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Women to meet Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will continue their “Getting to Know You” program theme Tuesday when they have their dinner meeting beginning at 6 p.m. at Manfred’s on Sunset Boulevard.

The dinner cost is $15 with an RSVP to club President Phyllis Riccadonna at (740) 317-3868 or

The 2018-19 meeting schedule of speakers has involved its own members sharing about their careers. Tuesday’s meeting will focus on Nicole Adamski, director of sales at Best Western Plus Franciscan Square Inn and Suites, and Stephanie Rivers, owner of the UPS Store in Steubenville.

The meeting will include plans for the club’s annual wine and shoe fundraiser this spring that generates money to award scholarships.

Riccadonna had explained at the beginning of the club year that the “Getting to Know You” theme is a way not only for members to discuss how their careers evolved, but it also fosters a forum for networking and relationship building.

“My plans were to have speakers in our club since we have such talented women, and sometimes you belong to a club and never know who they (other members) are,” Riccadonna said. “This is a good way to know them.”

The mission of BPW, Riccadonna noted, “is to achieve equality of women in the workplace through knowledge, information and advocacy.” She added, “Our organization really tries to focus on anything we can do to help women in the workplace.”

In addition to Riccadonna, officers are Adamski, vice president; Mary Lou Jones, secretary; and Julie Decker, treasurer. Annual dues are $40. For information on joining, contact Riccadonna.

Weirton Senior Center lists

upcoming entertainment

WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center at 3425 Main St. will hold a dance on Jan. 17 with live entertainment by Tom Zielinsky.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and there will be music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided.

Neon Knights will perform on Feb. 7 with music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided.

Zielinsky also will perform at the center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 21. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided. For information, call (304) 748-3490.

Super Bowl Eve tailgate

party scheduled Feb. 2

WEIRTON — The eighth-annual Super Bowl Eve Tailgate Party to benefit the Weirton United Way will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Pepsi Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown, Pa.

The event includes music, free food and free draft beer. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 per person at the door, if available. Reserved tables are available with the purchase of eight or more tickets.

For tickets or information, contact the Weirton United Way at (304) 748-7213 or purchase them at First Choice America Credit Union.

Attendees must be 21 or over to attend and are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team apparel. All proceeds benefit the Weirton United Way Super Bowl Fundraiser.

Interested individuals can register for an opportunity to win the grand prize drawing of a $1,500 VISA gift card. Tickets for that drawing, courtesy of First Choice America and WTOV 9, are $5 each. The winner need not be present.