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Ethnic celebration | Johnstown Slavic Festival will feature authentic entertainment, food, crafts | Entertainment
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Ethnic celebration | Johnstown Slavic Festival will feature authentic entertainment, food, crafts | Entertainment

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Slavic entertainment, food, crafts and presentations will be featured at this ethnic celebration.The seventh annual Johnstown Slavic Festival will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and from noon to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the parking lot and the courtyard of the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave., in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.“The festival is held here at the Heritage Discovery Center because its themes, including immigration to the area and steel and coal history, are directly related to the history of Slavs in this region,” said Richard Burkert, president and CEO of Johnstown Area Herita...
West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy
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West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy

Business owners on the two east-west one-ways in Davenport don’t all agree a downtown Davenport business organization's assertion that switching to two-way traffic could boost business.At Sweet Delite, 1901 W 4th St., “save our one-ways” stickers, buttons, and a petition opposing the conversion sits out for patrons to pick up or sign.The seasonal ice cream parlor owners don’t want 3rd and 4th streets to change. They would welcome a resurfacing, as the city plans to do no matter what, but not two-way traffic. Part-owner Alan Goacher said they're most concerned about the conversion's effects on pedestrian safety, confusion with a new system, updating signage, and making it inconvenient for customers to stop by."If they do it, and it is an inconvenience, people might take ...