Luncheon Sunday benefits ‘Meals On Wheels’ program

A fundraiser for Potter County’s “Meals On Wheels” program will be held Sunday from 11 am to 2:30 pm at the Hotel Crittenden. Potter County Area Agency on Aging staffers will volunteer their time to wait on tables, wash dishes and otherwise help with the chicken and biscuit dinner. Cost is $8.00 and the smorgasbord will include chicken and biscuits, […]

Tree stands on state game lands

Portable hunting tree stands and blinds will be permitted on state game lands from two weeks before the opening of the first big game season to two weeks after the close of the last big game season, excluding the spring gobbler season. The Pa. Game Commission approved the regulatory change last month. “Locating a tree stand on state game lands […]

Opening more land to hunting

A program geared toward opening more private land to hunting and improving wildlife habitat is being developed by the Game Commission. A public comment period remains open in the proposed Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program. PGC Executive Director Carl Roe said the agency has received funding through the federal Farm Bill to support the project. However, only $1.5 […]

School awarded funding to create ‘pollinator garden’

Northern Potter High School in Ulysses has been awarded funding from the Project Learning Tree, the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. It will be used to create a pollinator garden at the school, under the leadership of the Headwaters Chapter of the FFA. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, birds, and other […]

Long winter; looking forward to spring

With all of the snow and cold temperatures we have experienced this winter, it’s time to look ahead to the most wonderful of our changing seasons — the transformation from winter to spring. Virtually every human being living in a temperate climate restlessly awaits spring’s arrival. Many different benchmarks telegraph its approach. One thing that always amazes me is that […]

AHS to be involved in town celebration

Austin Area School students will have a special opportunity to learn about history, immigration, civics, cultural differences, engineering and other subjects — right in their own back yard. Plans are being made to involve the local school over the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 weekend during events marking the 100th anniversary of the Sept. 30, 1911 dam failure and flood that nearly […]


Tuesday deadline for ‘Homestead Exemption’

Homeowners in who want to qualify for reduced school taxes have until Tuesday to apply for the Homestead Exemption, which requires school districts to cut real estate taxes on owner-occupied homes. In short, if you own the property in which you live, you are likely eligible for the tax reduction. Taxpayers who qualify for the homestead exemption will see a […]

Training for volunteer stream monitors March 7

Training for citizens who are willing to monitor streams and rivers across Potter County for signs of degradation due to natural gas drilling or other causes is scheduled for Monday, March 7, from 6-9 pm at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport. It’s part of a multiagency effort to tap the interest of volunteers who cherish the county’s natural resources, […]

Area news briefs

Drug dealing alleged KANE – A part-time resident of the Kane area has been charged as a key figure in a Westmoreland County cocaine distribution network and his mountain hideaway off Rt. 321 has been raided by police seeking evidence. David W. Greece, 53, has been labeled as “a major drug dealer” in the Greensburg area. His residence in McKean […]