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Thursday, May 31, 2012

ROYAL ALBERT BONE CHINA, ENGLAND, for sale


Hi Diane,
I have a set of ROYAL ALBERT BONE CHINA, ENGLAND, for sale. The pattern is OLD COUNTRY ROSE. The set consists of 41 pieces, including 8 place settings of 5 pieces each: DINNER PLATE, SALAD PLATE, CUP, SAUCER AND DESSERT PLATE, AND 2 1/2 PINT LARGE TEAPOT. The entire set has been lovingly cared for, and is in perfect condition.  To purchase the set at this time from a fine department store, the amount would be $1650.00 plus tax. I am making it available, at this time, solely to Ligonier Living readers, for $800.00 OBO. If interested in this beautiful set, please email me at Artist-UCF@lhtot.comwith your offer. See photos below.
Thank you, Shirley


a nice hello to Ligonier from Les Martin..Mellow Mikers know Les for his great LaBamba performances ;)

Hi everybody,

This past Memorial Day was special for me.  I was asked to Give the Invocation, The Memorial Day Remembrance Message, and the Benediction in Allentown, NJ.  It was a beautiful day and I was also asked to ride in the parade.  When I arrived, I asked what car they wanted me to ride in, and was I surprised!   Rumble seats are fun!!!  

Hope your enjoying the start of our summer season!

Blessings,
Rev Leslie Martin

like soda pop?

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.




http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/nyregion/bloomberg-plans-a-ban-on-large-sugared-drinks.html?_r=2

atomic threesome

Physicists in the US have calculated that a new class of three-body bound states should exist for atoms that experience long-range interactions – even though the interactions themselves are too weak to bind pairs of the same atoms. Such states have previously been seen in bosonic atoms affected by short-range interactions, but the team says that this latest phenomenon is very different, particularly because it can also occur for fermions. Although the researchers have not yet seen the new states, these could be revealed in experiments on ultracold atomic gases.


http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2012/may/30/two-new-surprises-for-three-body-physics

What a beautiful summer morning!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

new plague installed at Holy Trinity

Next time you are out for a stroll, stop by the new benches by the sidewalk in front of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  I understand this was an Eagle Scout project.  Well done!
Ligonier Living
by: dianecipa

take guitar lessons with James Taylor...WHAaaa?

Was looking up a song and found that he offers free guitar lesson videos on his web site.  Cool, huh?

http://www.jamestaylor.com/

Stories: Video Stores

A Passion for Pedals

Pedal Cars Fondly Recalled at Lincoln Highway Experience Once production of gasoline-powered automobiles began in the late 1880s, it wasn’t long before pedal cars hit the pavement. Although many of these ride-on cars were of generic appearance, others were pint-sized replicas of original full-scale vehicles. Due to their prohibitive cost, early pedal cars, or juvenile autos, were typically purchased for the children of well-to-do families. Ride-on sales slumped during World War II, since metal manufacturing was limited to the war effort. However, post-war prosperity enabled more youngsters to enjoy the leg-powered toys that continued to incorporate the current trends and improvements of the automotive industry through the 1970s. Today pedal cars are highly regarded collectibles, and, like most antique toys, are as prized for their craftsmanship and condition as they are for the memories they evoke. Greensburg resident Gary Luther has been collecting assorted riding toys, and the books and advertisements associated with them, since the mid-1990s. Always looking for that rare or unusual find, he travels to various toy and car shows throughout Pennsylvania and events in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Pigeon Ford, Tennessee. Luther will share his enthusiasm for pedal cars on Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. when he presents the visual program “A Passion for Pedals” at the Lincoln Highway Experience museum. On view from his personal ride-on collection, which includes nearly 75 pedal cars, will be a number of models dating from the 1930s to the 1980s, as well as several miniature examples. The Lincoln Highway Experience is located at 3435 Route 30 East (near Kingston Dam) in Unity Township, Westmoreland County. Because of limited seating, advanced reservations are required. Call 724-879- 4241 to reserve your spot. An entrance fee of $10 per person ($7 for Friends of the Lincoln Highway) includes light refreshments.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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IMG_2061 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_2061, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

Tuesday night (5/29) a storm passed through Sq. Hill, around the time the sun was setting

Brought, paid and fed...in the absence of willing cheerleaders for more destruction

"Evidently unable to find real activists, the coal industry turned to Craigslist to find some slacker astroturfers willing - for 50 bucks and a free lunch - to wear pro-coal t-shirts at last week's EPA hearing on carbon standards for power plants, which of course the industry opposes. The tacky move is part of a similarly tacky $10 million PR campaign featuring forged letters and other questionable lobbying efforts."

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/05/29-0 

ain't they perty?


little bucket o' begonias

REAL Summer Day Camp June 11-15 at Antiochian Village


School is out and it's time for summer fun!  REAL Summer Day Camp is returning to Antiochian Village for more fun this year from June 11-15!  We've gathered a great team of folks from near and far who are ready to help kids ages 9-12 make some real fun.  Together we'll create a stained glass mosaic mural masterpiece, try out our archery skills, go for hikes and scavenger hunts in the woods, build simple machines with Legos, plant our own take-home terrarium, and construct a catapult to launch a cantaloupe!  Camp hours are from 9am-4pm and we provide lunch everyday.  Register now by calling Barli at 724.238.3677 x425 or downloading a registration form from the Antiochian Village website, www.antiochianvillage.org  Don't miss it!

Get your TIX -- for ROUTE 66!



This is the 4th 'trip' for this SMASH HIT MUSICAL REVUE directed by Cathi Rhodes! Take a dollop of 'Grease' and add a little of 'Pump Boys & Dinettes' and add a dose of 'Forever Plaid' and you've got the high-octane fun of ROUTE 66!

Beginning with the sound of 50's Chicago and traveling along the Main Street of America to the California coast with the sound of the 60's, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest 'Rock 'n Road' hits of the century! Songs include 'Dead Man's Curve,' 'King of the Road,' 'Beep Beep,' 'Little GTO,' 'Little Old Lady From Pasadena,' 'Fun Fun Fun' and many more! You'll also enjoy vintage radio commercials in between some of the songs! 


Starring in ROUTE 66 are Dom Camarote, Eric Harris, Craig Niezelski, Gary Ed, Diane Paul, Debbie Saville, Michelle Clise, Kasey Zemba and special guest, Sam Paul on Guitar. At intermission, you will enjoy the sweet harmonies of Diane & Sam as he plays the ukulele!

We've arranged a fabulous Car Cruise on June 2 at 10:30 AM, so gals, put on your saddle shoes and poodle skirts and guys, roll up those t-shirt sleeves and slick back your hair for a great visit down memory lane! 


Ron Adams, of The Valley Radio in Ligonier, will be broadcasting LIVE from the Theatre!

~~~ We have invited a very Special Guest, BRIAN BUTKO, to do a book-signing inside the theatre on Saturday Morning! His book, 'Roadside Attractions' include stories on ROUTE 66 and many other including 'The Ship Hotel' and 'The Lincoln Highway.' ~~~

All this is taking place on Saturday, June 2.... and the show itself begins at 2:30 PM. 

We continue the show ONLY on Saturday evening
at 7:30 PM and again on Sunday at 2:30 PM.

Tickets: $15.  Call 724-238-6514! See you at the Theatre!

our petunias keep getting pummeled


Sirofchuck Studios: Part 15: "PopArch" Table: The Finished Piece

Sirofchuck Studios: Part 15: "PopArch" Table: The Finished Piece: After painting the arch base black, and spraying a clear lacquer over the poplar and purple heart, the "PopArch" Table is complete.  It wil...

strong thunderstorms on the way

Someone said there may be large hail.  Hope not!  ;)

Call and Response...what an interesting idea.

http://www.callandresponsedc.org/

it's Mellow Mike night!


MELLOW MIKEMELLOW MIKE
MELLOW MIKEmellow mikemellow mikemellow mikemellow mikeMELLOW MIKEmellow mike

tonight at the Ligonier Tavern 7:30 to 9:30

Pittsburgh Dad: Where are my tools?

FYI

I left a tube of lipstick in the pocket of shorts and it ended up in dryer with my clothes I didn't know what to use, I found this la's totally Awesome cleaner under sink I bought at Dollie store for a buck , and it all lifted right up!
A little FYI tip
;)

Monday, May 28, 2012

GOOD NEWS

White Persian cat has been found.  YEAH!!!!

ALERT ALERT ALERT LOST CAT

Lost: White Persian with blue eyes - has health problems and needs special care. Name: Prince Lost: Saturday evening
Reward: $500 Call: 814/279-9515 or 724-238-4358.


ALERT ALERT ALERT LOST CAT


$500 REWARD OFFERED

alot and indeed.......okay UNCLE

I finally took the time to look around and discover whether or not either of these two words is correct.  I have what I think are strong recollections of nuns or perhaps public school teachers telling me both of these words are correct.

I wouldn't even have wondered except for spell check software which normally doesn't like either.  I see now as I type this that Blogger is okay with indeed and doesn't like alot.

Well, I consulted Uncle Jess' dictionary and that settled it.  I will not longer use the word alot but I will continue to use indeed.

For the record, my dear grand Uncle Jess left me a treasure, at least I thought it was from Uncle Jess.  I have a 1975 Webster Unabridged Dictionary that I was able to take from my father's house after he died.  Now I'm stymied because I just looked on Ancestry and I see that Uncle Jess died in January of 1974.

Well, the family always said it was Jess' dictionary, but in any case, whoever bought this dictionary gave me a treasure.  I have been able to find all sorts of wonderful words that I can't find elsewhere.

I don't consult it often though it sits on a proper dictionary stand but the room has poor light.  Even now, I had to take my reading glasses and a flashlight to look up the words.

So that's a round about way to say the word alot is no good and the word indeed is just fine.

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IMG_2038 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_2038, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

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IMG_2035 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_2035, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

remembering those who have served to protect us and Lady Liberty


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Arrott Building


Another view of one of my fav downtown Pittsburgh buildings, The Arrott Building.


Loyalhanna Creek


There are times each summer when Loyalhanna Creek is a great place to take your canoe or kayak for a hike.
At other times, when the water is high and fast enough to actually float a boat without it constantly grinding to a halt on the rocky bottom, it’s a wonderful stream to paddle.

A Wild Feast

Greetings!  I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend and an unofficial start to summer!  I was curious if anyone knew of a local place that has game for sale.  We don't hunt ourselves, but would love to pick up some venison and other "wild meats".  I'm reading "Hunt, Gather, Cook" by Hank Shaw and am eager to try out some of the recipes!  I tried to look up some places online, and it looks like I can order some things, BUT they'll come all the way from New Zealand!  It'd be great if we could keep it local.  If you know of anyone, email me: ardenttie@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ligonier Country Market

WOW, what a great first day!  We got down there around 9 and the place was packed!!  Cars were coming from every direction.  There were still parking spaces available and once in the market, it didn't feel overly crowded.

We had a fresh lemonade and picked up some spinach feta pies for lunch later and stuffed cabbages for dinner.

Ligonier Creamery

We had our first cones today.  We tried to go one other time but the place was packed and we didn't have time to wait.

I thought the service was good and the ice cream and the cone were delicious.  Hubby had butter pecan and I had something called tropical surprise, I think.

Besides the delicious ice cream, what I really like about the Ligonier Creamery is that they are open late so that people out enjoying an evening can stop in.

My only suggestion is a better way to let customers know how to order. This would be as simple as someone asking, "May I help you?" or "Who is next?"  With about five people working behind the counter and three customers in front of the counter, it was still confusing where to order and whether or not we were next.

That's easily fixed and I offer that suggestion in case the management hadn't thought about that.

I really like Ligonier Creamery and look forward to trying lots of other items on the menu.

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IMG_2024 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_2024, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

pittsburgh

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IMG_2026 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_2026, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

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IMG_2040 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_2040, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

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talking way to loud on the cell phone

[explative deleted] cell phone talkers...thats whats on my mind...im at Starbucks  and this [expliaive deleted] is yelling into his cell phone...so I pretend Im on the phone and say "you got to speak up louder cause this [explative deleted] guy is talking so loud you can hear him accross the room...I can hear everything hes saying...think I'll take notes" well, I dont know if the [explative deleted] heard me or not but he made another call even louder then the first (perthaps to "show me"), then left...[explative deleted] cell phone talkers

Memorial Day

Ligonier: A parade will assemble at 10:30 a.m. at West Main and Bell streets, proceeding at 11 a.m. to the Diamond, where VFW Post 734 and American Legion Post 267 will conduct a program. Gulf War veteran Nelson Lowes Jr. will speak..


http://triblive.com/news/1863687-74/cemetery-post-parade-memorial-service-legion-american-begin-honor-roll

LVSD's Public Notice to Adopt Budget and Raise Taxes, Again


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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Ligonier Valley School District will conduct a meeting, open to the public, on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m., at the Ligonier Valley High School, 40 Springer Road, Ligonier, PA 15658. The purpose of this meeting is to adopt the final 2012-2013 budget and regular monthly business. Notice is also given that the Board of Directors of the Ligonier Valley School District has adopted the 2012-2013 Proposed General Fund Budget at their May 14, 2012 regular board meeting. The Total Estimated Fund Balance, Revenues, and Other Financing Sources Available for Appropriation are set at $27,194,968.00 and listing the Total Appropriations and Estimated Ending Fund Balance at $1,127,693.00 with Estimated Total Expenditures of $26,067,275.00. The school real estate tax millage for the 20122013 school year has been projected at 75.0 mills (a 2 mill change from current year). The budget is available for inspection at the Ligonier Valley School District, Administration Offices, 339 West Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658 between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. E.S.T., Monday thru Friday. Christine Oldham Superintendent

Friday, May 25, 2012

Shale drilling contaminated water, familes say in lawsuitsuit

"...full and complete test results subpoenaed from Range but never revealed to residents near the Yeager well site show that chemical contaminants similar to those found in the fracking flowback impoundment and the drill cuttings pit were also found in water samples from wells and springs. Range Resources showed or sent to the plaintiffs and the DEP less detailed test reports that showed many chemical contaminants were "not detected" in the water samples, but, the lawsuit says, omitted results for others, including several semi-volatile organic compounds that were present in the groundwater samples and the company's impoundment and pit, and that showed the water was contaminated.

Because they relied on the test reports, the plaintiffs -- Stacey, Harley and Paige Haney; Beth, John and Ashley Voyles; and Loren and Grace Kiskadden -- continued to drink, cook and bathe in the contaminated water. And according to the suit, they developed a multitude of health problems, including nose bleeds, headaches and dizziness, skin rashes, stomachaches, ear infections, nausea, numbness in extremities, loss of sense of smell and bone pain. Because of their prolonged exposure to a number of cancer-causing chemicals in the air and water, they also have an increased risk of developing cancers, they contend."

New wine flights

New every week end on the back deck Ligonier tavern wine flights try 3 for 7.99 plus peel and eat shrimp 1 pound 9.99
Also acoustic music by "Jeff Marks" deck open at 5pm

Pedal Cars Fondly Recalled at Lincoln Highway Experience

A Passion for Pedals Once production of gasoline-powered automobiles began in the late 1880s, it wasn’t long before pedal cars hit the pavement. Although many of these ride-on cars were of generic appearance, others were pint-sized replicas of original full-scale vehicles. Due to their prohibitive cost, early pedal cars, or juvenile autos, were typically purchased for the children of well-to-do families. Ride-on sales slumped during World War II, since metal manufacturing was limited to the war effort. However, post-war prosperity enabled more youngsters to enjoy the leg-powered toys that continued to incorporate the current trends and improvements of the automotive industry through the 1970s. Today pedal cars are highly regarded collectibles, and, like most antique toys, are as prized for their craftsmanship and condition as they are for the memories they evoke. Greensburg resident Gary Luther has been collecting assorted riding toys, and the books and advertisements associated with them, since the mid-1990s. Always looking for that rare or unusual find, he travels to various toy and car shows throughout Pennsylvania and events in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Pigeon Ford, Tennessee. Luther will share his enthusiasm for pedal cars on Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. when he presents the visual program “A Passion for Pedals” at the Lincoln Highway Experience museum. On view from his personal ride-on collection, which includes nearly 75 pedal cars, will be a number of models dating from the 1930s to the 1980s, as well as several miniature examples. The Lincoln Highway Experience is located at 3435 Route 30 East (near Kingston Dam) in Unity Township, Westmoreland County. Because of limited seating, advanced reservations are required. Visit www.LHHC.org to make reservations through PayPal , or call 724-879-4241. An entrance fee of $10 per person ($7 for Friends of the Lincoln Highway) includes light refreshments.

Robert Zubrin: Radical Environmentalists and Other Merchants of Despair

Mountain Palace-Memorial Day Weekend!

Mountain Palace will maintain its normal hours of operation this weekend and will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. This weekend's special is liver with peppers and onion with rice for $7.95. Liver is known for its high levels of Vitamin A and iron and is beneficial in promoting development, energy, and mental agility. We continue to offer the popular hui guo rou (twice cooked) pork with mushrooms, peppers and onions with rice as well as many other entrees, hot pots, soups, and homemade northern Chinese dumplings. We offer a number of gluten free and vegetarian options. Mountain Palace is the area's only authentic northern Chinese eatery and is located eleven miles north of Ligonier left off of Route 711 onto Creek Road directly across from Mirror Lake. Hours are Friday 6:00 to 10:00, Saturday 11:30 to 10:00, and Sunday 11:30 to 6:00.  724 717-8614  http://www.mountainpalace.net/

Visitors

Memorial Day..duty and sacrifice

At our cemetery on the hill above Ligonier, Pennsylvania, the observation has already begun. The folks from the veterans’ organizations have walked the rows and planted fresh American flags at the graves of their comrades. You can see hundreds of them fluttering in the sunlight or soaking limply in the rain, and there are thousands more, millions more, in cemeteries all across the United States. And in U.S. military cemeteries all over the world, the marshaled lines of simple stones stand as milestones marking the endless road of duty.


http://www.american.com/archive/2012/may/duty-and-sacrifice

Idlewild's "must" ride.. .

Must: Dizzy Lizzy's Four Quarters Saloon, a haunted swing ride that creates the optical illusion that riders are rotating head over heels.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-coasterbox-20120527,0,688552.story



Thursday, May 24, 2012


Pittsburgh 1

Pittsburgh 1 by "Dmitri" Beljan
Pittsburgh 1, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

Pittsburgh 2

Pittsburgh 2 by "Dmitri" Beljan
Pittsburgh 2, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

Pittsburgh 3

Pittsburgh 3 by "Dmitri" Beljan
Pittsburgh 3, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

oakland

These two young ladies from Johnstown are so talented. The blonde reminds me of Shirley Jones.

He Walks Along the Shore Original Song

He Walks Along the Shore Original Song

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Discusses 'Ron Paul's Revolution'

if you like to read about the deficit...

The typical American household would have paid nearly all of its income in taxes last year to balance the budget if the government used standard accounting rules to compute the deficit, a USA TODAY analysis finds.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-05-18/federal-deficit-accounting/55179748/1

Modern Elegance...NEW and Consignment Formal Wear


Modern Elegance
Now accepting consignments for...

* WEDDING GOWNS
* MOTHER OF THE BRIDE/GROOM
* FLOWER GIRL
* BRIDESMAIDS
* SOCIAL EVENTS
* and ACCESSORIES

Look beautiful for a lot Less!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Scamps Toffee Teacher Appreciation

What's the sweetest way to say "Thank You" to all of the wonderful teachers that work so hard all year? A big box of Scamps Toffee of course! We're now open Sundays 12-4.

Thank you teachers and congratulations grads!

Sirofchuck Studios: Jewelry Chests in the Works

Sirofchuck Studios: Jewelry Chests in the Works: With spring around the corner , I find new inspiration in the nature that surounds my studio in the Laurel Highlands. Currently I  am workin...

All Pumped Up! Gas Pump Restoration Explored at Lincoln Highway Experience

Interestingly, the first workable gasoline pumps in America were not used for automobiles. Sylvanus F. Bowser sold his 1885 invention to provide a means of pumping oil for use in kerosene lamps and stoves initially. Later, he improved upon the pump by adding safety measures and a hose to directly dispense fuel into automobiles. Dave Stubbs, a lifelong resident of Williamsburg, Pa, got his start as an automobile enthusiast early on: as a young farm boy of twelve he acquired his first vehicle. Over the years his passion for cars grew to such an extent that he became involved in racing and car restoration. The related memorabilia of autos also appealed to Stubbs, who began collecting gas pumps twenty years ago and shows no sign of slowing his acquisition pace for the fuel-inspired keepsakes. On Thursday May 24 at 7 p.m. Stubbs will present “All Pumped Up!” at the Lincoln Highway Experience. The program will provide an insider look at the pain-staking process of restoring the antique gasoline pumps that once populated our nation’s filling stations. Restorations of various models will be discussed and viewed, including the 1907-1949 pumps refurbished by Stubbs and Gordon Zeak housed at the museum. Also touched upon will be newer style pumps that have been turned into collectibles, an assortment of eye-catching pumps that are displayed in the Stubbs workshop, and several farm pumps of sentimental value to the speaker. The Lincoln Highway Experience is located at 3435 Route 30 East, near Kingston Dam, in Latrobe. Due to limited seating, advanced reservations are required. Visit www.LHHC.org to make reservations through PayPal, or call 724-879-4241. A fee of $10 per person ($7 for Friends of the Lincoln Highway) will include light refreshments.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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IMG_1978 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_1978, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

The old Pittsburgh Jail Building iin the forground and,PPG building in distance

Anyone want to run in the National Press Club's 5K in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 9? Ligonier native Nikki Schwab is co-chairing this year's "Beat the Deadline 5K" and recently discussed the event on a DC talk show:
http://kstreetkate.net/2012/05/the-district-dish-nikki-schwab-npc-5k.html

JA Cooper Gallery on West Main...you need to see this painting in the window...

As I was walking by the gallery last night, I was stopped in my tracks by this beautiful image.  Take a moment to walk over and enjoy.  It's a girl starting her path to wisdom.  My crappy phone pic doesn't come close to capturing the color.

Submit Kennywood Ideas

it's Mellow Mike night!


MELLOW MIKEMELLOW MIKE
MELLOW MIKEmellow mikemellow mikemellow mikemellow mikeMELLOW MIKEmellow mike

tonight at the Ligonier Tavern 7:30 to 9:30

apathy

you know what bother's me, apathy, thats what, I mean...oh whats the difference forget it...

the pension deficit

...Ligonier Valley School District residents once again are looking down the barrel of another hike, up to 2 mills for 2012-13. The culprit? Increased pension contributions...


http://triblive.com/opinion/1836310-74/airport-hempfield-ligonier-regional-relief-state-stream-tax-valley-141

chiropractor office to move on West Main


Ligonier planners gave chiropractor Pete Pacienza approval on Monday regarding his proposal to turn a West Main Street home into his new office.
Pacienza, of Atlas Chiropractic of Ligonier, plans to move from 621 W. Main St. to 519 W. Main in early November.

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Antique Fly Rods and Fishing Tackle Road Show" @ the Ligonier Valley Library!


An “Antique Fly Rods and Fishing Tackle Road Show” will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ligonier Valley Library.

Several local experts lead by Scott Minster of Latrobe, Vice-President of Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited and a builder of custom bamboo rods, will be on hand to help identify items and provide resources for valuing them.  Minster’s knowledge as well as Internet sources will be consulted.

The Road Show is the second program hosted by the Pennsylvania Room in conjunction with this year’s Historic Photography Show, “Fishing For Trout in the Ligonier Valley,” and is one of many offerings throughout the area during the Laurel Highlands Trout Trail. The Historic Photography Show will be on display until June 12 during normal library hours.

The Road Show is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

How far away from your living room is 300 feet? (In any direction.)

Voted in by our representatives in Harrisburg, ‘Act 13 of 2012' will allow Marcellus shale drilling and impoundment dams within 300-feet of our homes in Pennsylvania, even in R1 residential zones.  Act 13 doesn’t appear to limit the number of drilling pads and impoundments, so your house could theoretically be surrounded by them.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, this is what drilling looks like 200-feet from one family’s (former) ‘dream home’ in West Virginia; it's the small brown box to the left. (Those are not swimming pools, just to be clear. They are filled with fracking flowback wastewater, they allow harmful chemicals into evaporate into the air and have been known to leak into groundwater.)

How is the average Pennsylvanian's personal health and safety protected by legislation like this Act 13? That inconvenient detail -- our health and safety -- is simply being sacrificed for the profits of a select few, hidden in the inflated promise of jobs and so-called energy security. (This PA "resource" is being sold to the highest bidders on world markets, and the Joe/Jane Public will not see any improvement to his/her energy security.)
 

Direct tv bird bath

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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IMG_1971 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_1971, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

Weekly Wellness Initiative Meetings at HISTORIC LOG CABIN INN, Donegal

                     Monday May, 21st 

                           Topic is:
 
            'MONOPOLY MEDICINE'
                                     
        An interesting perspective on modern day "Health Care".
       Video by:  Mike Adams, Health Ranger & Editor of News Target

        "Knowledge is not only Empowerment, but more importantly, Health!"- Judy Trabbold
 
     
For more info contact Judy:
Cell # 724-771-9131

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IMG_1967 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_1967, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

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IMG_1965 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_1965, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

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IMG_1969 by "Dmitri" Beljan
IMG_1969, a photo by "Dmitri" Beljan on Flickr.

deterring raccoon or coyote

Someone is regularly pooping in a nice spot of my garden.  This is a spot that isn't close to the house but it's near where I hang out reading and a place where the cats are likely to hang.  I don't mind a raccoon pooping on my property but I'd prefer it be in a less used spot.  Of course, I know coyote may move through my property but I'd prefer we aren't a special stop along the way.

I'm pretty sure it isn't coyote because I don't see hair in the poop.  I always thought raccoons like to poop on platforms and this is on the ground.

So far I have set piece of split wood on the spot.  I have also poured ammonia.  Whoever it is is still coming.

Saturday, May 19, 2012




Dear Book Lovers,
Silverbear Graphics will be unveiling the first part of a trilogy by Joe Stierheim, a local author from Ligonier, Pennsylvania, titled The Finding of the Blue Feather, A Trilogy, Vol. 1, which will be available for purchase at the event for 10% off the cover price. Joe will be reading excerpts from and signing his new book, as well as answering readers' questions.

Come spend some time enjoying friends, a little reading, a little talk, a little food, and a lot of fun.
SATURDAY MAY 19th, 2012
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1724 Route 30
Ligonier, PA 15658

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Finding of the Blue Feather...

SAVE 10% OFF THE LIST PRICE AT THE EVENT! 

Gifts are everywhere. You simply have to recognize them and pick them up. That way you make them yours. The Finding of the Blue Feather trilogy explores relationships among people as well as one's relationship with one's self.   

Author Joe F. Stierheim, a resident of Ligonier, Pennsylvania and a retired Architect, has been writing for ten years and has had poetry as well as short stories published in local, regional and national publications. Chiefly his work has been fantasy or commentaries on life, which he considers to be largely one and the same. In addition to The Finding of the Blue Feather trilogy, he has another novel available, A Matter of Time, and is currently working on other books, including Mountains and Mountains at the Time of the Mist

AT THE EVENT PRICE: $13.45 + $1.05 tax/handling = $14.50
Online Price: $14.95 + tax/s+h = $21.95
We can accept Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards at the event.



Friday, May 18, 2012

a family study....

in the aging of hair, teeth, and boobs!

Now we know what I'll look like if I live long enough.  LOL

if you love books and a bit of fun oracle stuff, you'll love this






My niece created it.  Yes, we are all loons.  ;)

Ligonier Country Inn Farmer's Fling and Craft and Vendor Fair

Ligonier Country Inn Farmer's Fling and Craft and Vendor Fair

Public Event · By Ligonier Country Inn See All Sponsored June 6 at 5:00pm until October 24 at 8:00pm Farmer's bring your item's you raise Crafter's bring your item's you make Vendor's bring your item's you sell This will be held on Wed's on the following dates June 6 -20 -27 July 11-18-25 Aug 1 - 15-29 Sept 5-19-26 Oct 3 - 17-24 Time 5 - 8 Set up fee is $10.00 There is plenty of room outside to set up your tents and tables We have limited space in Carriage House .

For Information please call 724-238-3651 ligoniercountryinn@comcast.net dudleyhouse@msn.com You can find this and more information on Ligonier Country Inn's facebook page. Or call the Inn.

Workday On the Ligonier Valley Trail 10AM Saturday 5/19

Our supplies are ready for us to put up a 330 foot roll of fence with 5 1/2 foot posts. We have two large post drivers which may require two people or one strong and coordinated one. Some of you are bringing a sledge hammer and you may prefer that tool, but we have tools available.
We will see how 10 foot spacing works for the fence and adjust from there. Each post will have at least three clips to hold the fence to it, but we have more if needed. Pliers and some sort of work glove will help here.

Thanks to the Township, everything is mowed where needed and is in good shape. We have a case of bottled water thanks to Diane. Bring your sun block as it will be hot. We have ten people committed to show up, so the work should proceed quickly.

If you don't feel comfortable doing this kind of work, but would like to help, there are weeds to pull on the trail along the way!! Just watch for the poison ivy, which is plentiful at the New Jersey barrier by the abutments. Bring your small tools to get at the roots.

Meet at 10AM at the Peoples Road end of the rail bed section of trail.

Thanks for volunteering!
 
Need more info? lvtrail@gmail.com

OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND!!


CLICK HERE TO SEE LIGONIER OPEN HOUSES!
http://www.trulia.com/for_sale/Ligonier,PA/p_oh/

get ready to rock and roll, nannies!

A new study suggests that imposing a fat tax on unhealthy food and drinks could help slim down expanding waistlines.


http://www.theindychannel.com/health/31079697/detail.html


"So, the logic has been applied to fatty foods and preliminary evidence in Europe is that it’s very effective,” Wright said."


LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL..Europe...LogicLOLOLOLOLOROFLOLOLOLOOOOH


"that's what's driving up health care costs"




hahahahahHAHAHAHHAHAHA...omg, I can't stand it.