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Posted: December 12th, 2014

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There will be a celestial light show this weekend December 13 and 14 to add to the holiday celebrations. The Geminid Meteor shower should be one of the best of the year and meteors could dash across the sky at a rate of 20 to 60 per hour. Hopefully, the skies will clear some. Another night time holiday celestial display will happen with the Full Moon on January 4. It is called the Wolf Moon.
The storm on December 11 was bad. There plenty of vehicles in ditches and numerous accidents. But looking ahead, the weather forecasts do not look nearly as bad. Daytime temperatures for the new week ahead will be above freezing and no major cold weather is expected. At night, the temperature will drop below freezing so be careful when driving. Water from melting snow could pose problems when it freezes on the roads.
On the Wild Side

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Saturday, December 13 is the last day for rifle season for deer in Pennsylvania. Preliminary figures seem to indicate a low harvest this season. The weather certainly didn’t help the hunt.
However, if a hunter wants to help there is a program to help others called Share the Harvest.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has help to fund the venison donation program, Hunters Sharing the Harvest. The donation means that hunters will no longer be charged a $15 processing fee for donated deer. The donated deer are then distributed to local food banks. If you want to donate a deer, visit www.sharedeer.org for more information including professional participating butchers in your area.

Yard and Garden

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The first of the seed catalogs for 2015 was in the mail here Wednesday. The winter months are important for gardeners because they provide the opportunity to plan for the upcoming year. The planning isn’t limited to flowers and vegetables. Think food plots and pollinator gardens.
Pollinators have been in trouble now for several years because of habitat loss and pesticide use.
Ernst Seeds in Meadville offers any different varieties of native wild flower seeds which are beneficial to the all important pollinators. There are also plenty of helpful resources which can be used to learn more and get new ideas. One of the best is Conserving Pollinators: A Primer for Gardeners.

Pymatuning First Walk

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Take a healthy First Day walk at Pymatuning New Years Day. Linda Armstrong, the environmental educator will lead the walk which will also focus on birding, winter plant identification and identifying animal tracks if there is snow on the ground. Bring your own snowshoes or there are a limited few available at the Park. Call the Park Office to reserve a pair. The number is 724-3142. If there is no snow, the group will hike.
The First Walk begins at the Park Office at 10 a.m. and ends about noon. According to Armstrong, the walk will be about 2 miles.
On January 10 at the Jamestown Campgrounds, there will be a Hoot and Holler night program beginning at 6 p.m. Hoot at the owls and holler at the moon. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve a pair at the Park Office. Remember, there are only a limited amount of snowshoes available so call early and reserve. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight or headlamp. The Hoot and Holler evening ends at 8 p.m.

Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center

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Last Minute Gift Baskets
-Monday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., limited to first 18 registrants
Holidays are fast approaching…you are looking for that perfect gift…what can you do?  Join Laura Dengler, Crawford Conservation District, to enjoy a hands-on gift basket workshop.  Learn some innovative ideas to customize gifts for those “special someones!”
-“Monday Movie Matinee”
Monday, December 29, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Join Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, to kick back and enjoy a snack and an afternoon nature movie matinee at the Nature Center.  There are several choices, we an decide on the the topic together…see you there!
Spartansburg Book Sale – Today Saturday December 13

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In December, the Spartansburg Educational Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale at the Spartansburg Fire Hall in conjunction with a Gift Wrapping Booth. The Spartansburg Educational Foundation is raising funds for the proposed Charter school the community would like to establish. The group is very active and to keep up to date with events and fund raisers, visit their Facebook page.
Folks may bring their presents to be wrapped while browsing through a huge collection (thousands) of books! Here are the details as follows:
Book Donation Day: Thursday, December 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Books may be dropped off for donation to the book sale during this time at the Spartansburg Fire Hall.
Book Sale Day 1: Friday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books will be sold at marked prices. The Gift Wrapping project will also begin that day.
Book Sale Day 2: Saturday,December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Books will be sold at marked prices until NOON. From noon to 3:00 p.m., books will be $1.00 a bag! The Gift Wrapping project will also be going on during that time.
Canadohta Radio

The Canadohta Queen was one of decorated boats chugging along in the popular Canadohta Lake Boat Parade.

The Canadohta Queen was one of decorated boats chugging along in the popular Canadohta Lake Boat Parade.

Canadohta Lake could soon have it’s own community radio station following approval of an application by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“There’s a great need to have radio station for Canadohta Lake,” Brian Silvis, who began the local radio movement, said. “It be great to be out on the lake or sitting around a campfire listening to music and local information. The radio station would be entertainment and a local source of news for residents, weekend cottage tourists and vacationers.”
The new station WUUK-LP will be on the air at 105.7 as soon as the amount of money needed is raised by the non profit Canadohta Community Radio Group.
The members of the Canadohta Community Radio Group are: Brian Silvis – president; Patricia Keys – vice-president and secetary; Brian Blair – treasurer. For individuals or business who wish to donate, volunteer or need more information, Brian Silvis can be contacted at email canadohtaradio@gmail.com. or at 732-0759. More information and how to donate can also be found at at the Canadohta Radio’s Web site at www.canadohtaradio.org
The Community Radio Group also has a Facebook page. Check it out.

For more information read Go Crawford on the new station – Canadohta FM.

And Just for the Heck of It

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On December 19, Charles Dickens publishes A Christmas Carol. (1843) and on December 21  “Snow White” premiered at theaters. (1937). And did you know: Poinsettias are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first Ambassador to Mexico who brought the plant back to his plantation in the U.S. He grew the plants in his Greenville, S.C plantation and gave them out as gifts to friends. Poinsettia Day is December 12th. It was declared in honor of the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett on December 12, 1851.

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Posted: December 6th, 2014

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The December Full Moon, known as both the Cold Moon and Long Nights Moon, is Saturday, December 6. The names developed over the years because this is the time of the year when cold tightens it’s hold and the nights are long and dark.
With Christmas fast approaching , thoughts turn to food and many think about healthy foods such as olive oil for cooking, baking and salad dressings. It might be a good idea to buy an extra bottle of olive oil this year. Because of poor growing conditions there very well could be a shortage of oil, according to this article, Olive Oil Apocalypse. Maybe even purchase a couple extra jars of olives, seems like they would also be in short supply.
The upcoming week, after a rainy weekend, looks like perfect flu weather, although no major storms are in the forecasts but we will see see some snow. A major winter storm will be along the coastal areas Tuesday through Thursday so keep an attentive ear to forecasts just in case.  An interesting article in the Buffalo, NY News states that the Lake Erie water temperature off Buffalo registered 40, the lowest temperature since 1976 for the date. The water temperature in Lake Erie at Erie was listed as 41 degrees.

On the Wild Side

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Pennsylvania deer season has another week to go. Although in this neighborhood, plenty of deer have been seen throughout the year, very few deer have been taken during the first week. The cold rain on Saturday sure put a damper on many hunting plans. Incidentally, this Sunday is the final day for deer in New York State.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has help to fund the venison donation program, Hunters Sharing the Harvest. The donation means that hunters will no longer be charged a $15 processing fee for donated deer. The donated deer are then distributed to local food banks. If you want to donate a deer, visit www.sharedeer.org for more information including professional participating butchers in your area.
The final figures for the four day statewide beer season which ended November 26 stands at 2,444. In 2013, 2,473 bears were harvested in the statewide hunt. This year hunters took 24 bears in Crawford, 93 in Warren and Erie, 13.

Yard and Garden

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This should be another good week to get outside and finish up yard or garden work  and maybe put up decorations.

Canadohta Radio

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Canadohta Lake could soon have it’s own community radio station following approval of an application by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“There’s a great need to have radio station for Canadohta Lake,” Brian Silvis, who began the local radio movement, said. “It be great to be out on the lake or sitting around a campfire listening to music and local information. The radio station would be entertainment and a local source of news for residents, weekend cottage tourists and vacationers.”
The new station WUUK-LP will be on the air at 105.7 as soon as the amount of money needed is raised by the non profit Canadohta Community Radio Group.
The members of the Canadohta Community Radio Group are: Brian Silvis – president; Patricia Keys – vice-president and secetary; Brian Blair – treasurer. For individuals or business who wish to donate, volunteer or need more information, Brian Silvis can be contacted at email canadohtaradio@gmail.com. or at 732-0759. More information and how to donate can also be found at at the Canadohta Radio’s Web site at www.canadohtaradio.org
The Community Radio Group also has a Facebook page. Check it out.
Much more information will appear in next Friday’s edition of Go Crawford.
Project Support Our Troops

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Project Support are troops is gearing up for the holidays and are currently getting ready to send needed holiday packages to our troops overseas. According to Kim Lengling one item which is really needed is Bag Balm.
“We anticipate shipping 500 boxes this Christmas, with postage costs running at least $6900.00” stated Kim Lengling, Co-Chairperson of Project Support Our Troops. “One thing we would like to special request this year  is Bag Balm lotion. With the extreme conditions that our Troops endure in certain areas, Bag Balm is “like Gold over there”.
For more information, details, Lest We Forget
Or call or visit: Kim Lengling
Full Circle Events, LLC
814-724-9099
www.full-circle-events.com

Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center

For more information or to register call 814-763-5269
- “Local History–Cambridge Springs”
Monday, December 8, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- “Last Minute Gift Baskets”
Monday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Limited to first 18 registrants.
- “Monday Movie Matinee”
Monday, December 29, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pymatuning

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A special New Year’s Day walk will be held at Pymatuning on January 1. Join in the healthy fun on the first day at 10 a.m. (meet at the Park Office and walk or snowshoe if there’s snow until noon on one of the trails. Birding and winter plant identification will be part of the fun. Some snowshoes will be available but those who want to join and need snowshoes should call the park as soon as possible. There;s only a limited number of snowshoes available.
For more information or the reserve some snowshoes for the First Walk , call the Park Office at 724-932-3142.

Spartansburg Book Sale

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In December, the Spartansburg Educational Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale at the Spartansburg Fire Hall in conjunction with a Gift Wrapping Booth. The Spartansburg Educational Foundation is raising funds for the proposed Charter school the community would like to establish. The group is very active and to keep up to date with events and fund raisers, visit their Facebook page.
Folks may bring their presents to be wrapped while browsing through a huge collection (thousands) of books! Here are the details as follows:
Book Donation Day: Thursday, December 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Books may be dropped off for donation to the book sale during this time at the Spartansburg Fire Hall.
Book Sale Day 1: Friday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books will be sold at marked prices. The Gift Wrapping project will also begin that day.
Book Sale Day 2: Saturday,December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Books will be sold at marked prices until NOON. From noon to 3:00 p.m., books will be $1.00 a bag! The Gift Wrapping project will also be going on during that time.

And Just for the Heck of It

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From the PA Dept. of Agriculture:

Did You Know?
Last year through Hunters Sharing the Harvest sportsmen donated nearly 100,000 pounds of venison to more than 4,000 emergency food assistance agencies through the state’s 21 regional food banks.

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Posted: November 29th, 2014

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Hopefully all had a great and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Locally, the region escaped some of the severe weather that plagued much the easten seaboard over the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
The upcoming week will see warmer temperatures with some rain and snow but no major storms.
Smoked a turkey for Thanksgiving for the first time this year. It was one of the best, moist and full of flavor. Around here, this will be a tradition.

On the Wild Side

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Pennsylvania rifle season for deer opens Monday, December 1. Thousands of hunters will take to the woods in a traditional ritual akin to a day with high holiday status. Good Luck and be careful. If your not going to use you deer or only want part of it, it can be donated by processors to local food banks. For more information conatct the Game Commission, your local processor or food ban.
The preliminary stats for Pennsylvania bear season (rifle), which opened last Saturday, indicate that some 2,040 black bears were harvested. The largest was taked in Pittsfield Township in Warren County. The male bear weighed an amazing 677 pounds!
In Erie County a total of 13 bears were taken according to incomplete reports and in Crawford County 20 bears were harvested.
Certainly, there were a lot of “bear stories” spoken at many Thanksgiving meals.

Yard and Garden

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The high winds last weekend and on Monday brought down numerous branches and limbs in many yards…more clean up.
Forgot about four small red cabbages in the garden and picked them Thanksgiving Day in snow squall. They made it through all the frigid temps and snow of the last week or so. Good coleslaw.
Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center

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For more information or to register call 814-763-5269
“Tree Cookie Ornaments”
Monday, December 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., $2.00 materials fee, Limited to first 20 registrants.
“Local History–Cambridge Springs”
Monday, December 8, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Last Minute Gift Baskets”
Monday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Limited to first 18 registrants.
“Monday Movie Matinee”
Monday, December 29, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Project Support Our Troops

 

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Project Support are troops is gearing up for the holidays and are currently getting ready to send needed holiday packages to our troops overseas. According to Kim Lengling one item which is really needed is Bag Balm.
“We anticipate shipping 500 boxes this Christmas, with postage costs running at least $6900.00” stated Kim Lengling, Co-Chairperson of Project Support Our Troops. “One thing we would like to special request this year  is Bag Balm lotion. With the extreme conditions that our Troops endure in certain areas, Bag Balm is “like Gold over there”.
For more information, details, Lest We Forget
Or call or visit: Kim Lengling
Full Circle Events, LLC
814-724-9099
www.full-circle-events.com
Spartansburg Book Sale

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In December, the Spartansburg Educational Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale at the Spartansburg Fire Hall in conjunction with a Gift Wrapping Booth. The Spartansburg Educational Foundation is raising funds for the proposed Charter school the community would like to establish. The group is very active and to keep up to date with events and fund raisers, visit their Facebook page.
Folks may bring their presents to be wrapped while browsing through a huge collection (thousands) of books! Here are the details as follows:
Book Donation Day: Thursday, December 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Books may be dropped off for donation to the book sale during this time at the Spartansburg Fire Hall.
Book Sale Day 1: Friday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books will be sold at marked prices. The Gift Wrapping project will also begin that day.
Book Sale Day 2: Saturday,December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Books will be sold at marked prices until NOON. From noon to 3:00 p.m., books will be $1.00 a bag! The Gift Wrapping project will also be going on during that time.
Light Up Meadville

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Light Up Meadville begins on December 5 at Diamond Park at 5:30 p.m. Santa is expected to arrive at 6:15 p.m. and then there will be a parade to the Academy Theatre. There be plenty of Christmas music, lights and Christmas sing-alongs.
The Market House will have crriage rides throughout the evening to tour the downtown area and decorations. Inside the Market House will be plenty of different events, free samples from vendors and other holiday activities.
Many other organizations and businesses will also have special events throughout the evening. The French Creek Conservancy, the Audubon and Nature Conservancy, all located at 301 Chestnut Street, will have a special open house and other holiday activites. Stop in for a visit. For more information, Light Up Meadville.

Christmas in Spartansburg

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The community of Sparatnsburg will hold their traditional Christmas in Spartansburg on December 5 and 6 at various locations. The main center of events will be at the Fire Hall and at the former elementary school. Over 50 crafters are expected.Santa will be there throughout the festivities as well carolers.
There will be free pony rides for children at the Sparatnsburg Park.

And Just for the Heck of It

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From:http://www.cookforest.com/articles/livingwithblackbears/blackbears2.cfm

“Bears may be on the move at anytime, but they’re usually most active at night or during early morning. Bears are omnivorous, eating almost anything from berries, corn, acorns, beechnuts, or even grass to table scraps, carrion, honey and insects. During late summer and fall, black bears fatten up for winter hibernation. At this time, they may actively feed for up to 20 hours a day, ingesting up to 20,000 calories. “

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Posted: November 22nd, 2014
Well, maybe this week...

Well, maybe this week…

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day; it sure seemed like an amazingly fast year. Happy Thanksgiving and be safe if you going over “the fields and through the woods to grandma’s house.” Although, at least so far, we’ve escaped the heaviest snows unlike Buffalo, the driving has been somewhat treacherous and icy. Saturdays freezing rain was something special.
Warmer, almost spring like weather will be around beginning this weekend, according to some other forecasts, then cooler weather again with snow. Hopefully, the weather settles down some for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday making travel less complicated and safer.
Thanksgiving was officially proclaimed a national holiday for the first time by President Abram Lincoln. Lincoln took the action at the constant urging of Sarah Joespha Hale. Following numerous letters and editorials, Lincoln proclaimed the holiday on October 3, 1863. He set the day as the last Thursday of November.
Prior to Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, the only other two national holidays were Independence Day and George Washington’s birthday.
Hale was a noted writer and editor. For fifty years she edited the popular magazine Godey’s Lady Book. The first publication of it’s kind specifically for and about women’s issues.She is also the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb. She used her position and influence to promote Thanksgiving as a national holiday to help re-unite the country after the devastating Civil War.

On the Wild Side

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Pennsylvania deer rifle season opens the Monday after Thanksgiving. Hopefully, there will be a little tracking snow left after the Thansgiving week warm -up.
Just a thought about the five to seven foor snowfall in southwestern New York State – That’s a lot of snow by any standards and wonder how wild life in that region is faring?
It will be more pleasant this upcoming week; make sure the bird feeders are filled.

Yard and Garden

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The expected mild weather will give a little more time to finish up yard work and finish up some last minute chores. For those who decorate yards for the holiday this might be the best weather week to get it done.

Project Support Our Troops

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Project Support are troops is gearing up for the holidays and are currently getting ready to send needed holiday packages to our troops overseas. According to Kim Lengling one item which is really needed is Bag Balm.
“We anticipate shipping 500 boxes this Christmas, with postage costs running at least $6900.00” stated Kim Lengling, Co-Chairperson of Project Support Our Troops. “One thing we would like to special request this year  is Bag Balm lotion. With the extreme conditions that our Troops endure in certain areas, Bag Balm is “like Gold over there”.
For more information, details, Lest We Forget
Or call or visit: Kim Lengling
Full Circle Events, LLC
814-724-9099
www.full-circle-events.com

Spartansburg Book Sale

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In December, the Spartansburg Educational Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale at the Spartansburg Fire Hall in conjunction with a Gift Wrapping Booth. The Spartansburg Educational Foundation is raising funds for the proposed Charter school the community would like to establish. The group is very active and to keep up to date with events and fund raisers, visit their Facebook page.
Folks may bring their presents to be wrapped while browsing through our huge collection (thousands) of books! Here are the details as follows:
Book Donation Day: Thursday, December 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Books may be dropped off for donation to the book sale during this time at the Spartansburg Fire Hall.
Book Sale Day 1: Friday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books will be sold at marked prices. The Gift Wrapping project will also begin that day.
Book Sale Day 2: Saturday,December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Books will be sold at marked prices until NOON. From noon to 3:00 p.m., books will be $1.00 a bag! The Gift Wrapping project will also be going on during that time.
Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center

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For more information or to register call 814-763-5269
“Tree Cookie Ornaments”
Monday, December 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., $2.00 materials fee, Limited to first 20 registrants.
“Local History–Cambridge Springs”
Monday, December 8, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Last Minute Gift Baskets”
Monday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Limited to first 18 registrants.
“Monday Movie Matinee”
Monday, December 29, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 And Just for the Heck of It

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Yams and sweet potatoes have sort of an identity crisis. One if often called the other. In reality, they are two completely separate species. Sweet potatoes are actually related to the morning glory. Yams are not even grown in US. Actually, both yams and sweet poatoes are incorrectly called potatoes. They are not potatoes but rather tubers.

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Posted: November 16th, 2014
Well, maybe this week...

Well, maybe this week…

The upcoming week looks like it will be a lot of fun for those who enjoy winter outdoors.We could also see plenty of frigid temperatures. Be careful driving and get ready.
Unfortunately, because of the storm and cloud cover, star gazers won’t likely get to view the Leonid Meteor Shower on Monday evening.

On the Wild Side

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A snowy owl was spotted near Presque Isle last week. They should arrive in the Pymatuning area shortly. The best advice is to leave the owl undisturbed if you discover one. Just watch it and enjoy.
This will be an important week to keep the bird feeders filled.

Yard and Garden

No outdoor picnics were likely held the first day of spring 2013.

No outdoor picnics were likely held the first day of spring 2013.

Any leaves that didn’t get raked are under a lot of snow. Hopefully, all the needed tools and equipment got safely inside before the weather worsened. The next big coule jobs will be pruning shrubs and fruit trees during the winter months.

Spartansburg Book Sale

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In December, the Spartansburg Educational Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale at the Spartansburg Fire Hall in conjunction with a Gift Wrapping Booth. The Spartansburg Educational Foundation is raising funds for the proposed Charter school the community would like to establish. The group is very active and to keep up to date with events and fund raisers, visit their Facebook page.
Folks may bring their presents to be wrapped while browsing through our huge collection (thousands) of books! Here are the details as follows:
Book Donation Day: Thursday, December 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Books may be dropped off for donation to the book sale during this time at the Spartansburg Fire Hall.
Book Sale Day 1: Friday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books will be sold at marked prices. The Gift Wrapping project will also begin that day.
Book Sale Day 2: Saturday,December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Books will be sold at marked prices until NOON. From noon to 3:00 p.m., books will be $1.00 a bag! The Gift Wrapping project will also be going on during that time.
Project Support Our Troops

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Support Our Troops with donations

Project Support are troops is gearing up for the holidays and are currently getting ready to send needed holiday packages to our troops overseas. According to Kim Lengling one item which is really needed is Bag Balm.
“We anticipate shipping 500 boxes this Christmas, with postage costs running at least $6900.00” stated Kim Lengling, Co-Chairperson of Project Support Our Troops. “One thing we would like to special request this year  is Bag Balm lotion. With the extreme conditions that our Troops endure in certain areas, Bag Balm is “like Gold over there”.
For more information, details, Lest We Forget
Or call or visit: Kim Lengling
Full Circle Events, LLC
814-724-9099
www.full-circle-events.com

Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center

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Call to register – 763-5269
“Owls”
Monday, November 17, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Tree Cookie Ornaments”
Monday, December 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., $2.00 materials fee, Limited to first 20 registrants.
“Local History–Cambridge Springs”
Monday, December 8, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Last Minute Gift Baskets”
Monday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Limited to first 18 registrants.
“Monday Movie Matinee”
Monday, December 29, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

And Just for the Heck of It

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Posted: November 9th, 2014

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In the Western Pacific one of the strongest storms ever recorded, Typhoon Nuri, will impact the weather in much of Northen Hemisphere for much of the upcoming week. Some forecasts are predicting very cold air and lake effect snows.
Nuri is expected to slam Alaska Friday and Saturday with hurricane force winds which will change the jet stream and bring extreme artic air into Canada and much of the United States. Some areas could see upwards of a foot of snow or more This could very well be an important week to monitor local forecasts. Tuesday could be our last nice Fall day before the cold air plunges across the Great Lakes. Some forecasts are already predicting polar vortex.

Tuesday. November 11 is Veterans Day. It’s a very solemn Day when reflection and thanks should rule for the many sacrifices made by our veterans. Project Support Our Troops posted below is one of the many ways everyone can quietly show support. Please read Project Support Our Troops below.

On the Wild Side

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The rut has certainly began. Deer are seemingly moving everywhere and there’s plenty of buck rubs to observe. Be careful driving.
Turkey season closes Saturday, November 8 and will re-open again around Thanksgiving until rifle season opens for deer on Monday, December 1 in Pennsylvania. For those who hunt New York State, rifle for deer opens on November 15

Yard and Garden

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Plenty of homeowners have been busy raking leaves. The wind and the rain brought many of them down in yards. Leaves are a valuable source of nutrients and can be used in the vegetable bed or flower beds. It does make life a little easier if you can mow the leaves first. The lawn will appreciate the extra benefits as well.

Spartansburg Book Sale

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In December, the Spartansburg Educational Foundation is holding a Used Book Sale at the Spartansburg Fire Hall in conjunction with a Gift Wrapping Booth. The Spartansburg Educational Foundation is raising funds for the proposed Charter school the community would like to establish. The group is very active and to keep up to date with events and fund raisers, visit their Facebook page.
Folks may bring their presents to be wrapped while browsing through our huge collection (thousands) of books! Here are the details as follows:
Book Donation Day: Thursday, December 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Books may be dropped off for donation to the book sale during this time at the Spartansburg Fire Hall.
Book Sale Day 1: Friday, December 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books will be sold at marked prices. The Gift Wrapping project will also begin that day.
Book Sale Day 2: Saturday,December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Books will be sold at marked prices until NOON. From noon to 3:00 p.m., books will be $1.00 a bag! The Gift Wrapping project will also be going on during that time.
Crawford County Conservation District

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Call to register or for more information 814-763-5269 or vist the Web page at, http://www.crawfordconservation.com/
“Sucking Bugs!” Session 2 (You may register even if you did not attend Session 1!)
Wednesday, November 12, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Owls”
Monday, November 17, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Tree Cookie Ornaments”
Monday, December 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., $2.00 materials fee, Limited to first 20 registrants.
“Local History–Cambridge Springs”
Monday, December 8, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Last Minute Gift Baskets”
Monday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Limited to first 18 registrants.
“Monday Movie Matinee”

Project Support Our Troops

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Project Support are troops is gearing up for the holidays and are currently getting ready to send needed holiday packages to our troops overseas. According to Kim Lengling one item which is really needed is Bag Balm.
“We anticipate shipping 500 boxes this Christmas, with postage costs running at least $6900.00” stated Kim Lengling, Co-Chairperson of Project Support Our Troops. “One thing we would like to special request this year  is Bag Balm lotion. With the extreme conditions that our Troops endure in certain areas, Bag Balm is “like Gold over there”.
For more information, details, Lest We Forget
Or call or visit: Kim Lengling
Full Circle Events, LLC
814-724-9099
www.full-circle-events.com

American Legion Post – Union City

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The Union City American Legion Post 237 will be moving to new quarters sometimes in the late spring or early summer of 2015.
“We expect our new building to be ready by early summer, maybe earlier,” Post Commander Sam Samokar said. “We had a groundbreaking ceremony in late September and the foundation and block work is now beginning. We have been planning this now for quite sometime and we are really excited about this.”
Currently the Post is located at  1 South Main Street in downtown Union City. The new location will be just east of Union City at 9225 Route 6 in Union Township. The new building will provide for more space, better access and ample parking.
Special thanks to Marilyn Miller who has been taking photos of the construction progress.

Hurry Hill

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Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum will be open on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month of November. With two major holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hurry Hill is a good place to get some quality maple products for the kitchen of for gifts.
It’s a fun museum to visit and is the repository for Virginia Sorenson Newbery Medal which she was awarded for her novel, Miracle of Maple Hill.The website for Hurry Hill is well worth the visit. It can be found at http://hurryhillfarm.org/
There is a wealth of information, history and other facts about maple syrup and about the farm museum itself. Be sure to watch the video the First Boil.
Hurry Hill  is located at 11424 Fry Rd. in Edinboro .
For more information about the Maple Farm Museum, Discover, Take Your Time at Hurry Hill.

And Just for the Heck of It

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November is National Diabetes Month. Did you know: The actual name of the disease is diabetes mellitus. Diabetes comes from the Greek meaning siphon. Aretus the Cappadocian, a Greek physician during the second century A.D., named the condition diabainein. He described patients who were passing too much water (polyuria) – like a siphon. The word became diabetes from the English adoption of the Medieval Latin diabetes. From the Farmers Alamanac.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2014

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As predicted Halloween weekend was rather cold with some wet snow. However, much of this upcoming week would seem to be an improvement. Well, it is November, the month when it gets darker outside an hour earlier beginning on Sunday, November 2. November 11 is Veterans Day. Of course Thanksgiving is the last Thursday of the month, November 27. The Christian season of Advent also opens on November 30.

On the Wild Side

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Deer seem to be about everywhere. Be cautious driving particularly at dusk and at daybreak. There also seems to plenty of buck rubs at least in this neighborhood. Rifle season opens on the first Monday following Thanksgiving, December 1, a tad later than usual. Hopefully, there will be a few inches of snow and not feet.

Military Style Canteen

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Embracing Our Veterans, a PA Registered Non-Profit, will be holding a WW11 Military Style Canteen to raise funds for programs to assist local veterans and their families.
The event will be held on Saturday, November 8 at Street Track N Trail on Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake.The authentic Military Canteen will be displayed by the generosity of the NW PA Military History Museum. Coffee, juice, cookies and donuts will be served by the Donut Dollies and enjoy era music of the 1940’s. The organization encourages all veterans to come in uniform and receive an extra ticket and receive an extra ticket for a chance drawing for a $100 Street Track N Trail gift certificate or gas cards.
The event is free and open to the public.
All proceeds from donations will directly benefit Embracing Our Veterans which provides supplemental help to local veterans and their families.
To learn more about Embracing Our Veterans, please visit www.embracingourveterans.org or visit us on Facebook at embracing our veterans.

Hurry Hill

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Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum will be open on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month of November. With two major holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hurry Hill is a good place to get some quality maple products for the kitchen of for gifts.
It’s a fun museum to visit and is the repository for Virginia Sorenson Newbery Medal which she was awarded for her novel, Miracle of Maple Hill.The website for Hurry Hill is well worth the visit. It can be found at http://hurryhillfarm.org/
There is a wealth of information, history and other facts about maple syrup and about the farm museum itself. Be sure to watch the video the First Boil.
Hurry Hill  is located at 11424 Fry Rd. in Edinboro .
For more information about the Maple Farm Museum, Discover, Take Your Time at Hurry Hill.

Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center

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Call ro register – 814-763-5269 or for more information and details visit http://www.crawfordconservation.com/events/

“Sucking Bugs!” This is a TWO SESSION program.
Session ONE:  Monday, November 3, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Session TWO:  Wednesday, November 12, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Owls”
Monday, November 17, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Tree Cookie Ornaments”
Monday, December 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., $2.00 materials fee, Limited to first 20 registrants.
“Local History–Cambridge Springs”
Monday, December 8, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Last Minute Gift Baskets”
And Just for the Heck of It

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Did You Know?
PA is the fourth largest producer of pumpkins in the nation, with a production value more than $15.5 million — mainly used for decoration.

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