Pleasantville Alumni Banquet

The Pleasantville Alumni Association is seeking current addresses for past Pleasantville High School graduates and students who lived in the Pleasantville area when graduating from Titusville High School. 

The 2016 Pleasantville Alumni Banquet will be held June 25, at the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department social hall. 

Organizers are also seeking names and addresses of former teachers of Pleasantville high and elementary schools.

Names are too numerous to list. 

If you are eligible, and have not received an invitation in the past two years, please provide your name (include maiden name if applicable), year of graduation, and current address. 

If you are unsure about eligibility, please ask. 

If you have been receiving the invitations and are not interested in attending, please email that message and we will remove your name and address from the mailing list. 

Reservations are required to attend, and invitations will be mailed in mid-April. 

All information or questions can be directed to celenek11@verizon.net.

Comedian Brad Stine

Love INC will be presenting Brad Stine, who will be appearing at the Titusville High School, on April 8. 

A buffet dinner of stuffed chicken breast, potato, vegetable, salad, and dessert will be offered, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the cafeteria. The show will start at 7:30.

Brad Stine is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, described as “funny, frantic, innovative, culturally relevant, and not afraid to tell it like it is.”

There is a fee for dinner and show or just the show. 

Tickets are available at the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Titusville Area School District administration office, the Love INC office and board members; and PayPal purchase can be made online, at TitusvilleLoveINC.com, or you can call the Love INC office, at 827-4882. 

Stine’s appearance is sponsored by the following churches: Grace Fellowship Church, Free Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church.

Pleasantville Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on April 7, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville. 

The selection for April will be “Last Train to Istanbul,” by Ayse Kulin. 

This is an international bestseller by one of Turkey’s most beloved authors.

Sauteed pigeon peas and greens

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves, 1 finely diced small onion, 1 tablespoon cooked and crumbled, peppered bacon or ham, 1 pound greens (collard, mustard, spinach, beet, or turnip) washed, drained and roughly chopped, 1 can pigeon peas, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and sea salt and pepper to taste. 

Directions: Heat a large pan or wok over high heat. Add the olive oil, garlic, onion, and bacon or ham. Cook until lightly brown.

Quickly add the greens and 1/4 cup water to the pan and continue cooking over high heat while stirring. 

Once greens begin to wilt, add the peas, lemon zest and thyme.  Reduce heat to medium-high and cook 3-4 minutes. 

Remove from heat and add the butter and vinegar and stir until the butter melts and coats the greens. 

Season to taste with sea salt and pepper and serve immediately.

60 Plus

The group, 60 Plus, will meet on April 14, at 5 p.m., at the Hills in the Forest, on state Route 36, in Pleasantville. 

Reservations would be appreciated.

Community Good Friday service

The Pleasantville Ministerium’s Good Friday service will be hosted, this year, at Shamburg Christian Church of God. 

The service will start at 7 p.m., on Friday. 

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

Soup and pie

Shamburg Christian Church of God will be holding its annual soup and pie dinner on April 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Christian Life Center behind the church. 

Dinner includes all the soup you can eat, rolls, beverages, and dessert. 

There will be many different soups and chili — something to please everyone. 

So, come on out and enjoy a great dinner and socialize with your neighbors that you haven’t seen all winter.

Holidays

Today, March 22: National Goof Off Day

March 23: Melba Toast Day, National Chip and Dip Day, and Near Miss Day

March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

March 25: Good Friday, Pecan Day, and Waffle Day

March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day and National Spinach Day

March 27: Easter Day and National “Joe” Day

March 28: Dyngus Day and Something on a Stick Day

Quote of the week

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an act of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” — Mother Teresa

Timekeeping

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. 

You probably can’t. 

You know the month, the year, the day of the week. 

There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. 

You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. 

Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.

Man, alone, measures time. Man, alone, chimes the hour. 

And, because of this, man, alone, suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. 

A fear of time running out.

Word of the week

Agrizoophobia — This word’s definition is the fear of wild animals. 

People who have this fear would avoid the zoo or going hiking.

The origin of the word “agri” is Greek (meaning field), “zoo” is Greek (meaning animal) and “phobia” is Greek (meaning fear).

So, altogether, it would be a fear of field animals, which to most people would be wild animals.  

Used in a sentence: Alice wouldn’t go camping with us, up in the mountains, because she suffers from agrizoophobia.

Contact information

Please contact Ginny Lieder, at 589-5427, or ginnylieder@hotmail.com, with your news items by Sunday, at 5 p.m.

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