Tidioute Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Tidioute School students in grades K4 to grade 6 were treated to an Ice Cream Social last week as a thank you for bringing so many items in for the VFW Auxiliary Troop Boxes. Dr. Allen, in the shirt and tie, pitched in to help serve the ice cream.

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, March 16 will b the St Patrick’s Day Special of Corned Beef and Cabbage, parsley potatoes, crinkle cut carrots, wheat dinner roll, sliced peaches with oatmeal topping.

Monday, March 20 “Spring has Sprung” will be Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, Italian Beans, wheat bread, banana pudding fluff.

Tuesday, March 21 will be Ham and Scalloped Potato Casserole, Braised Cabbage, green beans, diner roll, strawberry ice cream.

Thursday, March 23 will be Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, mixed greens with tomato, navy bean soup with crackers, Italian bread, diced pears.

Monday, March 27 will be Roast Turkey and gravy, homemade stuffing, baby carrots, mashed potatoes, warm cinnamon birthday cake.

Tuesday, March 28 will be Penne Pasta with meatballs, mixed greens with tomato, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage. Italian bread, sliced peaches.

Thursday, March 30 will be Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread, sugar cookie.

Please be sure to call the center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunches at least two days in advance to assure a dinner is sent for you.

Every day that the center is open there area activities that you are welcome to participate in.

TAVFD Grocery/

Gas Raffle

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department members are currently selling tickets on a Grocery/Gas Raffle.

First Place Prize is for $250 in Groceries and Second Place Prize is for a $100 in Gas Card.

Tickets are only $2 each and winner need not be present to win.

Drawing will be held when all the tickets are sold.

Deerfield Township


Deerfield Township Supervisors would like to clarify that there is not any open positions for Secretary and Part-Time Road Forman for Deerfield Township.

The Deerfield Township Board of Supervisors would like to apologize for any inconvenience the prior ads may have caused.

Adopt A Classic

We have all heard the saying, ” Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover”, but that is exactly what we do. The cover id the first thing we notice about a book. Maybe, a picture or a word in the title attracted your attention enough to make you reach up and take the book off the shelf. Or perhaps, you did not notice a thing about it, and walked right by. IT could be the most exciting book on the entire shelf, and you will never know, because the cover did not grab your attention. This is especially true with reluctant readers.

The Tidioute Public Library is currently trying to replace some of the older classics that have fallen into disrepair. For example, in the picture are 2 copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl.

The copy on the lest is over 40 years old, and half the pages are falling out. Thanks to a donation, it was replaced with the more appealing copy on the right.

So please help to entice those reluctant readers to pick up a book and READ by Adopting A Classic.” Simply pick the book you would like to “Adopt”, donate the cost, and the book will be dedicated to you or someone of your choosing.

The following is a list of books that the Tidioute Library would like to replace or add to their collection; or feel free to suggest one of your favorites!

The Lliad by Homer-$18.00; The Odyssey by Homer-$18.00; Hatchet by Gary Paulsen- $14.00; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne-$12.00; Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne-$12.00; Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne-$12.00; The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien-$17.00; The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien-$17.00.

For more information please stop by the library during regular hours of operation or call 484-3581, or visit them on Facebook.

TCCS Student Competes at State Level

Each year the Knights of Columbus sponsor a free throw competition at the local schools. The students compete locally. If they win, they go on to compete at the county, regional and then state completion.

Angelina Sabella, a 7th grade student at the Tidioute Community Charter School, will be competing at the State Knight of Columbus free throw competition in Camp Hill, Harrisburg on March 17. Angelia started her journey at TCCS back in January when she won the 12 year girls division. Next she competed at the YMCA in Warren, PA for the county level and won. This past month she competed in Greenville, PA for the Region where she again took first place.

Angelina played on the TCCS Jr. High Girls’ Basketball team this year. TCCS would like to wish Angelina best wishes as she represents us at the

State Level. Angelina is one of seven children in her family. She is the daughter of Alex and Dina Sabella. Angelina is an honor student, is very hard working and takes great pride in her school and team. We are very proud of her and wish her the best of luck at the state competition.

Parade Theme

The ballot boxes are out there at Tidioute Trading Post, Buccardo’s Restaurant, and Evans Market so now you can cast your monetary vote for your choice of a Parade Theme.

Choices are Medieval, Tail Gating, Mythology, Mardi Gras, and Creating Your Own Fun.

Money collected in the ballot boxes will go towards helping to defray the cost of the parade.

Pub Crawl

The3rd Annual Pub Crawl will be held on Saturday, March 18.

Things will start off with a dinner at 4 p.m. at the Tidioute Fire Hall; the Pub Crawl will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be an after party at the firehall featuring “Smokin 45”.

Henry Golden Boy

Servicemen’s Home Corp of Tidioute still have tickets left on the Henry Golden Boy 22LR.

Tickets are only $2 each and are on sale at the Post home.

Drawing will be on March 20. Winner need not be present to win.

Soup Supper

Tidioute Presbyterian Woman’s Association will be hosting their second Soup Supper on Tuesday, March 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church.

There will be at least three varieties of soup, crackers or bread, salad and dessert.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy these homemade soups.

Monetary donations will be accepted for the meals.

Basketball Tournament

The Tidioute Community Charter School Spanish Club will be hosting a Basketball Tournament to raise funds for their 2018 Trip to Spain. With less then two weeks away.

There are nine to ten players per team.

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

First game will be Alumni vs. Staff Members, the second game will be between high school girls and high school boys.

Winners of game one and game two will take on each other in a free throw competition.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, a raffle for a one night stay at the Cobblestone Hotel, Food, hoop-shoot contest and lots of fun for all.

Admission is $5 per person and kids under the age of 4 are free.

Players please be there by 5:45; workers please be there by 4:30 and audience: can’t wait to see you there.

Come on out and support the school and the students.

Tidioute Health Fair

The 22nd Annual Tidioute Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Tidioute firehall from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Warren General Hospital is the sponsor assisted by Linda Scott of Tidioute fire department.

Those wishing to make an appointment for the comprehensive blood tests can contact Linda at 814-484-7525. Walk in will be welcome.

This is a twelve hour fasting for the blood work, therefore, the kitchen will be open with a light breakfast, coffee, tea, juices, toast etc.

Tippy Soup Contest

Tippy Canoe Inn will be hosting their 14th Annual Soup Cook Off will be held on Saturday, March 26 at the Tippy.

Judging will be at 1 p.m. followed by public sampling.

Entries must be there by 12 p.m.

Spring Fling

Students at Tidioute Community Charter School will have a Spring Fling on Friday, March 31 from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. at the school.

Admission is $3 single and $5 per couple. “Dressy-Casual”.

This is for grades seven through 12 and music will be provided by “The Brown Boyz”.

Light refreshment will be served.

Pierogi Sales

St John Church in Tidioute is selling frozen pierogi as a fund raiser during Lent this year every Saturday from now until April 8, 2017 from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m. in the St John Center.

They are making potato and cheese and potato and sauerkraut.

Pre-order each week by Thursday to guarantee availability.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Call Fran O’Hosky at 814-484-7157 to pre-order.

Cost is $9 per dozen or $6.00 per half dozen.

Cake Decorating Class

Tidioute Community Charter School is hosting a Cake Decorating Class on Sunday, April 2 form 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the school.

Cost is $15 per person and everything you need will be provided.

This is open to anyone who would like to try their skills in something new and fun. Small children should be accompanied by an adult.

The class will be instructed by Betty Nicholson.

Please call the school office at 484-3550 to sign up or stop by during regular school hours.

Raffle for Pageant

A Chinese Raffle will be held to help raise funds for the upcoming Miss Tidioute Pageant which is set for Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Tidioute Community Charter School.

Items have been numbered and you pick the number that corresponds with the item you want to win and place that on the ticket.

Items include: and Italian Dinner Basket, Pedestal Bowl filled with potpourri, and Oil Painting by Luke Morgan, Bath and Shower Products, Patriotic Glass Center piece with lights inside, Mira Collection Purse filled with Jewelry-scarf-sunglasses, etc.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be Saturday, May 13 during the Pageant. Winner need not be present to win.

Free Smoke Detectors

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department still has some free Smoke Detectors for those who need them.

If you need one and have no way of getting it installed, the fire department will assist you with the installation.

You can call the fire hall at 484-3555 or stop by the hall on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. or Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ice Cream Treats

Tidioute VFW Auxiliary members treated the Tidioute Community Charter School students in grades K4 through grade 6 to an Ice Cream Social.

Students under the direction of teacher Mrs. Guerra had held a contest to see which grade would bring in and donate the most items for the Auxiliary Military Troop Box Program. The fifth grade won.

Doris Svitek, Veterans and Family Support Chairman read a Thank You note from one of the recipients of a Troop Box. She also did a presentation on the Buddy Poppy-the “Flower of Remembrance.

Beverly Stotler-Patriotic Instructor did a presentation on Flag Etiquette and our Patriotic Holidays.

Flags, Buddy Poppies, Recognition of Random Acts of Patriotism Cards were given to each student.

Students were able to choose their favorite toppings for vanilla or chocolate ice cream.

Helpers included auxiliary members Doris Svitek, Bev Stotler, Bonnie Fox, Barb Downey, and Marlene Higgins. Also helping were Danielle Sutton, Mrs. Morgan, Linda Scott and Dr. Allen-CEO of TCCS.



Board of Directors of TAHDC, Inc has been asked to encourage residents to use the services at the Health and Dental Center, but before they do that, they would like to know what your thoughts are regarding the services that are currently available and whether or not you feel things could be improved. It’s been almost 8 years since the center opened and a lot of changes have been made in that time.

Questionnaires are available at Evan’s Market, Trading Post, Buccardo’s Restaurant & More, Tidioute Towers, Darling’s Pharmacy and the Health Center. Completed Questionnaires can be dropped in the BLUE boxes at the above locations or mailed directly to Sandy Jamieson (address on Questionnaire). If you can’t get to Tidioute to pick up a Questionnaire, please call Sandy Jamieson at 814-484-7286 as she will mail one to you. You have the option of signing or not signing the Questionnaire.

They will be providing an anonymous summary of responses to both Warren General Hospital and Darling’s Pharmacy. March 29th is the deadline for submitting your completed Questionnaire. Thank you for participating in this endeavor.

Winchester SXP

Sons of the American Legion of Tidioute is holding a gun raffle on a Winchester SXP Turkey 12 ga. 3 ¢ , drawing is set for April 29, 2017.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Winner need not be present to win.

Ambulance Memberships

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance membership applications are being accepted now. There are applications out at Tidioute Trading Post, Tidioute Post Office, Kings Building Supply and Buccardo’s Restaurant and More.

Newspaper Collection

Tidioute Lions Club has once again collecting newspapers and magazines.

Please place them in the appropriate container at the recycling center.

Also, please continue to save your Plastics number one and number two; cardboard; glass-green, clear, and amber; and aluminum, placing them in the appropriate containers, containers are clearly marked for all items that they collect.

There is also a container for old eye glasses, even if they are broken or missing one lens.

Food Commodity

Salvation Army Food Commodity will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. at Tidioute Towers in the Community Room.

Second Harvest

Tidioute Second Produce Express food distribution will be on Saturday, April 1 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 boxes or laundry baskets to carry your food in as boxes are limited.

Easter Egg Hunt

Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15 at the Ball field in Limestone Township next to Tippy Canoe on Rt 62 south of the Tidioute Bridge.

This is free to the children and they are divided up into age groups and there are special eggs that win prizes.

The use real eggs the children of the community help to color.

Upcoming Events

18 Annual Pub Crawl festivities start at 4 p.m. at firehall.

19 PSCFT meeting at Buccardo’s Restaurant banquet room 1 p.m.

21 Soup dinner at Presbyterian Church 4-6 p.m.

22 Food Commodity at towers 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

24 Basketball Tournament at TCCS 6:30 p.m.

24 Health Fair at firehall 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

26 Soup Cook off at Tippy Canoe 1 p.m.

28 Fire department Aux. at 6 p.m.

Fire dept. membership meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Fire depart. Board meeting after the reg. meeting.

31 Spring Fling at TCCS for grades 7-9 starting at 7 p.m.

April 1 Second Harvest at firehall 10 a.m.

4 Soup Dinner at Presbyterian Church 4 to 6 p.m.

6 Blood Bank at firehall 12:30 to 6 p.m.