Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
PITTSBURGH - Who doesnâ€™t like Halloween?Â From the colored leaves, to the crisp autumn air, hay rides, pumpkin patches and the fun and fantasy of wearing costumes, Halloween is a very popular time of year.Â Â
With the holidays rapidly approaching, many teenagers will be behind the wheel visiting family and friends â€¦ and often copying the driving behavior of their parents.Â But, is that a good thing?Â Not necessarily.
ST. MARYS - Beware, motorists!
Little ghosts and goblins may be on the move in your neighborhood, so take extra care while driving this Halloween. Â
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, October 31st is the second highest pedestrian death day of the year behind July 4th.
"Trick-or-treating is a cherished tradition, but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful," said Hal Beimel II, an insurance agent based in St. Marys. "Drivers need to stay alert
and be aware that quiet streets might be busy with youngsters enjoying the holiday."
Ed McMahon, a leading authority in the world on sustainable tourism development, will keynote the Pennsylvania Wilds Fall Workshop next month and the public is encouraged to attend.
McMahon will give a presentation titled â€śConnecting Nature, Economy and Community Character,â€ť at a dinner on Thurs., Nov. 8 at the Red Fern in St. Marys. The presentation is being delivered as part of a two-day workshop of the same name and has been opened to the public to help educate residents, business owners and community leaders about the economic potential of sustainable tourism development.
An following article recently appeared in the Bennetts Valley Newspaper regarding the St. Marys Area School Board decision on the demolition of that portion of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School that once was the Bennetts Valley High School.
Â A public meeting is scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bennetts Valley Elementary to give the local citizens of Bennetts Valley an opportunity to express their views on this decision.
Â Many of us feel that before this decision becomes final that other avenues should be explored to save this community landmark.
The APMI West Penn Chapter recently held its monthly technical session
meeting at The Royal Inn in Ridgway. Jose Medina,General Manager
of Sinterite Furnace a Gasbarre Company, delivered an excellent
presentation entitled â€śFurnace Cooling" Pictured here are (left to
right): Roy Seltzer, Jason Chileski, Jose Medina, John Blauser, and
The next meeting for the APMI West Penn Chapter will be held on
November, 8th 2012 at Dubois Country Club in Dubois. For more
information, please contact Jason Chileski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITHACA, N.Y.â€”The 26th season of Project FeederWatch begins November 10, and participants are needed more than ever. By watching their feeders from November through April and submitting their observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, bird watchers make it possible for scientists to keep track of changing bird populations across the continent. New or returning participants can sign up anytime at www.FeederWatch.org.
Elk County Council on the Arts is excited to announce two upcoming art classes for November.
Please call ECCOTA at 772-7051 for more information or to sign up for these classes. Information is also available at www.eccota.com. Elk County Council on the Arts is located at 237 Main St. in Ridgway.
Three Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students from Penn State DuBois recently made a presentation on their circular and extra circular work at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Associationâ€™s (POTA) annual conference in Lancaster.
The following is the volunteer schedule for the Christian Food Bank for the month of November 2012.
Week 1 â€“ Thursday, November 1
PACK: Lois Straub â€“ Dick Bauer, Rita Wiesner, Alice Wiesner, Bonnie and Butch Sherry, Gwynne and Sonny Lenze, and Darcy Geci
RECEIVE: Mary Benigni
INTERVIEW: Tina Gradizzi
DISTRIBUTE: Peg Schreiber â€“ Ron Haberberger, Ann Lenze, Fred and Peg Schreiber, Bonita Zelt, Sandy and Joe Wilhelm, Jean Miller, Jean Rigard and JoAnn Fritz
CHAPLAIN: Fr. James Falusczak
Week 2 - Thursday, November 8