Sheffield Area News In Brief

Ruth M. Smith Center

The Ruth M. Smith Center residents enjoyed their last field trip of the summer. They were treated to a two-hour boat ride on the Summer Wind and dinner at the new Olive Garden in Jamestown on Aug. 10.

This trip was made possible by them making and selling items at two different craft shows, however the bulk of the money came from donations from Mr. and Mrs. James McMillen, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cochran, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornburg, the Sheffield VFW, the Sheffield Progressive Women’s Club and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Johnson from Johnson’s Tire and Bill Bunk from NAPA Auto Parts store in Warren.

The residents had a trip in June, July and August because of their donations. Sheffield United Methodist Church Outreach Program supplied the drivers to help with the transportation, Dennis Sturdevant, Ron Bross and Carol Waugh.

Car Wash at the Smith Center today, Aug. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come and get your car clean and help the residents earn money for a “Last Summer Party”. Cost is $5 per car.

Sheffield Lions Club

Lions Club calendars will be available for Jan. 2014. The Lions members apologize for any inconvenience this presents, however due to some unforeseen problems, the calendars are now ordered and will be available in December to start 2014 off with your new Lions Club calendar with your birthdays, sports events and meeting announcements for Sheffield along with all the business advertisements as well.

Kindergarten

Meet the Teacher

Allegheny Valley Elementary ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ for kindergarten students and parents will be Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. at Allegheny Valley Elementary school in Clarendon.

The teachers are Mrs. Lindberg and Mrs. Lindsey.

Kindergarten supply list is as follows: 2 boxes of Kleenex, 1 4-pack of Play Doh, 4 glue sticks, 1 pair of child-size scissors, 1 pack of dry erase markers, 1 box of 24 crayons, girls- 1 box of gallon-size Ziploc bags, boys- 1 pack of brown paper lunch bags. Students may bring the supplies from the list to this event.

Any questions, contact Laurie Maxwell, the secretary, or Steven Parinella, the principal, at 723-4991.

Sheffield Township

Supervisors

The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, Aug. 19 for their bi-monthly meeting at the Sheffield Hospitality Center.

Those in attendance had complaints about the speed of traffic coming through Sheffield and where is the enforcement by our local cop? It was stated the speed limit through Sheffield is 25 mph. The supervisors asked the chief to start controlling this problem.

The police report was approved and included the following incidents: 6 accidents investigated, 12 theft complaints, 5 reports of suspicious persons, 6 disturbance calls, 7 harassment complaints, 3 noise complaints, 4 requests to check welfare of others, 2 assists to other agencies, 7 mental health calls, 2 trespass complaints, 2 traffic complaints, 4 traffic hazard complaints, 2 assaults reported, 3 reports of suspicious vehicle, 4 property disputes, 4 child welfare incidents investigated 3 burglaries, 1 ATV complaint, 3 dog complaints, 3 domestic, 3 child custody assists.

Other complaints received during the meeting were that there was nothing for the kids of Sheffield to do. A bike park is needed in Sheffield for the kids to ride. A place with ramps and other bicycle obstacles would be great, like what Warren has. The individual stated that the kids have a pile of dirt to play on and the township removes it. The supervisors informed the individual that the kids were in the roadway and not moving for traffic and causing a hazard not to mention if they get hurt it’s on township property is why the dirt pile was removed.

The individual stated that if he gets the backing would the township apply for grants. The supervisors stated if he gets that backing they will look into the available of grant money for such a project.

Recently the township placed the cement abutments and stone from the Center Street Bridge on the bank by Utah Road for bank stabilization. The complaint was received that we should of looked into other means for bank stabilization, perhaps vegetation would be a better way. The supervisors informed the individual that we obtained the necessary permits from DEP with the help of the Warren County Conservation District. The supervisors stated that the creek is the problem and dredging underneath the bridge needs to be done by PennDOT to also help with the process. The individual was asked to contact PennDOT and encourage them to dredge underneath the bridge. The individual stated please just consider another option in the future when stabilizing the bank.

Ordinance No. 157 Weight Limit Ordinance was presented to each of the supervisors for their review. Adoption of this ordinance will take place after video taping of the roads and a class with PennDOT has been presented.

TAWC has invited the supervisors and staff to a dinner/meeting/tour of the facility on Sept. 11.

The Boosters presented the supervisors with some items to be addressed at the sports complex. Included in this list was the parking issue at the football games. It was decided that handicap parking along with first come first serve will be used at both sides of the field. Due to the construction project and the absence of parking lots below, we will need to allow more parking up on the field besides handicap. The price for the admission to the games will be $4 adults and $2 students and senior citizens. First home game is Saturday, Aug. 31.

Tom Dunn of the Boys Scouts was present discussing Dan Pierson’s Eagle Scout project. Dan will be landscaping the “Welcome to Sheffield” signs and will present a cost for this project to the supervisors for their approval.

The Supplemental Engineering Agreement for Henry’s Mills Bridge was given to each of the supervisors for their review and approval at the next meeting. The next meeting of the supervisors will be Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Hospitality Center due to the Labor Day holiday.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

9th Annual Trail Ride

The Sheffield VFW Ladies Auxiliary 9th Annual Trail Ride will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 and food and prizes will be available the ride. Non-riders are welcome to roll the dice and come eat for the same price.

Starting location will be the Old Barnes Airport located on Route 666, Sheffield. Watch for signs.

E-mail jmbuck@westpa.net (put dice run in the subject line) or call for directions. This event is sponsored by the Sheffield VFW Aux. Post 8755.

For more information, call Marg at 730-9716 or Jess 730-9903. Bring your lawn chairs.

Main Street Artisans

Co-Op 3rd Anniversary

The Main Street Artisans will be celebrating its third anniversary the weekend of Sept 21. Stop in for some punch and cookies all day. Mark your calendars and plan on stopping in and celebrating with the artists.

Sheffield Hospitality

Center

The menu for the week will be: Monday- turkey reubens with homemade Thousand island dressing and potatoes with pumpkin bars for dessert. Thursdays picnic luncheon will be held at the Rod & Gun Club on Bull Hill, menu will be grilled hot dogs, corn on the cob, fresh veggies, and cupcakes made by our Warren members. Friday’s buffet features stuffed cabbage rolls with a variety of dishes and fresh cookies for dessert.

We start the week off with having your blood pressure taken by Sue from Kane Home Health starting at 10 a.m. till noon. Stop in and keep your stats on record, we can make copies for you to take to your doctor if need be. Tuesday brings mystery lunch starting to pick up at 11 a.m. for lunch and ice cream treats. Wednesday we will leave to shop in Erie for the day, with lunch at ‘Joe Roots’, good food, good friends and nice ride.

The highlight of the summer is the last picnic at the Rod & Gun Club on Bull Hill, come up and have some fun and enjoy the surroundings, the peace and quiet and beautiful club. Thanks to club members they will steam the corn and help out. Our friends from near and far will be included for a game of ‘Rip-off’ after lunch, don’t forget to bring your gift of ‘whatever’.

Trips: We are still taking reservations for the Branson trip, we have a small group with the best seats in town, if interested call 968-5667. Dates are Sept. 15-21.

2014- trips: New Orleans, Oct. 4-12; Hawaii, Nov. 1-8

Where would you like to venture? Let us know.

Gridiron ‘Kick-off’

Spaghetti Dinner

The Wolverine Gridiron Club will be holding its “Annual Kick-off Spaghetti Dinner” on Sunday, Aug. 25, between noon and 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall on Tollgate Road in Sheffield (note the change in location).

Dinner includes salad, Italian bread, spaghetti with homemade meatballs, dessert and beverages. Large meals are $8 and small meals are $6.

Tickets can be purchased from any varsity, JV or junior high football players or coaches, Marlene Kipp or Donna McDonald. “Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Gridiron Club encourages you to join us for a meal and meet this year’s Wolverines, who will be serving the meals. If you’ve seen the boys practicing at Memorial Field, you may agree that it looks to be a good season.

Relay for Life Benefit

Chicken BBQ

The Suppa Service Station Relay for Life team will be sponsoring a “Vicks Chicks” chicken BBQ at the Sheffield Lions Club today. For $8 you get a half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob and Jell-O or you can just purchase a ticket to buy a whole chicken for $8 with no sides.

Tickets are available at the Allegheny Cellars Winery or by calling Julie Dalton at 968-5571. Dinners will be at the end of the Lions Club Bridge as a drive-through service. Pick up time will begin at 4:30 p.m.

This team has raised over $10,000 for cancer in 2013 alone. Get your tickets and help the fight against cancer by supporting this team.

Township Tax

Collection

Several changes will be taking place with the collection of real estate taxes in Sheffield Township. Lorie Corbin will not have office hours at her house this year. She will now have her office hours at the Sheffield Township Library located at 20 Leather St.

Office hours at the library will be as follows:

Sept. 21 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept. 28 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept. 23, 25, 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Payments not received during office hours may be mailed to Lorie Corbin, Tax Collector, PO Box 997, Sheffield, PA 16347. This change will allow easier access for those needing the use of the ramp.

Once again payments will no longer be received at the home of the tax collector, only at the library and only during the hours listed above. Do not give your taxes to the township librarian as she is not to collect them, only the tax collector during her hours listed above.

Sheffield Rod & Gun

The Sheffield Rod & Gun thanks all the volunteers, bakers and those who purchased bake goods during their bake sale. The money raised will go to help support the Youth Pheasant Hunt. Also, come out and support the Rod and Gun and purchase a Chicken BBQ ticket on Sept. 1.

Coming Events

TODAY – Vick’s Chicks Chicken BBQ sponsored by Relay for Life

Sheffield Rod & Gun Club Annual Picnic at noon

Aug. 25 SVFD “Show it off in the Field Car Show” noon ro 4 p.m.

Aug. 31 1:30 Sheffield Wolverines Home Football Game against Kane Wolves

Sept 1 Sheffield Rod & Gun Club Chicken BBQ

Sept 3 “Meet the Teacher” for kindergarten students at Allegheny Valley at 4 p.m.

Sept 4 – First Day of School at Warren County School District

Sept 14 1:30 kickoff Sheffield Wolverines Football against Brockway Home

Sept 14 SVFD Swiss Steak Dinner 5 to 7 p.m.

Sept 15 Sheffield Rod & Gun Club 3D Archery Shoot 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sept 15-21 Sheffield Senior Center trip to Branson

Sept 21 VFW Ladies Auxiliary Annual Trail Ride

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

2014

Nov 1-8 Sheffield Senior Center trip to Hawaii