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January 1, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Concerts will raise money for Sandy Hook victims' families

WEIRTON - Krazy 'Bout Sportz will host two concerts this month to raise money for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.

The all-ages Heroes and Angels show will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Krazy 'Bout Sportz located at 2850 Weir Ave. John Ralich will host, and those performing include Iron Skillet, We Must Save the Princess, Front Room, Pat Heiserman and Descendsion. The event also will include comedians and a bake sale.

A hardcore, metal and punk show, Going Hard for Newtown, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Krazy 'Bout Sportz. Those performing include Hands Resist, Nothing New, Christian Mikula and Go Home Rocketman. The show will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which will provide support services to those affected and is overseen by the United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank.

For information or tickets, call Krazy 'Bout Sportz at (304) 914-3248.

Vida offers management guide

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Kevin P. Vida, former Weirton resident and Weir High School graduate, announced his book, "The Project Management Handbook: A Guide to Capital Improvements" is available in print and as an e-book on

The book is a guide on completing capital improvements for county and city projects.

Vida and his wife, Shawna, life in Hagerstown, Md., where Vida is an architect and project manager in Frederick County, Md.

KBS hosting free movie night

WEIRTON - Krazy 'Bout Sportz will hold a free family movie night at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at their facility located at 2850 Weir Ave.

"Ice Age: Continental Drift" will be shown. Admission is free. Popcorn and concessions will be available for purchase.

All Saints announce events

WEIRTON - The All Saints Greek Orthodox Church members have announced the list of planned church activities for 2013.

The events include the American-Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Super Bowl Sunday event Feb. 3; the Philoptochos Greek Easter Bake Sale, March 21; Eastern Orthodox Easter celebration May 5; Friends of All Saints Dinner, May 11; 26th Annual Weirton Greek Festival, July 18-20; A.H.E.P.A. Oktoberfest, Oct. 5; and the A.H.E.P.A. pancake breakfast, Nov. 3.

For information on these church events, call the church at (304) 797-9884.

Opera Guild elects officers

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Upper Ohio Valley Opera Guild met recently at the Steubenville Country Club for its annual Christmas dinner where officers for the 2013-14 club year were elected.

They are President Mary Jo Rinaldi, First Vice President Anita Jackson, Second Vice President Barbara Wilinski, Secretary Josephine Irvine-Groves and Treasurer Joe Leonard.

In other business, outgoing President Joyce Ryan-Orlando was presented with a gift, and outgoing Treasurer Barbara Wilinski reported on the club's financial status, including its recent donation to "Save The Grand (Theater)" project. This marked the guild's third donation toward that effort.

Other guild board members are Margaret Frederick, Lil Ferguson, Carleen Scurti, Amelio Saggio, Liz Morelli, Kathy Antinone, Nan Watzman and Lina Leonard.

Shelly Irvine was a guest.

Club makes donation to CASA

FOLLANSBEE - Members of the Follansbee 20th Century Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member club, celebrated Christmas by gathering for dinner and donating toys and clothing to the local advocacy group for children, CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates.

CASA volunteers represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, according to a news release. To learn about CASA and how to donate, check out the website at

Members of the Follansbee 20th Century Club give their time and resources to local, state, national and international projects to make lives and communities better, a club member said.

For information or to become a member, contact Carolyn Darling at (304) 737-0370.

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