Feb 282016

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694

Has the early political caucuses driven you nuts yet? I started out not watching them much, then catching a few alerts and then liking or dis liking candidates. I have changed ideas and candidates on both major parties. My bets are it will be Hillary and Trump into November.,

With the nice days out lately it is enjoyable to be hoping spring is not far away. Get out of hibernation and enjoy a short walk or some time outside. I am never happier now when I can get some fresh air. Enjoy, Enjoy!

Our Lady of Mount Carmel National Catholic Church will be holding a Sunday afternoon Sports Raffle opening at Noon. A Roast Beef Dinner will be served starting at 1:00 P.M. Snacks start at 3:00 and there will be music by a DJ all afternoon. For tickets or details call 814-937-7093. Get out and enjoy better weather, win soe prizes and start to socialize into spring.i

It has been a sad time lately for the Lilly Area with the passing of several natives including Violet Pearson, 103 of Lewistown who died Saturday September 13. She was the last surviving child of Michael and Anne Bodenshatz and grew up in Lilly. Next to die was Veronica McIntosh age 92, she is the widow of Rodger McIntosh Sr. and has children here in Lilly. Marie Trybus also passed away. My sympathy is extended to all three families

Today, Ella Digruilles and Tom Suchta celebrate their birthdays as will Pam Sanders on the 26th
Bill Conley Jr. observes his birthday on the 28th and for two days on Leap Day there are no birthdays. March 1 finds Maddox Laret, Joseph Mardula, Julia Myers and Mary Jo Rainey celebrating. Happy Birthday to All!

You are an Old Timer if you remember when the Lilly Fire Company had carnival grounds and a refreshment stand on Cemetery Street between St. Brigids and the Polish Cemetery in the 1960s.

Feb 192016

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 886-4694

Most of us have spent more time indoors this past week as the bitter cold spell had us locked in from nature. I had no desire to venture outside in zero degree weather. Thank God we did not get hit with major snow here in the mountains. Keep welcoming spring.


PeeWee, Little League, Pony Leagues baseball signups will be held Saturday, February 20th at the Washington Township building from 10:00AM til noon.

We are getting in gear for the upcoming big re-union this July 1st, 2nd and 3rd here in Lilly.A project Ron Muldoon and I are planning is an Old Town picture display at the Sunday picnic(July 3). Any one that has good pictures of the old Polish church, old bridge to Barkertown, Piper tipple, the old Mule barn, old Water tank by Tickerhoofs, Italian Hall, old High School, shops, any old stores etc that can lend them to Ron who will copy and immediately return. Call Ron at 886-8868 or me at 886-4694.

,There will be a Historical Society meeting in the Lilly Borough building at 6:00 PM. The meeting is open to all members and anyone interested in the society. The major topic of the February 18 meeting will be kick off plans for the 2 day home coming in July here in Lilly. All suggestions will be considered

.Today, February 18 finds Doris Erzal, Genevieve Lassk and Shirley Patterson celebrating birthdays followed by Tricia Martino, Bryan Offman, Robert Shedlock, Alicia Walters and Melanie Wilkinson on the 19th. It will be party time for Dave Lutton , John Lykens, William Patterson, Michael Phillips and Christina Rowe on the 21st. On the 22nd Beverly Mandichak, Tina Digruilles and Victoria Regan get to enjoy cake and ice cream. On the 23rd George Klayko observes his birthday followed on the 24th by Ted George, Ed Hutsky, Holly Patterson, Barry Yagoda and Matthew Zunich. Happy Birthday to All!

Walter and June Nadolsky observe their wedding anniversary on February 21 followed by Bernard and Helen Phillips on the 23rd. Happy Anniversary!

You are an old timer if you went to the Salony Bar on Main Street for a pizza.

Feb 052016

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick 814-886-4694

As I start this article I can see outside and the sky is just beautiful, bright blue and cloudless, not a cumulus, stratus or cirrus cloud in sight. A great day for flying. Spring harkens

Softball age is of 12/31/2015 and Baseball age is of 4/30/2016

Signups are on Saturday February 6 andSaturday February 20 from10 AM until Noon at the Washington Township building on Jones Street.

Age groups Pee Wee 5-6 / Pee Wee 7-8 Little League 9-10, Little League 11-12
Girls Softball 13 and under, girls softball 10 and under and Pony League 13-15.

Fees are due at signup and are: PeeWee, Little League & Softball $25 after March 1 $40 and after March 15 $100

Contact John Hurley at 886-9483 or Jeramie Yeoman at 932-3640 for additional information

Today, February finds Erlynne Amrhein, Karissa Batdorf and my daughter Cathy Nadolsky celebrating birthdays as will Chris Eckenrode on the 5th and Betty Ann Agosta along with Chad Franey on the 6th. On the 7th Donald George and John Prebish get to party. Leona George does the same on the 8th as will Sean Tomlinson on the 9th; Anna Mae Giblock and John Nezneski observe birthdays on the 10th and Joanne Courtot and Lucas McMahon do so on the 11th. Happy Birthday to All!

You are an old timer if you wore a babushka to church for Mass or confessions or other church activity.