VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 12/31/16
By Monica Thomas
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will be having a safe New Years. As I look back on the many posts from this year I can only say we've had a busy year and Daisey Mae and me are very tired.
Its with mixed emotions that I make this decision but due to ill health and the increased number of doctor visits, that I am curtailing the writing of this column.
Unfortunately the new medications don't enhance my writing skills. If you would like something special covered give me a call and I'll see how I'm feeling. I've enjoyed this opportunity and appreciate all my readers.
American Legion Post 580 is hosting a New Years Party with festivities starting at 8:00 p.m. December 31st.
At the Senior Center, January 2, Monday closed to celebrate New Year Day, Tuesday, Jan. 3: Taco salad w/cheese National Bird Day, Wii and Quilting. Wednesday, Jan 4: Chicken Marsala. W/ Mushrooms, Wii, Bingo and Elvis Birthday. R.V.S.P. With Mary Jones at 697-7681.
Clara Township of Supervisors will hold their 2017 reorganizational meeting on Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Building. A regular meeting will follow directly, the 2017 budget has been passed and will be available for preview. Residents are encouraged to attend.
Summer in January, Jan 13 & 14th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. At NANI-POPS in Shinglehouse, PA. Come in for a cone of your favorite kind.
Also on Jan. 13-14, The Great American Trailer Park Musical a fundraiser for Olean Community Theater and the Pink Pumpkin Project. To be held at Premium Banquet Center Dinner at 6:00 with the show beginning at 7:30. Tickets are $30 and available at www.oleancommunitytheater.com or phone: 716-375-1628.
Saturday, Jan 14, Snowmobile and ATV Swap Meet at the Roadside Restaurant at 418 Ceres Road in Shinglehouse, Pa. from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by PCTB Snowmobile Inc.
At the Library they will be closed Saturday, Dec. 31st for the New Year Holiday. They will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3rd at noon and begin their new days/hours. This new schedule is: Sunday closed, Monday closed, Tuesday 12-7, Wed. 10-5, Thurs., 10-5, Fri. 8-3 and Sat., 8-3. The Stitch Together Group will be meeting at 1:00-3:00 on every Tuesday.
The OV historical Society will have their monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 p.m. The program will be "Austin Dam Story." They are open for the public each Friday from 11:00-2:00 weekly. The Genealogy group and OV History Group will meet on the 13th of January from 11-2 p.m.
The Wednesday Afternoon book club will be reading "Speaking in Tungs: by Karla M. Jay. Copies are available at the libraries front desk, the meeting will be on Jan. 18th at 1:30 p.m.
The Writer's Guild meets Wed. Jan. 18th at 6:30 p.m. They will be workshopping local authors work. Also one of the authors from this group is having a "Reading of : The Misadventures of Mickey and Bea by Michelle Singer, Deidrah Shutt & Thalia Finegold on Saturday, Jan. 21st at 1:00 p.m.
January 29 Winterfest at Pollywogg Holler 6240 South Road, Belmont, N.Y. 1:00 p.m.-6:00p.m.
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS CONTEST RESULTS:
Ugly Sweater Contest:First place is Sue Taylor, Second place is Madge Lydic,
Third place is OV Senior Center, Honorable Mention is Monica Thomas.
Library Coloring Contest: Charlotte Austin-Keech, Isaac Benner, Amberdale Burks.
Christmas Tree Wars: Shinglehouse Girl Scouts
Lighting Contest: Spirit of the Season: Logan Milliken residence, Religous theme:
Barry & Janette Church, Children's Entry: Monica Thomas Business Entry:
Victorias Hair & Nails. I Spy Mice Game had five winners: Caren Austin, Jordan Swarthout, Hannah Metcalf, Renee White and Julie Dingman.
Parade Winners: The category winners of the Parade which hosted the theme “ Country Christmas” were: Walking/Marching- Shinglehouse Girl Scouts “ Winter Camping Out,” Car/ Truck- The Phil and Caren Austin Family “Gingerbread House,” Float/Trailer-Potter County Trail Blazers “ Hillbilly Sled Ride,” ATVS- Steve Matthews “Country Christmas Buggy Ride,” Fire/Emergency Vehicle- Bolivar Fire Department.
Feel free to drop in and set a spell and visit with Daisy Mae, Boots, Baby and I on the front porch. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-697-7625.
Editors note: Thank you Monica for contributing this column to Solomon's words. Our readers have greatly appreciated your work in bringing the local information to them. May the new year bring you better health and well being.
Jim & Cynthia Jones @ Solomon's words for the wise