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Elk County Council On The Arts
Announces "Heart In The Arts" Awards
The Elk County
Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is pleased to
announce it will present four “Heart in the
Arts” awards during its Annual Gala on February
20, 2016. This is the fifth year for the award
presentation and the Council’s Board of
Directors selects honorees to recognize their
contributions to the arts in Elk County.
The awards, founded
on ECCOTA’s mission statement, include three
categories: experiences, opportunity and
support. The 2016 honorees include: Elk County
Commissioners for providing experiences in the
arts, Julie Mader for providing educational
opportunity and advice and Ed Schwer for his
support of musicians, artists, performers and
writers. Additionally Sister Augustine will be
presented with a Lifetime Achievement award
“We cannot fulfill
our mission alone (nor do we want to). These
awards allow us the chance to recognize
organizations and individuals who show great
support and action in facilitating the arts in
our community.” stated Executive Director Abbi
The ECCOTA Gala is
open to the public and will be held February 20
at 7PM at The Highlands Restaurant in St. Marys.
The event also includes live entertainment by
Slippery Rock University’s Afro-Columbian Dance
Ensemble, live painting, and live and silent
auctions. Tickets can be purchased in advance,
online and at the door. All proceeds benefit
ECCOTA programming. For more event information
contact ECCOTA 814-772-7051 or visit ECCOTA.com.
Penn Highlands Elk Welcomes New Family Physician
Penn Highlands Elk is pleased to welcome Julia
Garcia, M.D., to its medical staff. A
board-certified family practice physician, Dr.
Garcia will begin seeing patients on January 21,
alongside Dr. T. Murray Baker at his practice in the
St. Marys Community Medical Building.
“Making a difference is what attracted me to
medicine in the first place,” said Dr. Garcia.
“Treating patients like your own family makes a
doctor a family doctor. I am thrilled to establish
the practice is the St. Marys community where I can
take care of all age groups.”
In 2003, Dr. Garcia graduated from Cebu Doctors
College of Medicine in Cebu City, Philippines. She
performed a general surgery internship and residency
at Harlem Hospital Center in New York. Then, she
went on to do an internship in family medicine at
Louisiana State University and a family practice
residency at UC Davis Medical Center in California.
She spent four years working in North Dakota at
practices affiliated with a critical access hospital
with a Level V trauma center. She has also done
locums assignments as a hospitalist and covering the
For an appointment with Dr. Garcia, please call
St. Marys Moose Sponsoring "Fish
Fry's For CAPSEA"
Moose Club is going to be serving
our delicious haddock fish frys with
a portion of every dinner sold going
to Capsea. The price for a small
fish fry being: $7.50 and a large
fish fry being: $9.00. Fish
sandwiches and fried shrimp dinners
are also available along with a
non-seafood special each week.
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2016 Ash Wednesday
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Sacred Heart Pre Lenten Keuchel Sale
Sacred Heart's Pre Lenten specialty homemade Keuchel
sale will be held on Monday, February 8th. Pick-up
on February 8th between 3:30 and 6 p.m. To order,
call 834-7861, or 834-3698. Price is $8 per dozen,
or $4 per half dozen, plain or sugared. Orders
accepted until February 5th.
Sweets For Your Sweetie Pick-Up
Cameron County Chamber of Commerce
welcomes back Goblin Chocolates.
The PA Wilds Juried chocolatier from
St Marys is offering boxed
chocolates and strawberries in time
for Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate covered strawberries are available in milk
and dark 6 and 12 count packages for $13.50 and
$22.00. Boxed chocolates range from $9.95 to
$15.00. Also available are chocolate covered fruits
and expresso beans. Orders should be placed as soon
as possible to guarantee delivery for Valentine’s
Day. Pick up will be Friday February 12.
the chamber for more information or to place your
Benefit Dance For Kline-Wall-Cherry
Family February 13th
A benefit dance for the
Kline-Wall-Cherry Family will be
held on Saturday, February 13th at
the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. There
will be a Chinese Auction from 6 to
9 p.m. The Band Comin In Hot will
perform from 9 to midnight.
Multiphasic Blood Testing February 13th
Johnsonburg Rotary and Kane
Community Hospital is sponsoring
Multiphasic Blood Screenings on
Saturday, February 13th at the
Johnsonburg Fire Hall. Registration
is preferred. Walk-ins welcome. To
register, call 814-837-4570, or
1-800-565-9200, ext. 4570. The
screenings will be held form 6 a.m.
to 9:30 a.m.
Emporium Wine And Cheese Social February
Rotary Club will hold their annual
wine and cheese social on Saturday,
February 27th. Tickets available
from any member of the club.
Spaghetti Dinner February 28th At First
United Methodist Church
A spaghetti dinner will be held on Sunday, February
28th at the First United Methodist Church from noon
until sold out. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for
children 3 to 12. Dinner includes drinks, salad,
spaghetti and meatballs and dessert. Proceeds will
benefit the youth group's trip to Creation in June.
Rotary Auction Planned For Sunday,
The St. Marys Rotary Club is preparing for their
annual TV/Radio auction, which will be held on
Sunday, February 28th. The auction will be broadcast
on Zito Media Channel 9, also watch on The River
98.9 website, or listen on The River 98.9.
Aromatherapy Class Scheduled For March
Aromatherapy class will be held at
the Cameron County Chamber of
Commerce on Saturday, March 5th. The
class is limited to 10. RSVP by
calling 486-4314. The class is from
1 until 3 p.m.
Emporium VFW Cash Bash March 12th
VFW will sponsor a Cash Bash on
Saturday, March 12th at the VFW club
located at 427 East 3rd Street in
Emporium. Tickets are $5.00 and
available at the door.
SGL Warriors Relay For Life Team
Comedy Night March 12th
The SGL Warriors will sponsor
Comedy Night on Saturday, March
19th at the Edgewood Hall in St.
Marys. Tickets are $25 in
advance, $30 at the door.
Tickets include dinner an soft
drinks. Doors open at 6 p.m.,
Showtime is 8 p.m.
Performing will be Tom Musia,
funny yet clean humor. A & E
Comedy on the Road headliner,
Mike Eagan, along with Karen
Fay's "Funny and 50" tour.
Tickets fo rthe event are on
sale now at Northwest Savings
Bank in downtown St. Marys and
Ridgway. Call Bill at 594-1962
for more details
There will also be a 50/50
raffle along with gift basket
and prize auctions.
Proceeds benefit Relay for Life
of Elk County.
M.S. Trivia Challenge March 12th At The
The annual M.S. Trivia Challenge
will be held on Saturday March 12th
at the Red Fern. Doors open at 5:30
p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., the
Trivia Challenge at 6:30 p.m. Cost
is $20 per person, includes dinner
and Trivia. To register call
335-5771. Sponsored by the "Shaky
Walkers" M.S. Team
Bird Walk At Sinnemahoning State Park
the Sinnemahoning State Park will
host a spring "Bird Walk", on
Saturday, March 19th starting at 9
a.m. Everyone is invited.
Breakfast With The Bunny March 26th In
With The Bunny will be held on
Saturday, March 26th, at 9 a.m. at
the Emporium volunteer Fire
Department at 419 North Broad Street
Canoe And Kayak Classic Scheduled For
The annual Canoe and Kayak Classic
will be held on Saturday, April 2nd
35th Annual Ridgway Triathlon April
The 35th annual Ridgway Triathlon
will be held on Saturday, April
23rd. Start time is 11 a.m.
This year there are a few changes.
Compete as an Ironman/Ironwoman, 2
person, 3 person, or 4 person team.
Also, there will be new special
awards for 1st place and overall
Ironman and Ironwoman. And, the
canoe/Kayak finish line will be a
the Portland Mills Boat Launch,
which is approximately a half mile
less than previous years.
LHOT Housing Expo Planned For March
The 2016 LHOT Housing Expo will be
held on Thursday, March 10th, 2016
form 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Social Hall in St. Marys.
Registration is $40.00 For vendor information, call
Buck's Pizza, Dubois, Pa.
Everyone loves delicious food, but
with today’s hectic life, you probably don’t have
time to prepare a home-cooked meal.
That’s where Buck’s Pizza comes in.
Our family loves to save the day by serving fresh
mouthwatering food for your family to enjoy
together. Whether you crave pizza made with handmade
dough and carefully selected tomatoes, hot and
crispy chicken tenders, or even a healthy salad, our menu has
something sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
New Website For CAPSEA
CAPSEA, Citizens Against Physical,
Sexual and Emotional Abuse, launched
their new website.
Opportunity For Seniors
Shared Care. Helpmates Inc., offers
a unique living alternative for
seniors in need of nursing home care
without the nursing home. Senior
housing features 1:3 ratio of care
giving at all times, 24/7
supervision and oversight in the
comfort of an actual home.
are available now in our Elk County
Houses. For more information call