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Wellness programs taking shape for new year

December 29, 2010

While Jan. 1 marks the beginning of a new year, it also marks the start of many New Year's resolutions, a majority of which pertain to weight loss, smoking cessation, decreasing debt or becoming more organized.
Elk Regional Health Center is offering several programs to assist area residents in keeping their resolutions. Among the Highmark Health Insurance-sponsored programs are the "Drop 10 in 10" weight-loss program, "Discover Relaxation" and "Personal Nutrition Counseling." 

Deadline extended for business of year nominations

December 29, 2010

The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce has extended its deadline for submissions for the 2010 "Business of the Year" nominations until Jan. 7.
The awards will be presented at the Chamber's annual banquet on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Red Fern. Award finalists are invited to attend the banquet, where the winners of the Small Business of the Year, with 25 employees or less, and Large Business of the Year, with 26 or more employees, are announced.
Anyone may submit nominations for any Chamber business member. Self-nominations are also being accepted.

Conservation District to work with Nature Abounds

December 29, 2010

The Elk Conservation District voted unanimously to engage in a partnership with the Nature Abounds program.
“With regards to projects, it's getting kind of busy, some new things are coming about,” said Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine. “It is the old Senior Environmental Corps (SEC), they used to be called the SEC-- Nature Abounds took over this program again.”

Commissioners approve budget

December 29, 2010

The Elk County Commissioners passed the $28 million county budget yesterday morning during a short board meeting.
"Our budget has been on display for the past 20 days for the citizens of Elk County to go over our plan," said Elk County Commissioner Ronald T. Beimel.
The spending plan totals $28,199,038.26. The budget includes the $5 per capita tax and the hotel tax, which is not received by the county.

Friedl calls for more signage along Bavarian Hills Road

December 29, 2010

St. Marys resident Elizabeth Friedl recently called city council's attention to the need for better signage on Bavarian Hills Road in St. Marys, particularly in the area of what Friedl described as a "blind turn" at the top of a hill.
Friedl noted that she had spoken to city manager Dave Greene about the issue several years ago, but the problem has never been corrected.
"You have no warning at all that it is a blind spot," Friedl said.
She added that she was particularly concerned about individuals not familiar with the area having problems navigating the roadway.

Marcellus Shale monitoring project in the works

December 29, 2010

During Monday night's Conservation District meeting, Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine announced a new monitoring project in the works to keep an eye on the Marcellus Shale drilling.
“My next project that I have on the list is called the Elk County Monitoring Project (ECMP),” Bonfardine said. “I'm trying to set up a monitoring project for whenever these wells are going to be drilled.”
According to Bonfardine, the drilling can be kept track of with data loggers that will be put in the streams.

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