Sugar Grove Area News in Brief



Book Club

The Sugar Grove Library Book Club meeting had a special guest on Monday evening. The author for the January book, Lenore Skomal, from Erie came and spent the evening with us at the library. We spent time learning about her character development and writing style.

It was truly a memorable evening for us at the Book Club. February’s book selection will be “Bones of the Barbary Coast” by Daniel Hecht. This is the third of the Cree Black thrillers and is about a home in California under which a human skeleton is discovered after the 1906 earthquake.

Get a copy of the book and join us at the February Book Club meeting which will be held on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Free Library. This should be another special book club as the author has agreed to Skype and join us for our discussion.

Welcome EHS Band


In February, Warren County will welcome back 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 have 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, Ill. 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.

We are pleased to have him back in our area as the guest conductor of this year’s District Band event in Youngsville. On Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Youngsville Band Director, Cindy Scheid hosted a reception for Lanzel at the Youngsville Elementary Middle School in the library. District Band activities started with the students on Thursday at YHS. The concert for the public will be held at the Youngsville High School on Friday, Feb. 7.


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Community Lunches

The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the area Community lunches.

Each month lunch is held on the first Friday at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run roads. On the second Thursday of each month at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race and Jamestown streets in the center of town. On the third Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.

WCSD Schedule

Planning ahead there will be no school for any employees or students on Monday, Feb. 17.



Tuesday, Feb. 18 will be the day to register for 2014-15 kindergarten at Sugar Grove Elementary School. Students will be registering to attend the new K-12 facility at Eisenhower. Registration times are from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bring to the school office the following items when you come to register: student’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency by means of a utility bill, credit card bill, deed, mortgage, lease agreement, or driver’s license. Each student being registered will have the opportunity to meet kindergarten teachers and also complete a vision screening.

Registration packets can be obtained at the school office or at the Warren County School District administration offices. Schools ask that your registration packet be completed prior to arrival on registration day. Everyone should allow at least one hour for the registration process. If you have any questions, contact the school office at 489-7851.

Registration will be held at Russell Elementary School on Feb. 11.

PMEA Regional Chorus

Congratulations to our EMHS students who were selected to attend the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Regional Chorus. They will sing under the direction of Dr. Peter Van den Honert of Edinboro University on Feb. 12-15 at Girard High School. The public concerts will be on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Our students representing EMHS this year are Shelby Willis, Michael Spencer and Sharon Harrington. These students advanced to the PMEA Regional Chorus through auditions held at last month’s District Chorus.

PMEA Regional


Congratulations to EMHS student Macy Retterer who was selected to attend this year’s PMEA Regional Orchestra Festival which will be held Feb. 27 through March 1 at Trinity High School in Washington, Pa.

Card Class

Sugar Grove Free Library will hold its next monthly Creative Card Class on Monday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. We will be creating two spring themed versatile all-occasion cards. Cost for the class is $8. Save the date to join us for some creative fun no “experience necessary”. Contact the library at 489-7872 or via email at for more information, sign-up and small supplies needed list.