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November 9th

Schlimm compiles casino restaurant cookbook

November 9, 2010

Over the past two years, local author John Schlimm of St. Marys has been working with Harrah’s Entertainment in producing the newly released “The Seven Stars Cookbook”, featuring recipes from world-class casino restaurants.
The 320-page hardcover, coffee table book is an upscale publication featuring 25 recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, menu ideas and facts about the company’s history and operations.
Over 100 glossy photos capture the essence of the dishes, which were obtained from nearly 100 chefs from each of Harrah’s three dozen properties across the U.S.

November 7th

Dornisch asks council to consider drilling restrictions

November 8, 2010

City councilman Dick Dornisch recently suggested that his fellow council members consider enacting an ordinance that would prohibit Marcellus gas wells or frac ponds from being located within at least a half-mile of residential areas within the city.
Dornisch brought up the issue as a topic for discussion at council's most recent meeting and asked his fellow council members to simply consider the matter and be prepared to discuss it further at their next meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15.
For more information on this story see the Nov. 8 edition of The Daily Press.

November 6th

Christmas in Kentucky program seeking donations

November 6, 2010

Once again donations are being sought for the “Christmas in Kentucky” program, established by St. Marys resident Laura Kuntz.
For the past 15 years, Kuntz, a kindergarten teacher at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School, has been collecting Christmas gifts and making the 10-hour-trip to Beattyville, KY, in Lee County, where a local contact helps in distributing the donated gifts.
Each year, Kuntz and a Kentucky-based social worker compile wish lists for numerous needy families.

Council continues 2011 budget talks

November 6, 2010

Members of the St. Marys City Council continued their discussion on the city's 2011 budget on Thursday evening, making a number of cuts in an effort to reduce the budget deficit and the resulting tax increase that would be imposed on city residents.
According to Carol Muhitch, city finance director, if the budget were to be approved as it is right now, city residents would likely be facing around a $138 increase to their real estate property tax in 2011.

Keystone Exams, new equipment discussed at SMASD school board meeting

November 6, 2010

St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney provided updates on various programs during the school board’s workshop on Thursday evening.
Next week the district will conduct field testing for the Keystone Exams. They have been requested to participate in the field testing for Algebra I.
In the spring, the district will conduct Keystone Exams in Algebra I, Biology and Literature. The tests will be given to students who have finished those corresponding courses.
“We are permitted to give these exams as low as sixth grade if they have completed the course,” explained Kearney.

Program provides employment opportunities for older Pennsylvanians

November 6, 2010

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded, community service and work-based training program that provides subsidized job training and employment opportunities for people age 55 and older who are unemployed or whose employment outlook is poor. Through SCSEP, older individuals can benefit by becoming more economically self-sufficient, and businesses benefit by being able to make use of qualified and reliable employees.

Council approves free parking for holiday season

November 6, 2010

Free parking will once again be provided this year for shoppers throughout downtown St. Marys during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as on Light Up Night. Depot Street will also be closed to through traffic on Light Up Night between 7:30 and 9 p.m. so that hay rides can be offered.

Dickinson's Christmas project provides children with gifts

November 6, 2010

Dickinson Mental Health Center (DMHC) is looking for the community's support for the Second Annual Pat Work Memorial Christmas Project. The project is designed to provide Christmas gifts to less fortunate children who otherwise would not be receiving the Christmas they deserve.
In 2009, DMHC provided 117 children with gifts. This year, they have 156 referrals for children who are in need of having a better Christmas.

Plans reviewed for high school entry renovation

November 6, 2010

During Thursday evening’s St. Marys Area School District school board workshop, plans were reviewed for renovations to the front entryway of the high school.
Jerry Bankovich of KTH Architects provided details on several options for the project. He had previously met with Superintendent Ann Kearney and Cindy FinGado, business manager, on several occasions to discuss the project.

Funding extension for senior center approved

November 6, 2010

Due to several funding inadequacies due to unfavorable economic times, county commissioners voted Wednesday to redirect allocated monies for the continuation of a project for Bennetts Valley Senior Center.

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