Tidioute Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Tidioute Knights of Columbus held its annual Free Throw on January 17 at Tidioute Community Charter School. The following are the winners who will compete at the YMCA in Warren on Sunday, January 29. In no particular order are: 9 year olds-Melina Henderson and Brett Schmidt; 10 year olds-Lane Buccardo and Emma Franks; 11 year olds- Lexis Drukenbrod and Cash Kennedy; 12 year olds- Angelina Sabella and Bryceton Maillie; 13 year olds- Andrew Ehrhart; and 14 year olds- Julian Gillenwater.

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, January 26 will be Breaded Lemon Pepper Pollock, baked potato with sour cream, garden salad, dinner roll, sliced peaches with oatmeal topping.

Monday, January 30 will be Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian beans, wheat bread, birthday cake.

Tuesday, January 31 will be Baked Vegetable Lasagna with Parmesan Cream Sauce, mixed greens, garlic bread stick, sliced apples with oatmeal topping.

Thursday, February 2,  will be Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Navy Bean soup, Italian Bread.

Monday, February  6 will be Roast Turkey and Gravy, Homemade stuffing, carrots, warm cinnamon applesauce.

Tuesday, February 7 will be Spaghetti and Meatballs, mixed greens, Italian Bread, sliced peaches.

Thursday, February 9 will be Hot Roast Beef Sandwich with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread, sugar cookie.

Monday, February 13 will be Sloppy Joe Sandwich, wheat roll, baked potato soup, pineapple tidbits.

Tuesday, February 14 will be House Blend Chicken Breast with gravy, Lyonnaise potatoes, broccoli, cherry Cheesecake.

Thursday, February 16 will be Sweet Sausage with peppers and onions, sausage roll, redskin potatoes, green beans, chocolate ice cream.

Monday, February 20 the center will be closed for Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, February 21 will be Baked Turkey Pot Pie with potatoes and vegetables, fresh coleslaw, buttermilk biscuits, mixed fruit salad.

Thursday, February 23 will be breakfast for lunch of Egg Omelet with cheese, breakfast sausage, breakfast potatoes, bread and jelly, fresh navel orange.

Monday, February 27 will be Pepper Steak with peppers,  onions and gravy, parsley noodles, baby carrots, wheat bread, birthday cake.

Tuesday, February 28 will be Beef Stew with potatoes and vegetables, mixed greens, biscuit and warm applesauce.

Please be sure to call the center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunch at least two days in  advance.

Food Commodity

The next Food Commodity distribution from Salvation Army will be on Wednesday, January 25 with food pick up from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Food pick up is in the Community Room at Tidioute Towers.

Those who have never signed up for this program can contact Russell Glenn at 484-1234  to learn more about this program.

VFW Auxiliary

Members of the VFW Post 8803 Auxiliary will meet on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. at the Post home.

All members should attend this meeting.

Wild Game Feast

Wild Game lovers will have an opportunity to partake in some Wild Game dishes on Sunday, January 29 at the Tippy Canoe at 1 p.m.

All are welcome to try these delicious dishes.

VFD Meeting

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department members will meet on Tuesday evening January 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the firehall for their regular monthly meeting.

Early Church Services

Chapel at the Creek  Church services will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 5.

Church services are now being held at the Tidioute Firehall in the social hall, and the church is non-denomination.

Soup-er Bowl Sunday

Chapel at Tidioute Creek is inviting everyone to join them in celebrating “Soup-er Bowl Sunday”.

The event will take place at the Tidioute Firehall on Sunday, February 5 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

A donation at the door is all that is needed to purchase a 20 ounce cup of whichever soup you prefer from the variety that will be available. There will be lids for those who prefer “Take Out”, crackers and a beverage.

Church Services will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 5 before the soup sales.

All are welcome to enjoy this time visiting with friends and neighbors.

Craft Show

A Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at Buccardo’s Restaurant in the banquet room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are several vendors who have agreed to be there.

This is a great time to shop for the perfect Valentines Day Gift for that special someone.

Second Harvest

The  next Second Harvest Produce Express Food  distribution in Tidioute will be on Saturday, February 4 at 10 a.m. at the Tidioute Firehall.

Second  Harvest is an equal opportunity provider.

Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis and is for Warren County residents in need of food assistance.

Please bring a couple of boxes to carry your food, as boxes are limited.

A Blood Bank will be set up at the Tidioute Firehall on Thursday, February 9 from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Those who are at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Come Prepared. Make sure you have had a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your photo ID and the names of medications you are taking.

Red Cross Staff and volunteers will sign you in and go over basic eligibility and donation information. They will have you fill out a brief health history questionnaire so that they can determine your eligibility to give on the day you come to donate.  This process is private and confidential.

After you donate they will provide you with free snacks and beverages and a place to sit and rest for 15 minutes.

Please remember that donating a pint of blood can save several lives, so let’s save some lives by donating blood on Thursday, February 9.

This event is sponsored by Tidioute Community Charter School and the American Red Cross.

3rd Annual Pub Crawl

Tidioute TATA’s are hard at work again starting plans for their 3rd Annual Pub Crawl.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 18. And in addition to Crawling through our local bars, they will also be adding an After Party at the Tidioute Firehall featuring the band “Smokin 45”.

Valentine’s Dance

The Servicemen’s Home Corp is sponsoring a Valentines Dance on Saturday, February 11.

Be sure to sign up for the Pot Luck Supper form 6 to 7 p.m. and stay to listen to the band “Joy Ride from 7 to 10 p.m.

VFW Meeting

Members of the VFW will meet on Sunday, February 12 at 9 a.m.

Servicemen’s Home Corp

Members of the Servicemen’s Home Corp will meet on Sunday, February 12 at 9:30 p.m.

Basketball Tournament

The Tidioute Community Charter School Spanish Club will be hosting a Basketball Tournament to raise funds for their 2018 Spain Trip.

This tournament will be on Friday, March 24th  at 6:30 p.m. at the Charter School.

The first game will be Alumni vs Staff members; Second Game will be High School boys vs High School girls; Championship Game will be the winner of game one vs the winner of game two.

Any Tidioute Community Charter School Alumni interested in playing, or for more information, please contact Monica Morgan at 730-0221 or via e-mail at mmorgan@tidioutecharer.com.

There will be food and drink available for purchase, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Please come out and support our school staff, alumni, players and the Spanish Club.

Donation of pop, water, Gatorade, individual sized bags of chips, hot dogs, buns, and condiments are being accepted.

Free Throw Winners

The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw competition was held on Tuesday, January 17 at the Tidioute Community Charter School.

Twelve boys and twelve girls  ages 9 to 14 competed.

Winners for each age group is as follows: age nine Melania Henderson and Brett Schmidt; age 10 years was Lane Buccardo and Emma Franks; age 11 years was Lexis Drukenbrod and Cash Kennedy; age 12 years was Angelian Sabella and Bryceton Maillie; 13 year old was  Andrew Ehrhart; 14 year old was  Julian Gillenwater.

All these winners are able to move to the next level of competition that will be held at the Warren YMCA on Sunday, January 29.

Congratulations to all the TCCS Students.

March Madness

Members of the Elsie E. Lynch American Legion Post 0334 are selling tickets for their March Madness.

First place winner will receive a 55” Vizio 4K Ultra HD TV and Second Place winner will win a 50″ Vizio 4K Ultra HD TV.

Tickets are only $5 each and the drawing will be on March 11.  Only 500 tickets are being sold.

Henry Golden Boy

Servicemen’s Home Corp members are selling tickets on a Henry Golden Boy 22LR

The drawing will be on March 20 and ticket are only $2 each.

Winner need not be present to win.

Health Fair

Once again Warren General Hospital will be having a Health Fair in Tidioute at the firehall on Saturday, March 25 from 7 a.m. to  12 noon.

Comprehensive Blood Testing, Informational Displays, and Free Screenings available.

Some of the free testing will include: body fat index, blood pressure, height, weight, BMI, Diabetic Foot Evaluations, Glaucoma Screening and Pulse OX.

The Comprehensive Blood Test includes testing for: Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Function, Anemia and Liver Disease.

Cost for this blood test is $40, which will include a light breakfast.

Men have the option of a prostate cancer testing for an additional cost of $17.00

If you want to get the A1C test that shows blood glucose over a two to three month period, it is only $10.

Please remember that this is a twelve hour fasting blood tests.

To schedule your appointment please call Linda at 814-484-7525.

Bingo at Buccardo’s

There will be Bingo Games again on Sunday, February 5 starting at  1 p.m. at Buccardo’s Restaurant in the banquet room.

Doors open at 12 noon.

This  event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee members.

VITA Site Tax Assistance

A reminder that once again IRS trained volunteers can help you with your income taxes if you are low income, disabled or elderly.

They will do your Federal, State and local taxes as well as property and rent rebates, at no cost to you.

Tidioute Senior Center will have a trained volunteer at their location on every other Thursday beginning with February 16.

To schedule your appointment please call the senior center at 484-3020 and keep in mind that the senior center is located in the Tidioute Towers community room. You enter the center from the creek side of the building.

PSCFT Meeting

Committee members of the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament will have a meeting on Sunday, January 29 at 2 p.m.at the Tournament office trailer.

All committee members are urged to attend.

Noah’s Ark Trip

The Tidioute Presbyterian Church Trip for 2017 will be June 19 and 20 (Monday and Tuesday) to the ARK Encounter and Creation Museum.

Cost is $359 for a Single; $309 for a Double; $295 for a Triple; and $289 for a Quad. Children will receive discounts on tickets  for the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum so please be sure  to inquire.  Rates are per person.

The trip includes motor coach transportation with RS Tours & Travel; Hotel-one nights lodging; Hot Breakfast; Admission to Creation Museum; Admission to Ark  Encounter; Dinner; Shopping (if time permits); a tour director; liability insurance; and all taxes and gratuities on included items.

Anyone interested in taking this trip should call Judy Sabella at 814-484-3085 as soon as possible.

Free Smoke Detectors

Tidioute Lions Club joined up with the Tidioute fire Department and the Lions Club donated several dozen smoke detectors free of charge for those who need them.

The fire department will be giving these away to anyone who contact them.

To receive your free smoke detectors please contact Chris Morgan at 688-1501 or stop by the firehall on Sundays from 9 a.m. to  12 p.m. or Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Remember to support the Lions Club by recycling.

February Birthdays:

1.        Kent Joseph Heenan, Melinda McGraw, Guy McLaughlin, Rachael Farnsworth

2.       Alexis Morrison, Eli Felhman, Bill Adams, Lacy Wolford

3.       None

4.       Dot Kording

5.       Angie Dunn Brady, Brian Spencer

6.       Stephanie Nicholson Klootwyk, Janet Anderson, Sonny Tranquilli

7.       Zack Sutton, Lauren Palmer, Kristen McGraw, Damian Fedele

8.       Karen Konkle, Judy Kane Marlett, John McCauley, Todd McLaughlin, Kirk Schwab

9.       Sharey Sveda, Erin Benner, Bub Fedele, Andy Spencer, Peggy Kelly-Spencer

10.   Kathy Davis, Kevin Rulander, Amber Jamieson

11.   Sue Sveda, Billy Caputo, Susan C. Brown, Monica Morgan

12.   Ann Scott, Nina Gionti, Jack Nicholson, Grace Potts

13.   Ryan Myers, Jeff Barton, David Jones Jr.

14.   Nikolas Bojorek, Karin Downey, Meg Froman, Linda Shields, Savanna Daelhousen

15.   Cindy Lindemuth, Crystal Phillips, Donna Williams

16.   Jerod Palmer, Cindy Reasbeck, Rosie Kostkas, Elisha Mechling

17.   Tom Jamieson

18.   Joe Wilcox Jr., Scott Cyphert, Barbie McDonald

19.   Donna Childs

20.   Cody Fike, Tyler Morris, Keith Greeley, Kris Greeley

21.   Jane McManigle, Rick Lester

22.   April Wyman, Max Anderson, Dennis Nicholson

23.   Dawn Morris

24.   Erin McManigle

25.   Tim Craft, Cherry Brown, Sue Shoemaker

26.   None

27.   Monica Wolford, Adam Meneo

28.   Brandon Sveda, Amy Yeager.