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Happenings throughout the area

September 25, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Food sale at

Weirton church

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Weirton will hold a soup and sandwich lunch and bake sale, beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from Weirton Medical Center.

The lunch includes choice of stuffed pepper, vegetable beef or cabbage soup, hot dog and dessert. The cost is $6.

For information or orders call (304) 723-9746.

Women of the

Moose plan sale

The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Moose Lodge, located at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

During the sale, 8-foot tables can be rented by local vendors to sell their products at a cost of $10 per table.

The Women of the Moose will conduct a bake sale in front of the lodge.

Anyone interested in donating items to the sale or renting a table can call Sonya at (304) 737-0178.

Puskarich library

events detailed

Looking forward to the Halloween season, the Puskarich Public Library will host a "Stellaluna" Halloween Party for children from kindergarten through sixth grade at 6 p.m. Oct. 29.

Nancy Owen from Turtle Spring Wildlife Center will display bats and owls and will have stories on her collection.

There will be treats, and those attending are invited to wear a Halloween costume. Registration is needed. Call (740) 942-2623.

To forestall the effects of the Halloween treats, Joseph Maiorano, Ohio State University Extension educator, will present tips to get children to eat healthy and stay active. He will be leading a five-step aerobics class for children and their caretakers at noon Oct. 10.

Those attending are asked to bring their healthy snack recipes and ideas to share. Registration is needed.

Maiorano also will conduct a session on emergency preparedness, as disaster can strike at any time without warning, whether it be a power outage, storm, fire or flood. Common sense strategies will be presented to help prepare for a variety of emergencies at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A jewelry making class will be held at noon on Nov. 10. Cherilynn Morgan will teach the basics of jewelry making to create meaningful pieces for Christmas gift-giving. Registration is needed.

"Take charge of your diabetes through the holidays" is the theme of a session planned for 6 p.m. Nov. 7. The program will offer live cooking demonstrations, samples of food, new insights into healthy eating and skills to manage diabetes. Registration is needed.

Wells Township

flea market set

Wells Township will hold its annual indoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Wells Township Community and Senior Center on Steuben Street, Brilliant.

There is no fee per table but vendors are asked to donate a new item to be given out as a door prize.

The Mary Martha Circle from Brilliant United Methodist Church will be selling a breakfast buffet for $5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and bake sale items until 1 p.m.

Questions can be directed to Liz Cook, Wells Township recreation director, at (740) 632-6253 or (740) 598-3967.

Moving On

welcomes guests

The monthly meeting of Moving On was held Sept. 9 at Undo's in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, presiding.

Fred Vogt offered the blessing, and Christine Brown gave a patriotic reading, asking those in attendance to remember the nation's soldiers and victims of 9/11.

Kenny Wells performed vocal and guitar selections.

Table prizes were fall candles donated by Boni and Vogt. David Kramarich and Madeline Michael Boulson conducted the 50-50 drawing which was won by Cecila Arrico. Other prize winners were Beverly Andreen, Katy Rosohac, Bonnie James, June Puskarich, Astrid Brecker, Jack Davis, Barbara Palmer, Betty Mazur, Ron Fallert, Richard Kimbel and Margaret Chapman.

Guests welcomed were Cathy Zeiler, Libby Messerly, Bea Bishops, Cindy Gilbert, Barbara Mayer, Jeanette Spears and Jane Barney.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 14. Anyone interested in joining can call Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487. Dues are $10 annually and $11 for the meal.

Outing benefits


The eighth-annual Tim Ryan Memorial Golf Outing held July 28 at the Cadiz Country Club raised more than $7,700 to benefit Make-A-Wish, according to a recent news release.

The event featured a four-person, 18-hole golf scramble, a Chinese auction, dinner and door prizes.

Since 2006, the family and friends of Tim Ryan have raised nearly $50,000 to help grant the wishes of northeast Ohio Wish Children through the annual outing.

"We are so grateful for the support this golf outing has provided to Make-A-Wish over the years," said Development Associate Kim Sazima. "Tim's memory lives on in the smile of each Wish Child who has experienced the magic of a wish come true thanks to the funds raised by this event."

Tim Ryan died in 2004 after a motorcycle accident. His love for children inspired his family and friends to create an event in his memory that helps make wishes come true for children battling life-threatening medical conditions, according to a press release.

Wish-granting volunteers Tom and Deb Kenny attended the event. Wish-Granting volunteers provide hope, strength and joy to Wish Children, serving as the liaison between the Wish Family and Make-A-Wish staff. Make-A-Wish is in immediate need of Wish-Granting Volunteers in Jefferson County. Anyone interested in volunteering must submit an application, comply with a background check and attend a training session.

For information, contact Tiffany Herron by phone at 1 (877) 206-9474 or by e-mail at

Hall of Fame

work begins

The New Cumberland Hall of Fame Committee held its first meeting Sept. 17, reviewing a list of candidates and the names of new nominees.

The committee and past inductees will vote on the candidates at the Oct. 8 meeting.

The 23rd-annual ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the New Cumberland Christian Church.

The committee will accept nominations at any time, requesting letters that briefly explain why the New Cumberland resident should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Italian club plans

classes, event

President Carm Gentile presided at the Sept. 17 meeting of the Italian American Cultural Club attended by 120 members.

Michele Fabbro has applications for new members. She also reported on the All Souls Mass to be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at St. Agnes Church, where the Rev. James Dunfee will celebrate a Mass for deceased club members. Car pools are available for anyone needing a ride to the Mingo church. The committee will serve refreshments afterwards.

In a Campo Extension report, Elida Petrella announced the club wants to start an Italian language class for members' children and grandchildren to be held on Sunday afternoons for a six-week period. A professional teacher will be hired to instruct the children. Call Carmella (740) 264-6550 to register a child for the class.

Theresa Metcalf of the scholarship committee reported on the "Festa del Vino" set for Nov. 9 at St. Florian Hall. Iron City Distributing and Choice Brands of Ohio will offer wine tasting and craft beers tasting with Piergallini Catering pairing foods accordingly. A hot beverage bar will be available this year.

Tickets are $30 per person and are available at St. Florian Hall, Celebrations, Scaffidi's Restaurant, Pittera's Pizza or from any committee member. Donation items are needed for the silent auction, which members are asked to bring to the October meeting. Members are asked to make biscotti for the dolci table.

A committee meeting is to be held at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Florian Hall.

Dominic Potts announced the Stabene Society will hold its second-annual dinner Oct. 18 at Scaffidi's Restaurant to remember the late Rev. Edmondo Stabene. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations are urged with 80 seats available. Potts also overviewed Italians and Italian-Americans who have contributed to the success of America.

Petrella won the 50/50 drawing.

Light exercise class offered

Janet Caprarese will conduct a Sit and Get Fit exercise class, for all ages and focused on balance, strength and stretching, at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Olde St. John's Episcopal Church. The cost is a $2 donation to the church, which is at the intersection of Eldersville and St. John's roads. For information, call (304) 670-0081.

Children's craft program offered

Children, ages 9 and up, are invited to decoupage their own unique notebook for school at the Brooke County Public Library on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Ministry having

guest speaker

The Habitation of God's Glory sponsored by P.O.W. Intercessory Prayer Ministry will feature Apostle Mark Kauffman at 7 p.m. Friday at the River Christian Fellowship Church, 193 Nesley St., Empire.

Kaufmann is from Jubilee Ministries International in New Castle, Pa. Visitors are invited "to experience the presence of the Lord through worship, preaching and the gifts of the Holy Spirit," according to a news release. For information, call Aimee at (740) 314-7452 or Carol at (740) 765-4623.

Pancake breakfast

set for Saturday

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's to benefit student activities at Follansbee Middle School.

The cost is $5 per person, which may be paid at the door.

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