Briefs:

Chili Cook-Off

The Third Annual Chili Cook Off for Relay for Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 10, at North Warren Fire Hall.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 which includes 10 tickets that can be exchanged for chili samples from any of the Relay teams and celebrity cookers.

Raffles, drinks, and other foods will also be available from Relay teams.

Relay for Life 2018 lottery tickets will also be available.

Straub Brewery of St. Marys and Allegheny Cellars Winery of Sheffield will have tastings at the event.

Saron Lutheran spaghetti dinner

The Saron Lutheran Church will host a spaghetti dinner at 148 West Main Street in Youngsville to benefit Camp Halo in Spring Creek on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is a donation and takeouts are available.

Tax cuts workshop

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., the Warren Public Library hosts Patrick Hesch for a free workshop. You will learn Tax Saving Strategies geared to both individuals and businesses based on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Join us in the Slater room to learn about changes to personal income tax brackets, personal deduction changes, child tax credit, Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), estate taxes and corporate taxes, all of which can save you or your business money. Patrick is a knowledgeable and informative presenter who shared a beneficial retirement planning series with our community this past fall.

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Perkins Restaurant.

Halls Of Ivy

Allie Schutt, of Sugar Grove, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Keny State University in Ohio.

Trails open

The Timberline and Rocky Gap ATV/OHM trails on the Allegheny National Forest will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018. Additionally, Allegheny Snowmobile Connector Trail #12 (McCray’s Pond) will be opened for snowmobile use only. All other motorized trails (Willow Creek and Marienville ATV/OHM trails and the Penoke Off-Highway Motorcycle trail) remain closed until Friday, May 25, 2018.

Riding the ATV/OHM trails requires a permit, which can be purchased at any of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) offices or any authorized vendor. The list of vendors can be found on the Allegheny’s website. The 2018 ATV/OHM and trail bike permits cost $10 for a day permit or $35 for an annual permit. Applications can be obtained at any ANF office or by going online: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/allegheny/home, and clicking on the Passes and Permits link.

The ATV/OHM trails will remain open until temperatures and/or trail conditions no longer support winter use. This includes sustained warming temperatures, evidence of damage to the trail surface, and/or unsafe icing conditions. Similarly, Allegheny Snowmobile Connector Trail #12 (McCray?s Pond) will remain open until trail conditions do not permit safe use of that segment. The ANF will evaluate the ATV/OHM and Allegheny Snowmobile Trail #12 trail conditions weekly and will send out a media release and post information on the web when access changes-please check access conditions prior to use.

Users should employ caution when on any of the trails, as many are open for multiple uses, and you may encounter vehicles, groomers, snowshoers, and skiers at any time.

Camp Cadet

The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Camp Cadet Program will be held at Clarion University, July 22 through 27. The camp is for boys and girls, 12 to 14 years of age, from Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Northern Indiana Counties. Campers will stay at the University for the entire week.

The activities presented at Camp Cadet include a full range of demonstrations and speakers from local fire departments, specialty units from the PA State Police (aviation, forensics, S.E.R.T.), the PA Game Commission, the PA Fish and Boat Commission, the F.B.I., the U.S. Secret Service, a County Coroner and the PA National Guard. During the week, campers will also enjoy a canoe trip on the Clarion River in Cooks Forest.

This is a fun camp for young people to learn about law enforcement and team work. This is not a camp for problem-solving of young people. The program is conducted under conditions similar to the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Campers are required to rise in the morning and participate in physical training. Movement about the campus is done in military formation and campers are required to address people according to military standards.

The non-refundable fee to attend is only $20 per person, as the camp is completely funded through private donations.

If you know of a child interested in attending the camp, please pick up a Camp Cadet application at the school they attend, at your local State Police Station, or contact Trooper Bruce A. Morris at the State Police in Ridgway; (814) 772-2399 or bmorris@pa.gov.

Submissions are processed as they are received to fill the camp compliment, and completed applications must be received no later than June 4, 2018.

Documentary at JCC

Tapped, a 2009 documentary spotlighting the impact of bottled water on ocean pollution, will be shown at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus on March 14.

The film screening, free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre.

Tapped is one of the films featured in the Our Planet, Our Choice film series sponsored by JCC’s sustainability committee and the Earth Awareness Club.

Tapped examines the long-term ecological and economic effects of the bottled water industry.

The filmmakers focused on the composition of water bottles used by industry giants such as PepsiCo and Nestle Waters, as well as the number of bottles that are recycled or thrown away.

Benefit fair

There will be a Spring Fling Craft/Vendor show on March 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grandma Bair’s Social Hall in the Save A Lot plaza in Kane. It benefits No Feline Left Behind — McKean County. There will be a Chinese Auction, Basket Raffle and 50/50.

ACC cookie fundraiser

The Allegheny Community Center (ACC) is having a Valentine’s Day cookie sale on Wednesday, Feb. 14, to help raise funds to help support the center. Heart shaped sugar cookies are being sold for $7 a dozen or one dollar for a large heart from 9:30 a.m. until sold.

The ACC is located at 42 Clark Street, on the 2nd floor of the TAWC building, in Warren.

For more information or to place an order, call the center at 723-3237.

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