SAVE THE DATE!
The Johnstown Marathon is back, bigger and better than ever!
Race, Rock & Rise
Full Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay
Saturday, October 6, 2018
411 3rd Avenue, Johnstown, PA
Johnstown Canal Basin Walk
Space is limited and reservations are REQUIRED.
Summer Basketball Camp
Mount Aloysius College will help young boys and girls who love basketball hone their dribbling, passing and shooting skills this summer. Mount Aloysius Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Will Cabrera, and Assistant Coach, Brian Giesler, will host two summer basketball camps in the College’s 87,000 square foot Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center (AMCC).
The first session of the Mount Aloysius Summer Basketball Camp is open to boys and girls, ages six to 14 years old. The session will run from June 18th through to the 21st. The sessions start at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. Cost of the camp is $100 per athlete.
The second session will be an all-day camp, held August 6th through to August 9th. Each day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Campers must provide their own lunches. Cost is $150 per athlete.
Basketball campers can participate in both camps for a total of $200. Each athlete will receive a camp T-shirt, great instruction and plenty of one-on-one attention.
Topics and skills covered during both sessions will include: ball-handling, shooting, movement away from the ball, basic offensive concepts, man-to-man defense, general skill development and gameplay situations.
Men’s coach, Will Cabrera led the Mounties to a successful 2017-2018 season and AMCC playoff appearance in his inaugural year as the head coach at Mount Aloysius College. Prior to his time at Mount Aloysius, Coach Cabrera was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Lebanon Valley College. He also spent several summers helping coach the Bolivian Men’s National Basketball team.
For more information or to register for the camp, contact Coach Cabrera at email@example.com.
Showcase for Commerce
Showcase for Commerce is a nationally renowned business and industry trade show and defense contracting exhibition. Join our mailing list to receive updates on speakers, seminars, special events and more!
It is one event, but you will have access to:
- Over 100 multi-national, national and regional exhibitors
- Over 1000 attendees
- Billions of dollars in contracts
You will have unique opportunities to connect with:
- Government acquisition leaders
- Federal elected officials
- Major defense corporations and subcontractors
- Strategic business partners, both regional and national/international
You can optimize your participation through:
- Government contracting education and training
- Targeted networking events
In short, Showcase for Commerce is one of the best returns on investment for your business dollar.
Join us for the annual St. Mary’s Johnstown PolkaFest featuring the best Polish and Slovenian bands in the world! You’ll enjoy three fantastic days of dancing, eating, shopping and FUN under our gigantic covered pavilion! It’s one big Polka Party – Johnstown style! Best of all—admission is FREE!
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church is located at 411 Power Street in the historic Cambria City section of downtown Johnstown. The festival is easily accessible from routes 56 and 403. Lodging is located within a few miles of the event.
Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh River Sojourn
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 (All day) to Monday, June 4, 2018 (All day)
The 2018 Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn is planned and coordinated annually by a CVC volunteer committee. The Sojourn is appropriate for both new and experienced paddlers, and is a great way to learn about the rivers, history, culture and recreation resources in the Kiski-Conemaugh corridor. Most meals are included in the price of registration and participants can register for one, two, three, or all four days. Primitive camping is available at locations along the route for those who wish to travel with the group. Participants must bring and set up their own camping equipment. Help with shuttling is provided, and participants can bring their own paddling gear or rent from area outfitters. A detailed packet is provided to registrants that includes directions to all access areas, a preparation checklist, outfitter information and more. The event is typically scheduled for the first weekend in June and this year we continued the paddle on the Kiski down to Roaring Run on the fourth day.
Thursday – Johnstown (Greenhouse Park put-in) to Seward through Conemaugh Gap; approximately 15 miles, mostly flat paddling with a couple of Class I or II ripples; camp in Blairsville. In event of low water, we may start at the put-in in Cambria City (a neighborhood on the west side of Johnstown).
Friday – Robinson to Blairsville through Packsaddle Gap; approximately 10 miles, mostly flat paddling with a couple of Class I or II ripples; camp at Conemaugh Dam.
Saturday – Conemaugh Dam to Avonmore with stop in Saltsburg; approximately 12 miles, flat paddling; camp at Avonmore.
Sunday – Avonmore to Roaring Run; approximately 7 miles, mostly flat paddling.
For more information about the routes, check out the Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail Map and Guide at http://www.mainlinecanalgreenway.org/water_trails.shtml.
100 Greenhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15905
Conemaugh Valley Conservancy
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Remembering the Flood
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) will commemorate the anniversary of the Johnstown Flood of 1889 with “Remembering the Flood,” which will be held at Peoples Natural Gas Park on Friday, June 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being presented in cooperation with Apex Dance Company.
The evening will begin with a performance by Mary Ann Jung as Clara Barton. Jung, an award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar, researches and writes her own scripts for History Alive!, depicting historically significant women. She performs in the authentic costumes, accents, and attitudes for the characters’ eras. She has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and others. Jung has presented at such notable venues as the National Theatre of Washington and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
“The Flood,” an original by Apex Dance Company, will be presented next. With choreography by Sierra Gdula, Lydia Bugosh, and Hannah Brumbach, The Flood attempts to illustrate the five stages of grieving as they relate to the people of the Johnstown Flood. In solidarity with victims of any kind of loss, the tone and dynamics of these choreographers’ movements pass through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance to achieve the ultimate goal of moving forward from tragedy. In this full-length work, dancers will navigate these internal pathways accompanied by folk, bluegrass, spoken word, and some classical music composed in the 1880s.
In addition, the Johnstown Stone Bridge will be lighted in a scheme that evokes the flood waters and subsequent fire at the bridge.
Food and drinks will be available for sale.
The schedule for the evening is as follows: 6:00 pm—Gates open
7:00 pm – Clara Barton interpretative performance begins, presented by award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung
8:00 pm – Stone Bridge lights with special Johnstown Flood show
8:00 pm – “The Flood” dance performance begins, presented by Apex
JAHA gratefully acknowledges event sponsor Alleghenies Independent Physicians!
Children’s Miracle Network Celebration Weekend
Come out to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Help Make Miracles Happen during CMN Miracle Celebration Weekend!
June 2-3, 2018
FREE Family Entertainment both days with the Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaurs!
Johnstown Walk of Hope
Since starting the Johnstown Walk Of Hope in 2016, more than $75,000 has been donated locally to assist patients fighting cancer with medications, transportation, mammograms, and meals during treatment.
We appreciate our partnerships with Conemaugh Cancer Center, UPMC Cancer Center and Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center- helping us to KEEP HOPE CLOSE TO HOME!
Join us for 1 hour, 1 lap, part of the day or the entire time.
9 am: Opening Lap
4 pm: Survivor Dinner
6 pm: Closing Lap
There will be special team laps throughout the day.
The concession stand will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.
This event is for youth, adults, and children of all ages!
Veterans Recognition Event and Biker Run for Veterans
June 2, 2018, Laurel Highlands Historical Village and Rocky’s Tavern will be co-hosting the 2nd annual Cambria County Veterans Recognition Event and Bike Run, in support of all veterans. This is the 2nd annual event at Rocky’s and promises to be memorable for all veterans who attend. The event kicks off at 9 am as the staff of Rocky’s provide a free breakfast for all veterans attending. At 10 am we will honor selected veterans from various wars and conflicts, during a special ceremony.
- The Conemaugh Valley DET 287 Marine Corps League will present colors, as the ceremony starts off.
- The National Anthem and God Bless America will be performed by Dan Stonerook and Jerry Carnicella singing God Bless America.
- Guest minister to ask prayer. A special sing along with each branch’s military hymn will follow the prayer.
- The ceremony includes presentations from Governor Wolf, Congressman Rothfus, State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr, Representative Bryan Barbin, Representative Frank Burns, Cambria County Commissioners, and LHHV Board.
- Guest Speakers include Tom Caulfield with Veteran Community Initiatives, Retired Douglas Lengenfelder Retired Col. US Air Force, and Terry Lengenfelder. Terry will talk about the women’s role in the military and how it has changed over the years.
- This year we will have a special presentation of the “Quilts of Valor”. Quilts that are handmade by Patty Wilson and other women from the region.
- The presentation will conclude with Josh H. Hauser, the Cambria County Director of Veteran Affairs, handing out citations to veterans.
- Then TAPS will sound, as we reflect on those we have lost.
During the event, we will also be collecting food and paper goods for area veterans in need.
This event is just a small way of saying thanks to veterans, who go unnoticed, those in our community who gave up a part of their life, to serve our country.
At 11 am the Veterans Bike Run registration will start.
Please note even if it rains the bike run is still set to take place. The run is set to travel a route south of Johnstown to Somerset County returning to Rocky’s Tavern around 5 pm. Dinner will be served. The Bike run fee includes the meal. Those not on the bike run wishing to have dinner will pay $10.00 each or $15.00 a couple.
Also during the day there will be guest speakers on hand to chat with veterans about their specific needs, including health care, veteran’s rights, disability, housing and much more. We also plan to have veterans chat session, whereby vets can share their stories with the children attending. There will be a basket party, with many baskets from a variety of local vendors.
The event was created in an effort to help those Veterans who are homebound and need food and other household items. Those in attendance are being asked to bring in a food donation, which will be used to help those veterans in need. Rocky’s Tavern is accepting food donations ongoing at this time.
If you have any food, paper goods, or any other useful items please feel free to take to Rocky’s Tavern in Woodvale.
We also built a Veterans Memorial, honoring all veterans from all wars and conflicts, in American History. The memorial provides a place for reflection, solitude, and education. The memorial is located on the breast of Hinckston Dam.
Any questions or concerns please call Rocky’s at 814-535-6214 or call LHHV 814-241-6123.