Tidioute Area News In Brief



Senior Center Menu

New lunch for the senior center is as follows.

Thursday, Jan. 16 will be soup and sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Jan. 20 the center will be closed for Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 will be Spaghetti and meatballs, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Jan. 23 will be Cooks Choice, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Jan.27 will be Lasagna, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 will be Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Jan. 30 will be Cooks Choice with dessert and beverages.

Watson Grange

A Fun Day is being held by members of the Watson Grange on Saturday at John Hollabaugh’s residence.

PSCFT meeting

Members of the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee will meet on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at Buccardo’d Restaurant.

New members are always welcome.

Senior Center tidbits

Those who attend the Tidioute Senior Center met on Monday with 20 present including Lynn Espin and Denny Mason who presented a program on hand and foot reflexology.

After lunch they had a 50/50 drawing and held election of officers. Sue Lester will serve the group as President, Martha Walters as Vice President, Marian Dashner as Secretary and Dorothy Kording as Treasurer.

It was decided to celebrate birthdays every month instead of every three months.

In order to update their records, they are asking everyone that attends the center to complete a new membership form so that they have correct addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, etc. If you haven’t made out a form yet, please do so as soon as possible.

Call the center at 484-3020 for lunch reservations and information on happenings.

Bonfire successful

Tidioute Community Charter School Sports Boosters held its first burning of the Christmas trees bonfire.

It was a very good turn out for the first year’s event.

Hot dogs and hot beverages were sold by members of the group to keep everyone warm. A special thanks to John and Carol Ziegler for providing the grill and cooking all night.

Sports Boosters would like to remind the community that this will be an annual event, so please save your Christmas trees after Christmas next year.

The next Tidioute Community Charter School Sports Boosters meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

All community members are welcome to come and help make this group successful.

Parent Committee


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

If you are interested, please e-mail him at dallen@tidioutecharter.com. They will meet this month to start their group.

TAVFD shirts

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is selling TAVFD T-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies.

All items must be prepaid and can be ordered by contacting Anita Nicholson at 494-1009 evenings.

Free Throw results

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship was held on Wednesday at the Tidioute Community Charter School with 31 contestants.

It was a very good contest and they had winners in nine categories for boys and girls.

Of the 31 contestants the winners will advance to the District contest in Warren later this month.

Winners were as follows: Boys age 11-Julian Gillenwater, age 12- Jesse Gourley, age 13-Ryan Williams, and age 14- Rickey McAfoose. Girls age 10- Carrie Rose, age 11- Kelsey Nuttall, age 12- Sunora Henderson, age 13- Allexa Morgan and age 14- Annah Burke.

It was truly delightful to see all the students, and a good time was had by all.

A “Tip of the Hat” to all the people that made this event such a success. Thank you to Doris and Jerry Svitek, Carol and Howard Klingenberg, Bob Schwab, Mike Heenan, Larry McGuigan, Dan and Sarah McLaughlin, Janet Anderson, Fran O’Hosky, Gary Koech and the staff at Tidioute Community Charter School.

TAHDC Inc meeting

Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center, Inc members will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at ST John Center.

All Members are encouraged to attend.

Flap Jack

Stack-em Nite

The First Presbyterian Church invites the community to its 4th annual “Flap Jack” Stack-em Nite on Saturday evening, Feb. 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall of the church.

The cost is $7 and includes juice, pancakes, sausage, applesauce, dessert and a beverage.

Take outs will be available, call 484-3513 after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 to order.

Supper benefits the church building and restoration funds.

Borough Council

Tidioute Borough Council met on Monday evening Jan. 6 for their re-organizational meeting.

Elected as president was Henry Brown, Vice President-Kevin Bonner.

New council members include Ella Johnson, John Campisano and Michelle Campisano. Remaining on council are John Brown, and Lee Lindemuth.

Pam McLaughlin was re-elected as Mayor and Sandy Martin was re-elected to serve as tax collector.

Crystal Heenan will remain as secretary and treasurer and Walt Snavley remains as our borough manager.

Tim Bevevino as solicitor, Todd Fantaskey as sewage enforcement officer, E & M Engineers as engineer.

Emergency management coordinators are Nathan Brown and Leo Kramer.

District Magistrate Cindy Lindemuth administered the oath of office to Pam McLaughlin as Mayor and then the other members of council were given the oath and sworn into office by Mayor McLaughlin.

Council President Henry Brown will appoint the committee members for the next meeting.

Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 292 miles and had five incidents.

Frank Buccardo Jr was put on full time as an employee.

Crystal is feeling better and will be working a few hours each week.

Borough manager Walt Snavley reported using more anti-skid so far this winter and he is ordering another delivery.

Council meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the borough office located at 129 Main ST.

Townships reorganize

Triumph Township has elected Jim Martin as chairman and Jim Ziegler as vice-chairperson, and the third supervisor position is vacant.

Dick Brown was named secretary/treasurer. Todd Fantaskey as sewage enforcement officer and Timothy Bevevino was named solicitor.

Watson Township has elected John Hollabaugh as chairperson and Rob Burris was elected as Vice Chairperson, third supervisor is Albert Hendricks. Donna Lane was elected taqx collector, Sandra Kick was named secretary/treasurer.

Stapleford and Byham as solicitor, Todd Fantaskey as sewage enforcement officer and Rob Burris was named as emergency management coordinator.

Deer Field Township elected John Flasher as chairperson and Tom Kollar was elected vice chairperson, Duane Gibson was named third supervisor. Mary Donahue was elected tax collector, Sharon flasher was named secretary/treasurer, Tim Bevevino as solicitor and Todd Fantaskey was named sewage enforcement officer.

Youth Formal Dance

Tidioute fire department/auxiliary will be hosting a Youth Formal Dance on Friday, February 21 at the firehall from 7 p.m till 10 p.m.