What’s Up This Weekend: 4/24 – 4/26


What do you have planned for the weekend? Besides selecting a few flats of pansies from Sammis Greenhouse (on 192 in Centre Hall) and a load of mulch from E&L Supplies, will you enjoy the Gala for HOPE or Riversongs 2015?

The Penns Valley Community Calendar is full of many wonderful things to do right here at home. Be sure to visit it often and thoroughly enjoy your Valley.




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Locals Promote Riversongs 2015 on Central PA Live

And you can see it for yourself simply by visiting this Riversongs Festival feature!

Well done! We’re all looking forward to one of Penns Valley’s coolest annual events!



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My Go-To Resource for Cooking Local Food


As Spring and Summer bring us gorgeous local produce, I’ll be consulting my beloved Kitchen Express cookbook by Mark Bittman. It contains “404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less” and we’ve been pleased with 100% of our tries.

Bittman divides his recipes by season. So, flip right to “Spring” or “Summer” and get ready for a deliciously fresh meal. His seasons reflect our growing season, so you’ll find most of his suggested produce at the Millheim Farmer’s Market, The Garden on Route 144, or in your own garden.

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Happy Valley UnCorked: Something Fun on the Calendar!

11174829_10205628480727508_6203852126513964369_nThis fun event was just entered on the Community Calendar!

Join the fun and enter your own events by clicking here: Penns Valley Community Calendar.


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PASA subscribed for free! You could, too.


We’re naturally thrilled to welcome The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) to the Penns Valley Business Directory.

Discover the good news: all non-profits may subscribe for free. 

So, create a listing for your favorite non-profit today and let us help you get the word out about it!

Start by clicking here: Create a Listing in the Penns Valley Business Directory.

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There’s Room for 10 More: Could Be You at the Gala for HOPE.


This just in: the Valley’s well-loved Gala for HOPE is NOT sold out. Rumor has it that there are tickets for 5 more couples! So, grab a friend, partner, or local-service-worker and enjoy a gorgeous night out, supporting one of the Valley’s treasures: The HOPE Fund. It will be one of the best night’s of your year!

Ryan and I had a wonderful time a few years ago when we attended. Read all about it!

Visit The 2015 Gala for HOPE Facebook page for all of the details.

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Sweet Scoops with a Friend


My friend, Mary and I, loved our Salted Caramel Gelato at Sweet Scoops the other day. Mmmm…. ‘Tis the season to become regulars!

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Guess who just joined the Business Directory?

We’ve been getting the word out about our partnership with the PVCA Business Directory. We’re so pumped: they handed the reigns over to us and we’re building a solid online Penns Valley Business Directory from their Find it Here! publication.  We get so excited as each Penns Valley business adds to the directory. For example…


Yesterday, Thompson Pharmacy joined the ranks and subscribed for a year membership. Welcome, Thompson! Now, when anyone – anywhere – looks up “Pharmacy in Penns Valley”, they’ll find your information at GoPennsValley.com.

You can be like Thompson Pharmacy and join the Business Directory.

Simply go to GoPennsValley.com/directory and click on “Create a Directory Listing”. (If you see your business information already listed, you need to click “Claim Listing” and subscribe for the year before your entry disappears on April 30.)

It’s easy peasy, but we’re here for you if you have questions along the way.

Get noticed online with GoPennsValley.com!

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Registration for PV Swim Team


Last summer, we LOVED the Penguins Swim Team. It was the place where our older daughters finally learned how to swim. After slugging through hours of lessons at the YMCA, it was refreshing to see the girls learn to swim so quickly with regular practices and great coaching.  The program encourages every level of swimmer – from newbies to experts, the coaches are encouraging, knowledgeable, and relaxed, and the team feels like a family.

Put this on your calendar:

Registration for Penn’s Valley Penguins Swim Team will be held on Tuesday April 28th and Wednesday April 29th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at New Hope Lutheran Church in Spring Mills.

Before you arrive have your paperwork ready:

1. Print out your registration forms at www.pvpenguins.com and fill them out before you arrive. (The special rates on this form will only be available until May 1st.)

2. Print and fill out your pool membership forms as well.  These are available at www.millheimpool.com.  (Your pool membership fee is included with your team registration fee.)

3. Make your check payable to “PV Swim Team”.

That’s all there is to it!

Go, Penguins!

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How to Write a “To-Do List” for Spring


We’re getting ready to spruce things up around the farm and wanted a professional opinion about how we could improve our home. We wanted to know if there were any necessary repairs that we were overlooking. Spring is a great time to tackle some of those projects.

So, we looked for “Home Inspection Services” in the GoPennsValley.com Business Directory and found Skip Shuey of Centre Inspection Services (CIS). He’s an NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) Certified Property Inspector who has been in the business for 15 years. He also holds several ICC certifications including Commercial Inspector, Residential Inspector, Fire Inspector and Plumbing Inspector.

We felt confident hiring Skip to inspect our farmhouse.

So, we gave him a call and got a date on the calendar right away. We were more than pleased by his professional inspection and thorough report – complete with photos and repair suggestions.

(Wanna know one of the dangers he discovered?? A SPARKING OUTLET. Yikes. As it turns out, our treadmill was plugged into an outlet in the basement that was acting up and we had no idea. Thanks to Skip, we bumped that repair to the top of our “Spring To-Do List”.)

Check out Skip’s entry in our Business Directory and call him today to schedule a home inspection of your own.

(Be sure to enter your business in the Business Directory today! Folks all over are looking to GoPennsValley.com as a source for all-things-Penns-Valley. We’ll help you reach the online audience you need.)

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