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Sarasota Ohio Valley Reunion

is getting canceled this year

SARASOTA, Fla. — What would have been the 11th-annual Fornsaglio-Pestian National Sarasota Ohio Valley Reunion scheduled for June 26-27 in Sarasota has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Former area residents Sam and Donna Fornsaglio and Kevin and Anita Pestian have been serving as hosts of the event, extending a welcome for all valley residents to attend, but that won’t be happening in 2020, laments Sam Fornsaglio in a recent announcement.

“We are just sick about not having our reunion party,” writes Fornsaglio. “This would have been our 11th-annual one, and the reunion has been growing and getting more nationally popular. We had 64 people from nine states and 11 valley schools, with this year’s reservations to go way over those numbers,” he added.

The reunion is on the books, however, for June 25-26, 2021.

“Kevin, Anita, Donna and I want everyone to know how sorry we are not to see everyone, but we must be safe instead of sorry.”

Mingo Knights to resume

council meetings Thursday

MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 will start back with having counil meetings, beginning with a 7 p.m. one set for Thursday.

Shawn Zarych, grand knight, noted COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed with members required to wear masks and practice 6-foot social distancing. Older members are advised to stay home as are those who are ill.

The brief meeting on Thursday will include the election of officers.

Plans are in the works to hold a combined 63rd anniversary, past grand knights, awards, tickets sale and installation of officers event in late July in the large hall for social distancing.

Details will be announced in the newsletter.

Fornsaglio-Faccuito reunion

scheduled for July 10, 2021

MINGO JUNCTION — The families of Fornsaglio-Faccuito will hold a reunion on July 10, 2021.

The event is scheduled to be held at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall. All family members are urged to contact Sam or Frank Fornsaglio immediately so that all family members across the country can be notified as soon as possible in order to make long-range plan reservations.

E-resource free to use

at local library website

STEUBENVILLE — Get tips for firing a live-steam model locomotive or step-by-step instructions for painting a fabric using a chickpea paste resist, courtesy of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Hobbies & Crafts is an e-resource that is free to use at the library’s website, and a library card is not needed for access, according to Jennifer Cesta, the library system’s public relations coordinator. The database offers how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of every hobby enthusiast, Cesta noted.

“It’s easy to navigate,” she added. Use the search button to type in what you’re looking for or look by category. The site provides videos and full-text articles in pdf format from leading hobby books and craft magazines. Categories include performing arts, kids’ crafts, science and technology, collecting, home and garden, scrapbooking and needlecraft.

Get started by visiting the library’s website at www.steubenvillelibrary.org

Satellite veterans office

to be open Wednesday

STEUBENVILLE — The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Dillonvale City Building, 135 School St., Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans and/or veterans’ widows with VA pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veteran’s benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 500 Market St., Suite 310, Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. On the second Wednesday of the month, the office closes at noon for a board meeting.

Spring Hills Ladies Golf League schedules Thursday meeting

EAST SPRINGFIELD — Spring Hills Ladies Golf League will begin Thursday with a brief meeting at 4:30 p.m. with social distancing observed.

President Debbie Phillippi announced that because of the new circumstances, everyone planning to attend must call the Pro Shop no later than 2 p.m. the day of play.

Tee times will be assigned, and players must have a tee time to play.

There will be no meet-and-greet after. Winners will be posted, and awards will be presented at the end-of-the-year banquet. More explanations will be given at the beginning of play.

In addition to Phillippi, Vice President Judy Galbreath, Secretary Arlene Owens and Treasurer Mary DiMichael will be on hand to answer any questions.

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