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ETHS Christmas Dinner

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Elk Township Historical Society will host its annual Christmas Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Community Rooms, located at the four corners in Scandia. Ham, beverages and table service will be provided. Each family attending is asked to bring a ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday: 12/04: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday: 12/06: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 12/07: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Endeavor Township Building 463-7774: Tuesday: 12/05: cards, games, lunch at ...

A Christmas Carol, ‘rock’ style

A Christmas Carol: A Rock Musical is an epic, rock musical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic tale of redemption through ghostly intervention. The show is so large that when it hits the stage at Struthers Library Theatre this Friday at 8 p.m., it will featured the combined talents of ...

All eyes on… candy

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Ruth Abplanalp, 2, accepts a candy cane from Santa at Struthers Library Theatre after the annual Christmas Parade on Friday in Warren. For more Christmas Parade & Walk photos, see page B6.

Christmas Open House and Trolley Tours on Friday

You are invited to step back in time and experience a Christmas of yesteryear from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Warren County Historical Society’s Victorian Christmas Open House & Trolley Tours. The beautiful architecture of the Struthers-Wetmore-Schimmelfeng House, now home to ...

Briefs…

Library photography contest The awards reception for the 2017 Library Photography Contest was held on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Terrie Johnson, facilitator of the Chautauqua County Camera Club and facilitator of the judging for Warren Public Library’s event, spoke to the attendees and ...

Freehold Township bridge reopened after construction

A bridge located in Freehold Township has re-opened after several weeks of construction. The Route 957 bridge which spans Little Brokenstraw Creek reopened to traffic on Tuesday. The bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge ...

Christmas Parade & Walk Friday evening in downtown Warren

The annual Warren Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Warren. Parade registration will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. One representative from each unit must come to the registration tent, which will be set up in the Times Observer driveway, between McDonald’s and ...

‘Tis the season

Four carts. Over 130 items. A grand total of $1,000 and some change. That’s what three local members of the Whirley Land Sharks Industrial softball team accumulated on Wednesday afternoon. Dave Abbey, Sean O’Hara, and Joshua Watson, all employees of Whirley DrinkWorks who played ...

Revitalizing patriotism

“An opportunity to lead, a chance to revitalize patriotism, a new perspective on defending your beliefs.” That was the focus of the AMVETS Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference at Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pa., according to Sheffield Area Elementary School teacher Amy ...

Briefs

Monday Night Movies Monday Night Movies at the Warren Public Library will continue on December 4. This event is free of charge and begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Room in the basement of the library. Complimentary popcorn will be available. This week’s PG rated 110 minute film stars ...

Christmas Concert

The Silver Winds Flute Choir presents its annual holiday concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 PA Ave. West in Warren. The concert includes a collection of classical, contemporary, Christmas and seasonal selections that reflect the traditions and values ...

Churches continue to collaborate on Blue Christmas service

Some people really do have a literal blue Christmas ahead of them. Whether they’re coming up on the first Christmas since the death of a loved one, or are experiencing changing family situations, it can be difficult to be experiencing a holiday that’s meant to be about the joy of family ...

The Running Club

To anyone who has played a team sport, it comes as no surprise that running can be used as a punishment. But the sport is so much more than that. And an effort is underway at Beaty-Warren Middle School to help students come to that realization. BWMS teacher Lori Hahn said the idea ...

Covered: Erie Bank picks up tab for parking meters

The meters are covered because Erie Bank covered the cost of parking. Erie Bank presented a check to the City of Warren on Wednesday that subsidizes the cost of using parking meters downtown for two days. Erie Bank personnel said they would be putting bags over the meters Wednesday evening. ...

Bible comes alive

The Bible comes alive this weekend for the 25th year at Calvary Baptist Church. For Pastor Chip Northup, of Calvary Baptist, the annual Bethlehem Marketplace is one of the highlights of the year. And for the 1,000 on average visitors to the marketplace, around a 10th of Warren’s population, ...

Royal Arch Widow Degrees awarded to wives of Masons

On Monday, Nov. 13, a group of ladies, whose husbands are members of Occidental Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 235 of Warren, and Cyrus Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 236 of Oil City, each received the Royal Arch Widow Degree in Oil City. The idea of the degree was conceived several years ago ...

WAHS grad has art exhibit

A Warren Area High School graduate will have her work exhibited at Ashland University. Danielle Smith, daughter of Kerwin and Lorraine Smith, a WAHS graduate, will be finishing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Art-Graphic Design with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Her work will be on ...

Warren-Forest Hi-Ed receives donation from Erie Insurance

Mindy Littlefield of Calvert-Pearson Insurance Group recently presented a $5,000 check to Donna Smith of the Warren Forest Higher Education Council. The funds, comprising a donation from Erie Insurance Group, will be used to support the Council’s Adult Diploma Program. Since 2008, Warren ...

WGH announces contest

The 16th annual Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Basket Contest will be taking place this year in the Outpatient Lobby of Warren General Hospital beginning Monday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 8. This contest features spectacular and imaginative baskets filled with generous ...