June 27th, 2011
Elk County Conservation District Manager Steve Putt announced during the group's meeting Monday evening that organization is teaming up with the Headwaters Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) to conduct an invasive and noxious weed survey on a limited number of area properties between now and the end of August. According to Putt, only 17 property surveys will be conducted.
"We have the ability to do up to 17 of these surveys and at this point we're open to do 17," Putt said.
As part of an initiative to encourage music participation in young students, Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) is seeking donations of old band instruments which will be put into the hands of fourth grade students to provide them with the opportunity to learn to play an instrument.
"We are hoping to increase the number of students by putting instruments in their hands and to build a strong music program," said ECCHS Band Director Ray Knight.
The Ridgway Rotary is introducing its first annual Quilting Bee fundraiser and local wilderness-themed quilt to be completed by residents.
Local residents are invited to join in on the fun and help construct a block of the quilt, which will be raffled off at the Rotary's annual Quilt Show on Oct. 15 at the Udarbe Complex.
"One of our fundraising projects for this year is to begin the annual Quilting Bee," said Rotarian Linda Assalone Holtz. "All of the profits from raffling the quilt will go right back to the town.
"The concept is to design a quilt and let the residents help make it."
A new project to spark creativity in the community, titled â€śIdeas Worth Sharing,â€ť has begun at the parks in St. Marys. Started by Park Director Denny Posteraro, the project focuses on the children and adults in the community by keeping them entertained, increasing their knowledge in the arts and maintaining a connection with the passion for learning new things.
â€śUsually parents sign their kids up for things,â€ť said Posteraro. â€śWe want to kids to go home and ask their parents to do these things because they want to.â€ť
KERSEY â€“ The first annual Smoke on the Mountain Annual Benefit cookoff was held Friday and Saturday at the Fox Township Fire Department in Kersey.
Joe Kugler, Lieutenant 32 of the Fox Township Fire Department, said the idea is to enjoy some good food and good company. Kugler was one of the main contacts for the event along with Ron Deahl, the chairman of the barbecue committee.
Anthony James Assalone, 76, of Mt. Run Road, Penfield, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 28, 1934 in Weedville, son of the late Anthony James and Rose Assalone Sr.
He married Catherine (Webb) Assalone on Nov. 22, 1958, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2010.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
ST. MARYS - In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Stoltz Family Dealerships is planning to give back to the communities it serves by donating $25,000 to local charities.
The automobile sales and service business, which has five locations throughout Elk, Clearfield and Potter counties, is giving away $25,000 to local charities selected by area residents who cast a vote for their favorite charity.
A new book on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has been published by the Kane Historic Preservation Society.
The 124-page book is filled with photos and accounts of the 16 CCC camps in the only national forest in Pennsylvania.
The St. Marys Little League Softball 11/12-year-old all-stars opened play in the District 10 Major League South Division Thursday night by hosting the DuBois squad. DuBois registered a 14-2 victory over the St. Marys squad at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys will be in action on Saturday when they travel to Reyn/Sykes for a 4 p.m. game. DuBois will host Punxsutawney, a 15-0 winner in four innings, over Brockway Thursday night.
In last nightâ€™s game, St. Marys was limited to three hits in the contest. Sydney Hoffman had a double and a triple, while Sophia Viglione had a single.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team was handed its first loss of the season in the form of a 7-0 setback by the Wilcox Legion Wednesday night at Berwind Park.
The St. Marys squad had three hits in the game on a double by Nick Burdick, and singles by Jordan Weinzierl and Jake Cortina.
Wilcox had nine hits in the game, led by Joe Holmberg with a triple and a single. Cole Peterson had a double and two singles, Jesse Reynolds had two singles, Frank Kocjancic had a double and Josh Mitchell had a single.