Sheffield Area News In Brief

Sheffield Township

Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, Jan. 6 to re-organize the township. Supervisor Bulicz was sworn in to continue his next term. He is in his 3rd term as supervisor. A term is 6 years for a supervisor.

The minutes from the pre-construction meeting for Henry’s Mills Bridge were on hand to review. Construction on this bridge is to begin this month and will be completed by October. Dan Glotz of Warren County Planning and Zoning is asking the township to pass a resolution designating a portion of Route 6 as a PA Byway. The supervisors will review his email and information. This was brought up several months ago, but there were issues with signage 600 feet off the highway. The secretary will contact Glotz to review these issues prior to adoption of the resolution.

The VFW has made a very generous contribution to the playground program for the 2014 summer season. The 2014-2015 salt contract was completed through the Costars program. We have to guarantee 150 ton be delivered to our stockpile. The monthly report from the City of Warren for building permits was received with the Ruth M. Smith Center constructing a handicap ramp. Bearcat Oil Company, LLC of Sugar Grove, Brooks Whilton and ARG will all be drilling in and around our township and have filed the necessary paperwork. The 2012 Incident Reports for Howe Township fire coverage have been sent to them and the 2013 Incident Reports will be sent as soon as possible.

M & M Properties, the owners of Center Street Apartments, has notified the supervisors that Kirkpatrick Pest Control has exterminated the apartment building and they are in the process of picking up the scattered garbage and rubbish around the property and have also covered the hole where the pigeons were entering the building. They will also be fixing where the siding is falling off once the weather breaks in order to comply with the letter that they received in regards to the condition of this property. The next meeting of the supervisors will be Monday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Hospitality Center.

Sheffield

Hospitality Center

The menu for the week will be Monday, creamed potatoes and beans, homemade rolls with apple pie for dessert. Thursday, spaghetti and meatballs, bread sticks, salad and cream puffs. Friday’s buffet will feature tuna noodle casserole among other delights.

Some of this week’s highlites start out with a free ‘skin check’ on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., how many of you would like your back checked for spots that may be concerning? Missy Cecchetti, CRNP from Kane Community Hospital, can check your upper torso and reassure you.

Join us for a day at the Seneca Allegany Casino and try your ‘luck’. They will be giving $25 coin voucher and a $5 food voucher, this is based upon 35 passengers. All you pay for is $22. for the ride and tip, with friends for a day of fun, we pick up in Sheffield and Warren’s Shurfine grocery.

Be aware that if the schools are closed due to weather conditions the Center will also be closed.

Now is the time to pay your yearly membership, still only $5 this enables you to see firsthand what your Senior Center has to offer, along with posted birthdays, anniversaries and memorials.

Do you have to pay to have your income tax prepared? Not if you make an appointment for VITA volunteers who come right here to the Sheffield Senior Center. You must call for an appointment starting in February. Call now 968-5667.

TRIPS:

May 5-7 for the presentation of ‘Moses’ at the Sight & Sound theater in Lancaster, tours, lodging, motor coach, tips included cost $ 349.

Oct. 4-12 New Orleans by motor coach, see all the sights includes 14 meals, tour of Louisiana plantation, Riverboat cruise on the Mississippi, Harrah’s Casino, National World War II Museum and so much more, all this and only $749 for double occ. All our trips are open to the public and any age is welcome.

Nov. 1-8 The trip of a lifetime, Hawaii fly from Buffalo w/change planes to Honolulu where you will board the Norwegian ‘Pride of America’ your hotel that will take you to each island for your enjoyment. Price based upon cabin choice, air fare included, call now for a brochure 968-5667.

PTO Memorial

or Honorary Bricks

For sale: Memorial or Honorary Bricks to be placed at the entry of the new elementary addition. 4×8 have 1-3 lines of engraved print, 20 characters per line without clip art or 14 with – $30 without clip art, $40 with. 8×8 have 1-6 lines of engraved print, 20 characters per line; clip art on these will be placed where the manufacturer feels it best fits with the lettering- $60 without.

Sheffield VFD

Calendar dates for 2014:

March 28-Wild Turkey Federation Banquet

April 5-SVFD Auxiliary Spring Craft Show

April 12-Soup and Sub Sale,

May 10-NRA Dinner

Sept. 20/21-Fire Police Hosting Meeting

Oct.10-12-Johnny Appleseed Festival

Oct. 25-SVFD Fall Craft Show

Nov. 1-Annual Turkey Party.

There will be a Photo Fundraiser again this year at the Fire Department on April 12 and 13. They have done this every other year for the last six years They do not have a festival date set yet and are in contact with somebody in the carnival world that is trying to help us out this year. When the decision is made on their festival they will let everyone know as soon as a contract is signed. Other dates of activities may be added to this list at a later date.

Band and Choir

Students’ Fundraiser

Band and Choir students are collecting clean, gently used clothes and shoes for Goodwill from now until the end of February. Collection bins will be placed in the band room and the main office soon, or bring items in garbage bags (please don’t overload) during school or pep band hours. We will get 12 cents per pound, and many others will benefit through the process! I was amazed to find out more about the Goodwill organization; not only do they provide used items for sale, but also job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, sheltered workplaces, and other services for people in need. You get your closets cleaned out, we earn a little $$ and they provide employment to help others – everybody wins!

Music Boosters

Cornhole Tournament

Second Annual Music Booster Cornhole Tournament will be on Saturday, April 5 at noon. More information will follow soon.

Allegheny Valley

Elementary School

Kindergarten registration will take place at Allegheny Valley Elementary on Feb. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.

Engle Family Fire

Donations for the Engle Family fire are being taken at Allegheny Valley Elementary School. Gift cards for fast food, gas, home improvement, and clothing stores are welcome. Cash donations are welcome as well. The school students are bringing donations for all household items and clothing. If anyone has any questions, they could contact the school at 723-4991.

Coming Events

in Sheffield

Feb. 12th Kindergarten Registration at Allegheny Valley Elementary

March 16 – Cherry Grove VFD Chili Festival

Nov. 1-8 Sheffield Senior Center trip to Hawaii