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March 10th

HEALTHY FUN AT THE CHILDREN’S FAIR

March 10, 2013

The Children's Health Fair kicked off Saturday with fun events for the entire family.

Van Dyke and Company performed a few dance routines and welcomed those who wished to try dance themselves.

Lifespan Family Services and AmeriHealth Mercy co-hosted the fair at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

For more pictures, visit our online photo gallery or pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

March 10, 2013

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
March 17, 1897

Opening the Mills
On Monday morning the two large saw mills owned by Wise & Hall at Big Run, resumed operations, giving employment to a large force of men.

They have a large number of logs on hand and the mills will be kept running steadily all season.

Brushed Down

March 8th

‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Hope’: Though months away, plans in full swing for this year’s Relay event

March 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you want to think warm thoughts that will propel us into summer-like weather, than why not think of the Punxsutawney Relay For Life event, which will be held on Saturday, July 13, in Barclay Square.

Plans and preparations for this year’s event are already well underway.

"We need people to recruit new teams for the Relay," said Jennifer Heinze, co-chair with Robyn Shaffer for the Punxsy Relay again this year.

For more details, see today's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

PUNXSUTAWNEY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS JAZZ FOR ITS SEASON FINALE

March 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Concert Association will conclude its 2012-2013 concert season in Punxsutawney on Thursday evening, March 14, at the Punxsutawney Area High School with the concert by The Side Street Strutters.

For details, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.

Making the most of a haircut

March 8, 2013

Jeanie Smith, age 9, of Punxsutawney donated 12 inches of her hair to "Wigs for Kids" on March 1, marking the fourth time she has done so.

She previously donated her hair for the same cause on April 16, 2011;
March 6, 2009; and May 15, 2007.

Jeanie is currently in fourth grade at Punxsutawney Area Middle School.

Jeanie believes that, even though she is only a child, she can help other children who need hair by donating her own.

All four times, Alicia Burkett, current owner of Alicia's Hair Cottage, cut Jeanie Smith's hair.

March 7th

A Comical Finale

March 7, 2013

The antics of the rustics from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" serve as the bookend scenes in "Much Ado About Will," the two-act celebration of the words of William Shakespeare.

The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild's current show will have its final two performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School.

Tickets are sold at the door.

In themed segments, the play serves up a generous sample of the comedy and drama that have made the Bard the most famous playwright in the world.

Solid waste authority creates electronics recycling guide in wake of new law

March 7, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority has created a brief electronics recycling guide specific to county residents in the wake of a disposal ban on certain electronic covered devices that went into effect in Pennsylvania on Jan. 24.

To find out where and how to recycle your electronics, pick up Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Good, clean fun: Children’s Health Fair promises pleasant experience for the whole family

March 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This weekend promises a good time, not only for the children but for the entire family, as taking place for the first time in this community will be the Children's Health Fair, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

The event is being hosted by Lifespan Family Services and AmeriHealth Mercy.

It is being funded through a special grant that is used to promote healthy children and family in communities through exercise, nutrition and behaviors.

March 6th

School board casts deciding vote on middle school soccer program

March 6, 2013

At Tuesday's voting meeting, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted on a proposal to start a middle school soccer program.

To see how the discussion surrounding the vote went, and to see results of the vote, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Local photographer Jane Spencer displays her work at PAH

March 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A true artist is one who not only has a passion for art, but also an eye for detail.

And there are many forms of visual art, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and photography.

For Jane Spencer, her love of all things art began at a very young age.

“When I was a kid, I used to draw cartoons out of the funny pages,” said Spencer.

As a teenager, she began to do still-life art, as well as oil painting.

Spencer says that once she got married, it was hard to find time to paint or draw, especially after having three children.

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