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SS.C.D. gearing up for annual festival

August 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It must be August when you see back-to-school commercials on television and the 73rd Saints Cosmas & Damian (SS.C.D.) Lawn Festival is ready to begin. The festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday with the proceeds going to the SS.C.D. Catholic School.

"This is my 19th year as the festival chairman; I succeeded Tom and Joanne Uberti after having been their assistant for several years," said Frank Hetrick, festival chairperson.

Hetrick said both of his children, Ryan and Shawn, attended school at SS.C.D. Elementary School and now live in Los Angeles, Calif.

Brockway library presents new methods of accessing genealogies and old newspapers

August 1, 2012

BROCKWAY — Have you ever wondered if you are descended from someone famous? Do you ever wonder if your great-great grandparents did something significant — fought in a war, served in the political system, immigrated to America with nothing but the clothes on their backs or started their own business?

If you want to find out, you may have to travel only as far as your local library. The Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway presented a genealogies program last Tuesday.

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