Seasonal auctions

The next seasonal auctions will be on Nov. 9 and Dec. 13. This is a great opportunity to do Christmas shopping.  Kitchen will be open.

Holiday Bazaar

Are you searching for a unique gift?

On Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Pleasantville VFD Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar. More than 40 vendors will provide hand-crafted gifts, indoor/outdoor décor, purses, clothing, jewelry, baked goods, snacks, and more. A chance auction will be provided by the vendors.

The kitchen will be open and will feature homemade soups.

For more information, call Mary Long, at (814) 589-0998.

Ladies night out

Ladies Night Out will be held Dec. 6, and will benefit Associated Charities. 

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pleasantville Presbyterian chapel. Please bring your donor card or any photo ID. To schedule an appointment, go to, or call (800) RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are always welcomed.

Second harvest

Second Harvest mobile food pantry distribution will be this Wednesday, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Pleasantville VFD. Pre-registration is required. Proof of residency must be presented.  Leave a message with the church office, at 589-7385, if you would like to sign up for this free grocery distribution, which is open to all ages who meet the income requirements.

Dinner club

The Newton Dinner Club will meet Thursday, at 1 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s in Pleasantville. Please bring an item for the Titusville Area Food Bank.

Community Thanksgiving dinner

A community Thanksgiving dinner will be hosted by Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. The dinner will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, pie, and beverages.

Reservations must be made by Nov. 15.  Delivery will also be available. To place your reservation, please call 589-5427, between the hours of 5 to 8 p.m. The dinner will be held in the Pleasantville Presbyterian Chapel, East State Street, Pleasantville.

Community Halloween party

The annual Pleasantville Community Halloween party will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Pleasantville fire hall. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The free event is open to Pleasantville area children, and students of Pleasantville Elementary School.

The party is funded with generous support from many local clubs and businesses.

The event will begin with registration, a chance auction and games.

Parents and children will enjoy complimentary cookies and drinks. The afternoon will conclude with a costume contest. Of course, each child will go home with a treat bag, along with prizes won at the games.

For more information, or to volunteer to help, please phone Carol, at (814) 516-1172. Help is especially needed Friday evening, for set up, and Saturday afternoon, for clean up.

Candy donations may be made at Coal Oil Johnny’s, Corky’s, the hardware store in Pleasantville, and the Dollar General in Pleasantville. Check out the Facebook page, at

Pleasantville book club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Nov. 3, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville.   The selection is “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman.

Trail work

The Over the Hill Gang of Titusville is working on the Gerard Hiking Trail. They are putting steps on first part of trail. They are also doing rail work.

Ladies conference

The Titusville Ladies Conference will be Oct. 28-29. It’s just what every woman of faith needs: great music, fellowship, and a joy-filled speaker, Carol Kent, with her message, “Divine Surprises.” 

This will lift your spirits, and encourage you in your faith journey.

Be sure to pick up a registration form at your church, or visit, or contact Diane Harmon, in Pleasantville.

Peanut brittle

Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 cup light karo syrup, 2 cups sugar, 2 cups raw peanuts, 1/4 cup butter, 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

Directions: Start by heating your water up in a pot over medium heat.  Add in the karo syrup and the sugar, and stir constantly until the sugar has fully dissolved. Once this mixture comes to a boil, add in peanuts and stir once again. It will now start to thicken.  Continuing to stir, toss in the rest of the ingredients and watch as the mixture starts to froth and bubble as it cooks into a delicious thick caramel consistency.  After a few minutes, spread the mixture out into a baking sheet and pop it into the fridge for one to two hours until it’s hardened, then remove it and break apart. There you have it!

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Pleasantville would like to announce the following information.

1. The Salvation Army’s Project Bundle Up sign up will be on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Pleasantville United Methodist Church.  Unfortunately, if your child or children received a voucher for school clothes this year, or if you did Project Bundle Up in 2015, you will not be eligible for this year’s project. 

If you have any questions before Thursday, please call Judy, at (814) 673-6682.

2. Treasurers for Children sign-ups will be on Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Pleasantville United Methodist Church. 

Treasures for Children are for newborns through 13-years-old.

Please bring your access card and drivers license to sign up. Any questions before the event, call Judy, at (814) 673-6682.

3. We are still looking for a person or a group to be in charge of the kettles this season in Pleasantville.

This volunteer position would run about four weeks, starting after Thanksgiving and going until the week before Christmas.

This person or group would be in charge of setting up the kettles Monday through Saturday, picking the kettles back up in the evening, scheduling bell ringers, and counting the money that is collected.

If you are interested, please email chairperson Melissa, at


Today, Oct. 18: No Beard Day

Oct. 19: Evaluate Your Life Day

Oct. 20: Brandied Fruit Day

Oct. 21: Babbling Day, Count Your Buttons Day, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Oct. 22: Make a Difference Day and National Nut Day

Oct. 23: Mother-In-Law Day, National Mole Day, and TV Talk Show Host Day

Oct. 24: National Bologna Day and United Nations Day

Quote of the Week

No. We don’t always get what we want. But consider this: There are people who will never have what you have right now.

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