Thoughts of Fall
Ahhh, Fall. When I think of this time of year, I think about fall colors, cooler weather, and apples. The boys in my household only have two things on their mind, the NFL Sunday Ticket and NHL hockey! I must admit, I really enjoyed watching the Penn State Football games last season, and the team is off to a terrific start this year as well. Go State!
I think hockey is my favorite sport though. I grew up in Johnstown, PA and started going to games with my Dad when I was about four years old. I remember watching the Johnstown Jets, Red Wings, and the Chiefs at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. This Arena was the setting for the movie Slap Shot with Paul Newman. Some of my friends went to the set hoping for the chance to be an extra in the movie. I don’t think they ever got in, but it was worth a shot.
My son really enjoys hockey too. He attends Penn State University in State College. This year is especially exciting for Penn State Hockey because they have a brand new arena. The 6,000 seat Pegula Ice Arena officially opens next month. This beautiful building was made possible by an $88 million dollar donation from Terry and Kim Pegula (also owners of the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL). It was the largest single donation in the University’s history.
If you are interested in finding out more about hockey, the Adams County Library System owns such books as: Legends of hockey – the Official Book of the Hockey Hall of Fame by Bobby Hull, Ice Hockey Made Simple – a spectator’s guide by P.J. Harari and Dave Ominsky, and All About Hockey by George Sullivan. We also own the hockey themed DVD’s titled Miracle, which tells the story of the historic victory of the U.S. hockey team at the 1980 Olympic Games, and the Mighty Ducks.
And now for the local news…Don’t forget the Pippinfest that will be held in Fairfield the weekend of September 28th and 29th this year. The Pippinfest is two days of fun, food, crafts and entertainment and has been a Fairfield tradition for the last 33 years! Saturday will be a Community Yard Sale. Sunday’s events will include professional artists and craft exhibitors, food, music, a car show, antique tractors, a quilt show, and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.pippinfest.com.
Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the fall and winter on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal. Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive. Our phone number is 642-6009. Hours of operation are: Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hope to see you soon!