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BILL HASTINGS' INSIDE INDIANA: Trivia, Quota, Jim, Mike, quilts, etc.

by By BILL HASTINGS on January 10, 2014 10:50 AM

To whom it may concern —


The winds of change are blowing at St. Andrew’s Retirement Community, where Presbyterian Senior Living recently broke ground on a $10 million transformation, according to a news release.

The project “will completely reconfigure the 31-year-old, 131-bed community by creating four smaller, distinct ‘households’ within the facility,” according to a press release.

They will focus on memory support, short-term rehabilitation, and two for long-term residential care.

Money for the project include donations from former and current residents and their families, and an additional $250,000 to $300,000 will be raised in the community for outdoor areas, including walking trails.

“This is not just a physical transformation,” said Brian Parks, executive director. “With the renovation, we are completely revolutionizing how we provide care and service.”


James McQuown, executive director of Aging Services Inc., is extending his heartfelt thanks to the Human Services Council of Indiana County for its donation in memory of Bea States, a former Indiana County commissioner.

On Dec. 12 the Human Services Council disbanded after 30 years and the balance of its funds was donated to Aging Services.

“This enables us to serve the ever-increasing number of older adults in Indiana County. Thank you for your thoughtfulness,” McQuown says.


Got your thinking cap on?

The 10th annual Trivia Night, always a popular event through Beth Israel Synagogue, will be March 8 at the Eagles club in Indiana.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the game starting at 7.

Host Gerry Pfeffer will offer “mind-bending, always stimulating and often amusing” questions in eight rounds, organizers say.

A highlight of the evening is the event menu, with “outrageous desserts and the newly featured ‘healthy corner,’” according to Millie Glinsky and Marcy Wilson, menu coordinators.

Participants are encouraged to sign up early, as the event is limited to 150 people. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from synagogue members, or by calling Cari Meil at (724) 422-2065 or Shari Baumler at (724) 388-2979.


QUOTA CLUB OF INDIANA is holding its 11th annual Alice Paul House benefit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 Upstairs at The Coney.

Organizers of the event announced that there will be entertainment by Coastal Remedy, along with beverage sampling, light appetizers, door prizes, a silent auction and celebrity bartenders throughout the evening.

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased by contacting any member of the club or emailing Jenn Myers at


Add the following to your list of good neighbors, the folks who plow out driveways and shovel sidewalks after storms: Dr. Dave Pozza and Jim Paulina, Indiana; Joe Kubin, Rayne Township; Chris Worcester, Homer City; and Nancy and Mike Detwiler, Marianne Housholder, Vince Lazor, Bernie May, Paul Smith, Evan Bertig and Logan Dellafiora, Coral; Gerry Batulis, John Lowmaster, Ron Townsend and Ben Walters, White Township.


Musician Brad Yoder will perform from 6 to 8 tonight at The Artists Hand Gallery in Indiana to kick off the second annual Quilt Invitational, which runs through

Feb. 1. … Gas prices hovered at the $3.59 mark across the area this morning. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says it is still true: “If you love what you’re doing, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Good evening!

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