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Briefs…

Kathy Joy, “Breath of Joy”

Walk In Penns Woods

Warren County’s annual Walk In Penn’s Woods will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area on Hatch Run Road.

Warren County Conservation District staff, consulting foresters Dave Trimpey and Dave Miller, and DCNR Service Forester Taylor Chamberlin will

lead the walk, less than one mile, hosted by the WCCD. The walk has limited wheelchair and stroller access. People-friendly, leashed pets are welcome. Owners must clean up after their pets.

The Warren County walk is one of more than 50 in the state.

Glade Bridge delays

Patrice Swick

The Glade Bridge at Warren’s East End will be down to one lane from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, for surface repairs. City officials also expect delays on the bridge and that end of Pennsylvania Avenue East on Monday and Tuesday as pavement topping begins.

Class lunch

The Warren High School class of 1953 will meet for lunch at Bob Evans Restaurant at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

ANF meeting

The USDA Forest Service – Allegheny National Forest will hold an inaugural State of the Forest meeting, Friday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.

During the State of the Forest meeting, members of the Forest Leadership Team will inform attendees on the Allegheny National Forest’s accomplishments from the fiscal year 2019, future opportunities, and goals for the fiscal year 2020.

The meeting is open to the public, media, elected officials, and all stakeholders. It will be held in the Supervisors Office’s Allegheny Conference Room at 4 Farm Colony Drive, Warren.

For questions concerning the event and/or attendance, contact Allegheny National Forest Public Affairs Officer Christopher Warner at (814) 728-6115 or email christopher.warner@usda.gov.

Budgeting 101 Workshop

The Tidioute Public Library will be having a Budgeting 101 Workshop presented by CareerLink on Monday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Learn to take control of your financial future with tips on how to start and maintain a budget. Discussed will be the importance of creating a budget, and attendees have the opportunity to start making their own budget. The library is located at 197 Main Street. For more information, call 484-3581.

Youngsville Borough leaf pick-up

The Youngsville Borough leaf pick-up schedule, starting Monday, Oct. 14, includes:

Monday — Railroad, E. Main, Davis, College, Orchard, Oak, and Church streets;

Tuesday — Woodard, Poplar, Ford, IOOF, Marsh, Baztes, and Pleasant;

Wednesday — Brown Hill, Water, Mill, Highland, Second, W. Main, Old Pittsfield, High, Broad, Beckenwood, and Sonia;

Thursday — Third to Ninth, Dillon, Division, N. Main, Yucha, McGraw, Spring, Hillside, and LaVerne;

Friday — Areas not completed on assigned days.

Rake leaves to the curb, and do not rake leaves into the street. Also, no stones, and bundle sticks and branches and pile separately.

Author to speak

Warren County native Kathy Joy will hold a book signing — on her four-season book series, Breath of Joy — and give a presentation, “Hold My Story,” beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Sugar Grove Free Library, 22 Harmon St., Sugar Grove. The book signing begins at 4:30 p.m.

Treatment court ceremony

President Judge Maureen A. Skerda and Senior Judge John B. Leete announce that a Forest County Regional Treatment Court graduation ceremony will be held in the Courtroom of the Forest County Courthouse on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Two participants will be graduating at this time. There will be a guest speaker and the proceeding is open to the public with light refreshments provided.

The Forest County Regional Treatment Court Program has been in operation since May 2017 and presently has 5 participants in various stages of the program. The mission of the Program is to rehabilitate individuals to become productive members of our community through clean and sober living. This program enhances public safety, decreases substance abuse, reunites families, reduces recidivism and ultimately saves tax dollars. It is a comprehensive program that is evidence-based and includes mandatory drug testing, involvement with the 12-step program, community service, and Court reviews every other week.

Participants must complete all four phases of a 14-month (or more) program to meet graduation criteria and are encouraged to participate in on-going recovery support after graduation.

Speaker on border patrol

At the Thursday, Sept. 26, meeting of Indivisible Warren, Ms. Patrice Swick of the Erie Diocesan office of Justice and Life gave a presentation about her experiences in May of 2019 at the Annunciation House facilities in El Paso, Tex., where many incoming asylum seekers are entering.

At the time, according to Swick, there were about 10 Annunciation House facilities taking in 800 to 1,000 people daily from detention centers and border patrol. Currently, about 100 to 200 come in daily.

The facility arranges temporary housing, gives clothing, food, hygiene products and helps with each family in contacting their sponsors. People stay at a local hotel for three to four days before transportation arrangements to a sponsor’s location.

Ms. Swick’s program gave the Indivisible audience clear and factual information on the realities of the border crisis. A question-and-answer session followed.

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