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Coal Country
Teen Center
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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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Harmony Grange Fair looking for entries
The Harmony Grange Fair recently posted their new 2014 Fair Premium Guide and are hoping you will submit entries in this year's fair. This year's fair will be held September 16-20. Be sure to visit their new website at and download your Fair Premium Guide today!

Volunteer fire companies to be awarded $2,000 in prizes
EBENSBURG -- Two facets of the first-ever Cambria Care Center Golf Classic scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, will allow members of local volunteer fire companies to enjoy a little fun and games as they vie for cash prizes.
     Cambria Care Center will donate $1500 to the winning team of a special Firefighter Foursome Flight during its tournament being held at the Ebensburg Country Club along Manor Drive in Cambria Township. In addition, they will award $500 to the company donating the Best of Show Basket for the event.
     “We know it can be a struggle for local volunteers to raise funds for their company,” said Cate Planisky, CCC’s golf tournament organizer. “Here’s a chance for them to have a relaxing day among friends and go home with money in the bank for their company.”
The Firefighter Foursome must be made up strictly of members of the fire company and will compete only among other firefighting foursomes. The Best of Show Basket should represent the company and the communities they serve and will be judged by the dinner guests that evening.
     The day-long event is open to all local golf enthusiasts, not just firefighters, and will begin with a pre-game luncheon immediately followed by a shotgun start, four-person scramble tournament. An “All Fore Friday” mixer begins at 5:30 that evening and the awards dinner will follow. Non-golfing community members are invited to attend the mixer and dinner-only event. Skill prizes will also be awarded during dinner and the “Golf Widow(er) Basket Raffle” drawing will be held.
     Registration forms and flyers outlining the Best of Show Basket contest have been sent to the local fire companies and municipalities. Registration forms for golfing, dinner reservations, and sponsorship opportunities can also be requested by contacting Planisky at 814/471-2111 at Cambria Care Center.
The tournament has been organized to benefit the Fire School Program of the Volunteer Fireman’s Association of Cambria County & Vicinity. The school, based in Patton, holds classes, seminars, and hands-on training for volunteer firefighters each spring. This past spring, nearly 800 firefighters from across the state participated in the classes. 090514

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.

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:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • It's a PARKING LOT PARTY! Please join the Northern Cambria Senior Center as they welcome Brian Duke, State Secretary of Aging and other dignitaries to celebrate the official "Go Ahead" on their new expanded parking lot. Entertainment/dancing music will be provided by Zupe. Be there by 10:30 to enjoy the festivities and meet Mr. Brian Duke. Call 948-6711 to reserve a seat.
Sunday, August 31 - Saturday, September 6, 2014
  • Cambria County Fair, Cambria County Fairgrounds, 883 North Julian Street, Ebensburg.
September 16-20, 2014
  • Harmony Grange Fair. For more information, visit:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • Glow for the Green Night Golf Tournament, Cambrian Hills Golf Course, Hastings. 7pm. Sponsored by community members along with the Northern Cambria Area Business Alliance (NCABA). All proceeds will go to the 15th Annual Greater Alleghenies Light the Night Walk: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (LLS). Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer; every 10 minutes, someone dies. Forty years ago there was only a 3% chance of surviving a childhood leukemia. Today, 90% of children with leukemia LIVE!. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to the best available treatments for blood cancer patients. The Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helps people in OUR community linking them to research, medications, and support. Honorary Co-Chair of this year’s walk is Senator John Wozniak and Cambria County Commission Tom Chernisky sits on the Executive Committee for Light the Night. To learn more about the walk, go to $35/person-4-person Scramble. All players must carry an INDIVIDUAL FLASHLIGHT. Includes golf, cart, illuminated necklace, food, 1 refreshment ticket and music. Each player receives 1 light up ball. If you lose your ball….additional balls may be obtained for an additional donation. All players must be 21. TEE OFF IS 8 P.M. REGISTRATION 7 P.M. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE OFF THE COURSE BY 11:30 P.M. LIMITED TO 16 TEAMS!!!!! REGISTER NOW! Register at Cambrian Hills, text 814-244-1159, or email For more information, see their flyer and sponsor form here.
October 4, 2014
  • Basket Party, Northern Cambria Senior Center. The Center will be selling Quilt Chances, $2.00 each to be drawn at the basket party.
Saturday, October 10, 2014
  • End of Season Par-Tee! Cambrian Hills Country Club, Hastings. For more information, see their flyer here.

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