Big Idea Contest
Are you a small manufacturer or an entrepreneur
with a BIG IDEA? Are you looking to bring a new,
innovative product or process to market? Are you
located in Northwestern PA? If so, you may be
eligible to participate in Ben Franklin Technology
Partners 2015 Big Idea contest. The winner will
receive: $50,000 in cash, an Innovation Adoption
Grant of up to $25,000 to work with a PA-based
research university, priority access to a low-interest
$100,000 loan from Ben Franklin Technology Partners,
and much more! For more information regarding
rules, entry forms and FAQs about the 2015 Big
Idea Contest, visit bigidea.benfranklin.org
and also feel free to call Liz Wilson, Director,
Marketing & Communications, Ben Franklin Technology
Partners/CNP at 814-898-6541 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Blood Drives
at Penn Highlands Elk
- Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 in the PH
Elk education center. With the Holidays approaching,
the need for blood becomes greater!
Career, Business &
Personal Interest Courses Offered Locally
Need training? Check out these great courses
and training opportunities offered in the St.
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Food Drive for Christian Food
Bank of Elk County
date: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2014
location: Shoe Sensation in St. Marys
description: Shoe Sensation located
in the St. Mary's Plaza will hold its third annual food
drive to benefit the Christian Food Bank of Elk County,
located in St. Marys. Anyone donating any nonperishable
food item can enter to win a $100 gift card from Shoe
Sensation. Items requested by the Food Bank are any
boxed dinner, peanut butter, canned fruit, cereal, soups,
pasta, and pasta sauce.
Elk County Humane Society Presents
"Portrait of Murder"
date & location: November 1 at
the St. Marys Moose Family Center on Erie Ave. in St,.
time: Registration & cash bar,
5:30 PM; dinner and theater performance, 7 PM
description: Support the Elk County
Humane Society by attending "Portrait of Murder",
a costume themed mystery dinner theater presented by
"It's A Mystery by Lisa Lepovetsky" on Saturday,
Nov. 1 at the St. Marys Moose Family Center on Erie
Ave. in St,. Marys. Cost is $22 per person & the
buffet features turkey dinner with trimmings plus pasta
and meatballs, coffee/tea, and dessert. Registration
& cash bar, 5:30 PM; dinner and theater performance,
7 PM. Basket raffles, door prizes, and other exciting
events are also planned. Be part of the fun & come
in a costume of your choice (optional)! Awards will
be given for most original, scariest, and funniest costumes.
The event is limited to 150 guests & payment due
by Oct 27 - call Sally at 834-3551 today!
St. Marys Band Parents Holiday Craft Bazaar
date, time & location: November
5 from 9 AM - 3 PM at St. Marys Area High School.
description: Over 150 vendors! Get
ready for the holiday season & support the band!!
12th Semi-Annual SGL Warrious
Relay for Life Team Comedy Event
date, time & location: Saturday,
Nov. 1 at Edgewood Hall, St. Marys (behind Subway).
Doors open at 6 PM
description: Headliner Stan Stankos,
featuring Clay Miles. Advance tickets $22 - $27 at door,
Dinner included (BYOB). Tickets are available at Northwest
Bank of St. martys & Ridgway. Reservations accepted
until October 25. Tabl;es can be reserved for groups
of 4 or more. For more info call 594-1962
Elk Co Mini Mudder 7K Run / Walk Obstacle Run
date & time: November 9, 2014 -
Registration @ 10:00, Event Starts @ 11:00
location: Elk County Fair Grounds
description: This fun Event starts
at Fox Twp. Park in Kersey, PA and finishes at the Elk
Co fair grounds. Benefits Fox Twp. Elementary School
Playground Project. Pre-registration form is available
at smasd.org . Cost of $30. includes T-shirt. Register
on race day for $35, shirt not included. Donations also
welcome! Fox Twp PTO; 376 Main St.; Kersey, PA 15846;
Honor Flight: One
date. time & location: Nov. 9 at
2 PM at Elk County Catholic High School Auditorium.
description: Join the Community Nurses,
Inc. of Penn Highlands Elk We Honor Veterans Program
at a showing of a heartwarming documentary about four
living WWII veterans and a community coming together
to give them the trip of their lifetimes. Bring your
family to enjoy the movie and learn about this piece
of history. Veterans in attendance will be recognized.
Movie showing at 2 PM on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Elk County
Catholic High School Auditorium.
Community Resource Day
date. time & location: Nov. 11
from noon to 4 PM at The Elk County Catholic High School
description: The Community Nurses,
Inc. of Penn Highlands Elk are sponsoring Community
Resource Day from noon to 4 PM on November 11 at Elk
County Catholic High School Cafeteria. There will be
free health screenings along with displays by more than
30 organizations, and great door prizes (including a
32" flat screen TV!) will be awarded. Bring the
kids to see Clifford the Big Red Dog at 1 PM!
12 & 13
2014 PA Wilds Trails Summit -
Take a hike to Williamsport!
date & location: Sessions will
be held on November 12-13th at the Genetti Hotel and
Conference Center, 200 West 4th Street in Williamsport,
description: On behalf of the PA Wilds
Trail Committee and Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources, Headwaters PA invites you to attend the upcoming
2014 Trail Summit. The keynote speaker is Neil Fowler,
Appalachian Regional Commission PA State Program Manager,
who will speak on Pennsylvania’s Priorities for
Nature Based Economic Development. Department of Conservation
and Natural Resources reps will provide updates on revisions
to the Pennsylvania Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor
Recreation Plan. Summit topics include building, maintaining,
and promoting land and water trails, choosing the best
design for your trail, the wide range of trail surfaces
available, what works best, and long-term sustainability.
Breakout sessions will include local capacity building,
technical trail design and trail gap connections. Professional
Development Hours are offered for engineers and an exhibit
area will showcase trail associations and professional
expertise. Registration includes breakfast and lunch
on both days and an evening reception. A guided tour
of the Susquehanna River Walk is also planned. For more
information about the Summit and to register, please
go to www.headwaterspa.org
and click on the PA Wilds Trail Summit link. Registration
deadline is November 5, 2014.
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A Wreath of Carols
date: Tuesday, December 2nd and Saturday,
time: 7:30 p.m.
location: St. Leo's Church in Ridgway
and Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys
description: Christmas Concert presented
by the Concert Choir of Elk County. A social will follow
each performance in the church hall