Friday September 13, 2019


Black Forest Express      

Nadene Howard (L) and Sue Daugherty (R) take a much needed break from serving

spaghetti dinners at Sartwell Creek Union Church Saturday September 14. The annual

dinner is one of two major events to help fund the church’s outreach program. Some 113 dinners

were served and many are looking forward to their annual pancake supper in April which

features real maple syrup.

   Photo by Gerri Miller


Thursday’s high, 86; Overnight low, 59; .33” of rain







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Obituary: Mark “Skinny” Fay, Potter Brook, Westfield

Kinzua Bridge State Park named “best of the best”…….Bradford woman accused of harassment by communication….pistol stolen from Cameron County camp….Burglars use camp phone to make numerous calls…Thrown pumpkin damages windshield

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Pennsylvania’s Kinzua Bridge State Park,in McKean County,  home of the Kinzua Sky Walk, has received a “2019 Best of the Best”Opens In A New Window designation from the American Bus Association (ABA) for its excellence in serving group tours. The state park was chosen out of nearly 100 entries from throughout the United States and was one of only 22 chosen in the Culture category. ABA will showcase Kinzua Bridge State Park in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, a premiere guide to North America’s best group travel destinations.

The Kinzua Sky Walk is just one of the many attractions near the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania’s only National Forest, which offers more than 513,000 acres of public lands for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping or escaping into nature in a log cabin.

“The unique and exhilarating experience of peering hundreds of feet down into the valley through glass on the skywalk at Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County is drawing in growing numbers of visitors from across the country and world, and accolades,” added Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

In 2011, DCNR created a skywalk utilizing six of the remaining towers of the historic Kinzua Viaduct after most of the structure was toppled by a tornado back in 2003. This gave visitors a view of the Kinzua Creek Valley Gorge below. In 2014, the Kinzua Skywalk was named one of the Top 10 Skywalks in the world.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office, under the Department of Community and Economic Development, is dedicated to inspiring travel to Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is charged with maintaining and protecting 121 state parks, managing 2.2 million acres of state forest land, and providing information on the state’s ecological and geologic resources.

State police at Lewis Run have arrested 36 year old Andrea Distrola of Bradford for  harassment by communication. Troopers allege Distrola communicated repeatedly vi a text and phone calls  to a 23 year old Rew woman.

Troopers at Emporium are investigating a camp burglary on the First Fork Road  in Grove Township A Colt Frontier Scout 22LR with a pearl handle grip was stolen. between July 1 and this Wednesday.The pistol is valued at $550 and belonged to the camp owner Robert Ondo of Penn Run, PA.

State police at Emporium are also investigating a camp burglary in Gibson Township between August 5 and 6. Burglars forced their way into a camp owned by Richard Murphy of Clarksburg, PA and made several phone calls from the camp’s phone. Apparently nothing was stolen.

Elk County authorities are looking for the person who threw a pumpkin at a car on The Bennetts Valley  Highway in Jay Township a little after 8pm Thursday. The pumpkin was heaved from a moving vehicle in the opposite lane and cracked the windshield on a vehicle driven by a 32 year old Weedville man.,

Mark R. “Skinny” FAY, 52, of Potter Brook, Westfield, PA, died Monday, August 12, 2019.  Friends may attend a visitation at the Potter Brook People’s Church on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield on a later date.  Memorials may be made to the People’s Church of Potter Brook, 62 Rte. 49, Westfield, PA 16950.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at


Also, Troyer Farms will be at the Farmer’s market with an assortment of brightly colored mums


On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 6:29 PM Tanner McKeone <> wrote:

The Potter County Farmer’s Market will be open Friday, September 13th, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Here is a list of who will be there and what they’ll be bringing.

McKeone Orchard and Mushrooms will be there with a large variety of mushrooms

Blue Marble Farm will be bringing tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, tomatillos, and more!

Card Creek Wines is planning on coming with a selection of specialty wines

Card Creek Bakery will be bringing a selection of artisan breads

Joanie’s Apiary will be there from 1 to 3, and bringing local honey, beeswax candles, scented beeswax sachets, solid hand cream with beeswax, and beeswax wood polish

Alpaca Creations is bringing warm alpaca apparel, yarns, rovings, and more!

Pap’s Knife Sharpening will be bringing tomatoes, bell, pepperoncini, and Hungarian wax peppers, green beans, yellow, zucchini, and butternut squash, beets with tops, and cucumbers. He will also be accepting FMNP and SFMNP coupons

Mahlon Davenport plans to bring woodcrafts and wax beans