making a return
Back for a second year, the Dueling Pianos party will once again be a springtime benefit for the Jefferson County Humane Society.
The fundraiser will be held March 15 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show beginning at 8 p.m.
Advance tickets are $25 for the show and food with admission being $35 at the door.
Tickets are available by calling (740) 314-5583 or at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter located at 200 Airport Road, Wintersville. They also can be purchased at Hauser's Furniture at 3905 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.
The event is billed as a "high-energy, entertaining, comedy routine, piano concert, sing-along, audience-interaction event," giving party-goers the chance to request all their favorites, including Billy Joel, Elton John and Jimmy Buffett.
Frank Polito will discuss "Comcast Cares Day," an effort by Comcast to partner with groups to impact projects in area communities, as the guest speaker at the noon Friday luncheon meeting of the Steubenville Rotary Club.
Other speakers for the March meetings will include:
March 8: Pam Petrilla of the local Prevention and Recovery Board and Anthony Sheposh of Jefferson Behavioral Health will overview mental health services available locally.
March 15: Paul Carapellotti of Anthony Mining will discuss the pros and cons of the recent natural gas boom.
Sandy Lynskey, chief of the Consumer Protection Division of the Ohio Attorney General's Office, will discuss protecting the public from unscrupulous business practices.
Mike Mehalik is program chair for March.
Antonette Lascaro of Steubenville is celebrating her 100th birthday today.
Born in Mingo Junction on Feb. 28, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Marco and Agnes Ippoliti Lascaro.
She worked for Denmark's in sportswear for more than 30 years.
Lascaro lived with her lone sibling, her sister Teresa Melet, until her sister took ill and moved to Virginia with her children.
She then became a resident of Lancia Villa Vista in Steubenville.
She loved going to the casinos up until a few years ago. She is single and has many nieces and nephews, including Betty Masters.
Members of the Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition met Feb. 6 at Manfred's Restaurant in Steubenville after a one-month hiatus.
In December, the group held a Christmas bingo for Urban Mission Ministries clients at Quinn Memorial AME Church and a cancer awareness briefing.
Donations were received from Steubenville High School, Riesbeck's and the Ville Restaurant. A donation in memory of Lonny Ross was given by Nick and Donna Ivkovich.
George Komar gave a presentation on the third-annual Campbell-Dickinson St. Patrick 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K hosted by the Toronto Coalition for Revitalization that will be held March 16.
Members were reminded to bring items for the yard sale that will be held April 5-6 at Manfred's.
The next meeting will be held at noon on March 6.
The Weirton American Legion Post 10 Ladies Auxiliary met Feb. 18, with President Shirley Brecht presiding and Chaplain Wanda Perrone offering the invocation.
Reports were given by Clara Robinson, secretary, and Loretta Fabian, treasurer.
Fabian listed the auxiliary's February donations, including veterans' homes in West Virginia and Pennsylvania; Children's Miracle Network; auxiliary emergency fund; National Child Welfare Foundation; Make-A-Wish Foundation; and a donation to a local family in need.
The auxiliary received a donation to defray Girls State costs from the Weirton Woman's Club. Brecht thanked auxiliary members and Edith Truax for their contributions to the Christmas party, Joan Spano and Marcy Spano for donating a cookie tray, and Clara Robinson and Gloria Jerrel for purchasing gifts for the veterans.
The auxiliary will hold a bakeless bake sale Friday. Poppy Day will be May 3, and the auxiliary is ordering poppies. The Last Man's Dinner will be held May 19 at the post hall, and the auxiliary will plan a menu as the event nears.
The 2013 Christmas Committee includes Brecht as chair and Fabian. Pat Folden, Joan Spano and Marcy Spano will serve on the nominating committee.
The next meeting will be held March 18. Brecht and Folden will serve refreshments.
workers to meet
The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet March 13 at Brooke High School.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Reservations must be made by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 or Dottie Cooper at (304) 737-1697 by March 6.
The business meeting will follow with President Sharon Cuomo presiding. The Brooke Madrigal Choir will perform.
All members and newly retired employees are urged to attend.
Cup of Life
The Christian Coffee House for Women Cup of Life Ministries with Tina Schoolcraft will be held on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 at Marland Heights Community Church, 3900 Brightway, Weirton.
There will be refreshments and beverages with free child care provided for pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade pupils. Advance registration would be appreciated.
For information or registration, contact Joanne Redd by phone at (724) 573-0333 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to aid relay
The 12th-annual Brooke Relay for Life Benefit Bingo will be held March 17 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall located at 1121 Yankee St., Wellsburg.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with early birds starting at 3:30 p.m. and regular games starting at 4 p.m. All games are played on paper cards.
Cost is $25 per person with the first 100 paid players by March 10 to be entered in a special drawing.
There will be more than $2,000 in prize money with a $500 coverall.
There also will be instants, early birds, a 50-50 drawing and more than 60 door prizes.
There will be various packets available. Dobbers are $1 each. There will be food and beverages and free coffee.
For tickets in advance, call Della at (304) 737-1686 or Becky at (304) 737-1874.
This is a nonsmoking event.
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Sands of Time at
The Country Friends will host The Sands of Time on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.
Every Monday and Friday, Country Friends holds a covered-dish dinner and open mic night.
The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.
For information, visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com or call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.