October 7th, 2011
Ridgwayâ€™s wood and chainsaw carving culture runs deep through the area. It was the inspiration for the signage of the newest addition to Ridgwayâ€™s retail shops. Country Squirrel Outfitters located along Main Street where Loveâ€™s Canoes previously was has a six foot wide and seven foot high sign in the works for their store front.
The Heritage Council had given shop owners, Steve and Miranda (Neville) Putt a grant towards the sign.
â€śWe were really excited when we got the grant for the sign,â€ť Miranda said.
Putt said further that the design of the sign was inspired by Ridgwayâ€™s heritage.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon at Country Squirrel Outfitters at 3 Main St. in downtown Ridgway.
Owners Steve and Miranda Putt grew up in Bedford County and later moved to Colorado where they owned and operated a similar outfitter store; they ultimately moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and friends.
At the end of the game, Ridgway had the win but the Lady Elkers faced some adversity on the way there.
Ridgway defeated Port Allegany 4-2 Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in a matchup after playing without two defensive starters for over 20 minutes in the first half.
Ridgway defenders Amanda Maddalena and Megan MacDonald had to leave the game within seconds of each other in the first half. Ridgway head coach Greg Maddalena said the team really stepped up when faced with a tough situation.
After five years of vacancy, Owners Greg and Cara Lea Moore have preserved a part of the town's history by opening the West End Grocery at 608 Oak Street in Ridgway.
A wooden beam inside the store separates a section of the original building that was built in 1915 from an addition that was constructed in 1971.
"The building was built for a grocery store and it has been a grocery store since then, almost 100 years," Greg said. "Whenever you leave you will see a cement slab outside, which are the steps into the old building."
The Retail Division of the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 8th annual Business Trick-or-Treat event to be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m.
Trick-or-treating will begin at the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce at 300 Main St. in downtown Ridgway. At the Chamber, participants will be given a list of participating businesses, a goodie bag before they begin the loop and an opportunity to enter their name into a drawing to win a Halloween party basket.
Participating businesses that are located outside of town will be given a spot downtown to participate.
KANE â€“ Two Ridgway girls golfers competed at the Girls Golf District Championships held Tuesday at the Kane Country Club.
Ridgway senior Brittanei Neubert finished 18th with a score of 120 for the 18 holes. Fellow senior Selena Scarnati was 22nd with a 140.
The top three finishers qualify for regionals on Oct. 18 at Tomâ€™s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
Samantha Dinger of Redbank Valley is the district champion with an 84. Kristy Hanes of Elk County Catholic and Larissa Roberts of Union tied for second with 87 and are both regional qualifiers.
The Johnsonburg varsity football team surrounds the bonfire Monday night at Memorial Field.
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
Alison Mathews, a new teacher to the Ridgway Area Middle/High School says she was inspired to become a teacher because of previous community service she completed.
â€śMy senior year in high school I helped one of my former elementary teachers for a community service class,â€ť Mathews said. â€śAssisting in her classes every morning and watching the kids respond to her teaching helped me find a passion for helping others learn.â€ť
The passion Mathews witnessed as a teenager has evolved into a passion in her career.
KERSEY â€“ It was another nail-biting outing for the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders varsity soccer team Monday afternoon as ECC tied the unbeaten Curwensville Lady Tide 2-2 in a game played at Angela Huey Field.
The game was the fourth overtime contest this season for the Lady Crusaders. ECC is 1-1-2 in the extra time games.
Sister pairs were the story during the match. Elk Catholic scored first with 30:33 left to play in the first half. Senior Abbi Petrosky got the goal while her sister, freshman Erin Petrosky, had the assist.
BRADFORD â€“Â Despite the cold and wet weather over the weekend, the District 9 Boys Golf Championship was held at Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford on Saturday. Six area golfers qualified for the PIAA Western Regional Tournament, which will be held at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville on Tuesday, Oct. 18.