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Youngsville Life: Youngsville police warn of fire department scam

Sensory Story time equals exploratory fun at the Youngsville Public Library. Sensory bins, manipulatives, movement, music, and interacting with friends are all part of the library’s monthly sensory story time. The next story time will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. No registration is necessary. The special story time is geared towards children on the spectrum (roughly ages 3-8 developmentally) but all are welcome. The library’s sensory story time is the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Call 814-563-7670 with questions.

The Youngsville Police Department is warning area residents of a new scam going around involving the local fire department.

The caller states he/she is with the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department and is asking for a donation payable by credit/debit card or by supplying your bank information. The number they are calling from is 814-563-0049. This number is not associated with the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department at all.

Youngsville police officers recommend following up with the local or state police before supplying any kind of information on such calls. Most departments and agencies do not fundraise over the phone anymore. Those who feel they were scammed can file a police report and then police will advise what should be done next.

In other Youngsville borough news, the Youngsville Police Department is accepting applications for the position of a part time police officer. Applicants, at the time of appointment, must be at least 21 years of age, possess at the minimum a high school diploma or equivalency, be ACT 120 certified, and possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers license. Applicants may be required to take a written examination, an oral examination, as well as a thorough background investigation. In addition, any appointment shall be contingent upon the candidate successfully completing psychological, physical and medical examinations as well as drug/alcohol testing.

An application with an additional information packet may be obtained at the Borough of Youngsville Police Department, 40 Railroad Street, Youngsville, PA 16371 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on the borough website at www.youngsvilleboro.org. Completed applications must be received by 4 p.m. Feb. 5.

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LIBRARY NEWS

Career/Training Workshops: Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. a representative from PA CareerLinks will be at the Youngsville Library to assist you with resume writing help, job search questions, free training opportunities from a free, PA sponsored database containing over 6,000 skills-training opportunities. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm Christopher Hinchman will be presenting a workshop on “Computer and Internet Basics.” Walk-ins are welcome.

If you’re interested in how to take free classes to increase your employment marketability or even just want to learn how to take some classes for self-improvement, be sure to stop in. You can also contact the PA CareerLink, TEF Chris Hinchman to set up a one-on-one appointment at your convenience at Christopher.Hinchman@nwpacarrerlink.org or call 814-853-3942.

Free Puzzles @ YPL: Do you enjoy working on puzzles – especially during these chilly months? Do you wish you had some “new to you” puzzles to work on? If so, be sure to stop in at the Youngsville Public Library and see what puzzles are available at the library’s “Free Puzzle Exchange” station, located in the library’s foyer area. The puzzles are organized according to the number of pieces and difficulty.

“Thanks to donations of gently-used puzzles by many of our patrons, Youngsville Library has had our free Puzzle Exchange Program for just short of a year now,” explained Library Director Kristy Wallace. “The program has really gotten positive feedback and a lot of people are enjoying the ‘new to them’ donated puzzles. I think the biggest misconception is that people think that they have to check out the puzzles, like you would for regular library materials – but you don’t check out the puzzles at all. This is a free program, so if you see a puzzle or puzzles you’d like to try, just take them home with you. There is no obligation to return them to the library. And if you happen to have any puzzles at home that you’ve completed and no longer want to keep at home please bring them to the library and we’ll add them to your puzzle selection area. It’s really a win-win kind of program. This program gives puzzle-lovers a way to get access to new puzzles without having to buy them and also provides a place where you can pay-it-forward to others by donating any gently-used puzzles you no longer have a use for.”

Youngsville Library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

Hospital Auxiliary Fundraiser: The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary in conjunction with Davies & Sons is raffling a Cub Cadet “ZT1” 46″ Deck-Zero Turn Mower. Tickets are available at WGH Window Box Gift Shop or any Auxiliary Board Member. Cost is a $20 donation per ticket. The Drawing will be April 12, 2024. Any questions call Debbie Gray at 814-723-4973 x1835 or gdebbie@wgh.org. Special thank you to Davies & Sons (located at 3200 Conewango Ave, Warren) for the donation.

Spa, Sips & Scents: Saturday, January 20th from Noon – 4:00 pm Lemongrass Spa Scentsy & Happy Hour Winery at Mama Janes. Come see them in the side room at Mama Jane’s Eatery (115 Ludlow, Wrn).

Spaghetti Dinner Drive-up: Saturday, January 20th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm enjoy a home-cooked spaghetti dinner while supporting Audubon Community Nature Center. All meals are available as to-go meals. Each meal will include a plentiful helping of spaghetti with red sauce and meatballs, side salad, sliced bread, and a cookie. Vegetarian meal options are also available which include veggie-balls. Cost is $18 per meal. Pre-order your meal and pick the most convenient pick up time for your schedule. Pick-up times will be available every 15 minutes between 4 pm and 6 pm. Meals will be delivered right to your car. Call 716-569-2345 with questions.

GVFD save the dates: Mark you calendars and save the dates for upcoming fundraising events for the Grand Valley VFD: April 20, 2024 – Spring Turkey Party, May 11th – Reverse Raffle, September 14th – Cashette, October 19th- Fall Turkey Party, and November 2nd – Craft Show.

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