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Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of December 18, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, December 20, 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 at 724-758-6458 for more information. Thursday, December 21, at 3:00 p.m. – “Food 4 Thought,” a book discussion group for students in 9th grade and up. The group meets monthly for book discussion and pizza. The group will discuss the book, “Unwind,” by Neal…


Letter to The Editor: Ellwood City United Fund

A few days ago, I was sitting in the waiting room at a doctor’s office in Cranberry Township, where I saw a magazine that had articles about the Christmas season, giving in kindness and love, and trying to reach out to others with gifts that keep on giving. Every year the Ellwood City United Fund asks for the community’s generous support so we can continue to help our friends, neighbors and family members need. We know that it is at this time of year you are inundated with requests for donations. The magazine writers talked about giving of yourself and…


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: Winter Wonderland in Ellwood City

You either love it or you hate it, but regardless of how you feel about the snow there’s no denying it has blanketed Ellwood City overnight. Last year during December we had hardly any snow and the average temperatures were in the 50’s and upwards. Despite this year’s snow, there are many townspeople out and about, some cleaning their cars off and others going in and out of the stores on Lawrence Avenue. EllwoodCity.org staff would like to remind everyone to exercise precaution, especially while driving, during the times of freezing weather and snow. Check out some photos of the…


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/Ellwoodcity.org


Ellwood City Man Faces Charges After Attempted Assault with Knife

Travis Ford Bates, 26, of River Road, is facing charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment after an incident late last month. According to the criminal complaint, Bates was accused by his mother and her boyfriend of attempted assault with a knife after an argument about money. The mother stated that Bates had entered her bedroom while she was lying in bed and started yelling and making advances towards the couple with the knife. The couple were able to restrain Bates before any bodily injury occurred. Bates admitted to taking a kitchen knife and using it in…


Last Week to Donate to The Hope House

The Ellwood City Hope House is accepting donations up until December 18, donations can be dropped off at the First Baptist Church of Ellwood City. If you’re unsure what to donate, here is a list provided by the organizers: Additionally, fake trees are needed to be donated as well. About the Hope House of Ellwood City The homeless shelter is specified to cater for the needs of full households, not just small households or individuals, which makes it unique to the tri-state county area. The shelter is a donated move-in ready house near the post office in Ellwood City and…


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…


Will It Be A White Christmas in Ellwood?

Winter weather is in the forecast for the next several upcoming weeks – a complete change-up of last year’s weather around this time. Last year we experienced a good portion of December in temperatures upwards of 60-some degrees, with December 26th, 2016, holding a high temperature record of 62 degrees. Needless to say, there was no snow on Christmas Day last year in Ellwood City. This year, however, there is a chance of snow showers almost daily leading up to the Christmas weekend! While it’s possible for the forecast to change, it looks likely to be a white Christmas for…


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: