The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


April 16, 2014

Community briefs from April 16, 2014

- — Reynolds consumer sciences preschool set

REYNOLDS – The Reynolds Junior-Senior High School Family and Consumer Sciences Department is gearing up for their preschool program offered free to community children 3 to 5 years old.

There will be a variety of group activities for the children, including music and art activities, games and active play. There will also be time for individual activities, such as puzzles, drawing and playing with toys.  

The preschool is scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning April 22 and ending May 8. Arrival time for the children is between 9:25 and 9:30 a.m. and departure for home at 10:40 a.m.

Parents may register their child/children by calling the high school office at 724-646-5700. Parents must provide their own transportation. Register your son or daughter as soon as possible so that preparations can be made.

Basic boating course slated at Conneaut Lake

MEADVILLE – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will hold a basic boating course at the Conneaut Lake Sportsmen Club from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10. Novice boaters, future boaters, and experienced boaters are welcome. It is especially recommended for new boaters and their families.

The class covers basic boating safety, boating laws and regulations, and equipment. There is no charge for the course, but advance registration is required. Take a box lunch for a short lunch break. To register, contact Chad Foster at 814-683-5126 or

Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to apply for a Boating Safety Education Certificate issued by the commission; students must send a check or money order for $10 to the commission. This course meets the mandatory education standards set by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators for motorboat operation and is accepted in most states with mandatory education requirements.

Who needs a boating safety certificate? Anyone operating a personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Waverunner, Sea Doo, etc.) and anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, operating a boat powered by a motor greater than 25 horsepower.

Info: 814-336-2426.

One manure management plan workshop remaining

MERCER – Did you know that all farms generating and/or using manure must now have a manure management plan? The Mercer County Conservation District can help you learn the new regulations and write your plan.

There is only one date left this spring for a workshop designed to help farm operators write their manure management plan – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Mercer Area Library, 110 E. Venango St., Mercer. Attendees only need to register and participate in one session.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to all participants.

Preregistration is required. Attendees will receive a copy of the updated manure management manual and one-on-one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed plan for their farm.

A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to developing farm maps using online mapping resources such as PA OneStop. PA OneStop, which was developed by the Penn State geospatial technology program, requires users to have an account to create maps using the online tool. It is recommended that participants establish an account prior to attending the workshop. To establish a free account go to

Contact Shawn Hedglin of the Mercer County Conservation District at 724-662-2242 to register your name, address and number of people attending.

Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Clean Water Fund.

Munnell Run hosts no-sew quilt boards class

MERCER – Munnell Run Farm will welcome Sandy Lord, owner of the Gallery of Fabric in Mercer, who will teach the basics of designing and developing no-sew quilt boards on May 29. No experience is necessary. All you need to take with you are scissors and a seam ripper or metal nail file. Everything else is provided.

There are two different size options, with a total of three different prints. The 6-by-6-inch boards are $20 a piece with hummingbird or chickadee patterns. The 9-by-13è-inch board is $40 and is a dragonfly pattern. The class will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Munnell Run Farm Pig Barn, 753 Greenville Road, Mercer, one mile from the courthouse on Route 58 going toward Greenville (you will see a sign with Munnell Run Farm on it; turn down that lane and follow the signs down to the “Pig Barn,” the last building on the left; it is the only red building on the farm).

Preregister and prepay by May 8. Be sure to state the print you prefer. Make checks payable to: Munnell Run Farm Foundation. Send them to 24 Avalon Court, Suite 300, Mercer, 16137. To register, call 724-662- 2242 and ask for Jacqueline.

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