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Monday, August 8, 2016


VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH. 8/8/16By: Monica Thomas

Gee another Fair Season has come and gone and yes it rained. It didn't stop a thing the kids were excited, the horses were beautiful, the cows majestic and my favorite the pigs cute as a button. And already the planning has started for next year. We had a question in the Historical Society about a photo of the fair dated 1934 (it must be dated wrong). Nope folks seems that during the war years the fair was postponed so when they did their calculations missing a couple of years, this is how 2016 was its 80th year, argument settled.

AT THE SCHOOL: School Board Meeting on Monday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. Please note information on student schedules and impact testing. More information is available at

The Middle/High School student schedules are available on the student and parent portal. The window for schedule changes will be open from August 1 to August 15. All changes require parental permission, therefore, parents must contact the Guidance Office to request any changes to their child’s schedule. The Guidance Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Requests can be made by visiting the Guidance Office, by telephone, or by email. To request by telephone or if you have difficulty accessing the portal, please contact Mrs. Nedra Gross at 814-260-1701. Requests may also be emailed to

The FIRST PRACTICE DAY FOR FALL SPORTS is Monday, August 15, 2016. All student athletes are required to participate in impact testing prior to participating in any athletics. If your child has signed up for any sports for the upcoming school year, they must participate in the impact testing. Testing will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the weeks of July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 11. Appointments will be begin at 1:00 p.m. Practice for fall sports begins August 15, 2016. Students who are planning on participating must complete the impact testing prior to that date. If you have any questions regarding impact testing or to set up an appointment, please contact Mrs. Amy Unverdorben at 260-1701 extension 225.

At the Senior Center: Monday, August 8: BBQ Chicken Breast with Summer Olympic Fun and Walking Club, BINGO. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016: Cheeseburger with Center Nutrition and Quilting. Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016. Stuffed Peppers with Son & Daughter Stories and BINGO. Please call the day before to make your reservation 814-697-7178. Please note they are now playing BINGO on Monday and Wednesday's and Sonny Perkins is heading up daily Wii tournaments.

The Library continues the Stitch Together Group which meets at 6:00 p.m. in the Library on Wednesday evening. The Genealogy and OV History Group will meet Friday, August 12 at 1:00 p.m. And the St. Bonaventure Artmobile will be offering a program on August 19, 2016. The Book Club will be meeting Monday, August 15 at 1:30 p.m., they will be reading " Life on the Color Line" by Gregory Howard Williams, books are available at the front desk. To learn more about what the Library has available see their website at If you are interested in the St. Bonaventure Art mobile please contact Rhonda or Penn at the library immediately to register 814-697-6691. Upcoming Programs: Basic Beekeeping with Joan Bradley, Wednesday August 17, 1:00 p.m. Also coming up as part of the Libraries Fall Festival is Mountains, Madness and Miracles-4,000 miles of Appalachian Trail Stories, Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Shinglehouse United Methodist Church will be offering a Christ-Centered Weight-Loss and Healthy Living Program called, "First Place 4 Health". Their first meeting August 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Eleanor Stanley at 814-697-7397 or

Women's Prayer Breakfast Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m., Oswayo United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.. Music in the Parks: Tunes on Tuesday, Shinglehouse. "Jolly Roger," Hot dogs, chips, coffee, & drinks for $1 each. Come on folks come on out & enjoy a 2 hour show from 6 to 8 pm. Free will offering. Portville, N.Y. also has one in the Park at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings along with Port Allegany on Thursdays. Music on the Lawn at the Howe Library in Wellsville, N.Y. August 11: The Foolz – Hot Rock, R&B, Blues.
Sharon Township Supervisors meeting 6:00 p.m. Eleven Mile township building. Shinglehouse Borough Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers Library Basement.

The Baptist Church is holding a "Rededication in the Service for God" for Reverend Rusty Horning on Saturday, August 13 at 4:00. The Rededication Service will be held 4:00p.m., in the Sanctuary with a light buffet, social time and entertainment on the church lawn. This is a celebration for Rusty's 30 years of service in ministry at FBC, it is not for his retirement from the church or from ministry.

At the Palmer Opera House in Cuba, N.Y., Yoga with Yogini Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. $10.00. Alex Leyva in Concert 6:00-9:00 Saturday August 13, 2016. Upcoming: Folk Fest- Songs of the 60s-70s Sunday, August 21, 2:00 p.m. They have an Acoustic Open Mic Night weekly on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Check out their Facebook page Palmer Opera House for more details with information and photos.

Friday August 12: The City of Olean Youth Bureau & Recreation Department will hold its annual Kids Day/Charity Carnival at War Veteran’s Park on Friday, August 12, from 11-3. All proceeds from the event will be donated to local memorial scholarship funds. At the Olean Area Federal Credit Union they will be hosting a free outdoor movie night tonight 8:30pm, at their Wayne Street parking lot. The Disney Movie “Zootopia” will be shown…bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the movie on their 20-foot screen. Refreshments will be available for sale.
A Round and Square Dance is set to take place from 7-10pm, at the Franklinville Conservation Club. $5 admission, with music by “Country Memories”.
The Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce presents the Salamanca Rockin’ Ribfest August 12-14, at the Seneca-Allegany Resort and Casino. The three-day event features music, arts and crafts, a car show and all of that fantastic food. Check out for more info.

Saturday, August 13: Shinglehouse American Legion Clam Bake, Sponsored by the American Legion and Sons of the Legion. 

The annual Humphrey Blueberry Day takes place from 8:00-1:30, at the Humphrey Fire Hall. All you can eat Blueberry Pancakes from 8-11:30, $5 per person. There are also local craft and vendor sales.

Pink Pumpkin 5K Run and Walk. Fireman's Park, Allegany, New York 8:00 a.m.

The Penn Brad Oil Museum celebrates the rich oil and gas heritage of the region at its annual Derrick Day event on Saturday, August 13, from 11-5 at the Museum on South Avenue. The day includes craft vendors, food, demonstrations and entertainment. Admission is $5.00, with children 12 and under admitted for free.

Sunday, August 14: The Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department presents the 5th annual Martin Thurst Memorial Car Show and Chicken BBQ. Car registration starts at 11am, with the chicken BBQ available at noon. All vehicles are welcome. The show takes place at the Clayton Burger Memorial Park, on Route 305 in West Clarksville.

Feel free to drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

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