Valley News Digest
SRAC to unveil new exhibit
The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center in Waverly recently announced the upcoming opening of a traveling exhibit.
"Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain" will highlight the science and history of maize and advances in the science of plant genetics, according to a release from the Broad Street center. The exhibit, which opens Nov. 6 and runs until Jan. 26, is funded by the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program and developed by the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, N.Y., the release states.
The exhibit, which will be housed in the center's lecture hall, was recently displayed at Iowa's "Corn Palace," said SRAC executive director Deb Twigg.
For more information, visit www.sracenter.org or call (607) 565-7960.
Fundraiser to be held for Penn-York Opportunities
A local business will hold a fundraiser for Penn-York Opportunities Nov. 3 at the Lynch-Bustin Elementary School gym in Athens.
Fitness With Serena will hold a Zumba dance-a-thon from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to raise money for the organization, which helps challenged residents to find work in the area, according to a release from Penn-York Opportunities. Tickets for the event will be $10 at the door.
The organization, which helps find employment for people with disabilities, is one of the many public service organizations that has seen state funding cuts in recent years, said Joel Clawson, who serves on the organization's board of directors.
Sayre school open for indoor walking
H. Austin Snyder Elementary School recently opened its doors to indoor walkers, according to information from the Sayre Area School District.
Walkers are invited to use a marked .2-mile path around the school's gymnasium from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. on days that school is in session. School officials request that walkers park their cars just off the Warren Street entrance.
Walkers must register upon entering the building, wear sneakers or shoes other than regular street shoes and follow the designated route, according to school officials. No running, jogging or pets will be permitted.