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Breakfast buffet planned at Clinton Church of God

| Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

The Clinton Church of God's Hall Committee invites all to come to a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Scrambled eggs, home fries (plain or with peppers and onions), French toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, sausage and toast is what's on the menu. Tickets are $5 for those age 8 and older, $3.50 for children ages 5 to 7 and free for children age 4 and younger. The social hall is located at 640 Buchanan Road.

• The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society is publishing a cookbook and is asking for recipes. The cookbook would list each individual's name for submitted recipe. Deadline to submit is Sunday; email or mail to Chestnut Ridge Historical Society, P.O. Box 62, Jones Mill, PA 15646. For more information, call 724-593-3102

• There will be a community skate night at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road, for all the kids in the area Feb. 28. There is a $3 fee to skate. Games, music and concessions will be available. Children up to sixth grade will skate from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and those in seventh to 12th grades will skate from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

• There will be a bluegrass open stage and jam session at the Bullskin Grange, 938 Pleasant Valley Road from 6 to 10 p.m. March 1. The doors open at 5 p.m. Food and drink will be for sale. The jam session will be downstairs and the stage upstairs. Bands can call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919 to schedule stage time. Springtime Hill Barn Band will host this event and provide the sound. Friends and volunteers will help out. Beginner musicians are welcome. For more information, call Springer at 724-455-3919.

• The Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department will host a Hunter's Banquet Gun Bash from noon to 5 p.m. March 2 at the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. There will be 25 guns given away. Tickets are available from most local businesses and firemen and are $20 each.

• The Christian Family and Children's Center will present Zach Ellsworth on March 7 at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7.50 at the door. If you have any questions or are interested in tickets, call 724-455-2122, ext. 101.

• It's time for the Old Fashioned Buckwheat Cake and Pancake breakfasts at the Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Company firehouse, 755 Mill Run Road. Come have buckwheat cakes, pancakes, sausage, home fries, eggs, cold drink and coffee. Have all the cakes you care to eat. The cost is $8 per person. There are two more Saturdays for this season: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 and April 5. Proceeds benefit the hose company.

• The Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce wants to invite area businesses to participate in the MLCC Business/Community Fair to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the Donegal Area Community Center.

Businesses may showcase who they are to the local community and fellow businesses. Registration must be in by the end of February. The cost to participate is $100 for MLCC members and $150 for non-members. If you are not already a MLCC member, you may take the $25 off the price of membership if you join within 30 days of the Business Fair. For more information, call the MLCC office at 724-593-8900 or email

• Do you want to work for clean water in the beautiful Laurel Highlands this summer? The Mountain Watershed Association has a summer internship available. Duties include water sampling in the Indian Creek and Yough River watersheds, operations and maintenance of their passive mine drainage treatment systems, and community outreach. The internship is from May through August. For more information or application instructions, visit or call 724-455-4200. College credit may be available upon request.

Last week's trivia question was: What is a group of hummingbirds called? Donald Brougher, Henry Nicholson and Bill Shepler knew that it is called a charm.

This week's question is: Where did the idiom “brand spanking new” come from?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or email by 6 p.m. Monday to have your news appear that Friday.

Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.

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