On Saturday, Feb. 3, the EMHS Knights JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Teams took on the Corry High School Beavers. During the pregame events, the school honored this year's seniors who have participated in boys basketball and cheerleading throughout their years at EMHS.
Kyla Weber is the daughter of Gary and Misty Weber and has been cheering at EMHS for 2 years. She is also involved in Volleyball, Student Council, Key Club and Sport Support. She plans to attend IUP in the fall and major in nursing.
Kaitlyn Kotar and Greg Mizak have been selected to attend this year’s PMEA District Orchestra.
Lexi Dalrymple is the daughter is Bryce and Amy Dalrymple and has been cheering for 3 years. She is also involved in Volleyball, Student Council, Key Club and Sport Support. She plans to attend IUP in the fall and would like to get a job in Nuclear Medicine.
Gabrielle Cummings is the daughter of Joe and Bonnie Glotz and Mark and Mel Zaffino and has been cheering for 3 years. She has also been involved in softball for 6 years and dance for 15 years. She plans to attend nursing school.
Joshua Deppas is the son of Deborah Doyle and John Deppas. He has been playing basketball since first grade approximately 11 years. He is also involved in golfing and baseball. He plans to attend Penn State University at Behrend and major in Business Administration.
Joseph Rutsky is the son of Jennifer Wolcott and Robert Rutsky. He has been playing basketball since the 8th grade approximately 4 years. He is also involved in baseball. He would love to go to college to play baseball so we can watch him as professional player someday.
Eisenhower High School students Kaitlyn Kotar and Greg Mizak have been selected to attend this year's Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Orchestra. The event will be held this weekend at the Beaver High School in the Pittsburgh area. Kaitlyn is a senior and plays the violin and Greg is a junior and plays the trumpet. They will be performing under guest conductor, Michael Adelson.
300 Club Drawing
Feb. 18, the EMHS Band Boosters are hosting a 300 Club drawing at the Frewsburg American Legion. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 and one ticket admits 2 people. A light dinner will be served. If anyone would like to purchase tickets, call Kathy Mizak at 757-8766.
Due to the overwhelming response of the crafters in the Sugar Grove area the library will now be offering a monthly stamping class. Class members will create two cards, using a 3-dimensional and a Valentine's Day card with textured embossing. A February 13th class is also tentatively set. The cost of the class will be $4 per card. Call the Sugar Grove Free Library at 489-7872 to reserve your seat for this class.
Monday, Feb. 20, will be a training day in the Warren County School District. Students will no be in attendance on this day.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School will hold their Kindergarten registration day on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 8:30 10:45 a.m. and then in the afternoon from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to obtain a registration packet, stop into the school office.
Recently, the Sugar Grove Free Library has purchased 25 "Go Green" accelerated readers and corresponding downloadable tests to augment the accelerated reading program at the Sugar Grove Elementary School. The majority of the funds used to purchase these materials were donated in memory of Helen Burlingame. A list of all the accelerated reader titles available at the library can be obtained by calling 489-7872 and picking them up or emailing the library firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be hosting tax assistance again this year. VITA personnel affiliated with RSVP will be available to assist with the preparation for 2011 tax forms. The following information will needed when attending: Social Security Card, W-2 statements, Social Security statements, Interest and/or dividend statements, Stock and/or bond statements, Pension statements, Unemployment statements, Any other income statements, Last year's taxes (federal, state, local, and/or rebate), Property taxes paid statement.
Preparation help will be available on Feb. 15, 20, 23, 27; March 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 26; April 2 and 9 .
The Imaginative Preschool of the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church is taking registrations for the fall 2012-2013 school year. Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Class times will be for the 4-year-old class will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Class times will be for the 3-year-old class will be Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-11 a.m. A second 4 year old class will meet if needed on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday from 12 3 p.m. The registration fee is $10 and a material fee of $15 for the 4-year old class and $10 for the 3-year-old class is required. Children must be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enter the 3-year-old class and they must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enter the 4-5-year -old class. Children who plan to attend elementary schools in New York State may begin at a younger age according to their school district admittance policies.
The tuition for the school year is $75.00 per month for the 4-year-old class and $55 for the 3-year-old class. Tuition is payable on the first of each month. The first payment is due Sept. 1.
If you have any questions or would like to visit the preschool, you can contact 489-3105 and ask for the preschool department.
Monday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m. the monthly meeting of the Sugar Grove Boro Council was held. Boro members present at the meeting were David Slater, Gregory Wilson, Bob Snyder, Mayor Carl Strand, Kevin McIntyre, Karla LoPresti (secretary), Neal Hoisington, Kevin Nicklas, and Pete Allenson.
Some topics of discussion were as follows: The Sugar Grove Library has been granted permission to once again hold their annual Fun Run Walk to benefit the Library. The event will take place on Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m. and have the same route as in previous years. New this year is an additional Pet Parade with special speakers on pet care.
The Council has been working for the better part of 2 years to have their plans approved for a handicap crosswalk. Kent Wilcox presented drawings submitted to the State and hopes approval is forthcoming so the project can move forward.
The Council is planning for their spring projects on streets, roads, and bridges. The members will be out in the coming weeks to look over the areas in the boro that they feel should be a priority for spring work. Various streets were suggested and the final decisions will be presented at future meetings. The Council will also research what can be done to fix the roads where an extreme amount of tar bleeds through in warm weather.
New street signs are ready to be installed. The community can watch for those in the coming weeks.
A new project is planned to provide sidewalk on Jamestown Street from the end of the existing sidewalk at the United Methodist Church and continue down the street where there is currently no existing sidewalk.
Sugar Grove Boro Clean up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. The council will look into the possibility to see if it is feasible to add additional trucks for tire removal or electronics removal. The decision to add those items to clean up day will be made at future meetings and then advertised to the public.
The Council spent time discussing the option to revisit the ordinance they have on subjecting fines to those who refuse to hook on to the Sugar Grove Sewer Authority. Presently, after all the appeals processes have been conducted, the fine for failure to comply with this ordinance is $300 per day. If voted on, that amount could be increased to $500 per day. Failure to pay fines or comply could also result in incarceration. The Council will continue to review and bring more information to next months meeting.
The Council is also looking into providing a new public event to provide information about the government and nonprofit services available to our residents. The event would provide residents the opportunity to find answers to their questions, address concerns, and ultimately assist them in finding ways to become involved in our community. Tentatively, they are looking at May 1st as the date to hold an event where all local organizations can participate by hosting a table of information and have volunteers to speak to all those who attend. Organizations such as the scouts, planning and zoning, the library, the food bank, the fire department, the community centers, the day care and child programs in the area, the local churches, the sports booster clubs, the master gardeners, AMVETS, the American Legion, the senior centers, and more would be included. Watch for more information as the event details are worked out in the coming weeks.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m. The next Sugar Grove Boro Council Meeting will be held on Monday, March 5th.