Archive - 2011 - News Article
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2010 Businesses of the Year during the organization's 27th annual dinner held Saturday evening at the Red Fern.
Northwest Savings Bank and The Elk County Community Foundation took home top honors in the large and small business categories, respectively. Runners-up included Community Nurses, Inc. (large) and the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home (small).
A sizable crowd gathered at Elk County Catholic High School on Saturday morning for the seventh annual ECC Cheer Frenzy.
According to Marlene Stubber, competition director, 14 teams participated in this year's event.
"I was very happy [with the turnout]. I think the gym was full and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun," Stubber said. "The teams had clean performances [Saturday], which is always a nice bonus. All the team members worked so hard and it's nice to see when they can hit their routine to the best of their ability, and I think we had a lot of clean routines."
This February, the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will turn 12 years old. The popular event runs from Feb. 19-26.
While the event has evolved over the years, so has the planning, as committee members' efficiency constantly improves.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Sugarcane, at 418 Center St. in downtown Johnsonburg, is bringing a big-city approach to the Paper City.
The Sugarcane is not only a fresh-cut floral shop, but a one-stop shop for specialty items, offering everything from high-end bath and body products and candles to silk arrangements, with gifts at affordable prices.
"We are proud to announce we are going to be the exclusive provider of B&G Organics, which are handmade bath and body products from the Carolinas," said Joyce DeVallance, owner and manager. "We will be the only one in the region to carry these."
Touted as a "fitness party," the Zumba workout program is gaining popularity across the country, as well as on a local level. Licensed Zumba instructor Brandi Benden teaches classes four days a week at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club, while fellow certified instructor and Curves of St. Marys owner Peggi Yeager plans to incorporate Zumba classes into the gym's circuit beginning on Feb. 10.
Jerry W. Daley, assistant chief probation officer for Elk County, was awarded a citation Friday from State Rep. Matt Gabler in recognition of his retirement and 24 years of public service.
â€śI'd like to present this citation, whereas the House of Representatives of Pa. has always tried to acknowledge those individuals who give professional excellence and bring great credit to themselves and this Commonwealth,â€ť Gabler said.
With the 12th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous scheduled for Feb. 19-26, Jeff Androsky, an official from a production company based in Los Angeles, passed through town Friday in an effort to capture carvers immersed in their trade.
Bekki Titchner, county recycling/solid waste coordinator, gave fellow members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority a status update on the Community Recycling Center's operations since its official opening in October 2010.
She informed the authority that the first check had been received for recyclables sent out from the Community Recycling Center.
The check, for the first 13 1/2 tons of various fiber materials, was for $385.
"It was a mix of corrugated and office paper and newsprint and magazines," Titchner said. "It averages about $28 or $29 a ton across the board for that stuff."
Jim Donovan, a founding member of the popular multiplatinum band Rusted Root, will be conducting the unique Drum and Chant: Transformation Workshop this evening at Soul-Full Yoga in downtown St. Marys.
Anyone, regardless of musical ability, is invited to attend the workshop, which is taking place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. inside the yoga studio, located on the second floor of 19 N. St. Marys St. Beginners are warmly welcome and drums are provided, although attendees may bring their own if they desire. There is a cost for the event.
As newly elected Pa. governor Tom Corbett continues his transition into office while seeking to "reform state government," officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are anxiously awaiting to see what actions the new administration will take.