August 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

‘FALLING’ INTO PLACE

Talent, twist among fest’s highlights

A singer/songwriter with local roots, Sabrina Hershey, returns to the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce Falling Leaves Festival this fall to perform both original selections and covers. The annual festival is scheduled for Oct. 1-2.  More...

STILL INCARCERATED

On August 13, Rigases will have been in prison four years

August 13 will mark the fourth anniversary of the day that John and Tim Rigas entered a federal prison in Butner, N.C., after a jury convicted them of fraud.  More...

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Work continues on the Main Street side of the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport. More...

Viewpoints

REUNITNG IN MEMORY OF TWO FRIENDS

It was seven years ago this summer that against the greatest of odds my high school rock band, Ollie And The Go Gos, reunited.  After a dry spell of a mere 38 years, most of the band members had to relearn their instruments, a task made even mor More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Well, our good friends in Washington have been hammering out some kind of compromise on the budget and the debt limit. It doesn’t seem to make anybody happy and we are postponing our problems for future generations, as always.  More...

Sunday Hunting Compromise

To the editor:  This is what I sent to state Rep. John Evans, R-5th Dist., who is sponsoring a bill to allow hunting on Sundays.  More...

Community Life

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Sweden Valley Manor residents Florence Snowman (left) and Dorothy Wenzel both celebrated milestone birthdays in recent months. More...

Fibromyalgia support group meets Aug. 8

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host a fibromyalgia support group at 6 p.m. August 8 (the second Monday of each month) in the hospital conference room.  More...

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Ulysses Senior Center Manager Ginny Steadman (seated, third from left) was honored during a retirement luncheon at the center. She served in that capacity for more than 15 years. More...

Sports

Emporium Alle-Catts just one win away

Emporium has just about run the table in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League and hopes to make it official on Sunday afternoon.  Either Bradford or the Olean Royals will emerge from the losers’ bracket of the championship tournament to m More...

38th Big 30 all star football game on tap

Local football players will be playing a major role in the Pennsylvania All-Stars defense during Saturday night’s 38th annual Don Raabe Big 30 All-Star Classic in Bradford. Opening kickoff is at 7.  More...

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Coudersport Youth Football League kicked off practice this week at CARP Field. More...

HUNTING ON SUNDAY IN PA?

House bill seeks to shift decision to Game Commission

Hunting organizations are applauding the introduction of legislation that could end the ban on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania.  HB 1760 comes before the General Assembly following the recent passage of a Game Commission resolution supporting Su More...

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IN JEOPARDY

Regional plan could spell the end for local job centers

A maze of partnerships and bureaucratic tinkering that produced today’s Pennsylvania CareerLink system appears to be unraveling as the result of state funding cuts.  The bottom line: both Potter and Cameron counties could lose their facili More...

MERTEN BENEFIT

Popular ‘Circle of Fifths Music Award’ event Friday, Saturday

A performance schedule has been released for next weekend’s sixth annual Robert Merten Circle of Fifths Music Award Benefifit.  More...

Gas ‘well walk’ Sunday

Another in a series of public land gas well walks will be held Sunday on state game lands in northwestern Potter County, starting at 1 pm. More...

News

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Ollie and the Go Gos members will present separate sets on Friday and Saturday nights as headliners of next weekend’s Circle of Fifths benefit at Olga’s Café. More...

Still no plea deal in burglary ring

Two of the men charged with a series of camp burglaries stretching out over five counties were back in Cameron County Court recently, refusing once again to consider a plea arrangement, even at the risk of long prison terms.  Scott D. More...

Cameron County Fair opens Sunday; full schedule of events listed

It’s an old-time country fair that offers timeless entertainment and a chance to kick back with friends. More...

Potter County News

Volunteers needed for mentor program

Potter County Human Services welcomes new volunteers for an active Mentor Program, based on the premise that children with higher self-esteem stand a better chance of living a fulfilling life.  More...

Caregiver helpers needed for program

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Programs, which assist those who are caring for older relatives or friends so they can stay at home and remain as independent as possible.  More...

Level 3 team shows community spirit

Laboring during some of the hottest and most humid days in decades, a group of volunteers recently began the task of repairing and restoring much of the brick sidewalk trim in downtown Coudersport.  More...

Outdoors

Chemical spill in stream: a blessing in disguise?

June 30 marked the five-year anniversary of the devastating 2006 Norfolk Southern train derailment and sodium hydroxide spill in Gardeau.  Approximately 40,000 gallons spilled, resulting in heavy fish kills along about 30 miles of streams, from More...

‘Natural air conditioners’ help bull elk manage the heat

People aren’t the only ones coping with the searing summer heat. Elk have also had to deal with the sweltering temperatures this summer.  More...

Elk license application deadline is August 26

Hunters looking to participate in this year’s Pennsylvania elk season have until Aug. 26 to apply. This can be done at any issuing agent or through the Game Commission’s website, pgc. state.pa.us.  More...