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Briefs…

Fundraising dinner

The Russell United Methodist Church will hold a dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, to benefit the Jamestown Jackals basketball team. For a donation, dinner includes pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, a beverage, and brownie sundaes. Eat-in and takeouts are available. At 7 p.m., Denny Maze and the Misfits will perform in the sanctuary.

City department temporary closing

The City of Warren Building Codes Department will close at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, to attend a meeting of the City Blighted Property Review Committee. The department will reopen following the meeting.

Indivisible Warren

Indivisible Warren PA will hold its bimonthly meeting this Thursday, Jan. 23, at Emanuel Church of Christ (1710 Penna. Ave. E, Warren), from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information on Indivisible, see www.indivisible.org or www.indivisible.org/guide.

Halls of Ivy

Students named to the full-time student dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits.

Named to the list from Warren County were:

Clarendon: Mitchell Hoffman;

Pittsfield: Taylor Haight, Linsey Jukes;

Russell: Taylor Braley, Neil Rossman, Haley Spicer, Ross Venman;

Sheffield: Madeline Fiscus, Hailey Olson, Faite Smith;

Sugar Grove: Brodie Whitney, Dustin Wolcott;

Tidioute: Harley Maze;

Warren: Selesta Desimone, Audrey Ferrie, Sydney Fisher, Lily Fitch, Savannah Govoni, Kenneth Lasecki, Delaney Marquis, Philip Passinger, Isiss Pratz, Elijah Rutenber, Evan Tremblay;

Youngsville: Alanna Hultberg.

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Students who were named to the fall 2019 part-time student dean’s list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work.

Named to the list from Warren County were:

Clarendon: Courtney Campbell;

Pittsfield: Harold Dunkle;

Russell: Christopher Branstrom, Erin Motter;

Sugar Grove: Matthew Moore;

Warren: Natalie Genung, Jessica Herzog, Michael Lyon, Siby Thomas, Joseph Wallo.

ACC program

The Three Phases of Healing: How to Regain and Optimize Your Health – presented by Jennifer Merchant, an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and a Clinical Nutritionist at Barkstrom Natural Health in Jamestown, N.Y. In order to heal yourself, you first have to understand how you got here in the first place. In this workshop, you will learn why the body starts breaking down and how you can reverse that process to regain your energy, slow down the aging process, and heal your body naturally. The program will take place at the Allegheny Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the dining room.

Genealogists to meet

The Warren County Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, for its annual Midwinter Tureen Dinner at the First Lutheran Church. Members and guests will bring their tableware and a dish to share. The evening provides ample time to seek research assistance and to share success stories with the group. We will also feature an interesting video lecture by renowned genealogist John Philip Colletta entitled “Your Ancestors in the County Courthouse.”

In this lecture, Colletta will discuss the many fascinating records found at the courthouse that can paint a vivid picture of the world in which your ancestors lived. These essential repositories hold original records that are not available anywhere else.

The society welcomes anyone interested in family history and research. Call 723-8026 for additional information.

Bridge results

Results from Monday night 1/6/2020 duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Connie Michell and Peggy Morgan with 27.5;

2nd-Laurie Curren and Sally Steele with 22;

3rd-Jill Dart and Ellen Ruffolo with 17.

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Results from Monday night 1/13/20 duplicate bridge were as follows:

1st-Jill Dart and Ellen Ruffolo with 27;

2nd-Rosemary Hanson and Dave Benedict with 21;

3rd-Karen Cassin and Richard Woodruff with 20.5.

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Results from Monday night 1/20/20 duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Connie Michell and Matt Oram with 37;

2nd-Shelley Dahlie and Patricia Fincher with 36;

3rd-Sharon Rissel and Bill Kuppinger with 34.5.

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Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Peggy Morgan came in first and Joyce Hill was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Nan Cashman and Rita Mancuso were first and second. Char Hoffman placed first Thursday evening at the library with Kathy Albaugh in second.

First place at the Woman’s Club Marathon belongs to Marcy O’Brien and Magda Fanaritis with Nan Cashman and Mary Conarro in second.

Nature Art Showcase

Artists throughout western Pennsylvania are encouraged to provide entries to the Fifth Annual Nature Art Showcase and Sale which is a free public event being held on February 7 and 8 in the lobby of the Barrow-Civic Theatre in downtown Franklin.

Original 2-D or 3-D artwork depicting outdoor recreation activities, regional landscapes, or the many facets of four seasons of nature are invited. Each artist may provide two items; the individual artist also sets the price for those pieces which are offered for sale on site. Examples are paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, fabric art, metalcraft, woodwork, mixed media, watercolors, pencil drawings, pottery, and conceptual arts.

Registrations must be received by January 26 in order for the compete information to be included in the commemorative printed program. Entries are still accepted after that date, but those will be summarized on a page inserted into the program. Registration materials and instructions are available by dialing Penn Soil RC&D Council at (814) 726-1441, Marilyn Black at (814) 677-3152, Ext. 105, or going on line to www.nwpagreenways.org. Registration packets can also be picked up in person at the Penn Soil office at 4000 Conewango Avenue in Warren, Victorian City Art and Frame at 1273 Liberty Street in Franklin, or Oil Region Alliance at 217 Elm Street, Oil City during business hours.

The public is invited to attend the free Artist Reception on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. to enjoy not only the displayed artwork but also live music and complimentary refreshments. The Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

This free public event is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA grant to Penn Soil RC&D is awarded via Erie Arts & Culture.

Allegheny Outdoor Club

On Sunday, Jan. 26, Allegheny Outdoor Club will ski or hike Toms Run Trail in Hearts Content. Members will meet at Musante Street in Warren at 1:30 p.m. The leader is Earl Ross and he can be reached at (814) 706-1198.

Incarceration support group

The Incarceration Support Group is for family members of currently or recently released prisoners. The mission of the support group is to provide a supportive, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, in a Christ-centered program.

This group meets the first and third Mondays of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street. Use Watson St. entrance off from Third Avenue. The group meeting will be on the second floor. Childcare is available.

DivoreCare for adults and kids

The DivorceCare seminar/support group will begin on Thursday, Sept. 21. A program for children whose parents are separated or divorced will be offered the same night. DivorceCare4Kids is designed to help children ages 5 to 12 find healing and encouragement and establish coping skills during the breakup of their parents.

Both groups will be meeting on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at First UM Church, 200 Market Street.

If you would like more information, contact Heidi Ketzko, DivorceCare facilitator at 723-4930.

Valentine’s fundraisers

The Conewango Clippers’ non-profit chorus is offering singing Valentine’s for 2020 — on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14.

Singing Valentine’s consist of a barbershop quartet (plus maybe one or two extra singers) who will serenade “the love of your life” for a specified donation.

For information, call 779-1807. Ask for Spike.

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Chautauqua Shores Chorus will deliver a singing Valentine and gift to your special someone on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14. Choose your sweetheart or loved one’s home, office, or other venue of your choosing in Warren or Chautauqua County. Contact Stacy at (814) 723-6585 or Elaine (716) 569-3257 by Monday, Feb. 10, for information.

Classes to lunch

The YHS classes of 1964 and 1965 luncheon will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 12:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Youngsville. Spouses and all other classes are welcome. For more information, contact Karen Barnett at (814) 664-7380.

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