Archive - Nov 30, 2011 - News Article
August 1998 marks the beginning for the Elk County Concert Choir.
Back when it began, it was known as the Ridgway Concert Choir. It wasnâ€™t until members outside of Ridgway wanted to join when the name was changed. The choir was formed by Barbara Warmbier Whitehouse. Whitehouse molded the choir to dedicate a new organ to the First Presbyterian Church in Ridgway.
World renowned musician Jon Freeburg, who was a Ridgway native, had helped inspire the choir.
The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their sixth annual Holiday Cheer Tour this Friday from 5-9 p.m. providing the perfect opportunity for patrons to visit downtown retailers while enjoying a festive sampling of holiday spirits and hors d'oeuvres.
Mary Kucenski, Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant, is expecting a strong turnout. This year's tour has expanded from years past and will extend as far as the West End Grocery along Oak Street to Today's Carpet & Furniture along North Broad Street.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has risen dramatically across the nation, increasing from 1.5 million in 1958 to 18.8 million in 2010. From 1980 to 2009, the percentage of people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States increased in all age groups. Many factors have been attributed to this rise, including an increasingly sedentary lifestyle among Americans.