Tidioute Area News in Brief




Senior Menu

Thursday, July 25 will be soup and sandwiches, desserts and beverages.

Monday, July 29 will be lasagna, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, July 30 will be the cook’s choice.

Thursday, Aug. 1 will again be the cook’s choice.

Call the senior center at 484-3020 for lunch reservations or for a take out.

Legion Post Meeting

Members of Elzie E Lynch Post 0034 are reminded of their monthly meeting tonight, Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at St. John Center.

All members are urged to attend.

Community Cruisers

Tidioute Community Cruisers Walking Club meets every Thursday and Sunday at the First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., weather permitting.

All are welcome to come and walk with the group. There is no charge to be a part of this walking group, just the good company of friends and neighbors.

Garbage Pick-Up

Braun Solid Waste services has spoken to the borough office staff concerning the extra bags of trash being left at the curb with the weekly limit of two bags.

The limit is only two bags per week. However, if you do have an extra bag of trash and you meet the driver at the curb with the extra bag they will take it for only one dollar per bag.

Your two trash bags should be at the curb as early as 6 a.m. to be sure the have it picked up. If animals getting into the trash is a concern, you may need to purchase a trash can to store your trash till pick-up time.

If you need more information on this issue, call the borough office at 484-7424.

Summer Reading

Summer reading for toddlers to kindergartners will begin on Friday, July 26.

Registration forms and schedules are available at the library.

Mobile Food Pantry

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be in Tidioute on Saturday, July 27 at the Tidioute Firehall starting at 10 a.m.

Golf Scramble

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 27 at River Ridge Golf Course.

Time is 10 a.m. shotgun.

Entry fee is $40 per person which will include green fees, riding cart, prizes, lunch and beverages on course.

Cash payout of $200 for first place; $160 for second place; $100 for third place and $140 for first place Peoria System.

Extra costs may include skins, mulligans, and fund raising games on course.

If there are any questions you can call River Ridge at 676-3712.

Lasagna Dinner

There will be a community lasagna dinner on Saturday, Aug. 3 at St. John Center from 6 to 7 p.m.

Cost is only $10 per dinner and this $10 will include admission to the USO Dance at the firehall from 7 to 10 p.m.

The dinner is being sponsored by the St. Johns Ladies Guild.

USO Dance

The annual USO Dance will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Tidioute Firehall from 7 to 10 p.m.

Cost is $10 per couple and $5 single.

However, if you dress in military uniform or period dress you will receive a discount at the door.

Refreshment will be provided and music will be from the 1940s.

This dance is a community effort.

Associate Degree


The Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA), a local non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, in conjunction with Gannon University, will continue to offer its Affordable Associates Degree Programs again this academic year. The partnership allows this programing to be offered through an innovative and unique agreement that delivers high quality and accessible associate degrees locally at significantly reduced cost. Additionally, the ECUA/Gannon Associate degree programs will be offered at even more locations this fall. In addition to original sites of Coudersport, St. Marys, and Kane, this course work is now available in Emporium and in Tidioute at the Tidioute Community Charter School. Discussions are currently taking place which would expand the sites to include Corry, Clarion, Meadville, Elder and Oil City.

Adults interested in earning a college degree, residents who feel college is too expensive to be an option, individuals who want a second chance at college, and high school students who want to earn college credits should all learn more about this opportunity.

Students interested in an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts or Business Administration can start this fall and earn their degree in as little as two years, if they attend full time. Courses are also available for students interested in attending school part-time. This is an open admissions program to students who have obtained either a high school diploma or GED.

For more information about this program or other educational opportunities available through the Education Consortium, contact ECUA through our enrollment advisers: Jocelyn at 814-603-1229 or jhmailton.bash@ecuapa.org or Janine at 814-274-4877 or Janine@pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Students are also encouraged to visit the website at www.ecuapa.org

Flea Tique

New hours for the Flea Tique located at 140 Main St. is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Vendors are constantly restocking their booths, so don’t miss out on the incoming items.

High Grass

There has been several properties that have grass that is over the six inches of allowance.

This is just a reminder that will be need to be cut in accordance with the ordinance.

Beef Raffle

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department members are still selling tickets on the freezer and four one-quarter sections of beef.

Drawing is set for Nov. 30, with a cost of $5 per ticket.

Tickets are available at Tidioute Trading Post, Deb’s Beauty Shop, Tidioute Flea Tique, Buccardo’s Restaurant and any of the firefighters.

Winner need not be present to win, you will be notified.

School Items

Tidioute First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a community project that will benefit the Tidioute Community Charter School.

They are collecting items that are needed in the classrooms at Tidioute.

Suggestions for these items include: Clorox wipes, wet ones, hand sanitizers, pencils, pens, crayons, safety scissors, notebooks, folders and pencil pouches.

If you wish to donate to this project, donations can be brought to the church on Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m. or any day the yellow sign is out.

Also, there are other locations of boxes for these items that include Polly’s Market, Buccardo’s Restaurant, and Tidioute Library.

Funnel Cakes

The United Methodist Church will have the funnel cake booth open on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. till the treats are gone.

Cost is only $3 and all proceeds benefit the Methodist Church.

This event is in conjunction with the WWII Reenactment activities on Aug. 3.

Chicken BBQ

Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee members will be holding a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, Aug.3 from noon till the chicken is gone.

They will also be selling hot dogs and hamburgers.

Proceeds benefit the 2013 tournament set for Sept. 26-29.

WWII Reenactment

The fifth annual WWII Reenactment will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.

Several events will be taking place during the weekend and this is open to all who wish to observe a piece of history unfold before your eyes.

For everyone’s safety, spectators are asked to remain outside the roped areas during the reenactment and to follow instructions of Fire Police and reenactment volunteers.

Viewing areas are available on both sides of the river. With a special viewing area for veterans that will be located at the intersection of King Street and Buckingham Street.

Make note that the Tidioute Bridge will be closed for vehicle and foot traffic from 2 p.m. until the completion of the event around 4 p.m.

Travelers are reminded that they will need to determine which side of the river they want they want to watch from and plan accordingly.

Route 62 will be closed during the event from approximately 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Plan for delays and drive carefully as Route 62 will be congested.

Volunteers are needed for crowd control. Boundaries will be set up.

Anyone willing to volunteer to help can contact Lee Lindemuth at 484-0225.

Donations of bottled water at the encampment are needed. You can bring the bottled water to the encampment registration tent anytime from Thursday to Saturday. Move-in day is Thursday, Aug. 1 at Tippy Ballfield.

Committee members will be selling hats, t-shirts, and mugs again this year.

Cookie, the cook at the encampment, will be cooking meals for the public to participate in if you wish, just stop at the main kitchen.

Air Patrol

Members of the Warren County Civil Air Patrol Squadron 505 will be presenting the colors prior to the reenactment and they will be selling hot dogs next to the storage sheds on Route 337 on Saturday during the reenactment..

Special Guest

Kenneth Hechler, age 98, and author of the “Pride at Remagen” will be at the reenactment. His original book sold for 75 cents.

Hechler is the oldest living former member of Congress where he served for 16 years and is from the state of Virginia.

Be sure to stop and say hello to Hechler and give him a warm Tidioute welcome.

Shoe Collection

Just a reminder that old, used and slightly used shoes are being collected at the Flea- Tique during regular store hours.

This shoe drive is to raise funds for their ministries serving those who are homeless or disabled, while also benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills.

Shoes need not be cleaned, sorted or prepared in any way. Old, new, or somewhat in between. They can be put to good use.

The Erie United Methodist Alliance and All God’s Children Ministeries/Ramps of Hope appreciates your support.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, July 24 Elzie E Lynch American Legion Post 0034 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 25 Watson Grange 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 26 Summer Reading at Tidioute Library

Saturday, July 27 Golf Scramble at River Ridge

Mobile Food Pantry 10 a.m. firehall