Ebensburg Summer Bucket List

Now that summer has begun, what is there to do around here?
The short answer: lots!

Check out our newly created “Ebensburg Summer Bucket List” which includes our favorite things to do during the summer months in the Ebensburg area. Print out the list and start exploring!

Track your progress and earn a prize – anyone who completes 20 or more activities should bring their completed list into the community development office in the borough building for a special prize.

Ebensburg Borough
Community Development Office
300 W. High Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
814-472-8414
dkoss@ebensburgpa.com

This activity is sponsored by the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership and the Ebensburg Recreation Department. For more ideas on things to do in our area, visit the Attractions page of our website.

 

“Retire Your Old Glory” at the Ebensburg Municipal Office

Retire Your Old Glory is a community-based program to collect and properly retire American flags when they are no longer usable. Because borough staff are often asked how and where to properly dispose of old flags, Borough Council voted to participate in this program.

The American Legion Post 363 and Ebensburg VFW Post 4963 have generously agreed to sponsor the program by covering the initial set up fees, and Boy Scout Troop 98 has agreed to mange the program on an ongoing basis. They will periodically collect the flags, report the number of flags collected and ceremonially dispose of the flags.

Thanks to all the organizations involved in making this program possible.

PUBLIC HEARING – CANCELLED

**UPDATE** –  The Sheetz hearing has been cancelled for tonight, Monday, February 20th.

Sheetz wishes to sell beer for on premise consumption and to go, and wine to go at the 818 West High Street location. Sheetz must first secure a restaurant liquor license. No Ebensburg license is available for purchase at this time. Sheetz has entered into an agreement to purchase a license from elsewhere within Cambria County, and plans to transfer the license to Ebensburg, pursuant to the inter-municipal transfer provisions of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code (47 P.S. 461). That provision requires a Resolution from Borough Council approving the license transfer. Borough Council is required to conduct this public hearing prior to considering said Resolution.

Pursuant to the inter-municipal transfer provisions of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code (47 P.S. 461), a Public Hearing will be conducted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ebensburg for the purpose of hearing testimony from Sheetz relative to the proposed transfer of a liquor license to their store at 818 West High Street, Ebensburg Borough. Residents of Ebensburg Borough are invited to hear said testimony and comment on the proposed license transfer. The Public Hearing shall be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ebensburg Municipal Building, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, Pa.

Consideration of a proposed Resolution allowing said license transfer is scheduled for Council’s regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. February 27, 2017 at the municipal building, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA.

All interested property owners and citizens of the Borough are encouraged to attend this public meeting and present their comments. Persons with a disability who wish to attend this public meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service, or other disability accommodation to participate in the proceedings can be accommodated by contacting the Borough Manger at phone number (814) 472-8780 during normal business hours to discuss how the Borough may best accommodate your needs.

Shop Small in Ebensburg – Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24th

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 24th, residents are encouraged to take part in Small Business Saturday by shopping small and dining small at area small businesses.

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support your neighborhood and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its seventh year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses and public officials come together to Shop Small® and show their neighborhood pride.

“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!”

Small business owners can learn more about taking part in Small Business Saturday and download free customizable marketing materials on www.shopsmall.com. Consumers can also visit the site to find small merchants to shop with on Small Business Saturday.

Ebensburg Based Day Trips

Ebensburg Based Scenic Rides

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Scenic Day Trips Visiting Attractions in Cambria and Neighboring Counties

The rides described below offer a chance to witness the beauty of south-central Pennsylvania, experience the excitement and challenges of her twisty roads, and visit the most popular attractions in the region.

Each of the day trips begins and ends in Historic Ebensburg. All of the scenic rides can be enjoyed by car or motorcycle. Riders are encouraged to stay at any of the hotels or bed & breakfasts listed in this brochure.

Ebensburg hosts many events throughout the year. In conjunction with Thunder in the Valley, Ebensburg hosts its annual Wheels & Wings event on the streets of Downtown Ebensburg on the third Thursday of June. We urge you to stay in the Ebensburg area during Thunder in the Valley, and enjoy any of the scenic rides suggested here. They are all great motorcycle trips!

Ebensburg Homecoming Weekend is the last weekend in July. Spend Friday on a day trip, return to Ebensburg for a free concert on downtown streets on Friday evening, take another day trip on Saturday, and return to Ebensburg for a free concert, party and fireworks at Lake Rowena.

Pick any Friday in August for a free evening concert in the park. The week-long Cambria County Fair always opens on Labor Day.

PotatoFest, the region’s largest craft and music festival, is the last

Saturday in September. Let Ebensburg be your host for any of the many events held during the year in Cambria County, all listed on our website.

Feel free to contact any of Ebensburg Borough’s staff for assistance or for ideas. We want you to enjoy your time in Ebensburg.

Smoke Test

Residents are reminded that Ebensburg Borough is continuing a DEP-required testing of residential and commercial sewage systems. The tests are intended to detect any connections that are allowing infiltration into the sewage system.

Infiltration is caused by sources of stormwater being illegally discharged into the sanitary sewer system. These sources can be downspouts, driveway drains, footer drains, and leaking service laterals. Borough crews will be smoke-testing sections of town. Smoke is pumped into the sanitary sewer system under pressure and then rises out of any illegal tap identifying the locations of any drains, downspouts and leaks. Property owners that have any such illegal sources of infiltration will be required to pay to have corrections made.

The smoke may on occasion enter buildings. That could happen if your sewage traps are empty or lacking. The smoke is non-toxic and leaves no residue. We will try out best to notify property owners in advance of any testing in your area. You will want to watch the local newspapers for any notices. The testing will occur in a specific section of town each year over the next five years.