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On January 14, members of the Warren County Farm Bureau donated time and money to Second Harvest Food Bank of Warren County. Many groups met at the former Allegheny Valley Elementary to sort and pack bags of food for area students. Representing Warren County Farm Bureau were president Mark Lawson, secretary/treasurer Debby Lucks and board member Ruth Morrison. Each volunteer session is two hours. The Warren County Farm Bureau representatives are pictured with Cindy Plymer, Second Harvest, donating a check for $1,000.00. From left are Lucks, Lawson, Plymer and Morrison.

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ReStore donations Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is operating from the basement of Second Avenue Exchange, located at 306 Second Avenue in Warren. Habitat will accept donations at that location only on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The next ...

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Warren County Girl Scouts recently donated 10 gift baskets to the Warren General Hospital Maternity Department for the next 10 girls born there. From left, with the gift baskets, are Jen Moore (social worker),  Miranda Black (nurse), and Char Fohrd (nurse).

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Yard sign campaign Trinity Memorial Church is promoting a yard sign campaign meant to promote tolerance and peace. The sign reads, “No matter where you are from, we are glad you are our neighbor,” in three languages: Spanish, English, and Arabic. The sign was originally developed by a ...

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Warren Players’ Godspell cast members re-enacting a “behind the bars” move from the prison scene include a mix of pastors and community members, including, from left, in front, Allan Branthoover, Chelsea Burkett, and Jim Stowe; second row, Corey Bailey, Amanda Johnson, Catherine Hayes, Kelsey Angove, and Beth Ruth; third row Dawn Sears, Logan Beard, Matthew Scott, and Rick Nelson. Missing from photo are Bethany Chapman, Brionna Childs, Khlare Bracken, Beverly Peterson, Beth MacPherson, LuAnn Saeli, Karin Davidson, Karen Conarro, and Darla Sabat.

Godspell

Christ’s messages of love, tolerance, and inspiration shine through in the Warren Player’s upcoming production of Godspell. Messages of love and tolerance were conveyed in the original production, which was the master thesis project of John Tabelak and music score by Stephen Schwartz ...

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Anna and Kasha.

Concert Association hosts Karkowska sister concert on March 18

On Saturday, March 18, the Warren Concert Association will host the Karkowska Sisters Duo at the First Presbyterian Church at Market Street and Third Avenue in Warren. The performance of these Polish musicians will begin at 7:30 p.m. Anna Karkowska, violinist, and pianist Kasha Karkowska, ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday: 03/20: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday: 03/22: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 03/23: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Endeavor Township Building 463-7774: Tuesday: 03/21: cards, games, lunch at ...

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Joe Lanich, of Laughing Owl Press, talks to representatives of the Department of Community of Economic Development.

Facade grant program announced along Rt. 6

PA Route 6 Alliance and the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) have announced they will be launching a regional facade grant program for communities along Route 6 in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The program is made possible due to a $183,000 Keystone Communities grant from the ...

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Mark King (left) Warren Gives Coordinator and John Lasher (right) Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Warren County, conduct a meeting for Warren Gives 2017 participating organizations at the Slater Room of the Warren Public Library.

Community Foundation kicks off Warren Gives preparations

In a series of community meetings around Warren County, the Community Foundation has set the stage for Warren Gives, the all-county day of giving scheduled for May 17 this year. With the goal of raising awareness about community-serving non-profits, helping them to raise money for their ...

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‘A smile that will live on’

Friends of Ashley Mead, a Clarendon native who disappeared on Feb. 12 from Boulder, Colorado, are organizing a benefit for her family. “Ashley grew up in the small town of Clarendon, where she flourished and grew with passion and love in her heart,” writes her friend Alyssa McDowell. ...

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Lions, Tigers and Wolves of Youngsville Pack 30 held their Pinewood Derby recently. From left are Connor Tuttle, first place, Carson Rutherford, second, Joshua Pikna, third, and Benjamin Blauser, Best of Show for his car workmanship.

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Gun raffle A gun raffle to benefit the Warren County Claybusters Youth Shooting Team will be held Saturday, April 1, at Pleasant Township Social Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling (814) 462-6008. A purchase of a ticket includes entry, food and drinks. ...

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Lelia Barmes and Colin Blair are painting their background.

‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See?’

Story time is always a good time when you’re in kindergarten. It’s an even better time when you’re the one writing the story. In an effort to get students excited about storytelling and writing, Rachael McClellan is using the iconic work of children’s author and illustrator Eric ...

TO DO

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com. March 16: Warren Garden Club Meeting and Luncheon St. Joseph ...

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Warren Area Elementary Center held a spirit week February 28 to March 3 to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students participated in fun themes like silly sock day and crazy hair day. On Friday, students wore hats and were invited to donate a dollar to the Warren Public Library’s Children’s Department in honor of our celebration. Pictured are some third-grade students from WAEC showing off their hats.

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Benefit Dinner Spaghetti and meatball or chicken alfredo dinner to help with the cost of Caroline Gourley’s funeral expenses. She was not able to get Life Insurance, as she had too many health issues. The benefit will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall from 5 to 7 ...

Fundations improving our youth literacy

This article was originally published in the Thursday, March 2, edition of the Times Observer. Work toward improving literacy at the kindergarten through third-grade levels in the Warren County School District has been successful. Prior to the 2016/2017 school year, Director of Curriculum, ...

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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 ...

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Warren Area Elementary Center held a spirit week February 28 to March 3 to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students participated in fun themes like silly sock day and crazy hair day. On Friday, students wore hats and were invited to donate a dollar to the Warren Public Library’s Children’s Department in honor of our celebration. Pictured are some third-grade students from WAEC showing off their hats.

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Bridge results Winners at Monday night bridge at YMCA were: 1st—Carolyn Lake and Joyce Hill with 42; 2nd and 3rd—tie-Jill Dart and Ellen Ruffolo tied with Tana and Glenn Fegely with 33. Caregivers’ Support Group meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Caregivers’ Support ...

Audubon hike March 20

What better way to welcome spring than with a hike on the beautiful grounds of the Audubon Community Nature Center. Audubon will provide the landscape and Senior Naturalist Sarah Hatfield will lead you through the woodlands on the first day of spring, Monday, March 20. At this 3-to-4 p.m. ...

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Events around Warren County on Wednesday: ¯ Warren Rotary Club, second floor, Conewango Men’s Club, Market St., Warren, noon. ¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ¯ Kiwanis Club, Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 12:10 p.m. ¯ Senior ...

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Brody Alexander proudly stands next to his tall tower built with Magna-Tiles on Saturday, March 11, at the Warren Public Library during the Lego’s and Lincoln Logs program. This program supports STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by providing educational toys such as Lego’s, Lincoln Logs and Magna-Tiles, that enhance logic, problem solving, creativity, and experimentation while having fun. These toys are set out in the Children’s Department on select dates for several hours so children can just stop by and play to their heart’s content. However, what goes up must come down. Children are expected to disassemble what they have assembled, which is part of the learning process. Parents are encouraged to take photos of their child’s creation so children can proudly show off their creations to friends and relatives. Upcoming dates for Lego’s and Lincoln Logs include April 5 and May 3 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., and April 8 and May 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Outdoor Club On Sunday, March 19, the AOC will hike and picnic at Jakes Rocks. Hot dogs and fixings will be provided. Participants should bring a dish to pass and meet at the Jakes Rocks Parking Lot at 1:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for AOC members to see the new trails. For more ...

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Tuesday events: Ø Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ø Soup Kitchen, dinner and fellowship for all people, St. Joseph’s Center, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ø Exalt Teen Power Hour, First Church of the Nazarene, 907 Pennsylvania Ave. E., 7 p.m. Ø ...

Eisenhower kids to ‘Kick Butts’ on March 15, 16

Kids in Pennsylvania, including at Eisenhower High School, will unite against tobacco use on March 15-16 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day (March 15). More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States and around the world for this annual day of ...