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October 8, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Slomski to speak about cancer

awareness at Lunch and Learn

WEIRTON - The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host a Lunch and Learn, "Breast Cancer Awareness," from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library's activity room.

Dr. Carol A. Slomski will be the guest speaker. Slomski graduated from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine, completed a residency at West Virginia University, was certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Association and American Society of Breast Surgeons. She will distribute materials during the presentation. Lunch will be provided.

The library is located at 3442 Main St. The program is supported by the library, West Virginia Literacy and the Weirton Area Literacy council.

To make a reservation, call the library at (304) 797-8510.

Church hosting fall festival

NEW CUMBERLAND - The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland will host a fall festival from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 202 Court St.

Admission and food is free. Vendors will be selling Dove chocolates, Gold Canyon candles, Tastefully Simple products, Tupperware and wickless candles. Activities for children include a bounce house, pumpkin-decorating and cornhole. The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

Kroger holding immunization clinic

WEIRTON - The Main Street Kroger Store will host an immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Vaccines available include influenza, pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. Most are covered by most insurance plans, and the store will bill insurance. For information, call Pharmacist Carolyn Anderson at (304) 748-6230.

Health Department holding clinic

The Hancock County Health Department will host a flu shot clinic from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Weirton Madonna High School cafeteria and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Chester American Legion.

Shots will be available to infants six months old to seniors. The cost is $20. The department will bill Medicare, The Health Plan, PEIA and other insurances. Pneumonia and shingles vaccines also will be available. Blood pressure screenings will be available.

Local businesses interested in providing flu shots for employees may contact the health department at (304) 564-3343, extension 25.

Unionport holding apple festival

UNIONPORT, Ohio - The Unionport Grange 2728 will hold the 35th annual Apple Stirrin' Time festival Oct. 19-20 in downtown Unionport located on county Road 39.

The grange will partner with Boy Scouts Troop 192 to celebrate "old-fashioned living" with the Country Kitchen, cabins, Ye Olde Post Office, Country Barn, Cheese Place, Country Restaurant, antique tractors, crafts, live entertainment, Christmas House, old-fashioned apple pie-baking contest, cruise-in and miniature train rides.

Homemade food includes apple fritters, apple dumplings, apple butter, apple cider, ginger cookies, old-fashioned cookies, pancakes and sausages, barbecue chicken, soup beans and cornbread, chili, candy, pies and cakes and sandwiches and side dishes.

Parking, admission and entertainment are free.

Museum showing documentary

WEIRTON - The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will premiere the documentary "Rediscovering Holliday's Cove" at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located at 3442 Main St.

Mike Andochick Jr., Goldie Baly, Herman Capito, David Javersak, Dennis Jones, Michael Nogay, John Pandelios, Mary Zwierzchowski and the late C. Robert Cattrell discuss Holliday's Cove history.

Pam Makricosta narrates; Rick Smith is the producer and director; Jones is the executive producer and writer; and the film was edited at Enstride Studios.

The program is free and open to the public. The movie lasts 70 minutes.

For information or to reserve seating, call (304) 479-7266.

Church selling wreaths

NEW MANCHESTER - The New Manchester Christian Church's annual live Christmas wreath sale continues until Nov. 3.

The wreaths, swags and centerpieces are made from Minnesota Balsam Fir and are decorated. They can be shipped to anywhere in the continental United States for delivery the week of Dec. 2-6.

All proceeds benefit the church building fund. To place an order, call Becky Sayre at (304) 564-5988, Kathy White at (304) 564-3914 or the church office at (304) 564-4173.

The public is invited attend Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sundays and worship services at 11 a.m. at the church located at 172 High St.

The Rev. Tim Canter is pastor.

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