Halloween is this coming Friday and we welcome the month of November the following day, then turn the clocks back.. According to most forecasts, get ready for winter-ish conditions trick or treat night; wet snow and blustery conditions are in the forecasts.
This past weekend’s gusty winds brought many of the leaves down. Be careful driving, leaves can make for some slippery road conditions.
On the Wild Side
In addition to the wet leaves, be careful of deer particularly near dusk. There are plenty of them and they are moving about. Even a quick walk in the woods will reveal numerous buck rubs. It’s that time of year again.
Small game season opened in earnest this past weekend on Saturday. The Public Game Lands appeared to have been busy, many parking lots had a lot of trucks and cars.
The steelhead are also moving in the lake tributaries and it was a good weekend to fire the smoker and smoke the fish, despite the high winds Saturday afternoon.
Yard and Garden
Time is running out to get garlic planted, perennials and shrubs moved before winter really set in for the long haul. Whatever garden clean-up work can be done in the next few weeks makes spring garden work go a lot smoother.
Military Style Canteen
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
Pomona Grange – Korean War Vets
The Crawford County Pomona Grange will hold a special recognition program for Korean War Veterans on November 1. The special program, which begins at 1 p.m., will be held at the IOOF Hall in Atlantic and is open to the general public. According to Susan Tau of the Pomona Grange, all Korean War Veterans in the region have been sent special invitations.
During the program, the Veterans will receive special certificates prepared by the National Grange.
The keynote speaker for the special program is Kim Lengling, a Conneaut Lake business person, published author and retired Air Force Veteran. Her talk is entitled “Living With PTSD”.
Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum will be open on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month of November.
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
Call to register – 763-5269
For more information, Crawford Conservation
Thursday, October 30, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
One bat box per child (per family)
“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.
Monday, November 17, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
And Just for the Heck of It
Formidophobia is the fear of scarecrows