Sugar Grove Area News in Brief



Welcome EHS

Band Alumni

In February, Warren County will welcome back the retired EHS Band Director Harris Lanzel. He retired as Eisenhower High School Band Director in 1999. During his 31 years at Eisenhower, Lanzel’s concert, jazz, and marching bands consistently earned superior ratings at state contests and festivals. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Lanzel has served as a clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator for Pennsylvania, New York and Florida conventions and contests. He has been the conductor with the Naples Concert Band and he has also guest conducted in Pennsylvania, New York, New Mexico and Florida. Lanzel is now a Naples resident and has also taught instrumental music at Gulf View Middle School, and has worked with the instrumental music programs at East Naples Middle School, St. Ann School, the Village School and Barron Collier High School.

He will be the guest conductor of this year’s District Band event in Youngsville. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Youngsville Band Director, Cindy Scheid will host a surprise reception for Harris Lanzel at the Youngsville Elementary Middle School in the Library. All former band students of Lanzel are invited to attend.

Art Show

Sugar Grove resident and artist Dan Clement will have an art show at the Warren Public Library through Jan. 31. The show will be on the third floor of the library in the Wetmore Gallery.

Scrabble tournament

The Sugar Grove Free Library will hold a Scrabble Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the library. Admission for participants will be $10 and proceeds will benefit the local library. Anyone interested in participating may stop in the library for a registration form. Official scrabble rules that are included with every Scrabble game will be followed. There will be four 30-minute rounds and there will be a 2-minute limit per turns. Scores from all rounds will be added together to determine winners.

Book Club

The January’s choice for the Sugar Grove Free Library Book club is selected by Marjean Hawkins is a book by Lenore Skomal called Third Willow. Lenore Skomal is an author from Erie. The library has arranged for her to participate in book discussion by Skype, or in person if the weather is nice. Copies of the book are currently available at the library. The meeting will be Jan. 27. Call the library if you have any questions on participating in the SGFL book club.