Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | Home RSS

Community Briefs

December 31, 2012
Weirton Daily Times


workshop scheduled

NEW CUMBERLAND - A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in New Cumberland from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Jan. 23.

The workshop will meet once a week for six weeks. Self-management sometimes requires support so a friend or family member is included.

To make reservation, please call 304-564-3343.

Courses being offered at WVU

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University is offering more than 200 online non-credit courses through Extended Learning's Continuing & Professional Education division. Registration is under way for the spring term.

Available courses range from business, education, healthcare, law, creative arts, engineering, forensic science, and more. Students can even learn how to open their own restaurant, design web pages, create an environmentally-friendly lifestyle, and prepare for upcoming tests like the GMAT.

All courses are presented in an online format. This flexibility allows students to take their courses anywhere at any time, making it especially perfect for those with a busy schedule.

WVU's Continuing Education is geared to the lifelong learner with registrations open year-round. Students can engage in professional development, career training, and personal enrichment. Head to to browse the course catalog to register.

Senior Center holding New Year's party

WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Senior Center is holding a New Year's Eve Party, 7

Sands of Time will be performing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $15 per person, or $25 per couple. Pictures will be taken from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a $5 charge for copies.

Ticket price includes party favors, door prizes and a midnight buffet with desserts, coffee, punch and a New Year's Eve toast.

For more information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Knights to host New Year's event

The Weirton Knights of Columbus will host a New Years Eve Party, beginning at 7 p.m. today. The event will include a variety of hot and cold hos d'oeuvres as well as port, kielbasa and sauerkraut.

Disc jockey Mark Kaczmarek will provide entertainment throughout the evening. A cash bar will be available and dress is casual. Admission is $25 per person. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Jim Gerlando at (304) 723-1492.

Search on for Hometown Heroes

PITTSBURGH NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and Larry Richert are looking to identify five local men or women and honor them for their service to the community.

They're looking to the public to identify these individuals who stand out through acts or services within or for their communities that may otherwise go unrecognized.

Five heroes will be honored at a dinner on March 7 at the Lexus Club at PNC Park. Each hero will also receive $1,000 to donate to a 501(C)(3) charity of their choice.

"These are people who you may not have heard about in the news," says KDKA host Larry Richert. "We're looking for people who do what they do without expecting recognition. These are your friends and neighbors who may have changed a life or lives with a simple act or something they may do on a daily basis."

Ticket sales to the dinner will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The deadline to nominate someone is January 18. For more information and for the nomination criteria and form visit

Library programs available

BURGETTSTOWN - The Burgettstown Community Library, located at 2 Kerr St., holds adult Tai Chi classes at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the library.

The cost is a $10 donation per session.

Patrons now have the ability to download free eBooks and audio books from the library's website at, through the district's "Off the Shelf" initiative.

The library benefits from deposits at the ABITIBI recycling containers, which are located at the library and the Barbush Community Center's baseball field entrance in Langeloth.

For information, call (724) 947-9780.

Music program announced

AVELLA - The Avella Public Library is offering "Music N'At" lessons in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone and guitar.

For information, call (724) 587-5688.

I am looking for: