Archive - Oct 9, 2013
Several grant applications to obtain possible funding for the St. Marys Recreation Board multi-park project were unanimously approved by members of City Council.
Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi presented information about each application to council. They include requests for $125,000 to the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, for $60,000 to the Stackpole-Hall Foundation and for $6,400 to the Elk County Community Foundation, all for phase II project funding.
Elk Company 1 Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to Bluewater Thermal Solutions located at 118 Access Rd. off of West Creek Road in St. Marys for a report of a piece of equipment on fire inside the building.
Disseminating information to today's youth can be a challenging task since they often do not have the same habits as those in older generations. For John Amoratis, Youth Minister for the three Catholic parishes in St. Marys, that challenge led to the creation of a new app for iOS devices that will eventually help individuals stay in touch with church happenings without having to read a physical copy of the weekly bulletin.
Amoratis explained that the idea came about after roughly 42 of the current 60 Life Teen students were surveyed about how often they read the church bulletin.
Richard A. Gahr, 66, of 48 Grandview Rd., Williamsport, died unexpectedly, but peacefully, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at his home.
Born Aug. 16, 1947 in St. Marys, he was the son of Robert A. and Edith Jackson Gahr.
He is survived by his wife, the former Peg Oâ€™Malley. They observed their 43rd anniversary on Aug. 15.
In addition to his wife, Rick is survived by sons Matthew (Amanda) of London, United Kingdom, and Daniel (Shirin) of San Francisco, Calif.; brothers Thomas A. (Joanne) of Northfield, N.J. and Patrick A. (Ann) of New Cumberland; and two grandchildren, Aidan and Audrey Gahr.