Archive - 2013 - News Article
Following some renovations, Miller Brothers Furniture in downtown Punxsutawney reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. Some of the changes include new products and a âpottery barnâ look.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Music in the Park for 2013 kicked off Thursday night in Barclay Square with the classic rock band Crisis.
Thankfully, there was not a drop of rain in sight, and attendees relaxed in their lawnchairs while enjoying the free concert.
Denny and the Gang (Sharp Tones), with their 50s and 60s sound, will take the stage next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the second Music in the Park performance of the season.
It's time to fight back against cancer, and this Saturday, the American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Relay for Life in Barclay Square.
Participating in this event, among other groups, will be the Betty's Angels Relay Team, which will be holding its 1st Annual Footprints for Hope, 5K Run/Walk, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in Barclay Square.
Race day registration will run from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., with all proceeds from this event being donated to cancer research.
Pictured is Doug Craft, a member of Betty's Angels Relay Team who will be participating in the event.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â PennDOT would like to remind travelers that Route 36 in Punxsutawney Borough, which was scheduled to close on July 8, will now close on July 29, due to delays in utility moves as a result of the recent flooding.
Beginning Monday, July 29, Route 36 (West Mahoning Street) will be closed between the intersections of Walnut Street and Foundry Street for the replacement of the bridge carrying Route 36 over Sawmill Run.
A detour will be in place using Route 436 and Route 119. This detour will be in place until November of this year.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is gearing up for the ninth
annual event to be held in Punxsutawney, with this yearâs theme being
âWizard of Oz: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Cure! There is no place
Local artist Britney Garman has found her passion in metal art.
A graduate of Triangle Tech, she has applied her educational background, along with her natural skills of metal welding, to create three brilliant pieces of artwork.
Pictured is Garman with her dog, Lady, standing between some of her pieces, which include a huge metal moose, a small metal dog and a sign for Stahlman's Country Store.
The pieces are currently on display outside of Stahlman's Restaurant.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you're missing the entertainment that came with the Groundhog Festival, then there's hope for you this week, as Music In the Park makes its 2013 debut with the band Crisis rockin' the park with classic rock starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Barclay Square.
Here's the schedule:
â˘ Thursday, July 11 â Crisis â Classic rock
â˘ Thursday, July 18 â Denny and the Gang (Sharp Tones)â 50s/60s
â˘ Thursday, July 25 â Grampian Community Brass band with Randy Paul as the opening act.
â˘ Sunday, July 28 â Miss B-Havinâ â Rock/Country (special time, 5-7 p.m.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Area School District administration is going to present an updated extracurricular activities policy at the next Athletic Committee meeting.
Bob Pascuzzo, board member, at a recent Punxsutaweney Area School Board meeting, asked if there were going to be additional activities added to the personal conduct policy.
"Will students who are involved with extracurricular activities be asked to sign that paper that athletes sign regarding personal conduct?" Pascuzzo asked.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council said that once the sign prohibiting truck traffic is posted on Graffius Avenue and Jenks Avenue during the bridge reconstruction on Route 119 in Elk Run, Punxsutawney Borough Police will increase their patrols to enforce the types of traffic that are permitted on borough streets.
Eric Story, council member, asked if council could place a temporary stop sign at intersection of Jenks and Park Avenue.
Work resumed on the Elk Run Route 119 Bridge project Monday, the first day that contractor Francis Palo Construction has been able to get into the stream and resume working on the bridge following the high water that occurred Thursday, June 27.
For more information, including details on the Sawmill Run Bridge project, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.