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May 6th, 2012

Ben Carson Reading Room now open

May 6, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ben Carson Reading Room is now open for students to get lost in the many pages of books within the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.
The Ben Carson Reading Room is within the Johnsonburg Elementary School library, and it not only offers a variety of books but also cozy chairs and colors. The accomplishment is a thing to celebrate for Johnsonburg. Jennifer Hobbs, Elementary Principal at Johnsonburg Area Elementary School was enthusiastic about the renovated space.

EBooks coming soon to a library near you

May 6, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Due to a huge request for the popular eBooks, local libraries including Johnsonburg, Ridgway, Wilcox and St. Marys will soon be offering the electronic version of many popular titles to patrons tentatively on May 24. These libraries are within the Seneca Library District that covers the counties of Cameron, Elk, Forrest, McKean and Warren.

Charity fashion show, luncheon will bring smiles to children

May 6, 2012

ST. MARYS – "An Afternoon of Smiles and Sunshine" will raise money to help children with cleft and craniofacial conditions and their families with treatment and transportation costs.

May 4th

Authority questions DEP construction permit

May 5, 2012

Following a fine from the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP], the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority is questioning the validity of a construction permit detailing modifications to the Boot Jack Pump Station.
The Authority was fined last summer following a reading conducted by DEP officials which found a higher concentration of byproducts permissible in the water system.
According to Works Superintendent Carl Gosnell, the DEP recommended modifications may not be suitable for the township's system.

Signs of Suicide program receives Palumbo grant

May 5, 2012

ST. MARYS – Recently Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) received a $92,000 grant from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust for the organization's Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS).
The grant ensures the continuation of the program, aimed at reaching middle and high school students in Elk and Cameron counties. The goal of the SOS program is to teach students the specific action steps needed to respond to signs of suicide by teaching and emphasizing the program's message of "A.C.T."-- Acknowledge, Care, Tell.

May 3rd

Bus loses wheels on field trip

May 3, 2012

EAST DEER – Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

Area mothers discuss the homeschool option

May 3, 2012

ST. MARYS - A greater number of Americans than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, with over two million students receiving a home education. A group of area homeschool parents recently discussed their reasons for choosing the homeschool option for their children.

Area mothers discuss homeschool law

May 3, 2012

Mothers with The Elk County Homeschoolers said that while homeschooling has traditionally drawn criticism for a perceived lack of oversight and regulation, Pennsylvania's Home Education Law establishes strict requirements that homeschoolers must follow.
The mothers explained that while there is a great deal of freedom afforded homeschoolers in teaching and enriching their children the guidelines for doing so as spelled out in Pennsylvania's Home Education Law, Act 169 of 1988 are stringent.

May 2nd

Quesenberry honored by Wilds

May 2, 2012

There were multiple area winners this year in the 2012 Champion of the Pennsylvania Wilds Awards.
The initiative recognizes "outstanding efforts in sustainable tourism development in the Pennsylvania Wilds."

Look Good Feel Better continues to offer support

May 2, 2012

ST. MARYS – Local St. Marys salon Shear Envy and its owner and stylist Cari Wortman teaches the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program to help women battling cancer to improve their appearance and self-image.
“The program helps women understand the changes in their hair and skin that may occur during treatment,” Wortman said. “This helps the patients overcome the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.”
Wortman began offering the program six years ago because she loves reaching out and helping others.

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