Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
Members of the local police force and the Punxsutawney Fire Department saw off the competitive cheerleader squad from Punxsutawney Area High School on Thursday afternoon, as they departed for the state championships in Hershey, Pa.
The snow picked up just in time for the departure, similar to confetti falling from the sky.
Maybe it was Mother Natureâs way of wishing the team good luck. Punxsy will compete Friday, and â if the team qualifies â Saturday as well.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney School Board held its committee meeting Wednesday night, with many issues being discussed.
One issue discussed was that of IUP-Punxsy students using the middle school pool during open swim hours. IUP-Punxsy Assistant Dean of Students Theo Turner was on-hand to answer any questions that the board had.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Thanks to the assistance of the community, the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) has reached its goal of $70,000 to purchase a new digital projector for the Jackson Theater.
Teresa Neal, the Punxsutawney Community Center Boardâs theater chair, said the center had set its goal at $70,000, with a hope that it could raise it by June, when 35mm films will no longer be produced.
As a community of faith, the students at SS.C.D. not only worship together, but they also learn, grow and build long-lasting relationships together that continue long after their schooling ends.
It is through these communities that the students find the strength to stay strong in their faith and to grow to be a productive part of their community.
Knowledge is just one part of that three-part community building.
Students at Saints Cosmas and Damian School get an advantage of small class sizes and todayâs technology to prepare them for their future.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There was a large turnout of people who learned more about healthy cooking and eating on Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Social Center.
Cindy Mallory, a retired dietitian, instructed the group on how to cook healthy foods and to adapt a healthier lifestyle.
Mallory presented three healthy recipes, including millet sticks with sunflower/pecan breading.
She also demonstrated the art of creating baked sweet potato falafel
and showed how to convert an oily salad dressing into an oil-free one.
Members of the audience were able to taste the healthy creations.
Members of Radio Silence Productions â including Punxsy native Chad Villella â and Thinkmodo recently took to the streets of New York City to scare up a little publicity for the recently released film âDevilâs Due.â
Pictured here are (from left) James Percelay, Thinkmodo; Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Justin Martinez, Radio Silence; and Michael Krivicka, Thinkmodo.
For the full story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Itâs Elementary â thatâs the name of an after-school reading program that is held for students K-3 at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday.
Pictured (front, from left) are Zoe Yingling, Trent Hoover, Olivia Burkett, Zoe Smith, Melody Shaffer; (back) Jen Soliday, childrenâs activities coordinator at Punxsy Memorial Library; Rylee Pearce; Coral Ellshoff, library director; and Ashaunti Damore, âtween helper.
For more about the program, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh (left) is pictured swearing in newly appointed council member Doug Brosius at Monday's meeting.
For more from the meeting, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When someone asks you what you want to be when you grow up, it can be a tough question to answer.
But that question was an easy one for Josh Wachob, the new Punxsutawney Fire department chief who doubles as an electrician and a firefighter.
Read all about Wachob in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
January 18, 1888
The Big Run Tannery