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Dig, Dug: Reading Program closes out for summer

August 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There are certain signs that summer is beginning to wind down — cooler nights, back-to-school sales and, last but not least, the conclusion of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library's summer reading program.

"The theme for this summer's program was 'Dig Into Reading,’" said Coral Ellshoff, Punxsutawney Memorial Library director.

"It's been all about underground adventures, moving dirt, gardening, underground animals and mining," she said. "The musician we have here today, Jay Smar, specifically sings coal mining songs."

The Punxsutawney Spirit welcomes Michael Waterloo as new sports reporter

August 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The legendary coach of the UCLA Bruins, John Wooden, said it best — “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.”

Wooden couldn’t have been more spot-on with his famous quote.

No matter what you want to do, you can’t give up on it.

For me, I realized my dream at a young age.

With having no memory of my parents still being married, I always tried to mirror both of them growing up.

Since I can remember, my mother was always reading some piece of literature.

MUSIC IN THE PARK TONIGHT!

August 7, 2013

Just a reminder: The 2013 Music in the Park series continues tonight in Barclay Square, featuring Ridin’ Shotgun — a country/rock band. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Pizza and beverages will be available, and in the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

Rotary Club members take turn as Hot Dog Days helpers

August 7, 2013

It was another successful day on Wednesday for Hot Dog Days at Fezell's County Market, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Memorial Library board of trustees. Pictured are Wednesday's celebrity workers (from left) Erin Cameron, Michelle Walls, Lisa London and Michele Neal of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club. Hot Dog Days continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Thursday's celebrity workers being the Punxsy School District administrators.

Dorothy Fox Stewart, 91

August 7, 2013

Dorothy Fox Stewart, 91, of Rochester Mills, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Red Lion, N.J., the daughter of the late Gilbert E. and Mary (Hinchman) Fox.

She was a seamstress employed by Campus Sportswear in Indiana, Pa., and also worked at Hill's Department Store.

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