Oct 312013

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick                                                                                             



Halloween finally winds down tonight after a lot of activity through out the Mainline. Here in Lilly Saturday the 25th was the big day with the parade, trick or treat and the bonfire. Piper Street was busy as about 300 little, and not so little, witches and goblins trolled the street in search of treats. Fortunately my daughters Cathy and Jackie were kind enough to man the candy bowls on my front porch while grandkids Kiera, Kianna, Conner and Kaylee when visiting around the neighborhood.



Congratulations to the Penn Cambria varsity football team on their 33-8 win over Westmont this past weekend. One of the games spectacular plays was Lilly’s Jake Hurley returning a interception 42 yards for a touchdown. Mark Mardula and Peyton Behe also contributed to the win. Good Luck against Somerset in the season’s final game tomorrow in Somerset.



Took a trip over the weekend to Maryland to see the farm my son John and his wife Molly purchased near Hagerstown. The farm has a small river on its boundary that has bass in it, so next year I may give a try fishing there. On Sunday we went to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis for the baptism of grand daughter Nola. Annapolis was full of tourists as it was the Navy football team home coming weekend. A very relaxing weekend in deed.



Today. October 31 finds Douglas Custer, Michael Summerville, Chris Wheeler and Ronald Wissinger celebrating their birthdays followed by Mackenzie Behe , Jacob Martynuska and Travis Nadolsky on November 1st. On the 2nd Kimberly Bloom and Susan Filak celebrate as will Carrie Mitsko on the 3rd. Then it will be party time for Pearl Behe and Sandra Moyer on November 4, Joseph Smorto on the 5th and Eric Spiker, Bill Conley Sr., Marie Trybus and Marianne Wheldon on the 6th. Happy Birthday to All!



Bill and Joanne Dunmyer observe their wedding anniversary on November 5th and Anna Mae and Frank Giblock observe theirs on the 6th. Happy Anniversary



Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Hilltop Road will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, November 10th from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the church hall. Adults can dine in for $9 and children for $4.50. Adult take out also available. Call 884-0205.



You are an old timer if you remember Boy Scout winter camps with Troop 50 at Blue Knob State Park.







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Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick    886-4694                                                                         


Dakota Paul, the son of James and Dawn Paul, placed first in the 4-H State Archery compound bow junior boys competition held at State College in August. He scored a 439 out of a possible 540. At the Cambria County fairgrounds he placed 5th in September in the senior boy division.


Here is the schedule of events for this Saturday, October 26th as Lilly celebrates Halloween. Line up for the annual Halloween parade will be at 3:00 PM at the ambulance building. The parade will start at 3:30 PM and move down Main Street to Washington and then up Rail Road Street to Cleveland Street at the ambulance building. Children will then be given a treat from the Decorating committee that was funded by Lilly Borough and Washington Township.

From 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM trick or treat will be held in the borough and township. The Lilly firemen will help patrol the streets during this time. Drive carefully as many young ghosts and goblins will be on the streets.

At 7:00 PM there will be a bonfire held at the firemen’s pavilion with a free marshmallow roast. Come enjoy the evening with your children and grandchildren. The firemen will sell refreshments. There are several homes in the area all decked out for the festivities. Check out the yard full of gremlins in Ron Muldoons yard. (Very colorful)



Misty Haven Stables will return again this year for the annual horse and sleigh rides held the Saturday after Thanksgiving along with the community light up night. This year Ernie will bring a sleigh that will carry up to 12 riders. This makes it possible to bring the entire family to enjoy the rides. The sign up roster will be at Galls Insurance. Tickets will be only $3 a person. Rides will be from 5 until 9 PM. Get listed early.


Today, October 24 finds my sweetheart 10 year old grand daughter  Kiera Nadolsky, Elizabeth Lutton, Bambi Brown, Don Franey, John Lingafelt, Mary Louise Lingafelt and Michael Zumer Jr celebrating their birthdays followed by Sue Ann Paul on the 25th. It will be party time for Abigail Bost and Christian Quinn on the 26th. On the 28th Jeff Wilson and Sherry Agosta celebrate birthdays as will Cathleen Lykens, Jessica Wheeler, Bill Wheldon, Travis Wilson and Dorothy Graham on the 29th. Ed Ziemba observes his birthday along with Marissa Myers on the 30th. Happy Birthday to All.


Larry and Linda Behe observe their wedding anniversary on October 25th followed by James and Tricia McMahon on the 27th and Ronald and Jeannie George and John and Paula Gides on the 29th. John and Joyce Pyo celebrate on the 30th. Happy Anniversary to each couple.



You are an old timer if you remember when John Novotny was the liquor store manager here in Lilly.

You are ancient if you made purchases there.


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Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick    886-4694



The town is taking on a fall Halloween theme as many residents’ light up their homes with Halloween decorations and put pumpkins about. The center of town looks very good welcoming ghosts and goblins thanks to the efforts of Bev Mandichak, John Suchta, Gina Bender and others.

Just a reminder: the annual Halloween parade will be held on Saturday, October 26. Line up will be at 3:00 PM and the parade will begin at the ambulance building at 3:30 PM. Trick or treat will follow from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. At 7:00 PM there will be a bon fire at the firemen’s pavilion with a marshmallow roast. The firemen will sale refreshments.



Although Penn Cambria did not win last Friday they held their own in a respectful game against Forest Hills. Good job guys. Hoorays to Penn State for their close win over Michigan and the Steelers for finally getting into a win column. The Pirates baseball team is done until next year and here is hoping they mount another spectacular season.



Today, October 17th finds John Marinak, Eugene Mioreli, Tom Mioreli and Lily Poborsky celebrating birthdays as will James McMahon and Sophia Rabatin on the 19th. William Weakland gets to party on the 20th as will Joy Eckenrode, James McCabe and Dillon Tremel on the 21st. Ron Cropsy Jr. gets to party on the 22nd as will Rose Marie Boast, Carol Funari, Trent Logan, Troy Logan and Doris Sweeney on the 23rd. Happy Birthday to All!



Greg and Kristen Talko observe their wedding anniversary today, October 17th as will John and Kerry Bossler and Chris and Christine Wheeler on the 19th. Ray and Catherine Serre celebrate on the 20th while Tim and Donna Glass and Chris and Nancy Rowe observe their anniversaries on the 21st and Joseph and Kim Gides on the 22nd. Happy Anniversary to ALL!



The Lilly/Washington Historical Society will meet tonight, October 17 at 7:00 PM, at the Borough building. If you have an interest in history come around and get involved. Pictures are still welcome for this year’s calendar. Just drop them off at Galls Insurance Agency.



You are an old timer if you ever shopped at the Leahey Store on Main Street. You are ancient if you went to Doctor Leahey’s dental office next door.


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LILLY LINES by Jack Barlick    814-886-4694                                                                      


The local Knights of Columbus will be conducting a bake sale before and after all masses of Our Lady of the Alleghenies this weekend, October 13th and 14th. The sale will be in the church hall on Main Street.


Congratulations to the Penn Cambria Senior boys football team on their win over Cambria Heights on Friday, October 4 by a score of 32 to 22. Keep at it for the rest of the season.


Congratulations to Kristi Claar on her completion of the Emergency Medical Technician training and her certification as an EMT. She is a first responder with the Lilly Fire Company and is affiliated with the Cambria EMS Alliance.


The local Halloween parade will be held on October 26th at 3:30 PM. Line up will be at 3:00 PM at the ambulance building. Trick or Treat will then be held from 4 until 6 PM. At 7 PM there will be a bonfire near the firemen’s pavilion on Railroad Street.


Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Marion Phillips who recently passed away. Marion was the wife of the late Tom “Picklo” Phillips. They resided in Cresson. Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Helen Thrower who also recently passed away.

Betty Skura of Cresson also died recently. She was a daughter of John Cassidy, a native of Lilly, and Maude (Prebish) Cassidy. Betty worked for the postal service for many years in Cresson.


On Saturday October 5th, Steve Paulovich, the sculptor was in town to begin the installation of the miners monument. With the help of Tom Slattery, Jeff Wilson and Chris Phillips he was able to get the statue of the upright miner installed along with another miner kneeling at lunchtime. Look for more progress soon. Every thing looks good, especially with the fall colors in the trees forming a colorful background.



A belated birthday greeting to my youngest daughter, Jackie Mento, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, October 9th. She is a secretary at the Penn Cambria High School. She and husband, Bob, are proud parents of Connor and Kaylee.

Today, October 10 finds Karen Mikinski, Noah Baker, Homer Butterbaugh, Patricia Felus and Britanny Spaid enjoying birthdays as will Bill Agosta, Mike McIntosh and Marion Zunich on the 11th and Christopher Conrad, Paul Gates and Francis Moyer on the 12th. It will be time for cake and ice cream for Consiglia Martynuska, Theresa Shedlock and Brock Talko on the 13th and Jamil Flores, Mary Puglise , Anna Sweeney and Stephanie Wheeler on the 14th.

On October 15th Gerald Siedlarczyk, Ann Behe, Tyler Butterbaugh, Jessica Matcho, Paul Moyer and Benjamin Skura all observe birthdays as will Daylon Behe, Fran Herschel, Tom Sibis and Daniel Siedlarczyk on the 16th. Happy Birthday to All!



Today, October 10th finds Matt and Renee Myers celebrating their wedding anniversary along with Tim and Marge Panek. John and Pamela Sanders celebrate on the 11th and Ted and Leona George on the 14th. Both Bill and Sherry Agosta and Scott and Nicole Poborsky celebrate on the 16th. Happy Anniversary to each couple.


You are an old timer if you remember when Bill Salony, Bob Sweeney, Tom Phillips, George Rhawn, Jim Strayer, Merle Campagna, Dutchy Siedlarczyk and others were committeemen or scoutmasters with the VFW sponsored Boy Scout and Explorer Posts 50 here in Lilly.