Events

Library Activities Week of 11-30-2015

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarity. More information is available by calling the library. Thursday, Dec. 3, 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 tips and techniques. New members are always welcome, so call the library for more information. Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. – Adult Knitting…


Christmas Arrives in Wampum Dec. 3 and 5

Mark your calendars! This Thursday at 6 p.m. is Wampum’s Light Up the Town and on Saturday at 1 p.m., the Wampum Area Christmas Parade makes its 43rd march through the town. Light Up the Town – Attendees will enjoy how Wampum has yet again reinvented their “Light Up the Town” with the addition of a 15 minute pyrotechnic display donated by a longtime Wampum supporters Mimi and Jerry Davis. Another addition is Face Painting at the recently renovated historic Wampum Station as well as a chainsaw wood carver who will be carving a figure throughout the night. The long…


Relay for Life Upcoming Events

Looking For A Few Good Persons As the Ellwood City Relay For Life starts its 2016 year, we are in search of individuals that are outstanding in working with the community to lead our committee to greater rewards than in years past. Even if you have just a few moments in your busy schedule, we could use your guidance and knowledge. Openings are in the areas of Chairperson, Sponsorship, Team recruitment, Chinese Auction, Logistics and Survivors. You are invited to join us at our committee meetings to learn more about these openings and other places your service can be helpful…


Join Senator Vogel for Holiday Open House

State Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. is inviting area residents to kick-off the Christmas season with a holiday open house at his Rochester District Office located at 488 Adams St. on Friday December 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is part of the “Beaver County Holiday Celebration Weekend” sponsored by the Beaver County Recreation and Tourism Department. Come in from the cold and enjoy some cookies and holiday joy with Senator Vogel. Attendees are encouraged to bring any new, unwrapped toys for donation to local children enrolled in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program.


Let There Be Lights Weekend

The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Let There Be Lights weekend, December 4-6. The weekend is comprised of several events beginning Friday, December 4 with Light Up Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Lawrence Avenue between Fourth and Sixth Streets. Downtown merchants will be open with a variety of activities, snacks and hot beverages for residents. “Historically, there has always been a Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park, but now we are bringing these [and other events] together,” Caroline Golmic, parade co-organizer, said. “It has been overwhelming how everyone in the community has been working…


Library Activities Week of Nov. 23, 2015

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 27. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion Group for adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarity. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Thursday, Dec. 3, 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…


Ellwood Christmas in the Park Committee Invites All to Decorate Christmas Tree

The Ellwood City Christmas in the Park Committee is inviting area residents and businesses to sponsor and decorate a Christmas tree as part of this year’s display. The trees will line the final stretch of Christmas in the Park near the bocce court and Kid’s Created Kingdom. Sponsorships are $35 per tree. Proceeds will benefit EnCompass Point, a non-profit after school program for teens in Ellwood City. For more information, please contact Therese McShea at 724-321-1226 or Scott Golmic at 724-816-0498.


Wampum Light Up the Town Events

The borough of Wampum invites all to attend “Light Up the Night” on Dec. 3. The event is on Main Street and lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. “Light Up the Night” is sponsored by the Wampum Parade Committee and the Wampum Area Business Association. Schedule of Events: 5:30- Setting out and lighting of 225 luminaries; closing down Main Street 6- Street lights and gazebo are lit 6- Dance Expression (young group) at Marshall’s parking lot 6:15- Dance Expression (older group) at Marshall’s parking lot 6:30- Diamond Dance at Marshall’s parking lot 7- Northside kindergarten carolers at Marshall’s parking lot…


Mayor’s Christmas Awards

This year will be the fourth year that Mayor Anthony J. Court will be awarding to five local businesses the “Merchants Beautification Award” for 2015. In past years, this was a great success to the area businesses and to the residents. Mayor Court is hoping that all the local businesses will participate and decorate their storefronts, in hopes of spreading Holiday Cheer throughout Ellwood City. As in years past, any area businesses can be nominated for decorating their store front in the Holiday theme that they choose. Mayor Court will present Award signs and a gift certificate from local restaurants,…


Reminder to Not Blow Leaves onto Streets

Area residents are asked to not blow or rake leaves (or grass) into the streets. Leaves and grass on the street end up int he storm sewers and could cause backups in the homeowner’s drains. The next yard waste pick up is scheduled for the week of Nov. 15. Those not using yard waste containers may put their leaves in recyclable bags available at the Municipal Building at a cost of 50 cents each. Borough employees will pick up the recyclable bags until Dec. 18, 2015.