Sheffield Area News In Brief
The book “Delicate Strands” has been donated to the Sheffield Township Library by the author, C. Lloyd. She dedicated this book to her 97-year-old grandmother, Alice Farnsworth, who still reads daily and her late grandfather, Clyde Farnsworth, who generously shared with her his love of history and his hometown. She is also the granddaughter of the late Frank and Iva Lloyd.
The library hours are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A place where the past and present, the dead and living, and the unlikely and unexplainable all meet to focus on one of the most important events in U.S. history. Gettysburg was a crucial area to the Civil War in 1863 for many reasons.
This year, students involved in SAMHS’s History Club and their three chaperones, Mr. Lindquist, Ms. Hartburg, and Mr. Smoulder, had the opportunity to visit this town-sized monument. By raising money through fundraising and the “snack cart,” students from Sheffield raised enough money to be able to afford to go on the trip. The members of History Club were taken to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center to explore a piece of our nation’s past through antiques, pictures, and a short film that educated them on where they were.
Later that day, the club members traveled to the Homestead Orphanage to witness the hauntings that still take place there after all these years. According to legend, the tour guide, and regular people who have visited the orphanage, strange things have been taking place in and around that building with no explanation other than the obvious It is haunted. Getting a thrill out of that tour, the seniors, along with their history teacher Mr. Lindquist, wanted more excitement. Around 10 p.m. this group attended a tour of the Jenny Wade House. Jenny Wade was the only civilian casualty to occur in Gettysburg; she was shot by a Confederate soldier through the wall and died in the house. It is supposedly haunted by her and her father, and being the sixth most haunted place in America, it has certainly proved itself to be true to its name.
Members of the History Club enjoyed their stay in Gettysburg and SAMHS plan on making the trip again next year.
-Written by Dakota Schooler
It’s back… Sheffield Days will be Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. You can choose to do both days or just one. There will be a $2 donation to be listed on the map. If you are interested in having a sale and being put on the map, contact April Huff at 968-5231.
Saturday, June 14 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the annual Spring Clean-up day in Sheffield. This is for Sheffield residents only and will be at the Sheffield Area Middle Senior High School back parking lot behind the new addition.
The following items will not be accepted: garbage, lawn or garden trimmings, paint or hazardous materials.
We will have a scrap metal container available and also Goodwill will be present to collect TVs, computers and accessories for recycling. The cost is $5 per car load and $10/$20 per pickup loads; $5 for each appliance and $1 for a battery. No tires.
Residents will be allowed to bring items difficult to haul away for disposal at a certified landfill. Items such as old furniture, appliances, mattresses, water heaters, barrels, etc., are allowed as long as the item can be hand-dumped by the residents. No hydraulic truck bed dumping is permitted. Areas will be set up to take scrap metal, electronics and general items.
Ludlow Memorial Day
Ludlow Memorial Day Services will be held at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery on May 26 at 11:15 a.m. The James Uber Post 489 will be in charge of the ceremony. Jonathon Bires will be doing the flag raising, the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Ken Holms and Gene Lucia. Alfred Johnson will be doing the invocation. The Memorial Day speaker will be Donald Poleto.
John Jubon will being doing the roll call of last year’s departed veterans: John Straneva, Nicholas Juban, Chester Swanson, Donald Swanson, Eugene Rzdkiewicz and Virgil Nelson. The firing squad will be from Sheffield and Clarendon VFW under the direction of Ken Eckstrom. Georgi Rice will be leading the songs and Deacon Joseph Lucia is charge of the program. The bell ringer will be Jack Lee.
The Sheffield High School Girls’ Basketball Team will be hosting a youth basketball camp for boys and girls currently in grades one through six. The camp will run the week of July 14-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Registration is currently $50 if turned in to Sheffield High School by June 10 ($65 after). A T-shirt, water bottle, and basketball are included with the registration fee. Camp activities will include basketball skills and fun summer camp team-building games. Registration forms can be found on the Sheffield Basketball Facebook Page or you can contact Jaimie Ely at Sheffield High School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The menu for the week will be: Monday, your choice of split pea or chicken noodle soup, homemade rolls, and ‘Dave’s’ favorite apple parfait for dessert. Thursday, hot dogs, potato salad and fruit. Friday’s buffet will feature tuna salad and bread pudding among other tempting sides. Do you have a favorite recipe? Kelly is always looking and cooking your favorites. Many thanks to all the volunteers who make her job easier, especially Carol Hammerbeck, who volunteers every Monday in the kitchen. If you would like to join us for a good home-cooked meal, call ahead for your reservation for Monday, Thursday or Friday 968-5667. Lunch is $3 over 60 years or $4 under.
Some of this week’s highlites are Monday, blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to noon by Kane Home Health, no appointment needed. Tuesday, the bus will start picking up at 11:30 a.m. for a trip for a lunch with friends somewhere in Warren County. Thursday we will have our Memorial Day program here at the Center at 1 p.m., this year our guest speaker will be Jim Cheronis, office manager for Northwest in Sheffield. We will have others participate as well as our Sheffield Kitchen Band, hope to see you for lunch & the program, remember to call ahead. We will be closed for Memorial Day, May 26.
Mark your calendars for the Farmers Market vouchers, of $20. Monday, June 2 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You must have photo ID and 60 years or older who meet income guidelines under $21,590 single and $29,101. couple. Unable to travel? Stop in between now and June 2 and pick up a ‘proxy’ form.
The Center will also be having Sheffield Days and we are on the map, our ‘Oldies & Goodies’ sale is June 7, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and we have tables for you to rent for $5. Must man your own tables. If you have ‘donations’ for the Center bring them in or call 968-5667 and we will pick up for you.
July 29, Tuesday-Join us for our annual boat ride this year we will board ‘Miss Buffalo’ for a luncheon cruise on Lake Erie then tour the Botanical Gardens, stop at Braymiller’s Market, shop for vegetables or ice cream. Cost $84.
Oct. 4-12-We have two motor coaches to take us to New Orleans, Mississippi Cruise, Harrah’s Casino and so much more all for $749 a couple.
Nov. 1-8-the trip of a lifetime ‘Hawaii’ fly out of Buffalo to Honolulu where you will board Norwegian’s ‘Pride of America’ You will get to explore the many islands and so much more. Brochures available.
Property owners in Sheffield Township are reminded that a vegetation ordinance is in effect during the summer months.
The ordinance reads No person, firm, corporation, or other entity owning or occupying any property within the Township shall permit any Grass, Weed or Vegetation whatsoever to grow or remain upon such properties as to exceed a height of Six (6) inches. Any violation of this Ordinance is hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the Township. If a certified letter is sent to a property owner, the Supervisors will grant the property owner five (5) days to bring the property into compliance or legal action will be taken pursuant to the Ordinance. If the property owner fails to bring the property into compliance within the five (5) days, the Supervisors may take one of two steps: The Supervisors or a third party may remove, trim, or cut the offending grass, weeds, vegetation. Should this occur, you will be responsible for all costs of entry, together with a penalty of ten percent (10%) and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of collection. These costs and fees may be levied against your property as a municipal lien. The Supervisors may file a criminal complaint against you. Upon conviction, you would be sentenced to pay a fine of between $300 and $600, together with attorney’s fees and cost of collection.
The National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony will be conducted in the Sheffield Area Middle High School library on Wednesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Ten new members will be inducted. The candlelighting ceremony and description of criteria will be presented by NJHS president Justin Eckstrom, vice president Hayley Corbin, secretary Mya Grubbs, and treasurer Kolten Johnson, as well as two other current members: Isiss Pratz and Faite Smith.
Guest speakers at the ceremony will feature current National Honor Society officers Doug Grubbs, Zarah Pratz, Marlea Sprandle, and Morgan Hoffman.
May 18: Sheffield Rod & Gun 3D Shoot
May 25: Soup and Pie Luncheon at Sheffield United Methodist Church
May 31: Women’s Outdoor Workshops at Chapman Dam State Park
June 2nd – Sheffield Township Supervisor Meeting at Senior Center at 7:30 p.m.
June 7-8: Sheffield Yard Sale Days
June 10: Last day of School
June 13: Commencement at SAMSHS
June 14: Spring Clean UP day in Sheffield Township at the SAMSHS 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 19-20: Sheffield Open in DuBois
June 29: Sheffield Rod & Gun 3D Shoot
July 14-18: Sheffield United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School
July 18-20: Sheffield Alumni Association Weekend
July 27: Sheffield Rod & Gun 3D Shoot
Aug. 17-23: SVFD Fireman’s Festival
Aug. 24: Sheffield Rod & Gun 3D Shoot
Sept. 20-21: Fire Police Hosting Meeting
Sept. 21: Sheffield Rod & Gun 3D Shoot
Oct. 10-12: Johnny Appleseed Festival
Oct. 25: SVFD Fall Craft Show
Nov. 1: Annual Turkey Party at SVFD