Clifford Picnic is over.
Two weeks of tropic heat are ending.
The Perseid meteor shower is on the next new moon!
Puck rarely says his name on quiet evenings anymore.
Sirius becomes less prominent.
The Ski King pines for his season.
Share warmfort now with loved ones,
Dream of sharp crystal cold nights;
They’ll be here soon…
This is Midsummer in the Elkmtnarea.
It’s time once again for the Clifford Volunteer Fireman’s picnic, now through Saturday night where the Miller family of Elkdale and their friends have manned the sausage stand each year for as long as anyone can remember.
The sausage stand is just one of many great food stands and attractions at the picnic. Come up with your friends and family and enjoy!
Local artist Gloria Bilotta, displays her work at the Exhibition of Recent Paintings by the Members of the Palette Pals Painting Group, presented by the Forest City Arts Council. Ms. Bilotta was one of many local artists who presented their work recently at Pentecost Hall, Forest City.
Hill Dog howls at his full moon.
What April showers brought and left behind.
Early spring’s rainbowed pale green blush.
The second day of Spring finds the Elk Mountain Area blanketted in eight inches of snow.
This image is from the cover of “Welcome to the World of Skiing” by Paula S. Roos and Jeri Turner, Illustrated by Katherine Dodge.
Get this book for you and your kids!
($4.00 Available at the Elk Mtn Ski School, or order by email TeamEMA)
At just about 15 pages, it’s a great book “… for children to read and color” and will help make their first day on the mountain go more smoothly and be more fun.
Once home, it’s a nice souvenir of their introduction to the ski life, and can serve as a checklist for them to prepare for subsequent visits to the mountains.
Those of you that are from around here or spend time in the Elk Mtn Area have probably had your kid’s taught by local legends Jeri and Paula. They both are professional educators, and have been in the ski life for over forty years each. Their own kids, and kids that they have taught have become some of the best skiers, instructors, racers, and coaches in the country.
A perfect January Pennsylvania winter’s day made it tough to decide whether to downhill at the Big and Friendly, or tour the countryside on the Chet’s Place x-country ski trails.
Touring the countryside along the Chet’s Place x-country ski trails.