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September 25th, 2012
ANITA â€“ Many would say that it's a lifelong dream to one day be their own boss and do exactly what they've always loved doing. Jamie Grisso, former California resident and current Anita resident, is among those. And now, she can say she's living that dream.
Last week, Grisso started her own business â€“ Atlantis Nail Spa â€“ at 258 Main St. in Anita, right beside the post office.
Grisso said that her journey to the Punxsutawney area had no set plan, and that she just sort of ended up here.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Jan. 1, Australian Tom Denniss officially set out on the first leg of a journey that literally no man or woman has ever completed â€“ running around the world, and doing so following the Guinness Book of World Records' guidelines â€“ and nearly 10 months later, his journey carried him through the Weather Capital of the World.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Terry Appolonia, dean of the IUP-Punxsutawney campus, was the presenter at Saturday's annual banquet held by the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society at the Lattimer House in Punxsutawney, and Appolonia spoke quite highly of the community's involvement in the education outside the classroom that the first-year students who attend college here in town receive.
Prior to Appolonia's presentation, the society opened its doors early for guests of the banquet to tour the existing Civil War exhibit and to earn a sneak preview of the upcoming seating exhibit.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC) continued its discussion regarding the possibility of moving the Commerical Drivers License (CDL) course from the main campus to the former lumbering building, now known as the annex.
The committee had held its June and August meetings at the former lumbering building, which has been vacant since that program was discontinued at the end of the 2011-12 school year and is located on Arm Street, a distance from the main school property on Vo-Tech Road.
At several recent social events and meetings, members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) have been celebrating the organization's 75th anniversary by collecting paper goods, personal hygiene items and laundry products for use in the shelters operated by the Jefferson-Clarion County Community Action, Inc.'s Crossroads Projects.
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary hosted an event on Saturday at the Big Run War Memorial to recognize National POW/MIA Recognition Day, as well as to commemorate the life of a fellow veteran: James E. Soliday.
In so doing, VFW unveiled a display dedicated to Soliday, which will now stand as a permanent fixture in the Big Run War Memorial.
"Jim Soliday was a man of action," said Post Commander James Pallone in his welcome address, "and tonight, Post 9044 looks at its missing comrade as 'missing in action.'"
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” â€śToo looseâ€ť is the way troopers from Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police describe the No. 1 problem when parents and care givers install child passenger safety seats in their vehicles.
State police and PennDOT joined together to hold free child passenger safety seat checkups last week, as both agencies marked National Child Passenger Safety Week.
Youngster Adem Kural caught a glimpse of the gadgets and gizmos that make up the inner workings of an airplane at Airport Awareness Day held at the Punxsutawney Municipal Airport in Bell Township on Sunday.
At halftime of Punxsyâ€™s Homecoming football game against A-C Valley Friday, the Homecoming queen and princess were crowned. The court consisted of (from left) Sydney Dubensky and escort Michael Pascuzzo; Alexa Shaffer and escort John Sproull; Mary Sloniger and escort Pat Defelice; Caroline Dunkel and escort Michael Blose; Sydney Weaver and escort Ty Zimmerman; and Chelsea Engeholm and escort Jesse Reichard. Shaffer (second from left) was crowned queen, and Weaver was named princess.
GASKILL TOWNSHIP â€” Even though summer is coming to a close, the home of Mike and Helen Meko on Jackson Run Road in Gaskill Township continues to be a showplace, as it has been chosen as the final 2012 Garden of the Month by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
Helen said she is the landscaping designer, and Mike is the worker who brings her visions to life.
"We've been doing landscaping all of our lives," Mike said, adding that they have obtained many of their ideas from their extensive travels.