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Starting The Year Off Right

The Sanford Saddles and Spurs 4-H club met recently outdoors at the Warren County Fair Grounds. Bryceton Maille did an educational presentation on common horse feed ingredients. The group discussed some potential fundraisers to help raise money for an educational trip after COVID, and ...

Several Halloween events set in Y’Ville

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Halloween in the Youngsville Borough will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Please remember to practice social distancing and other safety measures as much as possible. Youngsville’s Sons of the American Legion will be distributing free Halloween goodie-bags to ...

Senior Center To Host Halloween Bingo, Tai Chi And Genealogy Classes

To allow for sufficient time to clean the center prior to use each day, the centers shall operate with the following reduced hours: Allegheny Community Center: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Endeavor: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Marienville: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tidioute: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sheffield: 9 ...

Audubon sets days for terrarium making

The public is invited to create a little touch of green by making a terrarium, a mini-garden that can brighten up an indoor space for the coming winter. There are five opportunities to make the tiny gardens at the Audubon Community Nature Center: Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. or ...

City discusses focus of 2020 CDBG funds

A plan is in place for the use of the city’s federal fiscal year 2020 Community Development Block Grant funding. The lion’s share of the of the funding will be put toward a street reconstruction on S. Irvine St. on the city’s east side. City Planner David Hildebrand said during a ...

Colorful collection

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry A City of Warren Department of Public Works crew collects piles of leaves Tuesday at Gen. Joseph Warren Park. Crews will be out collecting leaves through the end of the fall season as weather permits. Residents are asked to keep piles of leaves out of the ...

Pleas entered at preliminary hearings

Five defendants pleaded guilty, charges were withdrawn against one while one was held for court during preliminary hearings on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Stephen E. Breon, Jr., Youngsville, to statement under penalty. A ...

Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A drive will be held locally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Hampton Inn, 3291 Market ...

Laughlin bill to support state farmers is sent to Gov. Wolfe

A measure introduced by Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, to help Pennsylvania’s farmers by updating state law regarding multipurpose agriculture vehicles is headed to the Governor’s desk following today’s approval by the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 995 was previously approved by ...

Lawmakers skeptical on integration plan

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania House lawmakers expressed wariness over a cost-saving measure to consolidate six state-run universities into two. The plan focuses on combining administration, academics, faculty and staff at Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities in the north and ...

Homecoming king and queen

Photo submitted to Times Observer From left, Ethan Kesterholt and Kendra Taydus were named Youngsville High School 2020 Homecoming king and queen recently by a student vote. The announcement coincided with a socially distant Battle of the Classes at the school.

Jackson Center sets webinar

The Robert H. Jackson Center, in conjunction with the University at Buffalo School of Law, will welcome Buffalo City Court Judge Lenora B. Foote-Beavers for a free continuing legal education webinar entitled Implicit Bias and Diversity in the Legal Profession: Exploring Best Practices for ...

Zonta Club holds painting work bee

The Zonta Club of Warren recently held a painting work bee at the new Women’s Care Center on Third Avenue in Warren. Pictured, from left, are: Marcia Zeybel, Wendy Clawson, Brianna Pollock, Phyllis Wright, Melinda Johnson, Alex Pellegrino, and Tina Dinger. Missing from photo Hiral Patel. ...

Sheffield library encouraging student reading with gift cards

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Township Library is offering students in kindergarten through 12th grades a chance to win gift cards through November. The library has been updating the collection for children and teens throughout the past year and has added many fiction and non-fiction titles. ...

Audubon sets children’s nature art exhibit

The public is invited to view “A Few of Our Favorite Things,” an exhibit of children’s nature art at Audubon Community Nature Center. This past spring, most activities came to a halt as the community began to deal with COVID-19. Audubon sought to provide engaging activities that ...

Memorial service planned Nov. 1

Hospice of Warren County invites the community to attend the annual memorial service on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, in Warren. This non-denominational service celebrates the lives of our loved ones who have passed. A few simple rules must be ...

The Smell Of Fall

My wife and I went for a hike this past weekend and, as soon as we got out of the car, we turned to each other and said “It smells like fall.” It’s hard to describe it, that musty sweet smell of leaves as they start to break down and decompose, but it fills the air in ...

Audubon Nature Play Care now available daily, weekly, or 3-week sessions

The Audubon Community Nature Center has made many additions and alterations to its programming to accommodate changing needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Play Care is an opportunity for 4- to 6-year olds to spend Tuesday through Friday mornings, 8-11:30 a.m., at Audubon, playing ...

Briefs

Outdoor club to kayak sunday Members of the Allegheny Outdoor Club on Sunday will kayak at the Nebraska Bridge near Tionesta. The group will meet at Betts at 1 p.m. Gary Lester and Linda Ross will be the leaders. Contact Linda for any questions at (814) 688-5908. Chickan and biscuit dinner ...

Family Dollar celebrates grand reopening in Youngsville

Family Dollar, a leading small format and convenience retailer, recently celebrated a grand reopening of its store in Youngsville. In addition to providing everyday low prices and a broad assortment of necessities, the renovated store will now include $1 Dollar Tree merchandise, additional ...