Memorial Day service

The Memorial Day service will be observed this year, on Monday, at noon, at 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.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Pleasantville fire hall.

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

Saturday, 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.

Outdoor Extravaganza

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Outdoor Extravaganza on June 18. Doors open at noon.

This is a family-oriented event.

There will be kids’ drawings, games, side raffles, table guns, 30 prizes, with three fishing trips.

Meal and beverages are included.

There is a fee. Free admission for children under 12. 

Most guns and prizes will be available for pickup at the event with a proper background check.

For more details, and online ticket orders, visit

Whistle pig tournament

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Whistle Pig Tournament on 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.


The 2016 Pleasantville Community Festival will be held July 17-23. The theme this year is “Ol Time Firemans Festival.”

Here’s a preview of the events that will be held at the festival:

— July 10, Pleasantville Festival Pageant

— July 19, fish fry at the pavilion

— July 20, Kid’s Night

— July 21, Car Cruise-In, directed by Brad Pearson

— July 22, Cake & Pie Baking Contest, Pie Eating Contest, and tractor pull

— July 23, parade at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 10.

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.

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.


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

Contestants can be from Pleasantville, Tionesta or West Hickory addresses, or attend a school in the Titusville Area School District.

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 Savings Bank, in Tionesta, and the Tionesta Grocery Store.


Cory Sparks Wise is back home after a hospital stay and then a brief stay in a rehab facility.

She is doing much better, and would enjoy hearing from her family and friends.

Her address is: 4320 Eck Road, Jonesville, N.C., 28642.

Quote of the week

“Once you realize that criticism never ends, and negativity only comes from those uninformed or unneeded, you can peacefully get back to your art and contributions. If you know it is coming, you don’t have to let it hook you.” — Brendon Burchard

Bizarre & unique


Today, May 24: National Escargot Day and Victoria Day (in Canada)

May 25: National Missing Children’s Day, National Wine Day, and Tap Dance Day

May 26: Sally Ride Day

May 27: Sunscreen Day

May 28: Amnesty International Day and International Jazz Day

May 29: Learn About Composting Day

May 30: Memorial Day and Water a Flower Day

Word of the week

Spanghew. The definition of this word is to throw violently into the air; especially, to throw (a frog) into the air from the end of a stick.

About the word: Although it originally involved an unsavory pastime in which sticks were used to hurl frogs into the air, this word has had other meanings as well. For example, one 19th century report refers to a particular horses’s insistence on “spang-hewing” its riders. (Spang, by the way, is a verb in its own right. It’s mostly used in Scotland and means “throw” or “jump.”)

Fried cabbage with bacon, onion & garlic

Ingredients: Six slices chopped bacon, one large onion diced, two cloves of garlic minced, one large head cabbage cored and sliced thin, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon paprika. 

Directions: Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes.  Add the onion and garlic, cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.  Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more or until cabbage is tender. 

Contact information

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

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