“Trail Towns: A Look Into The Future” will be presented Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Crawford Center Auditorium. The Crawford Center is located in Emlenton, Pennsylvania.
What is a “trail town?” How can our trails create jobs and business growth in Emlenton? How does Emlenton fit into the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail or other major trail destinations? This informational session will explore the subject of trails as both a recreational activity and an economic development tool.
Presenters will include, Frank Hajduk, an avid cyclist who will share his recent experience in riding through trails and towns along the Great Allegheny Passage in an organized bicycle sojourn; Will Prince, Trail Town Program Manager of the Progress Fund will be a featured speaker “Introducing the Trail Town Program” and Debbie Frawley, Greenways & Open space Coordinator for Venango, Clarion and Crawford Counties.
Kim Harris, Oil Region Alliance Project Manager and Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Secretary will be on hand for question and answer.
The program is free and open to the public as well as local business owners and managers, community leaders, and anyone who is interested in hearing how trails can impact Emlenton, or just curious as to what a sojourn is. Join us to learn more!
Reservations are appreciated: Contact Dixie Gordon of the Emlenton Business Association by phone (724)867-0880 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allegheny – Clarion Valley School District will proudly be sending two high school students to PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Regional Band this week. These students will be joining a select group from schools across 13 counties. Students had to audition during District Band were judged on performance to continue on to Regional Band. Once at Regional band, the students will audition again for the opportunity to move on to State Band.
Regional Band is a three day event that will be hosted by Leechburg High School. During the three days, students will be working with guest conductor James Patrick Miller. He is the Assistant Professor and the Director of Wind Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Regional Band will end the week with a public concert that will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:30 AM.
For more school events, please check out A-C Valley School District’s website here.
Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron Saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, cultural foods and a whole lot of green. Here in Foxburg we will be kicking off our St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a special musical performance. The Celtic instrumental and vocal group Carnival of Souls, returns to Lincoln Hall by popular demand after last year’s spirited St. Patrick’s Day performance. On stage at Lincoln Hall this year will be Brian and Kelly Lowry, Roy Abbott, Daryl Hartman, Jonathan Shegog, Caitlin Lowry, Benjamin Lowry and Joshua Lowry.
This inter-generational Celtic band composed of eight musicians, uses a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments to produce a rich range of music that will keep your toes tapping all night long! Carnival of Souls has 20 years of music production in their history. You can check out their music on their website. They currently have two CD’s out. SconeHenge and No Scone Unburned.
The show starts at 7pm in Lincoln Hall, however you may want to come to Foxburg early to feast on some traditional Irish fare. How does a Reuben pizza or salad sound? Or just stick with the traditional Reuben sandwich, it’s your choice at Foxburg Pizza. After filling your belly there, you can head on over to The Foxburg Wine Cellars to taste their new Wineshine and what is St. Patty’s Day without green beer from The Allegheny Grille? Join us in Foxburg for a treat that you surely won’t regret. Listen to the melodies of Carnival of Souls, Friday March 14. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for students. To reserve tickets please call 724-659-3153 or email email@example.com. You may also purchase tickets at the door.
St. Ursula School will be holding their 21st annual Pot O’ Gold Dinner and Auction on March 8th. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, super basket raffles, a live auction, and a children’s art auction. This is St. Ursula’s single largest fund raising event of the year to help raise money for their school. For more information, please contact the school at 412-486-5511.
Reminisce Banquet Hall will be holding their 2nd annual Charity Ball this Saturday March 8th from 6pm to Midnight. The proceeds from the event will be going to at least two local charities which are voted upon that night by the guests attending. The event is sold out, so no more tickets can be purchased. However, we love supporting our local community. We hope the best for them and may they raise a lot of money for our local charities!
Feeling a little cabin fever and looking to get out of the house? Join Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School for their Small Ensembles Band Concert on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00PM directed by Mr. Scott DiTullio. The Small Ensembles Band allows each section of the band to be featured in a song. Be there to support your local junior/senior high school students, and their hard work. Check out the school calendar for all upcoming school events. The Foxburg Inn Hotel wants our local students to know that we are proud of the efforts they put into balancing schoolwork and extracurricular activities!
If you have children in school, then you know Read Across America Day is coming up. It is Monday, March 3rd at Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools. Read Across America Day is celebrated annually nationwide to commemorate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. It was created by the National Education Association as an initiative to get children, families, and communities motivated to read. So snuggle up in this cold weather with your favorite book, or introduce the popular Dr. Seuss books to family, friends, or neighbors. Help encourage children and young adults to set aside time in their day to relax and read.
The Foxburg Inn Hotel will be Closed Tuesday March 4th – Thursday March 6th for Emergency Plumbing Repairs. We will not be taking reservations for those days either online or by phone. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will be up and running again Friday the 7th.
Tomorrow, Saturday March 1st, the “War Fights” Relay for life team will hold it’s first annual Mardi Gras Reverse Raffle and Chinese Auction. This will be held at the Elks Club in Greenville, PA. The monies raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society, through Relay for Life, to help find a cure for cancer.
For more information, please contact Trichelle at 724-456-7555
The Junior Women’s Club of Butler will be holding their 13th annual benefit tomorrow Saturday March 1st. This is called TWILIGHT MAGIC “Hats Off to the Derby” It’s being held at the Days Inn in Butler, PA. The evening’s activities will include silent auctions, basket raffles, appetizers, dinner dancing and networking with friends of the community.
Tickets cost $50 each and can be purchased by visiting their website here, or by contacting Chelynne Curci at 724-713-0145.