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Coronavirus prompts cancelation of Community Days celebration

The Claysburg Area Community Days has been canceled for this year.

“Our committee has been watching the reports from Harrisburg and trying to anticipate the opening of the state to allow for festivals and large group events. That has not happened,” organizers said in a release.

This year, there are too many unknowns and restrictions that would keep organizers from providing a worry-free, healthy and fun weekend for all, the release stated.

Many community nonprofit groups depend on the profits from Community Days to fund their activities, but that will change this year, the release said.

Diana Walter Dively, director of the Claysburg Little Miss Pageant, is developing a plan to continue the pageant this year.

The 2021 Claysburg Area Community Days will be held Aug. 14 and 15, 2021.

CRESSON

Mount Aloysius to begin offering cannabis-related certificate programs

Mount Aloysius College has announced three noncredit continuing education certificate programs to those in fields impacted by medical and recreational cannabis use, such as business, health care and law.

The certificates are in partnership with Green Flower, a national leader in cannabis education. The programs will be online and will launch in early July.

Joseph Bobak, department chairman of the Mount’s Justice, Law, and Society Department, said the programs have nothing to do with support of or objection to legalization, and they in no way involve handling the cannabis plant.

“What we have heard from our nurses, attorneys, law enforcement professionals and counselors in the field is that they are dealing with cannabis-related situations in their professions more and more,” Bobak said.

The college will offer three separate noncredit certificates including health care and medicine; law and policy; and business. Each certificate consists of three, eight-week courses.  Work for the certificates is online and can be completed in 24 weeks. The cost of each certificate is $2,950.

David Haschak, dean of the School of Business, Arts, and Sciences at Mount Aloysius, said that laws across the country are evolving so quickly that it can be difficult for professionals to stay ahead of them.

To sign up for updates about the launch of the program, visit cannabis.mtaloy.edu.

From Mirror staff reports

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