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Unexpected Sightings

Cycles and patterns are abundant in nature. Every year flowers die and new ones burst forth when the conditions are right, thousands of leaves fall off trees only to regrow the following year and many birds, bats, and butterflies migrate south for the winter and return when the days grow ...

Bingo night fundraiser will be held on Monday

A Bingo night fundraiser will be held Monday at the Garland Fire Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., the kitchen opens at 4 p.m., Bingo starts at 6 p.m. A $30 donation pays for as much as one can play on regular cards. Details can be found on the department’s Facebook page. The Garland VFD will ...

Soft opening planned for warren, forest senior centers

The recent fall of COVID-19 positive percentage cases in both Warren and parts of Forest counties has initiated reopening programming and in-house lunches with exceptions. Please see the listing and information below on individual centers. COVID procedures for mask wearing unless eating ...

Virtually make a visit to Sweden

Through March 31, area residents are invited to join former local naturalist Mark Baldwin on a virtual tour of “The Nature of Sweden.” The program is a recording of Baldwin’s original presentation on January 1, 2021, as part of the Audubon Community Nature Center First Friday series. ...

Nature walk at Audubon is set for Saturday

Taking a walk with an Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) educator is an opportunity to discover some of the seasonal changes that are taking place in the plants, animals, and landscape. Audubon’s next Saturday morning outdoor nature walk is set for Saturday, March 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. ...

20 new cases of COVID-19 are reported

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths announced in Warren County on Tuesday. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been 2,186 cases in the county. That includes 1,768 confirmed cases and 418 probables. The number of new confirmed cases compared to ...

Engineering, surveyor scholarship offered

E & M Engineers and Surveyors, PC, is announcing its 15th annual scholarship, which has been named the Frederick J. Moricca III Memorial Scholarship. Moricca, a Licensed Land Surveyor in Pennsylvania and New York, was the president of the local chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Land ...

Learn how to dye eggs naturally March 6

Dyeing eggs is a traditional springtime activity for all ages. On Saturday, March 6, Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a workshop-style make-and-take, where those interested can learn how to use plants, food scraps, spices and beverages to color eggs. Registrations are being ...

Insulin price cap in Pa. reintroduced

Rep. Jeanne McNeill is continuing her effort to cap the price of insulin in Pennsylvania. House Bill 460 is co-sponsored by McNeill and Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, though McNeill has been trying to pass the legislation since at least 2019. There are now 31 co-sponsors for the legislation, ...

Quilters Night Out Guild boosting area

During the pandemic one community group has thrived. The group is the Quilters’ Night Out Guild. In 1990, a group of about 10 women joined together to share their common interest in quilting. It has grown to over sixty members who have been unable to meet due to the pandemic, but their ...

Causer bill to expand Hardwoods Development Council passes house

HARRISBURG — Acknowledging the importance of the state’s forestry industry, the state House has approved legislation introduced by Rep. Martin Causer, R-Turtlepoint, to expand membership on the state’s Hardwoods Development Council. “The council has done great work to help support and ...

Hutchinson urges intensified statewide broadband access effort

Sen. Scott Hutchinson agrees with Gov. Tom Wolf that Pennsylvania must expand high-speed internet service to all corners of the Commonwealth. Hutchinson, R-Butler/Clarion/Forest/Venango/Warren, said broadband expansion must be a top priority — one that is acted on quickly and funded by the ...

Grange applauds house passage of bill

The Pennsylvania State Grange supports the Feb. 5 vote by the state House of Representatives to pass legislation providing limited civil liability to farmers seeking to offer agritourism and/or agri-entertainment to the general public. House Bill 101 which is sponsored by Rep. Barb Gleim, ...

Ag official gives report on animal welfare

HARRISBURG — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by partners in animal welfare to bring to light the conditions that Pennsylvania dog wardens prevent and report on a regular basis. Redding said the state Legislature needs to take action to increase dog license fees that pay ...

Audubon sets Nature Lab for young children

The Nature Lab, a new program at Audubon Community Nature Center on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., gives 4- and 5-year-olds a variety of activities that build skills in the outdoors. Children who have an older sibling in The Outdoor Classroom can be dropped off ...

Pheasant talk set for Tuesday at Audubon

Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is holding a pheasant rearing class for youth ages 8 to 18 in partnership with the Audubon Community Nature Center. Raising Pheasant for New York - Class 1 is Tuesday, March 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nature Center and via Zoom. ...

Bipartisan cannabis bill emerges from state Senate

A bipartisan duo of senators introduced a measure Wednesday to legalize adult use cannabis in Pennsylvania. It’s the first time a Republican member of the chamber has cosponsored the proposal – typically endorsed solely by Democrats, including Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John ...

PennDOT: bridge toll plan ‘not definitive’ yet

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Tuesday specifics about a plan to toll nine bridges across the state remains under development, though drivers may see the fees as soon as 2023. “Nothing is final,” Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian said during a House ...

Liquor board defends sudden store closures

Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board on Tuesday defended the governor’s swift decision to close approximately 600 Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “When the governor decided to shut down, he did the right thing,” PLCB President Tim Holden ...

Tidioute Charter school releases honor rolls

Tidioute Community Charter School has announced its honor roll and merit honor roll for the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. MERIT HONOR ROLL Grade 12 – Branden Haehn, Elizabeth Pizer, Amalia Sabella; Grade 11 – Connor Carnahan, Jessica Hulse, Angelina Sabella, Natalie ...