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Erie Arts & Culture grant

As a partner with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), Erie Arts & Culture administers annual grants available through the Pennsylvania Partner in the Arts (PPA) Grant Program. The program provides Project Stream Grants within a five-county footprint which includes Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties.

For 2017-18, $43,452 was awarded to qualifying Project Stream grantees, funding 28 regional projects representing a wide geographic region from Erie to Grove City, to Sharpsville, Franklin and Warren; $21,978 of that funding went directly to Erie County.

In Warren County, the Warren Concert Association received a grant in the amount of $1,357.

Youngsville closings

Youngsville Borough offices and services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. Monday’s garbage pickup that week will be Tuesday, and Tuesday’s garbage pickup that week will be Wednesday.

Extension office closing

The Penn State Extension Warren County office will be closed Friday, Dec. 15, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1957 will have a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Eagles Club.

WAEC concert

The Warren Area Elementary Center second-grade concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The December meeting of the Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at noon on Monday, Dec. 18, with a tureen luncheon at the Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Parlor, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren. Beverages and table service will be provided. Those attending are asked to enter the building via the elevator entrance from the parking lot. For more information about the December luncheon, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

Alzheimer workshops

The following dates have been set by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter in Erie, for presentation of workshops. They will be conducted by Jill Curtis, Educational and Outreach Coordinator at 814-456-9200 (x5102). These workshops are free and open to the public.

Know the Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (Early Detection Matters) will be presented at the locations indicated below:

January 8, 11 a.m., Marienville Senior Center;

January 22, 11 a.m., Allegheny Community Center, Warren;

February 5, 11 a.m., Sheffield Senior Center;

February 21, 11 a.m., Endeavor Senior Center.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body will be presented at the following location:

February 26, 11 a.m., Tidioute Towers/Senior Center.

Church worship service

The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service for St. John’s Lutheran Church will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Susan Scofield.

Christmas program

The children and youth of St John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, will present Granny Mae’s Christmas Play on Sunday, Dec. 17, during the morning worship service. The service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the community is invited to join St John’s for the program. There will be a Christmas reception immediately following worship and all are invited to stay for holiday refreshments.

WASU donations

The Warren Area Student Union wishes to thank those people who have contributed to its current fundraising campaign so far. All donations stay in the community to help its youth programs. If you wish to make a tax deductible contribution, send to WASU, 330 Hickory St, Warren, PA 16365.

The Community Foundation is matching all donations up to $15,000.

Here are reecent contributors:

Advanced Disposal

Glenn and Cathy Anderson

Dr and Mrs Paul A Bialas

Mr and Mrs David A Blair

Diane Brant

Michael & Frances Brennan

David R Dickerson

Jack & Mary Donaldson

E H Eberly

James Eberly

Sharon Fasenmyer

First Presbyterian Church

First United Methodist Church

W H Fitzgerald, Inc

Mr and Mrs James Greenland

M C Haben

Mr and Mrs John O Hanna

Ms Patricia A Harriman

Terry Russell Hockensmith

Inscale, PC

John L and Cynthia L Jarzab

Kinzua Federal Credit Union

Knights of Columbus

Mark A Krumm

William T Lemeur

Orchard Brands

Margaret Paul

Mr and Mrs Chase Putnam

Saint Johns Lutheran Church

Pat and Gwenn Scutella

Ed Shults of Warren

Struthers Indepndnt Hose Co #1

The Rouse Estate

United Refining Company

James E Vecellio

Warren Lodge 109 LO Moose

Victoria A Williams

Mr and Mrs John Zawacki

Halls Of Ivy

Kennedy McNeal, from Sheffield, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall term at South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College, Pa., A 2015 graduate of Sheffield Area Middle Senior High School, she is enrolled in her second year in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography area.

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