It was a nice weather week; there were temperatures for everyone, from tropical like heat to refreshingly cool weather. In my neighborhood at least a little bit of rain would be welcome. It would do the garden wonders (including the downside – rain will also make the weeds grow faster).
For those who planted hardneck garlic,the scapes are about ready to be cut. Scapes are twisty-curly stem with a white bulbils on the top, which if left on are actually garlic seeds. Once they are cut, the bulb underground grows larger since no energy is used by the plant to make new seeds. Besides, the scapes are flavorful in a wide range of dishes from lettuce salads to grilled steak. Actually, with the hardneck garlic, there are two harvests.
There is no Book Swap during the month of June; the swap returns the first Sunday of July at Hawthorn Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the very near future the park will also host a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays beginning at 10 a.m. It continues throughout the day as long as produce is available. For vendors, there is no fee, just bring a table and set it up. This is listed as a community event.
Today – June 23 Fox’s Pizza opens in Union City. There’ will be free samples, kid’s activities and live entertainment. If you can’t make it today, get an order sometimes soon. They are members of the Canadohta Lake Business Association (CLABA)
For more information on events at the Lake, CLABA, including the upcoming Fireworks set for dusk on June 30. There are many, many holiday events scheduled at the lake, more here next week on the schedule or check the Web site.
Also 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.
TODAY, 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
Hooked on Water Summer Camp.
This is a special daytime camp for children who have completed kindergarten up to second grade held at the Woodcock Creek Nature Center. Last years theme was about bugs. This year the theme is Hooked on Water and there are plenty of fun things for children to experience. The camp will be held June 27, 28 and 29. Read more about this special event here at HOOKED.
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.
PA Pymatuning State Park
GoGirls Biking Program is scheduled for Thursday July 12 from 6 p.m. – to 8:30 p.m. The GoGirls Biking Program is for girls ages 10 to 15 to get hooked on some fun, meet new friends, learn about bike safety, hiking and healthy snacks. Bring your bike or grab one which will be provided for fun and recreation. Registration is limited so call the Park Office soon at 724-932-3143 or for more information www.state.pa.us
Get the latest fishing reports and updates with Darl Black, http://www.tiptopwebsite.com/custommusic/keystoneconnection.pdf or Set the Hook.
There are many events happening at Goodell Gardens, stop by or see the calendar.
Hickernell Methodist Chicken and Biscuit Dinner
A public chicken and biscuit dinner will be held Monday, June 25, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Ruth’s Family Restaurant , 1005 Main St., Conneautville. Adults – $7 and children $4. Carry outs are available. The proceeds benefit the Hickernell Church.