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August 13, 2011
The Herald-Star

New doctor to hold open house

WELLSBURG - Dr. Charles Capito, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Steubenville and Weirton, will mark the opening of his Wellsburg location at 843 Commerce St. with an open house at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Refreshments will be served.

Library board to meet Tuesday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the library's Elmer Vincent Meeting Room.

Avella History Fair set

AVELLA, Pa. - The Avella Community Center will hold its 10th annual History Fair Aug. 20 beginning at 8 a.m.

Area residents interested in learning more about the community are encouraged to attend.

Archery shoot to be held

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Sportsman's Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The club is off McAdoo Ridge. For information, call (304) 794-6408.

After-school program needs help

FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers for its After-School Adventures Program.

Those interested in participating should attend organizers' next meeting Sept. 2 at the Brooke County Senior Center or call (304) 527-3410.

The program is held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday at the former St. Anthony School gym and open to children in grades 1-8. There is currently a waiting list of children wanting to participate.

After-school participants recognized

FOLLANSBEE - Organizers of the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program's After-School Adventures Program held a pot luck picnic on June 8 at Follansbee Park.

Students and volunteers were treated to a meal by parents of the students and RSVP volunteers. Swimming passes were provided by the City of Follansbee.

The day included a special visit by former student Meile Morris, who had moved earlier in the year.

On June 9 the program's awards ceremony was held at the Brooke County Senior Center.

Each student was awarded a participation certificate and a gift bag filled with toys and goodies provided by Diana Mendel, the program's co-chair.

Mendel also awarded special certificates to students in various categories for homework participation and behavior. The top students for homework were Sophia Fields and Zane Morgan.

Behavior award winners Zane Gray and McKenna Conaway received bicycles. Each volunteer submitted a secret vote for the top boy and girl who was best behaved through the year.

Volunteers for the program provided the students with cake, punch, chips, a veggie tray and other snacks.

Bethany students travel to Chile

BETHANY - Bethany College faculty and members of its Spanish and German Clubs visited Chile for two weeks in May.

The trip was organized and led by club presidents Catherine Papp and Meghan Philp and club advisors Harald Menz and Joseph Lovano, professors of world languages and cultures.

Participants spent a week in Chile's capital, Santiago, and visited several historical sites.

The clubs also explored the Palacio de La Moneda, where they saw Chile's President, Sebastian Pinera, and First Lady; the Mercado Central; the Cementerio Central, where participants viewed the tombs of former Chilean President Salvador Allende and famous Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara; and all three museum-homes of the world-famous Chilean author and Nobel Laureate, Pablo Neruda.

The travelers stayed another week in Chile's Lake District, experiencing the significant German-Chilean cultural influence and saw the Angelmo Craft and Fish Markets, Lake Llanquihue, Petrohue Falls, Lake Todos Los Santos, the magnificent conical-shaped Osorno Volcano and other sites.

Club members enjoyed honing their Spanish language skills, learning firsthand about Chilean history and culture and German-Chilean cultural influences, and viewing the natural beauty that Chile offers.

Crocheters welcome participants

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will be meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The group is for beginners through experts. Bring your own supplies and projects. If you need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct you.

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

Swing band to perform

FOLLANSBEE - A free concert featuring Pittsburgh swing band Dr. Zoot will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Follansbee Park.

The concert is being held in conjunction with the Follansbee Police Department's Community Neighborhood Watch program.

Playhouse season continues

WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Playhouse's 40th season continues this weekend with its production of "bfF?," a play written and directed by local talent Diana Mendel and featuring area youth.

The play will continue at 8 p.m. today, Sunday and Aug. 18-20 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 21.

The play's title was inspired by the text-messaging craze and the story deals with friendships.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $6 for children 12 and under. Groups of 20 or more will pay $8 per group member.

For reservations or information, call the playhouse's box office at (304) 737-3344.

After-school participants recognized

FOLLANSBEE - Organizers of the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program's After-School Adventures Program held a pot luck picnic on June 8 at Follansbee Park.

Students and volunteers were treated to a meal by parents of the students and RSVP volunteers. Swimming passes were provided by the City of Follansbee.

The day included a special visit by former student Meile Morris, who had moved earlier in the year. On June 9 the program's awards ceremony was held at the Brooke County Senior Center.

Each student was awarded a participation certificate and a gift bag filled with toys and goodies provided by Diana Mendel, the program's co-chair. Mendel also awarded special certificates to students in various categories for homework participation and behavior. The top students for homework were Sophia Fields and Zane Morgan.

Behavior award winners Zane Gray and McKenna Conaway received bicycles. Each volunteer submitted a secret vote for the top boy and girl who was best behaved through the year.

Volunteers for the program provided the students with cake, punch, chips, a veggie tray and other snacks.

Bethany students travel to Chile

BETHANY - Bethany College faculty and members of its Spanish and German Clubs visited Chile for two weeks in May.

The trip was organized and led by club presidents Catherine Papp and Meghan Philp and club advisors Harald Menz and Joseph Lovano, professors of world languages and cultures.

Participants spent a week in Chile's capital, Santiago, and visited several historical sites.

The clubs also explored the Palacio de La Moneda, where they saw Chile's President, Sebastian Pinera, and First Lady; the Mercado Central; the Cementerio Central, where participants viewed the tombs of former Chilean President Salvador Allende and famous Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara; and all three museum-homes of the world-famous Chilean author and Nobel Laureate, Pablo Neruda. The travelers stayed another week in Chile's Lake District, experiencing the significant German-Chilean cultural influence and saw the Angelmo Craft and Fish Markets, Lake Llanquihue, Petrohue Falls, Lake Todos Los Santos, the magnificent conical-shaped Osorno Volcano and other sites.

Club members enjoyed honing their Spanish language skills, learning firsthand about Chilean history and culture and German-Chilean cultural influences, and viewing the natural beauty that Chile offers.

 
 

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