I enjoyed the “Let it Snow” illuminating card I received this week from the Greater Latrobe School District.
The colorful card features awesome illustrations from Sixth Grade Corinne Gardiner and inside the following post from Sixth Grade Kenley Lynn:
“Fall, fall, fall, goes the snow
“See everyone is different as the wind blows
“Mountains and hills all around covered in white
“The colder it is, the closer the night is
“Throughout the day, many snowmen have built
“With snowball battles and hot chocolate fondants
“Tobogganing with friends day and night
“Hit the hills skiing and snowboarding
“I can’t wait to dream about this incredible day. “
Corinne and Kenley attend Mountain View Elementary School in GLSD, according to the clerk in the administration building who returned my phone call.
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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 982’s Christmas Breakfast will be running from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 12 at American Legion 982 Station, Unity Township.
Unit 982 President Mary Stauffer said, “All Veterans Eat Free! There will be a fee of $ 6 for all other participants. This event is open to the public and will feature homemade fries, scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, buttered toast, bacon, sausage patties, coffee, orange juice and hot chocolate with a candy cane. Bloody Marys and Mimosas can be purchased for $ 5 each.
“All proceeds will go to our Veterans Fund to help veterans and local events. Come spread the holiday cheer and enjoy breakfast with our veterans at 158 American Legion Road, Pipetown.
For questions, call Post 982 at 724-423-9284.
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Foreign War Veterans Paul Lizza Post 3414 Auxiliary will have their monthly meeting on Monday, December 13 at the station, 204 Spring St., Latrobe. The time was not announced until press time.
The Auxiliary’s spokesperson Linda Butler said: “At this time, the Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who supported us with our fish fries and spaghetti dinners this year. We were delighted to see and serve you, and look forward to seeing you next year.
“Have you ever considered one of your New Year’s resolutions to join the VFW Auxiliary and support our veterans. To join the auxiliary, you must be a spouse, child, parent, grandchild or sibling of a veteran of a foreign war. We also accept transfers to our post.
“If you have any questions, call 724 537-6480 and leave a message; someone will respond.
“We love our veterans.
“Thank you, Louise, and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. “
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Marilyn Fisher writes:
“Hello, Madame Louise. Christmas blessings for you and your family. Attached is a flyer from the AME St. Stephen – Oak Street. Thanks for all you’ve done.”
St. Stephen’s AME of Latrobe, 19 Oak St., takes orders until Monday, December 13, for pickup or delivery from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, for the following:
• 8 ounces of Holiday Cranberry Orange Relish $ 1.50.
• Sweet potato casserole (four large servings) $ 4.
• “Christmas” Shepherd’s Pie – A generous serving of an oven-baked pie topped with ground beef, mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes. The meal includes a side dish of applesauce, a bun and a container of homemade beef sauce. Pre-orders only. $ 6.
• Homemade flavored breads $ 3: (cranberry orange bread and pumpkin bread). Try “The Sampler,” half of each flavored bread of the day.
• Homemade soups $ 2 a pint: (Chili, beef soup with vegetables, Pierogi and Kielbasa soup, stuffed cabbage soup or papa’s smokehouse chili).
Place your order for any of the above products at 724-797-8030 by Monday December 13th.
• $ 1 Spaghetti Lunch (two meatballs, salad and bun). Pre-ordering for Spaghetti Lunch is not necessary.
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“Louise, first of all, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you also to you and to Latrobe Bulletin for your continued support.
The next Knights of Columbus meeting in Latrobe will be held on Monday evening, December 13, at the home of Knights Council 940 Daniel P. Nolan in Loyalhanna.
Social activities begin at 6:00 pm, followed by the rosary prayer at 6:30 pm A regular meeting will be held after the prayer service. Refreshments will be available during the social evening.
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This is from Toni Terretti:
St. Raymond of the Mountains Church, Donegal, sells a January Calendar ticket. The entire ticket is valued at $ 5,000.
A specific amount is designated for each day in January 2022. You could win as little as $ 125 per day or up to $ 1,000, depending on the day and the number drawn in the 7:00 PM Pick 3 Pennsylvania Lottery.
Tickets cost $ 10 each and only 1,000 tickets are sold. All proceeds go to St. Raymond of the Mountains Church.
For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 724-593-4593.
My thanks to Newsletter Assistant editor Nick Cammuso for helping me type the 117.7in Letters to Santa Claus that appeared on pages A6 and A7 of the Thursday, December 9 edition, and for Newsletter Editor Chris Ulicne for his festive photos and layouts. It was a team effort!
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According to the Grand Latrobe School District calendar on www.glsd.us, the Christmas vacation will begin with an early layoff on Thursday, December 23 and will run through Friday, December 31. Classes will resume on Monday January 3.
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The first church of God in West Newton, 157 N. Second St., will hold its third annual Cookie Walk as church fundraising for Saturday, December 11. selling more there will be peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate sold at $ 6 a dozen. plastic gloves you will be given your choice and be able to place cookies in a box that weighs $ 8 a pound.
Questions? Call 724-872-7467.
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An update arrived this week from Mountain Playhouse Executive Director and Producer Patty Carnevali:
“First of all, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the Mountain Playhouse family, I want to thank you for the loyalty, patience and kind words you have shown over the past two years.
“Our plans for the 2022 season will be unveiled at the start of the new year. As you can understand, we are working on the many logistics involved in theatrical production in these difficult times and after two “dark” seasons.
“If you have tickets – bought or postponed from 2020 or 2021 – please keep them!” They will be in the spotlight in the 2022 season, and we’ll get back to you in January.
“We look forward to seeing you in 2022.”
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In case you missed the Bulletins Tuesday on the front page:
The St. Vincent Summer Theater will host “Celebrate the Season: A Christmas Show” at 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 11 and 2 pm on Sunday, December 12 at the Performing Arts Center on the Unity Township campus.
Tickets cost $ 25 per adult and $ 20 for a child 12 and under. For tickets, visit www.stvincent.edu/summertheater or call 724-805-2177. St. Vincent employees and students will receive a $ 10 discount on the first four tickets purchased. Employees and students must purchase tickets by calling the college at 724-532-5030.
Directed by Assistant Theater Professor and Production Artistic Director Greggory Brandt, “Celebrate the Season: A Christmas Show” is a holiday-style production that will feature many favorite Christmas classics and other holiday traditions. The show will consist of four professional artists and eight current SVC performing arts students.
“We are very grateful to our loyal customers,” Brandt said. “What better way to welcome [them] back with the sounds of the holiday season? Brandt invites everyone to “join us and share your support and enthusiasm over the Christmas season”.
Performances hosted by the St. Vincent Summer Theater have been delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. Guests will be required to follow all COVID-19 mitigation strategies set out in St. Vincent’s Health and Safety Plan while on campus. For the latest information on these protocols, visit https://www.stvincent.edu/resources/covid-19-updates/index.html.
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Some reminders :
The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of The Nutcracker, featuring the Texture Ballet School and guest dancers from the Texture Contemporary Ballet, on Saturday, December 11 at 11 am and 3 pm at the Palace Theater, Greensburg. WSO Artistic Director Daniel Meyer will direct the performances.
Tickets are $ 16 to $ 41; group rates are available. Call 724-836-8000 or visit www.thepalaceheatre.org
Guests are required to wear masks in the Palace Theater for the safety of all participants. Additional security measures that will be in place at the Palace Theater include improved cleaning and disinfection procedures and an improved HVAC system. The Palace Theater has also implemented additional security procedures. All people must go through the theater screening process to enter the theater, which includes bag checks and metal detectors.
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The Church of God, 4017 First Ave. in Youngstown, will be having their next church roast beef dinner on Sunday, December 12, “from 11 am until we’re full,” Della L. Murphy announced. “It will be take out only using a drive-thru. There will be no indoor seating. We will not take any orders over the phone!
Roast beef, mashed potatoes, sauce, corn, green beans, coleslaw and vanilla or chocolate cake are included in the meal, available as an adult portion for $ 9 or as a child portion for $ 6.
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Lifestyles Editor Louise F. Fritz
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