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Rifle season starts Monday in area

November 25, 2011

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s only unofficial holiday — the Monday after Thanksgiving — marks the opening day of the two-week general deer season and will feature nearly 750,000 individuals sporting fluorescent orange while canvassing the woods for that trophy buck.

Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 2-A, 2-F and 3-B have been added to the split-season structure, in which the first five days are open for antlered deer only, and the remaining seven days are open for antlered and antlerless deer, said Jerry Feaser, Pennsylvania Game Commission public information officer.

Circle of Trees to brighten up Barclay Square

November 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If your family is looking to begin a Christmas tradition, a good starting point would be with the Home for the Holidays parade followed by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club's traditional lighting of the Circle of Trees in Barclay Square tonight.

2006 was the first year that the Rotary Club constructed the large artificial tree on the bandstand in Barclay Square, said Tom Chelgren, of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club.

They had such a great success with the large tree that the Rotary wanted to expand it to make Punxsutawney more attractive during the
Christmas season, he said.

Wish assistant’s book tells the world: Open your eyes

November 25, 2011

PUNXUSTAWNEY ­— More than any time in her life, Patti Lellock says now, her eyes are wide open, and recently, she completed a book to show readers what she’s seeing through the lens of a camera and feeling in her heart.

Lellock, who has served as a wish assistant for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 10 years, recently completed and published “Illuminated: A Collection of Photographs & Writings.”

So much to do, you need not leave town this weekend

November 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY – The leftover turkey has been stored, and Thanksgiving 2011 is one for the recipe books and photo albums.

To that end, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and organizations stress to the shopping and traveling public that with so many events and attractions going on downtown Saturday, it’s possible to spend the whole day downtown.

So resist the impulse to travel elsewhere — north, south, east or west — and stick around for the weekend.

“A day full of events; people won't have to leave,” Chamber Executive Director Marlene Lellock said.

County announces budget with no tax increase

November 25, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Tuesday, Jefferson County’s Financial Planner Debbie Hackett announced there will be no tax increase for the coming year.
But this good news may not last long into the future.

“We will not be having a tax increase at this point, but we have done some studies looking out in the future, and we can’t say that that’s necessarily going to go past this year,” Hackett said.

Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners approved to place the 2012 budget on display for 20 days, with final adoption scheduled for Dec. 13.

Sykesville Lions Club hosts 58th-annual Pancake Fry

November 25, 2011

SYKESVILLE — Two new faces will be a part of a well-known community tradition this year — and it might be easy to spot them in the crowd.
Lee Foulkrod and Carol Smouse are the first women to join the Sykesville Lions Club since its inception.

This weekend, they'll be working the 58th-annual Pancake Fry alongside their male counterparts.

"I remember saying to Mark (Zimmerman, current Sykesville Lions Club President), I thought it was just all men," Smouse said. "And he (said), 'No, women can join, we just don't have any.'"

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