Photo submitted to Times Observer The YMCA is wrapping up another year of providing 7th graders with free memberships. The PA Alliance of Y’s determined that 7th graders are the most underserved group of youth in the state, and that by offering an opportunity of a free membership to each 7th-grade students in the Warren County School District. The Y provides a fun and eventful after noon of recreational fun. They run, do relay races and participate in team building activities. This year, the Y will have provided the opportunity for 318 area youth to be members. This equates to $66,780 in gifted memberships to Warren County students. Shown here is the Sheffield 7th graders. They are the most recent group of 7th-graders to come to the Y for free memberships.

Class to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1954 will meet for lunch at the Eagles Club in Warren on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 12:30. Call (814) 723-3655.


The Warren High School Class of 1952 is going to Perkins Restaurant for lunch at noon on Feb. 20. All classmates, spouses and companions are invited.

Dining with Diabetes

Penn State Extension will be offering a Dining with Diabetes Class in March. The class will be held at Warren General Hospital, 2 West Crescent Park, Warren. The class will meet four consecutive Tuesdays; March 27, April 3, April 10 and 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. A follow-up class will be given in May.

Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with diabetes/pre diabetes and their families. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a two month follow up class. Pre registration is required due to space limitations. Cost of the program is $5 per participant.

Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to sample the recipe. Participants will also learn up to date information on nutrition, meal planning and exercise as well as how to understand common, diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe booklet and handouts will be given at each class. This program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Dining with Diabetes is sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension and is partially supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Rural Health and Safety Grant. Penn State is an equal opportunity employer.

Register for this program at or by phone at 877-345-0691.

For more information, call your local extension office Penn State Extension-Warren County at 814-563-9388.

Dining with Diabetes is an approved research project conducted by the Penn State University. Participation in research is voluntary.