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November 2, 2007


Filed under: OUT & ABOUT — laurelmountainboro @ 12:03 am

August 29, 2007: The upgrading of the White Oak Road ditch is complete, the machinery is gone. All that’s left to do is repair the damage to LMP’s property, where the stone was piled and the machinery stored in the evenings. The grant moneys will cover the costs of the materials to complete the work…The end of August is here, students have been in school since Monday the 27th…fall leaf colors have begun…Have a safe, nice holiday weekend…SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!
AUGUST 29, 2007: On August 7, George Shuman’s sequel to “18 Seconds” was released. “Last Breath” is available in bookstores and online. George went to the International Thriller Writers Association in New York in mid-July, which nominated him as one of the top five best novels by a newbie writer. Although he missed out on the prize, he enjoyed meeting and talking with other famous authors, including Nick Stone, author of who beat him out. On September 26 he will go to Anchorage, Alaska where he is nominated as one of five Best First Novels. Read about George by clicking on GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH” Part 1 of 2 and GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH” Part 2 of 2
AUGUST 25, 2007: Have you visited the radio station Tom Mizikar and his partner have started? You can hear us on your AM radio around town at AM 1620 and in crystal clear stereo on your computer. We play your favorite hits from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The Valley” plays a mix of hit songs you know from artists you love … from Elvis, Chuck Berry, and the Beach Boys to Blondie, the Who and the Eagles … you’ll tune in to find the music that’s missing on most stations. Plus, “The Valley” features news and information focused on life in the historic Western Pennsylvania town of Ligonier … if you’ve never visited our town, listen for a while and you’ll discover the magic of small town American life and radio in “The Valley.”…to listen online or read more about the station, click on…according to Tom, the site accumulated 2800 hits since the radio station began August 10…another landmark came August 23, when the Beanery Online Literary Magazine, sponsored by the Beanery Writers Group, became a year old. Since its inception its had over 55,555 hits, and for over half the year it’s held the #1 position on the host site. To read stories written by local writers, long-distance members and visitors of the group click on A new posting member, Geoff, submitted an interesting piece TIME TO GO. Geoff is the brother of LMB resident John Miller and lives in Waterford.
AUGUST 24, 2007: Part-time resident Mike Hickey is enjoying a week of fun with some friends at the Locust Rd. cottage he and his brother own. They spend their evenings playing horseshoes (click on to see his expert toss). His family has owned this cottage since 1964, but his great-aunt, Katherine Hickey, owned a cottage on Hemlock Rd. (the cottage the Woodalls recently sold) in the 1930s and 1940s.
AUGUST 21, 2007: To view the website set up by John Miller (Maple Rd.) re a DVD on sound effects click on the following: His work has rave reviews by Daneen….The rains keep coming a tumbling down…guess work on the pool is delayed, but who would swim in these rains anyway?…If any photographers have neat photos of LMB they are willing to share, let me know. I can scan those that are not digital…Also, anyone who would like to submit items, please E-mail them to (type “Submission” in the title space). Now that I know how to deal with the site it will be easy to post items. I’d love to hear the historical background from those who have been connected with the park, whether they are current or past residents. We also have an Op-Ed/Commentary category for residents to share their opinions…Don’t forget to view the photos by clicking on
AUGUST 20, 2007: Tom Mizikar is now involved in a radio station heard only in Ligonier locally but it can be picked up on the Internet. E-mail him at for the web site. I’ll post it when I get it (I h ad it but misplaced the paper it was written on!). Perhaps some of you caught the article in the Ligonier Echo two weeks ago.
AUGUST 17, 2007: What a wonderful day…It’s been a disappointment that the pool isn’t in use due to a breakdown of its pump. A non-resident member, David Patterson, discovered the situation when he brought his children to LMB to swim over a week ago. After speaking to three men at the pool, he said he would donate a pump. One of LMB’s residents drove to Carrolton, Ohio to pick up the pump. Tonight, Joe, Chip, Harold, Dan and Monte spent the evening attaching and refitting new piping for the pump. The next step is having an electrician test the pump to see if the motor works and if it will pump adequately, according to Dan. The men also have to check for leaks. Thanks are due to the residents who are working so diligently towards making the pool functional.
AUGUST 16, 2007—Wednesday evening—is LMB council meeting. Residents are welcome to attend. Come and learn what your local government is doing. 7:30 p.m. at the LMP shelter house.
AUGUST 15, 2007: Former LMB resident Marilyn Sheets is visiting the area. To greet her call the home of former residents Ann and Bob W. —The cooler weather was welcome today…I noticed a “SOLD” sign on Dave and Heather Young’s Maple Rd. house.
AUGUST 10, 2007: Tired of the heat? Cool down by viewing the photos posted tonight. Click on
AUGUST 10, 2007: LMB extends sympathy to Heather Couch Young and her husband, David Young, on the death of her father, the Rev. Thomas Emmet “Tim” Couch, Ligonier, who died at his Ligonier home on August 8. Friends will be received on Sunday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc. (144 E. Mains St, Ligonier). The family will celebrate the Rev. Couch’s life at St. Michael of the Valley Church in Rector on Monday at 11:00 a.m. To read the full obituary click on
AUGUST 9, 2007: The weather has been perfect for those persons who enjoy showers and the sauna. I, for one, am ready for drier air. Didn’t get out for a walk today, but it might be better tomorrow! Maybe the temperature will dip below 90 degrees!
AUGUST 7, 2007: More new photos were added tonight at…of puddles, puddles and more puddles…LMB photographers (or others with photos of LMB) send photos, past or present, to post…When new resident Cathy isn’t working she takes the opportunity to know the community by walking her dogs. Rosie, a mix of golden retriever, basset hound and other, is 4 years old. Vick, a black lab, is 8. They are quite well behaved pooches.
AUGUST 6, 2007: Take a moment to check out the new photos posted at…The heat wave is continuing, only now it’s more intense with the high humidity. The all day rain and couple of downpours have soaked our lawn, but the water in Washington Furnace Run was pretty low tonight. According to Monte’s very unscientific water gauge the borough accumulated just over two inches of rain last night, and a total of three inches for the month. As I walked about the borough, the humidity was so high my glasses steamed up and I couldn’t wear them. Take care and stay cool!
AUGUST 3, 2007: While the area is in the midst of a heat wave, 90 degrees and just above 90, we in LMB can consider ourselves lucky to enjoy a park-like atmosphere with trees and greenery that cools the temperature slightly lower. A rocking chair on the porch, a fan and a good book make the days quite enjoyable. Best of all is the snooze during the mid-afternoon heat.
AUGUST 1, 2007: The youngest resident of LMB is Mackenzie, born May 23, 2007. Her proud parents are Krista and Jeremy…Krista and Jeremy have their house on the market because they want to upsize to accommodate their increased family. They’d like to remain in LMB, though. Their 2-floor house, located at 16 Beechwood Rd., has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, and a main floor mud/laundry room. Its list price is $99,500. To see pictures of both Mackenzie and the house, click on


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