Sheffield Area News in Brief

Sheffield Township

Supervisors

The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on April 15 with the following information being addressed:

The secretary has sent a letter to PennDOT requesting a no passing zone along with the speed being reduced in the eastbound lanes on Route 6 in front of the Dollar General Store.

The Township Municipal representative from PennDOT will be in the office on April 18 to begin the bid process for the repair work to township roads that were inspected during the Spring Road Inspection on April 6.

Boy Scout Daniel Pierson was present along with his troop leader, Tom Dunn, in regards to his Eagle Scouts Project. Pierson will be landscaping around the “Welcome to Sheffield” signs coming into town. The township will pay for the landscaping materials and Pierson will perform the work around them.

A review of the agreement between the township and the authority was tabled until the next meeting for repair and re-pavement of portions of township roadways known as Chapel Lane, Hathaway Lane and Four Mile Road due to sanitary sewer line construction that occurred in 2012. The authority will undertake repairs and re-pavement of the township roadway known as Saybrook from the railroad track crossing on said road to the northern end of the road.

On April 19, the supervisors and the secretary will be attending the award celebration designating Sheffield Area Middle School as a “Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn School to Watch” at 1:30 p.m.

Scott Rimpa, assistant district forester, will be attending the Arbor Day event on Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park to present the township with the Tree City USA recognition for the 10th year.

Several complaints have been received in regards to 28 First Mill St. in regards to the accumulation of garbage on this property.

Chief Madigan asked to speak with the supervisors after the meeting in regards to all ordinances in the township. Complaints received in regards to property owners parking on the sidewalks in town. Citizens are reminded not to block the sidewalks with their vehicles.

The Warren County Association of Township Officials will be holding their Spring Convention at Cable Hollow Golf Course on Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m.; the secretary will be attending to represent Sheffield Township.

US Route 6 in Pennsylvania is requesting the townships assistance in achieving National Scenic Byway and All-American Road status for US Route 6 and 6N and Business Route 6 where applicable. This is their second attempt to get Sheffield Township in on this endeavor; however this gives up our signage privileges along this section of road and the supervisors are not in favor of this. The secretary will send a letter to this committee informing them of the supervisors’ decision.

The Chief of Police reported the following incidents for March: 7 accidents investigated, 8 theft complaints, 6 reports of suspicious persons, 5 disturbance calls, 7 harassment complaints, 3 noise complaints, 3 requests to check welfare of others, 1 assist to other agencies, 8 mental health calls, 3 trespass complaints, 1 traffic complaint, 3 traffic hazard complaints, 3 assaults reported, 2 reports of suspicious vehicle, 3 property disputes, 2 child welfare incidents investigated, 3 burglaries, 1 open door, 2 domestics and 3 child custody assist.

April Huff, Alice Snyder and Darlene Welsh were present representing Ambit Energy. These individuals are marketing consultants and were asking the supervisors to consider turning the electric accounts and gas accounts over to Ambit in the event the township would save money. The supervisors were presented with the rates that Ambit has to offer on their commercial accounts and the treasurer was to compare their rates with our electrical provider and gas provider and get back to these individuals with the information.

The next meeting of the supervisors will be Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Hospitality Center and this will be the only meeting in May due to vacations.

Nutrition-Exercise

Program Offered

In a recent community needs assessment conducted by Kane Community Hospital (KCH), it was determined that the childhood obesity rate in the area KCH serves is higher than the national average.

In response, KCH felt it was important to offer its communities support. That support now takes the form of an integrated nutrition and exercise program for local schools in a flexible format.

The first programs were conducted at Kane Area Elementary School. A series of sessions was held during school, one session a week for six consecutive weeks. A second series followed as a weekly after school program.

The program is conducted by Mariann Kahle, RD, LDN, UPMC Hamot and exercise physiologist Jessica McDivitt, manager of KCH’s Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center.

The most recent program was presented at Johnsonburg Elementary School as an after-school program. Principal Jenn Hobbs said that the program was popular and that she had “received a ton of positive feedback on the program and would absolutely like to offer it again.”

At each session in the program there is a nutrition lesson followed by a physical activity. All lessons have take home information for the children to share with their parents so the whole family can take advantage of the nutritional facts and fun ways to learn about eating healthy and the importance of exercise.

In May, the team travels to Sheffield Area Elementary School for a full day series of mini programs.

Dual Enrollment

Program at SAMSHS

There will be a meeting in the auditorium on Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. for any interested 10th and 11th graders to get information about the St. Bonaventure University Dual Enrollment Program. This program is where students can take/earn college courses while in high school and apply those credits to most colleges, giving students a head start.

A follow-up meeting is planned for parents at Sheffield Area Middle High on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. If you need more information, contact the high school guidance office.

Sheffield Hospitality

Center

Come for lunch, it will be the best $3 you can spend with friends and a nutritional homemade meal served at noon on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays buffet.

For the week of April 22, Monday’s menu pea soup or vegetable soup with ‘gingerbread’ for dessert. Thursday offers hamburger gravy on mashed potatoes, vegetable, beverage and birthday cake for all those May birthdays, come celebrate yours with a chance to win a fresh flower arrangement from Presents & Posies. Friday’s buffet features grilled chicken patty with all the fixin’s with brownies for dessert. For all lunches we need a 24-hour reservation by calling 968-5667.

Thank you for those who supported us for our chicken and biscuit dinner, we could not have had such a successful fundraiser without your support.

Trips: We continue to have our Seneca Allegany Casino trips the second Tuesday of each month, to sign up to try your luck call 968-5667 for your reservations. We are taking reservations right up till May 1 for the New York City trip May 3-6, if you would like to go call now, Price $579. Our boat trip this July 26 is on the “Gateway Clipper” in Pittsburgh for a river ride and entertainment with songs of the Andrew Sisters. After we will stop at the ‘Rivers Casino’ to try your luck before heading home.

The fall trip Sept. 15-21 is Branson, Mo., with all the shows and entertainment packed into one vacation. Call for a brochure. Plan now to visit Hawaii in November 2014, the brochures are here, we fly out of Buffalo for a trip of a lifetime. What destination is on your ‘Bucket List”? Give us a call and we will plan it.

‘School To Watch”

Recognition

SAMSHS faculty received the official designation plaque during the PA Middle Level Educators Conference in Penn State for the School To Watch designation. On Friday, the school celebrates this designation. The mission of the Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn Schools is “Schools to Watch Program is to assist Pennsylvania middle grades schools build capacity and recognize schools achieving academic excellence, based on the rigorous 37 criteria established by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.

Sheffield Elementary

School

This week, third-grade students read an excerpt of Beverly Cleary’s “Ramona Quimby: Age 8”. In this part of the story, Ramona is given an assignment to present a book report to her class. Ramona wants to be unique in her presentation, and she chooses to present her book in the form of a commercial she watched while she was home sick. She creates cat masks because the book is about a cat, and secretly asks two friends to join her in her presentation. Needless to say, Ramona becomes flustered during her presentation and blurts out a crazy line from a pizza commercial! Not only did the students enjoy Ramona’s silly book report, but they loved making their own cat masks as well.

6TH Annual Trout

and Stream Expo

This year the 6th Annual Trout & Clean Streams Expo will be held at the Sheffield Lions Club, 4 S. Main St., on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a learning center demonstration, watershed displays, door prizes, Chinese auction, food and gift card raffles all day long. For $7 you can get a BBQ pork dinner with two sides provided by the Shaw House.

This event is sponsored by Cornplanter Chapter Trout Unlimited and benefits local watershed Morrison Run, Trout in the Classroom, and other educational/conservation projects.

Indoor Garage Sale

and Chinese Auction

The Indoor Garage Sale and Chinese Auction will be taking place at the St. Paul Center in Saybrook from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 20. This is a great way to clean up your house for spring or to purchase something good for your home. All prizes for the auction are donated by parishioners and there are over 50 prizes. Lunch is available by the Knights of Columbus.

There are spaces available; if you would like to have a table call 968-5915.

Coming Events:

TODAY 6th Annual Trout Unlimited at Lion’s Den from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

TODAY St. Anthony’s Indoor Garage Sale and Chinese Auction

April 26 Arbor Day Celebration at Memorial Park sponsored by Sheffield Township

April 26 Global Youth Service Day at SAMSHS (Student Councils will be cleaning in Sheffield and Clarendon communities)

April 26-27 Clarendon Trinity UMC Rummage Sale

April 27 Sheffield Girls Softball Extravaganza Scavenger Hunt

April 27 SVFD Spring Auction

May 4 Sheffield Rotary/Kane Community Hospital Multi-phasic Blood screening

May 18 Sheffield Sports Boosters Golf Scramble

May 18-19 Warren County Fire Police PA Convention

June 1 Sheffield Rotary Golf Scramble

June 15 Sheffield Days

June 22 Spring Clean up

July 17-20 Sheffield Fireman’s Festival

Oct 11-13 8th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival

Oct 19 SVFD Fall Auction doors open at noon

Dec 14 SVFD Christmas Auction doors open at noon