Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pretty Much Local

This past weekend the village of Emeigh, PA in Susquehanna Township, Cambria County, re-dedicated their Veterans Memorial. This is quite a tribute from a community of 400 people.

American Legion members from the northern part of Cambria County took part in the ceremonies.

American Legion members from Northern Cambria (Barnesboro and Spangler), Patton, Carrolltown and Ebensburg participated in the ceremony.

John Yurko, one of the veterans from Emeigh who organized the event, reads from a list of individuals who help raise the funds for the memorial.


A close-up of one of the two statues that flank the memorial.

Farm house and abandoned trailer, going up for sheriff's sale, Susquehanna Township.

Here is the folk artist we mentioned in last week's post with a few of his creations. One piece is now sitting in my wife's garden.

A close-up of one of Ed's pieces.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a Zinnia.

One of the many "perennials" that are growing from some packs of seeds we planted this year.

Long gone but not forgotten, is the Forest Zoo near Coupon, Cambria County, PA.

Due to the conditions and the fact that I'm pretty sure someone still owns this property, I did not venture very far into the zoo itself to get these pictures.

I'm particularly fond of this pic!

An old mine building in Mentcle, PA, Indiana County.

Mowing the grasses for cattle feed on the Holtz Farm.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

At Work and Play

This past week has been busy with the shooting of area sports team photos for several of the local newspapers' high school inserts and the St. Bernard's Church Homecoming and Picnic in Hastings, PA.

Fly gathering pollen on a Zinnia.

Bee coming out of a Morning Glory after gathering pollen.

Bee and fly inside a Morning Glory.

Altoona Hospital.

Warning signs on a school property.

Blacklick Valley Football Lettermen 2008.

Forest Hills Football Lettermen 2008.

Bartender at St. Bernard's Homecoming.

Bill K, Bass player, PT Cruisers.

Flipping chicken at the St. Bernard's Homecoming Church picnic. Altogether the crew cooked over 1200 chicken halves.

Enjoying the warm weather at the Hastings Community Swimming Pool.

After completing his high school equivalency test, Don D. was able to find gainful employment as a bingo caller at the Homecoming.

The Hallmarks Polka Band.

The Critics.

First ever veterans service and flyover held at St. Bernard's during the Homecoming and picnic.

Patton Post 779 Color Guard

Reading a list of Korean Veterans receiving certificates from the Hastings VFW Post 1586.

Birthday Girl.

The last remaining children's ride at the St. Bernard's Homecoming and picnic is still enjoyed by young and old alike.

Telephone pole.

Flood City Brass band out of Johnstown, PA entertains the crowd under the beer tent at the Homecoming and picnic.

Penns Manor's Ladies Cross Country Team.

Old garage on Maggie Miller Hill. The folkart is created by a local aspiring artist.

Cambria Heights Ladies Volleyball team.