Tidioute Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Jack Patterson provided a Patriotic Medley on the Bagpipes at the Veterans Day Services at VFW Post 8803.

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, November 17, will be Roast Turkey with gravy, homemade stuffing, whipped potatoes, carrots, diner roll, cranberry sauce and pumpkin dessert.

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

Tuesday, November 22 will be Baked Crab Cake,  cheesy noodles with broccoli, Italian vegetable medley, wheat bread, peaches.

Thursday, November 24 will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monday, November 28 will be  Italian Meatball Hoagie on a bun, with sauce and cheese, seasoned new potatoes, mixed bean medley and tapioca pudding.

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

Please be sure to call Merla at 484-3020 to get signed up for lunch at least two days in advance as no extra food is sent to the centers.

Fall Gun Raffle

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday night, November 26 at the firehall.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at p.m.

One gun for every 75 tickets sold will be drawn. Must have your ticket to receive a gun.

Tickets are a donation of $10 each.  Winner will be responsible for background check, if unable  to pass credit check a store credit will be issued for Tall Tales Sporting Goods.

Christmas In Tidioute Meeting

Another meeting for the Christmas in Tidioute Event will be held on Wednesday, November  16 at 5:30  p.m. at the Tidioute Library.

This meeting is intended to help with ideas of events that can be held in Tidioute on December 3, to gear up for Christmas.

Any ideas you have will be a big help to the group that is putting this event together.

Please come to the library on Wednesday, November 16 with your input.

Trap Team Raffle

Members of the Tidioute Community Charter School and staff members are still selling chances on a Remington Model 700 CDL 300 Winchester Mag. With black walnut stock for a First Place Prize and for Second Place Prize there is an Authentic “Tidioute” Knife made by Great Eastern Cutlery.

The drawing will be held during the Bear Check at the Tidioute Firehall on November 19.

Tickets can also be purchased at the bear check.

Open House  in Tidioute

Many businesses will be taking part in the Holiday shopping for Christmas in Tidioute on Saturday, November  19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our quaint little town  sits on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest and has several places to shop for those special Christmas Gifts.

In downtown Tidioute we have the Strutting Crow Antiques, J. Lauren Designs with many gift ideas,  Boondocks Antiques and More, Buccardo’s, Evans Market and Tidioute Towers  and across the river just south of the bridge is Moore’s Garden Shoppe and Tidioute Trading Post.

The local restaurants will be open to  serve up some very delicious meals.

Shoe Collection

Once again the Shoe Collection is going on and pairs of shoes banded together can be dropped off at Boondocks Antique store and will be donated to the Chosen Ministries Shoe Drive.

Cards For Troops

Signed Christmas Cards without glitter can be signed and dropped off at Boondocks Antique Store by November 19 in time to send to our troops that cannot be home for Christmas.

Julie and her daughter Michelle have been doing this for approximately 5 years now.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner

The Chapel at Tidioute Creek and the Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department invite you to Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, November 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tidioute Firehall.

Everyone is Welcome !!

Donations accepted but not required.

For more information or questions, please call 814-706-2900 or 814-730-1086

Musician Needed

Tidioute Presbyterian Church is in need of an organist or pianist for Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

This is a paid position and those interested should send a letter of interest to the Tidioute Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 144, Tidioute, PA 16351

New Banners

Tidioute borough will be replacing the banners that go up after Christmas season is over.

The new banners will be cream colored with burgundy lettering and a scene from the overlook area.

These banners will be $35 each and individual can make a donation in someone’s memory or in honor of someone.  Local organizations can also make a donation to the borough for these.  A plaque will be placed in the borough office with these names on it.

Those interested in making donations should make checks payable to Tidioute Borough and mark your check for banners.

Local support would be greatly appreciated.

Christmas In Tidioute

Tidioute will begin the Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 3 with several activities taking place.

Starting off the day will be a Craft Show at Buccardo’s from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. festivities at the Tidioute Towers, Craft show at firehall, Tidioute Library Story Time at 1:45 and then pictures with Santa from 2 p.m. to  4 p.m. hayrides throughout the day, Christmas Carolers, local merchants will have specials all day, local restaurants will be open for your dining pleasure, a special event of Lighting of the Tidioute Bridge and a Community Bon Fire in town at dusk.

VFW Auxiliary Breakfast

VFW Post 8803 Auxiliary will hold their annual Christmas Breakfast at Tippy Canoe on Tuesday, December 13 at 9:30 a.m.

There is a signup sheet at the Bar.  A $5 refundable deposit is required at time of signup with a cutoff date to sign up  of December 5.

Anyone who would like to participate in a gift exchange can do so by bringing a $10 gift-participation is strictly optional.

For more information please contact Joan W. at 484-2203.

Christmas Cash

American Legion Post 0334 Auxiliary  members are selling chances on Christmas Cash with a drawing set for December 7.

Tickets are $5 each and prizes are as follows: First Place Prize is $500; Second Place Prize is $ 250 and Third Place Prize is $100; winner need not be present to win.

Cash Raffle

American Legion Post 0334 members are currently selling tickets for some Cash that will be drawn on December 2.

Prizes are $500 First Prize; Second Prize is $250 and Third Prize is $250.

Tickets are only $5 each and winner need not be present to win.

Hand Crocheted Coverlet

St. John Women’s Guild is raffling off a Queen sized Hand-Crocheted Bed Coverlet-cream colored for First Place and there is a $50 Second Place Prize.

Tickets are $1 each and the drawing will be December 18.

TIKKA T3 308

Servicemen’s Home Corporation of Tidioute has a gun raffle going on for a TIKKA T3 308 Cal. With scope mounts and soft gun case.

Tickets are on sale at the bar for $2 each and the drawing will be on December 19.

Tying the Greens

Tidioute Community Volunteers gathered at the Tidioute Borough Garage on November 11 for the 69th year of Tying the Greens.

The youngest volunteer was two year old Claire Manning who is still learning the ropes.

Their most experienced volunteers were Nancy and Bob Schwab who have participated in this event for 69 years both as chairpersons and advisors.         

We would like to thank all those who came out and participated in the yearly event of holiday traditions.

Troop Boxes

VFW Auxiliary members will be sending Troop Boxes once again to our Troops who are serving outside the USA.

These boxes will be sent in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Doris Svitek is chairperson for this event and she needs updated addresses for those who are serving.

Please send the correct addresses to Doris Svitek, P. O. Box 105, Tidioute, PA 16351

Watson Grange

Wayne and Christine Buehler were obligated in the first four degrees of the order by Matt Irons, Master of Watson Grange, at the recent meeting of Watson Grange.

Junior leader, Kelly Van Ord stated the juniors met on November 5 and learned proper procedure of conducting a Grange meeting.  Junior Grangers will meet  again on December 1 at 6 p.m.

Dictionaries have been ordered and will be distributed to Third Grades at Tidioute Community Charter School according to Community Service Chairperson, Deanna Hollabaugh.

Upcoming Events at Grange include a Tupperware Party at Watson Grange on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Auction at Pomona Grange on Saturday, November 19 at 1 p.m.

Harvest Dinner at Watson on Sunday, November  20 at 5 p.m.  Turkey, Ham, Rolls,  beverages and table service will be furnished.  Everyone welcome and those attending are ask to bring a dish to pass.

Auction at Pomona Grange on Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m.  Workers are needed for the kitchen.

Next regular meeting of Watson Grange will be Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Veterans Day Services

VFW Post 8803 held Veterans Day Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11.

Ken McKay served as Master of Ceremonies followed by  the Pledge of Allegiance.

Reverend Keith Martin of Chapel at Tidioute Creek gave the Invocation.

Guest Speaker was Ed Burris, Warren County Veterans Affairs Officer.  Burris highlighted important dates in history starting with the Armistice in 1918 to end WWI, WWII, Korea.

“p1″>On November 11, 1953 instead of an Armistice Day program there was a Veterans Day observance. In 1954 Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day. Burris stated, “On Veterans Day we honor those who have given of themselves to promote a peace throughout the world, and to defend the freedoms that we hold so dear.”  “We can never fully repay our debt of gratitude to the more than 650,000 Americans who died in battle or the 1.4 million who were wounded. We can, however, recognize and thank the 25 million veterans still living today.”

Benediction was given by Reverend Keith Martin.  Salute to the Dead by VFW Post 8803 Firing Squad and Taps were done by Robert Morrison.

Members of the VFW Auxiliary paid tribute to the POW/MIA.

Bingo Bus Trip

The next Bingo Bus Trip will be on Sunday, December 4 with the bus leaving Northwest Bank parking lot at 9 a.m. and stopping at the Warren Mall to pick up more players.

There will be many games to play and chances to win cash.

Returning to Tidioute approximately 6 p.m.

Bus tickets are $20 each which is non-refundable and includes an incentive package.

Reservations must be made by November 22.

If you have any questions or need more information please call Marci at 814-706-3213 or Crystal at 814-730-2437. Must be 18 or older to attend.

United Fund Campaign

Tidioute is proud to have a United Fund Campaign sign up in Picture Show Park so we can watch as the thermometer raises.

United Fund  gives 100% to the 20 local agencies   of Warren County  which includes  Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, 4-H groups, Red Cross, Hospice just to name a few.

Since 1924, there has been a Warren County campaign to unify giving to a wide range of human service agencies.

The United Fund Campaign is the largest fundraising  effort in the county, and it helps to support the twenty agencies  so they can provide services to youth, seniors, the disabled, families in crisis and those facing emergencies.

The goal for 2016 is $665,000 and with your help this goal can be reached.

To donate you can contact Cindy Paulmier or go to www.unitedfundofwarrencounty.com, donations can also be sent to United Fund, P. O. Box 844, Warren, Pa 16351.

Borough Council

Tidioute Borough Council met on Monday at 7 p.m. at the borough office.

Minutes from the Special September 26, 2016 meeting were approved and Approval was granted to pay the October 2016 bills.

Mayor Pam McLaughlin stated council cannot afford a full time officer, Deeter will pursue grants for wages. The cap on insurance has been adjusted.

Committee reports resulted in the Personnel committee reporting that Ron comes off probation on January 2 and is a full time borough employee.

Budget committee reported and presented the new budget for 2017, the committee is happy to announce there will be no tax increase, council approved the proposed 2017 budget and has placed it out for public inspection for 10 days at the borough office during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

Resolution #5 2016 was passed making 71 Main Street Blighted Property and Resolution #6 of 2016 was passed making 3 Economy Street Blighted Property also.

Council approved the sale/donations for new banners at $35 each.

Buttons were made with the same design as the banners and approval was granted to sell these buttons for $3 each to help defray the cost of the banners.  Cost of the buttons was donated by Linda Scott who has the machine to make them, all proceeds will go towards the banners.

Anyone wishing to  make a donation for the banners or purchase a button can contact the borough office or Linda Scott at 484-7525.

Salvation Army Services

Tidioute Unit of the Salvation has a roster of  six members consisting of Bob Bablak of Northwest Bank as Treasurer, Mary Donahue who helps with Bell Ringing Schedules at Evans Market, Barb Downey-Kettle Helper at Northwest Bank and Grand Valley Rep., Jennifer Gray at Northwest Bank-Chairperson of Treasurers for Children Program,  George Perkins Representative from Grand Valley and Linda Scott who is chairperson of the unit, public relations, Human Services Secretary,   cosigner, and Kettle Chairperson.

All the donations collected in the Red Kettles that the bell ringers collect in the Red Kettles stays here in Tidioute and the paper kettles are out in the following locations: Tippy Canoe, Northwest Bank, Landmark, Tidioute Hotel, Pub, Boondocks, Evans Market and Buccardo’s Restaurant.  All donations made towards the “Paper Kettles” also stays here in Tidioute to help those in need.

Services provided by the Salvation Army is for Food Vouchers to be redeemed at the Tidioute Trading Post or Evans Market, Clothing, propane, shut off notices for Gas, Electric, and Water. And under special circumstances gas at the Trading Post can be obtained.

Those in need MUST contact Linda Scott, chairperson at 484-7525, and a complete application must be filled out and approved before action can be taken.

Anyone who has questions as to how this program works should contact Linda for more information.

Donations are always accepted with gratefulness, checks should be made payable to  Salvation Army-Tidioute.

Upcoming Events

20  Harvest Dinner at Watson Grange 5 p.m.

24   Thanksgiving Dinner at Firehall  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

26  Fall Gun Raffle at Tidioute Firehall doors open at 6p.m.

Dec. 3 Christmas in Tidioute 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

13 VFW Auxiliary Christmas Breakfast at Tippy Canoe at 9:30 a.m.