Community news from around the area
YWCA ‘Sip & Shop’ to feature
Bling Bling Lady Boutique
STEUBENVILLE –The YWCA of Steubenville at 320 N. Fourth St. will host a “Sip & Shop” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with the Bling Bling Lady Mobile Boutique of North Lima, Ohio, as a key attraction.
The boutique will be showcasing purses, clothes, jewelry, shoes, belts and more, according to Sophie Spencer, YWCA executive director.
There also will be a variety of vendors, including Glitter Glam Glasses and Renee’s Confections.
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drawings and “mocktails.” Cost is a $15 donation. For information or to RSVP, call (740) 282-1261.
OVBPW set to award three
scholarships at next meeting
STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will hold their final meeting of the 2018-19 club year on May 21 at the Laurels of Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m.
The dinner meeting will include the presentation of three $1,000 scholarships to area seniors.
Those planning to attend are reminded that the dinner cost is $15. Reservations can be made by Thursday by contacting Phyllis Riccadonna, president, by phone at (740) 317-3868 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadiz community yard sale
scheduled for June 7-8
CADIZ — The 21st-annual Cadiz Community Yard Sale will be held June 7 and 8.
Members of the community are encouraged to join “in this giant communitywide event by holding yard sales, porch sales or garage sales.” The Cadiz Business Association also is encouraging area churches, clubs and organizations to participate in car washes, bake sales and rummage sales. Local businesses are encouraged to hold weekend sale events and sidewalk sales.
To be listed on the yard sale map, registration or yard sale information needs submitted to the Harrison County Visitor Center no later than May 30. “If we receive your form after this date, we cannot guarantee your information will be included,” a spokesperson noted.
The maps will show sale sites and information on what will be sold. Registration forms are available at Ormes Hardware and the Harrison County Visitors Center. Forms also may be downloaded from the Cadiz Business Association Facebook page or by visiting VisitHarrisonCounty.com and clicking on “printable forms.”
Free aerobics class offered
at WVNCC’s Weirton campus
WEIRTON — The Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free aerobics class designed for anyone who wants to start exercising at a moderate pace.
The class begins on May 20 and ends June 26. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in room 242/243.
This is a low-impact class with an emphasis on continuous movement, strength improvement and flexibility. All exercise is done standing, usually to music that’s 128-135 beats per minute. There is no chair or floor work. The instructor is Carol Teaff.
Participants should wear loose or stretchy clothing and athletic shoes and should bring a bottle of water. Registration forms will be available before class, and participants can enroll at any time.
LaBelle Chapter 414, OES
holds annual inspection
STEUBENVILLE — LaBelle Chapter 414, Order of Eastern Star, held its 100th-annual inspection with Sara Joe Peeler, worthy matron, and Howard McClure, worthy patron, presiding.
Inspecting officer was Kathy Maurer, deputy grand matron of District 13.
Guests included Meghan Miller, grand representative of Maryland; Marlene Wolf, grand representative of Ontario; worthy matrons Diane Phillips, Bolivar, Susan Anderson, Freeport, Patricia Kessern, East Palestine, District 13, and worthy patron, Mark Yocum, Toronto.
LaBelle Chapter past matrons and patrons attending were Roberta Gilday, Clara McClure, Opal Kleineke, Lou Anne Craven, Sandy Moxley, Mary Gail Monroe, Carolyn Bickerstaff, Eileen Alloggia and Ben Moxley.
Others recognized were brothers honored by their Masonic fraternity, Mark Yocum, Ben Moxley, Howard McClure and Jason Gorney; 50-year members, Connie Loy, Bolivar, Jane Fisher, Anne Graham, Toronto, Lou Anne Craven, Roberta Gilday, Eileen Alloggia, LaBelle Chapter; district officers, Clara McClure, president, Susan Anderson, secretary; grand page to deputy grand matron, District 14, Audrey Rainsberger, grand page to deputy grand matron, Helen Wentworty, District 13, grand aide to the deputy grand matron, District 14, Mark Yocum; and charities director, Diane Phillips.
Pages were Connie Loy and Le’Ann Gibbons.
Initiation was performed for Susan Anderson and Dorothy Newbold.
Inspection committees for registration were Mary Gail Monroe and Lou Anne Craven; refreshments committee, Clara McClure and 2019 officers; and prompters were Argie Cline and Jane Fisher.
Relay for Life meeting
set for Tuesday at EGCC
STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Relay for Life event leadership team and team captains will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in room 1504 at Eastern Gateway Community College.
“We will be going over and finalizing the schedule and going over the ceremonies for the event,” announced Emily Russell, who is co-chairing the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society along with Tom Simmons.
The relay will be held from 6 p.m. on June 21 to 9 a.m. on June 22 at the Toronto Jr.-Sr. High School Clarke Hinkle Stadium, located at 300 Myers St. in Toronto.
The relay raises funds to help the ACS with research, patient services, advocacy and education. It welcomes the public to participate, donate or just observe what is a community-oriented event offering food, live entertainment and fun in a setting that honors survivors and those who have lost their battle, according to organizers.
This year’s goal is to raise $100,000. The theme is a Disney-oriented one — “Where Cures Come True.”
Survivors to walk in the opening lap are being recruited and will be honored at an onsite dinner afterward.
Tracy Barnhouse of Noble County is the local relay’s ACS community development manager. She can be reached by phone at (740) 509-0196 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
For information, Russell can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the ACS and services and programs it offers, visit cancer.org. The cancer helpline number is (800) 227-2345.
W.Va. Fidelis Gamma Chapter
to present scholarship
WEIRTON — The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators met May 2 at Williams Country Club with President Jerry DeFilippo presiding.
Hostesses Nancy Conley and Bonnie Queses decorated the tables with flowers and served candies.
DeFilippo welcomed the members and recognized one guest, Lola Bender, as Ruth Fuller introduced her.
The thought for the day, given by Chaplain Lisa Subrick, was titled “The Big Three.”
May birthdays were acknowledged. Reports were given by Secretary Bonnie Queses and Treasurer Carolyn Allison.
Ruth Fuller gave the Altruistic report, noting that 1,100 Christmas card fronts were delivered to Michelle McHaffie to be used for math projects with her students. Pat Accettolo continues to send cards to members as our courtesy committee.
Scholarship information was presented by Liz Pugh. The Betty Shaw/Eva Belle Catlett scholarship will be presented to a Hancock County student during the June meeting.
Fuller, Diane Higgins, and Janet Benzo planned to attend the Ohio Valley District Meeting at Parkersburg on May 4 and provided an update about it at the June meeting.
DeFilippo distributed the new yearbook.
Hostesses for the June meeting will be Accettolo and Elaine Ferrari.