Sheffield Area News in Brief

Annual Arbor Day

Celebration

Friday, April 25 at Memorial Park, Sheffield Township held its 12th annual Arbor Day celebration. The fifth-grade class from Allegheny Valley Elementary School took part in the essay contest, which is held in memory of the late Amanda Fitch, fifth-grade teacher who originally initiated the Arbor Day Program in cooperation with the township and the Lions Club of Sheffield.

The winners of the essay contest and a monetary gift were as follows: First Place was Victoria Childress, Second Place was Abby Gregerson and Third Place was Emily Leichtenberger. Each student read their essays for the crowd.

The Jamestown Audubon Society presented a program on the “Plight of the Bluebird”. The students took part in game learning about the population changes for the Eastern Bluebird over time since the days of colonization. A bluebird nest box kit was given as a prize to a student from the Audubon Society. Cecile Stetler, assistant district forester, was present to give Sheffield Township’s its 12th Annual Tree City USA flag and also gave each student literature on Arbor Day.

After the program was complete the Lions Club provided hot dogs, chips and a drink to all who were in attendance.

Sports Boosters

Golf Scramble

The Sheffield Sports Boosters will be holding its 15th Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, May 17 at Cable Hollow Golf Course in Russell. It will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. This event is a major fundraiser for the boosters and all monies raised will help support the Sheffield community and its sports programs. If you would like to play or sponsor this event, contact Jay Fitch at 730-2990.

Women’s Outdoor

Workshop

Chapman State Park will be the scene of the 2014 Women’s Outdoor Workshops on May 31. This event, coordinated by the Northern Allegheny Outdoor Women’s Association, features 30 workshops including Primitive Skills, Cast Iron Cooking, Fly Fishing, Shooting Sports, Bird Watching, Geocaching, Gardening, Mountain Biking, a number of arts/crafts, Kayaking, Tai Chi and lots more.

Participants must pre-register. Deadline is May 17; contact Jessica Arnold at jesarnold1967@gmail.com or phone 436-1048. Of local interest is one of the new classes for 2014, “my WeeRV” taught by Pat Leach of Tiona. She will share tips on how to convert a minivan into a fun camper for less money and effort that you might think. Money raised by this event last year helped to fund eight grants given to Warren County teachers and groups. Local recipient included Sheffield MS/HS Outdoor Education class (scuba diving) and the Sheffield MS/HS Archery Club. Money was also donated to purchase supplies for an educational kiosk at the Chapman State Park.

Sheffield Hospitality

Center

The menu for the week will be: Monday, chicken tenders, home fries, veg. and homemade cookies. Thursday, smothered burgers, scalloped potatoes, veg. and carrot cake. Friday’s buffet features tuna noodle casserole among other goodies with fruit for dessert

Call 24 hours ahead for your reservation for these meals, cost is $3 over 60 yrs. and $4 for those under 60 yrs. Once again we had a successful fundraiser for our chicken and biscuit dinner, many thanks to all.

Monday stop in to have your blood pressure checked by Sue from Kane Home Health 10 a.m. to noon keep a record to take to your doctor appointments. Tuesday is senior night out with dinner at Perkins then some shopping at Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree, we always make a stop for ice cream on the way home. Wednesday we are going to Erie on our bus for some shopping and lunch with friends. The TAWC bus from Warren is also available for shopping, groceries, appointments etc. Call with your reservation by Monday.

Beginning another month we start by having our Advisory Council meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, we welcome all suggestions and concerns for our Center. We have a sign-up sheet if you would like to have tomato, several varieties, pepper plants etc. Robbie will have them for sale at the end of May, dates will be posted closer to that time. These will be from the State Hospital Greenhouse that is cared for by RSVP volunteers.

We will be joining the Community Garage Sale on June 7, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. if you have donations we will pick up for you (no clothing), or if you would like a table to sell your items we rent space for $5. You must man your own table.

Are you looking to dispose of electronic devices, TVs, old computers etc.? The Sheffield Band Boosters have a fundraiser to dispose per pound. Clean out now as this is one of the few places who will take these items by taking them to Andy’s Truck garage (across from Baker’s gas station in Clarendon) on June 14, Saturday 8-4, lets help the Sheffield band Boosters for this fundraiser.

Trips:

Would you like to take a trip to Delaware to Dover Downs for a ‘Red Roost Crab Fest’ where you get $30 slot play, 20 percent off a ‘Spa’ package and a optional tour of the Governors Mansion? It’s still in the works but sounds fun, any ideas, where would you like to go?

July 29, Tuesday is our annual boat ride, this year we are going to board the ‘Miss Buffalo’ for a luncheon cruise on Lake Erie, then to tour the Botanical Gardens, stop at Braymiller’s Market for vegetable shopping or ice cream total cost for the day $84.

Oct. 4-12 New Orleans tour Mississippi River Cruise and so much more for $749 each.

Nov. 1-8 The trip of a lifetime “Hawaii” fly from Buffalo to Honolulu, prices include flight and selection of cabin.

Dual Enrollment

Program at SAMSHS

Parents of juniors and seniors at Sheffield Area Middle Senior High School are encouraged to attend an informative meeting at SAMSHS on Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Room C116 about the dual enrollment program being offered through St. Bonaventure University. If you are interested, contact Dave Steffan, guidance counselor, and RSVP by April 30 at 3 p.m. at 968-3720.

Sheffield Rotary

Golf Scramble

The Sheffield Rotary will be holding its annual golf scramble on Saturday, June 21 at Blueberry Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.. Call Jim Borst at 968-3219 to either enter the scramble or be a sponsor of this event. All proceeds go back into the community. “Service above Self” is the motto of the Rotary of Sheffield.

Multiphasic

Bloodscreening

Saturday, May 3 is the Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Bloodscreening in conjunction with the Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot. For $35 you can have 30 tests. Vitamin D, Hepatitis C, A1c, TSH, PSA, and Occult Blood Testing are also available for an additional fee. Call 814-837-4570 or toll-free 1-800-565-9200 ask for ext 4570. Fast 12 hours prior to your appointment for best results.

St. Anthony’s

Indoor Garage Sale

If anyone is interested there are still tables available for the indoor garage sale at St. Paul’s Center on May 3. Great time to get rid of stuff you don’t want and make yourself some extra money. Great parking and no worries about rain, and lunch and breakfast available not to mention the customers that come…. call 968-5915 for a table only $10.

Sheffield Township

Supervisors

The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, April 2t for their bi-monthly meeting. Advanced Disposal will be doing the clean-up day on June 14.

The township received notification from Manufacture and Business Association in regards to UPMC Health Plan they have agreed to extend the association-sponsored health-care plans for all MBA members currently enrolled for the next three years beginning with July 2014 renewals.

The ticket booths will be manned at both the Warren County Meet on May 8 and the Junior High Sheffield Invitational on May 2. We will be charging $2 for adults and $1 for citizens and students. Roger Dunham, chairman of the authority, informed us that he will be having Huber Blacktop fix Oak Street as soon as the asphalt plant opens up.

The Arbor Day Proclamation was signed by the supervisors.

Route 666 Bridge and Henry’s Mills Bridge Replacement projects have both been taken into consideration the detours on both projects and should expect no conflict between the two jobs. This is per Marcus Cramer of PennDOT and Chris Ernst of E & M Engineers. Violation letters for accumulation of garbage and rubbish have been sent to the individuals living at 28 First Mill Street granting them 15 days to clean up, also the same letter was sent to the property owner of 12 First Mill Street.

The lean-to at 116 West Main Street (Old Pastrick property) was mailed normal mail and a bright orange copy of this letter was hung on door of the property. Also a junkyard violation letter was sent to the owners of the property on West Main Street and corner of Foulkrod Street.

Ray Davidson is wishing to place a bench at Memorial Park in memory of his wife Eileen. The secretary will get a price of a bench and get this information to him. Township Solicitor Andrea Stapleford reviewed our question in regards to a amount for road bonding and her response is as follows: The Ordinance provides for permit fees for the Type 1 and Type 2 permits, and, in addition, the Excess Maintenance Agreement, in Section 8, provides for the type and amount of security to be posted for the use of the road in question. At least on my draft of the Agreement there are no amounts that are stated in Section 8. Unless the Supervisors have pre-determined the type and amount of security, this Section would provide the means for flexibility with the amount required for road use and should eliminate the need for setting a minimum amount for road bonding. However, if the Supervisors would feel more comfortable setting a minimum so that this process is a little less subjective, this could be done by amending the Ordinance. There still would have to be a decision made as to the type of security to be posted and, also the amount when it is over the minimum, but this is something that we could establish. Another way to do this would be to establish that for every quarter mile of road that is used, a specific dollar value of security is needed. Based on what she knows, some townships use the provision of Section 8 to suit each particular need. She also know of a township that has established one set dollar figure, regardless of the road or length being used.

Snyder Brothers will be drilling in Sheffield Township on the Stewart Lease near Cherry Run.

Coming Events

Today: Sheffield Sports Boosters Cash Bash at St. Paul Center at 7 p.m.

May 1: Sheffield Municipal Authority meeting at 7 p.m. at the authority office

May 3: Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Bloodscreening Call 1-800-565-9200 ext. 4570

St. Anthony’s Indoor Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 4: Sheffield Rod and Gun Fishing Derby at St. Michaels Pavilion Tollgate Road 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 5: 7:30 p.m. Sheffield Township Supervisors meet at the Sheffield Hospitality Center

May 10: NRA Dinner at Sheffield VFD

May 17: Sheffield Sports Boosters Golf Scramble at Cable Hollow Golf Course 1:30 p.m.

May 31: Women’s Outdoor Workshops at Chapmans Dam State Park

June 14; Spring Clean-up day in Sheffield Township at the SAMSHS 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 1920: Sheffield Open in DuBois

June 21: Sheffield Rotary Golf Scramble at Blueberry Golf Course at 1:30 p.m.

July 14-18: Sheffield United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School

July 18-20: Sheffield Alumni Association Weekend

Aug.17-23: SVFD Fireman’s Festival

Sept. 20-21: Fire Police hosting meeting

Oct. 10-12: Johnny Appleseed Festival

Oct. 25: SVFD Fall Craft Show

Nov. 1: Annual Turkey Party at SVFD