Ellwood City Farmers’ Market Set to Open for the Season

The Ellwood City Farmers Market located at the The Beaver Avenue Parking Lot (500 Block) will be opening again for the season starting this Saturday, June 3. A wide variety of things will be sold at the market mostly including homemade and organic items and food. The market will run every Saturday during the summer through October 7th from 8:00a.m. until noon. Live music from 9:00 – 11:00a.m. Free parking downtown.

Ellwood City Relay for Life Events

Paint The Town Purple Survivor Luncheon Sunday, June 4, 2017 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Join us as we celebrate our survivors at the Wurtemburg-Perry Fire Hill on Portersville Road with a luncheon.  This is free to all survivors and a guest prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary Wurtemburg-Perry Fire Hall.  Entertainment will be performed by magician T J Hill, plus door prizes and a basket auction.  Vic Rangel and Anna Main are the guest speakers, come hear their amazing stories.  Relay For Life survivor shirts will be received at this time.  For more information contact Donna Kish at 724-758-9856 or e-mail…

Lawrence County Commissioners to Vote on Allocation Among 9 Local Municipalities

With nearly $600,000 in funding requests but with only slightly above $100,000 in available funds for 2017, the Lawrence County Commissioners will be voting on where $84,500 will be allocated among nine municipalities in Lawrence County. Due to the counties responsibility to maintain only 27 bridges and no roads, the county commonly has an excess of revenue funded by Pennsylvania’s gasoline tax. They often use the excess for distribution among the local municipalities for liquid fuel-eligible projects. Although commissioners agreed to give money to each community that made a request, none of the municipalities received the full amount requested. Ellwood…

6th Graders Participate in Array of Fun Activities at the Park-A-Palooza

The Chamber of Commerce held their annual Ewing Park-A-Palooza May 15 for all 6th graders from Hartman and Riverside. There were ten stations for the students to visit, designed to enhance the learning experience for the students in an alternative setting presented by volunteers. The students participate in several physical activities provided by the staff of Air Fitness that encourages team building and fitness. Bruce Badger meets them at the entrance to the walking trail and gives a presentation on what they will see there, how it got there and other interesting facts such as how the Connequenesing is an…

New Castle Playhouse Auditions for The Cemetery Club

The New Castle Playhouse is holding auditions for several roles in the dramatic comedy, The Cemetery Club. Audition dates are approaching rapidly with the first date on June 4 and the second on June 7. Show dates will be in August. Official flyer with additional information provided:

United Fund Announces 20% Cut in Allotments to Service Agencies

The Ellwood City United Fund closed the 2017 campaign on January 31, and was $ 9358.00 short of its goal of $ 50,000.00. It was hoped that donations through the spring months would fill the gap created by the shortage of the campaign. This did not happen and it is now approaching the time for the first disbursement of funds to our service agencies. The first disbursement is planned for July 10, 2017. The agencies disbursement will be cut approximately 20% of the approved allotted funds. The United Fund agencies can expect to receive between $500.00 to $1000.00 less. Connie MacDonald,…

Memorial Day Parade Photos

Veterans & family members of Veterans will be carrying photos of their loved ones once again at this year’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate as the parade is open to members of the community to join. If you would like to march with a photo or ride in the parade, please contact: Scott Golmic, General Chairman of the Parade Committee at 724-816-0498. The deadline to submit photos to The Color Center is May 22nd. Your photo will be enlarged onto an 18-by-24 inch sign for only $12.00.

Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of May 22, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, May 24, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m. – “Movie Night for Adults.” These monthly movie nights are free and open to all area adults. Featured are new-to-DVD-films and refreshments. The schedule has changed for May and June, so call…

New Castle Playhouse Auditions

The New Castle Playhouse is holding auditions for an upcoming musical next Monday May 22. Official flyer with additional information below:

Open Street Event to Celebrate Phase One of Bike Route

Updated: 5/19 at 8am: The Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet is excited to be hosting an Open Street Event in celebration of the completion of Ellwood City’s new bike route. After several Kitchen Cabinet members proposed and planned the bike route for well over a year, the first portion of the project is finally getting its finishing touches this week. “With the ongoing extensive planning and cooperation among the committee members, state, county and borough, the bike lanes are set to be painted on the road this week,” Dave McQuaid, one of the main committee members directing the project stated. Phase…