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Warren Area High School graduate Andrew Bevevino, who graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication and digital media, was recently honored in New York City as a recipient of the Hellinger Award, named for famous American journalist Mark Hellinger. It’s given annually to the school’s outstanding student in the school of communications. Past recipients have included people like Neil Cavuto.

Bevevino graduated from St. Bonaventure summa cum laude and was deeply involved in communications-related activities as a student. He served an internship at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, earning a prestigious Vance & Betty Lee Stickell Scholarship from the American Advertising Federation.

Bevevino is currently a public relations and social media coordinator with Martin Davison Public Relations in Buffalo, N.Y.

Retired women to lunch

The retired women of United Refining Company will meet for lunch at Jack’s Tap House, 211 Liberty Street in Warren, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 12:30 p.m.

Craft show

The Winter Wonderland Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Youngsville Fire Hall. Admission is free and there will be 107 tables. Food is also available.

For information, call 563-4042.

Build a Better World Readers

The 2017 Build a Better World summer reading program ended in August. In addition to attending the wide variety of programs offered by the library, many children sharpened their reading skills by reading and keeping track of books read over the summer. Throughout June, 227 children registered for the reading component, which means they received a reading log along with a few other goodies. One of the goodies was a Taco Bell coupon for a free taco and burrito.

The fact that many children in Warren enjoy reading is evidenced by the tons of books checked out from the Warren Public Library Children’s Department during the summer. Shelving children’s books is a never-ending task for staff and volunteers, and this is a great thing. Children who register for the reading program have the opportunity to turn in their reading logs to receive prizes during the last couple weeks of the summer programs. Prizes included choosing two free books, a reading certificate and more goodies.

Children returning reading logs also received a Pizza Hut coupon for a personal pan pizza.

This year, 128 children turned in reading logs. The grand total of books read by these children is 4,040. Children who returned reading logs to the library include: Maya Alex, Brody Alexander, Trent Alexander, Becca Andersen, Eddie Andersen, DJ Anderson, Zachary Ayers, Broc Bryan, Ty Bryan, Aria Carlson, Jarius Casey, Kaidence Clopp, Caleb Dorotics, Ella Getner, Julia Getner, Zane Getner, Elizabeth Hampsey, Joseph Hampsey, Allyx Hoden, Andrew Jensen-Withey, Zachary Jensen-Whitey, Kelsey Johnson, Liam Johnson, Jenna Kophazy, Kensey Kophazy, Connor Kramer, Logan Kramer, Meredith Kuntz, Thomas Kuntz, Emma Lyle, Riley Lyle, Stella MacLees, Connor Martin, Rory McBriar, Gaven Mealy, Nicholas Menard, Sam Menard, Jonah Mohney, Zack Mohney, Desmond Monaghan, Sullivan Monaghan, Allyana Mong, Raegan Moore, Carter Morrison, Wyatt Mountain, Brynn Norris, Quinn Norris, Guenivere Elanie-Katerine Nudd, Kenji Owens, Zachary Peters, Degan Peterson, Logan Peterson, Make Piverger, Brock Polito, Juliana Polito, Delta Richardson, Nola Richardson, Jolee Rutenber, Kaitlyn Silvis, Isabella Smith, Kathryn Smith, Indy Stover, Daniel Straight, Ellie Straight, Charles Strickland, Ashley Striker, Laura Striker, Charles Strickland, Malcolm Tagba, Kelly Wolfe, Atticus Yeskey, Chavelle Yeskey, Grayson Zapel, Isaac Zapel, Tesla Zapel, Aiden Zawaki, Ashlynn Zawaki.

Russell UMC also participated in the summer reading program. Children’s Librarian Susan Slater visited classes at Russell UMC in June, July and August. Teachers kept reading logs for their classes, and the children received prizes during the August visit.

In addition to maintaining and increasing reading skills, the purpose of the summer reading program is to foster a love of reading. No matter the desired format – audio books, e-books, comic books, or just good old-fashioned books – staff at the Warren Public Library encourage children to read.

Purple Majesties to meet

The Purple Majesties chapter of the Red Hat Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville.

Class to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1960 will have lunch on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Fuji’s in Lakewood, N.Y. at noon. Call Jim and Betty at (814) 489-5095 for a ride or reservation. Bring a friend or mate.

Class lunch date change

The Warren High School class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday this month — Tuesday, Nov. 14 — at Jack’s Tap House, formerly Liberty Street Cafe.

PASR grants

The Warren/Forest Chapter of the PASR recently awarded grants of $150 to the following school employees:

Kathy Preisel, East Forest Elementary; Laura Demers, Warren Area Elementary Center; Eric Shotts, Eisenhower Middle School; Jamie Tagba, Warren Area High School; Jenny Watt, Youngsville Elementary/Middle School; and Diane Eaton and Lynn Raffaele, Warren Area Elementary Center.

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