Photo submitted to Times Observer Two WAEC students received an award from the PBS Kids Writers Contest, presented by WQLN Education and the Erie County Public Library. Broc Bryan (left) received first place in the first-grade category, and Nathan Klenowski (right) received second place in the second-grade category. Both students will be recognized at a reception on May 10 at WQLN Public Broadcasting in Erie.

Make-It, Take-It crafts

A craft event will be held in the Slater Room from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, and continue on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Drop in at your convenience and stay as long as you wish. This month’a activity will be the embellishment of a 4 x 6 poplar plywood picture frame. The unfinished wood is perfect to accept paint or a variety of additional embellishments so that it can be decorated however your heart desires. All materials will be provided for this free class. Adults, teens and tweens can work on the craft project(s) at their leisure.

Class breakfast

WAHS Class of 1962 will meet for breakfast at Perkins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26. All classmates are welcome.

New Joy of Coloring

Adult coloring continues to surge in popularity. It is engaging, relaxing and helps combat stress. Join fellow adults of all ages in an afternoon of coloring and conversation. Prima color pencils, crayons and coloring pages will be provided for this free program as will light refreshments and beverages. This program will be held in the Slater Room on Tuesday, April 25. Attendees should choose any time period between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that best fits their schedule. This is a drop-in event and no registration is required, so if you need a short or long relaxing break, stop in at the library and join the coloring group. New coloring pages will be available this month.

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 secpnd and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The next dropoff dates are April 22 and May 13. Please do not leave items outside of those hours. Habitat reserves the right to deny any item based on its potential resale value and / or usefulness to the organization. Questions should be directed to or by leaving a voicemail at (814) 688-8671.

Scandia Trailblazers

On March 1, Scandia Trailblazers held its meeting at SkyWalker Stables (owned and operated by Tracy Erickson) in Jamestown, N.Y. Members of the club made presentations outlining English riding disciplines. Jalyn Bimber presented appropriate English attire. Macey Eyler went over english tack and equipment. Sandra Richards discussed working hunter horse/pony. Gracie Anthony gave information on Hunter Hack riding. Kassidy Turner did a demonstration of equitation on the flat and over fences on a saddlebred named Wendal, owned by Jillian Gazdak. Hunter Peterson did a presentation on Saddle Seat, including clothing, equipment and equitation. He did this presentation on a Fresian named Leia, owned by Tracy Erickson.

Divine Mercy Celebration

A Divine Mercy Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 23, at Holy Redeemer Church on Pennsylvania Ave. E. after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. At St. Joseph Church on Pennsylcvania Ave. W., there will be a Divine Mercy Chaplet sung at 3 p.m.

Pittsfield clean-up

Pittsfield Township Spring Cleanup Day will ne held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, with dumpsters at the Pittsfield Municipal Building Building on Rt. 6. It is for Pittsfield Township residents only, with no early dropoffs. There will be a $10 fee per unit.

No tires, concrete, paint, hazardous waste, appliances with refridgerants, TVs, electronic equipment, or asphalt roofing materials.

Youngsville Area Lionesses will be providing help and refreshments. Donations are accepted.

Cemetery meeting

The Jackson Run Cemetery annual meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Families are asked to remove all floral/items by April 28. Any left will be disposed of for spring clean-up.

Hospice donations

Hospice of Warren County, a non-profit affiliate of Warren General Hospital received contributions during the month of March, enhancing the care we give to our patients, their families, and the community we serve. Donations were received in memory of Violet “Vi” Ahlquist, Jack & Judy Barner, Vera Bearfield, John L. Coe, John A.Colvin Sr., Deceased members of the Colvin Family, Geraldine K. Dailey, Richard E. Dailey, Jack Elder, Erma Ford, Richard Freeburg, James “Jim” Graziano, Russell Grosch, Robert Hackman, John Harrington, Mildred Kosinski, Ross Love, Gladys & Mike Lindvay, George Manning, Elaine McDunn, Karlene Molinaro, RJ Morell, Ross Morell, Gloria Nelson, Carl Papalia, Lloyd J. Paul, Douglas A. Peterson, Donald Quiggle, Robert & Cissy Scalise, Virginia Smith, Julie Tencate, Ralph Tencate, Arlene Waters, Genevieve Wolffe.

Other donations were made in honor of The Golic Family and The Jordan Family.

Those wishing to make a donation may do so to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 or online at Your donations support our comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Palliative Care Service, and our extensive Bereavement Services.

Dems to meet

The Warren County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Joseph DeFrees Center, 207 Second Avenue, Warren.

Genealogists to meet

The Warren County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the First Lutheran Church. The speaker for the evening will be local historian and model railroad enthusiast Tom Cappello, who will discuss the history of Warren’s rail service, the trains our ancestors rode to places like Youngsville, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and further. There will also be an opportunity for guests and members to seek research assistance and to share success stories with the group. Gina Cappello will provide refreshments. The society welcomes anyone interested in family history and research. Please call 723-8026 for additional information.

Jamestown history

Jamestown Family History Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at 851 Forest Ave., Jamestown, N.Y. Admission is free for geneology classes and workshops.

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