Sheffield Life

Sheffield VFD

Turkey Party

Saturday, Nov. 5 is the SVFD Annual Turkey Party. Doors will open at 6:15 and raffles will begin at 7 p.m. Free admission with refreshments. Steak platters, hams, turkeys, fruit baskets, pepperoni sticks, money, door prizes, gift cards, electronics and much more. Come join your family and friends at the Sheffield Fire Department at 318 South Main Street.

Holiday Small Business Craft and Vendor Show

Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at Sheffield Lions Den is the Holiday Small Business craft and vendor show hosted by Sheffield Track and Field team. The fee for a table is $10; contact Julie Finch at 717-860-6542 for more information if you want to have a table.

Community Blood Bank Drive at Sheffield United Methodist Church

Wednesday, Nov. 2 will be the Community Blood Bank blood drive at Sheffield United Methodist Church, 11 West Main St., from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Donate blood and get two free tickets to the Erie Otters hockey home game. Sign up at www.fourhearts.org. Must have photo ID to give.

Sheffield Card Club

Carolyn O’Donnell hosted cards for the Sheffield Card Club. Carol Jandrew won the high award, Mary Rose Farr was second high winner, and Marsha Farnsworth had a trick with a four. Guest for the evening was Linda Anderson.

Sheffield Rotary

Multiphasic

Bloodscreening

Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Sheffield Area Hospitality Center, 511 South Main St., is the Sheffield Rotary multiphasic blood screening; 30 tests for $35. Call 837-4570 for an appointment. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov 2. Walk-ins are welcome. Vitamin D, Hepatitis C, A1c, TSH, PSA, and occult blood testing available for an additional fee.

Women of Ruth Smith

Center Pampered

for the Afternoon

The eight women of the center were asked do you want to be pampered, and they were. Autumn Moe, Amanda Young and Calyn Scalise came with gifts and all the things to make their hands beautiful scrubbing, lotioning and painting and adding some Jamberry nails on for them. Enjoyed lots of snacks and punch and just had a great time. A huge thank you to all of them. It may seem like a small thing to these wonderful young women that came, but to the residents were made to feel very special.

Halloween Party

Today from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Sheffield Lion’s Club is a Halloween Party to benefit the Sheffield Track and Field team. This is a BYOB event and must have proper ID at door for admission. Cost is pre-sold tickets $8 and tickets are available at Presents & Posies and Sheffield Pharmacy or at the door $10 per person.

First-place Individual Costume $25 cash prize, first-place Couples (2 people only) Costume $50 cash prize and first-place Group Costume $75 cash prize. Any questions contact Julie Finch 717-860-6542.

Clarendon Borough

2nd Annual Trunk

Or Treat

On Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Clarendon Borough will hold a Trunk or Treat at the Clarendon Fire Hall. If you wish to pass out candy to the children this year come to the fire hall before 6 p.m. with your candy in tow. They will have areas set up where you can stay warm, pass out your candy to the youngsters, visit with your neighbors and just enjoy the holiday. The doors to the fire hall will be open promptly at 5 pm for set up. We will open the hall to the children at 6 pm and will continue the Trunk or Treat until 8 pm. If you need to leave or run out of candy, don’t worry about it. It’s just like handing out candy from home and turning off your porch light. We will just close your spot. There is no charge for this and if you have any questions, contact Susan Lane at 726-7894 or Stacey Lobdell at 688-6129.

Trick or Treating

and Trunk or Treating

Sheffield Township will be holding Trick or Treating and also something new Trunk or Treating on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Trick or Treating door to door children should go only to those houses with the front porch light on. Trunk or Treating will take place at the parking lot at Sheffield Container at 311 Horton Ave. Those individuals who would like to participate in trunk or treating at the Sheffield Container, come to the parking lot with your candy to hand out to the ghosts and goblins from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween. This will give those individuals who don’t get a lot of trick or treaters the opportunity to hand out candy.

Any questions or concerns, contact Mary Anne Paris at 968-3898.

Sheffield Hospitality

Center

Don’t miss our Halloween party with ‘treats’ for all. Come dressed in costume or not, this is the place to be, judging right after lunch.

Join us on Thursday for Advisory Council meeting 10:30 sharp, many things to discuss and your input is always welcomed. This is your Senior center, get involved.

The Sheffield Rotary is having its ‘Multi-Phasic’ blood testing Saturday, Nov. 5, with Kane Community Hospital, call Kane for your appointment or walk-ins are accepted 6 to 9:30 a.m.

You still have time to purchase your ‘Community Coupon Book’ it’s our fundraiser with the Bon Ton the $5 stays here at the Center and you get the $$$ savings on you early shopping from Nov. 9-12.

Stop in and take a chance on our Thanksgiving Basket Raffle tickets are 3/$1 total worth over $325 with gift cards plus $50 cash. Drawing Nov. 21 just in time for the big day.

Would you like to save some money? You can by stopping in and get your vehicle registration form for just $10, income based on $19,200 or under per year. Attend our AARP ‘Refresher’ class, this is held every three years, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5-9. There will not be tests, this is an informative classroom event to make you aware on ‘new’ laws and Pennsylvania information. Call now to sign up 968-5667.

TRIPS:

Nov. 15–Seneca Allegheny Casino (note date change)

Dec. 3–Festival of Lights –full

looking ahead to 2017:

March 28- April 7–Panama Canal- lower pricing – see this engineering marvel for yourself plus Aruba, Columbia, Costa Rica and Jamaica flight included.

May 10-11– Lancaster for the presentation of ‘Jonah’ at the Sight & Sound Theater. Shop Kitchen Country Village & enjoy Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Still in the works the ‘ Ark’ in Kentucky as well as Cruise the Southern Caribbean.

Brochures available.

Sheffield United

Methodist Church

Harvest Dinner

Today from 5 to 7 p.m. will be the Harvest Dinner at the Sheffield United Methodist Church, 11 West Main St. For a donation you can enjoy a harvest dinner complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, pumpkin pie and much more. There will be no Open Door Dinner the month of October. Monday, Nov. 14 will be the next Open Door Dinner and we will be serving ham and scalloped potatoes for the next Open Door Dinner at Sheffield UMC.

Coming Events

Oct 29th – Clarendon VFD Turkey Party doors open at 6pm

Nov 3rd – Sheffield Municipal Authority Meeting 7PM at the Authority Office

Nov 5th – Sheffield Rotary Multi-phasics Blood Screening at the Sheffield Senior Center

Turkey Party at the SVFD at 6PM

Nov 7th – Sheffield Township Supervisors Meeting at 7:30PM at the Sheffield Hospitality Center

Nov 19th – Rod & Gun Club Turkey Party 4PM – 8PM

Nov. 24th – Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 3PM at St. Paul Center

Nov 26th Holiday Small Business and Craft and Vendor Show at Lions Den 10-3pm

Dec 1st – Christmas in the Village sponsored by the Sheffield Lions Club

Dec 10th – Breakfast with Santa at SVFD

May 13th – Prom at Sheffield Area Junior Senior High School

Sheffield Life

Halloween Party

October 29th, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Sheffield Lion’s Club, is a Halloween Party to benefit the Sheffield Track & Field Team. This is a BYOB event and must have proper ID at door for admission. Cost is presold tickets $8 and tickets are available at Presents & Posies and Sheffield Pharmacy or at the door $10 per person. First Place Individual Costume $25 cash prize, First Place Couple’s (2 people only) Costume $50 Cash prize and First Place Group Costume $75 Cash Prize. Any questions please contact Julie Finch 717-860-6542.

Clarendon Borough 2nd Annual Trunk Or Treating

On Monday, October 31st from 6-8PM Clarendon Borough will hold a Trunk or Treat at the Clarendon Fire Hall. If you wish to pass out candy to the children this year please come to the fire hall before 6PM with you candy in tow. They will have areas set up where you can stay warm, pass out your candy to the youngsters, visit with your neighbors and just enjoy the holiday. The doors to the fire hall will be open promptly at 5pm for set up. We will open the hall to the children at 6pm and will continue the Trunk or Treat until 8pm. If you need to leave or run out of candy, don’t worry about it. It’s just like handing out candy from home and turning off your porch light. We will just close your spot. There is no charge for this and if you have any questions, please contact Susan Lane at 726-7894 or Stacey Lobdell at 688-6129.

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treating

Sheffield Township will be holding Trick or Treating and also something Trunk or Treating on Halloween, Monday, October 31st from 6-8 p.m. Trick or Treating door to door children should go only to those houses with the front porch light on. Trunk or Treating will take place at the parking lot at Sheffield Container at 311 Horton Avenue in Sheffield. Those individuals who would like to participate in trunk or treating at the Sheffield Container, please come to the parking lot with your candy to hand out to the ghosts and ghoblins from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. This will give those individuals who don’t get a lot of trick or treators the opportunity to hand out candy. Any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Anne Paris at 968-3898.

Nationwide Rosary Rally

There will be a nationwide Rosary Rally at noon Saturday. Saint Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church will gather at the Sheffield Playground Pavilion at this time with a banner from the American Needs Fatima organization. They will pray the rosary so that God will save our nation from immorality and secularism. Bring your rosary!

Sheffield Hospitality Center

We would like this opportunity to thank the community for your support for the recent Bake & Craft show at the Sheffield Fire hall Sat. 22. We could not have done so well if not for you. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

This Monday we will have free Flu Shots at the Center from 9-12, by Dan from the Sheffield Pharmacy remember to bring your Medicare card for your free shot. From 10:30 a.m. to noon have your blood pressure taken by Vanessa from Kane Home Health, stay to visit with friends.

On Tuesday be ready for our first ‘Afternoon lunch & Shopping’ instead of fumbling around in the dark.. We will still be stopping at Frosty for ice cream before heading home, where else would you like to go? Please let your voice be heard and your questions answered.

The last trip to Erie shopping at the Millcreek Mall with friends & a nice lunch at the Waterford Hotel, all is good.. Still a few seats left, call now.

Come celebrate October Birthdays & Anniversary’s on Thursday, with a drawing for fresh flowers from Presents & Posies and a cake from Tops Market along with Bingo after lunch, fun for all.

Join us for the Senior Expo at the TAWC building we will pick you up at your door, take you for the many tables with much needed information for all, free lunch & friendly people. We will have our Thanksgiving Raffle Basket with tickets 3/$1 as well as our many trips, brochures for the coming year available.

We are raffling off a Microwave, if you are a dedicated Volunteer at our Center you may win this Hamilton Beach microwave, just our ‘appreciation’ for your volunteer service.

Trips:

Dec. 3–Festival of Lights –FULL

looking ahead to 2017:

March 28- April 7–PANAMA CANAL- NEW LOWER PRICING- see this engineering marvel for yourself plus Aruba, Columbia, Costa Rica & Jamiaca flight included!

May 10-11– Lancaster for the presentation of ‘Jonah’ at the beautiful Sight & Sound Theater. Shop Kitchen Country Village & enjoy Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Still in the works the ‘ Ark’ in Kentucky as well as Cruise the Southern Caribbean.

BROCHURES AVAILABLE

Sheffield United Methodist Church Harvest Dinner

Saturday, October 29 from 5-7 p.m. will be the Harvest Dinner at the Sheffield United Methodist Church, 11 West Main Street. For a donation you can enjoy a delicious harvest dinner complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, pumpkin pie and much more. There will be no Open Door Dinner the month of October. Monday, November 14th will be the next Open Door Dinner and we will be serving ham and scalloped potatoes for the next Open Door Dinner at Sheffield UMC.

Coming Events

Oct 29th Clarendon VFD Turkey Party doors open at 6pm

Nov 3rd Sheffield Municipal Authority Meeting 7PM at the Authority Office

Nov 5th Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Blood Screening at the Sheffield Senior Center

Turkey Party at the SVFD at 6PM

Nov 7th Sheffield Township Supervisors Meeting at 7:30PM at the Sheffield Hospitality Center

Nov 19th Rod & Gun Club Turkey Party 4PM 8PM

24th Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 3PM at St. Paul Center

Dec 1st – Christmas in the Village sponsored by the Sheffield Lions Club

Dec 10th Breakfast with Santa at SVFD

May 13th Prom at Sheffield Area Junior Senior High School

Sheffield Life

Sheffield Township Supervisors

The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, Oct. 3, for their first meeting of the month.

Several citizens were present with complaints and concerns. One resident asked about the 3 mil tax increase for the police department. He asked if this to be considered a special tax or a tax increase. The wording states that’s it’s going for emergency services. Supervisor Bulicz informed this individual that this tax will be for the police department in Sheffield Township if the voters want this. He then asked the supervisors about the 2016 budget which included the police department and a 2 mil tax increase, where has that increase gone? He stated, you had at least $60,000 in the police department budget where has that money gone now? Supervisor Bulicz stated that we continue to lose forestry earnings and this has affected our budget. The 2 mil tax increase was decreased to a 1.5 mil increase when we found out that the police officer was resigning, he said. This individual stated .5 mil decrease is a joke. He then asked what the 3 mill increase will be for. Supervisor Paris stated that we cleaned out the police department and the roadcrew is using the computer that was the police department, the car will need replaced, all the police equipment was returned to 911 and we will need to replace these items. This citizen then stated, had we kept the police department then what you are saying is that we would be in the hole. Correct, Supervisor Bulicz, stated.

This citizen then asked about the Utah Road project being cancelled because of lack of funds. Supervisor Labesky stated that we had the Warren County Conservation District look at this project and they informed us that this would cost between $100,000 and $200,000 for bank stabilization. Chief of the SVFD stated that he has been in contact with Penn DOT in regards to the Dodge Run Bridge replacement on Route 666 /948. Mr. Bell of Penn DOT stated that there is no way to put a temporary bridge in place. A 30′ walkway will be placed and it is expected that the fire departments side by side will be able to go across this. The fire chief stated that he will get ahold of the 911 Center in July to work out the details for emergency coverage.

A resident also stated that we can’t afford to pay a full time police officer and all his benefits why not consider a part time officer then you don’t have to pay his benefits. He also asked how much 1 mil tax increase generates. Supervisor Bulicz stated 1 mil = between $16,000 & $18,000 and if your house has an assessed value of $10,000, your property tax will go up $30.

A Pratt Street resident was present asking about junk cars on properties and who made the law about 3 junk cars being allowed on each property. Supervisor Paris stated that people have vehicles that they use for parts and work on what vehicle while using the other vehicle for parts. Supervisor Labesky stated that they inspected this property during road inspection and Roadmaster Thayer has spoken to the individual who lives in this house and they are working on the vehicles. The resident stated this is ridiculous that we have to look at this every day. Our own property values are going down and you get penalized if we are building an outhouse on it anymore. The citizen was very upset with the way the township operates its junkyard ordinance. There are no excuses for leaving your property this way she stated. The secretary is to check with the solicitor to see just why we can’t change the ordinance to allow no junk cars on properties.

It was brought to the attention of the Supervisors that the owner of the junkyard on Cottage Avenue was burning garbage during the fire departments practice night on Tuesday. Supervisor Bulicz stated to call him next time and he will take a picture and send it to DEP.

Another citizen that was present asked about ashes on the ground and what’s allowed by DEP. Supervisor Bulicz reviewed what you are allowed to burn in our township. Absolutely no garbage, just paper products and wood products. This citizen then asked about the property that was being investigated for sewage run off, he wanted to know why the township never showed up when he had sewer running off his property. Supervisor Paris stated that we received a complaint from the neighbor that there was sewage running from this property on Heavenly Lane and we contact our sewage enforcement officer to handle this. Your situation was different because you have the service to your home already and this individual doesn’t. The resident then asked about the curve at Henry’s Mills Bridge and wondered if the signs have ever been put up yet. A resident from this area stated that yes the signs are up, but they really aren’t any more noticeable then before. There is a squiggly representing a curve sign and a 25MPH sign up. The Barnes resident then asked about Ordinance No 161 for the sewage line connections, he wanted to know if this was for a main line or a lateral line and did this ordinance come about because of the lawsuit against the municipal authority? Supervisor Paris stated that this is lining up our ordinance with the state regulations for sewage connections. He also asked when we hired E & M Engineers did we have any other options of engineering firms or were they the only firm available to us? Supervisor Bulicz stated that we had another firm from Tidioute. This individual stated that there are major mistakes made in the sewage project. Supervisor Bulicz stated that the Authority and the Township are two separate entities.

Supervisor Paris asked the Roadmaster if he was able to get his spreader worked on and the Roadmaster stated that yes he is working on it. Supervisor Paris also asked the Roadmaster if the cold patch that came from Mead would be covered up with a tarp when it’s not used, the Roadmaster stated that yes it would be tarped.

Supervisor Paris asked the Chief of the Fire Department, Kevin Bell if he knew what the Fireman’s Relief Funds would be used for this year, because she was under the understanding that these funds are restricted and have to be used up by a certain time. Mr. Bell had no idea about this fund but thought that it would be put into a savings account. Supervisor Paris stated again that there was a time frame for spending this money isn’t there? Mr. Bell was not sure.

Courtesy letters were sent to Drew Stanko, Center Street Property for grass violations, this property still needs mowed and a certified letter will be sent to them.

Courtesy letters need to be sent to the following properties: 15-1/2 Tan Street and 17 Hall Street for grass violations which were noticed during Fall Road Inspection. 63 Houghton Avenue was discussed, but this letter was returned unable to forward. Supervisor Paris will look into this.

The township received notification from the City of Warren that Chuck Crooks has obtained a demolition permit for 85 Third Mill Street, the old Stillwell property.

Warren County Board of Appeals has informed us that the following property owners are appealing their real estate assessments for 2016-2017 tax years and the date of the hearings is listed as well:

Lowell Sweet 1582 Route 948, October 10th at 9:45AM

Heather Steffan, 217 Church Street, October 11th at 9:45AM

Kelly Rockwell, 185 Henry’s Mills Road, October 11th at 11:30AM

Ronald McClellan, 234 Griffith Lane, October 11th at 11:45AM

Penn DOT has offered through the agility program to grade Henry’s Mills Road for us. Adam Elms said to just get ahold of him if we are interested in this. Mr. Elms also thanked the roadcrew for fixing the entrance to the Post Office. Notify Penn DOT with a plan of action and then meet with Mr. Elms to go over this plan. There is nothing left to grade on this road and the last time it was graded was 2 years ago by Howe Township.

One of the properties listed on the Blighted Property List, Winn LLC owners of 114-116 West Main Street paid the taxes so this will not be on the judicial sale and unfortunately there was an individual who was interested in buying it. Also under the blight the RDVA is moving forward with legal action against Steve and Louanne Young for their property at 61 2nd Mill Street.

The secretary is working on the Ordinance for the Flood Plain with Leslie Rhoads from PSATS and Dan Glotz of Warren County Planning and Zoning. This is Ordinance NO 162 and a copy has been given to each of the supervisors for review.

The Township has received a complaint in regards to the huge dip in the road in front of the Bowling Alley. The individual who complained apparently damaged her vehicle because of this dip. The Roadcrew will dig a hole in Tops parking lot to see what is causing this. The secretary is to contact Tops LLC to get permission. It will be an exploratory hole first to see if a pipe has collapsed. It was suggested to just close the road down and open up the road and fix it, rather than to explore the problem. Another individual stated it’s a collapsed sewer line. Bowlaway Lanes has sewage issues all the time and perhaps this is what causing this dip.

Our solicitor informed the Supervisors that there is a notice regarding the referendum question that needs to be placed in the newspaper once a week for three consecutive weeks during the thirty days prior to the November election. She is working on that and will be submitting this to the newspaper in the next day or two and wanted to let you know so that we aren’t surprised when you see this in the newspaper.

Supervisor Labesky had a meeting with Amanda Fredericks from the Warren County Conservation District in regards to the Dirt Gravel Road Grant for Henry’s Mills Road. He stated that it would be done in 3 phases, work lower end 1,800 feet to Leichtenberger’s house. The road bed would be raised 3-4 feet and 9,000 ton of product would need to be brought in. Permission from lease owners is recommened. All the old drainage would need to be removed and replaced with 18″ pipe. Supervisor Paris asked why 3-4′, Supervisor Labesky stated that this is their rules. It was suggested to have our engineer take a look at it for his thoughts. A resident of lower Henry’s Mills asked about the sketches and could the public see these. Supervisor Labesky that this is grant money and other townships would be applying as well and we wouldn’t be guaranteed anything. Supervisor Paris suggested applying for the grant and getting it done by Friday the deadline. Another resident of Henry’s Mills Road stated this should have been done a long time ago. He stated that he talked to Supervisor Labesky in June and he was supposedly going to be working on it then. Supervisor Paris suggested asking for an extension if we don’t get it done in time. The resident stated go after it and get it done, because otherwise nothing is going to get done. “Bid package, equipment and cost of materials can’t be too difficult to figure out.” Supervisor Labesky stated that we make up the proposal and WCCD put it’s out to bid. Supervisor Labesky stated that he and the Roadmaster would work with the engineer to go with the grant and get it put together and get it in by the deadline.

We received a copy of the letter that was sent to Mr. Holcomb owner of 26 First Mill Street on our behalf by our solicitor in regards to his right to know request of the emails between the Township and our Solicitor Stapleford. She has sent him a copy of the bill, but no emails as this attorney-client privileged information only.

The Township’s renewal for health insurance was on hand for review. If the township continue with our current PPO Plan we will see a 24.5% increase if we change to a platinum no deductible plan PPO $10/$25 our rate will only increase by 7.4%. This was discussed in an executive session with the insurance agent, Joanne Culbertson of Burns and Burns.

Supervisor Paris would like to see Trunk or Treating go on in our township. Door to Door could also go on and those who wanted to participate in trunk or treating could do so. She felt it was a safer way to trick or treat. Supervisor Paris will check with the Sheffield Container for the use of their parking lot for this.

Damages to the front porch of the Township office were discussed. GCW Construction has submitted a quote of $5,600 for repair making the front porch all compliance with ADA. The township has a $1,000 deductible towards vandalism to its property. The secretary stated that the cemetery board has asked for some pot holes to be repaired on Cemetery Road if possible. The Roadmaster will add this to his list.

Other matters discussed:

– The adjustment on our Worker’s Compensation policy will come in the form of a refund check and can take up to 6 weeks to come to us.

– Roger Davidson will be drilling in Mead Township and Cameron Energy is drilling 7 wells in Sheffield Township near Messenger Run.

– Township received notification from Penn DOT that they will receive for their Liquid Fuels Allocation (Act 655) for 2017 $79,844.13. Last year they received $77,935.89. This amount is based on 13.32 miles of roads and the population of 2,121.

-The NIMS Collection Data Sheet for 2016 has been completed and sent to Wanda Smith at Emergency Management. Doug Repine, Emergency Management Coordinator for Sheffield Township worked on this with the secretary.

– The next Warren County Intergovernmental Co-op Meeting is Wednesday, October 5 at 7PM at the Glade Fire Hall. Minutes and agenda are on hand also the next meeting of the Secretaries COG is scheduled for October 20th at the Warren County Conservation Office on Hatch Run Road.

The next meeting of the Sheffield Township Supervisors will be Monday, October 17th at 7:30PM at the Sheffield Hospitality Center.

Johnny Appleseed Festival Winners

Cornhole Winners:

1st Place Jeff Stoddard & Chad Meenach

2nd Place Jason & Vincent Silvaggi

3rd Place Dennis & Connie Blankenship

Apple Pie Baking Contest Winners:

Double Crust: 1st Place Chris Duell

2nd Place Londa Cochran

3rd Place Melissa Samrick

Single Crust: 1st Place Mary Fox

2nd Place Deb Notoro

3rd Place Donna McDonald

Youth: 1st Place Brennin Lester

2nd Place Kadence Sheffield

3rd Place Genevieve & Connor Hennessey

Winner of the Chainsaw: Delbert Marano

Winner of the 50′ TV: Denise Pierson

$500 Cash Winner: Jim Heid

50/50 on Saturday: Don Sedincek

50/50 on Sunday: Kathy Orr

Clarendon VFD Open House

Today, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Open House at the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department. Come see their new equipment, fill out a membership card and enjoy some delicious food as well. Smokey the Bear will be present, face painting will be done along with kids games and get your blood pressure checked free of charge.

Halloween Party

October 29th from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Sheffield Lion’s Club is a Halloween Party to benefit the Sheffield Track & Field Team. This is a BYOB event and must have proper ID at door for admission. Cost is presold tickets $8 and tickets are available at Presents & Posies and Sheffield Pharmacy or at the door $10 per person. First Place Individual Costume $25 cash prize, First Place Couple’s (2 people only) Costume $50 Cash prize and First Place Group Costume $75 Cash Prize. Any questions please contact Julie Finch 717-860-6542.

Clarendon Borough 2nd Annual Trunk Or Treating

On Monday, October 31st from 6-8PM Clarendon Borough will hold a Trunk or Treat at the Clarendon Fire Hall. If you wish to pass out candy to the children this year please come to the fire hall before 6PM with you candy in tow. They will have areas set up where you can stay warm, pass out your candy to the youngsters, visit with your neighbors and just enjoy the holiday. The doors to the fire hall will be open promptly at 5pm for set up. We will open the hall to the children at 6pm and will continue the Trunk or Treat until 8pm. If you need to leave or run out of candy, don’t worry about it. It’s just like handing out candy from home and turning off your porch light. We will just close your spot. There is no charge for this and if you have any questions, please contact Susan Lane at 726-7894 or Stacey Lobdell at 688-6129.

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treating

Sheffield Township will be holding Trick or Treating and also something Trunk or Treating on Halloween, Monday, October 31st from 6-8PM. Trick or Treating door to door children should go only to those houses with the front porch light on. Trunk or Treating will take place at the parking lot at Sheffield Container at 311 Horton Avenue in Sheffield. Those individuals who would like to participate in trunk or treating at the Sheffield Container, please come to the parking lot with your candy to hand out to the ghosts and ghoblins from 6PM-8PM on Halloween, October 31st. This will give those individuals who don’t get a lot of trick or treators the opportunity to hand out candy. Any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Anne Paris at 968-3898.

Nationwide Rosary Rally

There will be a nationwide Rosary Rally is today at noon. Saint Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church will gather at the Sheffield Playground Pavilion at this time with a banner from the American Needs Fatima organization. They will pray the rosary so that God will save our nation from immorality and secularism. Bring your rosary!

Sheffield Hospitality Center

The week starts off with ‘Charlie’ Physical Therapist bring tips & ideas to your safety by suggesting ways to prevent falls in your home or away from home. He will begin speaking at 11 am. After that Barb & Karl our friends from Erie will be here for your insurance needs and Medicare issues, stop in and let them help you save during ‘Open Enrollment’ dates. This is a short window to let you change plans for your supplement insurance needs.

We will have our LAST Mystery lunch of the year and resume next year in the spring. It has been suggested to have our Senior Night out during the daytime, so our next outing in November will be an ‘Afternoon out’ for lunch and shopping with friends in the Warren area. This way you will be home before dark to put your things away.

If you missed Monday for your insurance needs stop in or call for an appointment with Elaine Krill from Area Agency on Aging. She will be visiting from 10-2 to discuss Medicare & Open Enrollment also.

You will see us at the Sheffield Auxiliary Craft show with our ‘Thanksgiving Basket’ filled to the brim with goodies, gift cards & again this year a $50 bill. Tickets are 3/$1 with the drawing Monday, November 21. If you have donations or Baked goods please have them at the Firehall before 9 am. Thank you for your support, it is much appreciated.

Yes we will be having FLU. SHOTS. Monday 24, from 9-noon with Dan from Sheffield Pharmacy, bring your Medicare card for your FREE shot.

Trips:

Dec. 3–Festival of Lights–FULL

looking ahead to 2017:

March 28- April 7–PANAMA CANAL- NEW LOWER PRICING- see this engineering marvel for yourself plus Aruba, Columbia, Costa Rica & Jamiaca flight included!

May 10-11– Lancaster for the presentation of ‘Jonah’ at the beautiful Sight & Sound Theater. Shop Kitchen Country Village & enjoy Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Still in the works the ‘ Ark’ in Kentucky as well as Cruise the Southern Caribbean.

BROCHURES AVAILABLE

Sheffield United Methodist Church Harvest Dinner

Saturday, October 29 from 5-7 p.m. will be the Harvest Dinner at the Sheffield United Methodist Church, 11 West Main Street. For a donation you can enjoy a delicious harvest dinner complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, pumpkin pie and much more. There will be no Open Door Dinner the month of October. Monday, November 14th we will be serving ham and scalloped potatoes for the next Open Door Dinner at Sheffield UMC.

Coming Events in Sheffield Township

TODAY Clarendon Trinity United Methodist Church Coat Closet from 9am-2pm

Oct 17th Sheffield Township Supervisors Meeting at 7:30PM at the Sheffield Hospitality Center

Oct 22nd Fall Craft Show at the SVFD 9-3PM

Wolverine Football 1:30 PM kick off against Cameron County Senior Day

Oct 29th Clarendon VFD Turkey Party doors open at 6pm

Nov 3rd Sheffield Municipal Authority Meeting 7PM at the Authority Office

Nov 5th Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Blood Screening at the Sheffield Senior Center

Turkey Party at the SVFD at 6PM

Nov 7th Sheffield Township Supervisors Meeting at 7:30PM at the Sheffield Hospitality Center

Nov 19th Rod & Gun Club Turkey Party 4PM 8PM

24th Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 3PM at St. Paul Center

Dec 1st – Christmas in the Village sponsored by the Sheffield Lions Club

Dec 10th Breakfast with Santa at SVFD

May 13th Prom at Sheffield Area Junior Senior High School

Sheffield Life

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treating

Sheffield Township will be holding Trick or Treating and also something Trunk or Treating on Halloween, Monday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. Trick or Treating door-to-door children should go only to those houses with the front porch light on. Trunk or Treating will take place at the parking lot at Sheffield Container at 311 Horton Avenue in Sheffield. Those individuals who would like to participate in trunk or treating at the Sheffield Container, please come to the parking lot with your candy to hand out to the ghosts and ghoblins from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, October 31. This will give those individuals who don’t get a lot of trick or treators the opportunity to hand out candy. Any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Anne Paris at 968-3898.

Nationwide Rosary Rally

There will be a nationwide Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 15, at noon. Saint Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church will gather at the Sheffield Playground Pavilion at this time with a banner from the American Needs Fatima organization. They will pray the rosary so that God will save our nation from immorality and secularism.

Sheffield Township Library

Beginning Wednesday, October 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the library is going to be “Fun at the Library” each evening. James Oswalt will be present each Wednesday to assist students ages 10 years and older with the Xbox and the computers at the library. A half an hour a time will be allotted for each student to enjoy time on the computers or Xbox. Bring your own games if you like or use the selections that the library has.

Sheffield Hospitality

Center

Start the week with Blood Sugar testing with Esther from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday; stay for coffee snacks & conversation. No appointment is needed.

We are off to the Seneca Allegany Casino for the day, the casino gives $20 and $5 in food vouchers, ride $22 tip included, call 968-5667 for your reservation.

Are you paying too much for insurance prescriptions?? We have the answers for you, Barb & Karl from Erie will be here to help you Monday 17, from 10-2. Also Charlie will be here at 11 to discuss ways to protect your home from tripping & falling plus other hazards to avoid, make your home safe!

To also help with insurance needs Elaine from Area Agency on Aging is scheduled to be here Thursday 20, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.; call for your appointment, 968-5667.

Yes, we will have flu shots from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 24, with Dan from the Sheffield Pharmacy, free with your Medicare card.

Trips:

Dec. 3-Festival of Lights- FULL

Looking ahead to 2017

March 28-April 7-NEW. LOWER. PRICING–Panama Canal, see this engineering marvel for yourself plus, Aruba, Columbia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, flight included

May 10-11– Lancaster for the presentation of ‘JONAH’ at the beautiful Sight & Sound Theater, plus Hershey’s Chocolate World & the ever popular Kitchen Kettle Village.

Still in the works – Southern Caribbean

Coming Events in Sheffield Township

TODAY – Sunday 11th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival

Oct 8th Wolverine Football 1:30PM Kick off Homecoming & Youth Day against Port Allegheny

Oct 15th Clarendon Trinity United Methodist Church Coat Closet from 9am-2pm

Oct 22nd Fall Craft Show at the SVFD 9-3PM

Wolverine Football 1:30 PM kick off against Cameron County Senior Day

Oct 29th Clarendon VFD Turkey Party doors open at 6pm

Nov 5th Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Blood Screening at the Sheffield Senior Center

Turkey Party at the SVFD

Nov 19th Rod & Gun Club Turkey Party 4PM 8PM

24th Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 3PM at St. Paul Center

Dec 1st – Christmas in the Village sponsored by the Sheffield Lions Club

Dec 10th Breakfast with Santa at SVFD

May 13th Prom at Sheffield Area Junior Senior High School

Sheffield Life

Scarecrow Contest

Let’s decorate the downtown of Sheffield with scarecrows for the Johnny Appleseed Festival. There isn’t prize money available this year, but having the funniest, the cutest, the most likeliest to scare a scarecrow, best overall or the”People’s Choice” will be prize enough. So please stop at Presents & Posies and pick up your application and get the location to put your scarecrow in downtown Sheffield.

11th Annual Johnny

Appleseed Festival

It’s festival time in Sheffield – come on out next weekend October 7th, 8th and 9th to Memorial Field in Sheffield PA for some great lumberjack competition, not to mention the food concessions and the craft vendors.

Friday it all starts at noon. All the vendors will be open and ready for business and then at 1pm the opening ceremonies will take place with the SAMSHS choir singing the national anthem.

The registration for the cornhole tournament will begin at 12PM and end at 4:45PM. Get your entries in as there will be no late entries. This event takes place at 5PM in the basketball courts or if it rains at the Ruth M. Smith Center gymnasium.

Also beginning at 5pm is the Pie Eating Contest for children ages 6-18. See how fast you can eat a vanilla cream pie for a chance to win $50 cash!

The Sheffield Area Middle Senior High School’s homecoming weekend festivities will kick off during the festival too, beginning at 7PM the parade will march through town, with the football team carrying the coffin of the Port Allegheny Gators.

Come and cheer the team on around the bon fire!

The Professional Lumberjack Competition will start up at 6PM under the lights sponsored by Georgia Boot and Stihl.

Come back on Saturday morning from 7:30-9:30AM and enjoy a delicious breakfast of sausage, eggs, homefries and toast cooked and served up to you by the Sheffield Rotary for only $7.

The festival will be in full swing beginning at 10AM with the crafter and food vendors opened and ready for business. Some of the crafters present will be the Barefoot Craftsmen. You can buy a chance for $1.00 on his handmade tile top table and also check all of his amazing crafts from chainsaws, to dragon flys and of course his famous pumpkin patch! At his booth will also be Sandy Setili’s silverware jewelry. Local artist Laurie Schrader will be in her usual spot with her amazing painted feathers and stones. Another local artist is Sandy Droney, she will have all her homemade quilts, baby clothes and lots more. Sandy Howard will be having makeovers with Mary Kay and T & T Creations will have floral crafts, wood crafts, jewelry, fishing poles and lures to name just a few of the vendors that will be present all weekend.

Let the chips fly beginning at 10AM the Lumberjack and jills will begin their competition and continue all day on Saturday.

At Noon the Polka Band from Kane, PA, “Just Having Fun” will perform underneath the pavilion on the playground.

The wine trail will take place at the Fire Hall on Saturday, October 8th from 1-5 and for $10 you can sample wines from the Winery at Wilcox, Allegheny Cellars, Wapiti Ridge Winery, Starr Hill My Garden Wines and Twisted Vine.

The vendors that will be present at the wine trail are Grubby Ducks Soaps, Cailyn Scalise’s baked goods and lotions, Paparazzi Accessories, and Nando’s Homemade kraut and dogs and cheese, pepperoni and cracker plates.

The wine trail is brought to you by Ace Hardware/Oneida Lumber a proud sponsor of this year’s festival.

All weekend long vehicles from Midtown Motors will be displayed another sponsor of the 11th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival.

Beginning at 3PM the Apple Pie Baking Contest will be judged, entries need to be dropped off beginning at 1pm to the back of the concession stand.

From 4PM-6PM the “Old Dawg Bluegrass” will be performing in the playground pavilion for your listening pleasures.

At 7PM the Lanterns to Heaven will illuminate the skies over the festival grounds. To purchase a lantern in loving memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact Stephanie Lindberg at 968-5242, the cost is $10. Lanterns can also be purchased during the festival Friday and Saturday at the Johnny Appleseed Festival Camper on the blacktop.

This year the fireworks are being sponsored by the Sheffield VFW/Michael and Nicholas Peroski Post 8755 and your festival committee and will be lit off by Starfire Corporation at about 8PM.

Come back Sunday morning for breakfast again from 7:30-9:30 and plan to stay all day again and watch the lumberjack competition and listen to the music of “Brokenstraw” from 1pm -3pm at the pavilion on the park.

The festival is sponsored by the following business, organizations and individuals: Clarendon VFW/AMVETS Post 314, Sheffield VFW Michael & Nicholas Peroski Post 8755, Stihl, Deluth Trading, Cochran & Zandi Lumber LLC, Tachoir Resources, Northwest Hardwoods, Jon Granger Trucking, Johnsons Tire Services, Inc, Fitch Disposal, American Legion Post 35, E & M Engineers & Surveyors, Warren Midtown Motors, Les Lewis, James E. Borst & Associates Inc, Northwest Savings Bank, Ace Oneida Lumber, Sandy & Rick Setili, MAK Logging, Dan Parsons Logging, Sheffield Hospitality Center, Warren Pediatrics, United Refinery, Whirley Industries, Sheffield VFD, Paul & Beth Higby, Sam Carlson, James & Melody Mead, Mead Oil, Mead Drilling, Sheffield Container, TOPS Markets LLC, Ken & Karen Rubright, Basil & Trudy Kulka, Orchard Brands, Binghaman Lumber, Zook Motors, Forecon Inc, Whispering Winds Campground, Jones Chevrolet, Superior Plus Energy Services, Sheffield VFW Dining Room, Betts Industries, Shaw House, Tom and Jean Dunn, Budget Lodge, Burns & Burns Associates, Inc, Andundson & Assciates Consulting Foresters, LLC, Rapp for Rep Committee, John Cochran Excavating, Ed Shultz, Stapleford & Byham, LLC, Sheffield VFW/Ladies Auxiliary, Taylor Diversion Programs, Inc., Borden Funeral Home and Kinzua Vet.

Without these fine people this festival would not be possible. Thank you all for your continued support.

Next years festival will be October 6th 8th, 2017. Mark your calendars

Sheffield Card Club

Carol Jandrew hosted this month’s gathering of the ladies of the Sheffield Card Club. Marsha Farnsworth took 1st place, Nancy Latimer took second and Mary Rose Farr got the prize for the lowest or the boobie prize. Trick with a 4 was won by Gloria Werner and this month’s guests were Carolyn O’Donnell and Marcia Sixt.

Hospitality Center

We start the weeks extra activities with the Sheffield Kitchen Band on the road to Kane for lunch and playing for the residents at Kane Luthern Home.

Do you have questions or issues on Medicare Part D? Open enrollment is Oct. 15- Dec. 7, this is when you may change plans for your insurance coverage.

Are you paying too much for your coverage? We have help for you starting with Barb & Karl on Monday Oct 17 from 10-2 or with Elaine on Thursday 10-2, here for your convenience.

We have started filling up our Thanksgiving Basket to raffle off, if you should have a donation please have it to the Center before the deadline of October 10, so we can start selling tickets 3/$1 we will also be at the Sheffield Fire Hall craft show Oct. 22, Saturday.

Join us on Thursday for Advisory Council meeting at 10:30 to state issues or suggestions for your Senior center.

TRIPS:

Dec. 3- Festival of Lights- bus FULL

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017

March 28-April 7- NEW LOWER PRICING- Panama Canal, see this engineering marvel for yourself as well as Columbia, Aruba, Panama Canal, Colon, Costa Rica, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Flight included to/from Buffalo to Ft Lauderdale then board the ‘Princess Coral’ for the grand cruise.

Sept. 18-22-Montreal & Quebec City, tour the beautiful neighboring Canada by Motor Coach $689.

Still in the works, Lancaster for ‘Jonah & the Whale’, visit the New made to scale ARK in Kentucky, cruise to the Southern Caribbean and more.

Coming Events…

TODAY – Clarendon Trinity UMC Rummage Sale 9-12PM

Oct 7-9th 11th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival

Oct 8th Wolverine Football 1:30PM Kick off Homecoming & Youth Day against Port Allegheny

Oct 15th Clarendon Trinity United Methodist Church Coat Closet from 9am-2pm

Oct 22nd Fall Craft Show at the SVFD 9-3PM

Wolverine Football 1:30 PM kick off against Cameron County Senior Day

Oct 29th Clarendon VFD Turkey Party doors open at 6pm

Nov 5th Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Blood Screening at the Sheffield Senior Center

Turkey Party at the SVFD

Nov 19th Rod & Gun Club Turkey Party 4PM 8PM

24th Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 3PM at St. Paul Center

Dec 10th Breakfast with Santa at SVFD

May 13th Prom at Sheffield Area Junior Senior High School