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 husband proposed to me twice. We will be married for 22 years on Feb. 23.
CHRISTINA G. LAMBERTO
Justin and I met in college in 2009. While we were dating, I shared my dream — being proposed to at a major sporting event, never thinking it would actually happen.
ANDREW P. KLADITIS
I knew I had the girl of my dreams when I purchased “the ring” on my birthday — Oct. 17 2001. That week, I ordered two tickets for the Pittsburgh Symphony Holiday Pops at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh for the Dec. 23 show.
My husband, Sean, proposed to me at my favorite restaurant, Fox’s Pizza.
LORI HALE MAGAZZINE
Twenty years ago, on Feb.14, I had my first date with Rich Magazzine. Rich brought me three red roses on our first date.
My name is Anjelica Marsh. I am 23 years old and here is my engagement story!
The Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 had become the soundtrack to our courtship, as we often had it on in the car as we drove to dinner or dates.
I had convinced my wife it was just a date day since she’d had a bad week.
Justin’s proposal to me was quite unexpected, even though we had been dating for several years.
I was sitting on the couch watching TV when my boyfriend at the time came in from work. He was excited to tell me that the company he was working for was having a contest.
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Photo Gallery, Storyy: Present meets past as coffee opens in former department store
A former downtown department store today has new life as a coffee shop. The Confluence, a gathering place created by Cray Family and Youth Development Services, opened its doors yesterday in the one-time JCPenney store at 214 E. Washington St.
Job jewels: Local career women share insights into accessing their professions
Yesterday, BC3 at Lawrence Crossing was a mine full of knowledge. Nineteen area women laid out their career paths for local ninth-grade girls, hoping to pass on some jewels of information during GEM, or Girls Engaging Mentors.
Groundhogs hamper rehabilitation effort
Groundhogs are interfering with rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. Ted Memo, a juvenile probation officer, told the Lawrence County commissioners Tuesday that groundhogs did major damage to an ongoing garden project for young offenders this year.
City tax deadline extended
The New Castle treasurer’s office has extended the deadline to pay taxes until Jan. 2. All payments must be received in the treasurer’s office in person or postmarked by Jan. 2. Unpaid taxes will be turned over to the Lawrence County Tax Claim Bureau after the deadline.
County planning changes OK’d
Updates to the Lawrence County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance drew no public comment prior to being adopted Tuesday.
Library mascot to represent March on calendar
He already is probably the most famous cat in New Castle. Now the mascot and resident of the New Castle Public Library will be recognized on a much broader level.
Stacks is going Hollywood. Sort of.
New Castle to explore school repairs
Repairs may be needed soon at George Washington Intermediate Elementary School. At its meeting this week, the New Castle school board agreed to advertise for bids for replacement of the school’s second-floor roof, replacement of hallway and classroom flooring throughout the building and replacement of teachers desks and chairs.
Tax deadline announced
The deadline for Wayne residents to pay their township, school and per capita taxes is 4 p.m. Dec. 30. Rosina Betz, Wayne Township tax collector, said all payments made after Sunday must be by money order, certified bank check or cash.
Gabriel tops in campaign spending
George Gabriel led all New Castle school board candidates in spending for the general election campaign. In reports filed at the Lawrence County courthouse, Gabriel listed $929.56 in expenses. He reported $850.05 in receipts — all of it his money — in his pre–election and post-election reports covering the periods from June 11 through Nov. 25.
Commission reviews business development plans
The Lawrence County Planning Commission reviewed land development plans for three businesses at its meeting this week.
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