INSIDE INDIANA: Parade, bowls, Delphis, Peggy, Tony …

March 13, 2015 - garden totes

To whom it might regard —

Attention all diminutive lads and lassies: Your participation is requested Saturday for a 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day impetus in downtown Indiana.

Kick off a fun during a pixie look-alike contest, where participants will be judged during 10 a.m. during Spaghetti Benders and afterwards get to impetus in a parade.

The impetus will start during 11 a.m., with a track on Philadelphia Street from Fifth to Eighth streets.

It will be led by a WPIAL boys’ basketball champions from Indiana High School, and will embody units from glow companies, village participants, Scout groups, twirlers and a Laurel Highlands bagpipers.

The impetus is sponsored by Downtown Indiana Inc. and The Coney, where food will be served following and a Laurel Highlands bagpipers will perform.

AND WAIT! There’s more.

This year, a special eventuality is set during The Indiana Theater — St. Puppies Day — that will offer children’s activities such as face painting, a print opposite and coloring contest.

Admission is free, and dual cinema will be shown.

“The Adventures of Milo and Otis” will start during 12:30 p.m. and “The Little Rascals” during 2:30.

Proceeds from raffles and a bake sale there will advantage a Indiana County Humane Society.

Participants are speedy to move any of a following forms of equipment for donation: rubbish bags, bleach/cleaning supplies, washing and plate detergents, strong white vinegar, paper towels, toilet paper and pet supplies, such as cat spawn and dry dog and cat food.


Disc Connection, a new store charity music, movies, books and video games, non-stop this week during 80 North Ave., White Township, nearby a Regency Plaza during a former Simply Kupkakes bakery site.

Owner Joshua Morgan and his wife, Kari (Pavlik), who is creatively from Blairsville, changed to a area from Sioux Falls, S.D., to be closer to family, Joshua said.

With children ages 3 and 5, they wanted them to knowledge flourishing adult nearby grandparents and other extended family members.

Having worked in this form of business given high school, Joshua pronounced he loves being “the record store guy,” so he motionless to open Disc Connection.

Instead of only charity records, though, he “wanted to make something for a whole family to enjoy,” so he combined books, video games and more.

In addition, business can make some additional money charity those equipment that they no longer use.

For hours or some-more information, revisit a Disc Connection Facebook page.


Is your play empty?

It’s a unhappy fact that somewhere in Indiana County, there are dull bowls during a cooking table. And a fundraiser on Wednesday aims to change that.

The annual Empty Bowls eventuality is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during The Artists Hand, 732 Philadelphia St., where we can assistance put an finish to hunger.

For $20 ($15 for students), participants will accept their choice of soup in a handmade pottery bowl, bread and cookie. Takeout is available.

Proceeds advantage a Indiana County Community Action Program’s food bank.

And donations are being accepted until Apr 2 for Indiana Free Library’s Big 2-Day Spring Used Book Sale, set for noon to 5 p.m. Apr 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apr 11.

There will be thousands of books, films, CDs and audiobooks during a sale, along with T-shirts and receptacle bags with a IFL logo, according to organizers. Proceeds advantage a library.

To present materials for a sale, call a front table during (724) 465-8841.


As many as we like noticing all a good folks who plow out driveways and trowel sidewalks for their neighbors, we are carefree that this is a final turn of approval for a season.

And carefree we should be. One of a readers who called in a name reported sighting a robin!

So supplement these people to your list of good neighbors, and give them an additional turn of acclaim for assisting during such a heartless winter:

Armstrong Township: Lenny Wheeler

Blairsville: Brandon Cunkelman; Glenn Fritz; Bob Sagely; Ab Dettorre; Mike Peightal; Joseph Faulk; Nolan, Raeanne and Jeremy Howard; Gil Lanzarotti; George Maudie

Brush Valley: Patrick Overdorff

Center Township: Tom McCoy

Clymer: Ron Gerber

Gastown: Tyler Kovalchick; Ron Frailey; Bill, David and Sam Ferrier; Jim Reefer; Harold Barrett

Hillsdale: Ken Craig

Indiana: “Turtle,” Mark Edgar, Sandy Lenzi, Glenn Beatty, John Dolan

Marchand: Delphis Weaver, Shane Weaver, Roy Beech, Doug Lemmon

Penn Run: Jim Uptegraph, Jim Ray, Melvin Babula

White Township: Joe Lubold, Bill and Liam Roach, Chris op de Beeck, Mark Lukacs


• The Indiana-Armstrong Builders Association is holding a annual Home Show this weekend in expectation of a entrance construction season. The uncover will have 135 booths and 101 exhibitors including builders, remodelers and other businesses charity domicile services.

The eventuality runs from 5 to 9 p.m. today, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday during a ST Bank Arena in White Township. Admission is $3 and children underneath a age of 16 are certified giveaway if they are accompanied by an adult.

• Yarnick’s Farm, that offers a possess vegetables, beef and some-more in Armstrong Township, will open a marketplace for a deteriorate Mar 20, a initial day of spring, pronounced Lynette Yarnick.

The family-owned farm, during 155 Thomas Bridge Road, is operated by Lynette, father Dan and son Joey.

On opening day, business can design a accumulation of vegetables grown right on a farm, Lynette said. They will be picking opposite forms of lettuce, spinach, basil, parsley, cherry tomatoes, branch tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, radishes and peppers.

In addition, she said, their freezers are full of their possess black angus beef and pork.

There are also many new equipment in a present shop, and new baked products that will be available.

“It’s really a pointer of open when Yarnick’s opens up,” Lynette said.

Speaking of vegetables, there are several beds remaining for a deteriorate during a Blairsville Community Garden.

Plots are during a northeast dilemma of North Alley and Liberty Street, and a price is $20 per bed. Beds are accessible on a first-come, first-served basis. To lease a bed, email


Our new obituaries enclosed Tony B. Delpra, 81, of Plumville, who died Mar 6.

Tony was a owners of Delpra’s Plumville Cut Rate, a grill that sealed in 2007 in what regulars called “the saddest day in Plumville,” according to a Gazette essay during a time.

Delpra’s, that Tony ran with mom Margaret, was where a people of Plumville met “for coffee, cake and gossip,” according to a article.

The Delpras purchased a business, that sat during a dilemma of Main Street and Route 954, after it had already been determined as a drug store. The business developed by a years, to a grocery store with a lunch counter, and afterwards to a lunch opposite with a full diner.

They operated a business for 32 years, and when they purchased it, it had 13 stools and aisles of groceries, that lessened over time as a grill expanded.

Restaurant-goers will remember Delpra’s for a spaghetti on Wednesday nights, with salsa that Tony done himself.

Survivors embody mom Margaret, sons Tony and Bucky, daughter Debi and his grandchildren, sister, nieces and nephews.

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Margaret “Peggy” Blosser, 91, upheld divided Mar 4.

Peggy was a obvious internal artist, according to her obituary, and had embellished cinema of many internal homes on being consecrated by a owners.

She also embellished farming landscapes, such as lonesome bridges and barns, was a means storyteller and visited many of a 50 states, several Canadian provinces, and England and Scotland, going on “covered overpass safaris” with friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Martens and Karen Border; granddaughters; great-grandsons; and nieces and nephews.


The Indiana Lions Club will reason a advantage turkey cooking from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday during a Indiana Lions Health Camp on Health Camp Road, Armstrong Township. Tickets are accessible during a doorway and are $10 for adults and $4 for children underneath 12. Takeout is available.


A soup and sandwich sale and basket raffle will be charity from noon to 2 p.m. Mar 22 during Luther Chapel Lutheran Church, Coral.

The sale is a fundraiser for a Indiana/Jefferson Heifer Project, that provides “food and income-producing animals to a world,” according to organizers.

Cost is $7 per person, and $3.50 for children age 6 and younger. Takeout is accessible if we move your possess containers.

RSVP by Mar 20 to attend Harmony Grove Lutheran Church’s second annual Ladies Day Out on Apr 11, when a guest orator is Michele Huey, author of a Gazette’s “God, Me and a Cup of Tea” column.

Registration is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Apr 11, and lunch and doorway prizes will be provided.

The eventuality is touted by organizers as “a relaxing day of friends, food, song and devout superintendence with associate women.”

The cost is $15. For tickets, call Belva Marco during (724) 349-0657 or Myrna Orr during (724) 397-2615.


Indiana Rotary Club will unite blood research by Quest Diagnostics on a remaining Saturdays in Mar during a Indiana County Technology Center on Hamill Road in White Township. Testing will be accessible from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The tests embody an AMBA row that covers areas of coronary disease, kidney disease, anemia, liver disease, diabetes and more. Cost is $40, and other discretionary tests are accessible with a medicine order.

To report testing, call (800) 234-8888 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday by Friday, and have your doctor’s name and residence accessible when we call.

uPtown Fitness on Church Street in Indiana is charity a eventuality for aptness fanatics to uncover off during a lifting eventuality from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Apr 4.

The categorical foe will be behind squats, dais press and pull-ups. Cost to register by Mar 21 is $15, or $25 with a T-shirt. Registration after that day will be $30. The eventuality is open to spectators, and a open is welcome.

Proceeds advantage Team Red, White Blue, a nonprofit veterans’ organization. To pointer adult or for some-more details, call (724) 463-8696.


Gas prices in a Indiana area currently were averaging $2.69 a gallon, compared to $2.60 statewide and $2.44 national ( … On this Friday a 13th, Willie, a ex-shoeshine boy, was reminded of an shrewd regard by Benjamin Franklin: “Diligence is a mom of good luck.”

Good evening!

This mainstay is gathered by Gazette staff author Margaret Harper. Items for announcement can be emailed to

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