Art the Focus in River Town

From, by C.R. Nelson,  September 27, 2012

Greensboro is having an unveiling at 2 p.m. Saturday of not one, but three works of public art that might just be the beginning of Greensboro’s new role as an almost forgotten river town worth visiting for its art, history and fun things to do on the Monongahela River.

“We are grateful for Jamie Rinehart’s beautiful creation and are proud to display it in the center of our historic town,” borough council member Mary Shine said. “We are pleased to be part of the River Town Program, welcoming visitors to enjoy the river and learn about our glass and pottery- making heritage.”

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Join us for the Fall Paddle on the Mon!

Join the River Town Program for a one-day paddle along the scenic Monongahela River from Point Marion to Greensboro. Beginners and experienced paddlers alike are welcome! The trip, approximately 6 miles, will include educational presentations, as well as an optional side trip up Dunkard Creek. Pre-registration is required and registration will end on October 14th, 2012 or when all spots are filled.


Subject to Change

9:45 a.m. Check-in

10:30 a.m. Welcome from local leaders

10:45 a.m. Safety talk and paddling instruction

11:00 a.m. Put-in at Point Marion

12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m. Presentation

1:30 p.m. Paddle up Dunkard Creek and back to Monongahela River

4:00 p.m. Take out in Greensboro

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Shuttles back to vehicles in Point Marion

* Shuttles will end at approximately 5:30 p.m.


Adult- $15

Children under 16- $10

Register now at this link.

Cost includes lunch, water and snacks, shuttle service, educational presentations, a commemorative t-shirt, and ACA one-day insurance.

Participants can bring their own canoe or kayak, but must have a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) launch permit, or rent a canoe from our Fall Paddle partner, Wilderness Voyageurs (details below). If you bring your own equipment please be sure to bring a personal floatation device for everyone in your canoe/kayak. All participants must wear an approved PFD on the water.

Equipment Rental

Don’t have a boat? No problem! Please contact our Fall Paddle partner, Wilderness Voyageurs, to reserve a canoe, paddle, and approved personal flotation device (PFD). Cost: $15/person. Call Wilderness Voyageurs at 1-800-272-4141 or 724-329-1000. You must reserve a boat in advance; no rentals will be available on the day of the event.


For questions regarding the Fall Paddle on the Mon, please contact Jenna Gatto at 724-603-3151 or

Public Invited to Unveiling of Greensboro Public Art.

On Saturday, September 29th, the public is invited to attend the unveiling of three new pieces of public art, brought to Greensboro through the work of the River Town Program, Nathanael Greene Elm Street Program, and the Sprout Fund. Activities will begin at 2pm, with the unveiling of work by artist Jamie Rinehart, outside of Greensboro’s Historic Log Cabin.  It will be followed by an unveiling of a piece of structural art made of recycled materials donated by artist Kyle Hallam inside the log cabin.  The ceremonies will then move to the riverside Gazebo where the sculpture “the Burgh” , donated by artist Steve Murdoch, will be unveiled.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact: Elm Street Manager Darlene Urban Garrett 724-943-3612.

Annual FestiFall Celebration this Weekend!

This Saturday and Sunday, September 22 & 23 FestiFall will be held from  11:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Friendship Hill National Historic Site, just outside of Point Marion. This family friendly festival celebrates the life and times of Albert Gallatin. Festivities include period music, story telling, dance demonstrations, guided hikes, military demonstrations, and a frontier wedding. Demonstrators and crafters will feature quilting, basket making, pottery, and much more.

 Free children’s activities include:  butter churning, applesauce making, candle dipping, corn shucking, apple bobbing, nature art, and corn husk doll craft

Historic foods for sale:  beef sandwiches, ham & bean soup, corn bread, sugar cookies, molasses biscuits, root beer, cider, lemonade

Admission and parking are free. Sponsored by the National Park Service & Friendship Hill Association, with support from the Laurel Highlands Tourism Bureau & the Community Foundation of Fayette County.

For more information call 724-725-9190 or 304-379-2569

National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day


Are you retired and thinking about starting a business? The Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP want to help get you started! On October 2, 2012, SBA and AARP offices across the country will host the first ever National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day. You will learn how having a business mentor can help you reach your goals. The Southwestern PA event will occur at Seton Hill University E-Magnify, One Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. For more information about this event or the other services SBA can offer, contact the Pittsburgh district office at 412-395-6560.