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The Steubenville native returns home with the US Navy Band

WASHINGTON – Musician 1st Class Francis DuBois arrives in Pittsburgh April 21 while touring with the US Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus. The state was chosen to host two of 13 concerts spanning seven states by the Sea Chanters on their 2022 tour – one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs.

The Sea Chanters show is scheduled for April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Originally from Steubenville, DuBois joined the Navy Band in 2015 as an audio production engineer. He holds a Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology from Duquesne University. Prior to joining the Navy Band, he worked as a recording engineer and freelance musician in Pittsburgh.

The US Navy Band Sea Chanters is the official choir of the United States Navy. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea shanties and patriotic dishes, to opera, Broadway and contemporary music. The Sea Chanters choir frequently finds itself at the center of large-scale national events. At home in Washington, DC, the band performs for the President, Vice President and numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries.

One of the primary responsibilities of the US Navy Band is to tour the country. All of the band’s major performing units embark on concert tours to specific parts of the country each year, allowing the band to reach audiences in parts of the country that do not have the opportunity to regularly see the best musical ensembles of the Navy.

Concerts are family events, intended to entertain veterans, families, individuals, and those interested in joining the Navy.

The 2022 Sea Chanters Tour will cover 13 cities and over 3,000 miles.

The quilt exhibit at the fort features family heirlooms and decorative works

STEUBENVILLE – A hand-crafted 1906 bed cover is one of more than 40 examples of a quilter’s craftsmanship that is on display until April 18 at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center at 120 S Third St., Steubenville.

Irish Chain, Flying Geese and Irish Double Chain are some of the models presented this year “The Joy of Duvets” exposure. Entrees throughout the tri-state area represent heirlooms while others are purely decorative. The owners of the quilts provided personal information about many of them.

“Quilting is an ancient art” noted Paul Zuros, executive director of Historic Fort Steuben. “Out of necessity, early settlers learned to save scraps of worn-out clothing fabric and put them together. The art developed from forming designs from the pieces, adding embroidery and layering the fabric to make warm blankets,” he explained. “Then other patterns could be added by stitching the layers together with colored threads and unique patterns.”

Visitors can vote for their favorite quilt for a $1 donation to benefit historic Fort Steuben.

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (740) 283-1787.

Chapter Quests to Install

officers at the April 28 meeting

WINTERSVILLE — Members of the Edwin M. Stanton Chapter of Ohio Questers gathered at Murray’s Restaurant in Wintersville for their March meeting.

Chair Becky Swickard opened the meeting with a brief pre-lunch session. Members are reminded that the new officers will be installed in April and serve a two-year term.

A scrapbook of the year’s activities was to be prepared for presentation at the Ohio Spring Council meeting in Olmstead Falls, Ohio, April 7-8.

Swickard presented a detailed program of Ohio and the Great Depression. club members expressed their gratitude for the information and photos.

Swickard and Janet Neuman served as hostesses. Neuman provided the favors.

The April 28 meeting will be held at JC Wine Cellars in East Springfield. The hostesses will be Barbara Anderson and Doreen Turner-Gualtiere. They will ask “Who are you?”

It’s show time on Saturday

at Brooke Library, Follansbee

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch will continue to show a variety of films at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday in April.

The Wellsburg Library will show “Clifford the Big Red Dog” Saturday, “Snake-eyes” April 16, “Under the Stadium Lights” April 23 and “The Lorax” April 30.

The Follansbee Library will show “The Lorax” Saturday, “To jump” April 16, “Clifford the Big Red Dog” April 23 and “Snake Eyes” April 30.

Popcorn and bottled water will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks.

Call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit https://brookecountylibs.org/programming-registration to reserve a spot for the free screenings.

East Springfield Community

Center having dinner Thursday

EAST SPRINGFIELD – The East Springfield Recreation and Community Service Center will host a fundraising dinner from 4-6 p.m. Thursday.

The menu will be baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dessert, bread and drink.

The cost is $9. Guests can dine in or order takeout. The phone number is (740) 543-3700. The center is located on County Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Station.

Weirton American Legion

organize a flea market on Saturday

WEIRTON – The Weirton American Legion Post 10, located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, will host a flea market on Saturday.

It will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature 20 vendors.

Three Score Seniors Club

love the music program

WEIRTON — The Three Score Seniors Club met March 24 at Undo’s Restaurant in Weirton with President Ed Powell welcoming members and guests.

Bob Shirer gave the invocation, leading the group in prayer and later blessing.

Powell led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Club members sang “God Bless America.”

During dinner, background music was provided by DJ Johnny Fever, who was then introduced by Program Chair Sandra Briggs and performed a medley of songs as entertainment for the evening.

During reports, Secretary Cindy Richards noted that there were no new minutes to report as the February meeting was canceled due to inclement weather. George Pohlman gave the treasurer’s report.

Sunshine President Winnie Kemp acknowledged several anniversaries in March.

House President Kathy McCarrick decorated the tables in white and green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Reservations president Vivian Weigel said there were 51 members in attendance and one guest. She read the menu that was selected for April. She said Jane Watson made calendars that anyone could take home.

Larry Purks indicated that the audit for 2021 was perfect.

Jim Pryor and Mary Louise Danek were the winners of the 50/25/25 draw. Betty Virtue drew the red tickets for the free dinner, which were won by Tony LaRosa and Terry Mack. The winners of the Dairy Queen gift cards were Nancy Smurda and Lynn Bish.



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