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Dog day afternoon

July 7, 2011

Colby Dunkle, 10, of Johnsonburg, was recently spotted hanging out at a local St. Marys establishment with her two-month-old chihuahua, Oreo. Show off your pet by submitting a photo to the "Pet Pals" section, under the Entertainment tab, at www.smdailypress.com. Photo by Victoria Stanish.

Lessons at Community Pool going swimmingly

July 6, 2011

Area youth at the St. Marys Community Pool are wrapping up the second session of swimming lessons, which is wrapping up Friday. The first session ran from June 6 to June 17. The third session will take place July 18 to July 29 and anyone interested in lessons is encouraged to sign up; lessons are available for people ages three to adult. The deadline to register for lessons is a week prior to the start date. For more information, contact pool staff at 814-834-9417. Photo by Becky Polaski.

Pie at Inner Park Day

July 6, 2011

The pie-eating contest is one of the most popular events at Memorial Park's Inner Park Day. Photo by Becky Polaski.

4-H Youth Creative Cooking

July 2, 2011

Recently, members of the 4-H Summer Program who were in the Creative Cooking club made a variety of yummy snacks ranging from homemade macaroni and cheese to caramel apples. Pictured above is the group with their caramel apples that they made and decorated with a variety of candy. The group members are: front row, Destiney Yeager and Nora McGuire. Back row: Hailey Hoffman, Chloe Horning and Rachael Schiafone. For more information about 4-H programs, contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office in Elk County at 776-5331. Photo submitted.

Grotzinger girls donate Locks for Love

July 2, 2011

Tessa Grotzinger, 9, and Brianna Grotzinger, 8, recently donated 11 and 12 inches of their hair to Locks for Love. Their hair was cut by Sherri Wortman of Sherri's Styles and Such. This is the girls' second donation to Locks for Love. They also donated two years ago. Photo submitted.

When life hands you lemons...

June 28, 2011

There's nothing like some cold lemonade on a hot summer day. That's why these two young entrepreneurs were out on Chestnut St. in St. Marys on Sunday operating a stand with delicious (and pink!) lemonade. Brandi Clyde, 10, of Chestnut Street, is shown handing a glass of refreshment to fellow stand operator Jade Heindl, 11, of Georgia, who is in St. Marys visiting her grandparents. Photo by Victoria Stanish.

Youth group assists Guardian Angel Center

June 27, 2011

The Guardian Angel Center in Kersey was recently visited by the Shiloh Presbyterian Youth Group. The group learned about the history of the center, its mission, information about who is eligible to receive services, and just what is provided to clients. They learned that the center currently distributes clothing to eligible families who are struggling financially and that over 800 students from 26 communities were provided with new and gently used clothing and shoes during the past school year.

Community holds Corpus Christi observance

June 26, 2011

On Sunday, the St. Marys community celebrated its 166th observance of the Feast of Corpus Christi. The service began with an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and litany in St. Mary's Church. Participants then moved outdoors and proceeded to the St. Joseph Monastery, the St. Mary's Parish Annex, and ended at Sacred Heart Church, celebrating a Benediction at each location.

Farmers' market opens for season

June 26, 2011

The St. Marys farmers' market got under way for the season on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Despite the cool weather, a number of area residents turned out to browse the selection of items offered by the handful of vendors onsite. Photo by Becky Polaski.

Giddyup!

June 25, 2011

Natalie Pfingstler taking her first solo ride on a real, live horse. Photo submitted.

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