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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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Patton Library hosts Murder Mystery Dinner
The Patton Library will host a murder mystery dinner at the Queen of Peace Social Hall, Patton on Saturday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets are available at the Patton Library or by calling the library at 814-674-8231. “A Calculated Murder — a musical murder mystery,” takes place in medieval Patton — then known as Paton. King Rhombus is irritating the kingdom and his page with his silly laws and annoying his daughter with an arranged marriage. Add in a wizard with a broken invisibility cloak, a knight in shining tinfoil, a jealous brother, a conniving queen, a poor peasant boy, a sarcastic jester turned assassin-for-hire, a fairy godmother, and a toga wearing prince for a lighthearted comedy. All proceeds benefit the Patton Public Library. 062015


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:

Friday, July 3, 2015
  • The Big Kahuna, Cambrian Hills Country Club. Golf Open, Luau Party, Lunch, Music all day, meet Miss Kahuna!! For more information, see their flyer HERE.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
  • Kare 4 Kids 5K Walk/Run, Contres-Greer Social Hall parking lot/playground. Plan a day full of fun for the whole family. Come out and join us on Saturday morning July 11, 2015 in our first 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser for Coal Country Hangout Youth Center. Registration open for two groups: $20.00 for 16 yrs and up or $10.00 15 yrs. and under, no fee for children under 5 years. Medals, Ribbons & prizes to winners. $100 Gift card to the person with the highest pledge. This is our first attempt at this and we hope you will help us out by joining in on the race to provide the children and teens a safe place to be. Pledge forms and pre-registration available at 1102 Maple Avenue, Northern Cambria or contact through these Facebook pages: “Teen Center News” “Coal Country Daycare” Contact Tonia - CCHYC 814-948-8493 or Patty 814-948-7070. Registration starts at 7am – Contres Greer Hall, Northern Cambria. Race begins 9am. Race ends at the NC Basketball Courts. All minors must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the event. If you have any interest in volunteering for this event, we would welcome any help and advice. Contact Tonia - CCHYC 814-948-8493 or Patty 814-948-7070. See their flyer HERE.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
  • Auction, Westover Area Vol. Fire Co. 1pm. Monthly auction with auctioneer Charlie Fisher. Fresh & frozen food, snacks, dry goods, cleaning supplies, and much, much more! Plenty of seating, food and beverages available.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
  • Party in the Park, Allport Community Park, between Northern Cambria and Hastings. 3-6pm. Music by Flood City Brass, beverage sampling, scavenger hunt, basket raffle, bounce house and more!! For more information, see their flyer HERE.
August 14, 15, 16, 2015
  • Saint Bernard Homecoming Picnic, Hastings.

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