Merry Millheim: December 4 & 5

This is the weekend to stay in the Valley. (Or come to the Valley, for you big town folks!)

It’s Penns Valley’s beloved, annual holiday celebration of Merry Millheim!

Visit a Live Nativity; meet Santa; do your local Christmas shopping from wine, to ornaments, to perfectly knit cowls; visit the Festival of the Trees at the historic Millheim Theatre; enjoy lots of local music and so many festivities.

Here’s the tentative schedule; be sure to check the Merry Millheim Facebook page for updates.


It’s bound to be one of your favorite weekends of the year!

 Enjoy your home,

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Check out The Barber Shop’s New Location


Many locals – including my husband and son – have made The Barber Shop the place they go for a good cut in a timeless environment.

Well, here’s the news: The Barber Shop has moved right around the corner. It has found its permanent home on Route 192 in Centre Hall, directly across from the Post Office. (Mystery solved: The Barber Shop is what went in at the former Beaten Path Shop!)

Here’s an excerpt from The Barber Shop’s listing in our Business Directory:

If you’ve been looking for a real BARBER SHOP that does men and boys’ haircuts, here we are! Expert cuts on any style, fair prices for today’s economy, plus, you can walk in anytime you like. So, if you have your hair cut regularly and you appreciate good quality service, we’re waiting to see you.  Why not give us a try?

Our shop is nearby to YOU as we’re directly across the street from the Centre Hall Post Office. If you see our barber pole spinning as you’re driving by, we’re open and waiting for you . C’mon in!

Check our website for more info and occasional specials at:

Tuesday thru Friday, 9-5, Saturday, 9-12

Stop by soon to say “hello” and get a great cut.

 Enjoy your home,

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Raise Funds for Your Nonprofit: The Festival of Trees


A few Merry Millheim’s ago, we found our way to the restored, historic Millheim Theatre on Penn Street and opened the front door to The Festival of Trees. We had no idea that we were in for an unforgettable classic Christmas treat! (One that supports our local nonprofits, no less!)

Countless people – from near and far – consider The Festival of Trees a “must-see” during Merry Millheim. It’s a special opportunity to enjoy the charming atmosphere of the The Millheim Theatre, to appreciate the creative Christmas decorations, and to support local nonprofits.

If your nonprofit is looking for a way to raise funds and exposure this holiday season, join Merry Millheim’s popular Festival of Trees!

It’s as easy as decorating a wreath.

Here’s what you need to know:

The 2015 Festival of Trees: The Three Kings will spotlight three majestic Christmas trees on the stage along with a working train set. The rest of the auditorium will be adorned with wreaths decorated by our nonprofit community. The wreaths will be for sale via a silent auction during the Merry Millheim event.

For $30 your group will receive a 14” Fraser Fir wreath that you will decorate and then return to The Millheim Theatre for display.

You will pick up the wreath on Monday, November 30th and then return it by Thursday, December 3rd. You can decorate the wreath to show your group’s mission and/or to reflect the holiday season.

Along with the wreath, we want you to decorate a box to be used to collect donations for your group. The box will be displayed with your wreath’s silent auction bid sheet. Your group will get 100% of its final purchase price of the wreath along with whatever is earned in the donation box.

This year The Millheim Theatre’s main beneficiary for the event will be Millheim’s Boy Scout Troop 88. Members of this organization work very hard to make this event possible, so we wanted to thank them. They will be receiving $12.50 of your original wreath purchase price. They will also be selling their homemade chicken corn chowder soup during the Merry Mill- heim event, something we hope will attract even more visitors, and can also be a treat for all of us at the event!

There are only 30 wreaths available, and they are going quickly. So, contact Cyndy and Mark today to secure your nonprofit’s spot at the area’s delightful Festival of Trees:

PO BOX 398 • MILLHEIM, PA 16854 • (814) 349-0911 • [email protected]


Enjoy your home,

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Millheim INdoor Farmer’s Market Starts Up Again

Stop by the Bremen Town Ballroom for the “First Week Back” of the Millheim Indoor Farmer’s Market this Saturday between 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. .

The kitchen will be open at the Farmers Market tomorrow at the Bremen Town Ballroom and here’s the lovely menu:

Sandwich—Kielbasa (or Tempeh), Sauerkraut, Red Onion, and Apple with Swiss & Caraway Mustard on Homemeade Roll

Frittata–Sausage, Roasted Pumpkin, & Feta

Waffle–Spiced Pumpkin (you knew we had to do pumpkin!)

Skillet Pizza—Caramelized Onion, Sundried Tomato, Ham (MTO)

Soup—Roasted Chicken & Veggie Soup

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes



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A Diamond Jubilee You Won’t Want to Miss!

THURSDAY NIGHT: The Poe Valley Troubadours celebrate their 75th gig! Featuring past musicians and the Valley’s best music.  7:30 p.m. at the Elk Creek Cafe.


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Harvest Fest & Hayride for Teens


All teens are invited to a Harvest Fest, including dinner and a hayride! For more information about this fun Harvest Fest, connect with PVYC.Enjoy your home,

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Need Help Advertising for Your Halloween Event?


Is your neighborhood or church hosting something special for the weekend? We’re writing a special post and we’d love to let everyone know about your event!

Just reply to this post or email [email protected]

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Enjoy a Wednesday Night Jam


Come on out to Green Drake for 4th Wednesday Old Time Jam! Play or listen, this Wednesday, 10/28, at 7:30 p.m.

Growlers or other refreshments are welcome, and it’s always a good time!

 Enjoy your home,

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Get a HUGE Discount on Penns Valley Business Directory: Only $20

People ask us for your contact info.

It’s true.

We regularly receive requests like, “Who cuts down trees in the Valley?” or “Do you have the phone number of a good local lawyer?”

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That’s why we want to help.

Join in on our already-established online presence and together, we’ll make it even stronger.

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That’s why we’re offering a new discounted price: $20 for a One-Year Listing.

Remember the PVCA print Business Directory? They sold it to us and we want to continue the service. First, we’ll build the much-needed Online Directory and eventually we’ll offer a print directory, if possible and necessary. (By the way, if your business was in the PVCA Find it Here! Directory, we already have your information. When you contact us to purchase your listing, we’ll have it online lickety-split.) 

To grow as a business and benefit from’s online presence, sign up today.

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For $20/ year, your contact information, business information, logo and photos will be reaching potential clients 24/7. Oh, and we’ll highlight your business on our popular Facebook page and get people excited about what you have to offer.

 Enjoy your home,

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When are the Hayrides, Community Suppers, and Craft Sales?

Happy Fall

Have you added your fall or winter event to the Community Calendar yet? Today’s the day to check that off your “to do” list!

We’ll help you reach hundreds of Penns Valley families as well as State College folks who look to as their source for all-things-Penns-Valley.

Simply go to our Community Calendar page to get started. As always, if you have any difficulty, simply send us an email and we’ll help you as quickly as possible.

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