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Photo submitted to Times Observer Sugar Grove American Legion donates an American flag to the Sugar Grove Free Library. Receiving the flag is Dan Nickerson of the Sugar Grove library from Wes Wilcox, representing the Sugar Grove American Legion.

Holiday closing

Paws Along the River will be closed for the Fourth of July. If you have an animal emergency, contact your local police, or call and leave a message at (814)726-1961. We will resume normal business hours Thursday.

Jefferson Defrees Family Night

Jefferson DeFrees Family Center will be participating in First Fridays Warren. Friday, July 6, is Family Fun night from 4 to 8 p.m. Come on down and enjoy music by Marty and the Bubblegum Machine, climb through our jungle train obstacle course, be challenged by our bean bag toss, and snack on cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.

Music school open house

Photo submitted to Times Observer A delegation from the Chief Cornplanter Council, BSA – along with over 100 Scouts from every BSA Council in Pennsylvania – recently presented the Report on Scouting in Pennsylvania to legislative leaders in the Commonwealth. The report included information on the number of youth and adult volunteers in Scouting in the Commonwealth, the number of hours spent doing community service, and the number of Pennsylvania Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2017. Representing Chief Cornplanter Council were Eagle Scouts Michael Ciprich, J.D. Shaw, and Nicodemus Zock. After the report, Senator Scott Hutchison gave the delegation a personal tour of the Senate Floor and the Lieutenant Governor’s Office. Pictured in the Lieutenant Governor’s office in Harrisburg with Sen. Hutchinson are Chief Cornplanter District Executive James Shaw, Eagle Scout Michael Ciprich, Eagle Scout J.D. Shaw, and Eagle Scout Nicodemus Zock.

Warren County Summer Music School invites the community to its Open House from 8:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Beaty Warren Middle School. The day opens with several brief performances in the auditorium and proceeds to classes in music, visual arts, dance, and theatre. Guests may observe any and all classes throughout the morning. Friday concludes WCSMS’s 29th season. The public is welcome.

Photos submitted to Times Observer The Warren Forest Higher Education Council’s Wilderness Camp field trip to the Hearts Content old-growth forest in the Allegheny National Forest was held on Tuesday. For the third year in a row, this week’s Wilderness Camp is being taught by Friends of Allegheny Wilderness executive director Kirk Johnson (second fron left with youth group). The tour guide on Tuesday was Dale Luthringer (far right), Environmental Education Specialist at Cook Forest State Park. Luthringer is an expert on old-growth forests and old-growth trees. At bottom, Luthringer is measuring a tree with Evan Swanson.

Photos submitted to Times Observer The Warren Forest Higher Education Council’s Wilderness Camp field trip to the Hearts Content old-growth forest in the Allegheny National Forest was held on Tuesday. For the third year in a row, this week’s Wilderness Camp is being taught by Friends of Allegheny Wilderness executive director Kirk Johnson (second fron left with youth group). The tour guide on Tuesday was Dale Luthringer (far right), Environmental Education Specialist at Cook Forest State Park. Luthringer is an expert on old-growth forests and old-growth trees. At bottom, Luthringer is measuring a tree with Evan Swanson.

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