The next couple of days look to be warm and sunny, great yard and garden days after a spell of cool and wet weather. June is more commonly known for the first rose blooms but, as pictured, the water iris are also blooming, with their own special magic.
Among many, there is a growing consensus that many of our native bees and our domesticated honey bees are dying off in large numbers because of pesticide use both at home and on the farm. For more information, Bee Kill. There are safer and more natural courses of action to take when dealing with pesty problems in the yard or garden (and often cheaper). For thousands of years, people got by growing food without using deadly chemicals.
June 14 is Flag Day; be sure to display the Flag properly.
Ruth Fedenet, the owner of Ruth’s Family Restaurant in Conneautville was awarded the Crawford County Grange’s Public Service Award recently, stop by the restaurant and say hello. For more information on this award and why it was given, click Ruth.
There is no Book Swap during the month of June; the swap returns the first Sunday of July.
Cottage Open House Tour is scheduled for Sunday, June 10. For more information, OPEN HOUSE.
For more information on events at the Lake, CLABA.
The Canadohta Lake Breeze is now available, stop by any local business and be sure to get a copy. It is packed full of informative reading.
June 17 – Father’s Day, take dad to Happi Jax for a free sundae.
June 23 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Township Building is the annual Bloomfield Clean Up Day. Please no tires, paint, refrigerators or anything with freon, and no batteries; everything else can go. According to Township Secretary Marge Robatzen, some years are busier than other years during the annual clean-up. She said that last year was a little hectic during the yearly spring clean-up. The township is breathing a little easier because of the mild winter. “We saved some money because we didn’t have to plow and salt as often this past winter,” she said.
June 24 from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. Art in the Park at the Township Building Baseball Field. Also on the 24 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. is Community Fun Days at the Township Playground.
Crawford County Conservation District – Woodcock Creek Nature Center
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)
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.
June 10 from 3 p.m. -4 p.m. Tea Time Talk – Buy Fresh, Buy Local through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Cyndy Beck of Peace by Piece Farm will lead the discussion on the importance and wisdom of CSA. Cost is $3 for members; $7 for non-members. This is an important issue and worth the time and effort to learn more.
Northwestern Pennsylvania Fishing Report
Check out the latest fishing news, reports and photos with Darl Black, here.
A Final Iris Photo