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‘What’s New…’

Get a jump on holiday gifting, support the talents of local artisans, and treat yourself to a delectable “Beef on Weck” luncheon — all at the annual Warren Woman’s Club fundraiser, “What’s New for the Holidays,” Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your $3 entry fee ...

One of the angels who mended the warriors

The Times Observer originally published these three stories about Fannie Donovan and her service in World War II on May 19, 2014. The stories were published again in our 2014 Veterans Day special section featuring WWII veterans. We are publishing them again on D-2, D-5, and D-6 to honor her ...

Myth meets reality

After John Chapman planted his first nursery in what we now call Warren County, he moved south near Franklin in Venango County for several years to the French Creek area. From Venango County, it is believed that he migrated to the west into Ohio and Indiana where spent the remainder of his ...

A special place

Do you have a painting by Manuela Vale? The Portuguese-born artist was a resident of Warren County while raising five children. She was also a passionate supporter of the arts in Warren County —and both contributed to the artistic landscape here as well as advocating for arts education and ...

Honor Flight: A grateful nation thanks her with trip to Washington

The Times Observer originally published these three stories about Fannie Donovan and her service in World War II on May 19, 2014. The stories were published again in our 2014 Veterans Day special section featuring WWII veterans. We are publishing them again on D-2, D-5, and D-6 to honor her ...

How ‘Precious’ is your pet?

Among popular pet names, Precious is always near the top of the list. That’s just how we feel about our non-human companions. The Times Observer is looking forward to receiving plenty of pictures of precious pets for publication in its 2019 calendar — and putting up a $100 gift card for ...

…Once a volunteer, always a volunteer

Once a nurse, always a nurse. Fannie Donovan completed her preliminary nursing training in 1939. That would be the start of a seven-decade period where she would spend untold hours working and volunteering in the health field. While nurse training today is the responsibility of colleges ...

Hospice service is for Grief Awareness Month

Hospice of Warren County (HOWC) again invites the public to its Annual Memorial Service. The service is part of Grief Awareness Month, with runs the month of November. This year’s service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, in ...

‘South Pacific’

Warren Players has announced the opening performances of its 88th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” In this classic award-winning musical, the world is at war. On an island in the South Pacific, emotions run high as a midwestern nurse and a young lieutenant each ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (10-15): game day, cards at 10 am, lunch at 11:45 Wednesday (10-17): cards, Show & Tell at 10:30 am, exercise at11:30 am, lunch at 11:45 am, bingo Thursday (10-18): crafts at 9:45 am, cards, lunch at 11:45 am, bingo after ...

Briefs…

Class reunion The Eisenhower High School class of 1960 will hold its 58th fall reunion at The Bucket in Sugar Grove at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Class lunch The Warren High School class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Draft House. Newton Dinner Club The ...

Legend has it

Johnny Appleseed planted his first nursery on the banks of the Brokenstraw Creek near present-day Garland. It was just one stop on a long, winding road that would turn a young man from Massachusetts into a mystical, shadowy legend. He preferred to sleep outside and “tradition holds that ...

Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Alexander Borger represented Warren Area High School at the this summer. He was presented with the program’s Award of Excellence, certifying his completion of the Congress, by Warren Area High School Guidance Counselor Betsy Sobkowski and Principal Jeff ...

What’s in a (scientific) name?

I don’t always look for scientific names when I’m learning about plants and animals, but when I stumbled across meaning of the Eastern Newt’s scientific name while working on my last article I had to see what else I could learn about scientific names. I have to be honest, I didn’t ...

Briefs…

Bridge results Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Bill Massa came in first and Phyllis DiFonzo was second. At the Woman’s Club, Thursday afternoon, Barbie Johnson and Rita Mancuso were first and second. Marjorie Polito placed first Thursday evening at the library with ...

Hill & Dale Garden Club meets

The September 26 meeting of the Hill & Dale Garden Club was held at the Mission Covenant Church; 20 members and three guests were in attendance. President Ruth Ann DeVore welcomed members and guests. Ruth Ann then led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Peg Stino gave the devotions, ...

Blue Morning at night

The guys of Blue Morning are no strangers to good music. Anthony Brown (keyboard, vocals) and Rich Alcorn (lead guitar, vocals), along with Jim Cheronis (lead vocals), Darrin Payne (drums, vocals), and Russ Brunco (bass, vocals) make up the Foreigner tribute band that will be performing ...

‘Raindrops’

On Oct. 12, B.J. Thomas’s legendary voice will resound throughout the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren for a one-night-only show starting at 8 p.m. Thomas is an American vocal icon, a uniting voice of his generation and the only recording artist to ever have the “Song of the Year” ...

Briefs…

Conservation workshop The Warren County Conservation District (WCCD) will host a free stream dynamics and erosion workshop tour on Thursday, Oct. 25. Space is limited and registration is required by contacting the WCCD at 726-1441 by Friday, Oct. 12. The tour will begin at the WCCD office ...

In An Instant

As funding grew and a sense of conservation grew, the state game land system started to grow. “In 1919, Dr. Kalbfus, Dr. Penrose, Woody Kelly and I were on a trip locating game refuges,” a colleague of Kalbfus wrote. “One Sunday we were about ten miles below Warren, Pa., on a main ...