Oct 252012

HALLOWEEN This Saturday at 3:00 PM will begin the line up for the annual Lilly Halloween Parade that will commence at 3:30 PM starting at the ambulance building. The parade will go down Main Street across Washington Street and up Railroad Street returning to the ambulance building. All costumed individuals and floats are welcome.

After the parade there will be Trick or Treating in the Borough from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. Please put your porch light on if you are offering treats to the children. At 7:00 PM there will be a bon fire and story telling at the firemen’s pavilion in the parkyard. Free marshmallows will be available for roasting and the firemen will sell other snacks.

After the bonfire take a ride around town and check out the many Halloween displays including the Bank corner, McIntosh’s on Railroad Street and the Spooks in Trisha Muldoon-Hepner’s yard further down the street and also at John Gibbons home. Then when coming up Main Street check out the graveyard at Ron Muldoon’s. On Piper Street there is a nice display at Inmans and the Durkays have a yard full of skeletons.

CHILI SALE Nothing is better on a cold late fall day than chili and crackers. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will be holding a two day Chili sale on November 3rd and 4th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM both days. The cost is $6 a quart. To place a order call Phyllis at 886-2375 or 937-7053

SYMPATHY My deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of John Hooder who recently passed away. John was well known in the community. After retiring from the mills he drove school bus for Wilkinsons. John was a WW2 Navy veteran and was in Japan shortly after the A-bombs were dropped.

PENN CAMBRIA Penn Cambria varsity football team will be playing at Westmont this Saturday. They held their own against Richland Friday night at home ending the first half 12-12. The second half was their downfall. Max Behe and Nathan Przybys got in on a lot of the games action and both made many tackles during this Seniors night game. The game ended 30-12 in favor of the undefeated Richland Rams. The Panthers are now 4-4 for the season.

MINERS On the 1920 census there were 436 men living in Lilly Borough listed as coal miners or in the coal business. This did not include the Washington Township miners where another 270 miners were listed.

ADDITIONS The Lilly-Washington Historical Society recently received a book on the Sheridan-Murry Family Tree from Philip H. Sheridan of Kensington Maryland, the author. It is a very good story of the mentioned family in Cassandra Lilly and Cresson. The society also received many military pictures of Charles Devett and a 1918 New York Times headlining an Allied victory in the LYS Salient. These came from Mary (Kause) Simonovich of Virginia.

BIRTHDAYS Granddaughter Kiera Nadolsky had a nice Sunday afternoon birthday party at her Aunt Cindy’s home in Cresson. She was nine years old on October 24. Celebrating her birthday today, October 25th is Sue Paul, wish her Happy Birthday at the Lilly Legion. On the 26th Abigail Bost, Tyler Elliott and Christian Quinn get to party as will Jeff Wilson, Sherry Agosta and Jacqueline Myers on the 28th and Amber Little, Cathleen Lykens, Jessica Wheeler, Bill Wheldon and Travis Wilson on the 29th, also Dorothy Graham in White Plains MD celebrates her birthday on the 29th. Ed Ziemba celebrates on the 30th as will Douglas Custer, Michael Summerville, Chris Wheeler and Ronald Wissinger on the 31st. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARIES Larry and Linda Behe celebrate their wedding anniversary today, October 25th. On the 29th John and Paula Gides will observe their anniversary followed by John and Joyce Pyo on the 30th. Best Wishes to each couple.

OLDTIMER You are an old timer if you remember trick or treating for a week or more and getting mostly apples and pears as treats. Most costumes were old clothes and the masks were white or black and of the Lone Ranger style.


Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694

Oct 182012

PANTHERS FOOTBALL How close can one be to winning, then lose? Well that’s what happened to Penn Cambria last Friday at Forest Hills as the Forest Hills team won 20-18 in overtime. I predict Penn Cambria for an upset win over Richland tomorrow night at home. It will be Seniors Night so there should be a nice crowd on hand. See you there!

HALLOWEEN A reminder that the annual Trick or Treat and Halloween Parade in Lilly has been changed to Saturday evening, October 27th. Parade line up will be at 3:00 PM with the parade starting at the Ambulance building at 3:30. Door to door trick or treat will follow from 4 until 6 PM. There then will be a bonfire and story telling in the parkyard near the firemen’s pavilion at 7:00 PM. There will be free marshmallows to roast and the firemen will be selling hotdogs.

Take a ride around town after dark and you will see several nice Halloween displays including at John Gibbons home on Portage Street, Ron Muldoon’s on Main Street and Bill Leahey’s on Jones Street to name a few.

COLORADO COWGIRLS Agnes Phillips and her daughter Mary Shultz recently flew to Colorado to have a mini re-union with Agnes sons Bob and Art. Bob resides in Castle Rock, CO. and Art resides in Clinton, Missouri. The families enjoyed an early Thanksgiving. They then went on a sight seeing tour and saw hundreds of elk and a herd of Rocky Mountain sheep. They also spent a day in the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs and camped in a cabin without TV or cell phones for two nights at the Rocky Mountain Park in Estes Park. All credit is due Agnes for camping out at the age of 93.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Lilly History book, Spirit of the Community and the Military History book along with a few Lilly Cookbooks are available at Gall’s Insurance Agency. Any of the three will make a nice Christmas gift.

SYMPATHY Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of James D. Bucyniski who recently passed away in Montrose, Colorado.

BIRTHDAYS On October 19th Sophia Rabatin celebrates her birthday followed by William Weakland on the 20th and James McCabe and Dillon Tremel on the 21st. Then on the 22nd Ron Cropsey, Jr. observes his birthday followed by Rosemarie Boast, Carol Funari, Trent Logan, Troy Logan and Doris Sweeney. Cakes will be baking on the 24th for Don Franey, Elizabeth Lutton, John Lingafelt, Mary Louise Lingafelt and Michael Zumer Sr. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARIES John and Kerry Bossler along with Chris and Christine Wheeler celebratre their wedding anniversaries on October 19th followed by Ray and Catherine Serre on the 20th. Tim and Don Glass celebrate on the 21st along with Chris and Nancy Rowe. On the 22nd Joseph and Kim Gides get to party. Happy Anniversary to each couple!

OLDTIMER You are definitely an Old Timer if you remember Ed Bradley, the borough policeman, standing in the back of the Liberty Theater and Sandy selling candy and soda in the concession stand while the movie played.


Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694

Oct 112012

FOOTBALL A close game with Penn Cambria on the losing side against Cambria Heights on Friday, October 5. There was a very nice turnout of fans routing for their favorite team. The Piper Street gang, Nathan Keagy and Mac Behe along with my grandson Nathan Przybyz were in on a lot of the action. Heights won 27-20. Tomorrow is an away game at Forest Hills. Good Luck Panthers! The Panthers are 4-2 for the season so far.

WAR MEMORIAL At the Board of Directors meeting on October 5 the officers of the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association were retained for the 2013 year. They are John Hurley, president; Dan Martynuska, vice president; Claudette Falger, secretary and Joseph Gides treasurer.

The field will close for the winter after the services on Veterans Day, November 11th. The group plans to have the ice skating rink in operation before the holidays. Volunteers to man the rink when it is in operation are welcome. Let John or Dan know if you are willing.

WEDDING Ian Barlick and Sarah James were wed at Saint Aloysius Church on Saturday, October 6th. A very nice reception was held in the evening at the Oriental Ballroom. The floral arrangements and bridesmaid flowers were of fall colors and the bridesmaids wore brown gowns. Sarah stood out with a dazzling white gown.

BAKE SALE The Knights of Columbus will be holding a bake sale at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church Hall on Saturday the 13th from 3:00 PM until 5:00 Pm and on Sunday, the 14th from 7:30 AM until 12:30 PM. Stop in and buy some sweets for your Sunday enjoyment. It was nice to see all the young children enjoying the music and dancing.

BIRTHDAYS Celebrating birthdays today, October 11th are Bill Agosta, Michael McIntosh and Marion Zunich followed by Christopher Conrad and Paul Gates on the 12th . Then on the 13th it will be a busy day as Consiglia Martynuska, Francis Russian, Theresa Shedlock and Brock Talko all party. On the 14th Jamil Flores, Mary Puglise, Anna Sweeney and Stephanie Wheeler observe their special day as will Gerald Siedlarczyk, Ann Behe, Tyler Butterbaugh, Jessica Matcho, Paul Moyer, Benjamin Suchta and Irene Suchta all celebrate birthdays as will Daylon Behe, Fran Herschel, Tom Sibis and Daniel Siedlarczyk on the 16th and Justin Marinak, Eugene Miorelli, Tom Miorelli and Lily Poborsky on the 17th. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARIES John and Pam Sanders celebrate their wedding anniversary today, October 11, followed by Ted and Leona George on the 14th and Bill and Sherry Agosta along with Scott and Nicole Poborsky on the 16th and Joyce and John Larue on the 17th. Happy Anniversary to each couple.

OLDTIMER Your becoming an oldtimer if you remember getting 5 cent ice cream cones at Rosie’s News Stand or shooting pool at Grover’s on your school lunch break.


Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick (814) 886-4694

Oct 042012

OPEN HOUSE The Lilly-Washington Public Library will be holding an Open House on Tuesday October 9 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served. The library will be having a book and DVD along with a silent basket auction. The library welcomes books for the sale and baskets for the auction.

WAR MEMORIAL The Lilly-Washington War Memorial will meet tonight, October 4th at 7:00 PM at the ball field pavilion.

FOOTBALL Penn Cambria lost a close game with Bishop Guilfoyle on Saturday, September 29th with a score of 8-14. They are now 4-1 for the season and play Cambria Heights tomorrow in Cresson at 7:00 PM. The only consolation in the loss to Guilfoyle is that their head coach, Justin Wheeler, is from Lilly.

SYMPATHY My deepest sympathy is extended to the brothers and sisters of Joel Muldoon and their families and his many friends. Joel, a Marine veteran of the Viet-Nam era, recently passed away. He was 57.

MINERS I received several calls about Lilly area men who died as a result of mining accidents. I am still looking. I even have one from 1857 and one from 1869. Miner plaques for the monument can still be purchased at Galls Insurance until Monday, October 8 when another order will be sent in. Many new ones were added and there is room for a few dozen more.

COLD DAY IN HADES It will be a cold day in hell before I vote for Mitt Romney after I learned that he and his father felt he was too important to serve in Viet-Nam and was draft deferred 4 times. Who wants a commander-in-chief who feels he was more important than the over 58,000 men and women who died there and the countless thousands who were injured? Good Bye Mitt.

BIRTHDAYS Today, October 4th finds Rita Cabala. Sherry Gates, Joseph Giblock, Donald Hartlne and son-in-law Jim Reed celebrating birthdays as will Anita Booterbaugh, Ed Kertes, Joshua Schoff and Barbara Stiffler on the 5th followed by Paul Aldrich on the 6th. Then on October 7th it will be party time for Dennis Amrhein and Frank Giblock. Joseph Stauski and Taylor Hershel celebrate on the 8th and Mary Gall down in Lancaster on the 9th. Then on October 10th there will be a busy day with Homer Butterbaugh, Patricia Felus, George Klayko, Robbie Lingafelt and Brittany Spaid all celebrating. Happy Birthday to All.

ANNIVERSARIES Joseph and Connie Stauski celebrate their wedding anniversary today, October 4th followed by Andrew and Heather Jones on the 5th and Michael and Christina Quinn on the 9th. On the 19th Tim and Margie Panek celebrate. Happy anniversary to each couple.

FALLCOLORS Have you noticed the trees beginning to take on their fall colors? The next few weeks will be a dazzling display of beautiful colors in the mountains and valleys. Get out and enjoy the sights.
OLDTIMER You are becoming an oldtimer if you remember the large, black, water tank used by the railroad that was located next to Tickerhoofs, now Cloherty, Funeral Home.


LILLY LINES by Jack Barlick – (814) 886-4694