September 28th, 2011
A crowd of parents, school administrators and faculty gathered in the St. Marys Area High School auditorium Wednesday night for a presentation aimed at teaching them how to better protect their children online.
Chief Todd Caltagarone and Officer D.J. Marconi of the St. Marys City Police Department, along with Tracey Myers from Dickinson Center's Children Preventative Services program, presented information on common online practices of children and some of the dangers inherent in those activities.
The new West Creek Wetlands Learning Center, created by the Elk County Conservation District (ECCD), is now open to the public following a ribbon- cutting ceremony held Wednesday afternoon at the site.
Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine welcomed attendees and provided a tour of the new center, which has been 10 years in the making.
"This project signifies persistence, hard work and partnerships with volunteers, companies, businesses and organizations," said ECCD District Manager Steve Putt. "Without those participants and volunteers, this project couldn't have happened."
Stemming from Governor Tom Corbett's budget proposal for the fiscal year 2011-2012, significant changes to the state's community and economic development delivery system have trickled down to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].
FOX TWP. â€“ Following a tour of the Veolia ES Greentree Landfill on Tuesday afternoon, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority held its regular meeting.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said the final medicine collection event of the year will be held this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 8 a.m. to noon in the education center at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
"We typically get a couple hundred pounds," Titchner said of the event. "I expect we'll get at least that this year. People are becoming a lot more aware of this than when we first started."
Patrons can now schedule all of their beauty and health needs in one place at the Hello Beautiful complete day spa and full-service styling studio located at 233 Main St. in Ridgway.
Owners Michelle and Dan Howard celebrated the studio's opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon. A grand opening celebration will be held Oct. 15.
The complete day spa offers manicures, pedicures, facials, detoxifying and firming body wraps, a relaxation Jacuzzi room, massages, Reiki and a fitness room.
Edward M. McAlee, age 60, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center of Danville, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1950 in Ridgway, son of Harold â€śBudâ€ť and Lavina (Roberts) McAlee, deceased.
He worked as a Bell Tone hearing aide salesman, millwright at Johnsonburg paper mill, and manager of the Johnsonburg Elks Club where he also had served as Exalted Ruler. He also owned and operated the Kopper Kettle restaurant of Johnsonburg from October 1999 to May 2011.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon in a match played at the St. Marys Area High School.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer team shut out the Johnsonburg Rams 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Dutchmen had two goals in the first half and one in the second to record the win.
"Both teams came out very, very slow at the beginning. We got fortunate and put the first one (goal) in and got lucky on an own goal that they scored, and that was enough to keep us ahead of the game. They came out hard in the second half and picked it up a little bit," said St. Marys coach Russ Micale.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team handed the DuBois Area Lady Beavers a 3-1 loss Tuesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first game by a 25-16 score. DuBois evened the match at 1-1 with a 25-20 win in the second game. The Lady Dutch won the third game 25-21 and the fourth game 25-16 to win the match.
â€śChelsie Gaton was our player of the game with 11 kills and 14 service points. She also blocked well,â€ť said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt.
The St. Marys Area High School cross country squads both picked up wins over Punxsutawney during a meet held at the St. Marys Area High school on Tuesday afternoon. The Dutchmen defeated the Chucks 27-29, while the Lady Dutch notched a 23-32 win over the Lady Chucks. Runners from DuBois Central Catholic also participated in the event.