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Chat With Charlie In this issue, Charlie recalls a “lucky” 2005 Newfoundland Hunt “Newfy Grand Slam” By Kathy Cero I’m intrigued as Charlie tells me to make sure his story is entitled, “Newfy Grand Slam,” and he is just as anxious to explain it to me. “It’s a

3-in-1 hunt,” he began. “The goal is to get a Caribou, Bull Moose and Bear over a five-day hunting stretch. It’s very uncommon to do in five days, but my son Robbie did it. In fact, it was the first time anyone from that lodge accomplished that in the

last fifty years,” he stated proudly. “On Monday, Robbie got his bear. It was an exceptionally large one— over five hundred pounds. It was the first one we ever shot in Newfoundland, and we had been there a half a dozen times. Tuesday Robbie got the moose. Friday he shot the caribou. I also got a caribou and moose that week. They were a pretty decent size too.”

“Do moose spook easily?” I asked, curious. “Well, they don’t have big ears and a big nose for nothing,” Charlie said. “You got to get downwind from them. You don’t want them to see, smell, or hear you. You want to sneak in on ’em. Sometimes you get close, sometimes you don’t. In my case, I shot my moose while it was in the tundra. Then it ran into the bush. There was a little snow on the

Andy’s taxidermy offers a full range of services By Kathy Cero John Andreacci originally was interested in becoming a funeral director until a work-related accident in 1989 left him paralyzed from the waist down. With the desire to do the same type of work, Andy’s (short for Andreacci) taxidermy originated 1993, after he attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy. We stuff mostly any kind of animal, he said, including deer heads, lifesize animals, turkeys, porcupines, flying squirrels". In addition, a variety of mounted fish are on display at Andy’s: trout, a swordfish, bass, and a shark. He noted that one of the smallest aquatic animal he stuffed was a pet goldfish. “It was only three to four inches”, he remembered, “but the kid’s mom didn’t have the heart to flush it down the toilet.” He agreed that pet stuffing is a growing trend. “You figure that pets are a large part of people’s lives, so it seems natural to still want to have Page 4

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them around after they pass,” he said. Freeze-drying services are also offered at Andy’s. Another project on the agenda, according to Andreacci, is the remounting of a buck that was shot in the 1920’s. Andreacci feels that it is important to address the fact that he is disabled but works just as hard as anyone else does. “In general, disabled people do what able-bodied people do, but just in a different way,” he stated, wanting to dispute any kind of negative perception. “I’m just an average Joe”, he said. Even though a lot of his business comes within Pa, he credits the internet for the majority of out-of-state business. “I have clients from all over-- I had a bear come in from Maine, and flying squirrels came in from New York and Wisconsin to be stuffed. Andreacci can be reached at (570) 323-4771, or by visiting his website, www.andystaxidermystudio.com. The Central Pa Post

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ground so my guide and I tracked it for a long ways. Suddenly, there it was in front of me. Then, it dropped over the bank and went out of sight. Here, it was right beside the lake and we were able to pick it up by boat.” “During the Grand Slam we were

very lucky. A family friend, Sam, was with us and he didn’t get anything, poor guy. Nothing is a 100 percent sure thing.” Charlie paused for a moment. “I’d like to do it again, shoot a moose”, he said wistfully - “but I can’t do it anymore.” He seemed philosophical as he said, “But it’s not like I’ve never shot one…. I’ve shot plenty. Between Robbie and me, we’ve shot between seventeen and eighteen moose.”


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Dance-A-Thon to Benefit Jackie Snyder Friday October 28th & Saturday October 29th • 6pm - 6pm Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Company Route 220, Linden • Costumes Are Encouraged For more info call:  (570) 974-1062

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Williamsport Oktoberfest Saturday, October 8, 2011 German heritage takes the forefront at this popular autumnal festival. Folks turn out in the crisp air for a day of family-filled amusements in Downtown Williamsport. Arts and crafts vendors present their wares, games and competitions are held, and plenty of authentic music rings through the streets. The children's section has pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, Halloween crafts for kids, story telling by the James V. Brown Library and more. There is plenty of good food throughout the streets provided by the local restaurants including many German dishes.

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at 280 W Brown St, Lock Haven/Castanea PA 17745 Visit us on October 7th and 8th and we will donate a portion of your ticket sales to the “Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger, benefiting Janet Weis Children's Hospital”.  Show your support to a local family and others that have been supported by the awesome organization.

will hold its annual fund-raising banquet on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Hughesville Fire Hall in Hughesville, PA . The proceeds from this banquet will be used to help support North Mountain's Youth and Women's Shooting Programs. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Craft at 570-482-4364. The Central Pa Post

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Hello My name is ROME. I am 2 year old, neutered male, Pitbull Mix. I was surrendered because the neighbor’s dog did not like me. I am a timid boy at first and can be unsure of new situations but, come around given time. I enjoy going for car rides or just playing with many types of toys. I have lived with older children only so a family without younger children would be best or a young active couple to keep me busy. I know several commands like sit, down, stay, and even walk on a leash without pulling but, I may need a some work on obedience training in my new home. If you think that I am the right pooch for you, please contact the shelter @ (570) 322-4646 or stop in and visit me!

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Celebrating twenty-five years of “Snuffy” “The World Famous Firehouse Dog: The mascot of the Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Company” makes a plea for donations to purchase a new costume

This year marks my twenty-fifth anniversary of me being a fire house mascot to the Old Lycoming Township Fire Department and a friend to all who meet me.

issued my dog license. A good sport, she even paid for it. I quickly became a fun presence at parades, schools, festivals and football games. I’ve put a smile on the faces of kids in pediatric wards, been an assistant at fire prevention and anti-smoking classes, danced at Christmas parties, and visited the fine folks at area nursing homes. A great number of kindhearted people have worn me, not only those affiliated with the fire department but by those who enjoy volunteering at community events. Many times I have heard Lee tell the story of the 74 yearold woman who volunteered in my costume and loved doing it. Over the years, my costume has become worn and tired looking due to my busy schedule. That’s especially hard for me because Lee knows how particular I am about my appearance. He’s tried to improve my costume by darkening my faded spots by hand (all 117!) in an effort to make me look

I got my start in 1986 after my good friend and mentor, Lee Shipe, was looking for something to identify the Old Lycoming Township Fire Department . While attending a parade in Schuylkill Haven, Lee noticed a parade participant wearing a Dalmatian head with a firefighter hat on top. That caught his interest, and the concept for me began. A short time later, I became official and was christened “Snuffy” after a contest was held to name me. I was made a “legal beagle” in 1987 by then County Treasurer Irene Migrath who

more presentable, but my spots still faded after my costume was washed. I think it’s time I had a new one. My buddy, Volunteer Fireman and Secretary of the Trustees, Jenilee Kukuchka, agrees. “That’s part of the reason it hasn’t been used that much,” she said. It looks pretty beat up compared to others we see.” Lee mentioned the other day how expensive new costumes are. When mine was purchased in 1986, the cost was around $500.00. He did some researching on the internet and said they now cost $1,000.00. He re-

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minded me that no funds from the fire department are used for me and I rely only on donations for my care and upkeep. For example, my first costume was graciously purchased then donated by Pat and the late John Gross. Some

creative people at Stone Container crafted my first doghouse out of cardboard. After it got wet at a parade, the Moore Brothers donated wood and a kind carpenter donated his time and

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talent to build me a new one. My friends in the community have spoiled me. In the past I was given a collar, tags, pooperscooper and dog bones that decorate my Christmas tree. A new costume would breathe life in me, so to speak. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a twinkle in the eye of a nursing home resident. I miss the excitement and the wide-eyed wonder of children when they see me at parades. With that in mind, I am hoping all the readers out there will read my humble plea for donations toward a new costume so I can become active in the community again. If you can, please send donations to the Snuffy fund, in care of the Old Lycoming Township Fire Department, 1600 Dewey Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Thanks for everything! Always, Snuffy

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Halloween in Pennsdale: Haunted House, Hayride and Festival on Agenda Proceeds to benefit Muncy Township Volunteer Fire Department By Kathy Cero The old barn floor creaks beneath my feet as I step carefully in an attempt to navigate through the darkness. As I turn a corner, eerie orange eyes stare through me. A crow squawks from out of nowhere. My heart starts racing as I gulp in fear. Here, it’s Halloween already. Pennsdale Haunted Barn tours are just one of the events that will kick off a fund-raising campaign for the Muncy Township Volunteer Fire Company October 20th through October 29th,” according to Muncy Ladies’ Auxiliary member Janine Alpaugh. “We are excited - this is our third “haunt” but it’s our first haunt in the barn. We’ve been working very hard since April in order to get it ready for Halloween.” The haunted house tours run from October 20th-29th. Additionally, there will be hay rides available during those times. There will also be a refreshment stand open and t-shirts for sale, Alpaugh added. A fall festival will highlight the final day of festivities on October 29th. Games for children, a craft show and chicken bar-b-que are some events scheduled throughout the day. The second annual Pennsdale Halloween parade will also be held that day so ghosts, goblins, and trick-or-treaters can roam the Village of Pennsdale. Proceeds from the events will be used to upgrade fire equipment, and

for any other items they can use, noted Dawn Palmatier, Muncy Ladies’ Auxiliary member. “It’s a great way to give back to the men and women who give all year long. They’re there on holidays, birthdays, and in the middle of the night. It’s a great way to support them - to give back - while having a good time,” she said.

Beware to all who enter here! Haunting begins October 20th.

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“How Do I Study For the SATs?”

Get a hold of actual practice tests and/or old SAT tests. No, they don’t count, but practice does make perfect. The more practice tests you take, the more comfortable you’ll feel on test day.

Go straight to the source. There are all sorts of companies out there offering SAT books, classes, and training programs, but the College Board (www.collegeboard.com) is the company that actually manufactures the SAT test. Take your advice straight from them, because they know what they’re talking about. Their website offers free practice problems and personalized study plans. You can even sign up for the SAT Question of the Day, which is e-mailed to you every day for free.

Finally, after the test is over, keep any study aids you may have used. If you’re going to college (or even if you aren’t!), this is far from the last standardized test you’ll take in your educational career. If you’re going to become a teacher, you’ll have to take the PRAXIS exams; to get into graduate school, you’ll most likely need the GRE; and the list goes on and on. A lot of SAT prep questions could help you later on as you’re studying for these tests.

By Atlantis Hooper Prepping for the SATs is a tall order; you know how the test will be set up, but you don’t know exactly what material you’ll be asked. You can study all of the root words and math formulas you want, but that doesn’t guarantee that they’ll be on there. You can even take practice tests - but if you do well, they don’t count. So, how exactly does one prepare for this large exam that will undoubtedly help determine whether or not you will attend the college you so desire? Well, here are a few quick pieces of advice: •

Ask your guidance counselor about your school’s resources. Some schools offer free SAT prep sessions during homeroom or after school; other schools set up entire classes dedicated to test taking strategies. Most of these programs are free, so why not?

Ask your English and Math teachers for advice. These instructors most likely know, more than any other high school teacher, what kinds of questions you’ll face, how to tackle them, and what material will most likely end up on the test.

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Remember not to stress yourself out too much. If you don’t do so well, you can always retake the test, and your top college choice will usually accept your highest test score. Plus, it always helps to remember that you’re not alone; most of your peers are in the same boat you are.

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What IS Football, Anyway? By the Recluse of River Valley The best thing about fall, in my opinion, is all of the great TV programs. I don't mean the new season of Glee, or anything like that- I don't need to watch a bunch of kids singing, thank you very much. I mean the NFL playoffs. I mean the Eagles and the Steelers. In short, I mean exciting ball games. The wife, now, she just doesn’t get it. “I don’t care how popular baseball is around here,” she told me the other night. “There must be one hit every twenty minutes! The rest of the time, the batter’s just standing there, pretending to swing the bat, praying that the umpire will have mercy

on him and send him walking.” “You can’t say that about baseball! That’s just like saying NASCAR is a bunch of people racing around in circles all day.” “DON’T YOU START ON NASCAR!” she bellows, loud enough to shake the house and send all of the critters outside running back toward the woods in fright. NASCAR is, after all, practically the religion she worships. “Well, I’m tired of you criticizing my favorite teams,” I tell her impatiently. “I do NOT support the Steelers just because we live in Pennsylvania. They have a hard schedule every year, they have the best players, and-” “Do you understand what the sport of football consists of? A bunch of guys playing a more orVisit Us on facebook

ganized game of playground keep-away. They beat each other up just to get a ball past a goal post.” “There you go again,” I’ll say, getting angrier and angrier. “If that’s what football is, I’ll let you know that tennis is-” However, if you examine this beyond a superficial level, both of us have something here. Sports games, even though we in America live and breathe for them, are actually very simple devices. Track races are just running; that’s it. Tennis is a life-sized game of ping-pong. Soccer is kicking a ball around. Hockey is just soccer, only on ice skates. So, why do we get all excited every January to see two teams play an elementary school recess game on a larger level in the

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Listed below are responses received as a result of the Beaver Stadium Name Change story that was published in September's edition. Recently I read an article in the Central PA Post about a local descendant unhappy with movement to change the name of Beaver Stadium to Paterno Stadium. I will say, General Beaver was a great hero of the Civil War and acting President of Penn State for two years and also instrumental in obtaining funding for the football field. No disrespect to James A. Beaver whose life was becoming a terrific general in the Civil War and it stands alone but not for football. I not only applaud General Beaver but all Veterans as well as Civil War Veterans. I also support the Veterans administration. Joe Paterno has coached Penn State Football since 1950, an assistant coach for 16 years and head coach since (for 45 years) 1966, totaling 61 years. That really stands for itself. However, a career marked with Loyalty, Pride, Commitment, Distinction, Glorious Accomplishments and Immeasurable contributions to Penn State Football and the University shows that he has SERVED his football program passionately with principle and honor. Joe Paterno and his wife Sue and children gave 3.5 million dollars in 1998 to endow faculty positions and scholarships and to support two building projects. The Paterno’s have contributed more than 4 million dollars to Penn State in his tenure. In 2009 Joe pledged one million dollars to construction of a 42,000 square foot wing for a Mt. Nittany Medical Center, the Primary Health Care Facility. Joe Paterno is an outstanding role model, mentor, leader, and humanitarian. Joe and Sue have been actively involved with the Special Olympics Pennsylvania summer games held each June on the University Park Campus. Joe has helped build champions both on and off the field through his ongoing commitment to educa-

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tional achievement, dignity, tolerance and diversity. He concentrates on seeing his student athletes graduate with a meaningful degree, academics first and football a high second. Penn State is his life. My hat is off to Warren Armstrong who is spearheading this movement. I heartily support him in changing the Beaver Stadium to Paterno Stadium. Very Respectfully, Sonja R. Hassinger A very proud aunt of current Penn State Football Player My son [Class of 2003] and I [Class of 1973] graduated from Penn State. I have to chuckle over the number of people Armstrong said who have agreed with him. Since his graduation in 1960, there have probably been more than 400,000 Penn State graduates. He needs to strengthen his support group before moving forward on his idea. It would be a shame to change the name of a nationally recognized football field. I do not feel Joe needs anything else named after him at Penn State. If Warren Armstrong feels that strongly and wants to name something after Joe, have him and his 600 followers name the parking area around Beaver Stadium for Joe. For the record, I think Joe Paterno has been an amazing influence and role model for many Penn Staters and non-Penn Staters. I do not want you to think that I feel Joe does not deserve the accolades he has already received, but I am certain Joe, himself, would tell Mr. Armstrong that it is not in the best interest of the university to proceed with his campaign. Kurt A. Renninger Loyalsock I believe that Beaver Stadium's name should absolutely not be changed! My whole family are absolute Penn State football fans, and we are behind Joe Paterno 100%. We will always love the powerhouse football team that happened under JoePa.

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However, James A. Beaver is the man who made football happen at Penn State. Win or lose, football would not be happening if Beaver had not had the vision to help make this stadium a reality. The question is, are we teaching only football at Penn State, or are we educating our future generations to be war heros, governors, judges, and other leaders to help make our community, our country, and our world a better place to live? Ten years from now Penn State may have a wonderful and talented new coach that will take Penn State Football to the same heights that Joe Paterno did, and he or she may even surpass JoePa's record. What will we do then: Change the stadium's name again? Deb Shadduck Student at Pennsylvania College of Technology Business Management NO – Why isn’t a memorial outside the stadium enough or dedicate a hall or building in his honor- I too have no quarrel with JoePa but it sure would be nice if we could stop this downhill spiral of disrespect and historical Change our nation seems to think is the way to go these days- See where it has gotten us thus far- besides does JoePA think he wants to be the second named on that place or be a first elsewhere? Which do you think honors his legacy more? Theresa, Hughesville The name should not be changed,Joe has done nothing for his country or anything to qualify him as a hero,he should be ashamed to even think of allowing that to happen. He is a football coach only. Don Flick, Williamsport Are they seriously trying to change the name? That is so not cool. I have been a Penn State Fan for as long as I can remember. I was not aware of the reason it was called Beaver Stadium. Even before reading the article, I was against the name change! I'm

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appalled that people would want to change the name after reading the article! That is ridiculous. How can they take that honor from the family? Granted, Joe Paterno is a great coach, I am completely against the name change. Find something else to name after him. The Locker Room or something! I don't care what it is, just not the stadium!!! Sincerely, Evalina Foster Hughesville No – do not change Beaver Stadium name. Name something else after Paterno. Bebe Evansky Williamsport, PA Sending a little bit of feedback to your recent article discussing a possible name change for Beaver Stadium: I just wanted to voice my opinion that I certainly would be siding with the family of General Beaver...I think changing the name of the stadium would be disrespectful and ridiculous! So many times in my life I see people with ideas and ambitions and they go out without any understanding or concern of the effects it may have on others--while I can certainly understand Mr. Armstrong's desire to celebrate JoePa's acheivements, a dedication to that is certainly in order. But it is disgraceful to consider taking away something given in honor to one man and giving it to another--find some other way to honor JoePa, Mr. Armstrong, please! Respectfully submitted, Marcie Klingler, Williamsport

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