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October 26th

Another year of thrills and chills at Halloweenfest 2014

October 27, 2014

Members of the community took to Barclay Square on Saturday afternoon for the second annual Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental.

Pictured are winners of the costume contest (from left) Eric Waldron, judges’ favorite; Mary Grusky, funniest; Chrissy Clark, Halloweenfest Committee member; Hunter Campisano, scariest; Madison Momyer, prettiest; and Cole and Maresa Miller, most original.

For more photos from Halloweenfest 2014, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

October 24th

Tunes for Tots set to rock the town

October 24, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's that time of year again, time to think about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping and Christmas. But what about those children throughout our community who are in need this holiday season. The Loyal Order of Moose - Punxsutawney No. 954, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1231 and the Salvation Army of Punxsutawney have teamed together again this year for the Kickoff Event of the 4th Annual Tunes for Tots & Auction.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.

October 23rd

Borough Police bring seatbelt program to PAHS

October 23, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police paid a visit to Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday to remind the students, faculty and staff that using their seatbelts is not an option, and you will receive a citation if you're caught not having it on.

According to a Punxsutawney Borough Police news release, "20 law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania have agreed to participate in this one-week Teen Seatbelt Mobilization scheduled this week," the release said, adding that this Teen Mobilization will coincide with the National Teen Driver Safety Week.

October 22nd

Punxsy / Pittsburgh proud!

October 22, 2014

Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of Monday night’s Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Billy Gardell and Seth Meyers were on-hand to help the ladies wave in the game. The NFL goes pink in the month of October in recognition of breast cancer awareness and to show its support for survivors and for those still battling.

October 21st

Longview students learn to make apple butter

October 21, 2014

NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills Senior Center create apple butter on Tuesday, despite the rainy weather.

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

October 20th

FCOG to host annual 'Free Clothing Days'

October 20, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "Free Clothing Days," as Shelley Rowan, coordinator, appears to be overwhelmed with the amount of clothing that has been donated again this year.

“Free Clothing Days" will be held this Friday and Saturday at the First Church of God gymnasium on Skyview Drive, Young Township.

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

October 19th

Punxsy Concert Association to open season with music recalling '60s folk era

October 20, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Concert Association will begin its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with William Florian, former lead singer of the Grammy-winning folk supergroup of the 1960s, The New Christy Minstrels. In his show “Those Were the Days,” he will celebrate the spirit of the 1960s at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

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

October 17th

Halloweenfest to offer tricks and treats Oct. 25

October 17, 2014

Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental, is an afternoon of fun set for noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Barclay Square. Even bigger and better than last's year debut, the event promises to overflow with plenty of attractions, as well as tricks (of the magic kind, that is) and treats of all sorts for area youngsters and their families to enjoy.

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

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 17, 2014

Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.

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