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A “gem” of an outreach

George Komar, president of the Toronto Coalition for Revitalization, applauded a recent expression of remembering those in need when fifth-graders from Toronto Elementary School hung “Blessing Bags” filled with toiletry items on the Christmas fence at the Toronto Community Garden, located ...

Outdoor Christmas gathering Dec. 12

Abundant Grace Bible Church is hosting an outdoor Christmas gathering on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at 3900 Brightway St., Weirton. It will involve various performers, including Led by Mercy, above, singing Christmas songs, hot chocolate and fellowship. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be ...

Community news from around the area

Local photographer receives special award recognition WEIRTON — Garen DiBartolomeo, a Weirton native who’s been a professional photographer for nearly 40 years, has received an honorable mention from the International Photography Awards, Los Angeles. His entry in the category “fine ...

Christine Shultz marks her 100th birthday

STEUBENVILLE — M. Christine “Chris” Shultz of Steubenville celebrated a milestone last month, marking her 100th birthday on Nov. 25. The former M. Christine Carapellotti was born in Steubenville on Nov. 25, 1920. Her parents were Paul and Nicolette Carapellotti, and she had four ...

Community briefs

Harrisville UMC is producing two online Christmas specials HARRISVILLE — Harrisville United Methodist Church will be producing two online Christmas specials this month. The first presentation is a Christmas cantata that will premiere on its Facebook page at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The cantata ...

Poinsettia tree is a Charity Hospice tradition

Charity Hospice has its Poinsettia Memorial Tree up at the Fort Steuben Mall in remembrance or in honor of loved ones and is welcoming donations from the public. “Our annual poinsettia tree may look a bit different due to some restrictions with COVID but it still represents all of our family ...

Brooke Library to show ‘Rise of the Guardians’

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG rated film “Rise of the Guardians” at 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Seating will be limited. Call (304) 737-1551 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us/newsletter2.htm to reserve a seat for the free screening. Virtual evening Christmas story ...

Donation challenge issued

When Ron Jones of Weirton, right, read in The Weirton Daily Times that the Weirton Knights of Columbus had donated $250 to the Community Bread Basket, he wanted to match that donation, according to Jim Pauchnik, a CBB board member. “I know that COVID-19 and the economy have impacted what ...

SAA works on display

Steubenville Art Association members’ works and the group’s nutcracker are on display inside at Historic Fort Steuben, located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. The gift shop and lobby are open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and weekdays until 4 p.m. Making last-minute decorative ...