Apr 232014

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick    814-886-4694                                                                            


If you live in Dog town here in Lilly and are wondering what happened to your bird feeders, well, Phil Andraychak caught a picture of an approximately 350 pound beer eating from his bird feeder last week. It was also in Jim Yinglings yard, so it apparently is visiting all the neighbors. As long as feeders are filled he will be back.



There was a very nice turnout of young children for the Lilly Library Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. The sunny skies and mild temperatures made for a nice afternoon get together. Easter Sunday was also a beautiful day. Finally the winter freeze is gone.



Terrence “Ted” Celestine McDermott passed away in a Winchester VA hospital on April 9th and was buried at St. Leo’s Cemetery in Inward West Virginia with full military honors presented by an honor guard from Andrews Air Force Base. Ted was 77 and was the eldest child of Terrence G. and Margaret (Lynch) McDermott. He was a career Air Force veteran and also retired from the Postal Service. Ted was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus at St. Leo Church in Inward, West Virginia. He raised race horses on his Kearneysville farm. He is survived by his wife Reiko, who he married 53 years ago, and these brothers and sisters who all grew up in Lilly: Colbert, Kiernan, Margaret, Mary Helen, Kathleen, Carol and Suzanne.



If you have taken a walk or drive along Memorial Drive you would have noticed the ongoing construction of dugouts at the new little league baseball field. I give these volunteers a lot of applause for the effort they are doing for our community’s children.



Remind your high school senior who resides in Lilly Borough or Washington Township to get a 300 word essay into the Francis L. McCool Post 628 American Legion Post by May 12th to compete for scholarship awards of $2500, $1500 and $1000. The topic is “The significance of D-Day 70 years later.” Call me at 886-4694 if you need additional information.



If you are a military veteran who served between 1957 and 2001 and will soon be applying for Social Security take a copy of your DD214 with you to the Social Security office and ask for the military credit when you apply. This credit will boost your monthly benefit by several dollars. It must be ask for at the time of applying.



April 24th finds Linda Eckenrode and Claudine Falger celebrating birthdays as will Nicholas Askins, Nathan Keagy and Stanley Kluka on the 25th. Jamwes Behe, Michael Lingafelt, Bryan Nagy, Betty Phillips, Branden Przybys, Andrew Regan and James Salony  all get to Party on the 26th. On the 27th Sean McCool observes his birthday as will Ryan Haney and Helen Phillips on the 28th. Theresa Stevens celebrates on the 29th and Francis Albarano, Ruth Mulhearn and Ed Stombaugh get their turn at cake and ice cream on April 30. Happy Birthday to All!



Patricia and Tom Miorelli celebrate their wedding anniversary on April 24 along with Cindy and Mark Caputo followed by Mary and Robert Paul who will be observing their 50th Anniversary on the25th. Happy Anniversary to Each couple!



Remember when going to church on Easter you would see women in their favorite Easter bonnet. Anytime they went into a church year round they needed a babushka or a hat