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Beatlemania! A twice-in-a-lifetime experience

Linda M. Linonis, left, a Vindicator reporter, holds tickets from The Beatles 1964 concert in Cleveland that she attended with her cousin, Patti Zelch Albert of Mercer, Pa., who shows a Life magazine cover featuring the now legendary musicians.

W. Pa. barbershop chorus warms up for Valentine’s Day

Members of Olde Town Harmony, who will take turns singing in a quartet to deliver valentines in song, are, from left, Steve Jenkins, Steve Smith, co-director Don Connell, Bob Boice and co-director Rick Swanson. The greeting also includes a card and a rose. Olde Town Harmony is a barbershop chorus based in the Shenango Valley.

Temple El Emeth Sisterhood hosts Interfaith Tea

Temple El Emeth Sisterhood hosts annual event

About 140 women attended the 68th annual event.

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Dorothy Day House plans vigil on human trafficking for Friday night

The event will begin at midnight Friday and continue through Saturday with a speaker, movie and prayer.

MVAC plans Festival of Voice and Instrument

Spanish music ministry of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish will perform at the event at 6 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman.

Oakley’s Heart is dedicated to preventing, treating heartworm

The group was inspired by a dog who died from the disease.

St. Vincent de Paul's Afterschool Snacks among programs for hungry

Proceeds from a winter gala fundraiser on Feb. 15 at Mr. Anthony’s help the society help people.

ST. BLAISE, patron saint of throat illnesses

The martyred bishop is patron of throat illnesses

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com youngstown Priests in the Roman Catholic Church will

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Struthers group's work lends a hand

Handiwork comes from the heart

Crochet and knitting group at Christ Our Savior Parish works on projects to help others

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Celebrating Chinese new year

YT and Marilyn Chiu demonstrate how to cook Chinese style

Trinity UMC will host walk-in weddings for second year

A clergy couple will perform the ceremonies on Feb. 14

2 churches pioneer merger in Primitive Methodist denomination

2 churches pioneer merger in Primitive Methodist denomination

Venture Church is one church in two locations – Boardman and Streetsboro.

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Ban the Big Bellies 5 project aims to reduce dog, cat reproduction

Angels project aims to reduce dog and cat population

Angels for Animals is participating in World Spay Day

Rescued reptiles are up for adoption

Herps Alive! Foundation is a non-profit organization.

The citrus fruit benefits health and well-being

It’s used in medicinal, culinary and household products

Christian unity services planned at 2 Valley churches

mahoning valley

The theme of the ecumenical event is “Is Christ Divided?”

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Mount Carmel winter fest will satisfy summer cravings

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles plans the event this weekend.

545 buys Our Lady of Hungary for Youngstown Heritage Center

Now Youngstown Heritage Center, the site will showcase ethnic and city history.

Mahoning United Methodist Church for sale

The congregation is evaluating options and wants to move to smaller site

Spanish Evangelical Church to host dedication weekend

Spanish Evangelical Church to host dedication weekend

Special events are planned Friday and Jan. 18 and 19

Two young women from Valley thrilled to see Pope Francis

The Walsh University students studied abroad.

Watch Night Services share celebratory nature

New Year’s Eve tradition celebrates emancipation

In the black community, the first Watch Night anticipated freedom.

Churches plan Remembrance Services

Valley churches plan Remembrance services

Candles will be lighted to pay tribute to those who died

Youngstown Diocese plans utility-assistance campaign

Last year’s ‘Keep the Kids Warm’ project served 4,948 people

Liturgical dance to highlight Christmas Eve service

Liturgical dance

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. today at Disciples Christian Church in Boardman.

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Nativity figures set in new manger at St. Joseph the Provider Church

About 25 Christmas trees and 40 red and white poinsettia plants decorate the santcutary.

Symbols of Christ decorate tree at Grace UMC

Chrismons, crafted by Grace United Methodist Church youths, adorn tree

White and gold are the colors of Chrismons

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Mineral Ridge parish association conducts Christmas distribution

Food went to 32 families and toys to 43 children.

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Remembering, healing are focus of Longest Night Service

Three Warren churches, clergy join together for event

Three Warren churches and clergy join together for service on Wednesday


Westminster Presbyterian service to give sample of Christmas worldwide

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com BOARDMAN 2 The presentation will be at the worship

Boardman Christmas pageant promotes trust in God

The cast of “Just Believe” urges the audience to take that leap of faith to trust God through dialogue and song.

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Homemade kolachi highlights Cookie Walk

Women prepare kolachi for Cookie Walk

St. Joseph Cultural Society at St. Joseph the Provider Church sponsors the event.

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Sister Jerome's Kids will get help with college expenses

Sister Jerome Corcoran introduces Sister Jerome’s Kids — Mission College during a press conference Tuesday in Tyler Mahoning Valley Historical Center in downtown Youngstown.

Seasons of Hope provides Christ-centered grief counseling

The support group meets at St. Jude Church in Columbiana.

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Creche Crawl focuses on ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will host a nativity display and Christmas pageant this weekend.

Lessons and carols usher in Advent

St. Columba Cathedral

Preparation for the coming of Jesus is the focus

Calvin’s Friendly Table serves food, builds community

Free monthly meal at church in Petersburg fights hunger

Reaching out to help people is the mission of the church

Thanksgivukkah rare convergence of Hanukkah, Thanksgiving

Calendar coincidence puts Hanukkah, Thanksgiving on same day this year

Both celebrate religious freedom and food.

Speaker: Golden Rule found in all major religions

Bonnie Burdman addresses annual interfaith event sponsored by Mahoning Valley Association of Churches

ACTION opens Home for Good center

The community organization and the program for ex-offenders will be based on Federal Plaza.

Ministries of Ursuline Sisters respond to community needs

Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown stay true to founder’s vision

Sister Mary McCormick, left, a member of the leadership team in the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, and Sister Nancy Dawson stand next to a statue of the order’s founder, St. Angela Merici. Behind them is a mosaic with the Latin words “soli deo gloria,” which means for the glory of God alone, a guiding principle of their ministries.

Akiva students mark rare convergence of Hanukkah, Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving and Hanukkah celebration is an unusual event

Canton Museum of Art to exhibit handwritten Bible

Canton Museum of Art to exhibit handwritten and illuminated Bible

The project took 12 years to complete.

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Fun and fellowship are in the cards on game night

Players find a good deal at Boardman United Methodist Church

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church marks 25 years at new complex

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church marks 25 years at new complex

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com WARREN The heritage of the founders of St. Nicholas

TubaChristmas will play its 15th concert Dec. 7 at Eastwood

Wes O’Connor, left, Austintown Fitch High School director of bands, has been conductor of TubaChristmas since it began. Fitch band members who will partipate in TubaChristmas are, continuing from left, Shane Dillon, Zack While, Brian Schubert, Austin Bartley and Gabrielle Figueroa, also at top. They’re playing different styles of the low-pitch brass instrument.

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Mahoning Valley Chorale starts 14th season

Mahoning Valley Chorale practices at Good Hope Luthern Church in Boardman under direction of Kris Harper. The group,formerly known as Seraphim Chorus, changed its name to better reflect its music and members.

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Boardman church to serve 58th annual benefit turkey dinner

The Rev. Pamela Buzalka, pastor of Boardman United Methodist Church, puts some muscle into sliding a 20-pound or so turkey into the oven in the church kitchen. Volunteers said fellowship and fun are part of the effort for the annual turkey dinner.

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BattleSaint project is show of support for U.S. military personnel

Blessed Sacrament Church has sold bracelets and scarves.

Central Christian Church donates baby sea bags to USO

The project is one of the classes being conducted at the Warren church.


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