Norwin Region: Visit to the Historical Society House; breakfast with Santa Claus; Irwin Junior Council Members

The Norwin Historical Society holds holiday home tour

For the first time since the pandemic, the Norwin Historical Society will be able to hold its in-person holiday home tour from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 3.

There will be a tour of six houses – new and old – and the Greenhouse Winery, 2155 Gracin Lane, Rillton, said society member Geralyn DeFelice. The house tour was virtual in 2020 and 2021, DeFelice said.

Carl Huszar, president of the society, said the tour is the only annual fundraiser for the historical society.

There is a $25 donation for the self-guided tour. Tickets for the VIP Transport Tour, with a bus that departs Calvary Baptist Church, 101 Caruthers Lane, Irwin, are $45. There are a limited number of seats available on the bus.

Tickets can be purchased at Norwin Public Library, 100 Caruthers Lane, Irwin; Norwin Chamber of Commerce, 321 Main Street, Irwin; or online at

There is a raffle basket in conjunction with this year’s tour. Tickets are available on the historical society’s website and at Greenhouse Winery on December 3.

For more information, contact DeFelice at 412-523-3222 or Sharon Lunn at 724-289-8706.

Breakfast with Santa planned at Irwin Church

Kids can have breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on December 10 at Our Lady’s Plaza at Immaculate Conception Church, 308 Second St., Irwin.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children and are on sale at the parish office until December 2. Tickets will not be available at the door.

For more information, contact Susan Cheplic at [email protected]

Irwin approves 2 new junior board members

Irwin Borough has two new junior council members who are students of Norwin High School.

Council has approved Erica Fierle and Raven Walker, both of North Huntingdon, as junior council members who can sit with council at meetings and provide feedback to borough officials.

Counselor Tyler Baum, who proposed creating the junior counseling program, said no high school or Irwin students had applied for the positions.

The program aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in local government, public relations, communications, and community service by participating in council-related activities such as meetings and events. They will guide the newly created Junior Council Committee.

“Sounds of Joy” Holiday Luncheon at Lamplighter

Symphony East will hold its annual holiday luncheon at 11:45 a.m., Dec. 12 at Lamplighter in Salem.

The “Sounds of Joy” lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m., with a performance by singer Judi Figel and keyboardist David Crisci at 1 p.m.

The cost is $30 per person. The Lamplighter is at 6566 William Penn Highway in Salem. Reservations are due by December 5 by visiting or calling 724-327-4864.

Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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