Archive - Jan 23, 2012
Organizers are preparing for what will be the 13th installment of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous scheduled for Feb. 18-25 in downtown Ridgway.
"We're excited because it's coming fast and we're excited about the new location," said Zoe Boni, daughter of Rendezvous founders Rick and Liz Boni.
St. Marys native Kelly Carver recently left the West Coast and is back on the East Coast serving as the new gallery coordinator at Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA).
Carver returned to the area from Seattle, Wash. in February 2010 and began an association with ECCOTA that led to her current position.
"I moved back home in February of 2010, and then in June of 2010, I became a volunteer and then I sat on the board of directors of ECCOTA. So I sat on the board until August of 2011 and then the job of gallery coordinator became available and they offered me the position," Carver said.
Yvonne Patricia Feldman Ugalde, 45, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following a short illness.
She was born on June 6, 1966 in St. Marys, daughter of Ralph and Patricia [Merat] Feldman.
She is survived by a daughter, Mari Araujo of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Roman Aguilar of Ridgway; two sisters, Tammy Feldman of Nefane, N.Y. and Cynthia Jovel of Pinedale, Wyo.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ralph Feldman Sr. and Emma Jean [Sylinger] Feldman; and Calvin F. Merat and Dorothy [Whitesell] Merat. Surviving three aunts and three uncles.
Vincent F. â€śJimâ€ť Varisano, 85, of 621 Dawson St., died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at his residence.
Born Dec. 16, 1926, in Kane, he was a son of the late Peter and Angeline Ferraro Varisano.
Jim, a graduate of Kane High School class of 1944,Â served in the U.S. ArmyÂ during World War II, with service in Japan. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Kane, retiring in 1986 after 31 years of service.Â