Monthly Archives: March 2012

And So It Begins…

Today is the official opening of the Seven Points Campground at Raystown Lake, which surrounds our office at the Raystown Lake Region Visitors Center!  The campground is being managed this year for the first time by the Friends of Raystown Lake, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help promote and protect the environmental and recreational missions of the Army Corps of Engineers Raystown Lake Project by engaging in partnerships to further those missions.  As the recreation mission of the Corps continues to deal with decreases in the federal budget, organizations like the Friends of Raystown Lake are finding creative ways to keep a good thing going at Army Corps projects around the country.  We applaud them for that!

Although we have a good number of campgrounds, vacation homes, B&B’s, and hotels that are open year-round in the Raystown Lake Region, there is a general consensus that April is the “soft opening” of our tourism season.  By the end of April almost all of our places to stay and attractions are open for business (there are a handful that won’t  open until Memorial Day Weekend).  Here are a few reasons why April is a great time to visit the RLR.

  • The Fish! Trout season begins in Huntingdon County on April 14th.  Even if you don’t like to fish, it is always an amazing drive along route 26 between McAlevy’s Fort and  Huntingdon to see the linear tent city that develops beginning Friday, April 13th.  For the local trout stocking schedule, click here.  We have world-class trout streams in the Little Juniata River, Spruce Creek, Standing Stone Creek, Shavers Creek, Great Trough Creek, and Blacklog Creek.  We also have great fishing for species other than trout in Raystown Lake, and on the Juniata River.  Check out our partner site at The Alleghenies for great fishing options in the region.
  • The Blossoms! From yellow forsythia, white apple, soft pink pear, hot pink redbud, lilac, rhododendron, and white mountain laurel, the blossoms on our native trees and shrubs is gorgeous during April (some started blooming with an early warm spell in March).  Spring in our niche of The Alleghenies is equally as beautiful as our autumn leaves.
  • The Birds! Whether you are a novice who marvels at the sight of a bald eagle, or a seasoned ornithologist with a life list of songbirds, we’ve got the place for you!  For a guaranteed look  at raptors, check out Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, where their raptor center features a variety of live birds of prey that due to injury, would not likely survive in the wild.  For a great place to view and hear songbirds, check out the Hillside Nature Trail at Seven Points Recreation Area at Raystown Lake.
  • The Shows! April in Huntingdon County, brings with it a lot of great shows.  The Playhouse at McConnellstown opens its season with Belles in April as Juniata College closes its season with fantastic student performances in theater and music.  April also kicks off a great season of outdoor concerts with the live music at Mayfest of Huntingdon!  Shows also include minor league and NCAA baseball, as well as Penn State Football‘s annual Blue-White Game.

So whatever your passion is this spring, bring it to the Raystown Lake Region, and stop in and see us at the Visitors Center while you’re here!

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The Dam & Eagle Tour

Publishers note: This article first appeared in the 2007 edition of the Raystown Lake Region/Huntingdon County Visitors Guide.  The location of the eagles’ nest visible from the breast of the dam has changed, as the winter of 2010-2011 caused the dead tree supporting it to fall.  The pair of eagles that built that nest is rebuilding in the same area.  This tour is still our most popular driving tour from the Visitors Center.

Old eagles' nest near Raystown Dam, Huntingdon, PA by Vickie Smith

This photo is of the former eagles' nest described in this article near Raystown Dam. The pair of eagles is building a new nest near this location since the tree fell destroying the nest pictured. (Photo by Vickie Smith)

By Pam Prosser

Gather the friends/family for a great tour
Grab Binoculars
Wear half decent walking shoes (easy walking)
Pick up lunch or dinner/ or wine and hors d’oeuvres at your favorite place
Go! 

The Dam & Eagle Tour is a winning combination of scenic drive, vistas, catching a glimpse of our resident American Bald Eagles home, a short hike through 4 eco-systems and opportunities to picnic and kayak if you wish.

Your adventure starts from the Raystown Lake Visitor Center and will last from 2-4 hours, depending upon how you design the trip for your group. Although my favorite time is first thing in the morning, the scenery and overlooks can be beautiful & romantic for a sunset tour.

Traveling from the Visitors Center to Huntingdon via Piney Ridge Road is truly a scenic drive if you like mountain views, on the right you’ll see Terrace Mountain which parallels Raystown Lake; and to the left you’ll see Tussey Mountain, the towns of McConnellstown, Smithfield and eventually Huntingdon. The ‘ridge road’ has plenty of ‘S’ curves so take it easy, enjoy the view. When you begin to descend the mountain, again, use caution; see if you can guess which set of guard rails gets the most company by locals and visitors.

Smithfield (US Rt 22) and Historic Huntingdon (access from 4th St) are your best bets for grabbing picnic food or arranging for a canoe/kayak delivery service should you choose to paddle the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River while on this tour.

Once you turn onto Snyders Run Road, just follow the signage and cue sheet provided. Note: the gate to the overlooks is open 9AM to dusk from Mid April to Mid December, you are permitted to hike in, just please don’t block the gate. Take some time at the overlooks to observe the actual dam and an incredible mountain view beyond the dam a Ridenour Overlook. Once you’ve enjoyed this, you MUST walk the 300 yards to Hawn’s Overlook, this view was featured on the front cover of the PA Visitors Guide a few years back, it is one of the most photographed places in The Alleghenies. If you want to add romance to this tour, this is the place to be around sunset. You may want to come back to this spot again and again, it is just that magnificent.

From the overlooks, drive a short distance to go over that dam structure you just saw at Ridenour. Once you go over the dam (thinking about how this earthen structure is holding back 8,300 acres of water) and park, look towards the mountain from which you just came (you can see the clearing at Ridenour overlook). With the dam on your right; find 7 while buoys close to the shoreline of the mountain.  Count, from the dam, to the 2nd and 3rd buoy; between these two buoys, move your binoculars ¼ of the way up the mountain to see the nest. It is in a dead tree so you can see it even when foliage is full. Of course, in the spring, one of the pair is in or around the nest, after the eaglets fledge, you’ll see them more often below the dam.

As you drive on Point Road parallel to the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, be sure to have your eyes (unless you are the driver) glued to the opposite side of the river; between the dam and Corbin’s island, look for sycamore trees; the eagles often perch on the dead snag to fish below the dam.   As an extra bonus, there is often our resident great blue heron in these waters as well.

Options for other activities along Point Road are kayak/canoe/float trip, picnic, and a short nature trail.  Corbin’s Island Recreation Area offers picnic tables and a ramp for those who may wish to float the Raystown Branch of the Juniata. This area also offers picnic tables and rest room facilities.

According to the hiking professionals at the US Army Corp of Engineers, “The Riverside Nature Trail offers a rare opportunity to observe four distinct ecosystem communities during a hike of just ½ mile. You’ll return along the same path making a total journey of one mile through riverine, wetland, successional forest and open field ecosystems.” If you have children, you will want to pick up the trail map and have the kids complete the scavenger hunt; when complete bring to visitor center for a certificate of completion.

For those who plan the float trip, you’ll find the PA Fish and Boat Commission ramp at  “The Point”; continue on Point Road which will bring you back to Rt 22.

After such a great day, time to think about lunch or dinner or shopping to finish out the day; make sure you have our ‘Where to Eat, Where to Shop” brochure which will describe all your opportunities.

Cue Sheet for Dam & Eagle Tour

 

From the Raystown Lake Visitor Center Mileage
Right from Visitor Center Parking Lot to 7 Points Road

2.9

Right on Piney Ridge Road

6.9

Right on Crooked Creek RD

0.3

Right on US Rt 22

0.5

Right on Snyders Run Road

0.4

Straight on Henderson Overlook Rd

0.4

Right on Henderson  Overlook Rd

2.5

Slight left at stop sign to overlooks

1

Park at Ridenour Overlook park
Walk 300 Yards to Hawn’s Overlook walk
From Parking lot to Right on Stone Bridge Hollow Rd

1.5

Right on Stone Bridge Hollow Rd

1

Right on Point Road driving over the dam

0.4

Point Road to Corbin’s Island Recreation Access Area

1.1

Point Road to Riverside Nature Trail Parking Area

2.2

Point Road to Henderson Hollow & Snyders Run Road

3.8

Straight to intersection with US Rt 22

0.4

Left on US 22 West to Crooked Creek Rd

0.5

Left on Crooked Creek Road to Piney Ridge Road

0.3

Left on Piney Ridge Road to 7 Points Road

6.9

Left on 7 Points Road to Visitors Center

2.9

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Raystown Lake Announces Road Opening; Early Youth and Regular Spring Gobbler Season

RAYSTOWN LAKE, PA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake announces the opening of the following access road beginning Saturday, April 21 through Thursday, May 21 for Spring Gobbler hunting.

Wild turkey near Hesston, PA (Photo by Vickie Smith)

Wild turkey photographed near Hesston, PA by Vickie Smith.

The High Germany Road (Gate 28 –Nancy’s Camp Service Road), will be open on April 21 to accommodate the special season for eligible junior hunters and will remain open through May 31 for the regular spring gobbler season.

The Corps will post signs designating hunting and restricted zones within these areas. There is no off-season maintenance on this roadway. The Corps may close this access area depending on weather and road conditions. Vehicle operators will be traveling at their own risk. Hunters participating in hunting activities at the Raystown Lake Project must strictly adhere to all Pennsylvania Game Commission regulations, applicable U.S. Fish and Wildlife regulations, as well as any special regulations posted by the Corps.

For more information on Raystown Lake natural resources and hunting programs, visit the natural resources stewardship link at http://raystown.nab.usace.army.mil.

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The Economic Impact of Tourism on Huntingdon County

Those of us who have the good fortune to call the Raystown Lake Region home understand that we live in an area that draws a lot of visitors.  In fact, Huntingdon County averages more than 1.6 million visitor-days per year.  For the record, our definition of a visitor is someone who travels beyond their normal travel zone to reach his/her destination.  A visitor-day is one person in the area for 24 hours, or 4 people in the area for 6 hours, etc.  From that, we can say with a fair amount of certainty that we entertain more than 2 million visitors per year in Huntingdon County.

Huntingdon County Tourism Direct Sales 2009-2010

Visitor spending in Huntingdon County 2009-2010

Those 1.6 million visitor days brought with them to Huntingdon County $144.1 million in 2010 in visitor spending at local businesses, an increase of 11.6% from 2009.  Visitors spend money on the obvious things: lodging ($10.1 million), food and beverage ($32.8 million), retail ($25.1 million), recreation and entertainment ($27.3 million), and transportation ($48.8 million).

Huntingdon County Visitor Spending and Employment Trends 2005-2010

Visitor spending and tourism industry employment trends in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 2005-2010

Our tourism industry is made up of businesses and employees that have direct contact with those visitors, for instance hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, campgrounds, museums, etc.  However, we only count an estimated portion of these businesses’ employees based on what wages/salaries could be supported by visitor spending.  In other words, if John Doe’s Diner employs ten people, and 80 percent of the Diner’s revenue is from local residents, then only two employees (20%) would be estimated to be part of the tourism industry.  Additionally, if a campground only has employees four months of the year, it would take three employees during those four months to equate to one employee for the statistic.  In 2010, Huntingdon County’s tourism industry consisted of an estimated 1,273 employees, a growth of 1.6% over 2009.

Huntingdon County Tourism Industry Impacts 2009-2010

Impacts of visitor spending, tourism industry employment and taxes generated by Huntingdon County’s tourism industry in 2009 and 2010

Employment wages and salaries is not the only financial impact of visitor spending on a destination.  As visitors spend money in an area, they are also paying state sales taxes on goods and services, local amusement taxes on entertainment, hotel occupancy taxes on their indoor accommodations, not to mention a whole host of taxes on the gasoline or diesel fuel they use to power their car, truck, van , RV,  and boat.  On top of the taxes on visitor spending, the businesses serving those visitors pay taxes on their properties, corporate net income, and a share of wage taxes for their employees.  The employees also pay taxes on their income, local services taxes, etc.  All told in 2010, the tourism industry in Huntingdon County yielded $7.6 million in tax revenue for our state, county and municipal governments, and another $6.8 million in federal taxes.  What this all means is that because Huntingdon County draws visitors and their money to the area, the average household saves $450.34 per year in state and local taxes.

Sources:

Tourism Economics and Longwoods Research: “The Economic Impact of Travel and Tourism in Pennsylvania,” February 2012

US Census Bureau, “Huntingdon County Quick Facts” from Census 2010


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Inter-Museum Cooperation Benefits Three Historic Trolley Cars

Rockhill Furnace, PA – The Rockhill Trolley Museum (www.rockhilltrolley.org), the operating entity of Railways To Yesterday, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational corporation, is happy to announce its participation in an inter-museum exchange of historic vehicles and components between the Branford Electric Railway Association (www.bera.org), the National Capital Trolley Museum (www.dctrolley.org), and the Rockhill Trolley Museum, three of the East Coast’s well-known operating electric railway museums.

The Rockhill Trolley Museum has deaccessioned and transferred ownership of 1899 vintage former DC Transit snow sweeper car #09 to the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville, MD.  This car is one of only two former Washington, DC snow sweepers still in existence and remains in essentially the same condition as when it left Washington, DC, having been kept in protected storage for most of its 50 years in Rockhill Furnace.  The exterior of the car was cosmetically restored by museum volunteers for its 100th birthday in 1999 and has operated approximately once per year by the museum for special events since that time.  Its transfer to the National Capital Trolley Museum marks 50 years since the end of streetcar operation in Washington, DC.  The acquisition of car #09 helps National Capital Trolley Museum replace sister car #07 which was lost forever after the museum suffered a tragic fire on September 28, 2003. Car #09 last swept snow at Rockhill Trolley Museum in 2000.

In exchange for its transfer of ownership of car #09 to National Capital Trolley Museum, Rockhill Trolley Museum acquires former Iowa Terminal Railroad 1911 vintage snow sweeper #3 as well as a pair of Brill trucks suitable for use under 1895 vintage former Valley Railways car #12.

Former Iowa Terminal Railroad #3 was constructed in 1911 by the McGuire-Cummings company; the same entity that constructed DC Transit #09, and is representative of the style of snow sweeper used by electric railways from coast to coast that operated in colder climates.  The car was cosmetically restored and made operable again by the Branford Electric Railway Association as a gift to the National Capital Trolley Museum in an effort to help the museum recover after its tragic 2003 fire.  Cars similar to #3 operated in several central Pennsylvania cities including Altoona, Harrisburg, and Johnstown.

Along with car #3, Rockhill Trolley Museum acquires a pair of former Brill 27F trucks suitable for use under former Valley Railways car #12 as it operated in its last years of operation.  Valley Railways #12 is one of only a few cars in existence built by the Jackson and Sharp Company and is the sole remaining car known to exist from the Valley Railways.  The body of this car was saved by Rockhill Trolley Museum in 1985 after 52 years of use as a structure.  Acquisition of suitable trucks for this car accomplishes a long-sought goal for the museum and moves this car closer to restoration as an operating exhibit.

The Rockhill Trolley Museum is one of the oldest continuously operating trolley museums in the Middle Atlantic, having operated trolleys every year since 1962.  The museum offers a very scenic three mile round trip ride along scenic Blacklog Creek and is located across the street from the historic East Broad Top Railroad.  For more information on the museum, as well as information on how to contribute to some of the other significant museum projects, when to visit and how to become a member, please visit www.rockhilltrolley.org.

The Rockhill Trolley Museum extends its thanks to Branford Electric Railway Association and National Capital Trolley Museum for their cooperative efforts to make this historic exchange of equipment possible.

The arrival of sweeper 3 from Connecticut and the departure of sweeper 09 to Washington is scheduled for Monday March 19, 2012

Railways To Yesterday, Inc.
www.rockhilltrolley.org

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Come See Us This Weekend at the Best Bridal Event

Everhart wedding by Megan Brenneman, www.meganphotography.com

Everhart wedding at Lake Raystown Resort Lodge and Conference Center, Entriken, PA (photo by Megan Photography)

Our little niche of The Alleghenies that we like to call the Raystown Lake Region (RLR for short) is visually stunning, laid-back, and most of all, fun!  Doesn’t that sound like a good set of adjectives for a wedding?  With the development over the past five years at the Lake Raystown Resort Lodge & Conference Center, C. Barton McCann School of Art, PA National Guard Readiness Center, and Brookmere Winery, not to mention dozens of large vacation homes and repurposed barns that have doubled as banquet facilities, the RLR has become a very popular destination for weddings.

If you or someone you know is engaged, celebrating a milestone anniversary, family or class reunion, bring them out on Sunday to the Blair County Convention Center for the Best Bridal Event.  The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau will be there with our brand-new visitors guide, local artist, Leah Davis Dell of Vintage Art Glass and the Foxy Grape Bead Shop.  We’ll help you locate facilities in the region that are just-right for your big day and in your price range, places for you and your guests to stay, and will also help you to identify some very talented individuals that can help you with all of your wedding needs from photography to flowers, harpists to caricature artists, and more.  Some of our favorites will be there with their own booths also!

It doesn’t matter to us whether you are planning a wedding, a reunion, or an anniversary celebration.  We’ll be happy to meet you and your needs!

Best Bridal Event
Sunday, March 18, 2012
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA

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Girl Scout Centennial

Today marks the anniversary of Juliette Gordon Low’s first meeting of Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia, 100 years ago.  Since that first meeting of 18 young ladies, the Girl Scouts have grown into a worldwide movement with 3.2 million adult and youth members.  The Girl Scouts have been building character, confidence and courage in girls for a century, and are well positioned to be doing that for the next century and beyond. (http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/facts/).

The first Girl Scout troop in our local Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Council area was organized in Harrisburg in 1917.  In Huntingdon County, a group of attractions has been working together for the past 4 years to develop and promote programming specifically for Girl Scout groups.

Camp Golden Pond is a Girl Scout camp located just north of Petersburg, near Rothrock State Forest.  The camp has year-round facilities and summer programming for Girl Scouts.

 

Scout Out Huntingdon County 100 Miles of Heritage patch with all five segments.

Scout Out Huntingdon County: 100 Miles of Heritage is a biking, hiking, and paddling trail system that is designed to be completed in five weekends, or if your group prefers, tackle any three contiguous legs of the trail to earn the 50-Miler Award.  This program features a central patch and a segment for each leg of the system.  As your Scouts complete a leg, they earn the appropriate segment.  The trail utilizes existing trails, rivers, and minor roadways to link interactive attractions, natural sites, historic sites, and campgrounds, giving the Scouts a unique learning adventure that is appropriate for their skill/achievement level.

Badge Programs are offered by a number of attractions in Huntingdon County, and nearby.  Some of our attractions specifically cater to Scout groups.  Here are some that we highly recommend:

  • Lincoln Caverns, 3 miles west of Huntingdon, offers unique programming for all levels of Girl Scouts that explore the geology and natural world of caves.  Lincoln Caverns also offers primitive camping to youth groups at its Warrior Ridge Campground.
  • Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, located about half-way between Petersburg and Pine Grove Mills also offers Scout programs for all ages.  With it’s Raptor Center, nature trails, pavilions and regular programming, this is a great place for Scouting weekends any time of the year.
  • Fort Roberdeau, located in the Sinking Valley section of eastern Blair County offers the unique opportunity for Scouts to live and dress like soldiers and citizens would have during the Revolutionary War.  The historic site is also a county park with nature trails, a visitors center, pavilions and more.
  • Old Bedford Village, located north of Bedford, offers Scouts the chance to experience 18th and 19th century life in Pennsylvania.  Group programs include period appropriate trade immersion and crafts.
  • Indian Caverns, located along Route 45 east of Spruce Creek, offers badge programs for grades 2-3, the “Eco-Explorer” Try-it and the “Watching Wildlife” Try-it. For grades 4-5, the “Wildlife” Badge and the “Rocks Rock” Badge.  One unique program at Indian Caverns lets the Scouts actually spend the night in the cave!

Many other sites in the Raystown Lake Region provide opportunities for Scouts to advance, or complete partial requirements for

badges.  If you would like to learn more about bringing your Scouts to the area, call the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau at 888-729-7869.

Happy Scouting!

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2012 Raystown Lake Region/Huntingdon County Visitors Guides Available

2012 Raystown Lake Region/Huntingdon County Visitors Guide Cover

The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 edition of the Raystown Lake Region/Huntingdon County Visitors Guide.  The guide, titled “Raystown Moments,” is the result of a collaboration between the bureau and AdOne Advertising and Design of Sunbury, PA.  “Over the past few years, we have made a conscious migration from a directory publication to more of a magazine feel, while still giving the reader the convenience of property listings,” stated Matt Price, executive director of the bureau.  Price added, “The title Raystown Moments was the brainchild of AdOne, inspired by our tagline A Moment Away.

The bureau staff was inspired by the title, and worked with volunteer writers to craft articles around the theme that would engage readers, and encourage them to visit the area.  An article by Susanne House, bureau board member, and co-writer Kerry Miller, a Juniata College alumna and former bureau employee, sets the stage encouraging the reader to “Find Your Raystown Moment.”

A pair of articles by Juniata College first couple, president Tom Kepple and wife Pat Kepple, point out the benefits of retiring in the Huntingdon County area and its hidden gems in the retail environment.  Susan Penning, a local blogger and director of member services for Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, penned an article about destination weddings in the region, and Princess Lake Cruiser captain Steve Prosser equated the boating experience on Raystown Lake to the movie The Perfect Storm (the part of the movie before the storm, of course).  Wildlife biologist, Jeff Krause speaks of Raystown’s natural environment, and Julie Price, director of operations for Sweet Annie Herbs highlights several major events in the region.

“The number one draw for our visitors is our scenery,” stated Ed Stoddard, bureau membership services director, “therefore, it is always necessary to feature great photography of the region.”  The bureau worked with professional photographers Kevin Mills of Huntingdon, Abram Eric Landes of Washington, DC, and Lisa Rhinehart of Shippensburg, and bureau staff photographers Stoddard, and Vickie Smith, to showcase that scenery.  Many member businesses also enhanced their directory listings with photographs.

“To keep the directory portion of the guide fun and interesting, and to further develop the ‘Raystown Moments’ theme, we have placed quotes from famous people using the word ‘moment’ throughout the guide,” added Stoddard.  The guide also uses quotes from past visitors to Huntingdon County locations to add the authenticity of a user review.  In the summer of 2011, the bureau partnered with the Huntingdon County Arts Council to launch a poetry contest called Haiku Huntingdon.  Haiku poems from contest winners Nancy Caples-Rhodes of James Creek and Tom Henrie of Huntingdon are also featured in the guide.

“We always try to keep our promotions compatible with emerging technology,” said Price.  “This year’s guide expands the use of QR Codes, allowing readers with smart phones to navigate instantly to Raystown.org and member websites for more information.”  Another hi-tech feature of the guide is the on-line flip book version, featuring direct links to advertiser, member, photographer and feature websites.  “2012 marks our third year using an electronic version of the guide.  Each year the virtual guide draws more and more users,” noted Price.

The 2012 Raystown Lake Region/Huntingdon County Visitors Guide can be found at Interstate welcome centers, PA Turnpike travel plazas, and select rest areas, as well as many businesses throughout The Alleghenies.  To order a guide by mail, call toll-free 1-888-RAYSTOWN (1-888-729-7869), or visit Raystown.org/request-a-travel-guide.html.

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The Herb Lady is Scheduled to Speak at Next Lunch and Learn

Huntingdon’s new cultural district partnership, 4 and More, will present its next Lunch & Learn event on Monday, March 12 at noon in the Natural Connection Wellness Center at the corner of 4th and Mifflin Streets in downtown Huntingdon. Ann Marie Wishard, expert herbalist and owner of Sweet Annie Herbs, will talk about the medicinal, cosmetic, and culinary uses of herbs.

Wishard, who moved her business to Huntingdon from Centre County fifteen years ago, has been studying, growing, and using herbs for almost four decades. She has formulated over 50 herbal and nutritional combinations to address a variety of health issues. She has spoken at Penn State University and other colleges, hospitals, retirement communities, and trade shows. Wishard has appeared on such nationally-recognized television programs as The Montel Williams Show, The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, and CNBC’s Alive and Wellness.  A published author, she wrote Herb Talk: The Book That Grows in 1996, and has since penned several revisions.

To order lunch, call Oven One at 814-643-6899 by 11am on the day of the event, and it will be waiting for you at the Wellness Center. The cost is $7.50, and includes a beverage. Audience members are also welcome to bring their own lunch to the event. The Lunch & Learn program is free and open to the public.

4 and More is an initiative involving the Huntingdon County Historical Society, the Huntingdon County Library, the Huntingdon County Arts Council, and the Huntingdon Health & Wellness Association, as well as various business partners in historic Huntingdon with a goal to promote the 4th Street Cultural District as a destination for arts, entertainment, education, shopping, and dining. Visit facebook.com/4andMoreHuntingdon for more information.

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David Burgess in Concert

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is pleased to bring world-class guitarist David Burgess to Huntingdon this week. He will lead a master class at Huntingdon Area High School on Thursday, March 8 and a concert at the Stone Church of the Brethren on Friday March 9. The public concert starts at 7:30 and tickets will be available at the door.
The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in Huntingdon.
We look forward to seeing you then!
Visit www.huntingdoncountyarts.org for more details.
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