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Vision2025

Vision2025

Vision2025 Vision2025 is a community and economic development program focused on creating urban resiliency within three focus areas. Its overarching goal is to build Johnstown into a vibrant and resilient community by attracting economic, social, and environmental investment. The program has broad support from Johnstown’s business community, nonprofit sector, community groups, public, and government agencies. Vision2025 was launched in fall […]

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Juniata Valley Audobon Society

Juniata Valley Audobon Society

Juniata Valley Audobon Society Thanks to the efforts of local conservationists, Juniata Valley Audubon Society (JVAS) was approved as a local Audubon chapter in 1969 and has been an active voice for conservation in our area for the past 48 years. JVAS is one of the state’s 21 Audubon chapters scattered across Pennsylvania, and has over 300 members. Members of […]

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Johnstown’s Growing Business Economy

Johnstown’s Growing Business Economy In 2016, Forbes Magazine listed the City of Johnstown in the top 200 “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” Such a distinction is based in no small part to the strategy of the City’s Department of Economic Development that has focused on creating a vibrant, exciting place where people want to live. The City of […]

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The Little Juniata River Association (LJRA)

The Little Juniata River Association (LJRA) 326 Hobbit Hollow Road, Altoona, Pa. 16601 A 501 c3 non-profit dedicated “To Monitor, Protect And Improve the Little Juniata River and its cold water resources for all to enjoy, for present and future generations”. The Little Juniata River Association was first formed in 1998 by a small group of concerned local citizens following […]

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A Day on the Juniata

A Day on the Juniata My name is Mike Malone. I live in Bensalem, Bucks County and I have been retired for quite a few of years. Shortly after I retired, I began to miss my working life and the many technologies my job required. I had a lot of free time; much more than I had planned on having. […]

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Victorian Vandergrift Museum

The Victorian Vandergrift Museum Vandergrift, PA was founded in 1895 by George G. McMurtry, President of the Apollo Iron & Steel Co. He needed to build a new mill and wanted to make a “workingman’s paradise” to serve the workers that would be employed there. He engaged the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted to design the town, which led to […]

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The RESTORATIVE POWER OF NATURE

The RESTORATIVE POWER OF NATURE The Main Line Canal Greenway offers so many ways of engaging with nature through resources within and connected to the corridor: More than 140 miles of bike trails; Many miles of hiking trails; 400 river miles for canoeing and kayaking; Thousands of acres of public space through two dozen PA State Game Lands, State Parks, […]

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Dollars and Sense: Indiana County Parks & Trails – A Great Deal

Dollars and Sense Indiana County Parks & Trails – A Great Deal Economic impact studies across Pennsylvania and the country have demonstrated the return on the investment in outdoor recreation resources over and over again.  A classic example of this impact is Indiana County Parks and Trails, home of the popular Ghost Town, Hoodlebug, and new Blairsville Riverfront Trail.  In […]

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Visiting with Historical Societies Along the Main Line Canal Greenway

Visiting with Historical Societies Along the Main Line Canal Greenway Blair County Historical Society By: Joe DeFrancesco, Executive Director Blair County Historical Society To summarize 2015 in one word, the word “Progress” comes to mind. The Blair County Historical Society saw great progress with restoration and site improvements to our flagship location at Baker Mansion. As the county’s official museum, […]

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Blair County Conservation District Celebrates 50 years with an Exciting New Project

Blair County Conservation District	 Celebrates 50 years with an Exciting New Project

Blair County Conservation District Celebrates 50 Years with an Exciting New Project By: Donna Fisher, District Managaer Blair County Conservation District “The Mission of the Blair County Conservation District is the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Blair County’s natural resources by providing technical assistance and educational guidance.” Since its inception in 1966, the Conservation District has been serving Blair County […]

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