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July 6th, 2012

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC

July 6, 2012

Former members of the Punxsutawney Area High School band are gathering from points far and near this weekend to present the first of what is hoped to become an annual concert by PAHS alumni.

This special event is being held in honor of James A. Colonna (retired), the long-time director of the high school band. The public is invited to enjoy the free concert consisting of familiar selections ranging from marches to pop tunes to show music and more. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of the Senior High School on North Findley Street.

North Country Homestead celebrates 10th anniversary

July 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The morning that the world was reveling in a noteworthy Groundhog Day — Feb. 2, 2002, or 02.02.02 — Jodi North and her husband, Scott, were pulling up carpet, and, as she said, “We were not sure what we would find underneath.”

What they found were hardwood floors and the foundation of what today is the North Country Homestead, which celebrated its 10th anniversary Friday.

July 5th

Friday's Groundhog Festival schedule

July 5, 2012

10 a.m. to noon – Children’s Workshops, Boom Town era children’s activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Coach Room off South Jefferson Street.

11:30 to noon, 1:30 to 2 p.m., 3 to 3:30 p.m. — Michelle’s Magical Poodles.

12:30 to 1 p.m. — Dennie Huber, magic

2 to 4:30 p.m. – Dennie Huber, balloons

7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 9 to 10 p.m. — Rick K & The All-Nighters (two shows, sponsored by S&T Bank and the Punxsy Rotary Club).

State salutes officer for targeting aggressive driving

July 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney Borough Police officer and the department recently received recognition for curbing aggressive driving behaviors in the Punxsutawney area.

“As chief of police, I am always happy and proud when an outside agency recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by the officers of our police department,” Chief Tom Fedigan said.

Fedigan said Officer Patrick Renwick, a five-year veteran of the department, was recognized for his outstanding efforts
during the 2011 Pa. Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project. 

FRESH AIR IN PENNSYLVANIA

July 5, 2012

After a long bus ride that departed New York City at 10 a.m. Thursday, the first group of Fresh Air Kids arrived at the SS.C.D. parking lot around 3:45 p.m. to greet their host families for a few weeks of fun, sun and activities away from their urban surroundings.

The family of Kelly and Buddy Ross — which includes Jenae Dawson (far left), Brielle, Ahslynn and Ryon Ross — of Sigel, welcomed Fawziyah Salman (second from left), 11, of Bronx, N.Y.

July 4th

Fireworks for the Fourth

July 4, 2012

The sky was aglow Wednesday night with this impressive Fourth of July fireworks display as part of the annual Groundhog Festival.

The fireworks show was sponsored by Thermal-Gard Building Products and local distributor Burke & Sons.

Today's Groundhog Festival Schedule

July 4, 2012

10 a.m. — Registration for Three Wheel Race (ages three to four). Racing over a designated course, all races.

10:30 a.m. — Registration for Three Wheel Race II (ages five, six, seven). Racing over a designated course.

10:30 a.m. — Three Wheel Race I.

11 a.m. — Three Wheel Race II.

11 a.m. — Registration for Scooter Race (ages seven, eight, nine)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Coach
Room off South Jefferson Street

11:30 a.m. — Scooter Race. No power-assisted scooters.

Oodles of Poodles: Groundhog Festival marks poodle act’s first trip to Pa.

July 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For a few hours during the Groundhog Festival, the event simply went to the dogs, as Michelle’s Magical Poodles performed several shows for the crowd.

Michelle Harrell’s four poodles — Blondie and Pirouette, both 11; Apollo, two; and Emilio, six — entertained guests by jumping through hoops, making figure-eights, rescuing stuffed toys from a mailbox and interacting with children.

Harrell, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., not only displayed her dogs’ tricks, but sought to illustrate that it is good to interact with one’s pet at home to help keep them active and healthy.

July 2nd

NICE HATS: Schedule for today, Wednesday

July 2, 2012

TODAY
• 9:30 a.m. — Registration for Teddy Bear Picnic. Categories — Gr-Gr-Girly Bear; April Showers Bring May Flowers Bear; Party Bear; Brave Armed Forces Bear; My Bear and I (dressed alike).
• 10 a.m. — Teddy Bear Picnic, sponsored by Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club. In case of rain, event will be held on the second floor of the Eagles across from Barclay Square.
• 10 a.m. to noon — Children’s Workshops, Boom Town-era children’s activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society.

WELCOME TO THE GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL

July 2, 2012

The young members of Headstrong, of Lancaster, displayed their country talents Monday night as the evening’s featured entertainment at the Groundhog Festival, which continues today and until Saturday evening. (Photo by Larry McGuire)

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