Tidioute Area News in Brief




Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Feb. 7 will be chicken tender subs, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Feb. 11 will be goulash, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 will be ham loaf, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Feb. 14 will be Valentine’s Day Surprise with dessert and beverages.

Paparazzi Jewelry


Team MuscleMaker will be holding a Paparazzi Jewelry Party as a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Stop in and support Muscular Dystrophy.

VFW Meeting

There will be a VFW meeting at the Post Home on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. followed by the Servicemen’s Home Corporation meeting.

Annual chili cook-off will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. along with a Chinese Auction.

Pancake Supper

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will host a pancake supper for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

This is the usual Shrove Tuesday evening pancake supper.

Serving starts at 5 p.m.

Ash Wednesday


Tidioute United Methodist Church will be holding Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13, services at 7 p.m.

All are welcome.

Watson Grange

Members of Watson Grange will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14 for their regular meeting.

Talent Show Canceled

The Talent Show that was scheduled for Feb. 23 has been canceled.

Chinese Auction

The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8803 Tidioute is sponsoring a Chinese Auction on Saturday, March 2 to coincide with the annual chili cook-off at the VFW.

Anyone wishing to make a donation of items for the auction may contact Barb Downey at 589-7508 or Beverly Stotler at 484-3549 or leave your items at the VFW Post Home.

Profits from this Chinese Auction will benefit cancer research.

MDA Night

Team MuscleMaker will be holding MDA nights at Buccardo’s Restaurant on Friday, Feb. 15 and 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The team will be waiting table for tips only to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.

Stop in to support them and the MDA.

Tidioute Health Fair

A meeting was held on Tuesday at Warren General Hospital with six members from Warren General staff consisting of Nancy Mague, John Graves, Jill Hunter, Jim Loree, Holli Summerville, and Dave Snyder along with Marty Bennett and Linda Scott of Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department.

Date, times and testing were confirmed, along with discussion of the organizations who will be there.

Tidioute Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 7 a.m. to noon.

There will be comprehensive blood work with testing for heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid function, anemia, and liver disease.

Cost for this comprehensive blood work will be $40 per person and a light breakfast will be available after the test.

Men have the option of a prostate cancer testing for an additional $17.

This year, an A1C test which shows blood glucose over a two- to three-month period can be taken for only $10. You can have just the A1C if your want and not the other tests.

Those who are having the blood tests done need to fast for 12 hours prior to the blood being drawn.

Several free screenings will be conducted and more information will be available later.

This will be held at Tidioute Firehall, 224 Main St.

Sponsored by Warren General Hospital in cooperation with Tidioute Fire Department. This is the fourth year for Warren General Hospital to hold this health fair.

To schedule an appointment, contact Marty Bennett at 484-7372.

Request For Proposals

Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center Inc. (TAHDC) is soliciting for Design-Build Construction services from qualified and experienced firms for the construction/reconstruction of a sidewalk, curb and driveway located along Main Street on the corners of Main and Buckingham streets.

To obtain a complete copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) package, call Sandra Jamieson, treasurer, at 484-7286.

Proposals must be received no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

T-shirt Sales

Tidioute Community Charter School is taking orders for T-shirts with Tidioute, PA and the outline of the state of Pennsylvania on the front and on the back is the saying, “If you’ve never been there, you might not understand”.

Cost is Youth small, medium and large for a cost of $8 each. Adult sizes are small, medium, large and x-large for $8; XX Large are $9 each and XXX large are $10 each.

Colors include gray, safety orange, pink, and forest green.

Money must accompany the order and is due on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will benefit Tidioute school activities.

Bingo Games

Those who attended Bingo at Buccardo’s Restaurant on Sunday had a great time and are looking forward to the next Sunday Bingo on Feb. 24 with the doors opening at 2 p.m. and the games will begin at 3 p.m.

Once again the Bingo games will be at Buccardo’s Restaurant and proceeds will go to the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament for its 54th tournament which will be held Sept. 26-29.

Upcoming Events:

13 Ash Wednesday Services at Methodist Church 7 p.m.

14 Watson Grange

Spirit! Spirit! Spirit!

The TCCS Spirit Club, headed by Ryan Guerra and Sara Aeillo, put on a Pep Assembly on Jan. 31 for the home basketball game. We had a pie-eating contest, relay race, hula hoop contest and a class spirit contest. The students and teachers had a great time. Everyone dressed up all week according to the theme of the day. We had dress as your favorite animal, formal dress-up day, famous person, school spirit and fantasy or mystical character day.

Spring Concert

The date for the Spring Concert has been changed to Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.


TCCS is located in Warren County so we follow delays and cancellations for the WCSD. If TCCS is cancelled or delayed, notice will be posted on the top of the school website-tidioutecharter.com. If TCCS is scheduled for classes and WCSD is not and there is a need to cancel or delay school, notices for TCCS will be posted on the Warren radio station and the Erie news station. If you live outside of Warren County follow cancellation or delay policies for your school district of residence. If your district cancels or delays and Warren County does not, you still need to follow your own district’s recommendations.

Board of Trustees


TCCS Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the school library.

Snow Days

TCCS will have Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18 off unless we use snow days before those days occur.

Collecting Labels

for Books

TCCS has joined the Sunny D Book Spree. We are collecting Sunny D Labels (20 oz or larger) which will be turned in for free books. The program donates 20 free books for 20 Sunny D UPC labels. The program will also award hundreds of books to the ten schools that collect the most labels.

Box Tops, Soup Labels

Don’t forget to collect box tops and Campbell soup labels for the school. We earn money for the school.

Student Council

Student Council members are preparing for the Homecoming dance on Feb. 16. The cost is $8 per person and $14 per couple. The dance will run from 7 to 10 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Teen Center Donations

Thanks to everyone for all of the donations to help make our Teen Center drive a success, including the donations given by the community in our collection cans and boxes around town.

A special thank you to these people for their large donations: Norm Gillinane, Air Hockey table and Foos Ball table; Tom and Emilie Nicholson, Xbox and Wii video games, games, t-shirts, karaoke machine, 2 TVs, movies, craft supplies; students and faculty of TCCS who participated in the kickball/ dodge ball tournament, we raised $85; Pat R. donated a Wii fit board and Wii game, and a large monetary donation.

Smiles Program

visits TCCS

On Jan. 28, we had the Smile Program Mobile Dentist of PA come to Tidioute Community Charter School. This program was very easily accessed by the children. Permission forms were sent home with each student and those families interested in the program completed the form and returned it to school.

Twenty children were seen and services that were provided on those children included dental exams, x-rays, cleanings and fluoride treatments. In addition, they placed 46 sealants on the children’s teeth that required this service.

This program is scheduled to return in October this year and April 2014 for those families at TCCS who are interested.