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Toronto Sunrise Seniors plan trip to Phipps Conservatory for

winter light and flower show

TORONTO — Toronto Sunrise Seniors President Barbara Pritts welcomed members to the Sept. 24 meeting held at the Karaffa Recreation Center.

New protocols were instituted for serving dinner so that all members could be served with the least confusion. Following the blessing, members enjoyed a meal provided by the September kitchen committee and supplemented with dishes brought by members.

Afterward, Don Pritts sold 50-50 tickets. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and Secretary Laura Sheets conducted the roll call of officers and read the minutes of the previous meeting.

Sheets read a request for support from Toys for Toronto, and the group agreed to donate $100 to this cause.

Treasurer Judy Sabol reported that no financial changes had occurred within the last two weeks. Vice President Gloria Howard acknowledged September birthdays and anniversaries. Three members were remembered during the health report.

Pritts reminded everyone that a bus trip to the Golden Corral Restaurant and the winter light and flower show at Phipps Conservatory is planned for Dec. 2. The bus will leave Toronto at 1:30 p.m. For information, contact her at (740) 537-4957.

Jim Ray was thanked for the donation of a laptop computer which was used to produce a Power Point slide show in which members were asked to identify the unknown animal. Gloria Howard won the competition and was awarded a prize.

The meeting concluded with a joke and Joyce Gribben and Peg Nordenger winning the 50-50 drawing. Members played bingo after the meeting. Joe Radvansky called the numbers.

Winners included Paul Sherwood, Carolyn McCart, Jerry Cornish, Gloria Boley, Shirley Wilson, Nancy Bodrog, Marcella McKnight, Judy Sabol, Peg Nordenger and Louie Nelson.

The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Friday. All senior citizens are welcome.

Brooke Book Club to discuss

‘The Aviator’s Wife: A Novel’

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library Book Club will meet in person and virtually at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 to discuss Melanie Benjamin’s “The Aviator’s Wife: A Novel.”

Call (304) 737-1551 for information about participating in the free program and obtaining either a hard copy or digital copy of the book.

See ‘Luca,’ ‘Space Jam,’ ‘In The Heights’ and ‘Dark Waters’

The Follansbee Library will show the animated film, “Luca,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 and the Brooke County Library in Wellsburg will show the new version of “Space Jam” at 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

The Brooke County Library also will be showing the PG-13 rated musical “In the Heights” at noon Oct. 15 and “Dark Waters,” a PG-13 rated drama based on a true story, at noon Oct. 22. Attendees are welcome to bring a bagged lunch.

To reserve a seat for the free screenings, call (304) 52-0860, (304) 737-1551 or visit

The license to show such films is sponsored by the Friends of the Brooke County Public Library.

Story hour is being based on

‘At the Old Haunted House’

The Brooke County Public Library will present a story hour based on Helen Ketteman’s “At the Old Haunted House,” at 5 p.m. Oct. 13

To register for the free program, call (304) 737-1551 or visit

And in the courtyard of its Follansbee branch there will be a self-guided Story Walk based on a Halloween-themed children’s book through the month.

Library staff also will be donning costumes for the library’s eighth-annual staff costume contest from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, and patrons will be invited to vote on their favorites from photos posted between Nov. 1 and Nov. 6.

Fall reading program offered to participants of all ages

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch are offering “Fall in Love with Reading,” a fall reading program for all ages, including adults.

Participants who log their reading and collect digital badges through October and November will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

To participate, go to or download the Readsquared app.

For information, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860.

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