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Community Briefs

Norris-McIntire family reunion held at Aracoma Park

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio – The Norris-McIntire Reunion was held at Aracoma Park with 85 in attendance.

Charlie Paulman said grace over a covered-dish dinner. The John Harris family had the most family members present; Samantha McDonough traveled the farthest; and the award for being the youngest went to Blake Worwa.

Prizes were awarded to all young children, Sue Crawford won the 50/50 drawing and donated the money back to the reunion fund.

A white elephant sale was held, and Charlie and Roseanna Paulman won the mystery box.

The annual Carl Grimes Memorial golf tournament was won by Kevin Grimes, Ed Wittmer and Chuck Clifton.

Next year’s host will be the James Norris Family from California.

Community Briefs

Weirton Area Port Authority

set to meet Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Port Authority will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 2971 West St.

Discussion items include executive director position, charter committees, veteran program and status update.

All are welcome to attend.

For information, call (304) 907-7305.

Class of 1957 to meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1957 will hold their monthly class social at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

Senior center to hold sock hop

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will host Hank Vincent and The Stone Street Station for a sock hop from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is a $5 donation.

Country Friends host Sands of Time

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host The Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends have covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The 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 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Temple holding Bible school

WHEELING – The Bethlehem Temple will hold vacation Bible school, with the theme “Winners in Jesus” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 4, 14, 21 and 28 at the facility located at 330 N. Main St.

The church also will host with the North Wheeling Youth Center an annual family and friends picnic Aug. 31 at Idlewild Park and Soak Zone.

For information, call (304) 233-8899.

Cheering try-outs scheduled

WEIRTON – The Weir High School cheerleading team will hold try-outs at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the school located on Red Rider Road.

All students must have a completed physical form the day of try-outs, and such forms may be picked up at the school offices. Those trying out should wear black shorts and a white T-shirt.

There will be a mandatory meeting for all cheerleaders and parents at 1 p.m. Aug. 5.

St. Thomas to hold festival

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Church will celebrate its 50th annual Peach Festival with a special service at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

William “Bill” Swing, retired California Bishop; West Virginia Bishop Michie Klusmeyer; and former ministers the Rev. David Sailer and the Rev. Paul Daggett will attend.

Following the service, a luncheon will be held at Undo’s at the Holiday Inn – Weirton located on Three Springs Drive. All former members and friends are invited to attend.

Reservations must be made by Aug. 1 by calling the church at (304) 723-4120.

Rick Mergen and Wendy Speer are co-chairs.

Cheering camp set

WEIRTON – The Cheer for Weir cheerleading camp will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 12-15 at the Weir High School gymnasium.

The camp is open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. A parent or guardian must sign a wavier. Each participating child will receive a T-shirt and cheer at an upcoming high school football game.

The cost is $35 per child or $50 for a family of three.

Class of 1948 to hold reunion

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1948 will hold their 65th class reunion Sept. 14 at Gio’s Restaurant located on Pennsylvania Ave.

All those classmates and friends wanting to attend should send $35 to Lois Merenda, 7029 Berringer Court, Coraopolis, Pa., 15108 by Aug. 15.

This will likely be the last class reunion, due to age and declining attendance.

For information, call Merenda at (540) 539-1710.

Library holding used book sale

MCDONALD, Pa. – The Heritage Public Library will hold a used book sale, “Bag a Bunch of Books,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the library located at 52 Fourth St.

A bag of books will cost $5. The proceeds will benefit the library’s roof fund.

For information, call the library at (724) 926-8400.

Community Briefs

Tri-State Christian Academy to hold consignment sale

WEIRTON – The Tri-State Christian Academy will hold the annual kids consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Mercy Baptist Church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

More than 15,000 items are available.

For information, call (724) 947-8722 or visit www.tcakidscs.com.

St. Paul holding soup, bake sale

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio – St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold an annual indoor basement sale and soup, sandwich and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the church located at 56381 National Road, next to Wilson’s Funeral Home.

Parking is free.

Our Lady holding chicken dinner

WHEELING – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church’s Holy Name Society will hold a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 4136 Jacob St.

The menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, dessert and tea or coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Carry-out is available.

Call (304) 232-1777.

Back to school festival set

WHEELING – The North Wheeling Youth Center will hold a back to school festival and adopt-a-student program from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at the center located at Main and Fourth streets.

Free school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The festival will include inflatables, games, food and music.

Donations and volunteers are welcome. Sponsors include the Christian Fellowship Foundation, JACK-FM, Wheeling Rotary Club and Comcast.

For information, call (304) 233-8899.

Music festival scheduled

NEW CUMBERLAND – The fifth annual Down by the Riverside Music Festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Fireman’s Field located on state Route 2.

The benefit is an afternoon inspirational music concert and includes food and entertainment such as a bounce house, face-painting and carnival-style games.

The following acts are scheduled to perform: Extol, The Remnants, Newell First Church of the Nazarene Worship Team, Anaphero, Nathan Harris, John Edwards, Tyler Stovall with Vince Travaline and The Edge.

Admission is free, but those attending are asked to bring a canned good for the local food closet. Donations are being accepted, and all proceeds through sponsorships and food sales will benefit the New Cumberland United Church Social Services program, which helps the community’s needy.

Community Briefs

Hancock County Senior Center

hosting veterans’ workshop

NEW CUMBERLAND – All veterans and veterans’ caregivers are invited to attend a veterans’ resources workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Hancock County Senior Center located at 647 Gas Valley Road.

Veterans Affairs representatives Schelley Brooks and Brenda Lewis will give the presentation. A free lunch will be provided to those who register by Aug. 7.

To register, call the senior center at (304) 564-3801.

Insulin presentation scheduled

WEIRTON – Pharmacist Megan Pietro will give a presentation on insulin usage and diabetes at 3 p.m. Monday at the Weirton Medical Center’s Medical Office Building Room A.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

Make a reservation by calling Tri-State Pharmacy at (304) 723-6331.

Stewart named to honors list

MADISON, N.J. – Beth Stewart, of Burgettstown, Pa., has been named to the spring 2013 honors list at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham.

Calling All Teachers:?Grant

money available for projects

U.S. Cellular will donate $500,000 to help teachers fund classroom projects as part of its Calling All Teachers campaign.

Teachers are invited to post their projects on DonorsChoose.org for potential funding. West Virginia public school teachers can register on DonorsChoose.org and affiliate as a U.S. Cellular teacher beginning Aug. 1. Projects must be submitted by Sept. 16 to be eligible for funding.

U.S. Cellular has donated more than $2 million toward 3,800 classroom projects, including purchasing musical instruments, reading games, technology tools and science experiments.

In November, U.S. Cellular will launch its Calling All Communities campaign, during which schools can rally community support to win a $25,000 grant. The 20 schools with the top votes will receive a grant.

For information, visit uscellular.com.

Center holding yard sale

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Aug. 2 at the senior center.

Those wanting to make donations may drop them off at the senior center.

Business distributing backpacks

WEIRTON – The Cellular Connection will hold its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at its store located at 206 Three Springs Drive, Suite 4.

The store will have between 100 and 150 backpacks filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Any left-over backpacks will be donated to local schools.

Approximately 400 affiliated stores across the country will distribute 60,000 backpacks. Cellular Connection customers have the option of rounding their

Information about the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters are encouraged to use hashtag #TCCRocks on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.

Car show approaches

FLORENCE – The 14th-annual Covered Bridge Car Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hanover Township Park located on Old Steubenville Pike.

“Thanks to many of the businesses in our area who continue to be show sponsors,” said coordinator Ralph Farulli. “We couldn’t do the show without them.”

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $8, including a chance for a door prize, and dash plaques will be distributed. It is open to all classic and muscle cars.

The judged event includes 60 trophies and 10 best of show trophies handmade by Farulli. The show also will include door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, refreshments, a model show and music by Disc Jockey Charlie Mitchell.

The Burgettstown Kids Center is the food vendor and all food sales benefit the center. The Tri-State Young Marines will handle parking duties.

The event benefits the park and is sponsored by AutoZone.

The rain date is Aug. 17.

General admission is free to the public.

Participants sought for camp

WEIRTON – Area families with children having difficulty with reading or who just want their children to practice their reading skills before the new school year are invited to participate in a free reading camp to be held Aug. 13-17 by the churches of Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries.

The camp will be held for children in grades 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive.

It will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group, and local author Anna Egan Smucker will share writing tips with participants on one day.

The goal is to impart a love of reading and build self-confidence, said Raelynn Kosarik, a schoolteacher who is organizing it.

Those interested in enrolling their children are asked to call (724) 947-4230 so sufficient materials may be provided.

Olashuk delegate at convention

FOLLANSBEE – Mary Kay Olashuk, a Follansbee resident and member of the Weirton Kiwanis Club, was one of 2,500 delegates globally and 17 from West Virginia attending the 98th-annual Kiwanis International Convention held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on June 27-29.

Kevin Dean of Morgantown was elected to a full term as one of 16 trustees on the international board.

And for the first time in Kiwanis’ history, a woman was elected international vice president, making Sue Petrisin of Michigan the first female international president in 2015, which is the Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary.

Members of the organization renewed their commitment to the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus around the globe. In partnering with UNICEF, 36.5 million of the 110 million goal has been reached, and tetanus has been eliminated in six of the 34 targeted countries.

Next year’s convention will be held July 17-20 in Tokyo-Chiba Japan.

Community Briefs

Bobby Brandt and the Eldurays to perform Saturday

COLLIERS – Bobby Brandt and the Eldurays, an oldies rock and roll band, will fill in for Hank Vincent and Stone Street Station at the next Country Friends gathering Saturday at the Memorial Hall on Old Police Lodge Road.

Everyone is invited. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the dance to begin at 7 p.m.

County Friends is a non-profit group formed to promote Christian fellowship through music and covered dish dinners. It meets each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. and music, including frequent open mic nights, at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from its events go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Library to show comedy

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the film, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The PG-13-rated film stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as two rival magicians.

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

Class focuses on watermelon

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be celebrating the beginning of Watermelon Month with a Wonderful Watermelon cooking class at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Merriwether home near Merco Marine on the north end of Wellsburg.

A melon-carving demonstration will be given by Mike Bachinski, followed by watermelon recipes demonstrated by Nora Bell.

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

Library to show animated film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated animated film, “Ivan the Terrible,” at 11 a.m. Aug. 3.

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

Liver Life Walk holds wrap-up

PITTSBURGH – The Liver Life Walk wrap-up event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Red Beard’s Lounge located at Sixth and Penn avenues.

The event will include food, gifts, awards and live music.

Immediately following, those who participated in the walk are invited to cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge to attend the Pittsburgh Pirates-Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.

All tickets must be purchased by Aug. 1. Email jnwokeji@liverfoundation.org to make a reservation for the wrap-up event and game.

Preschool holding registration

WEIRTON – Marland Heights Preschool is accepting registration for fall 3- and 4-year-old classes.

Spaces are limited. Call (304) 914-6676 for information.

Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 plans

family picnic, watching party

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801, located at 3429 Main St., announces its upcoming activities that have been in the planning stages throughout the summer.

They are:

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3, Elks Family Picnic at the Marland Heights Park. Cost is $5 per member or guest. Children under 10 will be admitted free. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chicken and desserts. Games and prizes will be available for the children. The new State President Jim McIntyre and his wife, Kim, from the Sistersville Lodge will attend the picnic.

Sept. 7, West Virginia University- Oklahoma football game. Elk members and guests can enjoy the away game on the many big-screen televisions in the smoke-free and air-conditioned lounge area.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and snacks will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The game starts at 8 p.m.

For information and updates, visit their Facebook page by searching “Weirton Elks” or call (304) 748-0565.

Seniors sponsoring Atlantic City trip

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will sponsor an Atlantic City trip Oct. 27-30.

The trip includes transportation, three nights lodging, meals, sight-seeing and a casino bonus.

For information, call the senior center at (304) 748-3490.

Community Briefs

Hancock Senior Center event

Thursday canceled

NEW CUMBERLAND – The acoustic music fundraiser Thursday at the Hancock Senior Wellness Center has been canceled.

Soccer Boosters to meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Soccer Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the high school cafeteria.

Social action march scheduled

WHEELING – The Laughlin Memorial Chapel and Ohio Valley African American Students Association will host “A Day of Social Action” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, beginning at the intersection of Chapline Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

A peaceful march will continue down Chapline Street and end at the Heritage Port Amphitheater. The march is open to all, and signs and banners are welcome. At the port, Laughlin Chapel’s Angels of Praise will give a dance performance. Following, the mic will be open to all individuals wanting to be heard. The Rev. Brandon Davis will give the closing remarks. For information, call Ron Scott at (304) 218-2844 or email ovaasa@gmail.com.

Akis named to dean’s list

WEIRTON – Yoanna Akis of Weirton, a voice performance major, has been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Library to offer preschool program

AVELLA, Pa. – Avella Public Library, located at 11 School Court in the Avella Community Center, will sponsor a year-long preschool program this fall.

Classes for 2- and 3-year-olds not attending preschool will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mondays. Classes will include play, music, dance, learning and socialization. The cost is $45 per month.

Classes for 3- and 4-year-olds will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $95 per month.

For information, contact the library at (724) 587-5688 or avellaeagles@gmail.com.

Paris Presbyterian Church set

to hold kids’ ice cream social

PARIS, Pa. – The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold an ice cream party and Wii Golf tournament from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at the church located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

For information, call (724) 729-3450.

OV?Venom holding try-outs

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Valley Venom Under-12 baseball team is holding try-outs at 6 p.m. July 30 at the Wintersville Baseball Association. Eligible players must be 12 years old by April 30, 2014. For information, email venombaseball@comcast.net or call (304) 374-1707.

Republicans holding Liberty picnic

FOLLANSBEE – The Brooke County Republican Executive Committee will hold a Liberty Day picnic at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at Follansbee Park.

Pat McGeehan, U.S. Senate candidate; Party Chair Conrad Lucas; and Richie Parsons, Rep. David B. McKinley’s district director, will speak.

The meal includes hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and beverages. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 for a family. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Bill Smith at (304) 737-2107.

Historical society plans presentation

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Fort Vance Historical Society will give a presentation on the Burgettstown Agriculture Fair, which was one of the area’s most popular fairs from 1856 to 1939, featuring guest speaker Kathryn Slasor at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Burgettstown Community Library. Admission is free; advance registration is preferred.

For information or to register, call (724) 947-9780.

Park board prepares for festival

PARIS, Pa. – The Hanover Park Board is preparing for the Hanover-McClurg Covered Bridge Festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at the Hanover Township Park, located on Old Steubenville Pike.

The Hanover site is one of 10 that are part of the Washington and Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival. Crafters, artisans and vendors are needed. For information, contact Patty Rhoades at (724) 729-3657.

Meucci Lodge meets

WEIRTON – The Antonio Meucci Lodge held a meeting July 9, with President Regina Truax opening the meeting by welcoming Earl Wentz, guest of Silva Wentz.

Chaplain Mary Rose Spano gave the invocation and Boyd Barker led the Pledge of Allegiance. Angie Veltri called roll and gave the June meeting minutes; Carol Valenti gave the financial report; and Linda Pfabe gave the treasurer’s report. Carol Valenti also was asked to read the Grand Lodge June 29 meeting minutes. Regina Truax announced the lodge would host the Nov. 20 Grand Lodge meeting. The July and August birthdays of Nick Iannetti, Wanda Perrone, Mary Lou Rossi, Jeanette LaRosa, Tony LaRosa, Patsy Branczio, Anthony Guglielimo, Nick Smarella, Carl Truax, Delores LaRosa and Mary Longhi were acknowledged. Nick Smarella and Richard Viglianca were sent get-well cards, and Maria Hayes was sent a sympathy card.

Community Briefs

Weir High Band Boosters set to meet at 6:30 p.m. today

WEIRTON – A Weir High School Band Booster meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the high school band room.

All band parents and students are asked to attend. Those who have candy money to remit are asked to do so.

Catholic Central plans reunion

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Steubenville Catholic Central High School Class of 1964 will hold a 50th Reunion Planning Committee meeting at 7 p.m. today at Lancelot’s Restaurant.

The reunion will be held June 13-14 at the Steubenville Country Club. Classmates will be contacted by email and U.S. Mail. All interested classmates and friends are encouraged to attend the meeting.

The committee is looking for postal and email addresses for the following classmates: William Layman, Robert Van Dine, Teresa Checca, Betty Ighnat Jacob, Marian Jablonski Sweat, Helen Leonard Baker, Patty Morrow Musser, Diane Rine Kelly and Toni Simpson Cartisana.

For information or to provide an address, contact Pat Wells at (740) 537-3982 or patricktwells@sbcglobal.net.

Teddy Bear Tea set for Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club will host the annual Teddy Bear Tea from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library’s downstairs activity room.

Children aged 3 and older are invited to attend free of charge, accompanied by an adult. The event includes a teddy bear video, teddy bear story and a magic show performed by Jim “The Magic Man” Tate. Tate also will make balloon animals for the children. Literary Department members will serve punch and cookies. Bears and books will be awarded as door prizes, and each child will receive a teddy bear at the end of the tea.

This is the 11th annual tea the Literary Department and library have sponsored. Diana Durst is the Literary Department chair, and Diane Pastoric is the club president.

St. Nicholas holding bake sale

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will have a “Grab and Go” lunch and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes a sloppy joe sandwich, pasta salad, cookie and chips. The cost is $5. For takeout orders, call (304) 723-9746.

The church will host the following upcoming events:

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8, “Just Salads”;

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22, cabbage roll dinner; and

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12, soup and salad lunch.

KidneySmart classes scheduled

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – KidneySmart classes will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month through December at Trinity West Hospital’s Cafeteria Conference Room located at 4000 Johnson Road.

There will no classes if the date falls on a holiday.

The classes will look at how kidneys function, early signs of kidney disease, ways to manage diet and health and treatment options for chronic kidney disease. It is taught by certified educators.

Register at KidneySmart.org/class or by calling (412) 770-7210.

Cup of Life sets ‘Back to School Bash’

FOLLANSBEE – The Cup of Life Ministries will hold a “Back to School Bash” Friday at the Follansbee Activities Center.

A picnic will begin at 6 p.m., followed by distribution of school supplies and swimming from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All ages are welcomed, and it is free to the public.

Jimmy Z Trio to perform

PARIS, Pa. – “Music on the Deck” will feature the Jimmy Z Trio from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop at Paris Presbyterian Church located at 127 Steubenville Pike

Jim Zalenka of Pittsburgh will sing music from the Great American Songbook, including music by Johnny Mercer, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, in swing style. Free refreshments are available. The event is free. Those attending should bring lawn chairs.

For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450.

Flea’tique features Passion

MCDONALD, Pa. – The McDonald Trail Station’s annual Flea’tique and McFleaMarket will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the trail station.

It will feature a special meet-and-greet with three Pittsburgh Passion Women’s Football Team members, who just celebrated a winning season.

Vendor spaces are still available at a cost of $15 per space, with a special $10 cost for nonprofit groups. Confirm a space by calling (724) 926-9137 by Friday.

The trail station volunteers will be selling hot dogs, chips and sodas and holding a prize drawing.

Community Briefs

VBS held this week at

Christ United Methodist

WEIRTON – “Everywhere Fun Fair” is the Vacation Bible School theme at Christ United Methodist Church, 3598 Pennsylvania Ave.

This year’s VBS will be held through Thursday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each day.

Children from age 3-12 are invited to participate in interactive lessons. The program also features a mission project with the Table of Hope program, where children will learn about feeding people in need in their hometowns and about children in need around the world.

Molly Kopa is VBS chair, with Michelle Sherninsky assisting. The Rev. Tim Conrad is pastor.

Household product, craft sale to benefit schools

WELLSBURG – More than 30 vendors of direct sale products and crafts will participate in an event July 27 to raise funds for school supplies and food for children in need and a special classroom for children with autism.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall, formerly the Wellsburg Fire Hall.

Table fees paid by vendors and proceeds from a Chinese auction and 50-50 drawing will go to the causes.

A bag of school supplies also will be distributed to Brooke County families that present proof of residency as well as a free haircut that day or gift certificate for a haircut from a local shop.

For information, call Gina West, a Tupperware vendor who is coordinating it, at (304) 394-1493.

Zoo coming to the library

WELLSBURG – The Oglebay Good Zoo Zoo-To-You program will be visiting the Brooke County Public Library with a variety of interesting animals at 11 a.m. July 27.

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

Library offers craft class

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be offering a craft class for children, age 9 and up, and adults at 3 p.m. today.

Participants will make an eye-catching coil bracelet. Stop by the library to see a sample.

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

“Kidz Day” set for Saturday

WEIRTON – MedExpress Urgent Care, located at 218 Three Springs Drive, has planned a Weirton Kidz Day to take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Marland Heights Park.

The event will include games, giveaways and prizes for those in attendance.

For more information, contact MedExpress at (304) 723-3627.

Hilltoppers Reunion Sunday

FOLLANSBEE – The annual Hilltoppers Reunion will be held July 28 at the Community House in Follansbee Park.

Oldtime residents of the Hooverson Heights area of Follansbee are invited to the reunion every year and are encouraged to bring a covered dish and participate in the afternoon of visiting and reminiscing with old friends.

Dinner is set for 1 p.m., and all beverages, table service and serving utensils will be furnished by the committee.

Bob Geary, assisted by Roy Waugh, head the planning committee and are assisted by Ruth Ann Eckles Shingleton, treasurer; Gloria Simmons Kotur, secretary.

Others on the arrangement committee are Betty Bioux Stoaks, Dorothy Lahita, Dolores Nixdorf Reese, Bessie Burton Eddy, Mary Jane Sabol Siudak, Jackie Trolley Perkins and David Eddy.

The Brindley, Bullock and Krystynak families started the reunion decades ago when they were reminiscing about the Oldtimers Baseball League that dates back to the 1920s era. The reunion usually attracts 150 friends together for the yearly event.

Weirton Community Day

at Kennywood Park

The 49th-annual Weirton Community Day at Kennywood Park is Aug. 12.

The event is organized by the Weir High School Band Boosters, and the band will perform in the evening parade, after the students completed their annual two-week band camp.

All-day discounted passes are on sale at Ted’s Plaza Pharmacy in the Shop’n Save Plaza and Newbrough Photo on Main Street, Weirton.

Tickets are $25 each, and senior tickets are $15 with cash sales only.

Serbian Men’s Club holding

chicken blasts every Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Serbian Men’s Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road.

Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $6.75. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women’s Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.

The annual event is the organization’s fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.

Community Briefs

Football boosters plan

golf tournament

WEIRTON – The Weir High Football Boosters will hold a golf tournament fundraiser Aug. 4 at Williams Country Club.

To assist with the costs, organizers currently are seeking sponsors, including $1,000 major sponsorships, $150 for a hole sponsor, $75 for a green sponsor and $75 for a tee sponsor.

For more information, contact either Debbie Larch at (304)?670-3746 or Cindy Wypasek at (304) 374-3134.

Hilltoppers Reunion July 28

FOLLANSBEE – The annual Hilltoppers Reunion will be held July 28 at the Community House in Follansbee Park.

Oldtime residents of the Hooverson Heights area of Follansbee are invited to the reunion every year and are encouraged to bring a covered dish and participate in the afternoon of visiting and reminiscing with old friends.

Dinner is set for 1 p.m., and all beverages, table service and serving utensils will be furnished by the committee.

Bob Geary, assisted by Roy Waugh, head the planning committee and are assisted by Ruth Ann Eckles Shingleton, treasurer; Gloria Simmons Kotur, secretary.

Others on the arrangement committee are Betty Bioux Stoaks, Dorothy Lahita, Dolores Nixdorf Reese, Bessie Burton Eddy, Mary Jane Sabol Siudak, Jackie Trolley Perkins and David Eddy.

The Brindley, Bullock and Krystynak families started the reunion decades ago when they were reminiscing about the Oldtimers Baseball League that dates back to the 1920s era. The reunion usually attracts 150 friends together for the yearly event.

Library offers craft class

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be offering a craft class for children, age 9 and up, and adults at 3 p.m. Monday.

Participants will make an eye-catching coil bracelet. Stop by the library to see a sample.

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

Open house to be held

FOLLANSBEE – Area residents are invited to learn about the Energy Express summer reading program held by the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service at Jefferson Primary School through an open house held at the school from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Liz Gatts, Brooke County WVU Extension agent, said, “Our children, mentors and volunteers work hard throughout these summer months, but they also have fun and take pride in what they do. They look forward to sharing their art and writing with their family, friends, neighbors and community leaders.”

The program’s coordinators also will accept donations of school supplies for local children at that time as well as through a door-to-door campaign to be held Wednesday.

Donations also may be made between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the school through Aug. 2, the last day for the program.

For information, call Haley Dalton, community coordinator, at (304) 224-8446.

Friends of Madonna Picnic set

WEIRTON – The Friends of Madonna Picnic is scheduled to take place at noon, Aug. 4 at the Weirton Madonna High School campus.

The event will include concessions, games, and entertainment, including performances by local dance studios, music by disc jockey Eric Hilty and a performance by the Joseph Sisters.

More information will be released as the event approaches.

Little Village Preschool accepting enrollment

FLORENCE – The Tri-State Christian Academy is accepting fall class enrollment for the “Little Village” preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds and “Romper Stomper” program for 2-and-a-half-year-olds at the school located at 750 Steubenville Pike, next to Iannetti’s Garden Center.

The school also offers academics for kindergarten through 12th grade, reinforcing Christian morals and behavior and family focused. May through September classroom enrollment is limited.

Inquiries and visits can be arranged by calling Principal Jarrett Gum at (724) 947-8722 or Pre-kindergarten Director Patty Rhoades at (724) 729-3657.

Zombie paintball nights

planned in McDonald

MCDONALD – Urban Assault Paintball is hosting zombie nights from 7 p.m. to midnight July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at its facility located at 217 Laurel Hill Road.

Volunteer zombies are needed. Those interested are asked to call (724) 413-5801.

Community Briefs

Celebration of Rhodes’

ministry scheduled

WEIRTON – The Rev. Jim Rhodes is retiring from his ministry at Mercy Baptist Church in Weirton where he served for 29 years.

A retirement celebration will be held at the Weirton Event Center on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Led By Mercy will provide a concert of contemporary Christian Music and food will be provided.

The event is open to the community.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be held at Mercy Baptist Church on Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton Heights.

Country Friends to host Stone Street Station

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Mondays and Fridays, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Weirton Community Day

at Kennywood Park

The 49th-annual Weirton Community Day at Kennywood Park is Aug. 12.

The event is organized by the Weir High School Band Boosters, and the band will perform in the evening parade, after the students completed their annual two-week band camp.

All-day discounted passes are on sale at Ted’s Plaza Pharmacy in the Shop’n Save Plaza and Newbrough Photo on Main Street, Weirton.

Tickets are $25 each, and senior tickets are $15 with cash sales only.

Car Show set in Hanover

FLORENCE, Pa. – The 14th-annual Covered Bridge Car Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hanover Township Park located on Old Steubenville Pike.

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $8, including a chance for a door prize, and dash plaques will be distributed.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sons of American Legion

holding steak fry

WEIRTON – The Sons of American Legion, Post 10, Weirton, will hold their annual steak fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

The cost is $10 and includes steak, baked potato, salad, deserts and coffee.

Legal beverages will be available for sale.

The post is located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave, Weirton.

The event is open to the public. For information, call (304) 723-2732.

Community Briefs

Never Alone searching

for rally vendors

WEIRTON – Never Alone West Virginia, an organization promoting a drug-free community, is searching for vendors for its annual community rally, set to take place 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Weirton Event Center.

Those who are not professional vendors or are not selling hot foods may purchase a table for $25. Professional vendors, or those selling hot foods, can purchase a table for $100.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Patti Barnabei at 304-797-1579 or Sherrie Webb at 304-975-2534.

Serbian Men’s Club holding

chicken blasts every Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Serbian Men’s Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road.

Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $6.75. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women’s Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.

The annual event is the organization’s fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.

Olashuk delegate at

Kiwanis convention

FOLLANSBEE – Mary Kay Olashuk, a Follansbee resident and member of the Weirton Kiwanis Club, was one of 2,500 delegates globally and 17 from West Virginia attending the 98th-annual Kiwanis International Convention held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on June 27-29.

Kevin Dean of Morgantown was elected to a full term as one of 16 trustees on the international board.

And for the first time in Kiwanis’ history, a woman was elected international vice president, making Sue Petrisin of Michigan the first female international president in 2015, which is the Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary.

Members of the organization renewed their commitment to the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus around the globe.

In partnering with UNICEF, 36.5 million of the 110 million goal has been reached, and tetanus has been eliminated in six of the 34 targeted countries.

Next year’s convention will be held July 17-20 in Tokyo-Chiba Japan

Shipmates planning

September reunion

Shipmates who served aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) will hold their 40th-annual reunion Sept. 10-18 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa.

All veterans and interested parties along with their family and friends are invited.

The USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is a nonprofit organization made up of sailors, Marines, officers and midshipmen who have served aboard the famous battleship.

For information, contact Bill Morton, vice president, by phone at (803) 469-3579 or e-mail at Mp63@ftc-i.net or Jack Stempick, president, at (203) 281-4693 or e-mail at mobb63ct@aol.com.

Brooke AARP Chapter

plans Victorian tea

WELLSBURG – The Brooke Area AARP Chapter 3910 will hold a Victorian Tea on July 27 at 2 p.m. at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge.

Victorian attire is optional, and patrons also can bring their favorite tea cup and saucer.

Tickets are $10 each, sold in advance by calling Linda Palmer (304) 737-3411 or stopping at the front desk of the Brooke County Library.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Brooke County Library, Brooke County Museum and the Holy Family Food Pantry.

Entertainment will be provided by the Donahues.

American Legion steak fry planned July 19

WEIRTON – The Sons of American Legion, Post 10, Weirton will hold their annual steak fry 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 19.

The cost is $10 and includes steak, baked potato, salad, deserts and coffee. Legal beverages will be available for sale.

The post is located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave, Weirton. The event is open to the public. For more information call 304-723-2732

Community Briefs

School supplies being sought for local program

FOLLANSBEE – Coordinators of Energy Express, a summer reading program run by the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service, will be collecting school supplies for children of families in need.

They will be leaving information about the collection at the doors of homes in the Follansbee and Weirton area, then return for donations, from those interested in giving, on July 24.

Anyone also can bring pencils, pens, crayons, glue, notebooks, paper, folders and other school supplies to Jefferson Primary School between 7:30 am. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday up to that date.

For information, call (304) 224-8446.

Roberts named to Achievement Academy

FOLLANSBEE – The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Bailey Roberts, a sophomore at Weirton Madonna High School, has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student award winner.

Roberts will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook which is published and distributed nationally.

She is the daughter of Steve and Kris Roberts of Follansbee and the granddaughter of Larry and Joan Gribben of Triadelphia and Bob and Jean Roberts of Moundsville.

Pharmacy to present heart talk

FOLLANSBEE – Beth Rogers from the Follansbee Pharmacy will present the fifth in a series of talks on heart health at noon Wednesday at the Brooke County Senior Center, 948 Main St.

The program is free.

Community briefs

Special library

programs continue

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg welcomes young archaeologists for a “dinosaur dig” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Participants will unearth “fossils” from a sandstone block.

And on Friday at 4 p.m. magician Dave Powers will perform for magic lovers of all ages.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free programs, which are part of the library’s summer reading program, which has the theme, “Dig Into Reading.”

Crochet group to meet Wednesday

Linda Collett will lead a crochet class for adults of various levels of experience at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooke County Public Library.

Participants should bring their materials and projects. Collett and others will be available to help those with less experience.

To register for the free program, call (304) 737-1551.

Shoes available

to children in need

Applications are being accepted for Lace Up for Kids, the annual school shoe program coordinated by Information Helpline, a member agency of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Applications can be completed up to Aug. 2 at the Information Helpline office, 51 11th St., from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, regardless of county residence.

Call (304) 233-6300 to learn of other application sites in Ohio, Brooke, Marshall and Belmont counties.

Anyone wishing to donate new shoes may drop them off at area Wendy’s Restaurants, which are co-sponsoring the campaign with WTOV. Adult shoe sizes 7 through 13 are most needed, but toddler and children’s sizes also are in demand.

Monetary donations can be sent to : Lace Up For Kids, UW UOV, Suite 321, 51 11th St., Wheeling, WV 26003, or Lace Up for Kids, WTOV9, P.O. Box 9999 Steubenville, OH 43952.

“The purpose of Lace Up for Kids is to not only keep the kids’ feet warm and dry, but also to provide a sense of confidence in the kids because they have new shoes,” said Angela Goodson, Information Helpline director, said.

“We are very aware of the need and desire to fit in at school. Not only do the kids feel better about themselves with their new, proper- fitting shoes, they do better academically as well,” she said.

Talk on heart health planned

Beth Rogers from the Follansbee Pharmacy will present the fifth in a series of talks on heart health at noon Wednesday at the Brooke County Senior Center, 948 Main St.

The program is free.

School supplies being collected

Coordinators of Energy Express, a summer reading program run by the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service, will be collecting school supplies for children of families in need.

They will be leaving information about the collection at the doors of homes in the Follansbee and Weirton area, then return for donations from those interested in giving, on July 24.

Anyone also can bring pencils, pens, crayons, glue, notebooks, paper, folders and other school supplies to Jefferson Primary School between 7:30 am. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday up to that date.

For information, call (304) 224-8446.

Community Briefs

Special library programs

continue in Wellsburg

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library welcomes young archaeologists for a “dinosaur dig” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Participants will unearth “fossils” from a sandstone block.

And on Friday at 4 p.m. magician Dave Powers will perform for magic lovers of all ages.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free programs, which are part of the library’s summer reading program, which has the theme, “Dig Into Reading.”

Weir High seeking cheer coach

Weir High School is taking applications for the head cheerleading position and one assistant cheerleading position.

Contact Athletic Director Mike DelRe at 304-670-7916 if interested.

Keeder celebrating 99th

A celebration of the 99th birthday of Albert Keeder will be celebrated at Giovanni’s Restaurant on Sunday.

He was born on July 15, 1914 in Toronto to James and Bertha (Dalrymple) Keeder. He lived most of his life in Weirton and was a short time employee of Weirton Steel Company. After a tour in World War II, he was employed as a carpenter for Gardner Lumber Co. and finished his career working as a carpenter for Carpenter Union 186. Retirement took him to sunny Florida, before he moved back to Weirton.

He was married to Mary Hickman (1934); then to Ethel Long Gardner (1968). From this marriage he was blessed with two step-daughters, Joyce Gardner Brady and Patricia Gardner Suici; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A sister, Shirley Bailey resides in Weirton.

His greatest joy was to make wooden crafts and took thousands of photos.

Weirton Farmers Market

on Mondays

The Weirton Farmers Market will continue at 3 p.m. Monday in the Goodwill parking lot, located at 306-308 Penco Road, Weirton, across from the Shop ‘n Save plaza.

The market will be available each Monday through October.

Vendors provide locally grown and baked goods. Produce is picked fresh – often on Monday morning just before the market opens. All goods are produced within 50 miles of Weirton.

As an added bonus, many of the vendors accept senior and Women, Infants and Children vouchers.

The West Virginia University Extension Service sponsors the markets.

Art Beal at Country Friends

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music.

All proceeds go to charity.

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

The website address is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Library to show fantasy film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated animated film, “Escape from Planet Earth,” at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The 3-D animated family features the voice of Brendan Fraser as astronaut Scorch Supernova, who becomes a hero to the blue alien population of the planet Baab.

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

Swimming lessons offered

WEIRTON – Baby and children’s swimming lessons will be offered July 15-19 at Starvaggi Park in Weirton.

Baby swim, for ages 8 months to 3 years, will be 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Children’s swim will be 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for beginners and 8 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. for Levels 204.

Registration will be held through Saturday at the Millsop Community Center, 3420 Main St., Weirton.

Call 304-797-8520 for more information or visit mcc-weir.tripod.com/

Community Briefs

New Cumberland Lions set to hold pulled pork dinner

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold a pulled pork fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 in the Swaney Memorial Library parking lot.

A pulled pork dinner will cost $6.50 and a pulled pork sandwich will cost $5. Coleslaw sandwich topping is an additional 25 cents. One-half chicken dinners are available for $7. One-half smoked chicken is $5.50. Both dinners include baked beans and either potato salad or coleslaw.

Chickens are limited; advance ordering is recommended. Whole pork butts are available for $22 by advance order only. To ensure receiving a chicken or order a pork butt, make an advance order by calling Lion Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 by noon July 18.

Vendors sought for fair

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Fair Board seeks vendors for the fair, which will be held Sept. 6-8 at Brooke Hills Park.

Vendors may be non-profit or for-profit groups. For information, call (304) 737-2863 or visit the fair’s website at www.brookecountyfair.org.

Preschool accepting registration

PARIS, Pa. – Little Village Preschool of Tri-State Christian Academy is accepting fall enrollment for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Classes include age-appropriate activities revolving around friendship, caring, sharing and fun while learning early math skills and reading readiness.

Class size is kept small and family activities and involvement are encouraged.

“Romper Stompers,” a class for 2 1/2 year olds, also has openings and provides a “learn to play” group interaction twice a week.

Inquiries and site visits can be arranged by calling (724) 947-8722 or online at www.4tca.org

WVU offers continuing ed discounts

MORGANTOWN – The Continuing & Professional Education division of West Virginia University is offering a variety of courses at a discounted rate throughout the month of July.

Through July 26, an assortment of Healthcare & Wellness courses and Business & Personal Finance courses will be offered at 15 percent off.

Featured courses include: Assisting Aging Parents, Certificate in End of Life Care, Less Stress – More Joy, Pharmacy Technician, 5202 Substitute School Nurse, A to Z Grant Writing, Advanced Grant Proposal Writing, Introduction to Journaling, Project Management, Starting & Operating a Successful Food Business in West Virginia, and Writing Effective Grant Proposals.

WVU Continuing & Professional Education is geared toward adult learners eager to further their professional and personal skills.

With over 200 classes offered online and a handful offered in a classroom setting, there are courses for nearly everyone.

For more information, go to www.continuinged.wvu.edu or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu.

Community Briefs

Weirton Day at Kennywood

set for Aug. 12, discounted

WEIRTON – The 49th annual Weirton Community Day at Kennywood Park is Aug. 12.

The event is organized by the Weir High School Band Boosters, and the band will perform in the evening parade, after the students completed their annual two-week band camp.

All-day discounted passes are on sale at Ted’s Plaza Pharmacy in the Shop’n Save Plaza and Newbrough Photo on Main Street. Tickets are $25 each, and senior tickets are $15. Cash sales only.

Never Alone rally scheduled

WEIRTON – The fourth annual Never Alone West Virginia rally, themed “Stand Up, Change It” will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Weirton Event Center.

The event will feature 6-year-old drumming prodigy Avery Molek and former University of Pittsburgh football wide receiver Joe DelSardo. The event will include basket drawings, balloon art, food, a 50/50 drawing, mime, balloon launch, face painting, candlelight vigil walk and music by Disc Jockey NIN. The rally supports a drug-free community. For information, contact Patti Barnabei at (304) 797-1579.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Library set

to show Hoffman film today

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film “Quartet,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Directed by Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman, it centers on four opera singers preparing for the annual Verdi Gala.

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

Children’s knitting group to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Library’s Kid’s Knitting Group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 11.

Children in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell. They should bring yarn and needles or loom to start creating.

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

Library to show fantasy film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated animated film, “Escape from Planet Earth,” at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The 3-D animated family features the voice of Brendan Fraser as astronaut Scorch Supernova, who becomes a hero to the blue alien population of the planet Baab.

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

Church hosting Christian musician

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – The Emmanuel Baptist Church will host contemporary Christian guitarist and vocalist from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 50470 National Road.

The event also will include an open mic. A love offering will be taken.

Trail station holding fleatique

MCDONALD, Pa. – The McDonald Trail Station will hold the 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@verizon.net.

Car show set for Aug. 10

FLORENCE, Pa. – The 14th-annual Covered Bridge Car Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hanover Township Park located on Old Steubenville Pike.

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $8, including a chance for a door prize, and dash plaques will be distributed.

The judged event includes 60 trophies and 10 best of show trophies. The show also will include door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, refreshments, a model show and music by Disc Jockey Charlie Mitchell.

The event benefits the park.

The rain date is Aug. 17.

General admission is free to the public.

Photos sought for new restaurant

WELLSBURG – The owners of Legends, an upcoming new restaurant to open at the former Wellsburg American Legion headquarters, are seeking photos of historically significant people and businesses from throughout the Northern Panhandle to be displayed at the restaurant.

Photos of past West Virginia governors and 65 Medal of Honor recipients from West Virginia have been secured for the new business at 735 Charles St.

Those interested in donating photos or copies of photos are asked to call Howard Armstrong at (304) 670-2224.

Community Briefs

Paris Presbyterian hosting

‘Coffee With the Author’

PARIS – The Paris Presbyterian Church will host a “Coffee With the Author” with Carolyn Majors Bradley at noon July 17 at the Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Majors Bradley is the author of the inspirationals “The Seeds of My Love” and “Sundays, Dreams and Souvenirs” and the children’s book, “A Gingerbread Heart.” She will speak about her faith journey and her books and will do a book signing. Coffee and snacks will be available.

For information, call (724) 729-3450.

Society hosts book, antique fair

AVELLA – Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life will host the A.D. White Research Society book and antique fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at the museum visitors center.

There is no charge to vendors offering items of historical value, but a donation is requested. Vendors should bring their own tables. Local authors also will be selling their books.

Kevin Morrissey of Philadelphia will give a presentation on the Bethany trolley. Food will be available.

For information, call (724) 947-3983.

‘Back to School’ bash scheduled

FOLLANSBEE – Cup of Life Ministries will hold a “Back to School” bash from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 26 at the Follansbee Community Center.

The picnic will begin at 6 p.m., followed by distribution of school supplies and swimming from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

It is free, and children of all ages are welcome.

Concert scheduled

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Curtis Lewis and the Church in the Round Concert will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church located at 708 N. Fifth St.

For information contact A. Glenn Freeman at captainstrong@live.com or call (724) 513-7709.

Community Briefs

Follansbee Blue Wave football

sign-ups set for July 12-14

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Blue Wave youth football will hold sign-ups during Follansbee Community Days July 12-14.

There is a special Community Days rate of $55.

The program is open to 7- and 8-year-old children under 110 pounds; 9- and 10-year-old children under 125 pounds; and 11- and 12-year-old children under 150 pounds.

Soccer sign-ups ongoing

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – Burgettstown Area Youth Soccer Association is now accepting registrations for fall soccer under July 15.

For further information about BAYSA and to register online visit the website at www.Baysa-Soccer.org.

BAYSA offers recreational and competitive soccer for girls and boys 4 years old through 12th grade from the Avella, Burgettstown, and Fort Cherry school districts and the surrounding areas. All in-house games and home travel games are played at the BAYSA Soccer Complex in Cherry Valley.

Questions regarding registration may be directed to league registrar Amy Lemmon at BaysaRegistrar@gmail.com or (724) 947-5305.

Community Briefs

Greater Weirton Senior Center

to hold bingo night Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold bingo Wednesday, because of the Fourth of July holiday.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.; early bird starts at 6:30 p.m.; and regular games begin at 7 p.m.

St. Thomas selling stuffed peppers

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a stuffed pepper sale from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 12 at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

Take-out only will be available. The cost is $2.50.

To order, call Lynn Bish at (304) 797-9785 or the church at (304) 723-4120.

‘Coffee With the Author’ set

PARIS, Pa. – The Paris Presbyterian Church will host a “Coffee With the Author” with Carolyn Majors Bradley at noon July 17 at the Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Majors Bradley is the author of the inspirationals “The Seeds of My Love” and “Sundays, Dreams and Souvenirs” and the children’s book, “A Gingerbread Heart.” She will speak about her faith journey and her books and will do a book signing. Coffee and snacks will be available.

For information, call (724) 729-3450.

Book and antique fair in Avella

AVELLA, Pa. – Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life will host the A.D. White Research Society book and antique fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at the museum visitors center.

There is no charge to vendors offering items of historical value, but a donation is requested. Vendors should bring their own tables. Local authors also will be selling their books.

Kevin Morrissey of Philadelphia will give a presentation on the Bethany trolley. Food will be available.

For information, call (724) 947-3983.

County fair seeks vendors

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Fair is seeking vendors to set up during the county fair to be held Sept. 6-8 at Brooke Hills Park located on Washington Pike.

Nonprofit groups, churches, athletic organizations and businesses are invited to set up booths at the fair.

For information, visit the website at brookecountyfair.org or call (304) 737-2863.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Senior Center

to hold annual picnic July 18

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Senior Center’s annual picnic will be held at 10 a.m. July 18 at Brooke Hills Park.

In addition to food, there will be live entertainment, bingo, a balloon release and prizes.

Transportation is available and arrangements should be be made no later than July 16 by calling (304) 527-3410.

Spay/neuter clinic scheduled

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold their next spay and neuter Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost Aug. 3-4 at the Jefferson County Airpark.

Immediate pre-payment is required. There are no walk-in services or vaccinations available.

Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Classes to hold reunion

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Classes of 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960 will have a picnic at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table setting. Those wanting to help set up should be at the grounds at 9 a.m. Aug. 21.

A whole chicken costs $6.75; those attending should pre-order by calling (740) 264-0080 by Aug. 14.

To make a reservation, classmates should call their class representative, including Ed Kirk, Class of 1957, (304) 748-7060; Regina Truax, Class of 1958, (304) 723-0419; Karen Tate, Class of 1959, (304) 564-5234; and Paula Brown, Class of 1960, (304) 748-0783.

Library to host re-enactment

MCDONALD, Pa. – The Heritage Library will host “History at Heritage,” a Civil War re-enactment featuring the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 next to the library.

The event will include an encampment, weapon firing, drill demonstrations, a presentation on Civil War-era medicine and book signing.

The library will hold a used book sale for $5 a bag the day of the event.

For information, call (724) 926-8400 or email heritagelibrary@comcast.net.

Coleman to host basketball camp

WEIRTON – Coach Mel Coleman will host his 29th annual basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-12 at the Mercy Baptist Church’s Bush Center located 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

It is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 18. It is the longest-running basketball camp in the Tri-State area.

All campers receive a T-shirt, lunch and lessons from qualified staff and instructors.

For information, call (304) 748-1922.

Church to host Peach Festival

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold their 50th annual Peach Festival Aug. 10 at the church located at Three Springs and St. Thomas drives.

Crafters are needed. Those interested may contact the church at (304) 723-4120; leave a message if no one is available.

Duke named to dean’s list

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Megan Duke of Weirton has been named to the Muskingum University spring 2013 dean’s list.

To be named to the dean’s list, Muskingum students must attain strictly prescribed levels of academic performance in their overall grade point average.