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2019 FARMERS MARKET LOCATIONS

Sunday, June 09, 2019

 

Farmers Market Locations

 

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Monday(BEAVER FALLS)

Municipal Parking Lot 712 12th Street, Beaver Falls, PA 150103:30 PM – 6:30 PM

2019 Dates: May (6, 13, 20); June (3, 10, 17, 24); July (1, 8, 15, 22, 29); August (5, 12, 19, 26), September (9, 16, 23, 30); October (7, 14, 21, 28); November (4, 11, 18, 25).

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Monday(ZELIENOPLE-HARMONY)

Zelienople Community Park 402 East Beaver Street, Zelienople, PA 160633:30 PM – 7:00 PM

2019 Dates: June (3, 10, 17, 24); July (1, 8, 15, 22, 29); August (5, 12, 19, 26), September (9, 16, 23, 30); October (7, 14).

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Tuesday(CHIPPEWA)

Chippewa United Methodist Church 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 150103:30 PM – 6:30 PM

2019 Dates: May (7, 14, 21, 28); June (4, 11, 18, 25); July (2, 9, 16, 23, 30); August (6, 13, 20, 27), September (3, 10, 17, 24); October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29); November (5, 12, 19).

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Tuesday(NEW BRIGHTON)

Family Dollar Parking Lot 1235 5th Avenue, New Brighton, PA 150663:30 PM – 6:30 PM

2019 Dates: May (7, 14, 21, 28); June (4, 11, 18, 25); July (2, 9, 16, 23, 30); August (6, 13, 20, 27), September (3, 10, 17, 24); October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29); November (5, 12, 19).

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Tuesday(HOPEWELL)

Crestmont Shopping Center 2485 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 150013:30 PM – 6:30 PM

2019 Dates: May (7, 14, 21, 28); June (4, 11, 18, 25); July (2, 9, 16, 23, 30); August (6, 13, 20, 27), September (3, 10, 17, 24); October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29); November (5, 12, 19).

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Wednesday (NEW SHEFFIELD – ALIQUIPPA)

First United Methodist Church 2816 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 150013:30 PM – 6:30 PM

2019 Dates:May (1, 8, 15, 22, 29); June (5, 12, 19, 26); July (3, 10, 17, 24, 31); August (7, 14, 21, 28);September (4, 11, 18, 25); October (2, 9, 16, 23).

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Thursday(AMBRIDGE)

St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church 624 Park Road, Ambridge, PA 150034:00 PM – 7:00 PM

2019 Dates:May (2, 9, 16, 23, 30); June (6, 13, 20, 27); July (4, 11, 18, 25); August (1, 8, 15, 22, 29);September (5, 12, 19, 26); October (3, 10, 17, 24, 31), November (7, 14, 21, 26).

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Beaver County Courthouse Rear Parking Lot 801 4th Street, Beaver, PA 1500910:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2019 Dates:May (4, 11, 18, 25); June (1, 8, 15, 27, 29); July (6, 13, 20, 27); August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31); September (7, 14, 21, 28); October (5, 12, 19, 26); November (2, 9, 16, 23, 30); December (7, 14).

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Saturday(ELLWOOD CITY)

Municipal Parking Lot 500 Block of Beaver Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 161178:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2019 Dates: June (1, 8, 15, 27, 29); July (6, 13, 20, 27); August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31);September (7, 14, 21, 28); October (5, 12).

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LAWRENCE COUNTY SUMMER FOOD & FUN

Friday, June 07, 2019

 

 

SUMMER FOOD & FUN

FREE FOR ALL KIDS 18 AND UNDER

****NO MEALS ON JULY 4TH****

CALL 211 OR TEXT FOOD TO 877-877 FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

 


 

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Ellwood

Ellport Playground

215 Burns Avenue, Ellwood City

June 17 – August 9  Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. - -2:30 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.

 

Ellwood Pool

301 Joffre St., Ellwood City

June 10 – August 16  Mon-Fri

Snack: 12 P.M.

 

Walnut Ridge Housing Plan

801 Pershing St., Ellwood City

June 17 – August 16

Dinner: 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

New Castle

Ben Franklin ELC

815 Cunningham Ave., New Castle

June 10 – August 16  Mon-Fri

Lunch: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

Bible Way Church of God in Christ

125 Crawford Ave., New Castle

Lunch: 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Big Run

1400 S. Jefferson St., New Castle

June 10 – August 16  Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Church of the Genesis

303 N. Cedar St., New Castle

June 10 – August 16  M,W,F

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

Clenn-Moore Presbyterian Church

220 E. Clen-Moore Ave., New Castle

June 10 – August 15  Mon-Thurs

Lunch: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

 

Croton United Methodist Church

910 N. Croton Ave., New Castle

June 11 – August 15 Mon-Thurs

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

Grant Street Community Center

404 W. Grant St., New Castle

June 10 – August 16  Mon-Fri

Lunch: 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

 

Gussie Walker House

1207 Moravia St., New Castle

June 17 – August 2  Mon-Fri

Snack: 12 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Dinner: 3 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Programs: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

 

Harbor Heights

720 Altman Rd., New Castle

June 10 – August 16 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

 

Lincoln Terrace Café Bus

201 Lincoln Avenue, New Castle

June 10 – August 16  Mon-Fri

Lunch: 2 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

 

Neshannock Village

481 Neshannock Ave., New Castle Mon-Fri

Lunch 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

 

New Castle Public Library

207 E. North Street, New Castle

June 10 – August 16  Thursday

Snack: 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.

June 12 – August 9 Wed & Fri

Lunch: 10:45 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

Oak Leaf Gardens

1139 Pin Oak Dr. New Castle

June 10 – 16  Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

Prayer Chapel

26 E. Long Ave., New Castle

June 15 – August 11 Sat & Sun

Lunch: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

 

YMCA

20 W. Washington St., New Castle

June 10 – August 16  Mon-Fri

Breakfast: 8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

Lunch: 3 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

 

Westview Terrace

901 W. Grant St., New Castle

June 10 – August 16  Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

Word of Life Church Café Bus

326 Laurel Blvd., New Castle

June 10 – TBD Mon-Fri

Time: TBD

 

BEAVER COUNTY SUMMER FOOD AND FUN

Friday, June 07, 2019

 

SUMMER FOOD & FUN

FREE FOR ALL KIDS 18 AND UNDER

****NO MEALS ON JULY 4TH****

CALL 211 OR TEXT FOOD TO 877-877 FOR UPDATED INFORMATION


 

BEAVER COUNTY

Aliquippa

B.F. Jones Library

663 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa

June 4 - August 10 Mon-Fri

Snack: 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Lunch: 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Ebenezer AME Church

1015 Davis St., Aliquippa

June 10 - August 19 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Programs: 11 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Linmar Terrace Community Center

2500 Linmar Terrace, Aliquippa

June 17 - August 2 Mon-Fri

Time: TBD

New Holy Temple

148 4th Ave, Aliquippa

Tentative:

June 10 - August 16 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Programs: 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Salvation Army

514 Franklin Ave, Aliquippa

June 17 - August 16 Mon-Thurs.

Lunch: 12 P.M. - 1 P.M.

The Hope Center

434 Franklin Ave, Aliquippa

June 10 - August 16 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 12 P.M. - 1 P.M.

Valley Terrace

400 Superior Ave, Aliquippa

June 17 - Aug 9 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Ambridge

 

Allison Park Church

233 Merchant St., Ambridge

Tentative

June 15 - Aug 10 Sat.

Breakfast: 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Lunch: 12 P.M. - 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Ambridge Library

99 11th St., Ambridge

June 6 - August 8 Thurs.

Snack: 3 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Ambridge Senior High School

909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge

June 10 - June 27 Mon-Thurs.

Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. - 8:15 A.M.

June 10 - August 1 Mon-Thurs.

Lunch: 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Center for Hope

740 Park Road, Ambridge

June 10 - August 9 Mon-Thurs.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Programs: 11 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Crestview/Economy Village

1100 Larch St., Ambridge

June 17 - August 9 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Baden United Methodist Church

420 Dippold Avenue, Baden

June 10 - August 19 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 12 P.M. - 1 P.M.

Program: 11:40 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Beaver Falls

 

Beaver Falls Art Center

1217 7th Avenue, Beaver Falls

June 25 – August 8Tues-Fri

Closed: 6/26-6/28, 7/11-7/12, 7/23-7/26

Lunch: 11 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Programs: 9:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.

 

Harmony Dwellings

950 9th St., Beaver Falls

June 10 – August 23 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Snack: 2:30 P.M. – 3 P.M.

Programs: 11:30 A.M. – 3 P.M.

 

Light of Salvation Church

3301 6th St., Beaver Falls

Day/Times TBD

 

Morado Dwellings

4th & 43rd St., Beaver Falls

June 10 – August 23Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 A.M.

Snack: 2:30 P.M. – 3 P.M.

Programs 11:30 A.M. – 3 P.M.

 

Mt. Washington

2103 12th Avenue, Beaver Falls

June 10 – August 23Mon-Fri

Breakfast: 10 A.M. – 11 A.M.

Lunch: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs: 11:30 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Pleasantview Homes

1 Pleasantview Homes, Beaver Falls

June 10 – August 23Mon-Fri

Breakfast: 10 A.M. – 11 A.M.

Lunch: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Salvation Army

414 16th Avenue, Beaver Falls

June 17 – Aug 8Mon-Fri

Closed: July 5 and Aug 9

Lunch: 11 A.M.

Snack: 2 P.M.

 

Trails Ministries

918 7th Avenue, Beaver Falls

June 17 – Aug 3Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Conway

 

Edwar Gratty Park

S. Gross St., Conway

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. -2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Ellwood

 

Ellport Playground

215 Burns Avenue, Ellwood City

June 17 – August 9Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. - -2:30 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.

 

Ellwood Pool

301 Joffre St., Ellwood City

June 10 – August 16Mon-Fri

Snack: 12 P.M.

 

Walnut Ridge Housing Plan

801 Pershing St., Ellwood City

June 17 – August 16

Dinner: 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

 

Freedom

 

Rocco Bovalino

1116 8th Avenue, Freedom

June 17 – August 9Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Midland

 

Carnegie Free Library

61 9th St., Midland

June 6 - August 8

(2nd and 4th Wed)

Programs & Snack: 2 – 4 P.M.

 

Midcrest Homes

Rt. 168 Behind Midland Heights

June 17 – August 9 Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Midland Playground

13th St., Midland

June 10 – August 16Mon-Fri

Snack: 12 P.M. – 2 P.M.

 

The Center

754 Ohio Ave., Midland

June 14 – August 1Mon-Thurs

Closed: July 8-11

Lunch: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

 

Monaca

 

Achieve Camp

1409 Pennsylvania Ave., Monaca

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Lunch: 12 P.M.

 

Marshall Road Playground

2500 Marshal Rd., Monaca

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

 

Stephen Phillips

1 Project Rd., Monaca

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Washington Ave. Playground

1522 Washington Ave., Monaca

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Programs & Lunch: 10 – 1 P.M.

 

New Brighton

 

Brightwood Manor

3rd Ave. Playground, New Brighton

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Fallston Playground

55 Harmony St., New Brighton

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Holy Spirit Fellowship Church

1101 6th St., New Brighton

June 10 – August 16Mon-Fri

Times TBD

 

Hunky Alley Playground

314 7th Ave., New Brighton

June 17 – July 26Tues, Thurs, Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

New Brighton Middle School

901 Penn Ave., New Brighton

June 17 – July 25Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M.- 1 P.M.

Snack 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Program: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

New Brighton Library

1021 3rd Ave., New Brighton

June 10 – August 16Tues-Fri

Snack: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

Programs: 12 P.M. – 2 P.M.

 

Oak Hill Playground

215 N. 16th Ave., New Brighton

June 17 – July 26Mon-Fri

Lunch: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Snack: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Programs: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

 

PowerSource

2233 Third Ave., New Brighton

June: 5th, 19th

July: 3rd, 10th

August: 7th, 14th

Dinner: 6:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.

 

Pulaski Playground

4915 37th St., New Brighton

June 17 – July 26Mon-Thurs

Lunch: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

 

Rochester

 

Gordon Camp Apts.

500 Bedford Ave., Rochester

June 10 – August 9Mon-Thurs

Lunch: 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

 

Rochester Elementary

540 Reno St., Rochester

June 12 – August 16Mon-Fri

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

Maple Syrup Festival Giveaway Winners

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Here are the winners of tickets to the Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival Pancake Breakfast:

1. Margaret Pierce, Aliquippa
 
2. Leah Houser, New Galilee
 
3. Courtney Hunt, Monaca
 
4. Tracy Scanlon, Beaver Falls
 
5. Melanie Farrugia, Conway
 
6. Jayne Eline, Beaver Falls
 
7. Angela Goughnour, Shippingport
 
8. Blaise Sava, Monaca
 
THANK YOU for supporting Beaver County Events!!

Festival Creates Sweet Smell of Success

Sunday, March 31, 2019

 


There is an aroma that begins to fill the valley each February and rides through the air announcing its arrival to many both near and far.  Its call lasts for two months and brings home friends for a celebration like no other.  A gathering that is the culmination of work begun much earlier by dedicated men and women keeping alive traditions lasting for generations, bringing with it the sweet smell of success. 

Tens of thousands of friends, both old and new, gather together every April over the sweet delicacy that is pure maple syrup at the annual Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival.  Each year, members and volunteers supporting the Beaver County Conservation District gather at a maple camp in January and tap thousands of trees throughout the park to collect the precious sugar water within.  Transferred through lines to holding tanks, the water is boiled out until it achieves the proper consistency and rich amber color.  The yield is best when the trees experience temperatures below freezing at night and above freezing during the day.Collection usually ends in late March or early April when the taste and color of the sugar water changes.

Over 500 gallons of syrup has already been produced for this season, much of it Grade A Fancy, the highest grade possible, according to Mr. Jim Shanor, Executive Director of the Beaver County Conservation District.  Jim has been at the festival since year one and now oversees its operations.  Since then, he has seen a lot of changes that have helped improve the yield and quality of the syrup.  The festival now uses reverse osmosis filtration to remove 70 to 80% of the water in the sugar water collected.  This one step reduces the boil time significantly and a day’s batch of syrup can be made in less than eight hours.In past years, volunteers were required to maintain a 24 hour cooking vigil at the park.  The boiler unit was wood-fired and up to 17 cords of wood were needed to produce all of the syrup needed.  The festival has since moved to a fuel oil source of heat providing more consistency and less work.  All of the sugar water collected is now moved around for processing utilizing a new pump system saving a lot of energy and labor.It will still take up to 40 gallons of sugar water to produce just one gallon of pure maple syrup.

Knowing when to move the syrup out of the boiling process has fallen to the “sugarmakers,” as they are known, like Paul Pierce of Potter Township.  Using a traditional handheld refractometer, Paul is looking for a sugar content of exactly 66%.Once he has determined that the sugar water is now maple syrup, it must be collected, filtered and bottled quickly to maintain its freshness.  This occurs when the syrup has reached 180 – 200 degrees.Just before bottling, samples are taken and checked against controls to ensure quality and consistency.  The entire process is as much art as science and a sugarmaker takes many years to master these skills.

Of course, the best way to enjoy this wonderfully tasty treat from nature is drizzled over a warm stack of pancakes.Visitors to the festival can enjoy buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes with sausage after taking a tour to see how much of the food is made.  Tours are given in the “Sugar Shack” showing how the maple syrup is produced and fresh buckwheat flour is made nearby in a traditional grist mill.  While the food is the feature of the event, over 80 vendors, crafters and entertainers fill the surrounding area creating an experience that has become unique and internationally known.  According to Mr. Shanor, the festival has seen visitors from every single province of Canada and from countries as far away as France and Australia.  Many international guests actually plan vacations to America around the festival.  Native American and civil war encampments, handmade crafts, musicians and children’s activities ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The best way to end the day is by laying claim to your own bottle of pure maple syrup or any one of the many maple candy treats made at the park.  Each purchase goes to support the vital educational programs and initiatives of the conservation district as they work to preserve and protect the natural resources that make our area unique.  What could be sweeter?

The 42nd Annual Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival will take place on April 6 and April 7, 2019 and run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days.  Entrance to the festival is always free to all and shuttle buses transport visitors from several parking locations to the event.  Tickets for the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast meal can be purchased for $9 for adults and $5 for children.  For more information, please call the Beaver County Conservation District at 724-378-1701 or visit the festival’s website at https://www.beavercountyconservationdistrict.org/maple-syrup-fastival.

 

42nd Annual Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival Ticket Give-a-way

Friday, March 29, 2019

 

WIN FREE MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL TICKETS!!!!


WHO WANTS A FREE PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST?

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!

We just obtained a total of 16 (Yes, 16) meal tickets for the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival on April 6 and 7, 2019! We are giving them away in groups of 2. There will be a total of 8 winners!

How can I win?
Go to http://www.beavercountyevents.com/login-register and register as a member of Beaver County Events - that's it!! It is FREE! There is no purchase necessary! All you need to do is become a registered member of Beaver County Events. Did we mention it is FREE?! While on our site, be sure to look through our listings of over 500 upcoming events!

What is the deadline?
The deadline to enter is MIDNIGHT on April 2, 2019. Winners will be announced by 12:00 Noon on April 3, 2019 and tickets will be mailed to the address in your registration.

Please support the maple syrup festival. Funds from the festival support county-wide educational programs that protect, preserve and restore the natural beauty of our local environment.

We appreciate your support! Tickets courtesy of the Beaver County Conservation District and Beaver County Events, LLC.

 

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