Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer The pavilion at Elk Township Historical Society and Museum stands ready for a community picnic to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. All are welcome. Bring a generous tureen to share, your own table service and beverages. The playground is available for children attending, and the lending library will be open. The picnic will move indoors, if the weather is inclement. ETHS is located at the former Scandia School, at the four corners in Scandia.

Lockdown/intruder drill

Warren County School District has announced that there will be a lockdown and intruder drill at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Beaty Warren Middle School.

Halls of Ivy

Kyle Baglia, a 2008 graduate of Jamestown Community College, delivered the keynote address at JCC’s 68th commencement on May 19 in Jamestown, N.Y.

The ceremony honored, college-wide, 475 spring 2018 graduates, 165 December 2017 graduates, and 36 summer 2017 graduates.

Marilyn A. Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, and Eileen J. Goodling, vice president of student development, presented the degree candidates. Degrees were presented by JCC President Cory L. Duckworth and Wally Huckno, chairperson of the JCC board of trustees.

Greetings were extended from the graduating class by Ebehitale Imobhio, president of JCC’s Student Senate.

The JCC Trustee Award, in recognition of highest academic achievement in each degree area, was presented to Misty Becker of Jamestown and Garrett Martin of Olean, Associate of Arts — Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science; Charity Crossley of Jamestown, Associate in Applied Science — Mechanical Technology; Annalise Boyer of Randolph, Tiffany Donaldson of Falconer, and Madeline Lynch of Lakewood, Associate in Science — Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics and Science; Greta Gustafson of Frewsburg, A.S — Communication; Alex Johnson of Youngsville, A.S. — Computer Science; Marina Kessler of Fredonia, A.S. — Biotechnology; Samantha Nordlund of Jamestown, A.S. — Individual Studies; Mitchell Schapp of Little Valley, A.S. — Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescence Education; and Riley Stedman of Springville, A.S. — Environmental Science.

During the ceremony, the JCC Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented to Baglia and Rebecca Nystrom ’75.

Food Employee Certification Training

Preventing foodborne illness in a food establishment is the focus of the ServSafe® Training Course to be presented by the Penn State Extension on Wednesdays, May 30, and June 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 100 Dillon Drive in Youngsville. The ServSafe® exam will be given on June 5 at noon.

The registration fee is $185 per person. Those who pass the exam at the end of the training receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association and meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for food safety training. ServSafe® certification is valid for five years.

Register at https://extension.psu.edu/servsafe or by phone at (877) 345-0691.

For more information about the class, call Rick Kralj, Food Safety and Quality Extension Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Jefferson County at (814) 849-7361.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Cooking for Crowds

Penn State Extension will be offering a food safety workshop titled “Cooking for Crowds” for non-profit organizations on Wednesday, May 30, from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Penn State Extension Office in Youngsville.

The cost is $50 per organization (includes up to five registrants), $5 for each additional registrant.

To register call Penn State Extension at (877) 345-0691. The cost includes the “Cooking for Crowds” publication, thermometer and food safety posters.

Attend a Cooking for Crowds workshop and learn what causes foodborne illness, how to prevent foodborne illness, and how to start practicing good food safety strategies for your next food fund-raiser.

Church dinners, fire company chicken barbecues, booster club hoagie sales, organizational bake sales… nonprofit food fund-raisers are an excellent way to socialize with the community while earning money for organizational activities.

Did you know that from 1990-2000, over 1,700 people became ill from food purchased at Pennsylvania nonprofit food-raisers?

How will your organization protect it’s customers from foodborne illness?

Does your organization know the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

Does your organization know how to prevent the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

You and your organization have so much to gain from a successful food fund-raiser. Don’t risk your customer’s health or damaging your organization’s reputation.

Outdoor Club

On Sunday, May 27, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will ride bikes from Rouseville to Franklin. Participants will meet at Betts Field at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Earl Ross at (814) 726-3920.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Diane Callahan placed first and Connie Michell was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Lynda McCollough and Donna Hickey were first and second. Bill Massa came in first Thursday evening at the library with Lynda McCollough in second.

ReStore donations

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is operating from the basement of Warren Antiques & Giftware, located at 306 Second Avenue in Warren. The store is open for donations and purchases Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donating large items such as appliances and furniture should be prearranged with Habitat for Humanity; other home improvement items may be donated during normal business hours. Habitat reserves the right to deny any item based on its potential resale value and/or usefulness to the organization. Contact Habitat at info@habitatwarrenpa.org.

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