February 25-27, 2022 | Bulletin board


The Greater Latrobe High School Bowling Team is hosting another Spirit Day fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, February 25 at Eastgate Chick-fil-A, Route 30, Hempfield Township.

Greater Latrobe Bowling Boosters Secretary Michelle Pfeifer said, “The team will earn a percentage of the sales generated by your purchase. Don’t forget to tell your order taker that you are here to support us.

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A brightener for the day from LCAA volunteer Barbara Davis:

“Dear Louise, Congratulations on your 55th birthday with the Latrobe Newsletter!

“This is an amazing achievement! Thank you for the wonderful job you do with the message board and keeping everyone up to date with what’s going on in our community.

“Organizations and individuals ALL benefit from your event posts. Best wishes for good health and continued efforts for many years to come!

“The Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, is a non-profit organization, but still has bills to pay. A bingo fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, March 26. Mark your calendars and save the date; more details will be announced next month.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can buy breakfast from 8am to 9am and have a quiet place to meet! The supervisor is Colleen and the center number is 724-539-0237. »

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Another brightener of the day greeted me when I arrived in the newsroom early Thursday evening:

“Louise, My parents just called me…. they were both surprised and felt truly honored and special with the story!! It really meant a lot to them… Thank you so much for that! Sincerely, Paul Kessler.

Paul is referring to the announcement I posted on my Thursday Lifestyles page regarding his parents’ 60th wedding anniversary.

He sent me an overview of information on Latrobe residents J. Regis and Gail Kessler, who were married on February 24, 1962.

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When I arrived at my office on Thursday I was also greeted with two congratulatory cards on my 55th anniversary as Latrobe Newsletter editorial employee.

One is from Theresa Rusbosin, former President of BPW/PA and current Chair of State Members and Latrobe BPW Parliamentary, and the other is from cousin Jim and Mary Ann Dunlap.

A big thanks to all of you. I really appreciate your attention.

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From Debbie Herwick of Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main Street:

“Back by popular demand, the BIG Breakfast in Jumonville will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday March 5th.

“Fresh country eggs – some made to order, sausage sauce, hot rolls, hot rolls, potatoes and THREE kinds of meat! Invite your friends! Bring your neighbors, but don’t miss Jumonville’s BIG Breakfast.

“All donations benefit the Jumonville family retreat.”

Questions? Email latrobeumc@nb.net.

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This just in:

The Church of God, 4017 First Ave. in Youngstown, will hold its next roast beef dinner on Sunday, March 13 at the church from 11 a.m. until meals are complete. It will be take-out only, using a drive-thru service. There will be no seating inside.

The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, and vanilla or chocolate cake. The popular meal will be available in an adult portion for $9 or a child portion for $6.

Spokeswoman Della L. Murphy added, “We will not be taking orders over the phone!

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The Greensburg Garden Center will hold its annual Spring Tea on Saturday March 26 at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 108 Woodland Road, Greensburg.

The organizers of ‘Tea With Friends’ said: “Get together with friends, enjoy beautifully decorated tables, delicious treats and soothing tea. We will again have entertainment and raffle prizes/baskets. doors open at 11am and tea is served at noon.

“Back by popular demand, take-out ‘tea boxes’ will also be available if ordered in advance and picked up curbside. Reservations must be made, and this event tends to sell out quickly, so make yours today by calling our office at 724-837-0245. Donation of $30 per person.

As you know, Greensburg Garden Center, 951 Old Salem Road, is a non-profit educational organization.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lizza Post 3414 of 204 Spring St., Latrobe, will have their Lenten Fish Fries starting Friday, March 4 at the post, according to spokeswoman Linda Butler.

“Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Orders are take out or eat at the bar only.

“Fish fries will be available week to week depending on product availability.

“For questions or to order, call 724-537-6480 or 724-879-4208.

“We love our veterans.”

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The Steeples Project announced this week that Waking Columba Weekend, a fundraiser in aid of The Columba Theater Project, will take place on Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13 at 918 Broad St., Johnstown.

Organizers said, “For the first time since 2009, we are opening the doors of the old St. Columba’s Church, and it’s a big party!

“On Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., join us for a celebration of the performing arts featuring the Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company. Together we will enter the building with candles in hand to the sound of lonely bagpipes to honor the past of ancient St. Columba. The show will then welcome the bright new future of the building with performances of music, poetry, dance, comedy and theatre.

“On Sunday March 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will toast the opening of Columba with an Irish brunch prepared by Green Gables (Jennerstown). The feast will include hearty dishes such as eggs, sausages, mushrooms, beans and potatoes, as well as Irish coffee, mimosas and more from our cash bar. This brunch will all be served to live music from the Irish Pretenders.

“Tickets are available now at ColumbaProject.org or by calling us at 814-254-4033 during regular business hours. Proceeds will go to the Columba Theater Project. PLEASE NOTE: All tickets including brunch MUST be purchased in advance by Wednesday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

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The West Newton Little House Association will be hosting a fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant, 109 S. Second St., West Newton (724-872-7937).

Dinner price is $15 for “take out only” stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, homemade rolls, butter, white or chocolate cake and drink.

Tickets can be purchased at Gary’s Chuck Wagon or from a member of the association. Profits will go to the upkeep of the Little House (Girl Scouts’ meeting house).

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Some reminders :

This Sunday, February 27, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Tony Angelo Aerie 01188, located at 213 Spring St. in Latrobe, will host their Charity Luncheon Bingo.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon and games start at 12:45 p.m.

“The cost is only $20,” said Auxiliary President Beth Howell.

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Seton Hill University’s Theater and Dance Program will present ‘Head Over Heels’, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by The Go-Go’s and screenplay adaptation by James Magruder, from February 25 to March 5 at the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Seton Hill Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.

Performances began at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 and will continue at 8 p.m. on February 25, 26, and March 3, 4, and 5; 2 p.m. February 27 and March 5.

Tickets are $15, with student and group rates available. Call the Performing Arts Center Box Office to purchase tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online at www.setonhill.edu/tickets.

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There is still time to order:

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will hold its annual soup sale on Saturday, March 5.

Choices are for Chicken Noodles, Marriage, Ham and Beans, Stuffed Pepper, or Beef Vegetable.

The price is $6 per liter. Orders should be placed by calling Darleen at 724-593-2031 and leaving a message with your name, contact number and choices.

She added: “Orders must be placed by March 1 to ensure availability. If it is not placed in advance, there is no guarantee that it will be available.

Orders will be ready for pick up at the church on March 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church is located approximately 4.5 miles south of Ligonier on Route 711; turn left on Horseshoe Bend and right on Pleasant Grove Road.

Proceeds are intended to help with the ministry and evangelism of the church.

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Hebron Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 N. Liberty St., Blairsville, and Reverend John Smaligo invite all to worship on Ash Wednesday, March 2, as the holy season of Lent begins. There will be two services to choose from that day.

The first service will be at noon and will include Holy Communion, the imposition of ashes, a brief meditation, a hymn and spoken parts of the Liturgy.

For those unable to come at noon, a 7 p.m. service will include Holy Communion, the imposition of ashes, a brief meditation and portions of the Liturgy.

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The Greater Latrobe High School Drama Club will perform “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, visit www.latrobedramaclub.com.

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In case you were wondering:

Old Farmer’s Almanac says “the first day of spring will be Sunday, March 20 at 11:33 a.m. EDT for those of us in the northern hemisphere, which is marked by the arrival of the vernal (spring) equinox.

“Traditionally, we celebrate the first day of spring on March 21, but astronomers and calendar makers now say the spring season begins on March 20, in all North American time zones. In 2020, spring fell on March 19, the earliest first day of spring in 124 years!

“The vernal equinox marks the turning point where daylight begins to overcome darkness.”

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