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Friday, August 31, 2012

To Representative Akin and like-minded friends...


Mountain Palace - Mellow Mike Coming Tuesday!

Only four more days and Mellow Mike comes to Mountain Palace! Tuesday evening September 4 at 7:30 the group is scheduled to arrive. Lacy has been excited for quite some time and is very much looking forward to enjoying the music and camaraderie. This weekend's special is pork with bean sprouts and rice for $8.95. Among the many health benefits of bean sprouts perhaps the more significant are helping the immune system fight bacteria and viruses and providing antioxidants which fight free radicals that damage cells. Such free radical damage can lead to chronic diseases including cancer. So eat some bean sprouts this weekend and come to Mellow Mike night Tuesday and be healthy and happy! Eleven miles north of Ligonier left off of Route 711 onto Creek Road directly across from Mirror Lake. Friday 6 to 10, Saturday 12 to 10 and Sunday 12 to 6.  724 717-8614  www.mountainpalace.net  

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Stop in Monday-Friday 9-5 or Saturday 9-4
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Lincoln Highway Road Rally

Each year, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor offers a fun Road Rally weekend for highway enthusiasts. Join us the weekend of September 29 and 30 as we motor down the Lincoln from Shawnee State Park, just west of Bedford to Latrobe with a private tour of the 1806 Log Church, Quecreek Mine Rescue Site and the Titanic Connections: Unique and Untold Stories exhibit at Antiochian Village. Also included in the weekend adventures are lunch at Shawnee State Park and supper, overnight lodging and breakfast at Antiochian Village, near Ligonier, as well as lunch Sunday at the Lincoln Highway Experience. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's maiden voyage, Saturday evening's dinner is a special Titanic-themed meal. All of this for only $106 per person. Registration deadline is September 12. Call the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor office with any questions at 724-879-4241 or to reserve your spot. Checks should be payable to LHHC, mailed to 3435 Route 30 East, Latrobe, PA 15650. One can register online at www.LHHC.org .

and the sign says

verse 5:33 of the Koran: "The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter."

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/crucified_in_yemen.html#ixzz257eIRoR1

let the Conrad family subdivide their lot for heavens sake

Sometimes I think Rich Flickinger is the only voice of reason advising borough government.  He's right.  The planning commission should have recommended approval.

Who cares if you have small lots in Ligonier Borough? It's ridiculous ideas like this that push the use of condominium laws and we end up with that kind of housing rather than independent dwellings with their own yards.

So you give the Conrads grief while the borough is FULL of townhouse units with more to come.  What's the difference?

convicted


A San Antonio man was convicted today of first-degree murder after police said he shot a man inside a Ligonier bar over a dispute about a TV.
Police arrested Stephen Paul Fromholz last summer on charges that he shot Donald Holler, 65, of Ligonier, inside Fat Daddy's Pub.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/texas-man-convicted-in-bar-shooting-death-651223/#ixzz257bK9n4K

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Genesis of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Focus of Lincoln Highway Program

Dr. Richard Wissolik will present a spoken and pictorial accounting of the founding and early days of the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport on September 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Highway Experience museum. Prior to being named for the local golf legend who grew up less than a mile from the runway, the airport was known by a variety of names over the years – Longview Flying Field, J.D. Hill Airport, Latrobe Airport, Westmoreland County Airport. Before the Lincoln Highway was straightened in the 1930s and became US30, the historic national road ran across the middle of the present-day airport, crossed the Manito Road (Route 981), and continued through Youngstown, PA on what is now referred to as Arnold Palmer Drive. Wissolik is a Professor of English at Saint Vincent College and the Director of the SVC Center for Northern Appalachian Studies. He is the author of A Place in the Sky: A History of the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 1919-2001, a book dealing with the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, early pioneers and promoters of local aviation, and the role the airport has played in advancing aviation in western Pennsylvania. The Lincoln Highway Experience is located at 3435 Route 30 East (near Kingston Dam) in Latrobe. Because of limited seating, advance reservations are required. Visit www.LHHC.org to make reservations through PayPal or call 724-879-4241. An entrance fee of $10 per person ($7 for Friends of the Lincoln Highway) includes light refreshments.

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Whose public record includes these statements?

**The Department that I lead over-sees the development of natural gas. **Fracking fluid is comprised of water and sand; the rest are components in common everyday use such as food additives and cosmetics. Many of those chemicals are food grade. **There has never been an instance where fracking fluids have contaminated groundwater. **At the end of the day, my job is to make sure gas is done.
Answer: The head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Secretary Micheal L. Krancer.

Second question: What’s missing from DEP Secretary Krancer’s To-Do list? : ‘Protect the actual environment.’ The fox in is charge of the hen house... .

For more detail, including sources of quotations, see www.marcellusprotest.org/meet_krancer.

"Dominion" is discredited by new evidence

For millennia, humans have held onto their hubris regarding the belief in human superiority. Starting with animal rights through to veganism, changing the minds of those who believe humans are “top dog” will be a challenge.

"A remarkable thing happened at The First Annual Francis Crick Memorial Conference held at the University of Cambridge, July 7 in U.K. A group of prominent neuroscientists signed a proclamation declaring human and animal consciousness alike. Called The Cambridge Declaration of Consciousness, it states:
We declare the following:  The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates.
To many pet parents and animal lovers, the conference only confirms what they already believed through their own observations and interactions with animals – albeit, not with the credibility of scientific research. Stephen Hawking — considered the greatest mind in physics since Albert Einstein — was the guest of honor at the signing ceremony."

http://eradicatingecocideincanada.org/2012/08/scientists-proclaim-animal-and-human-consciousness-the-same/ 



Register now for the AV5K Trail Run!


Antiochian Village will host the 4th annual AV5K Trail Run on Saturday, October 6th.  Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate on this moderately challenging wooded course!  It's a very family-friendly event. The race starts at 10am and all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania.  Light refreshments and prizes will follow the race.  More details and online registration are available at www.AV5K.org . Race shirts are guaranteed for individuals registered by 9/7.  This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of autumn in the Laurel Highlands while supporting a great organization!! 

Weekly Flower Special

                                                  RACHEL'S LIGONIER FLORAL
RAINBOW DAISY BOUQUET --OR-- ALSTROMERIA BUNDLES
TWO GREAT LONG LASTING SELECTIONS
JUST $6.00 EACH
Stop in Monday-Friday 9-5 or Saturday 9-4
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hate these cameras..on the way to Big Brother or Giant Nanny..you name it

According to an arrest affidavit, an Orlando police sergeant was using an Innovative Response to Improve Safety (IRIS) camera to monitor South Terry Avenue and West South Street, an area known for drug activity, and spotted three men possibly smoking marijuana.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Orlando-s-I-R-I-S-cameras-help-nab-suspected-pot-smoker/-/1637132/16409952/-/ab6pn6z/-/index.html

good speech

After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history. That is the true basis of “American Exceptionalism.” The essence of America – that which really unites us -- is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea -- and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from but where you are going.

Ours has never been a narrative of grievance and entitlement. We have not believed that I am doing poorly because you are doing well. We have not been envious of one another and jealous of each other’s success. Ours has been a belief in opportunity and a constant battle – long and hard -- to extend the benefits of the American dream to all – without regard to circumstances of birth.

But the American ideal is indeed endangered today. There is no country, no not even a rising China, that can do more harm to us than we can do to ourselves if we fail to accomplish the tasks before us here at home.


http://www.drudgereport.com/flashcr.htm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal wants more big government money

"(T)he usual FEMA pre-disaster protocol has been activated. The Obama administration has approved Jindal’s request for a disaster declaration. The administration’s actions thus far have earned plaudits from the state’s two senators — including Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). And moreover, the steps the administration has taken are broadly similar to the Bush administration’s initial response to Hurricane Gustav in 2008, which Jindal did not publicly criticize."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/28/1125169/-Bobby-Jindal-wants-more-big-government-money-for-Louisiana 

...small government and less government spending?

Observation: Successful enterprises depend on government-funded infrastructure like bridges, roads and schools.

"Oddly, one of the businessmen Republicans chose to feature on Tuesday night made exactly that point. In fact, he essentially made the argument for more government spending. "For the last 40 years, my company has built the road signs on the Forest Service road system," Archuletta explained in his prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention. "In fact, in 1984, I was fortunate to receive the national award from President Reagan for being the most successful minority business in the United States. In 2004, President Bush made it possible for our company to manufacture signs for all federal agencies." According to a website that tracks government contracts, P&M Signs has received $18,252 in federal contracts from 2000 to 2011.

The problem, according to GOP Convention speaker Archuletta, isn't that he's getting money from Uncle Sam -- it's that he isn't getting more."

http://www.governmentcontractswon.com/department/defense/p_m_signs_inc_786582726.asp?yr=11 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/phil-archuletta-gop-convention_n_1838173.html

Why the 2012 campaign 'optics' really don't look good

"'Optics' is not just ghastly jargon coined by DC insiders. It also unwittingly describes politics' disconnect from people's reality" (Republican and Democratic parties, both)

"One sinister aspect of all this is the way that "optics" helps lend the problem of appearances a sort of stand-alone reality, shorn of all context. Defining the Isaac/Tampa situation as "a problem of optics" inevitably implies that it's merely a problem of optics: an embarrassing coincidence, as when newspapers inadvertently juxtapose news stories and ads in tasteless ways. But that's not the case here. Images of weather damage alongside convention-hall balloon drops would be a problem for a reason: because the appalling government failures of Katrina happened under the last Republican president. And because Paul Ryan has proposed deep cuts to disaster relief funds. And because the GOP has sought to hold hurricane-relief funding hostage to its tiny-government crusades. Even TV footage of Isaac not proving disastrous – of, say, New Orleans' reinforced levees holding up – would draw attention to the helpful role of government in letting societies function, a truth that the Romney campaign has set itself resolutely against.

More abstractly – but no less importantly – pictures of partying delegates alongside hurricane damage could only emphasize the fundamental disconnection between modern political campaigning and most of the rest of reality. They would underline that 21st-century conventions are, indeed, pure "optics", floating free from the facts of most people's lives. Even if the Republicans didn't have a hugely problematic record when it comes to disaster relief, the juxtaposition would risk throwing the strange, choreographed pointlessness of campaigning into stark relief."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/oliver-burkemans-blog/2012/aug/28/why-2012-campaign-optics-dont-look-good 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Destroying Precious Land for...what?

"In the late ’70s, when Manhattanites like Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger were turning Montauk and East Hampton into an epicurean Shangri-La for the Studio 54 crowd, my parents, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, were looking to become amateur dairy farmers. My first introduction to a cow was being taught how to milk it by hand. I’ll never forget the realization that fresh milk could be so much sweeter than what we bought in grocery stores. Although I was rarely able to persuade my schoolmates to leave Long Island for what seemed to them an unreasonably rural escapade, I was lucky enough to experience trout fishing instead of tennis lessons, swimming holes instead of swimming pools and campfires instead of cable television.
Though my father died when I was 5, I have always felt lucky to live on land he loved dearly; land in an area that is now on the verge of being destroyed. When the gas companies showed up in our backyard, I felt I needed to do some research. I looked into Pennsylvania, where hundreds of families have been left with ruined drinking water, toxic fumes in the air, industrialized landscapes, thousands of trucks and new roads crosshatching the wilderness, and a devastating and irreversible decline in property value." 

Sean Lennon on the long-term destruction of what he loves by drilling: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/opinion/sean-lennon-destroying-precious-land-for-gas.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general 

See the lists those joining  Sean in Artists Against Fracking at, logically, http://artistsagainstfracking.com/.
 
Be the BEST MOM you can be -
with a little help from some friends, of course!
Join us at MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers,
a support group for all Moms!
First meeting September 5th!
Visit our website for more information...
 


Limited Time Treatment Special!


it's Mellow Mike night!


MM usually starts around 7:30 on Tuesday evenings and runs until 9:30. Folks at Mellow Mike play harmonicas, tambourines, drums, shakers or just sit and listen or get up and dance.

To give you a flavor of songs, we'll probably sing Hallelujah, Let It Be, Woodstock, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Who By Fire, Little Red Riding Hood....fun stuff like that. Got it? We'll mix in a few local poets and hopefully Pete will do some Dylan.  ;)  

MELLOW MIKEMELLOW MIKE
MELLOW MIKEmellow mikemellow mikemellow mikemellow mikeMELLOW MIKEmellow mike

tonight at the Ligonier Tavern 7:30 to 9:30

Weekly Flower Special

RACHEL'S LIGONIER FLORAL

 
 
RAINBOW DAISY BOUQUET    --OR--   ALSTROMERIA BUNDLES
 
TWO GREAT LONG LASTING SELECTIONS
JUST $6.00 EACH
 
Stop in Monday-Friday  9-5  or Saturday 9-4
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Part-time Job...

We're looking for a part-time employee at Allegory Gallery... one that will be willing to work two or three days a week consistently and professionally.  Applicants must have retail experience and be interested in art, beads, and jewelry.  We'll be interviewing this week.  If you're interested, please email info@allegorygallery.com with your resume and a brief introduction.  Thank you!

Pittsburgh Area Artist Blacksmiths Association Event


The Ligonier Valley Historical Society will be hosting the Pittsburgh Area Artist Blacksmiths Association (PAABA) at Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown on September 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Iron forges will be set up on the museum grounds and over 15 blacksmiths will be on hand to demonstrate their individual techniques. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase special blacksmith-created souvenirs which will be available for purchase in the museum’s Country Store.

The day’s activities are free with paid admission. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children and complimentary for youngsters five and under. Compass Inn Museum is located along Route 30 in Laughlintown, PA, three miles east of Ligonier. Phone: (724) 238-4983. You may also visit our website at www.compassinn.com

ALMOST TIME FOR THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK FOR ANDO!

                    Save the date September 15, 2012!!
 Wouldn't you and your dog enjoy a morning of fun while supporting a wonderful program?  Perhaps you missed it last year and wanted to make certain to join in the annual Memorial Walk for Ando event in support of the Ligonier Township Police Department K9 Unit.  Well mark  your  calendar and plan to be at the Holy Trinity Church parking lot at 9:30 to register your dog for the Walk across the Diamond to St. Clair Grove and back to the church for all the doggie games!  The Doggie Limbo Contest has been a crowd favorite!! 

At 11:30 Officer Blek and other area police K9s will present a very impressive demonstration of their skills used in their day-to-day protection of your family and your community.

Registration forms can be found at the Ligonier Library, the Echo Office and many other stores around town. T-shirts and cards featuring Blek will be available for sale. Refreshments will be available on site.

While Beaufort Services Inc. is sponsoring this event, YOUR Support is greatly appreciated by the Ligonier Township Police Department!
Call 724-238-3471 for further information.

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Saturday 9- 4


Friday, August 24, 2012

Ligonier Valley Library Bargain Book Sale Starts Tomorrow - August 25!

Ligonier Valley Library is having an end of the summer clearance sale!  Our storage room is bursting with thousands of donated hardcover and paperback titles and video cassettes and audio books.  Some are a little dated, others a little faded and have a torn page or two, but they are all too valuable for the trash bin.  All books are priced at 25¢ each.

The sale will open in the library’s lower level community room on Saturday, August 25, the same day as the Chamber’s popular Antiques on the Diamond.  Opening day hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The sale will continue during regular library hours through September 8th.

Re-Readables, the library’s book store, will be open during the book sale; however, store inventory is not included in the 25¢ sale. 

During the book sale, the library is only accepting donations of current materials (published since 2000) or collectible items that can be sold in Re-Readables.  Please recycle or find alternative source for your older novels, encyclopedias and textbooks. 

All proceeds of the book sale benefit library operations.


This is also a great chance to give an old book new life in some unexpected ways, take a look at these beautiful flowers created from the pages of some old novels.

Mountain Palace - Shrimp Special!

Chef Lacy is offering a shrimp special this weekend which is prepared with Romaine lettuce and served with rice for $8.95. Romaine lettuce has been grown in China since the 5th century and is considered to be a sign of good luck. It is widely recognized for its effects of lowering cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, facilitating the health of blood vessels by converting homocysteine into benign substances, and resisting cancer. Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to enjoy this tasty sensation! Friday 6 to 10, Saturday 12 to 10 and Sunday 12 to 6. Eleven miles north of Ligonier left off of Route 711 onto Creek Road directly across from Mirror Lake.  724 717-8614  www.mountainpalace.net 
It looks like the new roof should be finished by the Mellow Mike event coming Tuesday evening September 4 following Labor Day.

Weekly Flower Special

RACHEL'S LIGONIER FLORAL


SUNNY DAY BOUQUET

GRAB 'N' GO --- ONLY $8.00


If you love sunflowers - stop in today !



724-238-6626
Monday-Friday 9-5
Saturday 9- 4



This Saturday! St. James Peach Festival


St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 W. Main Street, Ligonier, will host its annual Peach Festival on 
Saturday, August 25th, rain or shine.

Beginning mid-morning, the “Red Door Café” will be open in the church fellowship hall. The menu for the day features fresh peaches, served with short cake and/or ice cream, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs with all the fixin’s. 
Coffee and soft drinks will also be available.  

From 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, the church yard will be filled with a vast selection of bargain-priced household goods and a tent with home-made baked goods.

Inquiries may be directed to the church office at  724-238-7242. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

History wanted on this MG


History wanted on this MG
I purchased this car from a New York dealer who would give me no information on it's past .
I have since found out that it was owned by Lawrence MCKAY back in 1971 and that it may have a racing history, hence it's cutaway front wings and extra cooling louvres in the hood
The car is now back in England where it was made and is in daily use and going great.
I would really like to know more about its past so if anyone has any information I would love to hear from them.
Ian Kerr , Birmingham ,England.
awentsbury@hotmail.com

Please could you put this on your Ligonier Living blog and anywhere else that you think may be useful.
Thanking you ,
Ian

Welcome to Tampa, Isaac!

Here's what awaits Hurricane Isaac next week in Tampa, especially if he has anything to say!

(Is it my imagination, or are the two guys on either end twins?)

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/08/23-1

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SUNNY DAY BOUQUET

GRAB 'N' GO --- ONLY $8.00


If you love sunflowers - stop in today !



724-238-6626
Monday-Friday 9-5
Saturday 9- 4


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Every other mouthful....

"According to (a NRDC) report, 40 percent of food is wasted in the US amounting to a loss of $165 billion per year. That wasted food also represents one quarter of all freshwater consumed in the US, as it is needed for agriculture and food production. Food waste is also the cause of 23 percent of methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.

“As a country, we’re essentially tossing every other piece of food that crosses our path – that’s money and precious resources down the drain,” said Dana Gunders, NRDC project scientist with the food and agriculture program. “With the price of food continuing to grow, and drought jeopardizing farmers nationwide, now is the time to embrace all the tremendous untapped opportunities to get more out of our food system. We can do better.” "

http://www.nrdc.org/food/wasted-food.asp

Puppy found on Two Mile Run Road


She looks to be a Doberman, black and tan, about 4 months old. She is wearing a red collar but has no tags. She is clean and seems to be healthy and well taken care of.
Please call 724-493-2841 if you have any information about the owner.

Sorely mistaken, or self-deluded?

"During a public comment period, the state Department of Environmental Protection noted any gas emissions at the loading facility would be flared through a vapor collection unit."

The preceding sentence* would suggest that this photograph of a burn-off at the MarkWest plant in Houston, PA (65 miles from Ligonier) is not supposed to happen... . What vapor collection unit?

(Those who feel we are adequately protected from what is off-gassed at these sites are at best sorely mistaken and, possibly, self-deluded.)




* http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/story11/08-21-12-markwest-rail.

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Saturday 9-4

The Beanery Writers Group August 20 & August 27, 2012, Writing Prompts


The Beanery Writers Group August 20 & August 27, 2012, Writing Prompts
 

I’ve been attempting, sometimes (no, often) unsuccessfully, to send out a bi-monthly prompt from the Beanery Writers Group. I keep hearing that recipients of the prompt are writing even if they don’t send me the results. Some have sent the results, and some have been posted. I will continue sending out the prompts weekly (or at least try weekly) as long as I keep receiving positive responses.
                                             AUGUST 20 & AUGUST 27, 2012, WRITING PROMPT
AUGUST 20, 2012 WRITING PROMPT
Have we, as a nation, gone too far in our effort to be PC? Is political correctness an asset or a liability?
AUGUST 27, 2012 WRITING PROMPT
Develop the following statement into a writing piece:
“You know, Simon, wholesomeness can do terrible damage to your health.”
The prompt results can be sent to beanerywriters@yahoo.com 
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sit down for 7 minutes and just write. Then, if you feel so inclined, develop your 7 minute writing further.
Send your results to beanerywriters@yahoo.com . Even though we haven’t responded to each submitter, some responses have turned into posts on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine (http://www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/).
NOTE: The Beanery Online Literary Magazine seeks submissions for the summer and autumn seasons.
The Beanery Writers Group meets the second and fourth Fridays (except the first Friday in October, and the second Friday in November and December). It is open to writers in all genres, either seeking assistance on a single project or ongoing membership.
The next meeting date is Friday, AUGUST 24, 2012, 1:00-3:00 p. m., at the regular place---the Coffee Bean Café (on Rt. 30 in LATROBE across from the former outdoor theater and present CVS Drug Store). Gather early for sociability and/or eats. The back room is being reserved from noon to three-thirty, so we can gather and socialize without taking up the space for customers at the coffee shop.
 
Carolyn Cornell Holland, facilitator, Beanery Writers Group
 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Maryann new do

Mellow mike

Booked some great new acts tonight great auditions on Tuesday's

Ligonier MOPS

 

CALLING

ALL

MOMS!


Are you overwhelmed by the whirlwind of motherhood and looking for a place to find friendships, community and seasoned advice and support for you as a woman and mother?
You can find all that and more at MOPS! Mothers of Preschoolers meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9-11:30am in the lower level of
Covenant Presbyterian Church at
200 N. Market St. Ligonier, PA 15658.

FIRST MEETING SEPTEMBER 5TH! 

St. James Peach Festival


St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
300 W. Main Street, Ligonier 
will host its annual Peach Festival on 
Saturday, August 25th, rain or shine.

Beginning mid-morning, the “Red Door Café” will be open in the church fellowship hall. The menu for the day features fresh peaches, served with short cake and/or ice cream, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs with all the fixin’s. 
Coffee and soft drinks will also be available.  

From 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, the church yard will be filled with a vast selection of bargain-priced household goods and a tent with home-made baked goods.

Inquiries may be directed to the church office at 724-238-7242.

it's Mellow Mike night!


MM usually starts around 7:30 on Tuesday evenings and runs until 9:30. Folks at Mellow Mike play harmonicas, tambourines, drums, shakers or just sit and listen or get up and dance.

To give you a flavor of songs, we'll probably sing Hallelujah, Let It Be, Woodstock, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Who By Fire, Little Red Riding Hood....fun stuff like that. Got it? We'll mix in a few local poets and hopefully Pete will do some Dylan.  ;)  

MELLOW MIKEMELLOW MIKE
MELLOW MIKEmellow mikemellow mikemellow mikemellow mikeMELLOW MIKEmellow mike

tonight at the Ligonier Tavern 7:30 to 9:30

Zumba® Toning Master Class


Toning Master Class
with
Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor
Heather Beatty


When: Friday September 28th
                              Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
                              Price: $5.00 per person
                        Location: Bolivar Fire Hall

Weekly Flower Special

RACHEL'S LIGONIER FLORAL

SUNNY DAY BOUQUET
GRAB 'N' GO  ---  ONLY $8.00

If you love sunflowers, stop in today!
724-238-6626
Monday-Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-4

Monday, August 20, 2012

tea party has strong libertarian roots


Many people on the left still dismiss the tea party as the same old religious right, but the evidence says they are wrong. The tea party has strong libertarian roots and is a functionally libertarian influence on the Republican Party.

Compiling data from local and national polls, as well as dozens of original interviews with tea party members and leaders, we find that the tea party is united on economic issues, but split on the social issues it tends to avoid. Roughly half the tea party is socially conservative, half libertarian — or, fiscally conservative, but socially moderate to liberal.

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Monday- Friday
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am- 4:00

yard sale this weekend

Large yard sale Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th 9-5p.m. at 1415 Cliffords Woods Rd. Ligonier Pa. Right off 711 North. Books, barbies, baby clothes, women's clothes, school supplies. 

Read more at http://gsalr.com/large-yard-sale-1-ligonier-pa-14942188.html#11y1IiRWhGFO2r6b.99

simultaneous exhibitions

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) will display its remarkable collection of Colleen Browning’s works when the museum launches simultaneous exhibitions at its four locations – Johnstown, Loretto, Ligonier Valley and Altoona.

Beginning Thursday, SAMA will unveil four separate exhibitions at each museum chronicling Browning’s 75-year career.

http://tribune-democrat.com/features/x543534964/Museum-to-show-exhibits-concurrently

Sunday, August 19, 2012

want a good job???


Stellar Precision Components Inc. turns down work almost daily because it can’t find enough machinists to employ.
“I could hire 10 people instantly,” said Lori Albright, who owns the Jeannette company with her brother, Mike Vucish.
Stellar Precision, with 65 workers, makes finely measured metal pieces for airplanes, nuclear plants and Defense products.
“Right now, the aerospace industry is going crazy — a customer will say they need something turned in four to six weeks, but we don’t have the staff to support it,” Albright said.

"down street"........I can almost smell the atmosphere looking at this picture.


It's good to remember what the mills looked like and how busy and alive things were.  This is the image of Homestead from my teenage years - view from Amity. How nice that these pictures are surfacing on the web.

"strive to be happy"


roller derby...thank you Ligonier Echo!

Hubby saw the article in last week's Echo about Ligonier's Chick of Destiny and we made a visit to the Hot Shots arena in Mount Pleasant last night.

I called my mother before we went and we both agreed I was going with the spirit of my great grandmother Viola, cheering with me.

Viola loved roller derby.  When I stayed over at my great grandparents place, I knew Viola and I would be watching either studio wrestling, Bonanza, or roller derby.  They were kinda boring to me as a kid.  I just watched patiently because I loved Viola and she was having so much fun.

The one thing Viola did get me totally into was bingo.  We used to go play together at St. Agnes and I loved it. I still love it though I only play on FB these days.

At any rate, back to roller derby.  The shot you see is the warm up session.  The two teams we watched last night were both part of the Westmoreland group.  The best of these two teams will form the team that goes on the road.

I confess that I LOVED watching the game. I loved the whole girlie girl feeling of the event which started with a cupcake stamp on our hands when we paid at the door.  The music blasting was all fun girlie rock - including She's a Brick House - and the atmosphere was one of uninhibited dress and girls playing outside of their normal social place. Each had a crazy name and look - adding funky stockings or some little touch to create a character persona.

I'm not a sports fan and usually want to fall asleep at games.  Our roles were reversed last night as I was cheering and Hubby was falling asleep.  LOL

Oh, well.  It's something to check out.  It's a new team and they are still learning but this is one more fun thing to do in our region so check it out!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

CONSIGN HOMECOMING/SHORT PROM DRESSES




Last Day To Schedule Your FREE Consignment!

Moms, Have your daughters clean out their closets and earn extra money!

Graduates, Earn cash for those beautiful dresses that you will never wear again!

FREE CONSIGNMENT
FOR HOMECOMING/SHORT PROM DRESSES!!

lunch lady fined

Lunch lady Angela Prattis thought she was just doing God's work, handing out free lunches to hungry children in a Pennsylvania neighborhood. But even acts of altruism, it seems, must bow to red tape.
National outrage has erupted after Prattis found herself running afoul of Chester Township zoning laws and threatened with a $600 fine if she continued, according to NBC10 Philadelphia.
Moreover, she faces a $1,000 fee if she wants to continue performing her good deeds, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

crucifixions in Egypt


The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi.
Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives “crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.”