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Arts & Culture

The Better Elf

It’s a busy time of year for Santa Claus but his wife took a break from all the holiday preparations for a visit in Warren on Monday evening. Mrs. Claus stopped by the Warren Public Library to visit with children and their adult friends and relatives. She explained to those who came to ...

Hello, Christmas: Parade opens festive season

It was lovely weather for a parade together with the community. The annual Times Observer/WCCBI Downtown Warren Christmas Walk and Parade had it all — the good, the bad, and the WACKO. Santa Claus made his traditional pre-Christmas appearance to participate in the parade — riding a log ...

Dancing with the bears

Folks of an earlier time, before high-tech became the norm, may recall the wonder of watching animated Christmas displays. While even children may not wonder “how the magic bears move,” children and children-at-heart still enjoy watching and likely capturing the action for others to ...

Christmas parade lineup

The annual Times Observer/WCCBI Christmas Walk and Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the intersection of Market Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, proceeding down Pennsylvania to Hickory Street. The parade lineup will be: ¯ John Gertsch Memorial Color Guard; ¯ Grand ...

Santa’s home away from home is coming to town

What would a Christmas parade be without an appearance by the man who goes by names including St. Nick, Kris Kringle, and Pelznickel? Fortunately, those who line the streets of Warren on Friday won’t have to find out. The annual Christmas Parade and Walk are from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. ...

#cancerbuddies

Brandon Campbell walked into the Warren General Hospital emergency room on June 5, 2018, after experiencing severe stomach pains, a fever, and fatigue. At the time, he thought it might have been appendicitis. However, by the end of the day, he found himself at Shadyside UPMC in Pittsburgh. ...

Pets photos online for voting public

The finalists have been chosen. Now all that’s left is to figure out which of Warren County’s precious pets graces the cover of the Times Observer’s Precious Pets 2020 Calendar. That is up to the voters. A panel of Times Observer judges selected among the hundreds of photos submitted ...

Holiday feeling

If your idea of rocking around the Christmas tree is less hard-rock and more along the lines of a soft, smooth waltz, some holiday happenings may be your cup of tea — or holiday wassail. This year is the first time that sensory activities will be offered during the Warren County ...

Holiday Hot Meals sets a new record

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, along with its partner churches First Lutheran, First Presbyterian, First Methodist, and Trinity’s sister congregation St. Francis of Assisi in Youngsville, set a new bar for its Holiday Hot Meals Ministry on Thanksgiving Day. A record 361 meals went out ...

Sheffield Area Elementary Food Drive with whipped cream on top

In an effort to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness across the nation, Sheffield Area Elementary School’s fifth-grade class teamed up with the Kids in Need (KIN) Fund for a food drive during the school’s Hunger and Homelessness Week effort. The KIN Fund was established in 2015 ...

Seasons

The Silver Winds Flute Choir presents a free concert, A Patchwork of Seasons, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren. This performance celebrates the seasons through musical selections that reflect annual changes and some associated ...

Merry and Bright

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Warren County Historical Society. Since 1999, the Warren Garden Club has helped prepare the historical society for the holidays — in particular the Christmas Open House. “The Warren Garden Club has received several awards from the ...

PennDOT declares Paint the Plow best

Winners have been announced in PennDOT’s “Paint the Plow” competition in Warren and Forest counties. The program “promotes winter driving safety and fosters appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity,” PennDOT said in a Wednesday statement. Eisenhower High ...

Step back in time

The Warren County Historical Society invites you to step back in time and experience a Christmas of yesteryear at the Victorian Christmas Open House & Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The feeling of Christmas can be felt instantly throughout the historic ...

Soup For The Win

When Marjean Hawkins’ phone rang Monday morning, the caller on the other end (this reporter) intended on delivering the news that her Lasagna Soup recipe was chosen as the first-place winner in this year’s Annual Holiday Recipe Book. But the news had to wait. Hawkins, of ...

Warren County singers enter Top 14

If you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for the results of the Pennsylvania Farm Show National Anthem Contest — sit back and rejoice. Two young ladies from Warren County both landed a spot in the top 14 vocalists. Elissa Errett, of Warren and Elizabeth Lucks, of Pittsfield, both ...

Snowscapes

Students throughout Warren and Forest counties have painted plows. Now those submissions are out for a public vote. PennDOT’s “Paint the Plow” program is a statewide outreach initiative “aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fostering appreciation for high school art ...

‘A great relationship’

BE inspired. BE involved. BE invested. BEi. Bollinger Enterprises recently celebrated its accomplishments and kicked off a capital campaign. BEi Executive Director Dr. William Clark announced the “three-year capital campaign to help us better serve adults with disabilities and their ...

Library photo contest entries displayed for public voting

Just when you thought you could set your voting skills aside, it’s once again time to cast your ballot. This time you’ll be selecting your favorite photo. The Warren Public Library is hosting a “Mini Photo Contest.” With fewer than the normal number of entries this year, the ...