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Old Photo Friday: 1989 Snowy Ellwood City

This week’s Old Photo Friday theme is snowy Ellwood City in 1989. The date the photos were taken is listed as 12/15. These photos bring back a lot of memories for us here at the office, if they do the same for you please feel free to tell us below or on Facebook! We hope these photos get you in the holiday spirit, and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Photos provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society

Old Photo Friday: Borough Property Nativity Scene

Although the photos are not very old, they are certainly a thing of the past after a Wisconsin-based anti-religion group threatened to sue the Borough of Ellwood City in 2011 if they didn’t take down the traditional nativity display, which has since been absent from the property. The group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, promotes nontheism and defends the constitutional separation between religion and government, their website states. The last year the nativity was standing on Borough property was in 2011, after the council members voted 4-2 in favor of removing the scene from municipal property beginning in 2012. A council…

PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland in Ellwood City

You either love it or you hate it, but regardless of how you feel about the snow there’s no denying it has blanketed Ellwood City overnight. Last year during December we had hardly any snow and the average temperatures were in the 50’s and upwards. Despite this year’s snow, there are many townspeople out and about, some cleaning their cars off and others going in and out of the stores on Lawrence Avenue. staff would like to remind everyone to exercise precaution, especially while driving, during the times of freezing weather and snow. Check out some photos of the…

PHOTOS: Gingerbread House Contest

If you haven’t seen the gingerbread houses made by the stylists at Shear Paradise Salon on Lawrence Avenue, you’re missing out! There are four gingerbread houses on display, each one designed completely by the stylists. The public gets to choose which house they like the best by casting their vote inside the salon, and the winner receives a gift card. Voting ends the Saturday before Christmas – get down there and cast your vote, you’ll know you’re at the right place when you see the darling Rudolf display in the window! Photos by Cassandra Douglas/

Old Photo Friday: 1975 Water Show at Ewing Swimming Pool

This week’s Old Photo Friday, brought to you by the Ellwood City Historical Society, is a photo from 1975 of swimmers performing during the Bicentennial Water Show at the Ewing Park Swimming Pool. Hard to believe the pool has been around so long!

PHOTOS: Light Up Night + Christmas Parade

This weekend, the streets of Ellwood City were packed full of festive families welcoming the Christmas season! The Chamber of Commerce did a great job organizing all of the events, which included Light Up Night, Christmas in the Park, and a Christmas parade. Check out the gallery of photos of Light Up Night and the Christmas Parade!

SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Christmas Village Above Kitchen Cabinets

Decorated and ready for this weekend’s Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour is the DeSanzo house, located at 417 Hazel Ave. The home features several Christmas trees, mangers, and a Christmas village set up above the cabinets – to name just a few iconic decorations! Homeowner, Joseph DeSanzo said it takes on average 10 hours to decorate the home with the majority of time taken up by the Christmas village set up. A gallery of the decorations is posted below. About the House Tour: The annual Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour will be December 2 from 10a.m.-3p.m. The house…

Old Photo Friday: Time Capsule

This week’s Old Photo Friday is a photo of three men (names not listed) burying a time capsule. The year the photo was taken is stated 1992. There is not much info included with the photo, so we don’t know who the men are, where the capsule is buried (it looks like it’s near the municipal building), or what’s in it, but we would love to know – so comment below or on our Facebook post with any information you might have! Photo provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.  

Sponsored Trees in Ewing Park

Our journalist took a stroll in Ewing Park yesterday and noticed several of the sponsored Christmas trees have been decorated in preparation of this weekend. About the Christmas events: “Let There Be Lights Weekend” begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The festival will include vendors, entertainment, horse and trolley rides, reindeer, fireworks and the lighting of the Christmas tree. After the festivities, “A Christmas Story” will be shown in the Lincoln High School auditorium at 8:15 p.m. A Christmas parade, with special guest Santa Claus, begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 on Lawrence Avenue. Santa will travel to Treefoil Lodge…

SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Event Features Local Church

The Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour features something a little different this year – a church! Trinity Lutheran Church will be part of the tour, and it is truly a magical sight to say the least. From the aw-inspiring stained glass windows to the realistic decorative organ pipes, the Christmas decor adds an appropriate accenting holiday atmosphere. According to Barb Beachem, a life-long member of the church, it took about six church volunteers to put the decorations up and only about an hour to do so, not including the time it took to hang ornaments. Besides the manger, which…