Outdoor Club

On Sunday, Jan. 14, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike or ski at Economite Road in Tidioute. Participants will meet at Musante Street in Warren at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Greg Burkett at (814) 723-4989.

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

Audubon’s Apples Workshop/Lunch Bunch

Stormy weather closed Audubon Community Nature Center last Friday. Programs on the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) and starting an apple orchard that were planned for that day are rescheduled for Friday, January 12.

At the 11 a.m. First Friday Lunch Bunch, fisheries biologist Nathan Welker will give a presentation about some of the work being done in the ANF.

A native of Sugar Grove, Welker has spent the last 13 years with the U.S. Forest Service, providing fisheries and aquatics expertise for a wide range of projects and activities throughout the ANF. A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follows his program, with coffee and tea provided.

The fee for First Friday is $8 or $6 for Nature Center Members. Registrations are appreciated but not necessary and can be made online on the Programs page at through January 11.

From 2 to 4 p.m., orchardist Al Yelvington will lead “Apples All Year Long: Choosing Varieties.” The workshop will use sight, taste, smell, and a lesson to help you take the first step in starting your own apple orchard.

Retired from the Coast Guard, Yelvington started his cider orchard outside Russell to provide juice specifically for hard cider makers. His Happy Dog Farm includes a community cider mill that is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The fee for the workshop is $16 or $12 for Nature Center members. Paid reservations are required by Wednesday, January 10, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

Sidewalks need kept clear

The City of Warren is reminding property owners that sidewalks are to be kept free of snow and ice; regulations may be found by following this link:

If anyone wants to talk to a representative of the City of Warren, call Ken Hinton 723-6300 x155 or Jess Roudybush 723-6300 x188. Those are the code enforcement officials who are out leaving door hangers reminding people.

LICC to meet

The Local Interagency Coordinating Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon in room 113 at 285 Hospital Drive, Warren.