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December 1st

ECC students ECHOing message of community service

December 2, 2011

ST. MARYS – 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.

School district receives grant

December 2, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – 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."

Thompson in District 2 Jazz Band

December 1, 2011

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. 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 and only the very best show up to audition. His placement in the alto saxophone section is quite an accomplishment as a sophomore.

November 30th

Historical Society joins Holiday Cheer Tour

December 1, 2011

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.

D.A. responds to criticism

December 1, 2011

Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus responded this week to requests by The Ridgway Record for comment on his decision not to further investigate the death of an area woman whose family members, along with area attorney Shawn McMahon, claim died as a result of prescription drug-related complications.

Employers looking for hires at upcoming job fair

December 1, 2011

This year's Elk County Job Fair will provide the area's job seekers an opportunity to meet with an array of employers representing the transportation, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and service industries.

November 29th

Elk County Concert Choir members dedicated to program

November 30, 2011

August 1998 marks the beginning for the Elk County Concert Choir.
Back when it began, it was known as the Ridgway Concert Choir. It wasn’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.

Holiday Cheer Tour nears

November 30, 2011

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.

Gaining knowledge of risk factors

November 30, 2011

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.

November 28th

Rendezvous moves to Main Street

November 29, 2011

Plans are in the works for the 13th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to be held in downtown Ridgway after the Ridgway Borough Council unanimously approved the proposal during their regular meeting.
Main Street manager Michelle Bogacki said, pending PennDOT approval, Main Street will be closed from Feb. 18-25 from Broad to Mill Streets to make room for the popular event.
"It's a win-win," Bogacki said. "The site never goes away and we can work with the retailers."

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...