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April 12th, 2013

Getting serious: Tonight is final chance to see 2013 Variety Show

April 12, 2013

“That's a wrap,” as the 2013 Punxsutawney Area High School Variety Show will wind down tonight with one last performance at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium.

Pictured here performing a Geico Calculus commercial parody are (from left) Garrett Neal, Alexa Shaffer and Erin Long.

Tickets for the show are available at the door, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Margaret C. Boles Foundation.

Fire marshal still investigating cause of Crawfordtown blaze

April 12, 2013

CRAWFORDTOWN — There is still no determined cause as to what started the fire that destroyed a camp at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawfordtown, Young Township.

"The structure was fully involved and was a huge fireball when firefighters arrived on scene," said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire
Department chief.

Smith said firefighters got a good hit on the fire and were able to knock the flames down in quick succession.

Chamber mixer at PAH to showcase four new health providers, services

April 12, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital will proudly welcome four new health providers to its team with a Chamber of Commerce Mixer, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the front lobby of the hospital.

The event will give the public a chance not only to meet the new providers but also to talk with members of the Senior Administrative Team and Medical Staff.

From 5 to 6 p.m., the Medical Outpatient Clinic will be giving demonstrations on the Teleburn Service.

April 11th

Get your waders ready: Trout season starts Saturday

April 11, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP – Anglers from across the state are gearing up to fish their favorite spots at 8 a.m. on Saturday, which marks the traditional statewide opening day of trout season.

Rick Vlazek, Jefferson County Waterways Conser-vation Officer said that since mid-February, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has been busy replenishing waterways with a fresh supply of brook, brown and rainbow trout.

Spotlight on PAHS Class of 2013

April 11, 2013

The Variety Show continues tonight at 7 p.m. — the show's second of three performances — at the PAHS Auditorium.

Pictured is Corey Good performing an original piece on the piano entitled "Tara" at the 2013 Variety Show.

Tickets are available at the door for $5. The show's finale will be held Saturday at 7 p.m.

April 10th

Chucks bounce Bison to get back in win column

April 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After two frustrating contests, Punxsy was able to take a second-inning lead and allow only two hits over the final frames on Tuesday afternoon.

Trailing 3-0, the Chucks plated six runs in the home second inning and added two more scores in the fourth to bounce the Clearfield Bison, 8-3.

“I like how we answered back when Clearfield took a 3-0 lead,” noted Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey. “We had just enough from our bats to win.”

Punxsy (3-2) recorded eight hits in the seven-inning contest, but did hold Clearfield to just four hits.

Crews battle two-alarm Crawfordtown Road fire in middle of thunderstorm

April 10, 2013

CRAWFORDTOWN — A quickly spreading structure fire caused heavy damage to a house located at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawford-town, Young Township, on Wednesday evening.

Elk Run, Central and Lindsey were called to the blaze at 8:40 p.m., with McCalmont Township Fire Company first on scene and reporting that the structure was fully involved with the orange flames showing bright in the night sky. Firefighters were able to knock the blaze down within a few minutes.

Curtain opens on 2013 PAHS Variety Show tonight!

April 10, 2013

After weeks and weeks of practice and hard work by numerous actors and
committees, tonight is the night ­— Opening Night for the 2013 PAHS Variety Show. The show will feature 19 performances over two acts, with an intermission to allow attendees an opportunity to purchase some of the ever-famous fudge. The show starts at 7 p.m. tonight and will continue on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Pictured here are emcees (from left) Alex Anderson, Caroline Dunkel and Maija Carol preparing for the show during a dress rehearsal earlier this week.

Demolition of dilapidated McCalmont Township structure set to begin soon

April 10, 2013

The Jefferson County Commissioners and members of the McCalmont Township Supervisors gathered Wednesday to commemorate the demolition of a dilapidated structure on Main Street in Anita.

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

April 9th

Acting out: PAHS Seniors in full swing with Variety Show dress rehearsals under way

April 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Are you ready for some fudge?

Yup, it's that time again — time for the annual PAHS Variety Show to be held at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday at the high school auditorium, with a portion of the proceeds to go toward the Margaret C. Boles Foundation.

Austin Sabatucci, assistant executive director, said the theme this year is "It's Our Time."

"We have a lot of diverse skits this year; they're very original, especially after talking to the advisors," Sabatucci said, adding that the show will be very funny and will appeal to a broad audience this year.

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