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8 hours ago

RedbankValley.org

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

NEW BETHLEHEM - New Bethlehem Mayor Gordon Barrows issued the following message to the community this past week.

1. Thank You
2. Love Your Neighbor
3. Support Local Businesses

* See article for more details

#coronavirus #COVID19 #NewBethlehem #RedbankValley #Mayor #community
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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYORNEW BETHLEHEM - New Bethlehem Mayor Gordon Barrows issued the following message to the community this past week. 1. Thank You2. Love Your Neighbor3. Support Local Businesses* See article for more details#CoronaVirus #COVID19 #NewBethlehem #RedbankValley #Mayor #Community

9 hours ago

Leader-Vindicator

LAST CALL FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING DURING THIS SHUT-DOWN?
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND YOU COULD BE A WINNER!

If you and your family have been cooped up at home during this time of crisis, what have you been doing to pass the time?

From playing games, to building LEGOs, to arts and crafts, exercising, puzzles, drawing and more — we want to know what you've been up to.
Post your photos (or even videos) here of what you and your family members have been doing. Let us see the great works of art the kids created, the living room forts that you constructed, the thousand-piece puzzles you assembled, your fun playing dress up, singing karaoke, or even just reading a book — or whatever!

Help spread some joy and share some ideas for others folks on how to have fun while being at home during this time of turmoil.

Everyone who submits a photo (or video) will be entered into a random drawing to win tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Sure, the zoo isn't open right now, but once all these restrictions are lifted, what better way to celebrate than finally getting away from home and spending the day outside at the zoo!

THE DEADLINE TO POST A PHOTO OR VIDEO AND ENTER THIS CONTEST IS MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2.

The winner will be announced in next week's issue of The Leader-Vindicator, and select photos will be published in that issue.
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LAST CALL FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING DURING THIS SHUT-DOWN?SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND YOU COULD BE A WINNER!If you and your family have been cooped up at home during this time of crisis, what have you been doing to pass the time?From playing games, to building LEGOs, to arts and crafts, exercising, puzzles, drawing and more — we want to know what youve been up to.Post your photos (or even videos) here of what you and your family members have been doing. Let us see the great works of art the kids created, the living room forts that you constructed, the thousand-piece puzzles you assembled, your fun playing dress up, singing karaoke, or even just reading a book — or whatever!Help spread some joy and share some ideas for others folks on how to have fun while being at home during this time of turmoil.Everyone who submits a photo (or video) will be entered into a random drawing to win tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Sure, the zoo isnt open right now, but once all these restrictions are lifted, what better way to celebrate than finally getting away from home and spending the day outside at the zoo!THE DEADLINE TO POST A PHOTO OR VIDEO AND ENTER THIS CONTEST IS MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2.The winner will be announced in next weeks issue of The Leader-Vindicator, and select photos will be published in that issue.

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Trying his first popsicle during this craziness.

We made Easter Bunny out of tolite paper rolls and pom pom balls

Transplanting house plants in the kitchen

Planting seeds for the garden.

She painted and decorated a box for her moon rock collection.

Delivering art kits to residents at Edgewood Heights during one of our family walks!

Taking silly selfies 🐶

We painted our front window! We've been painting, playing outside, making cards to send to friends, making homemade desserts from scratch.

Being outside, doing crafts, baking cookies and such...

Being outside 🙂

Watching ec fabricate stories to generate clicks on their page

Keeping busy at the barn

Mechanic shop call

Baking together

Making homemade cheese sauce

Playing legos! 🙂

Enjoying the outdoors with my boys!😊

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10 hours ago

RedbankValley.org

Edgewood residents find bright spots

NEW BETHLEHEM – Even in this time of pandemic, WRC Senior Services is committed to the fulfilment of its mission: We Rejoice and Celebrate life! Employees of Edgewood Heights Personal Care on Keck Avenue take that mission to heart, and create meaningful experiences for residents every day.

Edgewood Heights is taking an abundance of caution in preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and requesting that families and loved ones please refrain from visiting during this time. However, that has not held residents back, thanks to the creativity of Edgewood’s employees.

Thanks to Activities Director Jessica Keener, with the help of Administrator Ashley Buzard, the residents have been communicating with their families and loved ones in new and innovative ways.

In addition to setting up phone calls and video calls between residents and family members, they have also been creating themed props for residents to hold with personalized messages. On St. Patrick’s Day, residents held a sign that read, “You may be out of my sight, but you are never out of my mind. Thinking of You.” The residents then had the opportunity to personalize the sign with messages to their loved ones, such as how they are keeping busy or messages of love.

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Edgewood residents find bright spotsNEW BETHLEHEM – Even in this time of pandemic, WRC Senior Services is committed to the fulfilment of its mission: We Rejoice and Celebrate life! Employees of Edgewood Heights Personal Care on Keck Avenue take that mission to heart, and create meaningful experiences for residents every day.Edgewood Heights is taking an abundance of caution in preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and requesting that families and loved ones please refrain from visiting during this time. However, that has not held residents back, thanks to the creativity of Edgewood’s employees.Thanks to Activities Director Jessica Keener, with the help of Administrator Ashley Buzard, the residents have been communicating with their families and loved ones in new and innovative ways.In addition to setting up phone calls and video calls between residents and family members, they have also been creating themed props for residents to hold with personalized messages. On St. Patrick’s Day, residents held a sign that read, “You may be out of my sight, but you are never out of my mind. Thinking of You.” The residents then had the opportunity to personalize the sign with messages to their loved ones, such as how they are keeping busy or messages of love.For the full story and more photos, see this weeks Leader-Vindicator, on sale now.Image attachment

11 hours ago

Leader-Vindicator

Edgewood residents find bright spots

NEW BETHLEHEM – Even in this time of pandemic, WRC Senior Services is committed to the fulfilment of its mission: We Rejoice and Celebrate life! Employees of Edgewood Heights Personal Care on Keck Avenue take that mission to heart, and create meaningful experiences for residents every day.

Edgewood Heights is taking an abundance of caution in preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and requesting that families and loved ones please refrain from visiting during this time. However, that has not held residents back, thanks to the creativity of Edgewood’s employees.

Thanks to Activities Director Jessica Keener, with the help of Administrator Ashley Buzard, the residents have been communicating with their families and loved ones in new and innovative ways.

In addition to setting up phone calls and video calls between residents and family members, they have also been creating themed props for residents to hold with personalized messages. On St. Patrick’s Day, residents held a sign that read, “You may be out of my sight, but you are never out of my mind. Thinking of You.” The residents then had the opportunity to personalize the sign with messages to their loved ones, such as how they are keeping busy or messages of love.

For the full story and more photos, see this week's Leader-Vindicator, on sale now.
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Edgewood residents find bright spotsNEW BETHLEHEM – Even in this time of pandemic, WRC Senior Services is committed to the fulfilment of its mission: We Rejoice and Celebrate life! Employees of Edgewood Heights Personal Care on Keck Avenue take that mission to heart, and create meaningful experiences for residents every day.Edgewood Heights is taking an abundance of caution in preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and requesting that families and loved ones please refrain from visiting during this time. However, that has not held residents back, thanks to the creativity of Edgewood’s employees.Thanks to Activities Director Jessica Keener, with the help of Administrator Ashley Buzard, the residents have been communicating with their families and loved ones in new and innovative ways.In addition to setting up phone calls and video calls between residents and family members, they have also been creating themed props for residents to hold with personalized messages. On St. Patrick’s Day, residents held a sign that read, “You may be out of my sight, but you are never out of my mind. Thinking of You.” The residents then had the opportunity to personalize the sign with messages to their loved ones, such as how they are keeping busy or messages of love.For the full story and more photos, see this weeks Leader-Vindicator, on sale now.Image attachment

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Thank you for keeping our family at Edgewood safe.

Thank you for a great job caring for my brother!

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13 hours ago

Leader-Vindicator

With Hetrick leading way, Bulldogs aiming high

NEW BETHLEHEM — A runner-up finish in the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference and returning a good amount of its district-qualifying lineup from last spring had the Redbank Valley Bulldogs track and field team looking forward to any type of season.

Whatever, if any, season head coach Andy Rex and the rest of the staff gets to see is anyone’s guess at the moment, but he was certainly optimistic about what was supposed to be coming.

“We had pretty much majority of our team back, we lost a few a few big ones but we were able to replace them,” Rex said Sunday. “We are really strong in the field events this year, and still pretty strong in the running events also but the field events clearly would have carried us most of the season.

“We had high expectations of winning the KSAC. It seems like we’ve been second place for several years now and just barely missing out on that title. But we had a pretty good indication this year that we were going to be the team to beat. That was our goal to start out with and we had a hard working group of kids who started about Jan. 2 with a full weight room. Kids were working on drills, the throwers were working out most of January and February and everybody was working hard to achieve that goal and then (school and season suspension) happened and it just kind of sucks.”

For the full story and other track team previews, pick up a copy of this week's Leader-Vindicator, on sale now. Or visit us online at www.leader-vindicator.com.
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With Hetrick leading way, Bulldogs aiming highNEW BETHLEHEM — A runner-up finish in the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference and returning a good amount of its district-qualifying lineup from last spring had the Redbank Valley Bulldogs track and field team looking forward to any type of season.Whatever, if any, season head coach Andy Rex and the rest of the staff gets to see is anyone’s guess at the moment, but he was certainly optimistic about what was supposed to be coming.“We had pretty much majority of our team back, we lost a few a few big ones but we were able to replace them,” Rex said Sunday. “We are really strong in the field events this year, and still pretty strong in the running events also but the field events clearly would have carried us most of the season.“We had high expectations of winning the KSAC. It seems like we’ve been second place for several years now and just barely missing out on that title. But we had a pretty good indication this year that we were going to be the team to beat. That was our goal to start out with and we had a hard working group of kids who started about Jan. 2 with a full weight room. Kids were working on drills, the throwers were working out most of January and February and everybody was working hard to achieve that goal and then (school and season suspension) happened and it just kind of sucks.”For the full story and other track team previews, pick up a copy of this weeks Leader-Vindicator, on sale now. Or visit us online at www.leader-vindicator.com.

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17 hours ago

RedbankValley.org

Restaurants cope with state-mandated restrictions

NEW BETHLEHEM – Many locally owned restaurants have closed temporarily because of the state-mandated closure of public dining areas, but others are still providing takeout and delivery service for their patrons. Changes in menus and operating hours are helping to keep their doors open and the lights on.

Tracy Snow, one of the owners of the Outlook Inn near East Brady, is one of those laboring to keep people fed.

“We are still maintaining our regular schedule except for our Saturday breakfast shift,” she said. “The Outlook is offering its usual full menu for takeout service. We cannot offer delivery because our location is at least five miles away from the nearest town.”

Snow also said staffing at the restaurant is very thin right now. Only Snow, her sister and co-owner, Marcie Hornberger, and one employee are still employed.

“I feel bad about laying everybody off, but being able to only do takeout service has reduced our business level to about a third of what it was,” she said.

To attract business and hold on to regular customers, the Outlook Inn is offering several family meal deals, all affordable regular menu items.

The Korner Restaurant in Rimersburg is facing the same challenges as other dining establishments, and is focusing on favorite menu items to meet an increase in takeout and drive-through orders. Daily offerings are limited but include money-saving family meal deals that appear to be very popular, the same strategy that the Outlook Inn is using.

In Hawthorn, Gabriel’s held out for as long as it could. It was one of the first restaurants in the area to begin offering curbside pickup service for customers who did not want to venture into its dining area. After the state social distancing advisories came into effect, the restaurant announced that it would be closing temporarily until the pandemic loosens its grip.

For the full story and much more, see this week's issue of The Leader-Vindicator, or visit us online at www.leader-vindicator.com.
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Restaurants cope with state-mandated restrictionsNEW BETHLEHEM – Many locally owned restaurants have closed temporarily because of the state-mandated closure of public dining areas, but others are still providing takeout and delivery service for their patrons. Changes in menus and operating hours are helping to keep their doors open and the lights on.Tracy Snow, one of the owners of the Outlook Inn near East Brady, is one of those laboring to keep people fed.“We are still maintaining our regular schedule except for our Saturday breakfast shift,” she said. “The Outlook is offering its usual full menu for takeout service. We cannot offer delivery because our location is at least five miles away from the nearest town.”Snow also said staffing at the restaurant is very thin right now. Only Snow, her sister and co-owner, Marcie Hornberger, and one employee are still employed.“I feel bad about laying everybody off, but being able to only do takeout service has reduced our business level to about a third of what it was,” she said.To attract business and hold on to regular customers, the Outlook Inn is offering several family meal deals, all affordable regular menu items.The Korner Restaurant in Rimersburg is facing the same challenges as other dining establishments, and is focusing on favorite menu items to meet an increase in takeout and drive-through orders. Daily offerings are limited but include money-saving family meal deals that appear to be very popular, the same strategy that the Outlook Inn is using.In Hawthorn, Gabriel’s held out for as long as it could. It was one of the first restaurants in the area to begin offering curbside pickup service for customers who did not want to venture into its dining area. After the state social distancing advisories came into effect, the restaurant announced that it would be closing temporarily until the pandemic loosens its grip.For the full story and much more, see this weeks issue of The Leader-Vindicator, or visit us online at www.leader-vindicator.com.

Redbank Valley families:

Xfinity is offering free wifi hotspot access to people who are and are not customers. Here is the link to locate hotspots and how to use them.

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School Board Work Session Zoom Meeting Announced

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What is zoom? And is this for kindergarten

Attention RVSD Junior Class:

The Marianna Hoagie Fundraiser has been cancelled. Please return any money or checks you have collected to those who ordered from you. The fundraiser will be rescheduled for this fall.
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