Cooking up some dinners

Some pre-Oil Heritage Festival events, including the Elks Club chicken dinner, Town Square concert, art show receptions and pet show, were held Wednesday on the North Side of Oil City. As Sam Breene (pictured here) prepared a tray of chickens for the Elks dinner, he said the festival “feels like a big deal this year. And I think that’s a great thing.” Breene talked about the days when the summer celebration would span a week and was always a focal point of his childhood. “There are a lot of things to celebrate this year,” said Breene, who added the dinners were selling well on Wednesday. Many festival events are on tap today, including the children’s pool party, touch-a-truck, first day of the book sale, children’s goodie bags, spaghetti supper, ice cream social, queen crowning and Mitch Littler and Echo Valley concerts.

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Precious Paws Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers to play with the puppies that arrived from Texas on Wednesday.

Tri-City bridge club - Winners at Tuesday's meeting of the Tri-City Duplicate Bridge Club were Stewart Kunselman and Maryann Richardson, first; Burdell and Norm Sherman, second; and Barb Crudo and Lois Greggs, third.

During Oil City Council's meeting on Thursday, the panel heard an update on the sale of bonds and approved a resolution declaring a disaster emergency in Oil City due to recent water damage to Wyllis Street and Bissell Avenue.

APPOINTED - Dr. Deanna Kelly, daughter of John Kurtich of Seneca and the late Alfreda Kurtich, has been appointed to host a weekly mental health awareness and telemonitoring program for the state of Maryland. Kelly, who is a 1990 graduate of Rocky Grove High School, serves as director of the…

Forest County commissioners on Wednesday approved a resolution that each municipality in the county may request up to $1,500 in county aid to be used to purchase salt and anti-skid.

PARKER - A Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission marker that notes the Parker's Landing Petroglyphs are under waters of the Allegheny River for much of the year was unveiled Saturday.

The Music on the Square event in Oil City featuring Max Schang's Trio of Blues is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in Town Square.