Warren County Wonders

Congratulations to the winners of the Nov. page for our fundraising calendar WCCBI/ACA “Warren County Wonders 2019” First place goes to Mark Evans for “Tom Turkey.” Second place goes to Carl Leichenberger for “On A Mission” Third place goes to Chris Goff for “Pointing to Winter.”

Congratulations to the winners for the March page, James Muscaro for “Free to Be.” Second place goes to Mark Evans for “Mute Swan.” Third place goes to Carl Leichenberger for “Eagle in Flight.”

This month ACA will accept two months: April and October. Have fun trying to capture some of our wonders. The deadline for entries is April 25 at noon. Check the ACA website to see requirements for photos and past winners.

Spring is going to come and what fun to tap into your creative side. Check out the classes offered at ACA. Explore spring classes and when they will occur. Coming up will be classes for photography, acting, beading, Scandinavian chip carving, ukulele, and metal smithing. Cindy Nowacki will be doing a one time Landscape themed painting class in May. Some teachers need to know two weeks ahead how many students are signed up to be able to have enough supplies. In some cases teachers are able to adjust class times to meet enrollment needs. Send questions to Check the ACA website for more details and registration procedures at

ACA has new offerings coming in the fall. Allegheny Center for the Arts is always looking to have more teachers sharing an art they love and want others to learn that creative part of themselves. Also there is room for more board members to help ACA carry out its mission. Again, details are on the website.

Sheffield Rod & Gun Club

On Saturday, April 14, Sheffield Rod and Gun Club has its Spring Turkey Party and Gun Raffle at the Club, Austin Hill, Sheffield. Doors open at 3 pm. Meat platters, cash prizes and door prizes will be awarded.

A Kids Fishing Derby is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Tollgate Rd., Sheffield. There are prizes every 15 minutes to young fisherman, 0- 16 years of age. Hot dogs and pop are provided. Rain, snow or shine.

A hunters safety course at the Sheffield Rod and Gun Club will be held on Saturday, April 28. Register with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

For questions, call Patty Johnson, Sheffield Rod and Gun, at (814 968-5426.

WCCS Honor Rolls

Warren County Christian School announced its Merit and Honor Rolls for the third quarter. They include:

Merit List (3.5-4.0 GPA): 2nd Grade:Star Nicholson; 3rd Grade: Ella Brzezinski, Andrew Wagnerl; 4th Grade: Olivia Sheldon; 5th Grade: Talyn Cain; 6th Grade: Jason Klenck, Elizabeth Phelps; 7th Grade: Devon Smith; 9th Grade: Justin Bloss, Cammie Crouse; 11th Grade: Leah Irvin, Jared Younger.

Honor Roll (3.0-3.49):1st Grade: Delaney Cataldo, Elijah Smith; 2nd Grade: Edward Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, Jacee Eastman, Kensley Sheldon; 3rd Grade: Cassidy Cataldo, Scott Wagner; 8th Grade: Gracia Clark; 10th Grade: Ethan Kerr, Ryan Weidner; 11th Grade: Rachel Beatty, Amelia Crouse, Jacob Sorensen; 12th Grade: Rebecca Erdman, Joshua Jones.

Starbrick Bingo

Starbrick late night bingo is Friday, April 13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 8 p.m. The kitchen is open.

Scrub sale

WGH Auxiliary is sponsoring the Scrub Sale at Warren General Hospital on Tuesday, April 17, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, April 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Now is the time to stock up on uniforms, scrubs, accessories and shoes by Barco, Cherokee, Dickies, Peaches, Nurse Mates, Rockers and Docs. The uniforms and scrubs are available in all sizes and patterns, with special orders being welcomed. Look for the special sale rack for great deals. The sale is open to the public as well as all hospital personnel, and employees of area medical, dental, and veterinary offices, and any med tech personnel. Cash, check, credit card, and WGH payroll deduction are all accepted for payment.

The sale supports the Auxiliary and the many programs and services it helps make possible.

Outdoors writer recognized

Warren County outdoor writer Steve Sorensen, of Russell, took home two top Craft Awards from the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association at its annual conference on April 7 in Frederick, Maryland.

Sorensen won in three award categories out of seven–two first-place awards and one second–for work published in 2017. His article titled “The Wrong Hands for Guns” won the First-Place Wheeler Johnson Memorial Award for Best Newspaper Article. He also took the First-Place Blog Entry Award for “Is This the Most Legendary Whitetail of All Time?” published January 12, 2017 on the Legendary Whitetails website at

“The Wrong Hands for Guns” aims at firearms safety, reminding readers that, “In the proper hands, a firearm is a tool that can bring challenge and enjoyment. In the wrong hands, it can bring suffering and tragedy.”

“Is This the Most Legendary Whitetail of All Time?” reveals some amazing facts behind one of the most interesting and historic deer ever. It’s the largest whitetail on record from 1830 to 1870, killed in McKean County.

Sorensen collected Second Place in the Talbot Denmead Memorial Award for the best article on Conservation and/or the Environment for his 2-part report on Chronic Wasting Disease, “News About CWD.”

Sorensen is a contributor to national and regional magazines and contributes to blogs for Legendary Whitetails and Havalon Knives. He also writes a regular newspaper column, The Everyday Hunter®. He speaks frequently at sportsman’s shows and church-sponsored sportsman’s banquets. In 2015, the Professional Outdoor Media Association presented Sorensen with the national “Pinnacle Award.”

Classy Castoffs

Spring Cleaning? On April 13 and 14, from noon to 3 p.m., the Warren County Historical Society will be accepting donations for its annual Classy Castoffs Fundraiser. Bring your unique trinkets, fine and funky furniture, trusty tools, knick-knacks, artwork — any classy castoffs, to the Wilder Museum located at 51 Erie Avenue in Irvine. They can not accept clothing or electronics.

4th of July fundraiser

A fundraiser event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at McDonald’s to benefit the Warren County 4th of July Celebration.

4-H benefit

Do you need a book that shows townships, roads, and streams? The Warren County Plat book details landowners of 5 acres or more. The in-depth maps offer an overview of rivers and their tributaries, which make them great for fishing season. The sale of the books benefits the Warren County 4-H program.

The books are available for $35 at Penn State Extension – Warren County office located in Youngsville. Several area offices and businesses have books for sale to help support the 4-H program. Be sure to check out one of these locations: Assessment Office in the Warren County Courthouse; Jefferson DeFrees Family Center in Warren, Warren County Conservation District – North Warren, D & L Enos Milling in Sugar Grove, Lottsville Milling in Bear Lake, and Tidioute Trading Post. For questions regarding the plat books or the Warren County 4-H program, please contact Jennifer Grooms at 814-563-9388.

The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18, without regard to ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or place of residence.