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April 4th

Film director Spike Lee visits Clarion University as part of cultural series

April 4, 2013

CLARION — Acclaimed film director Spike Lee delivered a presentation at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday as part of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series Endowment of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., established to provide the community with thought-provoking and
discussion-starting cultural experiences.

Lee is the award-winning, two-time Oscar-nominated director of such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.” He has also worked as a producer, a writer and, occasionally, an actor.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

April 3rd

Superintendent Wolfe addresses resolution calling for cyber school funding formula reform

April 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board voted to approve a resolution calling for reform of the Commonwealth's cyber charter school funding formula.

For a full recap of Dr. Keith Wolfe's comments on the resolution, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

PAHS seniors hard at work preparing for 2013 edition of Variety Show

April 3, 2013

Rehearsals have been ongoing over the past two weeks for the 2013 Variety Show, which will be held at 7 p.m. from Thursday April 11 through Saturday April 13 at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium. Pictured are the this year’s emcees performing a skit dealing with social media addiction (from left): Alex Anderson, Maija Carol, Trevor Peace, Sarah London and Caroline Dunkel. Tickets are available at the door or from a participant in the Variety Show.

April 2nd

Chucks hot 10-run fourth inning overtakes Wildcats in cold opener

April 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may have been sunny outside on Tuesday afternoon, but Phil forgot to turn up the thermostat.

But after a slow opening two frames to start, Punxsy suddenly hit its stride.

Following a pair of scores in the third to tie the game at two, the Chucks changed to hot setting with a 10-run fourth to overtake the Wildcats of Kittanning for a 12-2 five-inning 10-run-rule victory on a cold opener in Punxsutawney.

Breaking Ground: Construction of Primary Health Network officially begins

April 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The dirt was flying when ground was broken for the new Primary Health Network (PHN) medical facility that is being constructed on Prushnok Drive in the east end of Punxsutawney.

The weather was cold, but dry, and the sun was out for the ceremonial turning of earth at the seven-acre location.

Jack Laeng, CEO of PHN, welcomed the guests and dignitaries to the festivities, which were held on the construction site located behind the old Career Link building that is also owned by PHN.

April 1st

Big Run peepers on the brink of their latest recorded first appearance

April 1, 2013

BIG RUN — It has now been over two weeks since spring officially arrived on the calendar, and still, there's been nary a peep from the peeper frogs in Big Run, which is how most locals decide whether or not spring has officially arrived.

"It's hard to believe that we still haven't heard the tiny frogs announce the arrival of spring," said Jeff London, owner of Big Run Carpet and now resident Peeper watcher.

London said the average first day of peeping has been on March 20, the date for the official arrival of spring as far as the calendar is concerned.

Summerville native returns to hometown for book signing

April 1, 2013

SUMMERVILLE — Author and Summerville native Kendra Woodring — who writes under the name K.R. Woodring — returned to her roots on Saturday with a book signing held in her original hometown at the Summerville Public Library.

In fact, Woodring said she grew up "literally in the backyard" of the library, so close by that her mother's property touches corners with the library's.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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