Archive - Oct 11, 2013 - News Article
BENEZETTE â€“ During his visit to Elk County on Thursday, Governor Tom Corbett emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships within the state's tourism industry, specifically relating to state parks, visitors centers and more.
"I think it's a wave of the future of the industry not just in Pennsylvania, but around the country, where we can get more bang for our buck if we invoke the private community," Corbett said.
He added by growing in such partnerships allows everyone to get a better product rather than just relying upon state tax dollars.
George and Dolly Bauer arrived at the Elk Haven Nursing Home Friday morning to load their car with prepared hot meals to deliver to elderly residents through the Meals On Wheels program. George and Dolly have been volunteering their time to Meals On Wheels for over 20 years.
George, who is retired from Keystone Carbon, described his volunteer experience as a good way to stay physically active and to stay connected with the community.
BENEZETTE â€“ In an effort to promote tourism, Governor Tom Corbett visited the Elk Country Visitor Center on Thursday afternoon to highlight the Pennsylvania Wilds as a top destination for travelers as well as to mark the 100 years since elk were reintroduced into the region.
"Unique tourist destinations like the Elk Country Visitor Center support Pennsylvania's tourism industry and help create and sustain local jobs," Corbett said. "Attendance at the center has grown to 200,000 tourists annually, each spending money and supporting local small businesses."
Representatives from EQT Corp. were in attendance at the St. Marys Area School District board of directors meeting on Thursday evening to answer any questions in regard to the right-of-way the company has obtained for use of a road located next to Bennetts Valley Elementary School.
EQT Community Advisor Josie Schultz said in the new agreement they have included a clause stating the company will return the road to good or better condition than it was found. Also added in the agreement were the installation of safety fencing between the school and the road.