It's beautiful when in bloom and quickly fills empty garden spaces with a huge, exotic green presence. Do some people actually like it? Yes, but eventually they find it is an invasive terrorist that quickly takes over whole acres of land.

BROOKVILLE Ask any Pennsylvania elder who has had to forage for food or go hungry as a youngster, and you'll uncover someone with a deep respect for the flavorful, gnarly fruits called Eastern American black walnuts.

CROWN -- Christina Tiffany Rizer and Jacob Calvin Tepke were united in marriage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. James Power of St. Mary Church in Crown.

CROWN -- Christina Tiffany Rizer and Jacob Calvin Tepke were united in marriage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. James Power of St. Mary Church in Crown.

BROOKVILLE Ask any Pennsylvania elder who has had to forage for food or go hungry as a youngster, and you'll uncover someone with a deep respect for the flavorful, gnarly fruits called Eastern American black walnuts.

CLARION -- The meeting of Take off Pounds Sensibly 742 of Clarion was held Nov. 7 with 12 members weighing in.

CRANBERRY - The Clarion Model Railroad Club will again hold a model train show during the holiday season. The show will be held at various times and dates and will be located in the former Bon Ton at the Cranberry Mall in Seneca.

NEW BETHLEHEM - The Redbank Valley Historical Society will present Tuba Christmas on Friday, Dec. 9 in the History Center (Old Northwest Bank), 301 Broad Street in New Bethlehem.

CLARION - On behalf of the Clarion Regional Healthcare Collaborative, the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation is seeking the opinions of our community members regarding obstacles preventing individuals from pursuing education toward a career in nursing.

EMLENTON - The Board of Directors of Emclaire Financial Corp., the parent holding company of the Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, declared a quarterly cash dividend on Nov. 16, of $0.31 per common share payable on Dec. 16, to shareholders of record on Dec. 1.

CLARION - Clarion County residents may begin purchasing 2023 dog licenses on Dec. 1. Dog licenses should be purchased by Jan. 1, 2023 for all dogs three months of age and older.

EMLENTON - For the past four years a family of Bald Eagles have been living on the property of the United States Steel Corporation Mon Valley Works, Irvin plant in West Mifflin to the delight of the company.

The economic implications of tolls on key Interstate highway bridges in our region were the source of considerable strain and uneasiness within our business communities.

KNOX - Clarion County chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees held their fall meeting on Thursday, October 20, at the Carriage Inn, Knox.

CLARION -- The meeting of Take off Pounds Sensibly 742 of Clarion was held Oct. 31 with 9 members weighing in.

CLARION - Clarion Forest Visiting Nurses Association will host a "Celebration of Life" memorial event at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Trinity Point Church of God, 180 W. Trinity Drive in Clarion.

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RIMERSBURG The Rimersburg Lions Club is sponsoring its first blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veteran's Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at the Rimersburg Community Building at 484 Main Street in Rimersburg.

TIONESTA – Burns and Burns Insurance of Tionesta announces Shanae Malone has joined their office as a customer service representative.

STRATTANVILLE – The annual 2022 Strattanville Area Woodland Winter Craft Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 tour stops designated by wooden Christmas tree signs displayed at each location and by following pine tree tour …

CLARION – Mechanistic Brewing Co. and the Friends of the Clarion Free Library are once again teaming up for their “Stew & Brew” fundraiser. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Mechanistic Brewing Co., 538 Liberty Street in Clarion.

RIMERSBURG – Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library in Rimersburg will host its first Fall Art Gala fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the library. The gala begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m.

CLARION -- The meeting of Take off Pounds Sensibly 742 of Clarion was held Oct. 17 with 9 members weighing in.

CLARION - Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission held the third annual Recovery Respects First Responders event on Sept. 16, at Veteran's Memorial Park in Clarion.

DENVER - UGI encourages eligible natural gas and electric customers to apply for the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to help cover the cost of heating their home this winter. Applications will be accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services begin…

CLARION - Rotary is offering students in Western Pennsylvania the opportunity to study and live in another country during the 2023-24 school year as a part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

Brighten your indoor dcor, patio, deck, or balcony by forcing a few spring flowering bulbs into bloom.Just plant, give them a chill and enjoy a few extra daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, crocus and grape hyacinths this winter and spring.

NEW BETHLEHEM - The Redbank Valley Historical Society, Inc. will host their first annual Dinner Drama at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at The Clock Tower or History Center in the lower level social rooms. The History Center is located at 301 Broad Street in New Bethlehem.

PITTSBURGH - The National Liquor Law Enforcement Association selected Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC) as the recipient of the John W. Britt Community Service award during its annual conference held Sept. 26 through 28, in Pittsburgh.

LANCASTER - Department of Health Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson joined public health officials from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health to encourage residents to get their flu shot and COVID vaccination boosters as we enter the 2022-23 flu season.

Anyone who's done any grocery shopping in the past few months will have their own tale of sticker shock. What used to cost a dollar a year ago seems to have doubled in price.

BROOKVILLE - Jefferson County History Center is bringing back Brookeville's "Eerie Tales" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Jefferson County History Center, 172-176 Main Street in Brookville.

CLARION - Community Blood Bank is holding a blood drive from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Clarion Medicine, 22681 State Route 68 in Clarion.

BROOKVILLE - Bill Black is an avocational archaeologist and president of the Venango Chapter 30. He will highlight his studies of the Franklin forts and their influence on early settlement on trade at the upcoming meeting of the North Fork Chapter 29 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology at 7…

CLARION - The annual fall banquet for the Clarion County Republican Party will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Limestone Fire Hall.

OIL CITY - Executive Director of the Northwest Commission, Jill Foys was recently elected Chair of the Local Development District Association of Pennsylvania.

CLARION - The Clarion County League of Women Voters is hosting a free virtual public education program on the importance of fixing Harrisburg and reforming the rules in the Pennsylvania state legislature. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

BROOKVILLE - In partnership with the Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greenberg Cadillac Museum in Brookville is holding an extra museum day this year from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 at the museum located at 67 South White Street (State Route 36) in Brookville.

WEST FREEDOM - Shippenville resident and West Freedom native Sally Reed submitted this photo when she learned CLARION NEWS columnist Marsha Black passed away Sept. 6.

SLIGO -- Jessica Funk of Sligo is pleased to announce her engagement and forthcoming marriage to Darren Seary of Sligo.

CLARION - Passages Inc., the non-profit sexual violence agency providing free and confidential services in Clarion, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties, is in desperate need of volunteers.

BUTLER - Butler Health System is proud to announce the expansion of its current vascular service line to include all aspects of vascular surgery, both open and endovascular with the addition of Abdallah Naddaf, M.D., FSVS, RPVI to the BHS heart team.

NEW BETHLEHEM Members of the Garden Club of Clarion County met Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Ever Moore's Restaurant in New Bethlehem for their monthly meeting.

CLARION -- The meeting of Take off Pounds Sensibly 742 of Clarion was held Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 with 10 members weighing in.

BROOKVILLE - It was a great sunny day for Jefferson County History Center's fourth annual Family Bicycle Ride and Poker Run. A total of 65 adult bicyclists and 24 kids participated in this ever-growing event on Sunday, Sept. 18.The ride is from Brookville to Summerville along the picturesque…

It's beautiful when in bloom and quickly fills empty garden spaces with a huge, exotic green presence. Do some people actually like it? Yes, but eventually they find it is an invasive terrorist that quickly takes over whole acres of land.

FOXBURG - The very popular and growing Foxburg Art, Wine and Food Festival celebrates its 18th year from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the heart of this charming village along the scenic Allegheny River in Clarion County.

CLARION -The regular monthly meeting of the Spc. Ross A. McGinnis Veterans of Foreign War Post 2145 Auxiliary was held Sept. 18 at the Clarion VFW, 603 Liberty Street in Clarion.

CLARION - The regular monthly meeting of the Craig E. Fleming American Legion Auxiliary Unit 66 was held Sept. 12. Auxiliary membership stands at 368 members with 16 new members so far this year.

KNOX – For the eighth year Keystone Coats for Kids is starting its winter coat drive. The first drive was in 2015 for the Keystone School District. The response from the community and even people from out of the area has been so overwhelming that this organization has been able to reach out …

EMLENTON A presentation on honey bees will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Scrubgrass Grange Hall, 5104 Emlenton-Clintonville Rd., Emlenton.

OIL CITY - California, Edinboro, and Clarion Universities of Pennsylvania merged July 1 to form Pennsylvania Western University. At this time the individual chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing also joined to form one chapter, Mu Xi.

KNOX - For the eighth year Keystone Coats for Kids is starting its winter coat drive. The first drive was in 2015 for the Keystone School District. The response from the community and even people from out of the area has been so overwhelming that this organization has been able to reach out …

CLARION - Clarion Forest Visiting Nurses Association Hospice program will offer a grief recovery group for adults, beginning Sept. 22 and running through the holidays. The group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every other Thursday in the conference room at the Clarion Forest VNA office, loca…

CLARION - The Butler VA Health Care System will be offering flu vaccination clinics to veterans at its New Castle Road campus and community locations starting Monday, Sept. 19. A complete listing of flu clinic dates, times and locations is available at http://www.va.gov/butler-health-care/events.

CRANBERRY - Join the Oil Region Astronomical Society (ORAS) from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, for public night at the Oil Region Astronomy Learning Center and home of the Bedow Memorial Observatory.

CLARION - PASSAGES, Inc. is holding "Yoga with Nicky" classes from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 26 at the Clarion Free Library meeting room located on Main Street in Clarion.