Friday, June 18, 2010


Flea Market Coming to Brownsville!

Beginning June 26th, there will be a flea market in Brownsville!

I, personally, am obsessed with flea markets, so this is BIG news for me. I have never been thrilled that I have to go to Perryopolis or Pittsburgh to attend one, though. Well, I won't be traveling anymore, because we will have one right here in our wonderful town! I hope you are just as excited!

Here are the DETAILS:

Flea Market Debut: Saturday, June 26th from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Location: It will start at the corner of Arch and Water and will extend to the Taxcat business (next to Fiddle's).

Duration: every Saturday and Sunday (probably April to September ....don't quote me on the months though....that's just a guess.

The first day, Saturday, June 26th, is extra-special, because Fiddle's will have a food booth. As an extension to the celebration, the classic rock band "Hellcat" will be playing at the Nemacolin Castle. The time is 6PM til ??

As a Bonus, there will be a band playing at the Nemacolin Castle one weekend per month.

For more information, call Arnold Tressler at 785.5470 .......(He and his wife are responsible for initiating the flea market. They own the Taxcat business downtown.  Let's thank them for their initiative by patronizing the flea market!)

Anjuli Swords

Learn About Identity Theft at Brownsville Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Brownsville Neighborhood Watch

Press Release

Host: Brownsville Neighborhood Watch Group,
Guests: All Brownsville Area residents

What: Monthly meeting (June)

When: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 @ 7 P.M.

Where: Northside Fire Hall (next to Napa Auto Parts)

Additional Info: At this month’s meeting, Brownsville Neighborhood Watch welcomes Mrs. Barbara Carroll from PNC Bank. Mrs. Carroll will discuss ways to avoid identity theft. Corporal Gerald Pslug of the Pennsylvania State Police will also share information regarding identity theft. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to gain all of this valuable knowledge. We extend a warm welcome to the residents of Brownsville Borough and all of our surrounding communities. Please bring your friends and neighbors to hear all of this important information. As always, join us for refreshments afterwards. For additional info, please call 724.366.1731.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


June 14, 2010 FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Windhorst



Event: Whiskey Rebellion Weekend

Date: Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18, 2010

Time: Saturday - 3 to 8 pm; Sunday - Noon to 5pm

Place: Woodville Plantation, 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017

Admission: Walking Lecture - Free; Encampment and House Tours - $3.00 Per Person


COLLIER TOWNSHIP, PA (June 14, 2010) – Step back in time at Woodville Plantation as this living history museum presents a special weekend event. On Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18, 2010, the public is invited to join the troops of Anthony Wayne's Legion as they make camp at Woodville Plantation.

Saturday, July 17 - Walking Lecture: The Events of July 1794

Woodville Plantation and the Scott Conservancy team up to present a unique walking lecture titled The Events of 1794. Join the soldiers of Wayne’s Fourth Sub-Legion as they return to Bower Hill to discuss and re-create the fateful events of the Whiskey Rebellion, as they occurred in July of 1794. This unique event will begin at 3 pm at the PA State Historical Marker on Bower Hill (near Kane Regional Center) and end at Whiskey Point (near Old St. Luke’s Church). The walk covers approximately 1-1/2 miles along the newly restored trails of Bower Hill. Topics covered include the Battle of Bower Hill, the soldiers that participated in the battle and the Whiskey Rebellion. The walk is free to the public. Following the walk, visitors are invited to join the soldiers as they make camp at Woodville Plantation. The camp and Woodville Plantation will be open to the public on Saturday evening from 5 to 8 pm. Admission for this special opening is $3.00 per person.

Sunday, July 18 – Whiskey Rebellion Day

Join the troops of the Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States as they make camp at Woodville Plantation. Experience camp life and participate with the soldiers as they march and drill. Visitors will learn about 18th century cooking techniques as the Woodville cooks prepare dinner for the encamped troops. Special hours for Sunday will be from noon to 5 pm, with a special admission price of $3 per person.

Woodville Plantation, the home of John and Presley Neville, is Western Pennsylvania’s link to the late 18th century. Built in 1775, this living history museum interprets life during the period of 1780-1820, the Era of the New Republic. Guided tours of the house are available every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.

Just 7 miles and 15 minutes south of Pittsburgh, Woodville Plantation is conveniently located in Collier Township, 1/4 mile north of Interstate I-79 Exit 55 (Kirwan Heights Exit) on Route 50, near the intersection of Thoms Run Road. For further directions or for more information, please visit Woodville’s website at or call 412-221-0348.





Alissa Furman





DUNCANSVILLE, PA June 2010- North American Communications has taken a more active approach to social responsibility. By releasing its first ever ‘Communications on Progress’ (COP) to the United Nations Global Compact, the company begins to establish itself as an advocate for green industry.

The United Nations Global Compact is a forum for businesses all over the world to establish themselves as socially aware and responsible organizations. The initiative was developed as a platform for participants to display their efforts as well as discuss strategies for better business practices. The concept is centered around ten principles focused on the four areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Since it began in 2000, the compact has acquired 7,700 signatories in over 130 countries worldwide.

In the company’s first published COP, NAC offers stakeholders a thorough review of its efforts in corporate social responsibility. The detailed report catalogues the company’s progress in areas such as health and safety training for workers and their families, as well as headway surrounding environmental issues like water reduction, climate protection and recycling. The COP looks at NAC’s work with charity organizations in impoverished areas of Mexico, Africa and Southeast Asia. NAC also includes future goals and commitments that will be incorporated into next year’s COP. To download the complete ‘Communications on Progress’ go to

About North American Communications- Established in 1979, North American Communications is one of the nation’s largest, bi-national direct mail providers in the industry. With two production facilitates centrally located in the United States and Mexico, NAC has the capacity to provide clients with a wide range of products and services.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Help the Mon River Communities Celebrate!

For Immediate Release:

Committee Plans 2nd Annual Mon River Communities Cruise

The 2nd Annual Mon River Communities Dinner Cruise will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The event is organized by the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Brownsville (BARC), Donor Smog Commerative Committee, Greater Monessen Historical Society, Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and TEAM Charleroi.

The Gateway Clipper Empress will dock at the Charleroi Trustees Park (behind the SPHS Bldg.) in Charleroi and will begin boarding at 6:00pm. The Clipper will depart promptly at 6:30pm and will travel the Monongahela River towards California. The cruise will last approximately 2 ½. Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner, cash bar, sightseeing and socializing with other community members. Again this year, the committee will honor a Distinguished Citizen from each community for his or her outstanding community involvement and service. The following Distinguished Citizens will be honored: Mayor Gerald W. Jackson, II – Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce, Donald and DeAnne Pavelko – Donora Smog Commemorative Committee, John Detisch – BARC, Gary Strelick – Greater Monessen Historical Society, Cora and Tom Ducoeur – TEAM Charleroi/Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Last year, the event sold out with 300 guests enjoying the dinner cruise. Tickets are now available at $60 each ($65 after July 21st) and can be purchased by calling any of the participating organizations: Greater Rostraver Chamber -724-929-3329; BARC - 724-785-9331, Donora Smog Commemorative Committee – 724-379-7387, Greater Monessen Historical Society - 724-684-8460, Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce – 724-483-3507 and TEAM Charleroi – 724-483-3070. Seating will be reserved for groups of ten or more. Advertising space is also available in the event program to any business or individual located in the Mon River Communities. For advertising information, please call the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce - 724-929-3329.


Cruise Committee – left to right standing Rachel Willson & Ron Kesten (GRC), seated left, Daneen Troup (TEAM Charleroi), Candis Kelly, (GMHS), Norma Ryan (BARC), Judy Kovalcik (Donora Smog Committee)

Submitted by: Gina C. Lynn – Greater Rostraver Chamber – 724-929-3329