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Safe Drinking Water Clinics

Do you have a private drinking water well, spring, or cistern? Are you interested in learning more about how to protect, test, and treat your family’s drinking water? Penn State Extension will be offering Safe Drinking Water Clinics with free water testing to help homeowners understand and protect their private drinking water supplies.

In Pennsylvania, over one million homes and farms get their drinking water from a private source. These homeowners are voluntarily responsible for testing and treating their own water. About half of the private water systems fail at least one drinking water standard, but many pollutants have no obvious indicators. The only way to be certain that water is safe to drink is to have it tested routinely by an accredited laboratory.

In partnership with the Conewango Creek Watershed Association and Warren County Conservation District, Penn State Extension will be offering two Safe Drinking Water Clinics on August 21, at 3 and 6 p.m., at the Warren County Conservation District, located at 4000 Conewango Ave., Warren.

These workshops will provide education on proper location, construction, testing, maintenance, protection, and treatment of private water supplies. Additionally, free onsite water testing will be provided to a limited number of households. Test results are not official but are offered for educational purposes only. Water will be tested for bacteria, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, and nitrate.

Registration for these workshops is limited and required by August 16. Register online at https://extension.psu.edu/safe-drinking-water-clinic, or by calling 1-877-345-0691.

Support for these workshops is provided by the Master Well Owner Network grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association.

If you have any questions about the Safe Drinking Water Clinics, contact Danielle Rhea, Water Resources Educator, at (814) 849-7361, ext. 504, or email drs5277@psu.edu.

Humane Society closing

Paws Along the River will be closed on Saturday, July 27, for its 27th annual softball tournament fundraiser.

Oakland Cemetery Picnic & Tour

The Oakland Cemetery Picnic & Tour will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 4. Pack a picnic lunch and learn about historic people buried in Warren’s largest cemetery. The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call 723-1795, or visit www.warrenhistory.org.

Oakland Cemetery is located at 37 Mohawk Avenue, Warren.

Warren County Tales

Warren County Tales: Elnora Monroe Babcock, Local Suffragist will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at Wilder Museum of Warren County History.

Bring lawn seating and hear tales of local suffragist Elnora Monroe Babcock by Traci Langworthy.

Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Ridgway Eagles, with Bobby Kavos, of Cleveland, Ohio, performing.

There will be music for all kinds of dancing, and the public is invited.

For information, call John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Tidioute VFW 8803

Upcoming Tidioute VFW Post 8803 events include:

August 3 — Re-enactment is set for August 3, and Post 8803 will be setting up for the event at 9 a.m. Friday. Volunteers are welcome; meet at club.

August 8, 5:30 p.m. — board of directors meeting;

August 11, 9 and 9:30 a.m. — Men’s Meetings;

August 20, 6:30 p.m. — Auxiliary;

August 17 — Club picnic (sign-up sheet at bar).

Bridge results

Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Patricia Fincher and Bill Kuppinger with 63.5;

2nd-Karen Cassin and Richard Woodruff with 62;

3rd-Carol Stone and Tana Fegley with 50.

Reunion

The 66th annual Wiggins Reunion will be held with dinner served at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4, at Larimer Park in Russell. Those attending are asked to bring table service and a dish or dessert to pass.

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