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July 17th, 2014

Familiar Faces Friday!

July 17, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Melissa Powell.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Melissa Powell is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a registered nurse at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the ER.

See what local business celebrated the grand opening of a 2nd location

July 17, 2014

Thursday, The Medicine Shoppe celebrated the grand opening of its second location at the new Primary Health Network building on Prushnok Drive.

Punxsy’s pleasant polka party in the park!

July 17, 2014

Polka lovers united at Thursday night's Music in the Park when the polka band Vagabonds took the stage.

Joining in the festivities were Punxsy Polka Club members John Como and dancing partner Dee Crawford, pictured here showing off some polka moves.

Members of the Punxsy Polka Club even had their own front-row seats for the show!

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July 17, 2014

July 16th

MUSIC IN THE PARK TO ROCK THE SQUARE TONIGHT

July 16, 2014

The 2014 edition of music in the park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the polka band The Vagabonds. Snacks and drinks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

New church coming to life this weekend

July 16, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to churches, our town has a variety. Some have been in this town for more than a hundred years, while others came much later.

Starting a church is more difficult then anyone would imagine. Much like a business, it takes a lot to get established, and there are a lot of steps that go on behind the scenes.

Fire causes damage to kitchen

July 16, 2014

Firefighters from the Punxsutawney Fire Department are pictured here searching for hot spots from a fire on Altman Avenue Extension that did a significant amount of damage to the kitchen. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Spirit)

July 15th

Council continues quest to tear down unsafe structure

July 15, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council continued the process of having this house located at 331 Pine St., Punxsutawney, demolished due to the unsafe condition from a fire that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Local man named Outstanding Fair Ambassador by Dept. of Agriculture

July 15, 2014

Jim Grant, secretary of the Jefferson County Fair Authority, has received this year's Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Outstanding Fair Ambassador of the Year Award.

Grant joined the Grange about 60 years ago and was involved with the fair in Sykesville from about 10 years after that.

He has been working with the Jefferson County Fair since its inception and became secretary of its authority in 1994.

July 14th

PAH opens lab draw station downtown

July 14, 2014

There’s good news for PAH patients living downtown, as a new location at the Primary Health Network building at 200 Prushnok Drive will provide a second option for those who need to have their blood drawn.

The lab is on the second floor of the building in Suite 201 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

It will be open to any patient with a physician’s order, providing a convenient option for PAH patients on the East End of town.

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