Ebensburg’s Dickens of a Christmas

Ebensburg’s 17th annual Dickens of a Christmas will be held Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th. This event is a family-oriented Christmas celebration based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Many vendors and other participants are clad in period costume. Let us be your host as you enjoy this old-fashioned Christmas weekend.

Come enjoy vendors and crafters hawking Christmas wares at the indoor craft shows, wassailing in quaint neighborhoods, antique shopping, a Live Nativity & Lights Festival, a Christmas Parade, a Santa Pub Crawl, Christmas Tree Toss, Children’s Events, Breakfast with Santa, Sleigh and Carriage Rides, a Christmas Musical Performance, Fezziwig Frolic and so much more!

This is truly a joyous way to bring in the holiday season, of which Mr. Dickens would surely approve!

The event schedule is finalized and can be found here: http://ebensburgpa.com/ebensburg-dickens-events-summary/.

 

Shop Small in Ebensburg – Small Business Saturday Contest, Nov. 26th

SHOP SMALL in Ebensburg on Small Business Saturday®

Ebensburg – Each year, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership promotes and celebrates Small Business Saturday in Ebensburg as a way to support Ebensburg’s local small business community.

On Saturday, November 26th, residents are encouraged to take part in Small Business Saturday by shopping small and dining small at area small businesses.

Shoppers can enter Ebensburg’s Shop Small Contest for a chance to win one of six $25.00 gift cards to one of our small shops or restaurants. Details can be found at the link below:

SHOP SMALL CONTEST

“We are a community of small businesses and we want to do everything we can to help our small businesses succeed,” said Danea Koss, community development director. “We encourage everyone to support your local community by shopping small AND dining small in Ebensburg this holiday season. When you shop small you’re not just supporting a small business, you’re boosting your local economy, supporting local jobs and you’re keeping local businesses in business!”

Yard Waste Receptacle No Longer Accepting Grass Clippings

Grass clippings are no longer being accepted in at the Borough’s yard waste receptacle site. Here are some alternative options:

Grasscycling

One of the easiest ways to reduce yard waste is by recycling grass clippings directly back into the lawn. A mulching mower can be beneficial, but any mower will work as long as you mow regularly and at a proper height. Be sure the grass clippings disappear into the turf so as not to smother the grass. Avoid excessive applications of fertilizer, as the grass clippings return nitrogen to the soil. Small quantities of extra grass clippings can be mixed into a compost pile or used as a thin mulch layer.

Composting

Organic materials will compost by themselves, but a little care and attention will make the process neater and quicker. You can buy a compost bin, make your own, or do it in an open pile. Just mix brown and green organic materials, keep it moist and aerated, and mix it up occasionally. A well-tended pile made of chopped materials can be finished in 2 to 4 weeks, while brown leaves left on their own may take a year. The resulting compost provides valuable organic material and fertilizer when used as a mulch or soil amendment.

EBENSBURG BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED

March 23, 4:30 PM – Ebensburg’s Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.

EBENSBURG – A boil water advisory was put into effect yesterday, March 21st, for a portion of the area served by the Ebensburg Municipal Authority. A water line break on Mini Mall Road has resulted in loss of pressure. The water company cannot confirm when the advisory will be lifted. Loss of pressure can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Low pressure may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.

The boil water advisory went into effect for Mini Mall Road & Zeman Drive areas in Cambria Township and has now been expanded to include Giant Eagle Plaza.

All effected customers are advised not to drink their water without boiling it first. Bring the water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and then let it cool before using it, or use bottled water.

Once the line is repaired and service restored, a boil water advisory will be in effect until further notice. A SwiftReach call was issued to all affected customers who are registered to receive SwiftReach notifications and the others were contacted by phone.

Winter Parking Enforcement is not in Effect

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS RELAXED

Good News! The enforcement of the winter parking regulations within Ebensburg Borough is being relaxed.

The current Ordinance, in place since 1994, requires alternate side parking on many streets between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and again between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. It also prohibits parking on many smaller streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Those winter parking restrictions are in effect between December 1st and March 31st.

In the past, the Ordinance was not enforced until the first snowfall each year. After the first snowfall, the Ordinance was enforced each and every day, regardless of weather conditions. These parking restrictions are necessary to allow the public works crew to properly and safely clear the streets of snow. Unfortunately, the regulations caused great inconvenience to the residents.

Today, there are many methods of communicating current information to the residents. Borough Council believes that we can enforce the regulations when necessary, and relax enforcement when possible.

Effective immediately, the winter parking regulations will only be enforced when deemed necessary by staff. A notice will be placed here on the website announcing when the regulations are “in effect” or are “not in effect.” The same notice will be posted on the borough’s Facebook page.

For those that may not have access to the Internet, a call to the borough office at 472-8780 is all that will be necessary to verify whether vehicles parked on the street need to be moved. During business hours, staff will be able to answer the question, or you may press #5 to be taken directly to a recording.

Winter parking restrictions will be placed in effect with every forecasted snowfall, and should be considered in effect with every unexpected snowfall. Depending on conditions, the restrictions will often remain in effect for several days following a snowfall. Crews often work for several days to push snow back from the curbs, to clear intersections, and to clear slush from the streets. Residents will be required to move vehicles until such time that the announcement on the website and Facebook is again changed. It will be everyone’s responsibility to verify the current enforcement status of the winter parking regulations. Remember…because it snowed two days ago and hasn’t snowed since; the winter parking regulations may still be in effect. Check the website!

The relaxed winter parking regulations will require the full cooperation of everyone. It is important that the public works crews are able to maintain clear streets during winter conditions. If the relaxation of enforcement causes problems in that regard, it will be necessary to return to daily enforcement. Please work with us so that we can maintain our streets in a safe manner, while minimizing the inconvenience to you and your neighbors of moving your vehicle twice each day.