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February 11, 2013
The Herald-Star

Easter kielbasa orders

being taken by CCHS group

Catholic Central High School's Home and School Committee has brought back a tradition of the Ohio Valley as one of its fundraisers, and it involves "the original recipe for the beloved St. Stanislaus homemade, traditional Polish kielbasa."

Pre-paid orders for St. Stan's homemade Polish kielbasa for Easter are being taken through Feb. 25. The cost is $5 per pound.

Checks can be made out to CCHS H&S Sausage and either dropped off at the CCHS office in a marked envelope or mailed to Catholic Central High School, Attn: H&S Sausage, 320 Westview Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.

The pickup day is March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CCHS cafeteria, which is in the back of the school building.

Questions can be directed to committee member Mary Godich at (740) 944-1249 or Kathie DiCarlantonio at (740) 264-4144.

All profits generated benefit CCHS' general operating budget.

Camera club announces

January competition winners

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has listed the winners of the January competition.

The print winners for the topic of the month "Frost" were Claudia Norris, first place; Barb Momyer, second place; and Stephen Mihopulos, third place. In the open category, the winners included Andy Tindor, first place; Steve Roberts, second place; and Vince Trupiano, third place. The special effects winners were Mihopulos, first place; Anissa Wellington, second place; and Becky Mihopulos, third place. The winners' pictures can be found on Facebook at the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club page.

The slide winners for the topic "Frost" were Norris, first place; Steve Whiting, second place; and Trupiano, third place. The open category winners included Norris, first place; Whiting, second place; and Jack Hatala, third place. The special effects winners were Norris, first place; Trupiano, second place; and Hatala, third place.

Camera club member Sam Rees presented the workshop for January on the topic of using Lightroom Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Rees used his laptop computer along with a digital projector to show samples of photoshop techniques on a large screen so all the club members could see how to do the various techniques. Rees showed how to cut out something from one picture and to insert it into another background and size that inserted photo larger or smaller. He also showed how to fix flaws in people's portraits and how to cover up things in a picture that are distracting or unattractive to the scene.

Some of the club members had their scenic pictures published in the 2013 McBane Insurance Co. calendar. The calendar was passed around for club members to see. All photos were taken in Jefferson and Carroll counties, and members with pictures in the calendar include Leanne Sinicropi, Melissa Bendle, Karen Tindor, Norris, Don Roberts and Diane Bannister.

The next camera club workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church hall in Wintersville off state Route 43. The workshop topic will be "How to Photograph Wildflowers and Waterfalls." Anyone is welcome to attend. The competition meeting will be Feb. 19.

For information, contact Whiting, club president, at (740) 546-3923.

Annual Stitch in Public

scheduled for Feb. 26

The public is invited to attend and participate in the National Trail Stitchers of the Embroidery Guild of America's Annual Stitch in Public.

This year's event is being held at the Howard Long Wellness Center at 800 Medical Park, Wheeling, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

"Anyone interested in the needle arts is invited to come and stitch with us or if you are working on a project and have a question or are stumped on how to continue and need some friendly help, please stop by. We'd love to sit and stitch with you," a guild spokesperson said. "If you ever wondered what hardanger is and would like to explore the world of needle arts, come to our stitch in public," the spokesperson said.

The event will include displays of various needle arts from cross stitch and surface embroidery to monk cloth and canvas. All creative works displayed are made by the members of the National Trail Stitchers, whose members are from throughout the Upper Ohio Valley.

The mission of the group is to stimulate appreciation for and celebrate the heritage of embroidery by advancing the highest standards of excellence in its practice through education, exhibition, preservation, collection and research,

The EGA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the art of embroidery. Membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from the beginner to the professional. Members work within local chapters or in a member-at-large network to improve their skills and knowledge.

Numerous opportunities are available to learn embroidery and needlework techniques, including chapter meetings, workshops, correspondence courses, certification programs and national and regional seminars. In addition, the guild offers free projects, a youth program, a quarterly magazine and national traveling exhibits

Regular meetings are held September through May on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopalian Church located at 1414 Chapline St., Wheeling.

Every June the chapter has its stitch on the porch at Sandscrest Retreat Center. Summer months are stitch-ins and other scheduled activities and outings.

For information, contact Christine at (304) 242-2355 or Maxine at (304) 242-2340.

Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women to meet

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Follansbee library.

It will launch the kickoff of the membership drive and "Bring a Guest Night."

Inquiries can be directed to Anna Gillespie, president, by calling (304) 748-1447.

In the event of inclement weather, the phone committee will notify members of a cancellation.

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