Tidioute Life

Kaylee Sweitzer spent approximately seven hours ringing the bell for the Tidioute Salvation Army Unit during the month of November. She is seen here with her younger brother.

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Dec.15 will be the “Christmas Lunch” of baked chicken breasts with gravy, homemade stuffing, whipped potatoes, peas and onions, dinner roll and chocolate fluff.  Be sure to wear your Santa hats.

Monday, Dec. 19 will be hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread and birthday cake.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 will be spaghetti and meatballs, pasta sauce, mixed greens, Italian bread, peaches.

Thursday, Dec. 22 will be cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato, wheat roll, oven brown potatoes, coleslaw, fresh fruit.

Monday, Dec. 26 the center will be closed for Christmas.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 will be sweet sausage with peppers and onions, sausage roll, redskin potatoes, green beans and chocolate ice cream.

Thursday, Dec. 29 will be sloppy joe sandwich, wheat roll, baked potato soup, pineapple tidbits.

Call the center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunch at least two days in advance and Merla will call it in for you.

Blood Drive

Tidioute Community Charter School will host a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Tidioute Firehall in the Social Hall from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All blood types are needed. To donate you need to be at least 17 years of age and at age 16 you can donate if you have a signed permission slip from your parent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health.

Be sure to eat before you donate blood and afterwards drink plenty of liquids.

Bring proper photo ID with you.  Donors can give every two months as long as  they are healthy.

Candlelight Services

The Annual Christmas Candlelight Carol at the Swedish Union Church will be held on Sunday, Dec.18 at 6 p.m.

Pastor Dale Timco, Allegheny Bible Church, will bring the Christmas Gospel message.

The congregation will  join in carol singing, concluded with the singing of “Silent Night” in the darkened church by candlelight, accompanied by guitar.

Dr. Stephen Johnson, choral director, Clarion University, and his wife Denise will once again minister in music.

Lifelong Tidioute residents recall the tradition of oranges and treats passed out to all in attendance after the service, and they have continued the tradition for many years.  Join them in this beautiful, historical church at the edge of the woods on Swede Road as they joyfully celebrate the Saviour’s birth.

Food Commodity

Tidioute Food Commodity will have a distribution on Monday, Dec.19 at the Tidioute Towers in the community.

Remember that those picking up food cannot park in the blacktop area as this is for the residents of the towers only.  Park on Main Street or along the railroad bed.

Food pick-up will be from 8:30  till 10:30 a.m.; no exceptions.

Christmas Concert

Tidioute Community Charter School will present its Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

TCCS Music Boosters will be holding their annual Bake Sale following the Concert.

They are asking for donations of baked goods for the sale.  Package your treats for sale and clearly mark any items that contain nuts.

Baked goods can be dropped off by parents at the office any time during the day on Tuesday or can be brought with you to the concert.

Someone will be there to collect baked items beginning at 5 p.m.

The bake sales at the Spring Concert and the Christmas Concert are the only fundraisers the Music Boosters do throughout the year so any and all donations are greatly appreciated.  They are very fortunate to have such an amazing music program at TCCS and your donations help keep it that way.

Christmas Collection for Troops

The National Elementary Honor Society is running its 7th annual Christmas Collection for the Troops.

They are working with the VFW Auxiliary to send items oversees for the holiday season.

The collection will run until Dec. 20. They are asking that each class bring in items to donate.

There will be boxes placed in each class room where the students can place the items they bring in.

The class with the most donations will win a special prize.

All donations are very much appreciated.  Thank you for your participation.

Suggested items include: personal items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, eye drops, soap, shampoo and condition, wet wipes, deodorant, sunscreen lotion, fabric sheets, hand sanitizers, chap stick, band aids, cotton balls, Q-tips, zip lock bags. Entertainment items: puzzles, puzzle books, small games, playing cards, pencils, pens, tablets, envelopes and stamps, Christmas cards.  Snacks: crackers, cookies, peanut butter, beef jerky, slim jims, popcorn, nuts, hard candy, drink mix, dry soup, gum, fruit snacks, cheese its, teddy grahams, fruit cups, chips, pretzels, twizzlers.  No Chocolate.

Chapel At  Tidioute Creek

Members of the Chapel at Tidioute Creek are seeking donations of spaghetti and lasagna noodles, pasta noodles of any kind, rice, spaghetti sauce, green beans, mushroom soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cake mixes, canned frosting.

Meal are served bi-weekly and delivered to members of the Tidioute and Grand Valley communities.

Holiday meals are prepared and served at the Tidioute Firehall.

For more information about the meals, contact Dan and Laurie Reese at 814-706-2900.

Watson Grange

Activities have slowed down for Watson Grange members according to the reports at the recent meeting.

The Junior members met and held an actual meeting, according to Leader Kelly Van Ord, and will continue to meet during the winter at her house.  This group is open to those age 5 to  14 years of age.

The Subordinate Grange will join the Juniors on Thursday, Dec. 15 for a Christmas Party at 6 p.m.

Future meetings will be Jan. 12 a 6p.m. at Van Ord’s  home for the Dues Paying/birthday Dinner; Feb. 9 at Irons at 6:30 p.m. and March 9 John Hollabaugh’s at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Cash Winners

The winners in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit of 0334 “Christmas Cash” Raffle were as follows:  first place of $500 was Sharon Williams of Tidioute, second place for $250 was Dick Farrar of Tidioute and third place winner for $100 was Barb Blair of Youngsville.

A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets and supported the Auxiliary.

Treasures For Children

There are still six tags left on the Christmas Tree at Northwest Bank in Tidioute for our children of Tidioute.

Tags can be picked up during regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gifts need to be brought back to the bank unwrapped no later than December 19 so they can be distributed in time for Christmas.

If you have any questions contact Jennifer at the bank. Remember those who need our help during this of year.

Tidioute Banners

Tidioute Borough Council is still accepting monetary donations for the newly designed banners that will grace the light poles after the Christmas Holidays.

These banners will replace the older blue and green ones that previously were displayed.

Any individual, organization or business that would like to make a monetary donation can do so by sending your check payable to “Tidioute Borough Banners” and send it to the Tidioute Borough, 129 Main St., Tidioute, PA 16351 or drop your donation off at the borough office during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Several donations have already been received; your support is greatly appreciated.

United Fund

The United Fund of Warren County is still underway and donations will be distributed to 20 different agencies in Warren County of which several include Tidioute.

Agencies receiving funds in Tidioute include the Salvation Army-Tidioute, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H Programs, Hospice of Warren County of which residents of Tidioute have needed these services and the Warren Medical Group-Tidioute Health Center.

Christmas Break

Tidioute Community Charter School will have Christmas break from Dec. 23  till Jan. 2, 2017

Clear Your Sidewalks

Tidioute Borough residents and renters are reminded of the importance of clearing your sidewalks of snow and ice.

Utility meter readers need access to your meters.

Mail carriers need a safe passage to your mail box or your mail will not be delivered if they cannot get to the  mailbox.  So clear a path for these people.

Do not push the snow out into the streets. Push it off to the side.

Need a Ramp/ Steps

Tidioute Lions Club members are willing to build ramps and new steps for those who need them at no charge to the family.

Those needing ramps or steps should contact Carmen Fedele of the Tidioute Lions Club at 814-730-9377.

Robots at TCCS

Mrs. Quinn’s second-grade students  at Tidioute Community Charter School made robots last week.

The students read the story “Pearl and Wagner at the Science Fair” and this was an extension from their reading story of Inventions.

Chloe Robinson made ED-27; Megan Lent made Poppy, Chase Vullo made Cybot and Quinn Selfridge made a Lego Fredster.

Tidioute Borough Council

Tidioute Borough Council met on Monday evening and accepted the minutes as read and approved the treasurer’s report and approved the payment of the bills for November.

Officer Deeter was present at Monday’s meeting and reported investigating one incident. Reported on the grant received for half the purchase price of a vest. And permission was granted to purchase four new all-season tires for the police cruiser.

Maintenance report was given by Tim Carll mentioning  the hydraulic lines. They are waiting for Penn Fencing to come with the new fence for the ball field to replace the section that was smashed when a rather large tree fell on the fence earlier this year.

Motion was passed for Ordinance No. 1 of 2016 to keep the tax millage rate at 16.48 mills for 2017. No tax increase for 2017.

Motion was passed for Ordinance No. 7 of 2016 to approve and pass the budget for 2017.

Report was given on the new borough seal banners with donations coming in and hoping for more donations later.

Personnel Committee chairperson Bev Stotler and Borough Office Manager Crystal Heenan are currently working on updating personnel policy and employee handbook.

Letters were sent out on Dec. 7 in regards to blighted property located at 3 Economy St. and 71 Main St.

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