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: 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/

Ellwood City Historical Society Upcoming Events

Upcoming events at the Ellwood City Historical Society: December 2 through January 23 – Heinz – WWII Traveling Exhibit January 8, 2018 – Speaker Bob Rivers February 12, 2018 – Speaker Dan Burns  March 12, 2018 – Speaker Ryan Kegel “We Can Do It” – WWII traveling Exhibition, Free Admission (happening now) The History Center is open in December 2017 on Wednesdays and Thursdays 12 noon to 4pm. In January 2018 the History Center will be open Saturday 6, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.; then every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday January 12 noon to 4pm. Groups may schedule tours by…

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.

ECR Presents 2nd Annual Winter Wine and Brew Fest

Ellwood City Revitalization presents the 2nd Annual Winter Wine and Brew Fest! Admission includes beer and wine tasting, entertainment, DJ, raffles and a Chinese Auction. Tickets make great stocking stuffers! Please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 if you wish to donate a basket for the Chinese Auction or would like to sponsor. More information on flyer below:

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…

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!

Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. – Classics Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Decline and Fall,” by Evelyn Waugh. New members are always welcome. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information. Thursday, December 14, at 3:00 p.m. – “Just 4 Girls,” a book discussion group for girls…

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!