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Eden Wennberg, who plays Trixie, poses with the bunny during a practice session of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. The Warren Players’ production is slated for Feb. 23, 24, 25 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

Caution: Knuffle Bunny just may leave you feeling silly

The Warren Players presents: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale on Feb. 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Struthers Library Theatre. The original musical was written by six-time Emmy-winner Mo Willems, and Grammy-winner Michael Silversher. The children’s story book with ...

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Bentley Sherry (left) gets compliments from his classmates as Matt Menard explains why we give compliments.

PATHS opens news possibilities with Twiggle the Turtle

Twiggle the Turtle has arrived at Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC). Part of the PATHS curriculum, a social and emotional component designed to integrate with classrooms from the preschool to grade 5 level, Twiggle teaches students how to “do the turtle” when faced with emotional ...

WCCBI brings back Eggs & Issues program

Eggs and Issues is back. A number of years ago, according to Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry (WCCBI) Director of Operations and Tourism John Papalia, the chamber started the Eggs and Issues series to have a way for people to get together and learn about what’s going on in ...

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Marion Beckerink, left, director of development, and Susan Murphy, executive director, both of the Robert H. Jackson Center, met with John Lasher, center, executive director of the Community Foundation of Warren County, to discuss the distribution of the book, Off the Pedestal, to Warren County School District 10th-grade students as part of Robert H. Jackson Day in Warren.

Foundation supports Jackson event

The Robert H. Jackson Center held a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Justice Jackson’s birth on February 15. The Community Foundation of Warren County was pleased to be a part of the celebration. James Johnson, the former director of the Jackson Center, delivered a talk to the ...

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Snacks in the Snack Shack.

The Snack Shack

The Snack Shack is stocked. Matt Menard, counselor for grades kindergarten through second grade at Warren Area Elementary Center, said that not only are they doing well keeping donations coming in for classroom snacks, but things like backpacks, boots, shoes, clothes, and cold-weather ...

Postcard of an older YMCA location 
on Liberty Street in Warren

150 years of the YMCA detailed

You may have heard that Warren’s YMCA is turning 150 this year. What you may not know is how the YMCA you know today is different from the YMCA of 150 years ago. The Y at 210 Lexington Avenue is fairly new in the grand scheme of the organization’s history in Warren County. Dedicated in ...

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Laurie Haibach and Lillybeth Feige hiking their 25 miles south of Kelletville. (Photo taken by Tina Toole.)

A-okay

The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will hold the eighth annual Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge (A-100) June 9-11. Come join us for this adventure through the beautiful scenery of the Allegheny National Forest. The A-100 is an endurance challenge met ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday: 02/20: Center closed for Presidents’ Day Wednesday: 02/22: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 02/23: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Endeavor Township Building 463-7774: Tuesday: 02/21: cards, games, lunch at ...

Briefs…

Class to lunch The Warren High School class of 1954 will meet for lunch at the Eagles Club at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Call (814) 723-3655 for reservations. ReStore donations Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is operating from the basement of Second Avenue ...

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Eisenhower Junior Band members at their mid-winter concert on Feb. 1. The Eisenhower Band Boosters 200 Club will host a fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Tickets are available for $15. Each ticket buys a spaghetti dinner, dessert, and drink for two and a chance to win $200. Basket raffles and random drawings will be held during the event, including a drawing for two tickets to a Pittsburgh Pitates game. The first ticket and every tenth ticket drawn will win $15, the hundredth ticket drawn wins $75, and the last five tickets drawn win $50, $75, $100, $150, and $200. One redraw of all losing tickets will win $50. Need not be present to win. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can call Tonya Alcorn at (814) 757-5492.

Briefs…

Class to lunch Warren Area High School’s class of 1964 will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Conewango Club. All members of the class and their spouses or significant others are welcome. ——— The Warren High School class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. ...

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Every time Abigail Cornman received a gift from Make-A-Wish and Edinboro SAAC members, she also received a lei and a smile.

Abbi’s wish

Wishes do come true, and are sometimes unexpected. Abigail Cornman (Abbi for short) has been through a lot. The Warren first-grader and 7-year old and her family will be going to sunny Hawaii for one week in March through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bethiny Couse knew her daughter ...

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The United Fund of Warren announced on Friday that their Torchlight Campaign was a success. This year’s goal of $665,000 was met and exceeded by nearly $3,500. Pictured from left to right are Jim Goodling, United Fund Director, Terri Swanson, campaign co-chair, and George Lilja, campaign co-chair.

100%

The United Fund of Warren announced on Friday that their Torchlight Campaign was a success. This year’s goal of $665,000 was met and exceeded by nearly $3,500. The campaign is the largest annual fundraiser in Warren County. Campaign co-chairs Terri Swanson and George Lilja were both ...

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Mary Ann Kuzmin gives a haircut to Ted Bogdon at the Hospice House in Warren.

Hair raising hope

Mary Ann Kuzmin has been volunteering at Hospice for 20 years. Like so many volunteers, Kuzmin said she started volunteering to give back, shortly after her first husband was enrolled with Hospice of Warren County, in 1997. And while she’s been cutting hair since 1962, Kuzmin started ...

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The “Lasting Legacy” Initiative produces legacy books for Hospice patients.

Lasting Legacy program providing a ‘sense of meaning’ at Hospice

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou’s words illustrate what the women behind the Lasting Legacy Committee at Hospice of Warren County might consider a mission statement. Many patients, said Pat Carlson, “like to know they’re leaving ...

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Tidioute Community Charter Schoo kindergarten  students who received a certificate that said “I’m 100 Days Smarter” include, from left, in front, Kaleb Lindsay,  Zander Fehlman and Lily Sutton; middle, Mia Buccardo, Vallon Vullo,  Meadow Sheckler and Aiden Jones; and, back row, Trent Drukenbrod, Kaden Silva, Ethan Manning and Carter McDonald.

Briefs…

Class breakfast The Warren Area High School Class of 1952 is going to breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Peppermill. All classmates, spouses and companions are invited. Testing hydrants Youngsville Borough residents are being told that fire hydrants will be being flow tested ...

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ARTE Students become undersea creatures with some help from the make-up work of volunteers. Pictured are (clockwise from the top) Facepainting volunteer Sue Puhl, Queen Angel Fish Lilly Berdine, Parrot Fish Carly Russell, Volunteer and mom Renee Berdine and Angler Fish Maxwell Smith.

Light Up The Night

Light Up The Night, Struthers Library Theatre Academy’s newest production, showcases the work of local students and their parents on stage as well as behind the scenes. In fact, Light Up The Night would not be possible without the efforts of students from the classroom to the carpenter’s ...

Training for students with disabilities

Warren County School District is offering some specialized training for parents of students with disabilities. The district will offer first aid, CPR, automated external defibrillators, and anaphylaxis and epinephrine auto-injector training on Saturday. “The Warren County School District ...

Events…

Events around Warren County on Thursday: ¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ¯ Sharing Program, dinner and fellowship for all people, First Presbyterian Church, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ¯ Towers Bridge, Conewango Towers, 1 p.m. ¯ Warren Area ...

Northwest Commission’s Greenways Block Grant applications accepted

Applications are being accepted for the Northwest Commission’s Greenways Block Grant (GBG) Program’s second round of funding for 2016-17. The GBG program leverages grant funds through the partnership of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of ...