Concert benefits Sugar Valley Lodge
Bluegrass at the Barrow raised money for folks at Sugar Valley Lodge and the Barrow-Civic Theatre. It also gave bluegrass musicians a chance to get together and share tunes with nearly 200 concert goers. Read more about it on the Eight & 322 page.
Waiting for the Hallmark moment
With all the trees decorated in Fountain Park, Franklin is spreading joy as the city readies itself for its next Hallmark postcard moment!
Music series has new home in Oil City
The Karma concert series is moving to Billy's. There are four concerts planned for December, all to benefit the ongoing effort to renovate the Lyric Theatre space.
Today's Online Front Page: Holiday spirit is the air throughout the region; Musicians hold benefit concert; Trail cam captures the Nature of Things
The holiday spirit of giving and enjoying the company of friends, family and neighbors was on full display this weekend throughout the region. Santa found his way to Titusville to spread a little joy and hope for the holidays. Read about it under the Eight & 27 tab.
The Nature of Things columnist is struggling with trail cameras, thanks to a goat named Kennedy. But a desire to see the life around her as it happens led to getting a new one and after some tweaks there will be. more to come
Today's Online Front Page: Restaurant, Coffee shop serve up holiday meals; Christmas trees come to Fountain Park; Titusville holiday kickoff
The Titusville Mill and the Well - Coffee House and Eatery, with the support of the community, served up more than 200 meals on Thanksgiving - some through delivery and others by opening their doors for anyone looking for a place to eat on the holiday. More pictures of the effort here.
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Today's Online Front Page: Concert inspired by Ukrainian refugees, Support local art, Tribute to a 'jerk', Holiday calendar is getting busy
The theme for the Venango Chorus' holiday show was inspired by the director's daughter's family, who took in Ukrainian friends seeking shelter from the storm in their homeland.
Read more about this story and the upcoming performance here.
Two ways to support local artists and get some unique gifts for the holidays
Read The Nature of Things columnist Anna Applegat's "Tribute to a Terrible Jerk".
Did you know we keep a calendar of local and regional events?
Today's Online Front Page: Community Thanksgiving meals, Rehearsals underway for holiday concert, Businesses in running for contest funding
Members of the Venango Chorus rehearsed Monday in preparation for their annual holiday concert that will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at Good Hope Lutheran Church on Moran Street in Oil City. They have two more practices to polish up their selections of holiday tunes. We are working on a story about their show theme, which asks "What does home mean to you?"
Today's Online Front Page: Holiday kickoff event schedules, Charities help the hungry, Christmas gift workshop for kids, Wood wins state title
The chilly evening air was no match for the warm glow of the holiday spirit in Franklin Saturday. The city held its annual LIght-Up Night celebration complete with an electric light parade, giant tree lighting and a fireworks display coordinated to Christmas music. See more pictures of the event on the Eight & 322 tab.
Look for the Helpers
Maplewood looked as though they had met their match early on in the Class A state volleyball final Saturday. But showing patience and tenacity, the Tigers became the comeback kids in the first two sets. They ended up sweeping the West Branch Warriors in straight sets at Cumberland Valley High School.
The Tigers had a slow start against the District 6 champs falling behind 7-1 in the first set. Coach Sheila Bancroft called a timeout to get her squad settled down. It worked, though the Tigers didn't manage to take a lead until, down 22-19, they ran off five straight points.
Maplewood ended up taking the first set 26-24. It was the first set loss for the Warriors during the playoffs.
Wood again started slow in the second set. They twice found themselves down by at least five points, 10-5 and 14-8. After clawing back to a 17-14 deficit, they got hot behind Bailey Varndell's serving. Varndell was ace happy with five during a 10-point Maplewood run that propelled them into the lead and up seven 24-17. The Warriors made it interesting with a four-point run before Bancroft stopped the momentum with a timeout.
Wood took the second set 25-21.
That seemed to be enough to quell the Warriors ability to start quick. The third set was completely dominated by the Tigers who jumped out to 6-1 lead. The Warriors never got closer than four points and ended up losing to the Tigers 25-11.
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The win gives the Tigers their sixth state title on the girls side and eighth overall. It is the fifth for Coach Bancroft.
Today's Online Front Page: Brrrrr it's cold out there, Titusville's proposed budget is online, News From You section, Congrats Luke and go Wood!
Today's Online Front Page: Titusville proposed budget holds line on taxes; OC Concert series continues; Barrow announces 2023 shows
Barrow-Civc Theatre announces mainstage, youth theatre shows
Today's Online Front Page: Maplewood is headed to states - again; Licht, Thompson performing in OC; Franklin has its Light-Up Night tree
It was a Maplewood sweep, though not an easy one. Oswayo Valley took them to 25-22, 25-23 and 25-23 in the state semi-final Class A girls volleyball match Tuesday night at Warren High School. This will be coach Sheila Bancroft's ninth appearance in the state championship game. Under her coaching, the Maplewood Tigers have won four girls championships thus far. She also coached a boys team to the state finals.
The girls are scheduled to play at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg. They will face the winner of Sacred Heart Academy versus West Branch match-up that is scheduled for Wednesday.
See more here.
Titusville mayor praises efforts of cooperation in the city and councilman McCrillis wonders where the public is when the budget meetings take place. It appears the budget is tight leaving little room for some possible needed projects. We'll have more on Tuesday's city council meeting tomorrow.