Archive - 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Have you started your Christmas shopping as of yet? Even if you have, then you might want to add some more names to your list
from Mulberry Square in Punxsy.
Vickie Amundson, Mulberry Square activities director, said they are holding a Christmas party on Dec. 23, and Santa Claus will be coming to bring gifts to all of the residents.
"We're looking for the community to purchase gifts for Santa to give to the residents so that everybody has one," Amundson said, adding that for this party, the gifts will all come from the community.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Josh Greenblatt.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Josh Greenblatt is a recognizable face. You may recognize him as the owner of Vision Creative Solutions, or perhaps you have seen him coaching Little League down at the baseball complex.
Outdoor Christmas decorations just like this inflatable snowman may be popping up all over Punxsy soon, as Agape Student Housing is sponsoring an outdoor decorating contest.
For details, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ At a recent meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council granted approval to a request from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce for free parking in the downtown area during the holiday season.
Approval was granted for free parking in downtown from Saturday through Dec. 31.
This Christmas, the town of Bethlehem in 0 A.D. will come to life at the Paradise United Church of Christ in Henderson Township during its annual Bethlehem Walk. Visitors will become players in the Christmas story as they become travelers in ancient Israel, arriving in Bethlehem for the census.
The Bethlehem Walk will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8 and 15 at the Paradise United Church of Christ Youth Center located at 4336 Big Run Prescottville Rd., Reynoldsville, Pa. There is no charge for admission, though donations will be taken for a to-be-determined cause.
Bev Fairman (left) and Katie Laska are pictured with an upside-down Christmas tree at Fairlady & Company, as they are preparing for Mistletoe Madness, which will be held this Saturday in Punxsutawney.
For details, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â The Jefferson County commissioners approved a motion to place the 2014 budget on display for 20 days prior to adoption at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
The budget includes a half-mill tax increase.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â One local man is taking to the media and Internet â in addition to reaching out for help to anyone who will listen â in locating his missing dog.
For almost 10-1/2 weeks, Larry August, a local man who lives south of Punxsutawney, has been searching for his beloved dog.
Duke, a rust-colored miniature pinscher, went missing on Sept. 13, along with his pal, Cherokee.
There is currently a $500 reward for anyone who is able to bring Duke home.
For more information or for anyone wishing to help in this search, visit facebook.com/groups/helpfindduke.
Those of us here at The Spirit would like to wish you and your families the happiest of Thanksgivings! We hope you enjoy it safely!
Just a reminder, The Spiritâs offices will be closed on Thursday, and there will be no Thursday edition of The Spirit.
Normal operating hours will resume on Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported on Monday that a Punxsutawney man was arrested and charged in a stabbing incident that recently took place in Punxsutawney.
Police reported that Jamon N. Diehl, 25, Punxsutawney, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terrorist threats and robbery â charges stemming from an incident in the early morning hours last Friday on S. Gilpin Street.