Friday’s AMBC: ‘Tis The Season

On the Friday edition of A.M. Beaver County, Matt will talk to Bob Schleiden of Richland American Legion Post #548 about their Memorial Day festivities at 8:10, followed by the latest developments with Beaver County BOOM! 2022 with Mark & Nate Kopsack of PUSH Beaver County following the 8:30 news.

Curtis Walsh gets the party started with local news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.

Beaver County Office Of Veterans’ Affairs Working With Groups To Memorialize Deceased Veterans & Help Living Veterans

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, the veterans of Beaver County will be paying tribute to those who have fallen in the line of duty while gathering with their fellow service members who are still calling the area home.

Connected to all of that is the Beaver County Veterans’ Affairs offices, who are responsible for assisting veterans’ groups during the entirety of the year, and for Memorial Day weekend are assisting with placing flags on the gravesites of Beaver County veterans who are interred in area cemeteries. BCVA Director Kathy Nairn joined Matt Drzik on the May 26 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss the processes that take place during Memorial Day Weekend.

To listen to the full interview, click on the player below! To contact the Veterans’ Office, call 724-770-4450.

Thursday’s AMBC: Veterans’ Affairs

Kathy Nairn, the director for Beaver County Veterans’ affairs, joins Matt Drzik at 8:35 on A.M. Beaver County to talk about the office and the upcoming activities for Memorial Day Weekend.

Curtis Walsh starts things off with local news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.

Wednesday’s AMBC: 74 & Something More

Beaver County Radio is celebrating its 74th birthday tomorrow (four years after that photo was taken), and Matt Drzik will be talking about some of the highlights of the last 74 years on A.M. Beaver County Wednesday morning.

Curtis Walsh kicks things off with local news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.

VIDEO: Beaver County YMCA To Start Summer Playgrounds & Summer Camps In June

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

“It’s almost like an introduction to networking, and to build those life skills.”

Such were the words of Lauren Zemcik, who is the Vice President of Operations for the Beaver County YMCA headquartered on Junction Stretch in New Brighton. The “Y” is gearing up for a summer that includes the Summer Playgrounds program, the Summer Camps program, operating the Ellwood City Veterans’ Pool, and the Summer Food Programs…among many more.

The Summer Playgrounds program in particular incorporates multiple boroughs throughout Beaver County, allowing kids to participate in many different available activities. “They’ll do structured activities,” Zemcik said, “[such as] kickball, crafts, or STEM stuff…our counselors come with a gigantic bin full of stuff, including a first aid kit.” The Summer Playgrounds program runs from June 13 to August 5 with hours from 10 AM to 2 PM, and further details about activities and participation can be found by calling the Beaver County YMCA at (724) 891-8439.

The YMCA is also hosting Summer Camps running from June 13  until August 19 (full details can be seen here), and they’re also bringing back Camp Rise (formerly Camp Achieva) for school-aged children with disabilities. They will also be holding lifeguard training in three day-long sessions from June 13 to June 15, and the Summer Food Program will once again be available for kids up through Age 18.

To watch the full interview with Lauren Zemcik, click the Facebook feed below!

Tuesday’s AMBC: It’s Fun To Stay At The–

On Tuesday’s edition of A.M. Beaver County, Lauren Zemcik–the Vice President of Operations at the Beaver County YMCA–joins Matt Drzik at 8:35 to talk about the upcoming summer programs offered by the Y.

Curtis Walsh starts the show with news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.

VIDEO: Patriot Home Care Is Looking For Personable Caretakers

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

“When you talk to them, they like what they do. They like taking care of people and that’s why they stay.”

The “they” in that quote, from Kelly Cope of Patriot Home Care, are the caregivers and independent living assistants who work with their patients in the Patriot Home Care program.  Cope joined Matt Drzik on the May 23 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss the ins and outs of the assisted independent living programs that Patriot Home Care offers.

Patriot Home Care has a local office located at 1225 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls and can be reached by calling (724) 506-8911. Kelly herself can be emailed directly and further information can be found by going to the main Patriot Home Care website.

To watch the full interview with Kelly Cope, click on the Facebook feed below!

VIDEO: Carnegie Free Library Of Beaver Falls Gets Ready For Packed Summer

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

“We try to make it as fun as possible, and make it exciting…things that people want to actually go and do.”

The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls will be hosting a series of summer events over the next several weeks as school begins to let out and the sun stays out longer into the evening. Director Rachel Crisci (who spoke the quote from earlier) joined Matt Drzik on the May 20 edition of A.M. Beaver County to talk about those events, all of which benefit the library and the Beaver County Libraries System.

The first of those events is on May 20, which is an oldies dance at the Patterson Township Fire Hall at 7:00 PM featuring guest Rudy Zetz. The following day will be the Kick-Off for their Summer Reading Series with the theme “Oceans Of Possibilities” starting at 11:00 AM. On top of that are regularly scheduled weekly activities at the library: “We do Story Times during the week Tuesdays at 10:30 & 3:30,” Crisci stated, “and then we always try to do a program on Saturday for those who can’t get there during the week.”

The library’s biggest event of the summer, however–at least for the adults–is about a month away. The Designer Purse Bash will be held on June 26 at Shakespeare’s in Ellwood City from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM with proceeds from the prizes, raffles, and ticket sales heading to the Carnegie Free Library. “It is such a good time, and we always have such a good turnout,” Crisci added. “We try to make our fundraisers fun.”

To contact the library about events and services, you can find them online at their website, find them on Facebook (link above), or call them at (724) 846-4340. To watch the full interview with Rachel Crisci, click on the Facebook feed below!

First Baptist Church In Midland To Hold Dedication Ceremony On May 29

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

After four years of prayer and adjustment, the First Baptist Church has finally found a foundation for their services.

The new facility will be located at 370 Third Street in Beaver, and will be holding a dedication ceremony on May 29 at 3:00 PM, preceded by an open house that begins at 2:00 PM. The pastor of First Baptist Church, Reverend Cordell Fountain, talked with Matt Drzik on the May 20 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss the journey that the church and its congregation has went on in the last few years.

The original building had been destroyed by a fire in 2018, and the search to find a permanent home had been marred by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Through continued faith and perseverance, though, the new facility will allow the congregate to worship once again. “I just accredit the Lord for going before us,” Rev. Fountain said, “because we didn’t know what we were going to do. But we had faith, and the Lord led to this place…and we just believe that was his doing.”

To hear the full interview with Reverend Fountain, click on the player below!

Friday’s AMBC: Baptists & Books

On Friday’s show, Matt Drzik talks to Reverend Cordell Fountain of the First Baptist Church in Midland at 8:10, followed by Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls director Rachel Crisci at 8:35 on A.M. Beaver County.

Frank Sparks gets the show rolling with the latest local news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.