Community

Ringing for a Century

First United Methodist Church is looking to update a musical instrument. A big one. The carillon — that’s the tower bells and the keyboard that operates it — at the church is 90 years old. It works, but it needs work. Removing the instrument is not an option. “The bells are ...

Local Self-Help Meetings:

Alcoholics Anonymous Call 866-839-3401 Sunday Warren • Unity Group (O-SPK-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave., 8 p.m. Monday Warren • Monday-Wednesday-Friday (O-D-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Center, 207 Second Ave., noon. • K.I.S.S. Group (O-D-HA), ...

‘Woofington’ board picks site for dog park

It’s been a few years in the works but plans to transform a grassy area into more of what some might call a barking lot are coming to fruition. The board of directors of Woofington Dog Park — yes, Woofington — have selected a site for the park they have been working to create for ...

Mind over matter

There are eight people in the room — a mixture of men and women and varying in age. Some random person comes into the room and says some not so nice things in a not so nice language. Is every single one of those eight people going to react in the same manner? Some people believe ...

Briefs…

Glade trick-or-treating Glade Township Trick or Treat hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 31. Polka Sunday The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Maple Inn on Rt. 46 in Crosby, with the Rex Taneri Band, Canfield, Ohio, performing for the ...

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Pine Grove trick-or-treating Trick-or-treating in Pine Grove Township will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit only those houses with the porch lights on. Meeting canceled The City of Warren Blighted Property Review Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, is ...

Christian Women hold ‘Spooky Sales’ luncheon

Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women, held its “Spooky Sales” luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the ACC. Guests were welcomed by Lynn Espin of the ACC who opened in silent prayer and Karen Zurchan who welcomed all with verbal prayer. Chair Debi Sprague introduced ...

Garden Club welcomes new members

President Patricia Christy welcomed members to the October 18 meeting of Warren Garden Club at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rebecca Ryan, past Garden Club president, presented a program on Tea in the Garden. With club members dressed for afternoon tea complete with hats, Ryan helped members ...

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Weight loss rally TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapters 1489 and 1688 hosted the Fall Rally, “A Witching Good Time,” at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Youngsville. Approximately 70 area members attended from Clarion, McKean, Elk, Potter, Jefferson, and Warren counties. ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (10-22): game day, cards at 10 am, lunch at 11:45; bingo after lunch Wednesday (10-24): cards, exercise at11:30 am, lunch at 11:45 am, bingo after lunch Thursday (10-25): crafts at 9:30 am, cards, advisory board meeting at 11:30, lunch at ...

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National music presentation Elizabeth Rusch Fetters was recently accepted to present at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference. The Eastern Division Conference is second only to the NAfME National Conference. The conference will be held in Pittsburgh ...

‘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 ...

Briefs…

Ruff Riders 4-H Club The Sugar Grove Ruff Riders 4-H Club met on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Mission Covenant Church, Sugar Grove. After reciting the 4-H pledge, the 18 members went around the table, sharing their names, their horses’ names, and something fun they’d done with their horses over ...