The Salvation Army Is Ready To Bring Holiday Cheer To The Needy

As part of their series “People Purpose Planet”, the Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa came to A.M. Beaver County to highlight another local non-profit organization that is doing good for the County communities.

This time, Dr. Pete Birchler brought along two pastors from the Beaver Falls Salvation Army (Evelyn and Fabi) to discuss the holiday drives and programs that the organization, traditionally known for its presence in the community during Christmastime, are doing. Among them are “Project Bundle Up”, the distribution of toys and food baskets, and the traditional collections in front of the stores across the county (and country).

For more information about the Beaver Falls Salvation Army, the number is (724) 846-2330.

To watch the full interview with Fabi, Evelyn, Dr. Pete, and Matt Drzik…click on the Facebook Live feed below!

Bargain Shop Items for 12/11/18!

Tune in to Beaver County’s only live on the air radio auction this and every Tuesday  from 1:45 to 2:00 P.M.   Call 724-843-1888 or 724-774-1888 to join the show and bid on merchandise and certificates from local Beaver County, PA and surrounding area businesses.

For December 11, 2018 the following items will be sold live on WBVP and WMBA:

  • $20.00 Gift Card to Ponderosa Steakhouse in Chippewa! Value: $20.00, Start Bidding at $10.00
  • $25.00 Gift Certificate to Beaver County Fruit and Garden Center on 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls! Value: $25.00, Start Bidding at $13.00
  • $20.00 Gift Certificate to Wooley Bullys on Allegheny Street in New Brighton! Value: $20.00, Start Bidding at $10.00
  • $25.00 Gift Certificate to Engle Florist on Adams Street in Rochester! Value: $25.00, Start Bidding at $13.00
  • $25.00 Towards Your Next Dining Visit at Robert’s Roadside Inn or $50.00 Towards your Next Large Party Reservation at Robert’s Roadside Inn in Bridgewater! Value: $25.00, Start Bidding at $13.00

Winning bidders will be announced on the air and then are instructed to call WBVP and WMBA offices at 724-846-4100 following the program to confirm their bids.  Items can be paid for and picked up at WBVP-WMBA, 1316 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls, PA 15010 between 8:30 A.M. and 5 P.M. weekdays.

Beaver Valley Choral Society Is Ready For Their Christmas Season Of Concerts

For several decades across many generations, The Beaver Valley Choral Society has been performing concerts featuring the county’s finest voices singing sacred music during the Christmas and Lenten seasons. However, in recent years they’ve expanded their repertoire for other occasions such as summer events and patriotic celebrations.

Director Ray Rotuna and BVCS President Lee Pfiefer joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss the upcoming Rochester Light Up Night & Carol Sing, being held from 2:30 to 6:30 at Rochester High School. There will be many different activities and celebrations for attendees (including the Personality Prize Wheel), and a visit to Santa’s Workshop unlike any other. And of course, the BVCS will lead in the Carol Sing featuring both sacred AND secular carols/songs beginning at 4 PM.

Also, the Choral Society will be performing four concerts as part of their “Repeat The Sounding Joy” Christmas program; more information about those shows (location, date, etc.) can be found by clicking here.

If you missed the interview with Matt, Ray, & Lee this morning, click on the players below!

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Bargain Shop Items for 11/27/2018!

Tune in to Beaver County’s only live on the air radio auction this and every Tuesday  from 1:45 to 2:00 P.M.   Call 724-843-1888 or 724-774-1888 to join the show and bid on merchandise and certificates from local Beaver County, PA and surrounding area businesses.

For November 27, 2018 the following items will be sold live on WBVP and WMBA:

  • 2- One Topping Pizzas from Marco’s Pizza in New Brighton! Value: $20.00, Start Bidding at $10.00
  • 12 Box Dipped Fruit from Edible Arrangements in Beaver! Value: $29.00, Start Bidding at $15.00
  • One Inspection and Emission (Not Guaranteed to Pass Without Repairs) From Jasper’s Auto Repair on Darlington Road in Beaver Falls! Value: $86.00, Start Bidding at $43.00
  • $20.00 Gift Certificate to Mario’s Dockside Grille in Bridgewater! Value: $20.00, Start Bidding at $10.00

Winning bidders will be announced on the air and then are instructed to call WBVP and WMBA offices at 724-846-4100 following the program to confirm their bids.  Items can be paid for and picked up at WBVP-WMBA, 1316 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls, PA 15010 between 8:30 A.M. and 5 P.M. weekdays.

Beaver Falls Winterfest & Annual Holiday Parade Set For November 24

As per tradition for the last 30 years, Thanksgiving Weekend will welcome the Christmas season to Beaver Falls as Santa prepares to enter the city at the end of the annual parade. But instead of just milk and cookies (and parade candy), the city will be welcoming him with grilled cheese, carnival games, and rock’n’roll.

This year presents the first ever Beaver Falls Winterfest, presented by the BF Business District Authority as well as the city itself. The festivities will take place on 13th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue next to the Carnegie Library. There will be no fewer than 6 food trucks open, there will be children’s games and activities, and musical entertainment provided by the Blackhawk Academy Choir and For Those About To Rock Academy.

Winterfest organizers Paula Durish, Nancy Valentine-Jones, and Chris Kosanovich joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss this year’s Winterfest, as well as the details for the 30th Annual Beaver Falls Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade will kick off at 6, and Santa will be traveling to SantaLand after the parade at the Winterfest site. The food trucks will stay open throughout the parade.

If you have questions or inquiries about Winterfest or the Parade, contact the Winterfest committee at bfchristmascommittee@gmail.com. If you missed the interview from this morning, click on the players below to listen back (or again)!

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TRAILS Ministries & The “Angel Tree” Focus of November’s “People Purpose Planet”

Dr. Pete Birchler from the Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa, as part of his series “People Purpose Planet”, shines the focus on a local non-profit organization that gives their services to those in need.

For November, the group brought on was TRAILS Ministries in Beaver Falls, a group that deals with the incarcerated in Beaver County, as well as after-school programs for the youth. TRAILS representatives Abby Young and Kolbe Cole came on A.M. Beaver County with Dr. Birchler to discuss the “Angel Tree” program for the Christmas season.

If you missed the interview or want to see it again, watch it below!

The Magic of Beaver Falls Christmas Shopping Lives On at Cohill Fashions Christmas Open House

How many of you remember Christmas Shopping in Beaver Falls? Carleen Mckee sure does. That’s why every year, she aims to bring back that magical holiday feeling at her Cohill Fashions Christmas Open House. Stop by Cohill Fashions this Saturday, November 10, from 10 am to 5 pm, or Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. There are plenty of special deals going on! Cohill Fashions is located in the College Hill neighborhood of Beaver Falls at 3508 4th Avenue. Beaver County Digital Media’s Taylor Nichol takes you inside to preview the special experience!

AUDIO: 2-1 Vote Gives Joe Askar The CYS Welfare Representative Job

After the firing of Robert Masters back in August, the position of Child Welfare Attorney with Beaver County CYS was vacant. At the Public Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, the spot was officially filled. Matt Drzik has this report from the courthouse:

 

Askar’s contract will not exceed $75,000 and runs until June 30, 2019.

AUDIO: Vietnam Veteran Larry Googins Talks Issues, Parade on AMBC

As Veteran’s Day approaches, it is important to remember that the holiday is more than just a day on a calendar, but rather a day to honor, remember, and salute all of our veterans–active or retired, living or deceased.

Larry Googins is the President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862, the lone chapter in Southwest PA and the third largest chapter in the United States. He sat down to talk with Matt Drzik on the November 6 edition of A.M. Beaver County, to talk about the upcoming Veteran’s Day Parade in Beaver, the purpose of the VVA, and also the Veteran’s Crisis Line.

If you missed the interview or want to listen back to it, click on the players below.

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2018 New Brighton Halloween Parade was a sweet time for the little ones

(New Brighton, PA) The  2018 edition of the annual New Brighton Halloween Parade was a huge success. Parade attendees lined the street watching as seven area high school bands dressed in Halloween costumes marched down 3rd Ave. playing classic Halloween songs like Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Fire Trucks, local organizations, football teams, dance teams and just general citizens participated in the parade. Some people threw out sweet treats for the kids who were watching. Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks, Matt Drzik, Ed Hermick, Taylor Nichol, and Maureen Cipriani were stationed in front of the PA Liquor Store broadcasting while the Beaver County Radio Personality and Prize Wheel was in full force. Check out all of the photos of a very fun and successful night below…