Community news from throughout the area
Moving On to have final
meeting in December
WEIRTON — Moving On members met Sept. 10 at Undo’s with President Lucretia “Toots” Ross welcoming members and leading in opening exercises, assisted by Nancy Sollinger singing.
Jack Davis gave the opening and closing prayers.
Becky Michalka gave a reading in honor of Patriot Day — “These American Friends of Ours” written by Charles Prynne of England.
Birthdays for September were acknowledged.
The tables were decorated with various bird feeders donated by Astrid Bricker, Mary Gaudio and Mary Ann Whalen.
After much deliberation and low membership, it was announced that the club will have its final meeting in December.
Entertainment was provided by Tom Graham offering various songs with members singing along. Graham ended his program with “Proud to be an American.”
Ross gave the secretary’s report and Margaret Chapman, the treasurer’s report.
Ross and Chapman conducted the 50-50 drawing, won by Richard Kimmel. Jack Davis won the Undo’s gift certificate.
Table prizes were won by Anita Spadafora, Mary Vraninin, Peggy Sweeney and Jean Baird. Kimmel won the Kroger gift card. Other prizes were won by Fred Vogt, Jim Boulson and Ann Zmurda.
The next meeting will be held Oct. 8 at Undo’s in Weirton.
Survey seeking opinions
from Follansbee residents
FOLLANSBEE — Follansbee Council has contracted the West Virginia University Extension Service to survey city residents about their opinion of current services available to them and potential new services and community development.
The surveys will be distributed to residents with a self-addressed stamped envelope so they may be returned easily to the extension service.
The results will be tabulated anonymously and returned, with recommendations, to city officials. Residents are asked to assist by completing them and returning them in a timely manner.
Daniel Eades, rural development specialist with WVU, said, “These survey documents are a great tool to help the city improve in areas that will make the city more marketable for new business interests.”
Hancock County Museum
NEW CUMBERLAND — President Vivian Weigel presided when the Hancock County Museum Commission met recently at the museum.
Also on hand were John Brenneman, Greg Blake,Tom Zielinsky, Bob McNeil, Janet Keller, Susan Welch, Lois Carpini, Alice Mitchell and Doris Cameron.
Under committee reports, Blake noted Project Manager Dave Lawson was “very satisfied” with the museum work newly completed and “feels we received great service and value.” A problem with three chimneys discovered by the team has been bid out to Magnone Glaspell Masonry of Weirton and is expected to be completed during October.
The group voted to accept the bid.
McNeil gave the financial report.
In old business, Weigel reported for Linda McNeil that there was no response from the high schools regarding the involvement of students in the museum.
Under new business, there was discussion about adding directors and officers insurance to the insurance package.
Members were urged to sign up for a work shift at the Homer Laughlin tent sale, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 6. A sign-up sheet also was circulated for the Hancock County Old-Time Fair.
The members approved a request for the arts council to use the museum for one night in October for the Poe Reading event.
It was announced that Timothy Woodward, the new superintendent of Hancock County schools, has scheduled a town hall meeting for 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Oak Glen High School.
It was suggested that Woodward be invited to tour the museum.
The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the museum.
WIAACC plans Bikers Against
Breast Cancer poker run
STEUBENVILLE — The Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition is holding its annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer poker run on Saturday.
The fundraiser begins and ends at Manfred’s at 4152 Sunset Blvd. with registration getting under way at 11 a.m. The last bike is out at noon and the last bike in at 4 p.m.
There will be grab bags, a Chinese auction, food, a DJ and a balloon release.
The cost is $20, rider, and $10, passenger, which includes dinner and entertainment.
For information, call Manfred’s at (740) 264-2710 or Janet at (740) 632-1144. All proceeds will be used to provide screening services.
History of glass topic for
Bezaleel Wells Questers
STEUBENVILLE — The Sept. 21 meeting of the Bezaleel Wells Chapter 1474 of Questers was held at the Y.W.C.A. of Steubenville.
President Eileen Krupinski conducted a brief business meeting that was followed by lunch.
Susanne Curn-Escobar presented a program on the history of glass, noting glass making can be traced back to 3500 B.C. in coastal north Syria, Mesopotamia or Egypt where the complex craft actually originated.
The first objects made of glass were beads. The first glass-making manual dates back to 650 B.C., she explained
Members had been asked to bring the oldest glass object they owned. If the origin was unknown, they searched through one of the many books on glass that were available to see if the item could be identified. The display of glass items was as varied as it was interesting.
Judy Irvin will served as hostess of the Oct. 19 meeting and present a program on Hummel Figurines.
Blessing of the Pets Saturday
at St. Thomas Episcopal
WEIRTON — St. Thomas Episcopal Church at Three Springs Drive, Weirton, will be hosting a Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.
For information, contact the church at (304) 723-4120.