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August 8th, 2014
The Community Heroin Epidemic Awareness and Prevention Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday night at the First Church of God, Skyview Drive, Punxsutawney.
Michael DeLeon, director of the documentary film "Kids Are Dying," will be the guest speaker.
Admission is free and refreshments are available. All teens and parents are welcome.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the start of school sneaking closer and closer, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. (PAHGS) will be holding a History Day Camp titled "Out Of The Woodlands:
Punxsutawney's Native Heritage" from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 11-15, to show kids how exciting and fun history can be.
The camp will give kids ages 6 and up a chance to learn about the Native American heritage of Punxsutawney and do a variety of activities.
For details, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â€” Two Brookville men were arrested over the past week in separate assault incidents.
Donald Guy Shaffer, 64, was charged with aggravated assault Aug. 7, after allegedly assaulting a women with a baseball bat, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).
Another Brookville man, age 52, is accused of allegedly trying to bite an officer, kicking another officer and making terroristic threats toward law enforcement, according to Brookville Borough Police. His name was not released.
For the full story, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Saints Cosmas & Damian Church recently presented the grand prize winners of its annual summer Lawn Festival raffle â€” Pete and Jennifer Renne â€” with their prize.
Festival Chairman Frank Hetrick (left) and pastor Monsignor Joseph Riccardo (right), are pictured here presenting the check to the Rennes.
Members of The Banned, Samantha Sears (left) and Jared Thomas play for the crowd gathered Thursday night at Music in the Park in Barclay Square.
The duo played many popular acoustic rock songs to a head-swaying crowd.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department will be hitting the road once again, as they are going to hold a boot drive on Saturday to benefit three local non-profit organizations.
To find out how you can help, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer.
The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story.
Todayâ€™s familiar face is Lynne Stello.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Lynne Stello is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a teacherâ€™s aide for the Life Skills class at Punxsutawney Area High School. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
Music in the Park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with The Banned. The band leader, Samantha Sears, is a Punxsy native, and sheâ€™s accompanied by Jared Thomas. They will be playing a set with a blended acoustic rock sound.
Neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from a house at 182 Cherry St., Punxsutawney, at 6:06 a.m. When Punxsutawney firefighters arrived on scene there was heavy smoke and flames showing.