The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

August 17, 2010

In brief: Nollapalooza to aid with medical expenses


Applications due

for job with Critz

The office of U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, is reminding residents that Friday is the deadline for job applications for the Wounded Warrior program.

The program provides two-year fellowships for employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans.

The new hire, a veteran’s caseworker/field representative, will facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents.

The job is opened to veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, have a

30 percent or greater Veterans Administration disability rating and less than 20 years of service.

For more information, go to


Boro fills vacancies

in zoning appeals

NORTHERN CAMBRIA – Two residents who attended a recent Borough Council meeting volunteered to serve on the borough’s zoning appeals board.

Local businessman Robert Paterno, owner of City Hotel Bar & Grill on Maple Avenue, and James Whited were unanimously approved to serve on the five-member board.

Two vacancies had remained unfilled after the borough advertised for applicants last month. No letters of interest were received.

Paterno will serve a five-year term and Whited will finish two years of a term vacated by a former member.

Historical group hosting

educator, musician

CONFLUENCE – Paula Purnell, a speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, will give a presentation at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Turkeyfoot Valley Historical Society building, 600 Logan Place. The presentation is free and open to the public.

An educator and musician from Greensburg, Purnell teaches education courses and presents workshops and professional development classes on regional history, folk music and arts integration.

She has released six albums of original music, including two Parents’ Choice award-winning children’s albums. Her band, The NewLanders, researches, arranges, records and performs traditional songs that capture the American spirit. For more information on the band, go to

The presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the NiSource Charitable Foundation and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. It is sponsored by the Turkeyfoot Valley Historical Society.

For more information on the event, contact the society at

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