Memorial Day is a solemn national holiday set aside to remember and honor our country’s Veterans. Many communities have special ceremonies and services honoring our nations military, too many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy. The day itself dates back to the Civil War era and enjoys a rich history and tradition. If you are able, fly our flag proudly, attend one of services in your community or even quietly visit a local cemetery; many, many graves this weekend are decorated with American Flags, thanks to many, many volunteers.
Thanks, to our Vets and their dedication and service.
Memorial Day weekend should be spectacular; there’s plenty of events and the weather looks like it will be super for outdoor activities, maybe even too hot for some. For many, it is time to get the garden planted or finish up any yard work.
I always like to plant the herb Borage close to the tomatoes. Also known as the “bee plant”, it attracts hundreds of bees. Some claim the herb makes the tomatoes even more flavorful. It is an easy plant to grow and will re-seed itself.
Remember, Memorial Day is a Fish for Free Day in Pennsylvania. It is a good opportunity for many families to enjoy our local waterways. Anyone can fish for free ( no license required)but all other fishing regulations must be followed. Check out the Northwestern PA Fishing report below.
The last day for spring gobbler is May 31. Hunters can remain in the woods until dark instead of the traditional noon deadline.
Be safe over the holiday weekend and enjoy.
There’s plenty happening at the lake over the Memorial Day weekend. Throughout the weekend along the lake and the general area, there will be a community wide garage – yard sale. The Canadohta Lake Breeze will become available today and throughout the year at various businesses at the lake and don’t forget the Canadohta Lake Area Business Association will have recycling bins in place for aluminum cans. It is a lot of work and time consuming for those who collect the cans (please not bottles or plastic. The money from the cans is used to help fund the traditional July 4 Fireworks display.
There will be a DJ at the Free Beach on Saturday starting at 5 p.m. and the music continues until whenever. The Frog Pond beach also official opens on Saturday at 11 a.m. And on Sunday the Book Swap will take place at Hawthorne Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ( if the weather turns foul, the Swap will be held at the Canadohta Laundromat). On Monday try your luck fishing at Canadohta; it is a Fish for FreeDay and no license required.
For a complete listing of Memorial Day and all other summertime events, click CLABA.
This is another great place to fish for Free on Memorial Day. There is a special event, GO Girls, coming up on June 14 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Environmental Classroom
. For girls 10 to 15 years of age this outdoor program will feature hiking, casual birding, healthy snacks and more. Call the Park Office to register at 724-932-5142. For additional information, also check www.state.pa.us
Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center
Note Please call the Conservation District to register for any of these events at 814-763-5269 (except for the Family Fishing event listed below where registration is made through the PA Fish and Boat Commission, see the post below.
Container Gardening – Tuesday June 5 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. LIMITED to the first 15 families. This workshop will be led by Bertha Mesearch, Penn State Master Gardeners. She will demonstrate various ways to grow your veggies such as container gardening, grow boxes and square foot gardening.
Trail Walk/Nature “Cell Pics”, Tuesday June 7, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. LIMITED to the first 15 registrants. Take an hour long nature walk with Kathy Uglow , bring your cell phone or a digital camera. This is not an instructional photography class.
Terrific Terrariums, Tuesday June 19, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. LIMITED to 15 terrariums (one per family). Join Terry Lobdell and Kathy Uglow for a hands-on demonstration of how to make your own terrarium to take home using plastic containers. (These are always a fun project)
Plan ahead for this event now…
Family Fishing Tuesday June 26, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Stainbrook Park Shelter #2 NOTE: Registration for this program is through Chad Foster, PA Fish and Boat Commission, at 814-683-5126 or register online at http://pfbc.state.pa.us This program is open to all ages and will be held rain or shine. All supplies will be provided and there will be both casting practice and fishing.
Special Note The Crawford County Senior Environmental Corps will meet at the Woodcock Nature Center on June 7. For details, Environmental Corps.
Northwestern PA Fishing Report by Darl Black
Get the most up to date information on the latest fishing reports with Darl Black as well as a lot of other information on the hot spots and what’s happening on our local creeks and lakes. Click, REPORT.
The Crawford County Pomona Grange meeting will be held Saturday June2 at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Cochranton. There will be a tureen dinner at 5 p.m. and the meeting will resume at 6 p.m.
NOTE:The Hall of Fame Awards and the AG Industry awards will be presented during the Crawford County Fair. Nominations for the award from qualifying organizations and past recipients need to be made by June 7. For more information, Crawford Awards.
There’s always plenty to do and enjoy at Goodell Gardens. Check out some of the events and join the fun, Goodell Gardens.