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What’s going on throughout the area

August 10, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Jewelry appraising

at Toronto museum

The Main Street Museum at 210 Main St., Toronto, will host the third of its popular series "What is it Worth?" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Richard Saxon, local jeweler, will be at the museum to appraise heirloom jewelry. Saxon has owned and operated jewelry stores for many years and has his business located in the WesBanco building in Weirton.

Interested individuals can bring in their antique or heirloom jewelry to be appraised. Because of the popularity of these programs and time constraints, guests are asked to bring no more than three pieces of jewelry.

The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday through Sept. 23.

Inquiries can be directed to Carolyn Walker at (740) 537-2157.

Ruritans hold

annual picnic

The Jefferson Ruritans held their annual picnic at Austin Lake with John and Sandy Corrigan, Ruby Haught, Marge Burns, Gloria Renda, Howard Shepherd and Ann and Bill Bray as guests.

The invocation was given by Robert Meyer. Don Clarke gave the welcome.

Members planned a food stand fundraiser for the Toronto Community Days to be held Sept. 1-2.

Corrigan discussed passports, noting the clerk of courts office has them and that the post office no longer issues them. The cost is $135, and the picture is free. The passport is good for 10 years for adults but five years for children under 16. Renewals cost $25.

Most cruises require passports, according to Corrigan. It takes four to six weeks to obtain the passport.

Support group

meetings set

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

For information, call the Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.

Woodland Garden

Club to host event

The Woodland Garden Club met at the Shorac Family Center in Wintersville with Juanita Welsh offering the blessing and Susan Probert shared an inspirational quote by Helen Keller.

Ann Sage and Jeannie Barker were hostesses.

President Verna Smolinsky presided at the meeting where roll call was answered by members naming a plant in their garden that deer enjoy.

Final plans for the upcoming Jefferson County Fair were discussed. Members also reviewed the various categories for entries following the "green" theme of recyling.

Committee assignments were made for the upcoming Open Meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Woodland will be the host, and the theme will be a tea. Region 12 garden clubs are invited to attend. Carole Patton will present a slide show for the evening's program.

The garden tip was offered by Elaine Wukelic regarding the harvesting of dill. Place the dill in a paper bag in order to collect the small dill seed. The Artistic Design "Showing Motion" was presented by Ann Sage featuring dahlias and roses from her garden.

Susan Tatar presented a program entitled "What Works for You" and offered tips on preventing and controlling animal pests.

Programs a plenty

at library branches

Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County are:

Lupus support

group to meet

Viewing of the new CD interview with support group members Edna Peterson and Aleisa Withers will be conducted at the Lupus support group meeting to be held Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Froehlich's Classic Corner, Steubenville.

Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators. Iris Callahan is an outreach worker.

It is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission/NCDC.

Wellsburg Lions

plan steak fry

Area residents can partake of a steak dinner and enjoy some good company while helping a local civic group during the Wellsburg Lions Club's annual steak fry Aug. 23.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brooke Hills Park's Bald Eagle Shelter.

The cost is $16 for the dinner, which will include steak, potato, tossed salad, dessert and beverage.

Proceeds go to the Earl McMahon Scholarship Fund, named for club's first president and used for many years to help Brooke graduates attend college; and other community service projects.

Those attending the event, which is chaired by Tom Zurbuch and Ron Staffileno, are encouraged to bring their old eyeglasses, which can be recycled for use by those less fortunate.

Tickets may be purchased from any Wellsburg Lion or by calling Zurbuch at (304) 737-1823.

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