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‘Pet Photos with Santa’

set for Sunday in Weirton

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Humane Foundation will be hosting “Pet Photos with Santa” on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Busy Beaver, located at 290 Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

All proceeds will benefit homeless animals.

Fundraiser breakfast Dec. 11

at Wayne Township center

UNIONPORT — A fundraiser breakfast will be held Dec. 11 from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. at the Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport.

The breakfast includes pancakes and sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs and toast and drinks.

Proceeds benefit the Wayne Township Community Center.

WMC auxiliary having $5

jewelry, accessories sale

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary is holding a $5 jewelry and accessories sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday 3 in the medical center atrium located on Colliers Way.

Masks are required.

Concert set for Saturday at Weirton Seventh Day Adventist

WEIRTON — Laura Williams will perform in concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Weirton Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 600 Colliers Way, Weirton.

The concert also will feature Ernie Hernandez.

Music and testimony about the peace that is found in Christ will be presented, according to a church spokesperson.

Franciscan chorale scheduled to perform cantata today

STEUBENVILLE –The “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” cantata will be presented by the Franciscan University of Steubenville Chorale today at 7:30 p.m. in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery in the J.C. Williams Center.

The 10-voice choir will be accompanied by piano and flute as members perform Christmas songs from a variety of cultures and eras that trace the journey of the holy family to Bethlehem.

The chorale is under the direction of music professor George Melhorn. The concert is free and open to the public.

Brooke, Follansbee libraries to hold story hours, show films

Story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers will be held at noon each Monday in December at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg and at 11 a.m. each Wednesday in the month at its Follansbee branch.

They include a craft, songs and a snack. Reservations for the free program should be made by calling (304) 737-1551 ext. 106.

The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Library will show “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and “Jungle Cruise” at 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

To reserve a seat for the free screenings, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit https://bcplvirtual.com/programs.

Hancock County Museum

Commission holds meeting

NEW CUMBERLAND — The regular meeting of the Hancock County Museum Commission was held Nov. 10 at the museum with President Vivian Weigel presiding and leading in the pledge to the flag.

Attending in addition to Weigel were Janet Keller, Lois Carpini, Alice Mitchel, Fred Saluga and Doris Cameron.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as mailed.

Under old business, Weigel reported the final lecture series for the year was held Oct. 31 and featured Paul Zuros, executive director of Historic Fort Steuben, the Fort Steuben Museum, who provided a history of the facility and concluded with “some eerie stories” of the surrounding area.

Fred Miller, a former employee of the East Liverpool Review, presented a story of the late Judge John R. Reddick, who is buried locally on the state line of West Virginia and Pennsylvania so that his body would be half in one state and half in another. “All the spooky details that brought about this request” were shared, according to a museum spokesperson, who noted. “a capacity crowd enjoyed a great afternoon of fun” at the presentation.

In other old business, the group voted to purchase two dehumidifier units under the guidance and advisement of John Brenneman and Greg Blake.

New business included Weigel announcing that a few Victorian carolers were prepared to perform for the Convention and Visitors Bureau art show.

A date for taking down Halloween decorations and preparing for Christmas was announced.

The January meeting will involve a group tour of Historic Fort Steuben’s Visitor Center and facility at a date and time to be announced.

Regular meetings will resume after that.

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