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October 23rd, 2012

Parents are number-one influence on teen driving behavior

October 23, 2012

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many teenagers will be behind the wheel visiting family and friends … and often copying the driving behavior of their parents.  But, is that a good thing?  Not necessarily.

Keep kids, other pedestrians safe on Halloween

October 23, 2012

ST. MARYS - Beware, motorists!
Little ghosts and goblins may be on the move in your neighborhood, so take extra care while driving this Halloween.  
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, October 31st is the second highest pedestrian death day of the year behind July 4th.
"Trick-or-treating is a cherished tradition, but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful," said Hal Beimel II, an insurance agent based in St. Marys. "Drivers need to stay alert
and be aware that quiet streets might be busy with youngsters enjoying the holiday."

Ed McMahon to speak at Pennsylvania Wilds fall conference next month

October 23, 2012

Ed McMahon, a leading authority in the world on sustainable tourism development, will keynote the Pennsylvania Wilds Fall Workshop next month and the public is encouraged to attend.
McMahon will give a presentation titled “Connecting Nature, Economy and Community Character,” at a dinner on Thurs., Nov. 8 at the Red Fern in St. Marys. The presentation is being delivered as part of a two-day workshop of the same name and has been opened to the public to help educate residents, business owners and community leaders about the economic potential of sustainable tourism development.

October 22nd

Mt. Zion Historical Society on proposed demolition of part of BV High School

October 22, 2012

An following article recently appeared in the Bennetts Valley Newspaper regarding the St. Marys Area School Board decision on the demolition of that portion of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School that once was the Bennetts Valley High School.
 A public meeting is scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bennetts Valley Elementary to give the local citizens of Bennetts Valley an opportunity to express their views on this decision.
 Many of us feel that before this decision becomes final that other avenues should be explored to save this community landmark.

APMI holds monthly gathering

October 22, 2012

The APMI West Penn Chapter recently held its monthly technical session
meeting at The Royal Inn in Ridgway. Jose Medina,General Manager
of Sinterite Furnace a Gasbarre Company, delivered an excellent
presentation entitled “Furnace Cooling" Pictured here are (left to
right): Roy Seltzer, Jason Chileski, Jose Medina, John Blauser, and
Ryan Magaro.
The next meeting for the APMI West Penn Chapter will be held on
November, 8th 2012 at Dubois Country Club in Dubois. For more
information, please contact Jason Chileski at apmiwestpenn@gmail.com.

October 21st

More Project FeederWatch participants needed to track winter birds

October 21, 2012

ITHACA, N.Y.—The 26th season of Project FeederWatch begins November 10, and participants are needed more than ever. By watching their feeders from November through April and submitting their observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, bird watchers make it possible for scientists to keep track of changing bird populations across the continent. New or returning participants can sign up anytime at www.FeederWatch.org.

ECCOTA announces upcoming art classes

October 21, 2012

Elk County Council on the Arts is excited to announce two upcoming art classes for November.
Please call ECCOTA at 772-7051 for more information or to sign up for these classes. Information is also available at www.eccota.com. Elk County Council on the Arts is located at 237 Main St. in Ridgway.

Students present work at State Occupational Therapy Conference

October 21, 2012

Three Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students from Penn State DuBois recently made a presentation on their circular and extra circular work at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association’s (POTA) annual conference in Lancaster.

October 19th

Volunteer Schedule for Christian Food Bank

October 20, 2012

The following is the volunteer schedule for the Christian Food Bank for the month of November 2012.
Week 1 – Thursday, November 1
PACK: Lois Straub – Dick Bauer, Rita Wiesner, Alice Wiesner, Bonnie and Butch Sherry, Gwynne and Sonny Lenze, and Darcy Geci
RECEIVE: Mary Benigni
INTERVIEW: Tina Gradizzi
DISTRIBUTE: Peg Schreiber – Ron Haberberger, Ann Lenze, Fred and Peg Schreiber, Bonita Zelt, Sandy and Joe Wilhelm, Jean Miller, Jean Rigard and JoAnn Fritz
CHAPLAIN: Fr. James Falusczak
Week 2 - Thursday, November 8

ID requested, not required, in General Election

October 20, 2012

Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day.  All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise. Voter's names on their photo IDs do not need to exactly match their voter registration, but the names must substantially conform.  Acceptable IDs include:
• Photo IDs issued by the U.S. Federal Government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (including the Department of State Voter ID Card)
• PA Driver’s License or Non-driver’s License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)

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