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.
My day began with an apology letter from my boyfriend, expressing his sorrow for not being able to return home for our five and a half year anniversary. However, in lieu of his presence, a gift was waiting for me.
Last April my fiancé, Michael, and I were on a cruise in the Caribbean. We had been planning this trip for a long time.
Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl. He took her to a place filled with unspoken stories hidden behind wrought iron fences and marble façades. There, beneath the violet blue sky and red autumn leaves, he laid a picnic on a satin cloth.
Mine was so simple .
I was very excited to hear of your Valentine’s Proposal Contest since my proposal was on the front page of the New Castle News on Valentine’s Day back in 1996.
Sept. 4, 2009, was just a regular workday for me. It was a couple weeks into the school year, and it was a very hot day. I took my classroom outside to play around 2:45 p.m., and at 3 p.m., a co-worker came outside and said all the teachers MUST get into the school immediately.
My fiancé proposed to me nearly nearly two years ago. We had been dating, long distance, (he lived in South Carolina and I lived here in Pennsylvania).
In the summer of summer 1991, we went to the mall and passed a jewelry store. I decided to look like every woman does.
He drove to a school playground and parked the car. I was angry because I thought he wanted to neck.
My fiancé proposed to me using a puppy.
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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.
Homes for the holidays: Ellwood City house tour provides doses of Christmas cheer
One was a stagecoach stop and tavern. Another is 87 years old. The third is more contemporary. But the common denominator is that those three houses will be dressed in their winter finery for the Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s Club house tour.
Red Cross to host blood drives
The American Red Cross has scheduled blood drives in Ellwood City and New Wilmington this month. One drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Ave. in Ellwood City.
Wilmington denies tuition benefit for teachers
Children of non-resident Wilmington teachers will not be able to attend classes in the district tuition-free. The school board voted against introducing such a benefit at a meeting this month. President Nancy Bretz said the board had been studying the idea for about three months.
New Castle Music Club Chorus to once again present Handel’s ‘Messiah’
The New Castle Music Club Chorus will present Georg Fredric Handel’s inspiring sacred oratorio “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday. The performance will take place at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road, hosted by pastors Andrew Jillson and Anthony Kladitis, as well as the Northminster congregation.
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