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August 21st, 2014
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ 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.
Todayâs familiar face is Kelly Porada.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Kelly Porada is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the artist of a few of the Phantastic Phil statues in town.
Or perhaps you have seen her displaying her creativity throughout the community.
Brookville Community Days kicked off Wednesday night at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds, and Garrett Ohler had the chance to tour a Brookville Borough Police car.
Community Days is presented by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company and runs through Saturday.
Filled with tropical flowers, sunflowers, flower cabbage and dragon begonias, Scott Anthonyâs garden is a little oasis in the backyard of his Cherry Street home.
It was chosen as the Punxsutawney Garden Clubâs Garden of the Month for August.
Read all about Anthony's Garden in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
Clear the deck; there's a cannonball coming now that the cannons in Barclay Square have been restored, thanks to Eagle Scout Jim Carrier (second from left) at the suggestion of Punxsutawney Mayor Rich Alexander (far left).
Pictured (from left) are Alexander, Carrier, Nevada Shaffer, Jarod Depp and S. Thomas Curry, Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society member.
Read all about the restoration in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Lions and VFW recently held their second annual flea market and craft show, with seven vendors in attendance.
This year, the flea market was held at the Punxsy VFW, across from Joe's Drive In in Punxsutawney.
The Punxsy Lions Club will hold two more flea markets this year, on Sept. 20 and Oct. 11.
Anyone interested in taking part can contact Joe Molitierno at 814-938-9089 or Jim Dunlap at 814-939-0878.
This yearâs Brookville Community Days, hosted by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company, will wrap up on Saturday with a performance by the band Diamond Rio. Diamond Rio is also a national sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, raising over $1.5 million to aid the cause.
As such, BBBS directors have selected two matches from Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties to attend the concert, where they will get to meet the band members and the kids will receive an autographed Diamond Rio banner.
PAHS grad Dominick DelRosso (above, second from left and right photo) is chasing his musical dreams.
Read all about DelRosso in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.
The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center has a new, colorful exhibit that is sure to catch the eye of the youngsters who visit. The Hands On Weather (HOW) backpacks exhibit was put up on Aug. 7 and is already proving to be quite popular with visitors. Pictured here, (from left) Amanda Hornack, director of education and programming, works on weather-related activities that can be found in the backpack with Emma Young, Madison Young and Gage Young.
For more info on the HOW packets, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.
HENDERSON TOWNSHIP â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported that they are investigating an attempted suicide that took place at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Friday at a residence on Kramer Road in Henderson Township.
Police said the victim â a 60-year-old Reynoldsville man â was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Altoona Hospital for the treatment of his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.