|Bisonalities Again Blog|
December 31, 2017 - Present
Friday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00 p.m.
The following was received from a friend of mine and is repeated for your action/information:
Pass this on to your friends. Yes, we will get new Medicare cards but NO one from Medicare (I emphasize this strongly) NO one from Medicare will call you.
Pass it along . It might come in handy to know Medicare will never call you on the phone.
It is true that the new cards will be sent out from April 2018 to April 2019. Medicare has warned there will be scams. They emphasize they do not charge for cards or want your personal information over the phone.
This change is coming up. DO NOT give out information over the phone.
Medicare Cards without Social Security Numbers Coming
Example of the new Medicare cards:
This is pretty important to get out to people with Medicare, their families, and friends or adult kids who help parents with Medicare.
Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, a division within the Better Business Bureau has just gotten word about the newest Medicare scam.
Here's what you need to know to protect yourself, family and friends, throughout the US.
Starting 4/1/18 Medicare will start a year-long project to replace all current Medicare Cards for beneficiaries to convert to alphanumeric ID numbers. Currently, the ID number is your social security number. This is starting to hit the media.
Scammers are opportunistic.
First of all the new Medicare card will come to you in the mail. You don't need to request it or do anything. It will show up.
WHAT'S THE SCAM?
Somebody saying they are from "MEDICARE" will call to tell you-you are getting a new Medicare card. But until it comes you will need a temporary card. They will tell you there is a fee for the card of between 5 and 50 dollars. They want personal information, bank account information or credit card information so they can process your temporary card. DO NOT REPEAT NOT GIVE THIS INFORMATION OUT!
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Medicare will never call you unless you ask them to. Medicare does all communications by mail unless you ask them to call. No one from Medicare will ever repeat ever call you saying they "I work with Medicare to make sure you get everything you are entitled to".
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS ONE?
First of all, spread the word. Feel free to share these notes. Use your answering machine to screen calls or just don't even answer a number you don't recognize. If it has happened to you or your friends or loved ones and personal info had been given out (happens considerably more often than you think so don't feel bad or stupid) immediately take action to protect yourself against identity theft.
Friday, February 16, 2018 -11:00 a.m.Funeral Arrangements for Dana Clarence Easter
On February 5, 2018, Dana Clarence Easter was killed in a 50-car pileup in Ames, Iowa.
He leaves behind a wife, Sadie, and four sons, Daniel, Christopher, Jeremiah and Tray of Independence, Missouri. As well as his mother, Rosie Easter, and three siblings, Terry Lynn Easter, Dawnette Manus, and John Easter of Erie,
Dana was as graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1983.
To accommodate classmates, family, and friends, on February 20th at 6:00 p.m. there will be a celebration of his life to be held at Summit United Methodist Church. We invite you to come share your stories and celebrate Dana's life with us.
The celebration will be held at the Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 West Townhall Road, Erie, PA
Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 10:00 p.m.
The following people have been added to the "In Memory" page:
1. Delia Hunger Metzger, FLBHS Class of 1982 (date of death unknown)
2. Gerald "Gerry" Radomski, FLBHS Class of 1966 (Died december 30, 2017
3. Dana Easterm FLBHS Class of 1983 (Died January 5, 2018)
Thanks to both Marsha Brown and Cathy Rasmussen for furnishing this information!
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 9:00 p.m.
Douglas Edwards' contact information has been added to the FLBHS Class of 1977. Thanks for the information!
Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
Help make this the best Duran's Down Home Days, so far! Karen is donating the proceeds to a great charity, Make-a-Wish! If you do not wish to participate in the contests or events at least come out and see what's going on! A great, fun event for all ages!
|2018 Duran's Down Home Days|
|WHERE:||Waterford Community Fairgrounds|
13012 Route 29 South
Waterford, PA 16441
|DETAILS:||This annual event features:|
* Our polular Cast Iron Chef Challenge. Teams compete for $2,000.00 in prize money
* Upcycle Contest. $500.00 is in prize money is awarded to five different age groups
* Local crafters, artists and vendors
|DEADLINE:||To participate the application must be receive by April 28, 2018|
|CONTACT:||Duran's Farm Fresh Products|
10532 Route 97 North
Waterford, PA 16441
All forms to participate may be obtained from Karen or downloaded from here!
Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.Jo Ann Rodgers Porfilio
Fort LeBoeuf Class of 1967
Jo Ann Porfilio, 69, of Leesburg, FL, passed away suddenly on January 31, 2018. Born June 30, 1948, in Erie, PA, she was the eldest of five children of the late James E. Rodgers and Bernice S. Mitchell Rodgers. She graduated in 1967 from Ft. LeBoeuf High School.
Jo Ann, or "Grandma Jo Po" was a generous, caring woman who loved to laugh. She was loved and adored greatly by family and friends, and the talks and chats will be greatly missed.
She married Anthony R. Porfilio on February 23, 1985 and lived in Waterford, PA. They owned and operated a Beauty/Barber Shop, which they sold after many years and moved to Leesburg, FL. She was proud of being a beautician and continued to have a current license.
Besides spending time with her family and friends, Jo Ann enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing cards, shopping and just chatting. She adored her little dog Sassy, they took great care of each other. She will be remembered fondly, for all the wonderful food she cooked, especially the Sauce.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter Stephanie E. Williams, a grandson Joshua B. Porfilio and two siblings, James E. Rodgers, Jr., and Peggy Lynn Orton.
Surviving family members include her three daughters - Lori A. Adamson of Hadley, PA, Colleen M. Lord of Baytown, TX, Amy J. McCracken of Leesburg, FL.; also four stepchildren - Cindy Sakuta and husband Kevin, of Jessup, GA, Mark Porfilio of Jessup, GA, Marty Porfilio of Bradenton, FL, Chris Porfilio and husband Eric Evans of Lakeside, CA.
Other family members include two brothers - Gerald and Stephen Rodgers, 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A Viewing will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Beyers Funeral Home, 1123 W. Main St. Leesburg, FL from 5p.m. - 7p.m. Services will follow immediately after.
Arrangements are entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL. Condolences may be left at www. beyersfuneralhome.com
Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 9:00 p.m.Christine Cochran
Fort LeBoeuf Class of 1970
Christine Cochran, age 66, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She was born in San Diego, Calif., on August 2, 1951, a daughter of the late James and Silvia (Blake) Cochran.
She enjoyed outdoors, camping and riding motorcycles, especially Harleys.
Christine is survived by her son, Robert Johnson, her daughter, Nikkia Johnson, as well as her siblings, Susan Sterling and Michael Cochran. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 W. 10th St., Erie, PA 16502, on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., until the prayer service at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00 p.m.
The class of 1983 is looking for contract information for the below listed people. If you have any information please send
to Marsha Crocker Brown at email@example.com
Nanci Heater - Jim Johnson - Kathleen Seymour Orr - Jon Tidd - Allen Smith - Rich Vannucci - Lorie Kopec
Any and all help would be gratefully appreciated!
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00 p.m.Claire Russell
Fort LeBoeuf Class of 1969
Claire Russell of Erie, passed away Friday January 26, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her precious daughter, Jennifer, loyal brother John, great nephew Brandon, and her parents William and Claire Roman Russell.
Claire lived in Erie for more than 30 years. She was loved and will be missed tremendously by her grandson Eric Trefonoff and his beautiful sons Elijah David and Lyam Rayde, her brother Bill Russell, sisters Ann Marie Waite, Veronica Ferrara, Donna Grady and brother-in-law Brian Grady, and several friends. Claire was Godmother to KellyJo Brieg, and was an Aunt to many. They have a lifetime of memories of her kind, generous, and unique personality.
Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street on Saturday February 3rd from 11 am until the time of service at 1 pm.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.
I received word from Val Osterman that one of the members of his Waterford Academy class of 1947 is celebrating her 70th Wedding Anniversary on February 6th. Let's flood their mail box with congratulations cards. Hold off until February 3 to mail your cards, please! Their address is:
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Smith
9110 Shunpike Road
Waterford, PA 16441
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Shasha Brown (FLBHS Class of 1983) furnished up-dates to the Class of 1983 Web page. Thanks for helping me keep my records up-to-date!
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 8:30 a.m.
I have added a picture of the FLBHS Class of 1971 at their 45th class reunion to the picture Gallery! Thanks to Marcia Amsler Shipley for furnishing the picture!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:30 a.m.
I have added pictures of the Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders from 1953 through 1956 to the picture Gallery!
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.
The contracts, entry forms and the hold harmless agreement for Duran's Down Home Days 2018 are available here to download and print. The contracts, entry forms and the hold harmless agreement need to be completed by all for insurance reasons. Karen does not duplicate direct sales. Be sure you check with Karen before you submit the forms so she may assure their are no duplicates. Karen's contact information is on the forms.
All forms on this list are in Microsoft Word Format. If you do not have Microsoft Word, they are listed below in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format!Microsoft Word Format
Adobe Acrobat PDF Format
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:25 a.m.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:20 a.m.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:45 a.m.
At this years Duran's Down Home Days you will see cheese making, soap making, black smith, beer and wine making, woodworking, metal working, gardening, glass blowing, leather crafts, all natural healthy and beauty products, kniting, crocheting, weaving, stained glass, preserving the harvest, raising animals . . . . and the list goes on and on. Intive those that YOU know to be on the schedule of events to showcase their skill/craft/talent. We would LOVE to have them join the fun! Karen is accepting applications for ALL who would like to share their skill, craft and talent. No fees! You may request a spot to set up and/or a time slot on the schedule of events for May 19th and 20th. DON'T MISS OUT! Contact Karen and get an application!
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.
Karen is wondering who will be competing at the 2018 Duran's Down Home Days for the $2,000.00 in prize money and trophies! It can be you!
Cast Iron Chef Challenge, at the event, May 19th and 20th, 2018! It is easy! Contact Karen, get a form, submit, and be there!
She is confirming local celebrity judges already! They loved the dishes so much last year, they don't want to lose their seat for this years event!
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Jim Lammers sent me a picture of his Mother's 1943 Waterford Academy graduating class.
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
It is getting close to that time of year; Duran's Down Home Days Annual Event. It is just a short three months away. Karen is hard at work making plans for the annual event.
Duran's 7th Annual Down Home Days
Make-A-Wish Greater PA and WV
Featuring our Cast Iron Chef Challenge, an Upcycle Contest, local crafters, games, food, music, DIY and Sustainable living exhibits and more. Participants must register before 4/28/18.
|WHERE||Waterford Community Fairgrounds|
| ||13012 Route 19|
| ||Waterford, Pa 16441|
|WHEN||Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018|
| ||From 9:00 am to 7:00 pm both days|
|WHY||Make-A-Wish Greater PA and WV|
|DETAILS||If you wish to participate contact Karen at: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|DEADLINE|| to participate is APRIL 30, 2014|
|CONTACT||Duran's Farm Fresh Products|
|10532 Rt 97|
|Waterford, Pa 16441|
|If you send Karen an e-mail and do not get a response within 24-hours call her. She is experience problems with not getting all her e-mail. Earthlink is working on the problem!|
Wedesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:00 p.m.Death of Gordon G. Ward
Waterford High School Class of 1952
Gordon G. Ward, 84, of Union City, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the family farm, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Union City, on October 9, 1933, a son of George Dewitt Ward and Lena Blanchard Ward. He met the love of his life Marian Catherine Lucas while square dancing, and they married on December 28, 1957.
He was a 1952 graduate of Waterford High School, and following his graduation, he served his country with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Gordon was a self-employed dairy farmer owning and operating Ward Dairy Farm for many years; he also worked construction, was a laborer at Penn Union, and served as Union Township Supervisor for six years.
He was a member of American Legion Post 237, Ag County Committee Member, served on the Erie Crawford Co-op Committee, Agway Committee, and was a devoted member of New Ireland United Methodist Church for 46 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending his retirement in Florida.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Marian of 60 years; a daughter, Gail Ward Kosienski and her husband Joseph of Union City; three sons, Gordon Ward, Gary Ward, Glenn Ward and his wife Stephanie all of Union City; six grandchildren, Josh Ward, Jacob Ward, Jolene Ward, Jordyn Kosienski, Jinelle Ward, and Jared Kosienski, all of Union City; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Pattison of Union City; and he was the favorite uncle of numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and three brothers.
Family and friends were welcome to call on Wednesday, January 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at New Ireland United Methodist Church, 4996 Route 6, Union City. The funeral service will be held at the church on Thursday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Terry Brown officiating.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon's memory to New Ireland United Methodist Church, 4996 Route 6, Union City, PA 16438, or Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428.
Arrangements are in the care of Warren-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 62 S. Main Street, Union City.
Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.Death of Dianna Kramer Carr
Fort LeBoeuf High School Class of 1969
Dianna Kramer Carr, age 66, passed away, Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born in Brookville,
Pa, on October 12, 1951, the daughter of the late Robert and Flora May Geer
Dianna attended Fort Le Boeuf High School and later worked as a
Certified Nursing Assistant at Twinbrook Medical Center for over 27 years. She
was a member of Erie First Assembly. Dianna enjoyed spending time with family
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Dale Carr; her sister, Cindy Kramer; her brother, Robert Kramer;
and her two brother-in-laws, Alex Lazar and Daniel Juilfs.
include her daughter, Kimberly Meucci (Gervace); her three sons, David Will
(fiance, Trisha), Robert Will, and Thomas Wagner Jr., (Heather), all of Erie;
four sisters, Linda Lazar, Roberta Bedow (Robert), Stella Juilfs, and Flora
Stevens (Casey); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son
Funeral Home, Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road. on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time
of funeral service there at 5:00 p.m.
Burial will be private and at the
convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be
made to the family in c/o the funeral home.