ShareThis Page

Chamber accepting nominations for awards

| Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 2:03 p.m.
Nancy Henry | for the Daily Courier
Alicia Cisneros along with her son Noel Cisneros and her brother Carlos Gonzolez at El Canelo Mexican Restauarant prepared this bolo as an example of those given to children in Mexico after prayer on Christmas eve. Some of the items include paleta, a chocolate covered marshmallow lollipop, pulparindo, a hot, salted tamarino pulp candy with real fruit and de la Rosa, peanut candy marzypan style, all in a decorated basket. The Nativity Village will be on display at the restaurant until Feb. 2.

The Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual awards presented to members of our community. Categories include Community Service Group, Community Service Individual, Beautification, Distinguished Citizen and the Athena. The deadline for nominating is soon, so contact the chamber office for the form and get it back there as soon as possible. The phone number is 724-628-5500.

• This information arrived from Cathy Kumor. “A new yoga class is starting at the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville, Yoga 101. Have you always wanted to try yoga, but didn't want to attend a class with experienced participants? Do you think you will not be able to do the postures? Then this class is for you. CFL will be offering a six-week yoga session for the person who is new to yoga or would like the opportunity to experience it from the basic core of practice. The goal of Yoga 101 is to provide a welcome class that will leave the body strong, the mind still, the emotions steady and the heart open and joyful.” The classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 19. Cost is $50 for all six sessions. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Kumor at or 724-626-1114 to register.

• Jan. 16 from 5-8 p.m. is Connellsville Area High School McBand Night at Connellsville McDonald's. Your purchase can help the fundraising efforts for the Disney trip.

Other CAHS band events include:

• March 1, 3-7 p.m., a spaghetti dinner at the Pleasant Valley Masonic Center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. There will be vendors at the dinner.

• March 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. a buffet lunch at Texas Roadhouse. Tickets are $10 and include one trip through the buffet for pulled pork, mashed potatoes, salad, dressing, rolls, water, tea or coffee. The band will receive $7 profit for each ticket sold.

• March 22, 6-10 p.m. is a cash bash at The Fiddler's Hall at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are $10 each, which includes dinner and adult beverages. No one under 21 is permitted.

• Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa Weekend Getaway tickets are still available. Tickets are $5 and the winner receives a three day, two night stay at the Chateau Lafayette, $600 resort credits and $500 cash. Resort credits cannot be used to gamble at the casino. Winning number is based on the 7 p.m. drawing of the Daily Number.

For tickets to these events, please call Jessica Schomer at 724-812-2524.

• Highlands Hospital Club will hold a Rock ‘n Roll Oldies Dance on Jan. 25 from 8-11 p.m. at Connellsville Elks. Tickets are $15 per person, available by calling Cheryl at 724-628-2917 or Donna at 724-626-1028.

• Connellsville Area Catholic School is having a Valentine's Day Dinner Dance and Benefit on Feb. 14 at Murphy Hall, doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. and entertainment begins at 8 p.m. The evening's entertainment will be the Sammy Brooks Band. The event will feature a buffet dinner, live entertainment, cash bar and raffles. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, call the school at 724-628-5090.

• The Connellsville Presbyterian Church will hold an Indoor Yard Sale, Feb. 1. Everyone is welcome to participate. Tables are $10 each and you can reserve as many as you need by calling the church office by Jan. 27. Phone is 724-628-4401.

• Highlands Hospital Diabetes Center will be offering the Group Lifestyle Balance Program soon. This evidence-based lifestyle change and weight loss program is targeted to those at risk for diabetes or those diagnosed with pre-diabetes. The diabetes educators, Bridgette Lowry and Heidi McClain at the center are GLB trained and are approved lifestyle coaches from the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, call the Diabetes Center at 724-628-8008.

• Connellsville B&B brunches are Jan. 19, 26 and Feb 9, 16. Advance tickets are required.

• Connellsville Area Community Ministries is now open every Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Mark your calendars for these dates: Jan. 16, McBand night at McDonalds; Jan. 25, Highlands Hospital Club Oldies Dance at the Elks; Feb. 1, Indoor Yard Sale at Presbyterian Church; Feb. 14, Connellsville Area Catholic Valentine Dinner and Dance at Murphy Hall; March 6-9, CAHS presents “Shrek”; March 14-16, Geibel presents “42nd Street”; April 4-6, Connellsville Junior High presents “Peter Pan Jr.”

If you have a local event that you would like mentioned in this column, email it well in advance so I can include it at

Nancy Henry is a Connellsville area resident.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.