Tidioute Area News in Brief


Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Dec.12 will be cheeseburgers and soup, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Dec. 16 will be turkey roll-ups, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 will be chili and cornbread, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Dec.19 will be their Christmas dinner, they will furnish the meat. Bring a dish to pass.

Also at the Christmas dinner, bring a $10 gift suitable for a man or woman and wrap it in newspaper.

Call the center at 484-3020 to make reservations for the Christmas dinner.

Blood Drive

Tidioute Community Charter School will be the site of a blood mobile collection on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

If you are age 17 and older and in good health, contact the school at 484-3550 to schedule a time to donate a pint of blood.

Watson Grange

Members of the Watson Grange will meet on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Auction

A Christmas Auction will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at Buccardo’s with the doors opening at 2 p. m.

There will be lots of items for Christmas.

Open to the public and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee.

Auxiliary Breakfast

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

There is a $10 gift exchange if you want to participate.

Sign up at the bar, there is a $5 deposit when you sign up and the money will be refunded when you get to the breakfast.

Last day for sign up is Dec. 12.

Dollar Dinner

Community members are invited to attend the Dollar Dinner at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

They will start serving at 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Bake Sale

St. John Ladies Guild will hold a Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and after Mass on Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22 if any baked goods are still available.


Playing Cards

Warren County Historical Society has made available decks of commemorative playing cards featuring photos of historic sites and buildings in Warren County, including several of the Tidioute Area.

The playing cards have vintage photos of buildings, businesses, and sites from yesteryear, and come in a clear, hard plastic case.

These decks of cards may be purchased at J. Lauren Interior Design as well as 1896 reproduction of prints of Tidioute. The prints are being sold as a fund raiser by Tidioute Borough.

New Pharmacist

Darling’s Tidioute Pharmacy has added a new pharmacist.

Kristin Obenrader of Fryburg is a graduate of North Clarion High School, and a 2009 graduate LECOM School of Pharmacy, attending Clarion University for her undergraduate work and she has been practicing for four and a half years. Previously working at Tionesta Pharmacy on Fridays and Waterford Pharmacy.

She recently married Tyler Obenrader of Tionesta.

Sock Tree

Tidioute First United Methodist Church has joined with Grace United Methodist Church in Warren, as well as Otterbein, Corry First and Tionesta United Methodist Church, to do a Christmas sermon series entitled “socks and underwear”.

It is all about not getting the gift you wanted but rather the gift that you need.

For the early Jews, the messiah coming as a baby in a manger was not what they wanted, but exactly what we needed.

The idea of hanging socks on the tree in the foyer come from Pastor Kevin Haley at Grace United Methodist Church.

The idea is to have folks bring in or drop off new pairs of socks and underwear, during the Advent season. They will then donate all of the items to local clothing ministries such as Goodwill and Love Inc. This is because “used” items of this sort can not be donated and new items are rarely sent in, plus it will keep fresh in our mind the gift that we all needed this Christmas Season.

Methodist Church


Pastor Keith is holding Open Music time on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

Youth Group meets every other Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with the next night being Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve Services will be held at 11 p.m. with candlelight, low key music. All are invited to attend.

Swedish Church


A Christmas Candlelight Carol Service will be held at the Swedish Union Church on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m.

Pastor Dale Timco of Allegheny Bible Church will present the message. There will be carol singing in honor of the Savior’s birth, concluding with “Silent Night” accompanied by guitar and sung by candlelight in the darkened church.

The old tradition of presenting oranges and candy to those attending will be observed.

The church is always beautifully decorated with greens, and the community is invited to the service in this historic church.

Christmas Cash


Ladies Guild of St. John Church announced the winners of the Christmas Cash Raffle held on Sunday, Dec. 8.

First-place winner for $300 was Tim Stec, second-place winner for $150 was Carol Klingenberg and third-place winner of $50 was Kathy Patterson.

Parent Committee


Doug Allen, CEO of Tidioute Community Charter School, is forming a small group of parents who may wish to meet with him periodically.

If you are interested in meeting with him, e-mail him at dallen@tidioutecharter.com.

Meetings will begin in January 2014.

Upcoming Events:

12 Blood Bank at TCCS 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Watson Grange 6:30 p.m.

SWCMA meeting at 7 p.m.

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

16 VFW Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Breakfast

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

Youth Group at Methodist Church 6:30 p.m.