Outdoors is Treat for Mind and Heart

Forrest Fisher Column, posted Thursday, May 10, 2018

2018 Miller-Sibley Pool Schedule

Opening Day: June 10 (passes go on sale at the Franklin YMCA on April 13)

Pool RatesSwimming Lessons & Exercise Classes Schedule

NOTE: There will be no classes held on June 23.

Outdoor Allegheny River Services (OARS) announces an “Evening Bicycle Ride”

Tuesdays (weather permitting) • Gather @ 5:30 PM; Depart @ 6 PM from OARS, 250 Elk Street. Upon returning, you will have a bite to eat & drink at OARS (cost to be determined), or go to Trails to Ales Brewery, which in turn supports the rails to trails. $10/bicycle rental or bring your own bike. OARS @ 814.388.9122.

Volunteers Needed

The American Red Cross needs your help. Volunteers are needed to provide emergency disaster relief services to individuals in Venango County who have been impacted by fires, floods, and other disasters as a member of a Red Cross Disaster Action Team. One local volunteer, Staci Gustafson of Polk, says, "There is nothing more gratifying and more necessary than offering support and relief to someone who is in need. I know it sounds cliche, but the Red Cross truly makes a difference in people's lives at the times when they need it most." By providing the resources necessary for those displaced by disasters to secure food, clothing, and temporary lodging, Staci is providing hope when all seems hopeless. She added, "People who have been affected by disasters struggle with thoughts of, 'What do I do now?' Helping a client begin to understand they are not alone, that they can make a plan and recover, is extremely rewarding." Whether it's providing direct disaster relief, installing free smoke alarms and educating residents on the importance of home fire safety, or helping our military families and veterans, the Red Cross has volunteer opportunities to match all skill sets and interest areas. Won't you help make a difference? Learn more about volunteer opportunities in Venango County by calling 814.677.2024 or visiting