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July 6th, 2011
Around 200 area youth between the ages of five and 14 participated in Inner Park Day at Memorial Park on Wednesday. According to Memorial Park recreation director Denny Posteraro, the turnout was a new record for the event, which has been held off and on since the 1970s.
Posteraro noted that attendance typically averages around 125, and the previous largest group record was close to 170.
"You're always impressed when the numbers go up, and we know that there are a lot of other things going on," Posteraro said.
Food, friends and music are just the tip of what's in store at the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's first annual Clam and Kielbasa Bake being held Sunday, Aug. 7 from 1-8 p.m. at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting yesterday morning to approve a variety of topics.
First on the agenda, the commissioners approved the use of the courthouse lawn on July 15 and 22 by the Elk County Council of the Arts for their Summer Concert Series.
The commissioners voted to approve a license agreement made effective as of June 30, 2010, by and between West Penn Power Company and Elk County.
Commissioner June H. Sorg noted the agreement is for an outdoor classroom.
The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will try to recover about $93,000 by auctioning off the vacant Shady Point Restaurant at 623 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
The public auction is set for Wednesday, July 27 at 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The minimum bid to be accepted is $70,000, according to a legal notice announcing the auction.
Prospective bidders are invited to "drive by" the closed restaurant building on North Fraley Street (Route 6) in Kane. Interior inspections are not available at this time, but may be offered in the future, according to a legal notice.
A sizable crowd gathered on the grounds of the St. Marys Golf Club on Saturday as they awaited the annual firework display. The ideal summer weather made for a clear night to view the fireworks from throughout the city. The display is part of the annual St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Celebration.
A great crowd was on hand for the 4th of July celebration in Fox Township held on Sunday, July 3. There were many activities and all types of entertainment. Area youngsters entertained the crowd prior to the fireworks on Sunday evening; â€śUncle Samâ€ť could be seen making his way around the Fox Township Community Park interacting with revelers; and train rides proved popular with individuals of all ages who turned out to join in the celebration.
RIDGWAY - The Elk County Tea Party hosted its Freedom Rally yesterday morning to a large audience on the steps of the Elk County Courthouse.
Among the many guest speakers were U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) and State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
With increased construction zones in the area and holiday traffic on the rise for the Fourth of July, Pa. State Police officials are hoping for a safe weekend.
"We see an increase in traffic during pretty much any holiday," said Trooper Bruce Morris of the Ridgway-based state police. "The most significant one, believe it or not, is Thanksgiving, as we see an increase in DUIs along that time as well. You have college kids coming back on a break, you have hunters coming in for the deer season, so that's usually the biggest one out of all of them.
Americans lighting up sparklers and enjoying their own backyard fireworks displays in conjunction with this year's Fourth of July national celebration may be relieved to know that even though the use of these products has increased dramatically over the past 35 years, they are the safest they've been since such information has been regularly tracked.
The East Branch Dam Safety Modification Project is moving along. In June, design plans were completed as was approval to begin construction on the $280 million, multi-year project anticipated to have a 2017 finish date.