School Choirs to Perform Carols at Community Plaza

On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 there will be two local choirs performing Christmas carols at the Community Plaza. At 10:30a.m. the Ellwood City Area School District Concert Choir will be performing, conducted by Felicia Greco, Senior High Choral Director, and at 11:30a.m. the Laurel Area School District Choir will be performing, conducted by Kristen Clingerman. Like all Community Plaza concerts, the event is free to attend.  

Free Clothing Closet Tonight

The Lillyville Church of God, 408 Hickernell Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117, is hosting a free Clothing Closet tonight from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Anyone in need in the surrounding areas are encouraged to stop by and check out what is stocked – everything is free. Any questions can be directed to the church’s phone: 724-758-8258.  

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…

Calvin Presbyterian Hosts “Blue Christmas” Service

Calvin Presbyterian Church,¬†615 Crescent Avenue on Sunday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. is hosting a “Blue Christmas” service for those in attendance to remember their loved ones. This is an ideal worship service for anyone in the community who is grieving or struggling in any way this Christmas season. There will be special music, an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of a loved one, and a Word of hope. Light refreshments and opportunity for prayer will follow.  

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…

Last Week to Donate to The Hope House

The Ellwood City Hope House is accepting donations up until December 18, donations can be dropped off at the First Baptist Church of Ellwood City. If you’re unsure what to donate, here is a list provided by the organizers: Additionally, fake trees are needed to be donated as well. About the Hope House of Ellwood City The homeless shelter is specified to cater for the needs of full households, not just small households or individuals, which makes it unique to the tri-state county area. The shelter is a donated move-in ready house near the post office in Ellwood City and…

SOI Kids Christmas Treat Event

The SOI Christmas treat for kids will be this Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 pm at the Sons of Italy social hall in Ellwood City. This event is open to the public. Children will sing Christmas Carols and Santa will be there to hand out treats to all the children.

Will It Be A White Christmas in Ellwood?

Winter weather is in the forecast for the next several upcoming weeks – a complete change-up of last year’s weather around this time. Last year we experienced a good portion of December in temperatures upwards of 60-some degrees, with December 26th, 2016, holding a high temperature record of 62 degrees. Needless to say, there was no snow on Christmas Day last year in Ellwood City. This year, however, there is a chance of snow showers almost daily leading up to the Christmas weekend! While it’s possible for the forecast to change, it looks likely to be a white Christmas for…

Ellwood City Pet Groomer Offers Safe Treat Alternatives for Dog Owners

Since the recent warnings regarding the harm common dog toys and treats can cause to our beloved pets, dog owners have been searching for a healthier, safer alternative and just in time for the holidays, the owners of Grand Paws on Lawrence Avenue have been stocking holistic treats for dog owners to purchase instead. Most pet owners are shocked to learn how many harmful chemicals and other potentially deadly substances are put into commonly sold dog treats. According to the Bark Post, a dog-enthusiast blog website, here are four common dog treats that can hurt your dog: ¬†Dynamic Pet Real…

Christmas Angels Toy Drive

There is still time to donate to the Riverside Christmas Angel Collection Drive, which takes donations up until December 11. Donations that are accepted this year are: Gift cards (for the committee to buy other things they need for families) Bedding such as pillows, sheet sets, very gently used or new comforter sets (mostly twin sizes needed) Socks (men, women, boys and girls all ages K-12) Board games (K-12) Legos for boys and girls Middle school age tous Hygiene items Winter gloves (teen to adult male and female) Donations can be dropped off at the Franklin Township Building, 897 State…