Community news from around the area

Weirton Farmer’s Market

makes its return today

WEIRTON — The Weirton Farmer’s Market makes its return today, having an every Monday presence in the Goodwill Plaza parking lot on Penco Road in Weirton across from the Shop ‘n Save Plaza.

The hours are from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday until Oct. 28.

Returning vendors include: Bertram’s Orchard, seasonal vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, and seasonal fruit, including blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, apples, peaches and pears; Jami and Gene’s Veggies, vegetables; Ruth Brown, baked goods; R and R Family Farm, Daniel Swartzmiller, vegetables; and Tom Bodnovich, Pennsylvania Dutch Foods, jams, jellies and honey.

New vendors this year are: Russell Sprouts Family Farm, vegetables, jams and jellies, melons, pumpkins and fresh eggs and Thera-Jewel, Jim Lander, magnetic jewelry, birdhouses and windchimes.

Some vendors are certified to accept Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program vouchers for seniors as well as WIC coupons.

Opening day festivities today will provide patrons with a free ticket for a drawing to win “a huge basket” containing goods and food from the vendors.

WVU Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

For information, call WVU Hancock County Extension Services at (304) 564-3805.

Mingo Lions Club hears update

on ‘Free Day’ set for July 16

MINGO JUNCTION — Mingo Lions Club members held their June meeting at the home of Jeff Schuetz with President William Snyder presiding.

The opening and closing prayers were given by Dr. William Johns.

Guest Aimee Livingston, assistant manager of the Urban Thrift and Opportunity Center at 644 Market St., Steubenville, noted volunteers are always needed for help with sorting, cleaning and answering phones, for example.

Reports were given by Clara Sue Milewsky and Jim Freiling.

A thank-you noted was received from A Childs Place, CASA, in appreciation of the club’s donation.

Discussion was held on the upcoming reverse drawing with the tentative date being Sept. 11.

Service hours were turned in to Milewsky for reporting.

Members recycled, and it was announced that dues are due at this time.

Jim Freiling gave updates on Mingo Community Days,

Terry Snyder discussed the Lions birthday zone meeting and the dedication of the Jim Coffey Memorial Shelter in Toronto, which will be held July 18.

Schuetz announced that Schuetz Funeral Home is sponsoring a “Free Day in Mingo” on July 16 at Aracoma Park/Mingo Pool. It offers free swimming, free hot dogs and free funnel cakes.

The next meeting has been changed to July 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at Schuetz’s home. It will be a business meeting only. The Gualtieres are the callers.