The community newsletter of Point Marion Borough, provided to you as a public service by the Borough Council



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The community newsletter of Point Marion Borough, provided to you as a public service by the Borough Council.

 


Inside This Issue


Super Bowl of Love 1

Cut To The Point Salon 1

Library Happenings 1

Code of the Month 2

Golden Pointers 2




The Pointer News



February 2015











Super Bowl of Love:

Think about this:  How much do you spend each time you eat out?  $20? $30?


Think about this:  how much do you think it takes to feed a hungry child for the weekend?
Surprisingly, the answer is $2.50.  That's right.  Just $2.50 can provide a child in a food-insecure home with food for two breakfasts, two lunches, two suppers, and a couple snacks.
Here's a challenge for you:  from Super Bowl Sunday until Valentine's Day, will you skip a meal out, or your morning cappuccino and donate to feed a child for a month or more?
There are 53 students from Friendship Hill currently enrolled in the backpack program. We are currently funded entirely by donations.
For the next 3 weeks, there will be decorated Valentines Boxes at the United Methodist Churches in Point Marion and Gans and the First Baptist Church in Point Marion as well as Clar-Mac Sales.
Checks can also be mailed to the Point Marion Rotary at P.O. Box 157 Point Marion or the Point Marion Ministerial Association at 515 Morgantown Street Point Marion.

 





Cut to the Point Salon

Massage Therapy sessions are underway at Cut to the Point Salon! Unwind with a relaxing one hour Swedish massage for only $55 or work out those tight muscles with a Deep Tissue massage for just $60! We also offer unlimited monthly tanning for only $28 and a wide variety of hair and waxing services. Spread the word and support local business. Call us at 724 998 6065 or 724 470 5520 to schedule your appointment today. Walk-ins are welcome time permitting. 






Library Happenings

The winter session of story hour at the library will begin Saturday, February 7th from 11:00

to 12:00 and will continue each Saturday through February 28th.  Children listen to stories,

play games, make crafts and learn about the library.  Topics for this session will be:

"Winter Fun", "Happy Valentine's Day", " A Visit with Dinosaurs", and "Stories with 3"

The library has state tax forms now and working on getting the most used federal forms.

Stop by and visit us

Library hours are:

Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Saturday 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
Point Marion Library
399 Ontario
Point Marion, PA 15474
724-725-9553
www.pointmarionlibrary.com




Fish Fries

Once again the Point Marion Volunteer Fire Department will hold it annual Fish Fries during the Lent period.

This year we will hold one on Ash Wednesday February 18, 2015 and every Friday until

Good FridayApril 3, 2015. 

We will be serving dinner from

4:00PM to 7:00PM, eat in or take out. 

As always there will be a

good variety of meals available.  Phone orders for take out will be taken by calling 724-725-3200.

The Department appreciates your loyalty and support.




If you have items or events you would like to see in the Pointer News drop them off at Clar-Mac Sales no later than the 25th of the month prior to the month in which you would like them to be published. You may also email your items to kgriff5796@gmail.com.


It’s Hoagie Time!!!

The Albert Gallatin River Festival Committee is once again selling the famous “Bowers Hoagies” to raise funds for this year’s Memorial Day weekend event. The hoagies will be available through pre-order only so place your orders now. They will be made fresh on March 21st and can be picked up at the firehall between 2:00 and 5:00 that day. Cost is $5.50 each. Orders can be placed with committee members or go to our Facebook page and print an order form, and mail it with your payment to the address on the form.




Did You Know???

February is known for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day and President’s Day too; it is even known to be the American Heart Month. Did you know that there is another special day in February?

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. While no one is quite sure of its origin, one thing is clear and that is its purpose. Do as many random acts of kindness for as many different people as possible. Why not give it a try this year?

Let’s try to outdo each other!




Local Trivia

Feb. 1895, the first movie ever shown here at Barney's Theatre was "The Great Train Robbery" in conjunction with "Jesse James."  A new form of entertainment was moving pictures.  The film and projector was carried from town to town by a special operator.

February 1974, AG Schools are closed because of shortage of gasoline and cafeteria food supplies.  Nationwide, service stations have no gas.  Gas stations have monthly allocations.

1974--Postage rates go from eight to ten cents, post cards from six to eight cents, and airmail from 11 to 13 cents.

In Feb. 1999 campaign is on to free the 10 remaining toll bridges in the state   Over 4,300 names are now recorded in a petition.  The bridge across the Mon River is one of the ten.

In Feb. 1999, Amadee Gans dies--born in 1852--he organized the first school in Point Marion in 1888.




Golden Pointers

The Golden Pointers meet each Tuesday in the meeting hall at the American Legion from 10 AM to 3:30 PM some days a little later. On the second Tuesday we have our birthday celebration with music by Vern Eberhart Sr and Jr, Chuck Sicina and sometimes Alex Volek. Also once in a while we can convince Tom Mankins to sing a song or two. We have a delicious cake donated by the United Bank and made by our local Shop n Save Express. Our lunches are only two dollars and unlike other centers, our coffee is free. We have a 50/50 drawing before lunch and 20 games of bingo after lunch. Come join us and have some fun!




Code of the Month

 

Exterior Property Areas



301.1  Sanitation.  All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean safe and sanitary condition.  The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property which such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition. 

 

Rubbish and Garbage



308.1  Accumulation of rubbish or garbage.  All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.    

 

 








If you have items you would like to see in the Pointer News drop them off at Clar Mac Sales no later than the 25th of the month prior to the month in which you would like your item to be published. You may also email your items to kgriff5796@gmail.com





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