Photo submitted to Times Observer Children and adults laughed and sang along with Professor Klutzo at the Warren Public Library on July 26. Professor Klutzo’s Wonderful World of Music was one of the Libraries Rock summer reading events. Summer programs, including summer snacks, come to an end on August 3. Children who have been keeping track of books read on reading logs have until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to turn in their logs for prizes. Even though summer programs will soon end, the Children’s Department is open throughout the year.

CCC Allegheny Picnic reunion

The 11th Annual “Allegheny Picnic” reunion celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17. There will be a brief ceremony honoring our departed CCC Boys at the worker statue at Warren County Visitor Center located on Rt. 6/62, just west of Warren. A picnic luncheon will follow at Farnsworth Fish Hatchery, approximately six miles from Clarendon.

CCC historians Dr. Michael Schultz and Martha Smith will talk about the rich legacy of the corps in the Allegheny National Forest region.

Call in your reservations to (814) 726 – 2774; ask for Ed. Donations are welcome.

ACC trash & treasure

The next free Trash and Treasure Bingo will be held at the Allegheny Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, not on August 1 as posted in Saturday’s Times Observer. This bingo is open to the public and free of charge. There is always a nice variety of items donated by individuals and the Rouse Estate for this fun bingo event. Call the ACC at 723-3237 for more information.

Bridge results

Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were as follows:

1st-Connie Michell and Joann Hultquist with 41.5;

2nd-Robert Greco and Matt Oram with 41;

3rd-Marjorie Polito and Diane Callahan with 34.


Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Marjorie Polito placed first and Ellen Ruffalo was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Bob Kellog and Connie Michell were first and second. Bill Massa came in first Thursday evening at the library and Ellen Ruffalo was second.

Outdoor Club

On Sunday, Aug. 5, the Allegheny Outdoor Club (AOC) will ride bikes approximately 20 miles from Franklin at Rte. 8 to Van. Participants will meet at Betts Park at 1 p.m. For more information, call Earl Ross at (814) 726-3920.


On Wednesday, Aug. 8, the AOC will hold a splash-hike in Little Chautauqua Creek Gorge. Participants should bring water and footwear for a creek walk and meet at the Park & Ride on Rte. 60 north of Jamestown at I-86 at 1 p.m. For more information, call Dennis Anderson at (716) 969-9772.


On Sunday, Aug. 12, the AOC will ride bikes approximately 18 miles on the paved trail in Oil Creek State Park. Participants should meet at 2 p.m. at Petroleum Center. For more information, call John Young at (814) 730-2915.

Craft show

The Winter Wonderland Craft Show, sponsored by the Youngsville Fireman’s Auxiliary, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Youngsville Fire Hall. There are tables and food available, as well as a Chinese auction. Admission is free.

For information, call 563-4042.

Osram retirees

The Osram Sylvania Retired Ladies will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Docksiders.

Watson Grange

Reports were received concerning the PA State Grange Family Festival at the recent meeting of Watson Grange.

Those attending the festival were John and Deanna Hollabaugh, and Matt and Miranda Irons and their children. Daxter Irons displayed a rope he made from baler twine and a stained glass heart at the festival. Events were held at the festival to sponsor an autism dog.

The new PA State Grange Young Patron is Jodie Kensinger.

Watson Juniors also met recently, worked on their exhibit for the Warren County Fair as well as grange ritual. They will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Kelly Van Ord presented a program on dairy. Watson will not meet again until 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 due to the fair. Cookies will be the refreshments.

Fair volunteers

The Cornplanter Cafe is looking for volunteers for the week of August 7 to 11.

The cafe needs individuals or groups who would like to help out, with different positions available:

Cashier, cooking, prep work, runner to help fill orders, and other behind-the-scenes work.

You must be at least age 13 and up to work all positions except for the deep fryers and grills (in which you must be at least 18 years of age).

The following shifts are available each day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 2 to 6 p.m.; and 6 to 10 p.m.

Everyone that signs up to help in the Cafe will receive a free pass into the fair and a free meal.

If you or your group would like to sign up, contact Tracy Pilling at (716) 269-4247.

Donate to K9 Fund

The Community Foundation of Warren County is again accepting online donations to the recently established K-9 Fund through its website at Those wishing to donate should select “DONATE” in the drop-down menu under “GIVE.”

Once the donor arrives at the “DONATE” page, there is a “CLICK HERE…” link that connects to the secure online donation page. The donor can select the K-9 Fund, enter an amount ($10 minimum donation) and complete all the other required information. Credit card fees are not deducted from the donation.

A number of generous supporters of the K9 Officer Program have already contributed to the K9 Fund online. The Foundation hopes that the Community will continue to support the K9 Officer Program as it enters this new phase. For more information, visit the Community Foundation website, or call 726-9553.