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2015 Northern Cambria graduate James Scott, 19, son of Jim and Tina (Black) Scott, fell through a roof at work on September 8th and suffered major trauma to his head and spine. James is currently in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. It is our understanding that he has already undergone a number of surgeries. His family needs your thoughts and prayers.
A Facebook page has been set up to keep everyone updated on the latest. You can find it HERE.
A number of fundraisers are also in the works to help with costs which are sure to be a burden to the family. If you are able to help in any way, please do so:
• GoFundMe page HERE.
• For those who would like to contribute to an account that is set up at a financial institution for James, you can drop off a donation at any Ameriserv Financial Bank Branch or mail it to "Just for James", 4206 Crawford Avenue Northern Cambria, PA 15714-1342.
Thoughts and prayers go out to my family, keep fighting cuz!
Ebensburg to host 10th Annual Dickens of a Christmas
EBENSBURG — Christmas is just around the corner, and plans are well underway for Ebensburg’s tenth annual “Dickens of a Christmas”. The event will take place December 4th through December 6th in various locations across the county seat. This Victorian event encompasses the true spirit of Christmas and will take you back in time to experience an old-fashioned holiday.
Events kickoff on Friday with special activities at the Cambria County Courthouse during the day. County employees will decorate the row offices in the theme of a Victorian-era Christmas, and the Courthouse will remain open all weekend for visitors. There will be a Light-up Ceremony at Kimball Park in the evening followed by a Cresson Lake Playhouse production of A Cresson Lake Christmas Spectacular. Borough Manager Dan Penatzer encourages visitors to come to Ebensburg to see an outstanding display of Christmas decorations. “If you haven’t seen downtown Ebensburg at Christmas, you need to,” said Penatzer. “Families will enjoy walking through downtown streets looking at decorated windows and extensive decorations in three parks.” A display of large lighted characters depicting the “12 Days of Christmas” in Veterans Park is a children’s favorite. Burning cresset fire baskets will be set afire and glow again in Penn Eben Park and Kimball Park.
On Saturday, three craft shows, ice sculptures, and the annual Christmas Parade take center stage. Other activities include breakfast and photos with Santa, self-guided tours of the former county prison, sleigh and carriage rides through town, children’s activities and so much more. Businesses are also encouraged to decorate their storefronts and offer special Victorian menus.
The Cresson Lake Playhouse’s holiday production of A Cresson Lake Christmas Spectacular will be a part of the Dickens celebration with three shows over the weekend at the courthouse. Other productions during the weekend will take place at the First United Church of Christ, Grace Church and Saint Francis University’s JFK Auditorium.
“It is truly something special to see our local businesses, community groups and residents come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.” said Danea Koss, Ebensburg’s community development director, “It’s also a great opportunity for people to see so much of what Ebensburg has to offer”, said Koss.
The Young Peoples Community Center (YPCC) will once again host “Breakfast with Santa” at 8 am on Saturday morning, followed by children’s activities beginning at 2 pm which will include “Scrooge & Cookies”. Additionally, “Drop-N-Shop” will be back on Sunday from 1 to 4 pm which allows young children to be entertained at the YPCC while parents go shopping for the afternoon. The Historical Society will hold their Royal Luncheon once again on Saturday, in addition to their ever popular gingerbread contest. The Ebensburg Library will again hold their Young Ladies Yuletide Tea for girls ages 5-10.
“We make sure that we have something for all ages during the Dickens Weekend.” said Penatzer. “It’s become a great family event, and I don’t know of a better way to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.” A complete schedule of events can be found atwww.EbensburgDickens.com or call (814) 472-8780. 120615
NC Classes of 1966 contacting classmates
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the big one, and a good turnout is expected!
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
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.
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