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Living history! set of programs

for May 26 at the Brooke Library

WELLSBURG – The history of the West Virginia Humanities Council is alive! The program will arrive at the Brooke County Public Library at 7 p.m. on May 26 through the efforts of the Friends of the Library group.

James Froemel of Maidsville, W.Va., will play acclaimed amusement park developer and filmmaker Walt Disney, sharing the rise to success from struggling Chicago animation studio owner to Oscar-winning creator of some of the most famous people in the world.

In keeping with living history! format, Froemel will first appear as Disney, then answer attendees’ questions as Disney and later as himself.

To reserve a spot in the free program, call (304) 737-1551 or visit

Oenological event on May 21

at the Wellsburg Elks Lodge

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Elks Lodge will host a wine tasting, featuring wines produced by the Tri-State Winemakers Club, from 6-9 p.m. on May 21.

Admission is $15, which includes a glass of wine. There will be light refreshments, a cash bar, a Chinese auction and a 50-50 raffle. Proceeds will go to community projects at the lodge.

Book Club Topic “Emily’s Ghost: A Novel of the Bronte Sisters”

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Library Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. on May 26 to discuss Denise Giardina “Emily’s Ghost: A Brontë Sisters Novel.”

Participants can attend the free program in person or virtually. For more information, call (304) 737-1551 or visit

Weir High Drama Club

offering ‘Slapdash! 6h »

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Drama Club will present the family show “Slapdash! 6am” May 20 at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.

“Slapdash! 6am” marks the club’s sixth annual improv show, featuring an unscripted performance.

“Often, actors and actresses rely on entertaining suggestions from the audience to provide the characters, setting, and basic premise for each scene,” explained a spokesperson. Language Arts and Drama teacher Corey E. Miller directs and moderates the event. Miller sponsors the school’s Thespian troupe. Abby Keenan, student/manager, will co-host this event.

The student improvisers competing for points are Tanner Finsley, Matt Jagela, Brianna Swain, Lyla Soplinski and Leanna Bissett.

Programs offer help with

home buyers

WEIRTON — Under the Home Buyers’ Program, loans of up to $10,000 are available to income-eligible first-time homebuyers in Brooke, Hancock, Ohio and Marshall counties for a down payment and the home closing costs in the four counties.

Joyce Reese of CHANGE Inc., which administers the program, said that since its local launch 25 years ago, more than $9 million in loans have been approved for 433 first-time home buyers in Brooke and Hancock counties. .

Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary Holds Meeting

WEIRTON — The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary met May 9 with President Shirley Brecht calling the meeting to order and presiding.

Marcy Spano offered the prayer and read a verse from Psalm 91.

Brecht conducted the Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice President Darlene Kemp. Spano read the minutes of the April meeting, which were approved as written. The Treasurer’s report is approved as read.

The Auxiliary voted to buy tummy tucks for veterans this year for Christmas.

On Memorial Day, May 30, Spano will lay the wreath in memory of former auxiliary members, and August Nezick of the Tri-State Marine Club will lay a wreath in memory of club members.

In the coming months, the auxiliary will be hosting a social ice cream party.

MaryAnn Smith won the draw 50-50, which she donated to the club’s treasury.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on June 13 at the VFW Hall in Weirton.

The Colliers Fire Department will host fish fries on Friday

COLLIERS – The Colliers Fire Department will resume its weekly fry this week at the house near the fire station on Pennsylvania Avenue.

They will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday.

Their menu features a variety of dishes including fish sandwiches, fries, hot dogs, sloppy joes, coleslaw, and various fried finger foods.

The church will hold a garage sale on June 4

COLLARS – The Olde St. John’s Episcopal Church will hold an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 4.

There will be hot dogs, chili dogs and other food for sale.

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