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Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer A few weeks ago, Bethany Anderson, WGH E.C.C. Manager, accepted a donation of 40 handmade wooden toys from the Toy Shoppe of Warren for Warren General’s Pediatric, Emergency Department, and RehabWork’s Physical Therapy departments.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Connie Lucia placed first with Connie Michell in second. Peggy Morgan came in first Thursday afternoon at the Woman’s Club and Laurie Curren/Nan Cashman were tied for second. At the library Thursday evening, Donna Holding and Rita Mancuso were first and second.

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Results form Monday 12/16/19 night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Marjorie Polito and Diane Callahan with 36;

Photo submitted to Times Observer Children have been wandering around the Warren Public Library from December 2 through December 18 looking for an Elf on the Shelf named Dewey. Every morning, Dewey was placed in a different location and she could be found anywhere from the basement to the third floor. Participants kept track of Dewey’s locations and had to record the little book in her hand which also changed every day. Pictured is grand prize winner Victor Rosa. Other winners include Grant and Elodie Criswell and Juniper and Harper Geer.

2nd-Karen Cassin and Richard Woodruff with 36;

3rd-Ellen Ruffolo and Jill Dart with 34.5.

High School Bowl

Eisenhower High School defeated Westfield Academy & Central School, 57-33, in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College.

In another match, Frewsburg Central School defeated Randolph Central School, 83-49.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Erie Insurance and Great Lakes Insurance Services Group, LLC, Warren and Youngsville offices, presented Ruby Wiles of Free Books for Kids Town a donation of $4,000 to brighten the lives of county children with a free book for the Christmas holiday. From left, in front, are Katie Eyler, Kathy Wiedmaier, Tammie Sherrard, office manager, and Wiles and, in back, Paige Foriska, Kathie White, and Terry Coles, sales manager.

Hope Hefright and Michael Abadie of Eisenhower and Jacob Sears of Frewsburg earned Player of the Match honors.

Eisenhower was represented by Jacob Williams, Ellie Strausser, Julia Haight, and Alex Hummel.

Emma Heim, Isaac Caballero, Allyson Schaaf, Chloe Smith, and Elber Lopez-Hernandez Jr. competed for Westfield.

The Frewsburg team included Veronica Nowak, Joseph Mihaly, Kelson Laska, Courtney Boardman, and Bailey South.

Reesee Burroughs, Kameron Finch, and Zachary Farren represented Randolph.

High School Bowl, now in its 59th year, is produced by Media One Group in cooperation with JCC.

High School Bowl airs at 12:10 p.m. on Saturdays on radio station WJTN and at 7 a.m. on Sundays on radio station WWSE. Matches can also be heard online at radiojamestown.com/podcasts.

‘Oh Say, Can You Sing’

The “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” competition is officially open. The Pittsburgh Pirates game day events group is now accepting submissions online for the popular “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem competition.

Now through Wednesday, Jan. 15, fans can enter at pirates.com/anthem for the opportunity to audition to sing the National Anthem before a 2020 Pirates home game.

The annual competition invites fans to showcase their singing ability and selects one talented winner to sing the National Anthem before a game at PNC Park. Once the entry period expires, a panel of internal judges will choose 10 finalists to audition at the 2020 PiratesFest at PNC Park, with one lucky winner chosen to sing the National Anthem before a game (at an agreed-upon date) in 2020.

There will be no on-site auditions at PiratesFest, as all auditions will take place through the online process with the 10 finalists scheduled to sing in front of Pirates players and other judges on Saturday, Jan. 25, at PNC Park starting at 2 p.m.

Fans wishing to submit an entry should email a video file or a link to a recording of them singing an Acappella version of the National Anthem to NationalAnthem@pirates.com. The link may be upload to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (ensure privacy settings on social media sites are turned off to guarantee judges can view content).

With the email, entrants should also be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. A confirmation email will be sent once the entry is received by Pirates staff. PiratesFest, presented by Chick-fil-a Pittsburgh, is an all-day event that takes place at PNC Park on Saturday, Jan. 25, and is free and open to the public.

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