Tidioute Area News In Brief

Meet and Greet

Warren General Hospital and Staff at Tidioute Health and Dental Center/Darlings Pharmacy will hold a Meet and Greet on Thursday, Dec. 5, for Isaac Levari, M.D.

Dr. Levari will be seeing patients every Thursday at the Tidioute Health Center.

You are invited to meet with him on from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dr. Levari graduated medical school from the University Tecnologica de Santiago and completed fellowship training at both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Senior Center

Thursday, Dec. 5 will be Italian Sausage and soup, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Dec. 9 will be Wings and Macaroni Salad, beverages, and dessert.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 will be Spanish Rice, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Dec. 12 will be Cheeseburger, Soup, dessert and beverages.

Please call the senior center at 484-3020 for reservations.

Knights of Columbus

The Tidioute Knights of Columbus will meet Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Saint John Center.

Your 2014 dues may be paid at this meeting. This is the last meeting to be able to receive the discount rate.

Tidioute Council # 9304, Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held at the Tidioute Community Charter School in January.

There will be an update following this meeting.

Tidioute Bucktails

Members of the Tidioute Bucktails will hold a meeting on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Miller’s Newsstand.

All members are urged to attend.

Blood Bank

Tidioute Community Charter School will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 12:30 till 6 p.m.

Christmas Auction

An auction will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Doors open at 2 p.m. and auction starts at 3 p.m.

There will be Christmas items, produce and lots of other items.

Proceeds benefit Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.

Christmas Breakfast

Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8803 Tidioute will hold its Christmas Breakfast on Monday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the Tippy Canoe.

There will be a $10 gift exchange if you wish to participate in the gift exchange.

There will be a $5 charge collected at the time of your sign up at the bar, you will receive your $5 back when you arrive at the breakfast.

For more information on the breakfast please contact Fran Stoneburg at 484-7708.

Christmas Gathering

Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8803 will have their Annual Christmas Gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home.

Please bring a dish to pass.

If you wish to participate in a gift exchange please bring a $10 gift.

Dollar Dinner

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will host a $1 Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church in the Social Hall.

This is a community Christmas Dinner and the church will be providing the entire meal.

Cost is $1 per person.

Christmas Card


Michelle Cantrell announced she has collected 1200-plus Christmas Cards that she will be giving to the American Red Cross for the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” Program. They will then distribute these cards to military institutions and veterans hospitals.

Michelle would like to thank everyone who donated cards for this project and a special thank you to June Stangler for her rather large donation of cards.

100th Birthday

Hazel Gertrude Irwin Ord was born Dec. 1, 1913, to the George and Luella Irwin of Vandergrift. She was the second of six children.

She has lived her life to the fullest. Her whole life has been all about her faith, family, and friends. During her lifetime she has lived through several wars, seventeen presidents, the great depression, life-saving scientific discoveries and many inventions. Following the tragic death of her daughter, Antha, Hazel moved to Tidioute to help her son-in-law Gene raise her four grandchildren while Gene worked out of town.

Those who know her, know that she is a great cook and baker and when you would go to her home you always had something homemade.

A lunch was held for her at the Presbyterian Church where the Women’s Association served five different soups, beef on weck, salad and assorted mini cupcakes, cookies in the shape of 100.

Food and decorations were made by the granddaughters and great- granddaughters. A reception was held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with birthday cake and ice cream. The ice cream was served up by the great grandsons.

Friends and family came from Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Spoons were decorated with beads and wire by the family and given to everyone who came to help Hazel celebrate.

Tidioute Mayor Pam McLaughlin presented Hazel with a key to the city. The Key had a heart attached to it symbolizing that Hazel is the heart of the family.

Up Coming Events:

9 Borough Council 7 p.m.

12 Watson Grange 6:30 p.m.

SWCMA 7 p.m.

15 Christmas Auction at Buccardo’s 3 p.m.

18 $ Dinner at Methodist Church 6:30 p.m.