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PHOTOS: Ten Adorn 30-Foot Christmas Tree with 5,000 Lights, 300 Ornaments

Members of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce and others on Friday adorned a 30-foot blue spruce Christmas tree in the Community Plaza with 5,000 lights and 300 ornaments in preparation for Ellwood City’s “Let There Be Lights Weekend.” Raymond Santillo, the chamber’s executive director; Caroline Golmic, chamber president; and Jillian Court, chamber executive assistant; worked to decorate the tree donated by INMETCO, as did Ron Freehauf, of Ohioville; Russell Barge, of Wampum; Anthony Mazzant, of New Castle; Ellwood City residents Jen Eller, Ashley Smith and Ashley Jubach; and Shelley Collins, of Lynchburg, Va. “Let There Be Lights Weekend”…


Ellwood City Relay for Life Event

Join the Ellwood City Relay for Life organization for their fourth meeting of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ellwood on Thursday, December 7th at 6p.m. They will be meeting at The Beanery, 212 Portersville Road in Ellport, (the old La Isla Mexican Restaurant). They will continue plans for our 2018 event, theme is Super Heroes, Who is Yours?, tentative date June 2nd downtown. Public input and support is welcome. They are also planning a team scavenger hunt using downtown businesses. Want to hear more? Join the organization! The Beanery has some great food and you are welcome…


Are You Feeling SAD?

Have you been feeling unusually depressed since winter has started to roll in? Believe it or not, seasonal changes can affect your mood. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year, typically starting in fall and ending after winter, less commonly however, some people may experience SAD in the opposing seasons. While the exact cause of SAD isn’t specifically known, it is speculated that the lack of sunlight effects the mood portion of the brain that operates using the neurotransmitter serotonin…


Nativities On Display Event

During several days during December, the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church will be hosting a Nativities On Display event featuring over 200 displays. The event dates and times are Thursday, Dec 7 from 4p.m.-8p.m., Friday, Dec 8 from 4p.m.-8p.m., and Saturday, Dec 9 from 11a.m.-3p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcome. More information on the flyer below.


PHOTOS: Halloween Contest Winners

We were finally able to meet with the Halloween Contest winners to give them their prizes! Again, congratulations to the winners and thanks again to all those who participated. Photos by staff at EllwoodCity.org


Thanksgiving Meals For Those in Need

A list of locations offering Thanksgiving meals for those in need are posted below. Food, clothing and housing referrals are also available, for more information call The Cornerstone at 724-846-6400. Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 10th Avenue, New Brighton. Thanksgiving Day @ 1p.m. Reservations call 724-650-3054 St. James Parish in Sewickley, 200 Walnut St. Sewickley. Thanksgiving Day @ 1p.m. Reservations call 412-741-6650 St. Cecilia Church, 623 Virginia Ave., Rochester. Thanksgiving Day @ 1-3p.m. Transportation is available by calling 724-775-0801. Reservations call 412-775-8875 Central United Methodist Church, the corner of 6th and 13th, Beaver Falls (the site of the Beaver Falls Soup…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Man Donates Hair to Keep Mom’s Legacy Going

Bryan Linville is more than just a resident of Ellwood City, he is the son of a woman who lost her battle to ovarian cancer and a father to two children who he wants to inspire the same way his mother inspired him. “She worked with kids who had autism, she had a really kind heart and always wanted to help people,” he said. “I want to help kids in the same way she helped them and I want my own kids to remember me the way I remember her.” Linville’s mother was battling stage four ovarian cancer for almost…


SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree

One of the Ellwood City Municipal Women House Tour homes, the Bissell household, located at 3302 River Road in Ellwood City, is the first home on the list to be decorated for the event. Though the family still has a few decorations to finish putting up, the majority of work has been completed. From flamboyant nutcrackers to a surfin’ Santa, home owner Teresa Bissell stated that her favorite decoration is the Dr. Seuss tree. She has been collecting Dr. Seuss ornaments for several years and has plenty to show for her collection! A gallery of decorations is posted below. About…


The Art Basket Winner Is…

Thank you for all who attended the Renew and Revive Art Exhibit at Dayspring Gifts on 6th. The winning ticket number of the art basket, complete with a variety of art supplies is #731472. To claim your prize you can go to Dayspring anytime during their normal business hours. All money raised was donated back to the ministry.


November Regular Meeting Recap

Yesterday night was Ellwood City’s November 2017 council meeting. All of the following items on the agenda sheet were approved: Approval of Minutes: A motion in order to approve the Special Meeting 10/10/17 and and Regular Meeting 10/16/17. Approval of Vouchers: A motion to approve the pre-paid voucher list dated 11/13/17 in the amount of $1,217,194.59 and the open invoiced (list of vouchers to be paid) dated 11/16/17 in the amount of $793,848.67 Departmental Reports: A motion to approve the departmental reports as submitted. Bid Openings NONE Ordinances A motion would be in order to adopt an ordinance, as submitted,…