Photo submitted to Times Observer The YMCA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11. There are over 50 vendors in attendance this year with a large variety of handmade crafts. The Y will be raffling off a large Chinese Auction basket with one item from each vendor. Proceeds will go towards financial assistance for children in our summer camp programs. There will also be a concession stand available and all proceeds from those sales will benefit our Livestrong at the Y participants. There is no door fee for entry.

Bon-Ton group

The Bon-Ton lunch group will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Bob Evans.

Living with Alzheimer’s Series

The first session in the 3-week speaker series, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22 at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 6-8 p.m. The program is led by Jill Curtis, Education and Outreach Coordinator from the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Erie. The topics to be covered at the first session will include information and characteristics about early -stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias, building a care team, and the value of support groups. Two additional sessions are planned for March 29, and April 5, both 6-8 p.m. at JDFC, 207 Second Ave., Warren. Topics will include middle- and late-stage characteristics, day services at Bridges of Rouse, and Hospice care. There is no cost for the programs which are open to the public, but RSVP is appreciated in order to plan for materials and light refreshments. For more information and to register for the classes, contact Jill at (814) 456-9200 or , or Linda, 726-1199.

Route 6 Alliance

PA Route 6 Alliance and the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) will hold a joint press conference Thursday, March 16, at the Laughing Owl Press Company in Kane, at 11 a.m.

PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin will make an announcement at the press conference related to new opportunities for businesses and communities along the Route 6 corridor in the Pennsylvania Wilds. These include the counties of Warren, McKean, Potter and Tioga.

Laughing Owl Press is located at 59 N. Fraley Street, Kane, PA 16735. The building is going through renovations so does not yet have signage out front. The blue-gray building is across the street from Kane’s Northwest Savings Bank. A sidewalk sign will be posted for the event.

For more information about the PA Wilds Center or PA Route 6 Alliance visit and

Halls Of Ivy

A local student has been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

“Sutton Scholars are an elite group,” Dr. Patricia McCarthy, Interim IUP Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications, said.

“This program recognizes the very best of our freshman applicants, students who have very strong academics and outstanding promise.”

Erica Lucks, daughter of Karen Lucks, of Hertzel Street, Warren, and Eric Lucks, of Fox Fire Drive, Russell, is a senior at Warren Area High School. Lucks is a merit honor roll student and received the Iva Carlson Memorial Scholarship. She is a member of Molly Dies Dance Company, and a dancer in the Warren Christmas Show “Christmas Spectacular.” She volunteers at the Cambridge Warren Personal Care Home. She plans to major in biology, pre-medical at IUP.

Started in 2012, the Sutton Scholarship is funded by the Foundation for IUP, along with gifts received from alumni, friends and employees.

“We continue to appreciate the support of the Foundation for IUP for this important initiative,” McCarthy said.

The scholarship is available to qualified Pennsylvania students and can be renewed for four years of study.

Easter egg hunts

The Annual Pittsfield Easter Egg Hunt at Friendship Field at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15. There will be many prizes including some Warren County Fair family packs and Miracle Mountain Ranch summer camp scholarships. After that, head on down to Youngsville Free Methodist’s Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m.on Davis St. in Youngsville.

Northwest Relay fundraiser

Do you want an opportunity to enjoy a delicious baked potato bar while donating to a worthy cause?

On Friday, March 17, the Northwest Bank Relay for Life team will hold a loaded baked potato bar fundraiser in the Northwest Community Room located at 305 Second Avenue in downtown Warren. The event will run between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., or whenever potatoes sell out. For $5, you’ll get a baked potato loaded with your choice of toppings and a bottled water.

100% of the proceeds from the fundraising event will go to the American Cancer Society.

“We’re proud to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer,” notes Relay for Life team captain Jenn Cullers. “We appreciate the opportunity to give back to our community and look forward to everyone’s support at our upcoming fundraising event.”

The American Cancer Society strives to encourage prevention, provide support for those affected by cancer, increase access to care and fight to find a cure for cancer.

Class lunch

The Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Eagles Club.


The Warren High School class of 1944 will meet for lunch Wednesday, March 15, at the Eagles Club, Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren. Get together is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. Spouses and significant others are welcome.


The WAHS Class of 1966 will meet for lunch on Saturday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m., at The Forester Restaurant, 2 Lenhart Rd, Warren.

All classmates, spouses, former teachers and administrators are invited.

Please RSVP no later than March 23 by calling (814) 706-8958/8961 or by emailing to