Archive - Sep 28, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Back on March 24, 2009, the community lost a man far too young when Adam Travis passed away.
Out of the tragic event, now three years past, though, Adam's mother, Chris Gigliotti, has found an inspiring way to experience a level of healing.
And thanks to her handiwork, members of the community who have suffered a similar loss will have the opportunity to experience the same when Alan Pedersen brings his and his wife's inspiring Angels Across the U.S.A. program to the Pantall Hotel.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Two Punxsutawney men recently received one of the first Golden Goose Awards for a discovery that was initially discovered in 1968.
Eugene White and Rodney White, both from Punxsutawney â€” actually the Juneau area â€” along with Della Roy and the late Jon Weber, performed a study of the pore structure of tropical coral which led to the development of an ideal bone graft material that is used commonly in surgery today.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Fall rolls in with gales of laughter as the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild wraps up its 37th season with the premiere of â€śDaddyâ€™s Girl,â€ť a two-act comedy by Gary Ray Stapp.
The show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 11, 12, and 13 at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School.
A Sunday matinee is set for 2 p.m., Oct. 7. Guild veteran performer/director Tracey Young is at the helm of the latest presentation, which features a cast of 13 local actors.
Rose Bernardo (Dicello), 96, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 9, 2012.
A native of Cecil, Pa., she married Frank Bernardo of Rossiter in 1940.
They moved to Detroit, where Frank worked for General Motors while Rose became a homemaker.
Rose lived in Michigan for many years, later moving to Florida and eventually settling in Green Valley near her three sons.
Rose was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank, who passed in 1976; sisters Jessie Russo and Angelina Morabito; brothers Frank and Gennar Dicello; and granddaughter Jennifer.
John B. O'Connor, 77, of New Castle, passed away the morning of Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 21, 1935, in West Springfield, Mass., a son of the late John B. and Lucy Nalwalk O'Connor.
He was a 1953 graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from Western New England College in West Springfield, Mass. with a B.S. degree in engineering.
He was first employed at Monsanto Corp. and then at Pratt Whitney Corp. in Massachusetts.
ST. MARYS â€” Coming off what was the most complete effort of the fall, the Punxsy Chucks will seek to navigate through the traffic an ever-imposing St. Marys Flying Dutch present tonight in St. Marys.
One of the traditional and more storied rivalries on the schedule, the Chucks and Dutch will renew with both squads coming off dominate performances a week ago.
On the road, St. Marys dismantled Clarion-Limestone 35-0 behind its ground attack and stiff defensive line.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ It was a night of some needed runs. Punxsy used two late scoring bursts wrapped around a game with two others in its three-game sweep over Johnsonburg Thursday night.
The Lady Chucks finished the first game off with the final six points to win 25-22. The home team used one seven-point run to open a lead and another to double up the Ramettes in a 25-16 second set before running off five-straight late points for a 25-20 third contest.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Punxsy ninth-grade football team defeated St. Marys 35-22 on the road September 19.
Kaleb Young rushed through the Flying Dutch defense for three touchdowns to lead the Chucks. Young's three scoring runs covered 54, 39 and 19 yards.
Alex Young recorded his own long touchdown burst of 52 yards. Braxton Giavedoni ran 29 yards to paydirt and added the two-point conversion for the other score.
Quarterback Ryan Jones completed six of eight pass attempts for 80 yards.
"The offensive line played very well," commented Punxsy coach Rob Weaver.