Tidioute Life

Photo submitted for publication Tidioute Borough is accepting donations for the new banners shown here and are also selling buttons with the same design that you can take home with you for $3 each.


Senior Center menu

Thursday, Nov. 3 will be Hot Roast Beef Sandwich with gravy, whipped potatoes, sweet peas & carrots, sugar cookie.

Monday, Nov. 7 will be Sweet Sausage with Peppers and Onions, redskin potatoes, green beans, sausage roll, chocolate ice cream.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 will be Shepherd’s Pie with Gravy, Peas and Carrots, coleslaw,  wheat bread, Lime frosted sliced pears.

Thursday, Nov.  10 will be Sloppy Joe Sandwich, wheat roll, baked potato soup with crackers, pineapple tidbits.

Monday, Nov. 14 will be Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy, creamed potatoes, winter vegetable medley, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding.

Tuesday, Nov. 15 will be Breakfast of an Egg Omelet with cheese, sausage, potatoes, bread and jelly, navel orange.

Thursday, Nov. 17 will be the Thanksgiving Dinner of Roast Turkey with Gravy, stuffing, whipped potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, cranberry sauce, pumpkin.

Monday, Nov. 21 will be Pepper Steak with peppers and onions and gravy, parsley noodles, baby carrots, wheat bread, applesauce.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 will be Baked Crab Cakes, Cheesy Noodles with broccoli, vegetable medley, wheat bread, peaches.

Thursday, Nov. 24 Closed for Thanksgiving.

Monday, Nov. 28 will be Italian Meatball  Hoagie with sauce and cheese, Hoagie Roll, seasoned new potatoes, Tapioca pudding.

Tuesday, Nov.29 will be Pork Loin with gravy, scalloped potatoes, peas and onions, dinner roll fresh fruit.

Call 723-3763 (ext. 129) to sign up for lunches and give your name, the center you want to attend and the dates.  This information must be received two days in advance to assure that there is a lunch for you as no extra food is sent to the centers.

Knights of Columbus

Tidioute Knights of Columbus members will meet on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at St. John Center. All members are needed to attend this meeting and the 2017 membership cards will be available at this meeting.

Bell ringers needed

The Tidioute Salvation Army Unit is in need of bell ringers for in front of the Tidioute Trading Post for Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist in the bell ringing at the Trading Post (contact Linda Scott at 484-7525),  Northwest Bank on Fridays (call Barb Downey at 730-0392) or at Evans Market on Friday and Saturday (call Mary Donahue at 484-3471).  Saturday ringing at the Trading Post will be done by residents of Grand Valley. They should  contact Debbie Savitz at 436-7714.

All monies collected here in Tidioute stays here in Tidioute to help those in need.

Bingo At Buccardo’s

PSCFT Committee members will be hosting Bingo Games on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Buccardo’s  at 2:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Cash prizes are available with lots of door prizes.

Book fair

The Tidioute Community Charter School will be holding a Book Fair at the school on Nov.7-9.

Family night

Family night at Tidioute Community Charter School will be Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sons Of

American Legion

There will be a meeting of the Sons of the American Legion Post 0334 on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to try to attend.

Past commanders


VFW Post 8803 will hold their Past Commanders Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10. A sign up sheet is at the bar. The bar will be open for members and their guests from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and then closed for the dinner.

Veterans Day services

Tidioute VFW Post 8803 will hold Veterans Day Services on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Post home. This is open to the public  and all are welcome to come for the services..

Tying the Greens

It’s that time of year again when Tidioute residents and their families gather to Ty the Greens for hanging across Main St and Buckingham St. This year the Tying of the Greens will take place on Friday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Borough Garage at the intersection of Grant Street and Tidioute Creek Road.

Decorating the Town will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. starting at the Picture Show Park.

Those wanting to help should dress according to the weather. This is  the 69th year of Tying The Greens and has always been a community effort. The committee is looking for some volunteers to help with this task. All are welcome to come out and join in on the fun.

VFW  meeting

There will be a VFW meeting on Sunday, Nov.  13 at 9 a.m. at the Post Home.

Servicemen’s meeting

There will be Servicemen’s Home Corp. meeting on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Musician needed

There is still an urgent need for an organist or pianist at the Tidioute Presbyterian Church for Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. Anyone who is interested in this paid position should send a letter of interest to the Tidioute Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 144, Tidioute, PA  16351.

Bingo Bus Trip

The next Bingo Bus Trip will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 with the bus leaving at 9 a.m. from the Northwest Bank parking lot and stopping  at the Warren Mall to pick up other players before returning to  Tidioute approximately 6 p.m. There will be lots of game to play and chances to win cash. Tickets for the bus are $20 which is non-refundable and includes an incentive package. Please contact Marci at 706-3213 or Crystal at 730-2437 for more information or to reserve your seat.

Holiday food vouchers

It’s that time of year to think about our friends and neighbors who are in need of a little help for  their Thanksgiving and  Christmas meals. Monetary donations are being accepted by the Tidioute Holiday Food Voucher Committee to help those who are in need.  If you would like to make a monetary donation and have not received  a request you can still make a donation. Donations can be made payable to Tidioute Holiday Food Vouchers and mailed to 60 Jefferson ST, Tidioute, PA 16351. Voucher Applications are available at Tidioute Library, Buccardo’s, Tidioute Post Office, Evan’s Market, Northwest Bank and Tidioute Trading Post. Applications must be received by the committee by November 5 in order for the food vouchers to be mailed out in time for Thanksgiving. Committee members include Linda Scott, secretary, Mary Huntington, treasurer, as well as Cindy and Les Lindemuth and Karen Konkle.

Senior Center update

Members of the Tidioute Senior Center and residents of the Tidioute Towers teamed up for a dinner trip  and traveled to the Country Foods Restaurant in Corry. There were 24 travelers who enjoyed a delicious dinner. TAWC furnished the transportation for the evening. Their next dinner trip will be to Richards Restaurant in Youngsville on November 29. For more information or to sign up call Ann Scott at 484-3503 before Nov. 25.

Annual VFW

Auxiliary breakfast

VFW Post 8803 will be holding their annual Auxiliary Christmas Breakfast on Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Tippy Canoe. There will be a sign-up sheet at the bar. There is a $5 refundable deposit required.  Cut-off date to sign up is Dec.5. Anyone who would like to participate in a gift exchange can do so by bringing a $10 gift. Participation in the gift exchange is optional. Any questions please contact Joan at 484-2203.

Shoe drive

Julie is once again collecting shoes for the Chosen International Medical Assistance. Shoes can be dropped off on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the Boondocks from now until   Nov. 19. All shoes should be in pairs and rubber banded together. For more information contact Julie at 730-0761.

Signing Christmas


Anyone wishing to sign Christmas cards for our troops can do so and drop them off at the Boondocks. Only cards without glitter can be sent, as there will be cards delivered to those in hospitals and they don’t want the glitter falling off over any wounds.

Tidioute Library meets

The Tidioute Library Board met on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. with all members present with the exception of Fran Stoneburg, whose letter of resignation as board secretary and member was the first order of business. The board accepted with regret Fran’s decision to leave the board knowing her insights and work on behalf of the library will be missed. After a period of discussion, Marjorie Manning was elected to the board.

The board then moved  on to maintenance issues both interior and exterior and finally closed with a lengthy discussion on finding new ways to remind the community of all the library has to offer and what an underutilized community treasure it is, open and available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Watson Grange

Reports were given on the recent meeting of the PA State Grange held in Shippensburg by delegates John and Deanna Hollabaugh as well as other attendees including Bob and Jean Hollabaugh, Matt and Miranda Irons and Kelly Van Ord. Election of officers was held for 2 year terms and installed. Fifty plus resolution from agriculture, government, family issues and good of the order received action. Contest entrants from Warren  County earning awards were: Deanna Hollabaugh second for art and third for whoopee pies; John Hollabaugh -third for Creative Writing in the Lecture’s Department; Matt Irons won third in Favorite Anything, first wind chimes, first in building block; Miranda Irons-third in Grange Scrapbook page, first in Creative Writing in Youth Department, first in Impromptu Speech; Jean Hollabaugh-first in Christmas Stocking; Juniors: Allie Spencer-First in Recycled clothing, third in Art, third in Creative writing; Braden Thomson-fourth in Building Block, second in Foam Creation, fourth in Pumpkin; Gabby Lindsan second in Origami; Maddy Warham-second in Photo, fourth in cookies.

Upcoming events: Auction on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Pomona Grange on the Warren County Fair Grounds at 1 p.m. This will also be the start of a two and a half week Tupperware Fund Raiser.  Anyone is welcome to order by contacting Miranda Irons at 626-1403 or Kelly Van Ord at 484-7295.

They will be meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with sandwiches.

The Warren-Forest Pomona Grange will meet on Saturday, Nov.  12 at 9 a.m. on the fairgrounds.

A Turkey Party will be held at the Watson Grange on Saturday, Nov. 12 with doors open at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m.

A Tupperware Party fundraiser will be held at Watson Grange Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome  to attend.

Also, a Harvest Dinner will be held at the Watson Grange on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.  All members, family, friends and neighbors are invited. Menu is ham, turkey, rolls  and beverages that will be provided by the Grange. Attendees are to bring a dish to share.

Soldiers and Sailors


Twenty one residents and three staff members of the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie came to visit the Tidioute VFW Post 8803 on Thursday, Oct.27. All the residents and staff were treated to a roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and lots of homemade pies. After dinner there were several games of bingo. Each resident received a gift bag of items from the Auxiliary. Bingo prizes included: T-shirts, afghans, lap robes, a gift bag from Donna Strain, hats and cash. A great time was had by all those in attendance.  The auxiliary members were assisted by the members of the VFW Post 8803. Lee Stotler called out the bingo games. The auxiliary would like to thank all those who came and a thank you to the VFW and Auxiliary members for all their help. Valerie Decourte, president of  District 19 Auxiliary was also present offering her assistance.

Fall Fun raffle

The Tidioute Fire Department will be hosting its Annual Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the firehall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Gun tickets are only $10 each and are on sale at Buccardo’s Restaurant, Boondocks Antiques, Tidioute Trading Post and from your local firefighters. There will be one gun for every 75 tickets will be drawn. 750 maximum number of people permitted, children under the age of 18 must be with an adult. You must have a ticket to receive the gun. The winner will be responsible for a background check. The raffle includes the following weapons: #1 Marlin XT-22 Mag.  Raffle #2- Ruger 10/22 Stainless, Raffle #3-Winchester 12 Ga. Pump, Raffle, Raffle # 4 Savage Axis 7mm-08,  #5 Savage A17. 17, Raffle #6 Smith & Wesson  .380,  Raffle # 7 Thompson Centur 30.06, Raffle #8 Benelli Nova 12 Ga. 3.5 pump,  Raffle #9 Savage Trophi Stainless .270, Raffle # 10 Ruger M77  .308. There will also be floor raffles throughout the evening.

Trap Team raffle

The Tidioute Community Charter School Tarp Team is currently holding a raffle with a Remington Model 700 CDL 300 Win Mag w/black Walnut Stock as the first place prize and  an Authentic “Tidioute” Knife made by Great Eastern Cutlery for a second place prize. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and the drawing will be on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the  Bear Check Station at the Tidioute Firehall.

New banners

New Banners have been designed and will replace the current green and blue ones. They will be hung on the poles following the Christmas Season and the Holiday ones are taken down. Cost per banner is $35 each and for those who donate $35 or more their name will be place on a plaque in the borough office. Donations can be made “In Memory” or “In Honor” of loved ones.  Donations can be made in the name of your organizations or business as well. Checks should be made payable to Tidioute Borough with a note for New Banners included and mailed to 129 Main St., Tidioute, PA 16351 or stop by the borough office during regular business hours, Mondays through Fridays  8:30a.m.  to 3:30 p.m. Residents or campers are all welcome to donate to the new banners. Also, to help defray the cost of the banners, buttons have been made and donated to the borough for sale at a cost of $3 each. The design on the buttons is the same as the design on the new banners and are also available at the borough office.

Christmas cash

American Legion Auxiliary Post 0334 members are holding a Christmas Cash Raffle with the drawing set for Dec. 7. Tickets are $5 each and the prizes are for first place – $500; second place – $250 and third prize is $100. The winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit American Legion Auxiliary. A similar raffle will conclude with a drawing on December 2.

Gun raffle

The Servicemen’s Home Corporation members are selling chances on a Tikka T3 308 CAL. With scope mounts and soft gun case. Tickets are $2 each and are on sale at the bar. The drawing will be on December 19.

Bed coverlet/cash

St. John Women’s Guild members are holding a raffle for a Queen Sized Bed Coverlet that is hand-crocheted and is cream color as the first place prize and there is $50 cash for the second place prize. Tickets are only $1 each and the drawing will be on Dec. 18.

No School

Students will not have school at the Tidioute Community Charter School on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11

Troop Boxes

Tidioute VFW Auxiliary Post 8803 will be sending Troop Boxes to our military service personnel serving outside of the USA for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you know someone who would enjoy a Troop Box of goodies, please send the address to Doris Svitek, P. O. Box 105, Tidioute, PA 16351. In case of any questions please call Doris at 484-7218, include a follow up phone number.

TCCS Halloween


The Tidioute Community Charter School celebrated Halloween on Friday, Oct. 29. The kids dressed in their Halloween costumes and paraded the gymnasium then walked through the town to receive treats from all the wonderful businesses.

State 4-H Competition

Hailie Cass is a member of the Sanford Saddle and Spurs 4H Club in Grand Valley and is a junior at the Tidioute Community Charter School.

On Oct.29, she competed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the Equine State 4-H Competition with her Palomino Quarter Horse gelding “Skip A Superjet.” Hailie and Skip were named the State Reserve Champions in Low Working Hunter senior division.