Carny Kids Camp Saturday

January 10, 2017


This weekend it will be busy at the Forestville Historical Society.

FHS is sponsoring “Carny Kids Camp”, this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Children under the age of 10 will learn Sword Swallowing from local sword swallower Jamie Lynn Sebah.

The popular “steel slurper” will show kids how to put a two and a half foot sword down their throats, pass the epiglottis, pass the voice box (prominentia laryngea), pass the pharynx, pass the sphincter, and down the esophagus to the lower esophageal sphincter. Then, navigate the blade through the diaphragm, pass the liver, and then to the stomach. All before lunch.

The kids will have their choice of samurai swords, bayonets, cavalry sabers, or stove pokers.

Later she will teach them fire eating, knife throwing and snake charming.

Following lunch there will be an Elephant Man look-a-like contest.

Admission is free but the heat for the Forestville Historical Society is not.


Billboard still vacant

November 11, 2010

Infamous vacant billboard

A popular billboard with Forestville residents normally used to promote a note worthy product or a local establishment remains blank.  The billboard located in the parking lot behind 150 Central Street has gone unused for years.  All that remains of the aging billboard is the faded advertisement for a failed restaurant featuring northern Italian cuisine.  Efforts to reach the owner of the billboard were unsuccessful.

Deavers Halloween Party

November 4, 2010

There is a great divide socially and economically when it comes to living in Forestville, you either live north of the railroad tracks or south of the railroad tracks, there is no in between.  However, when it comes to a party at the home of John and Barbara Deavers, Forestville’s most opulent couple, it does not matter where you reside in the village because for that brief moment we are all one.

It seemed as though all of Forestville attended the Deavers annual Halloween Party at their palatial estate last Saturday night.  The guest list included Audra and Solomon Weeks, Cookie Gension, Juan Gutierrez, Kletis Denim, Mitchell Luby and a date, Hank Lee Bowers and his wife Lisa, Mike Hill, Al Tunis, Bob Kneeper, Mr. and Mrs. Youch, Joe Kapperstein, Dewey Jasper, Norbert Pendleton, Zack Flanders, party crashers Maria Malvado and Silas Minutia, Larson Canover, Heather Ross and her husband Rick and countless others.

Unfortunately John Deavers was not in attendance because he was away on business, and what a shame because he missed another fantastic party thrown by his wife.  Their home was decorated in Halloween garb and the band hired for the night played a steady soundtrack of rock-n-roll hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The best costume prize, which is very popular and brings out the best in Forestville’s residents creativity, went to garage mechanic Hank Lee Bowers.  Mr. Bowers attended the party dressed as a breathalyzer.

At the end of the evening Mrs. Deavers assured me their annual Christmas Party will go on without Mr. Deavers as he will be away.  She will conduct their carol sing through the streets of Forestville…north and south of the railroad tracks.

Substation renovations

October 30, 2010

Substation Cronin Street

The substation on Cronin Street is under repair.  No word on when the repairs started or when they will be completed.  In addition there is no information on the nature of the repairs or who is doing them.


Forestville prepared for Halloween

October 29, 2010

The center of Forestville circa October 29, 2010 3:15 PM.

The center of Forestville looks festive this Halloween season in anticipation of the pagan ritual celebrated by children and adults in costumes.

My wife and I are attending John and Barbara Deavers’ annual Halloween party.  I am going as The Hulk and she as “Recently Divorced Woman.”  Should I be worried?


Forestville Little League Opening Ceremonies

April 9, 2010

Forestville Little League Field 1 (File photo)

Forestville Little League will begin play this Saturday.  Opening ceremonies start at 9 AM players are to be at the field at 8:15. Is this the last year at the current facility? Only time will tell. More to come on that one.

Cold temps for the Village

January 30, 2010

Forestville - cold and barren

Cold continues to grip the village of Forestville.  Current temperature is 4 degrees, but it feels like minus 10.

Today it will be mostly sunny with the high reaching the 20s. Winds will be out of the northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight the low is expected to be around 10 degrees.

Sunday you can expect more of the same. 

Enjoy, Forestville. Enjoy.