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Friday, May 27, 2016

Shrimp Youcai Special!


Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Shrimp Youcai with Rice
One of our most popular specials is back for this holiday weekend. Enjoy this tasty combination that is sure to please. Youcai is a tender "baby" bok choy that goes amazingly well with shrimp. 

Acupressure Point Treatment - Menopause
5954 Route 981, Latrobe
Monday June 6  7:15 pm
$15 per individual

Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise
350 Main Street, Latrobe
Monday June 6  6:00 pm
New Students $10 - Previous Students $5

No classes will be held Monday May 30 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday

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, May 24, 2016

The Meaning and Purpose of Life - A Free Guided Discussion

Tsai Wen Chin
Presents at Mountain Palace
The Meaning and Purpose of Life
Tuesday June 7  2:00 pm
Tsai will lead a discussion based upon the following outline:

THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF LIFE

PART ONERealizing the Secret of Life

The Secret Hidden under Human Living
1.          Human life sustains in the ever repeating process of perception and reaction as in a loop. For a person, because of not realizing the makeup of his perception, the reaction to it becomes karmicthe so-called making karmano matter he reacts with good deed or bad deed, under goodwill or evil will.
2.          Making karma (= karmic reaction) will unavoidably cause three happenings to a person:
(1)         Triggering the karmic moral law of cause and effectEvery karmic action/deed will bring a karmic return (retribution) of good fortune or bad fortune to experience in the future of either this life or future lives.
(2)         Reincarnation (rebirth of life)It will create further karmic perceptions to drive the person to react to them ignorantly again so as to form the unceasing continuation of this life and future lives.
(3)         Ignorance (spiritual delusion)A karmic reaction will reinforce the person’s ignorance of his true SELF (the actual spiritual agent which lives a person). He will become kidnapped by his karmic perceptions in every moment of life, as in a dream, to be sometimes happy, sometimes suffering, and all together, to be ignoring the very truth of who he is, who others are, and who God is, so as to suffer in the endless process of life and death.

PART TWOThe Meaning and Purpose of Life
PART THREEFulfilling the Meaning and Purpose of Life
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation opportunity 
If hungry, dumplings only can be purchased before or after the presentation

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pork Seaweed


Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Pork & Seaweed with Rice
Seaweed is high in nutrients and contains a variety of health benefits. These include digestive health, cholesterol-lowering effects, boosting immunity, anti-cancer properties and weight loss. You can get your daily dose of a number of essential minerals and vitamins with only a small amount of seaweed. Come to Mountain Palace this weekend and enjoy this extremely healthy and tasty treat!
Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise
350 Main Street, Latrobe
Monday May 23 6:00
New students - $10  Previous students - $5
Acupressure Point Treatment Class
Neck, Shoulder & Low Back Pain
5954 Route 981, Latrobe 
Monday May 23 7:15 

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Meaning and Purpose of Life - Tsai Wen Chin




Mountain Palace Discussion Group
Tuesday June 7  2:00 pm 
Free - Reservations Requested
Join Tsai Wen Chin at Mountain Palace for this "philosophy of life" discussion

THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF LIFE

PART ONERealizing the Secret of Life

The Secret Hidden under Human Living
1.          Human life sustains in the ever repeating process of perception and reaction as in a loop. For a person, because of not realizing the makeup of his perception, the reaction to it becomes karmicthe so-called making karmano matter he reacts with good deed or bad deed, under goodwill or evil will.
2.          Making karma (= karmic reaction) will unavoidably cause three happenings to a person:
(1)         Triggering the karmic moral law of cause and effectEvery karmic action/deed will bring a karmic return (retribution) of good fortune or bad fortune to experience in the future of either this life or future lives.
(2)         Reincarnation (rebirth of life)It will create further karmic perceptions to drive the person to react to them ignorantly again so as to form the unceasing continuation of this life and future lives.
(3)         Ignorance (spiritual delusion)A karmic reaction will reinforce the person’s ignorance of his true SELF (the actual spiritual agent which lives a person). He will become kidnapped by his karmic perceptions in every moment of life, as in a dream, to be sometimes happy, sometimes suffering, and all together, to be ignoring the very truth of who he is, who others are, and who God is, so as to suffer in the endless process of life and death.

PART TWOThe Meaning and Purpose of Life
PART THREEFulfilling the Meaning and Purpose of Life

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

Friday, May 13, 2016

Green beans!


Mountain Palace Weekly Special
Green Beans and Pork with Rice
Some of the health benefits of green beans include the reduced risk of heart disease and colon cancer, as well as an improved regulation of diabetes. Green beans provide a big boost to your immune system and contribute to the elimination of harmful free radicals.These nutrient-packed beans also provide benefits to the health of your eyes and bones, while regulating your digestive processes. 
Happy Healthy Cooking Class
High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol & Low Immunity
Post Chemotherapy
Mountain Palace
Reservations Requested
Sunday May 15 11:30
Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise Review
350 Main Street Latrobe, Pa
Mondays 6:00 to 7:00
$10 new students, $5 Previous students 
Acupressure Point Treatment Class
Latrobe, Pa
Mondays in May 7:15 to 8:15
May 16 - Headache
$15
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, PA 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cooking Class Sunday!

Happy Healthy Cooking Class
High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol & Low Immunity
Post Chemotherapy
Sunday May 15 11:30 am
$25 includes meal
Reservations Requested 
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wood Ear & Chinese Cabbage Special


Mountain Palace Weekly Special
Chinese Cabbage, Wood Ears and Pork with Rice
A Wood Ear (Mu Er) is a mushroom that grows in the tops of trees. They are very nutritious and have been documented by several Japanese medical research facilities to have strong anti-cancer properties. They are also effective in reducing cholesterol and increasing immunity. Scientific studies suggest compounds in Chinese cabbage are known to offer protection against breast, colon and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels in the blood.
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to experience this unique food item for yourself. We are the only restaurant within about 8,000 miles to have a Mu Er special!

Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise
350 Main Street Latrobe, Pa
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 Starting May 9
New Students $10 Previous Students $5 per session
Many students have expressed benefits to participating in this unique exercise program that stimulates pressure points, increases blood and energy flow, keeps meridians balanced and facilitates health and wellness. To keep students motivated and active in continuing these exercises, Lacy is providing this weekly group activity.

Acupressure Point Treatment Class
JG Yoga & Wellness in Latrobe
Mondays 7:15
This week's focus: Anxiety

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

CALLING ALL BEATLE FANS!



The first event in the SongWorks 2016 Concert Series will be BEATLES - a day in a life. Enjoy an evening of Beatles covers and some original tunes inspired by the Beatles.

SongWorks hosts a monthly dinner at the Grande Halle at 306 Broad Street (at the former Immaculate Conception church) in the Cambria City Cultural District of Johnstown. These shows run May through October, with a special December holiday show as well. Dinner starts at 6:00 and the show starts at 7:00. Full meals will be provided by Flair of Country Catering. Reservations are requested by visiting Flair of Country Catering’s Facebook Page or by calling (814) 536-7986. Thanks to the sponsorship of Ameriserv Financial, the cost for the dinner and performance is $13.00, and admission is $5.00 for the performance only. This is a BYOB event

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Cinco de mayo ! From Ligonier tavern

Cinco de mayo grilled cheese with peppers cumin buttered chicken

Friday, April 29, 2016

Beef Tomato with Rice

Mellow Mike at Mountain Palace
Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Beef & Tomato with Rice
Numerous studies have concluded that the more tomatoes people eat the lower their risks of certain cancers, especially lung, stomach and prostate cancers. A substance called lycopene, which is responsible for tomatoes red color, is thought to be the reason for this cancer protective effect. They also prevent DNA damage from free radicals thus helping to ward off age related diseases. They reduce the risk of heart disease due to a number of nutrients. Tomatoes protect against thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation. They also reduce inflammation. 
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this tasty and healthy special! 
Mellow Mike
Mountain Palace enjoyed these most talented local performers this past Tuesday evening. Thanks to the group that has spread joy throughout the area!
Acupressure Point Treatment Class in Latrobe
Starting this coming Monday May 2 at 7:15
Lacy will be conducting acupressure point treatment classes for five weeks in May at JG Yoga. Every Monday evening she will present acupressure point massage training to address different disease states. The schedule is as follows:
May 2 - High Blood Pressure    May 9 - Anxiety    May 16 - Migraines/Allergies
                    May 23 - Neck, Shoulder & Low Back Pain    May 30 - Menopausal Syndrome
JG Yoga is located on Rt. 981 entering Latrobe on the right in the Latrobe side of the District Magistrate building. Classes are $15 per session or $52 for the entire five weeks.
Life Philosophy by Tsai Wen Chin
Tuesday May3 1:00 at Mountain Palace - Free
Enjoy this incredible individual's views of the nature of reality and life.
Happy Healthy Cooking Class
Sunday May 15 11:30 at Mountain Palace
Learn Happy Healthy Cooking related to High Blood Pressure, reducing Cholesterol and increasing Immunity
$25 includes meal
Reservations Requested
 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
Eleven miles north of Ligonier left off of Route 711 onto Creek Road across from Mirror Lake

Thursday, April 28, 2016

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK!


The Ligonier Valley Players opens their musical show “The Great American Trailer Park” here left to right Kaylee Hansberry, Diane Myers and Sarah Chelli  take in some sun. The show runs April 2930 May 6, 7,7:30 pm May 1, 8, 2:30 pm Sunday at the Diamond Theater in Ligonier Tickets please call 724 238 6514

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Avocado Salad Wrap

Avocados were first used by the Aztecs and since have been highly sought after for their health benefits. Avocados are high in healthy mono-unsaturated fats such as oleic acid. They also have anti inflammatory properties and are high in potassium, magnesium, and fiber.  Try incorporating avocados into your diet with this easy avocado salad wrap recipe.

Avocado Salad Wrap Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp red onions , diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 6-8 romaine lettuce, roughly chopped

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients, except the lettuce, in a bowl
  2. Scoop out approx. 1/2 cup into gluten free wrap, add lettuce and roll.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mellow Mike at Mountain Palace April 26th 6:30 to 9:30

MM is a bit of an open mike but that's only a part of what happens. Mellow Mike is more about creating a feeling of community and laughing and singing together, so it's not what we would normally call a show or open mike, it's a fun evening get together where strangers become friends and friends groove to music and enjoy some readings.


up coming events

  • THROUGH MAY 1: Friendship Park, Ligonier’s community playground, is undergoing renovations. Led by the Ligonier Rotary Club and the Friendship Park Committee, repairs and renovations will made to the park with  completions set for May. Constructed and designed completely by members of the community, volunteers and donors are still needed in the completion of this project.  For information on how you can participate, visit the Ligonier Rotary Club’s website at www.ligonierrotaryclub.com.
  • MAY 6: It’s the fourth annual Novel Art at the Ligonier Valley Library on Friday, May 6th. Participants are asked to design a project constructed out of old books. All submissions must be received by April 25th.  They will be on display in the Community Room from April 29th through May 5th and voted upon for the People’s Favorite. On Friday, May 6th all the artwork will then be sold to benefit the library. For more information about Novel Art, call the library at 724-238-6451.
  • THROUGH JUNE 6: Register now through June 6 for the Ligonier Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing..Friday, June 17th at the Ligonier Country Club. For more information about the Scramble ..call the Chamber Office at 724-238-4200.

NO TO GMO FOODS

This article discusses the potential health risks of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). It draws on some previously used material because its importance bears repeating. It also cites three notable books and highlights one in particular – Jeffrey Smith’s “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.” Detailed information from the book is featured below.
Genetically engineered foods saturate our diet today. In the US alone, over 80% of all processed foods contain them. Others include grains like rice, corn and wheat; legumes like soybeans and soy products; vegetable oils, soft drinks; salad dressings; vegetables and fruits; dairy products including eggs; meat, chicken, pork and other animal products; and even infant formula plus a vast array of hidden additives and ingredients in processed foods (like in tomato sauce, ice cream, margarine and peanut butter). Consumers don’t know what they’re eating because labeling is prohibited, yet the danger is clear. Independently conducted studies show the more of these foods we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health.
 http://www.globalresearch.ca/potential-health-hazards-of-genetically-engineered-foods

Saturday, April 23, 2016





MIAMI, April 22 (UPI) -- A lawsuit accusing Chipotle Mexican Grill of using food with genetically modified ingredients can move forward, a federal judge ruled.
The case, which is seeking class-action status, says the Denver-based company misled customers with claims its food was GMO-free. The suit alleges Chipotle's dairy product and meats come from animals that consume genetically modified food. A federal judge in Miami rejected the company's motion to dismiss. The case is scheduled to go to trial in November. Chipotle said there are no merits to the allegations.
 http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2016/04/22/Judge-allows-Chipotle-GMO-lawsuit-to-go-forward/5281461319563/

Friday, April 22, 2016

Chinese Spaghetti!


Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Tomato, Ground Beef, Cucumber Lomein
&
Chinese Healthy Spices
with or without
Cilantro
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend and enjoy this amazingly tasty treat!

Mellow Mike at Mountain Palace
This coming Tuesday, April 26 6:30 to 9:30 
Experience the area's most talented musicians while enjoying happy healthy dining!
Acupressure Point Treatment Class
JG Yoga & Wellness in Latrobe
Monday evenings at 7:15 through the month of May 
Mountain Palace 
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
claysh@gmail.com
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8
Eleven miles north of Ligonier left off of Route 711 onto Creek Road across from Mirror Lake 

Thursday, April 21, 2016


May Mart
 May 6th and 7th  
Greensburg Civic Center 
Plants , Plants and more Plants!
plus crafters ...

Plus
Oopsie Daisy Seriously Pure will be there.
please stop and see us at our booth.
We have you covered from head to toe with our Scrubs, lotions, and potions!
joy Monticue and Jenny Schwing
check out our facebook page 
at oopsie daisy seriously pure essentials /facebook


Monday, April 18, 2016

What is Sea Glass?

What Is Sea Glass?

I look for Sea Glass when I am at OBX but what is it.......

Worn by waves, recycled by the sea, sea glass is a product of both nature and man. Bottles, jar's and glass carelessly discarded are tumbled by the ocean to form these colorful gems of the shore. These lovely collectible beach gems are vanishing due to plastics and recycling.©
 "Sea Glass is reverse gem"©. Traditional gems (diamonds, rubies, emeralds) are made by nature and refined by man. Sea glass is originally made by man (bottles and jars) but refined by nature to become smooth frosty beach found gems.
Sea glass begins as bottles & glass that get tossed on the shore, broken, and then tumbled smooth by the waves and currents. Nature acts like a big rock tumbler recycling our pollution!