Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
As part of an initiative to encourage music participation in young students, Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) is seeking donations of old band instruments which will be put into the hands of fourth grade students to provide them with the opportunity to learn to play an instrument.
"We are hoping to increase the number of students by putting instruments in their hands and to build a strong music program," said ECCHS Band Director Ray Knight.
The Ridgway Rotary is introducing its first annual Quilting Bee fundraiser and local wilderness-themed quilt to be completed by residents.
Local residents are invited to join in on the fun and help construct a block of the quilt, which will be raffled off at the Rotary's annual Quilt Show on Oct. 15 at the Udarbe Complex.
"One of our fundraising projects for this year is to begin the annual Quilting Bee," said Rotarian Linda Assalone Holtz. "All of the profits from raffling the quilt will go right back to the town.
"The concept is to design a quilt and let the residents help make it."
A new project to spark creativity in the community, titled â€śIdeas Worth Sharing,â€ť has begun at the parks in St. Marys. Started by Park Director Denny Posteraro, the project focuses on the children and adults in the community by keeping them entertained, increasing their knowledge in the arts and maintaining a connection with the passion for learning new things.
â€śUsually parents sign their kids up for things,â€ť said Posteraro. â€śWe want to kids to go home and ask their parents to do these things because they want to.â€ť
KERSEY â€“ The first annual Smoke on the Mountain Annual Benefit cookoff was held Friday and Saturday at the Fox Township Fire Department in Kersey.
Joe Kugler, Lieutenant 32 of the Fox Township Fire Department, said the idea is to enjoy some good food and good company. Kugler was one of the main contacts for the event along with Ron Deahl, the chairman of the barbecue committee.
ST. MARYS - In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Stoltz Family Dealerships is planning to give back to the communities it serves by donating $25,000 to local charities.
The automobile sales and service business, which has five locations throughout Elk, Clearfield and Potter counties, is giving away $25,000 to local charities selected by area residents who cast a vote for their favorite charity.
A new book on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has been published by the Kane Historic Preservation Society.
The 124-page book is filled with photos and accounts of the 16 CCC camps in the only national forest in Pennsylvania.
The St. Marys Redevelopment Authority (RDA) is still waiting for developer Bob Yoder to sign off on a number of upcoming projects, according to authority member Warren Stewart.
Stewart addressed members of city council earlier this week regarding the matter.
"We had sent your developer letters on six properties. We haven't heard a response back," Stewart said.
CNB Bank, in conjunction with the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) art department, recently kicked off its Community Scavenger Hunt.
As part of the event, participants must locate 15 wooden canvases designed and painted by ECCHS juniors and seniors, all featuring a firework or patriotic theme. Fifteen area businesses are displaying the canvases.
Officials in the transportation department at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] announced the completion of a corridor safety analysis Wednesday with some surprising findings.
Breakfast and lunch sales within the St. Marys Area School District (SMASD) increased this year, and the cost of these meals will also increase for the 2011-12 school year, according to Superintendent Ann Kearney.
At a recent school board meeting, Kearney presented information from a report issued by SMASD Food Services Director Jennifer Asti.
"Lunch prices had not been raised for many years and they were increased for next school year by state and federal mandates," Kearney said.