High Seas Expedition
The Mission Covenant Church, located at the intersection of Jackson Run and Matthew's Run roads in Sugar Grove, invites kids of the Sugar Grove and Chandler's Valley area to attend Vacation Bible School on July 24-28. The theme is a High Seas Expedition. The VBS program will be run from 6 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost is free. The first 40 families to register will receive a CD of the week's music. To register or for more information, call 489-3044.
Photo by Candis Rieder
Graham Carr registers to be a part of this year’s Annual Nyla Luvison Memorial Race.
Thank you to all those volunteers who gave of their time and talents to help with another successful year of the Annual Nyla Luvison Memorial Race. The race took place last Saturday, July 9. Over 150 people from the community participated in the race and many more attended as spectators.
Race participants came from not just the local Sugar Grove and Russell areas. There were runners/walkers from Morgantown W. Va., Corning, N.Y., Minneapolis, Minn., Zionsville and Indianapolis Ind., and various cities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. This annual events helps to raise funds for the Warren Cancer Center and the EMHS cross country teams.
Congratulations to this year's top male winner Jimmy Schrecongost with a time of 17:23 and the top female winner was Liz Early with a time of 18:50.
For more information on all the participants times and race placements log on to the Times Observer website (all times were listed in the Tuesday 7/12/11 sports edition) or the Miles of Smiles timing services website.
Job Seekers Workshop
The Sugar Grove Library will be sponsoring a job seekers workshop on Aug. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The workshop will include information on local job contact information and local supportive services information, online social networking for finding jobs, interviewing skills, local training and education opportunities, and improving your resume.
The class size is small to give more personnel attention to individuals so call the library at 489-7872 to reserve your seat.
Music in the Park
The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will sponsor the Music in the Park on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Christian music provided from several local bands and even some karaoke. The park is adjacent to the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on Jackson Run Road. There will be games, fun, and fellowship from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and your favorite outdoor game to play.
For more information, call 489-3142.
Catch the Summer
It's free at the Sugar Grove Free Library. The Summer Reading program is Catch the Reading Wave. It happens every Wednesday through July 27 at 6:30 p.m. We will be doing creative stuff like making surfboards, jelly-fish, tiki totems and, of course, we will be doing lots of fun summer reading.
Our last night will be a great luau with fun and prizes. Registration is filling up fast so call the library at 489-7872 to reserve your spot.
Summer Day Camp
Sugar Grove Summer Day Camp at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church is in full swing. This camp has been a service to the community for more than 20 years. The mission of the Summer Day Camp Program is to provide a Christ-centered environment. Both educational and physical fitness activities are provided for children entering kindergarten through seventh grade this fall. The Day Camp offers different options to campers including full-time, part-time, or drop-in day care services or weekly camp enrollment.
The facility is open Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 19. The cost will be $20 per day per child, $10 per half day per child( which is 4 hours) If you have two or more children enrolled, the fee is $18 per day, per child for a whole day and $9 per half day, per child. There is a $10 registration fee per child. Children and their families are asked to participate in some fund raisers to help keep the cost of Day Camp down. Assistance to defray the daily fees of the Summer Day Camp Program is available through the Subsidized Child Day Care Program of Pennsylvania and is now available from New York.
If you would like more information on the program, contact the day camp office at 489-3105.
The Imaginative Preschool in Sugar Grove is taking applications for its fall 2011/12 classes. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be three on or before Sept. 1 to enter the 3 year old class. Children must be four on or before Sept. 1 to enter the 4-5 year old class. There are two 4-5 year old classes and one 3 year old class.
Classes for 4-5 year olds meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The 3 year old class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Class times and schedules are subject to change depending on the need in the community.
A tour of the class room, registration information, and a chat with the teachers can be arranged by contacting the school at 489-3105.
The Annual Chandlers Valley School Alumni Reunion will be Saturday, July 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center. All those who attended the school should mark their calendars to come and share their memories with us.
Sugar Grove Sale Day
Preparations are underway for another fun Sugar Grove Sale Days event. This year Sale Days will be held on Saturday, July 30. If you would like to secure a spot for your sale at the Sugar Grove Fire Department, you can reserve that now by calling Amanda at 730-3490 or Bryan at 730-3491.
Vendor areas are still open for one spot at a cost of $25 or two spots at a cost of $45.
UMC Vendor areas
The Sugar United Methodist Church is also gearing up for the Annual Sale Days. If you would like to reserve a vendor spot in their yard or parking lot area, contact 489-3238.
The Sugar Grove Free Library will once again have a large book sale on July 30 in conjunction with the Sugar Grove Sale Days event. The price is a $5 donation for a partial or full bag of books. There will be thousands of gently used adult and children's books, used DVDs, VHS, and books on CD and cassette. Also the library has room on their grounds to rent spaces to other vendors for the cost of a donation to the library.
For more information call 489-7872.
New Fall Day Care
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church will open a new ministry to families in the local community. Starting in September, it will open a Day Care program for children ages newborn to 5 years. The mission of the new Sugar Grove Free Methodist Day Care program is to provide a Christ-centered, safe, affordable, developmentally appropriate environment for children.
The focus will be to provide a home-like environment that will nurture and stimulate early care and education experiences which promote each child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
The Day Care will offer different options of enrollment: full-time, part-time, or drop-in day care services.
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church has been granted a license by the state of Pennsylvania for day care services. The new facilities, program, and staff meet all state regulations for a licensed day care. It will have a ratio of at least one adult to every five children. The facility will be open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and follow the same schedule as the Warren County School District.
Our new Day Care will operate in the same facility as the currently operating Imaginative Preschool. Children will have the opportunity to enroll in the preschool while attending the day care program and then return to the day care facility.
Prices for the new program will be $20 per day per child, $10 per half day per child (4 hours). There is a one time $20 registration fee per child. For infants -1 year olds the cost for the program is $25 per day or $12.50 for half day.
Assistance to defray the daily fees of the new program will be available through the Subsidized Child Day Care Program of Pennsylvania and is now available from New York.
The new Day Care Director will be Michelle Cathcart. She and her staff are on hand to answer your questions. Contact the office now to reserve a spot for your child in the Day Care program. For more information, call the church office at 489-3105.