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Russell-Akeley Life

During the early years of what would become Pine Grove Township, the land was covered with White Pine forest. Much of this area was cut over by Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. in the early years of the Twentieth Century. Bill Hale is said to have remarked that, as a child, he remembered looking ...

Route 6 cleanup

Photo submitted to Times Observer Board members of the Allegheny Center for the Arts did the spring Route 6 road cleanup Saturday, May 16, in Pittsfield, Helping collect 10 bags of litter were board president John Shaughnesy, board vice-president Mark Davis, and board secretary Karen Davis ...

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Philomel meeting The board of directors of the Philomel Club of Warren will hold its annual spring meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Betts Park. All directors are urged to attend this vitally important meeting, remembering to “mask up” as required by the state. Crime Stoppers ...

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Pine Grove cleanup Pine Grove Township will hold its Spring Cleanup Day for township residents from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 6, at the township garage. Drivers licenses will be checked to confirm residency. The cost is $10 for cars and vans and $20 for pick-up trucks and trailers. The ...

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CCWA meeting The Conewango Creek Watershed Association Board of Directors meetings are moving to an online platform. The CCWA meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Those looking to attend via phone or computer may contact CCWA by calling 726-1441 or sending email ...

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Allegheny Community Greenhouse opening The Allegheny Community Greenhouse, located on the Warren State Hospital grounds in North Warren, is opening for its plant sale this weekend. The greenhouse has hardy flowers, veggies, herbs, and hanging baskets for sale. It will be open Fridays and ...

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Birdathon 2020 With the need for social distancing, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is taking a different approach to its Birdathon 2020 fundraiser on Saturday, May 2. The rain-or-shine event raises money for the Ryan Exline Memorial Fund that awards $500 to a local student pursuing ...

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Penn State scholarships Warren County Penn State Alumni will award a $500 scholarship to two Warren County students beginning studies at any Penn State campus this fall. To obtain application forms, call Bruce Williams at (814) 723-8555 or e-mail to christa_williams5@aol.com and forms ...

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Philomel The Philomel Club of Warren invites local students to apply for scholarships given out each spring. Any student taking instrumental music or voice lessons is encouraged to apply. Please send your letter of application to: Christa Williams, 308 Poplar Street, Warren, PA 16365, or ...

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Philomel cancelation In accordance with government mandates for safe distancing, the Philomel Club of Warren is canceling its annual May luncheon and program. The Philomel board meeting will be held at a safe location in mid-to-late May, and board members will be contacted as to time and ...

Russell-Akeley Life

This is the 32nd column I have written for Russell-Akeley Life. Usually, I choose some aspect of Russell or Akeley history to write about that describes past life and times in our communities. But, as I thought about a topic for this month, the events of the past six weeks kept coming to mind ...

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Senior closings Experience, Inc. and all community senior centers in Warren and Forest counties will be closed April 10 for Good Friday. Military Share “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and adhering to social distancing guidelines, stay-at-home orders, and other recommendations from the CDC ...

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Vets Council canceled The Warren County Veterans Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, has been canceled. The Salvation Army In an effort to protect clients and staff, starting Wednesday, April 8, The Salvation Army of Warren will be passing out food on Wednesdays only. You ...

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Russell VFD scholarships The Russell Volunteer Fire Department has two scholarships available. We have extended the deadline to submit the application. All forms need to be postmarked by April 30. Applicants for the Russell VFD scholarship must be a senior in high school who is permanent ...

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County recycling event postponed The county-wide electronics and household hazardous waste recycling effort scheduled for Saturday, April 18, at Sheffield Area High School has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.

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First Responders Night postponed Due to the coronavirus that has hit the United States in recent weeks and everything being ordered to be shut down, Titusville Moose Lodge has postponed its 2020 First Responders Appreciation Night scheduled for Friday, April 24, at the Titusville Moose Lodge ...

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Event postponed The 200 Club fundraiser event for Eisenhower Band Boosters currently scheduled for April 4 at the Russell Fire Hall has been postponed. Parents are asked to continue to sell the tickets. Closed meeting North Warren Municipal Authority has closed its office to the public ...

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Conservation District closure The Warren County Conservation District will be closed to the public until further notice due the most recent public health guidelines. All workshops and meetings with the staff have been cancelled until further notice. Messages will be checked regularly and we ...

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Farmer dinner Warren County Dairy Royalty hosted the annual Dairy Farmer Dinner recently. County Dairy Princess Elizabeth Lucks, her court, and the dairy committee held the appreciation dinner for county dairy farmers with a total of 45 in attendance. The dinner was started approximately ...

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Concert Association postpones events The Warren Concert Association regretfully announces that the final two concerts of the 2019-2020 season have been postponed until the Autumn of 2020. Both scheduled bands have suspended their touring schedules due to the Corona pandemic. Concerts for ...