Second Harvest

The Second Harvest mobile food pantry is sponsored by Pleasantville United Methodist Church, in Pleasantville. 

It is a free grocery distribution, open to all ages who meet the income requirements. 

The church helped 193 people in August, which included several new people in Pleasantville. 

The next distribution will be held Sept. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the PVFD. 

Pre-registration is required. Proof of residency must be presented. 

Leave a message at the church office, at (814) 589-7385.

Community hot dog roast

A community hot dog roast will be held Thursday, starting at 5 p.m., at the Pleasantville Camp, large pavilion, gate 5, on state Route 227. 

Beverages and condiments will be provided, along with hot dogs and buns. Bring a lawn chair if possible. 

This event is sponsored by Pleasantville Free Methodist Church.

60 plus

The group, 60 Plus, will meet on Thursday, at 5 p.m., at the Pitt-Titusville campus cafeteria. 

Reservations would be appreciated. 

Call Donna Sheeley to make reservations, or if you need additional information.

Newton Dinner Club

Newton Dinner Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m., at the Pitt campus cafeteria. 

Members are reminded to bring food items for the Titusville Area Food Bank.

Paintin’ on the Rocks

“Paintin’ on the Rocks” will be sponsoring the “Breast Cancer Research and Camo Cares Fundraiser,” Saturday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s Eatery, in Pleasantville. 

Join the group for a fun event of painting while raising money for breast cancer research. It will be a great evening for a great cause. This is BYOB event.  

The fundraiser will receive $10 for each seat filled. Organizers will take care of all of your supplies, and you’ll get to take home a 16x20 stretched canvas, hand painted by you. 

The instructor will take you through a step-by-step, easy, fun way to complete the painting of the evening, in under two hours.

The painting is a seashore with baby turtles. 

Pre-registration is required. Please make sure to give yourself time to arrive, check in, and pick your seats before the class begins. 

There is a fee for this class. 

Book sale

Benson Memorial Library will hold its yearly book sale, Sept. 14-17. 

Friends of the Library “members only” pre-sale will be Sept. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The hours for the public sale on Thursday, Sept. 15, are from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

The book sale brings lots of great books to the community at great prices. And, even better, your contributions to the book sale help the Friends of the Library support Benson Memorial Library with its Summer Reading Program, and many other library initiatives. 

For more information, contact Benson Memorial Library, at 827-2913. 

To join the Friends of Benson Memorial Library, visit the library, at 213 N. Franklin St., Titusville.

Pleasantville Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m., for a quick dinner. Then the club will carpool to Cranberry Mall to see the showing of “Light Between Oceans,” at the Movies at Cranberry. 

This was one of the books the club read at book club and we all enjoyed it.

Duke Fest

The Duke Fest benefit dog walk and pet adoption will be Saturday, from 11 to 4 p.m., in downtown Franklin, at Bandstand Park. 

There will be music, games, food, pet memorial wall, basket raffle, educational and craft vendors, paw print painting, pet photos and “Kid’s bark and paint.” 

Also, Muttrimony, Blessings of the Animals, and Claddagh Glen Rally for Rescue Event. 

The event benefits local animal rescue and response groups.

Refrigerator pickled beets

This year in my garden, I grew a row of red beets. With my work schedule, I’m too busy to can my beets, so I found this recipe to make refrigerator beets. These beets will stay good in the refrigerator for three months.

Ingredients: 3 pounds of small whole beets similar in size, 2 cups apple cider vinegar, 2 cups of water, 2 cups sugar, and 3 or 4 garlic cloves. 

Directions: Wash, rinse and drain until all traces of garden soil are removed. Cut off leaves and leave 1 inch of root end. Place beets in pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until fork tender, approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and drain. Cool. Peel the skin off. Slice and put in jars. 

In a large saucepan, add apple cider vinegar, water, sugar and garlic cloves. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar melts. Simmer 5 minutes. 

Remove from heat, and let brine cool before adding to beets.

Let them sit in the refrigerator, stirring once in a while, at least a week before eating them. This gives the beets a chance to “pickle,” and develop flavor before eating.


Today, Sept. 6: Fight Procrastination Day and Read a Book Day

Sept. 7: National Salami Day and Neither Rain nor Snow Day

Sept. 8: International Literacy Day, National Date Nut Bread Day, and Pardon Day

Sept. 9: Teddy Bear Day

Sept. 10: Sewing Machine Day and Swap Ideas Day

Sept. 11: 911 Remembrance, Eid-Ul-Adha, Grandparent’s Day, Make Your Bed Day, National Pet Memorial Day, and No News is Good News Day

Sept 12: Chocolate Milk Shake Day and National Video Games Day

Quote of the week

“I no longer apologize for doing what’s good for me — anything that rounds out life’s edges. I’ve earned my peace the hard way. I’ve faced my fears, shed my weight in tears, and survived the fall for years. I’m not becoming self-centered, I’m a centered self becoming. It’s about the balance after the bounce, and it’s how I roll from here.” — Stephen L. Lizotte

All ladies

The Titusville Ladies Conference is Oct. 28-29. Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss this. 

It’s just what every woman of faith needs: great music, fellowship, and a joy-filled speaker, Carol Kent, with “Divine Surprises.”  

This will lift your spirits, and encourage you in your faith journey. Additional details will follow. Be sure to pick up a registration form at church or visit the website, at

Contact information

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