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‘Music in the Gazebo’ is happening Saturday night in Richmond

RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society sponsors “Music in the Belvedere” Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Area residents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and “Enjoy an evening of great country music” at the lookout along Main Street.

There will be a variety of food and beverages available for purchase.

Donations are accepted for the benefit of the Crew House Museum. For more information, contact Phil Judy, president of the historical society, at (740) 765-4534.

The historical society will also continue its series of open houses with the next scheduled for Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 34 W. Main St., Richmond.

Among the most recent exhibits is one that features vintage wedding dresses, accessories, and photos. The special exhibit is courtesy of historical society member Hope Eimer.

Admission to the museum is free and donations are welcome. Summer Open Houses will also be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of July and August.

The museum features a variety of memorabilia from the city and includes a second floor dedicated to Jefferson Union High School artifacts. Various items are available for purchase, including Richmond pottery mugs and history books.

Open-air market planned

for Thursday at Jewett

JEWETT — An outdoor market is held Thursday in Jewett at 308 E. Main St. and at other times this summer and throughout the fall.

There will be products and wares from local artisans with a free setup for vendors.

The dates are Thursday and June 23; July 14 and 28; August 11 and 25; September 8 and 22; and October 13.

For more information, contact Tammy Verhovec at (740) 491 7938.

Community days dinner

scheduled for June 29

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Community Days dinner tickets are available for $30 each at the Follansbee City Building or by calling (304) 919-3454.

It will take place at 6 p.m. on June 29 at the St. Francis Center and will feature as guest speaker lightweight boxing champion Raymond “Boom-boom” Mancini, who went on to produce and appear in a handful of films and serve as a combat analyst for the television series, “Celebrity Boxing.”

During the dinner, the honors will go to Gabe Arlia, Raymond Prantil, Judy Raveux, James Rosso and Mary Santilli-Kimberland.

Follansbee Community Days will return July 8-10 to the Follansbee Community House parking lot with three nights of live music, food and other activities.

Finley United Methodist

accommodation ‘Monumental’ VBS

STEUBENVILLE — Finley United Methodist Church, located at 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, will host Vacation Bible School Sunday through June 30.

It will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is aimed at children from 5 to 12 years old.

The theme is “Monumental,” a spokesperson explained, noting “go off-road for a ‘Monumental’ adventure through the colored canyons and sunny trails of the southwest. By exploring the greatness of God, children form rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

To pre-register, visit or call the church office at (740) 282-9795.

Brooke Library Recipe Club

theme: Fruit dishes

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library Recipe Club will meet at noon on June 28.

Adults in the club share recipes and their finished products, with this month’s theme being fruit dishes.

Registration is not required for the free group. For more information, call (304) 737-1551.

Virtual Lecture June 30 on ‘Child of Awareness’

WELLSBURG – Author Abigail Silver will discuss her book, “Child of Consciousness” about a girl growing up in a family of immortal mediums, at noon June 30.

To register for the free program and receive a Zoom link, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit The lecture can also be viewed in the Elmer Vincent meeting room in the library.

Concerts on the bridge,

Community day announced

BURGETTSTOWN – The Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, has announced its Concerts on the Deck series for July.

Concerts begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and involve the following artists: July 3, River City Praise; July 10, Matt and Beth Hybarger; July 17, the Chrisagis brothers; and on July 24, Vicky Andresis.

On July 30, the church will host Community Day from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, the Ron Retzer Trio at noon will be followed by Songs for Revival at 2 p.m.

Funseekers prepare the picnic on August 21 at Follansbee

WEIRTON — Vice President Kathy DiBenedetto called the June 1 meeting of Funseekers at Undo’s in Weirton to order with Joann Bugin leading with an opening prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and the chanting of “God bless America.”

After dinner, Regina Truax introduced Jack Giacamol for the evening’s entertainment with old tunes and dance tunes.

DiBenedetto opened the business meeting by introducing guest Robbie Kapadlo. June birthdays and anniversaries were noted.

Treasurer Charlotte Christian reviewed several options and quotes for a catered picnic the group is planning for August 21 at the Follansbee Shelter Pavilion. Members voted to have the event served at no cost to members and a $10 cost to guests. Larry and Mary Beth Bauer will present door prizes.

Truax, Tour Director, reviewed trips and excursions including: Friday, Sugarcreek; June 27-July 1, show trip to Nashville; July 4, Gateway Clipper with Pittsburgh Fireworks; July 22, Hartville; July 24, “Rock&Roll” at Lincoln Park; August 29-Sept. 3, show trip to Myrtle Beach; September 21-23, trip to the Senaca Niagara casino; October 12-14, “David” in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and October 17-21, the Arc Encounter and Creation Museum, Cincinnati.

All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

The 50/50 was won by Barbara Jean Losey won the draw 50-50. Bill Shipe won Undo’s gift certificate.

To celebrate Father’s Day, door prizes were given to men only. Carl Truax presented awards to Terry Teeny, Ray Dalfonso, Harold Snyder, Larry Bauer, Okey Nestor, Chuck Bugin Frank Cole, Mark Lewis, Richard Dobbs and himself.

The July door prizes will be awarded by Jean and Ray Dalfanso.

The next meeting will take place on July 6 at Scaffidi in Steubenville.

SAR: Allegiance Sunday

attendance requested

WHEELING – The George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is once again calling on Valley churches, synagogues and spiritual organizations to participate in Allegiance Sunday.

“Allegiance Sunday is a special day, unlike any other day we observe,” explained Gary W. Timmons, president of Allegiance Sunday. “Memorial Day specifically honors the dead. Veterans Day is a day to remember all those who have served in all wars. Allegiance Sunday is a day of personal feeling and expression. It’s a quiet day, not a party or exhibition day. It is a day for all to participate, reaffirm their loyalty and love of country and demonstrate that loyalty and love by declaring their allegiance,” Timmons noted.

“All other national note days are times to remember the historic past, but this day is dedicated to the future; here we have a personal opportunity to join the public profession of this fact by repeating the oath of allegiance or by singing a patriotic hymn together”, Timmons continued.

Allegiance Sunday is usually the Sunday closest to the 4th of July. “This year, the Fourth falls on a Monday, so July 2 or 3 would be a great time to remember that we are Americans. With so many divisions that have consumed our country, now is the perfect time to be one,” he added.

“On Allegiance Sunday, we hope that all churches, synagogues and spiritual organizations will take a few minutes during their service to pledge to the flag and/or sing patriotic hymns,” Timmons said, noting Allegiance Sunday is a national RAD project.

Participating churches are asked to send a copy of their newsletters to the George Washington Chapter, c/o Gary Timmons, 13 Elm Lane, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003. They will be compiled and a report sent to the National SAR.

Storytime set for June 29

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will hold a story hour at 5 p.m. on June 29 based on “The misunderstood shark.”

There will be games and crafts.

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