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What’s going on throughout the area

October 17, 2013
The Herald-Star

Art show at

EGCC in progress

Eastern Gateway Community College is hosting a three-person art show on its Jefferson County Campus through Oct. 25. The event is in conjunction with the Steubenville Art Association.

Ada Clark of Cadiz, Jim Gorney of Mingo Junction and Larry King of Steubenville are displaying their works in the first of three SAA shows at the college this academic year.

All the artists have won various awards. Clark uses watercolors. Gorney works with color pencils, watercolors, acrylics and oils. King uses oils.

The show is open to the public at the college's main campus in Steubenville.

AMVETS Post to

meet Saturday

AMVETS Post 275 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Health Fair that will be held at Steubenville High School. All veterans are welcome to attend the meeting and especially the health fair, according to Dan Wilson, post commander.

For information, contact Wilson at (740) 317-8646.

Card party set

for Sunday

The Women of the Wellsburg Moose will hold a card party at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

The cost is $6, which includes a meal of homemade meatball sandwiches, pasta salad and cupcakes and a chance for a door prize. There also will be drawings for a television, card table set, cash, handmade crafts and many other items.

The group's biggest fundraiser, it supports holiday parties held for children, food baskets provided to residents in need, sponsorship of local teens to the Girls State leadership camp and other community service projects.

Park to hold Trick or Treat Trail

Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg will hold its Halloween Treat or Trail from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event is open to children in grade 4 and under. Admission is $5.

SHS alumni

group to meet

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

Country Friends

events detailed

The Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station Saturday at Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

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

Country Friends host covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, visit or call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

New officers for

garden club

The Woodland Garden Club met Oct. 3 at the Shorac Family Center with 16 members present for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Guests were Stephanie Wendell and Jodi Russell.

Carole Patton read an inspirational passage called "Seeds & Soils." Roll call was answered by naming a favorite local fall foliage display.

President Eleanor Drazich led the business meeting. Communications included a report from the fair flower show indicating 91 points awarded. The Wintersville post office site has been decorated for fall. The club's annual Christmas dinner will be held Dec. 5 at the Steubenville Country Club.

Plans for the October regional meeting were finalized. Woodland Garden Club will host the event on Saturday at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville.

The November meeting will be a workshop at Oglebay to make a Christmas wreath or centerpiece. Members are to meet at the Shorac Family Center at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

Region 12 President Jodi Russell installed the following new officers for the 2013-14 club year, including: co-presidents, Eleanor Drazich and Susan Tatar; co-vice presidents, Gretchen Nelson and Jeannie Barker; secretary, Carole Patton; and treasurer, Bobbi Martin.

The new officers were each presented with a mum.

League fundraiser

hailed a success

The Jefferson County Animal Welfare League pancake breakfast held Oct. 12 was a success, according to organizer Janet Polverini.

The winner of the 50-50 drawing for $250 was Lori Bowman.

The children's art and poetry contest judges were Sister Mary Ann Corr, Kelli McCoy, Joan Tindor, Billy Petrella, Jack Cera and Sara Cunningham.

Polverini said there will be a Make A Difference Day organizational meeting at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Polverini at (740) 424-1304.

Antonio Lodge

members meet

The Antonio Meucci Lodge met Oct. 8 at Undo's at the Holiday Inn - Weirton with Vice President Anthony LaRosa presiding. Mary Rose Spano gave the opening prayer, and Boyd Barker led in opening ceremonies.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Angie Veltri; Carol Valenti, financial; and Linda Pfabe, treasurer.

LaRosa reminded members the group will host the Grand Lodge meeting Nov. 23 at Undo's.

Club tours were announced, including:

LaRosa read a letter sent to the club by the national office.

Gabe Arlia won the 50/50, and Anthony Guglielmo won the Undo's gift certificate.

Family Tradition

set to perform

Coffeehouse at the Arbor on Saturday at 6 p.m. will feature the live music of Family Tradition which is made up of Dale McCartney and family members who are popular entertainers in the area in their presentation of a lively country performance.

The Nov. 16 show will feature bluegrass music from Out of the Blue in Wheeling.

There is no cover charge for either performance, but donations are accepted. The coffeehouse also is conducting a drawing for a quilt in November. A 50/50 drawing will be held, and sandwiches and other food are available for purchase from the Arbor kitchen.

Children are welcome with accompanying adults.

Proceeds from the events benefit the Arbor and its community outreach after-school programs.

The Arbor Thrift Store recently opened at 114 N. Chester St., with all proceeds from it also going to feed the children and support the after-school program.

The Arbor is located at 208 S. Chester St., just one block south of the traffic light in New Cumberland. There is plenty of free parking.

For information or directions, call Debbie at (304) 794-8275 or e-mail

City schools

retirees meet

Retirees of Steubenville City Schools gathered for lunch at the Dove Restaurant in Bloomingdale on Oct. 10.

The group heard plans for the Serbfest, signed cards and were delivered pumpkin rolls ordered from Barbara Crugnale.

Dave Nicholson, president of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, encouraged retirees to consider joining the organization.

November's lunch will be held at Steubenville High School.

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