Members of the Latrobe Hook and Ladder Co. 2 Volunteer Fire Department wrote to say they “unfortunately had to raise the price” of their homemade hoagies.
Co. 2 spokesman Bill Yuhaniak said, “Starting next week, Saturday, April 16, the new price will be $8 due to significant price increases for buns, meat and products needed to make hoagies. All proceeds from our hoagies go towards the monthly payouts of the Co. 2 Rescue Truck.
“Co. 2’s new scratch tickets are now available in stores to purchase. They cost $10 for a chance to win $1,500 in cash and a set of scratch tickets of $5, $10 and $20 $ each This ticket leaves June 30. Tickets are available at our regular stores and at our new store that will sell them for us, Terri’s Gourmet Sweet Treats, Joe’s Store, Latrobe Chiropractic Health Center, Aroma Italiano, Carol’s Beauty Salon, Rosa’s Beer Distributor, S&H Electric, Custom Computer Inc., Central Fire Station, any Co. 2 member or by calling 724-537-9411.
“As always, we thank you for your continued support. We really appreciate it, especially in these difficult times, have a great weekend.
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Jessica Gray and others from the non-profit organization ‘Make A Difference’ announce that it is ‘a small but powerful group of volunteers who are pleased to announce that we will be giving away free homemade meals to those in our community who may need it this Easter.
“Each meal will be individually wrapped and will include a generous portion of ham, homemade cheesy scalloped potatoes, perogies, sweet corn, homemade coleslaw, a side of bread and butter and a specially prepared dessert by students.
“The outpouring of support from the community is heartwarming. We would like to give very special thanks to Pastor Jay (Losier), the staff and students of Grace Bible Church and Academy for allowing us to take over their kitchen to help make this possible.
“Domino’s Pizza of Latrobe is also supporting the cause by donating a portion of its proceeds on the Wednesday before Easter. So get your pizza fix and help make a difference too by ordering some delicious food on April 13th. You will be supporting a local business and helping “Make a Difference” literally make a difference.
“Meals can be collected from Grace Bible Church and Academy, 128 Bradenville School Road, Bradenville, on Saturday, April 16, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Delivery can be arranged as required.
“If you or someone you know is in need, please sign up on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/cpmakeadifference or contact Susan at 724-694-6945. registration is Tuesday, April 12. Be sure to check in with neighbors or elderly friends who may not have internet access and feel free to register them and pick up their meal for them.
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Another update from LCAA volunteer Barbara Davis:
Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, would like to thank “everyone who donated baskets, food, time and hard work to our Bingo fundraiser held on March 26th. We would also like to thank the 49 people who attended and believe everyone enjoyed the food and had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again.
“Upcoming events you may want to mark your calendars for may include Estate Planning with Rafferty Legal Services at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 11.
“A Penn State nutrition education series return with Antonia will begin Thursday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. There will also be an Easter party that day at 12:30 p.m.
“The center will be closed, Good Friday April 15. Happy Easter !
“Our April fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. It will be a chicken and cookie dinner with gravy, mashed potatoes, dessert and a drink for $10. You can eat on site, or take-out meals will be available. We invite you to call now and make a reservation, so we can accommodate everyone, but not many leftovers. We will continue to accept last minute requests. Don’t cook that night and support the center at the same time!
“A monthly calendar of all April events is available. The center is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Lunch is available daily at 11:30 a.m. with requests to register the previous week. We welcome suggestions for events or improvements. You and your input are valued. We hope to see you soon.
“Call 724-539-0237 to make reservations or get your questions answered.”
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A colorful flyer just by:
The New Alexandria Activities Committee will hold its first annual Spring Craft Show from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the New Alexandria Fireman’s Club, 8370 Route 22 West, New Alexandria.
Twenty-five artisans and vendors are scheduled to participate.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
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Among my emails on Thursday morning:
Intermission is finally over!
The Mountain Playhouse returns to produce professional live theater on May 25 when the season begins in our temporary home at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road.
Tickets are available online 24/7 at www.mountainplayhouse.org or by calling the Mountain Playhouse box office at 814-629-9220, ext. 1, (not the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center).
Current box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
The venue’s email added: ‘Please check with the box office, social media and our website for masking requirements (if any) as we approach opening night. As promised when the 2021 season was postponed, there will be no price increase. The 2022 season is offered at 2020 prices.
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A flyer from instructor Aimee Firtz announced that the Council for Private Industry offers free digital literacy classes. The next cycle of classes at the PIC Greensburg office will begin on Tuesday, May 3. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 10 weeks. Everyone is welcome.
Space is limited.” Contact Shannon at 724-836-2600, ext. 222 as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
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Unity Township Clerk Sharon Sweeney asked BB to remind everyone that the Easter Bunny is coming to Unity Township for a special ‘drive-in’ event at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 9 at the building Municipality of the Township of Unity, 154 Beatty County Road.
Greet the Easter Bunny from your car and receive a holiday treat. The treats are “limited to the first 300 children 12 and under”.
For further details, call 724-539-2546.
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A few other reminders:
St. John the Evangelist Parish has tables open for its Craft/Vendor Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7.
If you are interested in a table, contact Gladys Monroe at 724-539-7273 or email@example.com.
There are “a few tables still available”, according to Peggy Goldberg, secretary of the partner parishes of Saint-Jean l’Évangéliste and Sainte-Rose.
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Paul Lizza Post Foreign Wars Veterans Auxiliary 3414 of 204 Spring St., Latrobe (just below the parking lot), does his Fish Fry on Friday, April 8, at the post office.
Lunch — available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — is “a cod sandwich and fries only,” with delivery within a 3-mile radius of five or more sandwiches, according to spokeswoman Linda Butler.
Dinner is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lunch and dinner are “take out only”. To place an order, call 724-879-4208 or 724-537-6480.
Meanwhile, VFW Paul Lizza Post 3414 will hold its monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the post.
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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Take-Out Chicken and Cookie Dinner will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at its parish hall, 335 Locust St., downtown Johnstown.
Louise Mead of the St. Mark’s Communications Committee said, “Meals must be ordered in advance. The price is $10 per dinner. Each meal includes chicken and cookies, mashed potatoes, strawberry and spinach salad, and cake. Proceeds from the take-out dinner benefit ECW and St. Mark’s Ministries.
To order take-out dinners, call 814-535-6797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The bi-annual Twin Maples Hunt Club road cleaning on Sunday, April 10 will begin at 11 a.m.
Twin Maples spokesman Bill Glasser said: “Those wishing to help should meet at the clubhouse at 10.30am. We will start at the Derry Borough line and continue to the Fairfield Township line at the top of the beautiful Chestnut Ridge.”
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Venture outside on Saturday evening April 16 to catch a glimpse of April’s full pink moon.
According to Old Farmer’s Almanac, this full moon “reaches its maximum illumination at 2:57 p.m. EDT, but will not be visible above the horizon until after sunset. For the best view of this beautiful spring moon, find an open area and watch the moon rise just above the horizon, at which point it will appear largest and take on a golden hue.
“This year, the April full moon is the first full moon of the spring season, which began with the vernal equinox on March 20. This means that the April full moon is the paschal full moon – a moon important for those who celebrate Easter, since Easter date depends on the date of the Easter full moon.
“Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon (i.e. the first full moon of spring), which means that it will be celebrated this year on Sunday April 17 (after the full moon of Saturday April 16 april). “
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