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November 16th, 2012

Big News: Little River Band to perform in Punxsy on Groundhog Day

November 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, the Australian group "Little River Band" will be performing on the stage of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, located at 220 North Jefferson St.

This concert is part of the band's scheduled 2012 tour and will include several of its most popular recordings, including "It's a Long Way There," "Help Is on the Way," "Happy Anniversary," Reminiscing," "Lady," "Lonesome Loser," "Cool Change," "The Night Owls" and "Take It Easy on Me."

During its career, the band has sold more than 25 million records and has scored 13 American Top 40 hits.

FEMCO to host party next Saturday benefiting Toys for Tots

November 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Femco is hosting a 'Gingerbread Open House Party' on Saturday, Nov. 24, from noon to 2 p.m.

This will be a joint effort between Femco, Community Action and Kiwanis.

Femco is encouraging people to drop off new and unwrapped toys for Toys
for Tots while they're out and about getting ready for the other holiday festivities that day (parade, etc.).

One age group which is often overlooked in Toys for Tots donations are babies.

There will be free food and refreshments provided.

Girl Friends holds grand opening

November 17, 2012

Friday marked the grand opening of Punxsutawney's newest store, Girl Friends.

The store is operated by friends Joyce Gunderson and Jennifer Frederick.

Both are wholesale reps who have been in the clothing business their whole lives. Their pink/white/black-themed store is filled with designer clothes, purses and jewelry.

"I was wandering through this town one day and just fell in love with it," said Gunderson.

The friends celebrated their grand opening with other friends and customers.

November 15th

SS.C.D. Christmas Bazaar is upon us!

November 16, 2012

The annual SS.C.D. Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be over 85 vendor tables. Both breakfast and lunch will be served for anyone looking for a yummy meal. The event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds from the meals and rented spaces going to the school. Pictured taking a break from helping with the setup are (front, from left) Alyssa Campbell, Abbey Stello, Teaghan Riggie, Emily Dobbins; (back) Elizabeth Stello, Morgan Riggie, Sawyer Hall and Gracie Hall.

‘Tunes for Tots’ to rock the Eagles

November 16, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — What started out as a dream for Bruce Walker of Punxsutawney last year, has now become reality for him, with the help of many great people.

Walker's goal was to help local children at Christmas time. His statement — "No child should wake up without presents on Christmas" — was taken to heart by some friends who helped him host the first annual Tunes for Tots & Auction on Dec. 3, 2011, at Walston Club in Punxsutawney.

November 14th

Nurse Practitioner Week raises awareness of mysterious medics

November 15, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nurse practitioner: It's a profession that most have probably heard of, but perhaps one that folks don't exactly know much about.

The week of Nov. 11-17 is National Nurse Practitioner Week, and with a national health care provider shortage, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, in a recent press release, spoke to the aim and importance of NPs.

Thornhill gets minimum of 45 years for Punxsutawney shooting

November 15, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Christopher Thornhill was sentenced by John Foradora to a minimum aggregate sentence of no less than 45 years and no more than 90 in a state correctional institution following his conviction in a shooting that occurred on Sept. 22, 2011 in Punxsutawney.

November 13th

Fit for a king: Powder Puff hosts King’s Court

November 14, 2012

At halftime of Tuesday night’s Powder Puff football game, which was held to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish program, the annual King’s Court ceremony was held. This year’s court consisted of seniors Austin Sabatucci with escort Audrianna DeLacour; Devan Snyder with escort Mary Sloniger; Alex Anderson with escort Ashley Bacha; Trevor Peace with escort Sydney Dubensky; Jamie Bush with escort Lauren Ball; and Ty Zimmerman with escort Chelsea Engeholm.

School board reviews PSSA District Report Card

November 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Richard Galluzzi, the Punxsutawney Area School District director of federal programs and curriculum, presented the 2012 PSSA District Report Card to the school board at its meeting this week, which was moved to Tuesday in observance of Veterans' Day.

Throughout the district as a whole, the students performed as follows:
• In Mathematics, which was on the test for grades three through eight and 11, 80.4 percent of students were deemed proficient or advanced, as opposed to 75.7 percent at the state level.

Council moves to put budget on display

November 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the preliminary 2013 borough tax budget with no tax increase at Tuesday night’s meeting.
The motion to put the budget on display for 30 days was approved.

The council approved the following mileage rates with each mill being the equivalent of $0.10 on each $100 of assessed valuation, all under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act:

• 10.0 mills for The Borough General Purpose Fund.

• 0.90 mills for the Fire Department Fund, which includes equipment

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