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Coal Country
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Open Friday and Saturday evenings. 6-10pm. The center is open to all area teens that wish to have a safe place to hang out. We have pool tables, volleyball, board games, group games, video games and music. Plus dances as scheduled. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
1102 Maple Avenue
in the former Christ the King Church basement, Maple Street.

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Never-Enuff adds webcam in Ebensburg
Never-Enuff Internet & Computer Services has once again expanded their webcam coverage. Mike's Auto in Ebensburg has joined as a webcam sponsor, giving you a view of Lake Rowena (available during daylight hours). You can view the webcam by clicking HERE or by using the permanent link at the right of this page.
   Thanks to our partnership with Never-Enuff Internet & Computer Services you are now able to connect to all of their area webcams by using the links at the right of this page. Future plans include more cameras in our area communities. In the past, the webcams have been a very popular feature to and we have been very happy to be a part of helping you see what is going on in our area. We've heard from folks from Ohio and Florida in addition to other places who have enjoyed viewing the cams and seeing what is going on 'back home'.
   If you know of a business or organization that might like to consider helping place more webcams in our area, have them contact the folks at Never-Enuff to see what they might be able to arrange.
   Help support our local communities! Be sure to patronize the webcam sponsors and let them know you appreciate the webcams.

Hyzdu, Redman & Jack Wilson headline alumni for Curve, PA Heroes game
CURVE, PA -- Adam Hyzdu, the only player in team history to have his number retired, Tike Redman and Jack Wilson will all be a part of the Curve, Pa. Alumni team for the Heroes Softball Game on July 15 as a part of the Eastern League All-Star Stop presented by UPMC Health Plan, the Curve announced today. The three past Curve players will be joined on the team by former MLB pitcher Mike Johnston and former Curve catcher Chris Snusz.
   Hyzdu won the hearts of Curve fans in the team’s inaugural season in 1999. The right handed outfielder was named the Curve team MVP after he collected a .316 average and smashed 24 home runs before a late-season call-up to Triple A, seemingly ending his time with the Curve.
   Fortunately for fans, Hyzdu returned to Altoona the following year and continued to dominate the league; winning the team MVP and Eastern League MVP after playing a full season and belting 31 home runs with a .290 average. On September 4, after the final Curve game of the 2000 season, Hyzdu’s No. 16 jersey was retired and to this day remains the only number retired by the Curve organization.
   Today, Hyzdu still holds the single-season franchise records in a host of offensive categories. Hyzdu leads the franchise in home runs (31), RBI (106), games played (142), runs (96), extra-base hits (72), and slugging percentage (.612).
   Redman, Hyzdu’s teammate in 1999, will also be making a much anticipated return to Altoona. The quick-footed center fielder played 136 games with Altoona in its inaugural season while collecting a team-high 84 runs. Redman played one season with the Curve but made it to The Show midway through the 2000 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Redman eventually became an everyday outfielder for the Buccos in August 2003 and played full seasons in Pittsburgh in 2004 and 2005. He also played in 40 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2007.
   Though he only played 33 games with the Curve in 2000, Wilson became a part of the rich history of the franchise that now enters its 16th season. After being traded midway through the 2000 season to Pittsburgh from St. Louis, Wilson went on to have a fine career in the major leagues beginning in 2001 with the Pirates. In 2004, he was named to the National League All-Star Team and won the National League Silver Slugger award after leading all shortstops in the league with a .308 batting average and a league-best 12 triples.
   Wilson was also one of the best defensive players to ever play the game thanks to a career fielding percentage of .978 in 1,325 games.
   Johnston, a Lansdowne, Pa. native, pitched for Altoona in 2003 as one of the most reliable pitchers in the bullpen. Johnston went 6-2 with a 2.12 ERA and seven saves in 46 games with the team. The southpaw pitched 25 games during his big league career with the Buccos and struck out notable sluggers like Adam Dunn, Albert Pujols, and Pat Burrell.
  Snusz was a catcher for part of three seasons with the Curve from 2003 to 2005. The former Mercyhurst Laker played 302 total games as a catcher in his minor league career after being drafted by the Phillies in 1995. Today, Snusz is still involved with baseball and is current Director of East Coast Grays Baseball, an organization that helps athletes gain exposure to professional scouts and college programs by attending showcase events. Alumni of Snusz’ program include Mets pitcher and All-Star Matt Harvey.
   "Four former Major Leaguers and a guy who now gets other players to the show...not a bad roster so far," said Curve General Manager Rob Egan.  "The Heroes Game is going to be a highlight of the All-Star Stop and fans won't want to miss seeing this great group of Curve alumni against the inspiring Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team."
   The Curve, Pa. Heroes Game will start the series of events over two days in Curve, Pa. and feature the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) playing a softball game versus the Curve, Pa. Alumni Squad. The WWAST is made up of young, competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who lost limbs post-9/11 while serving their country in the military and in the war on terrorism.
   For tickets and more information regarding the Curve, Pa. Heroes Game or the or the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop presented by UPMC Health Plan, please call 877.99.CURVE, visit or stop by the offices at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Curve team up with UPMC Health Plan for 2014 Easter League All-Star Stop
CURVE, PA -- The Altoona Curve are proud to announce that UPMC Health Plan will be the primary sponsor for the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop.  UPMC Health Plan also partnered with the Curve the first time the team hosted the game in 2006.  The events of July 15-16 will be known as the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop presented by UPMC Health Plan.
   As part of the agreement, UPMC Health Plan's name and logo are included in the title and logo of the All-Star Stop.  In addition, UPMC Health Plan will be receiving a variety of branding, marketing, and community relations items in relation to the game and its related events.  Those events include the Curve, PA Heroes Game between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and a group of Curve alumni and the Ghostman Games and Hitting Challenge on Tuesday, July 15, as well as the All-Star Experience and All-Star Clash on Wednesday, July 16.
   "As the sponsor of the 2006 Eastern League All-Star Game in Altoona and as a valued business partner since 2003, we needed to look no further for a primary sponsor for the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop," said Curve General Manager Rob Egan.  "UPMC Health Plan's world class plans and services will receive excellent exposure and the company's brand will reach regional, state, and national audiences through this partnership. Won't it be fun to see hitters crush baseballs into the UPMC Health Plan Home Run Junction Outfield Seats during the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop presented by UPMC Health Plan?"
   (Note: UPMC Health Plan has also extended its naming rights agreement for the Outfield Reserved Seats at Peoples Natural Gas Field for the next three seasons.)
   UPMC Health Plan, which is owned by one of the nation’s top-ranked health systems in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), partners with UPMC and community network providers to improve clinical outcomes as well as the health of the greater community.  In total, UPMC Health Plan provides access to more than 135 hospitals, 11,500 doctors and 14,000 clinicians in the region alone.
   “UPMC Health Plan is proud to once again partner with the Eastern League, the Altoona Curve, and the fans and friends of the Curve in Blair and the surrounding counties,” said Tom Mishler, senior account executive at UPMC Health Plan. “The All Star Event was fantastic when it was last held in Altoona in 2006 and we expect this July’s event to be even better.”
   Ticket packages that include both days of the Eastern League All-Star Stop presented by UPMC Health Plan are on sale now by calling 877.99.CURVE, by visiting or by stopping by the box office at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
   For more information on UPMC Health Plan, please visit

Spangler Fire Company hosting Lenten Fish Frys
Spangler Fire Company Fish Fry every Friday during lent from 4-7pm. All you can eat, $10 Adults, $6 Kids 6-12, Children under 5 free. Take outs available. Baked & batter dipped fish, mac & cheese, coleslaw, green been casserole, shrimp pasta, haluski, steamed vegetables, parsley potato, chicken strips and a roll! Thanks for your support!

Applications available for Ebensburg's Art In Bloom
EBENSBURG — The Ebensburg “Art in Bloom” Committee is now accepting applications for the 16th Annual Ebensburg Spring Art Show, scheduled for April 26th & 27th at the Cambria County Courthouse. New this year, applications may now be submitted electronically through the website. A printable version of the application is also available on the web, and hard copy applications may be picked up at the borough office, 300 W. High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931. Art will be featured in several categories: Painting, Drawing, Original Photography, Dimensional and Mixed Media. Monetary awards will be given for each of the five categories as well as for Honorable Mention, Best of Show, People’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice and Mayor’s Overall Favorite. Professional and amateur artists are welcome to enter. The entry fee for the show is $10.00 for each work entered with a maximum of two works by each individual. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, April 2nd. Artists may contact the borough office with any questions at 814-472-8414.

Centennial History Book second printing available

                    Centennial History Book
NORTHERN CAMBRIA -- The Barnesboro Centennial History Book, originally published in 1994, has been reprinted. If you missed out on the original run, you're in luck! The second printing is now available. The original printing of 2,000 copies in 1994 sold out in 1996. The Susquehanna Historical Society of Northern Cambria decided last year to use funds they have saved to have a reprint of the book done.
-- A limited number of books have been reprinted and have been divided and donated to the Northern Cambria Public Library and Hope Fire Company of Northern Cambria as a long-term fundraiser for those organizations. 100% of the proceeds from book sales will stay with these two non-profit groups.
-- The books are $40.00 each if picked up and $40.00 each plus $6.00 shipping and handling if ordered by mail.
-- You may choose which non-profit you wish to support. If you wish to support the fire company, order from Hope Fire Company, PO Box 1217, Northern Cambria, PA 15714 or pick up your copy at Charlson's Furniture (on behalf of the Fire Company). If you would like to support the library, pick up or order your book from Northern Cambria Public Library, 1030 Philadelphia Avenue, Northern Cambria, PA.
-- Books are beautiful hardbound books with old photos and history of Barnesboro with sections on businesses, churches, people influential to our town and more. Will make a great addition to your bookshelf, or a great gift.

Upcoming Area Events:

Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Gun A Rama, Cresson Volunteer Fire Company. 5-9pm. $20 a ticket for one person, food, refreshments, chances to win items, see any Cresson Fire personnel
April 26th & 27, 2014
  • 16th Annual Ebensburg Spring Art Show "Art In Bloom", Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg. Art will be featured in several categories: Painting, Drawing, Original Photography, Dimensional and Mixed Media. Monetary awards will be given for each of the five categories as well as for Honorable Mention, Best of Show, People’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice and Mayor’s Overall Favorite. For more information, visit or contact the borough office at 814-472-8414.
May 13 & 14, 2014
  • Susquehanna Township Spring Clean-Up. See flyer here for more information.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • 2nd Annual Sheriff's K-9 Unit Fundraiser, YPCC Building, Ebensburg. Noon-5pm. Sponsored by the Cambria County Sheriff's Office. SAVE THE DATE! Basket party, t-shirt sales, food, bake sale, and activities for the kids including our special guest K-9 Hero!
June 26-29, 2014
  • Bike Fest, Cambria County Fair Grounds, Ebensburg. Cambria Summit & Blair County Chapters of A.B.A.T.E of PA 7th Annual Bikers Party. Only $5 daily admission, full RV hookups available, unlimited tent camping, live local PA bands nightly, bike show, adult entertainment. Absolutely no one under 21 permitted. For more information, visit
August 7 - August 10, 2014
  • Rock Run ATV Summer Blast. Rock Run is proud to announce they will be hosting the 1st annual ATV Summer Blast. Taking place Friday August 7 thru Sunday August 10, 2014; the Summer Blast will have camping, food, vendors, entertainment and, most importantly, lots of riding! Rock Run offers hundreds of miles of trails so there is something for all skill levels on all ATV's, Side x Sides and Dirt Bikes. The Rock Run board members stated “We want to continue the annual gathering of our riding family and friends. What we created is a fun-filled weekend that has something for every member of the family”. So tell your friends, grab your family, and join us for what promises to be a great weekend at Rock Run! In addition to all the riding, there will also be plenty of events scheduled. The Vendor Midway will give you an opportunity to check out the new products and maybe even test out a few. Competitions will pit you against other riders to test your skills and get you a little muddy. Join Rock Run staff members on a guided tour of the park and enjoy some of great views of the surrounding mountains. In the evenings, come up to the Midway and grab a bite to eat and enjoy some live entertainment. The best part about the ATV Summer Blast is it is family oriented. There will be plenty for the young riders to do including a youth only guided tour! The staff and board at Rock Run hopes your family comes out this weekend and has a BLAST! See you in August! For camping and pricing information visit or Call ShowClix at 1-888-71-TICKETS.

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