Events

Holy Redeemer 51st Annual Bazaar Offers Chance to Win $25,000 Cash Prize

Holy Redeemer Church of 300 Crescent Ave., will be hosting their 51st annual Bazaar August 2-5 at the church grounds from 6-10p.m. Their “famous” food booth will consist of pepperoni puffs, catholic center pizza, shells and meatballs, baked goods, and basket booths open at 4p.m. Kielbasa and pierogi dinner will be on Thursday, barbecue ribs dinner on Friday, and lamb dinner on Saturday. Dinners begin at 5:30p.m. Nightly entertainment from 7-9p.m. D Major on Wednesday, Kosmix Polka Group on Thursday, One Voice & The Magic of TJ Hill on Friday, and Vic Rangel and John Todorich on Saturday. The Summer…


Shop for Suicide Awareness

What more could a girl ask for – shopping while benefiting a good cause! Ellwood City LuLaRoe retailer, Samantha DeJoseph is hosting a clothes-shopping fundraiser for the benefit of the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness (AFSA). “The Human Services Center has put together a team of people to walk in the Lawrence County Out of the Darkness Walk on September 16th, and this fundraiser is to help the HSC crew raise money for AFSA,” DeJoseph explained. DeJoseph, who has started working for LuLaRoe as a retailer because she agrees with the way the clothes are designed to empower women to…


Return of the Color Run

The Ellwood City Color Run was such a hit last year that the organizers, Stacie Hackett and Kim Rangel, decided to do it again this year. “It was a huge success last year with over 150 runners – everyone was dosed in color having a great time and we raised a lot of money for the cheerleaders,” Hackett stated. After looking for different fun ways to raise money for the benefit of the Ellwood City Cheerleaders, Hackett noticed how well the color runs did in other communities and thought maybe it would do well in Ellwood too. “We were looking…


Barry Quick Mart Celebrates Grand Opening

After spending nearly six months turning the former service station into a lively convenience store, the owners of Barry Quick Mart, located on Line Avenue, are joined by their family, friends, and customers to celebrate their grand opening today until 4p.m. Kuldip and Malkit Singh co-own the store together, which features general convenient store items, food, and gas pumps, two of which are full service, and they’re already pleased with the customer support. “Business is picking up every day and the community has been very supportive. We heard about the business opportunity and pursued it. We are not here to…


Art on the Avenue: Celebration of the Arts

The library is hosting an Art on the Avenue: Celebration of the Arts event on Friday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. This is the library’s second annual Celebration of the Arts; last year, they hosted a wonderful author fair with 250 people in attendance. This year’s event will be very similar in nature; 28 local artists will be participating and will be placed around the library in an easy-for-folks-to-browse style. Featured will also be food, drink and beverages, including wine, in the program room which will be decorated in a gallery style featuring one piece of art work…


Carpenter’s Project: “A Very Successful Year”

Last Friday marked the completion of the 16th successful year of the Carpenter’s Project. Over 230 adults and youth volunteered to assist in the renovation of 75 projects on a total of 46 homes, working from morning until evening all week with a “much needed” half day on Wednesday, Executive Director and volunteer of the project since its fifth year, Steven Miller said. The groups were broken up into 21 work crews; 10 paint crews, 6 carpentry crews, one cement crew, one brush (trimming) crew, one demolition crew, one power wash crew, and one window crew, with each crew consisting…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of July 17, 2017

Activities at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information. This program has been moved to Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. through August 9 because of Summer Reading Program activities. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Monday, July 17, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the…


PHOTOS: Touch a Truck Event

The Riverside nonprofit organization, ROAR, hosted a “Touch a Truck” event yesterday as part of their annual fundraising activities. Laura Zelch, a mother of three who attend Riverside, is one of the founders of the organization and thought a “Touch a Truck” event would be a unique and fun way to get the community, especially those with children, interested in the event. “We reached out to our contacts and put together an event we thought would appeal to the children in the community. The turn out was a direct reflection of how great and supportive the community is – everyone…


Western PA Balloon Quest

Amusement rides, food, games, vendors, and hot air balloon launches are taking over the Scotland Meadows Park in New Castle for the Western PA Balloon Quest until Sunday. The daily schedule of events is below:  


Stars and Stripes Dance

The Ellwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Stars and Stripes Dance on July 22 for the public to enjoy. The Dante DiThomas Band plays swing music, dress is casual and military personnel are encouraged to wear their military ensemble. For more information, and to buy tickets, call the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce office at 724-758-5501 or email at info@ellwoodchamber.org.