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Michael’s Furniture Plus is Celebrating 50 Years in Business

Michael’s Furniture Plus opened its doors in 1966 and has provided a full service home furnishing retail establishment since, focusing on mattresses, furniture and appliances. They want to offer the best service and selection making it worth shopping for furniture in Ellwood City. Michael’s Furniture Plus joined the Chamber and had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to celebrate the 50 years in Ellwood City! Stop in and check out their newly remodeled and refurbished store at 103 Eighth St. in Ellwood City!


Soren Fundraiser at Pizza Joe’s

Pizza Joe’s will be sponsoring a fundraiser for Soren Flook on Monday, March 14. Customers who present the flyer below will have 15% of their order donated to the Super Soren Fund. Also, there will be a birthday party bowling fundraiser on Sunday, March 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sims Lane. Please see the flyer below for more information.     About Soren Soren is a Beaver County boy who has brain damage from a drowning accident. The Super Soren Fund was established to raise money for his therapies that are not paid by insurance, and for equipment…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for the Week of Feb. 22, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 9th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. New members are always welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Those attending may…


CCBC PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM RANKED #1 IN PENNSYLVANIA

Monaca, Pa. – Nursing experts at PracticalNursing.org ranked the Community College of Beaver County Practical Nursing (PN) program the #1 Program in Pennsylvania in 2015. The organization reviewed the results of the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) over the past 5 years to determine how well a school is preparing students for a career as a practical nurse. For nine out of the last ten years, CCBC has boasted an NCLEX-PN pass-rate of 100 percent. “First-time NCLEX pass rates are a significant measure of student achievement and educational quality in any pre-licensure nursing program. They have been…


Lincoln Senior Cheerleaders Receive Awards

Members of the Lincoln High School Cheering Squads gathered for their annual banquet at Connoquenessing Country Club on Feb. 16. Seniors recognized were: Danielle Bodenshatz, Hannah Kauffman and Sophia Gagliano. Coaches were head coach Karen Steilner, junior varsity coach Kim Magnifico, and junior high coach Kristen Carsele. The following awards were presented to the seniors: Academic Award-Hannah Kaufman Spirit Award- Danielle Bodenshatz Captains awards – Danielle Bodenshatz, Hannah Kaufman and Sophia Gagliano John Sovich, Lincoln High School Assistant Principal was present at the awards presentation. Other members of the Varsity Cheering Squad are: Juniors: Alyssa Myers, Allyson Peffer, Giana Rangle,…


Property Tax/Rent Rebates Now Available in Senator Vogel’s District Offices

Applications are now available for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program and qualified individuals should file as soon as possible, according to Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The program is open to state residents age 65 or older; widows and widowers age 50 or older; and, 100 percent disabled people 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded. The deadline for filing an application is July 1…


Leslie Sabo (Sims Street) Bridge Safety Inspection Operations

Bridge Safety Inspection operations on the Leslie Sabo (Sims Street) Bridge in the Borough of Ellwood City will begin on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. The work will be completed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic will be maintained through the work area but expect minor delays. It’s anticipated that the work will be completed by the end of the workday on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.


Corona D’Italia Valentines Meeting

Corona D’Italia Lodge #807 held their monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at Pizza Joe’s. The session began with a pizza luncheon hosted by President Clemmy Sirimarco and served by trustee Pudue LaCava, member Jackie Court and sentinel Lois DiFrischia. The business session followed with financial reports presented by treasurer Louise Vitullo. She noted that 2016 yearly dues are payable by contacting her. Orator Valerie Valentino, Chairman of the Corona D’Italia Memorial Scholarship, presented the requirements for senior students to apply for the $500 Lodge scholarship. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an active member of…


United Fund Thanks Contributors to 2015 Campaign

The Ellwood City United Fund extends a special thank you to all of the contributors to the 2015 United Fund Campaign. It’s only through your caring that we are able to provide funds for those in need. Connie MacDonald Lori Dunham The Ellwood Group Ed and Cindy Leymarie Nancy Strutt Agnes Zikeli Glenn Koach Walt Freson Ray and Lorena Dombeck Wm Brandt Kathy T. Blank Lutz & Myers ESB Bank Home Instead Care Good Wheels Family Eye Car Brad and Lisa Ovial Frank Fotia Don and Karan Ries Beth Wyszomierski Mary McClurg John and Carol Todorich Gus and Grace Fornataro…


Relay for Life Upcoming Events

The Circle of Friends Relay For Life team is hosting a Paint Party on Saturday, March 12 as a fundraiser for the next Women’s Retreat. Come join them at Fellowship Hall in North Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Chapel Drive beginning at 2 p.m. The party will be fun and a beautiful painting will be completed by everyone there. No need to be embarrassed, everyone’s eye is different and each painting is unique, whether you can paint or not. Our guest artist will walk us through the picture, so don’t stay away because you can’t draw or paint. It’s made easy!…