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April 18th

Rails-to-Trails to clean ‘house’ on Saturday

April 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With spring finally here, the Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association, Inc. is looking for volunteers to come out this Saturday to help clean up the trail.

"We hope to see every trail user come out to help," said Matt Taladay, president of the Rails-to-Trails Association, adding that the trail would not exist without volunteer help.

The Mahoning Shadow Trail is a 15.2-mile trail that stretches from Valier to Hudson.

Individuals can access the trail at a variety of spots, including the Indiana Street location, Sportsburg, Cloe, Fordham Trailhead and others.

CREATE BROOKVILLE FEATURING PUNXSY ARTIST THROUGH END OF MONTH

April 18, 2013

CREATE Brookville has opened a new exhibit at the CREATE Cafe on Main Street in Brookville.

The exhibit highlights the artwork of Brandi Elkin, who is from the Punxsutawney area.

The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April.

April 17th

Safe travels: Farm Bureau holds annual Rural Road Safety Day

April 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Just what you've been waiting for: warm springtime weather so you can hit the highway and travel throughout the area without having to worry about snow and snow plows.

But now, those plows have been replaced with rather large farm equipment that may be traveling not only the back roads, but the main highways too.

That's why the Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market Tuesday to bring awareness to the need for caution.

BOOK SIGNING COMING TO B’S BOOKS IN DOWNTOWN PUNXSY

April 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nestled in the middle of town is a small and cozy book store that is open to book lovers of all kinds. Though it sometimes would be easy for it to go unnoticed, it will make its presence known Friday.

For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Little buildings, big lessons

April 17, 2013

ANITA — If you're having trouble navigating your way around the "Weather Capital of the World," instead of checking Google Maps, you can ask the students in Cheri Barenchik's second-grade class at Parkview Elementary School in Anita.

The students once again have created a mini display of Punxsutawney from shoeboxes, said Barenchik, adding that each student has to take a little car and give her directional words on how to travel around from place to place.

April 16th

FCOG, PCS students to shine ‘brighter than the stars’ for second year at Library

April 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the arrival of spring comes those wonderful warm nights where one can look at the stars in the sky.

Thursday, you can see stars much closer to earth at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, which will host, for the second year, First Church of God’s "Brighter Than the Stars."

The doors will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Punxsutawney
Memorial Library, and there will be refreshments and live music.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Dustin Wooten & family

April 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Perhaps the hardest thing for a wife and mother to do is to learn that her husband has been in a horrible accident. Even more terrifying is hearing that the accident has left him in such a state
that he has to be flown to a hospital for treatment.

For Crystal Wooten, that nightmare became a reality on March 10, when her husband, Dustin, was in a ATV accident near Glen Campbell.

Dustin was flown via helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital with head and brain injuries.

Punxsy’s Elsie Goss celebrates 101 years

April 16, 2013

Elsie Goss, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Iselin, celebrated her 101st birthday on April 6, with family and friends. Happy Birthday, Elsie!

April 15th

Local crews battle a pair of blazes: Orvetta St. structure fire and Rossiter area flue fire

April 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday saw local crews battle a pair of fires — a quickly spreading one that started at 3:50 p.m. on Monday at 131 Orvetta St. in Punxsutawney and an evening fire that started in the flue of a house on Railroad Street in the Rossiter area.

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

Head Start students showcase what they’re learning at open houses

April 15, 2013

Punxsutawney Head Start Centers I, II and III and Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts Center, held an open house on Monday afternoon.

The open house gave students a chance to show what they are learning as well as what they do on a daily basis.

The event was also open to community members who may have been looking for a place to send their children.

“This is a nice opportunity for people to come and see what we're all about," said Autumn Reddinger, faculty member.

Pictured is Jazzmin Shaffer, age 3, of Punxsutawney, learning about different shapes.

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