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SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree

One of the Ellwood City Municipal Women House Tour homes, the Bissell household, located at 3302 River Road in Ellwood City, is the first home on the list to be decorated for the event. Though the family still has a few decorations to finish putting up, the majority of work has been completed. From flamboyant nutcrackers to a surfin’ Santa, home owner Teresa Bissell stated that her favorite decoration is the Dr. Seuss tree. She has been collecting Dr. Seuss ornaments for several years and has plenty to show for her collection! A gallery of decorations is posted below. About…

2017 Penn State Master Gardeners of Lawrence County Calendar Fundraiser

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lawrence County are selling 2018 Calendars. Calendars are $10 and available for purchase at the Penn State Extension Office located at 430 Court Street (Courthouse) New Castle, Pa 16101 or by calling 724-654-8370. Calendars can also be mailed for a $5 fee. The calendar promotes our Master Gardener program, along with providing gardening tips throughout the year. The Penn State Master Gardener Program was established to assist Penn State Extension in reaching consumer horticulture audience. The program provides interested individuals with extensive horticulture training and, in return, participants dedicate volunteer time to teaching horticultural…

The Art Basket Winner Is…

Thank you for all who attended the Renew and Revive Art Exhibit at Dayspring Gifts on 6th. The winning ticket number of the art basket, complete with a variety of art supplies is #731472. To claim your prize you can go to Dayspring anytime during their normal business hours. All money raised was donated back to the ministry.

Accommodating Your Pets for The Holidays

While we get ready to accommodate our friends and family for the upcoming holidays, we should keep the well-being of our pets in mind as well, since all the holiday commotion can be confusing and stressful to pets. DMV360’s veterinary team wrote a brilliant article of 10 ways to keep your pets happy this holiday season to avoid a trip to the emergency veterinary clinic or spending the evening searching for a missing pet. Here’s their list: Most pets do not tolerate spicy seasonings very well or large quantities of food. Avoid giving pets a sampling of everything on the…

PHOTOS: Christmas Decorations in Ewing Park

The Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet is wasting no time getting their decorations ready for the Let There Be Lights weekend on December 2. A small display has already been placed by the organization along with some other accenting decor along the roadside. We can’t wait to see all of the decorations! Check out the photos of what’s there now below: Last year’s decorations can be viewed here. Photos by Cassandra Douglas/

State Police: Holiday Safe Driving Enforcement Project

We are often told to be alert for drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve, but did you know that it’s the least likely holiday to experience a crash, with the Thanksgiving holiday ranking most likely in Pennsylvania? Quoting, PennDOT statistics show that there were 4,634 crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2015.  However, only about 31% of these crashes (1,428) took place on Thanksgiving Day itself, with similar numbers reported during the days before and after Thanksgiving.  About 37% of the accidents (1,719) occurred during the days leading up to Thanksgiving, while the remaining 32% (1,487) took place over…

Small Business Saturday in Ellwood

Don’t forget to support the small businesses in Ellwood this Saturday. Below are flyers from the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce about the county wide scavenger hunt and events in the plaza taking place on Saturday! Here is our article from last year about the benefits of shopping locally: Many of us call Ellwood City home- including dozens of small business owners who rely on the communities support to keep their doors open. From farmers markets to hair salons and everything in between, you can find just about any item or service here while also supporting our local small businesses;…

Phone Scam Warning

There have been several phone scams floating around lately and State Representative Aaron Bernstine just posted another phone scam warning:

Rabies Vaccine Clinic

A Rabies Vaccine Clinic will be held at the Franklin Twp Municipal Building (Rt. 288 between Ellwood and Zelienople) from 10am to 2pm or while supplies last. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. You must bring proof of your pets’ current rabies vaccine for a 3 year vaccine to be administered. Vaccination is performed by Dr. Heere. No appointments, walk-ins only. Benefits Feline Friends of Ellwood City.

Old Photo Friday: Former U.S. Steel Employees With Names

This week’s Old Photo Friday, courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, is a photo of the former U.S. Steel employees at the Tube Mill Woman’s Picnic reunion in Ewing Park circa 1977. Seated from left to right are Ida Schuster, Tillie Schuster, Edna Hill Schlemmer, Bessie Howell, Katherine Houk, Dorothy Custozzo. Standing from left to right is Mary Neghiu, Anna Young, Inez Miller, Ann Portugallo, Jospehine Liss, Stella Cini, Julie Dombeck and Betty Hunt.