Photo by Jay Cooper Jr. Vehicles are stuck in the ditch on Follett Run Rd. in Warren shortly after 8 a.m. Friday with a sudden snowstorm hitting Warren County. Winter has arrived, and there were several delays and power outages around the county during the day.

‘A Christmas Spectacular’

Molly Dies announces “A Christmas Spectacular — Believe,” the 2019 show, will be back at Struthers Library Theatre, Thanksgiving weekend, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

Tickets are on sale at www.strutherslibrarytheatre.com, the SLT office, and at the door; doors open one hour prior to show time with general seating.

This is a 90-minute show with a 15-minute intermission, full of singing, dancing, and a true Christmas adventure.

Cameo of Caring nursing award

Photo submitted to Times Observer ‘A Christmas Spectacular — Believe’ is presented Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 through four shows at Struthers Library Theatre. The cast includes, from left, in row five, Lilly Branthoover, Hanna Hoffman, Anne Schwanke, Kaitlyn McCracken, Alyssa Wismar, Michael Stenberg, Logan Johnson, Samuel Smith, Allan Branthoover, Adam McChesney, and Andrew Bailey; row four, Ella Getner, Abigail Wilson, Kelsey Angove, Anna Courson, Jordan Young, Sarah Tome, Ashley Hoffman, Rachael Courson, Hannah Augenstein, Paige Rafalski, Casey Walters-Snook, Ella Solberg, and Madeline Archuleta; row three, Rocco Siliano, Izzy McMonigal, Lettie Pearson, Lillian Jache, Grayce Thomas, Emily Ickert, Madison Hanks, Sarah Hoffman, Abby Gens, Noel Alexander, and Charleigh Archuleta; row two, Jade Sorvelli, Julia Getner, Lara Pearson, Josie Pearson, Emelyn Moore, Mara Dussia, and Ava Hartzfeld, and; row one, Kinzlea Chase, Addison Leach, Sydney Barr, Elise Amsdell, Hannah Gentz, Carly Fitzsimmons, and Kadyn Moore. Missing from photo is Samantha Morgan and Marylin Shene. See Briefs...

Warren-native Lisa Scalise was awarded a Cameo of Caring Nursing Award in Pittsburgh on November 2. The Cameo of Caring award is given to nurses who exhibit exceptional bedside manner, demonstrate a commitment to consistent, evidence-based clinical decision-making, excellent nursing care, and patient advocacy.

Lisa is employed by UPMC in Pittsburgh and works in the Labor and Delivery Ward.

Senior closings

Experience, Inc. your local Area Agency on Aging, and the senior centers in Warren and Forest Counties will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of the holiday.

Warren band fruit sale

Lisa Scalise

The Warren Instrumental Boosters’ annual Citrus Fruit Sale is currently underway.

Fresh fruit from Florida Indian River Groves can be ordered now until Wednesday, Nov. 13, with the local pickup of orders in early December.

This year’s sale features more options than ever – including online ordering, new holiday gift packages, and a wider variety of carton sizes. Washington State red delicious apples have also been added to the mix.

Florida Indian River Groves harvests their fruit on the same day it is shipped; it’s also packaged and shipped in shaped trays to keep it safely cushioned during transport.

To order online, visit indianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/701268. You can also contact a current instrumental music student, or call (814) 688-8458 to place an order by phone. All orders will be shipped to one location for pickup – Allegheny Memorials & Engraving, 28 Mohawk Ave., Warren.

Proceeds from the Fruit Sale Fundraiser benefit instrumental music programs, including the Dragon Marching Band.

For more information or to place an order, contact Rayna Tucher, Fruit Sale coordinator, at (814) 688-8458.

VFW Post 8803 events

Tidioute VFW Post 8803 events:

Sunday, Nov. 10, at 9 and 9:30 a.m. — Men’s meetings;

Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. — Veteran’s Day at the club. This event is open to the public. The bar will be open from noon to 4 p.m. that day. The Past Commanders’ Dinner Happy Hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. There is no daily drawing.

Turkey party

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Youngsville Eagles Instrumental Boosters is having its annual fall turkey party and gun raffle fundraiser at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and wheel spins start at 6 p.m. Entrance tickets are a $10 donation. There will be free food, beverages, and fun! Raffle items include turkeys, hams, steaks, cheese trays, and much more. Please come and support our kids.

Vets’ breakfast

The Third Annual Veterans’ Breakfast, free for veterans and their immediate family, will be held at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m.

This event is sponsored by the Warren-Forest Central Labor Council. Veterans are asked to RSVP at (814) 757-9246 (Rich Barrett) or email barrett54@verizon.net.

Last year, the Warren-Forest Central Labor Council was able to honor 158 veterans and their families. According to the U.S. Census Bureau reports from 2015, 7.8% of the population nationwide has served our country in some capacity. In our region, patriotism and service to our country are

higher than the national average with 9.8% in Forest County and 12.1% in Warren County. The Council respectfully asks you to join them as they serve those who have served us.

Craft show

A Holiday & Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Russell Volunteer Fire Department, 66 Perrigo Lane, Russell. Admission is free. The event features local businesses and crafters. A Silent Auction of items from all vendors will be drawn at 3 p.m. Chances are 50 cents for one or three for $1. Lunch will be available from the Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call 757-8106.

Blood drive

The Community Blood Bank is holding a blood drive from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Lander Volunteer Fire Department Community Room, 4400 Miller Hill Rd., Russell.