Photos by Alan Freed Photography / Ambridge Connection
The 2019 Ambridge Fall Festival of Churches. The day included a Merchant Street streetscape dedication ceremony, parade, opening ceremonies, musical performances, food, and activities for the kids. Still to come tonight... fireworks!
Photos by Alan Freed Photography / Ambridge Connection
Congratulations to the following Ambridge Area Locals
Laconia Seymour took first place in two divisions at the 2019 NPC Elite Physique Championship. Seymour took home first place in Classic True Novice and also Classic 35.
Matzie said the funding is provided in two separate grants, with the details as follows:
$62,158 to Harmony Township to purchase new play and fitness equipment – including climbers, spinner and rocker equipment, fitness equipment for adults and a picnic shelter – at three parks. The total project cost is $73,315. The township plans to use municipal labor to install the new equipment to limit the amount of the grant request.
In Photos: Ambridge Volunteers spruce up the Merchant street in anticipation of the Ambridge Celebration
In Photos: On Saturday, September 14th about 100 volunteers helped spruce up the Merchant street in anticipation of the Ambridge Celebration that includes the Streetscape Dedication ribbon ceremony.
Volunteers from various churches and groups under the leadership of the Ambridge Downtown Development Committee cleaned storefronts, swept vestibules, washed windows and did some limited painting.
In a press release from the committee, it mentioned the idea was to do a “give back” to the businesses who have endured the construction of the streetscape and to thank the borough.
Want to attend the Dedication?
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 am in the New Park located in the 500 block of Merchant Street
Police said a crowd had gathered three blocks from away from the high school Friday night and a fight was breaking out. Officers said someone in the crowd was screaming 'He's got a gun,' and pointed at the teen boy.
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Ambridge School district will celebrate 100 years of football this Friday during the game against Blackhawk. Channel 11's Skylights listed that they will be covering this game.
Don Phillps, Ambridge Head Football Coach, said celebrating 100 years of football is exciting, not a lot of schools can say that. "This is the first conference game of the season and it is generating a lot of excitement"
Prior to the game, the Ambridge Lil' Bridgers will be introduced to the crowd. At halftime, Ambridge School District shared that more than 50 former players will take to the field as 100 years of Ambridge Football.
Celebrating 100 years shows that tradition and sports are important in Ambridge added Coach Phillips.
The district sent out a reminder that it is mandatory for students under the age of 12 to be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or other responsible adult. Students that are 12 or under and not accompanied by an adult will be turned away at the ticket gate. All students will be required to sit in the student section or with parents for the entire football game.
Bridger football alumni are invited to register in advance of game night to receive two complimentary tickets to the game.
Interested in receiving tickets? Contact Meg Rabold at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-266-2833 ext. 238
Here is the schedule for the event:
6:00 pm Will Call opens to pick up your tickets
6:30 pm Reception under the Bridge for the players and their guests
6:40 pm Honorary Captains to locker room for pre-game pep talk
7:00 pm Kick off of Ambridge vs Blackhawk
**Special seating is provided in the end zone
At the end of the 2nd Quarter, Former players will move to the home sideline to be recognized by the fans in attendance.
Video: Mark Pazzanita, Ambridge multiple business owner, shares with Laughlin Memorial Library Director, Julie Mulcahy, and Holly Mathias an in-depth conversation on the new Ambridge Historic District Tourist Oriented Interpretative Markers.
The Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation (AHDEDC) installed nine new Interpretative Markers throughout the Historic District, which depict the history of Ambridge and the Harmonist Society. The goal of the markers is to encourage even more walking traffic in the Historic District, while educating residents and visitors alike on the neighborhood’s extensive history. These markers are part of the Historic District’s strategic plan which aims to attract new property owners who desire to invest and restore historic properties.
Also in video you will see State Representative, Rob Matzie , who attended the Ambridge Historic District -- Interpretive Marker Dedication.
AHDEDC announced the installation of five new Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) and a central Historic District Welcome & Information Kiosk.
The TODS are installed along Route 65 and Merchant Street and provide directional aides to passing motorists while spotlighting the Ambridge Historic District and local small businesses.
The Historic District Welcome & Information Kiosk was installed at the corner of 14th & Church Streets, directly across from Old Economy Village. The Kiosk is equipped with an enlarged, illuminated map of the entire Historic District. The Kiosk also provides literature highlighting local dining, shopping, and lodging options, and serves as jumping off point for further exploration of the District.
AHDEDC received broad-based support from multiple local and regional partners, including the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In-kind, financial contributions were also provided by Old Economy Village, Borough of Ambridge, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Beaver County Tourism, and the Ambridge Rotary Club. Additional local partners included Ambridge Borough, Friends of Old Economy Village, Heslet House B&B, Old Economy Inn B&B, and Rivertown Antiques
Video by Felicia Mycyk/ Ambridge Connection
If you are in the market for a mattress or know someone who is? Ambridge Area Band will hold the 2nd Annual Mattress Sale this Saturday, Sept. 7th, at the High School from 10am-5pm.
You will find an entire mattress store in the High School lobby. There will be Simmons Beautyrest, therapedic, Malouf and Southerland Beds all at 30-60% off and a variety of pillows!
Come down, lay on beds, pick out the one you want and it can be delivered to your home in just a couple weeks.
Bonus --- a free set of sheets with any Mattress Set over $399 or more if presented with a flyer -- direct message us for a printable flyer
Ambridge Class of 1979 founded the Excellence In Education Endowment to provide awards to teachers in two categories Growth in Students Education and Impacting the Life of Students.
Robert Niklewicz, Class of 79 representative, shared "We felt the teachers we had provided us with a great education and this became an easy decision to create a fund that would provide an everlasting way to recognize and honor teachers of the district doing great work in educating students and making a lasting impact on their lives. "
The endowment fund is open to anyone who would like to contribute.
"Our class goal is to raise $10,000 and we are closing in on that with about $6,500 raised to date " added Niklewicz
“It would be wonderful to far exceed that goal and provide a very substantial amount annually to the teachers receiving the award.”
L. Jo Welter, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, shared "We are delighted to be working with Mr. Niklewicz on this very important project. Our teachers are extraordinary and deserve to be recognized for their hard work and commitment to our students"
Individuals who wish to make a tax-deducible donation to the Excellence in Education Endowment can write their checks payable to “Ambridge Area School District” and in the memo section note that it is for the “Excellence in Education Endowment”. The district business manager will deposit and transfer the funds into the correct account. Please make your check out to: Ambridge Area School District “Excellence in Education Endowment” to be placed in MEMO section of the check.
Send it to: Ambridge Area School District Attn: Douglas McCausland Business Office 901 Duss Avenue Ambridge, PA 15003