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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 Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority met on April 5 at Malara Hall in Steubenville. Chaplain Pam Fithen read an “Easter Thought” and offered prayer.

Maureen Taggert introduced Michelle Blazec, a biology teacher at Toronto High School who presented a program on winemaking. She related how she got started making wine when she was living 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 a bottle of merlot to take home.

President Linda Lenzi conducted the business meeting, announcing that the installation of new officers will be conducted at the May meeting. Money was collected for Valley Hospice.

Fraternal Education Chairman Joyce Cammilletti presented the members with a quiz containing ADK idioms.

Membership Chairman Michele Fabbro announced that she has sent invitations to four prospective members, inviting them to the May picnic. Sue Davidson, ways and means chairman, discussed plans for a bus trip and a mum sale. Both fundraisers will take place in the fall.

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 pm Members will bring food.

The final meeting of the year will be held June 7 at Zalenski’s Restaurant. The time will be announced at the next meeting.

Weirton church offering free food and clothing pantry

WEIRTON — Abundant Grace Bible Church, 3900 Brightway St., Weirton, is offering a free food and clothing pantry to residents of the Tri-State Area.

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

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

Weir High Class of 1967

plans Thursday luncheon

WEIRTON — The Weir High Class of 1967 will hold a luncheon on Thursday, beginning at noon at Theo Yianni’s Restaurant located at 322 American Way, Weirton.

All classmates and spouses are welcome to attend.

Brooke Library book club

scheduled to meet April 28

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library Book Club will meet at 5 pm April 28 to discuss Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane.”

New members are welcome to participate in person or virtually in the free club by registering at or 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 Wellsburg Kiwanis Club and mayor’s office will present a service at noon May 5 at the Wellsburg Town Square in observation of National Day of Prayer.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. 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 “Whole: A Call to Unity in Our Fragmented World.”

The Kiwanis Club will provide a free lunch.

Extension service providing

help with computer skills

WELLSBURG — Anyone needing help creating an e-mail account, downloading e-books and learning other Internet and computer skills is welcome to visit the Brooke County Public Library from 11 am to noon on the first and third Monday of each month.

A representative of the West Virginia University Extension Service will teach those and other skills.

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

WVNCC taking votes on your favorite movie from the 1970s

WHEELING — As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, West Virginia Northern Community College is inviting community members to vote on a 1970s movie that will be shown this spring on their Wheeling campus.

Anyone can vote for one of six movies — “Jaws,” “Rocky,” “King Kong,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “superman” and “Grease” — through the events calendar link at

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

WVNCC President Daniel Mosser said, “Our community has been such an integral part of Northern’s success, so we wanted to give everyone a chance to participate in the celebration of our 50th anniversary. This is just one of the many ways we are giving back to the community during this milestone and celebration.”

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