Senior citizens

The senior citizens meet every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pleasantville Community Church on State Street.

All seniors are welcome to attend. You must call to make reservations for lunch.

Book club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on June 2, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville. The selection for June is “The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story,” by Diane Ackerman.

All are welcome to attend. If you need additional information, contact Ginny, at 589-5427.


Pleasantville Elementary PTG will be hosting the school’s first ever Color-a-Thon on Saturday. This event is a fundraiser for the school. 

It’s a fun way to get the students, their families and faculty outside to have a blast while raising money. They can walk, run, or skip through a 1-mile course where they will get blasted by color dust.

The event is slated to start at 10 a.m., at Pleasantville Elementary School.

The course will go down Bank Street, to Maple Street, Third Street, up North Main Street, and end at the school.

Come out, and cheer on the participants.

Lawn tractor pulls

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will hold lawn tractor pulls on Sunday, at 1 p.m., at the fire hall.

The PVFD concession stand will be open. They will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, funnel cakes, and drinks. Come out, and have yourself a good time.

High grass

It is that time of year to start beautifying your yard with landscaping and grass cutting. It is unlawful for an owner or occupant of any lot or land in the borough to permit grass, weeds, or brush to grow to a height exceeding 12 inches in the following areas: within 50 feet of a bordering street, within 50 feet of an adjoining mowed yard, and within 25 feet from a building on an adjoining property.

If the owner or occupant does not comply, the borough will start proceedings to have it mowed.

Burning ordinance

The burning of dry leaves, dry limbs, dry paper, dry cardboard, and lawn clippings is allowed in the borough.

Burning is permitted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

All fires must be extinguished by 7 p.m., and no burning should be left unattended.

These regulations do not apply to recreation fires. 

Pleasantville Festival Pageant

This year, the Pleasantville Festival Pageant will be held on July 10, at the Pleasantville fire hall.

Contestants from Pleasantville, and those with a Tionesta or West Hickory address, as well as anyone who attends a Titusville Area School District school, may take part in the pageant.

The categories are: Princess, Little Miss, Junior Miss, and Miss Pleasantville.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 months and 18 years as of the day of the pageant.

Applicants must attend both the July 6 meeting, at 5:30 p.m., at the PVFD Pavilion (pictures will be taken), and the July 9 rehearsal, at 1 p.m., inside the PVFD.

Please contact Kayla Brown, at (814) 758-4230, for additional information.

Applications are available at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville, The Little Store, in East Hickory, Haller’s, in Tionesta, Northwest Bank, in Tionesta, and the Tionesta Grocery Store.

Memorial Day service

The Memorial Day Service will be observed this year, May 30, at noon, at the Fairview Cemetery.

Well known resident James Gross will be the speaker. Prior to the service, at 11:45 a.m., a small parade will start from the elementary school parking lot, led by Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Please bring a lawn chair with you.

Community yard sales

This year, the annual yard sales will be held the weekend of June 4.

Set out your items for sale, and watch the bargain shoppers discover your treasures.

Curb side clean up

The Saturday following the yard sales, June 18, will be the borough’s curb side clean up.

This free service is provided by the borough, and is intended for borough residents only.

Hazardous waste, yard clippings, TVs, electronics, tires, and batteries will not be picked up.

Metal can be left in the container that will be located at the borough garage parking lot on Merrick Street.

There is no charge for this service. Drop your items off between 8 a.m. and noon.

This collection will be supervised, and not following the rules could result in the end of this free service. 

Please, no electronics or garbage.

Whistle pig tournament

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Whistle Pig Tournament on Saturday, June 25.

There is a fee for teams of two. 

Payouts will be given to first, second, and third place. Sign-ins start at 6 a.m., and end at 6:30 p.m., at the PVFD fire hall. Donuts and coffee will be provided.

First weigh-in starts at noon, with lunch being served. Final weigh-ins will be at 6 p.m. Call Cody Whitman, at (814) 673-1853, or Dave Wescoat, at (814) 673-2709, for additional information.

Paintin’ on the Rocks

Paintin’ on the Rocks will be hosting a Creative Canvas class, “Our family,” at Coal Oil Johnny’s on Saturday, at 2 p.m.  There is a fee for this class.

This is a very cute painting with little flower add-ons and all the members of your family (including pets) sitting on a limb of a flowering tree.

To register, call (814) 436-7347.

Quote of the week

“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” — Rick Warren

Word of the week

Livslogga — A Swedish word that is used as a verb and literally translates to “life log.” The word refers to continually documenting one’s life in pictures.

Used in an English sentence: “I know my Instagram is full of retro-looking pictures of salads, but what can I say? It’s fun to livslogga.”

Summer cole slaw

This is a great tasting coleslaw that goes great with BBQ.

Ingredients: Two 10-ounce bags of shredded cabbage, two large carrots (shredded), half a red cabbage (shredded), 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon celery salt and kosher salt and ground pepper to taste.

Directions: Mix cabbages and carrots in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice. Stir in sugar, dry mustard and celery salt. Mix until combined and smooth. Add salt and pepper to suit your taste. Pour dressing over cabbage and carrots and toss to coat everything. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least two hours before serving.


& unique holidays

Today, May 10: Clean Up Your Room Day

May 11: Eat What You Want Day, National Receptionist Day, School Nurses Day and Twilight Zone Day

May 12: Fatigue Syndrome Day and Limerick Day

May 13: Blame Someone Else Day, Friday the 13th, Frog Jumping Day and Leprechaun Day

May 14: Dance Like a Chicken Day, International Migratory Bird Day and National Train Day

May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day and Police Officers Memorial Day

May 16: Love a Tree Day, National Sea Monkey Day and Wear Purple for Peace Day

Contact information

Please submit your news items to Ginny Lieder, at 589-5427, or email

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