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Ernie Demeter has never forgotten the sight of seeing Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped there in August 1945.Then serving in the Army's Air... [Read More]
The Ellwood City Art Club is holding its first Holiday Bazaar fund raiser later this month.President Betty Phillippi said the event will have vendors offering... [Read More]
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A ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon in front of the municipal building to honor all veterans on the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day.On Nov.... [Read More]
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ELLWOOD CITY — When "Mary Poppins" opens at Lincoln High School on Friday, the audience will get more than a spoonful of fantasy, magic and music.The... [Read More]
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The New Castle Playhouse is celebrating 60 seasons of live theater by presenting "A Chorus Line," which won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and... [Read More]
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The 50th anniversary of the consecration of the Orthodox Monastery of Transfiguration will close next week with a play about the founder of the order."Ileana,... [Read More]
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Bob Foley saw many things as he sailed the Atlantic Ocean as a Navy sailor more than 60 years ago, including the sinking of a... [Read More]
There are so many ideas and thoughts that come up constantly in conversation or reading, and my mind jumps from one to the other. I... [Read More]
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A real life family will take the stage starting Friday as the McAfee family in The Strand Theater's production of "Bye Bye Birdie."The Carter family,... [Read More]
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The Rev. John Granchie, new pastor of the Chewton Christian Church, is all about his congregation learning to go out into the community."Church is not a... [Read More]
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There's a lot of smiling, laughing, hugging and kissing when the cousins meet the first Friday of each month for lunch and fellowship.Guiseppe and Archangela... [Read More]
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Come hear a tale or two Saturday at Ewing Park during the 17th annual Ellwood City Storytelling Festival.The free event, which starts at 4 p.m.,... [Read More]
I think I need a vacation. I need to get away and have a rest because my staycation is keeping me busier than being in... [Read More]
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The Red Barn Theatre is closing its season with a laugh-out-loud farce."Drinking Habits," directed by Mary Jane Tillia and Dee Eppihimer, has enough laughs to... [Read More]
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Love is tender, not burning, in Sandy Douglas' kitchen as she prepares her latest batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies.As the Ellwood City woman bakes,... [Read More]
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Being scary is just part of the business model for a borough special effects company.Omega FX is the brainchild of artist and sculptor John Guerrini.... [Read More]
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The Rev. Jay Sterling became the pastor of churches in Wurtemburg and Koppel only a month ago, but he already is feeling right at home.Sterling, who came from... [Read More]
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In the day, there were many social ethnic groups in the diverse Ellwood City area, and some are still in existence.The Hungarian Women's Club, founded... [Read More]
At a recent Ellwood City Rotary Club meeting, we were discussing getting ready for the Oct. 6 Oktoberfest, which is a fantastic event put on... [Read More]
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The Fantastix, a youth show choir, is presenting a mini-musical addressing bullying at area schools.Founded and directed by well-known local artist Mary Ann Mangini, the Fantastix... [Read More]
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