Punxsutawney Hometown

“To every home and business, every month, is delivered a beautiful, 

full-color magazine people look forward to reading and saving."

About Us   


Mary Roberts, co-publisher of Hometown magazine, is the magazine’s go-to executive, coordinating advertising, circulation and production. 

Mary has been in the publishing business since her graduation from IUP in 1980 where she obtained her finance and economics degree.

A life-long resident of Punxsutawney, Mary ensures that each and every business in the Punx’y area is given professional and personalized service. Her publishing knowledge and experience provide clients the opportunity to expand their business through a quality, dynamic product with total market coverage.

Mary understands what Punx’y and area businesses and professionals are expecting from their advertising investment and stays on the leading edge of media placement, coordinating many clients’ marketing and sales plans.

Mary and Jim have three children, Andrew, Louisa and Tess.


All the credit for the beautiful graphics of Hometown goes to our art director Melissa Salsgiver, one of our graphic artists, and her staff. Melissa and our other graphic artists, Nicole McGee and Carol Smouse, are highly skilled in computer graphics, and each month they make Hometown sparkle.  They put a lot of effort into making each advertisement and each page appealing.

Melissa, originally from Pittsburgh, lives in Glen Campbell with her husband Sean. She has a degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


Working as an advertising consultant for the past 25 years, Tracey joined the Hometown magazine staff in 2005. As most in Punxsutawney know, she is active in her church and the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild.

Bringing her experience and talent, Tracey helps local businesses and professionals succeed through effective advertising programs in Hometown magazine.

She is married to Jimmy Young. Their children are Derik and Erin.


S. Thomas Curry, a retired Punxsutawney Area High School art teacher and local historian, is the backbone of our content.  Tom entertains and educates 20,000 readers each month with his interesting history yesteryears.  Tom has a passion for history.  He has a bigger fervor for preserving our town’s history. While his stories focus on Punx’y’s past, he brings the past to the present and to life by retelling them, and, in most cases, it is the first time our readers have learned of those stories.

Tom is married to Karen. They have two children, daughter Luann and son Scott who has a wife and two sons.