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We Support; Clarion County 4-H Benefit Auction

Clarion County 4 – H is a non-profit organization that provides programs for Clarion County youth. They will be holding a 4 – H Benefit Auction on March 22,2014 at the Clarion Holiday Inn.

For more information, please contact Patricia Anderson, Clarion County 4 – H Coordinator at 814-223-9028 or ClarionExt@psu.edu


We Support; Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department’s “Ladies Night Out”

This Saturday, March 22, 2014 the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Ladies Night Out. This event includes dinner, prizes, a Chinese Auction, and much more! The funds raised will go to supporting the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department. 

For ticket information and time of event, please contact Sue Brocklehurst at 814-758-7697.


We Support; Memorial Benefit for Paul J Marzik Jr.

The family of Paul J Marzik Jr will be holding a memorial benefit tomorrow Wednesday March 19th, 2014 to help with funeral costs. Paul was a father of 8, 6 of which are still in school. Paul was 47 years old and passed away from sudden heart failure while he was sleeping May 12, 2013.

There will be benefit bingo and Chinese auction held to help defray the funeral bill cost. The benefit will be held at the Emlenton Bingo Hall in Emlenton, PA at 7:00pm, Doors will open at 5:00pm.

Please attend and help this family. We send them our thoughts and prayers.


ARCA presents; Chatham Baroque!


Chatham Baroque is an internationally acclaimed early music ensemble. They will be gracing us with their presence Sunday March 30th at 2PM at Lincoln Hall. There will also be a post-concert birthday party for Johann Sebastian Bach.

Plan to Meet the Artists after the concert and enjoy a BACH BIRTHDAY PARTY reception with cake, coffee and tea in Lincoln Hall.  

Ticket Prices are $25, $20 for Members and $10 for Students.  To Reserve Tickets, please call 724 659-3153.

To listen to some of their music, you can either go to their website here or their youtube page here.


Foxburg Goes Green This Weekend!


On this cold, blistery evening in North Western Pennsylvania, I look outside and see nothing but white. That has been the scenic color for weeks now, which makes me look forward to this weekend, where we will see lots of green! The beautiful color green, the color of spring, freshly grown grass, leaves on the trees and newly budding flowers. While we may not see all of nature’s green this weekend, there will surely be lots of green in celebration of the patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.

  According to some accounts, blue was the first color associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but that started to change in the 17th Century. Green is one of the colors in Ireland’s tri-colored flag, the color of the shamrock and also the color of Ireland’s lush landscape nicknaming it “The Emerald Isle”.

So don  your green attire this weekend and join us in Foxburg for a St. Patty’s Day Celebration you don’t want to miss! Starting off with Carnival of Souls in Lincoln Hall on Friday night starting at 7pm.  Tickets just $10 for adults and $5 for students. Wait! The music and festivities don’t stop there, stick around for some genuine Irish cuisine at The Allegheny Grille, on Saturday and  kick up your spirits with some green beer or try a Conway’s Irish Ale by Great Lakes, while listening to the musical talents of Just the Two of Us from 7pm to 10pm in the lounge.

With a weekend of partying planned, you may want to skip the drive and book a room with us at The Foxburg Inn Hotel so that you are in the center of all the fun and do not miss a second of the Irish Celebration. Call now, while there are still rooms available! For more information or to reserve your room, call us at (724)659-3116.  To keep the party going after hours, pick up some wine at Foxburg Wine Cellars and a Rueben Pizza at Foxburg Pizza and Country Store


Save the date, and if you’re interested in bike trails or trail towns, plan on attending!

Bike-Month“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: dixie@amazingstitches.net



Regional Band


     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.


St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Kicks off with Carnival of Souls.

St Patty's Day

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 info@alleghenyriverstone.org. You may also purchase tickets at the door.        


We Support; St. Ursula School Pot O’ Gold Dinner and Auction

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.


We Support; Reminisce Banquet Hall Charity Ball

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!