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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Roulette Dispatched For Wildfire on West Branch of Fishing Creek

 


At 7:35 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the West Branch of Fishing Creek for a report of a wildfire in the woods with exposures.

Port Allegany on standby for Roulette.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to West Honeoye Street


 At 6:25 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to West Honeoye Street for chest pain.

UPMC Cole · Express Care will be closed Sunday, April 4 in observation of the Easter holiday.

 UPMC Cole Express Care will be closed Sunday, April 4 in observation of the Easter holiday.

Judy "Jude" M. Tierson, 338 Oil Valley Road, Duke Center, PA

Judy "Jude" M. Tierson

Judy "Jude" M. Tierson, 338 Oil Valley Road, Duke Center, PA, passed away on Thursday (April 1, 2021) at home from natural causes. 

She was born on April 6, 1941, in Salamanca, N.Y. She was the daughter of Frank C. McClure and Mary Arnita Fluent. She was raised by her stepfather, Herman C. Fisher.
Judy attended Salamanca, N.Y., schools and resided in Eldred. 

She worked at Fanchers of Salamanca, McCraw Edison of Olean, N.Y., and then was employed by OSRAM Sylvania in N.H. until her retirement. After retirement, she drove buses for Todd Motors for several years. 

She shared a special relationship with Tonya Gebauer, grandniece Jessica Gebauer and Eowyn Gebauer. She helped raise Donnie Branham, Robin Doughty, Deb Bish, Carol Foster, Denise Brown, Tina May, and Sonya Triplett. 

She is survived by one sister, Sandra M. McClure of Olean, N.Y; a dear friend, Mary Scott of Portville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Tierson, a sister Barbara Shearer, nephew Leon (Chuck) Gebauer, a grandnephew Jonathan C. Gebauer and her parents. 

Visitation will be on Sunday (April 4, 2021) at Frame Funeral Home in Eldred, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

Shinglehouse Ambulance to East Honeoye Street


 At 3:47 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to East Honeoye Street for an unknown medical call.

Ulysses Twp. Board of Supervisors Is Accepting Bids For The Repair Of Bridge Abutments Over Pine Creek

 


PSP Ridgway Seeking Information For A Dog Fatally Shot


 

Both Parties Arrested Following A Fight At The Royal Inn In Ridgway


 

Galeton Dispatched For A Wildfire


 At 3:21 PM on Saturday, Galeton Fire Dept. has been called to 472 Rt. 6 West for a wildfire.

Port Allegany Gator Girl Wins Wrestling Match With Florida Gator

 


Mansfield Dispatched For ATV Accident with Entrapment


At 1:41 PM on Saturday, Mansfield Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 6 & Harris Road in Sullivan Township for a ATV accident with the machine on top of the rider. Dispatch reports that this may be a fatal crash.


 FIRST News Now

FATAL CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF MAN
FNN Article © Sunday, April 4, 2021. 

MANSFIELD, PA - One man lost his live in a fatal ATV (4-wheeler) crash on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Sullivan Township. 

Mansfield fire and ambulance crews rushed to the scene of a serious crash where a male driver lost control of his ATV and crashed.  The ATV was said to have rolled over on top of the operator and pinning him underneath vehicle.  

The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 6 and Harris Road around 1:38PM. 

Fire personnel arrived on scene by 1:43PM and immediately went to assist and provide emergency care to the gentleman involved in the accident. 

Although fire and EMS worked to treat the victim, the man passed away at the scene of the crash.  

The coroner was said to have been contacted and responded to the scene of the fatal crash.
Route 6 was shut down around 2:00PM. 

A second ambulance was requested to the scene for a female having difficulty breathing.  The woman was at the scene when the accident happened, FNN was told.  That woman was said to have been transported to Guthrie Troy Community Hospital for treatment. However, authorities have not confirmed that information at this time. 

Route 6 was reopened by 2:59PM and all fire units were cleared to return to their station.
Pennsylvania State Police is handling the investigation into this fatal accident. 

Prayers have been requested for the victim's family and for those fire and EMS personnel who assisted at the accident scene. 

If FNN receives any updates or if changes are needed, they will be added to this article.

Wellsboro, Middlebury Dispatched for Wildfire


At 1:30 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro & Middlebury are responding to a wildfire. 

Coudersport Fire Dispatched For Rekindle of Fire At Kaytee's

Port Allegany Fire Department photo of last nights fire

At 1:23 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Kaytee's Family Restaurant for a rekindle of last night's structure fire. Roulette VFD to stand by for Coudersport.

Easter Egg Hunt Today At CARP


Peggy Daily Morgart photo

Easter Egg Hunt Today at Carp Park .. Beautiful crisp 30 degrees ..It was amazing fun out there for all ..

Roulette Ambulance To Route 6 West


At 12:06 PM on Saturday, Roulette ambulance has been dispatched to 2700 block of Route 6 West for abdominal pain.

Russell W. Moore, Jr., 73, of Austin, PA

Russell W. Moore

Russell W. Moore, Jr., 73, of Austin, PA, died Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his residence.    

Russell was born on September 15, 1947, in Frederick County, MD, the son of the late Russell W. and Helen Irene (Robertson) Moore.  He married the former Jane E. Firor on March 19, 1983 and celebrated 38 years of marriage.   

Russell was a veteran of the United States Army, serving 22

US Army Veteran

years  retiring as a Chief Mechanic.  He was a member of the American Legion, Potter Post 192 and enjoyed hunting and fishing.   

In addition to his wife, Jane Moore, Russell is survived by sons, Gary Moore of Emporium; Brian Moore of Harrisburg; daughters, Irene Orwig of Red Lion; Ginger Hill of Spring Grove; a step-son, Timothy Rill of Erie; a step-daughter, Christina Wagner of Hanover; a brother, John Moore of Roulette; and 13 grandchildren.   

In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Moore. 

At Russell’s request, there will be no visitation or public services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Russell’s name to the Austin Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 328, Austin, PA 16720  

The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St. Coudersport, with his arrangements.  

To share your fondest memories of Russell or to sign his guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

Chicken BBQs Today in Coudersport & Galeton

 Coudersport Fire Dept.--WE ARE SOLD OUT! In Less than an hour we sold 500 chickens. The community support you have shown us today has been amazing, outstanding and appreciated we cannot thank you all enough for making today a huge success! THANK YOU ALL!

4-3 Coudersport VFD Chicken BBQ

4-3 Coudersport VFD Chicken BBQ

4-3 Chicken BBQ, Galeton

4-3 Chicken BBQ, Galeton


Statement: Allegany Co. Democrats Support Truth and Justice

Belmont, NY --- The values of our county committee, and by extension our party, are simple -- opportunity, equality, and fairness under the law for all people.  We are finally in an era where women are encouraged and supported when they speak up about sexual harassment. In all instances we wish to see the law upheld and justice done.     

As regards the accusations against Governor Cuomo, we support Attorney General James' investigation and trust it will uncover the truth and lead to justice.     

As regards the admitted sexual misconduct by Rep. Tom Reed, we believe the House Ethics Committee must follow its charter and launch an investigation immediately.      

In both cases, we stand for truth and justice. If these men are guilty, they must not be allowed to remain in public office.
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The Allegany County Democratic Committee is the official governing body for the County Party, working toward broader representation by Democrats at the local, state, and national levels.  Learn more at www.alleganycountydemocrats.org or on Facebook, email info@alleganycountydemocrats.org, or phone (585) 610-4321.

Whitesville VFD Names New Officers

 Whitesville Volunteer FD

Last night WVFD held its annual dinner and installation of officers. We’d like to congratulate and thank 25 year member Josh Fry and two 50 year members Larry Erdmann and Mark Richmond for your years of dedication and volunteerism to the dept. Also a big thank you goes out to out going chief Steven Jackson who served as a line officer for 15 years.  

The officers for 2021-2022 will be 

Chief Josh Fry
1st Assistant Matt Lee
2nd Assistant Todd Sherman
Captain Brad Mattison 

President Denny Erdmann
V. President Leonard Sherman
Treasure Roger Easton
Secretary Mike Hall
Chaplain Cory Hixson

Bradford Police Arrest Man For Violating a Protection From Abuse Order

 


On April 1st, 2021 City of Bradford Police responded to 38 High Street to investigate a possible Protection from Abuse Order violation. 

The victim reported the offender was outside of her home attempting to make contact with her. 

Officer located the male Richard E. Earle outside of the victims residence and took him into custody for violating an active Protection from Abuse order. 

Magistrate Engman arraigned Earle and remanded him to McKean County Jail on $25,000 cash bail. A hearing on the matter will be set.

Route 66 Closed in Clarion County

***Road Closure***

Route 66 is currently closed in the area of the Paint Township municipal building due to a vehicle accident. As of 4:30AM the closure is expected to last an additional 6-10 hours. Local traffic is being routed around Kiser Wagner Road.

Route 15 Closed in Gregg Township, Union County

Lane Closures on Route 15 in Gregg Township, Union County

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that both northbound and southbound lanes of Route 15 are impacted by a crash between Bartlow Road and Bryson Road in Gregg Township, Union County.

Motorists can expect lane closures with flagging. The roadway is expected to be impacted for several hours.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays, watch for lane changes, and drive with caution.

Scio Dispatched for Shed Fire

Scio dispatched for a structure fire on Dry Brook rd. Reported shed on fire

Viant Medical Inc. Of Westfield Is Hiring

 


Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring a Deli and Dairy Manager

 


Ulysses Twp. Board of Supervisors Is Accepting Bids For The Repair Of Bridge Abutments Over Pine Creek

 


McKean County Housing Authority Landlord Incentive Program


 

The Potter County Housing Authority Has Apartments For Rent

 


SPECIAL ANTIQUE ESTATE AUCTION Saturday April 10th Presented By Dan A. Carter Inc.





 

Howard's Home Furnishings Going Out Of Business Clearance Sale

 


Friday, April 2, 2021

Third Alarm Fire in Coudersport


Shinglehouse, Ulysses, Harrison & Emporium dispatched to assist Coudersport at the scene of a structure fire at Kaytee's Family Restaurant on Route 6 west. 

PICTURES SHARED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. 

Westfield & Bradford Township dispatched for RIT. Smethport & Eldred engines to scene.

At 11:30 PM, fire was declared under control and the Fire Marshal was requested to the scene
Extensive overhaul will continue.

Coudersport, Roulette, Galeton, Austin, and Port Allegany fire dept. were dispatched to RT. 6 at Kaytee's restaurant for a fire


 On April, 2 at 9:26 pm Coudersport, Roulette, Galeton, Austin, and Port Allegany  fire dept. were dispatched to RT. 6 at Kaytee's restaurant for a fire flames are through the roof.

Obituaries from Buckheit Funeral Chapel


Ina Kriner

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Andrew Joseph Sleboda

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Peter Rymarczuk

Monday, March 29, 2021

 

Taric Tyler Osani. Infant, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY - Taric Tyler Osani passed away Tuesday (March 30, 2021) in UPMC Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh shortly after birth. 

Surviving are his parents, Benjamin and Kelsey Osani of Port Allegany; paternal grandparents, William Jay Osani and Brenda Baer, paternal great-grandmother, Patricia Osani all of Port Allegany; maternal grandparents, Jack and Pamela Payne Jr. and maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Patricia Payne, all of Port Allegany; and great-grandparents Thomas and Eva Rathmell of Coudersport. 

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at www.switzerfuneralhome.com

Joan M. Broad, 84, of Shinglehouse, and formerly of White Township, N.J.

Joan M. Broad

Joan M. Broad, 84, of Shinglehouse, and formerly of White Township, N.J., passed away Tuesday (March 30, 2021) in Slate Belt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Bangor. 

Joan was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Joseph H and Florence E. Price Moore. She and her beloved husband Bruce W. Broad were married for 62 years last July. 

She was raised in the Washington, D.C., area, where she developed a love of reading through a beloved 6th grade teacher. They resided and raised their family in White Township, N.J. After Bruce retired they moved to Shinglehouse in the early 1990s where they became involved in their newly adopted community and fostered many wonderful friendships while taking part in various charity fundraisers. She excelled in arts & crafts, most notably sewing and quilting and loved animals, especially dogs and horses. 

She was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Oxford, N.J., and later the First Baptist Church of Shinglehouse, and also was longtime member of Eastern Star, first in New Jersey and later in Pennsylvania. 

In addition to her husband Bruce, she is survived by a son David B. (Patricia) of Bangor, a daughter Michelle (Mark) Holdridge of Preston, Conn.; two grandchildren; Daniel B. Holdridge of Ledyard, Conn., and Katherine E. Holdridge of Boston, Mass.; a sister Donna L. (Michael) Field of Centreville, Md. 

She was predeceased by a brother Joseph H. Moore, MD. 

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family under the care of the Fiore Funeral Home www.fiorefuneralhome.com, 230 Market Street, Bangor Pa. 

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church, 120 Academy Street, Shinglehouse PA 16748

Mansfield Dispatched For Crash on Canoe Camp Creek Road


At  4:04 PM on Friday, Mansfield Fire & EMS dispatched to Canoe Camp Creek Road for a 2 vehicle crash with one injury.

Cuba Police Arrest Belfast Man after Crash

Cuba Police Department
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*** Press Release ***
On Thursday April 1st, 2021, at approximately 4:29 pm, Cuba Police arrested Ray D. Adams (59) of Belfast after receiving a report of a motor vehicle accident. 

Adams was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs (Felony), driving while ability impaired (Misdemeanor), failure to use turning signal (Violation), and leaving the scene of a property damage accident (Violation). 

Adams was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Cuba Town Court at a later date. Adams is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Bradford Firefighters Dispatched For Wildfire


At 1:41 PM on Friday, Bradford City firefighters have been dispatched to Story Place for an outside fire.

Valerie J. Guardino, 88, of Willow Brook Road, Little Genesee, NY


Valerie J. Guardino

Valerie J. Guardino, 88, of Willow Brook Road,  Little Genesee, NY passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. 

She was born on April 3, 1932 in Harrisburg, PA, the daughter of the late Reginald and Leone (Russell) Merritt. 

Arrangements are under the direction of J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Lane Closures on Interstate 180 and Route 220 Next Week in Lycoming County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised of lane closures next week on Interstate 180 (both directions) and Route 220 (both directions) between the Northumberland County line and the Clinton County line for bridge cleaning.

On Tuesday, April 6 through Friday, April 9, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) maintenance crews will be performing bridge cleaning on bridges starting on Interstate 180 in Muncy Creek Township, at the Northumberland County line and will continue to travel west to the Route 220 / Route 15 split in the City of Williamsport. The crew will continue performing bridge cleaning on Route 220 to the Clinton County line.
 
Work will be performed between the hours of 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, weather permitting. Motorists can expect alternating single lane closures where bridge cleaning is being performed.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, watch for lane changes, expect travel delays, and drive with caution through the work zone.

Bradford Dispatched For House Fire on Euclid Avenue


 At 12:34 PM on Friday, Bradford firefighters have been dispatched to 29 Euclid Avenue for a house fire.

Lane Restrictions Begin Next Week on Interstate 80 Westbound in White Deer Township, Union County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised lane restrictions begin next week on the Interstate 80 westbound bridge over Route 1010 (White Deer Pike) in White Deer Township, Union County.

On Monday, April 5, the contractor HRI, Inc., will begin placing barriers between mile markers 208 and 207, just west of Route 15 interchange, for demolition of the westbound structure. Motorists can expect the left (passing) lane to be closed while the bridge over White Deer Pike is reconstructed.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, watch for lane changes, slow or stopped vehicles, expect travel delays, and drive with caution through the work zone.

HRI, Inc., is the primary contractor for the $3.3 million bridge reconstruction project, which is expected to be completed in June of 2022.

Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

WHAT: Coalition of House members to introduce The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in response to the current administration’s nationwide executive order requiring that biological males be permitted to compete on women’s school sports teams.

WHO: Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), prime sponsor of the bill; Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), prime sponsor of the bill;

Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), prime sponsor of the bill; Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York), prime sponsor of the bill; Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R- Clinton/Centre), prime sponsor of the bill.

WHEN: Monday, April. 5, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Ryan Office Building atrium, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

WATCH LIVE: Barring technical difficulties the hearing will be live-streamed at RepGleim.com.

C. Steven Gerg, 68, of 420 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA.

C. Steven Gerg

C. Steven Gerg, 68, of 420 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness. 

 Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Concern Is Seeking staff for the Mental Health Crisis Program in Potter County



 

Road Closure Next Week on White Deer Pike in White Deer Township, Union County

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that a portion of Route 1010 (White Deer Pike) near Mountain Road and the Interstate 80 westbound bridge in White Deer Township, Union County, will be closed for construction.

On Thursday, April 8 through Thursday, April 15, White Deer Pike will be closed on either side of the Interstate 80 bridge, while the contractor performs work on the bridge.  A detour using Route 1003 (Dyer Road), Route 1008 (New Columbia Road), and Route 1011 (Old Route 15), will be in place.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect travel delays.

HRI, Inc., is the primary contractor for the $3.3 million bridge reconstruction project, which is expected to be completed in June of 2022.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

Roulette Ambulance to Sartwell Creek Road


At 9:08 AM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been called to Sartwell Creek road for a medical call.

REGISTER IN PERSON THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 3 FOR UPPER PINE CREEK TROUT TOURNAMENT PRESS RELEASE:

This Saturday, April 3, the opening day of Pennsylvania's trout season, registration forms for the 30th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a tent in front of the organization's clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. The clubhouse is located on the south side of Route 6, halfway between Wellsboro and Galeton.

Those who want to register in advance and pick up bags, badges and maps can stop in at the clubhouse any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday. The fee to enter the tournament is $20 per adult and $15 for youth under 16 now through May 1. Beginning May 2, the entry fee for adults will increase to $25; the fee for youth under 16 will remain the same. 

Every registered participant who picks up his or her badge anytime before 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15 will be able to enter a special drawing being held on May 15 to win one of two $1,000 cash prizes being awarded in celebration of the tournament’s 30th anniversary. Individuals need not be present to win.

The next time the clubhouse will be open for in-person registration will be on Friday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during tournament hours on Saturday, May 15 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 16 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To register for the tournament online, visit www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com anytime and download a registration form. Registration forms can also be found at businesses in the area. 

Up to $14,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the two-day tournament.  The top cash prize is $1,000. There will also be four $500 cash prizes. The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three. 

For more information, about this tournament, call 1-717-881-9358 or the club at 570-724-2888 or visit the club’s website at www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com or its Facebook page. 

HAMILTON-GIBSON STAGED READING PERFORMANCES OF "BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC" ARE THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 3 & 4 ON ZOOM

Photo by John Eaton
Kate Sholonski of Wellsboro reads the first of her three poems. It begins "Today, I will make room for everything" and urges us to take stock of where and who we are as the first step in moving forward in a healthy way despite the stress of the pandemic. Sholonski has been involved with HG for nearly three decades, acting in plays, serving on the HG board, helping begin the Acting Up program and as an HG audience member. 

Hamilton-Gibson's performances of "Blessings from the Pandemic" are at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 3 and 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 4 with the entire cast reading the first and last poems, "A Prayer for Now" and "A Prayer in Honor of the Angels,” Each actor will also read three poems apiece.

"When we first discovered author Rich Orloff's 'Blessings From the Pandemic', I was hesitant to present it," said HG Director Thomas Putnam. "I knew it was a poetry cycle of 60 poems but wasn't sure they would fit in with our zoomed staged reading series. I also wasn't sure if audiences would want to spend any time with the word 'pandemic' let alone embrace the idea there was anything 'blessed' about it," he said. 

"And then I read the poems,” said Putnam. “I knew right away this was exactly what we all needed. First, the poems are so accessible. They are more like meditations. Some of them are titled prayers or blessings or reflections. All of them explore a discovery, say what's so and offer hope. They ask questions and step back and muse, which encourages us to do the same," he said.

“For the very first of our zoomed staged readings on Feb. 20 and 21, eight HG actors presented 24 of Orloff’s poems plus the first and last ones. "The audiences' response led us to decide to do 21 others with seven new cast members for our Easter weekend performances on April 3 and 4," Putnam said. "The content is just as powerful, if not more so."

Orloff began writing the poems on March 18, 2020, shortly after America's response to the pandemic began. Each one averages one minute to 90 seconds. "They are all powerful pieces and the 15 actors who have performed them have been enriched by the experience," said Putnam. 

"In framing poems as questions, Orloff makes you think and feel," Putnam said. In one, he asks: “Would I like you so much if you weren't six feet away from me?” 

Another expresses a universal ache: “Today, over a month since I've felt the touch of another human, I meditate" followed by a litany of ways to connect...without physical touch.

“Why are you in such a hurry to feel okay?" Orloff asks and then writes: "The road to happiness is not an Interstate. It is a bumpy road filled with potholes and each pothole offers blessings.” "It is Orloff's reframing of situations we've all faced in the past 12 months that makes these poems so timely and needed," Putnam said. 

"'A Prayer about Sorrow' begins with the words 'Oh beautiful sorrow that startles me out of complacency’ and reminds me I have needs whether I want them or not. The poem then explores a growing relationship with sorrow and offers it as a positive," said Putnam. 

“The other day a friend asked If we'd ever return to normal and I wondered what exactly is this thing called normal?" writes Orloff. “In another, he extols the wonders of embracing the 'muck' in our lives so we can discover our past and connections with others," Putnam said. 

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 Putnam and the cast.  Readers are: veteran actors Kate Sholonski, Terry Babb, Sarah Vickery and Charla Kibler, all of Wellsboro; Anne Acker, formerly of Coudersport who now lives in Wellsboro; and newcomers Dan Paxson of Wellsboro and Cameron McLean of Nelson who have never been in an HG play until now. 

Go to the Zoom website at https://zoom.us, click on "joint meeting" and for the Saturday, April 3 performance enter the access code 839 2536 6867 and the passcode 902173. For the Sunday, April 4 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 or send a contribution to Hamilton-Gibson, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Please include “Staged Readings” in the check memo line.

The Potter County Fair will be holding a chicken barbeque on Saturday, April 3

The Potter County Fair will be holding a chicken barbeque on Saturday, April 3, at the fairgrounds. Dinners will be $9 and include 1/2 chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans and roll. 1/2 chicken will be $6. Please come support the Potter County Fair on the first day of fishing season!

Litter Pickup Next Week Along Several Roads in Union & Snyder County

​Montoursville, PA – In an effort to improve our environment and clean up our local roadways, PennDOT maintenance crews in Union county will pick up litter next week along Interstate 80, Routes, 15, 235, 45, 104, and 304

Crews will be picking up litter on Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9, during daylight hours.

Motorists can expect to see PennDOT crews working along:
• Interstate 80 in both the eastbound and westbound lanes.
• Route 15 northbound and southbound lanes from Country Cupboard in Kelly Township to the Lycoming County line in Gregg Township.
• Route 45 from Paddy Mountain to Harleton in Hartley Township.
• Route 104 from the Snyder County line in Limestone Township to Route 45 in Mifflinburg.
• Route 304 from Long Road in Limestone Township to New Berlin Borough and Delp Lane to Stein Lane in Union Township.

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. 

Litter Pickup Next Week Along Several Roads in Snyder County

​Montoursville, PA – In an effort to improve our environment and clean up our local roadways, PennDOT maintenance crews in Snyder County will pick up litter next week along Routes 11/15, 104 and 522.

Crews will be picking up litter along Route 11/15, Route 104 and Route 522 on Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9 during daylight hours.






Potter County Farmers Market is planning an organizational meeting Wednesday, April 7th


The Potter County Farmers Market is planning an organizational meeting Wednesday, April 7th, at the Coudersport Library at 6pm. Please wear a mask during the meeting. If it is a nice evening we will be outside. If you are interested in joining the market please plan to attend or notify us of your interest at 814-544-7313

Think About It

Scars
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Every morning when I stand before the mirror I am reminded of the scars on my body. Primarily the result of one surgery, they decorate my upper body and remind me of the blessing of life for without them I probably wouldn’t be here today. I have other scars too. Some you can’t see because the doctor painstakingly sewed me back together with such precision that they’re virtually invisible.

Scars are normal in life. They come in many ways. Some are planned, others are not. Some are seen, some are not. Regardless, they each tell a story. For example, I have one on my head that came as a result of being hit with a can full of rocks that a girl threw. We were swimming and diving for the can. I guess I got in the way of her throwing. The most difficult scars are the ones that came as the result of emotional trauma and deep woundedness. Those are hidden and out of sight and often we don’t want to bring them up because they’ve never healed.

I believe that it is those wounds, the wounds of the soul, that cause us the greatest stress and unhappiness. It is often the source of our fears, anxiety, worry, depression and anger to name just a few things that our hidden wounds and scars can produce. The question is always about what are you going to do with them? How they got there can’t be changed. We often feel alone in our struggles but ironically, we’re not alone. The things we feel are common. Healing doesn’t come by hoarding the feelings and emotions but letting them out. Setting the prisoner free is when we talk about the wound and scar. Amazingly it is like a healing salve. Telling others breaks the secret hold of shame, guilt, anger and other pent up emotions.  In telling our story brings healing and freedom to others.

When we learn to celebrate the scars in our life we receive freedom from their power. Rather than giving them power to take us down, we use that same power to lift us

Ulysses Twp. Board of Supervisors Is Accepting Bids For The Repair Of Bridge Abutments Over Pine Creek

 


Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring a Deli and Dairy Manager

 


Potter County Christian School is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.