TDP Students Guitar Time

Through an An Artist in Residence grant from the Elk County Council of the Arts, we had a great music teacher from St. Marys, Adam Brooks, introduce and teach our students guitars for the past 2 weeks. He and the students held a performance on Tuesday, July 23rd 2019.

Lighthouse Island Academy Celebrates 4th Annual Graduation

Graduation took place on Friday, May 25th at Taylor Diversion Programs (TDP) in Tionesta. Debra and Michael Cummings, TDP owners, welcomed the families and friends of the graduates to the ceremony, while also providing a heart-warming congratulations to the students  who had successfully accomplished this achievement. Mr. Jack  Sherman gave the Keynote Address, “Hard Work Brings Success” and skillfully led …

FiSherman’s Cafe Now Open & Menu

FiSherman’s Cafe – located at 1 Lighthouse Island, Tionesta, PA – is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 – 6:00. Ben’s Fish Sandwiches are only served on FRIDAY!!! FiSherman Café Menu “Best Food on the Island” Entrées  “Best Island Burger”- fresh hand pressed ground chuck, topped with grilled onions and cheddar cheese, spicy brown mustard (3.99) Regular Burger- 1/3rd …

Chase McCray Prepares for Welding Career

Chase McCray, age 18, a Beaver County resident and a current student at Taylor Diversion Programs (TDP), has recently completed a number of welding certificates that has, indeed, prepared him for his future career in welding. Initially, Chase enrolled and completed the welding program offered by TDP at its Sheffield site. At the conclusion of this program, he earned the …

Taylor Diversion Students Learning Culinary Skills

Ben Hillard, a local Tionesta resident, and a seasoned chef/culinary expert, has joined Taylor Diversion Programs in the role of teacher/mentor to the many students desiring to learn more about this career. Additionally, Ben and students will be operating the new FiSherman’s Café which will hold it grande opening Thursday, June 27th from 11:00AM – 6:00PM. An integral part of …

Young Ladies Interested In Welding???

YES! Two female Taylor Diversion Program (TDP) graduate students, Sydney and Katie, have recently enrolled in a beginning welding class being offered at the TDP welding program located in Sheffield. Both have completed 7 weeks of the 9 week course and both plan to pursue a career in the field after completion. As the young ladies chatted about their course, …

Holiday Bazaar

On December 1st and 2nd, TDP held its first Holiday Bazaar which featured a Craft/Vendor Show that was thoroughly enjoyed by attendees and participants. An array of arts, crafts, plants, foods and the like were displayed by 20+ vendors who had registered for the event.      In addition to local vendors from the Tionesta area, others attended from Titusville, Tidioute, …

Veteran’s Day Brunch November 2018

We are having a Veteran’s Day Brunch on Friday, November 9, at 10:00 AM to NOON to honor the many veterans who are employed by TDP, as well as veterans of the community. Please join us! Music will be provided by the Youth Choir of Taylor Diversion Programs.   In preparation for Veteran’s Day, we decided to invite a few …

Holiday Bazaar December 2018

We are having a great Vendor Show the weekend of December 1st and 2nd from 9am to 4pm. Please check out the attached flyer and application. Please Call for More Information & to Secure Your Spot! Alysha: 814-657-1661 or Linda: 814-229-2973 $15 Table Fee (covers both days) Download: Holiday Bazaar Application Holiday Bazaar Flyer