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What’s going on throughout the area

February 24, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Sands of Time at Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road in Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic events Mondays and Fridays. The doors open at 4 p.m., dinner begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 547-4253 or visit

Hopedale VFD to host luncheon

The Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department will have a soup and sandwich luncheon every Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hopedale Social Hall.

It is sponsored by the fire department.

For information, call (740) 937-2333.

Four Seasons have busy meeting

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Feb. 15 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with Angela Gillette, vice president, presiding.

A moment of silence was observed for deceased members Alex Sabol and Vincent Oliver. Chaplain Mary Rose Spano gave the invocation.

The St. Paul Choir provided entertainment.

Bernie Matuska, a guest of Jane Barney's, was welcomed.

Reservation chairman Josie Cekinovich reported 110 reservations and announced the menu for the March meeting.

Membership chairman Ruth Ladomersky reported a total of 169 members.

February birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Marge Trinone gave a report on cards sent.

Upcoming trips reviewed were:

Trips are open to all area residents. For details and reservations, call Carolyn Shaffer at (304) 748-0766.

A membership vote on changes to the bylaws will be conducted March 21. Members with proposals for changes should contact Catherine Hardsouk.

Nick Rodriguez was awarded the free dinner from the club. Winners of the 50/50 drawing were Rich Sklenar and Nick Rodriguez. Eugene Matey, Barbara Cerra, Anthony Beltrame, Lou Torchio, Rich Sklenar and Rose Barbara were awarded door prizes. The next meeting is March 21.

WSX Management Club to meet

The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the banquet room at Gio's Family Restaurant in Weirton.

All members and former members are invited to attend the dinner and social.

N.C. Lions hear recycling report

President Tom Tate presided at a recent meeting of the New Cumberland Lions Club where Bob Manypenny reported seven and a half tons of paper were recycled, with 13 Lions and their families helping with the drive.

The group gave special thanks to Dawn Cervi for providing the box truck and Ryan Cervi for driving it.

Dorothy Hawkes is planning a flag program at 1:30 p.m. March 16 at New Manchester School. Brian Webster planned to attend the zone meeting at the New Cumberland City Building, where Argy Polsinelli was scheduled to demonstrate the vision testing machine and First Vice District Gov. Robert R. Moffett was expected to be in attendance.

The annual New Cumberland Lions Club Variety Show will be April 13 at the Oak Glen High School's Little Theater.

Jennifer Meeker distributed pictures of the club's homepage and asked for ideas for the website which can be viewed at

Tate noted the district conference is March 9-10 at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg. Sherrie Alford is working on the Penny Auction. Manypenny announced that the Lions Club brooms are available for sale. Kitchen brooms are $11 and porch/sidewalk brooms are $13.

Webster thanked the Lions who attended the New Cumberland Hall of Fame when his father was inducted. Webster spoke of his father's life and many contributions to New Cumberland.

The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday.

SHS alumni

group to meet

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Scaffidi's Restaurant.

Red Hat event held at Laurels

Residents of the Laurels of Steubenville recently were treated to an afternoon of socializing, music and chocolate when they invited local Red Hat chapters to participate in a "Red Hat Chocolate Affair."

The recent event brought together members of the Red Hat Divas, the Red Hat Prima Donnas, La Bonne Vie, the Red Hat Valley Girls and the Red Hat Laurel Ladies for socializing; entertainment provided by the father-son duo the Donohues; the sale of an array of Red Hat items on a table set up by MaryBeth Haun of Becky's Gift Shop; and chocolate treats.

Chocolate bouquets and Red Hat mugs filled with chocolate candy were awarded as door prizes.

The Red Hat Laurel Ladies plan to hold quarterly Red Hat events at the Laurels in order to promote socializing with other groups, a spokesperson said.

Anyone interested in joining a Red Hat Chapter can contact Rose for information.

Library program schedule listed

Celebrate Seussapaloosa Day on March 2 at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. At 11 a.m. there will be activities and crafts for preschoolers to do. At 6 p.m. the family can watch a Seuss movie. Registration is required for the movie by calling (740) 264-6166.

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