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ADK Ohio Beta Alpha Chapter hears program on winemaking, plans picnic meeting for May

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Beta Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority met April 5 at Malara Hall in Steubenville. Chaplain Pam Fithen read a “Easter Thought” and offered prayer.

Maureen Taggert introduced Michelle Blazec, a Toronto high school biology teacher, who presented a program on winemaking. She shared how she started making wine when she lived in Vermont. Blazec explained that she makes two batches of wine a year – one at Christmas and one in the summer. As part of her program, she gave each member present a bottle of Merlot to take home.

President Linda Lenzi led the business meeting, announcing that the installation of new leaders will take place at the May meeting. The money was collected for Valley Hospice.

Fraternal Education Chair Joyce Cammilletti presented members with a quiz featuring ADK idioms.

Membership Chair Michele Fabbro announced that she had sent out invitations to four potential members, inviting them to the May picnic. Ways and Means President Sue Davidson discussed plans for a bus trip and a mum sale. Both fundraisers will take place in the fall.

The hostesses for the evening were Davidson, Taggert and Janis Westfall.

The next meeting will be a picnic at the Unionport Shelter House on May 3 at 5 p.m. Members will bring food.

The last meeting of the year will take place on June 7 at the Zalenski restaurant. The time will be announced at the next meeting.

Weirton Church offering free food and clothing

WEIRTON – Abundant Grace Bible Church, 3900 Brightway St., Weirton, is offering a free pantry of food and clothing to residents of the tri-state area.

The pantry will be available every third Sunday of the month, starting April 17.

Pantry hours are 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call (304) 670-9334.

Weir High Class from 1967

prepare lunch on Thursday

WEIRTON — The Weir Upper Class of 1967 will host lunch Thursday, beginning at noon, at Theo Yianni’s Restaurant located at 322 American Way, Weirton.

All classmates and spouses are welcome.

Brooke Library Book Club

appointment scheduled for April 28

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. on April 28 to discuss Neil Gaiman “The ocean at the end of the road.”

New members are invited to participate in person or virtually in the free club by registering at or by calling (304) 737-1551.

Members will receive a copy of May’s book at the meeting.

Wellsburg Kiwanis, Mayor’s Office Plan Prayer Service

WELLSBURG — The Kiwanis Club of Wellsburg and the Mayor’s Office will hold a noon service May 5 in the Wellsburg Town Square in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

The guest speaker will be Reverend Sharon Watkins, minister at Bethany Memorial Church and former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as well as author of “Together: A call for unity in our fragmented world.”

The Kiwanis club will provide a free lunch.

Extension service providing

computer help

WELLSBURG — Anyone needing help setting up an email account, downloading e-books, and learning other internet and computer skills is invited to visit the Brooke County Public Library from 11 a.m. to noon on the first and third Monday of each month.

A representative from the West Virginia University Extension Service will teach these and other skills.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is suggested by calling (304) 737-1551 or visiting

WVNCC votes on your favorite 1970s movie

WHEELING — As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, West Virginia Northern Community College is inviting members of the community to vote for a 1970s film to be screened this spring at their Wheeling campus.

Everyone can vote for one of six films – “Jaws,” “Rocky,” “King Kong,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” “Superman” and “Fat” – via the event calendar link on

The film with the most votes after April 1 will be screened in the outdoor plaza of the B&O Building on May 6.

WVNCC President Daniel Mosser said: “Our community is such an integral part of Northern’s success that we wanted to give everyone the chance to be a part of our 50th anniversary celebration. This is just one of the many ways we give back to the community during this milestone and celebration. »

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