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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Closed This Weekend

Mountain Palace
Closed this Weekend
June 23, 24 & 25
As a reminder to our friends, we will be closed this upcoming weekend. We will resume our usual schedule next weekend on Friday, June 30. 
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Friday, June 16, 2017

Shrimp Youcai!

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Shrimp Youcai with Rice
One of our most popular specials is back this weekend! Youcai is a baby bok choy that is not only nutritious but goes amazingly well with shrimp. Come to Mountain Palace this weekend for a guaranteed taste treat!
Mountain Palace
Closed Next Weekend
June 23, 24 & 25
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Friday, June 9, 2017

Cumin Lamb, Onion & Green Pepper

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Cumin Lamb Onion & Green Pepper with Rice
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Friday, June 2, 2017

Chinese Wrap!

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Chinese Wrap with Green Onion, Cucumber & Chinese Soy Egg Sauce with or without Cilantro

Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy traditional Chinese countryside Spring/Summer favorite. 
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Undersanding Karma - Tsai Wenchin

The Mystery Underlying Human Living - Karma
Tsai Wenchin
Sunday  June 4   10:00 am
Pretty much everyone is troubled by a number of things about his or her life circumstances and interactions with other people. We are very limited by our senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, sound, etc. Everyone lives in their own world and views everyone else from their own perspective. We expect others, including our life partner, to understand us and agree with our views and behaviors. We constantly judge others by our own perceptions. 
Tsai's presentations have been attempting to make us conscious of our biases in perceiving others through our own limited lenses. By understanding our own and others limitations we can reduce the anger and annoyances of our reactions and thus build a more positive karmic response. Developing our understanding helps us develop more positive karma and move us a bit closer to enlightenment. Tsai says if you follow this you will become the master of your life. This material is not religion but rather life philosophy.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation to which everyone is welcome. Mountain Palace will be open with a full menu following the presentation for those who may be hungry.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Closed Sunday May 28 - Chinese Wrap Weekend Special

Mountain Palace
Closed Sunday May 28 - Normal Hours Friday & Saturday

Weekend Special: Chinese Wrap
A soft tortilla encasing Chinese cabbage, green onion, cucumber & Chinese special egg sauce. This combination is traditional Chinese countryside diet in the Spring time to remove toxins from the body and increase Yang chi (energy). They also taste great! Come to Mountain Palace this Friday and Saturday to enjoy a unique taste treat! 
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9 & Saturday 12 to 9

Monday, May 22, 2017

Allegory Gallery Wonder Woman Contest

We're getting really excited!  To celebrate the release of the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, Allegory Gallery is hosting a little contest!* 
Create a piece of jewelry inspired by Wonder Woman and be entered to win a $40 gift certificate from Allegory Gallery! Send a picture and a short description to us before NOON EST on June 2nd for a chance to win! One winner will be selected and announced at midnight. Send your submission to info@allegorygallery.com. 
The fun doesn't end there! The Allegory Gallery crew is going to the movies! Want to hang out with us and watch the film? Join us at the Diamond Theatre of Ligonier at 7PM on June 2nd for opening night! We will have Wonder Woman-inspired goodie bags while supplies last! Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for children 10 and under, and an additional $4 per seat for VIP seating! We hope to see you at the movies!
*Disclaimer: This contest is not associated, affiliated, and/or sponsored by Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment, or DC Comics.

Ligonier Art Walk

The Ligonier Art Walk is coming up soon!  Allegory Gallery is participating with several other art venues to celebrate creativity on Saturday, May 27th!  We are pleased to be showing the work of Chicago-based mixed media artist, Mystele Kirkeeng.  We hope you'll join us and come out to show your support for the arts in Ligonier (and see some amazing artwork)!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Election Day

Today is election day in Ligonier!  Go out and vote!  To find out where your polling place is and to get a look at the ballot, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ligonier Art Walk

Everyone at Allegory Gallery is getting very excited for the upcoming Ligonier Art Walk!  We are fortunate enough to work with the very talented, Mystele Kirkeeng.  Mystele is a Chicago-based modern day folk artist and works with mixed media.  Please mark your calendars for May 27th!  There will be events all day and Allegory Gallery will be one of many art venues participating.  This is a great way to shop local, see amazing artwork, and  support your local art scene.  CLICK HERE to visit the Ligonier Art Walk page.  Please like the page and share it with your friends and fellow art enthusiasts.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Understanding Karma - Tsai Wenchin

The Mystery Underlying Human Living - Karma
Tsai Wenchin
Sunday  April 23   10:00 am
Pretty much everyone is troubled by a number of things about his or her life circumstances and interactions with other people. We are very limited by our senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, sound, etc. Everyone lives in their own world and views everyone else from their own perspective. We expect others, including our life partner, to understand us and agree with our views and behaviors. We constantly judge others by our own perceptions. 
Tsai's presentations have been attempting to make us conscious of our biases in perceiving others through our own limited lenses. By understanding our own and others limitations we can reduce the anger and annoyances of our reactions and thus build a more positive karmic response. Developing our understanding helps us develop more positive karma and move us a bit closer to enlightenment. Tsai says if you follow this you will become the master of your life. This material is not religion but rather life philosophy.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation to which everyone is welcome. Mountain Palace will be open with a full menu following the presentation for those who may be hungry.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Complimentary Tea Egg On Easter Sunday

Mountain Palace Traditional Complimentary Tea Egg
Easter Sunday
Mountain Palace will be open Easter Sunday and continues the tradition of offering a complimentary tea egg to each of our customers. Tea eggs have been popular in Chinese culture and are made by boiling eggs in jasmine tea, then cracking the egg shell to enable the tea to color and flavor the hard boiled egg inside. Come to Mountain Palace this Sunday to enjoy this traditional Chinese treat.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Monday, April 3, 2017

Plants that repel bugs!


Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets attract annoying insects the second they walk outdoors — or so it seems.
If this describes you, take comfort in knowing that one of the ways you can fight back against mosquitoes, gnats, flies, no-see-ums and other pesky bugs doesn’t have to involve covering yourself with a sticky spray or engaging in chemical warfare. To help you enjoy going outdoors, try strategically placing insect-repelling plants in your garden or on your patio.

Oopsie Daisy Serously Pure

Gift Baskets for Easter available from Oopsie Daisy ,,,
From all natural healing pain salves, shampoo and deodorant  to  tick and bug spray,
available at The Hidden Jewel located beside the Diamond theater, or call 724-600-9476
email joymonticue@gmail.com

Benifits of Apple Cider Cider Vinegar


Here are just a few in a long list of benefits of adding just one tablespoon a day of apple cider vinegar to your diet:
  • Helps Heartburn and Acid Reflux. ...
  • Promotes Healthy Cholesterol. ...
  • Can Aid in Healthy Weight Loss. ...
  • Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar. ...
  • Has Antioxidant Properties. ...
  • Improves Nutrient Absorption.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cumin Beef, Green Pepper & Onion

Lacy First Year Medical School
Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Cumin Beef, Green Pepper & Onion with Rice
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Book your Banquets Now at Ligonier Tavern


Friday, March 24, 2017

Green Beans & Pork

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Green Beans & Pork with Rice
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Understanding Karma - Part VI Continued

The Mystery Underlying Human Living - Karma
Tsai Wenchin
Sunday  March 26   10:30 am
Pretty much everyone is troubled by a number of things about his or her life circumstances and interactions with other people. We are very limited by our senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, sound, etc. Everyone lives in their own world and views everyone else from their own perspective. We expect others, including our life partner, to understand us and agree with our views and behaviors. We constantly judge others by our own perceptions. 
Tsai's presentations have been attempting to make us conscious of our biases in perceiving others through our own limited lenses. By understanding our own and others limitations we can reduce the anger and annoyances of our reactions and thus build a more positive karmic response. Developing our understanding helps us develop more positive karma and move us a bit closer to enlightenment. Tsai says if you follow this you will become the master of your life. This material is not religion but rather life philosophy.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation to which everyone is welcome. Mountain Palace will be open with a full menu following the presentation for those who may be hungry.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spicy Shredded Potato & Ground Beef

Mountain Palace Weekly Special
Spicy Shredded Potato & Ground Beef with Rice
A cold weather treat to fight off the lingering chill! Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy one of our most popular specials.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Friday, March 10, 2017

Seaweed, Pork & Rice

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Seaweed, Pork & Rice
The most nutritious vegetable on the planet! Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this uniquely tasty treat.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Friday, March 3, 2017

Woodears, Chinese Cabbage & Pork

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Woodears, Chinese Cabbage & Pork with Rice
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy a most nutritious special. Woodears are mushrooms that grow in trees and thus became named wood ears. They are known to be very good for your health and have been documented as containing anti-cancer properties. Enjoy this unusual special or any of our other happy healthy menu items!
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Friday, February 24, 2017

Chinese Spaghetti!

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Chinese Spaghetti
Lomein Noodles with Ground Beef, Tomato Sauce & Shredded Cucumber
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this tasty special or any of our other 'happy healthy' taste treats!
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Understanding Karma - Continuation of Part VI

The Mystery Underlying Human Living - Karma
Tsai Wenchin
Sunday  February 19   10:30 am
Pretty much everyone is troubled by a number of things about his or her life circumstances and interactions with other people. We are very limited by our senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, sound, etc. Everyone lives in their own world and views everyone else from their own perspective. We expect others, including our life partner, to understand us and agree with our views and behaviors. We constantly judge others by our own perceptions. 
Tsai's presentations have been attempting to make us conscious of our biases in perceiving others through our own limited lenses. By understanding our own and others limitations we can reduce the anger and annoyances of our reactions and thus build a more positive karmic response. Developing our understanding helps us develop more positive karma and move us a bit closer to enlightenment. Tsai says if you follow this you will become the master of your life. This material is not religion but rather life philosophy.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation to which everyone is welcome. Mountain Palace will be open with a full menu following the presentation for those who may be hungry.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Seaweed with Pork & Rice

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Seaweed with Pork & Rice
One of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet, seaweed is not only uniquely tasty but contains a multitude of elements essential to your health. Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this or any of our regular menu items.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shredded Potato, Hot Pepper & Ground Beef

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Shredded Potato, Hot Pepper & Ground Beef
One of our most popular cold weather specials is back! Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this tasty treat or any of our other "Happy Healthy" menu items. Warm up with a hot peppery dinner before the Super Bowl. The big game and pre-game activities will be on the Mountain Palace 70-inch screen for the football fans among us.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Understanding Karma - Sunday Morning Session

The Mystery Underlying Human Living - Karma
Tsai Wenchin
Sunday  February 5   10:30 am
Pretty much everyone is troubled by a number of things about his or her life circumstances and interactions with other people. We are very limited by our senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, sound, etc. Everyone lives in their own world and views everyone else from their own perspective. We expect others, including our life partner, to understand us and agree with our views and behaviors. We constantly judge others by our own perceptions. 
Tsai's presentations have been attempting to make us conscious of our biases in perceiving others through our own limited lenses. By understanding our own and others limitations we can reduce the anger and annoyances of our reactions and thus build a more positive karmic response. Developing our understanding helps us develop more positive karma and move us a bit closer to enlightenment. Tsai says if you follow this you will become the master of your life. This material is not religion but rather life philosophy.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation to which everyone is welcome. Mountain Palace will be open with a full menu following the presentation for those who may be hungry.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Chinese New Year Special

Mountain Palace Special Dinner Set
Happy Chinese New Year!
Chinese Pork Chop with Broccoli & Rice 
Chicken Mushroom Dancing Noodle Soup
Yuzhen's Salad
Three Mixed Dumplings
Glass of Wine for Adults
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy the best Chinese New Year celebration in the area!

Chinese New Year is based on their lunar calendar and this year falls on Saturday January 28. 
Each year is denoted by a different symbol from the Chinese 12 year animal zodiac, with this year being matched to the tenth sign - the rooster.
Roosters are seen as confident, honest and hardworking. They also enjoy being around people but can be seen as attention seekers.
There are five different types of rooster, each with different characteristics.
This is the year of the fire rooster, which last fell in 1957.
Fire roosters are known for being trustworthy, punctual and responsible (especially at work).
The other types are wood roosters, earth roosters, gold roosters and water roosters.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Understanding Karma - Saturday Reminder

The Mystery Underlying Human Living - Karma
Tsai Wenchin
Saturday January 21  10:00 am
Pretty much everyone is troubled by a number of things about his or her life circumstances and interactions with other people. We are very limited by our senses of sight, taste, smell, touch, sound, etc. Everyone lives in their own world and views everyone else from their own perspective. We expect others, including our life partner, to understand us and agree with our views and behaviors. We constantly judge others by our own perceptions. 
Tsai's presentations have been attempting to make us conscious of our biases in perceiving others through our own limited lenses. By understanding our own and others limitations we can reduce the anger and annoyances of our reactions and thus build a more positive karmic response. Developing our understanding helps us develop more positive karma and move us a bit closer to enlightenment. Tsai says if you follow this you will become the master of your life. This material is not religion but rather life philosophy.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation to which everyone is welcome. Mountain Palace will be open with a full menu following the presentation for those who may be hungry.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Chicken, Walnut & Broccoli with Rice

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Chicken, Walnut & Broccoli with Rice

Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this tasty and healthy special or any of our other happy healthy menu items.
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pork, Seaweed & Rice and Saturday Karma Presentation Reminder

Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Pork, Seaweed and Rice
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this tasty and extremely healthy delight. Seaweed is a highly nutritious vegetable known as the "green superfood." It is very beneficial for boosting immunity, contains anti-bacterial properties and perhaps is best know to facilitate thyroid function. 
Understanding Karma
Tsai Wenchin presents this Saturday at 10:00

Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Understanding Karma - Part VI - Tsai Wenchin


Tsai Wenchin
Presents
Saturday, January 7  10:00 am

With the joyful memory of the last year-end holidays, we now have stepped into the year 2017, a new Chinese lunar year of chicken that promises hope and success. So I wish everybody a great success of your dreams in this year.
For the study series about the mystery of human living – karma, we planned for our next meeting to take place on this Saturday July 7, at 10 AM. We will still focus on Part VI. And this time, we will come to the key of the transcendent spiritual cultivation – the spiritual Conscience of a person, the so-called white light within the colorful lights in the metaphor. Owing to it – serving as the Golden Thread linking with Heaven, the breakthrough of karma and the return to God by the end of life become possible for humans. Such knowledge will be very precious and I hope you all will come. 


Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Mountain Palace's full menu will be available at 12:00 following the presentation.
 This is a free presentation opportunity.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cumin Beef, Broccoli & Rice

 


Mountain Palace New Year Weekend Special
Cumin Beef, Broccoli & Rice
Before your pork and sauerkraut traditional dinner, come to Mountain Palace for this tasty special! BYOB!
New Year Weekend Hours
Friday 5 to 9 & Saturday 12 to 9
Closed New Year's Day
Miracle Pillows Still Available
If you put this off and failed to have them under the Christmas tree! 
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Chinese Pork Chop, Broccoli & Rice


Mountain Palace Christmas Weekend Special
Chinese Pork Chop, Broccoli & Rice
Before your ham or turkey traditional dinner, come to Mountain Palace for this tasty special!
Christmas Weekend Hours
Friday 5 to 9 & Saturday 12 to 9
Closed Christmas Day
Miracle Pillows Still Available
Last Chance Before Santa Arrives! 
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Friday, December 16, 2016

Chinese Cabbage, Woodears & Pork with Rice


Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Chinese Cabbage, Woodears & Pork with Rice
Take a break from Christmas preparations and come to Mountain Palace to enjoy our weekend special or any of our other tasty, happy healthy menu items!
Miracle Pillows still available!
Get a unique gift for someone that they are sure to enjoy.

Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8