Briefs…

BEi open house

Bollinger Enterprises (BEi) is celebrating its 45th anniversary. The entity will hold an open house from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, at 44 N. State St., North Warren. Programs that start at 1 and 2:30 will cover BEi history, PETS (Pre-Employment Transitional Services) update, community participation update, and BNI (Barber National Institute) affiliation update. Visitors will also be welcome to join a tour of the facility. Information about all EIi programs will be on display.

Class lunch

The Youngsville High School classes of 1964 and 1965 luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. at Huey’s in Youngsville. Spouses and all other classes are welcome. Please join us and catch up with old friends. For further information contact Karen Barnett at (814) 664-7380.

Hospice memorials

Hospice of Warren County received contributions during the month of March, enhancing the care we give to our patients, their families, and the community we serve.

Donations were received in memory of Ruth Abplanalp, George Beckerink, Marilyn Lyke Bonace, Bova family members, Betsy Brinkley, Donna Callahan, Joyce Camigliano, Anne Cassidy, Mary Ann Pellegrino Church, Thomas Craig, Curren family members, Mike Curren, Rolunda “Ronnie” Darts, Domville family members, Melissa Ells, Robert Faga, Fracassi family members, Raymond “Kayo” Groves, Phyllis Henry, Joyce Imperial, William Kerner, Jane Kitelinger, Gerald Lindsey, Brenda Bonace Martin, Charles Newman, Lloyd J. Paul, Francis Pesko, Anna Pollock, Janet C. Templeton, Wadsworth family members, Walters family members, Ronald A. Whitney and Rose Wolfe.

Those wishing to make a donation may do so to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com/donations. Your donations support our comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Palliative Care Service, and our extensive Bereavement Services.

Scholarship Deadline

Students applying for scholarships awarded by the Community Foundation of Warren County must complete their applications by April 16. The online application is available at the Foundation website – cfowc.org — under the heading, “Receive.” Students experiencing difficulty completing their applications should contact the Foundation by email at cfwc@westpa.net, or by phone at (814) 726-9553 prior to the deadline. The deadline will not be extended, except by prior communication with the Foundation Staff.

Plat Books Benefit Warren County 4-H Program

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.

Outdoor Club

On Sunday, April 15, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike a section of the North Country Trail in the Cherry Grove Area. This 5-mile shuttle hike will begin near Minister Hill Road, continue to FR-419 then on to Hearts Content Road. Participants will meet at Howes True Value at 1:30 p.m. For more information call Jim Houghtling at (814) 723-1654.

Fruit tree grafting without knives

The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will host Fruit Tree Grafting Without Knives from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at 100 Dillon Dr., Youngsville. All supplies will be provided. Participants will receive a rootstock and may choose an apple or pear cutting to graft. Or, participants may bring an heirloom cutting from their favorite fruit tree to graft on to the rootstock. The instructor will contact all participants prior to class to help with the selection of grafting materials.

The class is limited to 18 participants with a $20 per participant fee.

To register, visit https://extension.psu.edu/fruit-tree-grafting-without-knives, or 877-345-0691.

Bridge results

Results of Monday night bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Jill Dart and Ellen Ruffolo and Joann Hultquist and Connie Michell tied with 9;

2nd-Carolyn Cooper and Diane Callahan with 8.5;

3rd-Peggy Morgan and Donna Hickey with 8.

BBQ Chicken dinner

A BBQ chicken dinner will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Russell United Methodist Church, 17 N. Main Street. The meal consists of a 1/2 chicken, two sides, rolls, beverage and dessert.

The minimum donation is $9. Eat in or take out is available.

Library donations

Recent gifts to Warren Library Association:

In memory of:

Dottie Boekeloo

Ortha Georgakis

Suzanne & John Griffin

Leona Harrington

Joyce Imperial

Eleanor Jean Johnson

Brian Jordan

Miriam (Mimi) Levinson

Nathan Park

Anna Pollock

Elizabeth (Betty) Simko

Larry Steele

To the Donald D. & Elizabeth Phillips Dalrymple Memorial Fund: In memory of Donald D. & Elizabeth Phillips Dalrymple.

4-H bowling

The Warren County 4-H Teen Council invites current 4-H members ages 8-18 and their friends (of the same age) to the April 29 Afternoon at the Lanes from 3-5 pm at Valley Bowling Center in Youngsville. Current members may bring a friend with them to the rink for an afternoon of games and snacks. The program is free but members must sign up by April 23. To sign up, contact the Penn State Extension office at (814) 563-9388

The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Cooperative 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.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The April meeting of the Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at noon on Monday, April 16, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Parlor, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren.

The Support Group meetings are open to any caregivers in the area, as well as those interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and programs/services offered locally. A time for sharing of concerns and suggestions for topics for future meetings is always included.

Those attending Monday’s Support Group are asked to enter the church building via the elevator entrance from the church parking lot. Bring a bag lunch and beverage, if desired. For more information about the meetings or new programs, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

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