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North East High School hosted the annual Region II band festival last week. More than 150 students from 54 school districts participated in the concert. Students from North East who performed  were Angie Scarnati, Tori Schwartz and Isabella Slomski.

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St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Parish, will host a Lenten Mission to be held at St. Gregory Church, 48 S. Pearl St., entitled “Finding Hope, Bringing Hope, Being Hope,” on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25, 26 and 27. The presenters for the mission are Franciscan Capuchin friars, Father Will…

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Four North East residents – Lisa Crotty, Heather Hulings, Timothy Schroder and Sarah Schuster – were among the seven students who recently graduated from the practical nursing program at Mercyhurst North East. Other graduates included: Lekisha Page, Rachel Peters and Jaimie Stepp of Erie.

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The North East Women of the Moose collected diapers and baby wipes for Grady’s Decision. Grady’s Decision is an organization that assists families of ill newborns. These families often have to travel to Pittsburgh, Buffalo or Cleveland for care. This is the second year the North East WOTM ha…

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Assistant Principal Bill Renne, left, accepts an award on behalf of North East High School from Corey Hansen, right, with Move the Mountain. NEHS won Move The Mountain’s “Food Fight” competition this fall, which collected donations for the North East Community Food Pantry. Schools in the Nor…

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The Hi-Ed and the 4 NINE Center have combined forces again this year to offer the North East community access to classes that will help them develop their business, as well as increase their job skills. All of these classes will be held at the 4 NINE Center, 103 Clay St., in North East. 

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Was 2018 a year of mourning for you? Are you wondering if you'll ever feel hope and joy again? Be transformed through GriefShare, a weekly seminar full of words of encouragement and validation for all of the many feelings you have after losing a close loved one.  

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Orchard Beach Assembly would like to introduce FamJam, a unique, fun, family-centered experience coming up on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.  

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 Life changing events such as moving to the area, retiring, losing a loved one or becoming an empty nester can cause uncertainty. The necessary transformation from former roles and relationships can be difficult and gradual but do not have to be done alone. Thanks to a generous grant from th…

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Seven years ago, in February, the Grapevine TimeXchange began in North East with a handful of members. It quickly grew to include over 100 members, and the group has weathered changes over the years but continues to be a gratifying experience for those actively participating. 

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For those still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for their sweetheart, The Flower Cart, 11 E. Main St., is selling chocolate-covered strawberries and roses. The strawberries are available in milk, white or dark chocolate. Owner Diana Hanes said community members should stop in or call the …

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On Monday, Jan. 28, the North East Athletic Club gave a $600 charitable donation to Project Love. At the check presentation were, from left, Andrew Attea, North East Athletic Club director; Michele Parrish and Tamme Erb, Project Love executive directors; and Casey Fisher, North East Athletic…

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Kelly Ann Johnson, of Wattsburg, and Robert Lee Armitage, of Corry, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding date. The bride-to-be earned a degree in medical billing and coding from Tri-State Institute. She is currently a homemaker. Her fiancé earned an associate degree in reside…

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The sixth annual Vineyard Park Subdivision snow sculpture contest was Sunday, Jan. 27.  This year’s theme was "Valentine’s Day." The winner, for the second year in a row, was Steve Baker and his daughter, Taryn, from Catawba Drive.     

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Connie Sue Miller, of North East, was among 1,528 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during commencement exercises on Dec. 14 and 15. Miller earned a Master of Science degree from the Office of Graduate Studies. 

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Students from the Erie County Technical School (ECTS) conducted their ninth annual community fundraiser “A Walk-for-Wishes” event in October 2018. The school raised $5,425, which equates to granting 1.3 wishes. Over the nine-year commitment to supporting the Erie County Make-A-Wish Foundatio…

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Close finishes, scouting fun and tasty popcorn were plentiful at last Saturday's Pack 57 Pinewood Derby held at the Park United Methodist Church. The top three finishers in the Pack Tournament are pictured. From left, are Jack Lackovic (Bear Den—3rd), John McClure (Webelo Den —1st), Tristan …

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Harborcreek Volunteer Fire Department will host its spring raffle on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the department’s social hall, 7275 Buffalo Road. 

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Move the Mountain will host a Celebrity Bartender Night at the Skunk & Goat Tavern on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. to benefit the North East Food Pantry. In front, from left, are Christina Davis, general manager at Skunk and Goat Tavern; Amy Wagner, bartender; Francis Kloecker, mus…