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from the summit VOLUME 20, NUMBER 3

American Veteran's Traveling Tribute is coming to Summit Township!

The American Veteran's Traveling Tribute, also known as " The Wall", will be right here in Summit Township from August 25th to August 29th. The host location will be Erie First Assembly of God on Oliver Road, where the Traveling Wall and Escort are expected to arrive at approximately 4:00 PM on Wednesday, August 25th. This memorial honors past and present fallen veterans, including the heroes of 9/11, and is a special initiative to provide closure for some, and a special opportunity for those who cannot make it to the memorials or wall in Washington, D.C., Ground Zero in New York City or the mass grave for Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA. The various memorials that will be onsite are free to attend and offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for all citizens, including those who have served or those who may have lost a loved one in the service of our great country. The memorials are a clear reminder to all of us that " Freedom Isn't Free." There will also be a motorcycle "Ride to the Wall" on Saturday, August 28th. It will be staged at Great Lakes Automation, 8835 Walmer Dr. in McKean where registration begins at 9:00, line-up at 11:00, and ride departs at 11:30AM. The ride will be about 40 miles long at speeds of 30-40 mph traveling through McKean, Edinboro, Cambridge Springs, and Waterford; arriving at " The Wall" at 1:00PM. Be prepared for lots of fanfare while the Traveling Tribute is here, including multi-gun salutes, cannons being fired and possibly even an Air Force fly-over! For more information go to or call 814-5721265. This is a uniquely convenient opportunity for all Summit Township residents; so we hope to see you there.

Supervisor/Chairperson Christopher Gradler Supervisor/Treasurer Marlin Coon Supervisor Thomas Church, Jr. Township Engineer David Sterrett, P.E. Zoning, Land Development & Public Relations Nancy Agostine ­ Zoning Officer/Director Marj Hudak ­ Administrative Asst. Kip Hayford ­ Code Enforcement Secretary/Asst. Treasurer Christene Yeast Receptionist Linda Odom

mEEt thE StAFF

Road Crew: Gary Haupt ­ Foreman, Steve Skelly, Joe Passerotti, Larry Hudacky, Jeff Matheis Gary Pace & Mike Hanas Water Authority: John Troutman ­ Manager Laura Taylor ­ Administrative Secretary Gretchen Hayford ­ Secretary Water Authority Systems Operators: Brian Clark, Brian Hiles, Bob Mitchell Sewer Authority: William Steff, P.E. ­ Manager Cheryl Feeney ­ Board Secretary Carol Gradler, Kathy Pfister Clerical Asst. Marty McAtee ­ Operations Foreman Chris Hodge ­ Operations Technician

From The Office Of District Judge Dwyer

You don't need to be a mechanic to practice proper tire care. All it takes is an accurate tire pressure gauge, a penny (yes, a penny) and a few minutes of your time. Inflation should be checked when your tires are cold. You can find the proper inflation level for your vehicle on a placard in the glove box, on the car door, or in owner's manual. Maintaining correct pressure in your tires is very important as under inflated tires increase rolling resistance, causing excessive wear and robbing fuel efficiency. By simply maintaining proper air pressure you can improve your gas mileage by more than three percent. Also, make sure your valve stems stay capped to keep out any dirt and seal against leakage. Now, as to how to use the penny, place the penny in your tire's shallowest groove. If you can see the top of Abraham Lincoln's head, the tread is too worn and it's time to buy new tires. In most states the minimum legal tread depth is 2/32 of an inch. You should also examine the tread for signs of uneven wear, which could indicate the need for a wheel alignment and check the sidewalls for cuts, cracks, scrapes and bulges. Worn tires have a dramatic effect on handling and braking. For more information on all things automotive, visit

Under Pressure


Board of Supervisors: 1st Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. Planning Commission: 2nd Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Sewer Authority: Last Thursday of each month, 9:00 a.m. Water Authority: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. Recreation Board: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:15 p.m. LeBoeuf Little League: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at Waterford Boro Building Zoning Hearing Board: 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. As needed and advertised only Summit Township Industrial and Economic Development Authority (STIEDA): 4th Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m. as needed. All meetings are held in the meeting room at the Municipal Building with the exception of the Sewer Authority, which is held at the Sewer Building next to the Township Garage.

Summit Trivia:

Where was Mooreland Park?

Answer on Page 11.

Located at the Summit Township Municipal Building Most Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Call Township before coming)



With upcoming events, meeting minutes, ordinances and more, it's a convenient source of information on your community.

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The next deadline for submission of newsletter articles is October 25th! Our next newsletter will be published by mid November.


Thanks to everyone in the community who donated craft supplies. Thank you to Mr. Joe, Jake and, Cheryl Adams for all the help with our new garden also all the children who helped and the great staff that helped too. Carnival night was a success thanks to Daniel Berdis for all the phone calls, thanks to Ashley Schulz and Kristen McGuire for picking up all the donations and all the wonderful people and businesses that donated to the Chinese Auction. They included:

Adeline's Attic Advanced Auto Buffalo Rd Afton's Alexandra Dahlkemper Alexandra Wilson All About Hair Alyssa Veshecco Amish Buggy Angelea's Italian Restaurant Animal Hospital of Waterford Ashley Schulz Auntie Anne's Auto Zone on Peach Street Avon Store Barbatos Barber Shop in Waterford Beacon Books Betty Fisher Bianchi Honda Bob Evans Bobcat Boyer RV Center Brandon Mackowski Breakfast Place Brett Veshecco Brian Bestvina BSI Caplan's Kitchen Supply Cassie Roudybush CD Warehouse Cheryl Adams Chick Fil A Chiropractic Works Christine Hoh CiCi's Pizza Connor Ostermann Cora Long Country Fair 97 Country Fair Waterford Connoissier Media Crab Apple Ridge Golf Course Crolli Cutco Dahlkemper's Jewelry Connection Dairy Queen on Pine Avenue Dan & Dolores Grega Danny Church Dave's Sports Cards Diane Bestvina Diane's Deli & Treats Earleen Glaser Eat N Park Erie Bank Erie Otters Erie Playhouse Erie Sea Wolves Erie Sports Store Erie Zoo Evans Skate land Family First Sports Park Famous Hair First National Bank Flowers by Gwendolyn Fox & Hound Garrett Clark GFS Giant Eagle Golden Corral Goodwill's Auto Service Gordon's Quality Meat Market Green garden Lanes Hampton Inn South Hertel & Brown Physical & Aquatic Therapy Holland's D Q Hume's Ice Of Erie Jake's On The Park Jared Butler John V. Schultz Josh Hoh Jr's Comedy Club JTM Foods Juanita Thompson Jules Salon Karly Froess Keiser Family Eye Care Krispy Kreme Kristen McGuire Larry Wander & Sons Landscaping and Snow Removal Lavery.s Liam Strain Lisa Thompson Lawrence Park Dairy Queen Long John Silvers Maddie Mehs Maddy Ostermann Marla Veshecco Marquette Savings Bank Max &Erma's McDonald's on Peach McDonalds on 97 McDonalds Summit Town Center Meeker Marshall Shoe Fly Stores Meghan Strain Micro Plating Mill creek 6 Miller's Pizza Place Missy Lindstrom Moe's Southwest Grill Mound Grove Northwest Savings Bank Nunzi's Restaurant Old Country Buffet Olive Garden Olivia Berdis On The Avenue Salon Orchard Ponds Papa John's Planet Fitness Party City Patti's Pizza Pine Ave Patti Schnarrs Pet Foods Pizza Hut Plastico PNC Bank Ponderosa Ringside Rita's Italian Ice Romolo's Chocolates Ryder Sepco Serendipity Skip & Winnie McGuire Sonneys Photography S&S Buffet State Farm in Waterford Steel City Straight-line Auto Subway at Pilot on 97 Sue Mackowski Sugar & Spice Suzanne McGuire Sweet Temptations Taylor Spaulding Team Turf Tee Jays TGI Fridays The Animal Clinic The Beverage Shop The Patio Shop Times News Timmy Church Texas Roadhouse Tops U Pick 6 The Beer Store Val Kavelish Valerio's Value City Furniture Virginia Schulz Wal-Mart Waterford Beverage Waterford Hotel Waterford Pharmacy WCTL Wegmans Wendy's WJET WQLN Wyatt Hull

Hope everyone had a fun time at Picnicana. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Thank you to everyone who donated cans for our pizza party. Thank you to Mr. Randolph for helping with our pizza party. A Big thanks to Christine Hoh and Sarah Carlson for donating there time this summer Thank you to, Virginia Schulz, Suzanne McGuire, Diane Bestvina, Riley Colvin, Justin Mackowski Becca Lindstrom, Kellie Lindstrom Skip McGuire, Winnie McGuire and Tim McGuire for their help at the carnival. Thank you to Becky Carlson for donating cookies for the bake sale. Thanks to all of the children that helped run booths for the carnival and made baked goods.

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Pat McGuire, Summer Program Director


I will start by thanking the many residents that have commented to me about the content of my newsletter articles. I strive to include a great amount of diverse information intended to shed some light on the state of the township and the general direction we are headed. The majority of comments I receive are positive and very much appreciated, but now and again I will get a negative response that I was not expecting. Such was the case following my last article. A resident expressed their opinion that they did not care to read about other resident's children. My sincere hope is that most people do want to get that information and I will continue to submit articles that highlight the accomplishments of our youth, however small they may seem to be. · Townshipfacilities The township is currently attempting to assemble a long range building and complex plan. The intent is to forecast future needs associated with our responsibility of providing essential services to our residents. The desired end result would be a completed concept plan that will aid in how we would view our long term building maintenance and construction needs. We started by assigning a realistic life expectancy to the existing structures so we could define the timeframe we are facing. We then took a good hard look at our operations, and specifically, the flow of equipment and materials into and out of our yard. That approach has led to a concept plan that includes a new salt storage facility, aggregate containment bins, a truck wash bay, perimeter fencing, pipe storage area along with many other improvements to streamline our day to day activities. Also, our storm water run-off and parking lot drainage will be addressed in a new underground retention system with phase one being fully funded and scheduled to be completed this fall. · WaterandSewerauthorities A new addition to the Sewer Authority building is currently under construction to provide space for their expanding equipment line and plans are in the works for a new Water Authority office and garage building with a possible 2011 groundbreaking. Our working authorities in Summit are some of the best around and having them near the township building makes things convenient for developers seeking information, office staff and bill paying. · PerryHi-wayHose Our fire department is in need of volunteers and they have approached the township for help. After several weeks of discussion between the township supervisors and the directors of Perry Hi-Way we have introduced a new incentive system that is intended to help defray the out of pocket expenses that all volunteers encounter from simply being a volunteer fireman and responding to emergency calls. The supervisors have approved a five month trial, through the end of the year, which will allow for an incentive based reimbursement of expenses at a rate of $5.00 per call answered. We all are very optimistic that this unique approach will work, and will benefit every township resident by retaining qualified fire personnel. We in Summit are very fortunate to have the dedicated fire department volunteers that risk their well being, day in and day out, without asking for much from us. I would like to point out that this is not intended to take the place of the fund drive contributions that the department currently receives and that they still rely on those heavily to provide the excellent service we all have grown accustomed to. · Roadsandditches The super visors have established a fee based on footage for storm sewers if any resident would like to have their ditches filled in. The forms and fees can be obtained at the township office building. We are also researching the purchase of a road line striper for 2011. I have personally done extensive research and we are in the process of compiling that information to compare our options. My opinion is that center, as well as outer, lane markings on our through streets would be of great value to our residents, guests of the township, our school bus drivers and our plow truck drivers in the winter time if painted annually and kept crisp and clear. An excellent example of new lines, both inner and outer, can be found on the state owned Robison Road, East of Peach. We have completed our patching, paving and sealcoating for 2010 and our roads remain in great shape. · ParksandRecreation Picnicana Park is really looking great, inside and out. The resident weekend was well attended with about 50 people eating corn on the cob and taking in the outdoor movie Saturday night, 245 people eating pancakes and sausage Sunday morning at the Lions Club breakfast, and 356 people taking advantage of the Family First Sports Park on Sunday afternoon. We hope to make this a yearly event somewhere around the last week in July each year. I would like to send a sincere thank-you to Pat McGuire and her summer program kids, for the awesome job on the two new flower gardens at Picnicana Park. They did all of the lay-out and construction themselves with a little help from Joe Caulfield and Jake Kuzma on the mulching. I was there to witness even the smallest of pre-school kids, walking down to the creek and carrying stones all the way up the hill, and installing them onto the borders. They had a ball and should be proud of their accomplishments. I think somewhere hidden in the fun there just might have been a life lesson they experienced and didn't even know it (those are the best kind). The following were involved; Hunter Hodges, Alex Delfreo, Cassie Roudybush, Kyle Krebs, Madison Krebs, Jared Butler, Mat McGregor, Maddy Osterman, Jack Saft, Kenny McCall, Vanessa Orozio, Kaetlyn Kirkpatrick, Lauren Lacey, Brandon Riazzi, Sammy Hartman, Lukas Seggi, Taylor Spaulding, Cameron Riazzi, Garrett Clark, Zac Hodges, Liam Strain, Donathan Kitelinger, Lyrik Gehrlein, Isaac Kitelinger, Alex Wilson, Natalie Alexander, Wyatt Hull, Kendra Wilson, Zoie Hardy, Josh Hoh, Abigail Ochs, Evan Cole, Alex Dahlkemper, Elizabeth Ochs, Katie McGregor, Justin McGregor, Bradi Kirkpatrick, Kail Rounds, Timmy Church, Connor Osterman, Hannah Leone, Alex Lazar, Tyler Leone, Leah Kavelish, Alayna Seggi, Rachel Hull, Valerie Kavelish, RJ Randolph, Cheryl Adams, Annie Ignasiak, Brett Veshecco,

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David Church, Catherine Caulfield, Kristen McGuire, Daniel Berdis, Rachel Smith, Josh McCaslin, Ashley Schulz, Christine Hoh, and Pat McGuire. On another note, there are times I get approached while outside of the township building with an important question from a resident, developer or business owner. My response is always the same; I am only one of three supervisors, and any official decisions require board action at a public meeting. My advice is also consistent in that the best way to be heard is to attend one of our meetings. Our attorney, engineer, zoning official and all three supervisors are typically at the public meetings and this is the only place an official decision can be made. Another benefit is that the issue raised will be recorded in the minutes and be a part of the public record. Our supervisors meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:00 PM. The Hi To All Our Summit Friends! I have heard through the rumor mill that some of you folks don't like articles on the light side; they would rather hear facts about the Township. For the last 15 years the priority goal of every supervisor I have ever worked with (six in all) has been the health, welfare and safety of our residents. That has always been the number one priority with my past supervisors and it will always be mine also. I believe making our roads as safe as we possibly can, getting rid of deep ditches, making our roads wider and line striping, is the first and most important obligation we have. It costs a lot of money to maintain our roads and we have done it without gaming funds. We have the time in the summer to slowly but surely install storm sewers on our roads, a few miles every year. We have eliminated miles and miles of deep ditches throughout the entire Township in the last 14 years, making our roads safer to travel and maintaining a much safer road for everyone driving on them. Installing storm sewers is highly recommended in every road maintenance course I've ever attended, and I have been to many of them! At a recent Township meeting, I made a motion to start installing storm sewers on Old French Road, starting north of Robison Road first. Old French Road is the second busiest road in the Township. The motion was voted down 2 to 1. We already have most of the materials to do this work. My priority? Safety on the roads. Their priority?? Let's get back to good news. What a great summer we are having. Our garden is going for some kind of record, the birds have seemed to be very busy all summer, the orioles, grosbeaks and hummingbirds are getting ready for their trip south. It seems they all raised two great families, which I think means they're healthy, and their kids are doing well; they usually are gone by the end of July or very early August.

township building is fully handicapped accessible, and our meetings are resident friendly. We, as super visors, continue to do our ver y best to advance Summit Township to becoming the best community to live in, raise a family, educate our children, find employment and hopefully retire happily. On a sad note I can truly say that we will miss the company of Amelia Goetz Johnson who passed away recently. I can remember seeing Amelia helping to support a friend, stricken with cancer, walk down the aisle of St. Matthew's In the Woods Church and thinking what a pillar of the community she is. That was more than 15 years ago and I can still see it like it was yesterday. May she rest in peace.


I want to share some very interesting facts with you about the greatest bird of all ­ that being, of course, our national bird ­ the majestic Bald Eagle. A good friend of ours, Bob Gross (alias Eagle Bob), an authority on our region's Bald Eagle families has shared this information with us and I want to pass it on to all of you folks. I hope you don't mind. Eagle Nests Monitored for 2010 Erie County: ·Union City ­ 1 Eaglet fledged. This nest was the earliest we saw egg incubation starting February 13th. ·Albion ­ Nest failed. Adult Eagles remained near nest until May ·Siegel­1Eagletfledged ·SGL101(Siegelswamp)­1Eagletfledged.This nest not accessible for viewing. ·Wheelertown­2Eagletsfledged. Crawford County: ·Crossingville­3Eagletsfledged. ·Springboro­2Eaglesfledged ·ConneautLake­2Eagletsfledged ·Tuttle(Pymatuning)­1Eagletfledged ·Harmonsburg­2Eagletsfledged(newnest) ·PadenCreek­Nestfailedafterincubationstarted Mercer County: ·Maurice­2Eagletsfledged(newnestinasnagthat Great Blue Herons nested in last year) Thank you very much Bob for keeping us up to date with these great birds. See you all in the fall.

Marlin and Ev

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Hello from Robison Elementary School!

Once again, all Fort LeBoeuf Schools have met Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) as awarded to schools that have met or exceeded State Standard expectations for student achievement. We are proud to let our community know that we are doing our very best to help our children achieve and compete in a global society. Our Fort LeBoeuf parents are truly education partners with their schools. Together we offer an education to our children unsurpassed by any other school or school district. We will continue to work hard and keep our children priority number one. School begins for students on August 31st this year. The summer flew by and we are looking forward to the 2010-2011 school year. We have several new faculty members to announce as this newsletter goes to print. Miss Amanda Bandurak has been hired to teach first grade. Miss Bandurak has taught in the North East School District and we welcome her to our team! Also, Miss Maria Potocki, former Montessori teacher, is here to teach second and third grade math. Miss Paige Scutella will be teaching fourth and fifth grade learning support and Mrs. Valerie Woodring comes to us from the Bradford Area School District and will be our reading specialist. We welcome back former Robison teacher, Miss Hannah Kulic. Miss Kulic will be teaching fifth grade math. We wou d to planning new programs and events and hope that you will join us in planning for the new school year.

From Robison PTO...

As yet another fun-filled summer is coming to a halt we ponder the thoughts of getting back into our usual routines. Kids back to their bed times, alarms being set so buses can be caught. All the telltale signs of school being back in session. Here at Robison PTO we are so excited! Every year we plan an array of family fun activities. And this year is no exception. So grab those backpacks and let's gear our children up for another fantastic year here at Robison Elementary. Once again we will be selling the "Enjoy The City" coupon books, so please pass the word to family and friends. So many great discounts you don't want to miss out. Be sure to grab yours before they're gone.

We hope you all had a wonderful summer and can't wait to see you and meet all Our families will receive invitations to Grade Level Meet and Greet Nights. Meet and the new Robison families joining us. See you soon! Greet Nights give students and parents an opportunity to meet and hear year expectations before the school year formally begins. Our schedule is as follows: Kindergarten Orientation August 24 Grades 1,2 and 3 August 24 Grades 4,5 August 23 Please look for your invitation in the mail. 9:00-10:30 AM 6:00-7:00 PM 6:00-7:00 PM

KerrieWasiulewski & Carrie Nearhoof

PTO Co-Presidents

We are looking forward to a wonderful year with many special events planned; from Science Fairs and Earth Day celebrations to musical productions and Expressions Night! We will keep you updated and informed through the Summit Newsletter and our monthly school newsletter.

Cindy Hargest, Robison Principal

Enjoy the rest of what summer has to offer!


While all of us are busy working around our homes and property, we need to remember to protect our fresh water sources from contamination by stormwater run-off. There are so many things we do that directly impact our fresh water, without even realizing it. Things like ­ washing or maintaining cars, applying fertilizer or insecticide to our lawn, moving earth leaving soils exposed, disposing of waste water, harmful chemicals and pet waste ­ all of these impact the very water that you drink. All of the Robison students learned on Earth Day that, "If YOU put it on the ground; in YOUR water it will be found!" The students then came up with a number of ways to prevent this type of contamination ­ don't litter, properly maintain vehicles and equipment, dispose of harmful chemicals and pet waste properly, stabilize loose soil to prevent it from being washed into the stormwater system, use environmentally friendly fertilizer/insecticide or don't use it at all ­ these were just a few of their great ideas. Protect our Lake and our drinking water by being aware of the consequences of your actions and doing your part every day!

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beginning Steve's philosophy has been to partner with ranchers and farmers who are dedicated to raising livestock and growing produce naturally; never exploiting animals, people or the environment. For more information on the grand opening or menu items visit Steve's website at Former DAMON'S RESTAURANT . . . Damon's Restaurant closed its doors last year. Owner, Scott Development Co., is now proposing a 759 sq. ft. addition to the existing structure and conversion of the building into a multiple commercial tenant use. Result will be 4 separate tenants: a 22-seat restaurant (with drive-thru window), a 65-seat restaurant (with a 24-seat outdoor patio), a 2,580 sq. ft. `Retail' unit and a `Professional Services' unit (labeled Massage Therapy). Look for more info on this new "plaza" in our next newsletter. MARSHA MARSH REAL ESTATE . . . office at 8840 Peach Street is pursuing an expansion by way of a 3240 sq. ft. addition. It is wonderful to see that this Summit resident-owned business is thriving. You can reach Marsha Marsh by phoning 866-8631.

Here We "Grow" Again

CHIPOTLES MEXICAN GRILL . . . will be opening soon at 6611 Peach Street, replacing Bruster's Ice Cream Store. If you've driven Peach Street you may have noticed that the "Bruster's" building was demolished and a new structure was constructed. The new business is Erie's first "Chipotle Mexican Grill". The business was founded in Denver Colorado by Steve Ells in 1993. Although there are numerous locations, it is not a franchise. Steve credits the success of his restaurant to serving "Food with Integrity". From the

It's hard to believe that it's time for the new school year to begin. We've had a busy summer, and the time has just flown by. During our Summer Program, we sponsored an Art Camp for elementary students, with visiting artists Daniel Burger and Jacinta Perino. The children learned about sculpture and were able to explore this medium, creating many of their own unique pieces. They also designed a "Peace Mural", which all of the children, from Toddler through 8th grade, helped to paint on the side of our school building. We hope you will stop by to see their creative spirit put into action. We will soon be opening our new "Outdoor Classroom". This beautiful gazebo was built by some of our parents with funding for materials made possible through a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The Outdoor Classroom will overlook part of the Nature Trail we are creating. Both the Nature Trail and Outdoor Classroom will be open for the community to use and explore, so please be sure to check out our website at www.montessoriinthewoods. org or call our office at 866-3760 for more detailed information and upcoming events throughout the year. Our friend, singer and songwriter Jim Scott, will once again start off our school year with a visit in early Fall. Jim will spend a day or two working with the kids and will offer an evening concert in the Stone Church. The concert will be open to the community, so we hope to see many of our Summit neighbors for this family event. We are also looking forward to our annual Fall Festival which will be held on Saturday, November 6th from 10am ­ 3pm. The event is open to the community and will include a performance from Captain Magic, Traditional Indian Dance, a story teller, games, a piñata, our second annual chili cook-off, adult and kid's raffles, and vendors from our local community. We hope you will join us for this wonderful fall celebration. Please consult our website or call the school office for a more detailed schedule of events and further information.

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Senior News

Well, here it is August already and I can feel the summer waning from us. I hope you have done all of the things you set out to do when we were all anticipating the summer of 2010. If not, you still have a little time left, so get to it! Every July the election of officers takes place, and I am happy to report that the members had enough confidence in the existing board to again elect them to another term of office. The officers are: Paul Dahlkemper, President June Beard, Vice President Dot Panitzke, Treasurer Annamarie McNamara, Secretary Thank you. We will do our best for you. As I write this, we are all eagerly anticipating the annual Senior Picnic at Picnicana. What a wonderful time we have every year. This year the theme is Fiesta. Well, folks, I can tell you that every one of the picnics that I have been to have been a very fine fiesta. Where else could you have such a wonderful day provided by your township. Summit Township sure is a special place. Hope to see all of you seniors there! Another annual event at Picnicana is the Concert in the Park with the Teddy Bear parade. This year it will be Thursday August 19th at 7PM. As usual the Millcreek Community Band will play a nice variety of songs for us on what we hope will be a lovely evening. So, bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and have the young ones (or young at heart) bring their favorite stuffed toy and come and enjoy. This event is for all ages. The Teddy Bear parade is mainly for the youngsters, but all may participate, especially if your young one wants some moral support while marching along with that stuffed toy. Light refreshments will be served after the concert, so come and enjoy! How about the weekend of July 31st and August 1st?!! The terrific people of our township expanded the Summit Resident Day at Family First to give us even more to enjoy. Two of our supervisors, Tom Church and Chris Gradler, added a nice family touch with the outdoor movie at Picnicana on Saturday night, complete with bonfire and other goodies and then the Summit Lions Club fixed a really nice Sunday morning pancake breakfast for us to enjoy. They even let us have a bake sale there so folks didn't have to make dessert for their Sunday dinner. Summit is great. We have such grand times at the Senior Center. There are cook outs for some of our luncheons and this year we have some new cooks. Tom Dyke and Jim Cosby have been doing the honors for the Tuesday Young at Heart group and Vince Ore has been heading up the task for the Summit Senior monthly meetings. Nice work guys. The food has been great. Aren't we lucky to have such willing and capable members? We had a famous local visitor recently. Dan Kuchcinski,

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

the horseshoe champion, came to the center to demonstrate a portable horseshoe throwing apparatus and to let us know about an organization called Horseshoes for Life. According to Dan, playing horseshoes can exercise every muscle in the body. Of course, the regulation distance between the horseshoe pits is 40 feet, which is difficult for a younger person, difficult for a female and impossible for most of us seniors. He recommends 20 feet. He told us a story about when he was young and all the neighborhood children would come over to play horseshoes in the afternoon. Then when his dad came home and made him throw the regulation 40 feet, everyone went home. It's much more fun at a distance where you can actually score a point. If any of you remember when Dan was on the Johnny Carson show back in the 60's you can see it on the website I didn't remember it, but I do remember Johnny doing all sorts of crazy things and I have to say this was probably one of the craziest, safety wise, but, what a good show! And, speaking of horseshoes, another local Boy Scout has chosen to work toward earning his Eagle Scout by doing a project at our Center. Riley Colvin is going to put in horseshoe pits for us, how about that! And, he is not going to put them the regulation 40 feet apart. By being somewhat closer they will be useable for most of us. I think they will be a great addition to our Center and we will really enjoy them. Thanks, Riley. The Erie Center on Health and Aging is a very valuable resource in this area. Starting in August they are going to have a presentation at the Senior Center on the second Tuesday of every month. Here is the schedule of the talks to be given: August 10 ­ stroke September 14- immunizations October 12 ­ maintain your brain November 9 ­ stress management December 14 ­ working through the holidays I'm sure we can all learn something from each of these topics. So, come and learn with us. Finally, I want to say goodbye to a very special Summit Senior. I know that each year the first edition of this paper lists all of our members we have lost in the past year, but Amelia Johnson was more than just one of us members. She was there when this organization started and, in fact, started the Tuesday Young at Heart group which is going strong today. She was a very fun loving individual and was always ready for a party or a "dress up" or a lively game of whatever. She was responsible for the annual Millcreek Community Band concert, the annual visit to the Chatauqua Institute and so many more activities. And who can forget those "Valuable Door Prizes" she used to give away. What an active woman. I don't believe she ever slowed down and she added so much fun and activity to our organization. We miss you, Amelia. So, `til next time. . . .be safe, be happy,

June Beard,

Summit Township Senior Citizens Vice President

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Once again, Summit Seniors converged on Picnicana Park to enjoy a day totally dedicated to honoring them. This year's theme was a Mexican Fiesta and, with each attendee being given a small maraca on arrival in addition to more than 200 sombreros that were given out, our seniors really looked the part! This year we had our largest group ever, with 287 seniors in attendance. After morning craft and chicken lunch, there was musical entertainment, bingo, Hispanic dancers, a glass blowing demonstration, prize giveaways and a taco dinner. The seniors came early and stayed all day. In keeping with the theme, our craft project this year was making a fleece pillow to be used for future "siestas." We struggle each year to come up with a decent craft project that can be made for $3-$5. When we saw kits for very small pillows that were too expensive we thought we would make our own kits for bigger pillows at a lower cost. We had NO IDEA what we were getting ourselves into! We started with over 70 yards of fabric, cut it into 300 squares, then cut 1200 small squares (4 per piece) to create the corners, and, finally, cut a total of 14,400 strips (48 per piece) into each pillow side for tying. We cut and cut and cut for over six weeks. Thanks to Denise Lederhouse, Marj Hudak, Chris Yeast, Linda Odom, Gretchen Hayford and Laura Taylor for enduring blisters and not giving up until all kits were ready! We were truly grateful to Yahn's this year for honoring their commitment to provide the scrumptious open-fire grilled chicken we've all come to love. Jerry Yahn, who always cooked our chicken passed away just two weeks before our picnic. His son stepped in for Jerry and I'm certain the delicious chicken served made him proud. With the future of Yahn's chicken uncertain, we'll have to keep our fingers crossed that they continue. A heartfelt "THANK YOU" goes out to the businesses that help make our event possible: · PresqueIsleDowns­ourMajorSponsor · TacoBell­ourSupperSponsor · CountryFair­ourBingoSponsor · GiantEagle­ourSundaeSponsor · JohnV.SchultzFurniture · ScottEnterprises · WasteManagement/LakeviewLandfill · RepresentativeFloFabrizio · TexasRoadhouse Thanks to Lisa and Sharon from Abington Crest who did an outstanding job of calling bingo for 225 people. We promise to do something better than a megaphone and "yellers" for announcing next year! Finally, thanks to my hardworking volunteers (I know some end up in bed after helping; it's such a hard day's work): Becky Rock, Sherri & Nicole Lawrence, Becky Brock, Kim Edinger, Gretchen Hayford, & Kathy Pfister. Together with staffers, Marj A.A.R.P. Driver's Safety Class Hudak, Kip Hayford, Joseph Caufield and Jake Kuzma they all 4 hour refresher course made this wonderful day possible. September 30, 2010 - 6-9 p.m. The most important benefit of our annual picnic is that it allows @ Senior Citizens Center old friendships to be renewed and new ones formed, creating a vital 1450 Townhall Road support system for all of the seniors in our Summit community. We Cost is $14 or $12 for AARP members (payable to AARP) hope you continue to support and enjoy each other's company! call Jean @ 866-5653 to make reservations Nancy Agostine

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LeBoeuf Little League

LeBoeuf Little League enjoyed another great season of softball and baseball! Just over 400 boys and girls from the LeBoeuf Community, comprised 36 teams from all age levels ranging from T-Ball (5-6 year olds) to Junior League (13 and 14 year olds). As of this writing, the 2010 District Tournament standings are as follows: Junior Girls-2nd place, Minor Boys-2nd place, Major Boys-3rd place, Minor Girls-4th place and Major Girls-3rd place. Remaining District Tournament game results and scores can be viewed on our website: The LeBoeuf Little League also hosted the Minor Girls Softball All-Star and Minor

Boys Developmental Tournaments in July at the Waterford Complex Fields. Congratulations to all of the players and coaches for another super season! The Challenger Division had a great season thanks to Challenger Division Commissioner, Heather Johnston. Thank you to all of the boys and girls who volunteered their time to help Heather and the Challenger Division players. Due to the "retirement" of many LLL Board Members, as their sons and daughters move on to the high school level, there are several board positions now open. Nominations will take place at the September meeting, elections will be held in October with new positions to begin in November. Decisions on new projects, equipment and the league in general need input to keep our league one of the nicest in the area. Please consider helping out the LLL, as new attendees with new perspectives are always welcomed and encouraged. The ongoing success of our baseball and softball programs starts at a young age. Let's continue building the program we have. Please visit our website: for the latest tournament scores, LeBoeuf Little League clothing and accessories or any other LLL inquiries.


HAPPY SUMMER AND HELLO TO ALL: The 2010-2011 School Tax Bills are in the Discount period until 8/31/10. Also in Discount are Interims A10-2010 and C092009. Payments that are being mailed MUST BE POSTMARKED 8/31/2010 TO BE POSTED IN THE DISCOUNT PERIOD. My office will be open normal hours the last day of Discount from 10-2 pm. If paying by cash, please have exact change. Items through the mail slot during the entire day of the 31st WILL be posted at Discount. If you require a receipt, please enclose a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. At Penalty are 2010 County-Twp.-Street Lights and Interim B09-2009. As always, if you have not received a tax bill, please call my office. I have some important information that I would like to share with you: Senator Jane Earll sponsored SR-250 (Senate Resolution). This resolution has been adopted by the Senate. With the adoption of this resolution, a study has now been directed to look at Real Estate Tax Collection in the State of PA. In one year's time, a recommendation will be given to the State Legislature on whether to consolidate or privatize Real Estate Tax Collection in PA. WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU AS A SUMMIT RESIDENT AND TAXPAYER: A recommendation could be given to have either one entity or tax collector per County or one per School District. This means your tax collecting would be outsourced. You would no longer be able to pay your taxes to the official that you, the taxpayer elected. You would no longer be able to visit a real person in the County, Township or School District in which you reside and pay taxes for. You would no longer be able to talk to the tax collector that knows you and your area; receive duplicate copies from their office; call and ask to have a bill explained to you; receive a mobile home removal permit the day you asked for it; receive a change of address form; receive a PA 1000 booklet (property rent/rebate form); pay with cash or any other personal service that you require. If you feel your local tax collector, elected by you the taxpayer should remain, please contact my office for a petition form to fill out. I will be sending these to our Local State Representative Flo Fabrizio and Senator Jane Earll. This petition is being circulated around the State by every Tax Collector. If this should become Law, you will have no say as to who collects your Real Estate Taxes. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

DebraCameron,SummitTwp.TaxCollector 1754 Townhall Rd., West, Erie, PA 16509 Phone&Fax814-866-2653 Hours: March 1 ­ October 31, M-TH 10AM-2PM, Monday evening 5-7PM November 1 ­ End of February, by Appt. Only MAIL SLOT AVAILABLE 24/7

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Summit United Methodist Church

"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" Rev. Lee Pomeroy

Summit Community Food Pantry @ Summit United Methodist Church 1510 Townhall Road W. Erie, PA 16509 2nd & 4th Thursday of each Month - 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Summit YMCA located at the Summit United Methodist Church 1510 Townhall Rd. Erie, PA 16509 Hours: Open: 6:30am-6:00pm Enroll now for the 2010-2011 school year programs: -Traditional Preschool program (9:00am-11:30am or 12:30-3:00pm) - All day preschool program -Before and after school-age program Please contact the Director, Karlie Stebnisky @ 814-882-6792or814-864-3275tosignup.

1510 Townhall Road W.

Email: [email protected] All are Welcome to join us!

Phone: 814 864-3271 Fax: 864-3413

Erie, PA 16509

Sunday Worship Service 8:15 & 10:45 a.m. / Sunday School (children & adults) 9:30 a.m. For more information about the church and its ministries, please contact the church office. SUMC Annual Fall Rummage Sale October 22 & 23, 2010 Come one, Come all! Great Bargains to be found. Something for everyone and great prices too! 10/22 Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10/23 Saturday 9:00 a.m. - Noon ($1.00 Bag Day) Household items - dishes, bedding, curtains, small appliances, knick-knacks, fall and winter clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, books, games and toys! Something for everyone!


Mooreland Park was owned by the Moore family and was located on Keystone Drive, on the west side of Peach Street.

Hello to everyone in Summit Township, from your Summit Lions Club, and a big "WELCOME" to those new to our township. The Summit Lions have been here for over 54 years, and are still growing strong by helping others. If you attended our first Pancake Breakfast at Picnicana on August 1st, you would have seen the Summit Lions and all the helpers that were needed to put on this breakfast. A big "Thank You" to all of the Lions' spouses and to the Fort LeBoeuf Leo's, without your help we would not have been able to carry it off. We would also like to thank Scott and Brad Eaton for their help and ideas getting us started and working with us that morning. Thanks also to Perry Hi Way Hose Company for bringing their ambulance and fire truck to the breakfast for all to see; it was a hit with both kids and adults. And last, but not least, the Summit Seniors for providing our customers with a wide choice of baked goods at their bake sale. They are great supporters of our township and deserve a lot of respect from all of us - thank you senior citizens! Our Golf Outing was, once again, a success and we would like to thank the following for their donations: Lakeview Landfill---General Partition Mfg. Corp---Ray Showman Jr. Excavating Inc.---Jim Brozell Construction--Transportation Equipment Supply Co.---Sepco-Erie---National Road Utility Supply Inc. -Cheryl Prescott, CPA---New Motors--Dr. David Teufel---TGI Fridays---Porreco Nissan, Inc---Building Systems, Inc---Green Distributors Co, Inc---C.W. Beals, Inc-- The Animal Clinic---Vincent Cross Paving, Inc.--T.W Metals Nuclear Materials Solutions---Bianchi Honda--- Northwest Savings Bank at Summit Square---Jim & Sues Pizza---Hertal & Brown Physical & Aquatic Therapy---Advance Auto--- Erie Sports Store---Pizza Hut---Boyer RV Center Inc.---Giant Eagle at Summit Towne Center---Cracker Barrel Old County Store ---McDonalds Corporation--- Walker Brothers---Longhorn Steakhouse---Donut Connection---Humes Chrylser Dodge Jeep Eagle--P.N.C. Bank--- Cross Creek Resort---Kearsarge Auto---Staples. Thanks also to all of you that played in our 13 annual golf tournament. Our Club has added a new fund raiser to help us do more good work, it's a gun raffle! For just $10.00, you'llhaveachancetowinoneof20guns.TobuyaticketcallBoborJanetMitchellat864-9194. Please remember that the Summit Lions are here to help anyone in need of eye glasses, those with hearing problems, and anyone in need of a helping hand to get back on their feet due to extreme or sudden problems. We are always looking for new members to help us serve others!

Summit Lions News

Lion Bob Mitchell

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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage pAiD Erie, PA Permit No.279

8900 Old French Road Erie, PA 16509 supervisors: Christopher Gradler, Chairperson Marlin K. Coon Thomas Church, Jr.

Once Upon A Time...

Photo shows the Perry Hi-Way Hose Co. fire drill taking place November 16, 1986 on the Ed & Irene Paczynski property; west side of Perry Highway, just north of Robison Road. The house was demolished due to being in very bad disrepair. This prominent house was built in 1832 and was originally part of the Chriestof Farm. It was a real beauty in its day. A hint of that beauty and grandeur was still visible 154 years later, specifically in the homes hand carved grand staircase. The staircase was salvaged and sold to a lucky bidder.


Four correct answers were received on this challenge and will be entered into our year-end prize drawing. Correct answers came from Donna Wright, Mary Curtis, Mike Crane and Ann Scott. Thanks so much for your continued interest!


Do you know where this picture was taken or what these people were doing? If so give Marj a call at the Summit Township Office: 8689686. All those who answer correctly will be entered in our yearly contest.

Cert no. BV-COC-071201

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