Community

Chief Strong

If you are involved in the racing community, or even if you live in the community, you probably know Brandon Bilskie. “Chief,” as he’s affectionately known, “knows race cars inside and out,” according to good friend Ben Flasher. Right out of high school, Bilskie started working ...

Classroom Read and Keep Program at TCCS

With funding from the TCCS Board of Trustees, students at Tidioute Community Charter School have participated in the Classroom Read and Keep program of Free Books for Kids Town. In this program, when the class reads a book, all the students receive a copy of the book for their home ...

Marketplace

The Warren County Fiber Artist planners of the Kinzua Knit-Away have announced that registration will begin on January 8 until March 10 for the April 5 and 6 fiber arts conference and marketplace. The conference will begin Friday evening with a lecture on “Everything Alpaca” by Carol ...

Blood drive in Lander Thursday

The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York has scheduled a blood drive for anyone eligible to donate on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Lander Fire Department. The drive will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at 4400 Miller Hill Rd, Russell. The Community Blood Bank of ...

WGH basket contest winners

The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors has announced the 22 winners of its annual basket contest. The event raised over $22,000, all of which stays in the community to help the Auxiliary support WGH patients and hospital departments. The top three money raising baskets were ...

Cruising through a winter wonderland

The true lyrics are “walking in a winter wonderland” but for me, I like to go a bit faster; about 35 mph to be exact. My winter wonderland consists of steep snow-covered slopes with plenty of trails to choose from. Practicing tricks, riding through trees, or cruising through the half pipe, ...

Briefs…

Outdoor Club meeting The Allegheny Outdoor Club’s first planning meeting of 2019 is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at First Lutheran Church, on the corner of Third Avenue and East Street. Enter through the parking lot entrance. All are welcome. Caregivers’ Support Group meeting The ...

Briefs…

Christmas Eve service The North Warren Presbyterian Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion service begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Make it a family tradition to join your friends and neighbors for a celebration of Jesus’ birth as we worship together with carols, special music, and the ...

Letters to Santa

Evelyn, 6, of Sheffield: “I want for Christmas LOL. Big LOL pets have lots of surprises and a Shimmer LOL ball and a Hatchimal baby.” Olivia R., 9, of Sheffield: “I want a new scooter that turns into a bike and a wolf plush and no makeup this year. Squishies, slime and aphmau ...

Woman’s Club hears presentation on American Christmas traditions

Dr. Ruth Barnes Shaw gave a presentation to the Woman’s Club of Warren on Dec. 17 on American Christmas traditions. Much of the symbolism and traditions of our Christmas celebrations spring from pre-Christian pagan civilizations and the Roman Empire and, later, from Germany. The Winter ...

Caring with cookies

Sometimes, a family just needs a box of cookies. Students in the Warren County Career Center culinary arts program made Christmas cookies and turned them over to Caring for Life. The organization provides emotional and financial support to families with critically ill children. There are ...

3 flowering plants for the winter

With the garden put to bed for the winter and our houseplants taking a well-deserved winter nap, we gardeners long to see a flowering plant. Fortunately, we have available in our garden centers three beautiful plants that are easy to grow, easy to care for, and available at a reasonable ...

Dance class

Nick Abreau is returning to SLT Academy for a special dance workshop of popping, locking, breaking, uprock, downrock, roboting, salsa, mambo, house and partner dancing open to students ages 7 to 18 beginning January 3 at Struthers Library Theatre. Nick Abreau grew up dancing with the Funhouse ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (12-24): Center closed for the Christmas Holiday. Wednesday (12-26): cards; exercise at 11:30 am; lunch at 11:45 am; bingo after lunch Thursday (12-27): crafts at 9:30 am; lunch at 11:45 a; bingo after lunch Senator Bob Casey visited the ...

In the House

Carlton Brandaga Curtis was born in 1811 in Madison County, N.Y. He came to the area first to Mayville, N.Y., where he studied the law before re-locating to Erie to continue his studies where he was admitted to the bar in 1834, according to a biography from the Biographical Directory of the ...

‘What Sweeter Music’

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Chautauqua Chamber Singers will present their Twelfth Night concert entitled ‘What Sweeter Music’ at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at First Lutheran Church in Warren, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown, N.Y. ...

Warren County 4-H members compete in state horse show

The 59th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show held Oct. 26 to 28 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg was a successful show for Warren County 4-H members. More than 700 youth from over 55 counties participated in 74 performance classes throughout the ...

In memory of one of their own

Warren County Career Center is honoring one of its own. Several programs have gotten together to make a joint contribution to the Hayden Salapek Football Lineman Scholarship. Salapek was part of the welding program at the career center for three years. He was killed in a September ATV ...

Concelebration

On Wednesday, Bishop Lawrence Persico visited St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic School. He concelebrated school mass with Pastor Fr. Rick Tomasone, Fr. Jim Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer, and Fr. Chris Singer, Erie Diocese Chancellor. They were joined on the altar ...