Community

Local Canadian completes her 7-year journey toward American citizenship

Glenna Peterson said farewell to Canada after being sworn in as an American citizen. Glenna has lived in Chandler’s Valley with her husband, John, for the past seven years. Glenna and John met and fell in love while working as missionaries in Tanzania. After getting married and ...

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Blood drive There will be a Community Blood Bank blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Warren YMCA’s Program Room 4. Appointments can be made at the front desk but walk-ins are welcome. Every donor will receive an outdoor multi-purpose chair with cooler. Class ...

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Retired ladies to lunch The Osram-Sylvania retired ladies will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Cable Hollow. Bridge results Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at YMCA were as follows: 1st-Karen Cassin and Richard Woodruff with 40; 2nd-Emily Birgel and Gerry ...

Red, White & Blue in Warren

Residents and visitors from California to Alabama lined Pennsylvania Avenue for the 71st annual 4th of July Parade. As always, the parade featured quite a bit of everything. Marching units, floats, fancy cars, fire trucks. Skaters, dancers, twirlers, cheerleaders. Temperatures in the ...

Ruff Riders’ Round Up held at Fair

The Sugar Grove Ruff Riders 4-H Horse and Pony Club’s 64th annual Round-Up was held recently at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Timed Contest Classes and Fun Classes were run on Tuesday, June 5. Grooming and Showmanship and Performance Classes were judged by Darcy Blout on Saturday, June ...

Practical Nursing Graduates

Photo submitted to Times Observer Graduation exercises were held Monday, June 25, for 22 students of the Practical Nursing Program at Venango Technology Center’s Warren Campus. Dr. Cynthia Cornelius, Coordinator of Venango Technology Center’s Practical Nursing Program, welcomed the ...

Scholarship Awarded

Photo submitted to Times Observer Members of the Woman’s Club and contributors to Warren Gives have supported a scholarship program for Warren County residents. Since 1995, the Woman’s Club of Warren has granted nearly 80 merit-based scholarships to Warren community members. This year’s ...

Raft launch

By BRIAN FERRY bferry@timesobserver.com A multi-agency effort sent a vintage timber raft on its way from North Warren to Marienville on Monday. The raft was built by volunteers at the Toy Shoppe of Warren on the Warren State Hospital grounds. It was requisitioned by the Marienville Ranger ...

Fourth of July Organization’s celebration begins today

“America strong.” That is the theme for the annual event that’s been a part of Warren’s history for the past 71 years. “We chose that theme because when we were planning the parade, and getting all of our ideas together, all of these tragedies kept happening,” said this ...

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Chapman programs Chapman State Park programs Fourth of July week (www.dcnr.pa.gov) include: Wednesday, 7/4/18, 11 a.m. to noon “SALAMANDER SAFARI”- Find out about salamanders of Pennsylvania; where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them. We will ...

July 4th marks 2nd Fish for Free Day

Anyone in the state can fish on The Fourth of July. The Fourth of July is the second of two Fish-for-Free Days in Pennsylvania this year. All state residents and non-residents can legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the Fourth of July without a fishing ...

Emerald ash borer killing a school district ‘revenue source’

Emerald ash borer could bring some money to Warren County School District. The invasive pest is killing ash trees. If ash trees on the Allegheny National Forest are harvested before they die and lose their value, the district will receive a portion of the sales receipts. At a special ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (07-02): Brain games at 10 am, cards, lunch at 11:45, bingo after lunch Wednesday (07-04): Marienville is closed for the 4th of July holiday Thursday (07-05): crafts at 9:45 am, cards, lunch at 11:45 a.m., bingo Endeavor Township ...

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), ...

Acts of Kindness

Times Observer photo by Stacey Gross Jefferson Defrees Turtle Room students Daxter, Seamus, Alexah, Triton, Ethan, Riley, Aubrey, and Ashlynn delivered their monster acts of kindness project to its first destination — the City of Warren Police Department — along with a batch of cupcakes ...

Free Books For Kids Town receives grant

Harvey Stone of the Rotary Club of Warren recently presented a grant in the amount of $1,533 to Ruby Wiles of Free Books for Kids Town. That grant was used to purchase 194 books to be handed out to children in our community. Each year, the Rotary Club of Warren presents grants to local ...

‘Family Fun Night’ in Warren on Friday, July 6

First Friday will be held on the last day of the Fourth of July week celebrations. The Family Fun Night event will start at 4 p.m. Friday, July 6, on Liberty Street, Warren. The event is sponsored by the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, McKissock Learning, ErieBank, and UPMC ...

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Holiday closing Paws Along the River will be closed for the Fourth of July. If you have an animal emergency, contact your local police, or call and leave a message at (814)726-1961. We will resume normal business hours Thursday. Jefferson Defrees Family Night Jefferson DeFrees Family ...

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Prayer vigil to be held On Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m., Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church will host a prayer vigil regarding the treatment of immigrants, refugees, and their families. We will hear scripture and the words of Jesus Christ reminding us that we are to love one another, we are to ...

Christian Women luncheon held

The June 12 “Summer is on its Way” luncheon of Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women was held at the Allegheny Community Center with Kay Gray and Pam Holmes welcoming guests. Lynn Espin opened the luncheon with silent prayer, asking us to remember all those in need ...