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Please join our conversations. Contributors welcome.


claysh@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Good Morning! Today's lunch specials are: Mom's Fresh & Delicious Chicken, Tuna and Ham Salads..served with your choice of bagel or homemade breads...

Soups: Carrot & Ginger
Harmony Bean & Rice

p.s...don't forget about our delivery service!

Thinking of Christmas? Consider a themed Cakepop order, pie order(s) and/or a thoughtful gift certificate!!

Feel Free to call, email or stop in for a visit.
724-238-3810
ediblekneads@gmail.com
337 R. West Main St.
Ligonier, PA 15658






"A Ligonier Christmas" This Weekend!
Director Janet Formato is proud to present 'A LIGONIER CHRISTMAS,' our 15th Annual Community Christmas program at the Ligonier Theater Dec. 3 at 2:30 & 7:30 PM and Dec. 4 at 2:30 PM. Music Director is Byron Frank and Childrens Choir Director is Jeena Valentine. You will enjoy the first act with all the children and adults, plus a surprise visit from Santa himself! The second act features beautiful sacred music with the adult choir. This show really gets you into the holiday spirit, long before the hustle & bustle of the holidays sets in! For tickets, call the Ligonier Theater at 724-238-6514.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sen Sanders

A struggle with toxics in the Barnett Shale

CollinsFamily_320

"I had always hoped for a nice, quiet, country setting where we could raise our children. Little did I know it would be the cause of unexplained illnesses and heartache.

In 2004, my husband Mike and I found this quiet little cul-de-sac in the small town of Clarke, Texas, now known as DISH. At the time there were only two homes built, so we met with the builder and picked what we thought was the perfect lot. Just beyond the back fence there stood a single natural gas compressor station.

Mike and I never really gave it any thought. We just assumed the trees would block any unsightly compressors. We never thought about any emissions. After our home was built in 2005 it seemed just perfect, we couldn't be happier. After a few months, though, it seemed that every time we turned around they were building another compressor station to move the natural gas locked beneath us in the Barnett Shale."

Read the entire article by Megan Collins at http://www.earthworksaction.org/voices/detail/dish_texas

Mediterra Bakehouse Christmas Stollen at Rosary Acres



Christmas Stollen Bread from Mediterra Bakehouse from now til Christmas!Raisins, Golden Raisins, Almonds, Organge Peel, Lemon Peel, Cranberries, and More! and powdered suger on top! YUMMY!


Don't Forget we get all types of the Mediterra Breads in twice a week year round!


Rosary Acres

General Store and Fresh Market


1869 Rt30w

Ligonier pa 15658


724-238-4140

Swine and shale gas: lessons for N.C.

"When hog farms transformed Eastern North Carolina in the 1980s and early '90s, we were unprepared for the changes in water and air quality that followed. Only later, when pigs numbered 10 million or more, did legislators enact environmental safeguards such as 1995's Swine Farm Siting Act and 1997's Clean Water Responsibility Act.

Today our legislators are considering shale-gas extraction using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking"), in which pressurized water and chemicals are injected underground to crack open the shales that hold the gas. Fracking is illegal in North Carolina, and the legislature has to decide if it's appropriate for our state and how to regulate it.

Before North Carolina dives whole hog into shale gas, we should learn from our past and put safeguards into place for public health and the environment - in case drilling starts."

Read the entire article at http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/10/1330370/swine-and-shale-gas-lessons-for.html#storylink=misearch






Mystery's Most Wanted Presents

An evening of comedy, mystery, & dinner in
Sleigh Bells Over Broadway

Journey to 1940's Broadway, where the final 
curtain of this year's Christmas show is about 
ready to drop on the sleaziest agent in town!

Saturday December 17th
Ramada Ligonier
216 W. Loyalhanna st
Doors open at 6:45PM
call 724-238-9545 for Reservations


Ligonier Headquarters for Rams Spiritwear

Looking for a great holiday gift? Stop down at Connections (across from The Toy Box) at 109 South Market Street and check out our new line of Dominic's Sports Ligonier Spiritwear.

We have short and long sleeve tees, jackets, hoods, gloves, knit caps, pj pants in plaid and polka dot, blankets, wicking material shirts, and caps for the Ligonier team supporters on your gift list.

We also have a great variety of gifts for the Pittsburgh sports fans. All sportswear and merchandise is on the lower level of Connections Cafe'. Come check us out!

Dinner with Friends on Thursday at Connections

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 1st, "Dinner with Friends" beginning at 6:00 p.m.
BYOB, Reservations required 724-238-9611.

This week's menu:

Grilled Veggie Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo

Chili Lime Brisket

Black Bean Butternut Enchiladas in a Handcrafted Mole Sauce

Roasted Potatoes with green chiles

Baby Greens Salad with Avacado Dressing


"This is Occupy Pittsburgh" a video by Doree Simon

Pittsburgh Dad: Cutting Grass

warning from Mike


Good morning!
 
There's a salesman that's been around town selling frozen meat for [redacted by dc]. Avoid, avoid, avoid! They are selling subpar products using false advertising and my calls for a refund have gone unreturned. I should have looked before purchasing because now I find that the BBB gives them an F rating.
 
Hope this helps someone avoid wasting money like I did!
 
Thanks,
Mike P.

Thanks for the warning, Mike.  I removed the name of the company because I don't think it's necessary to post it here.  I don't think there are alot of companies selling frozen meat in town.  Wonder if they have a soliciting permit?

dc


Monday, November 28, 2011

Consider - The Turnip

Crunchy Sweet
A little bit of a bite- less than a radish
Eaten raw with Salt or cooked, mashed with tons of Butter and Garlic- yum!

The Turnips are SO tasty this year - it is a vegetable that gets over looked and yet it is so easy to grow and store with multiple uses- so TRY a Turnip!
Just thought I would share! B

The Democratic Promise of Occupy Wall Street

"Regular politics in Washington now resembles an ecological dead zone where truth perishes in a polluted environment. Democrats and Republicans shadowbox over their concocted fiscal crisis, neither willing to tell voters the truth, both eager to avoid blame for the damage they are doing to the country.

Out in the streets, meanwhile, the contrast with brain-dead politics is exhilarating. In Occupy Wall Street, we are witnessing a rare event—the birth of a social movement. Ordinary people are engaging in sustained grassroots protest against the political order and against citizens’ exclusion from the decision-making that governs their lives. They seek to rearrange the distribution of power, and they are doing so by injecting a creative, often playful vitality that has been missing in our decayed democracy."

Read the full article, written by William Greider, at http://www.truth-out.org/democratic-promise-occupy-wall-street/1322509172

Peeling whole garlic bulbs in less than 10 seconds

Just getting around to processing my garlic harvest, and was delighted to hear about an easy way to get the papery skins off the cloves in no time.

Watch the video at: http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/video-How-to-Peel-a-Head-of-Garlic-in-Less-Than-10-Seconds

9-9-9 The Movie - Slaying the Tax Monster

sharing articles on Ligonier Living

When sharing the work of another author here on Ligonier Living, please practice what I call link love.  Limit your use of the words of another to one or two paragraphs - three if the paragraphs are tiny - and then link back to the site where you found the writing.  In this way you benefit by being able to share the work without stealing the entirety of the work product and you also give the writer the benefit of leading the reader to the writer's web site.  It's a win-win.

Please do not change the structure of the writing by posting non-consecutive sentences or paragraphs for any reason because that changes the meaning of the writing and also is a way to take more of an original article than I might notice.  I also do not want to see a contributor post material they copy from another site and present it as their own.

I am posting this because we have a few new contributors and I want to make sure everyone understands the etiquette of link love and that we want Ligonier Living to always practice win-win sharing. ;)

song celebrates Jimtown Mine


The house and the history connected to the nearby mines, including Penn Manor Mine No. 2 — also known as Jimtown Mine — and the McCullough Mine, inspired Zundel to write a song about the area's industrial past from the point of view of the worker whose life was dictated by the whistle and the mineral deep in the earth.
"I work those 12 long hours in the darkness, make a living for my children and my wife. Working Jimtown Mine ain't much like living. Working Jimtown Mine, that's my life," Zundel sings as he plays guitar, backed by fiddle and mandolin in the Americana track that mimics songs written during the early 1900s.


Read more: Mines, miners' lives inspired meaningful song - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_769328.html#ixzz1f0GetXCD

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sinead O'Connor Raglan Road

JOAN BAEZ ~ Who Murdered The Minutes ~

Joni Mitchell - River

Invasion of the Marcellus men in Cook Twp.


On a beautiful Friday this month, I was working in my vegetable garden when I saw a helicopter fly very low over my house. Attached to it was a long wire carrying multiple orange sacks. The helicopter lowered just beyond my pond and dropped some of the sacks. About a half-hour later it flew over again, repeating the procedure.

The next day, I located two of the sacks and met a fellow who said he worked for Geokinetics, a seismic testing company. Armed with a GPS device, he was trying to locate all of the testing materials, which, he said, comprised two stations of dynamite and 23 recording devices.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11331/1192453-109-0.stm?cmpid=newspanel#ixzz1f0JMRgIl

~ THE CAROL OF THE BIRDS ~

~ JOAN BAEZ ~ Oh, Little Child ~ No Man Is An Island ~

Certainly makes one wonder....


First we had the Pepper-Spray Cop. Now we have the Pepper-Spray Shopper, an as-yet unidentified woman who allegedly sprayed open an avenue for herself amid crowds grasping for Black Friday bargains in an LA-area Walmart. Apparently, she needed an Xbox at half off.
As the Los Angeles Times described it:
20 customers, including children, were hurt in the 10:10 p.m. incident, officials said. Shoppers complained of minor skin and eye irritation and sore throats….
The woman used the spray in more than one area of the Walmart “to gain preferred access to a variety of locations in the store,” said Los Angeles Fire Capt. James Carson.
“She was competitive shopping,” he said.


Read the piece at http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/11/27-3

Preserved farms not protected from drilling



Terry Matty never signed a lease with a company to drill Marcellus shale gas wells on his South Huntingdon Township farm.
Nonetheless, two vertical gas wells have been drilled on the 166 acres he owns with his brother and sister-in-law. Gas rights on the land where they board horses and grow crops were leased by a former owner decades ago.
Two horizontal wells are planned for the property, which the family protected several years ago for agricultural use through the state's Farmland Preservation Program.


Read more: Preserved farms not protected from drilling - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_769213.html#ixzz1f0MM1Tmx



trying Google music

Has anyone else tried it?

Collective Learning

The first Thanksgiving was a demonstration of the success of capitalism and the failure of socialism.


Light-Up Night

While poking around in the Daily American I noticed that both Meyersdale and Somerset still have Light-Up nights and apparently weren't afraid to ignore Pittsburgh's bullying.  Thank you Meyersdale and Somerset.

The Wellness Chef

Even closer to home are chefs Colombe and Adam Fruehauf. The couple lives in Ligonier and are owners of The Wellness Chef.

The Wellness Chef is a company designed to help people make smart nutritional choices while keeping their meals fresh and exciting, Colombe Fruehauf said.

"We work with people to provide them with the tools they need to make good decisions about their health," she said.


Read more in the Daily American.

Overpriced "Friends" of the LVSD

At the Nov 21, board meeting the new CPA Co. presented a fiscal summary report to the board. One item that caught my attention were their fees for the audit. According to the proposal sent in by Wessel and Co the deal was $21,000 for the first year and $1,000 to $2,500 for each additional program. Since the bill is $26,000 there must have been additional programs audited. Then the two CPA's stated they needed to charge the district another $26,000 for extra time, but settled on $13,000. Thus the taxpayers have a bill of $39,000 for auditing services and we are only at the end of Nov.
Other facts to ponder:
*The Diblasio proposal dated June 9 states that their gross fee, prior to expenses, will not exceed $21,195. Note: Wessels fee is $195 less which was submitted 8 days later. Hmmm!
*Dr. Oldham's travel reimbursement for mileage shows that she charged the taxpayers 22 miles to visit Wessel and Co on June 16. Note: She charged the taxpayers per mileage, to go and visit, and apparently hire an auditing company which has cost the taxpayers more. Hmmm!
*On June 17 a letter is sent by Wessel to the LVSD beginning with "We are pleased to confirm our understanding of the services we are to provide for the LVSD..." Note: How was there a deal made with no board meeting? Hmmm?
*On July 12 the same letter arrives again. Hmmm?
* The signature on the letter from Wessel is Joel Valentine. I noticed on the LVSD website that an employee has the same last name. Surely, this is not another "friend" because my understanding is that an auditing firm cannot have any connection with the client. Hmmm?
*Did the district change companies because Mr. Cunkleman could not accept that a $600,000 error was never made and he had to save face? Hmmm?

I also requested official board action in the records or the minutes for a motion to seek a new CPA firm and there is none. I also asked for a RFP letter or advertisement or letter sent out by LVSD and there is none. I asked for the document sent out by Procurement Spoeciality firm ,another "friend" who is charging the taxpayer monies to save monies, and there is none. Also I see the business Dr. Oldahm brings in they are awarded a 3 year contract. This way Mr. Cunklman's procurement friends can't touch it. What an entanglement of "friends" using taxpayer monies.

Mary Raich

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Need help for the holiday?


Holidays are stressful enough, without worrying about the house being a mess! Why not hire someone to clean up before and after the holiday rush!!! Call today for a free quote and to schedule your holiday cleanings!!!

Helping Hands For Home 
724-691-2614

New "Teas" & "Tees" at Connections

Something's Brewing at Connections Cafe! We have just received some great new seasonal flavors of tea to keep tea drinkers warm through the holiday season and beyond. Stop down for a cup of Warming Crimson Berry Tea, Orange Spice Tea, Organic Lemon Ginger Tea, and for the Chai lovers out there, Chai Black.
Speaking of "teas" and "tees", we are also excited to welcome Dominic's Sports Ligonier Spiritwear line to our lower level Sports Room. We are offering short and long sleeve tees, jackets, hats, pj pants, sweat pants, hoods, decals, wicking material clothing, blankets and more. Hundreds of items in time for holiday gift giving.

Today's Soup: Tuscan White Bean Soup and Curried Pumpkin Soup

Today's Salads: Wheatberry with Apple & Fennel: Curry Chicken; Chicken, Wild Rice & Cranberry; Chickpea and Feta; French Potato and Green Bean

Today's Panini-Grilled Sandwich: Sharp Cheddar and Carmelized Onion

109 South Market Street

724-238-9611

Open Monday through Saturday 9-5; Sunday 12-5

Eat-in or Take-out

a Koran quote

Muslim Brotherhood spokesmen, as well as Palestinian guest speakers, made explicit calls for Jihad and for liberating the whole of Palestine. Time and again, a Koran quote vowing that "one day we shall kill all the Jews" was uttered at the site. 


Read more on Ynetnews.


Such a peaceful religion....

4TH GRADE TALENT SHOW- AC/DC - PERFORMED BY BLACK OUT

Homes for sale Ligonier Twp PA

LIGONIER TOWNSHIP

attention bike lovers, walkers and Ligonier Valley visionaries....

Through a matching grant that we have secured, your donation will receive a dollar to dollar match up to $20,000.00. We need the additional $40,000, with your donation matched one to one, to complete the fundraising to purchase and install a prefabricated bridge and ramp to connect the Ligonier Valley Trail over Mill Creek. The one to one match and other funding for the bridge will expire on December 31, 2011. The time is now!


Read more on the trail blog.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Waiting for SANTA to arrive tomorrow! at Rosary Acres!



Waiting for Santa to arrive! Tomorrow 12 noon - 3:00 pm visit Santa and have your picture taken! Help us feed the hungry by donating something from your pantry and put it in Rosary Acres/Santa Basket!

I believe in Santa!


#ShopIndie

Have you heard about the #ShopIndie movement this holiday season?  The aim is to support independent artists and declare freedom from corporate chains and cookie-cutter products.  #ShopIndie encourages people to find unexpected items made with love from artists.

Whether you find something online via BigCartel or Etsy, in one of the many shops of Ligonier, or from a local artist directly, there are ample ways to add a truly personal touch to this holiday season!  To find out more and how you can show your support, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

SHOWING THIS WEEKEND AT THE LIGONIER THEATER:

Courageous (2011)

  129 min  -  Drama | Family 

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

MOVIE TIMES: Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday Bargain Matinee at 2:30 PM.

'BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL" - Purchase TWO movie tickets and receive a FREE small popcorn. Ticket prices: $6 Adults - $5 Seniors & Students. On Sunday, everyone gets in for just $4! You can't beat the prices, and we have the most friendly staff! **Ask Eric about our MOVIE REWARDS CARD!

We appreciate your patronage!

Rosary Acres is OPEN Black Friday! (PLAID FRIDAY)

WE are open tomorrow for BLACK FRIDAY which is FRESH FISH FRIDAY! fresh wild caught tuna and swordfish steaks ....just incase you need a break from turkey!

SANTA CLAUS is coming to ROSARY ACRES



SANTA CLAUS is coming to LIGONIER at Rosary Acres starting THIS and every Saturday thru Dec 17th...Don't miss it! and get a digital picture that will capture the memory FOREVER!

hey, Dmitri - were you there today?

Here's a view of Occupy Pittsburgh from my mom's place.

Pittsburgh Dad: Thanksgiving

Cara has happy report and we all say thanksgiving. ;)

Wandering kittie Alice found last night- on the other side of town, at the liquor store (!!). Happy Thanksgiving

SHOP 'n SAVE United Way Shopping Spree - 2011

Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!)

diner glory


As Travis Smeltzer and his crew tore apart the old Serro's Diner, they uncovered a treasure trove tracing back to its 1930s heyday.
Smeltzer hopes to have the diner back to its original glory by this spring. It will be the focal point of the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum, to be built in Unity near the Kingston Bridge.


Read more: History on menu at vintage Serro's Diner - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_768642.html#ixzz1ed4LG6V3

falling in love with Ligonier


For April Buckwalter, the sight of Ligonier under a blanket of snow with holiday luminarias glowing all around Main and Market streets, was a life-changing experience.
Buckwalter and her husband, David, who is originally from Latrobe, left corporate jobs in Nashville and moved their two children to open Abigail's Coffeeshop in downtown Ligonier after seeing the quaint, light-lined streets just after Thanksgiving 1997.
For them, it was love at first sight.


Read more: 25-year tradition continues in Ligonier - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_768920.html#ixzz1ed0gvIJw

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Plaid Friday...maybe in Ligonier?

"The name Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store "Black Friday", and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.

Plaid Friday was conceptualized in Oakland, CA, a city known for strong shop local campaigns. Plaid Friday brings back the neighborly nostalgic times when shopping for friends and family was a pleasurable leisurely activity.

Celebrate by wearing plaid while shopping at participating businesses on Friday, November 25th. Look for the special plaid placards at your local shops. Many of theses businesses are offering specials during Plaid Friday. Go to the participating businesses page to Linkfind out more."

More info athttp://www.plaidfriday.com/

Occupy Protesters 'Mic Check' Obama in NH

Occupy New Hampshire has confirmed that they were behind the mic check (a means of quieting people down and gaining attention) today of during Obama's speech at a Manchester high school.

Watch the exercise of First Amendment rights in action at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/11/22-5

The full message Occupy protesters delivered to Obama:

"Mr. President, Over 4,000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While Banksters continue to destroy the economy. You MUST stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable."

Shortly after the mic check, @OccupyNH tweeted that Democrats are guilty of aiding the 1%.

Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving, Ligonier!


Another in the "Story of..." series: Yay!

Four years after their first "movie," The Story of Stuff, the folks at SoSProject have launched their latest online animation, the timely 8-minute Story of Broke, about the US economy.

From their website: "The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken." (Hard to argue with that last statement.)

Watch it at http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-broke/

And don't miss the team's previous animations, The Stories: of Stuff, of Cosmetics, of Electronics, of Bottled Water, of Cap and Trade and of Citizen's United, all at http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/

Occupy Shabbat!

Community Arts Center of Cambria County

41st ANNUAL
 COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER OF CAMBRIA COUNTY
 
 
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Faithful 
 
PITTSBURGH STEELER Fans
 
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ORNAMENTS
WREATHS 
 
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BOOKS *NUTS *CANDY
 
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Ligonier Valley High School



Ligonier Valley High School 
                                               presents
                                                                      

                         The First Annual Achadamee Awards
                                             by Alan Haehnel

                                                             LVHS Auditorium
                                   December 2 and 3, 2011
                                                7:00 p.m.
                                   $5.00 general admission

20 percent OFF!!

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Christmas Candlelight Tours

Take a candlelight tour of Compass Inn Museum decorated for the Christmas season. Special hours on Friday, Nov. 25 are 5:00-8:00 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 26, demonstrators will be in the cookhouse and blacksmith shop. The holiday tours continue on Saturdays and Sunday through December 11, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Compass Inn Museum is located at 1382 Route 30, Laughlintown, 3 miles east of Ligonier. For more information and reservations, please call 724-238-4983.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

nannyism.....

The Department of Homeland Security is taking any threat seriously during the Thanksgiving holiday, including the ominous threat to our national security posed by turkey fryers.


Read more in the Washington Examiner.





SHOWING THIS WEEKEND AT THE LIGONIER THEATER:




Courageous (2011)

  129 min  -  Drama | Family 

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

MOVIE TIMES: Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday Bargain Matinee at 2:30 PM.

'BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL" - Purchase TWO movie tickets and receive a FREE small popcorn. Ticket prices: $6 Adults - $5 Seniors & Students. On Sunday, everyone gets in for just $4! You can't beat the prices, and we have the most friendly staff!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, everyone! We appreciate your patronage.


ok - have at it! ;)

‎"the lift of a driving dream." That's why I prefer Herman Cain in the role of President. He inspires. Put high powered idea makers and problem solvers in the Cabinet. Here's a start... 
Vice President of the United States - Newt Gingrich 
Department of Education - Michelle Bachmann 
Department of Labor - Rick Santorum 
Department of the Treasury - Ron Paul 
Department of Commerce - Mitt Romney
Department of the Interior - John Huntsman
Department of Energy - Sarah Palin
Department of Homeland Security - Rick Perry
United States Trade Representative - Donald Trump
Environmental Protection Agency - Gary Johnson

One of my favorite movies and I woke up singing this :)

Haven't figure out how to post actual videos yet, but this is from
"Singing in the Rain" ......(Good Morning)


http://youtu.be/Yu6--WBPBHo

ALERT ALERT missing cat


COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER of CAMBRIA COUNTY

41st ANNUAL
 COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER OF CAMBRIA COUNTY
 
 
For the ever 
Faithful 
 
PITTSBURGH STEELER Fans
 
find
SNOW MEN
ORNAMENTS
WREATHS 
in
Steeler Style & Colors 
 
 
The HOLLY BAZAAR
 
BASKET BONANZA
DOOR PRIZES
JEWELERY * POTTERY
BOOKS *NUTS *CANDY
 
FESTIVAL OF
CARTOON CHARACTERS
 
 
NEW ITEMS ARRIVING WEEKELY
 
ONLY 20 MINUTES FROM THE DIAMOND
WESTMONT ROUTE 271
 
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
 
Monday - Saturday
 10:00 to 5:00
 
Sunday
 12:00 to 5:00
 
814 255 6515
 
http://www.caccc.org/

RACHELS' Ligonier Floral

SURPRISE!!!!!!!

                               SEND your Host

* FLOWERS *



THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING


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LIGONIER LIVING BLOG 
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More Savings from the LVSD ?

LVSD Board Meeting

1. At the LVSD board meeting last night a citizen informed the board that he appealed his taxes. He stated that he was asked why, by the assessment board, and told them he had no high school. A few weeks later his assessment dropped thus his tax liability was reduced. He also said he was not the only one, therefore the southern communities will have to pick up the slack. I say, it is only fair, that is where the school is.

2. The newly hired and more expensive auditors than originally anticipated, Wessel, presented an Executive Financial Summary Statement. They said that Nutrition Inc lost $160,000. (Remember this group was brought in by Ray Beam who had former connections with this group in order to replace the district's operated food program). The Wessel company was going to charge $26,000 above what was agreed upon because of the work involved after the fact. Half of that amount was accepted as payment. The savings that Mr. Robinson repeatedly claims resulted by the closing of LVMHS are not there according to the auditors because of the off set costs by the cyber schools. That was for year 2010-2011.( As it is now there is no 30% reimbursement by the state, so the costs will be higher and because of the average daily membership number. ) Wonder whose Wessel's connection on the board?

3. A side note:
I spoke to Mr. McDowell last night. He made the comment to me that since the northern end was losing students it was inevitable that we would lose our school. I informed him that he needs to go back and revisit Dr. Oldham's power point presentation with the PDE statistics that show the southern end was projected to lose students and that the northen end was to remain steady. We also spoke about the empty homes and the for sale signs and he said that the housing bubble caught up with us. I explained to him that the closure of a high school has created this issue. So this is where our newly elected school board member is coming from. Let us not foget his name is on the letter that was written three years ago to soliticit monies for the Warner Study. He is under the column which identifies him as a "Friend of Ligonier". As an edcuator he is already misinformed about some of the issues. Hope he does his homework directing his vote to do what is best for all children rather than a certain few. After all, he was a teacher and a teacher is teacher for life.

Mary Raich

on the RV discussion in Ligonier Borough


Being able to store their 31-foot-long recreational vehicle on their property is one of the reasons why residents Toni and Joe Kruithoff said they moved to Ligonier.
They and three other RV owners spoke at the borough planning commission meeting Monday night.
Council has directed the commission to come up with a list of regulations limiting the use of parked, oversized vehicles in the town after a resident complained about visitors living in a large RV parked on property off of Plum alley.


Read more: Ligonier planners study RV regulation - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_768537.html#ixzz1eQeLNCZt

Steve Dunn is back?

That's what Mary says.