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Tania Grubbs coming to Foxburg JazzFest!

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Tania Grubbs 

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts Presents: Tania Grubbs, Jazz Vocalist & her swinging Trio.

Saturday, July 26th at 7:00pm in the air conditioned Lincoln Hall in Foxburg, PA

Tania will be performing with her husband Jeff (Pittsburgh Symphony bassist and jazz bassist extraordinaire), Tom Wendt (drum set player0, and Daniel May (Jazz Pianist). Tania and the Trio will be performing selections from Tania’s new recording “Lost in the Stars”, in which they are all featured artists.

Tania has been singing for as long as she can remember, appearing at many different venues. She was a student at Youngstown University and focused on American Songbook. It was there that Tania focused on jazz by listening to every great artist she could study.

After meeting her husband, Jeff Grubbs, Tania established a solid reputation in the Sunshine State by singing in many jazz clubs, concert settings and theater productions. She was a featured vocalist with the Florida Philharmonic and a “voice” of the Boca Raton Pops Orchestra for three years.

Currently, Tania is the Co-Director at Pittsburgh’s Fairmont Hotel four-night-per-week jazz series “Jazz at Andy’s.” Grubbs also is the Music Director at the Mansions on Fifth Avenue hotel. She has also been a featured vocalist for the Pittsburgh Symphony, Civic Light Opera, and the Cultural Trust’s “JazzLive” series.

Plan for a relaxing, romantic mid-summer evening in the beautiful Allegheny River Valley by having a wine tasting at The Foxburg Winery, enjoying drinks and dinner at the nearby Allegheny Grille or for lighter fare, at Foxburg’s Pizza Shop – and cap it off with gourmet coffee and dessert at Divani’s Chocolates.

To reserve tickets, call 724 659-3153 Adults: $25 Members: $20 Students: $10

 

2014 Foxburg JazzFest!

Tania-Grubbs

Pictured Above: Tania Grubbs

 

This weekend is packed full of entertainment! Saturday & Sunday, July 26th-27th come join ARCA in their 2014 Foxburg JazzFest!

Saturday, July 26th

Kicking off the JazzFest will be Eric Krouse and his trio from the Clarion area. Come enjoy the Foxburg Winery and music by the award-winning Eric Krouse Trio from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Eric Krouse is a young pianist that just returned from the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. His keyboard technique and interpretive style has earned him national attention.

The main highlight of the Foxburg JazzFest will be The Tania Grubbs Quartet playing at Lincoln Hall at 7:00pm. Call 724-659-3153 to reserve your tickets. Prices are as follows: Adults $25, ARCA Members $20, and Students $10. Tania Grubbs and her husband reside in Pittsburg. She recently released a new CD “Lost in the Stars.” Tania is the Co-Director at Pittsburgh’s Fairmont Hotel four-night-per-week jazz series “Jazz at Andy’s.” Grubbs also is the Music Director at the Mansions on Fifth Avenue hotel. She has also been a featured vocalist for the Pittsburgh Symphony, Civic Light Opera, and the Cultural Trust’s “JazzLive” series.

Sunday, July 27th

By popular demand, join the Allgheny Grille in welcoming Mark DeWalt and Catro. They will be playing on the deck of the Allegheny Grille from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. They are among the most talented musicians in the region appearing at venues such as The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA, Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, and The North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.

 

Enjoy A Peaceful Sunday!

Car Show

Need a Peaceful Sunday? Don’t sit around the house. Here are some ideas of things to do in the Foxburg Area. 

From Noon – 4pm visit the Car/Truck/Bike Cruise on Main Street in Emlenton. Enter a car yourself, or take a stroll down Main Street viewing all the classic vehicles. Registration starts at 10:30am. Look for the signs! There will be a $4.00 entry fee and awards in various categories.

Donaldson Motors on River Ave. in Emlenton will be holding a Model Car and Truck Display. There are close to 200 models! The Summer Festival train display will also be running. The display will be open from noon to 4:00pm.

Take a walk or bike ride on the Emlenton or Foxburg bike trails along the Allegheny River.

Visit the Foxburg Winery (open noon to 8:00pm) for wine tasting and enjoy the talent of Acoustic Highway from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Eat dinner at the Allegheny Grille with a great view of the river, or order a pizza from the Foxburg Pizza Shop to eat on the Foxburg Inn Hotel river deck or in your room.

To reserve your room at the Foxburg Inn Hotel, call 724-659-3116.

 

Can’t Get Enough Parades & Fireworks?

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Who doesn’t love parades and fireworks? Less than 5 minutes away you can visit the 2014 Emlenton Summer Festival. After you’re stuffed from festival foods and tired out from the entertainment & activities, come back to a beautiful room at The Foxburg Inn Hotel. Rooms are booking fast! Call 724-659-3116 to reserve your room for the evening now!

Don’t forget the Adult 5K Walk/Run starting at 8:00am with a starting line at Hughes Park in Emlenton. See below for more details.

Donaldson Motors on River Ave. will be holding a Model Car and Truck Display. There are close to 200 models! The Summer Festival train display will also be running. The display will be open from noon to 5:00pm.

Also, check out Amy’s Closet for her Annual Summer Clearance Sale! Open Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm or call for an appointment. She is offering 50% off select spring & summer items as well as selected gifts, jewelry & accessories and a 75% off rack for great savings! Amy’s Closet is located on Main Street in Emlenton right next to the Emlenton Mill.

The Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department firemen will be serving up their famous Hot Sausage, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and French Fries. Sales start at 11:00am until sold out. For more information on the Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department, click here to visit their Facebook page.

The Parade starts at 6:00pm with fireworks beginning at dusk. Something the entire family will enjoy!

 

Saturday, July 12th Activities

8:00am – Softball Tournament on top of the hill – Come watch the annual Softball Tournament. It is a single-pitch, double elimination tournament. In event of rain, the tournament will be held on Sunday, July 13th.

8:00am – Adult 5K Walk/Run – Rain or Shine. Registration and Starting Line are located at Hughes Park on top of the hill by the ball fields. The out-and-back rolling course will be run on paved and gravel roads. It’s a newly designed course! Medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each category. Race Day registration is $25.00. Contact Carrie 724-867-0929 for more information.

9:00am – Raft Race – Emlenton to Parker. Watch to see whose homemade raft will make the float from Emlenton to Parker.

10:00am – Kids Mini Marathon – This is a free activity open for kids ages 7 to 12. The race will take place at Hughes Park. Children ages 7 to 9 will compete in a ¼ mile run and ages 10 to 12 will run a ½ mile race. Each participant will receive a finisher’s medal.

10:00am – Kids Bike Race – This event will take place on Main Street in front of the bank. To participate you MUST wear a helmet. There will be NO exceptions. Registration begins at 9:30am for children ages 6 to 9. Registration begins at 2:00pm for a race time of 2:30pm for children ages 10 to 12. Kids participating in the race are invited to ride in the parade!

10:00am – 4:00pm – Pony Rides- Pony rides will take place behind the Emlenton Mill. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

10:00am – 6:00pm – River Golf – This event will take place at the Riverfront Apartments until 6:00pm or until golf balls run out. See if you can make a hole in one on the Allegheny!

10:30am – Kids Scavenger Hunt – This event will take place at Hughes Park. It is open to all children 12 years of age and younger.

Noon – Frog jumping Contest – Must be under the age of 14 to enter. Bring your own frog to the Emlenton Crawford Center Gym. If your frog doesn’t jump, you will be given a second chance after all contestants have been given their turn. The age groups will be 7 and under and 8 to 14. Prizes will be given for 1-3 longest jumps, most unique, smallest, and largest frogs.

Noon – 3:00pm – Make-Your-Own Tie-Dyed T-Shirt- Amazing Stitches will be holding sign ups Monday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm. You will select your T-shirt size at registration. One T-Shirt per child. Cost will be $3.00 for children 12 and under and all others $5.00. Click here for more information about Amazing Stitches.

1:00pm – 8:00pm – Kiddieland – Visit the Emlenton Crawford Center Parking Lot for a children’s area full of games and activities. This is free to all kids!

1:30pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest – visit the Emlenton Mill Creamery for an Ice Cream Eating Contest. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

4:00pm – Rubber Duckie Race – This event will take place at Mineral Springs Park. Race will start at the walking bridge. Each duck costs $5.00.

6:00pm – Summer Festival Parade on Main Street

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Music on the Patio of the Emlenton Mill. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

Dusk – Fireworks by Pyrotecnico

 

Did You Forget Something?

Foxburg River

View from Foxburg Inn Hotel River Deck.

 

Did you forget to book your room at The Foxburg Inn Hotel for Friday night? There’s still time! Call 724-659-3116 to book your room now. After all the fun Emlenton Summer Festival Activities, you will want a nice room to relax in at the Foxburg Hotel. Enjoy the view of the river from your room or while sitting on the river deck.

Don’t forget to stop at the Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department to try some of their fabulous Strawberry Shortcake! Sales start at 11:00AM until sold out. The firemen will also be serving up their famous Hot Sausage, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Loaded Fries. For more information on the Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department, click here to visit their Facebook page.

Also, check out Amy’s Closet for her Annual Summer Clearance Sale! Open Friday from Noon to 5:00PM or call for an appointment. She is offering 50% off select spring & summer items as well as selected gifts, jewelry & accessories and a 75% off rack for great savings! Amy’s Closet is located on Main Street in Emlenton right next to the Emlenton Mill.

Friday, July 11th Activities

8:00am – 5:00pm – Townwide Trash & Treasure Sales

8:00am – 6:00pm – Digital Scavenger Hunt – Any team (2 or more people of any age) can enter the digital photography scavenger hunt. Stop to register at the yard sale map table (on Main Street, corner of UniMart parking lot). The team with the highest number of points wins.

10:00am – Noon – Jr. Fishing Derby – Open to any child ages toddler to 16. The Derby will take place at the North Shore of Kahle’s Lake. Arrive before 10:00am to register. Age groups will be Toddlers thru age 7, 8 to 11 year olds, and 12 to 16 year olds. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for first fish caught, most fish caught, and biggest fish caught. Each child will receive a hotdog, chips, and pop for participating.

6:30pm – Little It Deli’s Pizza Eating Contest – You must pre-register so there is enough pizza prepared. Little It Deli is located on Main Street in Emlenton. Click here for more information about Little It Deli.

7:00pm – Emlenton’s Got Talent (Kids Only Talent Show- Located at the Emlenton Crawford Center Auditorium. The performance is open to the public. Join us and enjoy tomorrow’s performers today!

8:00pm – Street Dance – Located at the Emlenton Crawford Center Parking Lot. Entertainment provided by Best Entertainment.

 

Emlenton Summerfest 2014

Summerfest

Looking for a weekend full of family fun and entertainment? Your search stops here!

Come enjoy the Emlenton Summerfest July 11th, 12th, and 13th. It’s less than a five minute drive from The Foxburg Inn Hotel! Fill your weekend with great festival food, games, entertainment, and end your day with a relaxing night in a fabulous room at The Foxburg Inn Hotel. This weekend, you will find activities for all ages to enjoy. Call now to book your room at The Foxburg Inn Hotel (724-659-3116) for this coming weekend. Rooms are filling up fast!

Friday, July 11th Activities

8:00am – 5:00pm – Townwide Trash & Treasure Sales

8:00am – 6:00pm – Digital Scavenger Hunt – Any team (2 or more people of any age) can enter the digital photography scavenger hunt. Stop to register at the yard sale map table (on Main Street, corner of UniMart parking lot). The team with the highest number of points wins.

10:00am – Noon – Jr. Fishing Derby – Open to any child ages toddler to 16. The Derby will take place at the North Shore of Kahle’s Lake. Arrive before 10:00am to register. Age groups will be Toddlers thru age 7, 8 to 11 year olds, and 12 to 16 year olds. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for first fish caught, most fish caught, and biggest fish caught. Each child will receive a hotdog, chips, and pop for participating.

6:30pm – Little It Deli’s Colossal (Sandwich Challenge) – The Colossal Challenge is an eating challenge of fried Mortadella sandwich. It is a 2.5 pound sandwich with 1 pound of Mortadell, a half pound of cheese, a huge bun, and various toppings. You must pre-register so there are enough sandwiches prepared. Little It Deli is located on Main Street in Emlenton. Click here  for more information about Little It Deli.

7:00pm – Emlenton’s Got Talent (Kids Only Talent Show- Located at the Emlenton Crawford Center Auditorium. The performance is open to the public. Join us and enjoy tomorrow’s performers today!
8:00pm – Street Dance – Located at the Emlenton Crawford Center Parking Lot.

Saturday, July 12th Activities

8:00am – Softball Tournament on top of the hill – Come watch the annual Softball Tournament. It is a single-pitch, double elimination tournament. In event of rain, the tournament will be held on Sunday, July 13th.

8:00am – Adult 5K Walk/Run – Rain or Shine. Registration and Starting Line are located at Hughes Park on top of the hill by the ball fields. The out-and-back rolling course will be run on paved and gravel roads. It’s a newly designed course! Medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each category. Race Day registration is $25.00. Contact Carrie 724-867-0929 for more information.

9:00am – Raft Race – Emlenton to Parker. Watch to see whose homemade raft will make the float from Emlenton to Parker.

10:00am – Kids Mini Marathon – This is a free activity open for kids ages 7 to 12. The race will take place at Hughes Park. Children ages 7 to 9 will compete in a ¼ mile run and ages 10 to 12 will run a ½ mile race. Each participant will receive a finisher’s medal.

10:00am – Kids Bike Race – This event will take place on Main Street in front of the bank. To participate you MUST wear a helmet. There will be NO exceptions. Registration begins at 9:30am for children ages 6 to 9. Registration begins at 2:00pm for a race time of 2:30pm for children ages 10 to 12. Kids participating in the race are invited to ride in the parade!

10:00am – 4:00pm – Pony Rides- Pony rides will take place behind the Emlenton Mill. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

10:00am – 6:00pm – River Golf – This event will take place at the Riverfront Apartments until 6:00pm or until golf balls run out. See if you can make a hole in one on the Allegheny!

10:30am – Kids Scavenger Hunt – This event will take place at Hughes Park. It is open to all children 12 years of age and younger.

Noon – Frog jumping Contest – Must be under the age of 14 to enter. Bring your own frog to the Emlenton Crawford Center Gym. If your frog doesn’t jump, you will be given a second chance after all contestants have been given their turn. The age groups will be 7 and under and 8 to 14. Prizes will be given for 1-3 longest jumps, most unique, smallest, and largest frogs.

Noon – 3:00pm – Make-Your-Own Tie-Dyed T-Shirt- Amazing Stitches will be holding sign ups Monday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm. You will select your T-shirt size at registration. One T-Shirt per child. Cost will be $3.00 for children 12 and under and all others $5.00. Click here for more information about Amazing Stitches.

1:00pm – 8:00pm – Kiddieland – Visit the Emlenton Crawford Center Parking Lot for a children’s area full of games and activities. This is free to all kids!

1:30pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest – visit the Emlenton Mill Creamery for an Ice Cream Eating Contest. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

4:00pm – Rubber Duckie Race – This event will take place at Mineral Springs Park. Race will start at the walking bridge. Each duck costs $5.00.

6:00pm – Summer Festival Parade on Main Street

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Music on the Patio of the Emlenton Mill. For more information about the Emlenton Mill, click here.

Dusk – Fireworks by Pyrotecnico

Sunday, July 13th Activities

Noon – 4pm – Car/Truck/Bike Cruise on Main Street – Registration starts at 10:30am. Look for the signs! There will be a $4.00 entry fee and awards in various categories.

Click here for more information about the 2014 Emlenton Summerfest.

 

Save The Date!

6th Annual Chamber Mixer in Foxburg, PA!

Come and enjoy! Meet & Greet! Win some door prizes! All along the beautiful Allegheny River! Meet up with some old friends, or come and make new friends! Meet your Local Politicians!

This will be held Wednesday, August 13th from 5pm-7pm in Foxburg, PA

Those able to come are members from the following Chambers:
Armstrong/Alle Kiski
Butler
Clarion
Franklin
Grove City
Venango
Pittsburgh North Regional

This will be a fun time to be had by everyone! Hope to see you there!

 

 

Come And Rest With Us!

Do you need a short break from your busy schedules? Come relax at The Foxburg Inn Hotel! Stay two or more nights to take advantage of our mini-vacation rates. Our mini-vacation rates are available Sunday – Thursday. Come enjoy a suite with a relaxing view of the river for only $ 190.75 a night! Book a room on our 1st Floor and relax on the River Deck. The Foxburg Winery, The Allegheny Grille, Foxburg Pizza, Divani Chocolate, The Red Brick Art Gallery & The Foxburg Library are all sights that you want to see without the hustle and bustle of the weekend. Come get some peace of mind in Foxburg during the week!

Call us at (724)659-3116 or (724)659-3117 to book your Mini-Vacation NOW!

 

Come Visit the Emlenton Mill!

Emlenton Mill

 

If you’re looking for something to do, come visit the Emlenton Mill!

The Emlenton Mill Creamery is home to “Perry’s” delicious ice cream! We feature 16 flavors of hand packed ice cream. We have a full range of sundaes, ice cream cakes, coffees, milkshakes, floats and smoothies as well as great food.

The Emlenton Mill Emporium on Main Street: Antiques, Books, Gifts, Jewelry, Ceramics and more.

The Emlenton Mill Bunkhouse is a great place to visit but it is also a unique place to stay. The Bunkhouse, with its rustic charms and updated amenities is modeled after European hostels. The bunkhouse can accommodate up to 35 people on two floors with each floor having two bathrooms, two showers and a private “family” room for guests who would like a bit more privacy.

The Emlenton Mill also offers concerts on Saturdays from 7pm – 9pm on their patio overlooking the Allegheny River.

For a concert schedule and more information about the Emlenton Mill, visit their website at http://emlentonmill.com

 

Thank You River City Brass Band

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We would like to thank the River City Brass Band for putting on an excellent concert on Friday, June 20th at the Emlenton Crawford Center. Not only was the music superb, they were also very entertaining. We would also like the thank the huge audience that attended. River City Brass put on a two hour long concert with fabulous music. The audience participation was wonderful as well. At the end of the concert, it was nothing but smiling faces and good reviews of the band! We hope to see them again next year!