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Come and join us August 22nd, 23rd and 24th for the 2014 Kinzua Heritage Arts & Music Festival, this is our 9th year of striving to keep the past alive.

The Kinzua Heritage Festival is three days of history and fun tucked into a beautiful hillside on Fox Hill Road in Russell, PA.

At the main stage, you can relax under a large tent and listen to sounds of Native American, traditional country, folk, and bluegrass music.

Be sure to stop at the birch beer booth and enjoy a glass.
Watch and join the dancers as they perform traditional dances throughout the day.

Bid on items at the auctions Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm help raise money for local charity.

Native American and traditional artisans display their crafts and skills throughout the grounds. Artisans at the festival have showcased everything from glass blowing to metalwork, leather crafts to hand spun yarns, candle dipping to longbow making.

Follow the paths through the woods and visit with the craft people and demonstrators on your way to the hand constructed longhouse, but watch out for the Civil War reenactors roaming the woods.

At the rear stage tucked into the trees, you can relax while listen to storytelling or acoustic music, watching the children play games, sit with friends and enjoy the forest.

Saturday children at the festival will enjoy the games and some hands on craft projects that they can make and take home.

For more info and directions, visit the Kinzua Arts and Heritage Festival website.

 

Crary

Books-Pasture-oc-24x36-08-Three Friends: Sean McConnor, Thomas McNickle, and James Stewart

Paintings by three prominent Western Pennsylvania artists
Opening reception Saturday, June 21, 6-8 pm
Artists’ talks 7 pm
Exhibition continues:
Sunday, June 22 through Saturday, July 19, 2014
CLOSED on July 4th

McNickle, McConnor, Stewart: Though they are friends, these are three very distinct artists, each with a distinct way of approaching his work, with little crossover even in subject matter. McNickle’s canvases are light-filled and multi-hued, depicting natural, often verdant landscapes. McConnor’s panels are deceptively simple arrangements of personal objects imbued with colors at once muted and brilliant. Stewart’s grand (and sometimes small) works beguile the viewer in a narrative of intricate layers of meanings and subtle color.

Different as could be in many ways.

Rather than subject or style, it is their commitment to their lives in art that brings their work together at the Crary. Outside the context of this show, that is true too. Because of their simultaneous remoteness from art centers and relative proximity to each other, their paths cross enough to make a nicely worn route between their studios. A thick strand of concern for the importance of art, and a mutual respect for each other’s art, binds them together outside this show as well.

Individually, they are all award-winning, educated painters whose works are sold and shown well outside the region, as their resumes attest. We are pleased to present their paintings here at the Crary.

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thompsonhillschoolQuarter Auction to benefit Thompson Hill School

Additional information and items up for auction on the Thompson Hill School Auction Facebook page.

Sunday June 8th

Location: Eagles Club-downstairs
2101 PA Ave E in Warren

Items donated by local vendors and businesses

Admission – $5.00 – includes entry in multiple door prize drawings and one paddle
Additional paddles – $1.00

Shop local vendors from 11:00 – 1:00, with auction to follow.

The Thompson Hill School is in need of major renovations. Many have donated and pledge to continue to donate their time and talent for the labor involved but funds are need to buy materials. We are hoping this auction will provide the funds to finish the project and restore the school for community use. Thanks to those area business and individuals who have already sent donations of items, gift certificate, and monetary donations.

Anyone who would like to donate may contact Tonya Anderson 779-3000

Tickets can be purchased at Rene Johnson’s office at 311 Liberty Street or by contacting Tonya Anderson.

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ATTENTION GUN OWNERS

State Senator Scott Hutchinson and State Senator Kathy Rapp would like to invite you to our FREE Concealed Carry Seminar.

Learn about Pennsylvania’s process for acquiring a permit to carry a concealed weapon, the details surrounding Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws.

Date: Saturday, June 14
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Warren Holiday Inn
210 Ludlow Street

Joining us will be special guests:
Warren County District Attorney Rob Greene
Warren County Sheriff Ken Klakamp
Forest County Sheriff Bob Wolfgang

Learn:
• How to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.*
• How often the permit needs to be renewed.
• The circumstances under which a permit can be revoked.
• What to do when coming in contact with a member of law enforcement while carrying a concealed weapon.
• The details surrounding Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws.
* Concealed carry applications will be available at this event. You must be 21 years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit in Pennsylvania.

SEATING IS LIMITED!

Please call my Warren District Office at 814-723-5203 to pre-register or click on the link here to register online.

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The Annual Rumble at the Fairgrounds, Cruise-In began in 2013.  A Fair Board idea to help generate interest in a local passion and tradition, raise money for the fairgrounds, and bring people together for quality entertainment was a tremendous success in it’s inaugural year, and is expected to be an annual tradition.  The community support and appreciation will propel this event into a regional attraction to be rivaled with.  Come on down, and enjoy automobile and motorsports history with us!

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June 29, 2014 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Treasures & Trinkets Craft Fair

Chicken Barbecue

Cruise-in info:
Kent: 814-757-8228  akdsanden@gmail.com
Chuck: 814-723-3681   jfrp@atlanticbb.net

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The first annual Treasures & Trinkets will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds on June 29, 2014, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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Download your Entry Form Now!

Craft fair will be included in a car show that day. ( Set- up will take place on Saturday 5 to 8 p.m. or Sunday 8 to 9:30 a.m. We require that exhibits remain in place until after the closing time of 4 p.m.)

*Exhibit Space: 8’x10′ is $10 per space. 16’x20′ is $20 Electric is a $5.00 fee for a 20 amp outlet. All plug-ins need to be preapproved before setting up that day.

*Craft Item: It is our desire to have quality work, attractive displays and items of interest to a wide variety of shoppers. We reserve the right to Iimit the number of vendors in various categories. Only free standing structures for back-drops, no tape, pins, nails or staples will be allowed to affix signs to the walls or floors. No smoking, open flames or candles. Please keep pathways clear and safe for everyone.

*Deadline: Paid requests for a space must be received no later than June 1.

* Main Contact: Sherri Carr WCF Volunteer

email: scarr114@verizon.net

Phone: 814-730-6262

After the deadline, all spaces fees are non-refundable.

WCF Craft Fair Terms

*Vendors are responsible to provide their own tables and chairs

*Warren County Fair and show organizers are released of any responsibility for damage to exhibitors’ property from breakage or any other cause while said premises are being occupied under this agreement.

*Exhibitors are responsible for any damage to said premises beginning at show set-up, during the show, until conclusion of dismantling and removal of exhibit from premises. In addition, during the same time limits, exhibitors are solely liable for any action, loss or injury by, or, any assistant. By registering and signing for this event, vendors are indicating they have read and agree to abide by the terms stated.

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The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for Growing Greener grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati said local governments, non-profit organizations, schools, municipal authorities and watershed associations are eligible to apply for grants under the state’s Growing Greener Program.

A total of $16 million is available through the Pennsylvania Growing Greener program for projects to improve water quality in impaired waterways or to protect water quality where the watershed may be threatened by non-point sources, such as agricultural or urban runoff or acid mine drainage.

“The Growing Greener Program has played a significant role in helping local groups to complete important plans to clean up mine drainage, improve agricultural practices and restore wetlands and to improve stormwater systems,” Scarnati said. “The goal of this program is not only to strengthen our environment, but also to contribute to economic development and help create local jobs.”

Scarnati explained that the program is funded by Act 13, Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, which are expected to provide more than $7.8 million for the Environmental Stewardship Fund to support the Growing Greener Program.

“Over the past several years our local communities have seen the positive impact of this program and I encourage local organizations to submit applications for upcoming improvement projects,” Scarnati stated. “Investing in our natural resources and protecting the waters across Pennsylvania is a responsible investment in our future.”

Applications for the program are being accepted through July 11, 2014. For more information and to download a grant application, please visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “Growing Greener” button or enter keyword: Growing Greener.

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CONTACT:
Kate Eckhart
keckhart@pasen.gov
717-787-7084

 

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self defense classIntegrity Martial Arts will be offering a free women’s self-defense class.

Date and Time: Saturday May 10th from 1 pm to 2 pm
Location: 60 Market St. @ Integrity Martial Arts
Instructor: Sensai Sherman
Cost: None

Sensai Sherman will also be doing another free class on May 17th at the Youngsville Community Center (located at Island Park in Youngsville) from 3:30-4:30pm.

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Opening reception – Saturday, May 10, 6-8 pm
Artists’ talk 7 pm

Exhibition continues:
Sunday, May 11 through Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mother and daughter Merry and Andrea (Drea) Ryding show their art together for the first time in this duo show at the Crary. Working in very different styles, their kindred spirits reflect different life experiences and stages while exhibiting a fascination with the evocative nature of materials.

Merry Ryding was born on the edge of the Bering Sea, and after much travel has lived in northern Pennsylvania now for over 30 years. She holds a degree in Studio Art from Seattle Pacific College and an MA in combined Art History/Studio Art from Vermont College in Montpelier. Her work in encaustic and collage exemplifies the “exploring out” aspect of this show. In addition to studio work Merry is the Pennsylvania Route 6 Artisan Trail Coordinator, teaches Art Survey classes as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and directs the ArtWorks at the Depot Artists’ cooperative in Kane.

Drea Ryding was born in Warren and raised in Kane, PA, and has a degree in Studio Art (concentration Ceramics) from Allegheny College. She worked at Campbell Pottery in Cambridge Springs, PA before moving to Austin, TX, where she worked in the Feats of Clay pottery and also Sunset Canyon Pottery. Returning to Pennsylvania she has shifted her focus to mixed media.

Both artists currently hail from Kane, PA.

For more information on Merry’s work: mrydingartworks.com
For more information on Drea’s work: alleghenyartworks.org/RydingA.html

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sm-untitledOpening reception – Saturday, May 10, 6-8 pm
Artists’ talk 7 pm

Exhibition continues:
Sunday, May 11 through Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mikel Wintermantel is a Copley Master painter (Copley Society, Boston) who lives in Allegany, NY.
His latest group of landscape paintings were done while recovering from serious illness. They glow with the heartfelt yearning and appreciation for the world that difficult moments bring so clearly into focus.

The paintings are works filtered through the light of the artist’s environment from, reflecting on the year since his successful battle with a serious illness. (See artist’s statement)

For more information on this artist: www.mikelwintermantel.com

Artist’s statement about this show

I have always been fascinated with full circles, with connections, with irony. My awareness of those fleeting moments that bring a story into focus, a painting into a certain light, and music to resolution has been with me through the entirety of my creative life.

 

The natural landscape inspires me, challenges me and sustains me. It is where I go to reset and feel whole again. Painting the landscape, either en plein air or in the studio, immerses me into deeply into that natural world. I know the work is complete when I experience that reset, that sense of place.

 

I am currently in remission from a serious battle with cancer. For now, I see everything through the filter of fresh perspective. I am more keenly aware of all those connections, -to the earth, to the past – to the possibility of each new day. I am aware of that of a sense of place, of my roots and my reasons for being. My family, my friends, and my art kept me going through treatment. Joy replaced worry and I carried that to my easel.

 

My paintings are highly influenced by American Luminism and the Hudson River School of painting. Our geographical area is rich in landscape subject matter, from the boundless sunsets enhanced by the heavy atmosphere of the Great Lakes to the west. To the the long shadows of dusk cast shadows deep into the hardwood forests. And the inspiring vistas too numerous to count all give this artist enough inspiration to last 100 lifetimes.

 

Here are just a few fleeting moments I have painted on my long and fruitful journey ahead.
– Mikel Wintermantel, 2014

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8th ANNUAL Wild Rose Renaissance Faire
June 7th through June 29th
weekends only
20354 Route 957, Columbus PA
http://www.wildroserenfaire.net/

The Wild Rose Renaissance Faire began in September, 2007. While everyone enjoyed the autumn glory of north-western Pennsylvania, the weather was not always the most co-operative. So in 2010, the festivities were moved to the first three weekends in June, and oh were they festive!

Since then, all manner of performers and vendors have graced our lands. Story telling, musical insipration, fire eating, and more! There are beautiful wares from all over the country for your peruse. Exotic Jewelry, bodice buddies, handmade soaps and scents, clothing and fiber, and hand honed weaponry. We invite you to come and be a part of the story as it unfolds.

But why stay for just one day when you can enjoy the entire weekend at the fair! WRRF is now offering Day, Weekend and Season Passes! For those that don’t want to wait, you can now get your passes ONLINE and pick them up at the gate! New cast, new story, new activites, lots of fun… The only thing missing is YOU! Come celebrate the 6th season of the Wild Rose Renaissance Faire!

If you are interested in vending your wares at our fair faire, drop us a line at vendors@wildroserenfaire.net

DATES:

Kids Weekend
Days: Hours:
Saturday-June 7th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sunday- June 8th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Pirate Weekend
Saturday-June 14th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sunday-June 15th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Fantasy Weekend
Archery tournament
Saturday-June 21st 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sunday-June 22nd 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Highland Weekend
Saturday-June 28th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sunday-June 29th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

RATES:

Adult Day Pass: (12yrs and over) $6.00 Adult Weekend Pass: $10.00
Senior\Kid Day Pass: $5.00 Senior\Kid Weekend Pass : $8.00
Kids 5 and under *FREE*
*$1 Discount at the gate for any non-perishable canned food donation.
All canned donations are given to the local food pantry.
**only one discount per gate entry. The greatest valued discount will be applied. Discounts cannot be applied to pre-order or internet ticket purchases.