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JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg native Laura Lechien has chosen to dedicate her time in order to better the community.
Lechien teaches an Aero/tone fitness class at the Johnsonburg Community Center where all proceeds are donated to the community center.
â€śI donâ€™t get anything out of it. Members have to pay a membership fee to the building,â€ť Lechien said. â€śI am blessed with a good job, so I decided I would do this to give back to the community.â€ť
Karen Marzella is a Residential Planner who is set to open her design studio, Casual Elegance, Interiors by Karen located at The Shop on Main in Ridgway.
Marzella is a trained and certified Residential Planner from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
â€śAfter being approached by members of the Co-op at The Shop on Main, I came to realize the benefits a showroom would offer to me, my clients and the community,â€ť Marzella said. â€śThe downtown people were so encouraging of me and my dream. And I couldnâ€™t have done this without the support of my friends and family.â€ť
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors held their annual reorganizational meeting Thursday night before the regular meeting.
Board president Robert Paladino was unanimously approved to serve another one-year term as board president. Paladino has served on the school board for over 20 years.
Richard Warmbrodt will remain in his current seat as vice president and serve another one-year term.
Newly-elected board member Todd Fannin sat in for his first board meeting Thursday night.
ST. MARYS â€“ For the past 11 years, area students requiring specialized care due to a mental health diagnosis have been utilizing the Crossroads Partial Hospitalization day treatment program, which offers a combination of group, individual and/or family therapy, academic support and medication management.
Now situated inside their new facility located on the campus of Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, the program serves students from seven area school districts ranging in age from 11-18 years old.
Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway has established a school-wide discipline program to prevent bullying.
The PROUD initiative stands for polite, respectful, on time, under control, and follow directions. These rules are displayed in the cafeteria and in individual classrooms throughout the year. Students are encouraged to review the PROUD rules often by faculty and staff, and the initiative is imbedded early on.
ST. MARYS - The Crossroads Partial Hospitalization Program hosted an open house on Thursday afternoon where community members were invited to tour the program's new facility, which opened in July inside Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS â€“ Students at Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) recently created ECHO - an acronym for "Elk Catholic Helping Others" - as an umbrella title for all of the service projects that school members participate in throughout the year.
Fr. Ross Miceli, campus minister at ECCHS, explained that the creation of ECHO was deemed necessary because it served as a way to explain that Elk Catholic does a great deal more service outreach than that which falls into the category of campus ministry.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Area School District Superintendent Dennis Crotzer announced Thursday that the district received a $10,000 grant from the Elk County Community Foundation during a Board of Director's meeting.
"I am very proud to announce our school district has received a grant of $10,000 from the Elk County Community Foundation," Crotzer said. "We will use the money for new technology equipment and upgrading some of our technology equipment. I would like to [acknowledge] the foundation for this money for our school district and we are all very excited in receiving this grant."
Ben Thompson has earned a spot in the District 2 Jazz Band. As a sophomore, Ben finished eighth out of the 30 students who auditioned for the eight alto saxophone spots in the band. The auditions were held at Youngsville Area High School on the evening of Nov. 17.Â Any high school band member in grades 10-12 in Elk, Mckean, Potter, Cameron, Warren, Erie and Crawford County are eligible to audition for this band andÂ only the very best show up to audition. His placement in the alto saxophone section is quite an accomplishment as a sophomore.
The Elk County Historical Society [ECHS] will be hosting their annual Christmas Exhibit/Open House at the Center House Museum at 109 Center St. in Ridgway this Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
This year's special exhibit focuses on He-Man & the Masters of the Universe memorabilia dating as far back as 1982 and Cabbage Patch dolls; one as old as 30 years and in excellent condition.
Society director Mary Kalinowski began hosting the Christmas Exhibit when she began working for the Historical Society in 2007.