Community

Philomel hosts young musicians

The Philomel Club met at the Woman’s Club on Sunday afternoon, March 4, to hear performances by Little Bach and Junior Philomel members. President Ann Ferguson greeted guests, especially parents and families of the performers, and club members. All pianists, the program began with ...

April Fools

The news is generally a serious affair. The benefit to this space? I don’t have to be quite so serious. In the next installment of “Digging Through The Archives,” I found an April Fool’s Joke “we” did back in 1973. I understand that political correctness wasn’t really a ...

Warren County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday: 04/02: game day, cards, lunch at 11:45 a.m., bingo Wednesday: 04/04: blood pressures, cards, games, exercise, 11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m., bingo Thursday: 04/05: craft day, cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m., ...

YMCA hopes exercise partners can help addicts

Sometimes, recovery from drug addiction needs to make you sweat. Thad Turner, executive director of the Warren County YMCA, said he originally learned of the positive effects of exercise on those in recovery when a friend disclosed that it had helped him. “A friend of mine, when I was ...

Briefs

Easter service Otterbein Easter services include: Saturday, March 31, 6 p.m., Easter Vigil; Sunday Sunrise Service at Wesley Woods, 6:30 a.m.; Easter Worship, 10 a.m. (258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield). Divine Mercy Divine Mercy celebrations will be held in Warren on Sunday, April 8 at ...

Jakes Rocks mountain bike trail project receives regional Forest Service award

The Trails at Jakes Rocks project has received an award for being a benefit to the American people. The project, with representatives from the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Northern Allegheny Mountain Bike Association, Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, and the Allegheny National ...

Commissioners moving CDBG funds to help Bear Lake

The Warren County Commissioners agreed this week to move Community Development Block Grant funds in order to assist with stormwater problems in Bear Lake. Lorri Dunlap, the county’s grant administrator, told the commissioners that the goal is to utilize the funding from previous fiscal ...

4-H members learn about government and advocacy during 4-H Capital Days

Two of Warren County’s 4-H Teen Council members traveled to Harrisburg for the annual Capital Days program. Audrey Ferrie and Callie Watkins were be among a hundred 4-H’ers from across the state to participate in the citizenship-awareness and civic-engagement educational program held by ...

A conversation worth having

Tuesday’s drug awareness informational meeting was well-attended. The meeting, organized by Mandie Englert of the Jefferson Defrees Family Center, who’s been a SADD advocate since 2006, was an effort to fan the flames of interest in the community on the issue of drug ...

Jackson Center welcomes founding member of international court

The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and his legacy’s relevance to current events and issues welcomes Jackson Center board member David M. Crane to speak on ...

Christian Women host March Village Missions Country Partner luncheon

The Warren Christian Women Country Partners “Wearing of the Green” luncheon was held March 13 at the ACC. Lynn Espin welcomed guests to the Center and spoke of the upcoming St. Patrick Day activities. Lynn opened with silent prayer reminding us to be thankful for the good people in our ...

Tobacco Resistance Unit launched in Warren County

Warren has launched a Tobacco Resistance Unit. According to Claire Coffin, regional tobacco health educator, the Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU) is a youth movement in the state to “protect Pennsylvania’s youth from all tobacco and nicotine produces through community outreach, education, ...

Illusionist Rick Thomas in Warren April 14

Rick Thomas, internationally-acclaimed, award-winning illusionist, 15-year veteran of the most successful family show in Las Vegas, and winner of numerous international magician and illusionist awards, is coming to Struthers Library Theatre on April 14 for an evening of illusion and ...

Briefs…

Hard Hat Tour The Warren Manor invites the public to come see a behind-the-scenes look at the renovation in progress at their facility, 682 Pleasant Dr. in Warren. The tour will be held Thursday, March 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call Warren Manor for more information at (814) ...

4th of July preparation long underway

The Warren 4th of July celebration is still more than three months away, but the preparations for it have been going on for seven. “We have been planning the 2018 4th of July celebration since September, 2017,” 4th of July Organization Chairman Bill Thompson said. “Our preparations are ...

Warren officials reach out to Wolf for ‘opportunity zone’ designation

City of Warren officials have called on Gov. Tom Wolf to designate a portion of downtown Warren an “Opportunity Zone” as part of a program created by recent federal tax reform. In short, the tax incentive program – aimed at enhancing investment in “low-income” communities, according ...

Warren County 4-H program on display

On March 3, the Warren County 4-H program and the Kiwanis Club of Warren celebrated 30 years of helping 4-H members develop their public speaking skills. The annual Kiwanis 4-H Presentation program at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, aims to build confidence in young speakers as they learn ...

Developmental difference support group comes to Jefferson Defrees

“Mom, am I ever going to grow up and be a normal boy?” That’s the question that got Amanda Englert thinking. She was tucking her son into bed when he asked the question, she said. “I took a breath and said, “aw, bud, what’s normal?” She listed lots of people that they knew ...

City Council eyeing Lacy Park upgrades

Warren City Council has signed off on a grant application that would bring a major renovation to Lacy Park. City Planner David Hildebrand told council on Monday night that the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources requested that the city approve a resolution for the project, ...

Jackson Center hosts “A Perfect Pairing’ to benefit the Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and his legacy’s relevance to current events and issues will host “A Perfect Pairing,” an evening of good food, fine ...