Cambridge Springs Junior/Senior High School is closed until Tuesday, September 14th due to an outbreak of COVID-19 affecting at least 10 students and staff at the facility. Classes will take place through remote learning today and Monday the 13th and all sports practices and games are cancelled until the school reopens. On Thursday, 114 students were absent from class with more than half of them absent due to COVID-19 quarantines, and the school urges all parents of students to monitor themselves and their children for signs of COVID-19. Find out more by visiting Penncrest School District on Facebook or by visiting Penncrest.org.
It’s going to be a busy weekend with plenty of things to do in Northwest PA. On the campus of Edinboro University we have the Highland Games and Scottish Festival which starts with a single malt whiskey tasting tonight at 5:30PM in the Commonwealth House at 214 Meadville Street. Registration is required, participants must be 21 or older, and tickets cost $50 with proceeds benefiting the student hardship fund. More information at www.edinboro.edu.
On Saturday Downtown Meadville will be abuzz with the Second Saturday Community Market in the morning and then the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Wine Brew and Spirits Walk in the evening; tickets for the walk can be pre purchased for $30 or purchased for $35 at the event. Visit MeadvileChamber.com for more information.
Former Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge, is still in Maryland recovering from a stroke, but has recorded a video message to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The video which can be viewed on YouTube and elsewhere runs for about five minutes; the former Governor and first Homeland Security Director talks about his arrival at the Flight 93 crash site on that day and discusses the kindness, compassion, and generosity that brought the nation together in the days after the attacks.