Archive - May 2012 - News Article
At Thursday's meeting of the SMASD Board of Directors, board members approved a resolution declaring their support for legislation and legislative reform measures that would ease financial burdens and constraints placed on school districts statewide.
ST. MARYS - Many people dream of someone special they would like to meetâ€”a celebrity, a mentor, or a figure known the world over. St. Marys residents Mary and Jake Meyer realized that dream when they recently met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in Rome.
ST. MARYS â€“ Doctors and staff welcomed area residents to the new St. Marys location of the Laurel Eye Clinic at a grand opening held Thursday afternoon.
The clinic, housed in the Canadensis Building at 241 Depot St. in downtown St. Marys, is now accepting patients and offers routine family eye care, cataract evaluations, glaucoma management, macular degeneration management and free LASIK consultations.
The facility's eye-care specialists are Daniel L. Amsler, OD, Janice D. Dunkle, OD, and ophthalmologist Parag D. Parekh, MD, MPA.
ST. MARYS - The SMASD Board of Directors voted to approve a tentative budget at Thursday's meeting.
As is customary, the budget will be subject to review for a 30-day period before it is put to a final vote at next month's meeting. The preliminary budget includes a total of $24,339,949 in expenditures.
Superintendent Ann Kearney said that in preparing the budget, consideration is paid to various components which include faculty, enrollment, revenue, and expenditures, but also whether "our program is working."
ST. MARYS - In recognizing National Women's Health Week taking place May 13-19, Curves of St. Marys has planned a full slate of events featuring healthcare services during National Curves Day on May 17.
Festivities will kick off this Saturday with a rummage and bake sale at Curves, located inside the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Team Curves Purple Power, the gym's American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team. The sale is being organized by Curves members Mary Hunt, Betty Polaski and Barb Orsich.
A graphic accident simulation drove home the sobering consequences of the tragic effects of drunk driving during Wednesday's Prom Promise mock crash hosted by St. Marys Area High School.
The event began in the auditorium as SMAHS Principal Dr. Josh Williams provided a brief introduction.
With the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg drawing near, the art of the reenactment was on display at the SMAMS grounds this past Friday as part of the school's annual Civil War Reenactment Day.
Liz Baldwin, a reenactor from Ridgway, described the process of creating her character and impression, that of a refugee, and making it authentic in her participation in a reenactment.
Baldwin said that in researching and becoming her character, she focused on details, including what a refugee would have worn and possessed.
ST. MARYS - A visit from a mobile orthopedic educational facility's open house event recently allowed area residents to learn about new treatment options for joint pain and joint replacement surgery, along with advancing technologies in orthopedic care.
Members of St. Marys City Council continued their discussion about instituting an engine brake ordinance during their Monday evening meeting.
As part of the proposed ordinance, signs would be placed along South St. Marys Street near the elementary school. Residents have complained about the loud noises trucks make while they apply their jake brakes as they descend the hill to the traffic light entering downtown.
The St. Marys Area Ambulance Service carried out its main membership drive last month, but it is not too late to join this month and take advantage of the benefits offered.
According to Manager Robert "Bert" Sorg, the ambulance service provides both emergency and non-emergency health care and transportation services to area residents. Full ambulance services are provided to St. Marys and paramedic services are provided to Fox Township, Johnsonburg and Bennetts Valley.