2018-02-10 / News

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The regional Pa. Council on the Arts agency will hold a fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Aiello’s Cafe in Ridgway. The event will feature live music, dance and other performances; painting by local artists, and live and silent auctions. Watercolorist Peter Winklbauer of St. Marys is shown practicing for the popular “dueling artists” competition, which will put two artists racing the clock to complete a piece that will be sold during the auction. The Ridgway agency supports the arts in Cameron, Potter and five other counties. For details, call 814-772-7051. The regional Pa. Council on the Arts agency will hold a fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Aiello’s Cafe in Ridgway. The event will feature live music, dance and other performances; painting by local artists, and live and silent auctions. Watercolorist Peter Winklbauer of St. Marys is shown practicing for the popular “dueling artists” competition, which will put two artists racing the clock to complete a piece that will be sold during the auction. The Ridgway agency supports the arts in Cameron, Potter and five other counties. For details, call 814-772-7051. Free help with taxes

Free tax counseling and preparation for those with low and moderate income, with a priority given to individuals 60 and older, is available from AARP volunteers at senior centers in Emporium and Coudersport.

Help is available for federal, state and local income taxes as well as property tax/rent rebate applications. Federal and state returns will be electronically filed.

Appointments are required and the following dates are available (9 am to 3 pm): Emporium, Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and April 6, call 486-3707; Coudersport, Feb. 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, call 274-7887.

Parade of Stars Feb. 24

Organizers have announced that this year’s Parade of Stars amateur talent show will be held at 7 pm Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Cameron County High School auditorium. It’s dedicated to the memory of longtime fair supporter Jan Hampton, who passed away last May.

Proceeds will go to the Cameron County Fair Scholarship Fund.

The school’s marching band will host a taste table prior to the show. Anyone wishing to perform should contact Pat Kempher at 486-1412.

Benefit for fire victims

A benefit luncheon for fire victims Dennis and Barb Carpenter will be held at 1 pm Saturday, March 31, at the Shinglehouse Firehall. They lost their home on Sunnyside Road in a Jan. 9 blaze. The property was uninsured. Attendees can choose between spaghetti with meatballs or a meatball sub for the main course. There will be door prizes, raffles, an auction and a bake sale. Presale tickets are available in Shinglehouse at Howard’s Home Furnishings, Norton’s Building Supply, Sprout’s Drug Store and Roadside Bar. They will also be available at the door.

Blood drive Thursday

Community Blood Bank has scheduled another blood drive for Thursday, Feb. 15, as it continues to address a regional shortage of blood supplies.

It’s scheduled for 1-5 pm at the Emporium Firehall. To make an appointment or learn more, call 570-789-4026 or visit the website, fourhearts.org.

Program on Native Americans

A snowstorm postponed this week’s “Native Americans of Potter County” program at Sinnemahoning State Park.

It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 10 to noon, More information is available at 814-647-8401.

‘Fat Tuesday’ dinner

Austin United Methodist Church is holding its annual Fat Tuesday Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 3-6 pm. Take-outs are available.

Cost is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5-12.

Proceeds will benefit the Austin PTO and Austin Baseball Association.

Circus coming to Austin

Austin Area High School’s senior class will host an appearance by Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the high school gym. Show starts at 7 pm.

Advance sale tickets are $10. Cost is $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult, with a limit of two free children per adult. Tickets may be purchased from class advisor Chrissy Stuckey or by calling the school office at 647-8603.

Four on dean’s list

Slippery Rock University recently released its dean’s list. Among students recognized were Olivia Fragale, Jamie Moore, Lindsey Newton and Nathaniel Munsell, all of Cameron County. A McKean County sheriff’s deputy is accused of stealing a flag from a white supremacist family that has set up a highly visible Nazi display in Ulysses. State police from Denton Hill are investigating. Deputy Colin Meeker was returning from serving court papers in Harrison Valley when he allegedly parked his county-own vehicle and, in uniform, climbed up a block safety wall and took a flag with Nazi symbols from a pole on the property of Daniel Burnside, reportedly the Pennsylvania state director of the National Socialist Movement. Meeker was suspended without pay pending the results of the investigation.

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