January 25th, 2015
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad hosted the St. Marys Area Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday at the SMA Middle School with four teams competing.
Moon won the team event with a total of 134.45 points. St. Marys was second with 129.225 points followed by DuBois 101.975 and Ridgway 95.9.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team lost a 55-43 District 9 League contest to the DuBois Area Beavers Saturday night in a game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven.
St. Boniface School in Kersey hosted a homemade pasta dinner and open house Sunday afternoon as part of its kickoff to Catholic Schools Week taking place Jan. 25-31. The dinner took place following the parish's 10:30 a.m. Mass during which students participated as lectors, ushers and altar servers. This week local Catholic schools will observe Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Fire Hall will be hosting the fifth annual Polar Sweet Express fundraiser to benefit CAPSEA, Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event, which is coined as a "one-stop shopping experience for all your Valentine's Day needs" will feature local vendors that can supply unique gift ideas in time for Valentine's Day, as well as a chocolate-dipping station, beer tasting, wine tastings and several prize giveaways.
In a recently published article in British Medical Journal, researchers say there may be a correlation between working long hours and drinking too much alcohol.
The study covered over 400,000 people and found that those who work more than 40 hours a week are more likely to overuse alcohol. The study defined risky amounts of alcohol as more than 14 drinks a week for women and more than 21 drinks a week for men.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team jumped out to a 12-0 lead against the Brookville Raiders and never looked back as they recorded a 63-46 District 9 League victory on Elementary Night.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders extended their winning streak to 16 games Friday night with a 48-28 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes at the Elk County Catholic High School gymnasium.
These SSMSE girls created colorful cards of encouragement for those battling cancer during Friday evening's annual Mini Relay for Life.
South St. Marys Street Elementary School students collected $4,000 in donations Friday evening as part of the school's Mini Relay for Life event..
Now in its sixth year, the event consisted of small groups of students traveling from each activity station.
Close to 80 students,from kindergarten to fifth grade filled the gym participating in numerous activities while upbeat pop music hits played in the background.
In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."