The weather continues to be a mystery, one day it is 30 and snowy and another is 60 and sunny. But no matter, spring will arrive soon and the days will be "getting longer" with more daylight and brighter days. As the weather improves, activity increases at home and in the community. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday.
The next BSHS Get Together at the WT Park will be on Sept. 1, 2012. A planning meeting will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 2:30 at Bill's Restaurant in Yorkville. All BSHS grads are welcome to attend. Your help in planning this event would be greatly appreciated.
The St. Joseph's Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at the church hall. Dinner includes spaghetti with homemade meatballs, salad, roll and butter and beverage. Eat in or Take out. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. Also available will be the church's awesome cream puffs for $1 each. To order cream puffs in advance, please call Marsha at 859-4492.
The Village of Yorkville will sponsor its second Recycling Community presentation on Monday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Diane Julio of the Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority's JB Green Team will discuss recycle/reuse programs in the village and throughout the two counties. She will also be available to answer residents' questions about recycling. The JB Green Team has been a welcome partner in the village's efforts to decrease the amount of waste unnecessarily ending up in landfills and has provided grant money to assist the village in its recycle projects. All residents are urged to attend. Please contact the mayor or any council member for further information.
Tiltonsville United Methodist Church
"BROTHERS IN SONG" will be presented at the church on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m.. Under the direction of Marian J. Martin with piano accompaniment by Linda Steffl, the group will be performing a selection of various religious and patriotic songs. A love offering will be taken and refreshments and fellowship will follow the performance.
The TUMC Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church located at 106 Grandview Ave. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Cost of dinner is $6. Eat in or carry out. Local delivery is available. Call 859-2280 or 859-4264.
The Dillonvale AARP Chapter 3773 will NOT hold a meeting in March as previously planned. Please contact Joyce Spears, Chapter President at 769-2616 for date of next meeting. New members from Dillonvale and the surrounding communities are always welcome. Please consider joining this worthwhile group.
The open house at the new City Building was a huge success. The facility is beautiful with great potential for multi-use and growth. Best wishes to officials and community members in their new abode.
Drama students and select members of the staff will participate in the musical "Wizard of OZ". The production is scheduled for March 29-30-31 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Today's featured musician is Jim Berze. Like all of the musicians featured thus far, Jim's love of music began at home. His parents loved music and he grew up listening to their favorites, including the Beatles. Jim got his first acoustic guitar when he was in 7th grade. He remembers taking the bus from Yorkville to Guerro's Music Store in Wheeling for his guitar lessons. While a student at Buckeye South High School, he played in the concert band. During that time he organized his first band called "PDA" which included area residents Dean Connors and Ricky Cavicchia. While in college he joined the band in which he is still a member, the popular band "JFK". The band was originally called "Just for Kicks" and members along with Jim, include Larry Piccicco, Phil Wakulchik, Joe Hesske and Mike Loborec. In 1996 the band cut a CD of original music that is enjoyed by people of all ages in the valley. The band plays in many local venues including the Indian Club, The Farm and Generations at least 2 or 3 times per month. Some notable experiences that Jim recalls are playing "God Bless America" at WesBanco Arena at a Nailers game and opening for nationally known artists "Out Cry" at the Capitol Music Hall. Last year, "JFK" entered its CD in a contest sponsored by the Hard Rock Cafe.?In a field of 200 entries, were selected as one of 15 bands to perform at The Hard Rock Cafe at Station Square in Pittsburgh. Jim also plays acoustic guitar as a solo and often with his acoustic partner Mike Ofca.
Come and join Jim as he performs at The Farm in Mt. Pleasant this evening.
March 11, TVFD Spaghetti Dinner at the Fire Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 17, Glenn Robbins UPC Rummage Sale at the Community Hall from 1-3 p.m.
March 17, 3rd Annual Relay for Life 5K Run/Walk in Yorkville. Contact Diane at 740- 296-4008.
Ongoing WT Lions Gazebo Project. Donations appreciated. Contact Roger at 859-4479.
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