The Update | Lawrence County Burger Trail Adds 2 Restaurants; Dueling Pianos Returns

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Lawrence County Craft Burger Trail is expanding to 17 restaurants this year, offering more than 100 burgers.

Here is the list: 2nd Ward Sanctuary, Breaking Bread Co., Burg Bar, Crane Room Grille, Crooked Tongue Brewing, DiSilvio’s Family Restaurant, Edward’s Restaurant & Lounge, Grill on the Hill, Hill House Restaurant, Hugger Mugger Tasty Recipes, Koehler Brewery Pub, Mike’s Main Street Bar & Grill, Patsy’s Bar & Grill, Riardo’s Bar & Grill, Smokin’ Daves BBQ, Starwood Rib & Steakhouse and Town & Country Bar & Grill.

“The goal is to showcase our local restaurants and their one-of-a-kind burgers and for 2022 we are happy to welcome two more businesses –  Koehler Brewery Pub in Ellwood City and Patsy’s Bar & Grill in New Castle,” said Ginny Jacob, assistant director of Visit Lawrence County.

Some burgers are made with grilled cheese or have pierogis as the bun while others might include fried egg and bacon.  Other burgers might be beer infused, vegetarian, prime rib or build your own. 

Diners can get a Burger Trail passport at any restaurant. A staff member will add their sticker to it after a burger is ordered.

Those who complete at least 10 will receive a Burger Trail T-shirt. Those who complete all 17 will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket worth $250.

Passports can also be downloaded at

Dueling Pianos at Eastwood Event Centre

NILES, Ohio – Dueling Pianos returns to the Eastwood Event Centre on Saturday, April 2.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner, and the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 each ($25 for just the show, and not the dinner). A cash bar will be available.

The Eastwood Event Centre is located inside the Eastwood Mall.

Dana Spring Choral Concert at Cathedral

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Dana School of Music’s spring choral concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at St. Columba Cathedral. Admission is free.

The concert, entitled Rest in Peace, will include performances by the Dana Chorale, directed by Hae-Jong Lee; Voices of YSU, directed by Daniel Keown; and the Dana Symphony Orchestra, directed by Michael S. Butler.

Guest ensemble will be the Hickory High School Chamber Singers, Brandy Rockage, director. 

A featured segment will include compositions by emeritus Dana faculty member Tedrow Perkins. 

Westminster Trumpet Players Earn Honor

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – A select group of Westminster College musicians, including Dalton Stoops of Warren, Ohio, has been selected as guest performers at the 2022 International Trumpet Guild Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 2 and 4.

Additionally, a Westminster College faculty-alumni collaboration will be featured during the New Works Recital at the conference. Timothy Winfield, associate professor of music, and Hanna Chung, piano instructor, will perform a piece by Westminster alumnus composer Cody Ortz.

Two recitals featuring the Trumpet Ensemble, Winfield and Chung will help fund the summer trip. The first is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27, at the Sharon First United Methodist Church in Sharon, Pa., while the second recital will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver, Pa.

The recitals are open to the public. Admission is $10 per person.

Heartland Players to Present ‘Little Women’

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Heartland Players of Heartland Christian Academy will present “Little Women” at 7 p.m. April 1 and 2 in the school’s fine arts center, 128 Pittsburgh St.

The cast includes Brennah Osborn, Mary Baker, Jordyn Wright, Dena Arthurs, Alyse Rafferty, Ben Miller, Drew McDaniel, David McPeek, Jonas Crowther, Verity Osborn and Lydia Kibbe.

Prepaid reservations are available through the school office; call 330 482 2331. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $25 for immediate family.

Autism Society Offers Easter Event

NILES, Ohio —The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley will present its annual Special Bunny: An Inclusive Easter celebration from 9 to 11 a.m. April 3 in the Eastwood Mall concourse.

Families must register at for this private event.

Started nine years ago by the Autism Society, the event allows families with special needs children to enjoy the seasonal tradition. It will include crafts, games, train rides, and egg hunt, therapy bunnies, and complimentary family photos.

Pictured: A burger from Hugger Mugger Tasty Recipes restaurant in New Castle, Pa.

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