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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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NC Classes of 1965 & 1966 contacting classmates
     Attention NC Class of 1965!!! Paul Dolges and Paul Elias have been in contact with classmates recently, members of the class are trying to get a reunion together for September if there is enough interest. If you are interested, please contact them (or leave a message on our Facebook page - maybe they will see it). If anyone has contact information, or a Facebook page perhaps, please let them know we are helping spread the word!!
    
Class of 1966... Mark your calendars for July 16, 2016! Your class will hold their 50th reunion on July 16, 2016 at the Cambrian Hills Country Club. The invites were mailed out a few weeks ago. If you did not get one, email nreigle@aol.com. This is the big one, and a good turnout is expected!

2015 MustangBishop Carroll Mustang raffle ticket sales underway!
     Bishop Carroll is once again raffling off a Mustang!! This year's car is a beautiful 2015 Ford Mustang with Premium Package. Drawing will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the BC Wine Festival (winner not need to be present to win). Each ticket is only $5. Find your favorite BC student to purchase a ticket today! Don't know a BC student? Stop by Never-Enuff Internet & Computer Services in Carrolltown today, they have tickets available. 111415

Ebensburg's volunteer recognition night
EBENSBURG – On Friday, August 28th,  at what will be the final Concert in the Park for the summer, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership will recognize their volunteers that have given their time to helping at all of the Ebensburg events throughout the year.
     “We host a special night of food, entertainment and prizes each year to thank our volunteers for all of their help throughout the year,” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director.  “The Concert in the Park provides a perfect venue to have an outdoor picnic and show our appreciation to all of our volunteers!”
     Although this event is by invitation only, the Main Street Partnership is always seeking volunteers. Ebensburg’s current events include the annual Art in Bloom Spring Art Show in April, Wheels & Wings in June, Movie in the Park, Downtown Shutdown & Homecoming in July, Concerts in the Park in August, PotatoFest in September, Fall Foliage Ride in October and Dickens of a Christmas in December. Additional volunteers are always needed to help with these events and other special projects.
     If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8414 or visitwww.ebensburgpa.com. 082815

Ebensburg Free Concert Series held Fridays in August
EBENSBURG — Concerts in the Park has become the place to be on Friday nights in Ebensburg. Concerts will once again be held in Penn Eben Park, 227 West High Street the first four Fridays in August from 6-9 p.m.
     “We’ve booked different types of bands in an effort to appeal to all of the generations attending the concerts,” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. “Penn Eben Park provides the perfect venue for these concerts and we encourage everyone to bring blankets, lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled, musical evening with your friends and neighbors.”
     The schedule is as follows:
     August 7th  – Jill & Leah Gontkovic, Sponsored by Wessel & Company
     August 14th – Never Enough – Sponsored by Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy
     August 21st  – Ghostown Revelry – Sponsored by McCall Motors
     August 28th – Flood City Brass – Sponsored by Rotary Club of Ebensburg
     The Concerts in the Park series is sponsored by the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership. For more information, please visit www.ebensburgmainstreet.com or the Ebensburg Community Events Facebook page or call the Ebensburg Borough office at 472-8780. 082815

Historical group forming
     If you are interested in helping our communities move forward by forming a historical group to share photos, stories, and memorabilia about Barnesboro, Spangler and the surrounding communities and historical events, please email Susq. Twp Supervisor Filkins at. susqtwp!@Comcast.net. Once we have 10 we will hold a get together on neutral ground at the township office. The goal here is to PRESERVE. The good memories of Barnesboro and Spangler and the little supporting communities but let all of us move forward. Although Filkins is a Township supervisor, she understands how important these communities and their memories are to everyone. However, please leave the negative comments for other forums. This will be for an ongoing celebration of the past and preserving the history.. 18 and over please. I promise you, this will not be a negative group!

Band seeking members

   The 46th PA Regiment Band is looking for new members. We are seeking, primarily musicians of brass and percussion instruments, but are willing to train those dedicated individuals who may have missed out on learning music the first time around. Contact Band President, Rick Long through their Facebook page for more information! The band performs concerts throughout the local community, as well as participating in living histories and battle reenactments across the Eastern United States. We perform exclusively on original instruments from the 19th Century, so this is an awesome opportunity for any musician interested in history! The 46th takes the field with instruments, as well as under arms. The 46th PA Regiment Band is a family friendly organization.

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 NorthernCambria.com 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.


Centennial History Book second printing available

Barnesboro
                    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:

Thursday, August 20, 2015
  • Informational Kids Fair, Patton Recreation Park, Patton. 3-6pm Co-sponsored by State Rep. Frank Burns, 72nd Legislative District and Rep. Tommy Sankey, 73rd Legislative District, held in cooperation with the Cambria County Prevention Coalition. Free. This year's theme will be "Let's Get Healthy".
Saturday, August 22, 2015
  • Stay Green 2015 at the Patton Park. 2-7pm. A charity event in honor of Bryan Haluska, A.K.A. Cambria Green Man. Fun, food, music, and more! All proceeds go to the Healing Patch and the Pittsburgh MS Walk.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
  • New Town Festival, Firemen's Community Park, 1700 Kennedy Avenue (near Contres Greer Social Hall), Northern Cambria. Celebrating old times in a new town! Lots of activities for the whole family: Basket auction, Craft vendors/show, Car and motorcycle cruise in, Swap meet, Dunking booth, Snorkel bucket rides, Children's games, Bouncing house, Fishbowl game, Food, music, and lots of fun for all. For more information, see their flyer HERE.
July 16, 2016
  • Class of 1966 50th year reunion. Mark your calendar. The class of 1966 will hold their 50th reunion on July 16, 2016 at the Cambrian Hills Country Club. The invites were mailed out a few weeks ago. If you did not get one, email nreigle@aol.com. This is the big one so we expect a good turnout!

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