Need help completing your federal, state, or local taxes?
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
VITA Director JoAn Norr assists a local community member with taxes
The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, headed by JoAn Norr, is able to help. Once again the Youngsville Library will be teaming with VITA to provide a site for community members who are seeking help with their taxes or tax-related questions. All VITA staff has passed income-tax training courses and use e-filing for tax forms.
Donations to cover the cost of paper, ink, etc. are encouraged but not mandatory as VITA tries to target moderate to lower-income households first.
"This will be our third year as a VITA tax site" said Library Director Kristy Wallace. "Each year the number of community members who use this service increases, so it's obvious that there is a need for this wonderful program. That's why we're glad that we can offer our building for JoAn and her team each year. It is important to our community."
VITA will be at the library from noon to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 25-26, Feb. 15, March 8 and 29. To schedule an appointment time or for any questions, contact Norr at 563-6383. Scheduling will not be done through the library.
Jan. 13 was the last day of work at the Youngsville Public Library for a long-time employee Nancy Theuret.
Nancy began working at the library on W. Main Street in 1991 as the head librarian. Over the next 29 years, Nancy worked off and on as head librarian and as a part-time library assistant. In 2001, she helped the library move to its new 100 Broad St. location.
Nancy "retired" twice from her head librarian position. One such "retirement" was to begin work with the Warren County Library system as a county coordinator upgrading the Sugar Grove Library, the Sheffield Library, the Tidioute Library and the Youngsville Library to be part of the Sirsi county coordinating system of in-connecting libraries.
After a brief "retirement" from the county coordinator position in the Warren County Library system, Nancy was asked to fill in once again as head librarian at Youngsville while the library board attempted to fill an abrupt vacancy. Nancy stayed on until a new librarian could be hired. She then "retired" a second time as head librarian.
Nancy returned to the library as a part-time employee and continued to work three days a week for several years until Jan. 13. Always fond of the South, the sun and the beaches, Nancy hopes to use "this retirement" to do some traveling to Florida and the Carolinas and to spend more time with her children and grandchildren, and her husband, Chuck.
The Library Board and Friends would like the community to know how much they truly appreciate all that Nancy Theuret has done for the Youngsville Public Library. Nancy will be greatly missed.
A public meeting will be held by the Revitalization Of Youngsville (ROY) in conjunction with The Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Corporation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Youngsville High School cafeteria.
Rick Truscello from the EADS Corp. will discuss summary findings and offer recommendations for the future of Youngsville area.
One year ago when Youngsville was chosen to be a Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Community it became eligible to have the state develop an action strategy plan to move the community forward. The Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Corporation hired a planning consultant, The EADS Group, to gather information and develop a management action plan to strengthen the community by adding to the Route 6 experience. Several focus groups and four public meetings were held so that the unique characteristics and resources of the community could be identified.
All residents and others who are interested in the future of the Youngsville area are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Joanne Oviatt at 563-4286.
Duty Now Begins
Connie Hutley, RN, BSN, was recently sworn in as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 18, 2009 by Judge Maureen Skerda in the Warren County Court House.
She is currently in COT (Commissioned Officer Training) at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala. Following further nursing orientation in Scottsdale, Ariz., she will then be stationed at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. She had requested and was granted assignment at Lackland AFB, which is the Air Force's largest trauma hospital where she will be working in one of six of the Intensive Care Units.
Connie follows the lead of her brother Ryan, who has been in the U.S. Navy as an ET for five-plus years, presently serving on LHA-5, The USS Peleliu, which is a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship, stationed out of San Diego, Calif.
Both are graduates of Youngsville High School and the children of Rick and Annette Hutley.
Angel Tree a Success
The Youngsville Library would like to thank all of the "additional" Library Angels for their generosity and for supporting the library during this financially difficult time: General donation, Peggy Nelson; Magazine Subscription, Steve and Paula Dunn; and Postage, Ester Macks.
"The Youngsville Library plans to make the Angel Tree an Annual Event from now on." said Library Director Kristy Wallace. "The board and I want to send a very special thank you to each and every person who chose an ornament from our tree and made a donation to our community library during the holidays. To see our Christmas tree go from all ornaments (with basic needs listed) to full of Angels (listing the names of donors) was inspiring. There were 41 people who took one or more ornaments and became a 'Library Angel.' The donations will help our library with costs that range from postage to general operating expenses, like gas and electric bills."
There is a Class of 1958 luncheon meeting at the Youngsville American Legion on Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. The topic is an alumni picnic. All classmates are welcome.
Booklets to help Library
As its first fund-raiser for 2010, the Youngsville Public Library Friends group is joining with the Bon-Ton Store to participate in Community Day 2010. The Friends group is selling coupon booklets for $5 for the Feb. 27 event. Each booklet contains a $10 coupon, a 30 percent off early bird coupon and six 20 percent off coupons. All proceeds go to the library.
Booklets can be purchased from at the library or from any member of the library board or the Friends board.
On Jan. 16, the Knights of Columbus St. Luke Church Council 13006 of Youngsville held its 2010 Free Throw Shooting Championship Contest. These winners will move on to the District Level Championship on Feb. 7 in Warren. The winners are as follows:
Girls: 10 years old - Kathy Sveda; 11 years old - Katrina Saulsgiver; 13 years old - Katie Chuzie; 14 years old - Taylor Mineweaser.
Boys: 11 years old - Joey Chuzie (last year Joey was a 2009 regional winner and state participant); 12 years old - Trevor Flinn; 13 years old - Collin Lehnen; 14 years old - Broc Horn.
Regional competition (for all the Erie Diocese of NW PA) will be on Feb. 28 at Kennedy Catholic in Hermitage; state competition will be in March. For more information, contact Rick Hutley at 563-9307.