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Monday, June 26, 2017

PennDOT, Safety Partners Distribute Impaired Driving and Boating Safety Materials Ahead of Independence Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Community Traffic Safety Project, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department (TVRPD) today met at Crystal Beverage in Jersey Shore to promote safe driving and boating during an Independence Day Impaired Driving Mobilization beginning Friday, June 23 through July 5, 2017.

Participants discussed regional DUI patrols both on and off the water as part of this year’s impaired driving mobilization which runs from June 23 through July 4. As part of the campaign, TVRPD distributed “Boating Under the Influence-What do you know?” posters to area businesses that are patronized by river lot campers and visitors.
 
The Independence Day weekend is the busiest period of the boating season as well as the most dangerous on the waterways.
 
Under Pennsylvania law, boat operators can be arrested for BUI while operating any watercraft if they are incapable of safe operation regardless of any blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
 
Waterways Conservation Officer Emmett Kyler noted “The penalties for an individual convicted of BUI are very similar to the DUI penalties with the exception an individual will lose their boat operating privileges as opposed to their driver’s license. This is always a huge misconception.”

Per PennDOT data, last year there were 2,887 vehicle crashes resulting in 21 fatalities during the Independence Day Holiday from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 10.  Of those fatalities, eight were attributed to a drinking driver and four were attributed to a drugged driver.
 
PennDOT encourages drivers to plan ahead by either designating a sober driver or arranging for alternate transportation.
 
For more information about impaired driving, visit www.penndot.gov/safety or call
1-877-723-6830.
 
Follow the conversation on social media by using #July4DUI or #DriveSober on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.

BOOK BY FIRST WOMAN TO ROW ACROSS ATLANTIC CHOSEN FOR PITT-BRADFORD COMMON READER, ONE BOOK BRADFORD


Adventurer Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, will speak this fall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

McClure’s visit and talk at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Bromeley Family Theater supplements students’ reading the story of her journey, “A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean.” Students in freshman seminar, environmental studies, writing and composition classes will all read at least a part of the book.

“A Pearl in the Storm” will also be this year’s selection for One Book Bradford, a community common reader project.

“The book is more than the story of a great feat,” said Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing and director of the writing program at Pitt-Bradford. “The details of rowing across the ocean are fascinating, but the journey of self-discovery is what really drew me and led me to use the book in a class here at Pitt-Bradford, where I got an enthusiastic response from my students.”

As if being the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic were not enough, McClure was one of two women and six Americans who cross-country skied their way to the geographic South Pole – a journey of 750 miles. She has climbed mountains on several continents, including Antarctica. She is the subject of the French documentary “Beyond Limits – Tori Murden.”

More than a dozen television shows and 30 major magazines have featured McClure’s story. Fellow sea adventurer Thor Heyerdahl presented her with the Peter Bird Trophy for Tenacity and Perseverance in 2000, the first time a woman was the honor’s recipient.

McClure holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, a law degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Spalding University, where she is now president.

It was in her connection to Spalding that McCabe first met McClure. McCabe teaches in the short-term residency MFA program at Spalding.

“Last fall at Spalding, Tori invited the creative nonfiction program to visit her boat, the American Pearl,” McCabe said. “She urged us to climb around on it. Sitting in the seat where she’d rowed for hours and hours and crawling into the coffin-sized cabin really hit home what it must have been like to have been in this boat barely bigger than a pickup truck in the midst of a vast ocean.”

One Book Bradford will hold a community book review at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 led by Rick Lutz, a retired Bradford Area School District English teacher who has paddled for long distances alone in his kayak.

Copies of “A Pearl in the Storm” will be available at The Panther Shop on campus in mid-July.

For disability needs, contact Carma Horner, disability resources and services coordinator, at 814-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

McClure’s visit is co-sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford Spectrum Series and Freshman Seminar.

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Memorial for Milton Landes Saturday At Sharon Center Cemetery

Milton Landes

For those who wish to attend the interment for Milton Landes, is Saturday, July 1, at the 10:30 a.m. at the Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon Center PA.

Friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon at noon in his honor at the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, Shinglehouse PA.

Samuel G. Langianese, 93, of Lewis Run, PA

Samuel G. Langianese

Samuel G. Langianese, 93, of Lewis Run, PA,  passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home.

He was born on August 7, 1923 in Lewis Run, a son of the late Michele and Josephine Benedict Langianese.

He was a graduate of the former St. Bernard School.

WWII Veteran
On May 10, 1947 in Lewis Run he married Florence Ives who preceded him in death on December 7, 2016.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

After being honorable discharged from the military Mr. Langianese worked for the former Hanley Brick Company, Lewis Run, and also at various local bars as a bartender. He then got a job working for American Airlines and moved to Chicago where he worked for twenty two years until his retirement at which point he moved back to Lewis Run.

He is survived by one brother, Matt Langianese of Beaumont, TX; one sister, Jean Senuta of Olean, NY and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by three brothers.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Lewis Run with the Rev. Leo Gallina as celebrant.

Entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the St. Bernard Elementary School Library, 450 West Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Bradford Ambulance Dispatched For Man Fallen From Roof

At 6:13 PM on Monday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched for a 55 year old man who has fallen from his roof on south Second Street in Foster Township.
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PA Game Commission Makes Deals With Coal & Gas Companies In McKean, Bradford, Indiana and Lycoming counties

THREE ENERGY DEALS APPROVED

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved energy-development agreements on three tracts of state game lands.

Amerikohl Mining Inc., of Butler, Pa., was approved to remove an estimated 15,840 tons of Lower Kittaning coal under about 13 acres on State Game Lands 276 in Burrell Township, Indiana County.

Amerikohl is developing a surface mining project for coal on private land situated between State Game Lands 276 and 153. Allowing that project to extend onto the game lands for complete removal of the Lower Kittaning coal crop will eliminate the potential for future downgradient mine discharges on game lands.

The board also approved an agreement with Chief Oil & Gas LLC, of Dallas, Texas, to develop the Game Commission’s oil and gas rights under about 499 acres of State Game Lands 36 in Franklin and Monroe townships, Bradford County.

Chief has a strong, privately owned oil and gas lease position surrounding this portion of game lands, and has the ability to develop the reserve without any surface disturbance to the game lands.

This agreement will result in a one-time bonus payment of about $1 million.

The board also approved a five-year option to enter into an agreement with Seneca Resources, of Pittsburgh, to develop the Game Commission’s oil and gas rights under about 2,151 acres of State Game Lands 133 in Gamble, Lewis and Cascade townships, Lycoming County. Seneca also has the ability to develop the reserve without any surface disturbance to the game lands.

As part of the agreement, Seneca will transfer to the Game Commission an 80-acre interior tract within State Game Lands 62 in Hamlin Township, McKean County.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Health Center

At 4:35 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to the Health Center for a person ill.

PENN WELLS HOTEL JOINS HISTORIC HOTELS OF AMERICA®

Wellsboro, PA – The Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it has joined Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Penn Wells Hotel is one of more than 295 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.


Shawn and Ellen Bryant are shown with the
 Historic Hotels of America plaque. He is
chief executive officer of the Wellsboro Hotel
Company and she is president of the
Wellsboro Hotel Company.
“We are delighted to induct the Penn Wells Hotel, a Victorian style hotel built in 1869 to Historic Hotels of America.” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We welcome the Penn Wells Hotel, Shawn and Ellen Bryant, and the Penn Wells staff into Historic Hotels of America.”

To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance.

“We view the inclusion of the Penn Wells Hotel in the Historic Hotels of America as a wonderful tribute to generations of individuals who have maintained the Hotel’s historic value,” said Shawn Bryant, CEO of the Wellsboro Hotel Company. “We like to say that the Hotel is ‘a step back in time’ and preservation of that history is central to our mission. We are grateful to be included with other fine hotels that similarly represent and respect America’s history while actively meeting the current needs of travelers and communities.”

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Potter County Fair Livestock Entries are Due July 1, 2017

Livestock Entries are Due July 1, 2017

Advanced entries required for all livestock. Entries must be postmarked July 1 or before or hand delivered before or on July 1. If July 1 is Sunday, it will be July 2.. No late entries accepted. Entry is not considered complete until payment is made - this includes insufficient funds. No refunds.

Mail Horse entries and fees to Cheryl Wheaton, 22 Gadsby Hollow Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748

Mail Sheep and Goat entries and fees to Beth Bell, 216 Chapman Brook, Shinglehouse, PA... 16748

Mail Rabbit, Beef, Dairy and Swine entries and fees to Judi Turton, 566 Cowburn Road, Ulysses, PA 16948

Entry forms and complete rules are available in the fair book (which is available on our website http://pottercountyfair.wixsite.com/index

Potter County Fair Horse Department
** There will be a normal fair for the horse dept. this year. We will be holding a youth horse show at 10 a.m. on Tuesday August 1st and an Open show on Thursday, Aug 3rd at 9 a.m.

** Horses may enter the fairgrounds on Monday, July 31st from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please remember to not take your horse off of the trailer until it has been inspected by the horse committee.

** If you are only showing in the open show you may bring your equine in on Wednesday, August 2nd from 12 to 8 p.m.

Looking forward to a great fair!

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Announces $49,100 in Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers is pleased to announce the 2017 scholarship recipients. The Community Foundation currently administers funds that specifically provide scholarships to students in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties Pennsylvania and Tioga County, New York.

Community Foundation Scholarships can be established by individual donors, corporations, and are often in honor or in memory of a loved one.

BRADFORD COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS Total: $13,800

Donald & Larene Ayres Scholarship
Name Brandon J. Butters
High School Canton Area High School
College Millersville University
Amount $4,700

Troy Lions Club "Huck" Scholarship
Name Rebecca Case
High School Troy Area High School
College Penn State University, State College
Amount $1,500

Florence Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Name Julia Edwards
High School Wyalusing High School
College West Chester University
Amount $1,000

Dorothy Kemp Leonard Scholarship
Name Derrik T. Holton
High School Canton Area High School
College Pennsylvania College of Technology
Amount $4,000

Towanda Musical Society
Name Tyler Sheets
High School Towanda High School
College Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Amount $500

Victor & Carla Ross Scholarship
Name Lauryn E. Watkins
High School Canton Area High School
College Penn State, State College
Amount 1600 ($400/yr for 4 yrs)

Rockman's Tuxedo Shop - George & Babe Tymoski Scholarship
Name Matthew Williams
High School Sayre High School
College St. Bonaventure
Amount $500

POTTER COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS Total: $5,900

Tomb Family Scholarship
Name Jenna Buck
High School Northern Potter High School
College Alfred State College
Amount $100

Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship
Name Erica Hanes
High School Northern Potter High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $450

Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship
Name Tucker Kosa
High School Northern Potter High School
College Alfred State College
Amount $450

Tomb Family Scholarship
Name Mikylah Lathrop
High School Northern Potter High School
College Alfred State College
Amount $100

Northern Potter Scholarship
Name Tory McCutcheon
High School Northern Potter High School
College Hiram College
Amount $1,000

Gerald F. Duffee, Sr. Scholarship
Name Alyson Rotello
High School Austin Area High School
College St. Francis University
Amount $1,000

Patrick W. Ryan Creative Writing & English Scholarship
Name Shania Nicole Soler
High School Coudersport High School
College University of Maine
Amount $1,000

Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship
Name Ellis Mae Sprow
High School Northern Potter High School
College St. Bonaventure University
Amount $1,000

Rose Marie Tubbs Memorial Scholarship
Name Ellis Mae Sprow
High School Northern Potter High School
College St. Bonaventure University
Amount $800

Sullivan County Scholarships Total: $1,500

Stefana "Stevie" Shoemaker Scholarship
Name Ruth Ann Green
High School Sullivan County High School
College Bloomsburg University
Amount $1,000

David A DeWire Scholarship
Name Maranna Nitcznski
High School Sullivan County High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $500


Tioga County, Pennsylvania Scholarships Total: $4,200

Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship
Name Melody Benner
High School Wellsboro High School
College Messiah College
Amount $1,000

Dr. Harry S. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Name Brittany Boyce
High School Williamson High School
College Elmira College
Amount $1,100

Alan B. Carr Memorial Scholarship
Name Jarrett K. Good
High School Cowanesque High School
College Alfred State University
Amount $1,000

Dr. Harry S. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Name Paige Swartz
High School Cowanesque High School
College University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Amount $1,100

Tioga County, New York Scholarships Given Total: $23,700

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Angelina Barnhart
High School Waverly High School
College SUNY, Geneseo
Amount $2,000

Donald & Linda Jayne Wrestling Scholarship
Name Kamren Curtis
High School Waverly High School
College Corning Community College
Amount $500

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Makayla Dodge
High School Waverly High School
College Medaille College
Amount $3,400

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Katlin Hager
High School Waverly High School
College Hartwick College
Amount $2,000

Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship
Name Samantha Knop
High School Owego Free Academy
College SUNY, Broome
Amount $2,000

Bill Davis Scholarship
Name Zachary Krassin
High School Owego Free Academy
College West Virginia University
Amount $2,500

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Taylor Lloyd
High School Waverly High School
College Corning Community College
Amount $3,400

Elizabeth Alamo Nursing Scholarship
Name Desirrae Miller
High School Waverly High School
College Alfred State College
Amount $500

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Cali Park
High School Waverly High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $2,000

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Rubina Tracy
High School Waverly High School
College Corning Community College
Amount $2,000

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Kristin Whitley
High School Waverly High School
College Alfred State College
Amount $3,400

Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 90 funds valued at over $5 million dollars and has awarded over $850,000 in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at 570.888.4759.

Rush Race Results


JEREMY WONDERLING BECOMES 1ST TO REPEAT IN SWEENEY TOUR FOR RUSH LATE MODELS WITH 1ST EVER WIN AT TRI-CITY IN "BILL EMIG MEMORIAL"; KYLE MARTELL GOES 2-FOR-2 IN BICKNELL TOUR FOR RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS

June 25, 2017
(By Mike Leone)

(Franklin, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance made its first visit of the season to Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday for the rescheduled "Bill Emig Memorial" for both the RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the RUSH Sportsman Modified Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series. Capturing wins were Jeremy Wonderling in the Late Models and Kyle Martell in the Sportsman Modifieds. The event was originally scheduled for Father's Day, but was postponed a week due to thunderstorms. Sunday's weather was fall-like with cool conditions and scattered showers, but the show was completed without any delay.

Jeremy Wonderling opened the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series with a thrilling victory at Stateline Speedway on May 20 by out-dueling standout Max Blair. On Sunday, Wonderling was the benefactor of a flat tire by Mike Pegher, Jr., who dominated the first half of the event, and went on for his second $2,000 Tour win of the season. The 30-lap victory was Wonderling's first ever at Tri-City and first ever "Bill Emig Memorial" win.

"It was good to win, but Mike Pegher has us covered on that one," stated the 37-year-old Wellsville, NY driver. "I see he had a flat tire and still finished second so I'm pretty sure he was the fastest one here, but I'll take them however I can get them. I knew if I moved John (Waters) up a little into the loose stuff he'd spin his tires, but I can't be too mean to him because I race him all the time and we're good friends. I had a softer tire than everyone so I was just trying to stay on the bottom. When Mike got by me I was just trying to maintain then I saw him pull off and thought 'I need to make the best of this while he's gone'. I didn't know Bill (Emig), but obviously he was a pretty good part of the sport with Vicki. Winning a prestigious event like this is pretty special."

Pegher was able to shoot past Wonderling racing off turn two on the opening lap for the lead. By lap three, Pegher began to pull away from the field, but his lead was erased when Christian Schneider spun to bring out the caution. When racing resumed on lap four, Jason Knowles moved into the top five past Bruce Hordusky, Jr. and brought J.J. Mazur with him in sixth. Hordusky would soon exit the event with a flat tire and was awarded the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" recipient. Mazur then passed Knowles for the fifth spot on lap five.

Pegher soon pulled away again from the pack and opened up a straightaway lead by lap 10. Pegher caught lapped traffic on lap 13 and made a great move splitting W.L. Stile and Schneider by going three-wide down the frontstretch on lap 14. Knowles slowed to bring out the caution running sixth with 14 laps scored. Under caution, Pegher exited the event with a flat tire handing the lead to Wonderling with Bryce Davis, John Waters, and Mazur moving into the top four spots.

Back under green, Wonderling took off in the lead, while Davis got by Waters for second. It didn't take Pegher long to fly back through the field as he already was up to fourth on lap 16 when he got by Mazur. Pegher got the caution he needed when Tony White spun with 23 laps recorded.

The final seven laps went caution-free. Pegher got under Davis to take third on the restart and caught Waters on lap 26. The two were side-by-side in turn four on lap 27, and made contact with Pegher getting by for second. By now Wonderling had too much of a lead and would hold off Pegher to win by 1.864 seconds in his Terry Prince Contracting/Close Racing Supply/Mesler Trucking-sponsored #3J.

Pegher earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish in Brian Swank's #RJ1, and was awarded the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance award for his efforts all night long. "Those guys gave me a really good car tonight," expressed Pegher. "It's disappointing that we gave it away with a flat tire, but those guys work just as hard as anyone else. It was still good to come up and finish second in the end. Vicki (Emig) has done so much work over the years. I have to give her a round of applause and everything she does for this sport. It means a lot to us racers. We do appreciate it. Obviously I didn't get a chance to meet her dad, but I'm sure he was a pretty good dude."

Waters beat out Davis for third. Mazur, who is in his first year on the Tour, recorded his best finish in fifth. Jamie Wrightsman's sixth place was his best effort since a fifth at Expo Speedway on July 15, 2015. Michael Duritsky, Jr., who has five Sweeney Weekly Series wins this season at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, made his first Sweeney Tour start of the season and finished seventh after starting 12th. He received a $100 Precise Racing Products gift card for being the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger.

Helen V. Quiggle Kroemer, 85, a resident of Kinzua Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warren, PA

Helen V. Quiggle Kroemer

Helen V. Quiggle Kroemer, 85, a resident of Kinzua Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warren, PA., died there Monday morning, June 26, 2017.

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Dickinson Center Seeking Part-Time Certified Peer Specialist In Potter County

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PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in McHenry Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-06-21 00:00:00 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC for site SGL 75 PAD A 2731 in McHenry Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Eldred Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-06-21 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site TLC P1 in Eldred Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Summer Concerts on the Port Allegany Town Square

Free Admission - Free Entertainment - Free Parking
June 29th
Every Thursday evening starting at 6:00PM
in the old fashion Gazebo on the Town Square on Main Street

This weeks’ show features:
Twin Tiers Community Band
A 21 piece orchestra ready to perform inspiring patriotic selections to celebrate the 4th of July!

Bring your favorite lawn chairs or a big blanket to spread out on the grass.
It’s a casual summer evening of warm breezes and great music for all ages.
With free admission, free parking and free entertainment everyone can attend.

Refreshments and beverages will be available for purchase at the food tent.

You don’t want to miss this summer concert of fun, food and fantastic entertainment in the friendly town of Port Allegany, PA. There are no rain dates.

Free concerts hosted by the Port Allegany Women’s Club and supported by the local businesses of Port Allegany

Twin Tiers Community Band

Programs Offered at Sinnemahoning State Park over Independence Day Weekend

Sinnemahoning – Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of free family-friendly programs to park visitors over the Independence Day Weekend

Crayfish and Other Creek Critters, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area

Wade into the cool water to catch crayfish and other stream-dwelling animals. Water shoes or boots are recommended. Nets and containers will be provided. All animals will be released back into the wild at the end of the program. All children and adults are welcome to attend this free family-friendly program.

Shadow of Misunderstanding, Saturday, July 1, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Campground Amphitheater

Are timber rattlers as dangerous as the stories that surround them? Set aside your fears and learn about this mysterious, yet fascinating animal. Campground talk followed by a 30 minute video. Everyone is invited to this free family program.

Leaf Boats: DiscoverE Program, Sunday, July 2, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area
Make boats out of leaves and other natural materials and float them on the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. This DiscoverE nature learning program is intended for families with children ages 4-8. Water shoes are recommended.

Owl Prowl, Sunday, July 2, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Campground Amphitheater

Learn about the wonderful owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania. After a short discussion, join park staff in search of these night-flying creatures as we do a little prowling of our own on the Red Spruce Trail. Everyone is invited to this free family program! Wear sturdy shoes. Hike will cover about ½ mile over uneven terrain. Bring a flashlight.

Bike and Float the First Fork, Monday, July 3, 2017, 12:00-3:00 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area
Join park staff on a bicycle tour along the Lowlands Trail, then enjoy a relaxing float back to 40 Maples on an inner tube. Adult bikes, inner tubes and life vests available. Group size is limited. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Fish for Free Day, Tuesday, July 4, All Day

Take advantage of the fish-for-free day offered by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Go fishing at Sinnemahoning State Park! No fishing license is required to fish in Pennsylvania inland waters on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Forgot your fishing gear? No problem!! Loaner fishing tackle is available at the Park Office & Wildlife Center.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov. Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook or view the PA State Park calendar of events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Ludlow & Kane Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries

At 11:02 AM on Monday, Ludlow & Kane Fire Department & Ambulance dispatched to the area of Wetmore Road & Route 6 for a 2 vehicle crash with injuries.

Lawrenceville & Millerton Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash

At 10:57 AM on Monday, Lawrenceville & Millerton Fire Depts. dispatched to Rt. 328 & Burrows Hollow Road for a one vehicle crash. Reporting one person injured.

Digital Communication Commercial Creators

Come to STEM Camp to learn how to create your very own commercial to sell just about anything! We’ll be using storyboarding, film production, editing and sound engineering and come away with a commercial that you can post on YouTube! 

This free camp is made possible by generous donations through EITC Funds and is intended for students enter grades 8 through 12. The camp will be taught by Katie Sasala and Cara Bates and will be held Wednesday and Thursday, July 19 – 20, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Austin Area School District. 

Registration is limited to 18 - 20 participants, so register early! Call (814) 545-1333 or register online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

James L. “Jim” Pratt, Sr., 64, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Bolivar, NY

James L. Pratt, Sr.
“beloved husband, father and grandfather

James L. “Jim” Pratt, Sr., 64, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Bolivar, NY, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Noyes Hospital, Dansville, NY, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Born on May 28, 1953 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Charles and Lorena Ford Pratt, Sr. On November 6, 1981 in Coudersport, he married Teresa L. “Terry” Miller, who survives.
 
Jim was a graduate of Eldred High School. He was employed at the former Faulkner Fruit Market in Ceres, NY, by Blue Bird Bus Lines in Olean, and for 29 years Jim was the director of the Portville Central School bus system. He was also the owner/operator of the former Ceres Auto Repair.

Jim was a social member of the Brockton (NY) American Legion. He loved to fish and cherished his yearly trip to Black Lake, NY. His greatest love was his family and his beloved dog, Rascal.

Surviving besides his wife are six children, Sheila L. Spears of Olean, NY, Tami R. (Matthew) Peters of Olean, NY, Wendy (Jeff Baldwin) Gilliland of Bolivar, NY, Douglas A. Hardes of Portville, NY, Carla A. Pratt of Rochester, NY, and James L. “Jimbo” (Tina) Pratt, Jr. of Bolivar, NY; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Linda (Mike) Lewis of Smethport, Judy (Jerry) Walters of Hope Mills, NC, and Debra Moyer of Olean, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his second mother, Agnes Pratt, Jim was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Smith, Jr.; a daughter, Laurie Beth Pratt; and two brothers, Charles Pratt, Jr. and Joseph Pratt.

Friends may call from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm on Wednesday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, June 29, 2017 with the Revs. Robert M. and Sandra D. Howles, pastors of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, 219 Bryant Street, Buffalo, NY 14222. 

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jim, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Kathryn L. “Kay” Stuckey, 94, of Odin, PA

Kathryn L. Stuckey
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Odin, PA---Kathryn L. “Kay” Stuckey, 94, of Odin, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born December 25, 1922 in DuBois, she was a daughter of Lee and Cordie English Neff. On April 2, 1941 in Emporium, she married Clifford S. Stuckey, who passed away on March 27, 1985.

Kay was a graduate of Renovo High School. She, along with her husband, owned and operated the former Stuckey’s General Store and Gas Station in Keating Summit, then ran Stuckey’s Tavern in Austin, and later they owned Stuckey’s Store in Austin.

For many years she was a driver for the IU9 program. 

Kay was a lifetime member of the Austin United Methodist Church, a member of the former Mecca Chapter #217 Order of the Eastern Star in Austin, and a member of the Birthday Club. She was an avid bowler. Her greatest love was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna D. Campbell of Eldred, Thelma L. (Jim) Emigh of Morrisdale, and Sandra K. (John) Fowler of Austin; two sons, Clifford S. (Jeannie) Stuckey, Jr. of Costello and Ron L. (Robin) Stuckey, Sr. of Austin; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Kay was predeceased by a daughter, Dixie L. Ripple; two grandsons, Todd M. Stuckey and Tony J. Emigh; two sons-in-law, Michael Campbell and William Ripple; and five sisters.

Friends may call from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Austin United Methodist Church, Turner Street, Austin, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Steven D. Small, pastor of the Southern Potter United Methodist Charge, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activity Fund of Cole Manor, 101 East Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Kathryn’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Kay, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

RECALLS

06/23/2017 07:31 PM EDT
ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24, because the product contains elevated levels of monensin beyond the recommended dosage, which could be harmful to cattle. At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia, myoglobinuria, chronic cardiovascular issues, and possible death.

Proudly Made In The USA. Street Machines In Coudersport, PA

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Coudersport Class of 1977 40th Class Reunion Saturday, July 1st At The Crittenden Hotel


Check Out Your Local Senior Community Center Today

How Can PATF Help? Who Can PATF Help? What Does PATF Offer?

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Let James Young Show You More Ways To Save On Auto Insurance, Call For Free Quote!!

28th Division Army Band In Concert July 2nd At Coudersport Consistory, Free Admission!!

Ulysses Borough Seeking Street Foreman


Help May Be Available To Pay For Your Medicare Premiums & Copays

St. Paul Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches will be sponsoring the popular "Traveling Day Camp"

Coudersport Ice Mine Listed As One Of Top 10 Places To Visit In Pennsylvania

Do You Have Medicare? Call Apprise For Information To Lower Co-Pays Or Part B Premiums

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Man Unhurt In Crash On Route Near Mount Jewett


Man Charged With Aggravated Assault/Strangulation After Incident In Lewis Run


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Coudersport Councilman Posts Reflection On Arboretum Sale Proceedings

Bryan Welsh

I should have posted his days ago but between other issues arising and work and home life, I didn't see the severity of the situation until I had a second to examine and reflect.

What I'm hearing and seeing is the anger and hatred being directed at the councilmen who voted to put the arboretum lot up for bid, in particular, councilman Husson. Anger and frustration I can understand, this being a very emotional issue,but the vitrol and sheer spite that is floating around is extremely disappointing.

Let's jump in our T.A.R.D.I.S. and go back 6 months ago, when we were looking at the loss of our pool. Many people had given up on it. Todd Husson and Angela, his wife stepped up and organized the most incredible community effort this town has seen since FDR was in office! It was a community effort, but Todd's conviction is what turned this from another " remember when..." into a " look at our new...."

Listen folks, I don't like how this situation developed either. But here is an old saying," attack the idea, not the thinker." Councilman Husson made it clear from day 1 where he stood on this issue. He didn't beat around the bush and stood solid in his view. I have nothing but respect for him. I considered him a friend before I was elected to council and will continue to stand by him . I don't toss friends under busses.

We may see things differently and come to different answers to the tough issues that we face as elected representatives. But we all are trying to do the best job we can for all of the residents of the Boro.

Thank you,
Bryan Welsh, Coudersport Boro council, ward 1

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched To Trailer Fire on Blaine Road

At 7:40 PM on Sunday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to Blaine Road near Hicks Hill Road for an abandoned trailer fully involved in fire.
Allentown, Clarksville, Friendship have been dispatched to assist.

How Can PATF Help? Who Can PATF Help? What Does PATF Offer?

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Check Out Your Local Senior Community Center Today

Sylvia A. Vigliotti, 95, of Bradford, PA

Sylvia A. Vigliotti

Sylvia A. Vigliotti, 95, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on August 8, 1921 in Bradford, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Olympia Chicotti Alviti.

She attended Bradford Area Schools.

On November 19, 1942 in the St. Bernard Catholic Church she married Ottario A. “Tony” Vigliotti who preceded her in death on November 5, 2013.

She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. She was a former member of the American Red Cross and the TOPS #16 club. Mrs. Vigliotti enjoyed cooking for any occasion and playing Bingo; those that knew her know that she was always willing to help anyone in need.

She was employed by KOA Speer Electronics, Bradford, until her retirement.

She is survived by two daughters, Dominica (James) Beath of Nappanee, IN and Toni (Jim) Bloomquist of Bradford; two grandsons, Joseph and James Beath both of South Bend, IN; four granddaughters, Sharon (Matthew) Rethlake, Brenda Suter both of Nappanee, IN, Rachel (Patrick) Woods of Cicero, IN and Elizabeth Beath of Nobelsville, IN; thirteen great grandchildren; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Vigliotti, two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant.

Burial and committal services will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the St. Bernard Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Morris Dispatched To Petticoat Junction Campground For Structure Fire

At 4:02 PM on Sunday, Morris Fire Department has been dispatched to Petticoat Junction Campground on Beach Road  for a camp fire.
4:14 PM--WEllsboro and Liberty have been requested to send tankers.

Proposed Construction of Shale Gas Drilling Wastewater Treatment Plant on Coudersport's Western Border

Good afternoon,

It has come to the attention of some Coudersport residents that there is a proposal for a fracking wastewater treatment plant on Coudersport's wester border on the table, and scheduled for discussion tomorrow. There does not seem to be widespread awareness of this proposal, therefore I am sending this information on behalf of Laurie Barr and the group to see if you would mind posting it to Solomon's Word to help raise awareness.

Thank you.
Best regards,
Georgina Hricak


"A company is proposing construction of shale gas drilling wastewater treatment plant on Coudersport’s western border." according to the Shale Gas Roundup newsletter. which states “Discussions are being held between members of the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority and two businesses, Epiphany Environmental and JKLM Energy.”

Newsletter link: http://www.pottercountypa.net/post/_docs/2016_RoundupDecember.pdf

According to the Pennsylvania Department of State (online database), the fledgling company, “Epiphany Water Systems” is owned by Thomas Joseph and began operating in Dec. 2015. However their own website, youtube videos & other sources indicate the company has been operating at least as far back as 2012 when Consol Energy invested $500,000 in Epiphany.

State Department link: https://www.corporations.pa.gov/search/corpsearch

A video on youtube posted by Tom Joseph explains Epiphany's method of wastewater treatment which utilizes solar power, "distillation" and "mist evaporation." Video link: https://youtu.be/F1duF1M589Y?t=1m18s



Someone told to me the decision whether or not to lease land next to the sewage treatment facility (near the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle Church) to Epiphany Water Solutions is “in the hands of the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority (CAMA).”

According to The Endeavor News published back in November of 2016 "Discussions between members of the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority and two businesses, Epiphany Environmental and JKLM Energy, date back at "least five months. Few details have been made public."

(http://www.endeavornews.com/news/2016-11-05/Front_Page/Water_plant_proposed_in_Coudersport.html )

Nearly a year after discussions began, area residents continue to be left in the dark.

It's my guess that among the reasons "few details have been made public." is Epiphany's process may involve wastewater storage, distillation and evaporation of JKLM's Hydro-fracturing wastewater at a facility which is less than a mile upwind of the Coudersport Elementary School. We know this waste may include volatile organic compounds which are known carcinogens as well as soluble and insoluble radioactive compounds. Will the facility take any steps to isolate this prior to or during any evaporation and distillation processes?


It's my hope CAMA, Epiphany and JKLM will hold public informational meeting to clue-in the rest of us, with details of their wastewater treatment plant plans. And to allow residents a reasonable amount of time to review their plans, submit comments and have any environmental, health and safety related concerns raised and addressed before the deal is sealed.

I made a couple phone calls to try to learn more about this and when this could be decided and all I was able to come up with is this; a decision may be made soon.

The next Coudersport Area Municipal Authority meeting is scheduled for Monday June 26 at 6:30pm at the Sewer Plant on Toles Hollow Rd.

Epiphany Water Systems is the sister company is Epiphany Labs:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/08/13/Crowdfunders-such-as-those-for-Epiphany-s-onE-Puck-grow-impatient/stories/201508130045

http://www.revdex.com/reviews/epiphany-laboratories/1291478

Kathryn L. “Kay” Stuckey, 94, of Odin, PA

Kathryn L. Stuckey

Kathryn L. “Kay” Stuckey, 94, of Odin, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness with her loving family at her side.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

James L. “Jim” Pratt, Sr., 64, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Bolivar, NY

James L. Pratt Sr.

James L. “Jim” Pratt, Sr., 64, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Bolivar, NY, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Noyes Hospital, Dansville, NY, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Friends may call from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm on Wednesday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Kane Dispatched For Lines Down On Route 6

At 3:34 PM on Sunday, Kane Fire Dept. dispatched to the area of Burning Well Road and Route 6 for lines down across the highway.

Update On Local Boy Scouts Trek To Philmont Ranch



On Sunday, June 25, our Boy Scout trek made it to the top of Baldy Mountain 12,441 feet in elevation. Today's ascent began in total darkness at 3:30 am from our trail camp and have climbed nearly 3,000 feet. We have been challenged by many obstacles along the way so far including a heavy thunderstorm, some altitude sickness, spar pole climbing and leading uncooperative burros along rocky terrain. With 7 days and 5 peaks yet to come there is a lot we are looking forward to.

Ryan Geer.

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders will be embarking on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 feet.

During their trek, Boy Scouts from Mt Jewett, Kane, Bradford and Port Allegany PA and Olean, NY led by Scoutmaster Tom Geer and other adult advisors from Troop 410 Mt Jewett, PA will hike more than 89 miles over 11 days. This will be Tom Geer’s 13th trip to New Mexico starting back in 1982. Mr. Geer led 7 treks with his troop in Louisiana during the 1980’s and this will be his 6th with the Mt Jewett Troop.

The group of Scouts and their advisors will carry everything they need to survive during the trek on their backs while hiking from camp to camp. They will participate in backcountry programs along the way including historic Burro Packing, obstacle courses, spar pole climbing, rifle and muzzle loader shooting, mine tours, blacksmithing and gold prospecting. The trek includes a conservation project where the Scouts will learn and participate in the upkeep of Philmont’s ecosystem. Along the trek, Scouts will endure tough challenges including backpacking in bear and mountain lion territory, steep climbs, and often-inclement weather.

“They may meet only one other group of Scouts on the trail in an entire day of hiking,” according to Backpacker Magazine. “Even in the most crowded destinations, each Scout group camps in isolation, out of sight and sound of all other groups.” The crew will make what amounts to a Scouting pilgrimage with their trip to Philmont. Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s premier high adventure camp and the largest youth camp in the world serving nearly one million participants since 1938. Interviews are available from the local contact upon request. More information about Philmont can be found at www.philmontscoutranch.org.