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BILL HASTINGS' INSIDE INDIANA: Cruisin', Son Day, Cody, Gatti, Piranhas, etc.

by BILL HASTINGS on August 02, 2013 10:59 AM

To whom it may concern —

THE BLAIRSVILLE community will celebrate summer with a Cruise Into August event that began earlier today with sidewalk sales and concludes today with a Cruise Night from 5 to 10 p.m.

Participants can also check out the weekly farmers market from 4 to 6 p.m. in the former BiLo parking lot, where vendors will offer fresh produce, crafts, kettle corn, fresh-squeezed lemonade, meats, pastries, eggs and more.

Scoops Old Fashioned Ice Cream and the Roadster Factory are sponsoring the car cruise. West Market Street will be closed from Walnut Street to the river, and British sports cars will line the streets.

Live music will also be available at the Diamond, with bands performing all night.


A free day of family fun will be offered Sunday at Sherman Street Park in Clymer, where the fifth annual Son Day in the Park event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m.

The event will kick off the previous evening with a prayer, praise and worship service at 7 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Jackie Greene delivering a brief message prior to refreshments.

Sunday’s events include live music, featuring Lantern, Anthony Frazier, Spring Valley, The Pughs, Third Degree, Impulse, Overcome, Scent of Water, Keystone Heirs and Sherri Denae, of Precious Seed Ministries.

For the children, a Kiddie Korner will offer crafts, a 75-foot inflatable obstacle course, Velcro wall, puppet show and story time.

Food is also available, including hot dogs, meatball sandwiches, nachos and beverages from Son Day in the Park, and ice cream sandwiches, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, bottled water and pop from local churches.

Door prizes and drawings will be held through the day, with the Community Basket drawing and a grand prize drawing at the end of the festivities.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.


ST. ANNE’S Byzantine Catholic Church will host its annual grilled chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with take out only in the church parking lot at 360 Franklin St., Clymer.

Dinners include homemade halushki. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. All are welcome.


The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will mark the hottest days of summer with a unique sale.

Customers can participate in the Dog Days of August Sale by writing the name of their favorite dog on a board. For this gesture, customers can purchase every two items of clothing for $1.

Specially priced items are excluded.

“We hope to have some fun with this and benefit the community as well,” said Nick Kolb, president.

As always, proceeds from the store in Valeski’s BiLo Plaza benefit the needy.


Cody Krynock, a hockey coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the newest addition to Uptown Fitness in Indiana as a weekend personal trainer.

Krynock, who is set to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science this month, began training there at the end of June, according to a news release.

He is experienced in training for athletes, especially hockey players.

“I’ve been coaching hockey for about three years,” he said. “I used to play as a goalie, but I had to hang up the idea of playing after I got injured. That’s when I moved right into coaching.”

A Pittsburgh native, Krynock is “big on functional fitness, which focuses on training your body to handle real-life situations.”

His fitness philosophy: “Any goal can be met through hard work and determination.”

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Krynock, call (724) 463-8696.


GATTI PHARMACY is offering a public service event, “Grow with Gatti,” for new parents, grandparents, baby sitters, volunteers or any caregiver who may be a bit “rusty” on their child care, safety and emergency skills.

The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the pharmacy on Philadelphia Street.

Topics include an infant/child CPR demonstration, newborn basics, sleep safety/SIDS, postpartum depression, vaccination and a new products review by Desiree Beppler, of Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Members of the National Ski Patrol Young Adult Patrollers, representing Blue Knob, Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts, will demonstrate emergency scenarios involving children, such as drowning, common childhood injuries and basic first aid.

“Anyone involved with young children can greatly benefit from an infant-skills refresher, and we look forward to providing this opportunity,” Stephanie Smith Cooney, pharmacist and owner, said in a news release.


The Piranha Swim Team Parent Organization is sponsoring the inaugural PSTPO Piranha Golf Outing to support the team.

The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Meadow Lane Golf Course.

The $75 price includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and complimentary beverages. Skill prizes are available.

Registration is due by Sept. 6 at the YMCA.

Questions? Contact Scott Bauer at (724) 388-0798 or


Gas prices were at $3.65 this morning. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says it was a sage man who once said, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”


Good evening!

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