Tidioute Life

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, April 13 will be sweet and sour meatballs, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, white bread and applesauce.

Monday, April 17 will be meatball sandwich with sauce and cheese, seasoned redskins, mixed bean medley, sandwich roll and fresh fruit.

Tuesday, April 18 will be roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread and vanilla ice cream.

Thursday, April 20 will be baked chicken thigh, wild rice, brussel sprouts, wheat bread and apricots.

Monday, April 24 will be teryaki chicken breast, white rice, island blend vegetables, white bread and applesauce.

Tuesday, April 25 will be salisbury steak with gravy, baked potato, coleslaw, wheat bread and mixed fruit salad.

Thursday, April 27 will be tuscan chicken with sun dried tomato cream sauce, penne pasta, tossed salad with tomato, breadstick and peaches.

Those interested are encouraged to call the center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunch to be assured there is a lunch for you.

Borough Office Closed

Tidioute borough office will be closed on Friday, April 14 for Good Friday.

American Legion


The American Legion Auxiliary Unit of Elzie E. Lynch Post 0334 will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

This meeting will be held at the Post building on Route 62, south of the Tidioute Bridge.

If you are interested in becoming a member or need additional information, please contact Membership Chairperson Nancy Eck at 755-3262.

Good Friday and

Easter Services

Services for Good Friday will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Tidioute at 3 p.m. A Saturday Easter Vigil will also be held at St. John’s at 9 p.m. as well as Easter Sunday Services at 11 a.m.

The Chapel at Tidioute Creek (CTC) will offer a free community dinner on Easter Sunday, in cooperation with the ecumenical meal ministry program. Church begins at 11 a.m. and ends at approximately 12:15 p.m. There will be a blessing of the meal shortly after the conclusion of service and meals will be served until 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at the Limestone Township Ballfield. Eggs are being purchased and donated by the Tidioute Lions Club. The Easter Bunny will be making a special guest appearance.

Parade Theme

This week is the last chance to pick a parade theme for the Pennsylvania State Fishing Tournament Parade that will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1 p.m. Ballot boxes are out in local businesses, including Tidioute Trading Post, Evan’s Market, Buccardo’s Restaurant. Themes to choose from are Medieval, Tailgating, Mythology, Mardi Gras and Creating Your Own Fun. Voting is done by you placing your monetary vote in the box marked with your choice of a theme. Ballot boxes will be pulled on Saturday and taken to the Easter Egg Hunt for additional voting.

Dominican Republic

Mission Trip

Karen Warham, a volunteer with an ecumenical mission team, will be speaking at Chapel at Tidioute Creek (CTC) Sunday, April 23, 2017. During the church services, Warham will be sharing with the congregation about an upcoming mission trip to the Dominican Republic and anyone interested is welcome to attend. Worship services for CTC are held in the social hall of the Tidioute Fire Department at 11 a.m.

Sons of the

American Legion

Sons of the American Legion will meet on Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. so as not to interfere with Easter/Holy Days.

Donkey Basketball Game

The Tidioute Community Charter School Spanish Club will present the Third Annual Donkey Basketball Game on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are $6, and are available now. Tickets are the door are $8 each and kids under the age of 3 are free. Purchase of advanced tickets also gives you early entry, preferred seating and free popcorn. Advanced tickets are limited, so purchase yours now from any Spanish Club member or at Buccardo’s Restaurant. There will be free donkey rides at intermission for kids 12 and under. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and there will be many raffles available to enter, including a 50/50.

Sub Sale Orders

The Tidioute Community Charter School Boys Basketball team will be selling subs from now until April 24. All subs are 12 inches with lettuce, tomato, and onion wrapped separately. Italian dressing and mayo packets will also be included. A choice of ham, turkey, or combo (ham, cooked salami, and bologna) and also a choice of provolone or yellow American Cheese are also available. Subs are $8 each and will be delivered on May 1. All orders and money are due no later than April 24. See any varsity boys basketball player or contact Amanda Shields at 730-3120 to place your order. All proceeds go towards summer basketball league fees for the boys varsity and JV basketball teams.

Gun Raffles

Servicemen’s Home Corp. is having a gun raffle for a Mossburg “Patriot” 243 Cal. Bolt Action with Vortex 3 X 9 X 40 scope. The drawing will be June 19. Tickets are a $2 donation and you need not be present to win.

Sons of the American Legion of Elzie E. Lynch American Legion Post 0334 are still selling tickets on a Winchester SXP Turkey 12 ga. 3Ç. The drawing will be on April 29 and tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The winner does not need to be present to win.

New books at the Library

Tidioute Public Library has some new Adult Fiction that includes Forever A Hero by Linda Laei Miller, Day of Reckoning by William W. Johnstone and The Black Book by James Patterson.

New large prints include Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers and All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark.

New children’s and young adult books include Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull, Shadow of the Shark by Magic Tree House #53 and Balto of the Blue Dawn by Magic Trees House #54. New DVDs include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Sing.

Wheels and Deals Car Show

The Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament will hold a Wheels and Deals Auto Show.

It will be on Saturday, May 27 on Fishing Tournament grounds and the Northwest Bank parking lot at Main Street in Tidioute. Registration is 9 a.m. to noon. Judging will be at 12:15 to 1:30 and the show will continue until 2 p.m. at which time the awards will be presented. Registration fee is $8. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, prizes and food will be available. Classes include Best of Show, Most Original, Motorcycle, Tractor, Oldest and Toy. Contact James Mechling, 13425 Rt 62, Tidioute, PA; 814-730-1305 or at Mecster58@gmail.com with any questions.

Pig Raffle

Tidioute Community Charter School Spanish Club is hosting a Pig Raffle Fundraiser. There are two drawings. The first place winner receives 1/2 pig and the second place winner wins 1/2 a pig, as well. The drawing will be September 24 at the conclusion of the Fishing Tournament festivities. Proceeds will be used for sending Spanish Club students to Spain. Donations are $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10. The winner does not need to be present to win. The winner is responsible for processing. Processing is done at Hirsch’s Meats.

Smoke Detectors

The Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department still has some free smoke detectors, courtesy of the Tidioute Lions Club. Those who need smoke detectors can stop by the firehall on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon or Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you help to install these detectors, the fire department will be happy to assist you.


Tidioute Lions Club members are still collecting those recyclable items and would appreciate your support. That includes number 1 and number 2 plastics, cardboard, clear-amber and green glass, aluminum and steel cans. Bins are clearly marked for your deposit of those recyclables. Money raised from the recycling program is put back into the Tidioute community.

Borough Council

Council met Monday evening with five of the seven members present. Council granted permission to Bob Williams to close Green Street and Railroad Street for the upcoming car show set for Saturday, May 27. Tim Carll, maintenance department reported his crew has been doing some spring cleaning, flushing streets and fire hydrants, and will be starting repairs on upper Scott St. near the water tower. More street sweeping will be done when it rains and the streets are wet to cut down on the dust. Work will be done to upgrade the building for housing the salt at the borough garage. Permission was granted to apply for River of the Year Celebration mini grants for signage. The Borough still has some of the old parking meters left for sale. To purchase one or more please contact the borough office at 484-7424.

Lottery Calendars

St John’s Knights of Columbus members are selling lottery calendars again this year. These calendars are good for one year – June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. Donation is $25 per calendar. All numbers are played straight as drawn. Winning numbers are determined by matching the three (3) digit numbers of the Pennsylvania Lottery Pick 3 evening drawing. For more information, please contact Gary Koech at 484-2252 or the St. John Church office at 484-7747. All proceeds go to the Erie Diocese Charities and are earmarked for the Children’s Youth Ministries.

Upcoming Events

April 13 – SWCMA at 7 p.m.

April 14 – Good Friday Services at ST John Church at 3 p.m.

April 15 – Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.

Easter Vigil at St John Church at 9 p.m.