We asked readers to share their marriage proposal stories with the New Castle News for a special Valentine’s Day Contest we are conducting. Here are today's contestants.
Brandon was getting off work early and I just happened to have a doctor’s appointment in a town close to where he works. We decided to meet up for dinner.
My husband, Michael, and I were friends for years before we started dating.
We had traveled to Geneva on the Lake to finish the summer off right. The day went by as any normal day together, and we were also excited to see two of our best friends.
LINDA CASACCHIA SERVEDIO
It all started when my sister, Lisa, gave us free tickets to Hawaii.
This love story starts some 40 years ago at the Rollercade, when I asked Cindy to skate. She said, “yes,” and it was love at first sight.
LEE S. WINTER
Upon returning from the Navy I needed to have a project finished that I had started and didn’t know how to finish. I had met a neighbor that I knew had the skills I needed for the project so I arranged a meeting, fixed the problem and made a date.
Janet and I had been dating about two years when, at her house one night we were thinking of something to do and I agreed to watch a chick flick.
It all started the in the fall of 1993. Deacon Alphonzo Brown was going to the same church as I was attending for three years, and although people knew he liked me there, I did not realize it at all.
We went to lunch one day and while we were eating John said to me, “have you ever been to Jared’s?”
My man, Clint, and I decided to take the Harley out for a ride, stopping for a bite to eat when we were encountered by two deer.
My wife loves lighthouses, so it occurred to me that a lighthouse would make for a great location to propose to her. The problem was finding one in western Pennsylvania.
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Rotary celebrates, makes history
On a night when New Castle Rotary Club 89 celebrated its history, Gayle Young was making some of her own. Young, executive director of the United Way of Lawrence County, was recognized as the club’s first African American president in its 100-year existence.
Rotary club thriving after 100 years
No one will dispute that New Castle has seen its share of tough economic times. However, you wouldn’t know it by looking at Rotary Club No. 89.
Electronics recycling to be regular event
Tri-County CleanWays has started a new program to accept electronics for recycling year-round. In partnership with the Lawrence-Mercer Recycling/Solid Waste Department, the organization is offering one recycling site in New Castle and one in Mercer County, about a mile north of Mercer Borough to collect unwanted electronics.
Making a Difference: For Reatha Gibbs, making money comes in a distant second to serving God
How many times have you been offered a raise, only to turn it down? Never, maybe? Reatha Gibbs has — on more than one occasion, in fact. And she says she will do it again if the opportunity — and the need — present themselves.
Father’s Day 2013: With Dad turning 90, Presnars wade through streams of special fishing memories
When John Presnar was born in New Castle in 1923, few could have guessed that 90 years later, he’d still be fishing for trout in local streams. Even fewer would have imagined that John’s two sons, Mark and John Jr., would accompany him each opening day for the past 50 years.
Soni’s Season: Neshannock grad reflects on playing major college baseball
It was late afternoon Monday by the time the Sansones embarked on their bittersweet drive to New Castle. Florida State second baseman John Sansone had just completed his exit interviews with coaches following the previous day’s loss to Indiana, the Cinderella team that eliminated the vaunted Seminoles — on their home turf, no less — from an NCAA Super Regional.
One of county’s oldest veterans still on a mission
Life’s been a fascinating ride for Theodore “Ted” Adamczyk, one of Lawrence County’s most decorated World War II veterans. In dire circumstances, where death was often in the air, Adamczyk responded with a confidence and calmness that inspired those around him.
Wilmington OKs new roof, street paving
New Wilmington Borough will replace the municipal building roof and pave three streets this summer. Council awarded a $42,312 contract for the roof job to CBF Contracting of Sligo, Pa. CBF was the third-lowest bidder, but was the lowest bidder that met all requirements, according to Larry Wagner, council president.
Ellwood City to unveil community plaza
A two-story wallside water fountain highlights the landscaping of the Ellwood City Community Plaza. The concert and farm market venue, in the 500 block of Lawrence Avenue, will celebrate its grand opening June 22.
Farmers market bill moves forward in Senate
A bill to ease the burden on farmers market vendors has been sent to the full state Senate for consideration. The measure, approved by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, would allow the Department of Agriculture to issue a single, statewide license to the owner of a mobile retail food facility.
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