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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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Curve announce VIP packages for all celebrity appearances in 2015
CURVE, PA — A limited number of VIP Meet & Greet tickets are now available for three celebrity appearances by Tony Dorsett, Martavis Bryant, and a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer at Peoples Natural Gas Field. New for 2015, Curve fans have the opportunity to purchase VIP passes to guarantee autograph and photo opportunities during a 45-minute session prior to that night’s game.
     Buying a VIP Meet & Greet ticket for these appearance dates not only ensures that the fan will have the opportunity to meet that night’s special guest, but also includes access to a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet and a ticket to that night’s Curve game.
     VIP Meet & Greet tickets are only available for purchase over the phone at 877.99.CURVE or in person at the PNG Field box office. Fans that have already purchased tickets for these dates will have the opportunity to upgrade to the VIP Meet & Greet package.
     An inductee of both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames, Dorsett will appear at PNG Field on Thursday, July 30 as the Curve take on the Akron RubberDucks. As a member of the Pittsburgh Panthers, Dorsett was a three-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 1976. The Rochester, Pa. native spent most of his professional career with the Dallas Cowboys, earning four Pro Bowl selections and was a member of the Super Bowl XII Championship squad. He currently stands as the eighth-leading rusher in NFL history. The meet-and-greet session with Dorsett will take place between 6:00 and 6:45 p.m. and will be available to fans that purchase the $30 VIP ticket.
     Bryant, a valuable member of the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver squad this past season, will be at PNG Field on Friday, April 17 as the Curve face Akron. After a three-year collegiate career with the Clemson Tigers, Bryant had a breakout rookie campaign with the Steelers in 2014. After missing the first six games of the season, he hauled in six touchdown passes in the first four games of his NFL career. Bryant was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Joe Greene Great Performance Award as the Steelers’ rookie of the year. The $25 VIP ticket will provide access to a meet-and-greet session with Bryant from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.
     A member of the Pittsburgh Penguins will make an appearance at PNG Field on Monday, August 24 as the Curve face the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The Curve will make an announcement with more specific details soon.
     For more information on these events as well as other 2015 Altoona Curve promotions, visit, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the offices at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Single game tickets, as well as season tickets, mini plans and flex books (presented by DelGrosso’s Amusement Park) are on sale now.

Applications available for Art in Bloom
EBENSBURG — The Ebensburg “Art in Bloom” Committee is now accepting applications for the 17th Annual Ebensburg Spring Art Show, scheduled for April 25th & 26th at the Cambria County Courthouse.
   Again this year, applications may be submitted electronically through the www.ebensburgmainstreet.comwebsite, or hard copies may be mailed or dropped off at the Borough Office.
   Art will be featured in several categories: Painting, Drawing, Traditional Photography, Dimensional, Mixed Media and, new this year, Computer Generated Art. Monetary awards will be given for each of the six categories as well as for Honorable Mention, Best of Show, People’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice and Mayor’s Overall Favorite.
   Professional and amateur artists are welcome to enter. The entry fee for the show is $10.00 for each work entered with a maximum of two works by each individual. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 3rd. Artists may contact the borough office with any questions at (814) 472-8414. 040315

Girl Scout Cookies are HERE!
The Girl Scouts of Northern Cambria will be holding cookie booths from February 28th to March 22nd. Come visit us at various places around town such as Ken’s BiLo and Giant Eagle on Saturdays and Sundays. Also at Spangler Fire Company Bingo on Sundays and Tuesdays and Northern Cambria Catholic School Bingo on Monday. Girl Scout Cookies are $4.00 a box. We have all your favorites: Samoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, and (NEW) Rah-Rah Raisin. We also have a NEW gluten free cookie – Toffee-Tastic in limited supply for $5.00 box. If you can’t eat them treat them to the Military. Any questions please contact Jodi Nealen 814-948-5808 or 032215

Pay it forward!
Have you ever found yourself in a situation, where someone did a kind deed for you, and thought, I need to do the same for someone else in need when I am able? We found someone that can use a hand! Summer Davis, one of the folks that has volunteered countless hours heading the Diamond Twirlers, an area youth twirling group! Summer gave birth to a son, Dawson, on Monday, January 19 at 32 weeks gestation. Dawson remains in the hospital in Pittsburgh with complications from RH incompatibility. Traveling back and forth to the hospital while caring for their other children along with their regular work and daily routines, paying for fuel, parking costs, hotel rooms and other expenses has been a struggle. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Dawson's family's expenses while they see the little guy through his struggle and can make it home. You can contribute to Dawson's Fund HERE. Any little bit can help.

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:

Friday, April 3, 2015
  • Fish Dinner, Westover Area Vol. Fire Co. 5-7pm.
  • Fish Fry, Contres-Greer Social Hall (Spangler Fire Company). 4-7pm. Fish fries start Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent. All you can eat fish dinners! $10 for adults $6 for children ages 6-10!
  • Friday Fish Frys, Pardee's Rte 240 Restaurant. 4-8pm. Restaurant closes at 9pm. Ash Wednesday and every Friday through Lent, offering Fish Dinner that includes homemade rolls & salad, a fish fillet either baked, breaded or batter dipped, choice of two sides dishes of either homemade pierogies, homemade haluski, homemade macaroni & cheese, fresh cut French fries, coleslaw or stewed tomatoes. All for only $10.95. If you still have room, try a weekly dessert special! No room left, take one home for later! Call ahead for take out orders at (814) 743-6603.
  • Opening Day for HiWay Drive-In!!
Saturday, April 4, 2015
  • Annual Gun a Rama, Cresson Volunteer Fire Company. Contact the firehall at 886-4485 for more information (we'll post more as we hear more details). New for Gun-a-Rama, chancing off a Limited Edition Henry Rifle - Fire Fighter Tribute Edition Golden Boy (only 500 tickets will be available - 2 numbers per ticket) Winning number determined by the 7pm 3-digit PA Daily number drawn on April 4, 2015. $5.00 per ticket. Rifle can be seen at Miller's Hunting and Fishing shop on Admiral Peary Highway in Cresson.
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Carrolltown Park. 12pm. Ages 1-12. Rain, snow or shine - All activities free! Dress for the weather and bring a big basket to collect eggs!! Fun activities: Easter Bunny, bring your camera for pictures! Egg Hunt, age groups 1-2, 4-6, 7-9 & 10-12. Prizes!!
Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • Paint and Sip, Northern Cambria Public Library. 6:30pm. Join Studio Pm at the library where they will teach everyone that purchases a ticket how to paint the same picture. Enjoy sipping a glass of wine while you create!!
Tuesday April 14, 2015
  • Northern Cambria Little Colts Cheerleading registration, Prince of Peace Activity Center. 6:30pm. This program is for any cheerleader entering grades 3 through 6 for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Registration will follow a parent-organization meeting. One parent or guardian must attend and cheerleaders do not attend. If you have any questions please call Janet Barnosky at (814)948-7220.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Hastings Wine Festival, Hastings Memorial Building. 4-8pm. Enjoy entertainment by 2nd Street Acoustics, photo booth, 8 wineries, various vendors, food, and more. Tickets go on sale March 9 ($20 in advance, $25 at the door). Proceeds to benefit Hastings Pool.
  • Canvas For a Cause, Polish Legion, Northern Cambria. 4-9pm. Cost $35. Benefits Conemaugh Cancer Care Center. Pre-registration required, call 814-525-2166, or visit
Sunday, April 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.
April 25, 2015
  • Spring Raffle Bash, Guns / Bows or Cash, Westover Area Vol. Fire Company Fire Hall, Westover. Doors open 4pm, Raffle starts 5pm. For more information, see a sample ticket here!!
April 25 & 26, 2015
  • 17th Annual Art in Bloom Spring Art Show, Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg. April 25 12-6pm, April 26 11am-4pm
May 2-30, 2015
  • Jurassic Gardens, Shadow Box Garden Center, Nursery & Greenhouse, Ebensburg. Step back into time! Come and walk through the nursery and see our 7 scaled dinosaurs. Some up to six feet tall! Bring the kids and bring your cameras. This event is Free. Find more info and pictures on our web site
May 3, 2015
  • Rabies Clinic & Dog/Cat Grooming, Patton Fire Hall. 11am-1pm. Rabies shot $10; Distemper/Parvo $15; Grooming (ears/nails) $8. Cash only. Dogs/cats must be on a leash or in a carrier. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old to receive a rabies shot. Proceeds benefit the Patton Volunteer Fire Company.
Sunday, May 17, 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.
June 21, 2015
  • BBQ Chicken Dinner, Saint Bernard Church, Hastings. All-you-can-eat BBQ CHICKEN DINNER eat in $10, or takeout $10.00
  • Father's Day Chicken BBQ, Westover Area Vol. Fire Co. 11:30am-2pm. More details to come!
  • 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 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.
August 14, 15, 16, 2015
  • Saint Bernard Homecoming Picnic, Hastings.

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