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Finance info provided at home-buying seminar



Published: Sat, June 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Finance info providedat home-buying seminar

SHARON, Pa. -- Shenango Valley Initiative is sponsoring a home-buying seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. June 28 at the Sharon Municipal Building.

Information will be provided about financing options, how much home you can afford, and how the home-buying and financing processes work.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by calling (724) 346-4165.

Social security forum to feature politicians

NILES -- A Social Security Roundtable forum will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St.

The forum will feature political leaders and advocates. Capri Cafaro, state advocate representative for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, is coordinating the event. Cafaro was the 2004 Democratic nominee for Ohio's 14th Congressional District.

"This is a family issue that impacts all Americans," Cafaro said. "At least 20 percent of all retirees depend solely upon Social Security to survive after a lifetime of working. Those Americans with pensions and savings also have a right to rely upon Social Security and Medicare."

The Ohio District 11 Agency on Aging, local senior citizens and retiree organizations will be present, as well as Northeast Ohio federal, state and local governmental officials.

The event is open to everyone, regardless of age or party affiliation.

Performer to present story of coal miner

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Living history performer Richard Pawling will appear at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jennings Environmental Education Center at Slippery Rock University.

Pawling and his wife, Diane, founded "History Alive!" in 1991. The program's focus is presentation of historically accurate living history/first-person interpretive characterizations and historical dramas that are both entertaining and educational.

The Slippery Rock performance will focus on the life of an early 20th-century miner.

Pawling will take on the persona of Irish coal miner Frank Kehoe and talk about the progression of a miner's life as well as the United Mine Workers strike of 1902.

Pawling also teaches cultural geography at Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College as an adjunct professor.

He performs more than 200 times annually across the United States and Canada.

2005 Pa. guide to fairs available for pickup

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Free copies of the 2005 Pennsylvania Fairs Guide are now available.

Published by the state Department of Agriculture, the guide lists the dates, locations, events and contact information for more than 100 agricultural fairs and events scheduled this summer and fall in Pennsylvania.

For a free copy, visit the offices of Rep. Rod Wilt, R-Greenville, in Greenville or Meadville. Call (724) 588-8911 or (814) 337-8132.

For more information on fairs and other agricultural events, visit the Department of Agriculture's Web site at www.agriculture.state.pa.us or call the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Fair Program at (717) 787-5342.




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