October 18th, 2013
Here‚Äôs a list of local trick-or-treat/Halloween events:
‚ÄĘ Brookville ‚ÄĒ Halloween will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 31.
The parade will be held at 5 p.m., starting at the Y.M.C.A. and ending at the Brookville Fire Dept. on Madison Avenue.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 5:30 p.m., immediately after the parade, and will continue until 8 p.m.
‚ÄĘ Big Run Borough ‚ÄĒ Big Run Borough will hold trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Trick or treaters are to go only to homes with the porch light on.
At long last, the detours that have plagued Punxsy have ended, as the new bridge carrying Route 36 over Sawmill Run in Punxsutawney was opened to normal traffic patterns on Friday.
According to Deborah Casadei, PennDOT District 10 public information officer, work will continue on the project under flagger-controlled lane restrictions.
This $1,091,540 bridge replacement project is being completed by M & B Services, LLC of Clarion.
The bridge has been closed since August.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ With the Christmas season looming ahead and Christmas decorations already on store shelves, Christmas carols are just
around the corner.
Knowing that is the case, you may be looking for a concert to get your vocal chords warmed up for the season. If that is so, mark your calendars for the Sara Evans Concert, which will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC).
For details, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS ‚ÄĒ As part of its programming associated with National Coming Out Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State University invited author, speaker and activist Daniel Hernandez to speak on campus on Wednesday.
Hernandez was a congressional intern in the office of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during the deadly Tucson, Ariz., shooting in January 2011. He has been credited with having saved her life during the
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The borough's annual fall leaf collection program will begin this Monday, Oct. 21, and will continue through November.
The schedule will be as follows:
‚ÄĘ Monday ‚ÄĒ East End;
‚ÄĘ Tuesday ‚ÄĒ Elk Run and Park Avenue area;
‚ÄĘ Wednesday ‚ÄĒ Middletown and Findley to Center Street;
‚ÄĘ Thursday ‚ÄĒ Church Street and Indiana Street;
‚ÄĘ Friday ‚ÄĒ West End and South Side.
Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves to be picked up.
Leaves should be raked to the curb next to the road, but not raked onto the roadway. Do not park on or near piles of raked leaves.
Don‚Äôt forget to take and submit your photos for ‚ÄúDay in the Life‚ÄĚ today!
Photos can be submitted by Oct. 31 to email@example.com
See the ad on page 8 in today's issue of the Spirit for details.
(Editor‚Äôs note: This piece is one in a series of ‚ÄúFamiliar Faces Friday‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs familiar face is Tom Chelgren.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Tom Chelgren is a recognizable face around town. He may be most recognizable as a former sergeant for the Pennsylvania State Police, or perhaps, you have seen him throughout the community involved in one of his many activities.
Seven actors will bring 22 characters to life in the uproariously funny satire, ‚ÄúGreater Tuna.‚ÄĚ
Appearing in the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild‚Äôs concluding play of the season are (front, from left) Laura Chelgren, Loretta Ball, Jennifer Soliday (director); (back) S. Thomas Curry, Terry A. Fye, Ilona Ball and Doug Fye.
The show will be staged at 7:30 nightly in the Punxsutawney Area Middle School auditorium on Oct. 25 and 26, and Nov. 1 and 2.
UNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ On Thursday night, the Lady Chucks' volleyball team hosted the Lady Raiders of Brookville for their Senior Night.
With their rival in town, and their seniors being honored, the best case scenario for the Lady Chucks would be a three-game shut out of the Lady Raiders.
While they were unable to complete that unreachable task, they did the next best thing.
Punxsy sent off its seniors with a three-game sweep, outscoring the Lady Raiders 75-21 (25-5, 25-10, 25-6) en route to victory.
PITTSBURGH ‚ÄĒ On Tuesday, former Spirit Publisher William C. "Bill" Anderson died at the age of 62.
For a full story with reactions from community members who worked with and knew Anderson, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
For Anderson's full obituary, see Page 2 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.