Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
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.
Several grant applications to obtain possible funding for the St. Marys Recreation Board multi-park project were unanimously approved by members of City Council.
Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi presented information about each application to council. They include requests for $125,000 to the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, for $60,000 to the Stackpole-Hall Foundation and for $6,400 to the Elk County Community Foundation, all for phase II project funding.
Elk Company 1 Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to Bluewater Thermal Solutions located at 118 Access Rd. off of West Creek Road in St. Marys for a report of a piece of equipment on fire inside the building.
Disseminating information to today's youth can be a challenging task since they often do not have the same habits as those in older generations. For John Amoratis, Youth Minister for the three Catholic parishes in St. Marys, that challenge led to the creation of a new app for iOS devices that will eventually help individuals stay in touch with church happenings without having to read a physical copy of the weekly bulletin.
Amoratis explained that the idea came about after roughly 42 of the current 60 Life Teen students were surveyed about how often they read the church bulletin.
KERSEY â€“ Representatives of non-profit organizations in the Elk County region gathered Tuesday morning at Kerseyâ€™s Red Fern banquet hall to attend the Non-profit Academy, a fund-raising workshop hosted by the Elk County Community Foundation and Leadership Elk County.
Members of St. Marys City Council relayed complaints they have received from area residents about issues they have with the Shade Tree Commission during their Monday evening meeting.
Four of the five members of the commission were in attendance at the meeting to discuss the issues, specifically on the height of the lower branches on some of the new shade trees and the upkeep of the trees on private residents' property.
St. Marys City Hall, located on LaFayette Street, has been designated as the new polling site for the city's ninth ward residents. The former location was at the Comfort Inn, located on the Million Dollar Highway.
On Monday evening members of council unanimously approved the request submitted by the Elk County Board of Elections. The new change will take effect for the Tuesday, Nov. 5 municipal election.
April School of Dance's competition company, DDCC, had the honor of performing in the Equimania horse show in Sykesville on Sept. 7. Directed by Pam Buterbaugh, the show encompassed choreography performed by both horse and dancer. DDCC performed in a military tribute to fallen soldier, Chris Louden, while his mother Sue Louden spoke beautifully of her son.