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The American Red Cross ‘Sound the Alarm’ event was held in Tidioute Borough on Saturday, Oct. 7. Red Cross staff and volunteers canvassed the community, checking smoke alarms in homes and replacing the alarms for free if necessary, educating families about home fire safety and building evacuation plans with residents. The volunteers ended up visiting 33 homes, putting in 109 smoke alarms and serving 85 people in the community.
A project in Tidioute and another in Clarendon are potential focuses for the county’s 2023 Community Development Block Grant funding. Both would bring stormwater improvements - High Street in Clarendon and Sheridan Street in Tidioute. “We did the left side of High Street a few years ago,” Danielle Flasher, the county’s grants administrator, said. “(The municipality is) now asking for the right side.” Flasher said the work would take about five weeks and cost roughly $200,000. The other would install stormwater on Sheridan Street in Tidioute. “They do not currently have a stormwater system,” Flasher said. The proposal would install the service from Pleasant Street down to Main Street. Flasher said no estimate is yet available for that project but said she cautioned borough officials that it may be a project funded through more than one year’s CDBG allocation. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said there have been efforts to get a CDBG project in
Tidioute for a while. “I really think from the commissioner’s perspective (we should) do everything we
can to support it,” he said. “(It) would be a really great step in assisting them. The two proposals will now go before a public hearing on Wednesday. Should the commissioners favor the projects, they
would then be included with the county’s application for funding. A third project was proposed — curbing and sidewalk improvements on Center Street in Clarendon — but Flasher said a modification to an existing street reconstruction there. “By the end of that project next year,” Flasher said, “all money outside of fiscal year 2023 will be spent.” That can prove tricky at times given some of the strings that CDBG dollars come with. It’s a funding stream that is relatively limited in scope and is specifically targeted to benefit low-to-moderate-income individuals.
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Tidioute Borough received two grants from the Community Foundation of Warren County to assist with the final funding of the cedar playground set installed at the boat launch area. A total of $25,000 – $15,000 from the Tidioute Institutional Fund and $10,000 from the Tidioute Area Community Fund – was presented to the Tidioute Borough in March.
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Walt Stover and his dog Millie from Tidioute, PA are headed to National Championship in Orlando, Florida. See full article by clicking the link below.
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Conservation Day 2021
Conservation Day was a huge success once again this year with a large number of participants on hand to make light work of many projects. Students and Teachers from the Tidioute Community Charter School joined forces with the Tidioute Borough and community volunteers to participate in this annual event known as Conservation Day. Students lend a helping hand in "sprucing up the town" while learning about conservation through community service. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work. Our town looks great and the improvements can be enjoyed by all. A special thank you to the 9th - 12th-grade students of TCCS, Ms. Kelly McKean for organizing this event, and to Mrs. Deloris Timco for her flower and design expertise.
Warren County resident and author Judy Sharer, has written a sweet historical romance titled, Settler's Life, hold on to your dreams. The book is the first in a family saga series titled, A Plains Life. Book one follows a family from Tidioute, Pennsylvania in 1854. For more information read the press release below or visit https://judysharer.com The book is now available on Amazon in paperback. Author Judy Sharer will hold a book signing at the Tidioute Public Library on October 3, 2018, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with a reading at 5:30 pm.
Tidioute's reenactment made front-page news again on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 when an article was printed entitled "WISH LIST" after Tidioute was host to three visitors from Remagen, Germany. Our newfound friends stopped into the Borough Office wanting to meet the people who put on this great event. Read the full article below:
Local resident and inventor Carmen Fedele was recently showcased in the following article published in Farm Show magazine.
Simple Invention Turned Into 80,000 Sales
Carmen Fedele, Sr. worked in a truck maintenance shop back in the mid-1990s keeping a fleet of trucks in good repair, which often required repairing or replacing wheel seals. "Back then we didn't have a tool other than a sled and pry bar to knock the seal out," Fedele says. "Eventually the seal came out, but it was difficult and the bearing could easily be damaged."
One evening Fedele went home and started thinking there had to be a better way. "I had a couple of pieces of 1/2 by 1-in. scrap metal in my shop and I used a hacksaw to cut a piece about 4 in. long, sharpened one edge, and bent it slightly so it would hook behind the seal." Fedele then welded a metal bar perpendicular to the hook for a handle. He tried the puller on a few seals the next day and it worked exactly as he thought it would.
Fedele's invention was so simple and effective that he had the idea patented in 1995. In 2 years he made more than 1,500 in his shop and sold them himself. "I had a band saw set up with jigs to cut the parts, and I bought the handles 100 at a time," Fedele says.
Fedele eventually sold the manufacturing rights to a company that's now owned by SKF Tools. "They still make the tool nearly 20 years later the same way I designed it," says Fedele. "The tool works on most tractor, truck, dolly, or trailer wheel seals. I guess the idea was a good one because about 80,000 have been sold over the years." Source: FARM SHOW MAGAZINE
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Carman Fedele, Sr., 1 Main Street, Tidioute, PA 16351 (ph 814-730-9377).
Bees play a vital role in our everyday lives. Here are a few ways to help save them from becoming extinct.
For quite some time now our award-winning Tidioute Community Charter School has been growing by leaps and bounds. Previous projects included the addition of a new music room and the acquisition of the large Victorian home adjacent to the school. The school continues to progress and expand with a larger improved parking lot and circular driveway, and the construction of a pavilion on the playground.
Another great success story is the FREE lunch program which provides each and every child with breakfast and lunch at no cost! That's right, FREE to every student regardless of status! We are TCCS proud! Go Bulldogs!
Visit the school website to learn more at www.tidioutecharter.com
Parents, please be aware Tidioute Borough has a curfew ordinance for anyone under the age of 18 years of age. Curfew times are as follows: 11:00 pm Sunday - Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Ordinances are available for public view during regular office hours.
A photo of Tidioute made the cover of a booklet entitled "Remember When" which was included with the August 31st, publication of the Warren Times Observer. The photo shows the Chocolate Shop on Main Street in Tidioute, PA Owners: Joe and Thelma Sabella (1959-1969). The Chocolate Shop was the original "convenience store" along with a lunch menu and became a local hangout for Tidioute teens, complete with pinball machines and jukebox playing those great songs from the '60s. Up the street were the Mansfield Bar & Cafe and Christy's Market which of course is now known as Evan's Market.