Memorial Ride in Memory of Otto Schiberl

Otto’s Tavern of Emlenton will be holding their 6th Annual Memorial Poker Ride on June 7, 2014. The ride is in memory of Otto Schiberl who was the founder of Otto’s tavern. Registration will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Cost is $20 single rider and $30 double rider.  Ride along the car for $20, $10 passenger. Return at 6:00 PM for a pig roast,  505/50 raffle, flat screen TV raffle and  Chinese auction.
Entertainment provided at 9:00 PM with the band, E53. No cover charge.
Call 724-867-0952 for info.

The 35th Emlenton Summer Festival- July 11th, 12th, & 13th, 2014


Schedule, contact information and applications at:
The Summer Festival Softball Tournament team application is on the website now. Questions? Call Tina @ 724-867-0191. Tournament location: Farmers Bank Field at top of hill, 8am start Saturday July 12th. Rain date Sunday July 13th. Eight team Limit.

Farmers Market Vouchers For Senior Citizens


The Farmer's Market Nutrition Program for senior citizens will be available through the Clarion Area Agency on Aging. The FMNP program, funded under the PA Department of Agriculture, provides eligible participants with $20 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at farmer's markets. Nutritionists recommend eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables every day. Good nutrition is a critical factor in the health and well-being of senior citizens.

Taking the First Step in Becoming a Trail Town

Trail Town Assessments of Foxburg and Emlenton

In order to be part of the Trail Town (TT) Program, community groups, official, business owner, and community leaders must start with a Trail Town Assessment, and that is what the communities of Foxburg and Emlenton did last Thursday afternoon.

Third Annual "Eat, Play, Ride" Armstrong Trail Event A Success

Lunch was Served at the Nautical Mile Campground in Templeton

A little rain (and even a little sleet) couldn’t keep over 90 trail enthusiasts from western Pennsylvania from enjoying the third annual Eat, Play, Ride Armstrong Trail event on Saturday, May 17.
The event was sponsored by the Armstrong Rails to Trails Association (ARTA), an all-volunteer group that works to maintain and promote the Armstrong Trail which is owned by The Allegheny Valley Land Trust (AVLT). All proceeds from the event are targeted for trail improvements.

Area Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day

Parker Area
The annual Memorial Day Services will be conducted by VFW Post 7073 and American Legion Post 598 (both of Parker) on Monday, May 26. Veterans of both wartime and peacetime are asked to participate in this annual observance.  Uniforms are NOT required. Participants are asked to meet at the VFW Post on River Avenue in Parker no later than 7:30 AM.
The schedule of stops  for the day are as follows:
Dutch Hill Cemetery – 8:00 AM
Callensburg Honor Roll – 8:30 AM
West Freedom Honor Roll – 8:50 AM

Allegheny Grille's Memorial Day

Allegheny Grille

The Allegheny Grille
Would like to invite you to join us on the river this Memorial Day!
BBQ specials all day!
Special Holiday hours from 11:30 to 5pm
Call today for reservations! 724-659-5701

River Ridge Mansion Tour Set For June 3rd

River Ridge Mansion built by Joseph Sibley in 1912

Venango County Historical Society will hold its annual tour of River Ridge Mansion on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.
River Ridge Farm is still one of the most interesting places in Venango County.  The mansion, plus 22 other buildings on the farm, was built in 1912 by Joseph Sibley, a local millionaire. 

Siegel Presents Patriot Handbook to I.C. School Students

Right, Dan Siegel, President of Woodman of The World with I.C. Students.

Dan Siegel, President of Chapter 696 Woodmen of the World recently presented the Middle School students of Immaculate Conception School with “The American Patriot’s Handbook” The following is an overview of the handbook, as taken from Amazon’s website; along with the publications original and modern day intent. “British philosopher G. K. Chesterton once quipped that America is the only nation ever founded on a creed.

Highlights from the 2014 Foxburg Nature Festival

Highlights from the 2014 Foxburg Nature Festival

Although forecasters painted a wet picture for the 6th annual, 2014 Foxburg Nature Festival - those that attended were treated to a variety of nature fieldtrips that highlighted birds, wildflowers, trees, butterflies and an occasional toad.
Even with the looming forecast, small crowds gathered around the vendor and exhibitor tents to see the many nice crafts and displays, included a wide variety of bird boxes and feeders, mushroom logs, mounted and live bird specimens, hand-crafted jewelry and fishing lures, nature literature, as well several chainsaw carvers.

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