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Corona D’Italia Lodge #807 March Meeting

Corona D’Italia Lodge #807 held their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8 starting at 5p.m. at Pizza Joe’s. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the session began with an Irish Stew meal prepared by the staff and served by Trustee, Pudue LaCava, Guard, Lois DiFrischia, members, Jackie Perno, Lee Ann Houk, and Christine Butchelli. Trustee, Patty Regna, voiced a prayerful invocation for all mankind. President Clemmy Sirimarco conducted the business session that followed. Treasurer Louise Vitullo presented the financial reports and expressed appreciation for the 2017 dues collection that should be finalized by March 31. Orator, Valerie Valentino, chairman of the scholarship…


22nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

Ellwood Area Egg Hunt Committee will be holding their 22nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 8, in Ewing Park for all area children ages nine and under. Four and under hunts start at 11 and run till the end of the events, the five to nine year old hunts start at 1:30p.m. There will be over 7,000 Easter Eggs handed out. Each child will get a treat bag and a Eat ‘N Park cookie or a candy bar, there will be character appearances, face painting, balloons, and a craft area. As of current planning, the hunts are…


Cheerios Giving Away 100-Million Seeds to “Bring Back the Bees”

Have you noticed the iconic Buzz the Bee missing from one of the most popular cereal brands? Scientists are not the only ones worried about the declining bee population – the General Mills cereal brand, Cheerios, is doing their part to reverse the declining bee population with their #BringBacktheBees movement. Hundreds of bee species are heading toward extinction, and according to Honey Nut Cheerios’ promotional video, bees have been in decline since World War II.  “In 2015, 42 percent of the bee colonies in the United States collapsed, and with more than 30 percent of all General Mills ingredients dependent…


Lincoln High Graduate to Perform with Tamburitzans

After recently returning home from her Spring Break tour in Florida with the group, Lincoln High graduate, Alena Kucan prepares to perform with the Tamburitzans for their second presentation at Ellwood City’s Lincoln High School. The group, which formed nearly 80 years ago is a group-effort tradition consisting of an array of talented students who continually aw crowds with their unique and culturally diverse performances. Alena’s father Pete Kucan, described the show as “a two hour tour of Europe,” as the Tammies depict Europe’s eccentric culture through their costumes and performances. “People are always blown away after witnessing the show,”…


PHOTOS: Lincoln Senior Places in PIAA

Tyler Alberts, a senior at Lincoln High School placed in the PIAA. Alberts has had an exciting year for wrestling, including signing his letter of intent to wrestle for the next four years proceeding a scholarship offered at Wheeling Jesuit University. Alberts also placed second in the WPIAL last month. Photos submitted.


March Council Meeting Brief

There were no visitors who publicly spoke at the Ellwood City Borough March agenda meeting. The following items were discussed and will be voted on at the regular meeting next Monday:


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Basketball League Results for 3/12

Defending his team’s unbeaten record, Team Captain Pat “Trying Out for the Detroit Lions” O’Brien and his Turncoats were in action Sunday night at the Family Center. Seven days after officially transitioning from the hunter to the hunted in the Ellwood City Basketball League, O’Brien once again had his troops poised for battle. Their opponents; The Blazers, led by Team Captain Tyler “Ready to Roll” Relic and composed of Shenango and New Castle’s finest, put up a valiant effort.  Ultimately, however, it was the now 7-0 Turncoats emerging victorious. Nabbing the victory behind solid play from Chase “Mac Daddy” McKim,…


RHS Swimmers Place Well at WPIALs, Several Advance to PIAA State Meet

   Riverside High School was well represented at the 2017 Class AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championships held March 2 and 3 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Hall.  Nine swimmers qualified in one of three relays and several individual events.   The girls’ 200 yard freestyle relay included senior Erica King, junior Bre Finch, and freshmen Leah Frederick and McKenna Hoyman.  RHS placed 12th in a field of 21 relays, also registering a best time of 1:46.12 almost two seconds faster than their seed time.  The girls’ 400 freestyle relay was swum by King, Finch, Hoyman and freshman Abbie…


ECHS Spring Sports Q&A

The start of spring sports is right around the corner so we took the opportunity to interview a few participating seniors from Ellwood City High School about their upcoming season:   Baseball: Tyler Good Parents: Michelle Biondi and Shawn Anglum Years playing baseball: 4 Q. What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season? A. Winning section, playoffs, WPIAL, and state. Q. What have you and the team been doing to prepare for the season? A. Hitting, fielding, preparing for any and everything. Q. Any tough opponents this year? A. We’re not scared of anyone. Q. How do…


10th Annual Lawrence County Women’s Conference

The Lawrence County Women’s Conference focuses on sparking ideas by providing networking tools to help women grasp their dream. The conference will be held from 8am – 2:30pm at Shakespeare’s located at 1495 Mercer Road, Ellwood City PA. Featured speaker is Madame Justice Debra Todd who is an Ellwood City native and the first democratic woman to be elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court! $25 per person includes breakfast, lunch buffet, access to upscale shopping from locally women owned businesses, women’s leadership & training certificate, tips from professionals, shopping tote, and much more! For information visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu/women.