PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council said PennDOTâ€™s new traffic signal project should commence in late spring or early summer.
Borough Manager Ben White said in an earlier interview that each of the intersections along Mahoning Street â€” including Hampton Avenue, Jefferson, Findley and Gilpin streets â€” will receive new signals, signal posts and mast arms. The Hampton intersection is the only one that currently has mast arms to support its traffic signals.
The SS.C.D. Childrenâ€™s Choir, under the direction of Arlene Stewart with accompaniment by Toie Neal, shared a number of Christmas carols for residents and guests at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, where the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought its â€śLight Up a Childâ€™s Lifeâ€ť campaign Wednesday. Also, the students presented a $1,584.95 donation â€” realized from its fund-raising â€” to Make-A-Wish. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Judging by Wednesdayâ€™s bookkeeping, Senior Corps-RSVP Director Janeen Love said more than 415 Jefferson County kids will benefit from the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.
Toys for Tots â€” operated by Community Action on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve â€” had collection boxes placed at area businesses throughout November and December and provides eligible, registered children with three big toys and a grab-bag.
This yearâ€™s campaign collected close to 1,700 toys in total, Love said.