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					                                                      Fall 2008




Let’s

  Fall
  Scenic
  Drives
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  Elk                                         Clarion
  Expo 2008                              Autumn Leaf
                                             Festival
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                                   Wild Winds
                                  Arts & Crafts
Dining Guide
                                       Festival
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               Corny Fun
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Northwest Pennsylvania is all about. Enjoy hiking, biking,                 shopping and
boating, camping, fishing and more. See wild free-roaming                  FREE GUIDES
elk, meet the world-famous weathercaster Punxsutawney                      to Northwest PA,
Phil, marvel at the Kinzua Dam, or explore the Allegheny                   including attractions, hotels, cabin rentals, and bed &
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       Corny Fun
                                                                                                               AUTUMN
                                                                                                                 Happenings

       And Pumpkin Pickin’
                                                                                                                      A complete
                                                                                                             list of events can be found
                                                                                                                 on VisitPaGo.com or
                                                                                                                    www.wcvb.net

                                                                                                             SEPTEMBER
                                                                                                             Barefoot in the Park
                                                                                                             September 4-6
                                                                                                             8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                             Sawmill Theater, Cooksburg, PA
                                                                                                             (814) 927-5275, www.sawmill.org

                                                                                                             Guaranteed Irish (In concert)
                                                                                                             Good old-fashioned Irish traditional
                                                                                                             songs and melodies.
                                                                                                             September 6
                                                                                                             Allegheny Riverstone Center
                                                                                                             Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021
                                                                                                             www.alleghenyriverstone.org

                                                                                                             Groundhog Fall 50K
                                                                                                             September 6, 7 a.m.
                                                                                                             Punxsutawney Area
                                                                                                             Community Center
                                                                                                             220 North Jefferson Street
                                                                                                             Punxsutawney, PA
                                                                                                             (814) 938-4149
                                                                                                             www.runpunxsyrun.org

                                                                                                             Wild Wind Folk Art
                                                                                                             & Craft Festival
                                                                                                             Craft festival featuring artisans,
                                                                                                             food, live music, and demonstrations.
                                                                                                             Rain or shine.


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      ummer may be over, but        October. Children also can enjoy     Greenawalt. Right on Greenawalt.    September 6-7
      fall brings its own brand     the farm’s Pet-A-Goat Junction,      The maze is 1/2 mile on your        Warren County Fairgrounds
      of fun. What other time of    Bunny Bin and see the other          left. (814) 849-2832.               Pittsfield, PA
year can you get lost in a corn     barnyard animals up close. The             You won’t want to miss        (814) 723-0707
                                                                                                             www.wildwindfestival.com
maze and go looking for that        A-maze-ing Farm Adventure is         Ted’s Double Eagle Cornfield
perfect pumpkin?                    located on Rt. 66 between Clarion    Maze either. This 7-acre field      Poker Run (ATV’s)
     If it’s a pumpkin you’re       and Cook Forest in Lucinda, PA.      maze, located just north of         One of the best ATV poker runs in
after, check out Paul’s Pumpkin     It’s open Fridays and Saturdays      Punxsutawney, features two          the tri-state area. $500 to best
Patch. It’s new this fall and has   10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays 11       mirror-image eagles in its de-      hand. 30 mile off-road run.
pumpkins, gourds, decorative        a.m.-7 p.m. (814) 226-6609           sign. This green corn maze will     September 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
corn, plus hayrides, a pet-               The 6-acre corn maze at the    be open Labor Day, and continue     Redbank Valley Municipal Park Rt.
ting zoo, pumpkin launcher,         Aislinn Astor Farm will feature      Fridays 6-8 p.m., Saturdays 1-7     28, New Bethlehem, PA
and children’s activities. Paul’s   an election theme with an image      p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Sep-      Clarion River Clean-up
Pumpkin Patch is located eight      of a donkey and an elephant and      tember 5-October 18. A Haunted      Clean-up section of Clarion
miles south of Clarion off Rt.      stars cut into the cornfield. The    Maze will be open October 24,       River from Halton to Cooksburg,
66 in Frogtown, PA. It’s open       maze opens September 20. The         25, 26, 30 and 31, 7-9 p.m.         canoes & transport
September 20-November 2,            farm’s haunted maze “Spooks          Hayrides for groups are also        provided free of charge.
Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-7      in the Cornfield” and haunted        available.                          September 6-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. (814)     barn will be open October 17,            Directions: From Punxsutaw-     Pale Whale Canoe
365-5161.                           18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1.       ney, take Rt. 119 north to the      River Road, Cooksburg, PA
                                                                                                             (800) 680-0160
     For some corny fun, the        Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, pop     town of Big Run. Travel about       www.dcnr.state.pa.us
A-maze-ing Farm Adventure           and water are available. To get to   1 mile through town and turn
lays claim to the area’s largest    the maze from the Ace Hardware       left on Caroline St. and go about   Art In The Park
corn maze. Now open, this big       on E. Main St. in Brookville,        1-1/2 miles to the maze. Follow     Artists, artisans, and crafters
maze is shaped like an alien        take Richardsville Rd. 3.5 miles     the signs. For more information     display their wares; food
spaceship. A separate haunted       to Gravel Rd. Follow Gravel Rd.      call 814-427-5123.                  booths, kid’s activities, live
maze will be open weekends in       to Milliron. Left on Milliron to                                         entertainment.
                                                                                                             September 7, all day
                                                                                                             Gumtown Park, Water Street
                                                                                                             New Bethlehem, PA
                                                                                                             (814) 275-2870
                                                                                                             www.newbethlehempubliclibrary.org

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                                                      whet your Appetite
        How to Reach Us




                                                                                                            Top Picks
                                                                                                           For Dinner
                                           C    ooler weather always stirs the appetite. When the hunger bell rings,
                                                here are a few top dinner choices some local folks recommend.
                                           Prime Rib                                Mandarin Ginger                           Some Of The World’s Best
                                           Fresh, high-quality beef                 Chicken Salad                             Pizza Now Being Served
                                           Gold Eagle Inn Restaurant                Chicken, mandarin oranges,                In Emporium, PA
                                           250 W. Main St.                          dried cranberries, bleu cheese,           Dave ‘Smitty’ Smith, the owner of
                                           Brookville, (814) 849-7344               mixed lettuce with mandarin/              the Pizza Palace Plus in Emporium,
                                           “It is a wonderful dining experience.    ginger dressing.                          was among the top finishers in a
                                           I love the prime rib dinner, plus the    Hunter’s Station                          recent pizza making competition
                                           staff is friendly.”                      Golf Club & Lodge (open to public)        at the International Pizza Expo in
                                           —Beth McElhatten                         Rt. 62 S., Tionesta,                      Las Vegas. He competed against 60
                                                                                    (800) 227-9067                            others specially chosen from an
                                           Four Cheese Lasagna                      “The first time I had it, I thought it    international field of pizzamakers
                                           Loaded with mozzarella, provolone,       was fantastic. The next three visits      attending the expo.
                                           ricotta and parmesan.                    there, I told myself I’d try something          Each pizza was judged on taste,
                                           Mary’s Place, Rt. 36 South, Punx-        different. But I couldn’t help myself.    appearance, quality, baking charac-
                                           sutawney, (814)938-2962                  I ordered it every time.”                 teristics and marketability. Dave’s
                                           “You have to try the deep fried          —Nola Lyons                                                 cajun chicken pizza
                                           cheese stuffed olives. They are                                                                      came in fourth
                                           so good. But nothing beats their         Pizza & Wings                                               among the 60
                                           lasagna. Love the homemade               Pizza Palace Plus                                           entries.
                                           freshness.”—T.J. Kotula                  19 W 4th St., Emporium, PA                                       “Coming from
                                                                                    (814) 486-1819                                              a little town in the
                                           Fish Francaise                           “The food and service at the                                sticks, I’ll take it,”
                                           Haddock dipped in egg whites,            Pizza Palace are spectacular!                               Dave says. “I can
                                           fried, served with lemon                 Their pizza and wings are                 now tell people we serve some of the
                                           beef broth.                              awesome, and certain to please            best pizza in the world.”
                                           Royal Inn                                all ages!” (see story at right)
                                           17089 Boot Jack Rd.                      —Donna Gerber                             Land & Sea
                                           Ridgway, (814) 773-3153                                                            Charbroiled Texas steak and seafood
                                           “A flavorful meal worth traveling for.   Capicola Daddy                            of your choice. Served with seafood
                                           Definitely one of my favorites.”—        Italian bread with capicola, cheese,      chowder and baked Crab Imperial.
                                           Kerry Vollmer                            coleslaw, seasoned fries and              Legends Restaurant
                                                                                    fixings. Daddy’s, Main St.                809 Jackson Ave. Ext
                                                                                    Clarion, (814) 223-HOTS                   Warren, (814) 723-9170
                                                                                    “It really is a meal in itself and like   The best surf and turf in town.—
    PA Great Outdoors   Warren County
                                                                                    the sign in the restaurant says,—         Tom E. Bevevino
    Visitor’s Bureau    Visitor’s Bureau                                            Never trust a skinny chef!—
    Brookville, PA      Warren, PA                                                  Derrick Oberlander
    800-348-9393        800-624-7802
    www.VisitPaGo.com   www.wcvb.net




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Fall in love with Elk County.
—the southern gateway to the 1/2-million acre Allegheny National Forest.                                         Upcoming Events
                                                                                                                    In Elk County


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       tart off elk watching at Winslow Hill located         You can round out your trip taking the pic-               September 20
       just outside the town of Benezette. The view-   turesque drive north on Rt. 219 to the towns of           Sacred Heart Church
       ing area is one of the best places around for   Johnsonburg and Wilcox. With Bendigo State Park,                  Oktoberfest,
seeing wildlife. Be sure to take your camera. Bene-    Twin Lakes, East Branch Lake, Elk State Park and                     St. Marys
zette is located on Rt. 555. There are many cabins,    the Winery at Wilcox just minutes away, this area
campgrounds and B&Bs for an overnight stay, plus       is truly an outdoor paradise. There are many cabins            September 20
restaurants and shops.                                 and campgrounds in the area where you can stay        Autumn Harvest Festival
      About 30 minutes from Benezette on Rt. 255,      overnight.                                                     Market Street
you’ll come to St. Marys—Elk County’s largest                                                                          Johnsonburg
community. Here you can tour St. Joseph Monas-
tery, the first Benedictine convent in the nation;                                                                     September 28
see Decker’s Chapel, one of the smallest historical                                                            Car & Motorcycle Show
chapels; and tour Straub Brewery, a family-owned                                                                  Downtown Ridgway
brewery since 1872. Its downtown has many shops
and restaurants, plus there are a number of hotels                                                                         October 16
and B&B’s nearby.                                                                                            Rider In The Sky Concert
      Take a short drive to the west on Rt. 120, and                                                            St. Marys High School
you’ll find the beautiful Victorian mansions of
Ridgway. Lumber barons built their grand homes                                                                         November 21
here in the late 1800s. Today, there are hundreds of                                                                 Light up Night
well preserved properties in the five-block Lily of                                                              Downtown St. Marys
the Valley National Historical District. The town                                                                 Downtown Ridgway
is also home to the international Chainsaw Carvers
Rendezvous. Whimsical wooden sculptures line the                                                                         December 5
streets and fill the parks. There are many unique                                                               Christmas Cheer Tour
specialty shops, restaurants, charming B&Bs and                                                                  Downtown Ridgway
hotels throughout the community.
                                                                                                                          December 6
                                                                                                                Christmas Toy Exhibit
                                                                                                                           Elk County
                                                                                                                    Historical Society
                                                                                                                              Ridgway




                     For complete travel information including lodging, attractions, restaurants and
                          more call toll-free (800) 348-9393 or go on-line to VisitPaGo.com.

Paid for by the Elk County Room Tax Committee                                                                                            5
                                                                                 taste of Autumn
    It’s Apple                                                                        invited to try to identify five      Rattlesnake Red. Dry favorites
    Pressing                                                                          “mystery tools” and win a bottle     are Bella Rosa and Pinot Grigio.

    Time At                                                                           of wine.
                                                                                           The Laurel Mountain
                                                                                                                           A picnic pavilion is available for
                                                                                                                           private events.
    Laurel                                                                            Vineyard is located just north of
                                                                                      DuBois off Rt. 219. The winery
                                                                                                                                 For more information con-
                                                                                                                           tact the Laurel Mountain Winery
    Mountain                                                                          is housed in a renovated barn        at (814) 371-7022 or visit its
                                                                                      built at the turn of last century.   website at www.laurelwines.com.
                                                                                      Many varieties of red, white and     The winery is located between
                                                                                      fruit wines from dry to sweet        DuBois and Brockway, 3 miles
                                                                                      are available. Its most popular      off I-80, Exit 97, Rt. 219 N.
                                                                                      wines are the semi-sweet blends      Regular hours are Wednesday
                                                                                      Mountain Mist, Laurel Blush and      through Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.




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          ome be part of the annual             (Columbus Day Weekend), noon
          Apple Cider Pressing at               to 3 p.m. Along with the cider,
          Laurel Mountain Winery                guests can enjoy Oktoberfest
    this fall. The Nordberg family,             food, music by guitarist Gary
    who owns the winery, has a tra-             Bickerstaff and, of course, the
    dition and a knack for blending             beautiful fall foliage all around.
    just the right varieties of apples               The winery’s antique
    to make delicious cider. You                museum will be open to visitors

                                                                                        The Black Caddis Ranch
    can sample the fresh taste and              as well. The museum contains
    even help turn the crank on the             tools from the Nordberg family
    old time press used to squeeze
    every drop of flavor from the
                                                farm, some more than 100 years
                                                old. The vintage press used to              Bed
    fruit. The Cider Pressing will
    take place Sunday, October 12
                                                make the cider each year is part
                                                of this collection. Visitors are        & Breakfast
                                                                                        The Black Caddis Ranch Bed
             Fresh Air Fun                                                              & Breakfast is set in the
                                                                                        beautiful Tionesta Creek val-
        Marienville and Tionesta                                                        ley. A spring fed brook runs
                                                                                        through its 15-acre property, which adjoins the 1/2-million acre
                    Sept. 13 Kids Day on Fire House Island                              Allegheny National Forest.
                        Fishing, animal tracking, pan for gold and more                       Guests have direct access to the forest’s hiking and snow-
              Conservation and Planning Office program for kids up to 15 years old      mobile trails as well as to Tionesta Creek. The creek is known for
                                  Tionesta, PA - 814-755-7760                           its great flyfishing, and is stocked with brook and rainbow trout
                                                                                        up and downstream from the ranch. Canoeing and kayaking are
                     Sept. 25 -28 Marienville Oktoberfest                               also popular. A canoe is available for use free of charge.
                             Marienville, PA - 814-927-8218                                 The ranch itself is a century old farm house with wide-plank
                                                                                        pine floors. It’s been restored with modern amenities including
                          Oct. 4-5 Tour De Forest                                       central heating and air conditioning. There are five bedrooms, a
             Semi-annual ATV ride event through the Allegheny                           gathering room with a wood bruning stove, and a wrap around
                               National Forest                                          front porch with a swing. There is also satellite TV.
                      “One of PA’s most important ATV events”                                 Upon arrival, guests are greeted with drinks and snacks.
                       www.tourdeforest.marienville-fire.com                            Each morning a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries and
                           Marienville, PA - 814-927-6609                               fruit is served. The ranch has a fully-equipped kitchen guests
                                                                                        are welcome to use for lunches and dinners. Outside there’s a
                                Tall Oaks Fall Festival                                 gas grill for barbecues and a stone ring for campfires.
                           Every weekend in September and October                             There is plenty of room for parking for trucks and trailers.
                                   www.talloaksstores.com                               Guests are invited to bring their horses or snowmobiles. Hay
                                 Sheffield, PA - 814-968-5558                           and straw are available. Snowmobile storage is also available.
                                                                                              The Black Caddis is located on Rt. 666 in Kellettville, just
                                                                                        20 minutes east of Tionesta. The nearby Flying W Ranch has a
                                                                                        saloon restaurant and Cougar Bob’s Tavern has pub food avail-
                                                                                        able. Shopping at Tall Oaks is also nearby.
         Forest County Your Natural Escape                                                    For more information and reservations call Ken Butler at
                                                                                        330-283-0952. Be sure to ask about advance reservation and
              Paid for by the Forest County Room Tax Committee                          snowmobiler discounts. Also check out blackcaddisranch.blogspot.com.


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                                     mush you Huskies

                                                                              less control. I held on for dear
                                                                                                                       AUTUMN
                                                                                                                         Happenings
                                                                              life the whole 14 seconds it took
                                                                              for my team of dogs to cross the
                                                                              finish line.”
                                                                                    The newbie mushers are          Leader of the Pack
                                                                              fun to watch, but the dogs are        Theater presentation
                                                                              always the stars of the show.         September 11-13, 8 p.m.
                                                                              These well cared for animal           Sawmill Theatre
                                                                              athletes are bred and trained for     Cooksburg, PA
                                                                              strength, endurance and speed.        (814) 927-5275, www.sawmill.org
                                                                              They can travel 20 miles an hour
                                                                                                                    Peanut Butter Festival
                                                                              over a distance of 25 miles. Over
                                                                                                                    Carnival rides and games,
                                                                              longer distances they can still       mountain bike race, peanut
                                                                              travel 10 to 14 miles per hour.       butter cook off, parade, car cruise.
                                                                                    Sinnemahoning State Park        September 12-14

  Dog Sled Racing                                                             is located at 8288 First Fork Rd.,
                                                                              Austin, PA. Tina says in addi-
                                                                                                                    Gumtown Park, Water St.
                                                                                                                    New Bethlehem, PA

  Without The White Stuff?                                                    tion to the races, there will be      (814) 275-3929
                                                                              geocaching, and flint and steel       www.newbethlehemarea.com
                                                                              fire making demonstrations. In
                                                                                                                    Big Butt Lumber
                                                                              the evening, a s’mores and story


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                                                                                                                    Heritage Festival
       ou don’t have to travel to    bobbing up and down because of           campfire is planned. For more         World championship lumberjack
       Alaska to see dog sled rac-   the speed and bouncy terrain.            information contact the park of-      show plus vendorbooths,
       ing up close. What’s more,    I imagine snow would be much             fice at (814) 647-8401.               food, music.
you don’t even have to wait for      smoother, but perhaps with even                                                September 12-13, all day
it to snow. Just make your way                                                                                      Jefferson County Fairgrounds
to Sinnemahoning State park on                                                                                      Brookville, PA, (814) 591-3488

                                        Build A Home Along The
                                                                                                                    www.brookvillekiwanis.com
November 1 or 2 for the third
annual Canadian-American Sled-                                                                                      Silent Movie With
ders’ dry-land dog sled races.
      Mushers will converge to          Riverfront                                                                  Musical Accompaniment
                                                                                                                    Silent movie, “The Blacksmith”
compete in three different kinds                                                                                    starring Buster Keaton. 22 minute film.


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of races in the event. You’ll see             he wild and scenic Clarion                                            Musical accompaniment by Jim Riggs.
canicross, which is the sport                 River flows through gor-                                              September 13
of cross-county running while                 geous, steep forested land                                            Allegheny Riverstone Center
                                        from Ridgway to Foxburg where it meets the Allegheny.                       Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021
hitched to a dog; bikejorring,
                                              If you’ve never experienced this part of the state firsthand, it      www.alleghenyriverstone.org
where a dog or team of dogs
                                        offers some of the finest views in Western PA. If you have–and you’ve
pull a bicyclist; and rig racing,       imagined owning a home or second home along this peaceful stretch           Folk and Fall Harvest Festival
where four to six dogs pull a           of riverfront, your dream can now come true.                                Vendors, demonstrations and
special wheeled rig.                          A new community called Riverbends has just been created along         entertainment.
      Tina Lorson got her first         a mile and a half of the Clarion River near Callensburg, just east of       September 13-14
taste of sled racing last year in       Foxburg. The land is being offered by Jim Green, Jr. and his brother        Saturday 11 a.m.-5 pm
a hundred yard dash race. “What         Mark Green. Their family has been developing exceptional rural proper-      Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                        ties since 1977 in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Mercer and now Clarion        Sawmill Center, Cooksburg, PA
an exhilarating event! I felt
                                        counties.                                                                   (814) 927-6655, www.sawmill.org
like a cartoon character with
                                              At Riverbends, 26 home sites make up the 218 acres developed
my teeth chattering and head            in lots ranging in size from three to 16 acres, giving plenty of elbow      Hunting & Fishing Fall Expo
                                        room to future residents. In addition to the land, the Greens can pro-      Hunting, fishing, trapping and
                                                                              vide custom home design services.     outdoors expo with vendors,
                                                                                      If you’d like to check out    food, games, demonstrations,
                                                                              Riverbends for yourself, you’re       raffles, entertainment and a chili cook-off.
                                                                              welcome to take a self-guided tour    September 13-14
                                                                              of the property. Find directions      Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
                                                                              and a site map online at www.         Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                                              beautifulhomesites.com/RB.            Lighthouse Island
                                                                              Or you can contact Jim or Mark        Tionesta, PA
                                                                              Green for more information at         (814) 755-3256
                                                                              (724) 991-9287. They know every       www.huntfishmuseum.org
                                                                              lot intimately and will meet, tour,
                                                                              discuss and answer all of your        Angela Huey Park 7K Run & Walk
      Call for Hours                              Mini Golf                   questions.                            September 14, 10 a.m.
     (814) 752-6334                  Weekend Flea Market (May - Sept)                                               Kersey, PA
  Route 36, 3 Miles South of                Visit us online at:                                                     (814) 885-6889
                                     www.doublediamonddeerranch.com                                                 www.users.penn.com/~bczappa
    Cook Forest State Park



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                                                                                     farmers Markets

    AUTUMN
      Happenings
                                                                             Celebrate
    Peanut Butter Festival
    Mountain Bike Race
    Race on 15-mile challenging
                                                                            The Harvest
                                                                            With Fresh
    and varied single track course
    through the countryside.
    September 14, 10:30 a.m.



                                                                              Produce
    New Bethlehem, PA
    (814) 275-1718
    www.newbethlehemarea.com

    Airport Awareness Day
    Airplane rides and food.
    September 14
    Punxsutawney Airport
    Punxsutawney, PA
    (814) 590-1137
    www.punxsutawneyairport.com          E  xperience the flavors of Pennsylvania’s harvest and see the amazing
                                            array of fresh produce with a visit to any of our great farm markets
                                         and roadside stands. Plus you can get your pumpkins for Halloween and
    Elk Expo
    Outdoor sportsmen’s show             Thanksgiving pies.
    with wildlife displays, exhibits,    Clarion County Farmers Market                (814) 226-9497                              Rick Farm Market
    vendors, demonstrations              Baked goods, fruits, vegetables, organic,    July 15-Nov 1 Daily 10-7PM                  Fruit, vegetables, pumpkins, jams/jellies,
    and entertainment.                   pumpkins, herbs, honey, jams/jellies,                                                    maple syrup, honey, gifts/crafts, meat and
    September 19-20                      maple syrup, plants and flowers              Engle’s Farm                                potatoes
    Friday 4-8 p.m.                      5th & Main St., Clarion                      Vegetables, organic, baked                  Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway
                                         (814) 745-3099                               goods, potatoes, pumpkins                   (814) 772-8673 Rt. 984 N. 1 mile
    Saturday 9-7 p.m.
                                         Jun.-Oct. Sat 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.              151 Muenster Road, St. Marys
    Elk County Fairgrounds
                                                                                      (814) 834-2194 Call for hours               Valley Farm Market
    316 Dietz Road, Kersey, PA           Pleasant View Farm                                                                       Dairy, eggs, fruits, vegetables, gifts/
    (800) 348-9393                       Baked goods, fruits, vegetables, pumpkins    St. Marys Farmer’s Market                   crafts, jams/jellies, meat, potatoes
    www.visitpago.com                    herbs, eggs, jams/jellies, and flowers       St. Marys, PA                               18211 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Weedville
                                         423 Larkin Rd., Emlenton, PA                 (Tommy Jon’s parking lot)                   (20 mi. N. of DuBois)
    Birds ‘n Brunch Specialty            (4.5 mi. off Exit 53 of I-80)                Sat. 9 a.m.-noon                            (814) 787-8911
    Pontoon Boat Tours                   (814) 358-2657 Fri. 4-7 p.m.                 (814) 781-3804                              Year round 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Bird watching pontoon boat
    tour at Stevenson Dam.               Long Acres Potato Farm                       Heritage Farm                               Tionesta Farmers Market
                                         Potatoes and pumpkins                        Fruits, vegetables, organic, baked goods,   Vegetables, fruits, organic, pumpkins,
    Brunch on boat.                      11832 Route 36, Tionesta                                                                 potatoes, baked goods, gifts/crafts, honey,
                                                                                      pumpkins, potatoes, jams/jellies, maple
    Pre-registration required.           (10 mi. S. of Tionesta                       syrup, eggs, flowers                        jams/jellies, maple syrup
    September 20                         1/4 mile N. Rt. 36                           28235 Lake City Rd., Ridgway                Forest County Courthouse,
    Sinnemahoning State Park             intersection of Rt. 208)                     (S. of Ridgway about 12.5 mi.)              Tionesta
    8288 First Fork Road                 Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                   (814) 772-0210 May-Oct.                     (Intersection of Rts. 36 and 62)
    Austin, PA, (814) 647-8401                                                                                                    (814) 755-3544
                                         Saylor’s Farm Products                       Ridgway Farmer’s Market                     May-Oct., Fri. 4-7 p.m.
                                         Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, potatoes,      Ridgway, PA, Main St.
    Autumn Harvest Festival
                                         jams/jellies, gifts and crafts               (True Value parking lot)
    Entertainment all day, karaoke       17319 Rt. 68, Sligo                          May-Oct., Tue. 3 p.m.
    contest, kids corner, motorcycle     (Off I-80 at Exit 62. Go S.                  (814) 776-1424
    dice run, farmers market,            on Rt. 68 for 5 mi.)
    and balloon sculptor.                (814) 745-2306 Apr.-Nov.
    September 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                         Wingard’s Farm Market
                                                                                         At The Woods Cabin
    Market Street, Johnsonburg, PA
    (814) 965-2272                       Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, potatoes,

                                                                                         & Campgrounds
                                         honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup, and
                                         plants
    Allegheny River Jam & Art Festival   6732 Rt. 322, Shippenville
    Music, local art vendors, high       (1.5 miles W. of Shippenville
    school art clubs, and food.          on Rt. 322)
    September 20-21                      (814) 782-3989
    10 a.m.-5 p.m.                       May-Oct., Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-7 p.m.
    Breeze Point Landing                 Sat. & Sun. 9a.m.-5 p.m.
    Warren, PA
    814-723-1360                         Zacherl’s Farm Market
                                         Fruits, vegetables, potatoes, pumpkins,
    www.warrenpamainstreet.org           flowers and pick your own tomatoes
                                         164 Zacherl Lane, Shippenville
    Truck Pulls                          (Rt. 66, 2.5 miles N. of Rt. 322)
    September 20, Grandstand
    Redbank Valley Municipal Park
    Rt. 28, New Bethlehem, PA
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                                                                                                                                          AUTUMN
For a list of local community Farmer’s Markets visit www.usda.gov.
Bennett Farms And Greenhouse                  Conewango Ave. Ext.)                        (814) 723-6300
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins,                 (814) 723-9486                              Aug.-Oct., Sat. 8 a.m.-noon

                                                                                                                                            Happenings
potatoes, baked goods, jams/                  July-Oct., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.,
jellies, honey, plants                        Nov. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.                         Cherry Grove Farms
RD 3, Reynoldsville                                                                       Fruit
(1.5 mi. from Big Run, Rt. 119,               Sweet And Savory Farm                       Gregerson Rd., Clarendon, PA
up Pa. Ave., follow signs)                    Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, potatoes,     (5 mi. S. of Rt. 6 at Weldbank on Greger-
(814) 427-5276                                baked goods, herbs, honey, jams/jellies,    son Rd.)
Apr.-Oct., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.                      maple syrup                                 Jun.-Nov. daily
                                              RD 1, Rt. 958, Bear Lake                    (814) 968-3596                              Coolspring Power Museum
Cooper Farm Market                            (Between Lottsville and Bear Lake on                                                    Open days and volunteer work
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, jams/jellies,   Rt. 958)                                    Emporium Farmer’s Market                    weekend.
gifts,/crafts, plants, flowers                (814) 489-3416                              Emporium, PA                                September 20-21
484 Cemetery Rd., Falls Creek                 Jun.-Nov., Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.          Through Oct.                                Coolspring Power Museum
(From I-80 Exit 97, S. on                                                                 Fri. 4-7 p.m., courthouse lawn              Coolspring, PA, (814) 849-6883
Rt. 219 to Rt. 830 W., 6 mi.)                 Warren County Farmers Market                Sat. a.m., Allegheny Ave.
(814) 375-7050                                                                                                                        www.coolspringpowermuseum.org
                                              Fruits and vegetables                       (814) 486-4314
Aug.-Sep., Wed.-Sun.                          2nd Ave. Parking Lot, Warren
10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                                            Source: PA Dept. of Agriculture             State Championship
Oct. daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                                                                             Fishing Tournament
                                                                                                                                      Fishing contest plus craft show,
Paradise Gardens And Farm                                                         ADVERTISEMENT
                                                                                                                                      parade, and fireworks
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, pumpkins, po-
tatoes, baked goods, jams/jellies, plants,
flowers
                                                                                               CAMPERS                                September 25-28
                                                                                                                                      Tidioute, PA
2771 Paradise Rd., Reynoldsville
(Between Big Run and Sykesville, Rt. 119 to
                                                                                               PARADISE                               (814) 484-3585

Kramer Rd.)
(814) 932-6761
                                                                                               CAMPGROUND                             Marienville Oktoberfest
                                                                                                                                      Craft and food vendors, street
May-Nov., Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                                                                               & CABINS                               dance, children’s activities,
                                                                                                                                      bed race, raffles, music
Pine Valley Farms                                 Campers Paradise is truly a paradise all four seasons of the year. The              September 25-28
Vegetables, fruits,
                                                  campground and cabins are open all year long making it possible to enjoy            Marienville, PA, (814) 927-8218
pumpkins, potatoes
Indiana St., Punxsutawney                         your favorite time of the year. Imagine lounging in your own private hot            www.forestcounty.com
(Bottom of hill at Joe’s Drive-In)                tub on the deck of your cabin and taking in the splendor of the fall foli-
(724) 286-9320                                    age. Or…sitting around your campfire in the fresh crisp air, sipping hot            Wesley Woods Adult
Jun.-Oct., Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.               chocolate and making new memories with family and friends. Campers                  Horseback Weekend
                                                  Paradise offers something for whatever is your idea of fun or relax-                Five meals and use of horse and
Reynoldsville Farmers Market                      ation. The campground offers wooded tent and RV sites in a scenic area              equipment for weekend, $145.
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, potatoes,                                                                                               September 26-28
                                                  bordering the Clear Creek State Forest. The cabins range from primitive
herbs, honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup
                                                  camping cabins to luxury cabins with private hot tubs, Jacuzzi, sauna,              Wesley Woods
                     460 E. Main Street #4,
                     Reynoldsville                and fireplaces.                                                                     Grand Valley, PA
                     (814) 653-8270                     Campers Paradise still offers scheduled events in October. For the            814-436-7802 (info & RSVP)
                     Jul.-Oct., Tue. 10:30        past 14 years Campers Paradise has featured a haunted Halloween week-               www.wesleywoods.com
                     a.m.-1 p.m.                  end and it was so popular in later years they added the Great Pumpkin
                                                  Festival and NEW this year will be the Haunted House.                               Punxsutawney Appreciation Day
                    Brookville                          The Great Pumpkin Festival for registered campers is Oct 10th & 11th          Food, fun and games; free admission
                    Farmer’s Market               and the Haunted Halloween for registered campers is Oct 17th & 18th. The            September 27, all day
                    Brookville, PA, (next                                                                                             Punxsutawney, PA
                                                  Haunted House is the last 3 weekends of
                    to courthouse)
                                                  Oct and open to the general public. Call                                            (814) 938-8740
                    Every Thurs. a.m. in
                    summer                        for times and dates. Partial proceeds will                                          www.punxsutawneyspirit.com
                                                  benefit the Sigel Volunteer Fire Dept.
                    Seigworth Farm                      For reservations call 814-752-2393                                            National City
                    Market                        or log on to www.campersparadise.net                                                Autumn Leaf Festival
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, maple           for pictures, rates, events and more!                                               Award-winning festival with
syrup                                                                                                                                 Swank’s Steel City Shows, autorama,
RD 4, Brookville                                                                                                                      power wheels derby,
(4 mi. N. of Brookville on Rt. 36)
                                                  Wellness Health Options
                                                                                                                                      music, Tournament of Leaves
(814) 849-7060
Directions: Open: Mid Jul-Nov Mon-Sat
                                                                                             Silk                                     Parade, motorcycle show. September
                                                                                                                                      27-October 5, all day
11-7 p.m.                                            Certified Health Providers              Flowers
                                                                                             &
                                                                                                                                      Clarion, PA and surrounding area
Himes Blueberry Hill                               Offering Alternative Therapies
Apples, peaches, blueberries, honey and                                                                                               (814) 226-9161, www.clarionpa.com
maple syrup                                            • Natural Health Consultant
525 Buchanan Rd., Reynoldsville, PA
(Rt. 322, 2 mi. W. of Reynoldsville)
                                                         • Massage • Chiropractor            Gift Shop                                As American As Apple Pie Festival
                                                                                                                                      Apple pie demo, recipe swap,
                                                                   • Day Spa
Weekends Jul.-Sept.                                                                            We’re                                  and dessert samples
(814) 371-1871                                             • LaStone Treatments
                                                                                            more than                                 September 28, 1-5 p.m.
                                                           • Lymphatic Drainage              flowers!                                 Ruff Acres Antiques
Ferrieland And Market
                                                                • Lypossage™                                                          Russell, PA
Vegetables, fruits, pumpkins, potatoes,
gifts,/crafts, honey, jams/jellies, maple                                                          Open Daily 10am - 5pm              814-688-3515
                                                     www.wellnesshealthoptions.com                Evenings by Appointment
syrup, flowers
                                                           162 S. Second Ave.                                                         Car Show
1820 Conewango Ave. Ext.,
Warren (2 mi. outside city limits on                Applewood Center, Clarion, PA 16214             814-849-5702                      September 28, 8 a.m.
                                                                                             864 Route 36, 1 mile North of I-80
                                                         814-226-6695                                in Brookville PA
                                                                                                                                      Ridgway, PA, (814) 773-3161


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     Glorious Autumn On A Grand Stage
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           he change of season in the                        62
           Pennsylvania Wilds is a                                                       6
           glorious show on a grand                                                                              6
     stage. Millions of trees in the
     Allegheny National Forest and          Tidioute
     neighboring state parks turn                                                            666
     crimson, orange and bright
     yellow in a dazzling display of
     fall color. There are hundreds
     of miles of roads to explore and               62                                   666
     interesting sights to see along                                            Lynch
     the way.
                                                                                                               948
           This time of year, the wild
     elk put on their own show too.
                         It’s mat-                                                      ALLEGHENY
                         ing season          quality knives manufactured                 NATIONAL
                         for them, so        here. The Candlelight Inn at                 FOREST
                         magnificent         185 Main Street is a historic
                         bull elk bugle      Tidioute landmark that has been
                         and battle for      transformed into a luxurious        Cellars Winery one mile east
                                                                                                                                                Saint Marys
                         dominance.          bed & breakfast. The Candlelight    of the traffic light in Sheffield.   Ridgway
                                                                                                                                             120
                         The elk can of-     has beautiful mid-Victorian and     You can sample a wide selec-
                         ten be seen in      Second French empire architec-      tion of wine from dry to sweet                948                           255
                         fields or at the    ture as well as plenty of small     with new selections regularly
                         fringe of the       town hospitality.                                being added. (814)
                         woods as you        (814) 484-2259. www.                             968-5812. www.
                         drive along.        candlelightinnpa.com.                            alleghenycellars.com.    footpaths, creating an enchant-
                         Their bugling            From Tidioute                               For dining, ask about    ing landscape. Each shop is             255
     can be heard for miles away.            take Rt. 62 to Rt.                               the Shaw House and       filled with truly unique gifts
           This year, our beautiful leaf     6 and head toward                                Andreas’s Hillside       and decor items. Every weekend
     drive guides you through some           Warren. You’ll be fol-                           Lounge—both serve        in September and October, Tall
     of the greatest scenery around.         lowing the course of                             excellent food.          Oaks has a special Halloween
     It also gives you a good chance         the Allegheny River                                   From Sheffield,     barn, live music and a wide vari-
     of seeing an elk or two. Plus           as you go. Just before                           take Rt. 948 south.      ety of crafters on site, as well as
     we’ve highlighted a few restau-         you reach Warren,                                If you’re interested     homemade food and hot cider.
     rants, attractions and places to        you’ll come to the                               in a fantastic side      (814) 968-5558. www.talloaks-
     stay along your way. Feel free          town of Starbrick.                               trip, take a right       stores.com.
     to connect with our featured            Look for Gayles                                  onto Rt. 666 where             If you continue on Rt.
     route at the spot most conve-           Memories, a wonder-                              it intersects with       948 you’ll come to Ridgway.
     nient to you.                           ful curio shop with animated        Rt. 948 in Barnes. Take Rt. 666       The town has many beautiful
                                             Christmas displays, Gold Key        toward Lynch. (Rt. 666 is one         Victorian homes plus wonder-
     Our drive begins in                            Dept/56, Boyd’s Bears,       of the most beautiful autumn          ful chainsaw carved wooden
     Tidioute, a historic town                      Hummels, Fontanni, Pre-      drives in Pennsyl-                                   sculptures along
     nestled in the hills of                        cious Moments, Charming      vania.) Along the                                    its main street.
     Warren County along the                        Trails, Seraphim Angels,     way you’ll find Tall                                      From Ridg-
     banks of the Allegheny                         Snowbabies, Yankee           Oaks, a cluster                                      way take Rt. 120
     River. The state’s annual                      Candles, Tom Clark           of seven unique                                      to St. Marys. St.
     fishing tournament will                        Gnomes, and more. 2820       shops nestled in a                                   Marys was found-
     take place here Sept.                          Pennsylvania Ave. W.         grove of majestic                                    ed as a small,
     25-28. The town once                           (814) 723-6811.              trees. The shops                                     Bavarian Catholic
     was famous for its rich                           From Starbrick, follow    are connected by                                     town in 1842. It’s
     oil deposits and the                           Rt. 6 to the Allegheny       wooden bridges and                                   home to St. Jo-




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                                                                                                       drive Time
      seph’s Monastery,
      the oldest Bene-                                  Breakfast at 444        for breakfast, lunch and dinner.        County and is surrounded by
      dictine women’s                                   Brussells St. is a      (814) 546-2383. Or you can con-         the Elk State Forest, Sizerville
      community in the                                  good choice. All        tinue your elk drive by heading         and Sinnemahoning state
      U. S. If you have a                               rooms have private      north on Rt. 120, which will lead       parks. From Emporium continue
      thirst for fun, the                               baths, TV, phone        you to Emporium. Emporium               on Rt. 120 back to St. Marys.
      town is also home                                 and wireless inter-     is the county seat of Cameron
      to the family-owned                               net. A full breakfast
      Straub Brewery,                                   is served every day.
      which opened in
      1872. The brew-
                                                        (814) 834-9429.
                                                               From St.
                                                                                      Another Beautiful Drive
      ery offers tours 9                                Marys take Rt. 255        Cook Forest River Loop
      a.m. to noon on                                   south to Rt. 555.         Cook Forest is a National Natural Landmark and rated one of America’s
      weekdays for visitors 12 and        Turn left onto Rt. 555, which           top 50 state parks by National Geographic Traveler magazine. The for-
      older. For those 21 and older,      will take you through the heart         est is home to a wide range of magnificent oaks, maples, black cherry
      the brewery also pours compli-      of the elk range from Weed-             and giant ancient pines. This alternative drive will guide you through
      mentary glasses of beer from        ville to Driftwood. Along the           the forest then wind back along the sparkling Clarion River. There are
                                          way, you can stop by the Elk            look out points, picnic areas, restaurants and a number of craft and
      its Eternal Tap. Look for the
                                                                                  antique shops to explore along the way. The drive will take about three
      brewery’s new wooden sculp-                                                 hours at a leisurely pace.
      ture created by chainsaw carver
                                                                                  1. Begin at the Clarion County Courthouse in downtown Clarion. Take
                                                                                  Main St. to 5th Ave. Go north on 5th Avenue away from I-80.

                                                                                  2. Outside of town 5th Ave. changes names to become Miola Rd. Con-
                     Emporium                                                     tinue on this road for about eleven miles. You’ll pass a stone church
                                                                                  and see a historical marker for Helen Furnace. The furnace is a large
                                                                                  stone structure used for smelting and forging iron in the 1840s and
                                                                                  is worth a look. It’s located about a hundred yards down SR1004 to a
      120                                                                         short driveway and a
                                 120                                              parking lot.

                                                                                  3. Back on Miola Rd.
                                                                                  continue north to
                                                                                  where it intersects
                                                                                  with Rt. 36. Turn left
                        555
                                          Driftwood                               (north) on Route 36
                                                                                  and go about three
                                                                                  miles to the village
555                                                                               of Leeper. At the
      Benezette               Sinnemahoning                                       light turn right
                                                                                  (north) on Route 66.
            ELK STATE FOREST                                                      Travel about 11 miles
                                          Country Store in Medix Run.             to the village of
                                          The store carries homemade              Roses and Rt. 899.
                                          fudge, candles, clothing, maps,
                                                                                  4. At Rt. 899 turn
                                          jams and jellies and many other         right and go nine
                                          unique items. (814) 787-4460.           miles south where you turn right onto River Rd.
                                               A few miles down the road
                                          you’ll come to the town of Bene-        5. After making the turn you will immediately come to a Y inter-
                                          zette. The Benezette Hotel at           section—bear left on SR2002. Follow River Rd. along the beautiful
                                          95 Winslow Hill Rd. has a full          Clarion River for about eight miles.
                                          service restaurant and bar with
                                                                                  Side Trips
                                          a casual atmosphere and indoor
                                                                                  At the intersection of Rt. 36 and River Rd., you may want to make a
      Joerg Baessler of Germany. 303      and outdoor seating. (814) 787-         side trip to the Sawmill Center for the Arts. From River Rd., turn
      Sorg St. (814) 834-2875. www.       4240. www.benezettehotel.com.           right onto Rt. 36. You’ll come to a Y-intersection. Turn right and
      straubbeer.com.                     There is also an elk viewing            follow the signs.
           And look for Decker’s Cha-     station on Winslow Hill Rd. Just
      pel on South St. Marys Rd. It’s     follow the signs.                       A second side trip is to Seneca Point. Turn right onto Rt. 36 and go
      the smallest chapel in America.          Continue traveling on Rt.          one mile. There is a dirt road on the left and Seneca Point signs. The
      It was built by Michael Decker in   555 to the town of Driftwood.           view from here is spectacular.
      1865 after he recovered from a      Just south of town in Sin-
                                                                                  Heading Back
      serious back injury.                nemahoning on Rt. 120, there’s          To return to Clarion and I-80, turn left (south) toward Brookville at
           If you plan to stay over-      another nice family restaurant          the intersection of River Rd. and Rt. 36. After about 16 miles you’ll
      night, the Old Charm Bed &          called The Willows that’s open          come to the stop light at the intersection of Rt. 322. Turn right
                                                                                  (west) on Rt. 322 and it’s about 16 miles back to Clarion.




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     AUTUMN
                                                                                           amazing Wildlife

       Happenings
                                           It’s Prime
     OCTOBER                               Time For Elk
     Johnny Appleseed Festival
     Professional and amateur              Watching
     lumberjack competition,
     vendors, fireworks, music,
     apple pie and chili contests,
     chainsaw carvers.
     October 3-5
     Memorial Field
     Sheffield, PA
     (814) 968-3238



                                         T
     Heritage Day                              he elk is one of the largest     times to go viewing are early in         road parking, plus opportunities
     Civil War reenactors,                     animals in North America.        the morning and near sunset in           for viewing other wildlife,
     music, drama, art, crafters,              Seeing a majestic bull elk in    the evening.                             including bald eagles. The park’s
     pony rides, bingo, and food.        the wild is an extraordinary event                                              viewing area is located along Rt.
     October 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.           and something you’ll never forget.     Best Places To See Elk                                872, 14.5 miles north
     Rouse Estate                              The fall is mating season, so    The town of Benezette                                 of its intersection
     Youngsville, PA                     the elk tend to congregate in the      on Rt. 555 just south                                 with Rt.120 at
     814-563-6401                        open meadows and fields, which is      of St. Marys is the                                   Sinnemahoning.
     www.rouseestate.org                 great for wildlife watching.           heart of Pennsylvania                                       Other good
                                               This time of year, males         elk country. To reach                                 places in the region
     Autumn Fest                         have giant antlers, some reaching      the public viewing area                               where you might
     Celebration of old time                                                                                                          find elk are at Elk
                                         four feet long. They use them to       at Winslow Hill, start
     skills and crafts including
                                         wrestle rival males.                   at the Benezette Hotel                                State Forest near St.
     quilting, tatting, bee
                                               Bull elks also challenge each    and travel north along                                Marys and the St.
     keeping, woodcarving, and
     candle making.                      other by bugling—one of the most       Winslow Hill Road                                     Marys Airport two
     October 4                           distinctive sounds in nature. Their    3.5 miles. Just follow                                miles east of town;
     Sizerville State Park                                                                  the signs. Winslow           Gray Hill Rd. off Rt. 555 west of
     Emporium, PA, (814) 486-                                                               Hill has two viewing         Benezette; and Rt. 555 along the
     5605 www.visitpaparks.com                                                              areas with off-road          Bennett Branch from Driftwood
                                                                                            parking. Handicapped         to Benezette. The Porcupine Run
     Tour De Forest                                                                         access to the viewing        viewing area near the intersection
     ATV ride on forest designated                                                          area is available.           of Winslow Hill Rd. and Dewy
     trails. Event benefits volunteer                                                       Nature programs are          Rd. is another good spot. Call for
     fire company.                                                                          presented during the         a complete Elk Viewing Guide at
     October 4-5                                                                            fall at the site’s covered   (800) 348-9393.
     Allegheny National Forest                                                              amphitheater. There’s
     Marienville, PA                                                                        also a public learning       Caution: Elk are large, powerful,
     (814) 927-6609 www.                                                                                                 untamed animals. Bull elk are
                                                                                            center with literature
     tourdeforest.marienvillefire.com
                                                                                            and wildlife displays        especially aggressive in the fall
                                                                                            that’s staffed on            during the mating season. Do not
     Martin Ellis (In Concert)
     World-class organist Martin Ellis                                                      weekends now through         try to approach them. Always use
     performs on Center’s                                                                   late October.                caution and common sense when
     Wurlitzer organ.                    bugling can be heard for miles               Another great spot to see          viewing.
     October 5                           throughout the region. The best        elk is at the Hicks Run viewing
     Allegheny Riverstone Center         time to hear it is early and late in   area on Rt. 555 about 12 miles
     Foxburg, PA                         the day. It may sound like a whole     east of Benezette. There’s a
     (724) 659-0021                      lot of squealing to you, but it’s      handicapped accessible viewing
     www.alleghenyriverstone.org         music to the ears of cow elk. The      blind at the site providing an
                                         females are attracted to the males     exceptional opportunity to watch
     Mahoning Shadow Shuffle             that bugle most often and have         elk undetected as they browse and
     Half-Marathon and Fun Run.          the loudest call.                      feed. You can get more facts about
     October 11, 9 a.m.                        Elk and Cameron Counties         elk at the special information
     Mahoning Shadow Trail               are home to the largest, wild elk      kiosks also on site.
     Punxsutawney, PA                    herd east of the Mississippi. If             A bit further to the east,
     (800) 752-PHIL                      you want to catch a glimpse of         Sinnemahoning State Park has a
     punxsutawney.com
                                         one, there are quite a few public      small resident elk herd. The park
                                         viewing spots in the area. The best    has a viewing platform and off-
     SuperKwik Challenge
     Half Marathon
     October 11, 9 a.m.
     Warren County YMCA
     Warren, PA
     814-726-0110
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               Everything You Could Want In A
                 Cabin Getaway ... And More
                                                                                                                  AUTUMN
                                                                                                                    Happenings
   W    hen you need to escape, rejuvenate or
        reconnect with nature, Wapiti Woods is the
   place to go. There are six guest cabins nestled
                                                         swings, as well as outdoor fire rings, grills and
                                                         utensils for fireside cooking. There is also a
                                                         picnic pavilion on the grounds that’s great for
   on a beautiful 40-acre                                                       reunions, parties, and small
                                                                                                               Fall Festival
   tract in the midst of the                                                    weddings.
                                                                                                               Art, wine and food festival with
   Pennsylvania Wilds’ elk                                                          A centrally located        50 craft and food vendors,
   country. They provide a                                                      community cabin is             and music.
   relaxed, peaceful place for                                                  outfitted with TV/VCR/         October 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
   romantic getaways and                                                        DVD player, a wide range of    Main Street
   reunions with family and                                                     movies, board games and        Foxburg, PA
   friends.                                                                     books, telephone, vacation     (724) 659-0021
        Each knotty pine                                                        guides, and a coin operated
                                                                                                               Riders In The Sky
   cabin has quality                                                            washer and dryer.
                                                                                                               Concert performance by
   furnishings, a fully                                                             Wapiti Woods’ cabins       world renowned cowboy band.
   equipped kitchen, bath,                                                      are convenient to wildlife     October 16, 7 p.m.
   electric baseboard heat,                                                     viewing, hiking, biking,       St. Marys Area High School Auditorium
   and an indoor wood                                                            canoeing, visiting state      977 S. St. Marys Street
   burner, which makes                                                           parks and forests, and        St. Marys, PA
   Wapiti Woods an easy,                                                         winter activities.            (814) 772-7051
   stress free retreat any                                                          Wapiti Woods guest         www.eccota.com
   time of year. Several                                                         cabins are located at 5186
                                                                                                               Coolspring Power Museum
   different size cabins are available, sleeping one     River Rd., Rt. 555 (Elk Scenic Drive), Benezette      Fall Expo & Swap Meet
   to eight people. Starting this year, wireless         Township, Weedville, PA. For reservations and         October 16-18
   internet access is available in all cabins.           more information visit the guest cabin website at     Coolspring Power Museum
        The cabins have front porches with               www.wapitiwoods.com or call (814) 787-7525.           Coolspring, PA
                                                                                                               (814) 849-6883
                                                                                                               www.coolspringpowermuseum.org

Good Food And Accommodations                                                                                   Cemetery Walk
                                                                                                               Tour Pine Grove & Thayer Cemeteries
In The Heart Of Elk County                                                                                     and learn the histories
                                                                                                               of individuals.
The town of Bene-                                                                                              October 17-18, 3 & 5 p.m. tours
zette is the elk capi-                                                                                         Elk County Historical Society
                                                                                                               109 Center Street
tal of Pennsylvania.
                                                                                                               Ridgway, PA
If you’re on a leaf
drive or elk watching                                                       Where                              (814) 776-1032
                                                                                                               www.elkcountyhistoricalsociety.org
in the area, the Bene-
zette Hotel is a great
                                                                            Eagles Fly                         Woodsy Owl Workday
place to stop for                                                                                              Volunteers complete work projects;
lunch or dinner. Its                                                                                           lunch provided.
restaurant bar has a friendly laid back atmosphere and serves up           Look to the skies around            October 18, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
                                                                           Brookville and you just             Cook Forest State Park
great food in big portions at reasonable prices. There is also dining
                                                                           might see a bald eagle flying       (814) 744-8407
outside on the patio. The restaurant is open seven days a week                                                 www.dcnr.state.pa.us
with lunches starting at 11 a.m. Dinner entrees such as prime rib,         high. A pair of eagles has
pork chops, roast turkey and more are served 4-9 p.m. A late night         come to nest near Red Bank          Quasquicentennial Gala
menu is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. The hotel also serves           Creek. Eagles across the            Celebration of 125th anniversary
breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 7 a.m.                      state have made an amazing          of historic Struthers Library Theatre.
      The Benezette Hotel has clean and comfortable overnight              comeback thanks in part to          October 18
accommodations available year round. The hotel recently added                                                  Struthers Library Theatre
                                                                           conservation efforts restor-        Warren, PA
three new rooms for a total of nine double rooms for guests. There         ing rivers, lakes and streams,      814-723-7231 (info & RSVP)
is a large common room where overnight guests can enjoy a large            which are prime habitats            www.strutherslibrarytheatre.com
screen satellite TV with DVD player and a large library of movies.         for these magnificent birds.
                              The Benezette Hotel is located in the        Another nesting pair live at        Halloween Parade
                            village of Benezette on Winslow Hill           the George B. Stevenson Dam         Put on costumes and participate
                            Road, just 100 yards from Rt. 555. The                                             in family Halloween Parade.
                                                                           near Sinnemahoning State            Categories include prettiest, ugliest
                            hotel is a short scenic ride from I-80.
                                                                           Park. For more info call            or scariest, small fry, funniest,
                            For reservations call (814) 787-4240 or
                            visit benezettehotel.com for more in-
                                                                           (800) 348-9393.                     couple, group or family.
                                                                                                               October 30, 6:30 p.m.
                            formation including a calendar of local                                            Redbank Valley High School Auditorium
                            events.                                                                            920 Broad Street
                                                                                                               New Bethlehem, PA
                                                                                                               (814) 275-3929
                                                                                                               www.newbethlehemarea.com             13
                                                                                    warren County

     AUTUMN
     Happenings
                                          Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival



NOVEMBER
Canadian-American Sledders
Dry Land Event
Racing events, flint and steel
fire, bike tour of Lowlands Trail,
food, vendors, and campfire stories.
November 1-2 Sinnemahoning
State Park
8288 First Fork Road
Austin, PA, (814) 647-8401
www.canadian-americansledders.com




                                        Y
Gingerbread Tour
Unique shops with antiques,                    ou won’t want to miss the            But pies won’t be the only     6 and Sunday, September 7, 10
quilting items & quality hand                  Wild Wind Festival in War-     thing on the menu. Fourteen          a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Warren
made crafts, herb farm and artists’            ren County this September.     diverse food booths will line the    County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield,
galleries; Brookville to Cook Forest.   For its 29th time, this high-         walk to a shady picnic               PA. Pittsfield is located about
November 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.            quality festival will transform       area where you can                                20 minutes west of
(814) 752-2000                                                                                                                  Warren on Rt. 6. or
                                        the barns at the Warren County        put your feet up and
www.cookforest.com
                                        Fairgrounds into more than a          listen to blue grass                              about an hour from
Christmas Present 2008                  hundred quaint shops featuring        music on Saturday                                 Erie on Rt. 6. For
In Rimersburg                           traditional crafts, inspired folk     performed by Warren’s                             more information
One of Western PA’s largest and         art, period reproductions and         own Borderlines. On                               call (814) 723-
most popular craft shows with           items of pure whimsy.                 Sunday, the Bonnie                                0707 or visit www.
over 20 places to visit.                     “Neat stuff” is a phrase folks   Loch Fiddlers from                                wildwindfestival.
November 6-9                            who visit craft shows often use       Jamestown, NY will                                com. Most exhibits
Rimersburg, PA                                                                                                                  are under cover.
                                        to describe works that defy more      fill the air with
(814) 473-3419
                                        precise classification, says event    Scottish highland                                 Music and food will
Elk County Council on the Arts          codirector Liz Allen. This year       tunes. Ecuadorian flute                          be moved to a large
25th Anniversary Gala                   you’ll find plenty of neat stuff      players, Sacha, will stroll the      indoor location in the event of
Gala fund-raiser celebrating 25         from 140 artisans and exhibitors      grounds and bring the sounds         inclement weather, so the event
years of ECCOTA’s arts and cultural     plying their wares from funky to      of the Andes to Pennsylvania         will go on rain or shine.
programming.                            functional. In 2008, there will       all weekend.
November 14, 7 p.m.-midnight            be more gallery-quality fine arts           A farmer’s market filled
Royal Inn, Rt. 219                                                                                                   Here a quick look at some
                                        and crafts than ever before. “This    with fruits, vegetables and              of the items you’ll see
Ridgway, PA
(814) 772-7051
                                        will be a show that satisfies every   perennials will be located near           at the craft festival.
www.eccota.com                          taste and pocketbook,” Liz says.      the entry gate so you can take
                                             In addition to arts and          home the bounty of the fall                        Pottery
A Christmas Gathering                   crafts, there will be fun things      season as you leave after a day                  Paintings
In Brockway                             for children to see                                 of treasure hunting.          Country Primitives
Crafters, stores and restaurants        and do. They can                                           If you find               Garden Decor
offer unique handcrafted                check out the exotic                                 there’s just too                 Glass Works
gifts, decorations, jewelry, plus                                                                                               Jewelry
                                        animal exhibit, go                                   much to see and
antiques, furniture,                                                                                                            Candles
wine and food.
                                        on a wagon or pony                                   do in one day,
                                        ride, laugh with                                     anybody who                       Perennials
November 20-23, 28-30
10 a.m.-6 p.m                           the “Balloon Man,”                                   attends Saturday               Leather Purses
Sun. noon-4 p.m.                        and see a live hawk                                  can return on                      Redware
Brockway, PA                            exhibit.                                             Sunday for free.                   Clothing
(814) 328-2636                               For guys, there                                 Children 12 and                  Wood Crafts
www.christmasgathering.com              will be woodcarvers, a chainsaw       under are admitted free of                  Chainsaw Carvings
                                        carver, blacksmith and, of            charge both days.                               Soup Mixes
                                        course, delicious homemade pies             The Wild Wind Festival will                Furniture
                                        to enjoy.                             take place Saturday, September                      Quilts
                                                                                                                             Turned Wood
                                                                                                                             Floor Cloths
                                                                                                                         Floral Arrangements


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Hominy Ridge Lodge & Cabins
Offer The Best Of Both Worlds
                                                                                                                 AUTUMN
                                                                                                                   Happenings
                                                of the Pennsylvania
                                                Wilds Region.
                                                     Year round, Hom-                                          Moore Creations With Love
                                                                                                               Holiday Open House
                                                iny Ridge offers fully
                                                                                                               Unique gifts, fire rock candles,
                                                equipped cabins and        and quiet at the camp grounds,      metal stars, window-frame mirrors,
                                                suites, with fireplaces,   but still be near all the action.   angels, snowmen, sleighs.
                                                linens, kitchens,          That makes it perfect for every-    November 21-23
                                                baths, private outside     one in the family—young and         388 Mohawk Ave.
                                                campfire and picnic        old.                                Warren, PA
                                                areas, and satellite TV.        For reservations contact       814-726-0503
                                                There is wireless inter-   Andy or Paula at (800) 851-6377
                                                                                                               Light Up Night
L   ooking for a great getaway
    spot for the whole family?
Hominy Ridge lets you enjoy na-
                                    net available in the lodge. There
                                    is also an on-site convenience
                                    store for food and supplies. Plus
                                                                           or for more information visit
                                                                           www.hominyridge.com.
                                                                                                               Christmas carols, hayrides,
                                                                                                               Santa and downtown Christmas
                                                                                                               decorations.
ture and just being in beautiful    a new pavilion on the grounds                                              November 21, 6 p.m.
surroundings. At the same time,     is great for family reunions and                                           On the Diamond
it’s close to lots of fun attrac-   other get-togethers. Hominy                                                St. Marys, PA
tions. So you get to enjoy the      Ridge is pet friendly too.                                                 (814) 781-3804
best of both worlds.                      Cabin and lodge guests have                                          www.stmaryschamber.org
      Hominy Ridge is set on        easy access to hiking, biking,
                                                                                                               Light Up Night
seven private wooded acres in       canoeing, fishing, hunting, and                                            Visit with Santa and his elves.
Cook Forest State Park. It’s just   horseback riding nearby, as well                                           November 21
minutes from the Allegheny          as mini golf, water slides, race                                           Courthouse Gazebo
National Forest and Clear Creek     tracks, and bumper boats.                                                  Ridgway, PA
State Park, which are all part            So you can enjoy the peace
                                                                                                               Once Upon A Christmas
                                                                                                               Holiday open house at area
              THE                                                                                              locations filled with decorating

 CLARION HOUSE
                                       The Cook Forest Sawmill Center
                                                                                                               and gift ideas. Maps available.
                                                                                                               November 21-23
      Bed & Breakfast                                                                                          Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


                                          for the Arts Craft Market
                                                                                                               Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
      77 South 7th Avenue                                                                                      Sun. 12-5 p.m.
        Clarion, PA 16214                                                                                      Knox, PA
 (814) 226-4996 or 800-416-3297                                                                                (814) 797-5823
                                      A unique array of handcrafted items created by many talented             www.onceuponachristmas.info
                                      crafters. Unleash your senses to see, feel and smell the wonderful
                                                                                                               Christmas Parade &
                                      qualities of the one-of-a-kind “Cherry Collection” featuring fine        Snack with Santa
                                      handcrafted work by local artisans who specialize in working with        Christmas parade begins the
                                      the wood of black cherry trees grown in western Pennsylvania,            holiday season. Snack with
                                      You’ll find delicately                                                   Santa will begin immediately
                                      hand- carved                                                             after the parade at the New
 www.chouse.com                       wood items, quilts,                                                      Bethlehem Fire Hall.
                                                                                                               November 22, 1 p.m.
                                      afghans, jewelry,
                                                                                                               New Bethlehem, PA
                                      homemade soaps                                                           (814) 275-3929
                                      and lotions, herbal                                                      www.newbethlehemarea.com
                                      remedies, and a
                                      whole lot more.                                                          Customer Appreciation Day
                                      There’s something                                                        Christmas Parade and party day
                                                                                                               of special sales and promotions;
                                      for everyone.
                                                                                                               free parking
                                                                                                               November 24, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
                                                                                                               Parade starts at 6 p.m. Party
   Homemade Pierogies                                                                                          immediately follows.
                                      Newly renovated for 2008, the old-time Cook Forest Sawmill               Downtown, Clarion, PA
 OPEN      7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                                                               (814) 226-9161
                                      building - located in Cook Forest State Park between the pool
 DAILY     Friday 7:00-7:00                                                                                    www.clarionpa.com
                                      and the Sawmill Theatre.
         814-755-3940
    202 Williams St. Tionesta,        Open daily 10 am to 5 pm.
         PA In the Plaza              Visit our website at www.sawmill.org     814-927-6655


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                            homecoming Weekend
                                                                                            Festival Highlights
                                                                               Here's a quick look at some of the events at
                                   National City                                     this year's Autumn Leaf Festival.
                                   2008 Autumn                                 Saturday, September 27
                                                                               Scholarship Pageant
                                                                                                              Cultural Night
                                                                                                              Clarion Courthouse, 6-8 p.m.
                                   Leaf Festival                               Clarion Area HS Auditorium
                                                                               7:30 p.m
                                                                                                              Ambridge Steel Drum Band

                                                                                                              Karaoke Night
                                                                               Sunday, September 28           Clarion Courthouse, 8-10 p.m.
                                                                               Autorama Car Show
                                                                               Main St., noon-4 p.m.          Thursday, October 2
                                                                                                              Sidewalk Sales Day
                                                                               Power Wheels Derby             Main St., 9 a.m.-dusk
                                                                               Main St., 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                                              Cultural Night
                                                                               Line Dancing                   Clarion Courthouse, 7-9 p.m
                                                                               Clarion Courthouse             Eugene & The Nightcrawlers
                                                                               5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                              Friday, October 3
                                                                               Kick-off Concert               Farmers & Crafters Day
                                                                               American Pie oldies group      Handmade goods, 300 crafters
                                                                               Clarion University Stadium     Main St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                               6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                              Cultural Event
                                                                               Fireworks                      Clarion Courthouse,
                                                                               Clarion University Stadium     9-10:30 a.m.
                                                                               dusk                           Johnny Oaks

                                                                               Monday, September 29           Saturday, October 4
                                                                               Cultural Night                 Tournament of Leaves Parade
                                                                               Clarion Courthouse             Main St., noon




     I
                                                                               Jill West & Blues Attack
         n 1953, the movies How To Marry A Millionaire and                     7-9:30 p.m.                    Homecoming Football Game
         Abbott and Costello Go To Mars premiered. But some-                                                  Clarion University Stadium
         times its better to make your own fun, which is just                  Tuesday, September 30          Clarion vs. California University
     what the town of Clarion did that year. The townspeople                   Kiddies Parade
                                                                               Main St., 6 p.m.               Sunday, October 5
     held their first annual Annual Autumn Leaf Festival,                                                     Motorcycle Show
     coinciding with Clarion University’s homecoming. Since                    Cultural Night                 Main St., 1-5 p.m.
     then the event has grown to become one of the top                         Clarion Courthouse, 7-9 p.m.
                                                                               Spirit On The Hill             Antique Tractor Show
     festivals in the state.                                                                                  Main St., noon-5 p.m.
                                                                               Wednesday, October 1
          This year’s festival will       teams, marching bands, VIPs,
                                                                               Sidewalk Sales Day             Junior Olympics
     start September 27 and continue      and novelty groups marching
                                                                               Main St., 9 a.m.-dusk          Clarion University Stadium
     through October 5. Throughout        down Main St.
                                                                                                              1:30-3:30 p.m.
     the week you can enjoy amuse-             For its 55th year, organizers
     ment rides, fantastic food, an art   have picked the theme Cruise
     show and sale, musical enter-        Into Autumn. That won’t be so
     tainment, and competitions.          hard to do considering there
          The biggest contest, of         will be a car show, power wheels
     course, will be Clarion Uni-         derby, antique tractor show and
     versity’s homecoming game            a motorcycle show to get you in
     on Saturday October 4 when           the cruising spirit.
     Clarion’s Golden Eagles take on           For full information contact
     California University’s Vulcans.     the Clarion Area Chamber of Busi-
     The town’s big Tournament of         ness & Industry, 21 N. 6th Ave.,
     Leaves Parade will precede the       Clarion, PA. (814) 226-9161.
     game. The parade will feature        www.clarionpa.com.
     more than a hundred floats, drill




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Exciting New Outdoor Adventure
                                                                                                                      AUTUMN
                                                                                                                       Happenings
In Foxburg                                                                                                           Scarecrow Contest

T  hink you’ve done it all? Well,
   have you ever experienced
the great outdoors aboard your
                                                                                                                     Bring your own clothes, hats,
                                                                                                                     shoes and nylons, straw provided;
                                                                                                                     prizes.
                                                                                                                     November 25
own Segway Personal Trans-
                                                                                                                     Ruff Acres Antiques
porter?                                                                                                              Russell, PA
     Segway touring is popping                                                                                       814-688-3515
up everywhere from Hawaii to
Paris. But now you can enjoy                                                                                         Home for the Holidays
the excitement right in Foxburg,                                                                                     Festive nighttime parade,
the little town that’s fast be-                                                                                      fireworks and after-parade
coming the hottest resort spot                                                                                       party with Santa Claus, free
                                                                                                                     refreshments.
around.
                                                                                                                     November 29
     Just go to the Segway                                                                                           Parade starts at 6 p.m.
shop on Main Street next to the                                                                                      Punxsutawney, PA
Foxburg Inn (just below the new                                                                                      www.punxsutawney.com
pizzeria). Right now, two dif-
ferent tours are being offered.
There is the Heritage Tour of the
spectacular Riverstone prop-
                                     couple breathtaking views.
                                           Every Segway tour includes      Foxburg Fall Art, Wine And
erty, formerly known as the Fox      a safety briefing and hands-on
                                     Segway training, with practice
                                                                           Food Festival
                                     riding time before you hit the
                                     trails. Guides also accompany you
                                     on the tour to assure your safety
                                                                           I  f you haven’t been to
                                                                              Foxburg in a while,
                                                                           it’s been reborn into a
                                     and assist you if necessary.          charming resort town
                                           If you come to love riding      and wonderful getaway
                                     your Segway as many do, you           on the wild and scenic
                                     can purchase your very own            Allegheny River. A
                                     back at the shop, which is the        perfect time to visit
                                     authorized Segway dealership for      will be this October as
                                     Western PA. You can also rent         the autumn leaves turn
Estate. The tour takes you past
                                     bicycles at the shop to tour the      crimson and the town
beautiful gardens, pastures with
                                     town on your own or check out         hosts its 5th annual Fall          a mini-concert on the Mighty
unique livestock, the restored
                                     the paved bike path along the         Art, Wine And Food Festival.       Wurlitzer organ at the Lincoln
mansion and other historical
                                     Allegheny river.                            The festival in Foxburg is   Hall Theatre. You can also
buildings including the aviary,
                                           Whatever form of transpor-      a wonderful celebration of the     check out the new Foxburg Inn,
greenhouse, barns and sugar
                                     tation you decide on, the fall        season, and a great way to share   Foxburg Pizza, Divani Chocolate
shack. Also, there is the Adven-
                                     foliage around Foxburg is super       a day with family and friends.     Boutique and even take a tour
Ture Tour that twists and turns
                                     scenic and definitely worth the       This year’s event will feature     on a Segway Personal Trans-
along private forest trails high
                                     ride.                                 over 50 artisans, crafters and     porter (see story at left).
above the Allegheny and Clarion
                                           To book a tour call Segway of   food vendors, plus live music,          The Foxburg Art, Wine And
Rivers. The Segways run whisper
                                     Western PA at (724) 659-0094 or       horse drawn carriage rides and     Food Festival will take place
quiet, so you can view wildlife.
                                     for more information visit www.       entertainment for the kids.        October 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in
Plus the tour stops to take in a
                                     SegwayWPA.com.                        You can also sample                            Foxburg. The event
                                                                           Oktoberfest beers                              is free, with free
                                    Upcoming Events
                                                                           and traditional Ger-                           parking and shuttle
                                                                           man cuisine offered                            service from the AC
                                                                           by one of the local                            Valley School and
                               55th Annual National City®                  restaurants.                                   Medical Center.
                                 Autumn Leaf Festival™                           While you’re in                          For more information
                                September 27 – October 5                   town, take a stroll                            call 724-659-0021.
                                                                           down Main Street. All                               Directions: From
                               Customer Appreciation Day                   of the shops and boutiques will    I-80 take Exit 45. Head to St.
                               Christmas Parade and Party                  be open. You can go wine tast-     Petersburg. At the stop sign in
                                      November 24                          ing at the Foxburg Wine Cellars,   town turn right onto Rt. 58,
                                                                           shop for antiques and collect-     which will take you to Foxburg.
         Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry                       ibles at The Red Brick, and hear
              21 N. 6th Avenue, Clarion, PA 16214
               814-226-9161 www.clarionpa.com


                                                                                                                                                     17
                                                                                                            calling all Sportsmen

                                              Elk Expo 2008                                                                  latest recordings Politically Incorrect
                                                                                                                             Redneck, and It All Comes Back To
                                                                                                                             Me. Jerry has opened for numer-



                                              B
                                          efore you take to the                       offer suggestions to help                        ous artists including Neal
                                                                                      you take better outdoor                          McCoy and the Marshall
                                          woods this fall, be                                                                          Tucker Band.
                                                                                      photographs. Learn how
                                          sure to check out the                       and where to position
       2008 Elk Expo this September 19-20 in Kersey, PA. The                          yourself in the woods;                           Chainsaw Carving
                                                                                      when the best time is to                         Craftsmen At Work
       expo will bring together wildlife experts, vendors with                                                                         The chips will fly as skilled
                                                                                      capture the images you’re
       the latest outdoor gear, plus good music and food. It’s                        looking for; and what the                        craftsmen use chainsaws to
       also the place to be for the annual drawing of Pennsyl-                        key ingredient is for any                        transform simple pine logs
                                                                                      outdoor photograph. Using                        turn into amazing bear, elk
       vania elk hunting licenses.                                                    Your Trail Camera Freddie                        and other whimsical crea-
           Here’s a look at some of the highlights                                    McKnight will also share                         tures before your eyes.
       of this year’s event.                                                          what he has learned about
                                                                                      putting trail cameras to their best    3D Archery Shoot
                                                                                      use. Aspects covered in this seminar   Bring Your Bow
     George Daniel                            guides, plus representatives from the   will include camera placement, theft   The Bucktail Archers Association will
     Fly Fishing Gold Medalist                Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and      prevention, camouflage, and film vs.   host a 3D Archery Shoot on Saturday
     Gold Medal 2008 US National Fly          Elk conservation District will be on    digital. McKnight is an avid hunter    8 a.m.–2 p.m.
     Fishing Champion George Daniel will      hand to answer questions.               and has used trail cameras exten-      Archers of all ages can complete for
     talk about the basic four part cast,                                                                sively over the     cash and prizes.
     common mistakes and how to cor-          Rusty Snyder                                               past few years.
     rect them, along with tips and tech-     Ask the Deer Lady
     niques for fly fishing. George began     Rusty and her husband                                     Jerry Schickling
     fly fishing at age 6 while growing up    have been raising                                         Nashville
     in Potter County, PA. Today, he is a     whitetail deer since                                      Recording Artist
     certified FFF fly casting instructor     1986 at the Double                                        Nashville record-
     and head coach for the US Youth          Diamond Deer Ranch                                        ing artist Jerry
     Fly Fishing Team. He has appeared        in Cook Forest.                                           Schickling and his
     on ESPN and OLN competing in the         Rusty will share her                                      band North Coun-
     Great Outdoor Games and Fly Fishing      extensive knowledge                                       try will perform
     Masters.                                 and wonderful experiences of living     on the Expo Main Stage on Saturday.
                                              with deer.                              Stop by and get a preview of Jerry’s

                                              Elk License Drawing
                                              Find Out The Lucky Winners
                                              The names of the lucky hunters
                                                                                      Elk Expo Schedule of Events
                                              who’ll be eligible to hunt elk in       Friday, September 19
                                              Pennsylvania will be drawn by the       4-8 p.m.          Education Center, Vendors Open
                                              Pennsylvania Game Commission.           4-8 p.m.          Chainsaw Carving
                                              Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.            4-8 p.m.          People Choice Photo Contest Voting
                                                                                      6 p.m.            World of Whitetails, Rusty Snyder, Bldg. 1
                                                                                      7 p.m.            Fall Turkey Hunting, Dick Anderson, Bldg. 1)

                                                                                      Saturday, September 20
     Dick Anderson                                                                    9 a.m.-7 p.m.      Education Center, Vendors Open
     Archery Deer Hunting Seminar                                                     9 a.m-7 p.m.       Chainsaw Carving
     Quaker Boy Pro staffer Dick Ander-                                               9 a.m-7 p.m.       People’s Choice Photo Contest Voting
     son will offer tips and tricks for                                               8a.m.-2 p.m.       Archery Shoot (near the race track)
     proper stand placement along with
                                                                                      11 a.m.           Wildlife Photography, Freddie McKnight, Bldg. 1
     his tried and true game calls for suc-
     cess with Pennsylvania whitetails.                                               Noon              Archery Deer Hunting, Dick Anderson, Bldg. 1
     Fall Turkey Hunting Dick will also                                               1 p.m.            Using Your Trail Cam, Freddie McKnight, Bldg 1
     offer tips and techniques for fall                                               2 p.m.            Fall Turkey Hunting, Dick Anderson (Bldg #1)
     turkey hunting. He will cover proper                                             3 p.m.            Fly Fishing, George Daniel, near Main Stage
     calling techniques to locate and call                                            4 p.m.            Elk Viewing Tour (2 hours)
     in turkey and how to set up.             Freddie McKnight                        4:30 p.m.         Patch Photo Recognition
                                              Outdoor Photography Seminar             5 p.m.            Elk License Drawing
     Elk Education Center                     Ever wonder how outdoor pho-
     Displays And Information                 tographers capture that stunning        Admission $3 per person.
     The Elk Education Center activities      moment of a fawn’s first steps? Or a
     will include Pennsylvania’s elk dis-     mother robin feeding her fledg-
     play of bulls harvested by hunters       lings? Outdoor photographer and            Check out www.VisitPaGo.com/elkexpo for more
     during the recent elk hunts. Local       videographer Freddie McKnight will             information, highlights and directions.




18
The Stage Lights Up
                      O
                            ne of the most stunning       concerts and lectures.

This Fall
                            historic theatres in North-        This fall, the stage will
                            west Pennsylvania is cel-     light up at the Struthers with
                      ebrating its 125th anniversary.     humor, musicals, jazz and the

In Warren             The Struthers Library Theatre in
                      Warren, PA, has been in continu-
                      ous use as legitimate theatre
                                                          classics. First, on September
                                                          26, you can enjoy an eve-
                                                          ning showcasing the wit and
                      since it was built in 1883. With    wisdom of America’s greatest
                      wonderful natural acoustics, a      author and celebrated humor-
                      grand proscenium stage, and         ist, Mark Twain. This one-man
                      sweeping balcony, it truly is an    show will star the talented actor
                      extraordinary venue in which to     Mike Randall.
                      experience live theater, films,          On October 14, two
                                                          performances of a new musical
                                                          comedy called the Church Base-
                                                          ment Ladies will be performed.
                                                          Set in a rural Minnesota church,
                                                          these hardworking ladies stave
                                                          off disasters, share and debate
                                                          recipes, instruct the young, and
                                                          amusingly keep the their pastor
                                                          on course.
                                                               Then on November 6, 7,
                                                          and 8, the Tony Award-winning




                                                          musical Annie will be staged by
                                                          the Warren Players.
                                                                Two special music programs
                                                          will also take place this fall
                                                          presented by the Warren Concert
                                                          Association. You can hear the
                                                          first-rate and swinging sounds
                                                          of the Dave Leonhardt Jazz
                                                          Group on October 3; and the
                                                          exciting classical repertoire of
                                                          the Hungarian Virtuosi Cham-
                                                          ber Orchestra on November 13.
                                                                For tickets call the Struthers
                                                          Library Theatre box office at
                                                          (814) 723-7231. The Theater is
                                                          located at 302 Third Ave. W., on
                                                          the corner of Liberty St., in the
                                                          heart of downtown Warren.




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Look What’s Going On In Clarion River Country!
Barefoot in the Park                Silent Movie With                             Fall Festival
September 4-6                       Musical Accompaniment                         October 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
8:00 p.m.                           September 13                                  Main Street
Sawmill Theater, Cooksburg, PA      Allegheny Riverstone Center                   Foxburg, PA
(814) 927-5275, sawmill.org         Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021                   (724) 659-0021
                                    alleghenyriverstone.org
Guaranteed Irish (In concert)                                                     Halloween Parade
September 6                         Folk and Fall Harvest Festival                October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Allegheny Riverstone Center         September 13-14                               Redbank Valley High School
Foxburg, PA, (724) 659-0021         Saturday 11 a.m.-5 pm                         Auditorium
alleghenyriverstone.org             Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.                       920 Broad Street
                                    Sawmill Center, Cooksburg, PA                 New Bethlehem, PA
Poker Run (ATV’s)                   (814) 927-6655, sawmill.org                   (814) 275-3929
September 6, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.                                                       newbethlehemarea.com
Redbank Valley Municipal Park Rt.   Peanut Butter Festival
28, New Bethlehem, PA               Mountain Bike Race                            Christmas Present 2008
                                    September 14, 10:30 a.m.                      In Rimersburg
Clarion River Clean-up              New Bethlehem, PA                             November 6-9
September 6-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.        (814) 275-1718                                Rimersburg, PA
Pale Whale Canoe                    newbethlehemarea.com                          (814) 473-3419
River Road, Cooksburg, PA
(800) 680-0160                      Truck Pulls                                   Once Upon A Christmas
www.dcnr.state.pa.us                September 20, Grandstand                      November 21-23
                                    Redbank Valley Municipal Park                 Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Art In The Park                     Rt. 28,                                       Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 7, all day                New Bethlehem, PA                             Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Gumtown Park                                                                      Knox, PA
Water Street                        National City                                 (814) 797-5823
New Bethlehem, PA                   Autumn Leaf Festival                          onceuponachristmas.info
(814) 275-2870                      September 27-October 5, all day
newbethlehempubliclibrary.org       Clarion, PA and surrounding area              Christmas Parade &
                                    (814) 226-9161, clarionpa.com                 Snack with Santa
Leader of the Pack                                                                November 22, 1 p.m.
Theater presentation.               Martin Ellis (In Concert)                     New Bethlehem, PA
September 11-13, 8 p.m.             World-class organist Martin Ellis             (814) 275-3929
Sawmill Theatre, Cooksburg, PA      performs on Center’s Wurlitzer organ.         newbethlehemarea.com
(814) 927-5275, sawmill.org         October 5
                                    Allegheny Riverstone Center                   Customer Appreciation Day,
Peanut Butter Festival              Foxburg, PA                                   Christmas Parade & Party
September 12-14                     (724) 659-0021                                November 24, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Gumtown Park, Water St.             alleghenyriverstone.org                       Parade starts at 6 p.m.
New Bethlehem, PA                                                                 Party immediately follows.
(814) 275-3929                                                                    Downtown, Clarion, PA
newbethlehemarea.com                                                              (814) 226-9161
                                                                                  clarionpa.com




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