Archive - Jan 2011 - News Article
On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys will be transformed into a one-stop Valentine shopping experience as part of The Polar Sweet Express event.
The brand-new event that will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature an array of local vendors displaying their products, with proceeds benefiting the CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) shelter in Ridgway.
Together, The River 98.9 has partnered with Ridgway BiLo and Northwest Savings Bank in sponsoring the event.
It was standing-room only at the Jay Township Supervisors meeting Thursday evening, as a crowd of about 40 township residents gathered to express their views and hear the supervisors' plans regarding township business, such as their recent decision to eliminate the township's roadmaster position.
Area residents in need of graphic design services now have another option with the creation of Adam Feldbauer's new business, Adam Feldbauer Design.
Born and raised in St. Marys, Feldbauer learned the fundamentals and principals of 2D and 3D design while attending Edinboro University. He also holds an associate degree in business with a specialization in design from DuBois Business College.
Calling all Girl Scout cookie fans: It's that time of year when Girl Scouts around the country embark on their annual cookie sale. Orders are now being taken until Wednesday, Jan. 26, with delivery expected the week of February 24.
Once again, this year's offerings include Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Trefoils, Dulce de Leches, and Thank U Berry Munches.
All eight varieties are selling for $3.50 a box, the same cost as in past years. Troops receive proceeds of 65 cents per box for senior scouts and 60 cents for junior and cadet scouts.
Municipal representatives from Elk County held a meeting at the Courthouse Annex Building Wednesday night for a briefing on an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan that is to be developed by consulting firm Michael Baker Jr., Inc. and adopted as Elk County's Emergency Management Plan.
In what was a mere formality, the Elk County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to officially cancel any current and future financial obligation to the Bradford Airport Authority.
According to Elk County commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg, who also serves as first vice chairman on the Bradford Airport Authority, the wheels of change have been rolling for years now.
Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the Elk County Planning Department, gave an update Tuesday morning at a board of commissioners meeting regarding the status of a source water protection plan impacting various municipalities in Elk County.
St. Marys resident Elizabeth Friedl once again addressed members of city council on Monday about the television service provided by Zito Media through the city's franchise agreement.
Friedl began by inquiring when the city's current agreement with Zito Media is set to expire. City solicitor Mark Jacob responded that the five-year contract will expire on Dec. 31, 2014.
Hand-crafted jewelry created from authentic flowers is a unique niche filled by Everlasting Memories, an independent business owned by Tracy and Perry "Chip" Carnovale of Kersey.
"We make a variety of items out of dried flowers," Tracy said. "We've gotten flowers brought to us from funerals, weddings, birthdays--basically any type of special occasion."
Upon receiving fresh flowers they are immediately dried out. Some customers even bring in flowers already dried.
"We can work with any type of flowers, from lilies to mums. Roses are the most popular flower we work with," she added.
Members of the St. Marys City Council voted to approve the installation of three new fire hydrants at strategic areas around the city during their meeting on Monday evening.
The hydrants will be placed on Rosely Road at the end of the city-maintained road near the turnaround, on S. St. Marys Road just prior to the entrance to Pepsi Bottling Group, and on S. St. Marys Road near the intersection of Comfort Lane.