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Library to Hold 2-Day Book Sale
Indiana, Pa. The Indiana Free Library will hold its Big 2-Day Spring Used Book Sale on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at 845 Philadelphia St., Indiana.
Thousands of books, films, music CDs and audiobooks suitable for all interests and ages will be on hand. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to purchase a t-shirt or tote bag featuring the distinctive IFL owl logo to show their support for the library.
Those wishing to donate materials for the sale should call the front desk at (724) 465-8841. Donations will be accepted until 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27.
Visit www.indianafreelibrary.org to learn more about the services and programs offered by the library.
March 5, 2014 No Comments
The spirit of the Irish will be alive and well in Downtown Indiana on Philadelphia Street, Saturday, March 15th. We will begin festivities with the “Wee Laddies and Lassies” Leprechaun Look-alike contest at 10:00 a.m. in front of Spaghetti Benders, at 563 Philadelphia Street. Come Dressed as a leprechaun and join in the fun! All contestants will be invited ito march in the parade.
The 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, which traditionally features Irish bagpipers, Irish pets, several “adopted Irish” participants, and other festive groups, will begin at 11 a.m. on 5th and Philadelphia Street and march up Philadelphia Street to 9th Street.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is always appreciated and enjoyed by the community, and we hope everyone will turn out for the festivities – Irish heritage not required!
For more information contact the Downtown Indiana, Inc. office at 724-463-6110
February 27, 2014 No Comments
Harrisburg– First Lady Susan Corbett today announced that the 2014 Governor’s
Awards for the Arts will be held Sept. 28 at Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This will be the first time the state arts event has been held on a university campus.
“As the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart, the first recipient of Pennsylvania Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Indiana holds special meaning for this occasion,” said Mrs. Corbett, who chairs the Arts Council. “It’s a tradition that the host community is named the ‘Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth’ for the day and Indiana’s vibrant arts community, the ongoing commitment to the arts demonstrated by the University, and the fact that we’re in Jimmy Stewart’s hometown makes this designation particularly appropriate.”
The Governor’s Awards for the Arts originated in Harrisburg in 1980 and were held there until 1996. The ceremony was then taken on the road and is now held in a different city across the state each year.
The event has allowed multiple regions of the state to share in this celebration of the arts and to showcase their unique cultural assets.
The awards recognize artistic accomplishments in four categories:
- Distinguished Arts Award
- Patron Award
- Artist of the Year Award
- Innovation in the Arts/Outstanding Leadership & Service Award
Past recipients of the Distinguished Arts Award include Marian Anderson, Andrew
Wyeth, James Michener, Chaim Potok, Fred Rogers, M. Night Shyamalan, Marilyn Horne, Lang Lang, August Wilson, Rob Marshall, Jeff Koons, and Michael Keaton. There have been 178 honorees to date.
An open call for nominations goes out to more than 1,800 Pennsylvania arts professionals and is now open to the public online. Last year nearly 200 nominations were received.
The award recipients will be announced this summer and will be posted on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ website, www.pacouncilonthearts.org.
Private contributions support the awards and related expenses.
The Governor’s Awards for the Arts are administered by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency under the Office of the Governor. The Council’s mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.
Media contact: Heather Doughty, PA Council on the Arts; 717-787-1517
February 26, 2014 No Comments
Indiana County Technology Center and a community-based panel promoting science and space education have agreed to basing the Challenger Learning Center at the tech center campus north of Indiana. A reception in celebration of the Challenger Center was held Friday, January 10 at the ICTC, and what an amazing event it was!!
It is overwhelming to think of the educational opportunities this center will offer our area students, let alone the impact this center will provide for Indiana County! The people of Indiana County owe a great deal of “thanks” to the many people who worked hard to make this all happen!
January 16, 2014 No Comments