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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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Downtown shutdown returns to Ebensburg
EBENSBURG -- Downtown Ebensburg will be shutting down Friday, July 25th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The 100 block of South Center Street and the 100 block of East Sample Street will be shut down and downtown businesses will be holding special sales, promotions, outside dining and beverage sales. But that’s not all; from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. street-goers will be able to enjoy a FREE concert.  J.D. Eicher & the Goodnights, a Pittsburgh and Youngstown, OH based quartet, will perform on the 100 block of South Center Street. The bands pop rock style of music has garnered favorable comparisons to Coldplay, The Script and The Killers.
   This year’s Downtown Shutdown is sponsored by Springleaf Financial, located in West Side Plaza, 625 West High Street, Ebensburg. “This is a great opportunity for our downtown businesses to showcase all they have to offer” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. We encourage everyone to explore the downtown area and party in the street, by bringing their lawn chairs and enjoying food, drinks and live music all evening long.
     For Homecoming on Saturday July 26th, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership will be selling basket raffle chances at First National Bank, 111 West High Street from July 16th – July 25th during regular bank hours.
     Homecoming Community Yard Sale maps will be available on Tuesday, July 22nd from the Ebensburg Borough office, Ebensburg Library, and online at www.ebensburgpa.com.
     For a complete schedule of events during Homecoming, please visit www.ebensburgmainstreet.com or call the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8780. 072514

Ebensburg Homecoming, a day full of activities
EBENSBURG -- On Saturday, July 26th Ebensburg will host their annual Homecoming celebration which has become a localized popular event for the community. The day begins with a Community-wide yard sale, a fishing derby at Lake Rowena, a Farmer’s Market in Penn Eben Park and continues with a full schedule of events throughout the day. “There is really something for everyone during our annual Homecoming event – fishing, shopping, sports, games, live music, fireworks and more!” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. Yard Sale maps are now available at the Borough office, Ebensburg Library, and online at www.ebensburgmainstreet.com.
     New this year, the Johnstown Roller Girls will hold an Outdoor Exhibition Bout at the Ebensburg Skate Park at Lake Rowena. “We are always looking to get new businesses and organizations involved in the community events, so we were excited when the Johnstown Roller Derby Girls asked us to participate”, said Koss. Homecoming festivities will come to a conclusion at Lake Rowena with food, fireworks, and live music performance by Fuse from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Baskets donated by local businesses for the Homecoming basket raffle are currently on display at First National Bank at 111 W. High Street. Anyone may now purchase raffle tickets at the bank through Friday, the 25th, and then onsite at Lake Rowena beginning around 5 pm on Homecoming day.
     For a complete schedule of events during Homecoming, please visit www.ebensburgmainstreet.com or call the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8780. 072614

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

Ole ’97 Johnny Cash Tribute Band rolls into Susquehanna Township for second concert
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, CAMBRIA COUNTY -- If you hear a train a ‘comin, it’s rollin round the bend to the Allport Park in Susquehanna Township bringing the Ole ’97 Johnny Cash/June Carter Tribute Band back by popular demand. The band will return for a free concert on Sunday, July 27 by from 2-5 p.m. Guests can enjoy this regional favorite as they belt out some of the great tunes by the “Man in Black” as well as some popular favorites by Kid Rock, Janis Joplin and they even have their very own recordings; one is titled “Fruitcake” that can have the audience in stitches!
     This is the second concert for the township this year. They are happy to re-offer the free beer sampling tent sponsored by Inco Beverage. “This is not what people are thinking,” says Supervisor Francine Filkins, “It’s just that, a sampling of some different products that are new on the market. Those 21 and over can try a taste of some different brews that they normally don’t have an opportunity to or normally wouldn’t buy an entire bottle of. It is a class act.” There is a playground area for the kids and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, canopies, blankets, games and picnic baskets. The township will sell hot foods and concessions.
     Although the venue is free, the Township is thankful to those who are helping to sponsor the concerts. Jeff Lantzy Insurance and Al’s Tire and Auto have come through as sponsors. “We are trying so hard to welcome everyone and bring events to our region so people don’t have to drive. We thank those who are standing behind us.” If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact the office so signage can be made.
     To get more information on the event or to hear the Ole ’97, "like" Susquehanna Township Cambria County on Facebook www.facebook.com/susqtwp, go to www.susquehannatwp.com or call 814-948-5735. 072714

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:

Saturday, July 26, 2014
  • Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Auction, Prince of Peace Parish, Northern Cambria. For more information, see their flyer here.
August 3-9, 2014
  • 121st Convention of the Western Pennsylvania Firemens Association, Hastings Borough. See the tentative events for the 125th Town Celebration & Convention schedule here.
August 5, 2014
  • National Night Out. The Northern Cambria Police Department will be holding National Night Out from 4 to 9 pm at the Northern Cambria Middle School. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be food and refreshments and plenty for all to do.
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 www.rockrunrecreation.com/summerblast or Call ShowClix at 1-888-71-TICKETS.
August 9, 2014
  • Golf for Charity's 4th Annual Golf Tournament, Cambrian Hills Country Club, Hastings. Benefits AYSO "Build the Fields" project. Accepting basket donations, tee, team and cart sponsors. Registration fees $50.00 per person. 4 man Scramble with a shot gun start. Tee off at 1 pm. There will be lunch on the green and a buffet style dinner along with beverages and entertainment. Sign a team up and have some fun. Click HERE for a registration form.
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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