The final phase of a COVID-19 relief grant is now open for eligible hospitality industry businesses through SEDA-COG.  Eligible businesses have until June 15th, or until the funds are spent, to apply.  Seven counties have funds remaining, including Mifflin, Juniata, and Snyder Counties.   Apply at the Community Giving Foundation’s website at Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000.  For more information, visit

A truck crash has closed a Juniata County bridge.  The North Oriental Covered Bridge on Route 2023 at the Juniata-Snyder County line is closed until repairs can be made.  A detour is in place using Turkey Valley Road, Old 22 Road, Route 104, and Covered Bridge Road.

The 12th Annual Pet Walk and Fun Fest is Sunday, May 23rd 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at Little Buffalo State Park.  There is no cost for the event, and all are invited. There will be local vendors, food, lots of dogs and fun.  There is a rabies and micro-chip clinic from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Pet Walk and Fun Fest is hosted by Perry County Animal Rescue.