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Friday, March 21, 2014

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 31914

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 31914

MonicaThomas

By MizMonica

You know spring is here when Chris Hobson is set up in front of his house and the men's coffee klatch is standing around in local parking lots talking.

The maple sap is running and you can see telltale signs of those plain galvanized buckets and connecting lines throughout town on some of our most majestic sugar maples in the area. Rathburn's Farm in Crystal will be one of the featured Maple business's this coming weekend on the Maple Tour sponsored by the Pennsylvania Maple Association. See an article on twintiernews.com a new community blog developed by Tim Gieger. They list www.pamaple.com as a site to find locations of pancake breakfasts and information on Maple Weekend activities.

I want to congratulate Reece Osgood for winning an Art Award from the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University for her Clay Giraffe Bank. Reece is in the 6th grade and this was a Juried Art Show for Middle School Students. At the Elementary and Middle School, PSSA Math and Reading Assessments grades 3-8 will be going on for the next two weeks, get lots of rest kids.

There is a benefit for the family of Scott "Schultzy" Shultz at the Roadside on Saturday the 22nd from 2-7 pm. Presale tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. Cover charge is $3 single/ & $5 a couple. There will be a Chinese auction, silent auction, penny raffles, 50/50's and a live band. There are two raffles currently being offered one being a Potter County Party Cooler and a classic Bud-Light Lime Bicycle donated by Chris Thomas. Stop in and buy a ticket.

Tickets are available for the musical "Grease' the High School Version, with a live band (OV Jazz band will be part of the orchestra along with our music teacher Ben smith as the conductor) contact Cheri Maxson on facebook or they are available at the door for $5.00, March 21 and 22 at 7.00 pm and Sunday the 23rd at 2:00.

The much awaited Prince & Princess Party will be opening its doors on Sunday the 23rd at the fire hall beginning at 1:00. The event will go until 4 pm. Tickets are $20.00 and available through the OV Sr. Center contact Mary Jones by March 20th at 698-2471.

Also this weekend at the Dan Carter Event Center in Alleghany is the Olean Rod & Gun Club Sportsman Show. 

Did you know that every 8 seconds a baby boomer is retiring? There are 77 million of them and they are our new volunteers. And on that note two of my favorite baby boomers Ed & Nani Bell are reopening Nani-Pops on March 31st. I intend to be in line will you?

And though Mother Nature can't make her mind up the first day of spring is Thursday have a happy and safe week.

The path to my porch is clear, drop in or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I thought Reece was a male?????