Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
On Friday evening, New York Times best-selling author RoseMarie Terenzio was left speechless after City of St. Marys Mayor Sally Geyer proclaimed April 27 as RoseMarie Terenzio Day in St. Marys.
Geyer read the proclamation during Terenzio's book-signing event held at the St. Marys Public Library. She is the author of the memoir "Fairy Tale Interrupted," in which she chronicles her five-year experience as the late John F. Kennedy Jr.'s assistant and publicist.
St. Boniface Catholic School's gala on Saturday was well-attended, with students and their families, faculty and clergy, and parishioners of St. Boniface Church coming together to celebrate their school in what will be an annual event.
"We had our big 125th anniversary event last year, and we want to continue having a yearly dinner," said Debra Nunamaker, second grade teacher at St. Boniface for the past five years.
A crowd of nearly 100 people gathered forÂ RoseMarie Terenzio's "Fairy Tale Interrupted" book signing on Friday evening at the St. Marys Public Library, with all proceeds from book sales benefitting the library.
The event marked the kickoff of the library's 100th anniversary, which is being celebrated in July. In May the library plans to roll out their new e-book program as well, according to Scarlette Corbin, library executive director.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Area fire crews spent several hours battling a fire that burned several acres along SR 555, east of Benezette, on Sunday afternoon.
According to Elk County 911 email alerts, the Jay Township Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the area of 10461 Route 555 between Hulett Street and Summerson Road at 3:40 p.m. The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department and Crystal Fire Department from St. Marys were both called to the scene at 4:12 p.m.
The City of St. Marys Shade Tree Commission began Arbor Day celebrations on Friday with a Tree City USA ceremony on Depot Street in downtown St. Marys.
The myth of motorcycles in movies, books and songs seems to embody the idea of youth, rebelliousness, recklessness and a wild spirit. James Dean in â€śRebel Without a Cause,â€ť "Leader of the Pack,â€ť â€śUnknown Legend,â€ť the famous duo of the counterculture movie â€śEasy Rider,â€ť Evil Knievel, the Hellâ€™s Angels, â€śGhost Rider -- even Steve McQueen speeding across the countryside in â€śThe Great Escape-- all of those stories and images make some people yearn for the always-exciting and sometimes dangerous lure of the open road and a powerful engine.
During a recent East Branch Dam Safety Initiative meeting, residents and various agency personnel were notified about new updates to the project.
"We're considering for this project a community information system. We've done this at some of our other projects. It will be voluntary and will be a 9-1-1 type number, although it is not an emergency line," said Mike Rattay, project manager.
The system consists of an automated calling list which will contact people in the evening to announce public meetings, construction activities, road closures, and other events.
With summer drawing closer and vacation season along with it, law enforcement officials are asking the public to take simple precautions in safeguarding their home against burglary.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than two billion burglaries occurred in the U.S. in 2009, with an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property. Of those, nearly three-fourths were residential, with the average dollar loss-per-burglary $2,096.
RIDGWAY - The 31st Annual Ridgway Triathlon will commence Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
The race will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Ridgway. From there, runners will head down to the Clarion/Little Toby Trail for a 5-mile run. Bikers then will then make a 15-mile round trip on Portland Mills Road (state Route 949) before riding a canoe or kayak from Country Squirrel Outfitters to the finish line at the Portland Mills canoe launch.
Back in February, Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a $27.1 billion state budget proposal that held the line on taxes while making deep cuts in higher education assistance.
The spending plan is reportedly only a 1-percent decrease from last year's budget; however, Corbett's initial plan calls for cuts of over $300 million from 14 state-owned universities and a small reduction in funding for public schools.
According to David Mitchell, the current director of Corbett's northwest regional office out of Erie, the proposed budget continues to be the hot topic in Harrisburg.