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January 26th, 2011
RIDGWAY â€“ Joe DeMott, one of three McKean County commissioners, was voted Wednesday morning as the new chairman of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's [NCPRPDC] executive committee and board of directors.
Mark McCracken, in the midst of his second term as a Clearfield County commissioner, held the chairman post for one year.
"I'm leaving the board in capable hands," McCracken said of DeMott. The outgoing chairman will continue to be part of the commission.
The program to recycle #5 plastics has become popular among area residents, though Elk County recycling coordinator Bekki Titchner noted that it is only because of donations that the program has remained viable. The #5 plastics are able to be dropped off throughout the week during regular operating hours at the Community Recycling Center at the Stackpole Complex.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority held a reorganizational meeting prior to their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Many aspects of the group remained the same, as Russ Braun was reappointed as the authority's chairperson, Dick Dallasen as the authority's vice president and John Moran as the authority's secretary. Jim DeVittorio was also reappointed as the authority's solicitor.
St. Marys artist Peter Winklbauer is showcasing his latest collection of 60 watercolor paintings during a one-man show as part of the Meet the Artist night on Friday, Feb. 4 at the Diamond View Restaurant and Lounge.
The showing will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the former St. Marys Country Club. The event is free and open to the public.
"I believe this is a culmination of my best work." Winklbauer said. "Painting is my life. It's not about selling works, but about creating them."
When a loved one dies, there are many things to consider, not the least of which is a marker to honor his or her final resting place. Susie and Donny "Flip" Bobenrieth, the new owners of St. Marys Monuments, help guide people through the process of choosing a fitting memorial that suits individual tastes and budgets.
"We take care of it from beginning to end," Donny said.
2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and in an effort to acknowledge the occasion, the Mt. Zion Historical Society plans to construct a monument at the Mt. Zion Historical Park to honor the members of the Elk County Rifles, Company G, of the Civil War Bucktail Regiment.
Elk County Council on the Arts is looking for your votes to improve its art gallery in downtown Ridgway, one of the hundreds of projects in the running for a $25,000 grant as part of the nationwide Pepsi Refresh project.
"We will work toward making physical improvements in the gallery. A proper gallery space will help to support our local artists and create a more user-friendly space for the community," explained ECCOTA Executive Director Abbi Peters about the organization's project goal.
Hip-hop artist and St. Marys native Dustin "Dee" Aunkst is hoping to move his career to the next level with his new album, "This Music is My Diary," set for release today.
Aunkst remembers when he first began honing his craft at various venues in and around Elk County, initially recording tracks in his bedroom at his mother's house.
"My favorite thing about St. Marys was the laid-back atmosphere. While I was in high school, it was easy to walk around with a backpack full of CDs to sell. It was a smaller town, so any song I put out created a buzz," Aunkst said.
PENFIELD â€“ Despite temperatures below zero Saturday morning, the Bucktail Council held the Polar Bear Weekend at Camp Mountain Run [CMR] in Penfield.
The event, touted as the largest activity for youth in the Bucktail Council each year, consists of troops staying overnight in tents at CMR; competing in 12 skill and fun events throughout Saturday using the patrol method; and pulling a Klondike sled to all stations with certain scouting equipment on it.