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Friday, June 1, 2007

911 Addresses Confusing For Firemen, Dispatchers

It seems that addresses on Route 6 on the West side of Coudersport are numbered with RT. 6 West all the way from Coudersport to the McKean County Line. When Roulette responders answer a dispatch on Route 6 West, they often have to go East instead of West to get there.

This is also confusing to the dispatchers who often don't know which way they need to send Roulette Fire and Ambulance personnel. Someone needs to come up with a solution to this so valuable time is not wasted going the wrong way.

Rep. Causer Schedules Hours For You

Here For You
June Office Outreach Hours

Continuing my commitment to making government more accessible to you, I have scheduled the following office hours during the month of June:

Thursday, June 7:

EmporiumBorough Office 9 am. to 10 a.m.

Port AlleganyBorough Office10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Eldred Borough office 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Additional Office Hours
You are also welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford or Coudersport Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m. for the lunch hour).

Roulette Clean UP Days June 4, 5, and 6

Roulette Township Clean Up days will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 4th, 5th, and 6th. Hours are 1 to 6:30 pm at the sewer plant. Large furniture must be broken up , Paint cans must be empty and dry, no tires and no appliances that contain refrigerants will be taken.

Aaron Faust Posts Again From Virginia

Click on Aaron Faust's link on the lower right to read his latest adventures of his quest to hike the Appalachian Trail to solicit funds for a cure for cancer.

33rd God's Country Marathon Runs Saturday, June 2, 2007

WFRM Reports:

The 33rd annual God’s Country Marathon will take place Saturday on Route 6 . Runners will leave Galeton at 8:00 a.m. and the winner will cross the finish line a couple of hours later.

Approximately 170 had registered by this afternoon and approximately 40% have participated previously.

Dave Brooks, the executive director of the sponsoring organization, the Potter County Visitors Association told WFRM the high return rate is partially due to the special attention given to the runners.

Mike Manning has New Posts, Pictures From Colorado

Click on Mike Manning's link on the lower right side of the page to see his new posts from Colorado. There's some great photos there too. And make a donation of you can to make this young firefighter's efforts worthwhile.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Legislation To Slow Semi's By 30 MPH Introduced

WESB News: 05/31/07 - Bill Seeks to Slow Truckers

A bill being introduced by State Senator Stewart Greenleaf of Philadelphia wants truckers at a slower speed than cars. The bill calls for truckers to drive five miles per hour slower than cars, at 60 miles per hour.

Also, the bill wants to restrict tractor trailers to the right lane on the highway. That means even if the big rig was driving slower than 60, a truck behind it wouldn't be able to cross over to the left lane to pass the slower truck.

Any measure to stop semi's from running 90 MPH would be welcome.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Galeton Gets 5 Milliam Dollars For Wastewater Treatment

From Radio Station WESB
News: 05/30/07 - Galeton Receives $5 Million
The borough of Galeton will receive more than 5 million dollars in grants and low interest loans to complete a wastewater treatment improvement.

State Senator Joe Scarnati says the funding will allow the borough to finish the project at a major savings compared to market financing. He says the savings will be more than 4 million dollars.

State Representative Marty Causer adds that the PENNVEST and Growing Greener funding is crucial to protecting the environment and helping municipalities complete projects that provide clean water and encourage local development.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Modern Man at Songwriters Roundtable, Saturday, June 2

Howdy Friends of the Songwriter's Roundtable!
Our next show is just around the corner on June 2nd, and it will be a great one, as MODERN MAN descends on Potter County
For those who missed our show last month, you can hear some of what you missed by tuning into the "Fiddles and Frets" internet podcast that Ray Naylor has uploaded. Here are the links: Jakob's Hollow set can be found here:
Coming to the Saturday, June 2nd Songwriter's Roundtable: MODERN MAN, withTOM SHAFFER and ANNE ACKER opening, accompanied by JUDY SHUNK and ART METZGER
What they're saying about MODERN MAN:MODERN MAN
From The Laurie Beechman TheaterReview by David HurstModern Man, better known as David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach, has been described as a cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Marx Brothers. The postcard for their recent show at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe says that they "bridge the gap between The Three Tenors and The Three Stooges!" Well, it's all true and then some. Buskin, Carlson and Wurzbach should be arrested for being so funny.
With roots in folk music, jingles, comedy, writing, producing, composing and performing, these three guys have done it all. However, I doubt they have ever been as funny individually as they are collectively in the form of Modern Man. As cabaret veterans know, making one comedy song work is hard enough, but these guys perform nothing but comedy songs and each one is terrific.
The year has barely begun, but if we see a funnier group than Modern Man, we'll have to bring oxygen tanks with us because we laughed ourselves nearly to the point of asphyxiation. We're not talking about amusing or clever songs; we're talking about songs that will have you spitting beer. Musical comedy with a folky twist, this trio of songwriter/singers claims they "Bridge the gap between The Three Tenors and The Three Stooges." Finally, there is truth in advertising. They have a nostalgically sweet l960s folk harmony when they sing together, but these guys are the Thomas Alva Edisons of humor. They're inventive. You know, the light bulb goes on.
Roundtable info: The Songwriter's Roundtable is a monthly show for the public presented at the Denton Hill Ski Lodge on Rt. 6. Food is served at 5pm with music at 7pm. Tickets are $10, $5 children under high school age. Food is $8, $5 under 12.

Bronwyn Corry To Ride With Bike & Build

Bronwyn Corry
NCUNC- Greenboro

Wahoo! I can't think of a better way to spend my summer than with like-minded individuals working towards a great cause! I've been attending a summer camp as a camper and then counselor for the past 12 summers (this camp is obviously amazing) and I felt that this summer it would be time for me to extend my positive energy to a broader group of people with greater needs.

When someone told me about Bike and Build I pretty much applied instantly, and I have had no second thoughts or doubts that this is what I’m meant to put my energy towards this summer. My dad has been building houses for a living for most of my life, so I have a bit of experience with carpentry and love to learn all I can about being “handy.” The idea behind Habitat for Humanity is so selfless and loving that I can't wait to learn more about it and become a life-long supporter. So far I don’t have any experience volunteering with Habitat, but I know my local group is active and I’m thrilled to become a part of their volunteer crew.

Did I mention I love to bike too? Well, I’ve gone through my stages of slacking and regular involvement, but I definitely enjoy speeding down the road via the fuel of my own legs! I started biking with my mom as a youngster, participating in the Virginia Peanut Tour a couple times, a week-long Colorado bike trip that my mom organized when I was in 8th grade, and then a triathlon a couple years ago. My bike has been pretty lonely this past year, and I’m excited to have a new source of motivation to roll it out of the garage more regularly. I’m fairly confident that after this trip when I’m a more “seasoned” rider, I’ll be more likely to use my bike as a source of transportation—a practice I’ve been meaning to continue from college and haven’t.

As for my background basics, I was born and raised in Greensboro, NC, but my family moved to Oregon for my 8th grade year. I stayed out west until graduating from the University of Oregon, spent a year working at various outdoor centers and camps, and then came back to NC to start graduate school. I am currently "Mastering" Science Education.

It's hard not to fall in love with nature and want to share it when you've lived in Oregon! I like to be outside as much as possible...preferably being active in some way. I also enjoy reading great books, listening and singing to most types of music, and being in the presence of kind company.

I can't wait to start this adventure and meet everyone who's participating! I have no doubt that each person will be an awesome individual with great motives to do something good for the world. Sign me up!
Click on the title to go to the Bike and Build website. These people will be bicycling through Coudersport on June 19, 2007.

Mike Manning in Ulysses, Kansas

Mike Manning, the Germantown, Ohio firefighter cycling across the US for the benefit of burn survivors spent the day in Ulysses, Kansas. Now he is off to Colorado.

Read his posts and make a donation if you are able. Click on the link on the bottom right margin of this page to see all of Mike's posts.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Jim and Cynthia Jones Celebrate 4th Aniversary Today

Jim and Cynthia Jones are celebrating their 4th wedding aniversary today in Roulette. Jim is publisher of Solomon's Words and is a lifelong resident of the area. Cynthia grew up in Philadelphia, and is a former employee of Adelphia and Time Warner customer service.

The picture shows Jim and Cynthia shortly after their marriage on May 28, 2003. Dr. David Minor Sr. ,(center) Pastor of the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle performed the ceremony.

WFRM Is For The Birds

Radio Station WFRM located in Coudersport, PA is definitely for the birds. A trip to its website will show you some beautiful pictures of birds taken locally by it's listeners.

Click on the link on the lower right margin to see this great local website.

Ski Denton Summer Activities Featured

In an article published today in the Bradford Era and authored by Potter County resident Paul Heimel, the new summer activities at the Potter County Ski Slope are detailed. Click on the title of this article to read the whole story.

COUDERSPORT - The holiday weekend marked the dawn of a new era in the half-century history of Ski Denton, a resort along U.S. Route 6 in the hills of central Potter County.

New owners who took over the facility last year held a successful Denton Family Bike Fest this weekend, kicking off a strategy to provide year-'round entertainment and recreational opportunities at the former state park.

Cherry Springs State Park Featured On PCN TV

Cherry Springs State Park was featured this morning on PCN TV network. The program which is scheduled to be shown again on Friday June 1st at 8:00 pm, features Chip Harrison showing the the Dark Skies aspect of the Potter County State Park. Pennsylvania Cable Network is carried locally on Zito Media channel 28. The following article was recently published in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will offer a weekly cable TV program that showcases 10 state parks and their unique features.

The selected parks — just a taste of the 117 in the state — were chosen based on natural beauty, historical significance and outdoor activities.“We’re really excited because the PCN state park tour series will help us to visually showcase some of our most impressive state parks,” said DCNR Secretary Michael DiBerardinis. “It’s just another way we are encouraging Pennsylvanians every day to have more of an appreciation of their surroundings, to get outdoors and to visit our beautiful public lands.” The program began Friday, May 18th with a visit to Oil Creek State Park in Venango County and Friday, 8 p.m. — Cook Forest State Park and Clear Creek State Park, in Forest, Clarion, and Jefferson counties.

The other 8 parks featured are:• June 1, 8 p.m. — Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County;• June 9, 2 and 8 p.m. — Leonard Harrison State Park, Tioga County;• June 22, 8 p.m. — Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County;• June 29, 8 p.m. — Lehigh Gorge State Park, Luzerne and Carbon counties;• July 6, 8 p.m. — Ricketts Glen State Park, Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties;• July 13, 8 p.m. — Canoe Creek State Park, Blair County;• July 20, 8 p.m. — Ohiopyle State Park, Fayette County;• July 27, 8 p.m. — Presque Isle State Park, Erie County.

The June 15 show will be pre-emptied for PCN’s live coverage of the Big 33 Banquet.“We at PCN are very proud to partner with DCNR to highlight all that Pennsylvania has to offer,” said Brian Lockman, PCN President and CEO. “As the network for Pennsylvania, it just seems to be the perfect fit to have PCN travel around the state and take viewers along for the ride to experience the outdoor treasures.”