Old Economy Village will be presenting its annual fall festival, Erntedankfest, on October 7th and 8th. Come join us to celebrate the fall harvest and experience the tasks performed to prepare for the coming winter. Our artisans will be cooking, baking and demonstrating many different crafts and skills, including wood working, cheese making, baking, candle dipping and many other of your favorite (and tasty!) activities. Live music performances will be available both days for our hard working guests to relax and enjoy. Craft and food vendors, children’s games and activities, music and tours of our historic village will make for a joyous event for you and your family.
Event hours are Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 8th from Noon until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults (aged 12-64); $9 for seniors (aged 65 and up); $6 for children (aged 3-11); and free for children under 3, active military, and Friends of Old Economy Village members.
Old Economy Village is a historic site of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The site preserves and presents the life, thought, and material culture of the Harmony Society, a highly successful and entrepreneurial 19th century religious community. Old Economy was the heart of the Harmony Society’s community of Economy from 1824 until the commune was dissolved in 1905. It is part of Ambridge’s Economy National Historic Landmark, and is among the region’s most important historic sites. Old Economy Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Friends of Old Economy Village which is a non-profit community-based organization.
For a complete schedule for these events and other activities at Old Economy Village visit oldeconomyvillage.org. or call (724) 266-4500
Over the past several months, representatives from several Churches, the Borough of Ambridge, and Ambridge Regional Chamber of Commerce have met to plan the the Second Annual "Ambridge Fall Festival of the Churches."
The Festival is a two-day event, beginning Friday, September 29 with a Historic Church Bus Tour. Saturday, September 30, participants will march in a Parish Parade, followed by the Festival Celebration in PJ Caul Park, where many churches and organizations will sell their own homemade ethnic foods and treats.
Ambridge police stopped Benson in a car along Route 65 late Tuesday night because of a burned-out headlight. Officers showed only Channel 11 what they found inside: 10 bricks of heroin laced with fentanyl, which have a street value of $4,000.
"We like these kind of criminals, who basically throw up red flags so we pull them over and we end up getting quite a bit of heroin off the street," said Chief Jim Mann
Carnegie Science Center's Mobile Fab Lab visited the Ambridge Junior High School on Friday morning. The Fab Lab is short for Fabrication Laboratory. It’s a place where you can create something from design to fabrication. The students participated in the Sphero Chariot challenge.
"We are a non profit organization that wants kids to have fun and have great opportunities " Shared Kelly Lockwood , Head Coach forr Champion Force Cheerleading.
Classes start Wednesday, September 13th, and go through January. Classes are every Wednesday for 45 minutes.
First class is $18. Weekly class fee is $8 afterwards.
Recreational team with a competition side available.