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January 18th, 2011
St. Marys resident Elizabeth Friedl once again addressed members of city council on Monday about the television service provided by Zito Media through the city's franchise agreement.
Friedl began by inquiring when the city's current agreement with Zito Media is set to expire. City solicitor Mark Jacob responded that the five-year contract will expire on Dec. 31, 2014.
Hand-crafted jewelry created from authentic flowers is a unique niche filled by Everlasting Memories, an independent business owned by Tracy and Perry "Chip" Carnovale of Kersey.
"We make a variety of items out of dried flowers," Tracy said. "We've gotten flowers brought to us from funerals, weddings, birthdays--basically any type of special occasion."
Upon receiving fresh flowers they are immediately dried out. Some customers even bring in flowers already dried.
"We can work with any type of flowers, from lilies to mums. Roses are the most popular flower we work with," she added.
Members of the St. Marys City Council voted to approve the installation of three new fire hydrants at strategic areas around the city during their meeting on Monday evening.
The hydrants will be placed on Rosely Road at the end of the city-maintained road near the turnaround, on S. St. Marys Road just prior to the entrance to Pepsi Bottling Group, and on S. St. Marys Road near the intersection of Comfort Lane.
In an effort to drive home the dangers of drug use and abuse, area middle school students and a parent will have the opportunity to view The Reality Tour at no cost this year.
The Reality Tour is a drug prevention and awareness program hosted by the Elk County Drug and Alcohol Consortium (ECDAC). The three-hour interactive presentation will take place at the Elk County Courthouse Annex in Ridgway beginning at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21.
Maryland native and former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Stephanie Brooks is finding life interesting living deep in Pittsburgh Steelers territory.
As a first grade substitute teacher at South St. Marys Street Elementary School, Brooks has brought her Ravens spirit to the school, where her classroom is decorated in her team colors of black and purple.
HAZEL HURST â€“ A lone bull elk is wandering at its new residence in McKean County -- the Morgan farm and adjacent woodland along Bloomster Hollow Road in Hamlin Township.
"He's got the run of the whole hollow," Rick Morgan said in describing the majestic visitor to the property where he lives. "He seems to be spending more of his time lately between our place and our neighbor's place."
Morgan said the elk has been dining on round hay bales in the farm fields, as well as corn.
January is National Blood Donor Month and according to Robert Newell, Executive Director of the Elk-Cameron Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, only about five percent of eligible people actually donate blood.
"Nationally it's only five percent and I imagine we are probably pretty close to that," Newell said.
Factors that would exempt someone from being eligible to donate include if they are taking certain medications, have traveled to certain parts of the world or have recently gotten a tattoo.
Students at South St. Marys Street Elementary had the chance to become a living part of science of Friday morning during a unique presentation.
Two presentations took place in the school's auditorium, each exploring light and electricity.
The Living Science program, offered through the Bureau of Lectures, featured presenter Helen Stevens who interacted with students throughout the program. According to Stevens she will present the program to 250,000 students this year.
Several demonstrations took place, each featuring student volunteers.
The Elk County Humane Society is planning to begin a trap, neuter and release program to help control the feral cat population within the county.
While the program is expected to begin sometime this year, Humane Officer JoAnne Smith urged the public to be patient as the society waits for all of the necessary grant funding to become available.
"We're about halfway there," Smith said with regard to the funding. "Hopefully the rest of the funding will come in the first part of this year. It's about $12,000 just to equip the room and that doesn't cover the veterinarian's costs."
A reorganizational meeting for all volunteers interested in helping with this year's Reality Tour, a drug prevention and awareness program, will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Elk County Courthouse Annex in Ridgway.
Reality Tour Co-Directors Cindy Cortinovis and Val Weis said both youth and adult volunteers are welcome to attend the meeting. Youth volunteers are eligible for service hours in assisting with the tours.
"I appreciate everyone's effort to help keep this program going. Without volunteers we will not be successful," said Cortinovis.