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April 16, 2014

OUT & ABOUT: APRIL 2014

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OUT & ABOUT: APRIL 2014

APRIL 2014:

BEAR

Rumors have it that a bear with three cubs is roaming around the boro, toppling garbage cans, looking for food. DO NOT come between the mama bear and her cubs. Be very careful. The bear has been sighted by numerous persons in the boro.

Rumor has it that it is a bear that has a nest in the woods and keeps returning year after year.

Note that unless it is a mama bear and her cubs, black bear are more afraid of you than you are of them. If you find yourself confronting a bear, do not look them in the eyes or run.

Instead, raise your arms and yell—Go bear, or anything—and it should turn and run. While walking in the area talk loudly, whistle, sing, whatever, to warn the bear so it can run before you see it.

Take your bird feeders in the house at night, and make certain not to have foodstuff on your property.

Here’s an article on bears: Bear Attack Tales With a Tinge of Humor

Be safe. Know your bear facts.

DEER

Three deer ran across the road in front of me the other day. Then there were five deer in my yard. Be careful driving, use caution. Don’t get smashed by one of them.

APRIL 15, 2014

After several wonderful days snow reappeared about 4:00 p. m. today.

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APRIL 27, 2014:

Our Spring 2014 Meeting:

Sunday, April 27th

2:00 pm

The Pool Shelter House

Learn about our exciting new season:

Parties/Community Involvement

Pool and building upkeep

Lifeguards

Spring Cleaning

We welcome everyone from Laurel Mountain Borough. More hands make for lighter work. New ideas are always welcome. We want the pool to stay, so please become a member and join our efforts to keep our treasure open for another season.

Remember: having an updated, aesthetically pleasing pool adds value to your property. The pool is run by you and me, so let’s work together to make it a success.

If you would prefer to receive meeting notices via e-mail, please e-mail Sue Crouse: winterset@verizon.net

We look forward to seeing you April 27th.

Sincerely,

Dan O’Brien (president), Gretchen Griffith (vice-president), Elizabeth Fuchs (secretary), Sue Crouse (treasurer), and Carolyn Holland (past-president)

APRIL 2, 2014

NOTICE to All Laurel Mountain Boro residents:

The 2014 membership dues for Laurel Mountain Park remain at $50.00

Please remit to:

Laurel Mountain Park, Inc.

P.O. Box 39

32 Walnut Road

Laughlintown, PA 15655

Thank you in advance for your prompt payment!

Sincerely,
Susan Crouse, treasurer

February 22, 2014

Out & About: February 2014

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OUT & ABOUT: FEBRUARY 2014

February 22: PREPARE FOR THE NEXT WINTRY BLAST
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We’ve had quite a winter so far this year. I hope you’ve survived the travails of blast after blast of snow, ice, and cold that Old Man Winter has thrust upon us.

I predict it’s not over yet, even though we’ve had a spell of several days of sun that’s removed snow and a good bit of ice. Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter—those six weeks won’t end until mid-March.

I was checking my records and came across challenging winter storms in March and on April 22 last year.

My suggestion is that lessons are learned from the harsh winter of past months. We’ve heard complaints from numerous people living in several communities.

The big complaints everywhere this season has been the roads and insufficient perishable goods.

Road maintenance people are not gods, nor do they control Old Man Winter or Mother Nature. When the heavens open and deposit an inordinate amount of precipitation on the roads everyone must have patience, especially with faithful volunteers who, in spite of being inundated, work to keep the roads at least passable.

Might I suggest the following

  • if you must walk on the roads you have a pair of ice cleats on your shoes, and you carry deicer, cat litter, or sand with you to prevent falls.
  • during this break in weather supply your cupboards with milk (or milk substitutes such as Boost or Slimfast, perfectly good substitutes for milk), canned food, bottled juice.
  • just in case, maintain a supply of water (not necessarily for drinking, but for household use) in a niche in your home.
  • have a supply of batteries for flashlights in the event the power goes off
  • finally, pick out a couple of good books and, when the weather is inclement, curl up on your couch with a cup of coffee or tea and be grateful that Old Man Winter and Mother Nature give you a break.

And remember, the snow covers our spring surprises. On Feb. 22, 2013, the snowdrops were in bloom. Today they could not be—they were covered by snow.

IMG_2898E 140203I realize some of you must be out even in the worst weather. Please be prepared (have charged cell phone, flashlights blankets, gas in the car). And drive safely. We want everyone to have a wonderful spring and summer.

January 29, 2014

Out & About: January 2014

Filed under: COUNCIL MINUTES/REPORTS,LMB GOVERNMENT — laurelmountainboro @ 10:45 pm

January 6, 2014: Laurel Mountain Borough Council organizational meeting voted the following:

  • Joe Griffith, President
  • Monte W. Holland, Vice President

The following appointments were made:

  • Taryn Ankney:   secretary/treasurer
  • Gladys Light: vacancy board chair
  • Dan O’Brien was retained as emergency management coordinator
  • Paul A. Fry, Jr.: to represent LMB to the Westmoreland County Tax Collection Committee

Completing the Borough Council are

  • Mark Lynch
  • Sue Crouse

Sworn in to serve Laurel Mountain Borough were

  • Mark Lynch (elected)
  • Joe Griffith (reelected)
  • Geri Fleming (tax collector)

January 7: Before Tuesday morning was over, Laughlintown would realize its 15 minutes of fame when the National Weather Service proclaimed it the coldest spot in Southwestern Pennsylvania during a blast of frigid weather that sent temperatures across the nation plunging to levels not seen in two decades.

At its coldest, Laughlintown felt like minus-39 degrees with the wind chill, according to the weather service,…

Other places in Southwestern Pennsylvania were cold — wind chills hit minus-38 in Plum and minus-37 in Vandergrift, Monroeville and Perryopolis — but none were as frosty as Laughlintown, the sleepy, unincorporated village in Ligonier Township about 20 miles southeast of Greensburg and perched at the base of Laurel Mountain.

“It was so cold you felt like your eyeballs were going to freeze,” said Davis, a cashier at the (Pie Shoppe).

Read the Tribune Review article

Ice in Washington Furnace Run

Ice in Washington Furnace Run

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December 5, 2013

Out & About: December 2013 Laurel Mountain Boro (PA)

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OUT & ABOUT: DECEMBER 2013

DECEMBER 8: Members and Friends of Laurel Mountain Borough,  You are invited to our holiday party!

Fun for kids: Santa is coming

Place: Laughlintown Community Center

Date: December 8, 201 3

Time: from 4 to 7 P.M.

Provided: Baked ham and place settings

Bring: Your specialty holiday dish to share.

A Santa hat for each person attending (we’d like a great picture of everyone)

Parents please refer to secret notice

RSVP to

Bonnie at 724 238-7216,

Nicole at 72238-6429 (email ndyson2007@hotmail.com )

Sue at 724 238-6844 (email winterset@verizon.net)

Laurel Mountain Borough (PA) Christmas Party 2013

Filed under: ANNOUNCEMENTS — laurelmountainboro @ 3:34 pm

Laurel Mt Park, lnc.

P.O. Box 39

Laughlintown, PA 15655

Members and Friends of Laurel Mountain Borough

You are invited to our holiday party!

Fun for kids: Santa is coming

Place: Laughlintown Community Center

Date: December 8, 201 3

Time: from 4 to 7 P.M.

Provided: Baked ham and place settings

Bring: Your specialty holiday dish to share.

A Santa hat for each person attending (we’d like a great picture of everyone)

Parents please refer to secret notice

Secret Message December 2013

RSVP to

Bonnie at 724 238-7216,

 Nicole at 72238-6429 (email ndyson2007@hotmail.com)

Sue at 724 238-6844 (email winterset@verizon.net)

Secret Message December 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — laurelmountainboro @ 10:44 am

SECRET NOTICE FOR PARENTS

OF CHILDREN ATTENDING THE

LAUREL MOUNTAIN PARK/BOROUGH

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Parents: As Santa is visiting our party and

will be giving out gifts each child needs to

receive a present.

Be certain to bring a $5.00 (maximum) gift

for each of your children attending. tUrap

the gift and affix the child’s name to the

package securely. We do not wish to leave

any child without a present.

Thanks!

Holiday Party Committee

November 25, 2013

Laurel Mountain Borough Santa Hat Walk 2013

Filed under: LAUREL MOUNTAIN PARK ASSOC.,LMP NEWS — laurelmountainboro @ 10:52 pm
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A group of 14 brave souls gathered early at the Laurel Mountain Park shelter house in weather so cold they tried to get into the shelter house while waiting for the walk to start. However, the door to the big room was unlockable, although efforts were made to open it: IMG_4325E

The walkers were participating in a Santa Hat Event, which began with an almost-one-mile walk along the Borough roads.  Alice Grasso led the walkers who, in spite of the weather, strolled casually along Locust, Beechwood, Walnut, Maple, White Oak, Laurel and Hemlock roads.

Can you guess the identity of this woman waiting to start walking?

Can you guess the identity of this woman waiting to start walking?

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November 18, 2013

LMP Santa Hat Event: 11-24-2013

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UPDATE—SANTA HAT EVENT in LAUREL MOUNTAIN BOROUGH

BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 24 2013

12:30 p. m.-1:15 p. m.: Santa Walk for Health (start at Shelter House)

1:15 p. m.: Welcome, Santa Song Sing, Santa Readings (12 Hemlock Road)

2:00 p. m.: Live Internet Simulcast with Brockton, Massachusetts

Sponsored by:

LAUREL MOUNTAIN BOROUGH

(with the support of the Beanery Writers Group)

CELEBRATE THE FIRST DEPARTMENT STORE SANTA

AT A SANTA HAT COLLABORATION EVENT

JOIN BROCKTON, MA; MULLIGAN, IRELAND, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

For further information contact Carolyn Holland

724 238 3493   chollandnews@yahoo.com

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SANTA HAT EVENT SCHEDULE DETAILS

WEAR YOUR SANTA HAT—

A FEW WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SITE

12:30 p. m.: Registration for Santa Hat Walk for Health at pool shelter house, Walnut Road

12:45 P. M.: Walk starts

Walnut to Hemlock

Hemlock to Locust

Locust to White Oak

White Oak to Beechwood

Beechwood to Walnut

Walnut to White Oak

White Oak to Maple

Maple to Laurel

Laurel to Walnut

Walnut to Hemlock

Hemlock to 12 Hemlock

1:15 p. m.: Welcome and additional registration at 12 Hemlock Road

Intro of Joanne, song leader

Santa Song Sing

Santa Readings by Beanery Writers members

2:00 p. m. LIVE INTERNET SIMULCAST with Brocton, Massachusetts and others

Official picture to set new world record

Santa visits children

OUT & ABOUT: NOVEMBER 2013

Filed under: OUT & ABOUT — laurelmountainboro @ 1:06 am

NOVEMBER 24: Santa Hat Event —Wear Your Santa Hat

12:30 p. m.-1:15 p. m.: Santa Walk for Health (start at Shelter House)

1:15 p. m.: Welcome, Santa Song Sing, Santa Readings (12 Hemlock Road)

2:00 p. m.: Live Internet Simulcast with Brockton, Massachusetts

Followed by a visit from Santa

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://laurelmountainboro.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/lmp-santa-hat-event-11-24-2013/

Carolyn Holland, 724 238 3493

NOVEMBER 20: Boro Council meeting  7:30 p. m.

October 29, 2013

Hallowe’en Party Oct. 26, 2013: Photos

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHS — laurelmountainboro @ 3:00 am

On October 26, 2013, the Laurel Mountain Park shelter house was filled with strange creatures of all sizes. Who knew where they all came from? Below is a selection of photos taken by Carolyn Cornell Holland (and yes, I DO share ancestry with Lizzy Borden—as many of you doubted as I ran about with an axe. But then again, so does Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University. I’ll leave it to y’all to decide If I’m an Ezzy or a Lizzy…)

Raising the pinata

Raising the pinata

Who be thee? What strange food dish bringeth thou?

Who be thee? What strange food dish bringeth thou?

The decorations are always more fun than the planned activities...BUT I FELL

The decorations are always more fun than the planned activities…BUT I FELL

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