Photos submitted to Times Observer Jullian Funari was recently honored by Warren Rotary as Student of the Month. She is on Student Council, National Honor Society, and in the Spanish and Chem clubs. She is a member of Molly Dies Dance Express, and is active at St. Joseph Church. She plans to attend college to become a nurse practitioner. She is pictured with her parents, Margaret and Bud Funari.

PennDOT Connects

PennDOT Connects is improving communities and transportation systems through collaboration with PennDOT, regional planning organizations and municipalities. Your role in your municipality is valuable to the planning process for projects because you know what works for your community, but what else should you know about the planning process?

That is why we invite you to join us for the course, Planning and Engineering 360∂, to interact with PennDOT and regional planning staff about the specific collaboration opportunities and the partnership overall.

The course will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Youngsville Borough Municipal Building, 40 Rail Road Street, Youngsville. This workshop will explain the PennDOT Connects policy, how it is being implemented, and how communities benefit and engage in the process. You will have a better understanding of the following:

Your role and responsibilities as a municipality, including being a “conduit” to other community stakeholders;

Photos submitted to Times Observer Courtney Salapek of Peace, Love & Wellness Integrative Health LLC, spoke to Warren Rotary recently, describing their infrared sauna, massage services, and interactive wellness workshops.

The value of planning in relation to PennDOT Connects and broader benefits;

The various opportunities for collaboration with PennDOT and the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)/Rural Planning Organizations (RPO) through every phase of planning and project delivery;

How you and PennDOT/MPOs/RPOs can partner to help ensure that transportation projects are developed in consideration of local priorities.

To RSVP, email, or call at (814) 677-4800 (x123).

Meeting cancellation

The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12, has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

Outdoor Club

On Sunday, Dec. 9, Cheryl Kittner will lead a hike from Route 62 trailhead to Sandstone Springs and back. This will be a strenuous five-mile, round-trip hike. Meet at the trailhead on Route 62 at p.m. For information, contact Kittner at (814) 350-9631.

Osram Ladies

The Osram Sylvania Retired Ladies will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Christie’s Downtown Pub & Grille.

Class lunch

The Warren Area High School Class of 1969 will be gathering for a Christmas luncheon on Monday, Dec. 10 at noon at the Moose Club in Warren. RSVPs are due by Friday, Dec. 7 to (814) 688-6811.


The Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Eagles Club.