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"School's out for summer!" Alice Cooper sang decades ago, with the lyric becoming a timeless paean for school kids of all ages. However, there have been some exceptions of late, two of them being found among Avonworth middle and high school students and teachers, who happily and voluntarily traded in vacation time for learning time.


I have done a good bit of traveling in the southern United States, Mexico and the Carribbean. In addition to the beautiful scenery and points of interest, there is a rhythm in these areas that draws you in. It doesn't take long before you find your heart rate slowing, your blood pressure dropping, your movements becoming more languid and relaxed.

It's not just being on vacation, you know. The way of life along the tropical beaches of this hemisphere is slower, life is more casual, the pace of everything becomes a relaxing crawl.


Avonworth High School will host its fourth annual Multicultural Dinner and Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Pre-dinner events begin at 6 p.m. with multicultural displays, international flags, informational tables, presentations, and tapas. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes specialties and traditional foods from Spain, Germany, Asia, Italy, the Middle East, Thailand, Mexico, and Creole America.

Included is entertainment by the Oriental Star Dance School and the Lonesome Heart blue grass band.


An interstate drug trafficking ring based in Ohio Township was closed down last week when a state grand jury returned indictments against 12 men.

The investigation by the state Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation was called “Operation Infamous Choppers” after the Camp Horne Road, Ohio Township business that served as the base for a drug ring that officials say brought some $2 million worth of marijuana from Mexico, by way of Arizona, to Western Pennsylvania.