The Daily Press http://www.smdailypress.com http://www.smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-04-26T22:30:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13808Dedication ceremony for Rotary clock2015-04-26T22:30:39-04:002015-04-26T22:30:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"About two years ago we decided that with our 65th year coming up, we wanted to do something to make it a special event," said Rotarian Bob Roberts, also the chairman of the club's clock committee. "Rotarian Dave Greene suggested the idea of putting up a clock, and from there the research was done and there was a lot of planning, a lot of investigating."The group had to come up with the clock's location and walked the town to find the perfect spot."It was determined that this particular spot sees the most walking, shopping pedestrian traffic," Roberts said. "If you're walking on Erie Avenue or walking north or south, you can tell what time it is. We could not have chosen a better site for this."St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorDedication ceremony for Rotary clockDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13808Change0Usable2015-04-26T22:30:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13807Unique college-prep program focuses on those in autism spectrum 2015-04-26T22:28:05-04:002015-04-26T22:28:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThis summer, Rakieski will participate in the Mercyhurst University's Foundations program, recognized as the nation’s top college-readiness program for students on the autism spectrum. Rakieski was one of 24 students selected out of many applicants from all across the U.S. “For Mitchell, the college experience is not just about a major, a job after school or even about the academics. It is about teaching him independent everyday skills to be successful in life," said his mother, Lori Rakieski. The three-week program, including therapeutic, learning and social components, is designed to determine whether students are ready to tackle college studies and independent skills needed to be successful in the college environment.The Foundations Program entails Rakieski experiencing all aspects of college life. Participants are given one-on-one attention in order to foster skills with residential life, education and behavior issues. Daily activities include seminars on navigating the campus community, a three-credit college course, college life/skill tutorials, and weekly community outings to such places as an Erie beach and Niagara Falls.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryUnique college-prep program focuses on those in autism spectrum Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13807Change0Usable2015-04-26T22:28:05-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13806Seismic testing to continue throughout three-county area2015-04-26T22:21:47-04:002015-04-26T22:21:47-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThis is a continuation of a project Seneca conducted did last year that focused on the greater St. Marys area.The area encompasses Elk County's Millstone and Spring Creek townships as well as Jefferson County's Barnett, Eldred, Heath, Polk and Warsaw townships in and Forest County's Barnett and Jenks townships. The project covers east/west from Hallton to Clarington and north/south from Buzzard Swamps near Marienville to the Sigel/ Richardsville area.St. Marys, PAAmy CherrySeismic testing to continue throughout three-county areaDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13806Change0Usable2015-04-26T22:21:47-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13804Local author chronicles unlikely friendship2015-04-24T23:21:01-04:002015-04-24T23:21:01-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe heartfelt story tells of second chances as a 31-year-old man lost and alone at a crucial crossroads in his life finds heaven on earth within the confines of St. Joseph Monastery where he meets an 87-year-old wise and humble artist at the convent's ceramic shop."The hundreds of conversations we had were really about the universal questions all of us struggle with at some point or another in our lives. Whether you're 20, 50 or 90 years old these are questions about belonging and purpose and direction and how to cope with hardships. She had the most amazing answers, which is one of the most important things I share in the book," Schlimm said. The book will be coming out on May 5, but is available for pre-order online at Amazon.com. Locally, it will be available at Walmart. Schlimm’s publisher is also working with the local Benedictine Gift Shop to carry the book as well.St. Marys, PANo author availableLocal author chronicles unlikely friendshipDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13804Change0Usable2015-04-24T23:21:01-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13803City awarded Tree City USA title for 10 years 2015-04-24T23:18:35-04:002015-04-24T23:18:35-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressDavid and Tom Grotzinger of West Creek Nursery showed how to plant a tree as students pitched in the process by taking turns shoveling mulch around the tree then compacting it around the tree's base.St. Marys, PANo author availableCity awarded Tree City USA title for 10 years Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13803Change0Usable2015-04-24T23:18:35-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13802Dance company completes regional competition tour2015-04-24T23:11:07-04:002015-04-24T23:11:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressJunior soloist Haylee Zimmerman of Wilcox danced two solos in the Super Solo competition. Her tap solo, “Problem,” earned a platinum adjudication award and second place in the tap category. Zimmerman’s second solo, “Don’t You Worry Child,” earned a diamond adjudication award and first place in the contemporary category. Zimmerman won second place overall highest scoring junior Super Soloist. St. Marys, PANo author availableDance company completes regional competition tourDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13802Change0Usable2015-04-24T23:11:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13799VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history2015-04-24T18:23:43-04:002015-04-24T18:23:43-04:00Copyright 2015 Daily Press Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video! <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft historyDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13799Change0Usable2015-04-24T18:23:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13796Elk County has 4 PA Wilds award winners2015-04-23T23:48:45-04:002015-04-23T23:48:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThey are among a small group of business owners, citizens and organizations from across the 12.5 county Pennsylvania Wilds region who were acknowledged for their contributions in sustainable tourism development.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryElk County has 4 PA Wilds award winnersDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13796Change0Usable2015-04-23T23:48:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13795VA medical asset stipulation changed2015-04-23T23:45:18-04:002015-04-23T23:45:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently collects income and net worth (asset) information from veterans who apply for enrollment in VA health care to determine eligibility and/or copay responsibility.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorVA medical asset stipulation changedDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13795Change0Usable2015-04-23T23:45:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13794ECCHS students chosen to take part in lab pilot test2015-04-23T23:40:43-04:002015-04-23T23:40:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to Laura Anderson, Science Department Chairperson and the instructor for all three courses, the school found out they were selected in early December and received the material required for the lab at the end of February."I was really excited that we were selected," Anderson said. "I think that says that we have a unique offering of classes. I was just saying to the students that I think we were selected because we have AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Very few schools offer that combination. That we could tie all those topics together, I think, is probably one of the reasons we were selected."St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiECCHS students chosen to take part in lab pilot testDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13794Change0Usable2015-04-23T23:40:43-04:00