Area’s Community Leaders Prepare for Grand National Cross Country Race

Tim Cotter, Event Director, introduces GNCC Racing to the community leaders and officials.

Foxburg: The event director for the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Racing, Tim Cotter, in conjunction with Foxburg's team leader Mike Vereb, held an informational meeting for the upcoming race at Foxburg's RiverStone Farm in September. GNCC Racing is America's Premier Off-Road Racing Series featuring both ATV and Motorcycle racing, Pro and Amateur racers compete in 70 different classes between the two groups.

Bird House Contest and Chinese Auction Being Held This Week for Foxburg's Naturefest

Bird Houses up for Chinese Auction

Pictured are a few of the decorated bird houses that are up for auction. There are 24 bird houses that were pained and decorated by students at ACV High School. The bird houses are on display at the Foxburg Pizza and Country Store in Foxburg. A Chinese Auction is being held all week-long in celebration of the coming weekend’s "Naturefest" that is being held in Foxburg on May 4th and May 5th. You can buy your Chinese Auction tickets at the country store and put your ticket in your favorite bird house and you may just end up being its new owner.

Emclaire Financial Corp. Holds Annual Meeting Announces plans for two new branch offices

William Marsh, President and CEO of Farmers National Bank, at the 2013 Annual Meeting held in Emlenton on Wednesday, April 24th.

Emlenton: Emclaire Financial Corp., the parent holding company of Farmers National Bank, held its annual stockholders meeting at the corporate office in Emlenton, Pa. on April 24, 2013.

Commenting on the annual meeting William Marsh stated, "The board of directors and I continue to be proud to operate your community bank out of our headquarters in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. And our annual meeting of shareholders is an opportunity to show off the successes of your local bank."

Illusionist Tim Kutch at Crawford Center on May 4th

Illusionist Tim Kutch

Harvest Community Church in partnership with The Boys and Girls Club Along The Allegheny would like to invite the public to a one of a kind show at the Crawford Center in Emlenton on Saturday, May 4th at 7 pm. Cost is only a suggested donation to the Boys and Girl Club but is not necessary. Our goal is to bring families together for a night of entertainment with Illusionist, Tim Kutch.

Progress Profile - Parker Appliance

Parker's Appliance just off of Rt. 268 in Chicora

Parkers Appliance is a locally owned family business which has been serving the area for over 65 years now. We strive to offer great products at competitive prices. And most important, WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL!!! At Parkers Appliance we stock the area's largest line of appliances. No matter if you are looking for a TV, new washer and dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, range, wall oven, cooktop or garbage disposer, we have you covered.

Severe Thunderstorm Creates Damaging Straight-line Winds Throughout the Area

Damaged home on Hill Street belonging to Todd and Lee Anne Carr

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 around 6:00 PM, witnesses reported seeing a swirl of wind over the Allegheny River at Emlenton, that looked like a microburst, but authorities are calling it straight-line winds. The thunderstorm that caused the straight-line winds, swept through Emlenton and uprooted trees, downed powerlines, ripped off roof shingles, siding, fencing and caused damage to sheds, storage units and road signs.

Bridge Dedication Scheduled

Parker's "State bridge" to be re-dedicated

City of Parker officials have set Thursday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. for the dedication of the Parker bridge. The dedication will include a name change from "State Bridge" to "Veterans Memorial Bridge", with State Senator Don White, State Representative Donna Oberlander, and local officials participating.
The bridge in Parker was closed for eight months last year for $4.2 million dollars worth of renovations. It was closed from March 1, 2012 to October 26th.

Drake Well Museum to Host Volunteer Training Workshop


On Thursday, April 11, Drake Well Museum and the Friends of Drake Well, Inc. will host a special volunteer training workshop. Anyone interested in volunteering at the museum is invited to come learn the art of interpretation. The program will feature professional interpreters from Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The four-hour workshop is free and begins at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required. Please call (814) 827-2797 to make your reservation.

Cub Scout Pack 200 visits The Progress News and Staab Typographic

L-R: Anthony Leitem, Cameron Jones, Augustin Forester, Brayden Stuchell, of Cub Scout Pack 200 in Chicora, PA.

Cub Scout Pack 200 from Chicora, PA came to visit The Progress News and Staab Typographic on Monday, April 1, 2013. We didn't play any jokes on them, but we had a great time while they were here.

The Scouts was shown different machines and processes while they were here. It seemed that their favorite machine was the Heidelberg Windmill Letterpress. With the "windmill" they were shown how we used a die-cut to make door hangers. A die-cut is like a cookie cutter, and cuts the paper as pressure is applied to the shape of the die.

ARCA presents Songs of the Spirit a Gala Concert


Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts 2013 Performance Season blossoms in full bloom in April. Sunday April 21st ARCA presents Songs of the Spirit a Gala Classical Pops concert in Lincoln Hall in Foxburg. Soprano, Kathy Soroka, is joined by a group of superb musicians creating an inspirational program of poignantly beautiful instrumental and vocal music.
Kathy’s collaborator the acclaimed pianist Natasha Snitkovsky will accompany her as will Louis Lev on violin, Michael Lipman on cello, and Dr. Brent Register from Clarion University on oboe.

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