|By Monica Thomas|
Labor Day Weekend is upon us, where has the summer gone. It heralds in "school is in session". Growing up my father and the men of his age appreciated this holiday as their fathers toiled under long hours of work and little or no benefits for them or their families. With the concept of unions and friendlier attitudes towards workers safety practices, laws where passed that took a seven day work day to five, the 40 hour week and the concept of paid overtime into being. Let's take a moment and reflect on what our father's, grandfathers and great grandfathers went through to bring us to where we are today. Happy Labor Day enjoy!
At the School: No school Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day, school resumes Tuesday, September 6. Girls Basketball Team selling tickets for Chicken BBCue. Music students and Music Boosters will be holding Zap-a-snack fund raiser. OV School Board Work Session 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 7: School Pictures and Instrumental Rental Meeting for Band students.
Shinglehouse Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are holding open enrollment now, see their Facebook pages for more information. Great programs for our kids!
At the OV Senior Center September 5 CLOSED LABOR DAY, Tuesday, Sept 6: Meatloaf &Gravy; Newspaper Carrier Day, Quilting and Exercise. Wednesday Sept7: Chicken Breast Supreme; "Bring A Bear" Bingo. RIte Aide FLU SHOTS- 9AM-NOON OV SR CENTER.PLEASE BRING YOUR INSURANCE CARDS!!!
Coudersport Town-wide Yard Sales September 3. 9:00-5:00.
Shinglehouse Community Choir Christmas Concert sign-ups Tuesday, September 6, at 6:00 p.m. Oswayo Valley Senior Center. Contact Cheri Maxson at 814-697-7527 for information.
Also Tuesday night: Shinglehouse Borough Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. OV Memorial Library. Sharon Township Supervisors meeting 6:00 p.m., Millport Supervisors Building.
Women's Prayer Breakfast will be September 10 at Shinglehouse United Methodist Church. 9:00 a.m. This change is due to a Bell Run Union Church offering a course on
Strengthing skills: An Invitation to Guiding Others to the Savior and Counseling for Growth. Welda & Nancy will be conducting the course on Saturday, September 17 and Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 open to everyone in the valley. Contact them at 697-7884. Or email them firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Fall Festival on Pleasant Street, Saturday, September 10 beginning at 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. For a day of community activities! This year’s Pleasant Street Fall Festival will feature many local vendors and charities selling handmade items, children's face painting, multiple raffles, Chinese auctions, and baked goods. A local DJ will be playing music and there will be a performance of the Shinglehouse Community choir at 12:30. Beef on wick, applesauce, chips, and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Inside the library at 2:00 p.m. there will be a presentation by Lauralee Bliss about her experiences on the Appalachian Trail. Please plan on joining us for a day full of activities, fun and learning! The Bookclub is reading " The Year Of The Hare" by Arto Paasilinna. Pick up a copy at the front desk. Sept. 14th, there will be a Drug & Addiction Forum 6:00 p.m. A Discussion of the C.L.E.A.N. Program, Addiction Process and Family Support will be covered. Presenters are Andy Watson, Brad Buchholz and Colleen Wilber.
Rabies Clinic at Assembly Park from 1 to 4 pm also on Saturday, September 10th.
Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes and Schoolhouse Health Foods are celebrating their 4th year anniversary and Fall Open House on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. stop in and celebrate with them on Indian Creek Road outside of Eldred, Pa., follow their in-house farmer at https://wooleylot.wordpress.com; seed saver exchange seeds will be 50% off.
Contra Dance at Farmers Market in Olean, N.Y. Saturday, September 10 at 10:30- noon. Located at the REAP Farmers Market at the Olean Center Mall.
Southern Tier Country Dance Society starts their 15th year with a 6:00 potluck optional and Contra Dance at 7:00 p.m., Cuba Grange, Cuba, N.Y. That same night even though I am restricted from dancing, I'm going to listen to some great live music!
Palmer Opera House. Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2:00 p.m Salute to Classic Country donation. Country Legends Jamboree. $5- Music by the Saddle Tramps Friday, September 23rd at 6 PM. Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m. Voices From the Past.
REGISTER NOW! Online registration is now open for their fall session that begins September 10th! G2 offers preschool, developmental, and non competitive programs for boys and girls along with a successful girls competitive program! Whether you are looking for your child's first class with friends or the competitive track, we have something for you! G2 is family owned and operated along with fun, experienced staff and we would love for you to join our gym family! Pre-Register ASAP to reserve your spot in class at www.g2gymandfitness.com. Any questions email email@example.com
Pire Appliance will be celebrating their grand opening on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at their new store on Academy Street in Shinglehouse, PA. The celebration will begin at noon and end at 2 PM. All are welcome. Enter for a chance to win a prize!
Potter County Trail Busters Snowmobile Club next meeting is Sunday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m., at the Roadside Restaurant. They are holding their first Grass Drag on Saturday, September 17, 2016; with registration at 8 a.m. See their Facebook page for more information. They are holding a Gun Raffle for Ruger American .243Caliber w/Scope. Contact me or a club member for tickets. Their fundraising goes to pay trail insurance for 148 miles of trails throughout the area. They are having open membership see their Facebook page.
OV Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., in the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library basement.
The Patriots Guard Riders will be in town Sunday, September 18, 2016 to honor John Volz.
14th Annual Senior Forum October 7, 9:00-1:00 Roulette, Pa.
Friendship Cheese Festival & Car Show October 8th.
PA Lumber Museum Collectibles Show Oct. 8-9th.
The Potter County Fair is planning a “Haunted Barns at the Fairgrounds” and need your help! This event is being held on October 21 and 22 at the fairgrounds in Millport. They are looking for businesses, organizations, groups, family and friends to decorate and man stations at the event. You would be responsible for providing your own props and actors to operate your station. The space would be approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. If you are interested in joining the fun or would like more information, contact Judi Turton at 848-7204 or Krista Doran at 320-0529. Please help us make this a fun, scary event! Next meeting Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Plan to bring your project idea and commitment.
Taste of Home coming to Olean in October tickets are available at the Olean Times Herald and Bradford Era. October 11, 2016 3:00-6:45 p.m., Good Times of Olean, N.Y.
Next week big doings in Wellsville, N.Y.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.