Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
Michael Falcone, a sophomore at Quaker Valley High School, likes to spend his free time in the cabinet shop at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, trying to re-envision the ways of the Harmonist carpenters, joiners, cabinet makers, and other woodworkers by researching their tools. Michael will put on "A Plane Old Exhibit" highlighting these woodworkers through an array of their planes. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Visitor Center, 270 16th St. All are invited to attend The exhibit will be on display through April. Youth Connect, in partnership with Sewickley Academy and QV Voice, presents "Teen Talk," a panel discussion for parents and other caregivers. The discussion runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your lederhosen out—Oktoberfest is here! St. James begins its annual celebration in Sewickley while the Bark'toberfest at Larry's Laundro'mutt over in Edgeworth is all about the dogs.
Before Halloween is here, there’s another not-so-spooky way to celebrate the fall: the German holiday of Oktoberfest! While you're looking forward to dressing up in a costume and nearly getting a cavity from the candy intake, you can don knee socks and feast on bratwursts and beer. In its native Bavaria, Germany, Oktoberfest is traditionally celebrated for 16 days, and this year the fun goes from Sept. 22—Oct. 7. It is one of the most spirited celebrations in Germany, and is a huge part of Bavarian culture. The first Oktoberfest was in 1810, as part of Crown Prince Ludwig’s wedding festivities, and has continued ever since. Celebrations kick off this weekend in the Sewickley Valley starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday) with Oktoberfest at St…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The beautiful gardens of Old Economy Village are the setting for a concert by the popular band known for its hit song, "Eye of the Tiger."
Survivor, the popular band from the ‘80s and ‘90s performed during a fundraising event for the Friends of Old Economy Village on a warm, summer Friday night. Located in Ambridge, Old Economy Village is registered on the National Register of Historic Places and maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. About 600 people gathered Friday for the concert, which drew older Survivor fans as well as some younger ones. They came to listen to the band play some old favorites, including perhaps their most famous song, Eye of the Tiger. It was that very song that Lissa and Jim Weyand were waiting to hear. “I remember that song from the movie ‘Rocky’ and loved it," Lissa Weyand said. "We were very excited, and this is just a nice …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The band is well-known for the Rocky theme song “Eye of the Tiger.”
Survivor is coming to Old Economy Village to perform an outdoor concert Aug. 24 and tickets are now on sale. The band is well-known for its Grammy-winning 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger” -- written specifically for Rocky III – in addition to hits such as “Burning Heart,” “High on You,” and “The Search is Over.” Frontman Jimi Jamison rejoined Survivor in November, after leaving the band in 2006 to focus on his solo career. The band also includes Frankie Sullivan on guitar, Marc Droubay on drums, Billy Ozzello on bass and Sewickley Academy graduate Walter Tolentino on keyboards and guitar. Survivor’s tour stop next month at Old Economy is quite fitting, considering the more recent struggles to keep alive the historical site in Ambridge, former …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The owners say the support is much appreciated.
In the Ambridge historic district, just a few blocks from Old Economy Village, Tammy Beveridge and Barbara Jones kept busy Saturday afternoon assisting and ringing up a steady stream of customers. The co-owners of Recycled Dreams at Silk House Café said they were grateful for the crowd that stopped through during the day as part of an organized “cash mob,” a relatively new trend that provides small businesses with an economic boost by infusing cash and community support. The owners said about 18 to 20 customers typically stop in over the course of a regular Saturday. The same amount of people came through this Saturday in just one hour. “We definitely appreciate it,” Beveridge said of the customer support. “We’re happy to see people coming…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has named Michael S. Knecht as the full-time site administrator for the Ambridge landmark. He will oversee operations of the six-acre former Harmonist Society colony site, containing 17 historic buildings
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission ha appointed Michael S. Knecht as site administrator at Old Economy Village in Ambridge. "I am happy that we were able to attract such an experienced and assertive leader for Old Economy Village," James M. Vaughan, PHMC executive director, said in a news release. "Michael is well-regarded in the professional museum community and I know he will bring a host of new, exciting ideas to the site." Knecht will administer the operations of a six-acre historic site encompassing 17 historic buildings and a visitor center. He will also coordinate programs and activities with the Friends of Old Economy Village, a local non-profit support group. "Old Economy was in need of a clear-thinking and …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Saturday's event features authentic food, music, demonstrations, tours and more.
Old Economy Village plans to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with a slew of events on Saturday. “Civil War Day,” runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes music from B.J. Pino Wildcat Regiment Brass Band, a nationally renowned 30-piece brass orchestra in which the musicians wear authentic uniforms. “They play authentic music. Some of the instruments are authentic. They wear authentic Civil War uniforms. They’re renowned all over the country,” said Lynn Popovich, administrator at Old Economy. Old Economy at 270 16th St., Ambridge, is a landmark that preserves the history and culture of the Harmonists, a 19th-century religious communal society. Though the Harmonists were pacifists and didn’t join the war, …