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Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of December 4, 2107

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. — “Holiday Story Time” for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Featured will be stories, songs, finger plays and more. No registration is required, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, December 6, 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 for more information. Wednesday, December 6, at…


Vote Connoquenessing for River of the Year

Connoquenessing Creek was just nominated for Pennsylvania’s River of the Year!  In 3 days, the “Connie” went from last place to 1st place! It was 1 of 5 nominations picked out of hundreds of submissions. As we all know, over time this local waterway had been neglected and abused leading to its rating as the 2nd most polluted waterway in America in 2000. Since then through Allegheny Aquatic Alliance and other organizations’ efforts, significant positive changes have been made to this creek and have resulted in the restoration of it. Now we have the opportunity to show our appreciation to…


Let There Be Lights Event Schedule

Let There Be Lights 2017 is starting tonight! Here is the event schedule: Friday, December 1 6-8p.m. Light Up Night on Lawrence Avenue, ft. live entertainment, free horse and carriage rides, dance performances, food and vendors 6:30p.m. Lighting of the tree and fireworks display (located in the Community Plaza) 8:15p.m. Free movie “A Christmas Story” located at the Lincoln High School Auditorium WIN A $25 AMEX GIFT CARD! Stop by The Color Center tonight from 6-8p.m. to warm up and enter our Annual Coloring Contest! We will have four age groups: 0-5, 6-9, 10-12, and 13-18. This year’s prizes are a…


SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Christmas Village Above Kitchen Cabinets

Decorated and ready for this weekend’s Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour is the DeSanzo house, located at 417 Hazel Ave. The home features several Christmas trees, mangers, and a Christmas village set up above the cabinets – to name just a few iconic decorations! Homeowner, Joseph DeSanzo said it takes on average 10 hours to decorate the home with the majority of time taken up by the Christmas village set up. A gallery of the decorations is posted below. About the House Tour: The annual Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour will be December 2 from 10a.m.-3p.m. The house…


Ellwood City United Fund Update

The Ellwood City area United Fund campaign is now under way. The 2017-2018 campaign runs until December 31, 2017. The fund is an independent local United Fund with absolutely no paid staff or administration. You can be assured that your donation stays here in Ellwood City. The Ellwood City United Fund has been serving the community for over 50 year provides funds to the following agencies: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Ellwood City. People-in-need City Rescue Mission Lark Enterprises Ellwood Family Center Human Services(Unicenter) Ellwood City Area Public Library Just one donation will provide funds to the many agencies who…


Old Photo Friday: Time Capsule

This week’s Old Photo Friday is a photo of three men (names not listed) burying a time capsule. The year the photo was taken is stated 1992. There is not much info included with the photo, so we don’t know who the men are, where the capsule is buried (it looks like it’s near the municipal building), or what’s in it, but we would love to know – so comment below or on our Facebook post with any information you might have! Photo provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.  


VIDEO: Elementary Student Narrates Weekend Events in School Newscast

“Attention all students – we have one really cool thing to report this week that has something to do with this weekend,” Giovanna, an Ellwood City elementary school student, stated during the Perry-Hartman school news production centered around the Let There Be Lights weekend. She then furthers on, professionally narrating the events to take place this weekend while clips of past year’s events play. The schools record news-like productions to air on the school TVs, which not only helps prepare the participating students for careers in production and media, but also keeps the students who watch it up to date…


Scholarship Available to Students Pursuing Education in Construction or Trades

Monaca, PA – The CCBC Foundation recently announced the establishment of the William R. Minton Scholarship Fund. A generous gift from William Minton’s surviving wife, Abigail Minton and her family, the scholarship celebrates the legacy of Mr. Minton. The $20,000 endowed scholarship is available to students pursuing an education in construction or the trades in programs such as CCBC’s Building Trade Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, which is designed to meet the workforce training needs of business and industry by recognizing college-level, on-the-job learning. Born in Hibbs, Pennsylvania in 1934, and self-educated in bricklaying, plumbing, frame carpentry, concrete work,…


Notice of Tax Office Hours

The December tax office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-3. December 15 to 31 no personal or business checks to be accepted. Special note: Mary Ann Portugallo would like to thank everyone who voted for her to remain as the tax collector.


Sponsored Trees in Ewing Park

Our journalist took a stroll in Ewing Park yesterday and noticed several of the sponsored Christmas trees have been decorated in preparation of this weekend. About the Christmas events: “Let There Be Lights Weekend” begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The festival will include vendors, entertainment, horse and trolley rides, reindeer, fireworks and the lighting of the Christmas tree. After the festivities, “A Christmas Story” will be shown in the Lincoln High School auditorium at 8:15 p.m. A Christmas parade, with special guest Santa Claus, begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 on Lawrence Avenue. Santa will travel to Treefoil Lodge…