Apr 082013


A.J. Leahey was selected to the First All Star Team by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Association. A fine honor for a Lilly youth who has set records in basketball at Penn Cambria. He now will attend UPJ in the fall. Congratulations A.J.


Our Lady of Mount Carmel National Catholic Church will hold a Swiss Steak Dinner this Sunday, April 14th at the Hilltop Church here in Lilly. There will be both eat in or take out for $9. Children can dine in for $4.50. For further details call 884- 0205.


The first day of trout fishing starts this Saturday morning. The week after the first day TAPS will stock area streams with fish raised at the Portage Nursery. The schedule includes the Little Conemaugh on April 16th; Bear Rock on the 17th; Oil City on the 18th;  Bens Creek on the 23rd and Noels Creek on the 25th. A second stocking will follow at the Little Conemaugh on the 30th; Bear Rock on May 2nd; Oily City on May 7th; Bens Creek on May 9th and Noels Creek on May 14th.

TAPS (Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania, Portage Chapter) deserve a lot of praise for their extensive effort on providing quality recreation in the form of trout fishing for the adults and children of our area.


Kudoos for the large group that turned out Saturday, April 6th to clean up the War Memorial field and prepare it for the start of the baseball season. I noticed a large group working including coaches, ball players and board members Also on hand was Mike Kunko and his crew who were busily cutting down the Ash trees at the fields entrance. Many of these trees were dying and creating a hazard and needed removed. They had been there since at least 1950 as silent sentinels honoring WWll casualties. The stumps will soon be removed and topsoil spread and grass planted. This may not be complete by Memorial day however.


Penn Cambria and Bishop Carroll seniors who reside in Lilly Borough or Washington Township are once again reminded to enter the scholarship competition being held by the Lilly American Legion Post 628. Deadline foe submission to the Post is May 15th. The essay is to be 300 words or less and the topic is “How I would attempt to solve the Federal deficit.”


The Lilly-Washington Historical Society spring newsletter was mailed out this week. Copies are available at the Borough building or Galls Insurance if you did not receive one.



Today, April 11 finds Emily Hershel, Nicholas Szala, Kathleen Compardo, Warren Krumenaker and Carmie Martynuska celebrating their birthdays as will Patricia Grove, Logan Johnson and Patricia Tremel on the 12th. On the 13th  Sam Albarano Jr., Janessa Martynuska, Marty Arnold, Pat Barlick and William Walters celebrate as will Juliana Ricupero, Jenna Irving and Dana Bunting on the 14th.

April 15th will be a busy day as Joseph G. Podrasky, Adrienne Ditosti, Shawna Franey, Mark Kozak, John Mutsko, John Sanders and Kimberly Wilkinson all celebrate as will Helen Talko and Becky Baker on the 16th and Agnes Leap, Annette Smychynsky, grand daughter Allison Barlick, my sister Eileen Sweeny and Mary Agnes Slebodnik on the 17th. Happy Birthday to All!


Celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Elaine and George Klayko on the 15th, John and Albina Nezneski on the 16th and Judy and Ron Muldoon on the 17th. Happy Anniversary to each couple.


You are an old timer if you remember fishing for “sunnies” at the B.A.B. on Route 53.


 LILLY LINES by Jack Barlick      814-886-4694