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School lunch heroes

For more than a month, the summer lunch program has been running fast and furious outside of its normal timeline. To recognize the many individuals who are making a difference in our community by providing nutritious meals to students including those who may not have that opportunity at home, ...

‘At the front door’

Tough times often hit those who give as well as those who need. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Warren County Jail are helping to make sure The Salvation Army has what it needs to help people. On Thursday, deputies collected a donation from Walmart of 1,032 food items valued at ...

City awards bids for sensory playground construction

Warren City Council has approved bids for the sensory playground project at Lacy Park. The action to award two contracts was undertaken during a special council meeting held virtually on Thursday. City Engineer Chad Yurisic said a bid opening was held on Wednesday. There were two contracts ...

Those tricky sweet peas

I have always loved sweet peas, a flowering annual of many colors and sweet fragrance. As a little girl I helped my grandmother plant her presoaked sweet pea seeds against the lattice wall of the summer house. This garden tradition always took place on Good Friday so that the spring moon would ...

Briefs…

Birdathon 2020 With the need for social distancing, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is taking a different approach to its Birdathon 2020 fundraiser on Saturday, May 2. The rain-or-shine event raises money for the Ryan Exline Memorial Fund that awards $500 to a local student pursuing ...

Produce Express helps to feed 110 local families

Produce Express of First Lutheran Church, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, distributed more than 5,000 pounds of food to 110 local families — including families of one — this month. A distribution was held on Thursday, April 16, and included fruits and vegetables, meat, ...

Coronavirus hampers DAV

The Warren Voluntary Driver Association (DAV) is asking for drivers during this pandemic for obvious reasons. We are entering a time when our office will be overwhelmed with supplying drivers for all the necessary trips,” said Larry Neal, office manager. “Because of age or physical ...

Great Duck Rescue of 2020

A family is back together thanks to the attention of passersby and the efforts of City of Warren workers. A family of ducks. It was the Great Duck Rescue of 2020, according to one city official. At about 11 a.m. Friday, an unidentified couple noticed some trouble along Conewango Avenue. A ...

Briefs…

Penn State scholarships Warren County Penn State Alumni will award a $500 scholarship to two Warren County students beginning studies at any Penn State campus this fall. To obtain application forms, call Bruce Williams at (814) 723-8555 or e-mail to christa_williams5@aol.com and forms ...

Briefs

Philomel The Philomel Club of Warren invites local students to apply for scholarships given out each spring. Any student taking instrumental music or voice lessons is encouraged to apply. Please send your letter of application to: Christa Williams, 308 Poplar Street, Warren, PA 16365, or ...

Connecting

Teachers are finding new ways to stay connected to students and parents with social distancing. Sandy Schott, a preschool teacher at the YMCA in Warren, and her daughter Kendra Tudor, would typically open a school morning together to prepare for the class’s arrival. Tudor, 11, is a ...

11,000 and counting…

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Warren County has mailed 11,445 books since its inception. The Library mailed its first 15 books in July 2018. Going beyond the 10,000 book milestone and reaching 36% of the eligible children of Warren County is “pretty exciting for us,” according ...

Community Foundation scholarship application deadline Monday

The Community Foundation online scholarship application is closing as of Monday, April 20. Students who have not started an application by then will not be able to access the application at cfowc.org. Students who have not completed an application will be given access to complete their ...

Briefs…

Philomel cancelation In accordance with government mandates for safe distancing, the Philomel Club of Warren is canceling its annual May luncheon and program. The Philomel board meeting will be held at a safe location in mid-to-late May, and board members will be contacted as to time and ...

Senior center information

Sponsor a Senior — home-delivered and congregate meal program As you may know, all Senior Center activities have been suspended in Warren and Forest Counties during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Area Agency on Aging is continuing to provide Home Delivered Meals as well as five frozen ...

SADD news

There are some important messages that aren’t being delivered to students because schools are closed. The annual SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — conference was originally scheduled for today, Friday, April 17. The event typically brings together about 150 students from ...

‘We will be there’

Birthdays under social distancing rules can be pretty lonely. The crew at Glade Volunteer Fire Department has devised a way to brighten them up. “I was reading an article about a fire department in Phoenixville (Chester County) who was riding around singing happy birthday to children in ...