HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) invites veterans from throughout Erie County to take advantage of an outreach service being offered each month in his district offices. “There are approximately 23,000 veterans in Erie County, according to local officials,” Sonney said. “We’re offering a monthly program, designed to assist the men and women who have served or are serving our country with individual issues they may have.”
Beginning March 5, Shelly Messina from the Pennsylvania VFW will be in Sonney’s Harborcreek office, located at 4457 Buffalo Road in Erie, the first Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. She will be in the Corry office, 434 North Center St., on the third Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning March 19. “Veterans will have an opportunity to discuss specific questions or concerns, as well as check out programs that may be available to them,” added Sonney.
Anyone wishing to make an appointment should contact Sonney’s Corry office at (814) 664-9126 or his Harborcreek office at (814) 897-2080. Sonney also reminds residents of North East and Union City that satellite office hours are held in each of those communities. “Every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., members of my staff will be in the North East Township Building, 10300 West Main Road, and Northwest Savings Bank, 22 North Main Street, Union City,” said Sonney. “They are available to help fill out forms for programs such as the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, as well answer any legislative questions.”
Sonney can also be contacted through his legislative Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/RepSonney.
UNIVERSITY PARK – Grammy-nominated artist and member of the singing group Sister Sledge, Kathy Sledge, will be performing at the Ninth Annual Pink Zone at Penn State presented by Mount Nittany Health. Sledge will sing the National Anthem and will perform at halftime as part of the celebration of the breast cancer survivors in attendance.
The Lady Lions will take on Wisconsin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 in the Ninth Annual Pink Zone at Penn State presented by Mount Nittany Health. The game will be available via webstream on BTN Plus. The game will also re-air on the Big Ten Network on Monday, March 2 at 11 a.m.
Sledge and her sisters formed Sister Sledge and recorded #1 hits “Mama Never Told Me” and “We Are Family” in the 1970s. “We Are Family” earned the group a Grammy nomination and spurred the album of the same name to go double platinum. The “We Are Family” album also turned out hit songs “Lost in Music” and “He’s the Greatest Dancer.” Sledge, a native of Philadelphia, started her solo career in 1992 with singles “Take Me Back to Love Again” and “All of My Love.”
This year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Lewistown Hospital.
For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at www.pennsylvaniapinkzone.org. Last year, the Lady Lions donated a record $310,000 to breast cancer causes. All totaled, the Lady Lions have donated more than $1.135 million for breast cancer research and awareness in the first eight years.
The 2014-15 Penn State Lady Lion Basketball season is presented by Kish Travel and Kish Insurance. The Lady Lions have their bye date on Thursday and return to action at Maryland on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. Penn State returns home to face Ohio State on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. for Dollar Dog Night and Faculty/Staff Night. PSU employees will get a free ticket and ability to purchase up to three additional tickets for $5 each.
Lady Lion Basketball single-game are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Single-game tickets range from $10-17 for adults and seniors and $5-11 for youth (12 and younger). The PNC Flex Books are $120 and give fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions’ Coaches Vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions’ Pink Zone game.