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Senior Day At The Mall To Be Held May 9

The Annual May History and Health Fair returns for Senior Day At The Mall to the Beaver Valley Mall this Wednesday May 9. Angela Gentile, director of the Beaver County Office On Aging, joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on May 4 to discuss this year’s edition.

This year’s History & Health Fair features over 50 vendors that provide information and exhibits, as well as screenings. Beaver County Radio will be there broadcasting live with Frank Sparks and Kaisha Jantsch from 10 until Noon with the Personality Prize Wheel. There will be entertainment at Noon at the Center at The Mall, featuring the Croatian singing ensemble Sveti Nikola.

For more information on the Office On Aging, visit bcoa.us. To hear the FULL interview with Matt and Angela, click the players below.

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Rae Lockhart Joins John Pournaras To Talk Taxes & Deadlines On A.M. Beaver County

The tax deadline is several days passed for 2018, but many Americans–and particularly, Beaver County residents–find themselves still in the throes of tax resolution.

Owner John Pournaras and Tax Preparer Rae Lockhart from the John Pournaras Agency joined Matt Drzik on the May 1 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss the issues involving tax resolution, the difference between filing and paying your taxes, and a rebate rule in Pennsylvania that some may not be aware of.

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook Live feed from its original broadcast below:

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Tom McCormack Talks About Panama McCormack Foundation On A.M. Beaver County

The Panama McCormack Foundation is a foundation that was started by Tom and Linda McCormack in order to “improve the quality of life for hard-working individuals and families in Panama”, as per their mission statement. Tom also owns and co-operates (with Linda) McCormack Apiaries in Aliquippa, which is a bee farm that produces honey that is sold at the Beaver and Ambridge Farmer’s Markets.

Tom McCormack joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on April 30 to discuss the Panama McCormack Foundation, and its drive every year to collect prosthetic arms and legs, as well as other medical supplies for the citizens of Panama. Tom, a retired Vietnam veteran, spoke about what items are needed, and how they get sent to the country where he spends 6 months out of every calendar year. He also commented on his Apiary, where he houses bees away from pesticide-ridden areas.

More information about the Thomas L. & Linda J. McCormack Foundation can be seen at http://www.panamamccormackfoundation.com/.

To hear the FULL interview, click on the players below.

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Lincoln Park Goes “Home” For 2018-19 Subscription Series

Dorothy Gale said it best; “there’s no place like home”.

Now while Dorothy won’t be detouring through Midland on the way to Emerald City, 8 other casts of characters will be parading through “You’re Home”, the 2018-19 Highmark Subscription Series at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center announced Friday afternoon in front of a packed–and raucous–crowd of students, faculty, and local representatives alike.

The series will kick off with “Sweeney Todd”, the classic tale of the revenge-driven barber, which runs three weekends from October 5-7 through 19-21. Two Christmas shows will be included, as “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Nutcracker” will be part of the Series in late November and early December. The other five shows for the Subscription Series include: “Addams Family: Young @ Part”, “Snow White: The Ballet”, “The Three Musketeers”, “Singin’ In The Rain”, and “In The Heights”.

The student-majority crowd loudly signaled their approval of next year’s productions, and one of the reasons is the variety of styles that will be displayed, so says senior Allie Raggazini:


One of the featured performers was Amanda Gross, who is currently starring in “Big Fish” currently in its last weekend, and will be starring in “In The Heights”, the final musical in the Series set to premiere on June 24, 2019. Gross says that her multi-tasking style is fit to such a hectic repertoire:


Of course, many of the students are hoping for a chance to participate in the shows for the Highmark Series, and one may wonder how a student can focus on academics and rehearsals all into one. Lincoln Park student Elijah Groves talked about his philosophy on such a conflict:


For more information, go to lppacs.org. Beaver County Radio thanks Lincoln Park for making us part of this announcement. And check out some great pictures from this afternoon!

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1st Annual Spring Festival Comes To Beaver Falls May 5!

The Beaver Falls Business District Authority is presenting the first Spring Festival “Market Days” to Beaver Falls on Saturday, May 5. The event will feature food, yard sales, flea market vendors, and live entertainment on the 1200 block of 8th Avenue.

Diane Brosius will be doing “Yankee Trader Live” from the Spring Festival from 12:30 until 2.

Rick Crawford, the Executive Chairman of the BFBDA, joined Matt Drzik on April 27’s edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss this new event, including the traffic patterns that will ensue. Also, at this new Spring Festival the one and only Diane Brosius will he hosting “Yankee Trader Live”, as festival participants can buy, sell, trade, or give away their belongings from 12:30 until 2:00. Further details of the day’s events and main attractions can be found by going to the Beaver Falls Business District Authority Facebook page.

To hear the full interview with Matt and Rick Crawford, clck on the players below.

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AUDIO: Liquor License Transfer Requested In New Sewickley

The request for a liquor license transfer by a New Brighton business owner, in order to open up a convenience store near Four Corners, was officially submitted to the New Sewickley Township board of directors at a public meeting Thursday night. Matt Drzik was at that meeting, and he has further details:

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AUDIO: New Brady’s Run Development, County Auction Among Subjects At Commissioners’ Work Section

In contrast to prior weeks, the weekly work session for the Beaver County Commissioners at the Beaver County Courthouse was quite lengthy, clocking in around 30-35 minutes.

The first half of the meeting was devoted to the announcement of a new development plan in Brady’s Run, and Tim Ishman, the Beaver County Director of Parks & Recreation, spoke about the purpose of the new development:


Furthermore, the new plan would also give renovation to the recycling center at Brady’s Run, a necessity spoken about by Holly Vogt, the director of the Beaver County Department of Waste Management:


The commissioners agreed to further pursuit of this new development project.

During the second half of the meeting, a number of subjects were further discussed, including the pending countywide auction on unused property, of which Assistant Solicitor Nate Morgan had an update:


The commissioners then went into executive session following the public work session.

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Beaver Falls Prayer Breakfast To Be Held May 3 At Geneva College

In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer that will be celebrated across America, the city of Beaver Falls will be hosting their 25th Annual Prayer Breakfast on May 3 at 7:30 at the Alexander Dining Hall. The theme of this year’s ceremony is “American Unity”.

Geneva president Dr. Calvin Troup, and prayer breakfast committee members Reverend Phil Huggins (First Baptist Church in Rochester) and Deborah Niehenke joined Matt Drzik to discuss the annual event on the April 24 edition of A.M. Beaver County. The trio discussed the passion and time dedicated to putting the event together, and Dr. Troup (who will be this year’s guest speaker) spoke about the importance of prayer in a time of crisis and confusion in America.

There will also be a follow-up service at the Beaver United Methodist Church at noon on May 3.

To listen to the FULL interview, click on the players below:

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LISTEN: Dan & Don Flick Talk 2018 Radio Rotary Auction

The 32nd Annual Radio Rotary Auction is Saturday, April 21 on Beaver County Radio, and it will be heard live from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The auction features many different items like gift cards, prizes, and collectibles.

Dan & Don Flick, who represent Flick Financial and themselves are Rotarians, joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on Tuesday, April 17 to discuss the process of bidding on these items and how winners will be notified.

To hear the FULL Interview, click on the players below.

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Auction Week 2018: Dr. Paul Caton Talks 2018 Radio Rotary Auction

The 2018 Beaver County Radio Rotary Auction is set to go off at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 21 on WBVP & WMBA. Dr. Paul Caton, of Caton Chiropractic in Patterson Township, is a main organizer of this event and is usually heard along with the co-hosts on Saturday, announcing the latest products and bids throughout the morning.

But on Monday, April 16, he was heard along with Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County, as the two discussed this year’s list of donators and donations; a tabloid of which can be found by going to bfwater.net.

To listen to the full interview, click on the Players below. And make sure to tune in to the 32nd Annual Radio Rotary Auction on Beaver County Radio this Saturday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM!

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