Harrisville budget includes sewer rate increase but no new taxes
Harrisville borough council this month approved the proposed 2012 budgets and took action to advertise the availability of the budgets to be reviewed at the borough office. Secretary Linda Wegner read the proposed budget for the sanitary sewer system fund, highway fund, fire tax fund and general fund.
The general fund budget does not have any real estate tax increase and the sanitary sewer system fund budget has a proposed $1 per EDU per month increase for 2012.
Leave whimsical garden items for Old Man Winter
In the latest edition of Keystone Wild!Notes editor Jessica Sprajcar says, "Fall marks the prelude to a cold, white, winter, but it also signifies the ever changing, ever impressive nature of the environment."
I think gardeners are extremely in tune with the changing seasons, we have to be.
But the one settling in on us now might be the hardest to endure. What's a gardener to do to keep her outdoorsy self busy during winter?
Celebration concert Tuesday will include 'the Celeb'
The Celebration Ringers have practiced and polished their skills to prepare for their community handbell holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tower Presbyterian Church on Broad Street in Grove City.
Members hail from Slippery Rock, Grove City and Mercer, along with a Grove City College student from Ohio, and many are also members of church bell choirs.
"We just really love to ring!" said Donna "DJ" Wagner, a member of the Celebration Ringers as well as a GCC physics professor.
Returning military chaplains face special challenges
Among the thousands of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan coming home by the end of the year, about 450 are military chaplains, most serving in the U.S. Army. Their experience in the field is unique among soldiers, so when they return they may face unique emotional burdens.
Historical society rooms open
Saturday was an exciting day at the Grove City Area Historical Society when more than 100 people attended the open house and dedication of 13 rooms on the second floor.
Each room represents a segment of the community, such as Grove City College, churches, veterans, community organizations, industrial, schools, businesses, a typical hotel room, agriculture, Scouting, real estate and maps.
Women at Faith event experience 'God's medicine'
Aromatherapy dates back to Bible days.
"Some of us like to believe that true aromatherapy is God's medicine," said Diane Miller, an aromatherapist and founder of Miller's Lakeside Earth Oils in Transfer.
Miller was the keynote speaker at Faith Gospel Fellowship Church in Leesburg for the church's annual Women Encouraging Women event on Nov. 5.
Doctor joins local clinic; band sponsors food drive
Grove City Medical Center recently announced the addition of Dr. Cheryl A. Thompson to its medical staff.
A family practice physician, Dr. Thompson has joined Family Health Care Partners and will staff its Harrisville clinic. She has big shoes to fill here. The late Dr. Kenneth Dunkle opened the Harrisville Clinic and served there until his death.
'Knight of the Gun' draws local
Rod Bish's quick draw action as well as his distinctive mustache made him perfect for a part in a Western set to be released in 2012.
The Jackson Center area man in late October portrayed a territorial governor and crooked politician in 'Knight of the Gun,' being made in New Canton, Va.
Divide and conquer plants before ground freezes
"Divide and conquer!" That phrase is attributed to Phillip II, King of Macedon (382 - 336 BC ), and it refers to a strategy in politics that's based on the fact that many smaller opponents are easier to manage than one larger one.
At that time the Greek city-states were becoming more powerful and threatening his rulership, King Phillip felt threatened and dividing and conquering those alliances made things a bit easier to manage.
Exhibition includes lecture, workshop, reception
Grove City College presents an art exhibition featuring the work of George Cooley, a visual artist and private art instructor from Oil City, Thursday Oct. 27 to Nov. 11, in the Pew Fine Arts Center Gallery on campus.
The exhibition will run from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
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