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April 10th, 2011

Richard "Dick" Carr

April 10, 2011

Richard "Dick" Carr, 62, of 124 Siecker Rd, St. Marys, died early Sunday morning, April 10, 2011, surrounded by his family following an incredible battle with leukemia.
He was born Oct. 6, 1948, in Ridley Park, Philadelphia, son of the late William and Dorothy Detweiler Carr. He became a lifelong resident of St. Marys.
On July 24, 1970, he married Margaret Weisner Carr. Together they had three children, an amazing, loving marriage, and countless laughs and fun times with family and friends.

April 8th

Anthony Alan Scilingo

April 8, 2011

Anthony Alan Scilingo, 71, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Anthony was born June 16, 1939 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Anthony and Adeline Scilingo. In 1962, he married Catherine (Munn) Scilingo, who survives, in Penfield.

Orlin Gray

April 8, 2011

Orlin Gray, 70, of Gray Hill Road, Weedville, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at home following a lengthy illness. 
He was born on May 4, 1940 to the late Lloyd B. "Chizzie" and Jane M. (Wilt) Gray. He was married to Corda M. (Wehler) Gray, who survives, for 50 happy years.    

Current 911 Center reaching limits

April 8, 2011

While the potential move from the current 911 Center along Boot Jack Road in Ridgway Township to the borough at the Industrial Technical Education Center [ITEC] facility has raised questions, officials are insisting the move is a good one.
"With our move to the ITEC facility, it's obviously a good choice and a good move to make," said Michael A. McAllister, director of Elk County's emergency services office. "There is some skepticism out there in the public questioning why we have to move and we're being told that what we have is fine and that we don't need any of this."

Bunny Hop to benefit Brain Aneurysm Foundation

April 8, 2011

The Bunny Hop, a 5K run/walk to raise money to benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 23, with the event beginning and ending at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation's website, the organization is the "world's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures."

Forestry Forum speaker says housing will recover

April 8, 2011

The U.S. housing market, which has been in a slump for several years, is headed for a recovery-- once the employment picture brightens.
This is the forecast from Bob Berg, a State College resident who is an operating partner for Atlas Holdings, LLC and a founding member of the Resource Information Systems International (RISI).
Berg was the guest speaker Thursday at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at the Kane Country Club.

April 7th

Nora Regina Carpin

April 7, 2011

Nora Regina Carpin, 94, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Fla.
Born in Ridgway, Nora was a resident of Port St. Lucie for 33 years, moving from Kersey.
Before retirement, Nora was an elementary and remedial reading teacher with the St. Marys Area School District.
Her husband, Thomas A. Carpin, superintendent of schools for the St. Marys Area School District, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Brent Carpin and his wife Beverly of Port St.

School board proposes tax increase

April 7, 2011

A tax increase of .58 mills, equal to an additional $14.50 per year in real estate taxes, is being proposed by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 school year. Currently a property owner with a $50,000 home is paying $794.50 per year for school real estate taxes. This would increase to $809 for next year.
Superintendent Ann Kearney provided several options to school board members Thursday evening during their monthly workshop, where she presented the district's preliminary budget for 2011-2012.

PA Wilds offering grants to help businesses with signage

April 7, 2011

Businesses in Elk County should take note of a grant program offered through the PA Wilds Planning Team. The team is now accepting applications for its Business Signage Grant Program.
Now in its second year, the program is designed to help small businesses in the 12-county Wilds region improve the look of their storefronts, providing "curb appeal" that enhances the overall look of their communities and attracts customers.

Artists in Residency Program combines multiple subject areas

April 7, 2011

Together with visiting artists, seventh grade students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School are finishing a multi-faceted project intertwining literature, art and history to reflect the experiences and strengths of the local community.
The individuals involved in the Artists in Residency program include P.J. Piccirillo, a writer, author and poet from Brockport, and Bernie Wilkie, a muralist/painter from Pittsburgh. Ray Beimel, local St. Marys historian, is also assisting with various aspects of the program.

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