Archive - Sep 21, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ One of the first signs of autumn is the return of one of the communityâs most popular events: The Punxsutawney Spiritâs Appreciation Day. Â
Brimming over with talent, food and fun for all ages,Â TheÂ Spiritâs annual tribute to its readers, advertisers and the community runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the SS.C.D. auditorium.
And due to popular demand after a successful inaugural event last year,Â Appreciation Day will again be highlighted by its own âPunxsyâs Got Talent,â with 10 local talents, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in the SS.C.D. gym.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After nearly six years of waiting, the day has finally arrived for the groundbreaking for the proposed Area Transportation Authority (ATA) terminal at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 on North Findley Street.
John Lacny, ATA communications director, said those who has been involved in this project are pleased that the project is moving forward.
Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner said despite the many delays, council members knew the project would get off the ground some day, although some members of the community may have thought otherwise.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â During a welcoming reception in his honor Wednesday night at the Punxsutawney Country Club, Terry Appolonia, the new dean at IUP-Punxsutawney, used a much loved past-time â football â to describe the challenges and goals for himself and his staff at the West End campus.
He read an Aug. 1, 1944, letter from E.L. âCurleyâ Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, to Ed McGroaraty, which also contained a one-page contract for him to play for the team.