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Archive - May 2012 - News Article

Adult Day Services can ease strain for loved one, caregiver

May 31, 2012

ST. MARYS – Taking care of an adult loved one with progressive physical or cognitive disabilities can be frustrating for both the adult and the caregiver at times. A program called Adult Day Services can give caregivers respite and provide a quality atmosphere for older adults who can no longer be left alone for long periods of time-- and now area residents may take advantage of a trial run.

Student wins PennDOT District 2 distracted driving PSA contest

May 31, 2012

ST. MARYS - Matt Wickett, a junior at St. Marys Area High School, was announced as this year's winner of the state Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest for District 2.
District 2 encompasses nine counties, including Elk, and has a land mass the size of the state of New Jersey. PennDOT representatives were on hand at SMAHS Tuesday to present Wickett with a certificate marking his achievement.

Schlimm fired up about latest grilling cookbook

May 31, 2012

Just in time for summer grilling, local author John Schlimm's latest cookbook, "Grilling Vegan Style," offers 125 backyard barbecue recipes ranging from sides, salads and suppers to desserts, tailgating classics and happy hour beverages.
Schlimm's newest title, rated one of 2012's "must-buy" vegan cookbooks by VegNews and one of the top 10 cookbooks for spring 2012 by Publishers Weekly, features 240 pages of recipes, photos, grilling techniques and tools of the trade, as well as vegan staples, preparation tips and safety reminders.

May 30th

Camp Flutterbye offers healing, socialization for youth

May 30, 2012

ST. MARYS – An upcoming day camp for children and teens who have experienced a loss through death is being offered to area youth by Community Nurses, Inc.
The free, two-day "Camp Flutterbye" will be held Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at The Pines, located on 1008 Windfall Rd. in St. Marys.

Afternoon accident in St. Marys

May 30, 2012

At approximately 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, emergency services personnel were called to respond to a traffic accident that occurred on Ford Road in St. Marys. The crash appeared to involve one vehicle striking a tree and at least one occupant was transported via ambulance for treatment.
Fox Twp. Ambulance, St. Marys City Police Department and Crystal Fire Department were among the responders.
No further information was available at press time.

Annual Shrine Hospital Crusade taking place June 1-2

May 30, 2012

On June 1 and 2 local Jaffa Shriners will be conducting the organization's Annual Shrine Hospital Crusade, specifically benefitting their hospitals located in Erie and Philadelphia.
Shriners Hospitals for Children encompass a healthcare system of 22 facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, 19 of which specialize in orthopedic care and three burn hospitals. It is the largest pediatric subspecialty healthcare system in the world. The facilities specialize in treating youth under the age of 18 who suffer from orthopedic problems, severe burns, spinal injuries or cleft lip or palate.

Polka band kicks off summer concert series

May 30, 2012

RIDGWAY - Throw on your best polka dot shirt and head on down to the Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Ridgway this Friday night to watch the Friday Niters perform polka hits as part of the polka-themed First Friday initiative presented by the Elk County Concert Series.
The Friday Niters will be performing Friday, June 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to kick off the Eighth Annual Elk County Summer Concert Series.

Masson provides update on monument to honor Bucktails

May 30, 2012

MT. ZION – While much of the focus of Saturday afternoon's Memorial Day ceremony at Mt. Zion Historical Park was on the dedication of the Vietnam memorial monument, there was also some discussion focused on the future and the dedication of the park's next memorial, which is scheduled to happen in September.

May 29th

Fire destroys Kersey home

May 29, 2012

FOX TWP. - The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and the Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that damaged a 14' X 56' mobile home at 113 Robin Rd. in Kersey on Monday at 1:05 p.m. Damage to the home, belonging to Dorthy McKinney, 73, was estimated at over $60,000. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature and the structure was considered a total loss.
The Crystal Fire Department assisted the Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Department at the scene. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the victim.

Vietnam memorial dedicated at Mt. Zion Historical Park

May 29, 2012

MT. ZION -­ Members of the Mt. Zion Historical Society, Vietnam Veterans of America Bucktail Chapter 720, and American Legion Post 978 all worked together to fulfill the dream of the late Ronald Guilyard on Saturday, dedicating a memorial at the Mt. Zion Historical Park in honor of the eight soldiers from Elk County who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.
The memorial contains a depiction of the country of Vietnam with the names of four of the deceased soldiers on each side. At the bottom, there is also an inscription explaining Guilyard’s influential role in the project.

The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team defeated the visiting Bellefonte squad 121.125-114....
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...