Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
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WEAR YOUR HATS!
May 3rd-Kentucky Derby Celebration starts at 2pm! Mint Julep and Mojito specials! Appetizer Buffet and Dinner specials. Wear your hats!!!
Make your reservations NOW!
WEAR YOUR HATS! [okay! you don't have to tell ME twice....you know any excuse to wear the HAT and I'm in.]
Think outdoor cafe.
Think past 5pm.
LOL Hey, we might have enough people to make it worth while and think of the other housing projects that might sell out because of a new excitement on that end of town.
Well, kiddies, our local school board is at it again. There is a move afoot to move the school administration offices that are centrally located, next to finiancial institutions, U.S. Post Office, Library, restaurants, etc. to an empty school building far from all of these neccesary organizations.Do they realize the cost of rehabbing classrooms into usable office space? I think not!Unless, of course, they think the present admin building is worth 6 or 7 million dollars. I think our taxes are way too high already and do NOT endorse this foolish move. If there are empty buildings, sell them and as Ligoiner Council knows and says, "there is a need for affordable housing in the valley"The present property has garages in the rear where most of repair work is done to vehicles and the like. It is also storage to all the district records (many), which is why the LVSD office moved from the second floor of Ligonier Town Hall in the first place.The property cannot be split and must be sold as a whole. Are there garages and storage at the new location? Has the school board taken leave of their collective senses? I wonder.
Interesting, Anon. Ligonier Living readers out there, if you have more info, please pass it our way. dc
This just in. Anonymous sources are telling Ligonier Living that the Ligonier School Board is planning a shut down of the administration facility at the end of this school year. Yes, that's right, the old train station building on West Main which was renovated and restored using BIG bucks. Apparently the board wants to move administration to New Florence.
STAY TUNED. MORE TO COME.
i love your blog! i read it everyday...you can make a real difference in helping to shape and guide the town. your opinion regarding the armory development project, i think, reflects what a lot of us are thinking. i hope the town can grow without sacrificing its charm. by the way, thanks for the entertainment information...i caught a show at the tavern and my wife had dinner at the ivy cafe with her brother. we are new to town and love it here! we enjoy all of the "inside information" you provide...way to go!!!!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Megan Verwelst discusses the issue of new graduation tests in The Valley Voice.
Here's a blurb:
According the Pennsylvania Board of Education, the purpose of the new graduation tests would be to increase the value of a diploma.
“By handing out ‘empty’ diplomas, we are cheating our children and our commonwealth,” said Gerald Zahorchak, the Pennsylvania Board of Education secretary.
The pineapple is the universally recognized symbol of hospitality. Legend has it that in colonial America, when sea captains returned from voyages to the Caribbean they would often bring tropical fruit, especially the pineapple which was considered the most exotic. The pineapple was hung over the door of the captain’s home to signify that the man of the house had returned, and the family could accept visitors.
The saucier version of this story is...........
Oh, you've got to visit their site for the REST of the story. ;)
Welcome The Smith's to the Ligonier blogosphere.
Nicely done. Yahoo!
Read all about it.
Here's the blurb:
A second developer may be interested in developing the armory site.
Ligonier Mayor Ormand "Butch" Bellas said he met last week with Marc Anthony, president of Denison Investments LLC. Earlier this month, council rejected Anthony's proposal to build a $1.2 million housing project on West Church Street in Ligonier. By a 3-2 vote, council rejected his plan to build four houses, each costing $400,000.
Skiavo said he recently received a letter from Denison Investments expressing interest in the armory property.
"They called; they're interested," Skiavo said.
Monday, April 28, 2008
This is Ligonier Living.........
Here's a blurb:
The developers of a proposed housing plan for the former National Guard armory in Ligonier say they will "explore" other options after opposition from local officials forced them to delay their presentation to borough council last week.
Our guest lecturer will be Gurdial Mehta, an engineer with math and physics majors who among other endeavors worked as a NASA contrator and who will present this unique belief in a Universal God interpreted as being the Universe itself rather than an anthropromorphic entity.
The word Sikh comes from the Sanscrit word meaning "disciple" and they follow the teachings of Nanak and 9 successive gurus.
Please come to this lecture/discussion which is free and open to the public and is followed by coffee and cookies for fellowship.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Today, Amy D and I joined her hubby Mark’s bike group called Speedgoat. They usually meet on Saturdays at 9am at Ligonier. And then ride for miles and miles until they call it a day.
Before we would start our ride, Amy pumped air in her bike tires. Guess what? She broke off the metal tip and ended up getting a flat tire. Nothing new about Amy. Ha, ha! Her friend Jeremy was kind enough to fix it within a few minutes. I was amazed how fast he could take the tube off and replace a new one. Used a CO2 to pump air in within seconds. I was trying to study and learn. Pointless… too quick.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The dormant Laurel Mountain Ski Resort near Ligonier, once dubbed the "ski capital of Pennsylvania," may be getting a new lease on life.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The meeting was contiuned and is open to the public. Scott welcomes all visitors and listens to suggestions and ideas. Let's hope we can get the table and chair question settled soon so people can sit outside if they choose and enjoy our town. It is a people friendly and encourages conversation.
Are members of the public permitted to sit in and listen to a work session or is it private?
Now, take a look at these houses. Was this picture taken in Ligonier? Possibly, cause it kinda looks like Ligonier, doesn't it? heh heh.....well no.....
I grabbed this shot from an article discussing building technologies and guess what?
These lovely homes are NEW and they are part of the Summerset at Frick Park development in Pittsburgh.
Well......see? We do have alternatives. ;)
State Rep. Jess Stairs, R-Acme, is seeking Vietnam War veterans for a ceremony to be held in conjunction with the observance of Memorial Day on May 26.
The recognition ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at Ligonier Valley High School, 40 Springer Road. Stairs will present a House certificate of appreciation and a commemorative medal to each Vietnam veteran in attendance. If a veteran is unable to attend, a family member can accept the awards on his or her behalf, or it can be mailed to the veteran.
Vietnam War veterans or family members should contact Stairs' district offices in Ligonier Town Hall, 120 East Main St., 724-238-2155; the Dryridge Fire Hall, 104 White School Road, Unity, 724-837-5678; or the Norvelt Pharmacy building, 2310 Mt. Pleasant Road, 724-423-6503.
The blog medium is the most powerful I have ever encountered and I can talk for hours about.....but I won't.....just look at those scrumptious cookies and realize that you met them and their maker through blogging. Need I say more?
Visit Judi's cookie site. It's pretty darn cool.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Judy Wittig, I currently live in the Pittsburgh area and am in love with the idea of living in Ligonier. This has been a dream of mine since growing up in Scottdale, going off to school in Boston , working in Pittsburgh and settling down in Plum Boro running an internet cookie business! Well, this is just how I found your new blog, Ligonier living. Every now and then, I just google “ living in Ligonier” . Ha, found you 3rd place!
I wanted to compliment you on your blog, it has refreshed my dream of moving to Ligonier. I love the site, from an outsiders point of view, it captures everything I love about visiting the wonderful town of Ligonier . Yes, the town is charming and beautiful but the real draw for me is it’s residents, the individualism , creativity and intelligence reminds me of a larger urban area. Am I dreaming?
Thanks for listening and much luck with your new blog. Hope you don’t mind me emailing you, I haven’t yet progressed past the “reading blogs” stage!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I've got to run but just wanted you to know that I loved the planning commission meeting. I just love watching pieces of our government at work. I love the free flow of ideas, opposing and not. It's a wonder. I'll be back with details but I've got to attend to a few items first.
You won't be disappointed.
Tammy Andreycak, 40, of Unity pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh before Judge Alan Bloch to four counts of defrauding a bank, the Internal Revenue Service, conspiracy, and filing a false corporate income tax return when she worked as director of accounting at LeNature’s Inc.
We knew the Armory plans had been taken OFF the agenda, that's not news. The regular meeting is still at townhall at 7pm.
IF YOU CARE, BE THERE OR BE SQUARE, MAN.
Diane Cipa of The Closing Specialists, sponsor of the Ligonier Living blog, will teach you how to use free software to create your own blog. This session is for experienced internet users. You do not have to know how to program. We'll be using the wireless network in the library.
Participants wishing to create a blog during the class must bring a laptop computer that is capable of accessing the wireless network. Plan to bring your cell phone and/or digital camera so we can add pictures to your blog.
If you don't have a laptop, but still want to learn, just bring a pen and paper. We'll be sharing loads of tips and tricks that you can take home and try on your desktop.
May 6th 5:30 to 7:30
Reservations are preferred but not required. Please contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve your spot.
It's FREE and it's FUN.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Edgar Clinton Wiltrout set the fire that destroyed the Hollow Tavern on Feb. 23 to avenge the firing of his girlfriend, according to state police.
The former owner of the business, Charles "Chip" Santone, told state police he fired Jerri Liming a month before the Route 30 landmark in Unity closed and that Wiltrout had threatened to "get him" before the building was destroyed by fire.
Melissa Daughtery aka CandleQueenMissy will make a unique basket just for your mom. Here are two baskets she's got all ready to go.
PSALM 37:3-5 Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfullness, andly you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your ways to the Lord (roll and repose each care of your load on Him); trust(lean on rely on and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
.....and I ran into this interesting article in the Inman News this morning.
While everyone is saying "Oh, woe is me." about housing and gas prices and all this other "stuff", me thinks we need to think back a generation or two or three and remember what life was like before we started the cultural "mainlining" of consumerism.
Don't get me wrong. I love freedom and I'm capitalist, BUT each and every person can find - if they want - easy ways to live without BIG without MORE without INSTANTANEOUS gratification.
It's a lifestyle choice. So, if you CHOOSE "big", "more", etc. then I hope you can pay for it yourself because it's not an entitlement. It's a choice. Please stop whining and please realize that it would be oh so easy to enjoy a less stressful life. You CAN step out of consumerism into "real" life if you choose to do so.
Someone told me this morning that gasoline in the 1950s at 30 cents a gallon adjusted to inflation would be around $3.20 in today's dollars. Makes you think, doesn't it?
Wonder what kind of house most folks were living in? Wonder how many cars they were driving? Wonder whether every room had a TV and a stereo. Wonder how often they ate out? I wonder...........anybody out there still use a sewing machine?
Another mystery emerged in Westmoreland County after a Unity landmark burned down two months ago.
It's been a hot topic of conversation at water coolers and in Internet chatrooms. People want to know who keeps posting slogans on a temporary sign outside the blackened remnants of the Hollow Tavern.
Nearly once a week, someone posts an irreverent message on the sign. No one claims to know who does it. Or when.
One week, the sign said: "Bar for sale, PA Hotspot!"
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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Maddal's, 138 W. Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658 .......724-238-3449
Making a house a home, visit Dovecote.
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136 West Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658
A unique home store with gifts for home & you. Clare Burke potpourri, Gianna Rose soaps.
The sun was shining on these daffs so their a bit hard to see. I grabbed the shot while strolling down West Main after work.
A comment on the old days: People didn't travel as far as they do today, not everybody had cars. You could get almost anything/everything you need right here in town. Times have changed, bigger stores are where the population is located and we have to travel to get a more varied selection of goods. If you want to see how the old days worked, go to Williamsburg, VA and see how it was done. Candy and I love that place.
A Ligonier man was arrested Monday and charged with the arson fire of The Hollow Tavern, a Route 30 landmark bar/restaurant destroyed in a Feb. 23 blaze. Edgar Clinton Wiltrout, 55, was charged with multiple felony counts of burglary, causing or risking a catastrophe, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. He was jailed yesterday on $1 million bond.
The ocean has water, Ohio Pile has the falls (water) and hiking/biking trail. Can we develop a bike trail out the old railroad tracks and over the old "black-bridge" pilings? The Miller's ( new owners) of Harry Marker's farm would like to see people come to see how organic farming helps all of us and the trail goes right by them.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Rae's..212 West Main Street..Ligonier, PA 15658..(724) 961-0017