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Blast in the Burg 2014

July 24, 2014

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Amy Cherry

The annual Blast in the Burg drum and bugle corp competition took place Thursday evening at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg. The pleasant weather drew a large crowd to the event. Shown above is the Raiders of Wayne, N.J. and below is Genesis of Austin, Texas. Additional corps performing were Coastal Surge of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Les Stentors of Quebec, Canada, 7th Regiment from New London, Conn., Legends of Kalamazoo, Mich., and the Spartans of Nashua, N.H.

Sprucing up Mt. Jewett

July 22, 2014

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Ted Lutz

An army of volunteers turned out Tuesday evening to spruce up Mt. Jewett in advance of the annual Swedish Festival to be held Aug. 8-10. Among those participating in the town cleanup are Raychel Keller (left) and Madison Lister (right), both 12-year-old Mt. Jewett girls who are students at the Kane Middle School.

Crash in Jay Township

July 14, 2014

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Photo submitted by Dawn Rollick

A tractor-trailer crashed off of state Route 255, Bennetts Valley Highway in the Byrnedale area of Jay Township.
The vehicle stopped just feet short of hitting a house. The accident happened just after 5:30 a.m. Monday as the truck went off the roadway. The truck driver was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for medical treatment. His condition was not known. State police at Ridgway were investigating the accident and had yet to release an official public information report.

John Bloomquist recognized at Art in the Wilds

July 1, 2014

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Photo by Julie Barrett

Marilyn Blackmore, the show director of Art in the Wilds, reads a proclamation recognizing longtime Kane artist John Bloomquist for his contributions to the arts on Saturday. Bloomquist, who is also a member of the Art in the Wilds committee, had a table displaying some of his works at the park, including pottery and paintings. Looking on as the proclamation is read is John, his wife Cheri, his brother Seth and daughter Karin and many friends.

Sweet Sensation Chocolate Creation ribbon cutting

June 29, 2014

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Julie Barrett

One of the newest businesses on Fraley Street held a ribbon-cutting on Friday afternoon. Sweet Sensation Chocolate Creation recently opened its doors for business. A variety of sweets and gift ideas are available for purchase from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. From left to right are, Jill Thompson from the Kane Chamber of Commerce, owner/operators Angela Pease and Derrick Snyder and Erin Vassallo from the Kane Chamber of Commerce.

Ribbon cutting at Paul's Trading Post & Gift Shop

June 27, 2014

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Julie Barrett

A ribbon-cutting was held on Friday morning at Paul's Trading Post & Gift Shop, which is under new management. Present at the ceremony were, from left to right, Jill Thompson of the Kane Chamber of Commerce, Peg King, Jason King, Dan Imbrogno and Erin Vassallo of the Kane Chamber of Commerce. Paul's Trading Post & Gift Shop will hold a combination Grand Opening/Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 12. They will be having music, vendors, food, the Ludlow VFD Dunk Tank, fireworks, prizes and giveaways.

Getting ready for Art in the Wilds

June 23, 2014

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Amy Geer

Kane Borough employee Joe Couch drives a tractor to mow the lawn at Evergreen Park. Borough employees and numerous volunteers have been working hard to get the park ready for this weekend's Art in the Wilds.

Passing the gavel

June 23, 2014

Chris Sarvey, the incoming 2014/2015 King Lion, is shown being handed the gavel to preside over his den. Outgoing President Steve Timpano and Installation Master of Ceremonies are also shown.

Art Camp

June 20, 2014

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Amy Geer

An Art Camp, sponsored by Kane Area Recreational and Cultural Commission, came to a conclusion on Friday after two weeks. Heidi Fryzlewicz was the instructor of the camp and was assisted by several Kane Area High School students. Nearly 50 youths took part in the program, which was divided into three separate age groups. Pictured are some of the camp's artists.

Kane hospital receives honor

June 3, 2014

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Ted Lutz

The Erie-based Community Blood Bank has named Kane Community Hospital as its "Donor Group of the Year." The group includes, left to right: Shari Jerman, regional mobile drive coordinator for the Community Blood Bank; Nancy Hagg, hospital lab manager; and Brandi Bryington, medical lab technician. Hagg and Bryington are co-chairmen of the hospital blood collection site. There are 45 collection sites in the region, Jerman said.

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