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Brian Hager Talks About North Country Trail On “People Purpose Planet”

With the temperatures at their highest and summer in full stretch, it was fitting enough that Dr. Pete Birchler of the Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa brought on a member of the North Country Trail to talk about the possibilities of enjoying and preserving nature in Beaver County.

Brian Hager, who is the Vice President of the Wampum Chapter of the Trail, joined Dr. Birchler and Matt Drzik for another edition of “People Purpose Planet”, where non-profit organizations in Beaver County are spotlighted for their services to the community. Hager spoke about the influences that brought him to help out with the North Country trail, the health benefits of getting out into the woods, and the several different ways that the group is trying to improve the Trail.

The two men also discussed the upcoming 5K being presented by the North Country Trail on July 27 in Darlington. You can register by clicking here.

To watch the full interview with Brian, Pete, and Matt…click on the Facebook feed below!

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McGuire Memorial & Knights of Columbus To Hold 15th Annual Golf Outing On July 13

With the grass as green as it can be and the temperatures rising, two local groups are hoping that you’ll take a Saturday to hit the links. The Knights of Columbus from Beaver Valley Council 604 & McGuire Memorial are hosting their 15th Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 13 at Blackhawk Golf Course.

Dennis Garrett of Council 604 and Allison Dixon of McGuire Memorial (shown with fellow Knight Pete Schmitt) joined Matt Drzik on the June 24 edition of A.M. Beaver County to talk about the upcoming event. The two spoke of what it means to have these two organizations working together again, the bevy of activities taking place on July 13, the deadlines for registration and sponsorship, and future events being held by either organization.

To register for the outing or for more information, contact Pete Schmitt at 412-215-9654 or by email at pete.schmitt@gmail.com.

To listen back to the interview, click on the player below.

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The 2019 Beaver County Boom Is Tomorrow!

The first full day of summer will be celebrated in style in Beaver County, as the 9th Annual Beaver County BOOM! presented by Beaver County Tourism lights up the Beaver and Ohio rivers.

The group of Mark & Nate Kopsack from PUSH Beaver County, County Commissioners Tony Amadio & Sandie Egley, and Dr. George Zambelli of Zambelli Fireworks talked with Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County about the annual event, including the HQ Party at Thursday’s, the events happening at Bridgewater Park, and the way that the towns surrounding the show are celebrating this year’s Boom, which will be broadcast live from Bridgewater on Beaver County Radio beginning at 6:00pm.

To take a look at the interview from earlier, click on the Facebook feed below!

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Summer Sizzler at Al’s Corner with Beaver County Radio Friday June 21, 2019 from 11 to 1 pm.

(Koppel, Pa.) Join Frank Sparks and Matt Drzik at Al’s Corner in Koppel Friday June 21, 2019 to celebrate the first day of summer!! WBVP and WMBA will Broadcast Live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. . Frank and Matt are turning the table on Rachel and they are now her guest. Stop out and spin the “Personality Prize Wheel” for your chance to win some pretty cool prizes from Al’s Corner.  Ashley will have the grill going with hamburgers and hot dogs. There are also a ton of things going on at Al’s because this is customer appreciation week. Don’t miss out on all the fun……….

Ashley has the grill ready to go. Thank God it won’t be cold like it was in April and she won’t be mad at us.
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Raylene Boots Talks Ellwood Arts Festival On A.M. Beaver County

You know an event has a long and strong tradition when it has its own Hall Of Fame. Such is the case with the Ellwood City Arts Festival.

Now in its 39th year, the annual Festival brings the best arts, crafts, food, and entertainment to Ewing Park for three days to celebrate the city and country (since it’s near the 4th of July weekend). Festival Chairperson Raylene Boots joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss the festival running from June 28 to June 30. Boots talked about the 2nd Edition to the Hall of Fame and its inductees, the return of the Little Miss Firecracker pageant, the headlining bands, the Juried Art Show, and the food…just to scratch the surface.

You can find out more about the 39th Ellwood City Arts Festival by visiting their website or their Facebook page.

To listen back to the interview, click on the player below.


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Pirates Treasure Chest Makes Its Way To Towne Square Restaurant

It was a gorgeous day outside, but the action was happening inside at Towne Square Restaurant in Beaver! Beaver County Radio came out to 3rd Street in Beaver with the Prize Van, the Personality Prize Wheel, and the Pirates Treasure Chest!

Ed Hermick and Matt Drzik were there during the afternoon, greeting several customers, manning the Prize wheel, and making sure that the Chest was soundly guarded. Several winners were made at the appearance, and everyone who ate at Towne Square (including Ed & Matt) were left satisfied!

Check out the pictures below, and stay tuned for the next appearance of the Treasure Chest and Prize Van in your neck of the woods!

VIDEO: The 2019 Beaver County Boom Is Coming Up On June 22!

Get your dancin’ shoes ready.

The 2019 Beaver County Boom presented by Beaver County Tourism is coming up on June 22, as the Zambelli Fireworks will be blowing up over the Ohio River for all of Beaver County to see. The fireworks show will be set to music that is in conjunction with this year’s theme: “Dancing Through The Decades”.

Mark & Nate Kopsack of PUSH Beaver County spearhead the event every year, and they joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss the 2019 Boom. They were joined by County Comissioner Sandie Egley and Dr. George Zambelli (on the phone line). Along with talking about the event itself, the crew talked about how the surrounding areas (Bridgewater, Monaca, Rochester) are holding day-long festivities to commemorate the Beaver County Boom.

If you want to watch the interview again, click on the Facebook feed below!


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Mountain Ministries Set To Hold Summer Kickoff Event On July 19

Mountain Ministries is a new worship organization dedicated to bring together followers of Christ and the Lord’s word; one that isn’t contained or confined by time restrictions.

Al Stoker talked about that and more with Matt Drzik on the June 13 edition of A.M. Beaver County. He talked about the inspirations that brought Mountain Ministries to life, the beauty of the worship site Prayer Mountain (now in its 50th year), and what separates it apart from the traditional church.

He also talked about Mountain Ministries’ upcoming Summer Kickoff Worship Service, including a performance by local bluegrass group Echo Valley. Lizzy Anderson was also in studio representing the group, and she spoke of how she and the others felt about performing for Mountain Ministries, and the parallels between the ministry’s beliefs and her own.

You can find out more about Mountain Ministries by visiting their website here.

To listen back to the interview, click on the player below.

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Soma Gathering’s Marc de Jeu Focus Of June’s “People Purpose Planet”

On the second Tuesday of every month, Dr. Peter Birchler from the Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa hosts “People Purpose Planet”, a show that focuses on local non-profit organizations that are making an impact in Beaver County–and by association–the planet.

For June, Dr. Pete is putting the spotlight on the Soma Gathering in Beaver Falls, and current Pastor Marc de Jeu joined him as well as A.M. Beaver County host Matt Drzik on June 11. de Jeu talked about what inspired him to start Soma in Beaver Falls, the seeking of connection between church and city, the pursuit to rid worship of the downfalls that plagued other churches, and possible expanision of the ministry.

If you want to take a look at the interview with Marc, Pete, & Matt…click on the Facebook feed below!

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Rick Plassmeyer Talks About BC’s Relay For Life On June 15

The struggle for cancer is a tough battle that seems unending. But that won’t stop many county citizens from joining the fight, including those attending the 24-Hour Relay For Life at Brady’s Run Park on June 15 & 16.

Rick Plassmeyer, himself a two-time cancer survivor, is a head coordinator for the Beaver County Relay For Life. He joined Matt Drzik on the June 10 edition of A.M. Beaver County to talk about this year’s event, which will have the theme of “Superheroes”. Rick discussed the 24 hour nature of the event, the good food and entertainment that will be had, and the stories of the past that make this event a yearly success.

If you want to listen back to the interview, click on the player below.

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