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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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     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.
     • Saturday, September 26. Cornhole Tournament at the Polish Legion. More information below.
     • James' extended family will be planning a benefit the end of October. Time and place to be announced.
     • 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 preparing for Potatofest
EBENSBURG — The 24th annual PotatoFest will be held Saturday, September 26th from 9 am-5 pm in downtown Ebensburg!  Over 200 of the area’s best craft and food vendors will line High, Center, Julian and West Sample Streets, as well as, the Cambria County Memorial Park and Penn Eben Park.  Visitors will enjoy unique potato foods and live entertainment all day long! Dance performers will show off their moves in the VFW parking lot.
     “The PotatoFest Committee works year-round to put together a family-friendly event that has a little something for everyone,” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. “We really focus on attracting all types of people from our area and beyond.” Dauntless Fire Station will also host their 8th Annual Wine Extravanganza at their station. Admission is $10 which includes a wine glass and wine tasting.
     Returning once again this year will be a designated area for kids called ‘Adventures in Spudland’ featuring a eurobungy and the adrenaline rush obstacle course, as well as the ‘Kids’ Potato Patch’, a Home Depot Kids workshop and, new this year, a visit from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Mobile Ag Ed Science lab!
     There is no charge to attend PotatoFest and a free shuttle runs from 9am-5:30pm from Admiral Peary Vo-Tech & Central Cambria School (Rt. 422), Penn Highlands Community College, and Lake Rowena!
     PotatoFest is sponsored by First National Bank, State Farm Agent Kim Springer, 96 Key, and WTAJ.
     For additional information, please visit, or call the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8780. 092615

NC Classes of 1965 & 1966 contacting classmates
     Attention NC Class of 1965!!! Paul Dolges and Paul Elias have been in contact with classmates recently, members of the class are trying to get a reunion together for September if there is enough interest. If you are interested, please contact them (or leave a message on our Facebook page - maybe they will see it). If anyone has contact information, or a Facebook page perhaps, please let them know we are helping spread the word!!
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 This is the big one, and a good turnout is expected!

2015 MustangBishop Carroll Mustang raffle ticket sales underway!
     Bishop Carroll is once again raffling off a Mustang!! This year's car is a beautiful 2015 Ford Mustang with Premium Package. Drawing will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the BC Wine Festival (winner not need to be present to win). Each ticket is only $5. Find your favorite BC student to purchase a ticket today! Don't know a BC student? Stop by Never-Enuff Internet & Computer Services in Carrolltown today, they have tickets available. 111415

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! 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 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:

Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • Putter Around Par-Tee for Presents, Benefits the Christmas Joys Program. Hosted by Northern Cambria Area Business Alliance. TEAMS PLAY 9 HOLES OF MINIATURE GOLF THROUGHOUT BUSINESSES IN THE CAMBRIA HEIGHTS AND NORTHERN CAMBRIA AREA. The event is similar to a poker run. Registration 11 am-12 noon with lunch Spangler American Legion, Shotgun Start at 12:30. After party and prizes at 5 p.m. at NC CIVIL DEFENSE with music and food. Registration and Rules: $25 per golfer/$100 team...Find a Sponsor and Wear their Shirt! PLEASE GO TO for ideas and registration and to learn more about the Christmas Joys Program. This Christmas Joys program benefits children of working families who are unable to make ends meet at Christmastime. These children and families are not eligible for any other assistance programs for gifts and reside in the Cambria Heights and Northern Cambria School Districts. The program has been in Existence for over 30 years. Non-Golfers are welcome to come and visit the holes and attend the dinner and music finale. See their flyer HERE.
  • Cornhole Tournament to benefit James Scott, Young Mens Polish Legion, Northern Cambria. 1pm. $20 a team, double elimination. Cash Prize for first place team. All proceeds will go to James and his family. Single players will matched up the day of the event if anyone wants to participate and does not have a partner. Not a cornhole player? You can still come out and support James! We will have a donation jar for any cash donations, a 50/50 and food for sale! Pre-registration is encouraged, and may been done at the Polish Legion Monday thru Friday from 4-11pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-11pm. Payment is due at the time of registration. Anyone wishing to donate any baked goods, food or paper products can call Ashley at 948-5351. Let's show James what community is all about!
July 16, 2016
  • Class of 1966 50th year reunion. Mark your calendar. The class of 1966 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 This is the big one so we expect a good turnout!

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