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Limbo at Girl Scout camp

July 30, 2011

Girl Scouts from throughout the area attempted the limbo contest during this year's annual Girl Scout summer camp. Photo by Amy Cherry.

ECCOTA Summer Concert Series

July 25, 2011

Photo by Greg Reedy
Plain and Simple, along with Titchner Scott, performed as part of ECCOTA's Summer Concert Series Friday night at the Elk County Courthouse Gazebo.

Fox Township visits pressroom

July 20, 2011

Children from the Fox Township Parks Program recently visited the Ridgway Record's pressroom, where the Record, The Daily Press, and the Kane Republican papers are printed. The group had a good time learning about about how daily newspapers are produced. Photo submitted.


Friday Niters perform in Summer Concert Series

July 16, 2011

The Friday Niters performed in the Elk County Courthouse Gazebo last night as part of ECCOTA's Summer Concert Series. Photo by Greg Reedy.

Registration continues for Girl Scout Camp

July 16, 2011

Registration continues for the Girl Scouts' annual summer camp taking place from July 27-30 at Camp AdaHi on West Theresia Road in St. Marys, next to Walmart. Area scouts and non-scouts, from kindergarten through grade 12, are invited to attend. Registration forms are available at Memorial and Benzinger parks, the St. Marys Community Pool and the St. Marys Public Library. There is a cost for the camp.
Camp director Jean Kirst explained this year's camp will have a beach theme complete with a luau, water/boating safety, crafts, activities and games.

Hootinanny to host Charity Pub Crawl

July 13, 2011

The year-long Straub Brewery Charity Pub Crawl hits the halfway mark on Thursday, July 14, when the Pub Crawl stops at the Hootinanny in downtown St. Marys.  Stop #6 begins at 8 p.m. with music by Custom Sounds, drink specials, charity cookout, pong tournament on the deck, special prizes and other activities-- and no cover charge. This also marks the public debut of the Hoot's new manager, Krista Dippold, who has worked closely with Straub Brewery to organize this midsummer Pub Crawl Stop.

Elk State Park culvert replacement project

July 13, 2011

The culvert replacement on Little Dents Road over Little Dents Run in Benezette Township, Elk County has begun. The road beyond the project is closed to all motorized traffic. Work is set to be completed before the two-week deer season begins. The bid was awarded to DBA Coleman Construction Company of Renovo for $179,550. Photo submitted.

Flaming fireworks at 4th Fest in State College

July 11, 2011

A colorful display of fireworks lit up the sky over Happy Valley during the 2011 Central PA Fourth Fest. Shown is one of the ground set effects, a golden display of flames. Photo by Amy Cherry.

Fireworks at 4th Fest in State College

July 11, 2011

A colorful display of fireworks lit up the sky over Happy Valley during the 2011 Central PA Fourth Fest. Cheers and a chorus of oohs and aahs emanated from the crowd throughout the show. Shown is one of the "Heroes"-themed set effects of a fireman, complete with a hose shooting fireworks. Photo by Amy Cherry.

Traffic backs up as spectators watch Atlantis shuttle launch

July 10, 2011

On Friday, vehicles lined roadways surrounding NASA's Kennedy Space Center, including state Route 405 in Titusville, Fla., which became a parking lot as drivers stopped on the road or pulled off to watch the final launch of the Atlantis space shuttle.

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