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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!

Suzapalooza VI event to benefit cancer patients to be held at Duman Lake Park
     Suzapaloooz VI - Teaming Up for Becky & the Bakers - is set for Saturday, Sept. 13 at Pavilions 6&7 at Duman Lake Park. This year's proceeds will benefit Ashley Baker, a 21-year-old Northern Cambria woman who is currently battling cancer, as well as Rebecca (McCombie) Gephart, who is battling Ovarian and Uterine cancer. Baker is a graduate from West Virginia University and hopes to return to West Virginia for graduate school as soon as possible. Gephart, a single mother, has been off work with no income while recieving her Chemotherapy treatments. She hopes to make a return to the workforce sometime in September. A small portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Conemaugh Health Foundation for "greatest patient needs" for those being treated at the Conemaugh Cancer Care Center, where Baker is currently being treated.
     This year's event will begin with a 4K Fun Run/Walk, also to be held at Duman Lake Park at 9 a.m. Donation for entry into the 4K Fun Run/Walk is $15 before Sept. 1, with t-shirts provided, and $20 up to the day of the event. T-shirts will be distributed while supplies last. A Kids' Fun Run will also be held following the completion of the adult race. Prizes will be awarded. For more information or to receive an entry form, email Stacy McCombie Datsko at or personal message on Facebook.
     After the race, the fun will continue at noon with the beginning of the basket raffle/auction. We are once again seeking donations for the basket raffle. If you have a donation, please contact Suzie McCombie or Missy Macchioni-Pablic. We can make arrangements to collect any donations.
     Also beginning at noon will be the live musical entertainment, starting with a DJ, who will be followed by entertainment from Barr T Bluegrass, Ghostown Revelry and Never Enough, all of which also performed at last year's event. You will not want to miss these talented musicians who donated their time to this wonderful cause.
     We will also be holding the 2nd Annual Suzapalooza Cornhole tournament, beginning around 2 p.m. Get your team ready to come compete for our Suzapalooza Cornhole Championship.
     The ever-popular Suzapalooza T-shirts will once again be available for a small donation and we will also be continuing the tradition of the dedication lantern ceremony since it was so popular last year.
     Any one interested in making a donation to the event or for more information on the event, please contact Suzie McCombie at, by personal message on Facebook or call (814) 242-8267. Check back for more exciting developments for this year's event. 091314

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:

Sunday, August 31 - Saturday, September 6, 2014
  • Cambria County Fair, Cambria County Fairgrounds, 883 North Julian Street, Ebensburg.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • September Slam Hastings Street Fight, Hastings Community Center. For more information, see their flyer here.
  • SUZAPALOOZA VI - Teaming Up for Becky & the Bakers, Duman Lake Park. 9am. See complete information in story above.
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.
September 20 & 21, 2014
  • New Germany Festival of Arts & Crafts. For more information, visit the event website at
September 27, 2014
  • Nanty Glo Fire Co. 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. For more information, see their flyer here.
  • Ebensburg PotatoFest, Ebensburg. For more information, see the event website at
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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