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Class to meet for lunch


South High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday at The Elmton in Struthers. All classmates and friends are welcome.

For information, call Bob Stone at 330-782-5842 or Ray Melewski at 330-792-2434.

Farm to host festival


Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., will host its Hop Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The free, family-friendly event will feature hayrides, disc golf, bull-chip bingo, yard-game tournaments, live entertainment, samplings of Birdfish Brewing Co. brews and more. Cob-oven pizzas and grilled meats will be available for $10 per serving.

The farm store will be open during the event so participants can shop for grass-fed/pastured meat and poultry products, Lampost signature T-shirts and works by local artisans.

For information and to support Lamppost Farm, call 330-531-4240, stop-by the store on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or visit

Penn State Extension to host program


The Penn State Extension will host a Dining with Diabetes program from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the New Castle YMCA, 20 W. Washington St. An informational session will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28.

The program is for adults with diabetes and pre-diabetes and their families to discuss healthy food choices for people with diabetes and present healthy versions of familiar foods.

A culinary instructor will conduct food demonstrations at each class of proper cooking techniques for items such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, artificial sweeteners, reduced-fat products, and herbs and spices. There also will be information given to help manage diabetes. Cost of the program series is $5.

For questions or to register in advance, call the YMCA extension office at 724-662-3141 or register online at

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