VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 9/17/16
By Monica Thomas
Goodness I’ve been very ill, yet am trying to keep up with my garden, flower beds, canning and all the activities I’m involved in. If there is something I’ve missed or you want me to report on something in my column please contact me. I’ve notice the birds swarming in groups looks like they are thinking about their winter travels plans.
At the School: Girls Basketball Team Chicken BBQ is on Saturday September 17th from noon until 1:30 p.m. these are pre sales tickets. Music students and Music Boosters will be holding Zap-a-snack fund raiser. They have a Sports Booster Meeting, Tuesday, September, 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The School has entered into an exciting new venue with the Otto Eldred School District our football players have been a part of the Otto Eldred Squad for a couple of years. This year some of our band students and cheerleaders will be joining their squads to perform and be a part of a great team. Homecoming will be their first big event. On Friday, September 23, 2016 from 3:00-5:30 the students will be having a Fall Festival at the Oswayo Valley High School that will be held outside with great food and activities for the kids. At 6:00 the students will be boarding a bus to travel to Otto-Eldred where they will participate in a game against Port Allegany, the game starts at 7:00. I will be going to cover the event for the school and cheer the kids on. 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 Monday September 19: Chicken Salad, “Pirate Day”/Blood Pressure Checks w/ Becky, RN. Tuesday: September 20: Chef Salad with Ham, Turkey, Egg & Cheese; Patriot Day”, International Peace Day”, Walking Club and Quilters meet. Wednesday September 21: Stuffed Peppers: First Day of Autumn. Come and join them any day for lunch or just stop by and visit Call 814-697-7178 to make a lunch reservation.
Saturday, September 17,2016:
Men’s Prayer Breakfast Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Bell Run Union Church.
Bell Run Union Church is offering a course on Strengthening skills: An Invitation to Guiding Others to the Savior and Counseling for Growth. Welda & Nancy will be conducting the course on Saturday, September 17th from 8:50-11:30 a.m. and Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 8:50-11;30 p.m. the class is open to everyone in the valley. Contact them at 697-7884. Or email them at email@example.com.
Saturday, September 17, 2016:
Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction Benefit is being held for Ed Elling Sr. who has stage 4 cancer. This event will be at the Richburg’s Fireman’s Clubhouse, Richburg, N.Y. beginning at noon till 6.00 p.m., Dinners is $7.00 each children under 2 free.
Potter County Trail Busters Snowmobile Club have cancelled their Grass Drag on Saturday, September 17, 2016; See their Facebook page for more information. They are holding a Gun Raffle for Ruger American .243 Caliber w/Scope. To raise money to pay for winter trail insurance for the 148 miles of trails they groom for winter use throughout throughout the area. Contact me or a club member for tickets. They are having open membership see their Facebook page.
Knapp Creek ATV Dice Run sponsored by the Knapp Creek Fire Department will be held with registration from 8:00-11:00. They have over 40 miles of trails to ride, with vendors and a chicken diner available. This is their ninth year of having this fundraising event for rural Ambulance Program in Knapp Creek. They are located at 253 Route 16 S., Olean, N.Y. Last year this event drew over 1200 ATV, Dirt Bike and UTV riders.
2016 Annual Fall Festival at Kinzua Bridge State Park will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. entrance located outside of Mount Jewitt, Pa. They will have the new visitor center open with an art show, food , vendors and spectacular views from the skywalk and observation deck.
12th Annual Cuba Garlic Festival, September 17 &18, beginning at 10:00-5:00 p.m. Tickets $7.00 at Empire City Farms 105 South St., Cuba, N.Y.
The Hann Homestead Inn is hosting a Barn Market Sale at 3537 Barrett Rd., in Andover, N.Y. beginning at 10:00 am. Their basket raffle is to support the Allegany County Vietnam Veterans’ Organization
Pink Pumpkin Project 2nd annual Celebration at the Old Library Olean, N.Y. beginning at 6:00 p.m. they are sold out what a great cause they thank everyone for supporting them.
The Patriots Guard Riders will be in town Sunday, September 18, 2016 to honor John Volz. You will see the assemble at the American Legion on route 44 from where they will escort the Volz family at 11:50 a.m. to Maple Grove Cemetery to do a Presentation of Honor for John K. Volz Jr. The Reverend Rusty Horning will begin with a prayer followed by the Potter county Honor Guard giving a salute, Chris Piaggi will play Amazing Grace on the bagpipes and Gordon Visseau will end with taps. After the ceremony everyone will assemble at Amergion Legion Post #530 for a social time to meet with the Patriot Honor Guard
At the Library: Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Book club will meet Monday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. they are reading, “The Year of the Hare” by Arto Paasilinna. Knitting Group meets 6:00 at the library setting room, all types of fiber artists welcome. Writer’s Guild Wednesday September 21 at 6:30 p.m. manuscripts are at the circulation desk for the group.
Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet at the Methodist Church, Monday September 19 at 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 a.m. Quilter’s welcome or anyone who would like to learn quilting contact Monica at 814-697-7625.
There will be a Small Town Christmas Meeting on Monday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m., Oswayo Valley Senior Center. Open to the public come join us to plan for this December event.
Palmer Opera House. 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.
Olean Community Theatre presents: “ Man of La Mancha” Allegany / Limestone High School. Friday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday: September 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday September 25, at 2:00 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Cupboard Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. Methodist Church, Lincoln St. Shinglehouse, P.A.
Blessings of the Pets Assembly Park Shinglehouse, Pa. September 25, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
14th Annual Senior Forum October 7, 9:00-1:00 Roulette, Pa.
Friendship Cheese Festival & Car Show October 8th.
PA Lumber Museum 35th Annual Fall Antique and Collectibles Show and Sale Oct. 8-9th. 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. the antique sawmill and the birch still will be open and operating. Contact Trisha at the museum 814-435-2652 or show chairman Pete Folk at 814-435-8216 for vendor information.
Taste of Home Show October 11, 2016 at Good Times, Olean N.Y. contact Nichole Finnery at
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.
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, email@example.com or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.