Apr 302013


The second annual Lou Davies Walk for Pancreatic Cancer sponsored by the Griffith Family Foundation will be held May 19th at 12:00 noon at Mansion Park, Altoona. It is expected to finish about 3:00 PM. The registration fee is $30 a person. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit pancreatic cancer research. Suzanne Davies along with the Griffith Family Foundation thank all who plan to participate.


John Inman long time announcer at Penn Cambria Varsity Home football and basket ball games has resigned to spend more time with his grandchildren and at his cottage in Poe Valley, Centre County. He started announcing basketball under Milan Gjurich 25 years ago and then football 20 years ago. John says his decision to resign was bittersweet but he is happy to have had the honor and privilege to serve as the Voice of the Panthers.


The Mainline Garden Club will meet May 8 at 11:00 AM at the Lilly War Memorial pavilion, new members are welcome.

Also there will be a Meat Loaf dinner this Sunday, May 5th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Hilltop Road from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Both dining in or take outs are options for the low price of $9.


Keep in mind the annual War Memorial Banquet will be May 25th at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church Hall at 6:00 PM. Admission is $10. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Joe Gides at 886-4443  or John Hurley at 886-9483. War on Terror veterans will be recognized. They are ask to submit their names to Joe or John.


Rita Leahey will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 7th. She is a lifelong resident of Lilly and the widow of Norbert Leahey. Rita was born in 1923 a daughter of Robert and Mary (McNally) Moreland. Birthday greetings can be mailed to: Rita Leahey  605 Cleveland Street Lilly, PA 15938. Happy Birthday Rita.


Betty Phillips saw a hummingbird at her feeder on April 18th. It apparently was a scout for the coming flock as she hasn’t seen it since. I put my feeder out last week but as of yet have had no luck in drawing birds. I plan to soon put some orange halves out in an attempt to draw Orioles.


There was a very nice get together at the Penn Cambria High School cafeteria on Sunday, April 28th honoring the 2012-2013 Penn Cambria Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. Coach James Ronan spoke very highly of each of his varsity players and stated that this team was “ a special year and a special group” with the motto of “ Digging Deep to Dominate” he also stated the team has a “special place in his heart”. Coach Ronan also spoke on each seniors contribution to the team. He mentioned the Lilly boys: Nathan “ Przybys Harlem Shake; Nathan Keagys reminding him “just like 96 coach”; Jim Mardulas straight A school grades; Mac Behes leadership abilities and how younger players looked up to him; and the fabulous record of A.J. Leahey and his team leadership throughout the season. The varsity players each received a plaque and a tee shirt with the message: C 6 Champs some want to be here, some wish to be here, we are here. A.J. Leahey received several alcalodes for his outstanding season and team records.


Today, May 2nd finds Jerry Bender, Meagan Leahey and Gannon Matcho observing their birthdays as will Robert Lee on the 3rd and Anthony Steberger on the 4th. May 5th will be party time for Korena Behe and Kerri Martynuska. Mary Guzic celebrates on the 6th  along with Cindy Brickley. On the 7th besides Rita Leahey, Clyde Costlow, Mark Caputo, Raymond Martynuska and Cathy Yagoda get to party. On May 8th it is cake and ice cream for Jolie Dipko, James Davis, Rosemary Kertes, Sharon Martynuska, Marilyn McCoy, William McCoy and Joe Panek. Happy Birthday to All.


Angela and Jay Stiffler celebrate their wedding anniversary today, May 2nd followed by Betty and Mike Phillips on the 4th and Theresa and Dave Dunmyer on the 6th. On May 8th Eric and Cindy Brickley celebrate. Happy Anniversary to each couple.


You are an old timer if you remember the wood and metal shop in the “chicken coops” behind the high school in Lilly or took classes from Mr. Bellock there.

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