AARP meeting

Local Chapter 4297 of the AARP will meet Wednesday, August 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Forester Restaurant on Lenhart Rd. off Rt. 62 . For reservations and any further information, contact 723-7814. All are welcome.

WGH sports sale

The WGH Auxilary will be sponsoring the annual Pittsburgh Sports Sale on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 22 and 23. Items can be purchased at the WGH Outpatient Lobby from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be items for children and adults to benefit the Auxilary.

Photography contest

ERIEBANK would like to remind residents of its 2018 Calendar Contest, which will feature photos from the Northwestern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio region with the theme of “Americana.” Local residents, whether they are beginner, amateur or professional photographers, are encouraged to submit one or two of their favorite photos of local examples of Americana online at through August 6.

ERIEBANK initiated this contest to provide an avenue to feature local talent and the communities in which the bank serves through the eyes of residents as they’ve captured with their camera.

The Americana theme encompasses all things that help tell the story of who we are and where we came from — from family heirlooms to well-loved toys, priceless artifacts and items of nostalgia to pop culture. Things that are red, white and blue, an aged baseball glove, or a restored car are just a few examples.

ERIEBANK is accepting photo submissions on its webite through August 6. Each entrant can submit up to two photos. For details on the contest and photo requirements, visit and click on the calendar contest ad on the homepage.

On Wednesday, August 9, 12 winners, including a Best of Show, and 24 honorable mentions will be selected. These photos will then be printed in the bank’s 2018 wall calendars, which will be distributed to customers beginning in November. The winners will be announced Friday, August 11.

Halls Of Ivy

Lauren Blanco, daughter of Michael and Susan Blanco of Lottsville, graduated from Slippery Rock University on May 12, 2017 with her doctorate in physical therapy.

While attending Slippery Rock for graduate school, Blanco received the Award of Academic Excellence, which is given to the DPT student who maintains a 4.0 GPA throughout the enitre graduate program.

Blanco also acted as a graduate assistant for the path physiology, cardiopulmonary, and therapeutic exercise courses that are part of SRU’s physical therapy curriculum.

She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science from SRU in May 2015.

Blanco recently passed the licensure examination for physical therapy and accepted a full time position with Chautauqua PT, OT, and SLP in Jamestown, N.Y.