-- Northern Cambria Borough and Susquehanna Township will hold Trick or Treat hours from 2-4 this Sunday, October 30. If you would like to have the trick or treaters stop at your home, please leave your porch light on!
-- Don't see trick or treat hours for you community? Please have your community officials add NorthernCambria.com to their contact list to let us know about news, activities and special events. We'll pass their news along - and it's FREE!
savings time ends
-- Daylight savings time ends at 2am on Sunday, October 30. Don't forget to "fall back" and turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
-- In recent years Daylight Savings Time has been the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. After the passing of a new federal law, starting in 2007, DST will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
You, Thank You, Thank You
-- Hi everyone! Welcome to the website! Lori here at NorthernCambria.com! I try not to do this often, but this is one of those occasions that I am using the website for personal stuff. This is something very important to us though, so here goes.
-- My husband and I have two 'kids', a 10-year-old black lab, and his little brother, a 17-month-old golden retriever. We took him to Dr. Takacs at the Ebensburg Animal Hospital, we have both heard good things about him. Dr. Takacs's advice was that we leave our baby, as he felt that he had a blockage in his digestive tract. Dr. Takacs operated and did indeed find substantial blockage. Benson is home now and on the road to a full recovery.
-- I can't say enough about how great the doctor has been through this whole ordeal. He made sure we knew what was going on, what to expect, and personally checked in with us frequently. This is truly a veterinarian who cares about his patients and their families and our family is greatful for his dedication and expertise.
-- I haven't found a website for them, but here is some information: Ebensburg Animal Hospital, Dr. James W. Takacs, DVM, 812 Rowena Dr., Ebensburg, PA, (814) 472-6263. Thank you so much Dr. Takacs!!!
House fundraiser underway
-- Mom’s House, a non-profit organization based in Johnstown, provides safe, secure, and free childcare to low-income single parents wishing to continue their education. They currently have nine facilities in a four-state region (PA, NY, OH, DE). Visit their website to learn more, www.momshouse.org.
-- As for the fundraiser, it's a Lottery Calendar and for a donation of $25, you will receive a calendar that has a three-digit number. If that number matches the 7 p.m. evening drawing of the three-digit Pennsylvania Daily Number any day from August 1, 2005, through July 31, 2006, you win $25. There is also one day a month when you could win $100!
-- The calendar is designed in a datebook format and runs in an academic year which makes it perfect gift for teachers and students.
-- If you would like a calendar, send your name and address along with a check to: Mom's House, 182 Gilbert Street, Johnstown, PA 15906. Or call (814) 536-4813, Monday through Thursday) to use your credit card.
opening of trail extension
CAMBRIA COUNTY-- The Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority (CCCRA) wishes to invite you to the Grand Opening Ceremonies for the Ghost Town Trail Extension from Ebensburg to Nanty Glo. The event will take place Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. at the new Ghost Town Trail Ebensburg Trailhead located on Prave St. near the Young People’s Community Center.
-- This 8-mile section of rails to trails has been on the drawing board for several years. The wait and hard work has been well worth it. This beautiful addition to the existing trail will take walkers, joggers, horseback riders, bicyclists, picnickers, fishermen, nature lovers, bird watchers and cross-country skiers through several miles of rugged, unsettled woods not encountered on most Pennsylvania rail trails.
Please join us in celebrating this important official opening of not only a trail, but of a linear park extending 8 miles to meet with another existing 12 miles of trail to Dilltown, Indiana County.
-- Jack Bartock will lead a 16 – mile round trip bicycle tour of this scenic and exciting addition to Cambria County’s recreational facilities following the ceremony. Bring your bikes and cameras!
to be recognized for efforts
EBENSBURG -- The Ebensburg Area Business Commission and Main Street Partnership will thank their dedicated volunteers for all of their hard work throughout the year next Thursday, October 20th, at their second annual Volunteer Recognition Night. The event will take place from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ebensburg Borough Building, 300 West High Street. “We have an extremely dedicated group of volunteers here in Ebensburg,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “This is our way of thanking them for all of their support.” The volunteers will be presented with a certificate of appreciation and chocolates. There will also be light refreshments provided. Although this event is not open to the public, the Borough is always seeking volunteers. Ebensburg’s current events include the annual Art In Bloom spring art show in April, Wheels & Wings in June, Homecoming in July, PotatoFest in September and Christmas events in December. Additional volunteers are needed to grow these events and add new ones. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the Borough’s events, please contact Christine Strugala at (814) 472-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
launches billboard campaign to promote downtown
EBENSBURG -- Four billboards have been erected throughout Cambria and Blair counties to help promote Downtown Ebensburg as the Borough undergoes a major facelift. “New sidewalks, curbing, trees, lighting, etc. are currently being installed as part of the Borough’s streetscape project,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “The project is about half way done and we want everyone to see our progress.” Borough officials are pleased with the project and glad to see everyone enjoying the new look of Ebensburg. “Businesses are beginning to place tables and chairs on their sidewalks and the American Legion has erected a new fence and landscaping to blend in with the beautiful streetscape,” said Deborah Nesbella, Council President. “We are eagerly awaiting the completion of the project, but happy to see it’s progress to date.” The billboards can be found at the following locations: Rt.219 – 511 Bigler Ave., Barnesboro; Rt. 2014 in Cresson; Near the point stadium in Johnstown (Washington/Johns St.); 718 Seventh Ave., Altoona. The Ebensburg Area Business Commission and Main Street Partnership sponsored this downtown promotion.
a car show?
-- Join area car enthusiasts at all our local car shows and events. Check the NCOnline Car Corner for all the latest cruise-ins, shows and more. Have an event to add? Just contact us! We'll be glad to add your information to our list!
weekend this season!
weekend this season!