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Five years and still going strong: My Fair Lady marks anniversary today

October 31, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It would be fair to say that My Fair Lady in downtown Punxsutawney has had a fairly good run over the past five years.

"Today is our fifth anniversary, and it has been a very interesting five years of growth," said Bev Fairman, owner of My Fair Lady.

"We tried to keep the store to the period by retaining the original tin ceiling, which was covered by the suspended ceiling and actually helped to preserve it," Fairman said, adding that over the years, it could've been damaged if it had been exposed.

She described My Fair Lady as a gallery and gift store.

Children’s Loft Consignment holds ribbon cutting ceremony

October 31, 2012

For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

October 30th

‘Get Ready for Kindergarten’ aims to prepare tikes, parents for school

October 30, 2012

Landon Neal and Leanne Zampini are kindergarten students in Judy Fetterman's kindergarten class at Jenks Hill Elementary School. The students are shown displaying the "Get Ready for Kindergarten" tote that will be given out at a program to be held Nov. 1 at Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria.

For the full story on the program, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Fido 5K to raise awareness for local animal shelter

October 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This Sunday, individuals with a passion for animals, a passion for running/walking — and especially those with passions for both — will have the opportunity to put their feet to the ground to help raise funds for and awareness of the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, owned by Margo Stefanic and Tommy Shaffer, in Coolspring.

The Fido 5K Walk/Run will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Rails to Trails course, beginning near Richard L. Kuntz Memorial Field.

Keep your eyes peeled for ghouls & goblins running tonight!

October 30, 2012

Sunday evening, Reynoldsville held its trick-or-treat after a 5 p.m. parade. Pictured here after collecting their treats are (front, from left) Connor Ansinger, Joelle Getch, Andrew Getch; (middle) Jacob Getch; and Heather Ansinger (back), holding AnnaMarie Ansinger. Trick-or-treat is scheduled to take place in Punxsutawney and many surrounding townships this evening.

Punxsutawney will hold the Halloween Parade at 6 p.m. (The parade will form at NAPA Auto Parts on Union Street at 5:30 p.m.), and trick-or-treat will follow until 9 p.m.;

October 29th

Toys for Tots gearing up for annual campaign, seeks applicants & donations

October 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In what has become an annual happening, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Ebensburg Unit and Community Action, Inc. are once again teaming up to put together this year’s Toys for Tots drive.

 FEMCO Machine Company became a partner in the campaign last year, and this year will be no different with FEMCO and Chambers Replacement World also assisting with the drive.

Changes to First Church of God Trunk-or-Treat

October 29, 2012

Trunk-or-Treat at the First Church of God will be held inside of the gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

If school is closed that day, there will be no Trunk-or-Treat.

Mayor Wehrle declares disaster emergency

October 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy mayor Jim Wehrle has declared a declaration of disaster emergency in the Borough of Punxsutawney effective Monday at 6 p.m. to enable staff and related officials to respond effectively to any possible impact of Hurricane Sandy in the borough.

The storm, which will begin to hit the mid-state area sometime Monday evening, is expected to bring heavy rain to the borough and region, resulting in low area flash-flooding and wind-related power outages, which could last for several days. Sustained high winds will likely contribute to tree damage around the borough as well.

Punxsutawney Area School District Cancels Classes & Sporting Events

October 29, 2012

The Punxsutawney Area School District has cancelled all classes for Tuesday, October 30 due to the forecasted weather.

Also cancelled are all sporting events for tonight, Monday, October 29 and tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30.

October 28th

PennDOT: Intersection should reopen at noon today

October 28, 2012

A worker operates a machine Saturday afternoon at the intersection of State Route (SR) 119 at Hampton Avenue/Ridge Avenue/Clark Street.

The intersection closed at 6 p.m. Friday for the replacement of the railroad crossing.

PennDOT has said the intersection is expected to reopen at noon today.

Detours are posted throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

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