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Lenten pierogie sale orders

being accepted until March 14

WEIRTON — A frozen uncooked cheese and potato pierogi sale sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Weirton is under way through March 14.

The cost for a dozen pierogis is $9, and orders can be placed by calling (304) 479-0196.

The scheduled order pickup is March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Hall, 604 Colliers Way, across from Weirton Medical Center. Patrons are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing as required by state mandate.

There’s a new way to pick up

library books and materials

STEUBENVILLE — There’s a new way to pick up books and materials from the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County without going inside the building, and it’s all done with an app.

Click & Collect is a new curbside service pickup feature on the SEO Libraries app, explained Jennifer Cesta, the library’s public relations coordinator.

“Choosing curbside service on the SEO Libraries app is easy to do, and the app lets you do everything from ordering the book to picking it up without entering the library,” Cesta noted, adding that the SEO Libraries app is not new.

“It is a free app that allows patrons to place holds on physical and digital items, manage their library account and renew items,” she said.

Here’s how the new Click & Collect curbside pickup feature works:

– Download the SEO Libraries app, then place a hold on a library book or other physical materials and verify your hold in “My Account.” You will be notified when the hold items are available.

– Once the hold items are ready, choose “Click & Collect.”

– Enter the information to help staff identify you when items are ready and select “I’m on My Way.”

– Tap “I’m Here” when you arrive in the library parking lot.

– When library staff delivers hold items to your vehicle, hit “Done” to complete the transaction.

Curbside service already is in place at library locations by calling the branch. Now, library users can go through the process of picking up their favorite items electronically. “With just a few steps you can schedule curbside service at any library location when the hold items are ready,” Cesta added.

Ohio Humanities to award money

to nonprofit organizations

COLUMBUS — Ohio Humanities has announced the Public Humanities Recovery Grant Program, a special one-time funding opportunity to provide support to public humanities organizations across the state seeking to serve public audiences in 2021.

Eligible projects include public humanities events, digital projects, efforts to provide social distancing measures at cultural sites and more.

“The cultural sector continues to be challenged by the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Ohio Humanities Executive Director Pat Williamsen. “Ohio Humanities is dedicated to helping mitigate the effects of the pandemic on public humanities organizations by continuing to support our partners as they bring humanities programming to Ohioans.”

Application deadlines for the Public Humanities Recovery Grant program align with Ohio Humanities’ regular quarterly grant cycle for the spring and summer of 2021.

First-round applications are due on March 26, with drafts due by March 8, for projects with start dates after May 17.

Second-round applications are due on June 7, with drafts due by May 10, for projects with start dates after Aug. 15.

For information about Recovery Grants, visit ohiohumanities.org/public-humanities-recovery-grant. For assistance navigating the Recovery Grant application process, contact Ohio Humanities at ohiohumanities.formstack.com/forms/phrg_interest_contact_copy.

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