Equipped with a computer, fax machine and cellular phone, the mobile office is designed to make state government more accessible to West Virginians. It is meant to answer constituents' questions, provide information about state government and listen to area concerns.
Plans include visiting each of the state's counties, except Kanawha, at least once a month. The mobile office will be set up in county seats and other sites that offer accessibility.
The governor's mobile office can be reached by calling 1-304-541-GOVE (4683).
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is accepting pre-applications from Chambersburg, St. Thomas and Fort Loudon, Pa.-area nonprofit organizations and municipalities through Friday, Feb. 13.
The organization was designated on April 24, 1995, by Gov. Tom Ridge as one of eight Pennsylvania Heritage Parks under the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The primary goals of all heritage park projects are economic development through tourism, intergovernmental cooperation, cultural conservation, recreation and education.
All funds awarded by the nonprofit group will require a 25 or 50 percent match from the applicant.
A one-page application should include the following:
Project name and applicant agency.
Contact person's name, address and phone number.
Project description, including how it is referenced in the Management Action Plan. If not included in the MAP, provide additional justification and documentation that the project is consistent with the overall Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor vision and goals.
Statement of need, including the exact amount requested, source and status of the match money.
All applications must be received at the LHHC office, P.O. Box 386, Greensburg, Pa. 15601 by Friday, Feb. 13.
A committee of the board of directors will notify all applicants if they are invited to submit a full application.
For more information, call Olga Herbert at 1-412-668-8330.
Wilson College, in conjunction with its Center for Sustainable Living, is offering a Sustainable Architecture Design course beginning Saturday, Jan. 24.
The course will cover topics such as using local renewable natural resources for building materials, active/passive solar energy, wind energy, nutrient recycling, aesthetic design and healthy interiors.
The instructor will be Patty Ceglia, an architect who graduated from Pratt Institute and Columbia University.
Students in this hands-on course will have the opportunity to design their own building using various sustainable methods.
For more information, call Steve Moore at 1-717-264-4141, Ext. 3247.