Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
A ribbon-cutting was held Tuesday for a new 16-chair renal dialysis center located on the campus of Elk Regional Health System in St. Marys.
The newly constructed Renal CarePartners of St. Marys Dialysis Facility, situated behind the building housing Community Nurses, Inc. and ERHC's outpatient rehabilitation center, was designed with the goal of providing top-quality nephrology and renal dialysis services, and making those services more accessible and convenient to residents in the region.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority recently received a grant from the Stackpole Hall Foundation for necessary upgrades to the Community Recycling Center, which is located in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. The authority rents the building from North Central.
According to Bekki Titchner, recycling and solid waste coordinator, the total amount of the grant is around $8,000.
"That is for setting up the heating in [the Community Recycling Center], as well as for a digital scale," Titchner said.
The North Central Workforce Investment Board recently held a seminar about available and upcoming careers within Pennsylvaniaâ€™s oil and gas extraction industry.
Members of numerous career agencies were in attendance, along with those involved with the North Central Gas and Oil Extraction Industry Partnership, which services 17 counties.
Once again St. Joseph Monastery will be hosting Christmas at the Convent Open House event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€śOur bake sale is the most popular event,â€ť said Sister Margoretta OSB. â€śLast year, people were lined up to get in.â€ť
The Sweet Shop is offering an array of baked goods and canned items, including pears, salsa, mustard, hot peppers, jellies and jams and pumpkin bread. Homemade sauerkraut will also be available for purchase.
The holiday country song "Santa's Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck" may not be far off the mark this year, with local dealership St. Marys Chevrolet teaming up with Project Gifts for Elk County by pledging to collect four truck beds full of toys for the area's disadvantaged children.
The Community Recycling Center, located in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys, is holding an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in an effort to help better educate community members on how materials are processed at the facility. The center has been accepting recyclables since the beginning of October.
Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling coordinator, encouraged area residents to attend the event, though she noted that this is strictly a social event and individuals will not be permitted to drop off recyclables.
In the fall of 2009, staff members from Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse [CAPSEA] had just returned from the funeral of their colleague, Liz Mitchell, when they received some news that was both joyous and sorrowful: the grant they had applied for to revamp the backyard at their shelter had just come through, but their dear friend Liz, who was the driving force behind the project, would not be there to share it with them.
Cold and rainy weather on Thursday morning did not discourage area residents from participating in this year's Turkey Trot, a 5K (3.1-mile) walk/run that has been held annually by the Schlimm family for the past six years. Proceeds from the event benefit the Prostate Urologic Program at UPMC.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Joe Sestak, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district, passed through Elk County yesterday morning and partook in an informal gathering at the American Legion along the 300 block of Main Street in Ridgway.
Serving as a U.S. Representative since 2007, the 2010 Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat lost a close election to Republican Pat Toomey.
Hunters can help feed the hungry by sharing their extra venison as part of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s charitable venison donation program, Hunters Sharing The Harvest (HSH).
The program distributes venison to the stateâ€™s food banks through a statewide network of participating butchers.