What’s going on throughout the area
Survivors, Seekers change meetings
The Survivors and Seekers of the old McCullough Children’s Home held their monthly luncheon meeting June 14 at Wintersville United Methodist Church.
Charlie Lash presided at the business meeting with reports given by Mary Pasich and Darlene Pehanich.
The group voted to hold meetings every other month, beginning in August. The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Wintersville United Methodist Church.
Orders continue to be taken for the book “The Lost Children of the Ohio Valley,” written by the late Gordon Grafton, the group’s founder. To order one, contact Lash at (740) 264-4821 or Pehanich at (740) 282-6127.
The group would like to hear from individuals who were either former residents of the children’s home at Yellow Creek or who had relatives there.
“We would like to meet you and hear your stories,” a group spokesperson said.
Rich Treglia entertains Gadabouts
Rich Treglia performed a variety of Dean Martin renditions for the Gadabouts at the June meeting held at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. John Zak presided and recognized those marking birthdays and anniversaries.
Ed Treglia gave devotions. Andy Celestin won the 50/50 drawing conducted by Jennie Avoli and assisted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.
Door prizes furnished by Ed and Estelle Treglia were won by Claudia Clevenger, David Hunt, Betty Masters, Dorothy Pashke, John Rayburn, Bill Shipe and Wyatt Whanger. The drawing was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.
Zak announced that the July picnic will be held at 1 p.m. July 16 at the Follansbee Community House. Guests are welcome to attend with a member. Zak encouraged all attending to have their covered dish there no later than 12:30 p.m.
Upcoming trips announced were:
- July 1, Rivers Casino;
- July 10, “Nunsense,” Morgantown;
- July 28, Una Bella Festa, Lincoln Park, Midland, Pa.;
- Sept. 11-13, Seneca Niagara Falls Casino, N.Y.;
- Sept. 5, Vicki Lawrence & Mama, includes slots and food, Rivers Casino;
- Sept. 26, Kenny Vance, Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa.;
- Sept. 30, “Polynesian Fire,” Seven Springs, Pa.;
- Oct. 4, Hartville, Ohio, Flea Market
- Oct. 6-12, Myrtle Beach, six nights, including four nights’ lodging at the beach; and
- Nov. 13-15, Greenbrier Resort & Casino.
For trip details, contact Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.
All Gadabouts trips are open to non-members. The club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.
Mingo Senior Center news detailed
The Mingo Junction Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack on June 26.
The bus will leave the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The cost is $20 which includes the bus trip, $30 in free play and $5 off the buffet.
For information, call the center at (740) 535-1639.
A trip to the Hartville Market, which features 175 indoor shops and up to 800 outdoor and 200 pavilion vendors, is planned for July 15. Cost is $29 with a 7 a.m. departure and 8 p.m. return. Payment is due at the time of reservation made by calling the center.
The center’s annual picnic will be held July 25 at Aracoma Park, beginning at 5 p.m. It will include food, entertainment and prizes.
Local youth in teen pageant
Harley Shoulders, 12-year-old daughter of Melissa Shoulders, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National Miss American Miss Ohio Teen Pageant to be held June 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.
The pageant is held for girls age 10-12
The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. Pageants are held for girls age 4-18 in five age groups.
The pageants celebrate American’s greatness and encourages its future leaders, awarding thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. The pageant program is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation.
Encampment time for Young Marines
The Tri-State Young Marines are preparing for their second-annual MSgt. Buffo Memorial Invitational Encampment at Tomlinson Run State Park on July 22-28.
The weeklong event includes an obstacle course, water rescue training, land navigation and basic survival skills. Anyone with specialized skills in those areas who would like to volunteer to help during encampment can call (304) 280-8898 or (740) 381-0383.
The Tri-State Young Marines is a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to strengthening the lives of America’s youth.
Organizers say the program would not be possible without the support received from local American Legion posts, a partnership with Howell’s Surplus in Wintersville and the “tremendous generosity” of Walmart Distribution Center 7017 which donated $2,500 toward the event.
Sauce contest part of Italian festival
The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival has held a local homemade wine contest for many years of its 31-year history.
Now, the festival board has decided to offer a new competition for the 2013 Italian Festival on the weekend of July 26-28 – a homemade sauce contest.
No matter if you call it “sauce” or “gravy,” cooks in many areas families, whether of Italian heritage or not, have a coveted recipe for pasta topping. Now, area cooks can pit their sauce against many others in the Upper Ohio Valley.
The first Italian festival sauce competition has three classifications – red sauce, white sauce and miscellaneous toppings ( e.g., Bolognese, pesto, puttanesca and others.
Contestants can enter one or more sauces in each category. Medals will be awarded during the festival weekend to the top three sauces in each category.
Only homemade sauces can be entered, and the entry deadline for the competition is July 17. The entry fee is $10 for the first jar and $6 for each jar afterwards.
For a copy of the rules and an official entry form, contact Kim Smith, festival coordinator, during regular business hours at (304) 233-1090.
Chicken blasts every Wednesday
The Serbian Men’s Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road.
Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $6.75.
Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women’s Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.
The annual event is the organization’s fundraiser.
For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.
Hypnotist to perform at lodge
Hypnotist Jason Christopher will perform his hypnotism and comedy show at 8 p.m. Friday at the Weirton Moose Lodge 688 located at 3963-67 Main St., Weirton.
Only those who volunteer will become part of the show.
A limited number of tickets are available at $10 each.
To purchase tickets, visit the lodge after 3 p.m. or call (304) 748-4707.
The show benefits the lodge and Moose Charities.
What’s going on throughout the area
at E.S. Center
The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host a benefit pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8 a.m. to whenever.
Cost is by donation for pancakes, belgium waffles, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs and drinks.
Carryout is available by calling (740) 543-3700. The website is escommunitycenter.com.
All proceeds will benefit T.J. Anderson “Let’s Fight Together Fund,” that anderson started to help others with kidney disease.
Bracelets for a $2 donation also will be available.
Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting on June 13 where guests included Bill Fray and Nancy Stanak, and Fran Sheets was welcomed as a new member.
Robert Haught gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.
Karen Lundquist from the American Red Cross Jefferson County chapter gave a demonstration on cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
June birthdays and anniversaries were announced. Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine.
In a report on trips, Lola Swanagan noted a few seats remain available for the Smokies trip on Sept. 16-19 featuring the Biltmore Mansion, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Mt. Airy, Andy Griffin Museum and Gatlinburg. The price is $490. Call (740) 537-3064 for information.
Jack Doran won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Theresa Troski, Dick Balser and Ken Woodward. Bingo winners were Marilyn Peckens, Mary Koth, Debbie Custer, Josie Griffo and Rose Dials.
Scat winners were Nancy Ludewig and Matyas.
The next meeting will be held June 27 at the Roosevelt Building.
have show and tell
The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Sewing Guild met at the First Christian Church in Weirton.
Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed the six members in attendance and distributed the Pittsburgh Chapter president’s newsletter. She reminded member of the national guild convention Aug. 1-5 in Washington, D.C., and the Pittsburgh Sewing Expo Aug. 22-24. A fall workshop for chapter groups is being planned; details will be distributed as they come available.
During the show-and-tell segment, Susan Maze, Dale Negle, Kay Nixon and Carol Village displayed tea cosies they had completed after receiving the kit at the May meeting.
Nixon presented the evening’s program, displaying her collection of mini sewing kits, sewing notions, sewing tools and instructional sewing books.
Nancy Linn received the door prize.
Maze reported a group will be meeting Thursday mornings at the Presbyterian Church in Paris, Pa., to sew sleeping mats for the homeless. All are welcome to come and participate.
For information, call the church office at (724) 729-3450.
The next meeting will be held July 2, and Negle will present a program on making scarves. It also is an invitational night for teens and preteens interested in sewing. Take-home craft kits will be distributed to those children attending.
For information, contact Sanders at (304) 527-1405.
The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 11 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant with First Vice Regent Nancy Valles presiding and opening ceremonies led by Treasurer Beverly Livingston, Second Vice Regent Karen Blanc and Carol Skerbetz, who gave the invocation and blessing.
Following the luncheon, Denese White and Sandra Briggs, scholarship committee co-chairs, were introduced and awarded the Katherine Sinclair-Pauline Francis-Golda Fulton Scholarships to Brandon Llewellyn of Steubenville High School and Harry Olenick of Weir High School.
Valles, Junior American Citizen chair, announced the national contest winners, and among the chapter’s 22 first-place winners, eight placed first nationally, three placed second and six placed third, all from Harding Middle School.
Winners included Jacob Swinsinski, art poster, third place; Tyler Rielly, Tony Gentile, Orlando Schiappa, sixth-grade banner, first place; Katlin Rayl, Veronica Kaine and Lena Jolly, seventh-grade banner, third place; Jazmin Pendergrast, Rhiannon Petrisko and Sara McDonald, eighth-grade banner, first place; Cesare Jennings Jr., sixth-grade stamp design, first place; Emilee Crago, eighth-grade stamp design, second place; Peyton Blasko, sixth-grade photographic essay, first place; Ryan DeLelles, seventh-grade creative expression poem, second place; Cameron Sheeler, sixth-grade essay, third place; Aiyanna Glynn, seventh-grade essay, second place; and Glory Dami, eighth-grade essay, third place.
The students were presented with a certificate and a check from the National Daughters of the American Revolution.
Following the awards, the business section of the meeting was held.
Past Regent and Secretary Carol Skerbetz installed the new officers, including Regent Nancy Valles, First Vice Regent Karen Blanc, Second Vice Regent Denese White, Recording Secretary Lisa Carte, Corresponding Secretary Vickie Joseph, Treasurer Beverly Livingston, Registrar Danice Ryan, Historian Sandra Briggs and Librarian Bonny Slemmer.
Members held a memorial service for Jonnie Thomas Thompson, a member of three years, and Shirley Jean Mack Peterson Wildman, a member of seven years.
Blanc reported on the search for a meeting place, and the Best Western Hotel was chosen. Luncheon price will increase to $15.
Prospective members Mary Ann Jessie, Jeannie Vega and Debra Eloi were in attendance.
Skerbetz gave the benediction.
The next meeting will be held Sept. 14 at Historic Fort Steuben. Ohio State Regent Sandy McCann will be the speaker.
for Moving On
Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met June 9 for their luncheon and meeting at Undo’s in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, presiding.
Fred Vogt gave the blessing; Eleanor Cooper read a poem about “the ragged old flag” in regards to flag day; and Christine Brown gave a reading on “living life” to appreciate the little things in life.
June birthdays were acknowledged.
Newest members to join were Jeannette Spear, Barbara Mayers and Darlene Roe. Guests attending were Dorothy Alrutz, Madeline Sperry, Janet Kaldaugh, John Knight and Anita Spadafore.
Entertainment was provided by the Thermes Women, who sang religious and patriotic songs.
Tables were decorated with bears with a flag on plates and candies donated by Eleanor Cooper, Bonnie James and Nancy Martino.
Madeline Michael Boulson and Lucretia “Toots” Ross conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Boni. Undo gift certificates went to Jack Davis and Helen Parrish.
A massage from Schrickel Health and Wellness Center went to Katy Rosohac; the calculator to Julie Coughlin. Table prizes were won by Davis, Cecelia Arrico, Cindy Gilbert, Christine Brown, Janet Gillham and Coughlin.
Carol Zagula discussed day trips and suggestions for the organization.
Ross gave the secretarial report and Margaret Chapman’s the treasurer’s report.
The next meeting will be held on July 14 at Undo’s in Weirton. The cost is $12 for dinner and $10 for dues. Those interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.
group to meet
The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m.
Animal Welfare League event set
The Jefferson County Animal Welfare League is continuing plans for its “A Sunny Day at Beach” benefit to be held July 14 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, beginning at 1 p.m.
Admission is $16 per person with advance ticket sales only. The event is casual attire.
Checks for admission or program sponsors can be made payable to the Jefferson County Animal Welfare League and mailed to Arlene MacQuown, treasurer, at 129 Meadow Road, Wintersville, OH 43953. The check memo line should indicate where the amount is for a ticket or sponsorship.
Questions can be directed to Janet Polverini at (740) 424-1304.
Beta Delta Master chapter meets
The Sisters of Beta Delta Master met June 11 for their monthly meeting with Alberta Herrick presiding.
It is a chapter of Beta Sigma International, a nonacademic sorority with 200,000 members in chapters around the world who have donated approximately $1 million to medical research and treatment through “the Endowment Fund.”
The sorority was founded for the social, cultural and civic enrichment of its members.
Herrick welcomed guest Kay Willson.
Members made donations to “Christmas in July” for troops in Afghanistan and to the Mingo Revitalization Committee. The members also are saving pop tabs for Children’s Rainbow Hospital in Cleveland.
Plans included having lunch at the Greek Festival.
Llelia Buffone served as hostess.
The next meeting will be held July 9, beginning at 7 p.m.
to meet Tuesday
Jefferson County Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Piney Fork American Legion. The installation of officers will be conducted.
Station to perform
Country Friends will welcome Stone Street Station on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
On Monday and Friday nights, doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.
Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.
What’s going on throughout the area
The Steubenville Art Association will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, for a demonstration by Wayne Chunat of Malvern on “Acrylics as Watercolors.”
Hostesses are Rebecca Turrence, chairman, assisted by Helen Sweeney, Diane Kessler and Barbara Van Fossen.
Earlier in the day form 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chunat will lead a workshop on “Acrylics as Watercolor. Cost is $40. For information, contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577
Weirton Hospital Retirees will meet at noon Tuesday at Giovanni’s Restaurant located on Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton.
The June luncheon will be the all-birthday celebration, and longtime member Helen Bright, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, will be honored. Dr. Carol Slomski, Weirton Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Center team member, will be the speaker.
At the previous meeting, President Joyce Barnhart, Donna Karas, Rhadine Ross, Jean Duffy and Josie Glauser gave reports. Members approved the purchase of a karaoke machine for use as an audio system.
Judy Tate accepted materials donated toward the ongoing Sleeping Bag project.
New members Sandy Haspel, Cathy Kontra and Jan Hicks were welcomed. Recent medical center retirees who want to join the organization should contact Barnhart at (304) 748-4657.
Vice President Corliss Brown is preparing an updated membership roster, it was announced.
Any member who didn’t receive a reservation call from the telephone committee should contact Barnhart at (304) 748-4657 or Ross at (304) 748-8171.
for Brooke group
Brooke County Democratic Women have changed their meeting night to Wednesday due to the West Virginia Democratic Women hosting the National Democratic Women’s annual meeting Wednesday through Sunday in Charleston.
This year a new national president will be elected with West Virginia’s Carye Blaney the top nominee for the office.
Club membership remains open for the 2013-14 year to any Democratic women 18 or older.
for woman’s club
The GFWC WV Bethany Woman’s Club closed its season with a program on safety, emergency and what to do in a disaster.
Helen Moren, president, presided at the meeting, which featured Bob Fowler, Brooke County emergency management and ambulance director, as guest speaker.
Fowler spoke about the Brooke County Community Emergency Response Team, a group of volunteers trained to assist with disaster relief.
Moren spoke on the In Case of Emergency, Yellow Dot and Vial of Life programs.
Members donated healthy snacks to Boatie’s Boxes and are collecting items for the Energy Express summer reading program, which is sponsored by West Virginia University Extension Service.
Summer projects will include making little dresses for Africa, Operation Smile and collecting socks for the YWCA domestic violence program.
In keeping with the Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life, purple bows and a flag were placed in the community. Flowers were planted around town and at the veterans monument.
Audition packets are being accepted for the fourth-annual talent show that will be part of this year’s Harrison County Fair.
Audition packets must be sent to P.O. Box 16, Hopedale, OH 43976 no later than June 16 with those chosen to participate notified by June 19.
All entries will be pre-screened and acts chosen to participate at the discretion of the Harrison County Agricultural Society. Twenty acts will be chosen for category one for those age 16 and older, and 10 acts will be chosen for category two, those 15 and younger.
Audition packets must include a CD, DVD or VHS of an entrant’s performance; a photograph; a list of item being brought for the act; personal information; type of performance; and approximate time of performance. Each act must be 6 minutes or less. There is no entry fee.
In each category, a panel of judges will select the top five acts to perform a second time.
Cash prizes in category one are: first, $500; second, $400; third, $300; fourth, $200; and fifth, $100. Cash prizes in category two are: first, $125; second, $75; third, $50; fourth $25; and fifth, $15.
For information, call (740) 512-8514.
The Four Season Senior Citizens Association met May 15 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Norma Yoho presiding.
After dinner, the band Stone Street Station entertained members.
May birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.
The 50-50 drawing was won by Carolyn Shaffer and Louise Vuckovich.
Door prizes were won by Tom Maxwell, Virginia Roseberry, Dorothy Pashke, Shaffer and Joan Kucena.
Members played cards and bingo after dinner.
The next meeting will be held June 19.
Prayer to be at
WELLSBURG – The effectiveness of prayer will be explored at the Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno’s on the River.
The program will include a filmed interview with former golf pro Wally Armstrong, who found an unusual way to make his prayers more meaningful.
Armstrong, who is also the author of “The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances,” says, “There’s a new level. I was a believer in prayer but I found there’s a big difference between believing something is true, and experiencing something is real.”
Admission to the 60-minute event is free.
Lifetree Cafe is an informal group in which people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.
For information, contact Vicky Barr at (740) 282-3458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
panel to meet
The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the War Memorial Building, 423 North St., Steubenville.
All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.
Bicycle ride to benefit 4-H
Outspoken for 4-H, an annual fundraising bicycle ride, will begin at the World’s Largest Teapot at 6:24 a.m. Thursday in Chester.
For the 10th year, 4-H members, leaders and supporters will bicycle 250 miles to raise money for camp scholarships.
Hancock County residents involved in the ride include Alec James, Ronald James, Susan James, Teresa Miller Holzapfel and Jomar Shaffer.
The riders will pass through 11 counties before ending just outside of Weston at West Virginia University’s Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp for the kickoff of 4-H Older Member’s Conference on Sunday the summer’s first state 4-H camp.
They are expected to stop at Brooke High School between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
There are several ways to donate. In addition to the traditional methods of donating online or by mail, donation by text message is available this year.
Text WVU BIKE to 85944 to make a $10 donation.
Those who would like to place motivational signs along the route are welcome and encouraged to do so.
A detailed route map is available at outspokenfor4h.ext.wvu.edu/the-route.
For information, contact Carole Scheerbaum of the Hancock County WVU Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 or Liz Gatts at the Brooke County WVU Extension office at (304) 737-3666.
Children are invited to stop by the Brooke County Public Library any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and create a Father’s Day craft for their dads.
Supplies are limited.
What’s going on throughout the area
Basketball camp at Weirton church
Coach Mel Coleman will host his 29th-annual basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-12 at the Mercy Baptist Church’s Bush Center located 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton
It is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 18. It is the longest-running basketball camp in the Tri-State Area. All campers receive a T-shirt, lunch and lessons from qualified staff and instructors.
For information, call (304) 748-1922.
Church to hold special program
Morning Star Baptist Church in Weirton will celebrate Men and Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Melvin G. Rippy and Macedonia Baptist Church of Wheeling.
A dinner will be held before the program and immediately following the church’s 11 a.m. service.
The Rev. Willie Nevels is pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church, and Evelyn Woods is chairman of the program.
Peach festival crafters needed
The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold its 50th-annual Peach Festival Aug. 10 at the church located at Three Springs and St. Thomas drives, Weirton. Crafters are needed. Those interested can contact the church at (304) 723-4120.
Harmony UMC to host free concert
Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, will be the site of a free concert by Anaphero, a Christiam music band, on Father’s Day, June 16, at 7 p.m.
The group describes its music and singing as Messianic praise and worship. A tithe and offering basket will be in the rear of the sanctuary with all contributions going to Urban Mission Ministries.
‘Spread A Little Sonshine’ detailed
LaBelle View Church of Christ in Steubenville will host a performance by Mike and Sue Filisky of Lake Placid, Fla., as part of their “Spread A Little Sonshine” 2013 concert tour on June 16 at 6 p.m.
It is part of Grace Harmony Christian Music Ministry in its 11th-annual “Journey for Jesus.”
A love offering will be taken.
Community band at Covenant
The Tri-State Community Band, under the direction of Rick Hicks, will present a concert of inspirational and seasonal music at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The band originally was formed in 1980 as the Toronto High School Alumni Band for football games.
Interest from local band members quickly grew, and the Toronto Community Band was formed, performing throughout the year.
The band has since expanded to include members from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and to reflect this expansion has taken the name Tri-State Community Band.
The band rehearses at Harding Middle School every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with new players always welcome.
Associate directors include Tony Violi, Joe Lancia and Homer Bower. A free will offering will be taken.
Shiloh hosting fun fest Wednesday
Shiloh Apostolic Church will host a free summer fun fest for adults and children from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Weirton Event Center.
The theme is “His Banner Over Me is Love – God is Love.” The event will include crafts, food, games, music and a message.
For information, call (304) 797-7848.
What’s going on throughout the area
Youth wellness program kicks off
An Apple A Day youth wellness program will hold its kickoff event on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.
Sponsored by Urban Mission Ministries, the kickoff event is “an afternoon dedicated to promoting health and wellness among our community’s kids throughout the summer,” said the Rev. Ashley Steele, the mission’s executive director.
At the kickoff, children nad parents will be encouraged to sigh up for activities and programs, including:
Community vacation Bible schools;
Community Vacation Bible Schools;
Programs at the YMCA this summer;
Lace Up for Kids sponsored by the United Way of Jefferson County;
Healthy U summer weight loss program for children;
Summer food program sponsored through the city; and
Train Them Up Academy.
The youth wellness program promotes wellness through healthy eating habits and physical activity.
Breakfast to aid
A benefit pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Steubenville to aid a Haiti medical mission undertaking.
The river Christian Fellowship of Empire and Whipping Post Ministries are raising money to buy much-needed medicals and medical supplies to take to Haiti in November, according to an event spokesperson.
Tickets are $5 per person and will be available at the door.
For information or donations, contact Pastor Mike Ingole at (330) 386-3852.
Jewett VFD to
The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a baked pork chop and dressing dinner on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The men also includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Upcoming programs at branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:
Make and take a craft from the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on June 10 any time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a planting seeds program for children at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch and the Adena branch both on June 11 at 12:30 p.m.
The book club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet on June 11 at 10 a.m. To join, call the library at (740) 859-5163. The Toronto branch’s book club will meet on June 11 at 10 a.m. For information on how to join this discussion, call (740) 537-1262.
Children can have fun making messy art on June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tiltonsville branch, then on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brilliant branch.
Craft day for children will be at the Brilliant and Tiltonsville branch on June 14 any time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It’s all about flowers at the Schiappa branch on June 12 at 11 a.m. Children will listen to a flower story, plant seeds and decorate a flower pot. Children are separated into two age groups – 2-5 and 6-12.
Babygarten will be offered to caregivers and their children ages birth to 24 months on June 13 at 11 a.m. It is a lapsit program that involves songs, rhymes and books to help babies with language development and early literacy skills. Registration is not needed.
Go inside a real tipi at the main library on June 11 any time from noon to 4 p.m. Wes Jones will share information on tipis and Native American life.
Watch a movie with the family on June 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the main library. For information, call (740) 282-9782.
There will be a story and craft for children at the Toronto branch on June 12 at 3 p.m.
What Do You Know About Dino? Local historian Sandy Day has collected information about Steubenville’s Dean Martin. The program will be held at the main library on June 13 at 1 p.m. To register, call (740) 282-9782.
at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will host its monthly soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Featured soups are potato, stuffed pepper and chicken noodle. Sandwiches are pulled pork, ham salad and chicken salad. Desserts and drinks are included in the price of the luncheon.
Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366 between the same hours as the luncheon.
The Steubenville Rotary Club, which meets at noon on Fridays at the YWCA in Steubenville, will welcome Jim Slater of the Franciscan University of Steubenville as its program speaker Friday.
Slater will discuss his visit to Austria, where he taught at the Gaming campus and visited Vienna.
Other speakers for June are:
June 14: Alecia Sirk will represent the West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau and specifically the new Summit Art Gallery in Weirton.
June 21: Toronto native Pat Lamantia has worked for decades for Purina Dog Food company and will describe his career, but Purina’s interest in Steubenville’s newest police recruit – a drug-sniffing dog.
June 28: It will be the changing of the guard as Jim Baber assumes the presidency of the group, succeeding Jim Emmerling.
Jon Brandt is program chair for June.
Course on Italian
“Italiano per Inizianti,” an eight-week introductory course on the Italian language and culture will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from June 25 through Aug. 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church’s Malara Hall located at 2608 Hollywood Boulevard.
Those who have taken Part I of the course may then take Part II and “La Lingua pi Bella Attraverso la sua Musica,” a musical journey through time in Italy.
For information or to register, contact Domenico Di Bacco at (304) 670-3123.
The Hancock County Dog Warden will hold the annual rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 15 at the Weirton City Building parking lot located on Cove Road, Weirton.
Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a pet carrier.
West Virginia law requires dogs six months and older be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Failure to properly vaccinate a dog or cat against rabies can result in a fine up to $50 per animal, and failure to license a dog can result in a fine up to $100, in addition to court fees.
The cost is $6 for a rabies shot, $3 for a license, $10 for a kennel license and $10 for a vicious dog license. The clinic is sponsored by the Hancock County Commissioners, county dog warden, Hancock County Assessor’s Office, Hilltop Animal Hospital and Hancock County Animal Shelter.
To report an animal bite, call the Hancock County Health Department at (304) 564-3343; county dog warden at (304) 564-3311, extension 292; or the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 564-4100, (304) 387-4100 or (304) 797-8555.
What’s going on throughout the area
The Tri-State Community Band will be performing at the Weirton Events Center in Weirton on Friday beginning at 7 p.m.
A variety of music is planned which will include several marches, a selection of patriotic music and some popular tunes as well.
The Tri-State Community Band also will be performing at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1443 Belleview Blvd., Steubenville, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The music selected will vary from patriotic to marches with some popular and classical arrangements.
The events are open to the public.
Three sessions of camp fun await participants in the YWCA Girls Summer Camp which is open to girls in grade one through eight.
The first camp session will be held June 11-13; the second session is June 18-20; and the third session is June 25-27.
All the camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YWCA located at 320 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. The cost is $25 for a three-day session.
Checks can be made payable to the YWCA and mailed with an application form available from there. For information, call (740) 282-1261.
office to be open
The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans’ widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance, and other veteran’s benefits.
For information, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.
night on Friday
A karaoke fun night with DJ Chelsea Matta is scheduled for Friday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
It will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $2 with children under age 10 admitted for free.
All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Club to hold broom, bulb sale
The Brilliant Lions Club will be hold its annual broom and bulb sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the corner of Third and Ohio streets across from the Wheeler Funeral Home.
at E.S. center
The East Springfield Community Recreation & Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host is monthly fundraiser dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The menu will include baked steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $7 with children under age 5 eating for free. For takeout orders, call (740) 543-3700.
to hold fun ride
The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold its eighth-annual Motorcycle Fun Ride on Friday, beginning at the senior center located at 3425 Main St., Weirton.
The night ride registration begins at 5 p.m., with the first rider out at 6 p.m. and the last rider in at 8 p.m. The event includes an open buffet, 50/50 drawing, Chinese auction, white elephant auction and door prizes. Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station will entertain.
The cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. A dinner ticket is $10. Pre-registration is available at the senior center. For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.
‘Got Roots’ theme
for Campo Italiano
The Italian American Cultural Club welcomed 120 members to its May 13 meeting held at St. Florian Hall where President Carm Gentile presided and Monsignor Kurt Kemo and Louise Donofe opened with prayer and sentiments regarding mothers.
Lil Cellini reported on cards sent.
Tami Cashioli reported 62 children have signed up for Campo Italiano set for June 17-22 to the theme “Got Roots.” Twenty youth counselors are in training. Rob Palladonia, an employee of Franciscan University of Steubenville who is fluent in Italian, has offered to coordinate the language lessons.
This year the money donated to campo by the children will be divided with some for the Italian Village and some for the Italian Camp being conducted in Italy. Help is needed to build games and other camp needs.
Members were reminded that the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival will be held July 26-28.
Mary Conroy won the 50-50 drawing, and the two free dinners were won by Rose Chappano and Theresa Coppa.
Golden Girls Card
The May meeting of the Golden Girls Card Club was held at the Mei Garden Restaurant on May 7 with Eleanor DeLoretta serving as hostess.
After the meeting and lunch, 500 bid was played with prize winners being Marcella Wells, first; Becki Manion, second; and Virginia Honey Farr, third. Guests included Josie Nicholson and Jaunietta Headmond, the “booby prize” winner for the month.
WHS Class of ’64
The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 met May 17 with following 12 members present, including Lola Dornbusch Swanagan, Sandy Sommers Reducha, Kathy Pyles Furda, Sandy Thorn Rue, Steve Wachenschwanz, Sandy Dameron Wilson, Jerry Boyd, Sherilyn Boughers Townsend, Marva Moore Veal, JanetTerpenning Sharpe, Richard Hritz and Signa Carrocci Findlay.
They discussed locations for the night before reunion ice breaker, menu items and chose a DJ and photographer for their 50-year reunion.
The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zalenski’s Restaurant in Wintersville. All class members are encouraged to come and bring address books as current addresses of all classmates are needed.
Questions can be directed to Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.
Letter-learning toys are available at Play and Learn the Alphabet at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and at the main library on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The cookbook club for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch will meet on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Play and Learn for caregiver and children birth to 3 will be at the Schiappa branch today at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Gaming for kids (in graduates kindergarten through grades kindergarten through six will be held at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Get Tech Help on how to download books and more from the library’s website to an electronic device on today through 5 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Call (740)?264-6166 to make a 15-minute appointment.
set for Saturday
Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will host its annual lawn festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
It will include food, and plant, craft and book sales. Entertainment will be Stu & Pat, 11 a.m. to noon; Michael Facciani, noon to 1 p.m.; and Power Surge, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Church holding two-day yard sale
New Somerset Christian Church, located on state Route 213, will be holding its annual yard sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch and bake sale items will be available along with many quarter clothes and household items. Proceeds will be used for the new carpet fund.