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  1. Sheryl Crow & Joe Walsh Perform 'Still the Good Old Days' & 'Walk Away
  2. Woman brings mini service horse on American Airlines flights as DOT considers ban Giddy up — up, up and away. A Michigan woman is sharing the positive “tail” of her recent American Airlines flights with a miniature service horse. The equine lover hopes that her horse’s first-ever flights won’t be his last, however, as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed a ban to restrict and limit service and emotional support animals to only trained service dogs. On Feb. 7, Ronica Froese flew from Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Michigan to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with a final destination of Ontario International Airport in California. It was no ordinary journey, as Froese had her miniature service horse Fred in tow, she told Fox News on Tuesday. Froese, who runs the animal-assisted therapy nonprofit Little Horses Big Smiles Inc., said that the trip — and their return journey home on Feb. 14 through the same airports — was totally smooth. “All of the airplane employees and airport employees were incredibly kind. It was so wonderful, even every pilot wanted a picture [with Fred]!” she told Fox News. Ahead of the trek, Froese spent months preparing Fred for his trip, and even purchased two first-class seats to ensure her mini companion would be comfortably accommodated on the plane, Fox 17 reports. “I purchased two first-class seats in bulkhead seating, I paid an arm and a leg for tickets but I did so because it was Fred’s first time and I wanted him to be comfortable. I wanted him to have the most room,” she said. “Everyone was sweet as pie, TSA was amazing. The experience was way better than I actually anticipated.” On Facebook, Froese thanked all four sets of pilots, copilots and flight attendants on the American Airlines flights for their kindness and encouraging words during all the trips. Their excitement to have a legit service horse on board, and in first-class, no less, was a breath of fresh air. Their kindness and comments about how well behaved Fred was made me the proudest Mommy, handler, and trainer EVER,” she wrote. “They were all super respectful and I think if they all commented on the coming changes the DOT is trying to [implement], it could help our very small community of miniature service horse handlers keep our right to fly with our horses.” Froese is referring to a January proposal from the DOT calling for a ban on emotional support animals as well as a restriction on the types of service animals that passengers would be allowed to bring on planes, limiting them only to trained service dogs. The DOT announced the proposal in response to the rising numbers of support and service animals accompanying their owners during air travel, and to “ensure that our air transportation system is safe for the traveling public and accessible to individuals with disabilities,” according to the DOT’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Under the proposed guidelines, emotional support animals would no longer be considered service animals, and actual service animals would be restricted to dogs that have been “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.” Passengers flying with service animals would also be limited to two animals per traveler and required to check in one hour earlier than those without, among other regulations. The DOT added that it would not be requiring airlines to abide by these regulations if the proposal is adopted, but rather leave it up to each individual carrier to choose whether or not to enforce the rules regarding emotional support and service animals. Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.
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    TOPIC: The power point presentation is titled " Managing Private Lands 101: Tips and Tricks for Improving the Wildlife Value of Your Land " Details are below. The program is free and open to any age and will be held before the March Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps (SEC) monthly meeting. SEC membership is open to those who are at least 55 years old. DATE: March 2, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. (Please come early for free coffee and donuts.) Snow date is March 16 at the same time and location. If the Curwensville schools are closed on March 2 due to inclement weather, that would be a guideline for postponement of the program. LOCATION: Curwensville Community Center 11 Stadium Drive, Curwensville, PA 16833 (adjacent to the Curwensville Football Stadium) PROGRAM SPEAKER: Eli DePaulis (Wildlife Technology Student, Penn State University, DuBois Campus) The program, which is open to any age, will be presented by PSU Wildlife student Eli DePaulis. Large or small, private lands can provide valuable habitat for wildlife. This program will cover the basics of managing private lands for wildlife, including evaluating existing habitats, setting attainable goals, and implementing wildlife habitat improvement projects. Topics to be covered include deer management, invasive species control, effective tree planting, and resources for landowners trying to improve the value of their land for wildlife. The habitat management techniques to be discussed during this program can be implemented on properties of all sizes, making this program appropriate for any landowner. This past December, Eli DePaulis received the John Roe Student Sustainability Award from the Council of Sustainable Leaders at the Sustainability Institute at University Park. He earned the award for his work to eliminate an invasive species of shrub honeysuckle from wetlands near the Penn State DuBois campus. The John Roe Student Sustainability Awards recognize exemplary performance by individuals who consistently excel at cultivating opportunities to advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals while demonstrating personal integrity, an unwavering commitment to their values/morals, and a commitment to the mission/values of Penn State. The attached photo is Assistant Teaching Professor of Wildlife Technology Keely Roen, with student Eli DePaulis, at the awards ceremony where DePaulis received the John Roe Student Sustainability Award. Image: Penn State
  8. * All Community Calendar Events are copied here in the Event Forum. EVENT CALENDAR LINK: >> Managing Private Lands 101: Tips and Tricks for Improving the Wildlife Value of Your Land 3/2/20 Event Title: Managing Private Lands 101: Tips and Tricks for Improving the Wildlife Value of Your Land 3/2/20 Event Author Pompeii Calendar: Community Events Event Date: 03/02/2020 10:00 AM to 03/02/2020 12:00 PM Event Location: 11 Stadium Drive, curwensville, Pennsylvania TOPIC: The power point presentation is titled " Managing Private Lands 101: Tips and Tricks for Improving the Wildlife Value of Your Land " Details are below. The program is free and open to any age and will be held before the March Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps (SEC) monthly meeting. SEC membership is open to those who are at least 55 years old. DATE: March 2, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. (Please come early for free coffee and donuts.) Snow date is March 16 at the same time and location. If the Curwensville schools are closed on March 2 due to inclement weather, that would be a guideline for postponement of the program. LOCATION: Curwensville Community Center 11 Stadium Drive, Curwensville, PA 16833 (adjacent to the Curwensville Football Stadium) PROGRAM SPEAKER: Eli DePaulis (Wildlife Technology Student, Penn State University, DuBois Campus) The program, which is open to any age, will be presented by PSU Wildlife student Eli DePaulis. Large or small, private lands can provide valuable habitat for wildlife. This program will cover the basics of managing private lands for wildlife, including evaluating existing habitats, setting attainable goals, and implementing wildlife habitat improvement projects. Topics to be covered include deer management, invasive species control, effective tree planting, and resources for landowners trying to improve the value of their land for wildlife. The habitat management techniques to be discussed during this program can be implemented on properties of all sizes, making this program appropriate for any landowner. This past December, Eli DePaulis received the John Roe Student Sustainability Award from the Council of Sustainable Leaders at the Sustainability Institute at University Park. He earned the award for his work to eliminate an invasive species of shrub honeysuckle from wetlands near the Penn State DuBois campus. The John Roe Student Sustainability Awards recognize exemplary performance by individuals who consistently excel at cultivating opportunities to advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals while demonstrating personal integrity, an unwavering commitment to their values/morals, and a commitment to the mission/values of Penn State. The attached photo is Assistant Teaching Professor of Wildlife Technology Keely Roen, with student Eli DePaulis, at the awards ceremony where DePaulis received the John Roe Student Sustainability Award. Image: Penn State
  9. Special Financing for Homeowners and Contractors No Interest if Paid in Full within 12 Months* and Receive a $500 Visa Prepaid Card** Valid February 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020 On Exmark Radius purchases of $3,000 or more. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within 12 months. ======================================== No Interest if Paid in Full within 12 Months* and Receive a $300 Visa Prepaid Card** Valid February 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020 On Exmark Radius purchases of $3,000 or more. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within 12 months. ======================================== 0% for 24 Months [1.59% APR*] Valid February 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020 0% APR - 24 PAYMENTS* on purchases of $1500 or more when you use the Exmark Credit Card. A Major Purchase Plan fee of $49 will be added to the Major Purchase Plan Purchase amount. Offer valid 2/1/20 - 4/30/20. ======================================== 1.99% for 48 [2.81% APR* ] Valid February 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020 ======================================== 3.99% for 60 Months* Valid February 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020 3.99% for 60 Months* ======================================== Mow NOW Pay LATER - Zero Interest for 120 Days, No Payment for 150 Days; thereafter, 0% for 24 Months [1.45 APR*] Valid February 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020 ======================================== DuBois Mon-Tue: 8am - 5pm Wed: 8am - 2pm Thur-Fri: 8am - 5pm Sat: 8am - 12pm 1509 Oklahoma-Salem Rd. Telephone: (814) 583-7197 ------------------- Brookville Mon-Tue: 9am - 5pm Wed: 9am - 2pm Thur-Fri: 9am - 5pm Sat: 9am - 12pm Brookville: 3230 Mendenhall Rd. Telephone: (814) 849-7197 -------------------- Email: dunlaplg@comcast.net
  10. Donna M. Pifer , age 83, of Brockway, PA, died Monday, February 17, 2020 at her home. Born on April 27, 1936 in Brockway, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma (Trabado) Town. In 1972 she married Ronald J. Pifer. He survives. Donna was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where she served as corporal. She retired as the Manning Clerk of Owens Illinois / Brockway Glass Company after 36 years of service. Donna was a member of St. Tobias Roman Catholic Church. She loved to watch games shows, played cards daily and was an avid bowler for over 50 years. She was a Penn State Football fan and an avid reader. She, along with her husband, enjoyed hunting and fishing and traveling all over the United States. Donna is survived by one 1 son (Douglas Pifer & his wife Cindi of Ottawa, IL), 1 brother (Louis Town & his wife Sue of Idaho Falls, ID) 2 sisters;(Virginia Hamilton of Canyon Lake, CA and Alexis Johnson & her husband Neil of Brockway, PA), 4 grandchildren; (Angie, Beth Ann, Eric & Zachary) and 4 great grandchildren; (Jada, Delaney, Kolton and Miles). She was preceded in death by 3 sisters;( Viola Painter, Janet Oaks and Margaret Mancini) and 1 brother (William Town). Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 3 - 6 PM, at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10 AM from St. Tobias Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Leo Gallina as celebrant. Memorials may be made to Mengle Memorial Library, 324 Main Street, Brockway, PA 15824. Online condolences can be sent to http://baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  11. BROOKVILLE —The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce their new Photo Contests for 2020-2021. From March 2020 through May 2021, PAGO will sponsor five photo contests, each with a different theme. Finalists’ photos will be posted on online with the four entries receiving the most votes winning the following: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $75, and 4th Place $25. To enter complete the entry form and upload your photos at http://www.VisitPAGO.com/contest. The only requirements are that the photo meet the contest theme and must be taken in Jefferson, Elk, Clarion, Forest, or Cameron Counties. Contest Themes: Spring Things March-May 2020 Sunday Drives June-August 2020 Trail Less Traveled September-November 2020 Flavors of the Great Outdoors December 2020-February 2021 Hometown Pride March-May 2021 “With the amazing photographic abilities of cell phones, people are taking more and higher quality pictures than ever before. Our very popular photo contests can turn those pictures into cash. These contests are a proven way for us to keep in contact with the public and for them to share the many wonderful things in Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region through their eyes.” -John Straitiff-Executive Director Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau. The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is a membership-based travel promotion organization serving five counties in Northwest Pennsylvania: Jefferson, Elk, Clarion, Forest and Cameron. The mission of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is to develop and initiate programs and marketing strategies with the specific intent of increasing overnight travel-related expenditures within its designated region and to create a cooperative effort to increase awareness of this region as an ultimate vacation destination.
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  13. PITTSBURGH -- Two days after issuing a statement supporting his quarterback, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin appeared on First Take to defend Mason Rudolph in the wake of another allegation made by Myles Garrett in an interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes, and to voice frustration with the coverage. "The most recent one this past weekend, I took offense to it, to be quite honest with you," Tomlin told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. "... I fully support Mason Rudolph. We, as an organization, fully support Mason Rudolph. To be quite honest with you, we were hacked off by what we saw this weekend." Tomlin added: "I think [Rudolph's] reputation needs to be defended and defended aggressively." Not only was Tomlin frustrated by Garrett's characterization of Rudolph in his interview with Kimes -- during which Garrett said Rudolph called him "the N-word" -- he was also upset with the tone of the panel discussion on Outside the Lines after the interview aired Saturday morning. "These accusations are serious, not only in terms of Mason Rudolph's character, but his professional pursuits," Tomlin told Smith. "Nobody on that field, as a member of the Cleveland Browns or the Pittsburgh Steelers, corroborated what was said by Myles Garrett. ... At no point during that piece this weekend was that stated." Tomlin said the way the situation was presented wasn't "fair" to Rudolph, which led to him agreeing to appear on First Take -- especially rare because Tomlin doesn't typically do interviews between the conclusion of the season and league owners meetings in April. "It was presented as a he-said/he-said situation, even to this day," Tomlin said. "I think the National Football League office was very clear that they launched a thorough investigation among all parties involved, including interviewing the people and the analysis of technology that was on that field, and found no evidence of Myles' allegation, and I think that should be stated." In the interview with Kimes, Garrett blamed Rudolph for starting the November fight that led to $732,422 in fines and the discipline of 33 players, and said Rudolph used the slur as he was being sacked by Garrett. Rudolph spoke out about the allegation in a tweet Saturday, calling Garrett's claim "1000 percent false" and a "bold-faced lie." Rudolph initially engaged with Garrett on the ground, and then charged at him after Garrett forcibly removed Rudolph's helmet. Then Garrett hit Rudolph over the head with the helmet. "I don't say the N-word, whether it's with 'a' [or] 'er.' To me, personally, [it] just shouldn't be said, whether it's by family, friends, anyone," Garrett told Kimes. "I don't want to use it because I don't want [people to] find that appropriate around me for anyone to use. "When he said it, it kind of sparked something, but I still tried to let it go and still walk away. But once he came back, it kind of reignited the situation. And not only have you escalated things past what they needed to be with such little time in the game left, now you're trying to reengage and start a fight again. It's definitely not entirely his fault; it's definitely both parties doing something that we shouldn't have been doing." Garrett first asserted during his appeals hearing for his suspension that Rudolph incited him with a racial slur, ESPN previously reported. At the time, an NFL spokesman said the league "found no such evidence" that Rudolph used the slur. Garrett told Kimes that he believed there was recorded audio proving what Rudolph said. "There were guys who were mic'd up near me, near us, during that time who didn't hear anything," Garrett said. "And from what I've heard, there [might] have been audio during that game that could have heard something or could not have heard something, but they don't want to say." However, a league spokesman told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday that no sound from the field was recorded. The spokesman added that linemen are mic'd up to amplify ambient sound but that the mics do not record and are shut off after the ball is snapped. The NFL also released a statement Saturday noting that, after checking with the officiating crew, "No player on either team came forward to say they heard [Rudolph] say it on the field." On Monday, Tomlin said the idea that the Steelers could be involved in a cover-up was "laughable." Asked how culpable Rudolph should be for his role in the brawl, Tomlin admitted he struggled with the thought. "It's been a lot of negativity around Mason Rudolph," Tomlin said. "He got fined $50,000 for essentially getting beat up. His reputation has been tarnished because of the allegations, none of which was founded. He was a quarterback in the losing circumstances at the end of a football game. Obviously he was an active participant in the altercation, but a lot of the things that have gone on beyond that, I struggle with." In a statement issued Saturday, Rudolph's agent and attorney, Tim Younger, said the "defamatory" statements by Garrett exposed him to "legal liability." Tomlin wouldn't speculate on what legal steps, if any, Rudolph and his team would pursue, but said, "I would expect him to do what was appropriate in terms of protecting his name and reputation. I would do so aggressively, and I don't blame him."
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    DuBOIS –Get help to stop smoking or staying smoke free at no cost and with no obligations. The Smoking Cessation Support Group at Penn Highlands DuBois meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Penn Highlands Community Pharmacy, 621 S. Main St., DuBois. This group provides free support for those who smoke and want to quit and for those who quit and want to stay smoke-free. Facilitators share information and answer questions. Men and women who attend can support one another. Hearing from those who are facing similar problems can often help others overcome their own hurdles. This meeting occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, call The Lung Center at 375-3770.
  15. * All Community Calendar Events are copied here in the Event Forum. EVENT CALENDAR LINK: >> Smoking Cessation Support Group 2/25/20 Event Title: Smoking Cessation Support Group 2/25/20 Event Author Pompeii Calendar: Community Events Event Date: 02/25/2020 06:00 PM to 02/25/2020 07:30 PM Event Location: DuBOIS –Get help to stop smoking or staying smoke free at no cost and with no obligations. The Smoking Cessation Support Group at Penn Highlands DuBois meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Penn Highlands Community Pharmacy, 621 S. Main St., DuBois. This group provides free support for those who smoke and want to quit and for those who quit and want to stay smoke-free. Facilitators share information and answer questions. Men and women who attend can support one another. Hearing from those who are facing similar problems can often help others overcome their own hurdles. This meeting occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, call The Lung Center at 375-3770.
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