A Season on the Allegheny by Robert T. Hilliard is making it in New York… and across the rest of the country too!

A Season on the Allegheny, the insightful and hilarious book about hunting, history, culture, and conservation on Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest, is not just for Pennsylvanians anymore. Readers all over the US – as well as in Great Britain and Germany – are now enjoying the book that Amazon reviewers rate five stars (click here to read reviews).

A Season on the Allegheny has been a Top 10 Best Seller in the Hunting and Conservation categories in the Kindle Store and currently ranks in the top 10% of all books sold on Amazon.

Order your copy today at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com, or ask for a copy at a bookstore near you.

Why are so many people giving A Season on the Allegheny a try?
Here are a few comments from satisfied readers:
“Mixed history, culture, land and wildlife with a personal introspection and humor”
“I find myself thinking of hunting and conservation in a different way”
“Hated for the book to come to an end”
“Reminds us that the journey is the important part of the outdoors”
“I loved A Season on the Allegheny”

So whether you’re in New York or North Dakota, if you love the outdoors and
want to enjoy the book that’s at the head of the list and top of the heap, don’t wait.
Order your copy of A Season on the Allegheny today!

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For the April 5th to May 10th show at the Allegheny Artistry in Youngsville PA.
www.artattackhere.com

Where the “Wild Things” Are in the PA Wilds–along the Route 6 Corridor
Jason Morrison licensed Taxidermist will feature his dramatic wild animal and bird creations
www.buckhavenwildlifeart.com

The Call for Paintings and Photos includes all painting media and any wild subject including wild flowers, animals, plants, fish, birds, insects, lizards, snakes, spiders, snails with rocks, trees, vines etc. Size is limited to no more than 48″ in either direction. All painting and photos must be framed and wired to hang. Gallery wraps are acceptable. Limit 3 entries

The Call for Sculpture includes all sculpture media no larger than 48″ in either direction. Any wild subject is acceptable as listed above. All must have a sturdy base either incorporated into the piece or separate material securely attached. Limit 3 entries

All work should be for sale with only 25% commission. No entry fee

The Entry Team has the right to reject unqualified pieces.

Print and Mail the “A Call for Wildlife Paintings and Sculpture Information Form” to Allegheny Artistry, 106 East Main Street, Youngsville PA 16371.
Form Deadline March 31st 2013
Questions? (814) 563-4286
Delivery date to the gallery from March 15th thru April 3rd

OR

Email the information to knjoviatt@verizon.net
Deadlines as above

Print the Information Form

The new book “A Season on the Allegheny” by Warren County author Robert Hilliard is now in print and a book signing event will be held at the Forest County Visitor Center on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm.

This is a rollicking account of a year spent hunting on the Allegheny National Forest.  Hilliard tracks down more than deer, turkey and grouse – he captures the forest’s magnificent past and finds the people who are still making history on the Allegheny today.  He also pursues the many controversies that swirl around Pennsylvania’s only National Forest, including anti-logging and anti-drilling protests, Wilderness designations and eco-terrorism.

In addition, “A Season on the Allegheny” uncovers the quiet but powerful impact of hunter-based conservation groups.  It demonstrates that from habitat improvements to legal aid, these grups have spent countless hours and dollars making the Allegheny National Forest a better place for both animals and people.

This book is for anyone who loves hunting, the Allegheny National Forest, or just entertaining books about the outdoors.

 Join the author at the Visitor Center, 422 Elm Street, Tionesta, PA 16353, to swap a few stories about the Allegheny National Forest, and purchase your own signed copy.

Rimrock Bash coming up Sunday, May 27 at Kinzua Beach

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Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, in partnership with the Council on Tourism is putting the final touches on what is shaping up to be the perfect way to kick off summer.  With more than double the number of vendors than last year and a variety of food and drink options, including a beer tent, you can plan for a fun day at Kinzua Beach with lots of activities for the entire family.

Starting at 10 a.m., registration is open for the Conservation District’s Quadrathlon as well as for Kinzua Cachers’ Geomeet. Newcomers are welcome to tag along with experienced geocachers and learn about this exciting sport that is taking the outdoor tourism industry by storm.   At 11 a.m. the Northern Allegheny Mountain Bicycling Association will lead a ride on Morrisson Trail. Riders will meet at the trail head on Route 59, a couple miles east of Kinzua  Beach.  Be sure to wear a helmet and appropriate footwear and clothing.  Back at Kinzua Beach, at 12:30 and again at 2 p.m. stop by the Allegheny Cyclery booth for a Flat Tire Repair Clinic.  Starting at 10:30 a.m. free shuttle service up to Rimrock Overlook begins, with runs every 30 minutes, courtesy of TAWC bus.  Also at 10:30 a.m., at the Wellness Tent, meet Nadine Luvison Westover for “Storytime Yoga,” a parent/child activity for ages 2-12; followed by a “Kidding around in the outdoors” yoga class for kids age 6 and up.  Then, at 2 p.m “Elements of Yoga,” a demo class for teens and adults…breathe and be connected to the earth!    At 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Integrity Martial Arts will offer free demonstrations at the COT trailer.   Right after the 11 a.m. demo, and then again at 2:30 p.m., at the COT trailer, Rich Schuler brings back his drumming circle workshop (a huge hit last year!)   At 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. enjoy the tropical sounds of the Sheffield Steel Drums band. Kids can have fun with Bubblegum DJ Loomis at 12:30 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. and, last but certainly not least, the Seneca Nation will offer fun crafts and activities for children at their booth throughout the day.  In addition, they will have gifts and handicrafts for sale as well as corn husk soup and other specialty foods.  We welcome the Seneca Nation in their first year at the Rimrock Bash! 

Take the shuttle up Rimrock Overlook at 11 a.m. to meet Dr. Todd Ristau and Dr. Scott Stolenson, from the Forest Service Research Station, for a guided nature walk along the trail. Dr. Ristau specializes in plants and flowers and Dr. Stolenson specializes in birds. If you miss the 11 a.m. tour, you can catch it again at 2:00 p.m.  Also meeting at the shuttle stop at the Rimrock Overlook, Dana Harrington will offer Boulder Climbing demonstrations at 12:30 and again at 3:00 p.m.

At Noon, we will honor our heroes with the National Anthem, sung by Logan Beard at the COT Trailer.  And afterwards, down at the beach, do not miss Steve Skvarka from Kinzua Fly Fishing School offering a demonstration at 12:15 p.m., followed by a Water Rescue demonstration by Glade Volunteer Fire Department at 1 p.m.

Be sure to check out the new food court with a delicious selection of food vendors and the introduction of the Kinzua Beach Concession!   This year, we are introducing a beer tent as one of the many additions to the Bash.  And, to wrap up this fun-filled day, we welcome Egypt Hollow, a Warren band featuring the unique sound of this young and talented group of musicians, followed by the classic songbook of Temple Grey. 

For more information and details regarding event schedule and map, go to pennsylvaniakinzuapathways.com or visit us on facebook.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2nd Annual Rimrock Bash, coming up Sunday, May 27 at Kinzua Beach!

CLARENDON – The Upper Loop of the Chapman State Park campground will officially open for the 2012 camping season beginning Friday, May 18th.  The Lower Loop of the campground has been open since April 9th.  Select sites in the Lower Loop are now open to pets.  Camping Cottage #1 is open to dogs this season under a pilot program.  

Reservations can be made online and through the PA State Parks call center up to 11 months in advance, or at the park office the day of arrival.  Facilities available for reservations include campsites, camping cottages, yurts, organized group tenting area, pavilions and amphitheatre.

Chapman’s campground is a beautiful wooded site and consists of three camping cottages, two yurts and 82 campsites that vary from secluded tent only sites to 100 foot camping spurs with 50 amp electric hook-ups. 

To make a reservation or for more information on any of Pennsylvania’s other state parks, contact the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation System at 1-888-PA-PARKS (1-888-727-2757) between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or visit us online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us.  Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.

With the summer season approaching, your local State Parks are gearing up for another great season of fun.  Chapman State Park’s swimming beach will officially open to the public Saturday May 26 at 8:00 a.m.  A beach sand replenishment project, completed this spring, has increased the volume and quality of sand at the beach.  Swimming hours are8 a.m.to sunset.  In addition to the beach opening, our concessionaire, BEI, will be opening the same day.  The concession provides canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for rent as well as food, snacks and firewood for sale.  Contact BEI or the park office for concession hours.

For more information, please contact the park office at (814) 723-0250.

Volunteer to make a difference while you enjoy the beautiful Allegheny River. We clean-up 35 miles of the Allegheny River, Conewango Creek, and Brokenstraw Creek over a five day span. Volunteers take out canoes in search of trash, while the jet boats help take the large loads to the boat launches. The last day we end it with a BBQ party and camping at Buckaloons Campgrounds.

For more information, and to volunteer, go to: www.alleghenyrivercleanup.com

Allegheny River Clean-up Poster

 

CLARENDON – The Chapman State Park campground will officially open for the 2012 camping season beginning Monday, April 9 to accommodate trout fishermen. The April 9 opening includes all campsites in the lower loop, camping cottages and yurts. Select sites in the lower loop are now open to pets. Camping Cottage #1 will be open to dogs this season under a pilot program. Upper loop campsites will open May 18, 2012.

Reservations can be made online and through the PA State Parks call center up to 11 months in advance, or at the park office the day of arrival. Facilities available for reservations include campsites, camping cottages, yurts, organized group tenting area, pavilions and amphitheatre.

Chapman’s campground is a beautiful wooded site and consists of three camping cottages, two yurts and 82 campsites that vary from secluded tent only sites to 100 foot camping spurs with 50 amp electric hook-ups. To make a reservation or for more information on any of Pennsylvania’s other state parks, contact the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation System at 1-888-PA-PARKS (1-888-727-2757) between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or visit us online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.


2098636Enjoy a night of fantastic food and entertainment at the International Appetite for the Arts Cooking Contest and Wine Tasting!!!
Come enjoy an evening of wonderful international foods and wine tasting! Plus, you won’t want to miss the live entertainment, art demonstrations and show by ACA teachers and students, and a fantastic silent auction.

Come support the arts and taste an array of amazing international dishes and desserts! Sponsored by the Allegheny Center for the Arts and the Allegheny Community Center, the evening will include an international foods cooking contest for professionals and amateurs with substantial prizes, wine tasting, live entertainment,
a silent auction, and more.

Date:
April 14, 2012

Location:
Allegheny Community Center
42 Clark Street
Warren, PA 16365

Time:
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:
$25 per person ($30 at the door); includes all samplings and wine tasting

Tickets Available:
Watt Office & Design, 217 Liberty St.,Warren, PA
Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St. Warren, PA

Contest Entry Deadline:
March 30

For More Information:
(877) 919-7971

Required – Recipe Form
Required – Entry Form

See Our Events Page for Official Contest Rules

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“They belong to you and me. The National Forests – all 191 million acres of them – exist for the hunter and the hiker, the forester and the family, the timber cutter and the tree hugger. They’re ours. Remember that.”
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The exciting book A Season on the Allegheny, by western Pennsylvania author Robert Hilliard, is now available for download as an eBook from Amazon’s Kindle Store. If you have a Kindle, just go to the Kindle Store and download A Season on the Allegheny right to your device.  If you don’t, click on the cover image below to preview and download A Season on the Allegheny for your iPad, iPhone, PC, or Mac right now.    

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For just $4.99 (free for Kindle Prime members) you can enjoy A Season on the Allegheny, a rollicking account of a year spent hunting on the Allegheny National Forest.  Hilliard tracks down more than deer, turkey, and grouse – he captures the forest’s magnificent past and finds the people who are still making history on the Allegheny today.  He also pursues the many controversies that swirl around Pennsylvania’s only National Forest, including anti-logging and anti-drilling protests, Wilderness designations, and ecoterrorism.
In addition, A Season on the Allegheny uncovers the quiet but powerful impact of hunter-based conservation groups.  It demonstrates that from habitat improvements to legal aid, groups such as the Ruffed Grouse Society, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Pheasants Forever have spent countless hours and dollars making the Allegheny National Forest a better place for both animals and people.    

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So if you love hunting, the Allegheny National Forest, or just entertaining books about the outdoors, go to Amazon’s Kindle Store and download your copy of
A Season on the Allegheny today.
About the Author: Rob Hilliard has written on sports, history, and the outdoors for nearly two decades. Formerly a contributing editor with Ohio Valley Outdoors magazine, where he created the popular column, “In the Public Domain,” Rob has also written numerous feature articles for magazines such as Upland Almanac, Pennsylvania Wildlife, Pittsburgh History Magazine, ESPN Outdoors, Ohio Game and Fish, and Pennsylvania Game and Fish. He was also a contributing author for the 2000 book Rivers of Destiny.

CLARENDON – The Chapman State Park campground will officially open for the 2011 camping season beginning Monday, April 11 to accommodate trout fishermen. The April 11 opening includes all campsites in the lower loop, camping cottages and yurts. The heated shower house, now 2 years old, will be open and ready. Select sites in the lower loop are now open to pets. Upper loop campsites will open May 20.

Reservations can be made online and through the PA State Parks call center up to 11 months in advance, or at the park office the day of arrival. Facilities available for reservations include campsites, camping cottages, yurts, organized group tenting area, pavilions and amphitheatre.

Chapman’s campground is a beautiful wooded site and consists of three camping cottages, two yurts and 82 campsites that vary from secluded tent only sites to 100 foot camping spurs with 50 amp electric hook-ups.
To make a reservation or for more information on any of Pennsylvania’s other state parks, contact the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation System at 1-888-PA-PARKS (1-888-727-2757) between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or visit us online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.

DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Bureau of State Parks
Chapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam Road
Clarendon, PA 16313

CONTACT: James B. McCorkle
Park Manager
814-723-0250

Food, music and vendors are lining up and we are excited to have Kinzua Cachers offering a Geocaching 101 Workshop. Join this class so you can join the GeoMeet with at least ten caches in the area; The Conservation District and Family Services have partnered with WCCBI and the Historical Society to hold the second leg of the Quadrathlon, a seasonal scavenger hunt style event with clues along the Rimrock Trail and in the Kinzua Beach area; Allegheny Outfitters will have canoes and kayaks available for a donation to PKP (thanks AO!) and will give a Beginners Backpacking Workshop; John Beard will give an Outdoor Cooking demo and tasting while giving an
entertaining performance for kids of ALL ages! Plus, Volt Vision, an emerging lighting design company will offer an interactive installation that will be fun and educational too.All we need now is some warmth on the earth and all of you to come out and enjoy the day!

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Schedule of Events:
12:00 Geocaching 101 with Wes Ramsey at the Kinzua Cachers tent (1 hr)
Kinzua Cachers register for Geomeet. Find all caches and get a PKP pathtag (all day)
12:00 Register for the Conservation District’s Scavenger Hunt at Allegheny Outfitters tent (all day)
12:30 Try Zumba! a fun workout based on brazilian dance moves (by YMCA at WCCBI trailer, 15 min)
12:30 Allegheny Outfitters, Backpacking with Piper Lindell (upper parking lot area, 30 min)
12:30 Boulder Climbing demonstration by Dana Harrington (boulders at top of Rimrock Trail, 30 min)
1:00 Guided Nature Walk with Dr. Todd Ristau and Dr. Scott Stolensen ( top of Rimrock Trail, 1 hr)
1:00 Rich Schuler Interactive Drumming Circle (upper parking lot area, 30 min)
1:00 Allegheny Cyclery. Flat Tire Repair Clinic (upper parking lot area, 30 min)
1:30 Marty Loomis Kids DJ (upper parking lot area, 15 min)
1:30 Try Zumba! a fun workout based on brazilian dance moves (by YMCA at WCCBI trailer, 15 min)
2:00 Warren General Hospital Outdoor First Aid clinic (upper parking lot area 1 hr)
2:00 Clarendon VFD Fire Truck tour, till 4 pm (mid parking lot area)
2:00 Rich Schuler Interactive Drumming Circle (upper parking lot area, 30 min)
2:00 Boulder Climbing demonstration by Dana Harrington (boulders at top of Rimrock Trail, 30 min)
2:30 Guided Nature Walk with Dr Todd Ristau and Dr. Scott Stolensen ( top of Rimrock Trail, 1 hr)
2:30 Marty Loomis Kids DJ (upper parking lot area, 15 min)
2:30 Allegheny Outfitters. Backpacking with Piper Lindell (upper parking lot area, 30 min)
3:00 Rich Schuler Interactive Drumming Circle (upper parking lot area)
3:30 Allegheny Cyclery, Flat Tire Repair Clinic (upper parking lot area, 30 min)
3:30 Marty Loomis Kids DJ (upper parking lot area, 15 min)
4:00 Paul Eisert Band, till 6 PM

And — email pakinzuapathways@yahoo.com if you are interested in vendor opportunities or sharing your knowledge of the outdoors and healthy family living with a workshop or demo.

The Memorial Day Rimrock Bash
Sunday, May 29 from Noon to 6 PM
at Kinzua Beach