Deible honored as Citizen of the Month

At its January 9 meeting, Reynoldsville Borough Council president Bill Cebulski announced the formation of a new committee to honor borough residents who work to better the community. At the January 14 meeting, the first Citizen of the Month Award was given to Henry Deible.

Cebulskie, August, and Deible

Deible has been a leader in the Reynoldsville community for many years as a member of council and other organizations.

“He’s always been a part of Reynoldsville with First National Bank and Community First Bank,” said council president Bill Cebulski, who is Deible’s brother-in-law and “a father figure to me.”

Cebulski also listed Deible’s many achievements and community efforts.

Deible dedicated the award to his family.

“It doesn’t come without a lot of sacrifice on the family level also,” he said. Many of his family members were at the meeting to watch the presentation.

The Reynoldsville Pool will be open this summer; Snyder-d’Argy Funeral Home moving forward

Contrary to the rumors, the Reynoldsville Pool will be open as usual this summer. So said Reynoldsville Recreation Commission (RRC) representative Jack Matusky at the January 14 meeting of the Reynoldsville Borough Council.

“It’s going to open, [and] we’ll get through,” he said. “We need to update the pool. It’s 53 years old,” he added.

Jacob d’Argy (seated) and Jack Matusky

The RRC has raised around $10,000 but needs close to $200,00 for all the repairs that are needed. The commission applied for a grant last year but was denied. The group is applying again this year and plans to have it submitted in February.

In his remarks, Matusky read a list of the members of the RRC and how long each person has been a member. He also thanked the borough crew and the Reynoldsville Water Authority for their help over the years.

Later in the meeting, Council member John Burkett was appointed to the commission.

Snyder-d’Argy Funeral Home moving forward

Jacob d’Argy of Brookville, owner of the Snyder-d’Argy Funeral Home in Reynoldsville, introduced himself to the new council and explained how he took over the funeral home from long-time owner and resident Bernie Snyder and how he is committed to the community.

While speaking of their friendship, d’Argy talked about how after Snyder passed away last January 11, he had a difficult time deciding on if he was going stay involved with funeral home without him.

“Coming into that anniversary (of Snyder’s death), I decided that, you know what, I need to honor this man and what he did for the community,” d’Argy said. He offered what help he could provide to the community and said he plans to continue the free movie at the Red. White and Blueberry Festival in July.

Some minor renovations have begun at the funeral home, he said, with plans for more in the future.

Reynoldsville to welcome Christmas

The Borough of Reynoldsville will kick off the Christmas Season by lighting the Christmas tree in front of the borough building on Main Street on Fridya night, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. Come join in the Christmas carols and the free cookies and hot chocolate.

The Reynoldsville VFD Lighted Christmas Parade will be held November 30 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. on South Fifth Street in front of Mike’s BILO.

For more information or to register a unit, contact Chief Darren Scolese at 603-2869.

Small Business Saturday Nov. 30

The Reynoldsville Blueprint Initiative along with the Reynoldsville Community Association is launching a campaign for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, 2019.  We have entry rugs and Shop Small shopping bags donated by American Express.

In order for you to participate in this campaign, please think of a small giveaway from your place of business, something like a calendar, small imprinted item, etc. that would keep your business name in front of them.  Also, write a narrative or coupon of your business with an invitation for them to come in to shop on Saturday, Nov. 30.  Sheri Price will print cards with this information to insert in each of the shopping bags to be given out at the tree lighting.  Bags can also be picked up on that Saturday at the businesses.

Please submit your narrative or coupon to no later than Saturday Nov. 23.

When a customer comes in with the card, accept it so that you will have a measurement of the success of the program and give them your giveaway.  They may already have their shopping bag.

We are looking forward to having each of you have the best Small Business Saturday ever!

Halloween 2019

October 27 in Reynoldsville. The parade starts at 4 p.m. at the ambulance garage on Main Street. Trick or Treating runs from 4-6 p.m. There will be a Trunk or Treat at the C.G. Johnson Elementary School. The Halloween Dance will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Bellamauro. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Jeff Tech backpack program.