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SMOKE RUN — Since 2014, Robin Bowser, of Smoke Run, has been working to ensure veterans interred at Beulah Cemetery in Ramey are remembered for their service, including during the hectic Christmas season.

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CLARION — When they opened Mechanistic Brewing Company this past May, owners Chelsea and George Alexander envisioned it as a place for people to come together and, in so doing, support others. The name of the brew pub, located on Clarion’s Liberty Street in the former West Penn Power buildin…

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DuBOIS — The Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group will host a Dedication Ceremony for its second round of Hometown Heroes fundraiser project on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the DuBois Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 813 located at 114 Fuller St., DuBois, according to Lisa M. Gabler, DDRG board and fundr…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Mapleview Elementary building might no longer be a school, but teaching is still happening within the walls of the building.

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MAHAFFEY — If you’re a fan of racing, particularly NASCAR, you may not know that there’s a local person taking part on its highest level as a team engineer – the NASCAR Cup Series. Mahaffey native Nate Troupe will work at the famed Richard Childress Racing with driver Tyler Reddick for the 2…

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NEW BETHLEHEM — More than 400 walkers, runners and supporters braved blustery conditions on Thanksgiving morning to participate in the ninth annual Kessa’s Blessings Turkey Trot in New Bethlehem.

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CLARION — Dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, water therapy has been used as means of treating those who are sick, injured or experiencing debilitating conditions. Aquatic physical therapy continues that tradition, gaining traction as a complement or alternative to trad…

DuBOIS — The DuBois Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held during the 24-hour period on Saturday, Dec. 14, from midnight to midnight. There is also optional birding at night since owls need to be found too.

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DuBOIS — Two of the eight entrepreneurs, who made their final pitch Thursday in front of a team of local judges as part of Ben Franklin’s $50,000 Big Idea Contest, walked away as winners.