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The Grape Country Marketplace opened its doors in 2012 as a collaborative effort with Downtown North East to revitalize the shopping area in the heart of grape country as a creative space for local artisans to display and sell their work. 

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The North East Lions Club will host a concession during Sugar Plum Weekend on Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Dec. 2 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Sugar Plum Marketplace at the First Baptist Church, 43 S. Lake St.

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Celebrate the holidays on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Grapevine TimeXchange’s monthly Pot Luck Dinner. The evening will feature the annual free gift auction, which showcases members’ talents and creative abilities, guitar music and the plastic wrap ball game.  The dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Park…

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The North East Area Chamber of Commerce and representatives from North East Borough were met by dozens from the community to celebrate the annual Light Up North East on Saturday, Nov. 25, in Gibson Park. 

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North East resident Nancy Kay Schneider, writing as Nancy Kay, released her seventh mystery romance novel from Desert Breeze Publishing titled “Not Even A Moose.”

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The North East Choral Club will present a Christmas concert entitled “Go and Tell It” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. The programs will take place at Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St. in North East. 

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St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at the corner of Robinson and Clinton streets, will host the fourth annual St. Nicholas Winter Fest on Saturday, Dec. 9, from noon to 4 p.m.

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NFI Empire, 10120 W. Main St. in North East will host a toy drive to support Toys for Tots on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m.

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The North East Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sugar Plum Weekend will be held in North East on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. New this year is the Sugar Plum Marketplace, which will be located at the First Baptist Church, 43 S. Lake Stree…

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The North East School District prepared a survey in September for individuals to complete in regards to the district’s performance. The results were calculated and shared with the school board, staff and administration and have recently been released to the public.

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North East’s annual celebration of lighting up downtown, singing carols and welcoming Santa Claus will be brighter than ever before with the completion of the Gibson Park renovation and new decorations adorning the park and town.

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Penn State Extension program will offer a course entitled “What’s your exit strategy? Empowering families to get started on their succession plan” that is scheduled for Friday, Jan 5 and Jan. 12, at Burch Farms Country Market & Winery, 9210 Sidehill Road in North East.

  • By Aime Szymanski, editor
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The results are in after Tuesday’s general election that featured several contested races for county executive and locally, for township supervisor and school director for North East School District. 

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During the regular meeting on Nov. 6, the Borough Council approved to advertise the proposed 2018 budget for the North East Borough.

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Building principals reported on the results of the Department of Education’s 2016-17 School Performance Profile (SPP) state assessments on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the board’s regular meeting.

  • By Katie Houpt, North East Chamber of Commerce
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Small Business Saturday will be on Nov. 25, and is a day dedicated for small businesses to shine. Held annually on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

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St. Paul’s Ladies Aid will host a Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale on Nov. 17-18 in the Parish Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Robinson and Clinton Streets in North East. 

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North East Little League is teaming up with Nine 20 Furnishings & Design House to present a painting workshop Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at Arrowhead Wine Cellars. 

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The North East Clergy Council will, once again, sponsor the North East Community Christmas Boxes this year.  This outreach project provides food boxes to the families in the community who, for whatever reason, find themselves in financial distress.

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Four months after the North East Chamber of Commerce’s successful First Friday event, Olde Fashioned 4th of July, proceeds from the event are being put into action through new decorations for the holiday season in Gibson Park and throughout North East Borough.

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Students at Davis Primary participated in an interactive presentation with Creative Safety Product’s Officer Phil Program on Wednesday, Nov. 1, to teach students the importance of being safe.

  • By Diann Graham, Arundel
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Arundel Cellars & Brewing Co. will be continuing its free fireside concert series in November.  All events are held at 11727 E. Main Road in North East.  

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The Community Nurses of North East are looking for volunteers. If you are looking to join an amazing group of people that volunteer their time with hospice patients and their families, this is the opportunity for you. 

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The North East Shade Tree Commission is seeking volunteers from the community to help plant 43 Kwanzan cherry trees along North and South Lake Street on Friday, Nov. 10. Residents, students, organizations and anyone who enjoys being outdoors and giving back to the community is encouraged to …

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Park United Methodist Church will offer a Thanksgiving meal in their fellowship hall on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 30 N. Lake Street.

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  • By Sue Hammond, contributing writer
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Representatives of the Community Women’s Club of North East (CWCNE) delivered another group of 25 diaper bags filled with assorted baby care items, clothing, early literacy resources and more to staff members of the North East Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office for their clients on Oct. 12. 

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Since 2004, a group of individuals in a sewing group who enjoyed helping at the North East Food Pantry wanted to start a food drive to support the community. Now 13 years later, their food donation initiative called Move the Mountain comprises 15 churches and several volunteers who work toge…

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The North Shore Art Alliance of New York is proud to announce the participation of local North East artist, Christine French, in an art show called “For the Love of Ground and Water” at Lake Shore Center for the Arts in nearby Westfield, New York.

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Priceless will be the memories and the feelings that girls in grades six through eight will receive as they attend the Diamond Ball on Nov. 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. 

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The Rusty Wheel food truck hit the road on May 13, 2017, and fed hungry customers home-style comfort food all around the county. Although still on the road, the Rusty Wheel has a second home, this time, a permanent location at 10651 W. Main Road in North East, in the former Tillie’s Restaurant.

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Young women wanting to make a difference in a person’s life can donate their homecoming dresses to the North East Alliance Church for a cause. Donated dresses will be given to girls in need for an upcoming event held on Nov. 11.  

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Congratulations to James Holden of Harborcreek who was the first person of the year to correctly post a perfect score on the national Power Points Football contest after entering through the North East News-Journal.