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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tony Adami presented prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award

At the weekly Rotary Club meeting on April 13 Rotarian Tony Adami was presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award.

Former Assistant District Governor Pete Folk is making the presentation.

Tony has been a very active Rotarian for many years. He participates in all of the many club activities including the annual Woodsmen's Show. Tony keeps the Rotary Christmas star and Easter Cross shining brightly over the community. This is no easy task.

Tony and his wife Jill live in Galeton. Tony recently retired as manager of the Patterson Lumber Co. hardwood mill in Galeton. Tony is also the president of the Galeton Borough Authority.

Bradford Dispatched To Transformer Fire

At 10:33 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 25 Cornen Street for a transformer fire.

Panthers Drop Two to La Roche

By Scott Elliott
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pitt-Bradford baseball was dealt a pair of defeats Saturday by AMCC leader La Roche. The Panthers were edged 6-5 in game one and shutout 7-0 in the nightcap.

The Panthers jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning of the opener behind Dalton Renn’s two-run home run and Austin Parent’s RBI double. La Roche responded by scoring five runs in its half of the frame, including four with two outs, to move ahead 5-3.

Consecutive doubles by Tyler Hoops and Kyle Hunt in the second trimmed the deficit to 5-4, but La Roche’s Regis Sauer would retire the next 14 Panthers in a row before Austin Hoggatt walked with one out in the seventh. Pinch-runner John Morgan would eventually come around to score on Brody Wood’s groundout to the shortstop, yet Pitt-Bradford failed to get the tying run aboard, as Hoops grounded out to end the game.

With one out in the fifth, starter Ryan Boyer walked Luis Navedo, and Navedo moved into scoring position two batters later following a wild pitch. La Roche’s Joe Professor singled, scoring Navedo and what proved to be the game-winning run.

Boyer allowed six hits and four walks while striking out six in a complete-game effort. All six of the runs he yielded were earned. Hoops finished with two of the Panthers’ six hits and drove in a pair of runners.

The Panthers managed just two hits through the first eight innings of game two, as five La Roche pitchers combined to shut down the Blue and Gold lineup.

Pitt-Bradford collected three hits in the ninth, but failed to produce a run, as Renn was thrown out at home plate attempting to score.

The Redhawks led 3-0 after the first and stretched the lead to 5-0 in the third on a RBI triple and groundout.

Starter Matthew Hogue went 6.2 innings, giving up six runs on nine hits, and reliever Andrew Bacha surrendered two hits and a run in a two-run La Roche seventh inning.

Pitt-Bradford, which has lost five straight in conference play, drops to 8-18 on the season and 3-5 in the AMCC. The Panthers return to action Tuesday when they host Hilbert at 1 p.m.


Bill Pekarski added 30 new photos.

Spring Antique & Collectible Show & Sale Next Saturday & Sunday At PA Lumber Museum

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Duncan Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-04-10 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site PHOENIX 593855 in Duncan Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Duncan Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-04-10 00:00:00 to EQT PRODUCTION CO for site PHOENIX 593853 in Duncan Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Shrewsbury Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2017-04-10 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site FOX B 3H in Shrewsbury Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-04-05 to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana county. 78.53 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL - Operator failed to design, implement and maintain best management practices and an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, during and after earthmoving or soil disturbing activities, including the activities related to siting, drilling, completing, producing, servicing and plugging, constructing, utilizing and restoring the site and access road.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana County

Administrative violation issued on 2017-04-05 to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana county. 102.4(b)8 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL REQUIREMENTS – E & S plan, inspection reports and monitoring records were not available at the project site during all stages of earth disturbance activity.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-04-05 to Exotic Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Brush Valley Twp, Indiana county. 102.4(b)1 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL REQUIREMENTS - Person conducting earth disturbance activity failed to implement and maintain E & S BMPs to minimize the potential for accelerated erosion and sedimentation.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Easter Egg Hunt 2017 At Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department

Randy Sickler's First Catch Of The 2017 Season In PA

Coudersport Ambulance To Kio Road

At 3:14 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Kio Road for a diabetic emergency.

April 15th Sweden Valley Inn Buffet, 4 to 8 PM , Music & Karaoke Starts At 8 PM

Otto Township Fire Department Reports Fire At Otto-Eldred High School

Otto-Township Fire Department

4/13/17 Early Thursday afternoon at 12:25 hours Station 9 was dispatched on box 0923 for a commercial fire with a burn patient at the Otto Eldred Jr/Sr High School. 

Station 18 (Eldred Twp) and Station 4 (Eldred Boro) were also dispatched for mutual aid, Ma1 (Bradford City) dispatched for the burn victim. 

Chief 930 (J Rettger), E-91 and T-92 responded. Dispatch advised Chief 930 high school staff reported a working fire in the art room. Chief 930 requested Westons Mills (NY) dispatched for a tower to the scene. 

Chief 930 arrived on scene reporting a 3 story brick commercial structure with nothing showing from the exterior, evacuation in progress. Chief 930 took command. Command advised E-91 to lay in from Sweitzer Dr continuing to the Bravo/Charlie corner of the building. T-92 also staged at the Bravo/Charlie corner. 

Per the staff the fire was reported out, electrical in nature. E-91's crew entered the structure investigating the Art room confirming the fire was extinguished by staff via portable fire extinguishers. 

E-91's crew tended to the burn victim and checked for extension within the Art room with the assistance of mutual aid. 

Command advised dispatch the fire was confirmed out with no extension. 

Ma1a treated and transported the burn victim, all mutual aid companies were released in service. E-91's crew assisted with cleanup, command was terminated and all units returned in service.

Emporium Based PA Troopers Show Suport At Emporium's Bunny Breakfast Today

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center photo

Emporium based State Police showed their support to the community today at the Bunny Breakfast! Thank you, guys!!

And Fishing Season Begins In North Central Pennsylvania

Tennille Tilley
1st fish of the day. A palimino trout!

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

Clarion University SBDC Upcoming Business Education Semanars

Upcoming Business Education Seminars

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer a variety of educational events and workshops all across the state to address the many needs of small businesses.

First Step

One of the most popular workshops we offer, the First Step: Starting a Business, is a great place to begin for those looking to start a business.

First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois

QuickBooks 2016 Level I: Coudersport

Mixed Generations in the Workplace: Freeport

First Step: Starting A Small Business Emporium

QuickBooks 2016 Level II: Coudersport

24th Annual Legal Conference Replay: Oil City

Marketing Bootcamp Series II: Search Engine Optimization: Oil City

Leadership Series III: Management Style and Coaching: Clarion

Marketing Bootcamp Series III: Google Analytics: Oil City

COSTARS Connection: Franklin

First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois

Marketing Bootcamp Series IV: Promote Your Business through Social Media: Oil City

Call Bicycle Specialist Alex Fish Today!! He'll Get Your Bicycle Ready For The Spring Season

Come & See The Creek Side Barn Venue At Open House On Saturday, April 29, 2017

Select New Kubota Tractors Now 0% For 84 Months At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport

Test Drive Cub Cadet All-Around Strength At Moon's Farm Yard Center In Ulysses Friday & Saturday

Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast Saturdays & Sundays In Ulysses

Whispering Evergreens Food Plots, Supplies & Services For You

PSA Healthcare Has Openings In Bradford, Emporium, Eldred, Galeton, Roulette, Kane, Smethport, St. Marys, Port Allegany, Warren, Kane & Wellsboro

Friday, April 14, 2017

Lawrenceville, Millerton Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash

At 11:02 PM on Friday, Lawrenceville, Millerton Fire Rescue & Erway Ambulance dispatched to a motorcycle accident near 2179 Route 328.

Crooks Open PayPal Account Using Galeton Woman's Name

Eldred Man Found Deceased At His Home

State Police Investigating Stolen Fuel In Corydon Township

Male Juvenile Charged In Juvenile Court For Burglary In Shippen Township

Roulette Ambulance To River Street

At 9:41 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance and Medic 7 has been dispatched to River Street for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Call Bicycle Specialist Alex Fish Today!! He'll Get Your Bicycle Ready For The Spring Season

Will Canada's plan to legalize weed impact WNY?

With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing Thursday plans to legalize recreational marijuana in the country, anybody above 18 could soon be able to purchase marijuana there and that puts many WNYers just a short drive from access to legal weed.

Knoxville Dispatched For Wildfire

At 8:53 PM on Friday, Knoxville has been dispatched to Route 249 near Tompkins Road for a wildfire.

Come & See The Creek Side Barn Venue At Open House On Saturday, April 29, 2017

Panthers Extend Winning Streak to Four Games

By Scott Elliott
ALFRED, N.Y. - The Pitt-Bradford softball team swept Alfred State Friday by scores of 11-0 and 19-2 to extend its winning streak to four games. The Panthers won both games in five innings while earning their second straight doubleheader sweep.

Pitt-Bradford led 1-0 after the first inning in game one on Madison East’s RBI single, and the Panthers put the game away with a 10-run second frame. Lindsey Hull’s two-run base hit ignited the big inning, and Melissa Nye drilled a bases-clearing double to centerfield to pad the lead.

Sam Hribal was sharp on the mound, allowing just three hits and a pair of walks. She struck out four while picking up her third win of the year. It was the first shutout thrown by a Panther pitcher this season.

Nye had three of the team’s 13 hits, and Cassidy Lewis and Grace Dadzaa each collected two hits. East and Hull finished with two RBIs apiece.

The Panthers scored a season-high 19 runs in game two in part to their patience. The Pioneers’ Jordan Leonard issued 16 walks, and Pitt-Bradford also touched her up for 10 hits.

The Panthers led 6-0 after the first, and a 12-run fifth inning turned the game into a rout. Dadzaa had a season-high four hits, and Nye tallied two more hits. Morgan Bellush, Kennedy Cratty and Nye each drove in two runs, and East scored four times.

Liz Dzurisin earned the win in the circle, surrendering seven hits and two runs. She walked one and struck out one.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 11-20 on the season and hosts Franciscan Monday at 3 p.m. in an important AMCC doubleheader.

Coudersport Ambulance To East 7th Street

At 5:52 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & ALS have been dispatched to East 7th Street for an allergic reaction.

Canisteo, Wellsville Men Arrested For Drugs In Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff's Office
6 hrs ·

INTERSTATE 390: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of two men as part of the Sheriff’s Office initiative “Operation Safe Interstate.”

On April 12th, 2017 a vehicle was stopped on Interstate 390 by a member of the Sheriff’s Office for an alleged vehicle and traffic law violation. While approaching the vehicle, it is alleged the front passenger appeared to be reaching down onto the floorboard area under the passenger seat. For officer safety reasons, the passenger 29 year old Nicholas L. O'Dell of Canisteo NY, was immediately requested to exit the vehicle and was detained to ensure there were no weapons.

Deputy Shawn Whitford arrived on location to assist and assumed control of O'Dell, at which time O'Dell was observed attempting to conceal four bags of heroin between the rear window and the trunk of the vehicle. O'Dell was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and the felony of Tampering with Physical Evidence for attempting to conceal the heroin.

The driver of the vehicle, 27 year old Patrick H. Briggs of Wellsville NY, was then addressed and was found to be in possession of two bags of cocaine as well as Suboxone strips. The weight of the cocaine found on Briggs totaled approximately 7 grams. Briggs was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th for the suboxone, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (a B Felony) due to possession of the cocaine and evidence to support distribution and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree due to the weight of the cocaine.

Both Briggs and O'Dell were turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. Bail recommendations by the District Attorney's Office were $2,500/$5,000 on O'Dell and $5,000/$10,000 on Briggs.

The two were later arraigned in the Town of Avon Court before Justice Torregiano, The Judge remanded O'Dell to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 cash or $5,000 secured bond and Briggs on $5,000 cash or $10,000 secured bond.

Saturday, May 6th 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Volunteer Spring Clean-Up Day

Sizerville State Park is looking for volunteers to help beautify the park. We will be doing trail maintenance, winter debris removal, gardening, managing invasive species, litter removal and more! Lunch will be provided. If you or your group would like to participate, please contact the park office (814)-486-5605 or email to get more details and to let us know you plan to attend!

Road Work to Start Next Week in McKean and Potter Counties

Bradford, PA – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) road improvement project for McKean and Potter counties will get underway Monday, April 17. The project will bring improvements to more than 27 miles of road surface across sections of ten roads in the two counties--providing smoother, safer travel for regional motorists.

Overall work includes milling and resurfacing, curbing, sidewalks, guide rail updates, and miscellaneous items. Work will vary from section to section. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Next week, crews are scheduled to perform work at the following locations:

McKean County: Route 155 in the northern Port Allegany area—joint repair;
Route 44 from the McKean/Potter county line to the New York state line—
joint repair;

Potter County: Route 49 from the Route 44 intersection to east of the Allegany Township line—
milling and resurfacing;

Work zones will feature a daylight alternating traffic pattern, controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Short travel delays should be expected.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5.7 million job, which is expected to finish by the end of October.

Other locations scheduled to see work in 2017 are:

Route 346 (West Washington Street) in Bradford
Route 44 in Coudersport
Route 49 in the Harrison Valley area
Route 1003 (South Street), south of Ulysses
Route 1005 (Phoenix Road) in Hector Township
Route 4003 (Clara Road) bridge approaches
Route 4009 (Baker Creek Road) in Hebron and Allegany Townships
Route 4014 (Plank Road) in Sharon Township

PennDOT will issue updates on work locations for this project as progress allows. Drivers are reminded to use caution in all work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

Wolf Administration Addressing Heroin Epidemic

Morris & Cogan House Dispatched To Wildfire On Hunter Road

At 3:50 PM on Friday, Morris & Cogan House Substation have been dispatched to a wildfire at 42 Hunter Road in Pine Township.  A Structure is reported to be endangered by this fire.
4:08 PM--Fire out.

Port Allegany Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Pitt-Corning

At 3:10 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Pitt-Corning on North Main Street for an automatic fire alarm. Unknown details.

Bradford Man Jailed in Erie County, NY

By Anne Holliday on WESB Local News

A Bradford man is facing several drug charges in Erie County, New York, after being stopped this morning in Elma.

Sheriff’s deputies say they stopped 27-year-old Tyler Yohe between 1 and 1:30 a.m. and found a number of drugs, including Xanax, Suboxone and marijuana. He also allegedly had a glass pipe and brass knuckles.

They say when he was being searched at the Erie County Holding Center they found crack cocaine in his buttocks.

Potter County OKs merger of tourism agency with Tioga's

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent
Bradford Era

COUDERSPORT — Potter County commissioners have received enough support to proceed with the merger of the county's tourism promotion agency ...

Commissioners to raise hotel room tax from 3% to 5% ....


Battle for Easter: True vs. Killer Colors

Written by Aimee Wharton
Health Wire

There's a huge paradigm shift happening right now in the food industry — a move from artificial to natural colors.

Natural dyes made from ingredients like paprika, beet juice, and turmeric were once a niche trend among the organic crowd, but now they're gaining ground and becoming the norm. Even “Big Food” companies like Mars, Kraft, and Taco Bell are stepping up to make the switch from toxic additives to natural colors.

This is an important crossroads, given the amount of scientific evidence condemning synthetic concoctions with names like “Blue 2,” “Green 3,” and “Yellow 5.”

Killer Colors

Bear in mind that these artificial colors are FDA-approved, and each year more than 15 million pounds of them are poured into U.S. food products.1

Yet for James Huff, the associate director for chemical carcinogenesis at the National Institute of Health's Toxicology Program, these dyes clearly pose “unnecessary risks to humans — especially young children. It’s disappointing,” he adds, “that the FDA has not addressed the toxic threat posed by food dyes.” 2

For others, it's beyond disappointing. It's downright horrifying.

In a recently published scientific report titled, “Food Dyes: Rainbow of Risks,” the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), found that all nine of the currently FDA-approved dyes are associated with serious health concerns.

For example, CSPI says Blue 2 “cannot be considered safe given the statistically significant incidence of tumors,” particularly brain tumors, in laboratory animals. 3

Green 3 had its own carcinogenic effect, causing “significant increases in bladder and testes tumors in male rats.” 4

Red 3 was recognized back in 1990 as a thyroid carcinogen by the FDA, and subsequently banned from cosmetics and topical drugs... but it's still allowed in food and oral drugs, and Americans swallow 200,000 pounds of it per year. 5

The rest of the “colors” stack up no better.

“In addition to considerations of organ damage, cancer, birth defects, and allergic reactions,” CSPI says, “mixtures of dyes (and Yellow 5 tested alone) cause hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in some children.”

So the last thing you want to give a child hopped up on Easter candy is an egg that's been soaked in a colorful chemical cocktail. The good news is, you don't have to pass on this holiday tradition.

Instead, gobble down naturally dyed Easter eggs and feel safe sharing them with your family...

How to make all-natural, homemade Easter egg dyes:  Read more....

Jim Is home and back on the job

I'm back home and back to work. Great experience at Cole Memorial in ER and 4th Floor.

Good care and customer service from everyone there.

Blood pressure is a crazy thing when it doesn't behave. So far it's better and I am feeling much better.

Thanks to my wonderful wife, Cynthia, for taking over and doing a great job keeping you informed.

Thanks everyone for your prayers and concerns!!

Forest Management/Habitat Tour

On Sunday April 30th, 2017 the Susquehannock State Forest will be hosting its annual forest management/habitat tour. The Susquehannock State Forest is located almost entirely in Potter County and consists of approximately 265,000 acres. Representatives from the Susquehannock State Forest, Sinnemahoning State Park, Black Forest Conservation Association and Pennsylvania Game Commission Elk Biologist and local land Manager will be participating in this year’s tour.

Several different site visits are planned for this year’s tour. The site visits will include an area within the Sinnemahoning State Park where they have been working cooperatively with the PGC to improve wildlife habitat, an active state forest timbersale, gas storage field within the Susquehannock State Forest, the Hammersley Wild Area and the Sinnemahonoing State Park Wildlife Center.

The goal of the tour is to exchange information, build a better relationship with those that use the state forest, observe and discuss some of the challenges involved in both sustainable forest and wildlife management and examine some of the forest habitat improvements that are taking place. Participants will hopefully leave with a better understanding of the interaction between forest management and wildlife habitat and be able to incorporate some of these techniques on their own private lands.

The tour will begin at 9:00am at the Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center. The Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center is located at 4843 Park Road, in Austin. The tour will conclude at 2:00 pm. The tour is free of charge. Transportation and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions regarding the tour or would like to register for the tour, please call the district office at 814-274-3600 or email at by Saturday April 29th.

Habitat Tour 2012

Habitat Tour 2010

Chicken BBQ, Easter Egg Hunt Saturday At Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department

Tomorrow is The DAY !!!!! Come and Get it...,
Chicken BBQ Staring at 10:00am til gone.

And Also enjoy the annual Easter Egg Hunt...
Easter Egg hunt is made possible through our Support group, Rhoda Knowlton Lent - Knowledge Farms( Straw ) , The Coudersport Area Lions Club (Eggs ) this starts promptly at 2:00pm
Thank you

Coudersport Vol FireDept added 3 new photos.
Coudersport Vol Fire Dept will be having a chicken BBQ this Sat. Dinners & Halves available. 

We will also be holding our annual Easter Egg hunt Sat at 2:pm sharp. 

We also still have Comedy club tickets available for May 6th if you would like a ticket stop at the hall Thursday or Friday after 5 and all day Sat. Or contact any firefighter... 

As always we Thank you for your continued support!
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Photo by John Eaton
Excited because they are finally hearing from Ima Jean's future husband are: (from left to right) Bobrita Tolliver (Linda Iseri), Glendine Slocomb (Angel Goodwin) and Violet Montgomery (Barbara Biddison). Hamilton-Gibson's production of the comedy "Wedding Belles" will open at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. 

Tickets are $18 for adults and $7 for children and full-time students of any age for the 7:30 p.m. performances on Fridays, April 21 and 28 and Saturday, April 29; $12 for adults and free for children and full-time students of any age for the 7:30 p.m. First Saturday, April 22 show and Pay-What-You-Can for the 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 23. For tickets, call 570-724-2079 or email or visit


The Sixth Annual Earth Day at the Mill Cove Environmental Area will offer plenty of free, hands-on activities and educational programs for people of all ages, toddlers to adults on Saturday, April 22, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mill Cove is located north of Mansfield.
Not only is Earth Day at Mill Cove free and open to the public but fishing rods and archery equipment will be provided free to use during the day. Parking is free, too.

“We offer a wide variety of activities appropriate for children, youth and adults,” said Dr. David Flesch, a retired Mansfield University biology professor, who has chaired this event since 2014. “Everyone will find plenty to do that will inspire them to make every day Earth Day,” he said.

“Over 60 vendors will be selling unique items and food so plan to stay several hours and have fun,” Flesch noted. Barbecued chicken, hamburgers and ribs; maple syrup and honey products; jams, jellies, tomato relish, free-range eggs and certified naturally grown aquaponic salad mix; cotton candy, various flavors of popcorn, peanuts, desserts and coffee will be available.

Earth Day is held rain or shine. “Since you never know about the weather, we recommend everyone bring hiking shoes and rain gear just in case,” said Flesch.

“The purpose of Earth Day at Mill Cove is to showcase Tioga County’s natural resources and the importance of conservation through the Mill Cove Environmental Area. This will be fun learning for everyone,” he added.

Among the wow activities are birds of prey demonstrations, zip line rides and a 1 p.m. concert being given in the main pavilion by Van Wagner of Danville, Pa. Wagner is a singer/songwriter, historian and Pennsylvania logger and coal miner who will sing songs he has written about Pennsylvania’s natural heritage with a focus on this region’s wildlife, forests and coal and lumbering eras.

Free trips on a zip line offered throughout the day will provide an exhilarating way to view Earth Day activities. Riders who weigh more than 60 pounds and less than 250 pounds will climb the stairs, hook the harness to the zip line and take a quick, 125-foot trip from about 25 feet up in the air to the ground.

Cheri Heimbach and her son Jonathan of Baywings Falconry of Lewisburg will do educational falconry demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Youngsters may be invited to participate. “We are planning to bring Alice, a Harris’s hawk; Finn, a peregrine falcon; Starlight, a gyrfalcon; Bumper, a screech owl; Owlexander, an eagle owl; Bandit, an American kestrel falcon; and Baywings’ newest bird, a not-yet-named baby barn owl,” Heimbach said. The birds will demonstrate their agility in capturing prey by chasing down lures and flying through hoops. “We do not use live prey during our programs,” she noted. Attendees will learn about birds of prey, where they come from, how they are trained, conservation and their role in maintaining the balance of nature. “These birds serve as our first warning when something is poisoning our environment,” Heimbach added.

Fish will be stocked in the Cove’s pond for the annual fishing derby. There will be fly casting lessons, fly fishing, archery and muzzle loading demonstrations and a marshmallow archery event as well as archery target shooting.

The Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club will host their signature BB gun shooting contest.

If weather permits, the Mountain Modelaires will fly electric helicopters and small fixed wing aircraft and have computers set up with an R/C flight simulator so people can try flying.

Paul Stillman of Cameron Mills, New York is a Seneca heritage indian. He will be dressed in native attire authentic to the 1750s, including a feather hat called a Gustoweh. He is bringing thousands of wampum and trade beads as well as trinkets to sell. Among the trinkets, which can be added to a necklace, bracelet and earrings, are dragon flies, wolves, bears, eagles, 15-different styles of turtles, evil eye protectors, etc. Stillman will also demonstrate how the Seneca made sinew (muscle fiber) and used it to sew their clothes and how they drilled holes in stones using pump drills and explain why.

Carol Wooley of Mansfield will have Civil War outfits on display and Mel “Longknife” Stafford, a re-enactor portraying an 18th-century explorer and hunter, will demonstrate the equipment, clothing and weapons that mountain men used to survive in the 1700s.

Kiddie Corner will offer activities for toddlers to first graders.

The Mansfield Lions Club will do free vision screenings for youth ages six months to 17-years old.

Mansfield University faculty will also be involved. “We have a host of ecological expeditions planned to provide a more in-depth discovery of the uniqueness of the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania,” said Flesch. “We will be looking more closely at the biology of Mill Creek with water quality testing demonstrations, aquatic insect surveys and a demonstration on calculating water flow in streams.”

Youngsters will be able to plant several types of trees along Mill Creek to serve as a riparian buffer.

A shuttle bus equipped with a handicapped lift will provide free rides to take those who park in the Mill Cove public parking area to the Earth Day registration desk at the entrance to Mill Cove.

Sponsoring Earth Day are Mansfield University and Mill Cove, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to enhance the area for recreational and environmental education purposes.

For more information about Earth Day at Mill Cove and directions, visit the Mill Cove Environmental Area website at

Photo by Bob Brown
Van Wagner will perform some of the songs he has written about this area during 
Earth Day at Mill Cove on April 22.

Photo courtesy of Photos by Dart
“Stepping off the platform for the first time can be frightening but the fear disappears as soon as you begin traveling down the zip line,” said a participant at the 2015 Earth Day at Mill Cove. “It was exhilarating.” Give zip lining a try at this year's Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.

Photo courtesy of Photos by Dart
During the 2015 Earth Day at Mill Cove, a crowd gathers to see the European eagle owl perched on Cheri Heimbach’s leather gloved outstretched hand.

Photo courtesy of Baywings Falconry
This is the face of a young barn owl now in the care of Baywings Falconry.

Photo courtesy of Baywings Falconry
One of Baywings Falconry birds of prey flies through hoops during a demonstration.

Jackson Family Says Thank You.....

Thank you to everyone who joined our family to celebrate Bob Jackson's 90th birthday party. It was a wonderful party.

Thanks to Christ Episcopal Church for the wonderful luncheon and the Consistory and Legion for providing decorations.

 The family of Bob Jackson

Easter Sunrise Service At Fishing Creek Church In Roulette Townshi