Vintage styles at fashion show

Nothing brings out the female audience like a fashion show of vintage clothing, and the allotted 40 women who could fit comfortably in the Puskarich Public Library activity room enjoyed seeing the clothing of a more carefree time.

Kristen Willis, owner of Kristen’s Vintage Clothing, a business operation that is conducted on the Etsy website, showed her clothing and modeled a few, telling the history of the outfits being modeled. She can be reached on

Willis served as emcee for the fashions worn by the area models from the early 1960s on up.

The Puskarich library sponsors a show of interest to the feminine gender every year in May, according to Pam Singhaus, library spokesman. An apron show of 2013 brought out about 60 people who crowded the activity room.

That is the reason for the decrease in the audience this year. Refreshments were served at tables that were colorful in spring decorations.


An outdoor setting, with meeting sessions held in tents and pupils changing classes just like in junior and senior high school, will begin at the Piney Fork Presbyterian Church community Bible school from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and continue through Thursday. This is for the Smithfield, Piney Fork and outlying areas.

There is a creek flowing just behind the church, and this is used for some outdoor activities.

Children will have a chance to interact with animals and staff from Oglebay Good Zoo, and a lunch will be served on the last day of the event. Lunches are needed on the first two days.


Another event that is taking place, this time in Smithfield, will be an open house by the Smithfield Historical Society from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

This is for past graduates of Smithfield High School who are coming in for the Spartan Reunion dinner and dance at Froehlich’s Classic Corner at 5 p.m. to have somewhere in the village to go to reminisce about school days and see what the historical society has done to remind visitors and residents of the past. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.


Since we have just gone through the Fourth of July weekend, I have to ask – did you have hot dogs at least one time over the three days?

It seems that they are very popular with baseball fans as well as those who barbecue them in the back yard.

Having visited PNC Park this past weekend, I will say that I managed to have one with all the trimmings and even tucked one in my camera case to take home to Ozzie, minus the condiments.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that fans will eat a whopping 21,357,316 hot dogs and 5,508,887 sausages during the 2014 major league season. This is enough hot dogs to stretch from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to Wrigley Field in Chicago.

This year’s total includes a new single season record for most hot dogs at one stadium as the Los Angeles Dodgers anticipate fans will consume 3,077,537 hot dogs, a jump of more than 800,000 hot dogs from last year.

This is enough to round the bases at Dodger Stadium 4,274 times, and based on last year’s attendance, means if everyone had just one, 82 percent of fans at every Dodger home game will eat a hot dog.

The most popular hot dog is the footlong Dodger Dog. Batting second are the Texas Rangers at 1,569,085 hot dogs, while the Boston Red Sox are close behind with 1.5 million hot dogs sold. The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians fill out the top five with both expected to sell more than one million hot dogs in 2014.

Hot dogs are as much associated with baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jacks are associated with a bat and a glove, a spokesman for the famous hot dog said.

It is such a treasured part of baseball history that the Chicago Cubs will make it part of their celebration of 100 years at Wrigley Field in 2014. The team will serve Decade Dogs with ingredients that represent a fabulous decade, teaching Cubs fans history about their dog. The decade dogs include the classic Chicago hot dog as well as unique creations such as the Reuben dog, Buffalo wing dog, Philly steak dog, mini-corn dog, nacho dog, pulled pork hot dog and a TV dinner dog.


A fundraiser for a good cause will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 by the Altenheim Walkers for the Alzheimer’s organization.

A yard sale will be held at Garden Park in Warwood. Refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase.

There is no charge for set-up for Alzheimer’s teams, and all proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s mission-related initiatives of care, support and research.

The group is looking for other vendors as well. Those wishing to set up a table for themselves may do so by donating $10 to Alzheimer’s. Call Bonnie Lash at (304) 233-6663 for details and to sign up.