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South St. Marys Street Elementary School first grade presented their Christmas play, "Toys! The Night They Came Alive" on Friday afternoon. Inside the packed auditorium were parents, grandparents and other relatives anxious to see their favorite student dancing, acting and singing as elves, toy soldiers, rag dolls, teddy bears, jacks-in-the-box, princess dolls, puppets, monkeys and a clock along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The 25-minute play included upbeat songs as "Glee Under the Tree", "Teddy Bear Tango", "Rag Doll Rock" and "Christmas Dreams" as well as "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene recently presented his manager's report including various activities he participated in in late November and throughout December.
Greene met with Jeff Reams from Gannett-Fleming to discuss the proposal the company submitted to study the Elk Creek flooding problem. During the visit they drove around the Stackpole complex and walked the area of Prechtl's property on Brusselles Street where they spotted a few beaver dams which were holding the water back.
BENEZETTE â€“Â The Great Room at the Elk Country Visitor Center is typically filled with interactive displays and mounts of various animals native to the Pennsylvania Wilds. For the last month though, it has also been home to a roughly 13-foot tall tree that was cut down on the center's property.
According to Carla Wehler, operations manager at the visitor center, staff members put up the tree the weekend before Thanksgiving and plan to keep it up until after the New Year, "unless the needles are falling."
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Along with a new year comes new resolutions or in St. Marys City Councilâ€™s case, new goals. Councilman Lou Radkowski recently proposed establishing a strategic direction for the city for 2015 and beyond which focuses on increasing citizen engagement, community and economic development and improving overall government operations.
A small working committee was created consisting of Radkowski, who will head up the group, along with fellow councilmen Bob Mohr and Gary Anderson.Â
JAY TWP. â€“ Various items of business were discussed Thursday night at the Jay Township Board of Supervisors monthly meeting.
Josie Schultz, a community advisor with EQT, advised the board that the Byrnes Run well project is on hold and that no permits have been issued by the DEP. She said EQT officials will gladly work with Jay Township's appointed steering committee to develop a contingency plan for the risk of water contamination.
"We always have and will continue to work with you," Schultz said.
While in the preliminary stages of drafting a zoning ordinance pertaining to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, Seneca Resources Corp. has reached out to St. Marys city officials in offering their recommendations for amendments to the proposed ordinance.
Recently, several members of City Council met with Seneca representatives who said the company plans to submit their recommended amendments to the proposed ordinance.
"I have no idea what we're going to see and we'll react to it when we see it," said Tom Wagner, city solicitor.
RIDGWAY â€“ Education was a major point of discussion during Wednesdayâ€™s monthly meeting of the executive board of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.
This monthâ€™s education discussion focused around the entrepreneurial programs that are being started within the regionâ€™s high schools, as well as the rural college initiative that is being worked on to bring a post-secondary institution into the area.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Jon Frederick Dilley, 54, of Ridgway, waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King Wednesday morning and is scheduled to be arraigned at county court on Jan. 5.
Dilley faces felony charges of arson and risking catastrophe and lesser related offenses stemming from an incident involving a large brush fire on Sept. 21 and the burning of a neighbor's couch.
A St. Marys man faces the felony charge of access device fraud and related offenses for the alleged theft of his mother-in-law's credit card.