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Weirton Greek Festival accepting food orders
WEIRTON — The tradition of sharing the Greek heritage through homemade food and pastries continues as the 35th Weirton Greek Festival is accepting pre-orders through July 15.
The pre-ordering constitutes “a modern twist on our traditional festival as dinners and some a la carte food and pastries will only be attainable through pre-order/pre-pay” now through July 11 or until sold out, according to promotional material from All Saints Greek Orthodox Church at 3528 West St., Weirton.
Super gyros, grape leaves and baklava will be available for purchase on the July 15 festival day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. festival day as well as Loukoumathes, Greek doughnuts with a choice of traditional or chocolate topping.
“Food may be eaten under the tent while enjoying the D.J. and fellowship,” a spokesperson noted.
Orders may be placed online at www.allstswwv.org or weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by phone at (304) 797-9884.
All Saints will donate some of the proceeds to local organizations helping those in the Weirton area.
Food and pastry pre-order/pre-pay items include:
– One-half Greek chicken dinner, baked lemon oregano half chicken with rice and green beans, $14;
– Fish plaki dinner, 8-ounce cod fillet baked in a mild tomato/veggie sauce with rice and green beans, $14;
– Grape leaves stuffed with seasoned ground beef and rice six for $6;
– Greek-style green beans served in zesty tomato sauce with sauteed vegetables and Greek spice $3;
– Pastichio, baked layers of pasta and seasoned ground beef with creamy egg (Bechamel) sauce $6;
– Rice pilaf cooked in homemade chicken vegetable stock and herbs, $3;
– Spanakopita, spinach and cheese mixture baked into a phyllo dough crust, $5;
– Super gyro, seasoned meat cooked on spit, served with tzatziki (cucumber sauce), tomato and onion, $8,0 (extra tzatziki 50 cents each);
– Apethakia, pear-shaped cookies with clove coated in sugar and cinnamon, two for $4;
– Baklava, layers of buttered phyllo, nuts, and cinnamon topped with honey syrup, two for $5;
– Koulourakia, twist butter cookies can be eaten alone or dunked in coffee, $7 per dozen; and
– Kourambiethes, butter cookies with nuts covered in powdered sugar, two for $4.
Food and pastry items available for walk-ups or until sold out will be include grape leaves; super gyro; baklava; Loukoumathes, traditional hot Greek doughnuts with sweet syrup, cinnamon and/or nuts, eight for $4; and Loukoumathes, chocolata hot Greek doughnuts with syrup, chocolate syrup and/or nuts, eight for $4.
Flavored iced coffee is $4, and soda and bottled water is $1.
Weirton Steel 25-Year Club picnic scheduled for July 16
WEIRTON — The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club will hold its annual picnic on July 16 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton.
It will begin at 11:30 a.m. and be open to all Weirton Steel active and retirees this year, regardless of whether attendees have 25 years of service, according to a promotional flier.
Farmer’s market, open house
planned July 9 in Smithfield
SMITHFIELD — A farmer’s market and open house will be held July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smithfield Historical Society Building on Main Street, Smithfield.
The museum will be open for browsing, and lunch items will be for sale. The All Good Farm and the Foster-Fluharty Farm will be available with fresh produce as well as a number of vendors selling various crafts, a spokesperson explained. Local musicians will provide entertainment.
Additional vendors are welcome. For details, contact Linda Kovach at (740) 733-8381. The event is being sponsored by the Smithfield Historical Society and the Friends of Smithfield.
Grump McAfee Memorial cruise-in on Friday in Jewett
JEWETT — The second-annual Grump McAfee Memorial cruise-in will be held Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 308 E. Main St., Jewett.
There is free signup for cars and $15 for vendor space. For information, contact Tammy Verhovec at (740) 946-0227 or text (740) 491-7938.
There will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes for car signups, music by DJ Spikeman and the Ice Cream Island.
Summer reading program
continues in Brooke County
WELLSBURG — It’s not too late for youth and adults to participate in the Brooke County Library’s summer reading program, which includes prizes to those in both age groups who record the books they have read recently.
The library and its Follansbee branch also offer a variety of activities through this month, many tied to the program’s theme of “Oceans of Possibilities.”
To participate, go to http:bcplwv.readsquared.com and download the Readsquared app, visit https://brookecountylibs.org or call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860.
Free program offers children
some 3-D printing pen fun
WELLSBURG — Children age 8 and up are invited to try their hand at creating things with a 3-D printing pen at 11 a.m.Tuesday.
The pen melts plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing users to literally draw in the air.
Reservations are required for the free program and can be made by calling (304) 737-1551 or visiting https://brookecountylibs.org/programming-registration.
Computer help available
for creating resumes
FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Branch Library will offer help in using computers to create resumes and submit online job applications from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9.
Participants are encouraged to bring information about their work experience and other background that may be helpful.
Registration isn’t required, but visitors will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.