Thursday’s AMBC: Ales Without Fails

Ambridge Chamber Of Commerce director Bill Roehm joins Matt Drzik at 8:35 on the Thursday edition of A.M. Beaver County to talk about the upcoming “Autumn Ale Walk” taking place on October 8 along Merchant Street.

Frank Sparks gets the morning going with local news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.

Wednesday’s AMBC: For A Good Cause

On Wednesday’s edition of A.M. Beaver County, Lynzy Groves of the Greater PA Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association joins Matt Drzik at 8:10 to talk about the Alzheimer’s Walk taking place on October 1 in Beaver.

Then at 8:35, State Senator Elder Vogel joins Matt to talk about the Senior Expo being held on Friday, September 30 at CCBC.

Frank Sparks starts the morning with local news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.

VIDEO: “Futuristic” Renovation Of Beaver County McDonald’s Completed, Center Township Location To Begin Renovation Soon

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“It really is trending us into the future of the world.”

Tri-County McDonald’s owner Meghan Sweeney sat down with Matt Drzik on the September 23 edition of A.M. Beaver County to talk about the fully renovated McD’s location in Beaver Falls. The renovation of the building is part of the company’s “Experience Of The Future” campaign, which has introduced several modern upgrades to the building designs as well as the numerous ways in which to order traditional items from the menu.

The Beaver Falls location is the penultimate location to be renovated; one is left on the list, and the time for its renovation has come. “Starting on October 10th,” Sweeney stated, “the McDonald’s on Pleasant Drive in Center Township will be renovated.” The new upgrades will include a newly digitized drive-thru menu along with a pickup kiosk for mobile orders and other online purchases.

To watch the full interview with Meghan Sweeney, click on the Facebook feed below!

VIDEO: 2nd Annual Recovery Walk To Be Hosted By Beaver County Drug Abuse Coalition On September 24

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

As autumn arrives, so does the reminder that there is hope for those who are struggling.

Kate Lowery & Javerta Sims joined Matt Drzik on the September 23 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss the 2nd Annual Recovery Walk taking place at Brady’s Run Park on Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The event is presented by the Beaver County Drug Abuse Coalition.

The event will feature live entertainment, inspirational speeches, food trucks, and the several informational stations for those who are–or someone who knows someone–struggling with substance abuse. Beaver County Radio will be there with the Prize Caddy and the Personality Prize Wheel, with Frank Sparks providing live updates from Brady’s Run Park.

To watch the full preview of the 2nd Annual Recovery Walk, check out the Facebook feed below!

Justin Fortunato Previews 2022-23 Highmark Subscription Series Of Shows At Lincoln Park, Starting October 7

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)
(Picture used with permission from Lincoln Park)

“It’s a season that I don’t think you can miss, for a price you just can’t beat.”

Starting on October 7, the latest Highmark Subscription Series of Shows–entitled “Who Could Ask For Anything More?”–kicks off at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland with Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods”. It is the first of eight shows on the schedule for the 2022-23 season, which features a variety of styles and plots for experienced show-goers and first-timers.

Justin Fortunato, the Producing Artistic Director at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, spoke with A.M. Beaver County’s Matt Drzik on the September 21 edition of the show about the Highmark Subscription Series, which in past years has drawn an electric reaction from students at Lincoln Park. “I can certainly say with full confidence that excitement, that invigoration hasn’t faded at all,” Fortunato stated. “If anything, we’re even more excited to continue our mission to bring affordable, accessible, and high-premium art to Beaver County.”

The full list of shows are as follows:

• Into the Woods / October 7-9 & 14-16, 2022
• Murder on the Orient Express / November 4-6 & 11-13, 2022
• Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. / November 17-20 & December 1-4, 2022
• Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker / December 15-18, 2022
• PUFFS: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School Of Magic And            Magic / February 10-12 & 17-19, 2023
• SHOUT! The Mod Musical! / March 16-19, 2023
• An American in Paris / April 28-30 & May 5-7, 2023
The Play That Goes Wrong / June 16-18 & 23-25, 2023

All shows will be performed at the MainStage theater with the exception of Murder on the Orient Express and PUFFS, which will performed at the BlackBox theater. Ticket information and purchasing can be done at lincolnparkarts.org.

To hear the full interview with Justin Fortunato, click on the play button below!

Tri-State Neuropathy To Hold Informational Seminar In Monaca On October 13

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

“We started seeing patients and we started seeing people get better, and it was remarkable to see that we’re taking these nerves and getting them back to life.”

Ten years and seven locations later, Dr. Shawn Richey and Dr. Jared Yevins are continuing to help those suffering with neuropathy to get proper treatment and for those who aren’t aware of their neuropathy to achieve awareness. The duo met with Matt Drzik on the September 21 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss an upcoming information seminar for those who are struggling with neuropathy or know someone who is.

The seminar will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 13 at the Fairfield Inn in Monaca. The event is a free event, but registration is required; seats can be reserved by calling 724-384-8315 or by visiting Tri-State Neuropathy’s website at marydancedin.com. Those who attend will learn the basics of neuropathy and how it is discovered, compounded, detected and then treated; a special offer for a free consultation, examination and treatment will also be part of the seminar.

To hear the full conversation with Dr. Yevins and Dr. Richey, click on the player feed below.

VIDEO: Ambridge Fall Festival Of Churches Returns On Saturday, September 24

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)
(Photo by Frank Sparks/Beaver County Radio)

“Ambridge will be the place to be this weekend, for sure.”

That exclamation from Kim Villella is a bold one, but justified as the Ambridge Fall Festival of Churches returns this weekend to the borough on September 24 for the first time since 2019. She and borough manager Mario Leone joined Matt Drzik on the September 19 edition of A.M. Beaver County to preview all of the different elements that will be on display of sound and vision this Saturday.

The event begins with a parade that starts the festivities at 11:00 AM, which will begin at The parade will end at P.J. Caul Park, where the day’s festivities will be headquartered. The opening ceremonies will commence with a welcome from Leone and State Representative Rob Matzie presiding as the emcee. At noon, all of the church bells in Ambridge will formally begin the festivities, which will run until 6:00 PM and feature the tastes and sounds of the many faith-based cultures that have created Ambridge’s culture. Further details about the event can be found by going to the borough website or Facebook page.

To watch the full preview of the Festival of Churches, click on the Facebook feed below!

Friday’s AMBC: From Boardwalk To The Gridiron

Tune in to A.M. Beaver County tomorrow morning to find out who’s playing where in Week 3 of High School Football in the Beaver Valley. Also, test your brain with some “Monopoly Trivia”–those who call in with the correct answers to our questions will be registered for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming Beaver Valley Community Concert Association show!

Frank Sparks kicks off your Friday with local news at 6:30 on Beaver County Radio.

VIDEO: 21st Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour Takes Place On September 24

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

“It’s Ladies’ Day Out. And what do ladies like to do most? They like to see beautiful homes, they like to go to lunch, and they love to shop. So they can do everything in one day.”

Now in its 21st year, the AAUW Kitchen Tour returns to Beaver County on Saturday, September 24. The event runs from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM headquartered at the “Marketplace” at Dutch Ridge Elementary School in Brighton Township. Kitchen tours will run from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and lunch courtesy of Butcher & Son Public House will be served from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Dutch Ridge Elementary.

The event will feature not just five different kitchen interiors that run the gambit from rustic aesthetic to modern technological advances, but each house on the Kitchen Tour will feature delicacies ranging from homemade biscotti to handcrafted tabouli from AAUW member Salam Raskovsky. The Marketplace will feature several different local vendors selling their creations–such as chocolates, jewelry, and clothing–and there also be raffles and prize baskets up for grabs at the Marketplace as well.

Tickets are available at The Hostess Gift Shoppe in Beaver in advance for $20, and they are available on the day of the event for $25 at The Hostess Gift Shoppe as well as Dutch Ridge Elementary School. Lunch tickets MUST be purchased separately before September 21; the amount is $12 and they can be purchased at The Hostess Gift Shoppe. Parking for the event is free at Dutch Ridge Elementary.

Mary Ann Bolland and Jean Macaluso joined Matt Drzik on the September 15 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss the 21st Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour. To see the interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

VIDEO: Grove Cemetery To Hold Wine & Cheese Tasting At Merrick Art Gallery On September 17

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

“It is just a great evening. We get a lot of people from around the county.”

Grove Cemetery in New Brighton will be hosting a Wine & Cheese Tasting on Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Merrick Art Gallery. Vice President Bryan Fabyanic joined Matt Drzik on the September 15 edition of A.M. Beaver County to talk about this event, now in its fifth year.

Proceeds for the event will help the non-profit cemetery maintain operations as it has done since the late 1850s. Fabyanic said that he wants to see Grove Cemetery remain in operation under its localized board as opposed to being under the supervision of an official municipality. “Nothing against the municipalities; they just don’t have the time or manpower,” Fabyanic said. “So it’s nice when you can keep a good group of board members and volunteers together to keep the cemetery going.”

To watch the full preview with Bryan Fabyanic, click on the Facebook feed below!