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Sixth Annual Oktoberfest Is Brewing

The Sixth Annual Oktoberfest is set for this Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Last year, about 500 people showed up to enjoy over craft beers, homemade brews, music, food and games. This year, the event will take place rain or shine and will feature over 75 craft beers, in addition to beer brewed by locals. The event is sponsored by the Wolves, Rotary, and Lions Clubs. Pete’s Uptown Beer and Beverage distributor is the official beer sponsor. The event will be hosted at the Wolves Club shelter in Ewing Park. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25…


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Fall Fest to Become a New Ellwood Tradition

Ellwood City is two years into a establishing a new annual tradition: Fall Fest. This year’s fall fest will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Ellwood. “It’s a community oriented event featuring local businesses,” event chairman Bob Rivers said. “Everything will be free or low cost.” Last year, the Chamber of Commerce decided to resurrect Fall Fest, which hadn’t been done in many years. The event had almost 2000 people and 200 cars participating in a car cruise. Rivers organized the event last year as well. “We’re made some adjustments which should make the event more…


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Ellwood City’s Storytelling Festival Tomorrow

The Ellwood City Storytelling Festival, a free event, will be held on Sept. 19 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Ewing Park. In its 14th year, the storytelling festival is a beloved community event that features free activities for children and professional storytellers. Each year, the event draws up to 1000 visitors. This year’s theme Heroes and Villains will feature many tales. The storytelling stage will feature the talent of Tim Hartman, Joanna Demarest, Alan Irvine, Bill Pate, Jocelyn Dabney and Mike Perry. Each one will interpret the theme in their own style. The almost lost art of storytelling relies…


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10th Anniversary Chef, Wine & Ale Event Offers Fine Wine, Specialty Beers, Gourmet Dining, Raffles & Over 100 Auction Items

For the tenth year in a row, the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Chef, Wine & Ale Event. This annual event features gourmet foods from at least fifteen local restaurants paired with wines from around the world. There will also be craft beers, a martini bar, gourmet coffees, and an array of desserts offered at the event scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub, 1495 Mercer Road, Ellwood City, PA. T“We are very grateful to our many sponsors, particularly this year’s Platinum Sponsor, WesBanco, who is continuing to…


Bigfoot the Movie Screening at Ewing Park this Saturday

Bigfoot the Movie will be screened 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Folino Stage in Ewing Park. The comedy horror movie, filmed in and around Ellwood City, was created, directed, and stars Riverside graduate Jared Show. Joining him are cast members Curt Wootton (aka Pittsburgh Dad), fellow Riverside graduate Nate Magill and fashion model Joanie Dodds, originally from Beaver of Falls. Show and other cast members have been touring across the extended Pittsburgh area to support screenings. As of now, Bigfoot has been showed around thirty times, according to Show. “It was a blast going to all the shows and…


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Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts “Stars & Stripes USO Dance”

On Saturday, Aug. 29, guests at the Stars & Stripes USO Dance hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce will be able to step back in time to a different era for an evening of dancing, music, refreshments and more that will whisk them back to America’s home front during World War II. The dance is the brainchild of three Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce Directors (Dan Franus, Bob Rivers and David DeCaria) who are enthusiastic about sharing a bit of the past with others. “The USO dance isn’t a strictly military function,” Franus, of Franus Architectural, says. “We are…


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49th Annual Holy Redeemer Bazaar Begins Today

Tonight the 49th Annual Holy Redeemer Parish Bazaar returns to Ellwood City for four nights of rides, games, food and entertainment. From Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, Aug. 1, the Holy Redeemer parking lot will be packed with visitors enjoying all the Bazaar has to offer. As the period of incessant rain now seems to have ceased, this year’s Bazaar will benefit from sunny, warm, and dry weather. Last year, the Bazaar Committee shortened the Bazaar from four days instead of the traditional five. The four day precedent will be continued this year. Everyone’s favorites will be returning, and there…



Photos: Dress Rehearsal of ‘Anything Goes,’ Presented by Riverside High School

Riverside High School Theater will present Anything Goes, a musical comedy by Cole Porter, this weekend from March 12 to 15. The musical features memorable songs such as “Anything Goes,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and a cast favorite, “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.” “Anything Goes,” written and first performed in 1934, takes place on the S.S. American and features a cast of 70 students from grades 4 through 12. The musical follows a beautiful debutante, a British lord, a gangster, an evangelist turned nightclub singer and a stock broker as they all search for love. Billy Crocker, the stock…


Farmer’s Market and Summer Concert Series Begin

It’s officially summer time in Ellwood City when the Farmer’s Market and Summer Concert Series makes its return to the downtown area. Both events are a part of the Ellwood City Revitalization’s efforts to “put feet on the street” as member Terri Stramba put it. The main goal is to bring people into Ellwood City to support the Farmer’s Market and the Summer Concert Series and then in return, stimulate the economy in downtown shops and restaurants. The Farmer’s Market, which runs from this Saturday, June 7 to Saturday, Oct. 18 (subject to weather conditions), will feature 17 vendors selling…