Old Photo Friday: Borough Property Nativity Scene

Although the photos are not very old, they are certainly a thing of the past after a Wisconsin-based anti-religion group threatened to sue the Borough of Ellwood City in 2011 if they didn’t take down the traditional nativity display, which has since been absent from the property. The group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, promotes nontheism and defends the constitutional separation between religion and government, their website states. The last year the nativity was standing on Borough property was in 2011, after the council members voted 4-2 in favor of removing the scene from municipal property beginning in 2012. A council…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of December 18, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, December 20, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Thursday, December 21, at 3:00 p.m. – “Food 4 Thought,” a book discussion group for students in 9th grade and up. The group meets monthly for book discussion and pizza. The group will discuss the book, “Unwind,” by Neal…


Letter to The Editor: Ellwood City United Fund

A few days ago, I was sitting in the waiting room at a doctor’s office in Cranberry Township, where I saw a magazine that had articles about the Christmas season, giving in kindness and love, and trying to reach out to others with gifts that keep on giving. Every year the Ellwood City United Fund asks for the community’s generous support so we can continue to help our friends, neighbors and family members need. We know that it is at this time of year you are inundated with requests for donations. The magazine writers talked about giving of yourself and…


Calvin Presbyterian Hosts “Blue Christmas” Service

Calvin Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Avenue on Sunday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. is hosting a “Blue Christmas” service for those in attendance to remember their loved ones. This is an ideal worship service for anyone in the community who is grieving or struggling in any way this Christmas season. There will be special music, an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of a loved one, and a Word of hope. Light refreshments and opportunity for prayer will follow.  


PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland in Ellwood City

You either love it or you hate it, but regardless of how you feel about the snow there’s no denying it has blanketed Ellwood City overnight. Last year during December we had hardly any snow and the average temperatures were in the 50’s and upwards. Despite this year’s snow, there are many townspeople out and about, some cleaning their cars off and others going in and out of the stores on Lawrence Avenue. EllwoodCity.org staff would like to remind everyone to exercise precaution, especially while driving, during the times of freezing weather and snow. Check out some photos of the…


PHOTOS: Gingerbread House Contest

If you haven’t seen the gingerbread houses made by the stylists at Shear Paradise Salon on Lawrence Avenue, you’re missing out! There are four gingerbread houses on display, each one designed completely by the stylists. The public gets to choose which house they like the best by casting their vote inside the salon, and the winner receives a gift card. Voting ends the Saturday before Christmas – get down there and cast your vote, you’ll know you’re at the right place when you see the darling Rudolf display in the window! Photos by Cassandra Douglas/Ellwoodcity.org