6th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup

Calling All Volunteers & Supporters! The 6th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup is approaching! Please help us restore this important waterway back to its beautiful, natural state by removing the physical garbage that consumes it. The Connoquenessing Creek is polluted with tires and garbage and in 2000 it was rated the second most polluted waterway in America. 275,125 pounds of garbage and 2,600 tires have already been removed since the start of the clean-ups! Register before by emailing me back or call (724) 371-0416 or just show up! Dates: August 19 & September 9, 2017 Meeting Location: Live Out Baptist Church,…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities For Week of July 31, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information. This program has been moved to Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. through August 9 because of Summer Reading Program activities. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, August 2, at 6:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will…


Phone Scammers Target Posies by Patti

Local Ellwood business, Posies by Patti updated their Facebook page with a warning to their customers: “SCAM ALERT!! SCAM ALERT!! It has come to our attention that our BUSINESS NAME and possibly our PHONE NUMBER is being used in a SCAM. Caller ID will show POSIES BY PATTI but it will be a scammer. Please DO NOT give out any personal information or agree to anything the scammers ask. They are trying to get your information for their use. If you get any phone calls from Posies by Patti, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY and please feel free to call us to…


Art On The Avenue Expected To Be a Hit

Judging by how well last year’s Author Fair went, library director Veronica Pacella expects Art on the Avenue to be just as popular. “It was such a hit last year, everyone had a great time. We had upwards of 250 people attend the Author Fair last year, the library was so crowded I couldn’t even get to all of the authors to speak with them because they always had a crowd around their table,” Pacella said. “We had 25 authors last year and we will have 28 artists this year – so we expect an even bigger crowd.” Art on…


Franklin Township’s 5th Annual Community Day National Night Out

Franklin Township is hosting their 5th annual Community Day National Night Out Event on Tuesday, August 1, from 6-9p.m. in the Franklin Plaza. There will be free children activities including face painting, balloon twisting, bounce house, inflatable slide, at petting zoo. There will also be fire safety training, CPR instruction, food vendors, and Iceburgh from the Pittsburgh Penguins.  


Children’s Art Camp: ‘Art Camp is Torture, this is Fun!’

Marianne Hilke, a long-time art enthusiast and instructor, is teaching the four-day-long children’s art camp at Daysprings which started Monday. The camp is from 10-11:45a.m. with a snack break intermission. Each day the children watch a short video about a famous artist which is followed by art projects done with graphite, pastel, crayon and colored pencil. Today, the students, aged 7-9, learned about critically acclaimed artists Pierre Renoir and Walt Disney – then used colored pencil to recreate a Renoir painting and graphite to sketch Mickey or Minnie Mouse. “The children get to do fun and creative things while simultaneously…