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February 28th

Memoriam piece a favorite at Rendezvous

February 28, 2014

RIDGWAY – Of all the intricate pieces of artwork throughout the 15th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, one particular piece sitting on Court Street has stood out to many passersby throughout the week.
The carving masterpiece, created by Mark Bosworth of Massachusetts, features a young girl with angel's wings embracing the neck of a horse. It is a memoriam piece paying tribute the late Amanda Putney of Royalston, Mass., who died in a December 2012 car crash.

Will residents back cost to fight injection well?

February 28, 2014

JAMES CITY – Will Highland Township residents support the cost of a possible legal challenge to a proposed Seneca Resources injection well?

February 27th

Bettina Cherry is selected as Miss Kane High

February 28, 2014

Bettina Cherry is Miss Kane High for 2014.
Members of the Kane High School Junior Class selected Cherry for the honor Thursday during a school assembly in the school auditorium.
"It was surprising," Cherry said after she was crowned on stage by Sierra Lister, a senior who won the title of Miss Kane High last year.

File applications for school tax relief

February 27, 2014

Applications for a state-sponsored program that provides school tax relief for property-owners in the Kane Area School District should be filed no later than today.
Most property-owners already are enrolled in the program that provides Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions. The state adopted the program in 2006.

From residential construction to Rendezvous

February 27, 2014

RIDGWAY – Rob Peterson of Louisville, Ky. is one of the many artists in town for this week's Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
Having worked in construction since 1974, Peterson developed an eye for design and form, according to his website, robpetersoncarving.com. Paying attention to intricate details has paid off in dividends for Peterson as his talents for wood carving have grown with time.

Ceriani growing as top female speed carver

February 27, 2014

RIDGWAY – As a top female speed artist, chainsaw carver Dawna Ceriani of Brockport is quick to the saw as she is renowned for producing detailed and quality carvings in under 45 minutes.
Last year Ceriani brought in $7,000 in three days for her auction pieces during Block Bash in French Lick, Ind. The event was hosted by the Saw Dogs, a team of the world's top chainsaw carvers who are the feature of a behind the scenes television series. The previous year she placed third in the auction. In addition she also created a masterpiece carving.

McMurray continues to push the envelope at Rendezvous

February 27, 2014

RIDGWAY – On a bitterly cold and windy day in Ridgway, Cindy McMurray pours some gas in her chainsaw and prepares to continue working on a wood sculpture that breaks new ground in her carving career.
She normally enjoys carving human figures in dancers’ and lovers’ poses, but today she is carving a tree-shaped birdhouse that stands about six feet high.

February 26th

Legislators propose 1 school chief for county

February 27, 2014

Two local state legislators claim money could be saved by having just one superintendent for all five school districts in McKean County.
State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and Marty Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said Wednesday that the time has come to at least study the cost-saving proposal.

Officials react to Pa. budget proposal

February 26, 2014

RIDGWAY – Despite no budget increase, Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2014-2015 state budget of $29.4 billion would hike spending by nearly $1 billion.
The proposal provides additional funding for Pre-K-12 education, but restricts funds in a way that will make it hard to restore cuts made to the classroom in recent years.

Newcomer Hager enjoying Rendezvous experience

February 26, 2014

Michael Hager of Leo, Ind. is enjoying his second Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
Hager, whose carving station is located along Center Street behind the Elk County Prison, is a relative newcomer to the art form.

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