The Pleasantville Community Festival continues through Saturday. The theme this year is “Ol’ Time Fireman’s Festival.”

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

Today - fish fry at the pavilion.

Wednesday - Kid’s night. Also, you can visit with Paws 4 A Cause.  You may snuggle with your favorite therapy dog, or choose one of their favorite books and read them a story.

Thursday - Car cruise-in, directed by Brad Pearson. 

Friday - Cake and pie baking contest, pie eating contest, and a tractor pull. 

Saturday - parade, at 4 p.m., and fireworks, at 10, by Acepyro. 

Midway will be by R&M Amusements.

Dinner club

The Newton Dinner Club will meet Thursday, at 1 p.m., at Sam’s Restaurant in Titusville. 

Please bring a food item to donate to the Titusville Area Food Bank.

 Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Aug. 4, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s in Pleasantville.  The selection for August will be “The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel,” by Jennifer Cody Epstein.  Reminiscent of “Memoirs of a Geisha,” a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang and her transformation from prostitute to post-impressionist.

Second Harvest mobile food pantry

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 income requirements. 

The church sponsors 80 households in Pleasantville, and then they extend outward, if they can, into surrounding areas.

The next distribution will be held Aug. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, 157 W. State St. Pre-registration is required. Proof of residency must be presented. 

Leave a message at the church office (589-7385), after Aug. 3, to apply.


for gun bash

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department is looking for sponsors for its Fall Gun Bash.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested, contact Corey, at 589-7679, or email pvfd16@ymail.com

Businesses will receive unlimited advertising on the VFD’s Facebook page, website, and during the event, or you can remain anonymous.

The Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch meets at Coal Oil Johnny’s on Thursday, at noon. Come and enjoy a casual lunch, and a short Bible study led by Pastor Janet Sill. Everyone is welcome to attend.

60 plus

The group 60 Plus will meet on Aug. 11, at 6 p.m., at Frosty Jack’s 50s Diner and Ice Cream Shoppe, 922 Newton Sanford Road, Pittsfield. 

Reservations would be appreciated. Call Donna Sheeley to make reservations, or if you need additional information.

Heritage festival

in Oil City

St. Stephen Parish will hold its annual Heritage Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, in conjunction with Oil City’s Oil Heritage Festival. 

Events will include carnival games for kids and more games for adults, raffles, concession stands, and quilt and basket raffles.

In addition, there will be a large chance auction of all new items, and a bake sale.

All events are held at the St. Stephen Church grounds, on the corner of State and Front streets, in Oil City.

The game booths and concession stands will be open Thursday evening, from 5 to 10; Friday, from 6 to 10; and Saturday, from 4 to 10.

Apple pie

bread pudding

Ingredients: Six slices bread, three eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, three granny smith applies (peeled and chopped), 1 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the bread into 1/2 inch cubes.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon, stirring until smooth. Add the bread, and stir until the bread cubes have evenly absorbed the milk mixture. Spread the bread evenly in a 9 inch, round baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the apples, brown sugar, and cornstarch, mixing until evenly combined. Spread the apples evenly on top of the bread.  Bake for 40 minutes, until the edges are brown. Cool, slice, then serve with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. Yummy.

That’s not my job!

This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry with that, because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody would have done. — Author Unknown


Today, July 21: National Raspberry Cake Day

July 20: National Lollipop Day, Moon Day, and Ugly Truck Day — it’s a guy thing.

July 21: National Junk Food Day

July 22: Hammock Day and Ratcatcher’s Day

July 23: National Hot Dog Day and Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24: Amelia Earhart Day, Cousins Day, and Parent’s Day - fourth Sunday in July

July 25: Culinarians Day and Threading the Needle Day

Quote of the day

“If we could spread love as quickly as we spread hate and negativity, what an amazing world we would live in.” —   Unknown

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