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PHOTOS: Lawrence Avenue, Bell Avenue Demolition Progress

Following the progress being made on the demolition of 509 through 515 Lawrence Ave., these photos were snapped this morning by our journalist to show the current state of the buildings. As of right now the front side of the stretch is still intact. We are still waiting to hear back from the Borough Manager regarding the expected completion time of the project. Updates to follow.


Fombell History Day

Fombell History Day is this Sunday, September 17th 1pm-5pm and held at Lillyville Church of God located at 408 Hickernell Rd, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 16117. The annual event brings people together to celebrate and share their history. Many find a relative in a photo or reminisce with a neighbor about their communities. People are encouraged to bring their pictures to share. Visitors can spend the afternoon looking at pictures of Fombell and surrounding areas and learn more about the local history. Military uniforms and weapons will be on display. Ed Boots will be dressed in a World War ll uniform…


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

Activities scheduled at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. – Classics Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Ministry of Fear,” by Graham Greene. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, September 12, at 6:00 p.m. – A program on fall gardening featuring the topic, “What to Do in the Garden During Sweater Weather,” will be presented by the Master Gardeners in Lawrence County. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. There is a $5 fee to attend, the proceeds going to both the…


Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting

Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Please join us for our first meeting of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ellwood on Thursday, September 14th at 6pm. We will be meeting at The Beanery, 212 Portersville Road in Ellport, (the old La Isla Mexican Restaurant). We will be celebrating our 2017 event and beginning plans for our 2018 event. We welcome your input and support! The Beanery has some great food and you are welcome to order Dutch Treat. The Beanery also does flavored lattes, frapps, capps and milk shakes….


Meet the Players: Stiefel Hockey League

The Stiefel Hockey League is just ending their successful summer season and entering their fall season, which is expected to start mid-September. The league is made up of a diverse crowd of players, most doing it just for some fun, friendly competition. Currently, the league has at least five teams already signed up for the fall season but is still accepting team and individual sign-ups. Anyone interested in signing up can do so by emailing or calling Caleb Cragle at caleb.cragle@gmail.com or 724-971-0311. Here’s what some of the players have to say about their experience being part of the hockey…


Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting

Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Please join us for our first meeting of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ellwood on Thursday, September 14th at 6pm. We will be meeting at The Beanery, 212 Portersville Road in Ellport, (the old La Isla Mexican Restaurant). We will be celebrating our 2017 event and beginning plans for our 2018 event. We welcome your input and support! The Beanery has some great food and you are welcome to order Dutch Treat. Our meeting will be starting at 6 so please come a…


Ellwood City MOPS Moves to Evening Meeting Time

Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) is providing a welcome break for moms; a chance for moms to make new friends and an opportunity for moms to know that they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children. Every year MOPS comes up with a theme- a concept that will guide the group for the year.  This year we’ll discover how to become “Free Indeed”. Do you long to be free from worry? free from feeling stuck? free from hustling to be loved? free from a heaviness you can’t…


Creator of Bigfoot The Movie Asks for Community’s Help Getting Movie on Netflix

One of the biggest local hits, Bigfoot The Movie, created by Jared Show, an Ellwood City native now residing in California, was shot in Ellwood City during fall of 2013 and spring of 2014 and is still an often-talked-about subject among locals. Since the first airing, the movie has made its way onto several streaming platforms including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Xbox, OverDrive, and Vimeo, but has yet to reach Netflix and Hulu. “So far the movie has been getting a great response and that’s why we would love to get the movie on Netflix, because we just…


What’s Open for Labor Day?

Labor Day, which often marks the end of summer for many outdoor activities such as public pools, is this Monday, September 4, 2017. Labor Day is a federal holiday which means federal buildings are closed including post offices and government buildings. Libraries, banks, most organizations and small businesses (including some pharmacies) will also remain closed. To find out if a business will be open for Labor Day, call ahead. Meter parking will be waived in observation of the holiday. Besides cookouts and firework displays there will be some events going on specifically for the holiday including: The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival,…


Story Telling Festival: Into the Woods

Ellwood City’s sixteenth annual Story Telling Festival will be taking place Saturday, September 16 from 4p.m.-7:30p.m. at Ewing Park. The event is free to attend. The schedule of events is as following:   4-7p.m. Our Wandering Minstrels, Sharon and Curt Savage Sharon is a young adult librarian at New Castle Library. Curt is a “skateboarding mailman.” Today, they’re wearing storybook costumes to complement their strumming and singing on the trolley. 4-4:30p.m. Bill Pate and Shawn McGinnis Gather around and let Bill and Shawn entertain you with some songs that tell a story! As a singer, songwriter and musician, Bill combines…