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Polish Heritage

Day scheduled

WHEELING – A Polish Heritage Day Celebration will be held Sunday at the Our Lady of Grace Grotto located at 4501 Eoff St.

Wheeling-Charleston Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will be the celebrant of a Mass with Polish hymns and readings at 12:30 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the mass will be held at St. Alphonsus Church located at 2111 Market St.

Festivities will continue after Mass until 6 p.m. at the Polish American Patriot Club located at 4410 Jacob St. The event will include kielbasa, pierogies and golabki and Polish music.

All are welcome.

For information, call (304) 232-1752.

Kiwanis to hold

chicken dinner

WELLSBURG – The Kiwanis Club of Wellsburg will hold a barbecue chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 at the 12th Street Fire Station.

Meals include one-half chicken, baked potato, apple sauce, roll and dessert and are served in take-out containers. Meals are $8.

Class of 1974 set

to hold reunion

WEIRTON – The Brooke High School Class of 1974 will hold a 40th reunion July 14 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center located on Colliers Road.

For information, classmates can visit the Reunion Committee’s Facebook page by searching “Brooke High School Class of 1974” or the website at

Those who have contact information to share with the committee can send it to Vickie Mendenhall at icdizzy

OSP?to present


HICKORY – The Old Schoolhouse Players will present “Annie” at 7:30 p.m. July 19-20 and 26-27 and 3 p.m. July 21 and 28 at the Bud Allison Memorial Auditorium at the Mount Pleasant Township Community Center located at 20 Wabash Ave.

Bethany Kohl-Peternel will direct; Ruth Ann Fox is the musical director; and Krista Kaley is the choreographer. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors 60 and older and $8 for children 12 and under. Discounts are available for groups of 10 and more. Reservations are recommended. All sales are final; no refunds. To purchase tickets, visit the website at or call (724) 344-7467.

Trail station

holding fleatique

MCDONALD, Pa. – The McDonald Trail Station will hold its annual fleatique and flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at the station.

All vendors, including food and craft vendors and those holding yard sales, are welcome. The deadline for signing up is July 23 and set-up begins at 8 a.m. July 27. Applications are available at the Heritage Library, First Commonwealth Bank or by contacting Sandi Albertini at (724) 926-9137 or slalbertini

Four Seasons host

Diana Ross trip

PITTSBURGH – The Four Seasons Seniors are sponsoring a trip to see Diana Ross perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Heinz Hall.

The reservation deadline is July 16, and the bus will depart at 5 p.m. Aug. 20 from the Three Springs Drive K-Mart. There will be a stop for dinner; the cost of dinner is not included in the ticket price. The cost for the show and transportation is $114.

For information, call (304) 564-4479 or (304) 797-1323.

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Sadler will hold

gospel revivals

STEUBENVILLE – Mark Sadler of Chicago will hold a gospel tent meetings at 7 p.m. Monday through June 21.

All are welcome.

For information, call (740) 264-2389.

Nazarene to hold

Bible school

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Nazarene will hold a vacation Bible school, “Custom Garage” for children in pre-kindergarten through 12 years old from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through June 21 at the church’s Family Life Center located at state Route 8 and Washington School Road.

Service district to hold meeting

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Service District will hold a project meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

The board of directors also will discus the 2013-2014 budget.

Library holding

blood drive

MCDONALD, Pa. – The Heritage Public Library will hold a Central Blood Bank drive and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the library located at 52 Fourth St.

To register to give blood, call (724) 926-8400 or (412) 209-7213 or visit the website at

Serbian market

to open

WEIRTON – The Serbian Sun Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 20, at the Serbian American Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way.

It will include a farmers’ market, with organic and gluten free items, farm-fresh cheeses, jams and jellies, specialty home and garden items, bath and beauty spa items, novelty items, clothing and jewelry and homemade items.

Food also will be available.

For information, call the center at (304) 723-7372.

St. Nicholas to

hold dinner

WEIRTON – The St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a chicken and haluski dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes a baked chicken breast, haluski, green beans and dessert.

The cost is $8.

For information or orders, call (304) 723-9746.

Office Managers

holding forum

WEIRTON – The Weirton Chapter of the Office Manager Association of Healthcare Providers will hold the seventh annual insurance forum at noon June 21 at the Weirton Medical Center.

All physicians and staff are welcome to attend; yearly membership is $75. There is a $15 fee for non-member office staff. Lunch will be provided.

For information, call (304) 723-6061 or (740) 283-2543.

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Church to hold Bible school

FOLLANSBEE – Hooverson Heights Nazarene Church at Second Street and Lee Road will hold a vacation Bible school from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

It’s open to ages 5-13, and participants are encouraged to bring a friend.

Fantasy film to be screened

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” rated PG, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Crocheting group to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library’s Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is for adult beginners through experts. Participants should bring their own supplies and projects. If they need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct them.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Church to hold lasagna dinner

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive will hold a lasagna dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21.

The cost is $8 for adults and teens and $4 for children 12 and under. The meal includes lasagna, salad, Italian bread and tea or coffee.

Soft drinks or water will be available for $1 each.

Library to hold cooking class

WELLSBURG – Nora Bell will lead a summer fun cooking class at 11 a.m. June 22 at the Brooke County Public Library.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Free family event to be held

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Area Ministerium is hosting The Community Celebrates, an event with free food, activities and live entertainment, June 21-23 at Wellsburg’s Central Park at 17th and Charles streets.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 21 and 22, with free dinner offered for all; and at 11 a.m. on June 23 beginning with a community worship service followed by free lunch.

There also will be a variety of activities, including a chance to sink a community leader in a dunk tank.

The Wellsburg Area Ministerium is made up of clergy and leaders of several Wellsburg area churches and formed to address physical and spiritual needs of community members.

Soccer boosters

set to meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Soccer Boosters will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 24 outside the school gymnasium.

Driving course offered for seniors

WELLSBURG – The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will sponsor an AARP Safe Driving class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 and 27 at the Brooke County Public Library.

Taught by Mel Vorhees, the class is geared toward mature adults who may or may not be experiencing problems with diminishing vision, hearing and reaction time.

Rules of the road are reviewed along with safe driving techniques. Most insurance agencies offer a discount on vehicle insurance premiums to those who have completed the two-day course.

There is a $12 fee for AARP members and $14 fee per non-members. The fee, which covers materials, must be paid prior to attending.

Participants will be limited to 20. To reserve a seat or for information, call (304) 527-3410.

Kiwanis Club to hold barbecue

WELLSBURG – The Kiwanis Club of Wellsburg will hold its annual barbecue chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 at the Wellsburg Fire Station on 12th Street.

Meals include one-half chicken, baked potato, apple sauce, roll and dessert and are served in take-out containers. The cost is $8.

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Society set to

hold meeting

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the White Church located at 12 Fire Road, across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Guest speaker Ben Strain will discuss the history of Greenspring Farm, patent date of 1789, located in Jefferson Township at Eldersville and Strope roads. He started the research on the History of Greenspring Farm in the winter of 1998.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow the meeting.

The historical society will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21-22. Those wanting to donate items may bring them to the meeting or any weekday before the sale starts. Clothing and shoes will not be accepted. To volunteer or make a donation, call (724) 947-9111.

Marler named to

dean’s list

PITTSBURGH – Adrienne Marler, the daughter of Scott and Ann-Frances Marler of Burgettstown, was named to the University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences dean’s list with a 3.9 grade point average for the 2013 spring term.

Marler, a 2009 Burgettstown High School graduate, is majoring in anthropology and is a pre-medicine student. She has participated in the university’s high school science tutoring program, Mobile Science Lab and public health department.

Marler also has received a Brackenridge Summer Research Fellowship, which supports undergraduate Honors College students conducting independent research projects.

She founded Students for Healers, which brings student companionship to patients and raises funds for the hospital library; is a MEDLife board member; and a Gamma Sigma Sigma charter officer.

She plans to apply to medical school in the fall to study orthopaedic surgery.

Country Friends

to hold dance

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hold covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

Church to hold

Bible school

PARIS, Pa. – The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold vacation Bible School from 8:45 a.m. to noon June 24-28 with the theme “God’s Garden” at the church located on Steubenville Pike.

A final celebration will be3 held during worship at 10 a.m. June 30. All children aged through through the sixth grade are eligible. The event will include Bible study, music, crafts and snacks.

Pulice named to

dean’s list

AKRON, Ohio – Robert Pulice of Weirton, made the University of Akron’s dean’s list for the spring semester. Pulice is majoring in organizational supervision.