Places to go on a fishing trip in pennsylvania, ohio, or west virginia?

Question by Allison S: Places to go on a fishing trip in pennsylvania, ohio, or west virginia?
i would like to take my dad on a fishing trip next spring/summer. i was wondering if there were any lakes to go fishing on in western pennsylvania, eastern ohio, or north western west virginia. preferably a lake where we won’t run into a lot of people. also, if there’s a place where you can rent a fishing boat nearby, that would be nice. πŸ™‚

any other tips on what to bring or anything like that would be helpful.

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Answer by Frank
Lake Erie is in NW PA, although it may be crowded.

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A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets [sic], Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. From the latest authorities : 1811

A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets [sic], Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. From the latest authorities : 1811
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Title: A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets [sic], Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. From the latest authorities : 1811 / by John Cary, engraver.

Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
Publisher: London : J. Cary, [1811]
Description: Scale [ca. 1:2,800,000] (W 84⁰–W 66⁰/N 47⁰–N 26⁰).
1 map : hand col. 44 x 50 cm.
Notes: Relief shown pictorially.
Library’s copy mounted in frame.
Subject headings: Northeastern States –Maps.
Southern States –Maps.
Western Reserve (Ohio) –Maps.
Connecticut Western Reserve (Ohio) –Maps.

Location: Babbidge Map Library-Level 4
Call Number: G3710 1811 .C3

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Pennsylvania Pie Fight: State Cracks Down on Baked Goods (Weird News No. 10)

Pennsylvania Pie Fight: State Cracks Down on Baked Goods (Weird News No. 10)
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St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Rochester, Pennsylvania, has sold homemade pies as part of its fish-fry fundraisers for as long as anyone can remember. But not this year. A state inspector showed up and warned them that it’s illegal to sell homemade foods. The inspector told the women that the state would allow them to bake pies for sale in their own kitchens if they paid to have them inspected as well. Fortunately, a nearby bakery heard about what happened and kicked in a few pies for the church to sell.

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Pennsylvania Pie Fight: State Cracks Down on Baked Goods
Inspector Nabs Homemade Desserts At St. Cecilia Church’s Lenten Fish Fry

By Kris Maher

April 10, 2009

Rochester, Pennsylvania β€” On the first Friday of Lent, an elderly female parishioner of St. Cecilia Catholic Church began unwrapping pies at the church. That’s when the trouble started.

A state inspector, there for an annual checkup on the church’s kitchen, spied the desserts. After it was determined that the pies were home-baked, the inspector decreed they couldn’t be sold.

"Everyone was devastated," says Josie Reed, a 69-year-old former teacher known for her pumpkin and berry pies.

Sold for a slice, homemade pies have always been part of the Lenten fish-fry dinners at St. Cecilia’s, located in this tiny city near Pittsburgh. Similar dinners are held in church basements and other venues across the country this time of year.

The problem is the pies are illegal in Pennsylvania. Under the state’s food-safety code, facilities that provide food at four or more events in a year require at least a temporary eating and drinking license, and food has to be prepared in a state-inspected kitchen. Many churches have six fish fries a year, on Fridays during Lent. St. Cecilia’s has always complied with having its kitchen licensed, so food made there is fine to serve. But homemade goods don’t make the cut.

The disappearance of Mary Pratte’s coconut-cream pie, Louise Humbert’s raisin pie and Marge Murtha’s "farm apple" pie from the fish-fry fund-raisers sparked an uproar that spread far beyond the small parish. The local paper dubbed it "piegate," and a nearby bakery donated pies to the church to help fill the gap at the dessert table. There are reports of other churches continuing to sell contraband pastries. Legislation to overturn the baked-goods ban is being discussed.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture declined to make the inspector available for comment. Bill Chirdon, the department’s food-safety director, says it has cited only one church in the past three years for unsanitary conditions. In that case, he says the church held outside picnics every week and let food sit in the sun and didn’t respond to changes recommended by food-safety inspectors.

Mr. Chirdon says the pie episode has shed light on an often-overlooked aspect of food safety. "I’ve gotten a lot of letters from churches that are tattletaling on churches down the street that aren’t licensed and don’t meet standards for food service."

Fish fries gained popularity from the requirement that Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent, a period of 40 days of prayer and penitence that represents the time that Jesus Christ spent in the desert fasting before beginning his public ministry. The dinners are also a way for parishioners to bond as Easter approaches.

But the meals are a vital fund-raising tool, too. The events provide income to fix leaky roofs and to subsidize tuition at parochial schools, for example. "It’s a way of helping to raise funds with a minimum number of volunteers," says Rev. Ronald P. Lengwin, a spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh diocese, which includes St. Cecilia’s, projects overall revenue to be flat this year, while costs are up. In March, the diocese said it would close four elementary schools at the end of this school year.

Meanwhile, home-baked pies continue to be sold at many other fish fries. At a fry in the school cafeteria of a Catholic church on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, the fish-fry director said they never bake pies at the school. Instead, parishioners bake pies, cookies, cakes and cupcakes and bring them in. Donations like those help keep costs down, he says. As for the regulation requiring goods to be baked on the premises, he said, "We’re ignoring it. Don’t tell anyone."

The ruckus at St. Cecilia’s could lead to changes in Pennsylvania state law. State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr. has drafted legislation aimed at allowing nonprofits, including churches, to serve food prepared at home. That would cover fish fries held during Lent. "Once again, you’ve got the heavy hand of government coming in," he says. "These ladies bake pies, out of the goodness of their hearts."

Sen. Vogel, who sits on the state legislature’s agriculture committee, says state officials seem willing to change the law. "They have more work on their hands than going after little old ladies baking pies."

The inspector’s warning to St. Cecilia’s carried no fine. But the inspector has raised some hackles by telling the women that the state would allow them to bake pies for sale in their own kitchens, if they paid to have them inspected as well.

"Well, that’s just ridiculous," says Ms. Humbert, 73, one of the parish bakers. She has been bringing raisin pies to the church for more than a decade and says she thought the women’s kitchens "are probably a lot cleaner than some restaurants," but might not meet "nitpicky" requirements.

Ms. Pratte, 88, has been attending St. Cecilia’s since she was a girl. She missed a step and spent two and a half weeks in the hospital earlier this year. She said it would be "kind of hard" to get to the church to do any baking. "I’d rather just make them at home," she says of her coconut-cream pies. Others say it’s difficult to bake good pies in a strange oven.

Thanks to the publicity caused by the crackdown, the St. Cecilia’s fish fries attracted more visitors than ever before. The church has cleared about ,500 on each fry, according to Father Michael Greb, pastor of the church, who notes that regular donations are down about 10%. The fish fries are the church’s biggest fund-raiser of the year.

Fish dinners, either baked or fried, cost .50 and are served with french fries, baked potato or two pierogis. Cole slaw costs 75 cents. The church typically goes through several hundred pounds of haddock and cod per fry and at least 20 pies.

On a recent Friday, the smell of frying fish wafted from a downstairs kitchen and dining hall to the upstairs foyer with its nearly life-size crucifix. Father Greb wore a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap and jacket over his black clerical clothes and sat in the brightly lit hall at a table with parishioners.

Some people had suggested that the women put their homemade pies in boxes to make them appear they had been purchased. But everyone insisted they hadn’t.

Diane Rotuna, 62, said she donated two apple pies that she purchased from a local grocery chain, "just to keep it legit."

Maher, Kris. "Pennsylvania Pie Fight: State Cracks Down on Baked Goods." The Wall Street Journal. 10 Apr. 2009. <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123932034907406927.html>

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Saint Cecilia Catholic Church
    632 Virginia Avenue
    Rochester, PA 15074
    (724) 775-0801
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
State Senator Elder Vogel Jr.

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Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania 1790-1850

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This book is a fascinating re-creation of the lives of women in the time of great social change that followed the end of the French and Indian War inΒ  western Pennsylvania.Β  Many decades passed before a desolate and violent frontier was transformed into a stable region of farms and towns.Β  Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850 Β tells how the daughters, wives, and mothers who crossed the Allegheny Mountains responded and adapted to unaccustomed physical and psychological hardships as they established lives for themselves and their families in their new homes.

Intrigued by late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century manuscript cookbooks in the collection of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Virginia Bartlett wanted to find out more about women living in the region during that period.Β  Quoting from journals, letters, cookbooks, travelers’ accounts – approving and critical – memoirs, documents, and newspapers, she offers us voices of women and men commenting seriously and humorously on what was going on around them.

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This is not a sentimental account.Β  Bartlett makes clear how little say women had about their lives and how little protection they could expect from the law, especially on matters relating to property.Β  Their world was one of marked contrasts: life in a log cabin with bare necessities and elegant dinners in the homes of Pittsburgh’s military and entrepreneurial elite; rural women in homespun and affluent Pittsburgh ladies in imported fashions.Β  When the book begins, families are living in fear of Indian attacks; as it ends, the word β€œshawling” has come into use as the polite term for pregnancy, referring to women’s attempt to hide their condition with cleverly draped shawls.Β  The menacing frontier has given way to American-style gentility.

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Question by Draftluver722: Puppies for sale near plum borough or in the pennsylvania area?
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I was wondering if anyone has or can find briard puppies for sale…they must be purebred. We live in the pittsburhg area and prefer briards closer to home. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Ohio. Thankssss.

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