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We Support; Strattanville Homecoming 5K Run and Walk

What: Strattanville Homecoming 5K Run and Walk

When: Saturday, September 6th at 9:00AM / Registration begins at 7:30AM

Where: Strattanville Fire Hall

Entry Fee: $25.00 Race Day

Awards: Medals awarded to overall top male and female finishers and the first and second male and female finishers in each age group.

Age Groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

Questions: StrattanvilleHomecoming@outlook.com or 814-221-1998


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We Support; Mike Over Memorial Golf Outing

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Mike Over was a Central Electric Cooperative Journeyman Lineman who passed away last summer while working. 

This event will be held Saturday, September 13th. Registration for the event starts at 8:00am, and at 9:00am there will be a shot-gun start. This is a four person scramble that will be held rain or shine. The event is being held at Stoney Meadow Golf Course in Emlenton, PA. 

Proceeds for this event will benefit a college fund for Mike’s daughters Carly and Abby. 

Cost is $250.00 per foursome, this includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, snacks and a hot lunch! First place team will receive $350.00 cash! 

There will be skill events and a 50/50 drawing.

For more information on donating anything or registering a team, contact Renee Spence at (724)399-2931 x2173 or at rspence@central.coop 

Alcohol is permitted but will not be provided.



We Support; Brion Schiberl Memorial Golf Outing

we-supportSaturday, September 6th will be the 13th Annual Brion Schiberl to Memorial Golf Outing. The mission for the event this year is to help out a local area family. Addison Palmer, 5, daughter of Dan and Kristie Palmer of Emlenton, PA. Addison has Craniosynostosis, and two different blood clotting disorders. 

The tee off will be 12:00pm at Stoney Meadow Golf Course. 

Cost is $240.00 per team and includes, 18 Holes of Golf with Cart, Hamburgers/Hotdogs, Beverages at the course, prizes and a tshirt. Also includes dinner at Otto’s Tavern after the Golf Outing.

There will be a Chinese Auction and Dinner held at Otto’s after the event. The Two Of Us will be playing from 4pm-6pm and DJ Scott will be playing from 6pm-close.

Dinner will be from 4pm -7pm and includes 16oz Delmonico Steak, Potato, Vegetable, Roll & Dessert. The Cost for Dinner is $15.00 to those who did not attend the Golf Outing but would like to eat and give their support.

For more information or to register a team, call Nadine at (724)867-0952

Come show your support for The Otto’s Tavern Cancer Fund, The 13th Annual Brion Schiberl Memorial Golf Outing and Addison Palmer.




We Support; Adam Weeter Memorial Golf Scramble


Sunday September 21, will be the 3rd Annual Adam Weeter Golf Scramble. This annual golf scramble is held to raise money for The Adam Weeter Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is given yearly to a graduating senior at Keystone High School, located in Knox, PA.

Adam Weeter passed away in June 2012 due to complications from his courageous battle with leukemia.

The scramble starts at 10:00am and will be held at Hi-Level Golf Course.

The cost is $75.oo per person or $300 per team. Your entry includes; 18 holes of golf – hot dogs during round, beverages, catered meal, door prizes, cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place, trophies and games.

For more information, please contact Paul Clark (814)789-3940 or Holly Bowser (814)673-3894.

You can send your entry info and fee or donations to:
Adam Weeter Memorial14003 Rt 208
Marble, PA 16334


Thank You!

Thank You!


We would like to thank AK Strong, Butler, Clarion, Franklin, Grove City, Pittsburgh North, and Venango Chambers of Commerce and their members for attending the 6th Annual Cooperative Chamber Mixer in Foxburg, PA. We would like to also thank all of the exhibitors that set up and the Foxburg businesses for their time and donations for the wonderful door prizes.

It turned out to be a beautiful day. The exhibitors set up on the first floor of The Foxburg Inn Hotel along the river deck. Members were able to stroll around downtown Foxburg and enjoy samples from all of the Foxburg businesses.

Once again, we would like to thank the area chambers, their members, the exhibitors, and the Foxburg businesses for making the 6th Annual Cooperative Chamber Mixer in Foxburg, PA a success. We look forward to seeing everyone back in Foxburg next year!

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We Support; Poker Run (Raft Race) Benefit for Julie Ganoe

This Saturday, August 16th, there will be a Poker Run (Raft Race) Benefit for Julie Ganoe from Emlenton (Otto’s Tavrn) to Parker (Riverstone Nightclub).

Registration is from 9am – 10am on Saturday morning and you will need to bring your own tubes, kayaks, canoes, etc to float down the river.

There will be a Chinese Auction and Dinner after the race at Otto’s in Emlenton. The winner of the race will receive a gift certificate.

Julie Ganoe was diagnosed with rhabdomylosis and has been on dialysis since Memorial Day. Julie has incurred numerous expenses and is currently unable to work.

For more information and/or donations for the Chinese Auction, please contact Otto’s (724)867-0952.

Hope to see you there in support of Julie!


Bluegrass Fiddling


 An event you will not want to miss – an Outdoor Concert of World Class Music in one of the most beautiful locations in western Pennsylvania – stately RiverStone Farms, Foxburg.

 Come on up-river to Foxburg on Sunday, August 17th and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon of Bluegrass Fiddling at its Best – an outdoor concert at the scenic and elegant RiverStone Farm at 4:00PM by the nationally acclaimed DePue Brothers Band.  Their eclectic blend of “progressive bluegrass”, jazz, rock and roll – and classical genres is guaranteed to lift your spirits and free your soul.    

General Admission, $25, Students $20 – and ARCA Members discount price $20. Children under 12 are Free. Concert tickets will be for sale at the RiverStone Farm Gate.  


6th Annual Cooperative Chamber Mixer in Foxburg, PA!

Wednesday, August 13th from 5pm-7pm, Foxburg will be hosting the 6th Annual Cooperative Chamber Mixer. 

The forecast is predicting the rain will clear out in the afternoon, so don’t let the rain stop you! We have indoor accommodations for activities. We hope to see members from AK Strong, Butler, Clarion, Franklin, Grove City, Pittsburgh North, and Venango Chambers of Commerce.

Exhibitors will be set up inside the First Floor of The Foxburg Inn Hotel along the Riverdeck,  They include Oil Region Alliance with Blueprint Community Initiative and the Trailtown Initiative, Democratic Party, Republican Party,Emlenton Businesses including Amazing Stitches, The Barnard House, The Emlenton Mill and Emporium including antiques, books and crafts, Farmers National Bank and Allegheny Riverstone Center for The Arts (ARCA).

There will be free samples at all Foxburg Businesses and HUGE Door Prize drawings around 7:00pm.

You don’t want to miss out, sign up today!



Become A Member

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Become an ARCA member today!

It is the support of ARCA’s Members that enables it to present enriching arts and education programs and concerts which touch the lives of thousands of people and contribute to the economic growth and vitality of our six county region.

Become a Member of ARCA by Sunday, August 3 and attend the post-concert Membership Picnic – Pig Roast (with all the trimmings and chicken too) and the Dance in the H-Barns Event Center at RiverStone Farm. The picnic is $15 per person and an ARCA membership entitles you to discounted concert tickets for the DePue Brothers Band concert and the remaining 12 concerts of the 2014 season.

Call 724 659-3153 to become an ARCA member and reserve your place at the dinner and picnic.

As an ARCA member, join your friends, and make new friends, at ARCA events – attending concerts, viewing exhibits at the Red Brick Gallery, or volunteering on our Committees. Take pride in helping sustain music, art, and culture where we all live and work.

Your membership, or major gift, opens the door to a full year of benefits created especially for you. Included are ticket discounts; mail, e-mail, and if requested phone notice of upcoming events; the ability to mingle with performers and artists; and formal acknowledgement of your generosity in ARCA publications and on our website (unless you request otherwise). Contributions above a base $25 membership may have tax advantages, and we will acknowledge your deductible gift in writing.

The following benefits are yours during the 2014 Season when you join, renew, or upgrade your level of support of ARCA:

$25 – ARCA Individual Membership

Notice of upcoming Events; Member Discount for Select ARCA Events; Invitation to Appreciation Picnic – ticket price to be set to only cover actual cost of the event; and recognition in ARCA’s publications.

$50 – ARCA Family Membership

All benefits of Individual Membership, for your entire immediate family unit.

$100 – ARCA Bronze Membership

All benefits of Family Membership; PLUS an invitation to a pre- or post-concert reception.

$250 – ARCA Silver Membership

All benefits of Bronze Membership, PLUS an Invitation to an ARCA Guided Tour of the DeBence Museum of Antique Mechanical Musical Instruments in Franklin, PA and a reception afterwards in the DeBence Ballroom.

$500 – ARCA Gold Membership

All benefits of Silver Membership, PLUS an invitation for two to an ARCA Donor Dinner and Performance at RiverStone Estate with hosts, Dr. Arthur and Patricia Steffee.

$1,000 – ARCA Platinum Membership

All benefits of Gold Membership, PLUS two free tickets to a Sunday afternoon Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) concert in Pittsburgh and post-concert reception with PSO Musicians/Chamber Players in Heinz Hall, AND two free tickets to an ARCA concert in Lincoln Hall.

$1,500 – ARCA Sponsor

All benefits of Platinum Membership, PLUS sponsorship of a 2014 ARCA Concert, with recognition in program listing, AND use of Lincoln Hall for a private party without an ARCA rental charge (other applicable hall usage charges apply).

$2,500 – ARCA Guarantor

All benefits of Platinum Membership, PLUS sponsorship of a 2014 ARCA Concert Series, with recognition in program listing, AND a dinner with the artist(s) after one of your sponsored concerts AND use of Lincoln Hall for a private party without an ARCA rental charge (other applicable hall usage charges apply).

$5,000 – ARCA Benefactor

All benefits of Platinum Membership, PLUS sponsorship of a 2014 Festival, including program acknowledgement, media credits and prominent display and recognition, AND use of Lincoln Hall for a private party without an ARCA rental charge (other applicable hall usage charges apply).

Recognition of Significant Business, Foundation, and Governmental Agency gifts and grants will be tailored to best meet the need of the business or institution. Depending on the nature and size of the gift, benefits will be comparable to those given to individuals contributing at the same level, and may take the form of promotional advertisements, verbal thanks at events, and listings in event programs and the annual report.




Allegheny Riverstone Center for the Arts presents an event you will not want to miss – an Outdoor Concert of World Class Music in one of the most beautiful locations in western Pennsylvania – stately RiverStone Farm, Foxburg.

Have an unforgettable day at the scenically beautiful RiverStone Farm, and enjoy the nationally acclaimed Bluegrass musicians and recording artists, the DePUE BROTHERS BAND, in an outdoor concert at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 17, in the outdoor arena by the RiverStone H-Barns.

Enjoy original blue grass tunes featuring the DePue Brothers Band and the most amazing “Orangeblossom Special” on their CD, “Weapons of Grass Construction” – http://www.depuebrothersband.com/

Here’s what the critics have said: David Rogers, Blowing Rock News: “The most complex “Orangeblossom Special” you have ever heard, mere textual descriptions cannot do it justice.” Hal Real, President, World Cafe Live: “This band of brothers and symphonic friends gives real meaning to the phrase “progressive bluegrass”, bending genres while delivering a powerful mix of classical chops, blazing bluegrass and rock and roll.”

For those not familiar with this musical iconic family from northwest Ohio (Bowling Green, to be exact) one is in for an ear-bending revelation. These four violinist brothers encompass a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock genres.

Each brother is a classical virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound. As a family they have been making music together for over 25 years. They were named “Musical Family of America” in 1989 by presidential decree, were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, and two brothers (Jason and Zach) were featured in the film documentary Music From the Inside Out in 2005. Their first album as brothers, Classical Grass, sold out of its first printing.

Coming together with Tony Trischka, Mark Cosgrove, Don Liuzzi and a variety of bass players, the band began performing and recording in 2004. Weapons of Grass Construction, with its progressive mix of genres, gives a direct nod to their bluegrass tradition and their classical training, while adding a deeper infusion of rock and blues.

You can hear for yourself – bringing your family and friends and lawn chairs and a picnic basket for what will be unforgettable summer afternoon of Blue Grass in one of the most beautiful spots in all of western Pennsylvania. The elegant natural beauty of RiverStone Farm in Foxburg, PA will serve as the backdrop for an afternoon of a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical and rock genres performed by the DePue Brothers Band on Sunday, August 17 at 4:00 PM.

IF YOU ACT BY SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 AND BECOME A MEMBER OF ARCA, you also may attend the post-concert ARCA Membership Picnic (Pig Roast Dinner) and Dance in the Event Center at RiverStone Farm. Call 724 659-3153 to become a member and reserve your concert and dinner tickets.