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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Dog license contest winners chosen
Owners of a heroic dog and a precious family pet are winners in the Go for the Gold contest. Brenda Ryhal of Bessemer won for an essay she wrote about how her dog had saved her life during a fire. Paris Adams, 8, of Wilmington Township, wrote about her love for her 3-year-old beagle, Emma Lou.
Search organization to offer presentation
The U.S. Search, Rescue and Recovery Corps will give a presentation in New Castle this month for interested volunteers.
Bit of a stretch: Student to conduct workshop on rubber band bracelets
Olivia McKenna, 11, started getting interested in rubber band bracelets last summer. “My friends all had them and they looked like they were really fun to make,” the Mohawk sixth-grader and Bessemer resident remembers.
Photo Gallery: Annual Wampum Christmas parade
This year’s Wampum Christmas parade was one of special significance for the parade committee members and organizers. Amid the spray of confetti cannons and candy tossing, committee members took time to recognize a member they lost this year.
City to petition court to void property sale
The city of New Castle will petition the courts to void the purchase of a Hillcrest Avenue property. Assistant city solicitor Jonathan Miller said at Thursday’s council meeting that a petition would be filed with the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas.
Firefighters, policeman commended
Four New Castle firefighters and a policeman have been commended for saving the lives of three people this year.
Speed limits set on city streets
New Castle City Council has approved setting a 20-mph speed limit on some East Side streets. The streets getting the reduced speed limit are:
Photos, Story: Howard Hanna’s Chow Chow Luncheon a success once again
Bragging rights aren’t always without a downside. Case in point: The Chow Chow Luncheon, sponsored by the local office of Howard Hanna Real Estate.
Hikes to benefit park hemlocks
Two winter hikes are planned for this month at McConnell’s Mill State Park. The first of the Hemlock Hikes will be Saturday. The second is planned for Dec. 14. Both will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Conservation district enters contest
The Lawrence County Conservation District has entered Pennsylvania American Water Co.’s Community Investment Challenge contest.
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