Tidioute Area News In Brief


Lenten Lunch

Lenten lunch today, April 9, will be at the First United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m.; eat at noon.

This is open to all in the community who wish to come and enjoy a lunch with family and friends.

There is no cost for this lunch, just come and enjoy a good meal.

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, April 10 will be chili, cornbread, sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Monday, April 14 will be Shepard’s Pie, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, April 15 will be chicken and biscuits, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, April 17 will be soup and sandwiches.

Lunches are open to those under the age of 60 for a cost of $4 and for those age 60 and over the cost is $3 per meal.

Call Pat at 484-3020 by 9:30-10 a.m. to make your lunch reservations or request a take-out. Take-outs can be ready by 11:45 a.m.

Senior Center Programs

Members of the Tidioute Senior Center had the opportunity to hear Lynn Espin from Experience, Inc and Jamie Agresti from CRI of Erie and the Assistive Technology Resource Coordinator, this is a free statewide telephone with adapters for disabilities (income eligibility of $23,000 total income for person needing such additions as hearing and or speech helpers). Also, PATLL (lending library) for loan of such devices, also reuse and exchange partnership REEL no income requirement.

An assistive technology (AT) device is any device used by person with a disability to communicate, move, work, play, and learn, at home or in the community. AT devices can increase the ability of individuals with disabilities and older adults to be independent, contributing, and included members of their communities.

For more information, contact Jamie Agresti at 814-838-7222 extension 1100, or email her at jagresti@crinet.org or fax her at 814-838-8491.

Last of Pierogi Sales

This Saturday, April 12, will be the last day to purchase your homemade pierogi from the Ladies Guild of St. John Church in Tidioute.

Orders are requested by Thursday, April 10.

Choices are potato and cheese or sauerkraut and cheese with a cost of $5 per half dozen and $8 per dozen.

To place an order, call Fran at 484-7157 and leave a message.

All proceeds will benefit St. John Church.

Turkey Party

Watson Grange No. 1068 will be hosting a Turkey Party on Saturday, April 12 at the Grange Hall located on Rt. 337.

Doors will be open at 6 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m.

Open to the public, all are invited to attend.

Adult Dance

The adult dance for Saturday, April 12 has been canceled.


Tidioute VFW Post 8803 will have a meeting on Sunday, April 13 at 9 a.m.

This is for the election of offices.

Servicemen’s Home Corp.

A meeting of the board of directors of the Servicemen’s Home Corporation will be held on Sunday, April 13 for the purpose of electing officers.

TAHDC, Inc Meeting

The quarterly meeting of the members and board of directors of the Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center, Inc,. will meet on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Tidioute Library.

All members are encouraged to attend.

Bicycling at Night

Those riding bicycles after dark are once again being reminded that they need to have a head lamp and rear reflectors on their bicycles.

You need to be visible to all traffic.

Birthday Calendar

The Tidioute Community Birthday Calendar is now the project of the Tidioute Sports Boosters.

Anyone wishing to have their birthday, wedding anniversary, or meeting dates on the calendar should contact Denise at 484-3202 or Amanda at 730-3120.

Calendars will be available during fishing tournament in September.

Any businesses that wish to have an ad on the calendar to advertise their business should also contact one of these two persons. Business ads are $40 each.

Trash Pick Up

Members of Watson Grange No. 1068 will meet at the Grange Hall on Saturday, April 19 for Trash Pick up along Rt. 337.

Those wishing to help should be at the Grange Hall by 10 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt in Tidioute will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at the Tippy Ballfield, weather permitting.

This event is sponsored by Tidioute Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.

Spaghetti Dinner

Tidioute Sports Boosters will be having a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Cost is $8 per person and will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverages.

The boosters will be taking orders to go from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Delivery is available for residents of the Tidioute Towers.

Call 814-730-0053 to place an order to go or for delivery.

Dollar Dinner

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be hosting a $1 dinner on Tuesday, April 29 starting at 6 p.m.

All are invited to attend this gathering and sharing of good food.

Upcoming Events

9 Lenten Lunch at Methodist Church 11:30 a.m., eat at noon

10 Watson Grange 6:30 p.m.

12 Turkey Party at Watson Grange at 7 p.m.

14 Tidioute Borough Council 7 p.m

16 Lenten Lunch at Presbyterian Church 11:30 a.m., eat at noon

Frogs and toads

Mrs. Quinn’s and Ms. Hick’s second-grade classes at the Tidioute Community Charter School has been learning about the differences and likenesses between frogs and toads by constructing a Venn Diagram (pictured on the wall behind the students). Lane Buccardo (holding the pan with the frogs) listed all of the things the class had learned. Does a frog or a toad have teeth? The students know that a frog has teeth and a toad does not.

Drill at School

The Tidioute Community Charter School held an interior intruder drill recently and invited the Pennsylvania State Police and Tidioute Borough Police to take part in the practice.

Sgt. Eric McKean with the Warren-based state police said, ” The Tidioute drill proved very informative and we hope to do a larger scale team drill in the fall. Drills like the one today at TCCS remind us of the need to practice for very unique security situations.”

“It is important to have law enforcement visible in schools,” said Tidioute police officer Steve Vincent.

During the drill, a fake intruder entered TCCS and the police handled his capture.

“Students were exemplary during this drill,” said Doug Allen, TCCS CEO.