Kid Stitch program planned at Scottdale library

| Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The Kid Stitch program is held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Scottdale Public Library, 106 Spring St. For more information about this program, call Caroline Bailey at 724-887-0952.

The Daily Courier is welcoming elementary school students' weather drawings to use with its daily weather package on page A2. To submit a drawing, students are to put their first and last name, hometown and name of the school. Mail to Daily Courier, Attention: newsroom, 127 W. Apple St., Connellsville, or drop off at the office. Wouldn't it be nice to see your art work published?

The Pro Bowl will be held Jan. 27 in the sunshine of Hawaii. Pittsburgh Steelers selected are Heath Miller and Maurkice Pouncey, with linebacker Lawrence Timmons and safety Ryan Clark as alternates.

Get your vacation schedule together for 2013 by requesting a Quest Coach 2013 tour book by calling 724-887-5030 or 877-408-6877 or visit at The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. There are day trips and longer ones for you to enjoy. Departures are from Scottdale, New Stanton, Greensburg, Latrobe, Belle Vernon, Bentleyville and Washington.

Where is Vanessa Able, a great former basketball player for Southmoreland? Her new home is Duquesne University as one of the Lady Dukes. It's great to know she has extended her talents to another level. The Lady Dukes will be participating in the NCAA tournament in March. Good luck in all you do, from your friends in Scottdale.

Thank you Mayor Ruth Shannon of Everson for your concerns about the needs of children. She started the Keep Our Kids Warm campaign. A collection of new coats and hats was given out the day after Thanksgiving when the borough‘s Christmas lights were illuminated. Without even making it public that she was collecting coats and hats, Shannon was able to pass out 90 combinations, not only to children, but to some adults as well. I know it was appreciated by all who received the items. Call her at the borough building if you think you could help her with the next collection.

Southmoreland freshman and Scottie wrestler Jake Beistel will raise money to help the autism program at Southmoreland. He got permission from the school to seek sponsors this season for his project. Sponsors can either pay a flat amount or sponsor him per win, per pin or per match. He selected the autism program because his younger brother, Caden, is in the buddy program at the elementary school. The buddy program is a social group program to aid in appropriate communication skills and reciprocal play. Beistel hopes to raise more than $1,000. Checks must be made out to the SES Activity Fund. Anyone interested in sponsoring Beistel should call the high school at 724-887-2037. Please support such an unselfish young man for a worthwhile project.

Stage Right! Student Company presents an adorable musical, “Pinkalicious,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, Greensburg. For tickets, call 724-832-7464.

“Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin” will perform 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. For tickets, call 724-836-8000.

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Scottdale Police Vehicle Fund will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Scottdale Firemen's social hall, Porter Avenue. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are available at the Scottdale Borough Building, Scottdale Bank & Trust and at the door.

Readers, think spring. We are getting toward the end of January.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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