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Light Up a Child’s Life campaign over $21,000

December 18, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Day 3 of the Punxsutawney "Light Up a Child's Life" campaign for Make-A-Wish started off with a bang on Wednesday, with Punxsutawney native and Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco and his wife helping out at Caterina's Cafe for the Make-A-Wish campaign.

In the afternoon, Make-A-Wish traveled to Mulberry Square, where the SS.C.D. Children's Choir sang beautiful Christmas carols for the residents.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Cobblestone Hotel officially cuts ribbon

December 16, 2014

On Tuesday evening, The Cobblestone Hotel held an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. New to the state of Pennsylvania,
Cobblestone Hotel is open for business in Punxsutawney. JR Woolridge III, general manager, and Brian Worgenese, president of the Cobblestone

Light Up a Child’s Life campaign kicks off in Punxsy

December 16, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney "Light Up a Child's Life" in Punxsutawney got off to a fast start Monday, with a little over $5,000 raised on the first day of broadcasting on WPXZ FM 104.1.

Lindsey Herzing, Make-A-Wish regional manager, said the first day was fabulous, kicked off at Ragley's True Value Hardware in Punxsutawney, and they are broadcasting all week from Miller Brothers Furniture from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Salvation Army working toward kettle goal

December 12, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Salvation Army is halfway to its red kettle goal for this year.

One of the traditions of the Christmas season is the Salvation Army bell ringers located at the plazas throughout the area.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

Make-A-Wish, Light Up A Child’s Life Campaign helping wishes come true for local kids

December 12, 2014

BELL TOWNSHIP — A Bell Township boy and his family took a trip to the
beach for his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

With the annual "Light Up A Child’s Life" campaign set to begin on Monday,
Dec. 15, it’s time to meet another local Wish Kid.

Read about Wish Kid Ashton Smith and the annual "Light Up A Child's Life" campaign in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Council approves sale of house on repository list

December 10, 2014

Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the purchase of this house, located on Cherry Street from the repository list by Susan Koehler, Brooklyn, New York. For more — including the discussion surrounding the approval and other discussions about Halloween and trick-or-treat, pick up a copy of Thursday's print edition!

Fire dept. boot drive proceeds go to helping needy families

December 9, 2014

The Punxsutawney Fire Department distributed food baskets and gave donations to eight area food banks on Monday. Scott Depp, Central Fire Department chief, said $8,136.75 was raised during the annual boot drive held Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 and that they distributed baskets to 14 needy families. Pictured working on filling the food baskets at the Central Fire Hall (from left) are Denise and Bill Williams of the Lindsey Fire Company with daughter Angela Edenfield; Charlie Hoeh, president of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company; and Scott Fox, Lindsey Fire Company.

Chamber’s second-annual ornament features image of Barclay Square

December 9, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you participated in the Christmas ornament collection from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce last year, then get ready for part two.

Michele Neal, Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said that this year's ornament features a view of the bandstand through a cannon in Barclay Square.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

December 5, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

FCOG Youth hosting annual bazaar Saturday

December 4, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The First Church of God (FCOG) Youth Christmas Bazaar just gets bigger and better each and every year.

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

2015 budget for borough includes tax increase

December 3, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to place their proposed 2015 budget on display with a tax increase included at a special meeting that was held on Wednesday.

Members of council voted 6-0 to increase borough taxes 1.5 mills.

"The cost of everything is going up," said Punxsutawney Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, adding that this is the first tax increase since 2007. "It was either cut services or increase taxes, so we went with raising taxes."

Chenoga said that “not one member of council who sit on this side of the table wanted to raise taxes.”

Warm Hearts, Warm Hands program reaches out to local kids

November 28, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the cold winter now upon us, Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Program volunteers have been busy knitting and crocheting mittens and scarves for area youngsters.

Formed in 1990, the Warm Hearts, Warm Hands Project was created by the Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps RSVP Program.

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

Jefferson County EMS receives GCU donation

November 27, 2014

The Greek Catholic Union (GCU) of the USA recently donated the proceeds from a stuffed cabbage dinner to Jefferson County EMS. Pictured (from left) are Mike Meko, GCU; Clayton Snyder, Jefferson County EMS board: Mandi Henry, Jefferson County EMS paramedic; Bonnie Confer, president of the Jefferson County EMS board; Helen Meko, GCU president; Elaine Koromaus, GCU secretary/treasurer; and Andy Crossley, paramedic, Jefferson County EMS.

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