July 5th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the Little League All-Stars format having teams in age brackets nine- and 10-year olds, 10- and 11- and 11- and 12-year-olds, many of the same teams see each other from year to year.
That was the case Thursday night when Punxsy's 10- and 11-year-old baseball squad met DuBois' â€” the defending District X and Section I Champion from last year's nine- and 10-year-old tournament, and Punxsy knew exactly what it was in for.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On top of Punxsy's team accolades with both the baseball and softball teams earning the Northern Allegany League Large School divisional championships, six Punxsy players were named to the Large School Division All-Stars â€” with three coming from PAHS's baseball team and three from the softball team.
One player in particular â€” juniorÂ Ty Zimmerman â€”Â was even named the division's Player of the Year. St. Marys' Rachel Ginther was named the softball Player of the Year.
10 a.m. to noon â€“ Childrenâ€™s Workshops, Boom Town era childrenâ€™s activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. â€“ 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. â€” Michelleâ€™s Magical Poodles.
12:30 to 1 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber, magic
2 to 4:30 p.m. â€“ Dennie Huber, balloons
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 9 to 10 p.m. â€” Rick K & The All-Nighters (two shows, sponsored by S&T Bank and the Punxsy Rotary Club).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Punxsutawney Borough Police officer and the department recently received recognition for curbing aggressive driving behaviors in the Punxsutawney area.
â€śAs 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,â€ť 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.Â
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 â€” which includes Jenae Dawson (far left), Brielle, Ahslynn and Ryon Ross â€” of Sigel, welcomed Fawziyah Salman (second from left), 11, of Bronx, N.Y.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Coming out of a difficult district â€” where it had to face fellow powerhouses DuBois and Warren â€” Punxsy's Little League softball All-Stars know they were lucky to have such solid competition.
And Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Section 1 Tournament hosted by Punxsutawney, the home squad showed the benefit of playing the stout competition early in the tournament with a pair of fairly comfortable wins over Franklin Tuesday and McLane Wednesday.
The mid-summer heat that has been smothering the area over the past week or so is an obvious reminder: We are in the midst of the dog days of summer.
And with All-Star baseball and softball in full swing â€” congrats to the 11- and 12-year-old softball team on its run to the Section 1 final already and good luck to the numerous other teams still competing â€”Â and the Legion and Fed League schedules nearing playoff time, baseball is heavy on my mind.
10 a.m. â€” Registration for Three Wheel Race (ages three to four). Racing over a designated course, all races.
10:30 a.m. â€” Registration for Three Wheel Race II (ages five, six, seven). Racing over a designated course.
10:30 a.m. â€” Three Wheel Race I.
11 a.m. â€” Three Wheel Race II.
11 a.m. â€” Registration for Scooter Race (ages seven, eight, nine)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. â€” Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Coach
Room off South Jefferson Street
11:30 a.m. â€” Scooter Race. No power-assisted scooters.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For a few hours during the Groundhog Festival, the event simply went to the dogs, as Michelleâ€™s Magical Poodles performed several shows for the crowd.
Michelle Harrellâ€™s four poodles â€” Blondie and Pirouette, both 11; Apollo, two; and Emilio, six â€” 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 dogsâ€™ tricks, but sought to illustrate that it is good to interact with oneâ€™s pet at home to help keep them active and healthy.