Apr 152015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will be hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner on Sunday, April 19, at the Hilltop Church. Adult and all takeout is $9 and children in house is $4.50. Dinner will be served from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Additional info call 886-0205. Come out and enjoy a good dinner.

Shirley Patterson tells me that Blue Birds have already returned to her backyard feeders and she expects the hummingbirds any day now. A bear also has already ventured through her yard.

There will be plenty of opportunities to fish this spring in the vicinity thanks to TAPS ( Traditional Anglers of Pennsylvania) of Portage who will be doing many stockings during April and May. On April 16 they will stock Trout Run and Kane Run; on the 21st the Little Conemaugh at Oil City; on the 23rd they will stock the Little Conemaugh here in Lilly; on the 28th Noels Creek and Benscreek on April 30.
May stockings include Bear Rock Run on May 5 at 9:30; Conemaugh at Oil City on the 7th at 5:30; Noels Creek on the twelth at 5:30 and Benscreek on the 13th at 5:30. On May 14 TAPS will stock the Little Conemaugh here in Lilly at 5:30 and on May 15 the Bear Rock Run at 9:30. There will be an all day fishing derby at Kane Run on May 16. Good fishing
There are still several spots left for plaques on the Miner Monument. The forms are at Galls and the last printing for this year will be done shortly to have them on by Memorial Day. Call Jim Salony at 886-7282 or me at 886-4694 for further information. Also the spring newsletter has been mailed.

The 1975 Penn Cambria Senior Class reunion will be held at the Gallitzin Italian Club on June 27 at 7:00 PM. It will be a casual, no charge, affair with a cash bar and DJ. Call Laura Lenz at 696-0357 if you need further information and if you will be attending. This will be the 40th year since the class graduated.

The sympathy of the entire community is shared with the family and friends of Ruth Boast who died on April 12.She and her late husband, Warren, raised a large family here in town.

I failed to mention that Jeff Bennett was one of those who helped with the Easter decorations in town. Thanks Jeff. A newsletter about the Easter Egg hunt failed to list Lilly Borough as a donor.

Helen Talko, Virginia Causer and Becky Baker celebrate their birthdays today, April 16, followed by Agnes Leap , Mary Agnes Slebodnik, Annette Smychynsky and my sister Eileen Sweeney on the 17th. On the 18th Matthew McCoy and Pricilla Przybys get to party . On the 19th it will be cake and ice cream time for Jocelyn Myers, Leonard Olsick and Anna Wozniak. On the 20th Margaret Cochran, Anna Ference, Cynthia Funari, Thomas Muldoon Jr.,and Sally Lassak observe birthdays as will Thomas Kodosky, Justin Conley and Irene Krumenaker on the 21st and Dan George, Francis Claar, Donald Finnegan, Frances George, Dallas Hite, Judy McIntosh and Marisa Rabatin on the 22nd. Happy Birthday to All!

John and Albina Nezneski observe their wedding anniversary today, April 16. Judy and Ronald Muldoon celebrate on the 17th and Doug and Mary Lou Custer on the 20th. Jim and Dawn Paul observe their anniversary on the 22nd. Happy Anniversary to all.

Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945. If you were here and kicking way back then, well, you are definitely an old timer.

Apr 122015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694


If you have a son or daughter who is a senior at Penn Cambria or Bishop Carroll and reside in Lilly Borough or Washington Township have them enter the Lilly Francis L. McCool Post 628 American Legion scholarship contest that will award $2500, $1500 and $1000 0n Memorial Day. The topic is “ What effect did World War Two veterans have on the Lilly Community” The essay is to be 300 words or less , unsigned, with the students name on the outside envelope and placed at The American Legion Post by May 15.Contact me at 886-4694 if you need additional information.

Once again I am seeking a volunteer to sing the National Anthem at the Memorial Day Ceremony here in Lilly. Call me at 886-4694

On Easter Sunday, Steve, the Miner Monument sculptor was in town from Louisville and spent the entire day touching up the monument. He will be back the first part of May to finish up.

Walkers are returning to the trail as the temperatures moderate. It is good to see the trail getting a lot of use. Many walk their dogs, others have little children tag along. Makes for a good family exercise in a safe area.

I thought the wild pigs were in the North Carolina Mountains but by the looks of litter popping up along the highways a few must have moved more local. Too bad the ones that litter are too illiterate to read this.

The borough got a fast start on getting all the streets cleaned and the curbs painted and it really looks good. Good Job Guys

Nadine and Bill Rodgers, John Suchta, Anna Leahey. Bev Mandichak and others really made the center of town look nice for the Easter weekend. Thank them! It is these little deeds that make the community shine.
Today, April 9, finds Amy Cropsey, Sheila Cropsey and Max Haney celebrating their birthdays as will Joseph Kratzer and Mary Paul on the 10th. On the 11th it will be party time for Dan Myers, Nicholas Szala, Kathleen Compardo, Warren Krumenaker and Carmella Martynuska followed on the 12th by Logan Johnson, Patricia Grove, Lauren Papi and Patricia Tremel. Then on the 13th Janessa Martynuska, Marty Arnold, Sam Albarano, Patrick Barlick and William Walters enjoy cake and ice cream. On the 14th Julianna Ricupero and Jenna Irving observes birthdays and on the 15th it will be a busy day with Adriene Ditosti, Shawna Franey, Mary Kozak, John Mutsko and Kimberly Wilkinson all get to party. Happy Birthday to All!
If you want something mentioned in Lilly Lines just call me at 886-4694.
You are an old-timer if you shopped at C.A. Hughes Company Store on Main Street.

Apr 012015

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694

The Easter Church schedules for the Lilly churches are as follows: United Methodist Church will hold a combined Communion service on Thursday at the Wilmore Methodist Church at 7:00 PM. On Easter Sunday, April 5, there will be a 7:00 AM Sunrise Service at the Willow Street Church.

The Our Lady of Mount Camel National Catholic Church will hold a Holy Thursday Mass at 4:00 PM with a Procession to the Repository. On Good Friday there will be a 3:00 PM Veneration of the Cross, a Mass of the Presanctified and an Opening of the Grave. Holy Saturday will have a 2:30 Vigil Service and a 4:00 PM Resurrection Mass followed by Blessing of Easter Food Baskets. No Sunday Service.

Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church will hold a 7:00 PM stripping of the Altar at St. Luke’s on Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday at 2:00 PM the last segment of the Procession of the Cross will be held at First Lutheran Church in Portage. The Tenebrae, te Passion according to Saint John will be held at the Portage Church at 7:00 PM. On Saturday there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children 11 and under at the First Lutheran Church in Portage. At 8:00 PM an Easter Vigil will be held at the Portage Church. On Easter Sunday there will be a 6:30 AM Sunrise Mass at St. Luke’s in Lilly followed by an Easter Breakfast. Those planning to attend the free breakfast are ask to call Reverend Palko at 886-2222 to help create an expected attendance count.
There will be a 9:00 AM Mass at the church in Portage. There will not be a 11:00 AM Mass at St. Luke’s on Easter.

At Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church there will be a Mass of the Lords Supper at 7:00 PM in the church followed by Visits to the Repository until 10:00 PM. On Good Friday there will be a Liturgical Service of the Passion & Death of Our Lord with Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion Service at 1:30. On Holy Saturday there will be a Blessing of the Paschal Food Baskets at the Church at 2:00 PM. The Easter Vigil Service and Resurrection Mass will be held at 8:30 PM. Easter Sunday there will be a Mass at 8:00 AM in the Chapel and 10:00 AM in the Church.

The Lilly-Washington Public Library will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the firemen’s pavilion at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 4 for children 11 years old and younger. Have the children bring a basket or plastic bags to gather eggs. Children are to gather, adults are to watch.

Also, the Lilly Library recently mailed their 2015 fund drive letter to residents of the borough and township. Be generous as they need your help. All the money blown by state government and yet they keep cutting away at the few bucks they dole out to the library system

Once again, the Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association is scheduling their spring cleanup of the field. Two weeks have already been cancelled due to adverse weather. The cleanup will be held at 8:00 AM April 4. Lend a hand for a couple of hours to make the field shine for spring baseball.

Today, April 2, is a busy day for the cake bakers as Carrie Myers, Ted Myers, John Skura, David Beck Sr., Isaac Eckenrode, Duane Misiura Sr., Shirley Przybyz, John Pyo , Patrick Shedlock and Christine Wheeler all celebrate birthdays as will Rita Klayko on the 3rd and John Bost, Howard McIntosh, Patricia Muldoon and Francis Risko on the 4th. On April 5 Matthew Nadolsky and Shane Hartline get to party as will Amy Davies on the 6th and Mary Kay Lukacs and Deborah Wilson on the 7th. Karen Claar observes her birthday on the 8th. Happy Birthday to All!

If you got colored chicks and colored Easter bunnies at Easter time you are most likely an old timer. Enjoying them Easter Day was one thing, raising them was another.