Month: August 2020

Master Gardener certification class applications now being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for Penn State Master Gardener Certification classes which are held every year beginning in October and continue weekly, minus holidays, till March.  Due to Covid19, all classes will be held via the internet this year.  The ability to use a computer is mandatory.  The benefit?  When cold winds blow and icy roads…

Flu shots now available at Penn Highlands Healthcare

To address public health accessibility for individuals to obtain flu vaccinations this year, Penn Highlands Healthcare announces that starting Monday, August 24, flu shots are available to patients at locations across the region’s health system. This includes Penn Highlands primary care providers, community pharmacy locations, at all eight QCare walk-in clinic locations, and at the Penn…

Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority announces hazardous materials collection

The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority has scheduled a hazardous waste collection for September 12 at Goodwill in Falls Creek. The collection includes such items as computers, batteries, household cleaners, pool chemicals, televisions and more. The collection is for Jefferson County residents only who must pre-register at ecsr.net or call 1-866-815-0016. There is a per…

Little Vikings Childcare Center in Reynoldsville receives state grant

A local child care center is the recipient of a state grant to provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining industries. The Little Viking Childcare Center LLC, located at Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville, will receive a grant totaling $7080. The program is designed to keep front-line workers on the job during this pandemic. In announcing…