Community

‘Tis the Season, with Warren Philharmonic

Bryan Eckenrode, musical director and conductor of the Warren Philharmonic, will lead the orchestra in a concert entitled “’Tis the Season” at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20.  Tickets are $10 for the concert and $5 for students 18 and under and for seniors 65 and older. Children 11 ...

Food drive set for Nov. 16 in Warren

Northwest Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank and Erie News Now will conduct a food drive to raise donations of food and money for local churches and food banks in Warren County. From 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, volunteers will accept cash and food donations on Liberty Street ...

Warren County represents at Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show

The 57th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show was held October 28-30 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. More than 700 youth from over 60 counties participated in 73 performance classes throughout the weekend. There were over 1200 entries shown ...

Veteran’s Day: Through the eyes of local veterans

Friday is Veteran’s Day and a special section is published in today’s Times Observer entitled “Veteran’s Day: Through the eyes of local veterans,” with reprints of a series we have continued, “Warren County Goes To War.” Veterans are being honored and remembered today throughout ...

Briefs…

Red Hat meeting The Red Hat Purple Majesties will be meeting at noon Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Bullpen. Bring your nickels. County plat books The Warren County Plat book offers 50 pages of maps showing landowners of 5 acres or more. The book is indexed alphabetically by landowner. The ...

Women’s Club of Warren local artisan and shopowners event…

The Woman’s Club of Warren announces details of this year’s What’s New For The Holidays at the Club, 310 Market St. on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As always, this event is a great way to jumpstart your holiday shopping or to indulge yourself. For those of you who like to ...

Annual Beautification Awards presented

The Street Landscape Committee handed out its annual Civic Beautification Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the new Pavilion on Liberty Street. The awards, handed out yearly for citizens, churches, and businesses alike who, according to Committee Chair Josie Gerardi, are nominated by both the ...

The revitalization of Russell

A vision of the late Ramon Harris for a revitalization of Russell is growing among a number of Pine Grove Township residents. The project has the approval of the township supervisors, two of whom – Linda Farnsworth and Carmen Ferranto – are also on the revitalization committee. Ferranto ...

Daughters of the American Colonists hold Oct. meeting

The Kanoagoa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists held its Oct. 6 meeting at the Conewango Club with seven members and one guest in attendance. Following lunch and the business meeting, Vice Regent Nancy Rossman introduced State Regent Starr Lehman, whose state project is ...

Bed tax tabled yet again

The Warren County Commissioners agreed at their meeting on Wednesday to re-table the bed tax issue until they could have more discussions with Dave Sherman, executive director of the Warren County Visitors’ Bureau. The tax would increase the amount paid for hotel rooms from three percent to ...

TO DO

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. Closed gatherings are not included.  To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com. Nov. 12: Russell VFD ...

Events…

Events around Warren County on Thursday: ¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ¯ Sharing Program, dinner and fellowship for all people, First Presbyterian Church, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ¯ Towers Bridge, Conewango Towers, 1 p.m. ¯ Warren Area Student ...

Veterans Day program Friday

The annual Warren County Veterans Day program presented by The Warren American Legion Post 135 will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov.11, at the Soldiers and Sailors Park monument, near the northeast corner of the Hickory Street Bridge. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Burt L. Alexander, Ret.,  is the ...

Briefs…

ReStore donations Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is now exclusively operating from the basement of Second Avenue Exchange in Warren. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Habitat will continue to accept donations at that location on the 2nd and 4th ...

Erie County farmers struggle as milk prices remain depressed

WATTSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dean and Suzanne Curtis paid a price in sweat, 14- and 16-hour workdays, scraped knuckles and vacations they never took. But together, the Venango Township couple built something. They own 515 acres, a herd of 150 dairy cows and the buildings and equipment needed to ...

Scouts Honored

Three local scouts were honored at a ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Kalbfus Rod and Gun Club in Clarendon. All three boys received the rank of Eagle Scout after completing projects toward the fulfillment of the rank. Jacob Fankhouser, who refurbished the cannon that sits on the courthouse ...

‘Building relationships’

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I’ll understand,” the proverb states. That’s the idea behind the Forest-Warren Mental Wellness Association’s County Leadership Team Meetings, part of a Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP) ...

Wonders of Warren County winners named

The winners for the 2017 Wonders of Warren County calendar contest presented by the Allegheny Center for the Arts have been announced. The calendar, contest which has been a running for four years, invites photographers to send in shots from around the county that best express the greatness of ...

For Sheffield Middle/High students, it would be Trump

Students in Tom Smoulder’s homeroom got in on the election game Tuesday, putting together and holding a mock election during lunch periods for Sheffield Area Middle/High School students. Rosemary Nelson, Katlyn Knepp and Shaylynn Nudd, all ninth-graders at Sheffield, stood at the entrance ...

‘Here to support a family’

The John and Orpha Blair Hospice House is one of three facilities in the state that offers end-of-life accommodations for those who qualify for Hospice care. There used to be four facilities like it in the state, but Clarion was unable to continue operating its Hospice House, according to ...