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Italian sons and daughters

picnic at Brooke Hills Park

WELLSBURG — The Sons and Daughters of America Italian District of West Virginia will host a first with an annual family picnic scheduled for August 28.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Brooke Hills Park, 140 Gist Lane, Wellsburg.

Activities will include the swimming pool, paddling pool, miniature golf, paddle boats, pétanque and the presence of Rowing’s Italian Ice of Weirton.

There will be tickets for a 50-50 available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Lodge No. 183 Scholarship Fund and W.Va.

Tickets are $15 for an ISDA member; $20 for a non-member, which includes a one-year membership; and $8 for children 12 and under.

For more information, contact Elise Carson, ISDA Headquarters, by phone at (412) 261-3550 or by email at [email protected]

Weir High School Class of 1960 Makes September Reunion Plans

WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 1960 will hold their 62-year-old reunion with a social time Sept. 23 and a dinner dance Sept. 24.

Participation in either or both events is welcome.

The meeting will take place at Undo’s Restaurant at the Holiday Inn on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

For more information, call Margaret Balint Kirk at (304) 748-7060 or Paula Francis Brown at (304) 748-0783.

Reservations and payment must be made by September 15.

Valley Hospice advert

Commemorative butterfly releases

RAYALND — Valley Hospice will host two “uplifting evenings dedicated to remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones who are no longer with us.”

The 18th Annual Valley Hospice Memorial Butterfly will be held Sept. 20 at Oglebay Park Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater in Wheeling and Sept. 22 at Fort Steuben Park Berkman Amphitheater in Steubenville. Both outings will start at 6 p.m.

“Our butterfly memorials provide a unique opportunity to cherish the memories of our loved ones as we combine music and thoughtful recitations,” said Cynthia Bougher, CEO of Valley Hospice.

“The release of living butterflies is a therapeutic experience that can bring comfort to those who are suffering from loss.”

The event is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. Butterflies are $7 each. The deadline for placing orders is September 6.

There is no rain date for these events. If the rain prohibits the program, the butterflies can be picked up by car at the place of the event.

For more information or to order butterflies, contact Valley Hospice at (877) HOSPICE or visit

Wintersville High School

Meeting of all schools on Saturday

WINTERSVILLE — This year “Everyone who graduated from Wintersville High School Reunion” scheduled for Saturday will include a place of honor for members of the class of 1972, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

The Wintersville High School All-School Reunion begins at noon at Aladdin Land, located at 6355 Township Road 166, Bloomingdale’s.

Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish to share. Table service, soft drinks and bottled water will be provided. Donations will be accepted, according to organizer Toni Jean Dondzila, who noted, “Donations allow this to happen every year, at the same time and in the same place.”

The meeting traditionally takes place on the third Saturday of August.

Follansbee Library Branch to Show ‘Downton Abbey’ Film

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will show “Downton Abbey: A New Era” at noon on August 26.

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch. To reserve a spot, call (304) 527-0860 or visit

Recipe Club to talk about picnics at a meeting on August 25

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library Recipe Club will meet at noon Aug. 25 and share picnic ideas.

Everyone is welcome to share recipes and bring samples of the finished product.

Registration is not compulsory. Call (304) 737-1551 to learn more about the free club.

Weirton Senior Center is

organizing a train trip

WEIRTON — The Weirton Senior Center is hosting an Oct. 13 train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in Akron.

The cost is $70 and includes the bus and train ticket. Full payment is due by September 2. Participants will leave the center at 3425 Main Street, Weirton at 8 a.m. sharp and return at around 4:30 p.m.

For information, contact center director Tammy Margetic, at (304) 748-3490 Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

youth basketball league

opening day, fundraising set

RICHMOND — Edison’s home field will be the site of opening day festivities for the Ohio Valley Youth 3-on-3 Basketball League.

It will take place on August 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will feature food, drinks, a Chinese auction, a presence from the Ice Ceam Island of Cadiz and basketball.

Those interested in registering their child to play in the league can visit Ohio Valley 3-on-3 Youth Basketball on Facebook.

The new field house is located behind the high school at 9890 State Route 152, Richmond.

The league is for boys and girls in grades one through six, according to Anthony J. Forte, men’s varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach.

“We are raising funds for new uniforms that we desperately need,” Sharp noted. “We have almost 100 children who have signed up to play. It’s a first for Edison.” he said of what he had put together, girls head coach Mark Smyth, boys head coach Jeremy Matics and Jason Ensinger, youth coordinator for Edison youth sports.

Organizing it responds to “such a huge turnout for the summer camp we had,” according to Forte.

For donations of hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and prizes for the Chinese Auction and Silent Auction, call (740) 424-0119.

Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. Hosting Fundraising Meals

BERGHOLZ – The Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. at 724 Monroe St., Bergholz, will host three fundraising dinners next weekend – one on August 27 and two on August 28.

On August 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the department will offer a spaghetti dinner with meatballs, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; and $7 for children under 10.

There will be a 50-50 draw.

Delivery within five miles is available by calling (740) 768-3003.

A breakfast will be available on August 28 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the department serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, sausage and gravy, cookies, donuts, juice, and coffee.

Lunch is from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes baked chicken, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, salad, drinks, and dessert.

The cost of these meals is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; and $7 for children. Delivery is available within a five-mile radius by calling (740) 768-3003.

Weirton Church collecting school supplies, donations

WEIRTON – The First Christian Church of Weirton Outreach Committee continues to collect school supplies for pupils at Weirton Primary School until August 28.

Anyone wishing to drop off school supplies at the church, located at 3252 Main St., Weirton, or make a cash donation can contact the church office at (304) 797-7300, according to committee chair Cathie Yeager. awareness.

“Thank you for your support of this worthy cause to help children in our community,” Yeager noted.

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