November 28th, 2014
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ST. MARYS â€“ The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) is planning the fifth annual housing expo, which is set to be held March 12, 2015 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church parish center in St. Marys.
The expo is set up to allow local vendors to showcase their particular crafts in an attempt to help renters, buyers, landlords and current homeowners learn about housing topics such as building, renovating and maintaining their homes.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on the tour of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
Victoria â€śVickiâ€ť Burlingame, 58, of Byrnedale, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 8, 1956, daughter of Bonnie (Armstrong) Emery of Warren, and the late Keith Wegemer.
On Aug. 23, 1980, she married John â€śGregâ€ť Burlingame.
She was a graduate of Cameron County Area High School and studied at FLAME to become an Ordained Minister on Oct. 24, 2010.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A fire broke out Tuesday evening at the old fire station along East Center Street in Johnsonburg across from Kwik Fill and Kopper Kettle.
The building, located at 1049 East Center St., reportedly houses apartment units.
Initial reports confirmed heavy smoke coming from the building.
During the tours of St. Joseph Monastery this past weekend, attendees had the opportunity to walk the hallways and see the empty rooms that were once the living quarters of the Benedictine Sisters.
The first set of living quarters that the tour groups came upon were located in the 1934 building, and local historian Ray Beimel, who hosted each of the tours, noted that in later years one end of that hallway was used as an infirmary.
Council tabled discussion about replacing Elk County Industrial Park directional signs.
City Manager Dave Greene explained the Tourism Oriented Directional Signs (TODS). In an effort to research funding options for new signs directing drivers to the industrial park, Greene explained PennDOT has turned over attraction signs to Pa. Tourism Signing Trust, who has complete control over all directional signs.
RIDGWAY â€“ During Tuesday's Elk County Solid Waste Authority board meeting, the authority board members expressed displeasure over the recent discontinuation of the curbside recycling program in the Ridgway Borough.
The Ridgway Borough Council voted during its November meeting to discontinue the curbside recycling program that had been within the borough since 1991.
Gloria D. Gasbarre, 85, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leona Ellinger.
On April 17, 1948 in Ridgway, she married George P. Gasbarre Sr. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2008.
Prior to moving to DuBois in 1970, she and her husband lived in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked alongside her husband during the founding years of Gasbarre Products.
Benjamin Gregori, 82, of Peach Street, Weedville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born June 22, 1932 in Cardiff, son of the late Martin and Theresa (Zambanini) Gregori.
He worked in local coal mines in his younger years and later, Speer Carbon, Corbett Cabinets and Jay Township Municipal Authority.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sinnemahoning Sportsmenâ€™s Club and enjoyed hunting.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.