Swimming schedule
NORTHERN CAMBRIA -- Northern Cambria Parks and Recreation has set the swimming schedule January thru April 2005 at the Northern Cambria Elementary-Middle School as follows: Open Swim - Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 6-8pm; Family Night - Wednesdays 6-8pm; Adult Aerobics - Thursdays 5:30-7pm and 7-8:30pm; Pool Rentals - Sundays 1-3pm, 3-5pm and 5-7pm. For more information on rentals call Paul at 948-6457.

Join Homer's Army
-- Homer's Army - Rock Musicians
invites you to join them Friday, April 29th, Homer's Army– Rock Musicians & Love Stomp! (From Harrisburg) at Yesterday’s Party – Ebensburg, PA. Music Starts at 10:30pm. Also, check out their new web site at http://www.homerski.com and be sure and sign their guestbook! If you need further directions or information, email: homersarmy@homerski.com or john@homerski.com or call (814) 948-7254.

Energy conservation seminar
-- PHFA would like to advise everyone of an important and informative Energy Conservation Seminar sponsored by HUD.
This seminar is scheduled for April 26. For more information and a registration form, download their flyer here (in .pdf format).

Art will bloom in Downtown Ebensburg
EBENSBURG -- 7th Annual Ebensburg "Art In Bloom" Spring Art Show will be held this weekend (April 23rd & 24th) at the Cambria County Courthouse. Exhibit hours are from Noon-6pm on Saturday, April 23rd and from 11am-4pm on Sunday, April 24th. Free Admission.
The Art in Bloom Art Show will feature both amateur and professional artwork. For more information, please visit www.ebensburgmainstreet.com.

Flea market to kick off this weekend
EBENSBURG -- It’s that time of year again! Time to kick off Ebensburg’s outdoor flea market! Starting Saturday, April 23rd, the event will be held along the sidewalks on West High Street in the downtown area. It will run every Saturday through September 17 th and begin at 8 a.m. Organizers are currently accepting vendors to take part in the flea market. The cost is $5 per 8’ x 10’ space. For more information, please call Vivian Keilman at 472-6990!

Welcome to the neighborhood!
--We'd like to welcome Indiana Garden Club to our online community! Please visit their site to learn more about them.
-- Would you like to join our community? Just drop us a line. Everyone from the Northern Cambria Pennsylvania area and nearby surrounding communities is invited to join. Be sure to include yourself or your group, organization or business. It's FREE and easy - all you need to do is ask!! Want to see who else is already in our community? Visit our links page today! Want to keep in touch with friends and relatives in or out of the area? We can add your e-mail address, or website link! Just E-mail us and let us know you want added!
-- While you are at it, be sure to add us to your media list, the one that you pull out when you, or your business, club, family, organization, or school has news to spread. The list of radio, TV, and newspaper contacts that help you spread the word. Why not add the new media... the Internet! Add NorthernCambria.com We can help. Just e-mail us! Get the word out to your community! Don't have news, but have something to say? Send that along too to "What's Your Beef?"!

Join Homer's Army
-- HOMER'S ARMY - Rock Musicians invites you to join them Friday, April 22nd, 2005 at the Patton Slovak Club - Patton, PA  10:30PM—1:30AM; Saturday, April 23rd at Indiana Best Western - Indiana, PA  10:00PM—1:00AM; and Friday, April 29th, HOMER’S ARMY – Rock Musicians & LOVE STOMP! (From Harrisburg) at Yesterday’s Party – Ebensburg, PA. Music Starts at 10:30PM. Also, check out their new web site at http://www.homerski.com and be sure and sign their guestbook! If you need further directions or information, email: homersarmy@homerski.com or john@homerski.com or call (814) 948-7254.

Art will bloom in Downtown Ebensburg
EBENSBURG -- Student artwork from six local schools will be displayed in downtown storefront windows to help promote the 7 th Annual “Art in Bloom” Ebensburg Spring Art Show on April 23 rd and 24th. Committee members will begin hanging the student artwork on Monday, April 18 th at 1 p.m. “The committee strives to involve our youth in the arts by working with area art instructors to incorporate the talents of their students,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “Students are also participating this year in a project to be displayed at the exhibit.” The Art in Bloom Art Show will be held at the Cambria County Courthouse and will feature both amateur and professional artwork. For more information, please visit www.ebensburgmainstreet.com. This project is supported by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

Main Street dedication set for Earth Day
EBENSBURG --
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Main Street Program, there will be a planting of tree seedlings on Friday, April 22nd at 1 p.m. at the Young Peoples Community Center in Ebensburg. “Since its inception, the Main Street Program has grown all over the state, including here in Ebensburg,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “Our program was established in 1995 and is considered one of Main Street’s success stories.” In 2004, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership was granted “Main Street Achiever” status from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. This is for communities that are successfully implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach without DCED administrative assistance. The tree seedlings to be planted are a donation from the Pennsylvania Downtown Center through a donation from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The Game Commission is donating the seedlings to Pennsylvania downtown organizations in order to beautify urban areas, downtown parks, and vacant lots and to promote habitat for wildlife.

Special meeting for NCABA
NORTHERN CAMBRIA
-- The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Northern Cambria Area Business Alliance will be held Wed., April 20, 11:45 a.m. at the Slovak Club (Back Room), Philadelphia Ave., Northern Cambria. Hope to see you there!!!
-- Monthly meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Check the website for more information on locations and times. Future guest speakers to include: Free Assistance for Employee Related Injuries, Business Security Issues, Local and Regional Political Leaders. Visit the NCABA website to learn more about this worthwhile group and how you can become a member.

Ebensburg to host "Wheels & Wings" during Thunder
EBENSBURG
-- The excitement has begun in downtown Ebensburg as preparations for “Wheels & Wings” are underway.
-- On Thursday, June 23rd, a wing fling and car show will take over the town with hopes of attracting not only people from all over the region, but also bike enthusiasts in town for Johnstown’s Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally.
-- “We held our first committee meeting today to put our heads together and discuss how Ebensburg will get involved this year with one of the region’s premiere events,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “I have been in close contact with the Johnstown Convention and Visitors Bureau to make sure that our event will add something new to the events that they already have to offer. They have greeted us with open arms to get involved.”
-- Although many details still need to be discussed, the Wheels & Wings committee has begun looking for restaurants interested in taking part in the wing fling and car clubs/owners interested in taking part in the car show. Interested parties should contact Christine Strugala at (814) 472-8414 or cstrugala@ebensburgpa.com.
-- The event will begin with car registration and wings starting at 5pm. At least one band will perform and awards will be given for the Best Wings and also for the cars taking part in the car show based on different classes.
-- Watch for more details to be announced soon on our web site at www.ebensburgpa.com and www.ebensburgmainstreet.com!

MS Walk
HOLLIDAYSBURG --
2005 Hollidaysburg MS Walk will be held on April 17, at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School from 2-4pm. Register online or learn more at www.nationalmssociety.org
-- Every hour of every day, someone hears the words, "You have multiple sclerosis." They enter a time of unpredictability when they wonder each morning if they will see, if their legs will work, if they can pick up their child. This is why my team is going to walk. When thousands of people walk together in the MS Walk®, awareness is generated of the many programs and events provided by the National MS Society's nationwide network of chapters. Husbands walk for their wives, kids walk for their dads, co-workers walk for their cubicle neighbor, all proudly wearing an "I’m Walking For..." sticker on their shirt. Each one is raising money so that local National MS Society offices can provide literature, support groups, and education programs. So that we can continue to fund cutting edge research into the cause and cure. Research that has developed 5 therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Research that will continue, until in the end, 2 hours pass when no one is diagnosed, then a day, then a week, until the day when no one is diagnosed, and the cure is found. This is why we walk.
-- This information was submitted by Marci, who has MS. "I want people out there to know about MS and how it is and how us MS'ers live with MS I have made a site for MS and my life with MS." Please visit Marci's site at www.ms4life.com, If you would like to help sponsor Marci, visit her National MS page. Help Find A Cure For MS!

PennDel AHMA - Certified Professional of Occupancy Training
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This message is being sent as a reminder about the Certified Professional of Occupancy Training being offered by PennDel AHMA. The course will take place April 13-15, 2005, in King of Prussia, PA.
-- PHFA encourages attendance at this valuable and important training; plus, the attainment of the CPO designation. The fee is an allowable operating expense. Details and registration information can be found here.

Vendors wanted
EBENSBURG -- Vendors wanted for Ebensburg Outdoor Flea Market. Every Saturday starting April 23rd through September 17th! Call (814) 472-6990 to reserve your spot. Cost is $5 for an 8' x 10' space.

CCCRA to hold public meeting on ATV park plan
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The Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority (CCCRA) is holding a public meeting to discuss the development of a Master Plan for the Rock Run Recreation Area. The project is located in Chest Township, Cambria and Clearfield Counties. The 6,000 acre tract consists of the former K&J surface mine in the St.Lawrence/Westover area. The property will be developed for ATV trails, and for other off road activities, along with hiking and horseback riding. This very important meeting will be held Thursday, April 14, 2005 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Patton Volunteer Fire Dept. Social Hall located at 410 Magee Avenue, Patton, PA. For further information please call the CCCRA at (814) 412-2110.

Join Homer's Army
-- HOMER'S ARMY - Rock Musicians
invites you to join them this Friday, April 15th, 2005 at the Indiana VFW - Indiana, PA  10:00PM—1:00AM, then on Saturday, April 16th at Burgi’s Roundhouse Bar & Grille, Greenwood, PA  10:00PM—1:30AM. Also, check out their new web site at http://www.homerski.com and be sure and sign their guestbook! If you need further directions or information, email: homersarmy@homerski.com or john@homerski.com or call (814) 948-7254.

Special meeting for NCABA
NORTHERN CAMBRIA -- A special meeting of the Northern Cambria Area Business Alliance will be held on Wednesday, April 13. This meeting is being held for membership and fundraising purposes. Members can check the NCABA website for more invormation on this special meeting.

-- The next regularly scheduled meeting of the NCABA will be held Wed., April 20, 11:45 a.m. at the Slovak Club, Maple Ave., Northern Cambria. Hope to see you there!!!
-- Monthly meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Check the website for more information on locations and times. Future guest speakers to include: Free Assistance for Employee Related Injuries, Business Security Issues, Local and Regional Political Leaders. Visit the NCABA website to learn more about this worthwhile group and how you can become a member.

Art show applications now available
EBENSBURG -- Applications for “Art in Bloom - The 7th Annual Ebensburg Spring Art Show” are now available. Scheduled for April 23rd and 24th at the Cambria County Courthouse, the show is open to all artists, both amateur and professional.
-- The categories for entries are: Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor), Drawing (Charcoal, Pencil, Pen & Ink), Photography/Computer Generated and Digital Art and 3-Dimensional (Sculpture, Fiber Art, Ceramics). The entry fee is $5.00 for each work entered.
-- Applications are now available online at www.ebensburgmainstreet.com or call (814) 472-8414. The application deadline is Monday, April 11th.
-- This project is supported by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

Business Alliance meets next on April 6
NORTHERN CAMBRIA -- Just a reminder - the next scheduled meeting for The Northern Cambria Area Business Alliance is Wed., April 6 at 4:30pm (note time change). The meeting will be held at the Slovak Club meeting room.
-- Monthly meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Check the website for more information on locations and times. Future guest speakers to include: Free Assistance for Employee Related Injuries, Business Security Issues, Local and Regional Political Leaders. Visit the NCABA website to learn more about this worthwhile group and how you can become a member.

Don't be fooled on April 1
-- HOMER'S ARMY - Rock Musicians invites you to join them this Friday (April Fool’s Day) as they make their triumphant return to the Hilltop Inn, Belsano, 10 pm - 1 am, and then on Saturday, April 2nd, they will be at Red's Barbeque, Portage from 10 pm - 1 am. Also, check out their new web site at http://www.homerski.com and be sure and sign their guestbook! If you need further directions or information, email: homersarmy@homerski.com or john@homerski.com or call (814) 948-7254