DuBois, PA – Graduation for DuBois Area High School has tentatively been scheduled for Friday, May 29, and we’ll be broadcasting it on Sunny 106 so everyone can celebrate and enjoy the ceremony safely! The speeches and performances will be prerecorded with equipment and services offered by Tri-County Church. Then, after caps and gowns arrived, the graduates and their immediate families can meet at either Mansell Stadium or (if it rains) the middle school to be filmed having their name announced, walking across the field or stage, and receiving their diploma. These will be done in 10-minute intervals, to adhere to the social distancing guidelines. The goal is to film all parts of the graduation ceremony separately in advance by May 18, which will then be compiled together as one virtual ceremony virtual by Brennan Bell from Tri-County Church. Then on May 29, starting at 6:30 p.m., graduates will meet in their vehicles in the middle school parking lot for a planned driving parade. The parade starts at 7pm. We’ll be broadcasting that live graduation ceremony on Sunny 106 on May 29, as the students watch the pre-recorded video from their cars at the DuBois Area High School starting at 9:15-9:30pm. You can listen to the ceremony along with them on the radio and feel pride in our DuBois Class of 2020 who have accomplished so much under new and difficult circumstances. Below is the schedule of events for Friday, May 29th: All students who have satisfied their graduation requirements will be able to pick up their diploma at the High School according to the following schedule: 8:00am – 10:00am - Graduates with last names beginning with A-G 10:00am – 12:00pm – Graduates with last names beginning H-O 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Graduates with last names beginning P-Z Students and Parents who wish to participate in our 2020 Parade of Graduates through town will need to report to the High School between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Parade participants must be at the HS with their vehicle no later than 6:30pm to be placed in the parade line-up. (Please Note: Due to parade permit regulations, the Parade will be limited to one vehicle per graduate. Family members are welcome to ride along with or drive their graduate. Graduates may also ride together with other graduates if they would like to do so.) Graduates are encouraged to decorate their vehicles (ex. Sign with Name, HS Activities, Future Plans, etc.) Due to safety regulations (oncoming traffic will not be closed... Read More.
Memorial Day 2020 Even though we're adhering to some new rules this year due to the pandemic, we can still honor Memorial Day and the fallen members of our military. Listen to Connect FM starting at 6am this Monday, May 25th for ABC Radio's America First 2020. You are also encouraged to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance. At 3:00 P.M. on Memorial Day, pause for a moment of silence for those who've died serving in the military and take at least one minute to send love, prayers, and thoughts. DuBois, PA - Most area cemeteries and military organizations are only holding private ceremonies this year. These services are NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This is to prevent too many people congregating in one area. However, you are still allowed to visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on grave, but there will not be a public ceremony from either the Dubois VFW or the American Legion in DuBois. Treasure Lake, PA - One Memorial Day event that is still scheduled is the ceremony at Treasure Lake's Gazebo next to the Marina. Treasure Lake residents are welcome to attend the event, while practicing social distancing, starting at 10am. Larry Schmaus will perform Taps. If you are planning on attending by boat, they ask that boaters please turn off their engines.
***Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA - For COVID-19 event suspensions, postponements, and cancellations CLICK HERE*** **As per Gov. Tom Wolf, all PA K-12 schools are CLOSED for the current academic school year. For lunches for local school students, find details here** *Find DuBois Food Pantry Info here.* Updated 05/23/20 Harrisburg, PA – Furthering his plan for reopening Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced eight additional counties will move to yellow and 17 to green, effective at 12:01 a.m., May 29. All remaining counties in red are expected to move to yellow by June 5 at 12:01 a.m. The counties moving to yellow on May 29 include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill. The 17 counties moving to green, also on May 29, include Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren. Counties that remain in red on May 29 and are expected to move to yellow by June 5 include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. “We know not only that we succeeded in slowing case growth, but that our actions, our collective decisions to stay at home and avoid social contact – we know that saved lives,” Gov. Wolf said. “My stay-at-home order did exactly what it was intended to do: It saved lives and it bought us valuable time.” Gov. Wolf referred to a study by Drexel University that indicates that in Philadelphia alone, 60 days of staying at home resulted in more than 7,000 lives saved and prevented more than 68,000 people from needing hospitalization. Green Metrics Counties that have been in the yellow phase for the requisite 14 days have been closely monitored for the risk associated with transitioning to the green phase. In the green phase, we will continue to take precautions, including reducing building capacity, encouraging teleworking, limiting visitation in certain high-risk environments, and preventing large entertainment gatherings. The guidelines for moving to green are available here, and include specifics for employers, large events, and social gatherings. Updated 05/22/20 Harrisburg, PA (AP) — Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state’s pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than social-distancing and health-monitoring guidelines that are in place to help stop the spread of the coronarivus. Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday that some counties could get to move to the least-restrictive “green” phase of his three-color traffic-signal reopening plan stages. That could become official Friday. He also says more counties could move from the red phase to less-restrictive yellow phase. It is not clear, exactly, what restrictions, if any, will remain in place in the green phase. Updated 05/20/20 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf vetoed three bills related to the state’s response to COVID-19 that violate the separation of powers and make other changes that go against the administration’s measured plan for reopening the state safely. Senate Bill 327 would authorize counties to develop and implement their own mitigation plans and decide when businesses within... Read More.
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Celebrate the Class of 2020 with Sunny 106! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many of our local graduating seniors will not experience a typical graduation, but you can help us brighten their spirits! Enter a photo of the grad in your life ( both high school and college grads!!!) for them to be honored in our virtual gallery. AND be sure to call-in your personal greeting for us to play on-air by calling 814-375-5261! Just leave us a voice message and we'll play it on-air starting May 25th! /**/