Community news from around the area
Weirton Shriners to host
fundraiser breakfast Saturday
WEIRTON — The Weirton Shriners will hold a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, located at the end of Cove Road by the state highway garage.
The menu will include all-you-can-eat pancakes eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The meal cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children ages 6 to 12; and free for those younger than 6.
Beech Bottom church to host dinner to benefit heart patient
BEECH BOTTOM — A spaghetti dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to benefit Jonah Page, who is undergoing hyperbaric treatment after suffering from a heart attack last year.
It will be held at Beech Bottom Community Christian Church, at Third and High streets, and the cost is a donation of the donor’s choice. There also will be a Chinese auction and 50-50 and other drawings.
Peggy Miller, Page’s aunt, said the heart attack was related to an asthma attack in January 2017 and he has been undergoing treatment twice a day, five times a week, at the Hyberbaric Treatment Center in Cincinnati. Because it’s experimental, it’s not covered by insurance, she said.
The therapy involves being in a pressurized chamber while breathing pure oxygen. Proponents say it can increase the body’s ability to fight infection and reduce inflammation.
Page is the 20 year old son of Chris and Charlotte Page, Beech Bottom natives and members of the church.
Donations also may be made through the church at Beech Bottom Community Christian Church, P.O. Box 96, Beech Bottom, WV 26030.
‘Rockyside’ author to address
historical society Saturday
ELDERSVILLE, Pa. — The February meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall.
The GPS address is 11 Fire Road, Burgettstown, Pa., 15021.
The guest speaker will be Thomas Zielinsky, author of “Rockyside, A Forgotten Mining Community,” a project undertaken, according to a society spokesperson, “so people could realize this little community existed on a hillside overlooking the Ohio River for more than 50 years. Nearly 300 men, women, and children lived on this hillside for more than 20 years before moving into the town of New Cumberland.”
In writing the book, Zielinsky wanted to preserve a piece of forgotten history so future generations could remember the hardships and struggles, the spokesperson noted. “If you are a lover of history, you will find this book looks back to when clay was first discovered and follows 150 years of brick making and industry building in New Cumberland.”
Anyone is welcome to attend. There will be a social time with refreshments after the meeting.
New Manchester VFW holding Friday fish frys during Lent
NEW MANCHESTER — The New Manchester Volunteer Fire Department will be holding fish frys on Fridays during Lent.
In addition to Friday, they are scheduled for Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30.
The fish, chicken and shrimp menu includes dinners and sandwiches with assorted desserts available. Local delivery is available with a minimum $20 order. For a full menu and prices and to order, call (304) 564-4497.
Mary H. Weir Public Library
to show ‘Wonder’ Saturday
WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will show “Wonder,” a rated-PG movie, on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. in the library’s activity room, located at 3442 Main St.
Admission is free with free popcorn and ice water available. Patrons who would like to bring their own soft drinks or snacks are welcome to do so. The handicapped-accessible doors on Walnut Street will open at 1:45 p.m.
Sweethearts dance, bingo set at Weirton Senior Center
WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center, located at 3539 Main St., announces two special events being held there this week.
A sweethearts dance featuring the Neon Knights band will be held Thursday. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the band performing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be free refreshments and a dessert table. There is a $5 door charge.
Bingo is scheduled for Friday with doors opening at 5 p.m. Early bird bingo is at 5:30 p.m. with regular bingo at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available.