Valley News Digest
Ulster-Sheshequin fire calls down
The Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association had fewer calls in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to the fire company's annual activity report, presented at last week's meeting of the Ulster Township supervisors.
In 2011, the fire company had 180 calls, reported supervisor Dick Farr, also a member of the fire company. The company had significantly less calls in 2012, with 116 total, Farr said.
Calls in 2012 included 41 motor vehicle accidents, down from 65 in 2011; 16 traffic control calls, down from 26; and 19 calls for downed trees, wires and electrical poles, down from 30. Farr attributed the reduced number of calls to less traffic on Route 220, which runs through the township.
The call log also included three structure fires, two motor vehicle fires, four brush fires, three public service calls, nine mutual aid calls, one search, two rescues, one landing zone, three smoke or alarm investigations, and one false alarm, according to the report.
Of the total calls, 68 were in Ulster Township, 37 were in Sheshequin Township and seven were mutual aid to other departments, the report reads.
The department racked up 828 apparatus miles, down from 1,124, and 1,435 volunteer hours, down from 2,506, the report states.
Open Forest to be held March 2
The 14th annual Open Forest event will be held at the Satterlee Creek Environmental Center, located behind the Litchfield Elementary School building, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2, according to information from the Sayre Area School District. Winter apparel is suggested for the event.
The event will include family outdoor activities such as an antique tractor display and wagon rides, an open fire for roasting marshmallows, a maple syrup processing and sampling station, an atlatl demonstration and participation, a portable saw mill, an archery safety demonstration presented by the Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge, guided trail tours and the Cherokee Run Contest, a skill game for participants of all ages.
In addition, representatives of the Bradford County Conservation District will be present and a Chinese auction, firewood raffle and quilt raffle will be held, with drawings taking place at 1 p.m., according to the district. Refreshments and hot beverages will be provided by the Sayre Area School District, Satterlee Creek Environmental Center committee and the Litchfield Township Volunteer Fire Company.
Sayre library to hold teen art exhibit
The Sayre Public Library will hold a teen art show on Thursday, Jan. 17 in conjunction with the Sayre Area School District, according to information from the library.
The program will showcase artwork from Sayre High School students, according to library officials. The program, which begins at 4 p.m., promises to be engaging and educational, with artists, all between 13 and 18 years of age, on hand to discuss their works and answer questions, library officials stated. Refreshments will be served during the show.
To register or for more information, stop by the library at 122 S. Elmer Ave. or call (570) 888-2256.