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FAMOUS FISH FRY AT ST. BIBIANA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH PARISH CENTER, GALETON, PA……………..EVERY FRIDAY FROM 4 PM TO 6:30 PM THRU APRIL 7, 2017……TAKE OUTS ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 435-2864………….DINNER INCLUDES: FRIED HADDOCK, FRENCH FRIES, COLE SLAW, ROLLS, COFFEE & LEMONADE…..DINNER PRICE IS $10.00…….SUNDAE BAR IS $1.00………

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Potter County Baby


Maggie our female beagle is still missing.

Missing Beagle
 
Maggie turned up at a friend of ours, so she is home safe and sound! Thank you for all of the help!

Austin Fireworks


Dolores Marie Rosenswie, 93, of Smethport, PA

Dolores Marie Rosenswie, 93, of Smethport, PA, died Friday (July 4, 2014), at her residence in Smethport.

She was born Feb. 1, 1921 in Snydersburg, PA, a daughter of Robert Ambrose and Mary Margaret Wolbert Nick. On July 3, 1941, she married Leonard Murphy, who died on Oct. 27, 1962. She then married Edward Rosenswie on Aug. 22, 1964, who died June 10, 1989.

Mrs. Rosenswie was a 1938 graduate of Smethport High School and worked as secretary for District Justice, Edward Rosenswie in Smethport.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Smethport, former member of St. Elizabeth's Women, was a long time volunteer at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Smethport, and was an avid bowler over the years.

She is survived by:

three sons: Michael (Elizabeth) Murphy of Glenshaw, PA, Robert ( Judi) Murphy of Smethport, and William (Heather) Murphy of Cherokee, NC

daughter in law: Elizabeth Murphy of Duke Center

Grandchildren: Erin (Jon) Powers, Colin (Dawn) Murphy, Justin Murphy, William Murphy, III, Brendan, Zachary, and Matthew Murphy

one Great Granddaughter: Claire Powers

two step sons: John "Jack" (Marilyn) Rosenswie and Carl “Bud” Rosenswie, both of Smethport

one step daughter: Cecelia Megivern of Burk, VA

five brothers: Bernard (Verna) Nick of Stonington, CT, Robert (Nancy) Nick of Smethport, William (Mary Jean) Nick of Venice, FL, Earl (Polly) Nick of Williamsport, and John (Pam) Nick of Erie

two sisters: Mary Eidson of Smethport and Connie (Don) Switzer of Rew

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Murphy, one brother and three sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 7, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor, as Celebrant. Committal will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Elizabeth's Building Fund, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA 16749. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

New Hudson Dispatched To Silo Fire

New Hudson Dispatched To Silo Fire

At 4:14 PM on Saturday, New Hudson Fire Dept. dispatched to a silo fire mutual aid to the Town of Lyndon at 7839 Rawson Road.

7/5/2014 3:54 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT OGDENSBURG RD HAMILTON TWP

7/5/20143:54 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTOGDENSBURG RDHAMILTON TWP
CAR VERSUS PICKUP TRUCK CRASH. PERSON IN CAR UNRESPONSIVE BUT BREATHING.
BLOSSBURG FIRE & AMBULANCE RESPONDING. MEDIC 2 DISPATCHED. HELICOPTER DISPATCHED. 
4:19 PM--LIBERTY AMBULANCE DISPATCHED

4:38 PMFire04-7TRANSPORT
4:39 PMFire04-17TRANSPORT

Crittenden TapRoom BBQ Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations Mort Weakland! Taking 1st place. But the real winners are the fine folks at our volunteer fire company!

$1430.00 was raised for the Coudersport Fire Dept.

Thanks to everyone who competed and came down to eat. We can't wait until next year!

Results From Weekend In The Wilds


3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Day Saturday, July 12 At Roulette Fire Hall


Cuba EMS Responding To Dirt Bike Accident

Cuba EMS Responding To Dirt Bike Accident

At 2:29 PM on Saturday, Cuba Ambulance has been dispatched to 4114 Summit Road for a 45 year old male who has suffered a fractured leg in a dirt bike accident.

Opportunities to Acquire Machinery and Equipment

Opportunities to Acquire Machinery and Equipment
Does your municipality need equipment but can’t afford it? Does this prevent you from providing vital services to your community? Municipal budgets are tight, and at the Governor's Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS) we understand that and want to assist in any way we can.

One way to get necessary equipment at an affordable price is through reutilization. This is where the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS), Bureau of Supplies and Surplus Operations (BSSO) can help. BSSO administers several programs to help Pennsylvania communities acquire much-needed resources at a cost savings to purchasing new. The main program offered is the Federal Surplus Property Program, where all municipalities and local government units (fire/police, emergency management, schools, etc.) are eligible to receive property no longer used by the federal government.

BSSO also manages all state property no longer in use. As part of this program, the state offers a semi-annual Private Municipal Auction of PennDOT heavy equipment no longer in use. This is a great way for municipalities to purchase valuable equipment at an affordable price.

Items are housed at 2221 Forster Street and are available for viewing Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the programs offered by BSSO, visit www.dgs.state.pa.us/bsso.

GAS LEAK-OUTSIDE RESIDENT LINE Address: 101 CHERRY RD City: FOX

GAS LEAK-OUTSIDE RESIDENT LINE
Address: 101 CHERRY RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: FAIRVIEW RD * UPPER CHERRY RD

RESIDENT REPORTS STRIKING GAS LINE WHILE DIGGING

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
7/5/2014 2:21:01 PM

Crosby Youth To Participate In Junior National Young Leaders Conference In Washington, DC

Griffin Craig Hess was nominated by his music teacher, Miss Katie Coyle, to go to Washington D.C. to participate in a program called Envision: Foundations of Leadership. 

He is 12 years old and will be leaving July 12th and coming home July 17th. He will be going all over Washington, D.C., Harpers Ferry and the Baltimore Science Center. Griffin will be participating in many programs while there. 

Griffin wants to go to college to study Marine Biology. He is an honor roll student and enjoys Tae Kwon Do, swimming, reading, drawing, fishing and many other activities. 

He is the son of Kelly McKeirnan-Hess and the late Theodore Hess. He lives in Crosby, PA and he will be going into 7th grade at Smethport Jr-Sr High School in the fall.

Unknown Actor(s) Make Purchase With Known Victim's Credit Card

Unknown Actor(s) Make Purchase With Known Victim's Credit Card

Trooper Barnes of the Emporium barracks is investigating an instance of Access Device Fraud that occurred on July 4, 2014 at an unknown location.

Unknown actor(s) used a computer in an unknown location to order an item from Amazon using the Known Victim's credit card. Investigation is continuing.

BBQ Contest In Coudersport Benefits Fire Dept. Today


Woman Dead, 2 PSP Troopers Injured In Fairview Township Crash

State police involved in fatal collision in Fairview

Staff report, Erie Times-News
 An Edinboro woman died early this morning after her vehicle collided with a Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicle in Fairview Township.

State police said Trooper Frederick Schimp was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer westbound on Sterrettania Road at 3:34 a.m. when Schimp failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with state Route 98. Schimp's vehicle was struck in the left front-end area by a 2012 Suzuki Kizashi driven by Donna Platz, 57, of Edinboro, who was driving north on Route 98, police said.

Platz was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:45 a.m. by Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook. Both Schimp and Trooper Garrett Padasak, who was a passenger in the Ford Explorer, had to be cut from the vehicle before being taken to UPMC Hamot with moderate injuries.

Schimp and Padasak are troopers at the state police's Girard barracks. State police said they were not responding to a call at the time of the crash. Read more...

Roulette Ambulance To Hester Avenue

At 11:28 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance to Hester Avenue for a woman ill.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 11:12 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 to Sweden Valley Manor for a woman who has fallen.

7/5/2014 10:46 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 1417 BROUGHTON HOLLOW RD DELMAR TWP

7/5/201410:46 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT1417 BROUGHTON HOLLOW RDDELMAR TWP
WELLSBORO & MEDIC 2 TO 2 VEHICLE CRASH.

Lost Beagles Port Allegany

Two of our beagles escaped around 9:30pm on July 4th in Port Allegany. 

Female- Maggie and male -Gunner. They are very friendly. Gunner broke the clip on his leash and Maggie got out of her pen. Friends were watching them and we all feel sad and worried! 

Please call 814-642-7006 and leave a message if you see them.

7/5/2014 1:14 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 5702 MCASSLIN RD WOODHULL

7/5/20141:14 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT5702 MCASSLIN RDWOODHULL
VALLEY AMBULANCE DISPATCHED. Reported to be a rollover with injuries.

7/5/2014 1:04 AM FIRE / STRUCTURE 249 SUGAR BRANCH RD SULLIVAN TWP

7/5/20141:04 AMFIRE / STRUCTURE249 SUGAR BRANCH RDSULLIVAN TWP
MANSFIELD & BLOSSBURG DISPATCHED ALONG WITH UNITS FROM BRADFORD COUNTY

Howard's Wishes You A Happy & Safe 4th of July Holiday

www.howardsinc.net
www.howardsinc.net

Public Auction, Real Estate, Antiques, Household, Tools, Saturday, July 12 At Bradford, PA

http://www.auctionzip.com/PA-Auctioneers/40871.html

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking An Experienced LPN To Join Team

http://swedenvalleymanor.com/employment-application/

Clinical Systems Analyst Opening At Cole Memorial

Cat Still Missing From Ayers Hill / Reward Offered

Still missing, Ayers Hill vicinity, grey tiger with white face, feet and saggy tummy, no front claws.Very shy. May answer to Jackson. Reward offered. Call 814 274 7878.

On-Site Public Auction Saturday, July 12 In Duke Center, PA

http://www.auctionzip.com/PA-Auctioneers/47592.htmlhttp://www.auctionzip.com/PA-Auctioneers/47592.html

Cole Memorial Seeking Director of Health Information Management

A young male orange cat found in Port Allegany



 The owner of this little guy has been found, thanks.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Patriot Festival Continues Saturday In Downtown CowDeerSport

7-4/5 Patriot Festival--Coudersport

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE Address: 22605 CALEDONIA PIKE City: JAY TOWNSHIP

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: 22605 CALEDONIA PIKE
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: CARDINAL RD * FREAS DR

Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; ELK COMPANY 1 FD,  ELK COMPANY 5 FD; BENNETT'S VALLEY AMB., ST. MARYS AMB; ELK COMPANY 7 FD
7/4/2014 11:15:56 PM

1:19 AM--REPORT TOTAL LOSS, RED CROSS TO BE NOTIFIED

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Run Saturday In Coudersport

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7-5 Yellow Ribbon Spring Run

Brydonson farm maple products on sale tomorrow

Brydonson farm maple products on sale tomorrow in Coudersport on the courthouse square, maple peanut butter, maple bbq sauce, maple syrup, maple mustard and many other maple products. Stop by and check us out.

Emporium Trooopers Report Stats For June 2014


Emporium Man Forgot To Put On Clothing/Arrested For Indecent Exposure


Two Hurt In Crash On Route 120 At Tunnel Hill



Known Male Committed To Potter County Jail After Domestic Assault/Terroristic Threats In Ulysses


15 Year Old Male's Genitals Touched Without Consent In Potter County


Harassment Charged After Several Phone Calls


Shinglehouse Man Charged With DUI


No Injuries In Route 872 Crash In Grove Township



Smethport Man Facing Aggravated Assault Charges In Shooting


Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 9:20 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street for a transport to hospital.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT/SERIOUS HEMORRHAGE Address: 285 OLD KERSEY RD City: FOX TOWNSHIP

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT/SERIOUS HEMORRHAGE
Address: 285 OLD KERSEY RD
City: FOX TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: COUNTRY LN * BEAVER LN
IN DIP BEFORE AYSHIRE DAIRY
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD; FOX TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE, ST. MARYS MEDIC
7/4/2014 8:11:13 PM

8:18 PM--MERCYFLIGHT ON STANDBY IF NEEDED 
8:23 PM--MERCYFLIGHT TO PENN HIGHLANDS-ELK LANDING ZONE

Good Advice For ATV'ers


RECALLS

California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination
Foster Farms, a Fresno, Calif., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

Monthly Meeting Military Officers Association Of America---Bucktail Chapter

Monthly Meeting Military Officers Association Of America---Bucktail Chapter

The Bucktail Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its monthly meeting for July at SYMANSKI'S RESTAURANT, 129 FRALEY ST. ( RT 66 ) KANE,PA 16735.               HOSTESS : SHIRLEY JEFFORDS.   SUBJECT : NOMINATION OF OFFICERS. The meeting will begin at 11:30 hours on the 15 of July, 2014.

All members, spouses, guests or any officer ( former or current ) of any branch of service or civilians of equal rank may attend. These are uncertain times in our military about our benefits including Champus and Tricare for life.

Questions contact Cwo Dan Causer at the WWII Museum in Eldred, Pa 16731 at e-mail address dancauser@rocketmail.com .

Barbara A. Lechiara Seeker, 72, of Warren, PA and formerly of Bradford, PA

Barbara A. Lechiara Seeker
Barbara A. Lechiara Seeker, 72, of Warren, PA and formerly of Bradford, PA died Friday morning, July 4, 2014 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. 

She was born June 4, 1942 in Bradford, PA. to the late Anthony and Catherine Ross Lechiara. 

She was a 1961 graduate of St. Bernard High School. She earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1962 from the Bradford School of Nursing. She was employed as a nurse with the Bradford Nursing Pavillion for 10 years retiring in 1989. 

She had been a longtime Bradford resident moving to Warren, PA in 1992 to be closer to her son and grandchildren.

She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a former member of St. Bernard R.C. Church, Bradford, PA.

She had served on the Board of Directors for the Bradford Y.W.C.A., Marching Boosters Club, was active with Girl Scouts, Cub and Boy Scout programs, Bradford Community Outreach program, TOPS, the NRA where she held a teaching certificate.

Served on the Conewango Towers Residence Board. She enjoyed crafting and was known for her bake goods sold at the Towers.

Barbara is survived by her 3 children – Carl L. Seeker, Jr. and wife, Tina of Warren, PA., Anthony Seeker of Pittsburgh, PA., Kevin Seeker of Erie, PA., 1 Brother – Bernard Lechiara of Smethport, PA., 2 Grandsons – Cale Seeker and girlfriend, Destiny Campbell both of Warren, PA., Cory Seeker of Boston, Mass., 3 Great Grandchildren – Zoey Campbell, Lunara and Scarlett Seeker, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Seeker, Sr. whom she married in 1962 who died in 1971, 5 Siblings – Gloria McEmery, Thomas, Sam, Benito, Margaret Lechiara.

Friends may call Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA at 11:00 A.M. a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Willowdale Cemetery, Bradford, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA 16365 or St. Bernard R.C. Church, 98 E. Corydon Street, P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701.

 E-mail condolences may be made by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Austin Fireworks Saturday, July 5th at school.

Fireworks Saturday, July 5th at school. 

Mark your calender

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 6:14 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Cole Manor for a fall victim.

Morris Responding To Land Rescue On Rt. 414

Morris Responding To Land Rescue On Rt. 414

At 6:04 PM on Friday, Morris Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a land rescue at a location across from 2035 Rt. 414 where a person has fallen down an embankment into the creek.
6:09 PM--REQUEST FOR CORONER TO BE NOTIFIED.

Other's opinions... Governor's Position on New Gas Leasing Just More Tom-foolery

Other's opinions...
Governor's Position on New Gas Leasing
Just More Tom-foolery
Governor Corbett's most recent budget proposal includes revenues to be derived from leasing additional gas on State Park and State Forest lands. We know from recent depositions taken from senior DNCR professionals that Corbett's proposal for new gas leasing did not originate from the Department.  The only thing that prevented  Corbett from moving forward was  Governor Rendell's moratorium preventing additional gas leases on our public lands.
So what did the Corbett administration do?  On a Friday afternoon beginning the Memorial Day holiday, they quietly rescinded the Rendell moratorium and announced a new executive order that will allow new leasing provided that no surface disturbances would occur.
Specifically, Corbett's Executive Order says no State Park or State Forest land may be leased for natural gas development which would result in additional surface disturbance on state park or state forest lands. On its face,  the order is direct and strongly worded.  There will be no leases where any additional surface disturbance would result. And this applies to new leases affecting any State Park or State Forest land.
So what is the big deal?  Upon closer examination, we see that DCNR's official explanation of the executive order attempts rewrite the order by redefining "no additional surface disturbance" to be "no additional long-term disturbance." Further, the Department goes on to further restrict what qualifies as a long-term disturbance as only affecting the conversion of the forest to a non-forest use. And this is probably just the beginning.  Corbett's budget proposal needs more revenue from new leasing, and you can bet that the Governor's Office is calling the shots about how to interpret the executive order which has already been substantially weakened by this Tom-foolery.
And that's the big deal. With the election on the horizon, the Governor wants us to believe that he is working to protect our Parks and Forests while Corbett's top people are quietly providing guidance to implement his executive order by creating loopholes large enough for the industry to drive a drilling rig through.
Rick Carlson       Mr. Carlson is the former DCNR Policy Director under Governors Ridge and Rendell
http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2014/07/corbett_park_forest_leasing_pl.html#comments

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT/INJURIES Address: 9682 ROUTE 555 [BENEZETTE] City: BENEZETTE

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT/INJURIES
Address: 9682 ROUTE 555 [BENEZETTE]
City: BENEZETTE
Cross Streets: WINSLOW HILL RD * HULETT ST
VICTIM OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT MOVED TO THIS LOCATION
Agency: BENNETTS VALLEY AMBULANCE; MEDIC 4353
7/4/2014 4:23:02 PM

ELK COMPANY 5 FD SET UP LZ AT WESLEYAN CHURCH IN WEEDVILLE.
5:40 PM--STAT HELICOPTER IS IN AIR TO HOSPITAL

Techsploration Graduates 18 Students

Techsploration Graduation

The Potter County Education Council in partnership with the Seneca Highlands IU9 and Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center recognized 18 students for participating in this year's Techsploration program. 

The goal of Techsploration is to introduce area youth to a wide variety of careers that they may not be aware of. Traditionally, youth only learn about the careers that they see every day whether through a family member, favorite teacher, health care professional, or on Television. 

This program helps them explore other careers to identify what interest them, and just as importantly what they are not interested in. 



This year's careers included: Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Metalworking Occupations, Networking, and Sustainable Energy. They learned about the job market, required education and educational opportunities, and got to perform hands-on projects to see what type of work is done in each of these fields.

The Education Council would also like to thank UGI for sponsoring this program. UGI has made a commitment to invest in the communities they serve and made a generous contribution to the Education Council through the PA EITC program. 

UGI's generous contribution allowed us to offer this program free of charge. This program would not have been possible without UGI's strong support. Lisa Ninotti, Community Relations Manager for UGI was presented with a plaque thanking UGI for their support and generous contribution.

Katie McGinty Keynote Speaker At Elk Country Multi-County Democratic Picnic July 12 At Benezette

Katie McGinty
The Elk County Democratic Committee is honored to announce that Katie McGinty will be giving the keynote address at the upcoming Elk Country Multi-County Democratic Picnic on Saturday, July 12th, 2014. McGinty will be attending as a representative of the Tom Wolf for Governor campaign.

A tireless environmental advocate, McGinty served in the Clinton administration as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She later was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to serve as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, the first woman ever to hold the position. During her tenure as Secretary, she helped attract leading clean energy companies to Pennsylvania, bringing a billion dollars in new investment and creating 3000 new jobs in the state. Most recently, Katie was chosen by Democratic Governor Candidate Tom Wolf to head his newly formed "The Campaign for a Fresh Start" political action committee.

McGinty will be joined at the podium by Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon, former State Representative Bud George, Admiral Joe Sestak, State Representative candidates Jack Donahue (PA-75) and Toby Santik (PA-66), US House of Representative candidate Kerith Strano Taylor (US-PA5), and Todd Eagen who is considering a run for Commonweath Court Judge.

The picnic, which starts at 1:00pm on the 12th, is being held at the Dudley Farm, 1511 Winslow Hill Road in Benezette, PA, just minutes from the state of the art Elk Country Visitor Center in the heart of Pennsylvania's wild elk herd. Advanced ticket reservations are still being taken and can be obtained by calling Rich at (814) 594-5500. Tickets are $10 and include a catered BBQ dinner.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Saeger Court in Ceres

At 3:56 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Saeger Court in Ceres for a medical emergency.

Roulette Ambulance To Hester Avenue

At 3:23 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Hester Avenue for a woman ill.

GAS LEAK-OUTSIDE RESIDENT LINE Address: 269 EUCLID AVE City: RIDGWAY_B

GAS LEAK-OUTSIDE RESIDENT LINE
Address: 269 EUCLID AVE
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: E CARDOTT ST * FORREST ST

OUTSIDE GAS LINE STRUCK WHILE DIGGING 
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD
7/4/2014 3:09:55 PM

3:48 PM--GAS COMPANY ON SCENE, FIRE UNITS RETURNING TO HALL.
 

PA Secretary Of Agriculture Reflects On Our Nation's Birth

Message from George Greig, PA Secretary of Agriculture

Today we celebrate the birth of our nation 238 years ago, here in PA at Philadelphia's Independence Hall. 

Even before that, colonials were putting their lives on the line for the freedoms we enjoy today. I see the fruits of their struggle in the growing industries along every busy interstate or the green fields by every quiet dirt road. 

This Independence Day and always, thank those who continue to fight to ensure our state and nation stay safe for future generations. Also thank others who serve it, including our farmers who grow food, the teachers who educate our future generations, the lawmakers and other public servants, and volunteers in orgs across PA. 

I encourage you to give back to your communities, since we all play critical roles in keeping them great places to call home. I’m proud of what we have here in PA, including a fantastic ag industry full of great people. We’ve been given much by selfless generations who came before us. It’s now our turn to give back. 

Have a happy, safe Independence Day.

On behalf of the Department of Agriculture,
Happy Independence Day.


4th of July weekend in Galeton Pa!

4th of July weekend in Galeton Pa! 

If you are traveling in our little town this weekend, please please please be courteous of all the other travelers as well. We want everyone to stay safe and most especially, have fun this weekend! 

Center town park will open Friday at 5 pm, with rides, the band Money on the Ruef. 

Saturday, the 5k walk/run begins at 8am, followed by the 4th of July parade at 11. Fireworks will begin at 10pm. 

Have a safe and fun holiday everyone!

CAMERA TO PROVIDE ELK’S POINT OF VIEW

CAMERA TO PROVIDE ELK’S POINT OF VIEW

Information gained through partnership will provide valuable new perspective.

What does an elk eat?

With footage captured by a tiny video camera placed on a Pennsylvania elk this week, researchers soon will find out.

The research initiative is a product of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization headquartered at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, Pa.

The Game Commission actively manages wildlife habitat throughout Pennsylvania, and within the state’s 3,500-square-mile elk-management area. Habitat quality directly influences elk pregnancy rates, survival, calf recruitment and the distribution of elk.

Projects to improve or create high-quality habitat also are used to mitigate elk-human conflicts and hunter-related elk mortality. By making lands more inviting to elk, elk aren’t as likely to turn up in less ideal areas.

Traditional studies on the types of habitat elk prefer have provided both biologists and land managers with information needed to create high-quality elk habitat. However, a complete understanding of the elk’s habitat selection requires an examination at the finest scale.

Previously, the Game Commission wasn’t able to collect that information.

But on Tuesday, researchers placed a collar on an adult cow elk that not only will record her locations through GPS technology, but also will record video shot by a camera housed within the collar.

A short video of the collar being placed on the elk is available to view at the Game Commission’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/pagamecommission.

The camera is programmed to collect video and audio during specific times of the day.

The collar will fall off the elk in about 75 days, at which time the Game Commission will send the collar back to the manufacturer so the recordings can be retrieved. By providing never-before-collected information at the micro-scale, the recordings and readings from the collar will assist biologists and land managers, and will help in the planning and development of habitat-management programs.

The Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) purchased the collar and will use the information collected for educational programming, as well as habitat management.

“High-quality habitat is vitally important to elk, to the Game Commission and to KECA,” said KECA President and CEO Rawley Cogan. “We are pleased to fund this pilot habitat study and we look forward to cooperating with the biologists to refine the habitat-management plan for Pennsylvania’s elk range.”

PGC Photos by Hal Korber:


Photo 1 Researchers on Tuesday place a collar on a cow elk on Pennsylvania’s elk range. Purchased with funds from the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, the collar has GPS tracking capability and contains a camera that will record video and audio. The information will be used by biologists and habitat managers to benefit elk.

Photo 2 This adult cow elk was fitted Tuesday with a collar that contains GPS tracking capability and a small camera to record video and audio. The collar will fall off the elk in about 75 days, at which time the recordings and readings will be retrieved.

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs & Events For July 4, 5 & 6th.

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs & Events For July 4, 5 & 6th.
     
Fish for Free Day
Friday, July 4th – Independence Day
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5308115.jpgTake advantage of the fish-for-free day offered by the PA Fish and Boat Commission.  Go fishing at Sinnemahoning State Park!  No fishing license is required to fish in Pennsylvania inland waters on Friday, July 4, 2014.  Forgot your fishing gear?  No problem!!  Loaner fishing tackle is available at the park office.
  
What’s In A Pond?
Friday, July 4th – Independence Day
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j304/nclarkii/Jan%2007/Notper.jpgMeet at Campground Amphitheater
Discover newts, tadpoles, backswimmers, and other amazing animals that live in a pond.  Program includes a short walk to the pond. Water shoes or boots are recommended.  Nets and containers will be provided.  All animals will be released back into the pond at the end of the program.


Stream Study
Saturday, July 5th
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
40 Maples Day Use Area
cid:image013.jpg@01CF9715.CC7AEFF0Wade into the cool water to catch crayfish and other stream-dwelling animals.  Water shoes or boots are recommended.  Nets and containers will be provided.  All animals will be released back into the stream at the end of the program.


Eagle Watch
Saturday, July 5th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
George B. Stevenson Dam Overlook
http://www.birdingmaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/bald-eagle-juvenile-nest.jpgThe young eaglet has learned to fly!  View live nest activity through binoculars and spotting scope with the help of park staff and volunteers.  Meet at the George B. Stevenson Dam Overlook.


Elk in PA
Saturday, July 5th
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Campground Amphitheater
http://ak5.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/1311943/preview/stock-footage-bull-elk-grazing-with-antlers-in-summer-velvet.jpgWelcome PA Game Commission educator, Mandy Marconi, as she discusses the restoration of one of our state’s largest, most intriguing wild animals.  Campground talk followed by a 30 minute video.  All campground programs are open to the public.

Pontoon Boat Tours
Sunday, July 6th
12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM, & 3:00 PM
Lake Day Use Area
Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 45-minute pontoon boat tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir.  Program is offered on the first and third Sundays of June, July, August and September.  All ages and abilities welcome.  Pre-registration is required.  Call the Park Office to make a reservation.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 ext. 101 or by email at SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov .

"40th Annual Bark Peelers Convention" on Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6


The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum would like to invite the public to their "40th Annual Bark Peelers Convention" on Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6, 2014. The museum is located on US Route 6 between Galeton and Coudersport at Mile Marker 187.

The Bark Peelers Convention is a two-day festival of old-fashion fun and entertainment for the whole family and this year it is even better! Every year we bring new attractions to our fun and educational programs and YES we did it again! Rich Wykoff on Saturday and John Eastlake on Sunday will have presentations about the "CCC's". They will answer questions, help with finding information and inform visitors the importance of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Each day will feature a full program of activities, music, demonstrations, displays, exhibitions, contests, food and crafts for sale.

The museum opens at 9:00 am on both days with programs beginning at 10:00 am.

The classic favorite contests on Saturday are the Greased Pole Competition at 2:30 pm and Log Rolling at 3:30. Sunday will feature Horseshoe Pitching at 10:00 am and the Frog Jumping Contest at 11:45 with dozens of children urging their frogs down the track and across the finish line. At 1:00 pm there will be the Cross Cut Saw Competition and the popular Birling Contest at 2:00 with the winner having the title of Pennsylvania State Birling Champion. A new category - Grand Champion Bark Peeler will honor the contestant with the most points from all contests.

Music will be provided on Saturday by the Mountain Minstrelsy and Nelson Waffle will provide music on both days. Lots of great food will be available including sandwiches, Kettle Korn, maple coated peanuts, ice cream and more.

Antique engine buffs will enjoy a variety of operating engines and belt powered equipment presented by AMEIA, a group of antique engine collectors. "Jack Haines" will be with us again this year to help with different activities and contests throughout both days.

The famous 8 foot log cake will be cut and served at noon on Sunday in the CCC cabin.
One of the many highlights will be the woodhick skills demonstrations: Axe throwing, bark peeling, chopping, and crosscut sawing by Bill Simcox and family in the outdoor arena; model trains display in the stable by Bucky Green; model barnhart log loaders displayed by Ken McCauley. The Woodmobile will be on site to share the many wood species in Pennsylvania.

The museum's steam powered circular sawmill will be operating on both Saturday and Sunday along with the new exhibit, the Birch Still with volunteer foresters available to explain how it works.

Other activities will be a horse-drawn log skidding demonstration, local artisan crafts, blacksmithing, shingle making and Bureau of Forestry displays with a trail walk on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Parking is available across the street at Denton Hill State Park with a "free" wagon ride from the lot to the festival all day long. A door prize will be awarded each day at 3:30 - so don't forget to sign up!

Admission is $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth 3-11. A two-day pass for $ 18.00 is available again this year by calling the museum at (814) 435-2652.

For more information contact the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, P.O. Box 239, Galeton, PA 16922 or the web site www.lumbermuseum.org.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Catalyst Energy Inc in Lafayette Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-06-25 to Catalyst Energy Inc in Lafayette Twp, McKean county. 401 CSL - Discharge of pollultional material to waters of Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Catalyst Energy Inc in Lafayette Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-06-25 to Catalyst Energy Inc in Lafayette Twp, McKean county. 401 CSL - Discharge of pollultional material to waters of Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Coudersport Ambulance To Dwight Creek Road

At 11:24 AM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Dwight Creek Road in Allegany Township for a medical emergency.

Farmer's Market Open Today In Coudersport

Potter County Farmers' Market opens today (Friday) at 1:00 p.m. on the corner of North East and East Second Streets in downtown Coudersport. The market features locally grown farm products and locally-crafted items and is held weekly on Fridays. Several of the regular vendors are celebrating the holiday weekend elsewhere but stop by and see what's available this week!

The following are planning to set up this week:

Fitzgeralds Family Farm: Maple products and jams, jellies and preserves plus a limited amount of honey.

Miles Farm Produce: Spinach, garlic scapes, salad greens and eggs.

Alpaca Creations: All things alpaca! Hand-knit scarves, convertible and fingerless mittens, insoles, shawls, socks, hats, hand spun and hand dyed yarns by Teresa Genaux, Juried Artisan on the Pa Wilds Artisan Trail. Red Maple Sportswear Dealer.

New Horizons Creamery: Ice cream, yogurt, cheese.