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What’s going on in area communities

September 14, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Bike run set for Sunday in Weirton

The Upper Ohio Valley Chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education will hold its ninth-annual Big Jim Pittman Motorcycle Memorial Ride Sunday.

Registration will begin at noon at Ski's Grill on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton, with the first bike out at 1 p.m. and the last out at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

For information call (304) 527-2244.

Topic: History of Hollidays Cove

The history of Hollidays Cove, a community along Harmon Creek that later became part of Weirton, will be discussed by three speakers at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Attorney Michael Nogay will discuss Hollidays Cove during America's Revolutionary/Frontier Period; retired West Liberty University professor David Javersak will discuss life there in the 19th century; and Dennis Jones, the museum's director, will look back on its existence 100 years ago.

The museum is at 3149 Main St., Weirton.

'Feline Frenzy'

set for Saturday

The Jefferson County Humane Society will be holding its first annual "Feline Frenzy" on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter located on Airpark Road in Wintersville.

There will be reduced adoption rates for cats and kittens, face painting and coloring for the children along with free refreshments provided.

All of the cats and kittens have been tested and spayed/neutered and are ready to go to their forever families, according to a shelter spokesperson.

Salon 87 members hold meeting

Jefferson County 8/40 Salon 807 met at the Wintersville American Legion Post 557 shelter with Lorraine Hazlett, petit chapeau, presiding. Sharon Morris gave the opening prayer.

A discussion was held on how to have partners or members attend meetings and to hold an office in the group. The salon needs a caissiere, secretaire, petit chapeau premier and l'archiviste. If there is no one to fill these offices by the October meeting, the salon will turn over its charter to the Salon 23 Departemental d'Ohio.

In the past, the salon has donated and helped single mothers, Trinity West pediatrics, cystic fibrosis at Akron Children's Hospital and ditty bags for St. Jude Hospital for children waiting to have cancer treatments. The salon also presents a scholarship to a second-year nurse in training.

The group has been donating to various causes since 1982.

The next meeting is Sunday at Steubenville American Legion Post 33, with Thelma Bronson and Edie Truax as hostesses.

N.C. Woman's Club kicks off year

The Woman's Club of New Cumberland, a General Federation of Woman's Clubs of West Virginia member, met Sept. 5 at the Swaney Memorial Library for its first meeting of 2012-13.

President Dorothy Hawkes presided and welcomed members.

Patty Fisher read the inspiration, and Hawkes led members in opening ceremonies.

Hawkes distributed to all members present a list of the standing committees and community service programs indicating the chairs and their constituency.

In lieu of a program, Hawkes reiterated events from the summer conference held in Flatwoods. Pertinent information was given to various chairs, and upcoming events were discussed, including the New Cumberland River Fest, GFWC-WV Northern District Style Show and Fall Convention, Hancock County Arts Council Holiday Tours and the GFWC-WV Northern District Spring Workshop, which will be hosted by the Woman's Club of New Cumberland.

The club will be selling crepes and taking orders for flower bulbs at the River Fest.

Refreshments were provided and served by the executive board.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Swaney Memorial Library. Those wanting to learn more about the GFWC-WV Woman's Club are invited to attend.

Crocheting group meets Wednesday

The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The group is for beginners through experts. Participants should bring their own supplies and projects.

For those who need help, someone will be available to assist or offer instructions. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

District convention planned Oct. 13

Leaders of clubs in the Northern District of the General Federation of Women's Clubs are making plans for the 99th Annual Northern District Convention, which will be held Oct. 13 in McMechen.

Jo-Ellen Wright is Northern District president. Cassie Sherman, president of Woman's Club of McMechen, will serve as convention chairman.

The keynote speaker will be Carol Allen of Princeton, W.Va., who is GFWC-WV president and has chosen the theme "Brighten the Way For Others" and Camp Kno Koms, for youth with diabetes, as her special project.

Wright's theme is "Crystallize the Possibilities," and her project is helping the hungry.

Officers for the 2012-14 administration include: Dorothy Hawkes of New Cumberland, first vice president; Lexie Hanket of Moundsville, second vice president; Sandy Smith of Wheeling, recording secretary; and Helen Moren of Bethany, treasurer.

CASA to share information

Area residents interested in learning more about A Child's Place Court-Appointed Special Advocate program are invited to the home of Robert and Heather Cambpell at 3545 Riverview Drive, Weirton, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The nonprofit program trains volunteers to represent the interests of children involved in abuse and neglect in Brooke and Hancock counties.

Volunteers also are needed to help with fundraisers and day-to-day tasks at its office in Wellsburg.

For information, call (304) 737-4444.

Library programs

are announced

Upcoming programs scheduled at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

Fundraiser Sept. 23 at Brilliant post

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held at the Brilliant American Legion Post 573, 210 Market St., Brilliant, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 23.

The fundraiser is for "three deceased sons."

Cost is $7 per person. There will be a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing. For information, call (740) 535-8011.

Library to hold story hours

The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be holding story hours for children, ages 2-5 and their caregivers at noon Monday and Sept. 24.

Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

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