VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH
By Monica Thomas
Can you believe how fast the leaves have turned? It’s if God took his personal paint brush and dabbed all his favorite colors onto our hills. This is my favorite time of the year; I like the crispness of the air, the rustle of the leaves and the scurrying to get everything ready for winter.
At the School: The junior class is having a hoagie sale. 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Girls volleyball at the High School Gym 9:30-11:30 on Saturday October 8th. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 in remembrance of Columbus Day. School Board Meeting Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a Financial Aid Night MS/HS Library Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6:00 p.m. T.R.A.C.K. Meeting 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016 MS/HS Library. This is late but I’d like to congratulate our Girls OV Volleyball Team for the outstanding job they have done this season awesome girls!!!
Phillip Freelove of Shinglehouse, PA graduated from basic training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri on Thursday September 15th. He is a 2016 graduate of Oswayo Valley and the son of Gene and Charlene Freelove. We wish this young man much success in his future endeavors.
At the OV Senior Center Monday October 10 : Baked Pepper Steak, “Columbus Day” Fitness Wii. Tuesday: October 11: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Teachers Day / Center Nutrition “Eggs”, Wii and Quilters meet. Wednesday October 12: Roast Beef/ Gravy “Honoring our Pastor” Bingo Wii. Come and join them any day for lunch or just stop by and visit Call 814-697-7178 to make a lunch reservation.
Upcoming events at the OV Senior Center: A paint and snack class our project is a fall pumpkin on one side and a Christmas ball on the other. Will keep you posted!! Sign up early; date , time and prices to be announced!!! Thank-you Dan Bounds for being our cut out man! Nov. 3rd and 4th quilt show, basket bonanza, raffles 11AM-6PM, both days. Nov. 26th Shop Small, Shop Local 10AM-2PM. Home based businesses will be inside. You'll be looking for mice for the festival contest. Our businesses will be donating prizes for drawings when our mice contest is done!!! Mark your calendars and be sure to pop in for your Christmas shopping needs!!!! Dec. 3rd Breakfast with Santa 9AM-11AM.......
14th Annual Senior Forum October 7, 9:00-1:00 Roulette, Pa. It will be held in the Fire Hall, many vendors and programs will be present to provide information for area seniors.
The Fish Fries are happening at the Masonic Hall on Fridays from 4:00-7:00.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016:
Women’s Prayer Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Bell Run Union Church. Everyone is welcome.
Annual Harvest Dinner and Bazaar United Methodist Church, Shinglehouse, Pa. The Bazaar will be from 12:00-7:00 p.m. with dinner at 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. At the bazaar, crafts, homemade items and bake goods will be available, this supports local mission activities here in the valley. There will be a free will offering for the dinner.
First Fall Dance with Nadine Dyskant with optional potluck prior. Potluck at 5:00 Contra dancing at 7:00 p.m. Cuba Grange, Cuba, New York. Check out their face book page under Southern Tier Country Dance Society.
Friendship Cheese Festival & Car Show 10:00-4:00 p.m. Friendship Central School and Main St. Live music by: DJ Shawn Chase, Extreme Entertainment with their Bounce houses and characters, vendors welcome can contact Tami at 585-973-7734 or Megan 585-307-8373 for more information.
Artisan Market held during PA Wilds Art Invitational at Lynn Hall, 21656 Route 6, Port Allegany, PA. 12:00- 6:00 p.m.
Matt Burns live Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. The Field house 24 E. Dyke St., Wellsville, N.Y. $3.00 cover charge. More information available on facebook.
PA Lumber Museum 35th Annual Fall Antique and Collectibles Show and Sale Oct. 8-9th. 10:00 a.m.-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.
Ellicottville Fall Festival, Ellicottville, N.Y. to be held Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 10: 8:00 p.m.: Oswayo Valley Historical Society Meeting 7:00 p.m.; Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Basement.
SUNDAY, OCT 9, 2016 1:00 p.m. Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Dept and Ambulance Association 5th Annual Open House and chicken BBQ. Look for their annual Halloween Party for the kids in town and upcoming Ham & Turkey Party on Nov. 5th. Tickets still available.
Taste of Home Show October 11, 2016 3:00-6:45 p.m., Good Times of Olean, N.Y.
At the Library: “Support the Buzz” will be presented Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. discussing our adult honeybee population and concerns. Writer’s Guild Wednesday October 19 at 6:30 p.m., manuscripts are at the circulation desk for the group. Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Book Club will meet Monday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. they are reading, a variety of books written by Dana Stanbow an Alaskan author. The knitting group meets 6:00 at the library setting room, all types of fiber artists welcome. Library Board meeting 4:00 October 24, 2016.
Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet at the Methodist Church, Monday October 17at 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.
The Hinson Family will be back in the area to do several concerts. This Christian based group will be performing on Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, Pa., Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Bell Run Union Church on Taylor Brook Rd off Bells Run Rd. Then the following weekend Oct 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Church of God, Main St., Eldred, Pa. and October 23: 11:00 a.m. Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford, Pa. (8140 465-3336)
There will be a Small Town Christmas Meeting on Monday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m., Oswayo Valley Senior Center. Open to the public come join us to plan for this December event.
APPRISE is now taking appointments for Open Enrollment of Medicare Insurance Programs. There are several dates available from Oct. 20- Dec. 7. For more information contact Barbara Busch at Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging. Please call 1-800-800-2560 or 814 544-7315.
Food Cupboard Saturday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. Methodist Church, Lincoln St. Shinglehouse, P.A.
Potter County “Haunted Barns at the Fairgrounds” October 21 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. There will be a separate venue for small children. If you would like more information, contact Judi Turton at 848-7204 or Krista Doran at 320-0529.
The Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes have several events coming up; I’ll be highlighting them next week.
The Kick Off for Small Town Christmas is only 54 days away OH MY!
Looking for home based businesses that would like to participate in Small Town Shopping Day in Shinglehouse on Nov. 26th as part of the Christmas Festival. The Senior Center is offering the use of the SR Center for that from 10 AM-2 PM for you to display and possibly sell your items. Please contact Mary jones me by pm or my sis Caren Austin on facebook if you are interested.
Feel free to drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae and his 2 foundling kittens he’s adopted 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.