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Get on the Map! The Official 2017 St. Marys & Elk County Map, That is!

The St. Marys & Elk County Map, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, is a powerful and cost-efficient way to attract new customers! Take advantage of both print and online versions for wide distribution and a full year of coverage on the most comprehensive map of the county. The map will network your business with thousands of customers in your target area. Reach visitors traveling to Elk County from across the country, and local residents looking for goods and services that your business has to offer. Maps are free to the public. The full-color 24″ x 36″ map will provide the best visual overview pf the county to users, with a detailed street map of St. Marys and break-ours of Johnsonburg and Ridgway Boroughs, along with biking, hiking, and ATV trails, boat launches, historical and recreational sites, vistas, campgrounds, and many other attractions, making the map an invaluable reference to be used over and over.  Free ad design and photography! Don’t delay – spaces are limited! Contact Centre Publication today to reserve your ad space – 1-800-200-5375

Headwaters Can Help Add Capacity To Your Organization

In 2015, Headwaters was awarded a team of AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers to create and implement the Living Greener Program, which creates opportunities that meet the needs of individuals within the context of supporting a green economy. It is a holistically centered approach to developing skills to enable our most vulnerable populations to be successful in life. It provides increased opportunities for participants to gain insight and appreciation into the region’s careers and major industries while promoting awareness of our abundant natural resources. As the team began working in our communities, partnering organizations began to ask how we could help put AmeriCorps to work for them. We are excited about the opportunity to offer organizations the chance to bring AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers in to tackle some of our most pressing issues and to begin creating a larger VISTA presence in our area.  All over the country, VISTA Volunteers are working on projects like these: creating adult literacy awareness campaigns and recruiting volunteer tutors; setting up transitional housing dedicated to helping the homeless turn their lives around; expanding programs to help low­ income families obtain affordable health insurance; recruiting mentors for children of incarcerated parents; organizing shelter and job opportunities for victims of disasters, and much more. If you have a project or program that could use an energetic, passionate, person dedicated to bringing individuals and communities out of poverty, please reach out to Heather Conrad at hconrad@hwct.org or 814­-594-2339.

 Upcoming Community Events

MARCH 28 – MAY 2

Hooping Class at BC3- Tuesdays, March 28-May 2

date, time & location: 6-week session; Beginner class 5:15 – 6:16 PM, Intermediate class 6:30 – 730 PM at BC3@Brockway, 1200 Wood St., Brockway, PA
description: Improve cardiovascular endurance, increase muscle strength, reduce stress, and more. Hoop dance is the fun way to get fit and stay fit. Each student will have a professional dance hoop to learn basic hooping and progress to learn a beginner hoop dance routine. Wear comfortable clothing. You keep the hula hoop so you can use it at home. Must register by Friday, March 10 – email kristine.santiso@bc3.edu or call 265-1814 or 265-1810. When registering we need to know your height. Cost: $35 for class plus $27 for hoop – $62 total.

APRIL 1

18th Annual Tournament of Bands Indoor Competition

date, time & location: Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM in the St. Marys Area High School gymnasium.
description: Indoor percussion, color guard, dance team, and twirlers!

APRIL 6

BC3@Brockway 2nd Annual Career Fair

date, time & location: April 6, 10 AM – 2 PM, at BC3@Brockway, 1200 Wood Street in Brockway
description: The goal of BC3@Brockway’s 2nd annual career fair is to provide career opportiunities and current job openings to high school, college students, and all residents within the surrpounding communities who are seeking full-t8ime, part-time, or summer employment.

APRIL 21

High School Student Job Fair

date, time & location: Friday, April 21, from 8:00­ – 11:00AM in the St.Marys High School Gymnasium
description: Seeking companies to attend the Job fair on Friday, April 21, from 8:00­ – 11:00AM in the St.Marys High School Gymnasium. The high school job fair is a free event open to local companies looking to hire. Meet with students from Cameron County, ECC, Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys Area High Schools who are eligible to work. Students will be looking for a variety of employment options including: summer jobs, full and part time jobs, Co­Op positions, school­to work and apprenticeship opportunities. Companies in Elk and Cameron Counties with hiring needs are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to fill the employment needs of companies with local, hard­working and dedicated youth. Register online using the quick link below or contact the Community Education Center (814)781­-3437. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 13th. High school students interested in attending can sign up in their high school guidance offices. REGISTER NOW!

APRIL 22

Craft & Home Brew Event at the Edgewood

date, time & location: April 22,  6:30 – 9:30 PM at the Edgewood.
description: Tickets $25 at the door, $20 in advance. Live entertainment with JB Unplugged! Tickets available at the St. Marys Chamber, Ridgway Chamber, St. Marys Beverage, Anderson & Kime, The United Way, and Pam Schlimm’s Beauty Salon. For more info call The St. Marys Area United Way at 814-781-6000.

MAY 6 & 7

Elkland Search And Rescue Fishing Derby

date, time & location: May 6 & 7, along the East Branch of the Clarion River from the Glen Hazel Bridge to Bendigo State Park. The derby will run from 7 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, May 6 and from 7 am to 5:30 PM on Sunday, May 7
description: Elkland Search and Rescue is a nonprofit volunteer organization serving Elk and surrounding counties. Our primary function is to search for and locate lost individuals at the request of the area police and fire departments, Our efforts are coordinated through Elk County control. More information here: www.elklandsar.com Elkland receives no tax support, so all money needed for equipment, training, and operating expenses must be obtained through fundraisers, grants, or donations. Elkland will sponsor a fishing derby on May 6 & 7, along the East Branch of the Clarion River from the Glen Hazel Bridge to Bendigo State Park. The derby will run from 7 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, Mat 6 and from 7 am to 5:30 PM on Sunday, May 7. We are asking you to consider sponsoring a fish for the derby with a cash donation or a pledge not valued at less than $25. If a tagged fish, identified as your is caught and turned in during the derby, you would be expected to donate that dollar amount which would be awwarded in your name. If your tagged fish is not caught and turned in during the two-day event, there is no further obligation. The participating fisherman’s entry fee will be the financial benefit to Elkland. Your pledge will generate the prize money for the derby. This is the 23rd year Elkland will be sponsoring this type of derby. It will bring many anglers into our area with potential benefits extending far beyond Elkland. Elkland would appreciate your support!

JUNE 2

Hooked on Headwaters Fly Fishing Challenge

date & location: June 2 at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford campus on the West Branch of the Tunungwant Stream
description: On June 2, 2017, Headwaters Charitable Trust will host our third annual Hooked on Headwaters Fly Fishing Challenge at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford campus on the West Branch of the Tunungwant Stream. Our goal this year is to raise $45,000 which will support habitat improvements on both the East Branch and West Branch of the Clarion River and West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The 2017 registration fee is $250 per person, or $1000 for a team of four and includes all meals. The event will begin early Friday morning with registration and breakfast, followed by a morning of quiet fishing, lunch, and the opportunity to view and bid on numerous auction items. Following lunch, fishing will resume and the day will conclude with a cocktail hour, awards, speakers, dinner and auctions. There is a limit of 20 teams, so please register as early as possible using the enclosed registration form. Several teams have already registered, so please return the form quickly! If you are not able to attend, please consider becoming an event sponsor. In exchange, your company’s information will be prominently displayed in all marketing materials before and during the event, and we’ll give you a special Shoutout in the June Newsletter. If you are unable to help through sponsorship, please pass it along to someone who would be willing to help us make this year’s event a success. Online registration and forms can also be found on our website at www.hwct.org. Any questions or additional information- can be obtained by contacting Janie French at the Headwaters Office at 814-236-4333 or by email at jfrench@hwct.org or Heather Conrad in our St. Marys office at 814-594-2339 or by email at hconrad@hwct.org.

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