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Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of December 4, 2107

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. — “Holiday Story Time” for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Featured will be stories, songs, finger plays and more. No registration is required, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, December 6, 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. Wednesday, December 6, at…


Vote Connoquenessing for River of the Year

Connoquenessing Creek was just nominated for Pennsylvania’s River of the Year!  In 3 days, the “Connie” went from last place to 1st place! It was 1 of 5 nominations picked out of hundreds of submissions. As we all know, over time this local waterway had been neglected and abused leading to its rating as the 2nd most polluted waterway in America in 2000. Since then through Allegheny Aquatic Alliance and other organizations’ efforts, significant positive changes have been made to this creek and have resulted in the restoration of it. Now we have the opportunity to show our appreciation to…


Let There Be Lights Event Schedule

Let There Be Lights 2017 is starting tonight! Here is the event schedule: Friday, December 1 6-8p.m. Light Up Night on Lawrence Avenue, ft. live entertainment, free horse and carriage rides, dance performances, food and vendors 6:30p.m. Lighting of the tree and fireworks display (located in the Community Plaza) 8:15p.m. Free movie “A Christmas Story” located at the Lincoln High School Auditorium WIN A $25 AMEX GIFT CARD! Stop by The Color Center tonight from 6-8p.m. to warm up and enter our Annual Coloring Contest! We will have four age groups: 0-5, 6-9, 10-12, and 13-18. This year’s prizes are a…


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…


New Year’s Eve Bingo

Holy Redeemer is hosting their New Year’s Eve Bingo on December 31, 2017 at the Catholic Center located at 311 Lawrence Avenue. Doors open at 5p.m. and the cost is $25.00 in advance of $30.00 the day of at the door. $1000.00 coverall with 70+ players – cookie jars and two winner-take-all games! Dinner is included with festivities from 5p.m. until the first break. Tickets can be purchased at regular bingo and the church office.


SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Musical Theme

One of the Ellwood City Municipal Women House Tour homes, the Leavens household, located at 405 Pershing St., in Ellwood City, is the second home on the list to be decorated for the event. A common theme throughout the household is music; from music note ornaments to dancing Christmas characters, Lynn Leavens said that her late father is the inspiration to having musically themed decorations. “My father loved music, he used to play instruments and he’s been the inspiration for the musically themed decor. I feel like he’s not so far away when the house is decorated with constant reminders…


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…


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