Tuesday, March 26, 2024

RIP Bob Fotheringham, Gold Key and Long Time Bull Creek Member

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of long time Bull Creek Gold Key member Bob Fotheringham.

Robert Murray Fotheringham, 74, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2024 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. 

He was born November 28, 1949, in Natrona Heights to the late Robert M. and Doris (Negley) Fotheringham. Robert served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. 

He retired after 36 years of service from Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Brackenridge. Robert was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Lower Burrell and the Bull Creek Rod and Gun Club. 

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a hunter safety instructor at the Bull Creek Rod and Gun club. 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years. Patricia (Menhart) Fotheringham, children, Scott (Karen) Ostrovecky, of Haymarket, Va., Andy Fotheringham, of Natrona Heights and Jenny (James) Taylor, of Surprise, Az., grandchildren, Erin, Katie, Tyler, Hunter, Austin, Connor, Grady, Lilly and Alexander, 5 great grandchildren, brothers, David (Debbie) Fotheringham, of Lower Burrell, Mark Fotheringham, of Lower Burrell and Paul Fotheringham, of Kittanning, sisters, Claudia (Randy) Hoak, of West Deer and Althea Goldie, of Valencia. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Lydia Barczykowski and by his brother-in-laws, Steve Barczykowski and Jim Goldie.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Nick Chybrzynski. Burial with full military honors accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Reform Pennsylvania's Fishing License Validity Period

       Reform Pennsylvania's Fishing License Validity Period

Currently, Pennsylvania's fishing licenses are valid from January 1st to December 31st of the same year, regardless of when they are purchased. This system is not fair to those who purchase their licenses later in the year, as they do not receive a full year's worth of use. We propose that Pennsylvania change its fishing license validity period to last from the date of purchase until the same date in the following year. This would ensure that everyone gets full value for their license fee.

According to statistics from The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, over a million fishing licenses were sold in 2019 alone. However, there is no data on how many were purchased later in the year and thus did not provide a full year's worth of fishing privileges. By changing this policy, we can ensure fairness for all anglers in our state.

We urge you to support this change and make sure every angler gets what they pay for - a full year’s worth of fishing privileges. Please sign this petition today!
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