? I've been in awe the entire time I've been here (even as I dragged myself along behind him on an early morning run).

And if you're wondering where these guys get it, I can tell you there are two contributing factors that lead to this amazing culmination of optimism.

One is the internal drive of a U.S. soldier.

The other, is L.E.E.K..

A place where people care about our wounded veterans and droves of folks come out to donate their time giving these men a quality vacation full of recreational activities.

Between churches and neighbors, this community reminds me of our own in Havre de Grace. The people support one another and come together for important causes, and it's reminiscent of the way our community comes together for causes like donating coats to school kids who don't have their own or fundraising at local restaurants for a young sick mother in need.

The folks in this community know which weeks the groups of wounded soldiers are visiting the preserve and they cook meals, bring gifts and fly flags in their honor. They're all gracious hosts, welcoming the guys into their towns and boroughs like they're family.

This is my vacation because any place you can help severely physically and psychologically wounded soldiers is a paradise of sorts.

Sure it's not a tropical oasis you may see on the front of a brochure, but it's a place where you can have no complaints, no pains or aches.

For the soldiers, this place is a tranquil trip away from the medical facilities they've been in for months. No beeping machines and no doctors prodding at them.

And a big part of it is that the volunteers here don't offer up a lot of pity. They let the soldiers show what they can do, and then step in when they say they need or want help.

There's a real sense of independence, and that's something these guys are yearning for.

More than a hunting and fishing camp, this place is a refuge for healing, and a place to for both the soldiers and volunteers to form new friendships with people who understand what they've been through.

As I'm sitting here, looking out at where the woods meet the fields, I see a few soldiers (one in a wheelchair) laughing and patting each other on the backs. They're probably talking smack about something, but it doesn't matter.

What matters is, if there's a heaven, then there's a little place at the edge that has a big pond stocked with trout and acreage retrofitted with hunting blinds for soldiers who lost their lives in combat and couldn't make it here to L.E.E.K..

Amber Woods is a writer whose work appears regularly in HavredeGrace Patch.

She is also Public Relations Officer for the L.E.E.K Preserve at Oswayo, PA

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA CONSIGNMENT AUCTION


HUGE GRISWOLD COLLECTION-ANTIQUES-HOUSEHOLD-LARGE QUANTITY OF NURSERY STOCK-COLLECTIBLES-ESTATE-HANDMADE AMISH FURNITURE-AMISH SHED

Antiques~ Collectibles ~ Discoveries ~ Estates

Oak sectional bookcases, collection banded mixing bowls, ironstone china, early kitchen utensils & knick-a-brac, political buttons, decorated cobalt stoneware, wooden butter bowls, lg wooden measure, enamelware/graniteware,mini oil lamps, Aunt Lydia’s thread box, glass butter churn,unusual lg 10 gal stoneware churn, copper boiler w/lid, wooden feed scoop, stereo viewers w/cards,wooden wringers, cheese graters, wooden checker board, bucket bench w/drawers (red), lg primitive tote, wooden mashers, lg wire egg basket, set 4 tole ptd country chairs (nice),cast iron water pumps, lg kraut crocks, wooden swing churn w/stencil, flax wheel, buggy lantern, wooden bucket, oak Hoosier w/porcelain top, sally patchem baskets, spongeware pottery, early copper cooking pans, Zippo lighters, knives, wooden goose decoy, cast iron caboose stove, cast iron farm implement seats, hide covered trunk, high chair, Kellogg oak wall phone, 2 sellars kitchen cabinets, cookie cutters/choppers, porcelain top kitchen prep table, ptd firkin, acorn porcelain enamel cook stove, trapping basket, lg quantity traps, fish tackle,wooden fish decoy, compound bow, lg oil painting “horse race”, early cupboard top, primitive child’s rocker, set 4 plant btm chairs, cherry 1 dr stand, country store tins, early candle molds,wooden ladles, primitive green blanket box, turtle back trunk, coach trunks, oak medicine cabinet, horse weathervane directional w/robin’s egg blue insulator (nice),pr lg wooden spoke wagon wheels, super country store iron display rack, oak highboy with splash, marble floor lamp, marble top tables, Adirondack smoking stand, pink depression glassware, Hummel, Lladro, sterling dresser set, silver plate items, deco star lights, accordion w/case, Maxwell Parrish print, oak commode, lg swirl shooter marbles, Roseville planter, vict. Bride’s basket, deco mesh purse, matching Victorian pickle castor/cruet set, books/paper, round oak table, early flask, ptd old step back cupboard, cast match safe, lg cast iron trivet collection, set lg hub wagon wheels, cream separator, runner sleds, baseball cards, old camera, hunting licenses, trade cards, fruit jars, cigar boxes, mantle clocks, country wall letter holder, barn grain box, wall mount cabinet, floral diorama, splint woven basket, unusual mythical folk, art bird, 150 Barbie dolls w/boxes, lg RCA color big screen TV

Amish handcrafted furniture: picnic table w/benches, queen size bed, bench

Large discovery of Griswold/Wagner & others vintage cast iron cookware (approx 50+ pcs): Griswold #10/#11 skillets + others, 14”/18” griddles, mailboxes, Dutch ovens, greaseless fry skillets, sev. Scotch bowls, dampers 3” – 14” (rare), gas griddles, waffle irons, patty molds, muffin/corn bread pans, hinged wagner skillet, Griswold stoves – single/triples, enamel/alum pcs, wallpack, Sidney, Erie & others, meat grinders, pan holders, martin stove adv, kettles, lg porcelain enamel cook stoves, numerous pans etc all sizes/styles (nice, untouched as found in original collection)

Tools ~ equipment ~ misc

Craftsman 8 hp 27” snow blower (new), sears craftsman 10” radial arm saw, craftsman 5 hp rototiller (like new) 4 wheel dune buggy with roll cage, dewalt chop saw, drill press, log chains, lg house jacks, stihl chain saw, roll around tool box loaded, air compressor, air tanks, leaf blowers, lg hose reel, bench grinder, mechanic hand tools, work benches, scaffolding, lots of good assorted power tools (like new), 5 lg bolt/nail bins with inventory, metal shelving, brass/copper fittings, lg quantity garden tools, milk cans, 2 man saws, buck saws, lg contractor wheel barrow,

1938 Allis Chalmers farm tractor -model B-professionally fully restored; NEW RINGS,FULL VALVE JOB WITH HARDENED EXHAUST SEATS, REBUILT CARB,NEW GAUGES,NEW RUBBER ALL AROUND,NEW STERRING WHEEL , NEW SEAT, 540 PTO, WAS A CRANK OVER START,CONVERTED IT TO A STARTER SO BRAND NEW PREASURE PLATE AND CLUTCH PLATE AND THROUGH OUT BEARING I DO HAVE THE DRAW BAR AND WHEEL WEIGHTS.

NOTE: There is an extremely large amount of tools and related items here from 3 estates!

Large semi-tractor trailer loads of fresh homegrown nursery stock- including; green giant arbs., emerald-n-green arbs., various assorted fruit trees, flowering and evergreen shrubs, small fruit plants such as blueberries, raspberries and grapes, shade and flowering trees.

Tentative schedule: 9:45 am Antiques – Griswold – collectibles

12:30 Nursery stock

1:00 Tools & Equipment

This will be a huge, all day, fast paced selling auction with something for everyone in all categories…consignments coming in everyday!

Terms: cash/check, credit cards, premium sale

Auctioneers: Daniel A. Carter
Howard P. Byer
Sam Yoder
Tanner Papasergi

Auctioneer License Information: AU003527L

Budget, Unemployment Comp Reform and Taxpayer Protection on House Schedule

Budget, Unemployment Comp Reform and Taxpayer Protection on House Schedule

The state House returns to session on Monday, May 23, to pass a General Appropriations bill (the state budget) and deal with various issues of importance.
Budget: Setting the Right Priorities, Spending with Sustainable Revenues

House Republicans are shifting budget priorities to education funding over welfare spending. The House will vote next week on a budget (House Bill 1485) which is a responsible, on-time, pay-as-you-go budget that includes no new taxes or new borrowing – ending the trend of spending money we don’t have. The House budget cuts back the proposed hike in the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) spending to redistribute those funds to education. DPW lost $1.7 billion in one-time federal stimulus funds, which totals 16 percent of its fiscal year 2010-11 budget. Obviously, adjustments are necessary.

The House budget aims to more equitably distribute available resources to support the most important state programs. The House proposal breaks from the past by not spending money which is not reliable or sustainable.
Unemployment Compensation, Bringing Integrity to the System

House Bill 916 proposes several commonsense reforms to the unemployment compensation system. The reform legislation preserves the fiscal integrity of the system for those claimants who act in good faith and are actively seeking employment.

The changes included would:

Require applicants to actually search for a new job (currently, people just need to be “available” to search for a job).
Treat severance pay as wages, thus offsetting them from benefits. Currently, 32 states take into account dismissal pay. Twenty-three states have a prorated offset for receipt of dismissal (severance) pay, including Delaware, Maryland, and Ohio. Nine states have laws that disqualify individuals for benefits for weeks they receive dismissal payments. The Department of Labor and Industry estimates this change could save as much as $88 million in benefit outlays from the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund

Mandate Relief, Property Tax Hike Voice, and Pay-to-Play Reform to Protect Taxpayers

Next week, the House will take up House Bill 1411 which will limit the information school districts collect to only what is required by the federal government for reimbursement purposes. The bill partially suspends what is known as the PIMS/PELICAN/ELN management information systems which will save school districts money due to the cost of data collection and input.

House Bill 1021 will make attorney contingency fee contracts more transparent in the procurement process. The bill puts forth policies and procedures the Office of General Counsel would need to follow if it chooses to commit the Commonwealth into attorney contingency fee contracts.

Removing exemptions from referendum requirements for Act 1 school property tax increases is the basis of House Bill 1326. Under the bill, school districts would not be permitted to raise taxes beyond an inflationary index without putting the increase to a referendum vote.

The Weekly Schedule
Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor. The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted HERE.

Fire On Sunset Drive Below Stevenson Dam

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: SUNSET DR and FIRST FORK RD BELOW STEVENSON DAM
City: GROVE
Cross Streets: FIRST FORK RD * HAWKS PATH
WOOD PILE ON FIRE NEXT TO CAMP ENDANGERING STRUCTURE
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD, CAMERON 14, EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
5/20/2011 7:24:32 PM
Austin & Renovo have been dispatched

BENEFIT/FUNDRAISER FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE EUROPE TRIP THIS JULY

BENEFIT/FUNDRAISER FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE EUROPE TRIP THIS JULY

BENEFIT IS FOR 3 PORT ALLEGANY TEENAGERS, MICHAEL ERNST, BECCA LATHROP, AND TYLER BEE. THEY WILL BE TRAVELING EUROPE AS STUDENT AMBASSADORS.

WHERE: SENECA INN, PORT ALLEGANY
WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011
TIME: 10:00P.M.-12:30A.M.

THE BAND, “WIND” WILL BE PERFORMING.

PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE KIDS. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

Rebecca "Becky" Foster, 67, of 60 Bank Street, Bradford, PA

Rebecca "Becky" Foster, 67, of 60 Bank Street, Bradford, passed away Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER OSHA SAFETY SESSIONS

PITT-BRADFORD TO OFFER OSHA SAFETY SESSIONS

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold four sessions on safety in the oil, gas, and other industries.

The sessions are geared toward supervisors. Each session will be three and a half hours long and will be held in Room 200 of the Seneca Building. Instructor Mark Harmon will review specific industry standards, highlight OSHA regulations and more.

The first session, “Employees’ Rights and Employers’ Rights,” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 22.

The second session, “Permit Required Confined Space and Blood Borne Pathogens/First Aid,” will be on July 27.

Session three, “H2S (hydrogen sulfide) and Trenching and Excavation,” will take place on Sept. 1.

The fourth and final session, “Rig Inspection and API (American Petroleum Institute),” will take place on Sept. 21.

Cost for each session is $25. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Laurie Dennis at (814)362-5078 or lbd4@pit.edu.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

List Of Yard Sales For Port Allegany Town Wide Yard Sale Saturday


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Catherine J. "Cathy" Feely, 73, of 71 Amm Street, Bradford, PA

Catherine J. "Cathy" Feely, 73, of 71 Amm Street, passed away Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 10, 1937, in Salamanca, NY, she was a daughter of the late Daniel P and Beatrice (Fee) Duhan.

Mrs. Feely was a 1955 graduate of Salamanca High School.

She was formerly married to Richard E. "Dick" Feely.

She had worked as a secretary at Zippo Manufacturing and then became a stay at home mom to raise her family. She returned to work for the Pennsylvania Department for Public Assistance and prior to her retirement she managed the Spot Cafe and then the Sugar Shack for the Dodaro family. She was a member of St. Bernard Church and a member of the Eagles, American Legion, and Bradford Moose.

Surviving is her longtime companion Hermann Henke with whom she resided, three daughters, Laura Warner of Bradford, Sue (the late Scott) Huntington of Indiana, PA and Karen (Dan) McGinnis of Waterford, three sons: Richard K. (Lisa) Feely of Lake City; Daniel (Sue) Feely of Bradford, and Dave (Kate) Feely of Bradford, a sister, Suzanne (Joseph) Welch of Batavia, NY, a brother, Richard E. Kiley of Buffalo, NY, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter JoAnne Feely, one grandson Zachary Vigliotta and many brothers and sisters.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, May 23, 2011 from 2-4 & 6-8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the, Zachary P. Vigliotta Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 434, Bradford, PA 16701

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Oil Reported On Roadway On Sizerville Road

TRAFFIC VIOLATION/COMPLNT/HAZRD
Address: 368 SIZERVILLE RD
City: SHIPPEN
Cross Streets: ROUTE 120 * MEADOW RD
OIL REPORTED ALL OVER THE ROADWAY
Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD & EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
5/20/2011 2:41:41 PM

Didn't catch the detail on this call????

Thank You........

MVA Involving Motorcycle In Mansfield Boro

5/20/20111:31 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT E WELLSBORO ST MANSFIELD BORO

Mansfield Fire Rescue and Ambulance along with Medic 1 have been dispatched to an MVA involving a motorcycle in Mansfield Borough.

Two medical helicopters were initially dispatched with one subsequently cancelled.

A patient was transported to a landing zone. A medical helicopter arrived at 1:57 and was airborne at 2:10 pm.

The To Fill A Backpack program will be holding their 2nd annual Walk/Bike/Skate-A-thon on May 21st, 2011

Katie Lowe Fundraiser

SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER SET FOR SUNDAY
Coudersport Legion


Left to Right: Karen C. Cahilly, Rotary President and Katie Lowe, Foreign Exchange Student of Coudersport.


A Spaghetti Fundraiser will be held this Sunday, May 22nd from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Coudersport American Legion. The donations raised will help cover the air fare cost for outbound foreign exchange student, Katie Lowe of Coudersport, who is scheduled to leave for Finland this Fall.

Katie is the daughter of Tammy Spears of Coudersport and the granddaughter of Eunice and George Hults. She is enrolled in honor classes at the Coudersport High School, has participated in piano recitals in both Pennsylvania and Ohio and represented the Coudersport area at the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp held last summer.

The cost for the event is a donation, a big heart and a healthy appetite. A chinese and silent auction will also be available. RSVP’s are not required, but are appreciated by calling Tammy at 203-6063.

Camp Cadet Golf Tournament Postponed Due To Rain

Rained Out

Northern Tier Camp Cadet Golf Tournament
scheduled for today has been
postponed until Friday, June 10, 2011
due to the rain.
Hopefully more teams will be able to participate.

Host Families Needed!!!

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT

LEFT TO RIGHT: Foreign Exchange Students, Mathia Palaia, Chris Long &Tony Capatch (of Coudersport), Simon Lange.

The Coudersport Rotary Club announced today that it is seeking host families for incoming foreign exchange student, Felipe Alonso Jones Herrere of Chile. Felipe is 16-years old and an avid soccer player. He has six years of English.

According to John Leete, Rotary Foreign Exchange Chairman, two (2) host families are preferred with one family hosting Felipe from August to New Years and the other hosting him from New Years until his return to Chile in June of 2012. Incoming foreign exchange students receive a small allowance from the Coudersport Rotary Club each month to help with expenses.

The Rotary Club’s Foreign Exchange Program gives students an opportunity to experience life in a foreign country where they are exposed to different cultures including education, foods and community life. The host families are a critical support system for not only the students but for the parents of those children living abroad.

Two Coudersport area students are participating in the foreign exchange program this year including Tony Capatch (son of Greg and Cindy Capatch), and Chris Long (son of Michelle Long). Tony is presently residing in Taipei, Taiwan while Chris Long has just returned from Aachen, Germany in order to attend his graduation from the Coudersport High School. The next group of Coudersport students leaving for foreign exchange destinations include JASON BERTRAN, RACHEL MORRIS and KATIE LOWE.

Those families wanting to learn more about becoming a foreign exchange host family are asked to contact JOHN LEETE at 274-9720 Ext. 4.

Jah Witness Performs Saturday, May 21 At Olga In Coudersport

Heather Supplee Receives Leadership Camp Scholarship

HEATHER SUPPLEE RECEIVES
ROTARY LEADERSHIP CAMP SCHOLARSHIP


Heather Supplee, of Coudersport, will be refining her leadership skills this June as the Coudersport Rotary Club’s representative at the organization’s Youth Leadership camp (RYLA) camp to be held at Juniata College in Huntington, PA from June 12th to 15th.

Heather Supplee is a Junior with honors in History and American Literature and a member of the marching band and high school cross country and track teams. She enjoys horseback riding and is currently serving as 4-H Secretary. She is the daughter of Eugene and Susan Supplee of Coudersport.

RYLA is a competitive leadership program that consists of a 4-day seminar called Camp RYLA where students learn leadership skills by participating in team building exercises and community service and leadership projects. Last year, 66 youth from over 30 communities across Pennsylvania and West Virginia attended the camp.

Each year, the Coudersport Rotary Club looks for students with a good academic record and involvement in school activities (athletics, fine arts, student government, etc.) to represent the Coudersport area.

According to Karen Cahilly, Rotary Club President and RY
LA Chairman, “The Rotary Youth Leadership camp teaches more than leadership skills; it teaches the importance of team work, good planning and the value of confidence. In addition, it looks great on a college and job application.”

Legislators Debate Requirements For Posting Public Notices In Newspapers

Lawmakers considering what it's worth to notify the public of government action

By DONALD GILLILAND, The Patriot-News

May 19, 2011, 6:33PM
Pennsylvania legislators are poised to debate the cost of government letting the public know what it’s up to. The associations representing the state’s profusion of local governments — counties, townships, cities, boroughs and school districts — are pushing legislators to dispense with the law requiring them to post public notices in local newspapers. They say posting such notices on... Full story »

Roulette Ambulance To Trout Brook Road

At 9:00 am on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Trout Brook Road for a transport.

At 9:12 am--Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to this call-Recalled

Roulette Water System Flushing Rescheduled For May 25th

Due to the extreme weather conditions downstream of Roulette yesterday and last night , we were forced to cancel the water line flushing that was scheduled for last night to avoid compounding to the threat of flooding downstream.

We have rescheduled the line flushing for Wednesday, May 25, 2011 beginning at 10:00PM.

Please follow all previously mentioned preparations and precautions on that evening during the flushing. The majority of the system should be complete by 5:00Am on Thursday, May 26, 2011. There may still be a few localized flush points that will affect a limited number of customers after that time, but they will be few and far between and for very brief periods of time.


Jonathan Huff
Secretary / Treasurer
Municpal EMC
Water / Wastewater Operator

Roulette Township Supervisors

Discover Hyde-A-Way Gardens On 11 Mile Road

Hit & Run In Gibson Township Early Sunday

Police are looking for a hit & run vehicle that backed from a parking stall at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmens Club on Sunday at 12:30 am and hit the left rear door of a 2002 GMC Sierra and then left the scene.

No Injuries In 2 Car Crash On Rt. 155 In Shippen Township

Neither driver was injured in a two car crash on Route 155 Monday at 7:45 pm in Shippen Township.

A 2000 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Robert F. McLean, 60, of Emporium, PA, was stopped on Rt. 155 in the northbound lane of travel to allow pedestrians to cross the road.

Chandra E. Hineman, 23, of Emporium, PA, was driving a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta was also northbound and failed to stop striking the McLean Tracker. Hineman was cited for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Emporium Fire Department and Emporium Ambulance responded to the scene and assisted troopers.

Part Time Help Wanted At Mosch's Tavern In Coudersport

Veterans’ Benefits Open House Friday At Legion Post 192

Veterans’ Benefits Open House Friday At Legion Post 192

May 19th, 2011

vets1Congressman Glenn Thompson is coming to Potter County this week to meet with military veterans and their families. Purpose of his visit is to share information about federal programs and benefits and to obtain input from veterans on their needs or concerns. Rep. Thompson will be at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport from noon to 1:30 pm on Friday, May 20.

The congressman said some veterans who would qualify for assistance may be unaware of services such as business training, counseling, continuing education and housing. He’ll be joined at Friday’s session with a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration. A similar veterans’ outeach meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at the Warren Legion (1 to 2:30) and at the Bradford Legion (7-9 pm).

4-County Leasing Group Meets Thursday, May 26th

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sweden Township Police Department Sponsoring 2 Youths To Camp Cadet

Pictured: Aaron Haskins (left), Sweden Township Chief Bryan Phelps, and Chance Ayers.

Sweden Township Police Department Sponsoring Youths To Camp Cadet

Aaron Haskins and Chance Ayers are two Sweden Township youth that the Township Police department is sponsoring in the 2011 Northern Tier Camp Cadet program. Aaron is 12 yrs old and the son of Ronald and Dawn Haskins. Chance is also 12 and the son of Joe and Donell Ayers.

A Fundraiser for the Northern Tier Camp Cadet Program scheduled for the Coudersport Golf Club Friday, May 20th has been postponed due to weather.


New Hot Bulbs At New You Styling & Tanning Salon in Roulette

Potter County Well Walk This Sunday May 22

Everything's a "go" for our Well Walk this Sunday.

When: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Meet no later than 1 p.m. at District 15 Office of Bureau of Forestry, top of Denton Hill, (814) 274-3600

Who: Ron Doughtie, Oil and Gas Forester, PA DNCR Bureau of Forestry, Susquehannock State Forest Chris Firestone, Wild Plant Program Manager, PA DNCR Bureau of Forestry, Tioga State Forest Mike Clinger, Manager of Project Engineering, Seneca Resources
...plus, your new God's Country Water Dogs!


What to bring: 30% chance of thunderstorms but mid-70's, so bring hiking/mud boots, ponchos, water bottles, snacks, a pen for notes, etc. I will provide maps from the Potter County Natural Heritage Inventory. Dogs and kids are welcome.

We will car pool to the PGE sites in Horton Run/Conrad area, off East Fork Road, via state forest roads. Be prepared to ride with or drive other people. At this point, our Water Dogs may share what goes into a Visual Assessment Survey around the site, which is adjacent to East Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. Wild Plant Manager for Tioga State Forest, Chris Firestone, may also take the opportunity to point out area vegetation at this time. We will look at maps of the area to determine watershed delineation and potential concerns for environmental impact, if any.

From there we'll head back to the Susquehannock Forest, District 15, Forestry Office at Denton and hike along the cross-country trail to where Seneca Resources has constructed a well pad and drilled. Recently, the company has been "flaring" to release pressure from this site. Mike Clinger from Seneca may share insights or field questions at this time. Oil and Gas Forester, Ron Doughtie, will be able to answer questions regarding drilling and leasing of our state forests here as well. This hike will be on mostly flat ground with small, short inclines intermittently, through forest.

A reminder that we there will be video and audio recordings of this event for the purposes of a documentary about God's Country, the scope of which will be to provide a glimpse of Potter County, and portray what "God's Country" means to those who live or visit here, before additional increases in industrial activity occur.

Still have questions? Call me at 724-388-0464.

Pray for good weather in God's Country on Sunday...

Be well,

Melissa Troutman
Organizer
Potter County Well Walks

Potter County Commissioners Met Today

The Potter County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday, May 19, 2011.




Next Meeting: June 2, 2011 at 11:00 am.

ADJOURNMENT

Prepared by Cheri Potter

CLICK HERE FOR APPROVED MINUTES OF

MAY 5, 2011 MEETING



Shinglehouse Ambulance To Butter Creek Road

At 8:05 pm on Thursday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Butter Creek Road for a fall victim.

MVA South Of Port Allegany On Rt. 155

Vehicle Over Embankment
At 7:53 pm on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue and Ambulance have responded to a MVA near 5173 Rt. 155 South of Port Allegany. A vehicle there is reported over an embankment. On scene report indicates no one around the vehicle.

ROULETTE WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING CANCELLED

Due to the recently issued flash flood warning for areas west, and downstream of us, Roulette Township is cancelling the line flushing for tonight. It would not be prudent to add 150,000 gallons of water to that mix.

We will reschedule for next week and notify the public with a date and time,

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause our customers.”

MVA On North Shore Road at Cuba Lake

Cuba, NY Fire & Ambulance are responding to a motor vehicle accident near 358 North Shore Road at Cuba Lake. A pickup is reported over an embankment into a house.

Vehicle Fire On Marvin Street In Wilcox

VEHICLE FIRE-THREAT STRUCTURE
Address: 202 MARVIN ST, Wilcox
City: JONES
Cross Streets: BUENA VISTA HWY * JARRET ST
Reports Vehicle attached to Mobile Home
Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD
5/19/2011 6:14:41 PM
6:23 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Jacob Randall Briggs born 5-17 weight 7lbs 13oz to Kristy (Prall) and Ryan Matthew Briggs of Roulette, PA

Maternal Grandparents Larry and Cindy Prall of Austin, PA

Paternal Grandparents Joyce Briggs and the late Randall Briggs of Coudersport, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents Charles Diebler and the late Shirley Diebler of Allegany, NY.

Route 16 CLOSED SOUTH OF KNAPPS CREEK Due To Flooding In Pennsylvania

At 5:45 pm on Thursday, Derrick City Firefighters have requested Knapps Creek Fire Dept. to CLOSE RT. 16 AT THE TOP OF THE HILL due to flooding on the Olean Road in Pennsylvania.

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DEP Report: Marcellus Operations in Northcentral Region Show No Impact on Short-Term Air Quality

DEP Report: Marcellus Operations in Northcentral Region Show No Impact on Short-Term Air Quality

No Emission Levels Found that Constitute Public Health Concern

An air quality study near Marcellus Shale natural gas operations in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties found no emission levels that would pose a public health concern, according to a report released today by the Department of Environmental Protection.

“The results show there are no emission levels that would be of concern to the health of residents living and working near these operations,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “They are consistent with the results of our air monitoring in southwest and northeast Pennsylvania, the other two areas of the state with the most Marcellus drilling.”

The report notes that the sampling effort, conducted between August and December 2010, was not meant to address potential cumulative impacts.

DEP’s assessment focused on concentrations of volatile organic compounds, including benzene, toluene and xylene, which are typically found in petroleum products. The department also sampled for other pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, near natural gas extraction and processing sites.

DEP first conducted background sampling in early August 2010 at the Sones Pond parking lot in Loyalsock State Forest, Sullivan County.

The air quality sampling was conducted the weeks of Aug. 30, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. An evening sampling event was held Nov. 17. DEP used its mobile laboratories and the equipment was set up downwind of the target sources during early morning and late evening hours.

“This study provides us with additional valuable information as part of our ongoing effort to determine the impact of these operations on air quality, public health and the environment,” Krancer said.

The air monitoring surveys were located next to Talisman Energy’s Thomas Compressor Station in Troy Township, Bradford County; East Energy’s Shaw Compressor Station in Mainesburg Township, Tioga County; East Energy’s Chicken Hawk well south of Mainesburg; and Anadarko Petroleum’s Hagemeyer well in Gamble Township, Lycoming County.

Those surveys detected the main constituents of natural gas—including methane, ethane, Linkpropane and butane—as well as low levels of other compounds, such as MtBE, carbon monoxide and methyl mercaptan, the odor-producing compound.

DEP’s sampling did not find concentrations of any compound that is likely to trigger air-related health issues associated with Marcellus Shale drilling activities in the northcentral region.

Results from DEP’s previous air monitoring studies near Marcellus facilities in southwest and northeast Pennsylvania were announced in November 2010 and January 2011, respectively.

To view the report, log onto www.depweb.state.pa.us and click “Regional Resources,” then Northcentral Region and choose the “Community Information” link on the right side of the page.

For more information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us or call 570-327-3659.

PITT-BRADFORD CAMPUS CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

PITT-BRADFORD CAMPUS CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its administrative offices, and there will be no classes Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume Tuesday, May 31.

Mountain Thyme Herbal Fair to Be Held at Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast

Mountain Thyme Herbal Fair to Be Held at Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast

Great News!!! The Mountain Thyme Herbal Fair will be held at the Frosty Hollow B&B on Saturday, August 6th from 10 am – 5 pm. This event will be open to the public and admission will be free. Culinary herbs to bath and beauty soaps, plants and herbal crafts and pieces of art are expected to be a major part of the items attendees can sample and buy. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, call Deanna Sherman at 814-435-9490. Vendor costs will remain the same as last year at$15 for a booth and $20 for a food booth. We are looking forward to a great time – See you at the fair!!! Frosty Hollow B & B is on Cherry Springs Road in Sweden Valley, near Coudersport, PA.

Foundations of Investing Program Tonight At Coudersport Library

The Coudersport Public Library will hold a Foundations of Investing program on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm.

This free program will feature guest speaker Gil Frame II, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. Mr. Frame will be speaking about the foundations of investing to help consumers understand the steps to financial success.

The presentation will cover the basics of bonds, the stock market, mutual funds, and developing an investment strategy. This program is free and open to all. Call the library at 814.274.9382 for more information.

Roulette Water Line Flushing

Roulette Water Line Flushing

The Roulette Township employees will be conducting their system wide spring water line flushing on Thursday, May 19, 2011 beginning at 10:00PM. The entire process should be completed by 5:00AM on Friday, May 20, 2011.

During this time period, our customers may experience sudden losses of pressure without warning and if water is being withdrawn from the system during this time it could potentially be very riled up. It is strongly recommended that our customers avoid use of their HOT water during this time to avoid pulling any of the sedimentation into their hot water tanks.

It is also recommended that prior to using the water, after the line flushing, that everyone open the cold water on their bathtub and / or outside hose bibs and permit them to run until the water runs clear to clean out any sedimentation in their service lines. Once that has been done, this would be a good time to flush out the sedimentation that has settled in their hot water tanks over the previous months. Most hot water tank manufacturers recommend flushing out the tanks at least yearly as preventive maintenance.

Please note that there may be a few remote flush points that affect a limited number of customers that may still be being handled after the 5:00AM timeframe.


Anyone having any questions regarding the line flushing may contact the township office at the numbers listed below.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Huff
Secretary / Treasurer
Municpal EMC
Water / Wastewater Operator

Roulette Township Supervisors
80 Railroad Ave.
PO Box 253
Roulette, PA 16746-0253
Office: 814-544-7549
Fax: 814-544-4044

Vehicle HitsHorse

At 12:23 PM Thursday station 21 was dispatched to a MVA vehicle struck a horse in Lafayette TWP.

5th Annual Fallen Brothers Run 5-21st

The To Fill A Backpack program will be holding their 2nd annual Walk/Bike/Skate-A-thon on May 21st, 2011

The event will start at 10am and go until 2pm. Prizes will be awarded for the youngest walker, oldest walker, most money collected and most laps completed.

Prizes will also be awarded throughout the day by ticket drawings and winners must be present to win. The program will supply lunch to all participants and food will be available to purchase for non-participants.

If you are interested in joining in on the fun you can go to our website at www.tofillabackpack.org or www.tofillabackpack.com and download a sponsor form. All sponsor money should be collected prior to and brought with you the day of the event. If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact us at (814) 544-8032 and leave a message...someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Blood Analysis (Only 6 spots left!)

COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS SET FOR MAY 21st

The Blood Analysis does not require a doctor’s order and will be open to the general public this May 21, 2011 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the St. Eulalia Parish Center, (located across from Sheetz in Coudersport).

Each year, the Coudersport Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, makes this service available to the general public, so that people without medical insurance, and even those with medical insurance, can monitor their health annually at an affordable rate of $45.00. This analysis is truly “comprehensive”, and includes 30 commonly requested blood tests including CBC, anemia, diabetes, respiratory disease, coronary heart disease, kidney disease, bone disease and more! (PSA and TSH testing are also available at an additional and minimal fee.)

Online & phone pre-registrations are due no later than Thursday, May 19, 2011 at www.CharlesColeHospital.com or by calling 274-8200.

The Charles Cole Memorial Hospital does not make any money on this event and instead donates the revenues raised to our local Coudersport Rotary Club, a non-profit organization. That money is then allocated to other local humanitarian initiatives and community-based projects throughout the area!

Anyone interested in registering for the Blood Analysis can do so by going online to www.CharlesColeHospital.com or by calling CCMH at 274-8200.

Ulysses Library Gets One Of 23 Grants From CFTT

CFTT Grants Awarded in First Quarter of 2011

The first quarter of 2011 saw a total of twenty-three grants distributed from twelve (12) different funds at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) for a total of $35,905 distributed in grant funds.

The grant recipients were:

Tioga Point Museum ($400) for operating costs from the Frances Layman Redman Memorial Fund for the Tioga Point Museum Fund.

Spalding Memorial Library ($400) for operating costs from the Frances Layman Redman Memorial Fund for the Spading Memorial Library Fund.

Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship Fund to Emily Kisloski ($1,000) to attend college for studies leading to a career in education. Second payment on $2,000 scholarship.

Hartwick College, Corning Community College, Robert Wesleyan College, and St. John fisher College (total $4,000) for four scholarship recipients from the Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship Fund.

Village of Spencer for playground equipment, Community Care Network for programming, Village of Newark Valley for playground equipment, Apalachin Library for purchasing books, Berkshire Free Library for shelving for children’s section, Cornell Cooperative Extension Parenting Education Program for providing healthy snacks, Owego Gymnastics for programming for children with handicaps, Tioga Co. Council on Alcoholism for transportation costs for ‘Puppy Pals’ program, and Tioga Co Boys & Girls Club for tracking software (total $8,946) from the Floyd Hooker Foundation Fund.

French Azilum ($417) from the French Azilum Endowment Fund for operating costs.

Northeast Bradford School District to two school teachers for curriculum enhancement ideas (total $4,250) from the CFTT Pass-Through Grant Account.

Ulysses Library ($9,250) from the Ulysses Library Endowment Fund for operating costs.

Tioga County Rural Ministries ($3,800) for delivery of services to the elderly in Tioga County, NY from the Katherine Kerrigan Rural Ministries Fund.

Carantouan Greenway ($782) from the Carantouan Greenway Endowment Fund for program/operating costs.

Sullivan County family with a child undergoing cancer treatment ($123) from the Jordan Wilcox Pediatric Cancer Fund.
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Postage and supplies for care packages to troops in Iraq & Afghanistan ($1,628) from the Angels over Iraq and Afghanistan Project Fund.

The mission of the CFTT is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation (Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga County PA and Tioga County NY). It establishes endowment funds from contributions of many individual citizens, corporations, other foundations, other charitable organizations and government agencies and uses the income earned from these funds to make grants to the community.

CFTT is a pure public charity, incorporated as a non-profit organization, which has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. Anyone interested in learning more about the CFTT, in contributing to a present fund or in establishing a new fund can call 570-888-4759; fax - 570-882-2179; email - cftt@stny.rr.com or website - www.twintierscf.org .

Headwaters Council Offering Weed Control/Habitat Management Information

The Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council is promoting weed control and wildlife habitat management to private landowners in the following counties; Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Centre, and Clinton.

Headwaters will schedule personnel to visit your property to provide technical assistance and educational materials to help you identify and eradicate noxious and invasive weeds and to provide recommendations on how to enhance your wildlife habitat, all in one visit. If you are interested, please contact our office at 814-375-1372 Ext. 117 or send an email to info@headwaterspa.org by May 31, 2011.

Headwaters RC&D Council is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that promotes the quality of life and economic sustainability by restoring, protecting, and enhancing natural and cultural resources in north central Pennsylvania. We work to improve the quality of life through resource conservation projects that result in community improvement, rural economic sustainability, and environmental enhancements.

Headwaters RC&D Council is an equal opportunity provider and employer.