Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of Feb. 15, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: The library will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Burgess Boys,” by Elizabeth Strout. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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…

Mayor Presents Commendation to Loccisano’s for a Century of Business

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Mayor Anthony J. Court presented Loccisano’s Golden Dawn grocery a commendation for a 100 years of family business in Ellwood City. Members of the fourth generation generation of the Loccisano’s family received the commendation from, as well as a plaque from the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are here to recognize not one year, not five years, not 25 years, but 100 years of family-operated business in Ellwood City,” Chamber Director Ray Santillo said.          

Beaver County Annual Snow Shovel Riding Championship Postponed

The Beaver County Commissioners, with their Departments of Recreation & Tourism and Public Works, have determined that the 53rd Annual Snow Shovel Riding Championship, previously scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13 at Old Economy Park, must be postponed due to weather. The Championship is postponed until Saturday, Feb. 20 or until the conditions on a subsequent Saturday have sufficient snow cover to conduct the event. The event will not be postponed beyond February. Scheduling inquiries can be made my calling 724-770-2060 or by checking the Beaver County Ice Arena’s Facebook Page.

Rotary Club January Meeting

The Rotary Club of Ellwood City meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Connequenessing Country Club. In January, the club’s programs included Vocation Service presentation by Gerald Crowley. He discussed his life as a lawyer and his years in law practice. He’s a graduate of Temple Law School in Philadelphia. Jeff Magnifico, Deputy EMA Coordinator, coordinates emergency services including paramedics for a 13 county area including Lawrence and Beaver Counties. He also spoke on the recent emergency that happened at INMETCO. Suzanne Bleakney, Ellwood City Community Partnership founder, explained how this organization will provide a full range of social…

Beaver Falls Library Receives “Curiosity Creates” Grant

Beaver Falls, Pa. – The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls (CFLBF) recently received a $6000.00 Curiosity Creates Grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The Beaver Falls Library is one of 79 public libraries in the United States to have been awarded the grant which is underwritten by a generous donation from The Walt Disney Company. The purpose of a Curiosity Creates Grant is to fund the development and implementation of creativity projects for children ages 6-14. CFLBF’s Children’s Librarian, Christine Kroger, has developed and is currently implementing a yearlong…

Mayor Swears in Newest full time Patrol Officer

It was with great pride that Mayor Anthony J. Court swore into office the newest hired full time patrol officer for Ellwood City’s police force, Jonathan Fauzey. Fauzey will work side by side with a veteran officer of the force to enhance his skills while upholding the integrity of the entire Department. Fauzey was hired during the January Ellwood City Borough council meeting.    

Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Annual Lenton Lunch Bunch Gatherings

Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church welcomes you to join our annual Lenten Lunch Bunch gatherings at Vinny’s on Thursdays this year, beginning Feb. 11 through March 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ll have lunch followed by a discussion based on the devotional Hope-Full Living. Large print copies are available for $2 by calling Slippery Rock Church at 724-752-8892 or it can be downloaded to your Kindle or Nook. Please contact Slippery Rock Church if you have any questions or would like to attend – 724-752-8892 or email:

Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities For Week of Feb. 8, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m. – Library Anniversary Committee. The group will meet to discuss upcoming events and fundraisers. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 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 take their own supplies or use coloring pages supplied by the library. There will also be a limited number…

Portersville Christian School Information Night/Open House

Portersville Christian School will hold an information Night/Open House on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the church, for families interested in enrolling students for the 2016-17 school year. The school is accepting student applications and registrations prior to the release of next year’s tuition schedule at the end of March 2016. In addition to kindergarten, there are openings in most grade levels for fall 2016. Interested families who have students entering kindergarten and grades 7 and 9 are encouraged to apply early, since these grades tend to fill up fast. Portersville Christian School (PCS) provides a distinctively…

Riverside Beaver County School District Presents “Seussical”

The Riverside High School Theater will present the family musical, “Seussical” on March 3 through March 6 in the high school auditorium. A cast of over 100 students from the high school, middle school and elementary will participate in the production. This is the 53nd Anniversary of Theater at Riverside, so we hope you can join us for this landmark show. “Oh, the things you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens…