What’s going on throughout the area

Art show at

EGCC in progress

Eastern Gateway Community College is hosting a three-person art show on its Jefferson County Campus through Oct. 25. The event is in conjunction with the Steubenville Art Association.

Ada Clark of Cadiz, Jim Gorney of Mingo Junction and Larry King of Steubenville are displaying their works in the first of three SAA shows at the college this academic year.

All the artists have won various awards. Clark uses watercolors. Gorney works with color pencils, watercolors, acrylics and oils. King uses oils.

The show is open to the public at the college’s main campus in Steubenville.

AMVETS Post to

meet Saturday

AMVETS Post 275 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Health Fair that will be held at Steubenville High School. All veterans are welcome to attend the meeting and especially the health fair, according to Dan Wilson, post commander.

For information, contact Wilson at (740) 317-8646.

Card party set

for Sunday

The Women of the Wellsburg Moose will hold a card party at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

The cost is $6, which includes a meal of homemade meatball sandwiches, pasta salad and cupcakes and a chance for a door prize. There also will be drawings for a television, card table set, cash, handmade crafts and many other items.

The group’s biggest fundraiser, it supports holiday parties held for children, food baskets provided to residents in need, sponsorship of local teens to the Girls State leadership camp and other community service projects.

Park to hold Trick or Treat Trail

Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg will hold its Halloween Treat or Trail from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event is open to children in grade 4 and under. Admission is $5.

SHS alumni

group to meet

Steubenville High School’s Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville.

Country Friends

events detailed

The Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station Saturday at Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

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

Country Friends host 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, visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com or call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

New officers for

garden club

The Woodland Garden Club met Oct. 3 at the Shorac Family Center with 16 members present for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Guests were Stephanie Wendell and Jodi Russell.

Carole Patton read an inspirational passage called “Seeds & Soils.” Roll call was answered by naming a favorite local fall foliage display.

President Eleanor Drazich led the business meeting. Communications included a report from the fair flower show indicating 91 points awarded. The Wintersville post office site has been decorated for fall. The club’s annual Christmas dinner will be held Dec. 5 at the Steubenville Country Club.

Plans for the October regional meeting were finalized. Woodland Garden Club will host the event on Saturday at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville.

The November meeting will be a workshop at Oglebay to make a Christmas wreath or centerpiece. Members are to meet at the Shorac Family Center at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

Region 12 President Jodi Russell installed the following new officers for the 2013-14 club year, including: co-presidents, Eleanor Drazich and Susan Tatar; co-vice presidents, Gretchen Nelson and Jeannie Barker; secretary, Carole Patton; and treasurer, Bobbi Martin.

The new officers were each presented with a mum.

League fundraiser

hailed a success

The Jefferson County Animal Welfare League pancake breakfast held Oct. 12 was a success, according to organizer Janet Polverini.

The winner of the 50-50 drawing for $250 was Lori Bowman.

The children’s art and poetry contest judges were Sister Mary Ann Corr, Kelli McCoy, Joan Tindor, Billy Petrella, Jack Cera and Sara Cunningham.

Polverini said there will be a Make A Difference Day organizational meeting at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Polverini at (740) 424-1304.

Antonio Lodge

members meet

The Antonio Meucci Lodge met Oct. 8 at Undo’s at the Holiday Inn – Weirton with Vice President Anthony LaRosa presiding. Mary Rose Spano gave the opening prayer, and Boyd Barker led in opening ceremonies.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Angie Veltri; Carol Valenti, financial; and Linda Pfabe, treasurer.

LaRosa reminded members the group will host the Grand Lodge meeting Nov. 23 at Undo’s.

Club tours were announced, including:

  • Friday, Rivers Casino; and
  • Nov. 13-15, Greenbrier.

LaRosa read a letter sent to the club by the national office.

Gabe Arlia won the 50/50, and Anthony Guglielmo won the Undo’s gift certificate.

Family Tradition

set to perform

Coffeehouse at the Arbor on Saturday at 6 p.m. will feature the live music of Family Tradition which is made up of Dale McCartney and family members who are popular entertainers in the area in their presentation of a lively country performance.

The Nov. 16 show will feature bluegrass music from Out of the Blue in Wheeling.

There is no cover charge for either performance, but donations are accepted. The coffeehouse also is conducting a drawing for a quilt in November. A 50/50 drawing will be held, and sandwiches and other food are available for purchase from the Arbor kitchen.

Children are welcome with accompanying adults.

Proceeds from the events benefit the Arbor and its community outreach after-school programs.

The Arbor Thrift Store recently opened at 114 N. Chester St., with all proceeds from it also going to feed the children and support the after-school program.

The Arbor is located at 208 S. Chester St., just one block south of the traffic light in New Cumberland. There is plenty of free parking.

For information or directions, call Debbie at (304) 794-8275 or e-mail songbirdwv@frontier.com.

City schools

retirees meet

Retirees of Steubenville City Schools gathered for lunch at the Dove Restaurant in Bloomingdale on Oct. 10.

The group heard plans for the Serbfest, signed cards and were delivered pumpkin rolls ordered from Barbara Crugnale.

Dave Nicholson, president of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, encouraged retirees to consider joining the organization.

November’s lunch will be held at Steubenville High School.

What’s going on throughout the area

Benefit fundraiser

at the Spot Bar

A “Celebration of Jenn’s Life” benefit in memory of the late Jenn Bogard DiCarlo will be held Saturday at the Spot Bar in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until whenever.

All money raised will go into a trust fund for DiCarlo’s daughter, Aubriana.

The event will include live bands Clover and Vanilla Sounded Chocolate and karaoke with David Petras. There will be a 50-50 drawing and a Chinese auction.

There is a $10 cover charge with advance tickets available.

For advance tickets or donations for auciton items, contact Missy Davis, (740) 381-2598; Tomijean Taylor, (740) 317-9812; Mary Jo DiPietro, (740) 317-3595; or Michele Busby, (740) 632-6123.

Community Bible study in Jewett

A community Bible study – the Bible epic miniseries – will be offered for five weeks beginning Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ark in Jewett.

The study book is $9.

It is sponsored by the Jewett United Methodist Church. For information, contact Pastor Hester Hudson at (740) 946-5591.

Coinciding with the study is a community movie presentation of the Bible in five 90-minute parts that will be shown on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Ark. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.

‘Cheer for a Cure’

set for Sunday

“Cheer for a Cure” will be held Sunday at DeLelles Tumbling Gym, 350 Cadiz Road, Wintersville, from noon to 2 p.m.

Cost is $10 with all proceeds to benefit the Pam Shoemaker Foundation.

The clinic will be instructed by former Ohio State and Kent State cheerleaders and will include a 50-50 drawing and a basket drawing.

The event is hosted by Lili Smith.

“This event holds a special place in Lili’s heart as her best friend Morgan Green’s mother Megan is currently battling breast cancer,” a promotional flyer notes.

Smith holds the title of National American Miss Ohio and looks to “Pay it Forward” by supporting the organization.

Questions can be directed to Mary Smith at (740) 424-1365.

Cruise-in, chili cookoff Saturday

Octobe-Rod – a classic car and hot rod cruise-in and a chili cook-off – will be held Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grace Point Ministries located at 4244 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

The event will feature disc jockey Tom Dowdel; a Chinese auction; giveaways; a classic car cruise-in with a $3 entrance fee for cars; music featuring Chaos Killed; inflatables; face painting; food; spike ball; corn hole; games for children; and pumpkin carving.

There is a $35 entrance fee for the chili cook-off with cooking done on site. The winner will get 50 percent of the entry given to the charity of his or her choice. The charity must be advertised at participants’ booths. Set-up for the chili cook-off begins at 2:30 p.m. with cooking beginning at 3 p.m. There is a minimum of 180 minutes and a maximum of 210 minutes of cooking time. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. with the winners announced by 6:50 p.m.

For details, contact Amanda Truax at (740) 632-6136 or e-mail Jeremy@gracepointministries.info. The church website is www.gracepointministries.info.

‘Walk/Run for Hope’ Saturday

The Wendy’s “Walk/Run for Hope” for breast cancer will be held in Jewett on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.

The 5K walk/run and kids fun run will raise funds to benefit local women diagnosed with breast cancer in the Harrison County area to assist with their financial burdens.

Race day registration is $25 for walkers and runners with the course on the Conotton Creek Trail, a paved rail trail starting in Jewett. The children’s fun run, which is $5 to participate in, will be one lap around the Jewett Wildcat Community Center, the old elementary school. Registration will be held there from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group and top male and female overall.

There will be face painting for children, and hots dogs and refreshments will be available for a donation.

For information, contact Wendy Ledger at (740) 945-2003 or Trisha Hirschbach at (740) 946-0153.

Pancake breakfast

to help animals

The Jefferson County Animal Welfare League will hold an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

The menu will consist of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, coffee, milk, tea and a variety of fruit juices.

Cost is $6 per person with children under age 4 eating for free.

Teens and children who attend are to bring a picture to draw about animals or write a poem. They should be there at 9 a.m. with certificates and prizes to be awarded at 9:30 a.m.

Checks and donations can be made payable to the Jefferson County Animal Welfare League and mailed to Arlene MacQuown, 129 Meadow Road, Wintersville, OH 43953.

Questions can be directed to Janet Polverini at (740) 424-1304.

Library details

branch programs

Upcoming programs through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

Interested in model railroading? The Ohio River Nothern Railway Club will share tips on how to get started with layouts, model trains and more. The program will be held at the Schiappa branch at 1 p.m. Saturday. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Tot Time, which is for caregiver and children ages 2-3, will be held at the Brilliant branch today at 6 p.m. and at the main library Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. The interactive program offers rhymes, books, songs and more. Register by calling the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028 and the main library at (740) 282-9782.

Play and Learn, caregiver and children ages birth to 3, will be held at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. It encourages children to love the library at a young ages.

Cookbook club will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch. Bring in a covered dish from selected cookbooks. Join by calling the library at (740) 769-2090.

Play and Learn the Alphabet, for caregiver and children ages 2-6, will be at the main library on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Letter-learning toys are set up for children to play with and to interact with other children.

David Javersak, professor emeritus of West Liberty University, will present “Voices of Lasting Metal: Steelworkers in the Ohio Valley” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Room 2102 at Eastern Gateway Community College. It is free to the public. Reservations are not needed.

The library has photographically preserved the Ohio Valley’s steel industry with 50 aesthetically framed and captioned images that were taken by an architectural industrial photographer. “Steel Industry in Jefferson County” will be at EGCC through Oct. 26 during regular operating hours.

Visit the library’s website, www.steubenvillelibrary.org, for a listing of where the photo exhibit will travel to and programs.

Gaming for children will be at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children in grades kindergarten through six can play Wii and other favorites.

A beginner’s genealogy class will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. This class will include online resources available for researching family history. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Mucci to address


The Steubenville Kiwanis Club will welcome Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci as its guest speaker at its noon luncheon meeting today at the Steubenville YWCA.

Dave Henderson is program chairman for October.

The Kiwanis’ annual dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Steubenville Country Club.