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Jache headed west for Tournament of Roses Parade

December 25, 2014

Gavin Jache (pictured) will experience the thrill of a life time when he marches and plays in the Salvation Army Band on New Year’s Day during the Tournament of Roses parade.

For more on this story and plenty of others, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Reynoldsville woman killed in Young Twp. one-car accident near Crawfordtown Road

December 24, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A Reynoldsville woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday on Route 310 near Crawfordtown Road, Young Township.

According to PSP-Punxsutawney, a vehicle driven by Regina M. Cable, 75, Reynoldsville, struck a tree and left the roadway while traveling south on Route 310, Young Township.

For unknown reasons, Cable’s vehicle, a 2009 Nissan Altima, was seen traveling off the west shoulder of Route 310, and impacted a embankment.

Local couple spreading joy with Christmas display

December 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For many, Christmas is a magical season of giving and receiving. However, for some, it is a season that brings creativity to life.

For local resident Bonnie Bennett, it is a season where her creativity comes to life.

Every year, Bennett sets up her Christmas village scene with tiny houses, shops and little figurines.

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

Light Up a Child’s Life campaign concludes with total over $77,000

December 20, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Another successful "Light Up A Child's Life" campaign wrapped on Friday at Miller Brothers Furniture in Punxsutawney, with an approximate total of $77,460 raised through the annual radio-thon on WPXZ 104.1 F.M.

Lindsey Herzing, regional manager for Make-A-Wish, thanked Punxsutawney once again for the great support.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies

December 19, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies

’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

Day 4 of Make-A-Wish campaign sees total surpass $30,000

December 18, 2014

It was Day 4 of the "Light Up a Child's Life" campaign for Make-A-Wish on Thursday morning, and both PAMS and PAHS participated in the campaign. Pictured are members of the PAHS Choir, who sang Christmas carols. As of Thursday morning, Lindsey Herzing, Make-A-Wish regional manager, said the campaign had raised almost $24,000. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Make-A-Wish was at Miller Brothers Furniture, where the campaign continued with the annual auction. Herzing said that this year, they are doing something a bit different by showing everything that is being bid on.

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.

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