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April 25th, 2011
The late William David Tami Jr. of St. Marys was honored last week during the 13th annual In Memory Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Elk County Conservation District is teaming up with the Pa. Council of Trout Unlimited to assist with the Elk County Monitoring Project [ECMP].
The ECMP was initiated to keep an eye on the water quality in Elk County.
"I have been working with Trout Unlimited pretty closely because they're training their people to sample for TDS [Total Dissolved Solids] and things like that for the Marcellus watch," said Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine. "I am teaming up with Trout Unlimited in that effort."
Rainy weather on Saturday did not deter youngsters at Sacred Heart from enjoying the parish's annual Easter egg hunt. The egg hunt was one of several scheduled to be held in the area. Due to the weather, the well-attended event was moved indoors, with age groups being directed to various locations throughout the Sacred Heart Activity Center. In addition to the candy found in their eggs, children also received additional goodies from the Easter Bunny, who made a special appearance at the event. Pictured are youngsters shown hunting for eggs during the event.
The weather in St. Marys was cool, damp and gloomy on Saturday morning; however, this did little to dampen the spirits of around 500 individuals who participated in the inaugural Bunny Hop 5K run/walk. The event raised over $10,000 to benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
"[The amount of participants] was probably over double what we were expecting," said Taylor Frank, who coordinated the event along with her sister, Carly, and Rachael, Michael and Daniel Paladino, in honor of their mothers.
Members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of School Directors approved various items during their recent meeting.
Among them were the approval of Nathaniel J. Schmidt as the solicitor for the district for the 2011-2012 school year at a rate of $125 per hour.
The Jay Township Supervisors opened bids during their recent meeting for a paving project that will take place later this year along a portion of the Caledonia Road.
Bids were received from three different companies. According to the supervisors, bids were submitted in the amounts of $219,569.80 from Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.; $187,168 from HRI, Inc.; and $191,827.80 from New Enterprise. The supervisors unanimously approved awarding the bid to HRI, which was the lowest responsible bidder.
"Who's under your carbon footprint?"
This question was recently posed to the 87 members of the senior class at Elk County Catholic High School as they studied environmental stewardship and learned about how the impact they have on the environment affects others around the world. The discussions have taken place in the students' theology class, which is taught by Fr. Ross Miceli.
Approximately 60 agencies will be on hand between 1-6 p.m. on Monday as part of Family Day 2011, being held once again at the St. Marys Area High School.
Now in its seventh year, Family Day is aimed at promoting health and wellness for the entire family, from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between.
The idea that a few simple actions can make a big difference is proven in the results of an ink cartridge and cellphone recycling program that began years ago in the St. Marys Catholic elementary schools. Now in its 10th year, the program has brought in more than $23,000 for technology supplies and equipment to benefit the newly incorporated Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS).
The nearly 27,000 people who ran in Monday's Boston Marathon were doing so for a variety of reasons. For Hollywood, Pa. resident Joe Guilyard, it was about health, gratitude and the inspiration of the people who helped get him there.
"It's like you're in the SuperBowl, and I was a player. It was fantastic," Guilyard said. "The crowd was screaming from one end to the other. It was the thrill of a lifetime.
"Everybody there was living their dream. They were getting to run in the Boston Marathon."