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May 14, 2013

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Candidates night set in Davidsville

DAVIDSVILLE – A Meet the Candidates Night be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Conemaugh Township Area High School, 300 W. Campus Ave.

Candidates scheduled to address their constituents include those running for township supervisor, auditor, tax collector and school director. Candidates for judge of election and inspector of election also are invited to be recognized.

The event is sponsored by the Conemaugh Township Friends for Meet the Candidates, a group that has conducted such forums prior to primary elections since 2005.

Community Strings to perform Thursday

DAVIDSVILLE – The Community Strings spring concert, an outreach program of Johns­town Symphony Orchestra, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. David’s Lutheran Church, 401 N. Main St.

Community Strings is a group of adults, in some cases beginners, who want to play in a string orchestral setting.

Community Strings was formed by the JSO in the spring of 2009, with players coming from as far away as Berlin and Loretto.

The evening’s program will consist of a “Musette and Minuet” by Bach, “Fantasia in F” by Rush, “Air for Strings” by Dello Joio and “Hallelujah” by Cohen.

Elizabeth W. Pile is director of the Community Strings and has been manager of the youth orchestra since 1998. She has been a violinist for Johnstown Symphony Orchestra since 1989 and symphony librarian since 2006.

Pile also has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Alleghenies since its creation in 1999 and is a member of a freelance string quartet.

A goodwill offering will be accepted at the door.

For more information, call 535-6738 or visit

Buy-back roadshow coming to Richland

An Electronics Buyback and Collectors Roadshow will pay cash for electronics, gold, silver, coins and antiques from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to

4 p.m. Saturday at Comfort Inn & Suites, 455 Theater Drive, Richland Township.

Offers on clean, used modern electronics will be made based on market demand, condition, included accessories and original packaging.

Original packaging and accessories are not required to sell items, but premium prices will be paid to sellers who have the original packaging.

The types of items being sought include all toys made before 1965; silver coins made before 1964; war memorabilia such as swords, daggers, medals and helmets; paper currency; new and used musical instruments including vintage guitars; diamonds; all gold jewelry, broken and costume jewelry; and pocket watches.

This event is free to attend,  and there is no pressure to sell.

House calls also can be arranged.

For more information, call 217-732-1888.

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