Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer Kids from Head Start class “Youngsville 2” visited the Youngsville Public Library last Wednesday. Led by Library Director Kristy Wallace, these eager young patrons participated in interactive stories, re-enacted 5 little monkeys in a tree, talked like a wide-mouthed frog, and even stomped around like a grumpy monkey. Students then split into groups to take turns coloring/drawing and exploring the train table and other toys. Their visit ended with receiving a snack, lollipop, and take-home page. Pictured in the foreground are Head Start students sequencing and coloring while their friends are playing at the train table area.

Talent Application Due

Friday, March 29, is the last day to turn in applications to participate in “Youngsville’s Got Talent.” Applications can be downloaded at (community news tab) or are available at the Boro Office and YFMChurch office. Prizes will be awarded, more details regarding performing are on the application. Youngsville’s Got Talent will be Saturday, April 13, beginning at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available. Call (814) 563-9009 with questions.

Lenten Service & Luncheon

On Wednesday, April 3, Otterbein UMC (258 Dalrymple) in Pittsfield will be hosting the Lenten Service and luncheon. Services begin at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. To view the list of upcoming Lenten services and luncheons, visit (community news tab). The Youngsville Free Methodist Church will have Lenten Fish Fry dinners available Friday, April 5, 12, and 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is a $9 donation per meal and includes fish, choice of potato (baked or fries), choice of coleslaw or applesauce, a roll, dessert, and a drink.

Free Workshop

A free PA CareerLink workshop will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Youngsville Public Library. Workshop topic: “Rescue my Resume.” If it’s been a while since you’ve created a resume or have updated an existing one, things have really changed. Learn about how to manage a free template program and some tips on a resume do’s and don’ts. This workshop is hosted by CareerLink staff member and TEF, Rebecca Whitney.

Although walk-ins are welcome, you can register ahead by calling Rebecca at (814) 853-5141 or if you have a PA CareerLink account you can register using the “calendar of events” (under “events” tab). If you are receiving unemployment benefits, attending this workshop will count towards one of your job requirement activities.

Youngsville Borough

Odd/Even Parking officially ends on Monday, April 1.

News from the Public Works Department: work to improve the Infrastructure on Seventh Street has begun. Unfortunately, it is expected that this street will be torn up for the better part of the summer as this work continues. Youngsville Borough appreciates your patience during this process.

April recycling days are Wednesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 24; recycling was not picked up on Wednesday, March 27, as the garbage truck was temporarily out of service. Note the garbage bag weight limit is no more than 40 pounds per bag and all garbage must be bagged.

As a courtesy, yard waste (only brush, small branches, grass clippings, leaves) can be taken to the sewer plant for disposal. No garbage or branches over three inches in diameter. The gate will continue to be left open unless these rules are abused. If these rules are not followed, the gate will close daily at 3 p.m. As the weather allows us to start mowing our yards, please keep in mind that it is against the law to blow grass clippings and yard waste into the streets.

Youngsville Borough office and services will be closed on Friday, April 19, in observance of the Good Friday holiday.