BILL HASTINGS' 'INSIDE INDIANA:' Literacy, Hazel, Scott, Brianne, etc.
February 28, 2014 10:55 AM

To whom it may concern —


Reading takes a holiday Saturday at the Indiana Free Library, when children can participate in a variety of activities that will take them to stations representing different cultures.

The annual event — sponsored by the Indiana County Reading Council, The Indiana Gazette and the library — runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Participants may use the entrance to the Jimmy Stewart Museum, which is housed in the same building.

The Federation of Democratic Women will host a spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sunday at the Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township.

During the event, petitions for governor and lieutenant governor will be circulated.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5.

Tickets are available at the door, and takeout is available.

The Clymer United Methodist Women’s Group will hold its rescheduled Soup & Sandwich Social on Saturday.

The event was postponed last week due to a death in the congregation, according to organizers.

The social is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church social hall, Fifth and Hancock streets, Clymer. There will be homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks to eat in or take out.


Clymer: Steve and Diane Burbank, Frank and Carol Foreback, Sam Clark

Creekside: Eric and Missy Blazavich, Don Bothell

Dixonville: Hazel Huey, Shake Barkey, Jack Fetsko, Mark and Debbie Coughanour

Five Points: Ron Park

Girty: Sam Clark

Indiana: Derrick and Irene Mergen

Penn Run: Scott Stancombe

Saltsburg (Kiski Flat): Ron White, “Ike” Marshall

Sagamore: Tom Zak Jr., Mitzie Anderson, Cassidy Hutch, Casey Eckman, Perry and Sherry Hays, Dave and Connie Denison, Duke and Tracy Fairman

Shelocta: Bill Reeger

White Township: Larry Tost, Sid Blair


Brianne Stephens, a home-licensed baker from Brush Valley, will now sell her pepperoni rolls and pastry pockets at the Commonplace Coffeehouse in Indiana.

Stephens, who owns Brianne’s Apple Dumplings & More, recently started making deliveries of her goods to Commonplace.

She also specializes seasonally in apple dumplings, gobs and other items.

Stephens is on Facebook as Brianne’s apple dumplings’ more.

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The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will say goodbye to winter with a bag sale until March 15.

Get all the clothes you can stuff into a bag provided by the store for $5.

“Our customers always look forward to the bag sale in order to stock up for next year or for the remaining cold weather days,” said Nicholas Kolb, president.


Homer City United Methodist Church will offer a pancake and sausage supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Cost is $6 per person, and takeout is available.

Growing in Faith at Harmony Grove Lutheran Church in Five Points will offer a Ladies Day Out Tea at 10 a.m. March 29 at a cost of $15.

Michele Huey, author of the weekly Gazette column “God, Me, and a Cup of Tea,” will speak on “What Kind of Bag Are You?”

Lunch will be provided and door prizes awarded. Registration begins at 9:30. Advance tickets are available from Belva Marco at (724) 349-0657 or Myrna Orr at (724) 397-2615.


Gas prices stood at the $3.69 mark today across much of the county. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says it was Ralph Waldo Emerson who observed: “For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.”

Good evening!

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