Six students from the chimney-sweep and building trades gathered on campus this week for "Advanced Fireplace Construction," intensive hands-on instruction offered through the Pennsylvania Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps. This is the eighth year for the guild's PA Masonry School program, which is taught by Glenn R. Luse, a building construction instructor at Penn College; and Chris Prior from the Adirondack Chimney Co. in Mosherville, N.Y. The weeklongadvanced courserequired basic bricklaying experience; a beginners' session, in which participants constructed chimneys on model "homes" in the college's carpentry lab, was held June 2-6.
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