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  1. 5 points
    Bon

    Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie

    Why are you taking my picture grandma?
  2. 5 points
    sapphire

    Have a safe holiday weekend!

  3. 5 points
    Illiterate

    Joint Municipal Building

    I would say 'not much'[. At least half the governing body would be Sandy. Based on population, Sandy would probably 'rule' by 2. Sandy has a population of 10,500 and DuBois is about 7,500. The fears that DuBois would force this on Sandy and that on Sandy is completely unfounded. A path of change can sort of be plotted, however, exactly what will unfold is unpredictable. Considering the slow drain circling that is occurring in this area, it can't get any worse. IF--and that is a big IF--a consolidation vote occurs again, the vote with be most affecting on residents 15-20 years in the future. However, considering the misguided down vote for even considering a common work building, I really don't see much chance for this region. The saving grace might be the influx of outsiders, due mainly to PHD, that could care less about age old territorial bias and past feuds. The 'outsiders' will fuel the vote, but in most cases, they will be transients. Meanwhile, the flight of the local 'best and brightest' will continue and highly unlikely to return and put down generational roots. Unless you are in healthcare and maybe local banking, there is little opportunity and no reason to remain. The hope is that a unified Sandy/DuBois might be able to reverse that trend. Again, I am disappointed in the no vote to considering a common building with DuBois.
  4. 4 points
    Polo

    Have a safe holiday weekend!

    If you enjoy a drink or two, don't drive! Sit and enjoy. Stay where you are. It's not worth the arrest or harm to yourself or others.
  5. 3 points
    LFG

    Ruby The Chicken Gets Prosthetic Leg

    Chickens will absolutely ostracize a weak, or unacceptable flock member. I have seen a new introduction literally pecked to death before I learned not to throw a new bird into an established flock. I'm not a fan of the production factories, but I am a fan of the Cornish Cross. As you said, it's economical protein, and if you can find a small scale farm that raises them on pasture the flavor and texture is much better, but they MUST be slaughtered. When you butcher chickens, it... it's hard to describe. It's as close as I can come to a religious experience. It's not sad, but it's very solemn, and I don't want to talk about it afterwards. It's done quickly, humanely, and respectfully. That's better for a Cornish Cross than trying to prolong its life, they just aren't built for that. And like you said, if you think butchering chickens at such a young age is inhumane, I'll be happy to sell you a butchered 6 month old for what I have in it, about $40...
  6. 3 points
    Keyser Soze

    Joint Municipal Building

    In 2002 there were over 20 Courier Express article explaining the Consolidation effort. There were also numerous meetings held too. How do I know this? I saved each Couirer Express with the info.
  7. 3 points
    sapphire

    Have a safe holiday weekend!

    And/or arrange for a designated driver (read as: someone who isn't consuming ANY alcohol).
  8. 3 points
    Polo

    Post-Prom Party Stopped In Florida

    Thing is, someone had to pay for all the drinks and weed. And someone, an adult, would have had to make those arrangements, fully aware that it was for underage kids. Someone should be arrested!
  9. 3 points
    Illiterate

    PA Gas Tax

    The PA turnpike has about 530 miles of road. The PA Turnpike has just over 2,000 employees, not including temporary construction employees. The PA Turnpike has about 500 administrator-type employees. With 1 administrator per mile, and a total of 4 people per mile, ya think the roads would be in perfect condition. Just assign everyone their own mile to care for!!
  10. 3 points
    Jay

    Joint Municipal Building

    That is why the vote was simply to EXPLORE the possibilities. But some are so closed minded on the subject they are not even willing to consider the pros and cons.
  11. 3 points
    Lakemont Park to open for summer this weekend by Marshall Keely Thursday, May 23rd 2019 AA After a few years away, Lakemont Park is back with a fresh look and new attractions. (WJAC)<p>{/p}<p>{/p} ALTOONA, Pa. (WJAC) — A theme park featuring the oldest wooden roller coaster in the world is set to open its gates once again -- this time with a fresh look and a unique business model. “There’s been so many people that have put so much time and effort and work into this plan, and trying to get it done,” said Melissa Vyborny, Lakemont Park’s general manager. “So we will be excited to have it all finished.” Lakemont Park is opening for the summer after years away, featuring new and revamped attractions including new mini golf courses like the Rabbit Hole course. “It was designed by a local artist Michael Allison,” Vyborny said. “This was an old course that we had that we re-themed. We have an 18-hole miniature golf course called Keystone Falls, that will be open this weekend. We have four new batting cages, a play area for the kids that we’re doing and new go-carts coming in. We kept some of our favorite rides like our coasters.” Renovations include a re-themed water park with an activity pool. Parkgoers will have to wait until Lakemont’s ribbon cutting on June 10 to ride rejuvenated water slides and shoot some hoops. “We will have our four new basketball courts that will be ready that are going to the new home to the old Mansion Park basketball league through Central Blair Rec.,” Vyborny said. Vyborny said they wanted to get the community involved in the restoration. “We have some things that were done at our play area by the Hollidaysburg Area High School’s art club,” Vyborny said. “We have eight cornhole sets that are being designed by the Vo-tech or the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center.” Lakemont Park offers free admission, giving families flexibility with pay as you play or unlimited pass options. “We’re hoping that people will see it as a place that they don’t have to necessarily spend a ton of money on [or] spend a ton of time,” Vyborny said. “If they just have an evening that they want to come out and play golf and eat ice cream or have dinner or watch a basketball game, they can do that.” Lakemont is offering buy one, get one tickets and passes this Saturday and is having a fireworks display on Sunday night. On Memorial Day, military members and first responders get free unlimited passes. The Skyliner roller coaster will be open this weekend, but adrenaline junkies will have to wait to ride Leap the Dips until sometime in June. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/lakemont-park-to-open-for-summer-this-weekend
  12. 3 points
    WMJ77

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    ribeyes on grill, corn/cob, mashed taters
  13. 3 points
    Lyndsey33

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Stuffed shells and garlic bread. I figured i should cook at least once this week 😁
  14. 2 points
    05/22/2019 Blade 3 Transport Westfield PA Eye In The Sky Drone Services Published on May 23, 2019 One of the several windmill blades that will be brought through Westfield PA. These blades are the longest to ever be hauled in the United States being over 200 feet long. The windmills will be that tallest in the Northern Hemisphere standing at a total of 660 feet in height. Their new home will be a windmill farm in Hector Township. American Transport Systems
  15. 2 points
    Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls by TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer Thursday, May 23rd 2019 AA FILE - This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, shows a call log displayed via an AT&T app on a cellphone in Orlando, Fla. The app helps locate and block fraudulent calls, although some robocalls do get through. The Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans. The Traced Act on Thursday, May 23, 2019, passed 97-1. It’s not clear what will happen in the House, where the Democrats in charge have made several anti-robocall proposals. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans. Though the measure wouldn't eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It would also push phone companies to adopt new technology to combat fake phone numbers popping up on caller ID. The Senate passed the bill 97-1 on Thursday. It's not clear what will happen in the House, where Democrats in charge have their own anti-robocall proposals. The bill has support from the telecom industry and consumer groups, a rare combination. As scam call volume rises, the Federal Communications Commission is trying to nudge phone companies. The nation's communications regulator will vote in June to allow carriers to block scam calls by default for customers. https://wjactv.com/news/connect-to-congress/senate-passes-bill-meant-to-combat-robocalls-05-23-2019
  16. 2 points
    mr.d

    Ruby The Chicken Gets Prosthetic Leg

    Good News Published 5 hours ago Ruby the chicken gets prosthetic leg from Oregon eco-animal sanctuary after amputation By Frank Miles | Fox News close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 23 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 23 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Ruby is one lucky bird. Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, an eco-animal sanctuary providing lifelong refuge and rehabilitation for neglected and abandoned animals in 98 acres of Oregon wine country, announced Thursday the chicken got a new prosthetic leg. The sanctuary posted on social media: “After many months of waiting for his amputation site to heal, and set backs with getting a proper fit, Ruby with his wonderful veterinarian Dr. Johnson who’s been working so hard with us, was able to finally stand and walk on his specially designed prosthetic leg!” Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, an eco-animal sanctuary providing lifelong refuge and rehabilitation for neglected and abandoned animals in 98 acres of Oregon wine country, took to social media to announce Ruby got a prosthetic leg. (Dr. Johnson/Wildwood Farm Sanctuary) Ruby “was rescued at just a couple days of age from a factory farm (and) suffered from severe joint infections that resulted in his right leg needing amputation.” “Ruby is a Cornish cross breed typically used for meat production on large industrial chicken factory farms. The average lifespan is only around 42 days before they are slaughtered,” Shauna Sherick, the sanctuary’s founder and president, told Fox News. She added, “Ruby, who we thought was a girl, was found almost a little over a year ago in one of these large industrial factory farms at just a couple days of age as a baby chick, huddled sick and near death in a corner of a shed. He was rescued by a concerned person and brought to me.” Ruby had severe joint infections in both legs, was put on medications, but its right leg never healed well and became useless and debilitating, Sherick told Fox News. She noted the solution came from the new state-of-the-art-leg which previously wouldn’t have been available. “We had a really hard time finding anyone that would be willing to design one, especially for a bird, but a kind person who had a 3D printing business came forward and created what Ruby’s wearing now. Wildwood Farm Sanctuary noted Ruby, with time, shall adjust to using the fake leg. The post concluded, “Hopefully this is the beginning of his new life of walking and running freely!” https://www.foxnews.com/us/ruby-chicken-prosthetic-leg-oregon-eco-animal-sanctuary
  17. 2 points
    lavender

    Ruby The Chicken Gets Prosthetic Leg

    The more I see the more I believe that what you don't know can hurt you....... and others. We see it all the time with politicians, those with concern but no knowledge and those trying to regulate what they have never experienced. Maybe it is sad that chickens are raised to be meat by controlling their genetic makeup but the result is that chicken is a high protein source of food at a low cost. It keeps families fed who cannot afford higher priced protein sources. Choose one: feed a child or raise happy chickens. This is a case, and I believe our chicken expert, of well meaning people with no knowledge. There are things worse than death and as long as we are going to eat animals we are going to have to accept that getting sentimental over them is rather silly. Also, from our neighbors who raise chickens I have learned that a chicken the the flock deems to be "different" will basically be pecked to death. So we have a handicapped chicken that will probably never be integrated with its own kind and that will die sooner rather than later of organ failure. The chicken may suffer but its rescuers can feel good. Sometimes I think we are devolving into a feel good society that doesn't look to the consequences of our actions. And all that from a chicken. Sometimes even I wonder at me.
  18. 2 points
    LFG

    Ruby The Chicken Gets Prosthetic Leg

    I was going to say this ^^^ Which leads to this ^^^ if they aren't slaughtered, the joints can't handle the rapid growth and weight gain caused by the cross of genetics needed to create that breed And this new life ^^^ will be continued deteriorating joints that can't support the weight of a bird that was bred to die before it was two months old. Sorry to be a killjoy, but you see this in the chicken world from time to time. There is a difference between rehabilitating an animal and prolonging suffering. It would have been more humane to put that Cornish Cross down. Their organs can't handle the rapid growth and weight gain that those birds go through, either. I hear people say all the time "they put steroids in chicken". No, "they" don't, it's illegal. There is a magic cross of specific breeds that creates a bird that grows very fast and very heavy. A 7 week old Cornish Cross is the size of one of mine at 6 months. See how short the legs are, but a very long back and very wide breast? That bird is bred for meat, and its body will continue to deteriorate if it isn't slaughtered before 8 weeks old
  19. 2 points
    Bon

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    I finally tried the Cheerios. They taste like popcorn to me!! Will be buying more of them, even Chi likes them 🐶 ❣️
  20. 2 points
    There is no way I would be that high up to fasten blade into place.
  21. 2 points
    Polo

    Quarry Ave

    I like that solution.
  22. 2 points
    block

    Tommy Scott

    Will definitely be missed. Tom was a wonderful caring man. In all of our years of friendship, which were many, he never spoke ill of anyone he always found the good in everyone. God Bless him may he RIP free from his suffering. Prayers to his family and many friends 💔
  23. 2 points
    sapphire

    Ruby The Chicken Gets Prosthetic Leg

    A boy named.....Ruby.... 3D printing is amazing.
  24. 2 points
    Sadly the scammers will find another way around what ever technology they develop to stop them now.
  25. 2 points
    BillyC

    Quarry Ave

    I've thought that should of been done a long time ago.
  26. 2 points
    I did some research on hemp oil and CBD for an article I wrote. Here is what I discovered. Both hemp and marijuana are Cannabis sativa. The difference in the strains of plants that are grown for different usage is the amount of THC, CBD and other constituents that the plant contains. If it contains less than .3% THC it is legal but if it contains more than that it is marijuana and illegal. THC is the psychoactive chemical in the plant. Hemp oils is cold pressed from the seeds of the plant and CBD oil is extracted from the leaves, stems and buds. Neither should contain enough THC to register on a drug test if the plant is considered hemp and not marijuana. The problem arises in that herbal preparations are not regulated. If the CBD oil is made from a variety of the hemp plant that is legal with a THC content lower than .3% there should be not problem with a drug test. If it is made from a strain with a higher THC content then ingesting it will cause a positive drug test. The labs that produce it are self regulating with no FDA oversight. The legitimate ones run tests but some apparently don't. I found at least one case where hemp seeds were pulled from a supermarket shelf and hemp oil was extracted from them. Hemp seeds should contain very little THC even from a plant designated as marijuana yet the hemp oil contained amounts of THC over the legal limit. While it is said that CBD oil will not produce a positive drug test it has on a number of occasions done exactly that. Explanations range from contamination to sloppy testing. A more reasonable explanation is that it was extracted from a strain of Cannabis sativa the had a higher THC level than expected or perhaps, like many herbs, growing conditions were conducive to the production of THC. I came to the conclusion that using CBD oil internally was risky if one had to pass a drug test despite the fact that it should not produce a positive drug test. There seems to be no evidence that using it as a topical even if it does contain THC would cause a positive drug test as it doesn't get into the blood or urine.
  27. 2 points
    The school bus aide should of lost her job also.
  28. 2 points
    jt85

    Quarry Ave

    I say make it a one way road coming to town that way sandy fire can use it other than that people can go around on long avenue.. problem solved
  29. 2 points
    Cacao

    Quarry Ave

    It should be named, "Head On Collision Street". Cars travel that road too fast, shrubbery blocks views at a certain point, road is too narrow, cars park along the street, poor road conditions, and people love walking in the middle of the road. Other than that, it's a great avenue.
  30. 2 points
    Lyndsey33

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    My hubby said we are supposed to be getting a BK in St Mary's again and a Duncan Donuts. Thats just thru word of mouth but I hope BK is true.
  31. 2 points
    Bon

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Crispy chicken sandwich with lettuce & mayo, & Dr Pepper for me. Hubby had 2 Whoppers, 10 pc chicken nuggets, & Rootbeer at BK in State College. Then I had a Reese’s Pieces Cyclone at the place across from Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg.
  32. 2 points
    Lyndsey33

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    pizza and garlic knots
  33. 1 point
    jaman

    Joint Municipal Building

    The problem still is as it has been. You have business people in there own cabals. Like their civic groups. And therefore they all have their opinion and piece of the pie . Then you have the emergency services . They all work as a team TWP and City but still maintain their autonomy. Then you have the 2 elephants in the room. Dubois has NO space to expand. Sandy has the space and TREASURE LAKE. growing up Treasure Lake whether you like it or not had an air of attitude that they could survive on its own. Also. With Treasure Lake you have a different problem. You have a high percentage of working transient population like your doctors and traveling professionals.. On average doctors will make 3 career moves in their life. Which means short local careers. Also, you have a seasonal population that owns homes which gives them property rights to vote on the issues. Even though they may be here only weekends or tops 6 or 7 months if that .The problem has been nobody has been able to piece together all the broad demographics together in Sandy and Dubois. Its always Sandy Government and businesses vs Dubois Government and Businesses. The same groups of good ol guys and gals people in Sandy . Also Dubois. For Years. Its even the same dang lawyers. mr Arbaugh seems to be a forward thinking individual thanks to his past experiences elsewhere. Which is fresh air. Consolidation has 3 strikes already. Its a plan for the next generation. The new generation of leaders need to step up. Right now I dont see that happening. Until all the broad demographics are ironed out its not going to work. PS As you know, Im a proponent of County School Administrations in PA. That would be a start.
  34. 1 point
    steelnut

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    I baked two haddock filets that I seasoned and then covered with whole grain mustard. I crushed up 4 Ritz crackers and added some fresh chopped parsley and sprinkled that over the mustard. Along with some roasted veggies and a salad.
  35. 1 point
    It's much better than it used to be thanks to some dedicated volunteers.
  36. 1 point
    Hang the people responsible. The calls will stop in less than a year.
  37. 1 point
    if they can spin the blades at 12 times a minute, the tips of the blades will be going over 170 mph.
  38. 1 point
    This makes me sad and angry. I don't think the addicts intend to put the drugs above their kids, but that is how it ends up working out, because the addiction takes total control.
  39. 1 point
    steelnut

    Tommy Scott

    Rip to a wonderful guy that will be missed by many.
  40. 1 point
    This is LONG overdue. If it even decreases the number, at least it's a start. Just do it!
  41. 1 point
    Thought this was pretty darn cool this afternoon when I saw this. My aunt lived in Westfield till recently. If the drone had gone just a little bit more, we would of seen our aunts former residence. That blade looks so much bigger than the one I saw coming through Tyrone.
  42. 1 point
    Cacao

    Quarry Ave

    Adrian Sandy fire depends on that route. They should fix it appropriately for that reason alone.
  43. 1 point
    BigT

    PA Gas Tax

    I prefer to think that the construction delays are a temporary inconvenience permanent improvement.
  44. 1 point
    mr.d

    Clarion River Is Forever: Stamp Unveiled

    Clarion River Is Forever: Stamp Unveiled May 22, 2019 8:21 pm· Author: Ron Wilshire CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Dreams of the Clarion River will flow forever thanks to its recognition by the United States Postal Service as one of the 12 forever stamps of a collection of America’s wealth and scenic rivers. Clarion Postmaster Charles Chrispen and Larry McClain, Manager Post Office Operations An official Clarion River Postal Stamp unveiling, celebration, and press conference were held on Wednesday morning on the steps of the Clarion Post Office, Clarion Chamber of Commerce, Clarion Mayor Dan Parker, State Representative Donna Oberlander, and State Senator Scott Hutchinson. “I just found out today that the Clarion River is the only river recognized on this side of the Mississippi,” said Larry McClain, Manager of Post Office Operations. The scenic rivers stamp collection includes 12 rivers outstandingly remarkable for values including Fish wildlife, geology, recreation, and cultural or historical significance. The stamp artwork is from photographer Bob Wick. Stamps were on sale at the Clarion post office, and it included a cancellation stamp from Clarion. A large crowd on Main Street cheered the unveiling of the new stamp, but many of the speakers recognized it was also more than a stamp. “When I think about the river, I’m so excited that we’re going to have the opportunity for this nation to see how gorgeous our river is,” said State Representative Donna Oberlander. “We already know how special it is. As a child growing up on the riverbank, whether we were fishing, or we were looking for crawdads, and we all knew where the Rock was. We were called river rats, and we spent a lot of time there, and it was a wonderful place.” Parker explained why he thought the Clarion River would help with economic growth. “The Clarion River is the source of our community’s name, and I believe it is the way we will navigate our future,” said Parker. “The economic future of Clarion is not some pie-in-the-sky thing like a USDA Office Park, a Medical Marijuana Facility, or a gas-cracker plant located 75 miles away. “The future of our community is tourism and all the support industries that go along with it. Eco-tourism is a way to grow small businesses, put people to work, and to reinvigorate our local economy. “The Clarion River is key to the eco-tourism strategy. Already voted Pennsylvania’s best river, the Clarion has a loyal regional following of visitors and is even now a prime economic driver for our community, but it can do more. We must do more.” State Senator Scott Hutchinson said that the celebration of the stamp was not only recognizing the beauty of the community, but also “the potential for so many great things that can happen here in beautiful Clarion County.” Building a new or revitalized economy will take hard work, according to Parker. “With the help of the United States Postal Service, we have been put on the map—or I should say we’ve been put on the envelope,” said Parker. “Letters carrying the Clarion River Stamp will be sent all over the country. People everywhere will see this beautiful image and want to learn more about our river and about our community. Some of those people will even want to visit, to see the Clarion River for themselves, to explore our riverside town, patronize our businesses, and maybe even stay to build their future here.” The Wild and Scenic Rivers, in the words of the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, were allowed to remain in their free-flowing state and natural settings without man-made altercations. Designations often resulted from grassroots action by local citizens. With outdoor recreation increasingly popular in recent decades, Americans have sought out clean rivers—whether to swim or fish and gentle meanders or to raft or kayak through challenging rapids. Natural areas near rivers are rich with biodiverse habitats and are favored destinations for camping, hunting, hiking, climbing and moments of reflection—resets that help counter the frenzied pace of modern life. Clarion Postmaster Charles Chrispen thanked his staff for organizing the celebration and everyone who attended. He also took the opportunity to ask for some help from the community. “I would also be remiss if I did not mention something about safety and get the word out for people – check the mailbox for bees and snakes,” said Chrispen. “Also, when you see a carrier in the area, make sure your dog is on a leash when you put it outside or don’t let the dog outside until least 10 minutes after carrier leaves. Other than that, I appreciate it. Thank you very much. Thank you all for coming.” Customers can purchase Wild and Scenic Rivers Forever stamps at any USPS location or on the USPS website. State Senator Scott Hutchinson State Representative Donna Oberlander Clarion Borough Council, employees https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/clarion-river-is-forever-stamp-unveiled-a/
  45. 1 point
    Dobby

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    I made what I call lazy spaghetti with scrambled lean burger in sauce over noodles. All purchased at Aldi's & I can't do much better. I either have to make it early or get it ready to cook for late afternoon. 😭
  46. 1 point
    Lyndsey33

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Dollar tree in St Mary's had them Saturday. I got 2 boxs. They are in the shape of bunnies but taste the same. I was shocked when I saw the brand. Nice size boxs too.
  47. 1 point
    Bon

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Reese’s Puffs cereal
  48. 1 point
    WMJ77

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    the place across from Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg. has good stuff !!!
  49. 1 point
    WMJ77

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    meatloaf and salmon....mashed taters /gravy and some veggie
  50. 1 point
    steelnut

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Well seasoned chicken cutlets with SW turnip oven fries and a green, wax and black bean salad with red onion and avocado and a balsamic dressing.
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