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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Joseph W. RAYMER, Jr., 66, of Galeton, PA.

Joseph W. RAYMER, Jr., 66, of Galeton, PA, died Friday, March 12, 2021 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. 

Born September 15, 1954, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Joseph William “Bill” and Elizabeth Yahn Raymer. A graduate of Galeton High School, he earned a degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. Joe worked as a laborer and was last employed by Pike Township. 

Surviving are: a sister, Marjorie (Timothy) Smith of Westfield; two nieces, Sarah and Tiffany; an aunt, Helen Turner of Tampa, FL; and cousins. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Debra Raymer. 

Services will be private. Memorials may be made to any local animal shelter. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Melvin S. EASTON, 81, of Genesee, PA.

Melvin S. EASTON

Melvin S. EASTON, 81, of Genesee, PA, died Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

A celebration of life service will be held for Arvil Haggard

A celebration of life service will be held for Arvil Haggard at the Smethport Fire Hall on April 10th from 1-4 PM. All family and friends are welcome. Arvil passed away on January 12, 2021.

Roulette Ambulanbce To Lanninger Creek Road


 At 6:54 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Lanninger Creek Road to assist police.

Bradford Dispatched For Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident

 

At 6:50 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire & EMS dispatched to a vehicle/pedestrian accident at Main Street & Main Street. Report female injured.

Andover Dispatched to ATV Crash on Jones Road


 At 6:37 PM on Saturday, Andover EMS has been dispatched to 1693 Jones Road for an ATV rollover crash with injury.

Ridgway Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash on Bootjack Road


At 4:49 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Bootjack Road for a motorcycle accident with a 45 year old male injured and unconscious.

Helicopter is airborne at 5:32 PM.

D9 Class A Girls Semifinal Tonight, Coudersport Lady Falcons Play Port Allegany Lady Gators

 D9 Class A Girls Semifinal

The #1 seed Coudersport Lady Falcons will play the #4 seed Port Allegany Lady Gators tonight at 6 PM at Coudersport High School.

The winner will play the winner of ECC/Otto Eldred for the Class A Title.

The game will be broadcast live starting at 5:45 PM on www.network1sports.com/station/wfrm

Go Falcons!

Roulette Ambulance to Station


At 4:05 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to station, Call center for details for overdose.

Most Trout Stocking in Pennsylvania Starts Next Week

 


Click the link above for the Spring trout stocking schedule by county in Pennsylvania.

 

Galeton Dispatched For Wildfire


At 12:44 PM on Saturday, Galeton Fire Dept. dispatched for a wildfire behind the ambulance garage at the edge of the woods. 

RECALLED by Chief 10-20

Belfast, Angelica Dispatched For Structure Fire on Crawford Creek Road

Allegany County Fire Wire

Belfast, Angelica fast team 1 for a structure fire 7828 Crawford Creek road.

Dr. John L. Harrington, MD, 92, of Warren, PA.

Dr. John L. Harrington, MD

Dr. John L. Harrington, MD, 92, of Warren, PA., died Wednesday morning, February 3, 2021 at the John & Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA.  

Dr. Harrington was born in Warren, PA., on November 11, 1928.  He was the son of Thomas E. and Anna L. Munson Harrington.  He attended St. Joseph Elementary School and graduated from Warren High School Class of 1946.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with Honor in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1950.  He was employed as a pharmacist at Gaughn’s Drug Store.  

In September of 1951 he returned to the University of Pittsburgh, to attend Medical School and received his Doctorate Degree in 1955.  He served 2 years of Externship and Internship at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.  He entered the United States Air Force in 1956, serving as a Flight Surgeon and was assigned to Andrews AFB in Washington, D.C., for 2 years and a year later, in 1982, he enlisted in the Active US Air Force Reserves, serving at Luke AFB in Arizona for over 3 years, attaining the rank of Colonel.  
U.S. Airforce Veteran


He returned to Warren in 1958 and established a solo General Practice of Medicine.  In 1966, he entered a Psychiatric Residence Program at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT for 3 years, being appointed Chief Resident for his third year.  The internationally renowned Viennese psychiatrist and author Victor E. Frankl, MD PhD in, one of his many books, “The Unheard Cry for Meaning” quoted Dr. Harrington from a paper written while he was Chief Resident titled “A Review of Paradoxical Intention”.  

In 1969, he returned to Warren, PA., and established a private and community practice of Psychiatry and, as well, was instrumental in the initiation and implementation of the Mental Health Unit, now Deerfield Behavioral Health, at Warren General Hospital.  He also was instrumental in the establishment of a local State/County sponsored Mental Health Clinic and was Medical director of the Clinic for 11 plus years.  He was a Past President of the Medical Staff of Warren General Hospital and the Warren County Medical Society.  He was the first full time Community Psychiatrist in private practice in Warren and was Board Certified in Psychiatry.

He was active in community affairs serving as President of the Warren Boys Choir, the Warren County Unit of the American Cancer Society and was an active member of other local community organizations.  He was a past member of the Conewango Valley Country Club and the University Club in Pittsburgh, PA.

In 1980, he left Warren, moving to Scottsdale, AZ to accept a position as a Staff Psychiatrist at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.  There he held several clinical, administrative, and academic positions including, Assistant Chief of Psychiatry, Director of Psychiatric Residency Training, and Coordinator of a Specialized Inpatient Treatment Program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that was related to combat experiences.  He was instrumental in the initiation, training and implementation of this PTSD Program, which was one of the first such Programs in the VA System.   He also served as a member of the VA’s Chief Medical directors Special committee for PTSD.  He received an appointment from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

He was a member of several professional societies, including being a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine now named the Academy of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry.

He retired in 1997 and returned to Warren.  He was a member of St. Joseph Church and was involved in several ministries, including being a Eucharistic Minister; served on the RICA Team, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and the Nursing Home ministry.  He also served on the Warren and Forest Counties Human Services Advisory Board for Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

He is survived by his 2 children, his daughter, Holly Lee Harrington of Warren, PA., his son, John L. Harrington, Jr. and wife, Coleen of Phoenix, AZ., his sister, Anne Gay of Warrenton, VA., 5 grandchildren – Katie Kibbey Simbeck and husband, Tim of St. Marys, PA., Beau Kibbey and his wife Tammy of Russell, PA., Jennifer Gusse and her husband, Zachary of Cave Creek, AZ., Zachary Dyer, USMC with Home of Record of Phoenix, AZ., Heather Harrington of New Port Beach, CA., 5 great grandchildren – Olivia and Charlette Gusse of Cave Creek, AZ., Sawyer Kibbey and Hadley of Russell, PA., Miley Simbeck and Lexi of St. Marys, PA., Logan Dyer Ayers of Bellingham, WA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife in June of 1990, Marilyn Marti Rice Harrington, whom he married October 11, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA., an infant son, Kim; a brother, William Harrington, 2 Sisters – Alice Johnsen and Ella Cashman, a grandson, James Rex Harrington.

Friends will be received at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Warren, PA., on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the U.S. Air Force and members of the Warren American Legion Post 135 and Sheffield and Clarendon V.F.W funeral honor guard.  

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, or Hospice of Warren County, www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice.  E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com  The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

HAMILTON-GIBSON TO PRESENT FREE STAGED READINGS OF TWO SHORT PLAYS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MARCH 13 & 14

Photos by John Eaton
SARAH DUTERTE

In "Do Not Go, My Love" by Enid Graham, Sarah Duterte plays a woman frustrated by the online process and Tim Wilbourn is the young man who has listened to lots of similar complaints. 

PRESS RELEASE:
This Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. and this Sunday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m., Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting performances of a staged reading of two one act plays. The performances are free. 

"Whitman v. the United States: Case 36 (on Zoom)" by James Still and "Do Not Go, My Love" by Enid Graham each run about 15 minutes. 

This is the fourth in HG's free series of eight 30-minute staged readings of short plays via Zoom. 

Part fever dream and part digital trial, "Whitman” is about a writer battling some very particular demons while the world shelters in place due to the pandemic. "With all the arts shuttered in the U.S., many of us are wandering around not sure why we're writing and whether or not any of it will ever see the light of day," said Still. "With anxiety and uncertainty as a writer's primary companions, this play takes things a bit further as a writer imagines being on trial for writing stories that have no plot.”

In "Whitman" are HG veteran actors, Karin Knaus of Westfield as the writer and Nikki York of Mainesburg as the judge. Knaus has been in numerous HG shows. She was the lead in "Mamma Mia" and performed in "Quilters", "The Music Man" and most recently "The View From Here." York had the title role in HG's "Miss Holmes", was in "James and The Giant Peach", "The Crucible" and numerous HG Women's Project productions.

Graham was asked to write a play for a project called "Alone, Together." "I thought 'I can't do that...Our life had been turned upside down and our beautiful city (New York) was beginning the horrible upward climb on the now all too familiar COVID-19 new cases graph," she said.

After thinking about the college students she had worked with on an earlier project and feeling sorry for the disruption they were going through, she wrote “Do Not Go” and contributed it to “Alone, Together.” “In helping to keep the students' creative spark alive through this crisis, I was able to reconnect with my own creative life,” she said.
Photos by John Eaton
TIM WILBOURN
“’Do Not Go, My Love' is about humans connecting in hard times and the hopeful dream of a better future when we can all be together again," said Graham. HG's Sarah Duterte plays a woman who has been desperately trying to get in touch with a real human being on a financial help website. She finally talks to a young man played by Tim Wilbourn who has heard the woes of those frustrated with online processes that don't go smoothly. In the course of the call, they make a connection. Duterte and Wilbourn are both from Wellsboro.

Duterte was Watson in HG's "Miss Holmes", the sister in "Proof" and last summer was in "Almost, Maine."  She has also performed in many radio plays. Tim Wilbourn was seen in HG's "James and The Giant Peach" and last year's courtroom spoof "A Pound of Flesh."

At the end of the 30-minute performance, audience members will be invited to stay on Zoom to talk about what they saw and heard with Director Thomas Putnam and cast members.

Go to the Zoom website at https://zoom.us, click on "joint meeting" and  for the Saturday, March 13 performance enter the access code 839 2536 6867 and the passcode 902173. For the Sunday, March 14 performance, enter the access code 873 9936 8164 and the passcode 420146.

Audience members will find the Zoom information on the HG website at https://www.hamiltongibson.org or Facebook page or can contact the HG office at 570-724-2079 or hamgib@gmail.com

Donations are appreciated. Go to the HG website at www.hamiltongibson.org or send a contribution to Hamilton-Gibson, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Please include “Staged Readings” in the check memo line

Hamlin Memorial Library Non- Auction Dinner



 


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The PA state House returns to session on Monday, March 15, 2021

The PA state House returns to session on Monday, March 15, 2021, to vote on issues of importance.

Next week the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will begin several weeks of preparing for Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 economic recovery by setting the stage for a number of bills to be voted on the floor this spring. 

The Weekly Schedule

Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor. The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted here.

Potter County Meeting Agenda From March 11, 2021




 

Wolfinger Family Fund supports school district needs in Ellicottville, Coudersport, Smethport


OLEAN, N.Y., March 12, 2021 — While school districts continue to adapt to a hybrid model of in-person and distance learning and work to meet the ever-changing education needs of students, the Wolfinger Family Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is making possible $2,000 in support for the Ellicottville, Smethport (PA) and Coudersport (PA) school districts.

Harold “Sandy” and Connie Wolfinger of Haskell Road established the Wolfinger Family Fund in 2019 to support educational programs, activities and/or equipment purchases at several school districts with an annual grant to each district every year. Their donor advised fund also will be supporting other charitable causes in the future.

The Wolfingers structured the fund with the intention of having a lasting impact for many students by supporting projects in the awarded districts rather than by making one-time awards to individual students.

These three school districts – Ellicottville, Smethport and Coudersport – all have ties to the Wolfinger family. Sandy and Connie’s children and grandchildren have attended each school.

A $1,000 grant to the Smethport School District will support the purchase of new, reusable smart notebooks for Smethport 4th graders and a CPR training project that was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and school closures in 2020.

Rocketbook notebooks allow students to utilize handwriting rather than only typing for note-taking and homework, which has been proven to boost cognitive function and retention for students at a time when many students are facing the challenge of working both in the classroom and at home, according to Angela Lapp, a 4th grade teacher in the Smethport School District.

“My class of 20 students would all greatly benefit from the addition of Rocketbook to our everyday learning activities and assignments,” said Lapp. “Rocketbook would ultimately provide students with a traditional method of learning, while meeting the needs of technology today.”

$500 of the $1,000 grant for Smethport will support the purchase of the Rocketbook technology, the other $500, remaining from the fund’s allotted grant for 2020, will support the purchase of mannequins for CPR training for staff and students.

The $500 grant to the Coudersport district will support the purchase of two new iPads for the district’s STEM lab classroom. The iPads will also be utilized as part of the district’s live streaming and broadcast audio programs, both of which are student run according to Theresa Daniels, a Coudersport teacher.

The STEM/Smart lab serves students from grades 7-12, said Daniels.

According to Daniels, the STEM lab serves an important function for middle and high school students.

“We push our students to explore all that technology has to offer because our community, although rural, has an impressive network infrastructure that makes the potential for STEM-based jobs in the future a reality,” added Daniels.

The $500 grant at Ellicottville Central School will also be used to purchase iPads for student use in the district.

The district has seen an increase in demand for technology like iPads to enable more distance learning in the last year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ellicottville Central School took on the goal to place at least one iPad in the house of each family that has elementary aged children attending school, requiring the purchase of approximately 175 iPads in addition to the district’s inventory, according to Ellicottville Superintendent Robert Miller.

The $500 grant from the Wolfinger Family Fund in 2020 supported the purchase of iPads as well. The Community Fund at CRCF also provided a $2,500 grant to fund the purchase of iPads in the district.

“It has been a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the reality is that school districts continue to face challenging circumstances to safely provide instruction to students,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “It is a credit to the foresight of the Wolfingers that a fund like this exists to help close the gaps in needs for area schools. It is a critical time for educational institutions as they work to ensure that the students of today receive a quality education despite all of the challenges the pandemic has posed.”

Donations can be made to the Wolfinger Family Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760, or online at cattfoundation.org.

Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

CRCF announces Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminars for 2021 First seminar to be held April 9 on Catchafire volunteer technology

Katie Pieri
OLEAN, N.Y., March 9, 2021 — The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will lead three Nonprofit Link and Learn webinars in 2021, continuing a successful program that began in 2020. 

The Nonprofit Link and Learn Series emerged after the cancellation of Nonprofit Networking Day as a way to continue CRCF’s dedication to nonprofit education and capacity building. 

This year’s webinar series will kick off on April 9, as Katie Pieri of the Western New York Support Group and Tyler Manley of Catchafire will lead the webinar “Maximize Your Catchafire Membership.” 

The Western New York Nonprofit Support Group, in collaboration with 8 additional funders, have joined together to bring over 600 nonprofits across the region access to skills-based volunteers as a way to off-set costs and navigate through the pandemic with support from Catchafire.  

The Catchafire platform brings a level of flexibility, offering over 150 pre-scoped projects and ask an expert calls. During this session, Katie and Tyler will highlight the different ways to utilize your Catchafire membership and also provide you an opportunity to hear from your local colleagues about how they have interacted with the platform. There will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussion to assist your organization in leveraging the Catchafire platform for maximum benefit.    

The Western New York Nonprofit Support Group has provided free subscriptions to the Catchafire platform, which matches nonprofits with highly-skilled, professional volunteers to execute projects in marketing, branding, human resources, strategic planning and more, to nonprofits across Western New York. 

The webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Registration for the webinar is open at cattfoundation.org/nonprofit-link-and-learn-series
Tyler Manley

If your nonprofit does not currently have a Catchafire subscription you can still attend the webinar to find out how it would benefit your organization, and you can also contact Katie at Katie@wnynsg.org to inquire about a subscription. 

On June 11, CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit will lead the session “Agency Endowments 101” along with Skip Wilday, CRCF board president, to help inform nonprofits on the value of an agency endowment. 

The Nonprofit Link and Learn series for 2021 will conclude with the session, “Practices for Cattaraugus Gives Success: From your peers,” on September 25. Kirk Windus, Cattaraugus Gives coordinator and CRCF communications and fund development manager will moderate a panel of representatives from past Cattaraugus Gives participants who have found success in the annual giving day. 

Further details on upcoming sessions and registration details will be announced at a later date.  

“We are excited to announce this year’s webinars in the Nonprofit Link and Learn Series and to continue the success of this new program,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “CRCF is dedicated to building strong nonprofits in our region through education programs and capacity building. Last year’s seminars were well attended, and we think this year’s programming will provide timely education on important topics as well.” 

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Indecent Assault Of A Juvenile Currently Being Investigated In Liberty TWP.


 

PA Senator Cris Dush's Mission Report From Harrisburg

Senator Cris Dush E-Newsletter

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In This Update:

  • Budget Hearings Delve Into Wolf’s Spending and Tax Plans
  • Special Committee Set to Begin Bipartisan Election Review
  • Lawmakers Seek to Put the Brakes on New Bridge Tolling Plan
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Available Now
  • Senate Returns to Session Next Week, Budget Hearings Continue
  • Discounted Fishing Licenses Available for Non-Resident Students
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All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Saturday & Sunday, March 13 & 14 At Brydonson's Maple Farm in Coudersport, PA

Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury Says Thanks For Signing His Petition

I wish to express my deepest and most sincere thanks to those who signed my petition for the Office of Potter County Coroner for the upcoming primary election. 

I also would like to thank Kent Dates for circulating my petition in Roulette. It is my greatest honor and privilege to serve Potter County and its residents at their greatest hour of need. 

Again, thank you all for your continued support, Kevin J. Dusenbury, Potter County Coroner. 

 Paid for by the Candidate

The Coudersport Consistory Purse Bingo Is Sunday, March 21st

 

Electri-Cord Is Hiring In Westfield

 


$95 DOT/CDL physicals at Kio Chiropractic in Smethport, PA.

 


Come To Bokman Of Wellsville To See Our Deals

 


Cameron County Children and Youth Services has an opening for a County Clerk position

 


Truck-Lite Is Starting A Third Shift; Now Hiring Part-Time and Full-Time Assemblers in Coudersport

 


Blake Dentistry is seeking a full-time (no weekends) front office person to join our dynamic team.

 



LLOYD BURKHOUSE AUCTIONS PUBLIC AUCTION SUNDAY, March 14th - 1PM

 


ULYSSES TWP WILL BE CLOSING THE BRIDGE OVER PINE CREEK ON TELESCOPE RD (T 439) on 3/12/2021

 


Concern Is Hiring A Full Time Crisis Case Manager And 4 Part Time Crisis Intervention Specialists



 

Whitesville Public Library Is Having A Bake Sale Wednesday The 17th


 

Friday, March 12, 2021

Bradford Twp., Corydon Dispatched for Possible House Fire in Corydon Twp.

At 8:35 PM on Friday. POwer surge. Possible electrical  fire.

A Moment Of Love For Enzo Magaro ~ Lantern Release

A Moment Of Love For Enzo Magaro

 Lantern Release will be Saturday, March 13, 2021  @6pm
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A lantern release has been organized as a "A Moment Of Love For Enzo Magaro"

 A limited supply of lanterns will be handed out to starting at 5pm at the gathering area next to the Chamber. You may pick up a free lantern from Flowers N Things or the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce starting Thursday, or purchase your own online.

 The lanterns will be set off along a place of your choice on the Rails to Trails

https://www.facebook.com/events/733357527378389
Posted by Cameron County

Litter Pickup Adopt A Highway

Montoursville, PA – In an effort to improve our environment and clean up our local roadways as the weather begins to warm up, motorists may see volunteers participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Adopt A Highway (AAH) program picking up litter along highways across District 3’s nine county region.

District 3, which serves Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties, has 307 groups who volunteer to pick up litter on nearly 853 miles of state-owned roadways.

There will be no impacts to traffic during litter cleanup activities. Motorists are reminded to slow down, drive with caution, be alert for stopped or slow-moving vehicle, and watch for workers near the roadway, along interchanges and entrance/exit ramps.

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY RECOVERY PROGRAM (CHIRP)

Cameron County has received a grant award of $50,368.00 through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Act 1 of 2021 (SB 109), under an initiative known as the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP).  Cameron County in conjunction with surrounding counties and North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission has established a grant program for eligible businesses within the hospitality industry adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The first round of applications from eligible businesses will be reviewed on a rolling basis from March 15, 2021 – April 15, 2021.  Consecutive rounds will be available until funds are depleted. 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
Eligible applicants shall be hospitality industry businesses that have a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) designation with the Accommodation subsector (721) or Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (722) and where accommodations, food or drink is served to or provided for the public, with or without charge. Eligible business will be required to have fewer than 300 full-time equivalent employees; have a maximum tangible net worth of not more than $15 million; was in operation on February 15, 2020, and remains in operation and does not intend to permanently cease operations within one year of the date of application; and COVID-19 has had an adverse economic impact on the eligible business which makes the grant request necessary to support the ongoing operations. 

MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM DISTRIBUTION AMOUNTS
Grant funds provided to counties will be awarded to eligible businesses as defined in Act 1 of 2021 to alleviate revenue losses and pay eligible operating expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant awards in Cameron County are allotted at $5,000.00 per individual business. 

CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
Grant awards MAY NOT be used to pay the same eligible operating expenses for which an eligible business received payment, reimbursement or loan forgiveness from any of the following:
•    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, commonly known as the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136, 134 Stat.281)
•    The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260, 143 Stat. 1182)
•    The COVID-19 Emergency Supplement to the General Appropriations Act of 2019 (Act 2A of 2020) Receipt of a loan or grant issued under the authority of the Federal Government or the Commonwealth shall not disqualify an eligible business from eligibility for the CHIRP grant. 

HOW TO APPLY
CHIRP applications will be available ONLINE on the Cameron County Courthouse website on MARCH 15, 2021.

Cameron County Commissioners
Lori J. Reed, Chair
James D. Moate
Ann M. Losey


Changes to the Allegany County Online Waiting List

The online waiting list for Allegany County has been updated to include eligible County residents age 18 and over. 

Allegany County residents who are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccine and age 18 and over can go to the Allegany County website at www.alleganyco.com and click on the vaccine waiting list. They will need to answer a series of questions and then submit their information to the waiting list. 

Adding their name to the waiting list is not a guarantee of vaccine at this time. County residents should continue to check the website and try to register for the Health Department’s clinics.

 The Allegany County Office for the Aging and the Department of Health will continue to use this centralized waiting list to help register eligible individuals for vaccine at locally owned pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics.  

To determine if you are eligible go to https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov and click on “Am I Eligible” and complete the form. Upon submission it will advise if you are eligible or not. 

This form is not a registration for a vaccine appointment.If you have not yet signed up to be on the Allegany County waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine and would like to do so, you can register on the www.alleganyco.com website. 

If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact the Allegany County Office for the Aging at 585-268-9390 or the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250 press #4 for assistance.

FREE SWEET HAPPENINGS ON MAPLE WEEKEND VIRTUAL PROGRAM IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

Photo by John Eaton
Dale Miller of Miller's Purely Maple is shown with his maple syrup.

For the latest information about everything maple, register now for the free Sweet Happenings on Maple Weekend Virtual Program at events.dcnr.pa.gov under Hills Creek State Park and get the Microsoft Teams link to the program.

Sharing information and answering questions about the upcoming in-person Maple Weekend during this online program will be Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Association members Terri Patterson of Patterson Farms in Westfield, Dale Miller of Miller’s Purely Maple in Charleston Township, Larry Hamilton of Hamilton’s Maple Products in Ulysses, Jen Butler of Butler Family Maple in Tioga and Joey VanDergrift of the Grand Canyon FFA. Other producers may join in. 

Hear how the season is going and what to expect when visiting one or more of the 22 producers on Maple Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. 

If the sap run is good, there will be a wide variety of maple products available from maple syrup to maple lollipops, maple candy, maple cotton candy, maple mustard, maple barbecue sauce, maple sundaes, maple sausages, maple hot dogs, maple lemonade, maple peanut butter topping, maple desserts, mulled maple tea and even maple dog treats.

Although listed on the Maple Weekend brochure, Hills Creek State Park will NOT be hosting visitors for Maple Weekend this year. No in-person programs can be held in any state park through March 31 due to COVID-19. Hills Creek State Park is open for those who want to go on a self-guided hike or run on park trails, or fish on Hills Creek Lake.

Visit http://www.pamaple.com/ for details about Maple Weekend. 

For more information about the March 17 online program, call Tim Morey at 570-724-8561 or email tmorey@pa.gov.

Robert A. “Bob” Ackley, 65, of 337 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kane, PA.

Robert A. “Bob” Ackley

Robert A. “Bob” Ackley, 65, of 337 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kane, died Thursday, March 11, 2021 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Born November 18, 1955 in Kane, he was the son of Lyle and Irene Davis Ackley.  In 1976, he married his now-former wife Beverly Hepler, who survives.

Bob had worked at  Stackpole in Kane for thirty-two years.  He was a member of VFW Post #1132 in Kane and the American Legion in Wilcox; enjoyed hunting and fishing, making wine and brandy, attending antique car shows, family cookouts, cooking and grilling, and especially his grandbabies.

Surviving are daughters Miranda Ackley and Emily Ackley, both of Kane; a son Corey (Elizabeth) Ackley of Kane; a sister Kathy (Rick) Grundstrom of Kane and a brother Dennis Ackley of Kane.  Eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by brothers Larry, Jim and Terry Ackley.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation and service will be held privately at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. Heather Glogau, co-pastor of the New Beginnings Assembly of God in East Kane, officiating.  Burial will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane following cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 555 Grant Street  Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Maria Theresa (Marisa) Funari, loving mother and grandmother, of Bradford, PA.

Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa (Marisa) Funari, loving mother and grandmother, of Bradford, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Pavilion at BRMC, with her son and daughter in law by her side.

Born on January 25, 1933 in Oriolo, Romano, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Domenico and Erscelia Pennesi.

In 1969, Maria married Mario John Funari in Italy, he preceded her in death in 1981.

Maria loved sewing and knitting, being a seamstress, and taking care of her pets and plants. Her passions were cooking and taking care of her family. 

She was a member of the La Stella Lodge Auxiliary and St. Bernard's Church.

Maria is survived by a son Julius Joseph (Tamara) Funari, three grandchildren Marisa, Juliana, and Luke Funari of Lockport, NY along with three nieces residing in Italy. 

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave. ,with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 PM in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Jim Gutting, Senior Associate as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at the St. Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorial donations, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.  

Online condolences may be expressed at
www.hollenbeckcahill.com

ROULETTE TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS FEBRUARY REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

 

February 11, 2021
(Minutes are not released until approved at the next month's meeting) 

The Roulette Township Board of Supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on February 11, 2021 at the Roulette Township building, the meeting was also broadcast on Facebook Live. 

Chairman of the Board, Jeremy Morey, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Supervisors Brian Drabert and Perry Hooftallen were also present.
 

VISITORS ATTENDING:
•    Present at the meeting were:  Mike Ingalls and Rich Curfman.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
•    Rich Curfman complained about dirty water at his residence and asked about having his water loop flushed
•    Mike Ingalls asked if the water/sewer operators to fix the button on 9 Weimer Ave., so they don’t have to dig up the meter every month. He also mentioned that the lights in the grill, on the new plow truck, are not very visible when the plow is up. The supervisors agreed that they need a light bar on the windshield of the truck.

POLICE REPORT
•    Chief Phelps gave the statistics for January 2021. He also asked that ATV’s and snowmobiles stay on designated roads and trails.

RVFD CALL STATISTICS REPORT:
•    Mike Ingalls, representing the fire department, informed the supervisors that the fire department will be having a chicken BBQ on the weekend of February 13, starting at 11 a. m. with a 70 mile snowmobile dice run.

WATER/SEWER REPORT:
•    Roy stated that the radio in the water truck is going on and off. Supervisors agreed that the truck is under warranty and needs to be taken to the dealer.
•    Clayton from Capitol Communications was contacted by Supervisor Morey and he will look at the radios on March 9, 2021.
•    February 16, 2021 Envirep and Pennwest will be at the sewer plant to look at the alarms at 10 a. m.
•    Roy and Cody asked when they can take scrap to the scrap yard. It was determined that it is best to wait until we have full loads before taking scrap.
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to purchase a 1/4'” diamond plate, for the generator to sit on, at the lift station. Supervisor Hooftallen seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to purchase a Milwaukee tool set, cherry picker, insulated bibs and wrenches for the water/sewer department. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.

MONTHLY MINUTES:
•    The minutes from the January Organizational meeting were presented. Supervisor Morey made a motion to accept the minutes. Supervisor Hooftallen seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
•    The minutes from the January monthly meeting were presented. Supervisor Morey made a motion to accept the minutes. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.

UNPAID BILLS:
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to pay all unpaid bills with the exception of Nittany/Century Engineering; however we will pay invoices dated August 20, 2019 and August 11, 2020. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.

BALANCE SHEET:
•    After carefully reviewing the profit & loss, balance sheet and ledger for all four companies. Supervisor Morey made a motion to accept the profit & loss, balance sheet and ledger, for all four companies. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
ROAD BONDS
•    Current Road Bonds – New 01-2021 Danzer Lumber North America, Inc. -  from 02.10.2021 to 02.10.2022 T406 from Rt. 6 to T404, T404 from T406 to T403, T403 from T404 to T327, T327 from T403 1 mile to Seymour Dr.
•    Closed Road Bonds – None

OLD BUSINESS:
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to amend the registration from the year 2020 PSATS Conference to send Michele Sullivan in place of Supervisor Hooftallen to the 2021 PSATS Conference. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to pay back the interim loan, from the water fund and look into another later interim loan at a later date. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to approve change orders 3, 4, and 5 from Pennwest. Supervisor Hooftallen seconded the motion and the motion was carried
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to accept the final Pay App#5. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.

NEW BUSINESS:
•    Supervisor Morey motion to add Michele Sullivan to the bank signature cards and seconded by Supervisor Drabert, motion carried
•    Supervisor Morey stated that we will table the county liquid fuels until later.
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to wait to talk to Darren Stover, for the Kim Hill Project and table the aggregate bid for the March monthly meeting. Supervisor Hooftallen seconded the motion and motion was carried.
•    Supervisor Drabert motioned to order 200 tons of salt through COSTARS. Supervisor Morey seconded the motion and the motion was carried. Supervisor Morey made a motion to pay for a portion of salt with county liquid fuels. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to table the quote from LB Water, on new meter reading apparatus until the March monthly meeting. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
•    Supervisor Morey made a motion to purchase a new camcorder. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
•    Discussion was held on the sewer lines for the new Habitat house on Brophy Ave. Supervisors would also like to see if we can add in the patching of roads with the Dollar General section.

OTHER BUSINESS:
•    Supervisor Morey informed the board that the Potter County Conservation District has a tree planting program where they can provide trees along the Allegheny River behind the sewer plant. The Supervisors were interested in the program, however, do not want any pine trees.
•    Supervisor Drabert read a note from Dawn Kent asking someone to take a look at the sign on the corner of Pfeiffer St. and North St. Also to look at vehicles and trailers sitting in site line around Goodwin and Sons.
•    Supervisors would like to remind everyone the library will be opening on February 12, 2021.
•    PCCD and LVDR applications are due February 22, 2021 for Kim Hill Project.

CORRESPONDENCE & INFORMATIONAL:
•    Erb Inspections report for January.
•    Realty Transfer Taxes
•    Real Estate Taxes received for December
•    PSATS News Bulletin
•    All other correspondence was reviewed.
ADJOURN:
There being no further business to discuss, Supervisor Morey then moved to adjourn the meeting. Supervisor Drabert seconded the motion. All supervisors voted in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by: 

Nita Spencer
Secretary / Treasurer