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New Dimension Comics Joins Kennywood on Father’s Day to Present Super-Sized Event: Kennywood Comicon

Featuring comic book vendors, artists, creators, and pop culture attractions, Comicon will descend upon the home of Kenny Kangaroo, the Phantom and the Jack Rabbit on Sunday, June 18. “I’m thrilled to partner with Kennywood to bring our comic book resources together into one of the most fun venues in Pittsburgh for a great event,” says Todd McDevitt, owner of New Dimension Comics and promoter of 3 Rivers Comicon. “We are both in the family entertainment business, so joining forces is a natural fit.” The event will be held at Kennywood, with many vendors and attractions set up around the…


New Ice Cream Shop Teams Up with Windy Ridge Dairy

Two local residents, Scott and Caroline Golmic, have a vision for the old Blocher Jewelers building, located at 507 Lawrence Ave – to turn it into an ice cream parlor. Scott stated that after a long period of decision making, it was decided upon that an ice cream shop would be something that would not only benefit the local Ellwood community, but “bringing ice-cream back to Lawrence Avenue” is a dream the duo would like to pursue; and thus the idea for Sweet Caroline’s was born. They has been actively working toward making the vision a reality, even teaming up…


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,”…


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:


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.


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of March 13, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. – Classics Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Intruder in the Dust,” by William Faulkner. New members are welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. From Monday through Saturday – March 13-18 – the library will host a “Find the Pot of Gold” game for preschoolers and early elementary-aged students. The game can be played during library hours, so participants can come in at their own convenience. Children will be asked to “follow…


Bernstine to Host March 27 Seminar on PA’s Fish and Boat Programs

Ellwood City – To better inform area residents about the many state programs designed to promote fishing and boating activities, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) is hosting a free fishing and boating seminar on Monday, March 27, at 5 p.m. at the Ellwood City Borough Building. “We have many anglers and boaters in the 10th District, and I hope they consider coming out to learn what Pennsylvania’s waterways have to offer this season,” Bernstine said. This seminar is free to attend and boating or fishing licenses are not required. A representative from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will discuss…


Ellwood City Area Historical Society Regular Monthly Meeting

The regular monthly membership meeting of the Ellwood City Area Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m., Monday March 13 at the History Center, 310 fifth Street, Ellwood City. Members and guests are asked to bring in items for “Show and Tell”.  This could include artifacts, photos and etc. from the Ellwood City area.  They can tell about the item, or ask what it is, where was it and similar questions. The guest speaker for the evening will be Eric Poole.  Eric will speak on his book “Company of Heroes.”  He will highlight A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company’s…