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November 30th

Punxsy grad Dominick seeks to begin shooting first budgeted film

December 1, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the help of his hometown, a local college student may soon take his first footsteps toward the edge of Hollywood’s red carpet.

Punxsy native Charlie Dominick, a 2010 PAHS graduate and current Point Park University freshman, received the school’s Artistic Achievement Award scholarship for his independent production, “Dipper,” and is in the process of collecting funds for his upcoming film project.

“I’m very excited about it,” he said. “I probably haven’t been this motivated about anything before.”

WPSU-TV plans a return to ‘Our Town’

December 1, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — WPSU-TV is looking to revisit Punxsutawney for its popular “Our Town” series, according to the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.

The “Our Town” series by Penn State Public Broadcasting filmed a program about Punxsy several years ago, but Marlene Lellock, Chamber executive director, said that Chamber board member TJ Sliwinski, a Reynoldsville resident, learned that WPSU-TV was filming an “Our Town” about Reynoldsville this past summer.

Jefferson County under flood watch until tomorrow

November 30, 2010

PITTSBURGH — Jefferson County and the surrounding areas are under a flood watch until Wednesday morning.

A flood watch means that there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, a storm system is expected to bring heavy rains through the area this afternoon and tonight, with possible rainfall amounts of 1.25 to 2.5 inches.

Heavy rainfall creates rises in streams and creeks, and could result in the potential for flooding this afternoon through tomorrow morning.

November 29th

High rise hosts dance benefiting Toys for Tots

November 29, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Residents of the Jefferson Street High Rise held their third-annual dance to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign Monday at the Jefferson Street Social Center.

Executive Director of the Jefferson County Housing Authority Sandy McGuire explained how important Toys for Tots is in the community.

“It’s not just for residents of the high rise,” she said, adding that admission to the event was one unwrapped toy. “We’ve also invited other organizations throughout Punxsy — including the Mahoning Towers — to participate.”

A SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY

November 29, 2010

Caleb Cochran, of Punxsy, bagged this 250-pound, 10-point buck at 2:30 p.m. Monday in North Mahoning Township during the first day of rifle deer season. Cochran is pictured with his daughter, Alivia. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

HELPING OUR FURRY FRIENDS

November 29, 2010

Tracy Smith (fourth from left), Spirit ad representative, presents Bob Adamson (fifth from left), president of the Gateway Humane Society, with a donation from The Punxsutawney Spirit’s 2011 Pet Calendar, which is included in subscribers’ editions today. Also on hand are (from left) ad reps Jennifer Smith and Kara Wojcik, Smith, Adamson, and ad reps Brittany Smith and Amanda Adams. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

November 28th

Circle of the Trees winner

November 29, 2010

The winners of the Circle of the Trees competition, presented by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, were announced following Saturday’s Home for the Holidays Parade in Barclay Square. The winner of the Best Overall Tree went to the Punxsutawney Arts Association. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Minor injuries reported in Saturday wreck

November 29, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney woman lost control of her vehicle on a slippery Route 436 Saturday morning causing a one-vehicle accident.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Vera Pelky, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 436 on the Margiotti Bridge and lost control due to icy conditions which caused her to strike a wall.

Police added that Pelky’s vehicle spun around after striking the wall and came to rest in the northbound lane.

Way Back When

November 29, 2010

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
(January 15, 1896)
Of Interest to School Directors
A case which will be of interest to our readers was tried in Lawrence county recently. The points in the case briefly stated are: Miss Alice Dunham sued the school district of Sharpsville for wages, the plaintiff having been elected a teacher two years ago but had not articled.

November 26th

First Church of God welcomes return of Living Christmas Tree for holiday season

November 26, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After a year hiatus for retooling, the Living Christmas Tree returns to the First Church of God in Punxsutawney, with free tickets available to the public beginning Monday.

Ron Shirey, chairman of the tree committee at the church, pointed out that it was a difficult decision to not have the program last year.

“We see the Living Christmas Tree as a ministry to our community, and we’re very appreciative of the community support, so we don’t want to let the community down,” Shirey said.

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