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Arts & Culture

‘Gallant service’

If there’s anything I’ve learned as a result of writing these stories for the last, now, several years, it’s that you never know what’s going to come next. In a literal sense, sure, I don’t know what will grace this page in a month or two but that’s not what I mean. Let me ...

Photographer, author appreciates avian wildlife

You could say author and bird photographer Marc Parnell travels light. And he prefers it that way. “I am a minimalist when it comes to gear, only taking a Panasonic FZ80 (a bridge camera with 60x optical zoom) with a separate telephoto lens. This camera has acceptable image ...

Charter Day

Sunday, March 7 is Charter Day. Now, I suspect I’m not the only one that didn’t really have any idea what Charter Day was. But Sunday marks the 340th birthday of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania was created when England’s King Charles II granted a charter to ...

Warren’s Aviatrix

By all accounts, Helen Walker was living a typical early 20th century life. She was born in 1907, married a World War I veteran 11 years her senior and there’s no record of anything particularly remarkable about the first 30 years of her life. That all changed in the 1930s when she ...

The Floyd Concept to pay tribute at Struthers

For some musicians, performing in a cover band may be a side gig to their regular job. It’s a chance for them to explore their creativity and maybe have fun while exploring. Some cover bands reach regional success while other cover bands just enjoy the experience of playing songs by other ...

‘At every hazard’

Eight men with Warren County connections were with the 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers and Col. Strong Vincent in the desperate fight for Little Round Top at Gettysburg. We’ll explore that place and the role these men played next week, but let’s meet them first. Edwin W. Bettis Bettis ...

Feeders bring different clienteles

There are only about 100 miles between the bird feeder I maintain at our home in Boardman and the one I periodically fill with seeds while at our cabin on the Allegheny River in Althom south of Warren. But there are definite differences between the clientele the two feeders attract. In ...

Hearty pansies are full of variety

Pansies also known as “love in idleness,” hearts ease or little flame has always been a favorite flower. By the first of May, my mother would bring home a few pansy plants to set out in a small garden bed where the family could enjoy them. The little plants were very hardy and could ...

‘More than ever’

Wednesday is an annual Warren County day of giving. For 16 hours today, the eighth annual Warren Gives will collect donations, and provide a total of $40,000 in matching dollars, for Warren County organizations. It’s an unusual year. Organizers of the event considered canceling ...

‘Good lesson’

Some youthful volunteers were out honoring veterans at St. Joseph Cemetery on Thursday. Four young ladies, none of them yet 16 years of age, did the bulk of the work of placing flags in the 1,200 veterans markers at the cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. Scottlynn (9) and Madalynn ...

Many faces

Billboards promoting May as Mental Health Awareness Month have been popping up all around Warren County. Much like mental health issues pop up all around us. CORE (Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences) and the Warren County School District teamed up to offer a contest — prior to ...

Sounds like Summer Music School will have different look

Music is a very personal experience. This year’s Warren County Summer Music School is going to feature some new experiences. They’ll be personal, but not in person. “Warren County Summer Music School is pleased to announce programming for its 31st season, June 8 through 26,” ...

‘Emotional letdown’: School musical was so close to opening

The show — Seussical Jr. — may go on. One of the first Warren County losses to COVID-19 was the All-County Musical Junior. The show was canceled literally hours before the performers would have gone on stage, in front of the public, in costume, with sets and props, and lights for the ...

Freshman lets her art do the talking for Mental Health Awareness Month

A Youngsville student is using her art to remind the community that “You are not alone.” Six students from Warren County School District were chosen to have their artwork displayed on a billboard for Mental Health Awareness Month in May through a contest by CORE (Choosing Openness ...

Hey, kids, how about a free online art class?

Local artists are encouraging creativity during current downtimes. The father-daughter duo of Dan Nuhfer and Danielle Martin from D & D from Outland Studios on Facebook have been teaching painting classes in Warren and Chautauqua counties since 2019, but they are now hosting free, live ...

All-County High School Art Show must go on

The show — the Warren County School District All-County High School Art Show, to be exact — must go on. Submissions for the art show are being accepted, despite the closure of the art show’s venue and the inability to bring people together. “We are excited to still be able to give ...

Jamestown Tarp Skunks unveil 2020 uniforms

The Jamestown Tarp Skunks unveiled their 2020 uniforms Thursday and, according to general manager Frank Fanning, "the players are going to have a lot of fun customizing their look for games." That's provided, of course, that the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League will have a season at ...