Photos Courtesy Of Kevin Bisher Photography
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Cathy Thompson Bowers added 13 new photos from October 29 — at Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.
Last night we had the honor of attending the 85th. Anniversary dinner of the Galeton Rotary Club held at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. Many thanks were given to Josh Roth and his staff for the use of the beautiful facility, to Bear and Lisa Weimer of the Pine Creek Inn and their staff for the delicious food, and to Governor Bill Olivett and his wife Ellen for the liquid refreshments to be used for a toast to this great club.
The Galeton Rotary Club was chartered on March 25, 1930, sponsored by the Coudersport Rotary Club. Willis Conable was District Governor in 1996-1997, the only Galeton Rotarian to hold the office. Pete Folk, Master of Cermonies, thanked Willis's widow, Phyllis, for chairing tonight's event.
Galeton Rotary Club officers for 2015 are: John Ryan, President; B.J. Lowther, Vice President; John Zeigler, Secretary; Dr. Joe Iaquinto, Treasurer; Doug Reeves, Clyde Pierce, Tony Adami, and Pete Folk; Dr. Michael Callahan, Sgt. at Arms for 22 years.
"As we embark on our 81st year of service to the community, we look forward to "service before self".
Members of the Coudersport in attendance to join in Galeton Rotary Club's celebration were Rotarians, Cathy and Merv Bowers, Robert (Smitty) Smith, and George Hults and wife Eunice.
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The students of St. Paul’s Preschool presented their annual Halloween program last Friday. They were frighteningly fantastic! For more pictures, visit their website at coudypreschool.wordpress.com.
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Remember, even though it is trick or treat night, there will still be drivers out on the road so always make sure to look before you cross. It is also a good idea to have some sort of light on you and the kids so drivers can still see you. The glow stick necklaces and bracelets are always a wonderful idea!
Chief Brackman will be out in the police car again this year, handing candy out to all the trick or treater's he encounters. So if you see him make sure you guys pull him over tonight!
Be safe everyone, and Happy Halloween!
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|The Guthrie Brothers Jock (left) and Jeb will be in Wellsboro to sing Simon and Garfunkel hits from the 1960s and 1970s.|
During their 90-minute show, “Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience,” the brothers capture the magic of the famous rock duo’s music as they sing “Scarborough Fair,” “I Am a Rock,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” and other well known hits.
Jock and Jeb’s tight vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars match the sound and style of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in their heyday in an uncanny, engaging and impressive way. Of the show, one reviewer said, “From their mesmerizing rendition of ‘Sounds of Silence,’ to their playful version of ‘Cecilia,’ prepare to fall in love again with the music of Simon and Garfunkel. Jeb and Jock blend their rich voices together which leaves every audience member smiling and singing along.” Trivia and stories about Simon and Garfunkel are also part of the show.
“We were born a year apart. Jock is older,” said Jeb. “When we were little, we played and sang together harmony style at school and church gatherings and family get-togethers in Brillion, Wisconsin.” Jeb learned to play drums and Jock, the guitar. From the time Jeb was 11 and Jock, 12, the brothers began performing with many different bands.
After Jeb learned to play guitar, they struck out on their own as the Guthrie Brothers. The combination of two guitars, two vocalists and two brothers was an idea whose time had come. They not only performed other singer/songwriter cover tunes but also wrote their own music. They landed a big record deal. Shortly after the release of their self-titled CD in June 1996, the label closed its doors. “We had to sell some gear and ponder our future again.”
About that same time, someone asked them to sing a Simon and Garfunkel tune for an upcoming performance. “Our voices seemed to blend effortlessly into their signature sound. We had a natural, almost spiritual connection to their music. We began to include more Simon and Garfunkel songs in our repertoire and then dedicated a show to their work. The overwhelming audience reaction to our first Simon and Garfunkel tribute performance confirmed our feelings,” Jeb added. The response we got was ‘Oh, that gave me chills. You sound so much like them.’
"The more my brother and I have delved into their work, the more we consider ourselves aficionados. We are faithful to Simon and Garfunkel's original arrangements so people can experience their music and harmonies. We are huge fans of music from that period. Basically that is where our primary musical influences come from. It was such an amazing time with so many truly talented, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriters. Simon and Garfunkel owned that folk rock world. Paul Simon is still writing completely relevant material today."
The “Guthrie Brothers” self-titled CD was re-released in 2008 and can be purchased on iTunes and Rhapsody and heard on Spotify. In addition to their Simon and Garfunkel shows, the brothers perform with other groups when they can and play different musical styles and their own original work.
The price at the door for adults is $20 per show, $5 for students with student ID cards and free for children 12 and under who are accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, visit www.wellsborocca.org or stop in at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro or call 570-724-6220.
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Born March 24, 1928 in Franklinville, he was a son of Luthene and Marie Hitchcock Pinney. On June 11, 1949 in Little Genesee, he married Joyce A. Hawkes, who survives.
He was a graduate of Hinsdale High School, class of 1945 and was a graduate of Lincoln Electric Welding School where he qualified in structural and pipeline welding. Mr. Pinney was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II in Germany, attaining the rank of Technician 4th grade.
Mr. Pinney was employed by the former Producers Gas Company in Little Genesee which became National Fuel Gas Company where his career spanned 44 years retiring as a foreman.
Mr. Pinney served as Town Justice for Little Genesee from 1963 to 1974 and was also Town Supervisor for Little Genesee for several years. He was a member of the Allegany County Office of the Aging Advisory Board where he served as vice chairman for several years. He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member and Past Junior Master of Macedonia Lodge #258 F. & A.M., in Bolivar and a member and Past Worthy Patron and past Associate Patron of Buttrick Chapter #109 Order of the Eastern Star in Bolivar. He was also a member of Kenyon Andrus Post, American Legion in Bolivar, a member of the New York State Supervisors Association, and a past member of the New York State Magistrates Association.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, traveling, and sports.
Surviving besides his wife are five children, William A. (Janice) Pinney of Galeton, PA, Jody A. Allen of Bolivar, Mark D. (Betty) Pinney of Almond, Russell A. (Lynn) Pinney of Bolivar, and Dale A. “Ponch” Pinney of Richburg; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Benedict of Hannibal; two sisters-in-law, Loretta Pinney of Little Genesee and Anna Pinney of Cuba; a brother-in-law, Paul (Elaine) Hawkes of Penn Yan; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pinney was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Knowlton; and two brothers, George Pinney and Kenneth “Bud” Pinney.
In keeping with the family’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, with Pastor Kevin Palmatier of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church, Little Genesee, officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Little Genesee.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bolivar Fire Department and Ambulance Fund, Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Mr. Pinney, please visit www.virgilllhowardfuneralhome.com
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|Marion J. Booth|
Born November 15, 1921, in Lewis Run, she was the daughter of the late Matteo and Rosaria (Vecellio) Tasin.
On June 24, 1944 in Bradford she married Carl R. Booth, Sr., who died on October 16, 2009.
She had been employed at Corning Glass Works for 25 years.
She was a member of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, a member of the Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary, the Bradford Senior Center and volunteered for her daughter at the Bradford Ecumenical Home in the activities department, and the 50+ Group at St. Francis Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (Richard) Campbell, of Little River, SC, and a son, Carl (Barb) Booth, Jr., of Bradford, five grandchildren, Gregory (Heather) Campbell of Fort Mill, SC, Wendy Campbell of Naples, FL, Kelli Beckman of Eldred, Todd Booth and Traci Chamberlin both of Bradford, 7 great grandchildren, a brother, Joe Tasin of Colorado, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Donato "Rocky" Tasin and Al Tasin.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 11:00am on Monday at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church with Rev. Steven Collins, pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Random acts of kindness for others, in memory of Marion, are preferred in lieu of flowers.
On line condolences maybe made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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Galeton's weather for October was fairly typical. The month started out on the cool side, then it warmed up and was off and on cool and warm. We had some beautiful sunny and warm days. The Fall colors were very nice as, usual. On the 11th we had a light frost then on the 18th we had our first killing frost at 27 degrees. The trend after that was cold mornings and sunny and cool afternoons. Really nice weather for October. We had a trace of snow on the 18th and 19th. In fact it snowed most all afternoon on the 18th, however, the ground was warm and it did not stick, at least in town.
We received 3.34" of rain in October with a trace of snow in the record books. Last year we received 2.87" Normal is 3.66". We had 18 foggy mornings, some very heavy.
The average high temperature is 58 degrees and the average low is 41 degrees. The records are 83 in 2007 and 19 in 2002.
Henry W. Lush NWS Observer
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(Montoursville) The Public-Private Partnership (P3) project to rebuild 558 bridges all across Pennsylvania over the next three years completed another bridge replacement project in Bradford County today, as the LeRaysville Road (SR 467) crossing over Rockwell Creek in Pike Township reopened.
The bridge was closed for reconstruction in late September and reopened to traffic the afternoon of Friday October 30th. The work was performed by CP Ward Inc. The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed to last as long as 100 years.
The bridge replacements are part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. As part of PWKP, Walsh/Granite JV will oversee construction. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.P3forPA.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at www.PARapidBridges.com.
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|James E. “Jimmy” Johnson|
Born November 3rd, 1967 in Olean, he was a son of George and Verna Stimpson Johnson. On September 15th, 2001 in the Wesleyan Church in Bradford, he married Kerrie Sheldon, who survives.
Jimmy was a 1985 graduate of Otto- Eldred High School. He was raised and had lived in Eldred for many years prior to moving to Smethport in 2005.
Earlier in life Mr. Johnson was employed by the Bradford Regional Medical Center in the maintenance department. Later he worked as an HVAC technician for M.J. Mechanical and for the last 10 years he was employed by Mazza Bros. of Olean as an HVAC technician.
Jimmy loved working on his house, hunting, and fishing. He loved his dogs and spending time with his children. He often spent his free time helping local businesses with their HVAC needs.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 14 years are two sons, Zachary James Johnson and Eric Wayne Johnson, both at home; two brothers, Jeffrey Johnson of Eldred and David (Victoria) Johnson of Coudersport; a sister-in-law, Janice Johnson of Duke Center; 4 nephews, Alan (Jenn) Johnson, Corey (Kasey McHale) Johnson, Shawn (Katie) Johnson and Kevin Johnson; a niece, Kimberly Johnson; as well as 3 great nieces, Maci, McKenna and Lainey.
He was preceded in death by a brother in law, Alan Sheldon Jr. in 2006.
Friends may call the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred on Sunday (November 1st, 2015) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and Monday from 12 to 1 pm, at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Jim Kazimer officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to CORE, Autism Speaks, or the St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
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Born Feb. 3,1944 in DuBois, he was a son of Oliver Perry and Helen Johnston Hess Jr.
Mr. Hess was a 1962 graduate of DuBois High School. He had resided in Eldred since 2000 and was a member of the Eldred American Legion, Post 887.
Oliver was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War as a meteorological technician. He was employed by the University of Washington in Seattle as a weather technician, as well as the U.S. Weather Bureau in Alaska, the Northwest Territory of Canada, the British West Indies and Hawaii, prior to retiring in 1994.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-brother, Robert Paul Ishman in 2000.
As per Oliver's request there will be no services held. Burial will be in the Beechwood Cemetery in Washington Township, Jefferson County.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.
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Dale C. Connelly
ROULETTE - Dale C. Connelly, 75, of Burleson Avenue, passed away Friday (Oct. 30, 2015) at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a full obituary by Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
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CNA's & PRN's Needed In Bradford, Coudersport, Eldred, Kane, Port Allegany, Roulette, Smethport, St. Marys & Wellsboro
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