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August 31, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Second-annual Festa del Vino set for Nov. 9

The Italian American Cultural Club has announced plans for Festa del Vino to be held Nov. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

The second-annual wine and beer tasting event will include Piergallini Catering pairing foods with wine and craft beers from Iron City Distributers. There also will be a hot beverage station this year.

The evening will include a silent auction of sports memorabilia, assorted gift baskets, gift certificates from area businesses, art work and other desirable items, according to a club spokesperson. There also will be musical entertainment throughout the evening and an array of door prizes.

Tickets are $30 per person and and will be available from committee members, Theresa Metcalf, Jane Antonucci, Nick and Deena Riley, Billy Petrella, Carm Gentile, Elida Petrella, Cheryl Adams, Mary Jo Rinaldi and Vince and Sandy Talerico.

Proceeds benefit the club's scholarship fund. Because of the success of last year's event, five $1,000 scholarships were able to be awarded to area students.

Teacher training

workshop detailed

Area teachers are invited to attend the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program training which will be held Sept. 25-27 at the Presbyterian Church at 154 W. Market St., Cadiz.

Registration is at 8 a.m. with the workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Nationally acclaimed educator Larry Newman will lead the session on how to identify children who are at risk at different levels. Newman is a retired educator who has more than 40 years of teaching, program administration and therapeutic experience and consults regularly for school districts along with education, health and welfare departments.

The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio provide the training costs, materials, breakfast, lunch and double lodging if needed for the three-day workshop.

The school district is responsible for the evening meal, travel expense and substitutes for the three-day event. Twenty-one continuing education unit hours will be provided for successful completion of the program.

Teachers can contact their building principal to attend the workshop with information available at Click on the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program.

Mother-daughter duo entertains Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Aug. 15 at the Serbian American cultural Center with Angela Gillette, first vice president, presiding. Mary Rose Spano, chaplain, gave the invocation.

Entertainment was provided by the mother-daughter duo Roz Zifzal and Lynn Yanda.

Josie Cekinovich, reservation chairman, reported there were 85 reservations. The September menu will feature chicken marsala and sicilian beef.

August birthdays were acknowledged. Marge Trinone reported on cards sent.

The tour director reviewed upcoming trips, including:

For information or reservations, contact Carolyn Shaffer at (304) 748-0766. All trips are open to area residents.

Shaffer was awarded the free dinner from the club. Barbara Cerra and Tom Barbara won the 50-50 drawing.

Door prize winners were Wanda Perrone, Laura Settapanella, Ron Fallert, Jasper Wamsley and Rich Sklenar.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 19.

Buckeye South classes to gather on Sunday

A "Buckeye South High School Alumni Get2gether" at the Park" will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Warren Township Park.

It is open to all classes of Buckeye South High School - friends, teachers and family. The event is a potluck event with participants asked to bring a covered dish and their own beverages.

Music begins at 5 p.m.

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