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Thursday, May 26, 2016

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 52616

Monica Thomas
VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH 52616

By Monica Thomas

Looks like we are going to have apples this year as the apple blossoms are everywhere. District Boys Baseball Game is here tonight, May 26, at 4:30 against North Clarion for the District 9 Play-off Game. I witnessed a wonderful tribute for the Vietnam Veterans of Healing Waters on Tuesday. Look for an upcoming story and pics here on Solomon's.

AT THE ELEMENTARY Thursday, May 26, 2016: Pre K Bike Day, Friday, May 27: Grade 1 Spelling Bee, 5th Grade Moving Up Day, end of Marking Period, Monday May 30: MEMORIAL DAY SCHOOL CLOSED. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1&2 Field or Concert in the Park. Early dismissal and last day of school on June 2 at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, June 3 Teacher- In Service Day. April Edition of OV Splash is available on school website at OSWAYOVALLEY.COM

AT THE HIGH SCHOOL: . Thursday, May 26: IU9 Band Fest, District Boys Baseball Game is at home at 4:30 against North Clarion for the District 9 Play-off Game. Friday, May 27: End of Marking Period. Monday May 30: MEMORIAL DAY SCHOOL CLOSED. Wednesday, June 1: Senior Award Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Baccalaureate 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2: Clean out locker Day, HS and Middle School Awards Assembly, Report Cards can be viewed on Parent/Student Portal. Early dismissal and last day of school at 11:45 a.m. Friday, June 3: Teacher- In Service Day, High School Graduation at 7:30 p.m.

Other School News: Oswayo Valley School Board Directors approved on May 9, 2016 the 2017 preliminary budget in the amount of $7,945,207.00 with the use of $129,680.00 from the fund balance. For any questions regarding the budget, please contact Jackie Fosmer in the business office at 814-260-1700, it can be viewed on the school website.

There was a great article in the Bradford Era about Tristan Rees spring gobbler with a pic, check it out. Congratulations to all the athletes who won awards at the Sports Banquet on Wednesday night and to our Athlete of the Year, Hope Howard.

WOOHOO! Great Big THANK YOU to the Norton Charitable Trust for their grant awarding T.R.A.C.K. $80,000. This grant money will be applied to work on the new track that is scheduled to start after school closes. They still need to raise money to resurface the track. They thank everyone for their support. See more next week in this column on this project.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CEMETERY SERVICES: The town parade will be Monday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. with Maple Grove and Town Cemetery flag recognition and ceremony to follow immediately. If it rains there will be a Memorial Ceremony at Assembly Park Pavilion at 10:00 a.m. 

AT THE SENIOR CENTER: Monday, May 30: Closed for Memorial Day, Tuesday May, 31: Swedish Meatballs, Quilting and Wii, Wednesday, June 1: Baked Ham & Pineapple, "It's a Cheesy Day" Bingo. Please call ahead for reservations at 814-697-7178. Upcoming events: June 9th- Paint and Snack Class at the Center 6 p.m., June 25th 7 am-10 am. Breakfast to kick off SUMMERFEST.

AT THE LIBRARY: Friday, May 27: It's FLEA MARKET Fridays on the Library lawn begins at 9:00 am to noon. OV Historical Society open 1:00-4:00 in the basement. The Library is CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30 for MEMORIAL DAY. Monday, June 6: Sing, Dance, Play! with Rachel Bell 10:30 a.m. free class. Check out their website at www.ovmlibary.org.

Saturday, May 28: Pennsylvania and New York Wellness Workshop at Ceres United Methodist Church from 9-noon. For more information contact Eleanor Stanley 814-697-7397. Memorial Day Weekend River Float noon-3:00 p.m. Port Allegany, PA. it will start at Brooklyn side and float to Turtle, see their facebook page. Kenny Rogers is live at the Seneca Allegany Casino 8:00 p.m. see their website for ticket information.

Tuesday, May 31: SHINGLEHOUSE COMMUNITY CHIOR practice 6:00 at OV Senior Center, and then again on Tuesday June 7 at 6:00 p.m. They are preparing to sing at several venues this summer with the first being the Summer Fest, June 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Yard Sales in the Area: B B & C Country Boutique will be having a Flea Market Saturday, May 29 in their parking lot 10-5. Hebron Church Community Building Yard Sale Sunday, May 29 9-4 Monday, May 30 Bag Sale 9-noon. Friday & Saturday, May 27-28 Habitat for Humanity 3rd Annual Yard Sale at Park Methodist Church lawn, Coudersport, Pa. 9-5. Saturday, May 28 Kane Town Wide Yard Sales. Saturday, June 4: One-Time Flea Market at Shinglehouse Volunteer fire Department 9 :00-4:00 sponsored by Honeoye Haven Apartments. Many local vendors are scheduled for this event.

Palmer Opera House, Cuba N.Y. June 2: Acoustic night 6:00 p.m.
June 4: Dinner Dance with Nip n Tuck 6:00 p.m. See their facebook page for more information. June 3/4: Conquer the Grill BBQ Contest hosted by the Potter county Visitors Center. See their facebook page. Bradford Area High School Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m., "Divas of the Decades:" Studio B 2016 Recital.

This Saturday May 29 the Boy Scouts will be picking up their last can and bottle drive see their facebook page for information.

Daisy Mae and I are beginning our summer camping excursions so if we are not on our porch we'll be in the woods. But check for us first at Mizmonica@frontier.com or 814-697-7625, we will be glad to set and chat with you.

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