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Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Committee members, including Beth Howell, Ann E. Powell, Keri Steele and Drew Steele, are preparing for their first fundraiser to benefit the 2022 celebration. A Super Bingo is slated for Sunday, Oct. 24, at the White Eagles Club, corner of Jefferson and Weldon streets in Latrobe. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, and bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 for a 20-card packet with nine faces (regular games pay $100), one quickie, one each of the three specials (which pay 50/50), and one jackpot special coverall that pays $1,000. A “light lunch” is also included in the price of the ticket. Tickets are available by calling Howell at 724-433-3272. Read more

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This photo, taken in the mid-1940s, is of John Brallier, Harry “Cap” Ryan, George Flickinger and Charles McDyre. They were members of Latrobe’s first professional football team and were part of the “Football Memorial Committee,” which was successful in getting the National Football League to name Latrobe “Home of Professional Football” in 1946, according to Mary Lou Townsend of Latrobe Area Historical Society. On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16, at the LAHS, 416 Weldon St., “Latrobe, Home of Professional Football...Or Are We???” will focus on Latrobe’s early history and the decisions that were made. Doors open at 9 a.m. each day, and the show begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. Parking is on the street on Friday and at the corner of Weldon and Alexandria streets on Saturday. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Masks are required. Read more

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Michael Max Mosorjak’s “On the Coon Ridge,” 2021, oil on canvas, 32 x 42 inches. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, North Main Street, Greensburg, will offer Art After Hours featuring the exhibition of Mosorjak 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. The public is invited to a fun evening celebrating “Michael Max Mosorjak: Receding Artist” on view through Oct. 31 in the Robertshaw Gallery. The night will include “a Meet & Greet with the artist, an art scavenger hunt, musical entertainment, light refreshments, and fresh libations.” Cost: $10 member/$12 non-member/$15 at the door flat rate (includes one complimentary drink; cash bar available). Advance registration recommended. Go to thewestmoreland.org/events/ This event requires “proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, because masking is not possible for the duration of the event due to food and drink components.” Read more

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 982 will hold its monthly meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at American Legion Post 982, 158 American Legion Road, Unity Township. Mary Stauffer, Unit 982 president, said, “All auxiliary members are invited to attend and provide their input for upcoming events. We hope to see you there!” Read more

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Displaying the 86-by-96 quilt to be raffled off at the Hilltop Quilters 2021 Quilt Show Saturday, Sept. 25, are Sue Skovira, treasurer, and Jane Cole, president. The show will be underway 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 108 Dutch Hill Road, Latrobe (Mount Pleasant Township). There will be free admission and parking. Quilts will be on display and for sale. There also will be craft sales, Chinese auction, attic treasures, lunch and bake sale. “New members are welcome,” announced Kathy Zsolcsak. Read more

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