Tidioute Area News in Brief




Senior Center Menu

Thursday, May 2 will be the Cooks Choice with dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, May 7 will be the Mother’s Day Luncheon.

Call the senior center at 484-3020 to make reservations.

Mock Crash

On Thursday, May 2 Tidioute School will have a Mock Car Crash at 1 p.m. at the intersection of McGuire and First streets.

This is done at the different high schools near prom time, hoping to leave a lasting impression on the students concerning drinking and driving.

Community Cruisers

Walking Club

The purpose of this club is to build community by incorporating something many of us are already doing, while promoting physical fitness at the same time.

Where: Tidioute First United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

At this meeting they will discuss how often they will walk, goals for walking and how they will celebrate when they meet their goals.

This is open to all ages, as well as females and males.

You do not have to be a member of the Methodist Church to participate.

If you cannot make this meeting and want more information, contact Kelley McKean or call the church at 484-7721 and leave a message.

Bike Hike

Tidioute Community Charter School students in grades five and six will travel to Drake’s Well in Titusville for a field trip on the annual bike ride on Friday, May 3.

Watson Grange

Members of the Watson Grange will clean up Lenhart Cemetery on Friday at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Yard Sales

Tidioute Community Wide Yard Sales will be held on Saturday, May 4.

Those having sales can have their location listed at the borough office and a list will be posted through the community.

Indoor Sales at Firehall

On Saturday, May 4 there will be several groups set up in the Tidioute firehall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for sales of new and homemade items by vendors and individuals.

Anyone wishing to have a table can contact Anita Nicholson at 730-3007

Warren Gives

A special 12-hour online donation event being held on May 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Warren County.

They will match a percentage of the amount received and present a check to each of the 100 organizations that receive donations during this event.

Log on to www.warrengives.org and donate to one of the Tidioute organizations being featured. Tidioute organizations include: Tidioute Library, Tidioute Area Fire Department, Tidioute Area Community Fund, and Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center Corporation.



A Mother/Daughter Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 9 at the Tidioute First United Methodist Church at 6 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by the Otterbein Church of Pittsfield with their puppet show.

For more information, contact Deanna Hollabaugh at 484-2242 or Mary Huntington at 484-7766.

Tidioute Prom

Tidioute Community Charter School will hold its Prom on Saturday, May 11 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to attend.

Ticket prices in advance are $12 for a single and $16 for a couple; Tickets at the door are $15 for a single and $20 for a couple.


There will be a Benefit for Deb Genter on Saturday, May 11 at the Tidioute Firehall.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the buffet dinner begins at 5 p..m.

Entertainment will be by “The Necessary Experience” from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Donations at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.

Door prizes, Chinese auction, dinner and dance. B.Y.O.B.

For more information, call Tiffany Leach at 730-9230 or contact Kelley McKean at kellemarie@yahoo.com.

Final Benefit Meeting

There will be one final meeting prior to the benefit that will be held for Deb Genter.

This meeting will be on Monday, May 6 at p .m. at Tidioute Towers.

Anyone who wants to help work at this benefit should plan to attend this meeting.

Spring Clean-Up

Tidioute Borough residents will have an opportunity to unload all the unwanted items lying around their property and in the basement or garage.

Saturday, May 11 will be clean-up day for Tidioute borough residents from 8 a.m. till noon.

Cost is $10 per pick up truck load and $5 per car load.

Take your items to the borough garage located at the end of Grant Street off Tidioute Creek Road.

Mother’s Day Raffle

Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee members are selling tickets for a raffle to be held on Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day,

Tickets are $1 each and are based on the Daily number for the PA Lottery Daily Evening Number.

If your number comes up straight you win $200 and if it comes up in reverse you win $100.

All unsold tickets become the property of PSCFT.

One-Pitch Softball

Come celebrate spring and play come one-pitch softball. Enjoy some time with family and friends on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

Concessions stand will be open and there will be food and drinks available.

All teams can only have 12 players and players can only be on one roster.

Trophies will be give for first, second and third place.

Cost is $125 per team and all players must be at least age 18 to play and at least be age 21 to umpire.

For more information, call Michael Buccardo at 484-1431 or 779-1274.

School Play

This year Tidioute Community Charter School organized a comedy for its school play which was held on April 19 and 20.

Mrs. Shirey and Mrs. Aielo complied a group of comedians and a stage crew and put a clever spin on the hit television show, “Law and Order, A Fairy Tale Unit.”

Cast members included Aubrey Sonney, Desi McChesney, Anna Lindemuth, Robbi Kitelinger, Lexi VanOrd, Morgan Molek, Hailie Cass, Emily Hagberg, Bella Konkle, Jackson Zeller, Korrine Sauers, Morgan Silvis, Nathan Shirey, Stephanie Burris, Lauryn Harshaw, Lauren Palmer, Sierra Hall, Alexis Harlow, Allyvia Morgan, Annah Burke.

The stage crew was Brian Faulkner, Conor Coughlin, Mr. Shirey, Jonathan Buccardo, Casey Byers, Corinn Pastor, Geoff Swanson, Jordan Wolford, and Brandon Gourley.

Title 1 Program

Recently at Tidioute Community Charter School, Title 1 parents and families were invited into the school to learn more about the Title 1 Program at the Annual Title 1 meeting and Read and Rise Event.

Dr. Allen provided parents with information about the Title 1 program at Tidioute school.

Mrs. Trost, Title 1 reading and math specialist, read the book “Tony Baloney Rules” by Pam Munoz Ryan.

Families were provided with information about how to help their children be successful in school and every student in attendance received a free book.

The children also enjoyed spending time working with their families to create their own storybook using Klutz Build a Book kits from Scholastic.

To wrap up the evening, they all enjoyed the ice cream sundaes.

Watson Grange

Master Bob Hollabaugh presided over the recent meeting of Watson Grange.

Members were reminded by Legislative chairman John Hollabaugh that May 21 is election day.

Family Activities chairman Miranda Irons said work is being done on the quilt blocks for State Grange.

PA State Grange Youth Couple Matt and Miranda Irons attended the Eastern Regional Conference in Mechanicsburg where they met with other PA Grangers as well as ones from Ohio and Maine. Miranda placed first in her age group for an impromptu speech.

Plans for upkeep on the hall include pressure washing the outside, new signs for outside, replacing commodes, sinks and faucets.

Lecturer Kelly VanOrd led the following program: Lives of Two Men read Meg Froman, word game using GRANGE was by Miranda Irons, Skit, “Some Pumkins” by Matt and Miranda Irons, Slow Dance read by Alice Weaver, Nursery Rhymes/Story Quiz won by Miranda Irons, Skits by John and Deanna Hollabaugh, Nouns and Adverbs read by Jean Hollabaugh.

Drawing for a plant was won by Matt Irons.

Due to the Mother/Daughter banquet at the Tidioute First United Church, the May 9 meeting has been canceled.

The next meeting will be May 23 at 6:30 p.m. with red, white and blue refreshments.

Upcoming events at Watson Grange include: May 6 at 3:30 p.m. will be clean up at Lenhart Cemetery with May 13 as a rain date; May 11 at 9 a.m. with be Warren-Forest Pomona at the building on the Warren County Fairgrounds with members of Watson Grange providing the lunch and those attending taking non-perishables for the Salvation Army; May 13 at 3:30 p.m. they will pressure wash the Grange Hall if not at Lenhart Cemetery; May 15 Warren Electric Coop meeting at Youngsville High School; May 20 at 6:30 p.m. will be craft night at Alice Weaver’s; May 23 at 6:30 p.m. will be the next regularly scheduled meeting; June 1 at 6:30 p.m is tentatively set for an auction at Pomona Grange building at the Warren County Fair Grounds.

May Birthdays:

1. Natalie Proper, Brad Spencer, Ken Near, Kari Selfridge

2. Lanna Fike, Gretchen Morrison, Terry McKown, Johnny Mechling.

3. Lamar Dixon, Julie Myers, Samantha Joseph, Ericha McLaughlin, David Blair

4. Kayla Lowe, Patricia Miller, Bobbie Anderson, Benjamin Farrell

5. Jeanette Nicholson, Cindy Dixon, John Hollabaugh, Erica McKay-Berlin, Beth Ziegler

6. Keith Klos Jr.

7. Seth Jenny, Mike Miller

8. Jodi Moore, Timothy Nicholson, Pam McLaughlin, Adam Watson

9. Linda Palmer

10. Cody Anthony, Mary Watson, Bill Konkle, Fred Yeager, Colleen Morrison

11. Melissa Bowman, Alex Arnold, Rob McManigle, Kristin Moore, April Butler

12. Juanita Pascarella, Jay Pascarella, Duane Meeks, Carrie Greene

13. Danny Gazalie Jr., Lindsay Shanley, Jonathan Timco

14. Jena Drukenbrod-Craft, Charles Yeager, Florence Gustafson

15. Jeri-Lee Higgins, Matt Proper, Kim Rafalski, Tiffany Leach, Joe McLaughlin, Dolores Timco

16. none

17. Christopher Jones, Patricia A Shields, Benjamin Craft, Nancy Anderson, Keith Klos Sr., Alicia Sites, Kathy Morgan

18. Grace Sabella, Lyn Harshaw, Tessa Rehe, Steve Bailor, Stephen A Vincent, Rylan Meneo

19. Hank Stoneburg, Tom Fedele

20. Melinda Brown, Erick Sovich, Mike Jones, Deanna Dygan, J. Higgins, Dawn Lang

21. Hamilton White, Becky Hosick, Melanie Kernick

22. Shelly Walter, Dan Dorman, Jill Jenkins

23. Cole McCauley, Beulah McAfoose, William E. Brown, Aaron Downey, Luke Eastman, Mandy Marotta

24. Sandy Martin, Peg Froman, DeeDee Coughlin

25. Tootie Weaver, Waylon Henderson, Susan Brown

26. Patrick McIntyre, Jessica Lester

27. Keith Cyphert, Jason Snavley, Tim Sneeringer, Stephanie Burris

28. Joseph E Schwab, Bill Downey, Devin Kagle, Suzanne McIntyre, Ashley Mineweaser

29. Ron Higgins, Ryan McKown, Noreen Downey

30 none

31. Archer Watson, Michael Buccardo, Lynn Meade, Lillian Shoemaker, Maureen Schwab