Youngsville Area News In Brief

Holiday closing

Youngsville Borough Office and Services will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Garbage pickup is Monday’s pickup will be Tuesday; Tuesday’s garbage pickup will be Wednesday.

Tea and Girl Cadet

Troop Awards

The Youngsville American Legion Auxiliary Unit will hold a “Tea Time” for the Scout Cadets Troop 30699 at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Community Room at the American Legion.

The Scout Cadets Troop 30699 hosted the Front Porch Planter project event in June 2013, held at Youngsville Agway with assistance from Master Gardeners. The Front Porch Planter project is designed to helped community members gain interest in gardening, grow and eat their own vegetables and promote healthy lifestyles.

This project earns the Cadets their Silver Leaf Award, one of the highest awards the Cadet can receive in this age group. Jennifer Fox-Riggin, Manager, Membership and Community Development of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will present the Awards.

Kindergarten

registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year has been scheduled. Registration packets are available at the elementary schools. Copies will also be distributed to pre-schools in the area.

Please bring the following when you come to register: Birth Certificate; Immunization record must be provided for your child to enter school; Proof of Residency by means of utility bill, credit card bill, deed, mortgage, lease agreement, or driver’s license; Your child – to meet with the teacher and for vision screening; Allow at least one hour for registration.

Youngsville Elementary Middle, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014; 9 11 AM or 12:30 2 PM; Sugar Grove Elementary, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 8:30 10:30 AM or 12:30 2 PM; Warren Area Elementary Center Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, A M (Last Names) 9 11 AM or12:30 2 PM; Warren Area Elementary Center, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014,N Z (Last Names)9 11 AM or12:30 2 PM.

Dairy Quality

Forage Workshop

Dairy Quality Forage Workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, from 10am-3pm at the Warren Co. Extension Office, 100 Dillon Drive Youngsville.

You can learn about improved forage, improved forage can increase milk production and cow health. Joel Hunter, Penn State Extension, Agronomy Educator will talk about best growing practices for warm and cool season grasses, grasses for stockpiling, and the use of crop residues. Travis Edwards from the Penn State Dairy Research Center will discuss the importance of forage particle size and how improved forage can increase profits.

Workshop Details: 10am-11am: What is forage quality?

11am-12pm: Silage/feed bunk management; 12pm-1pm: Bag lunch; 1pm-2pm: Particle size and silage storage; 2pm-3pm: Alternative forages.

How to register: Participation is free. Bring a bag lunch or menus will be available. Register online at extension.psu.edu/warren/events or call the Penn State Extension Warren County office at 814-563-9388.

Food Safety Management Certification Course offered by Penn State Extension

This food safety management certification course uses the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food safety curriculum for food service establishments.

Classes will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 (9 AM – 4 PM) and Monday, March 3, 2014 (9 AM – 12 PM); an exam to immediately follow class. Classes will be held at the Penn State Extension Warren County, 100 Dillon Drive, Youngsville, PA 16371.

Training meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act.

The ServSafe course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) requires that every retail food service operation have at least one employee who holds a “nationally recognized food safety manager certification” such as ServSafe. Further, a certified person must be available during all hours of the operation (they do not need to be present, but accessible). To receive and maintain certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five (5) years.

If interested, please contact Ruth A. Valone at the Penn State Extension Warren County 100 Dillon Drive, Youngsville PA 16371. The phone is 814 563-9388; Fax 563-7288;

Email: rav16@psu.edu or the Website: extension.psu.edu/warren

Basketball Schedule

02/14 Friday Basketball @ 6PM Youngsville JV Boys /Cochranton High School- Away Game

02/14 Friday Basketball @ 7:30PM Youngsville V Boys /Cochranton High School- Away Game