• Quota of Hermitage’s Gutchies for Kids Program is collecting all types of underwear, socks and pajamas for school age children, including adult sizes for high school students. Drop off tubs are located at Knott’s Interiors, 1505 N. Hermitage Road, and Greenville Savings Bank, 550 N. Hermitage Road.


• Fredonia Presbyterian Church is holding a ham loaf dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the church, Water St., Fredonia. The dinner is drive through, to go only, and first come first served. No ticket pre sales.

Donation: $10

For information, call 724-475-2189.


• The monthly meeting of Democratic Women of Mercer County is 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 via Zoom. To attend, send an email requesting a link to


• Mercer County Democrat Party will be hosting candidate petition signing events. Information on mail-in voting and voter registration will also be available. Registered Democrats in Mercer County are eligible to sign the petitions for candidates that are running for the upcoming May primary elections.

The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 16: 4 to 6 p.m., drive-through event, parking lot of Whalen Law Office, 118 N. Pitt St., Mercer.

Feb. 17: 4 to 6 p.m., drive-through event, parking lot of Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 870 Liberty St., Grove City.

Feb. 18: 4 to 6 p.m., Union Hall, 1028 Roemer Blvd., Farrell.

Feb. 20: 10 a.m. to noon, City Building, 800 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage.

Feb. 21: 1 to 3 p.m., North Sharon Fire Hall, 469 Thornton St., Sharon.

Feb. 23: 4 to 6 p.m., City Building, 800 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage.

Masks and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

For more information, call 724-201-1709.


• The Lakeview Area Public Library has organized an alternative Easter Egg Hunt. The scavenger style activity begins March 1 and ends March 31. The month-long activity concludes with prize drawings for registered participants ages birth to 10 years old. Local supporters and business are providing gift certificates and coupons as prizes.

The activity will be managed by an online program and parents of children need to register at to participate.

Registered participants will be able to access clues to locations throughout the community and then hunt for posters placed in the windows of those offices and businesses in the Lakeview area. Children will enter that code clue to their account. Each correct code entered will earn points, which will be applied to random prize drawings.

Organizers hope that the event will provide some holiday fun in a safe way as an alternative to large gatherings.

• A soup sale to benefit the Lakeview Library will be from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 12 at the Masonic Hall in Sandy Lake. This event will be take-out only. cost for a quart and rolls is $6.50. Contact the library to sign up for pre-orders or email by March 10. Pre-ordering is not necessary.

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