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Agritourism, Arts & Culture, Camping, Dining, Event Facilities, Fairs & Festivals, Family Fun, Golf Great Outdoors, History & Heritage, Lodging, Shopping, Sports, Transportation

www.VisitButlerCounty.com / 866-856-8444

2018 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE


Dream big at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Here you can attend exciting hockey tournaments, watch open practices, glide on the ice at public skate and so much more!

Welcome to Butler County, PA Whether you’re a long-standing resident or a first-time visitor, I invite you to explore more in Butler County! We take pride in our pristine parks, quaint, small towns, rolling farmland and bustling cities. You’ll certainly find variety here, and a few quirky attractions along the way. Our parks truly highlight the natural beauty within our county, and visitors can enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities throughout the year. Make sure to hit the trails when you visit our parks. We’ve added additional maps this year to help you navigate your way. Immerse yourself in history and heritage by following the path of George Washington’s 1753 trek through Butler County or visit historic towns like Saxonburg and Harmony. These German towns feature museums, shops, restaurants and more! Here in Butler County you can drive down scenic back roads through the picturesque countryside or take a journey through the town of Mars; just don’t forget to take a picture with the iconic spaceship while you’re there. Discover why Cranberry Township is being called “one of the fastest growing communities in the country.” New hotels, restaurants, shops and recreational facilities are constantly being built, and the town is quickly becoming a venue for major tournaments and events. This year our guide focuses on the towns and parks within the county and the attributes that make them unique. There is so much to discover thanks to our wide range of attractions and destinations. Sometimes the best treasures are found off the beaten path.

Jack Cohen, President Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau

On the Cover

On the cover, you’ll see a glimpse of the beauty that surrounds the towns of Butler County. There are so many places to visit, each with their own unique qualities and charm. A few things you’ll find in here are the breathtaking views of Lake Arthur surrounded by the rolling hills and countryside of Prospect, the Historic Landmark District in Harmony and the bustling region of Cranberry Township. Discover something new and explore everything Butler County has to offer—we make your getaway great!

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Contents

Welcome ........................................................................................................................................3 Butler County Sports Commission/Miracle League .......................................................8 Annual Events 2018 ................................................................................................................ 10 Festivals & Events Directory ................................................................................................ 12 What’s New? .............................................................................................................................. 14 Feature Story: The Towns of Butler County................................................................... 16 Let’s Talk Sports, Baseball: Legends of Butler County , Sports Directory ........... 23 Uncovering Butler County History, History & Heritage Directory........................... 24 Washington’s Trail 1753 ........................................................................................................ 25 Bantam: A New Home at the Bureau............................................................................... 25 Airport story: Beachfront Property.................................................................................... 26 Campgrounds: Building Memories, Campground Directory................................... 27 The Great Outdoors................................................................................................................. 28 • Moraine State Park Map .................................................................................................. 30 • Jennings Environmental Center Map......................................................................... 33 • Outdoor Activities Chart ................................................................................................. 34 • Great Outdoors Directory................................................................................................ 36 • Todd Nature Reserve Map.............................................................................................. 37 Golf: Your Escape is Waiting, Golf Directory.................................................................. 38 Agritourism: Fresh from the Farm, Agritour Directory.............................................. 38 Arts & Culture: Embrace the Arts, Arts Directory......................................................... 40 Family Fun: Something for Everyone, Family Fun Directory................................... 40 Lodging Directory.................................................................................................................... 42 Lodging Comparison Charts ........................................................................................ 43, 44 Transportation: Rentals & More......................................................................................... 45 Dining: Where to Eat.............................................................................................................. 46 Catering: Place your Order................................................................................................... 49 Shopping: Where to Shop.................................................................................................... 50 Conference & Banquet Facilities......................................................................................... 53 Conference & Banquet Facilities Chart............................................................................. 54 Supporting Member Directory............................................................................................ 55 Butler-Freeport Community Trail Map .............................................. inside back cover Butler County Map ..............................................................................................back foldout

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course The Area’s Finest Golf Course is the

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Majestic sunflower fields are just one of the many amazing entries from our quarterly photo contest. Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Board of Directors Chair.................................................................................................................................... Vicki Hinterberger Vice Chair...................................................................................................................................Roxann Booser Treasurer......................................................................................................................................... Paul Lueken Secretary..................................................................................................................................... Bill Landefeld Board Members............ Andrew Allen, Fred Caesar, Scott Choura, Chris Cole, Derek DeLucia ....................................................... Nancy MacFarlane, Zachary Shumaker, Ed Tanski, Wil Taylor

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Staff President...........................................................................................................................................Jack Cohen Director of Tourism Development.............................................................................................. Amy Pack Director of Outreach................................................................................................................Debbie Crum Sales Manager.....................................................................................................................Jackie Antonucci Director of Membership Recruitment & Development............................................ Beth Paslawski Sales Administrative Assistant........................................................................................Michelle Lowrey Marketing & Media Manager.................................................................................................Paula Slomer PR, Communications & Marketing Coordinator................................................... Tiffany Hernandez Web Designer & Developer...................................................................................................Ryan Morgan Marketing & Media Assistant.......................................................................................... Stephanie Lubic Office Manager.............................................................................................................................Leigh Baxter Administrative Assistant..........................................................................................................Laura Adams Brochure Distribution....................................................................................................... Joseph McMurry

2018 Official Visitors Guide Contributing Editors: Hilary Daninhirsch, Tiffany Hernandez, Stephanie Lubic, Kim Paskorz Proofreaders: Hilary Daninhirsch, Laura Adams, Stephanie Lubic Project Manager/Designer: Paula J. Slomer Production Assistant: Stephanie Lubic Contributing Photographers: Michelle Brzuz, Chris Condello, Arlene Conley, Kurt Esman, Dan Gamola, DM Guthery, Joy Hays, Laura Kosht, Karen Link, Mark Ort, Lori Patten, Travis Timblin, Ralph Verdu, George Richardson, Paul Sylves, Bureau Staff Advertising Coordinator: Michelle Lowrey Š 2018 Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. 310 East Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063. All Rights Reserved. Publication may not be reproduced in whole or part in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system known or hereafter invented, without written permission from Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau does not warrant or guarantee the quality of the accommodations, events, restaurants and other facilities listed. The bureau accepts no responsibility for changes in event dates or admission fees. Members of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau make this guide possible through their support and advertising.

The Maridon Museum Join us for a unique exhibit of Asian art coupled with Meissen porcelain. Enjoy a walk through history where sculptures of ivory, jade, and porcelain tell a story of East meeting West. Call to reserve a docent-guided tour, or take self-guided tour for your convenience. phone: 724.282.0123 email: info@maridon.org maridon.org 322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001

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S U C C O P T H E AT E R 2017-2018 Performing Arts Events

Performing Artists Mini-Series The Tamburitzans - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8 PM Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh - Saturday February 17, 2018 at 8 PM

Local Artists Mini-Series Northwest Passage Trumpet Trio - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 PM The Tornado Big Band - Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2 PM Robin Hasenpflug & Friends - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 PM Well Strung Bluegrass Band - Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 PM

Pittsburgh Philharmonic Mini-Series Back to School - Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM Story Time - Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM

For Tickets Call 724-284-8505 Toll-Free: 888-826-2829, ext. 8429 For information on upcoming concerts call 724-283-1402 or visit www.butlersymphony.org

Or order online 24/7 at bc3.edu/succop-theater

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Thank you to our corporate members for their continuing support.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS‌ ‌We make event planning easy. Did you know that Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau has meeting and event planners on staff to help you plan your next event? Our professional planners will help you every step of the way when planning an event in Butler County. From selecting the perfect site to arranging hotel accommodations and more, we connect you with the community by bringing together all the partners you need to create a fantastic event! We specialize in meetings, sporting events, weddings and festivals. With an incredible location, we are only five hours from half of the U.S. population! We offer our event attendees over 2,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of restaurants and shops. For more information, call the Tourism Bureau Sales Office at 866-856-8444.


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Butler County, PA has been the destination for many regional, national and international sports competitions. The Butler County Sports Commission provides the dedication and level of service our sports event planners deserve. We offer first-rate sports parks, stadiums, arenas and many versatile outdoor venues with the ability to customize your event to your specific needs. Other options include scenic trails, championship disc golf courses, raceways, archery ranges, bowling centers, equestrian facilities, professional ballparks and more! Here’s what we do at no cost to you!

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Site Selection Venue Coordination Accommodation Sourcing Transportation Coordination Vendor Relations Volunteer Recruitment Sponsorship Packet Assistance Marketing Expertise Community Support

On-site Concierge Service (based on event size) Contact us to take advantage of our sports event planning services, or submit an RFP at www.sportsinbutlercounty.com.

RV Sites, Cabin & Yurt Rentals 2015 “PARK OF THE YEAR!” 3-TIME WINNER! 2015/2014/2011

Miracle League - Making Baseball for All The Miracle League of Southwestern PA will be hosting their first

All-Star Game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Complex at Graham Park in Cranberry Township on Saturday, July 28. The game is open to the public and will take place at the Pirates Charities Miracle League Field. Exhibition

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games will occur during the day leading up to the evening All-Star Game. The Miracle League is a national organization focused on building ballfields accommodating to children and adults with special needs so they can experience the joy that comes from playing America’s favorite pastime.


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Major Events Calendar 2018* JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

3-4: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

APRIL

6-8: Butler County Home Show

16-28: Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Regional Arts Festival

10: Butler Carved in Ice

12-13: January Ice Jam

24: Cherry Pie Hike

20-21: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

24: Celebrate Butler County Tourism

27: Butler County Wine Festival

JULY

1-7: Big Butler Fair

7: Penn Twp. VFD Mega Cruise/Fly In

AUGUST

2-5: Portersville Steam Show

5: Western PA Ride for Kids

4-5: Regatta at Lake Arthur

SEPTEMBER

8: Go Green Electric Car Show 8-9: Tough Mudder

15-16: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods 15-16: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show 6-11: Butler Farm Show

13-14: 6th annual Band Jam 19-21: Horse Trading Days 20-21: “In-Harmony” Music Festival

28: Celebrate the Bloom

28: Miracle League All-star Game

29: Concordia Summer Festival

19-21: Roc-Con Convention

14-18: North Washington VFD Rodeo

6: Concordia Oktoberfest

6: Mars Applefest

8-9: Saxonburg Festival of the Arts 15: Butler County Farm Tour

14-16: Evans City Oktoberfest

12-14: Cranberry Twp. Community Days

OCTOBER

22: Slippery Rock VillageFest

22: Butler Fall Festival

30: Alameda Septemberfest

6-7: Portersville Steam Show Fall Fling 13: Zelie-Harmony Fall Fest 13: Sleepy Hollow Festival

Fall Happenings As the leaves change from green to an array of oranges and yellows, Butler County offers gorgeous autumn scenery along with fun fall activities for everyone to enjoy. You’ll find a variety of farms, eateries, attractions and towns filled with autumn festivities ranging from hayrides, cornmazes, pumpkin patches, street festivals and much more! For those who wish to experience autumn’s glory in the midst of the outdoors, enjoy a fall foliage cruise on beautiful Lake Arthur or hike the many county trails. For a complete list of fall activities, be sure to visit our website.

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24-26: Butler Italian Festival

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* Events are subject to change. Please see www.VisitButlerCounty.com for the latest event listings.


MAY

JUNE

5-6: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

8-10: 8th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 16-17: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods

23: Rodfathers’ Cruise-a-Palooza

29 - July 7: Big Butler Fair

19-20: Portersville Steam Show Spring Gas-up

NOVEMBER 10-11: Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt (German Christmas Market) 10-11: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show 16 - Jan. 6: Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

DECEMBER

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31: Silvester New Year’s Eve Celebration

Through Jan. 6: Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

AUG 14-18 2018 8:00 pm start time rain or shine

We Love a Parade!

Parade August 13, 2018 - 6:30PM

Butler County towns know how to throw big parades! You’ll find several parades throughout the county commemorating major holidays and special events. Some of the most notable ones include the Christmas parade in downtown Butler and the Fireman’s Parade that takes place during the Saxonburg Carnival in July. These parades bring communities together and attract thousands of spectators. From the sound of firetrucks to the excitement of having candy tossed in your direction, Butler County parades are one thing you don’t want to miss. Be sure to visit our website for a detailed listing of local parades.

$14 Adult - $12 advanced / $6 Children - $5 advanced / Under 3 years - Free

Discount tickets online buy now and save!

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Festivals & Events Directory

ill your calendar with an awesome variety of events in Butler County. From festivals and fairs to concerts and car cruises, there’s something for everyone! Butler County offers year-round family-friendly events that you can’t find just anywhere. Get your tickets to the largest fair in western Pennsylvania or grab your cowboy boots and head to the rodeo. Be sure to visit our online calendar for updates and details on upcoming events. Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 205 Currie Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-256-4050 www.BantamJeepFestival.com Celebrate Butler, PA as the birthplace of the Jeep, June 8-10, 2018. Jeep invasion Friday night in downtown Butler. Festival activities at Cooper’s Lake all three days. Big Butler Fair 1127 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-865-2400 www.bigbutlerfair.com Enjoy nine days of fair treats, animals and fun. There will be fireworks, demolition derbies, concerts, truck pulls, entertainment, games and rides. Always over the Fourth of July. See our ad on page 11. Butler County Home Show 542 Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16001 412-310-7781 www.butlercountyhomeshow.com The 7th annual Butler County Home Show will be held April 6-8, 2018 at The Family Sports Center on Rt. 68. Butler Fall Festival Butler, PA 16001 724-822-0474 www.butlerfallfestival.com Formerly the Butler Ethnic Festival, the Butler Fall Festival features food, entertainment, crafts, a car cruise and children’s activities covering Butler’s Main Street. Butler Farm Show 627 Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-4000 www.butlerfarmshow.com Featuring animals, arts and crafts, farm products, tractor pulls, demo derby, figure 8 races and 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale. August 6-11, 2018. $8.00/ includes rides. Free parking. See our ad on page 11.

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Butler Lions Club Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4059 www.butlerpalionclub.org Annual events include the Scoot and Toot 5K Run/Walk part of Alameda Park’s SeptemberFest and the Christmas Tree Sale, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving. Butler Radio Network 252 Pillow St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1500 www.butlerradio.com WISR 680 AM, WBUT 1050 AM, and The Rock Station 97.7 help businesses successfully market their brand, and we host Butler County’s Wine Festival, Christmas Parade, Band Jam and other events. More at butlerradio.com Concordia Lutheran Ministries 134 Marwood Rd. Cabot, PA 16023 724-352-1571 x8266 www.concordialm.org We are a nonprofit senior and health care system and host a variety of family-fun activities throughout the year like our annual Summer Festival and Oktoberfest. Evans City Oktoberfest Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-4931 Evans City Oktoberfest is held annually the third weekend in September. Crafts, food, entertainment, car cruise and a parade celebrate our German heritage. No admission charged. Go Green Electric Car Show 724-272-4539 www.gogreenfestival.com Offering information and education to the public on electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and renewable energy products. Harmony Business Association 223 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-822-8072 www.harmonybusiness association.com Enjoy the charm and hospitality of Harmony as you explore the diverse shopping and dining opportunities offered in an historic landmark setting.

Western PA Ride for Kids 159 Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 412-980-5358 800-253-6530 info@rideforkids.org www.Rideforkids.org Come and join us with any make of motorcycle and enjoy a fun loop ride, food and entertainment! Cheer on our stars who are local children fighting brain tumors. Fundraising supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Always the first Sunday in August at Seneca Valley High School. January Ice Jam Days Inn Butler Conference Center 139 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-816-7534 www.januaryicejam.com A free, weekend-long event that brings together bluegrass music lovers. Whether you are a seasoned musician, a beginner or a listener—all are welcome. North Washington VFD Rodeo 2225 Oneida Valley Rd. Petrolia, PA 16050 724-679-5270 www.nwvfd.com/rodeo 59th Rodeo. Five nights of World Championship Rodeo! Bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf/ team roping and bull riding. Rain or shine. See our ad on page 11. NW PA Steam Engine & Old Equipment Assoc., Inc. 1512 Perry Hwy. Portersville, PA 16051 724-285-7038 www.portersvillesteamshow.org Displays and demonstrations of antique steam engines and equipment. Crafts, flea market, train rides, tractor pulls, old-time village and much more. May, August, October. Penn Twp. Volunteer Fire Department 311 Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-355-1402 www.penntwpvfd.com Community volunteer fire/rescue service. Fundraising is done through Tool Bash, Mega Cruise-Fly In and Golf Outing. See BCTCB calendar for dates; the public is welcome! Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show 101 Clearview Circle Butler, PA 16001 412-486-1129 www.paguncollectors.org Show to disseminate info on use, care, exchange, collection and exhibition and history of guns of all makes. Buy, sell or trade. Appraisals available.

Regatta At Lake Arthur Moraine State Park - South Shore 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-687-0707 www.lakearthurregatta.org The Regatta at Lake Arthur combines the best in water and land to be the premiere, all-ages, eco-recreational event in the region. Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company 210 Horne Ave. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-3300 www.svfc.com Saxonburg VFC will hold a carnival with the “Largest Fireman’s Parade East of the Mississippi” and annual gun raffle. Slippery Rock Development Event Committee Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2338 www.slipperyrockpa.org Slippery Rock Development renewed Main Street and downtown, including streetscapes, arts, business recruitment and parks, and presents Village Fest, the annual Main Street fair. The Rodfathers of Butler 160 Blakely Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-352-5043 www.therodfathers.com Our largest event is Cruise-A-Palooza held on Saturday, June 23 at the Butler Farm Show Grounds on Rt. 68, west of Butler. Rain date is Sunday, June 24. Whispering Pines Farm 201 Winsome Ln. Cabot, PA 16023 724-568-7463 www.whisperingpinesfarmpa.com Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods is biannually, 3rd weekend June and September in Cabot PA. Visit the Country! Enjoy Our Beautiful Farm. Shopping, food, and music abound!


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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, located in Cranberry

Township, is a polished casual restaurant specializing in classic American cuisine, including fresh steaks and seafood prepared on an authentic wood-fired grill. Weather permitting, the outside patio is the perfect spot to stop for lunch or dinner.

Best Western Plus Pittsburgh North/ Cranberry is the latest location of this award-

winning global family of hotels. Along with various retail and restaurant options, hotel guests will have incomparable convenience, and easy access throughout their stay.

Springhill Suites Butler Centre City will open in 2018 and serve as an exclusive downtown all-suites hotel in Butler. Take a stroll down Main Street and enjoy the many shops that are unique to downtown Butler; grab a meal and try a local brew.

NatuRoll Creamery’s newest location in Cranberry Township uses a popular Thai technique in which a cream base is spread on a pan, mixed with your favorite fruit and dessert items and rolled right before your eyes. A description doesn’t do this unique ice cream justice, so come see for yourself!

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Sit down to a sensational homestyle meal at Cracker Barrel’s new location in Cranberry Township. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store combines its restaurant with a gift store featuring a Southern country theme.

In the hill country of Portersville, you’ll find a new cozy accommodation — Bluethistle Bed & Breakfast. This charming B&B is located near restaurants, specialty shops and major parks. It offers quaint and comfortable rooms ideal for couples and families alike.

Boutique 16063 has relocated to Zelienople,

and is sure to have something to fit everyone’s style. With a mission of dressing women of all ages in fabulous fashion and making shopping fun, this boutique is a great addition to the town. We know that many travelers bring their pets along, and Cranberry Veterinary Hospital is available to help you if your pet is in need. Located near Graham Park in Cranberry Township, Cranberry Veterinary Hospital provides high-quality care in a fear-free environment.

Butler’s Great Escape is the first

escape room experience to arrive in Butler County, inviting teams to find clues and solve a mystery in just 60 minutes, perfect for a friends’ night out, tourists, date night, family functions, team building and more. Come test your mind with this one-of-a-kind adventure game.

Mystery Mayhem Escapes has come

to Slippery Rock to challenge you and your team to the core. In this race against the clock, you’ll have one hour to find clues and solve the mystery in order to escape the room. Make sure to choose your team wisely!

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With uniquely prepared specialty subs, Firehouse Subs located in Butler County is a great stop for a quick meal, or to sit down and enjoy some company.

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Novel Breads Co. is a micro-bakery specializing in

artisan bread with character. Owned and operated by a single baker, customers will experience classic and novel flavor combinations in bread that uses only local ingredients to ensure the highest quality.

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One Friday a month in warm weather Butler Downtown plays host to Foodie Fridays. This event highlights downtown businesses and also a variety of food trucks gathered into a lot right off of Main Street. Food and drinks from local businesses are offered and give a little of something for everyone to try.

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Disc Golf and more

There will be some new additions to Cranberry Township’s North Boundary Park. The park will feature an 18-hole Championship Disc Golf Course, a 6-hole ADA LearnTo Play Disc Golf Course and a two-mile paved nature trail that creates a continuous loop throughout the park. The new Championship Disc Golf Course will be one of the world’s longest disc golf courses and will be among the most challenging with its distance and design. The course is predicted to be among the top five disc courses in the world and is expected to be ready for play in fall of 2018.


Venues News!

Alameda Park has added a new mountain bike trail, located behind the Oddfellow’s Shelter and is expected to run 13 miles when complete. Adding this attraction to an underutilized portion of the park will bring more people to explore it, and will give locals and tourists access to a unique, singletrack intermediate level bike trail in Butler County.

Roc-Con is a pop-

culture convention featuring tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons, a costume contest known as “CosPlay”, and other events that cover the spectrum of adventure gaming. Several participants will come dressed as their favorite characters as they challenge other players in hopes of a victorious win. This family-friendly event will be held October 19-21 at Armco Park in Slippery Rock. There will also be a children’s pavilion, hayrides, live entertainment and more!

Starlight Drive-In continues to make

substantial property improvements. An 18-hole miniature golf course has been added along with a covered pavilion and picnic tables. Plans for 2018 consist of building a stage for local bands to perform concerts that are free and open to the public.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground

continues to grow with the addition of six new cabins! This addition brings the total of cabins available to 16.

Allegheny Aquatic Alliance has

constructed a new canoe launch along Connoquenessing Creek in Renfrew, the Eckstein Canoe Launch. Constructed using only sandstone rocks, this launch is in addition to other recent projects including the Major Washington Canoe Launch and Renfrew Canoe Launch, all serving as public accesses and boat launches to the Connoquenessing.

The Lightning Bug has opened two

custom 18-hole outdoor miniature golf courses in addition to its signature indoor Lightning Bug Glow Golf course.

The Center of Harmony has converted its former

greenhouse into an open air pavilion for wedding receptions and private functions. With canvas shade covers and soft vintage Edison style lighting, this inviting and casual space will be open in the spring of 2018.

Heritage Music Festival

July 20-21, 2018. The festival will feature heritage music played or inspired by Harmonists and other 19th century groups that settled in western PA. The festival will be in honor of past museum president, John Ruch, to realize his vision of promoting Harmony’s extensive music heritage, while using the beautiful historic venues he helped to preserve.

You know the feeling you get after tasting a cold, draft beer? Now imagine being able to try a variety of craft beers made locally! Introducing the Butler County Beer Circuit - a listing of the local breweries within the area. Here you will find the Brew Pubs that create the beverages we know and love. Butler Brew Works Cellar Works Brewing Co. North Country Brewing Co. Reclamation Brewing Company Recon Brewing ShuBrew: Handcrafted Ales & Food Missing Links Brewery

Canning Facilities: • North Country Canning Co. • ShuBrewery

Conveniently located just west of Butler, The Stables at Connoquenessing is an ideal location for a variety of events. Historically a horse barn stable, this venue is the perfect mix of rustic and chic. There is a first floor that can seat smaller events and a second floor for larger events. Book your business meetings, luncheons, bridal showers, baby showers and more today!

Historic Harmony will host their second annual “In Harmony”

Butler County Beer Circuit

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The Barn at Ever Thine, located in Fenelton, PA, is the perfect backdrop for your next event. Whether your preference is simple and rustic or decorated to extraordinary, you’ll enjoy the beauty and serenity that nature has to offer.

Located in the southeast corner of Butler County, Cellar Works Brewing Company is an independent craft

brewery that focuses on locally-sourced ingredients with a farmhouse philosophy. The brewing company offers a diverse selection of European Lagers, American Ales, and Belgian Style and Sour Ales. Deeply rooted in Butler County, three friends set out on a mission to start a brewery focusing on high quality yet simple beers with a ‘drink local’ mentality, and Recon Brewing was born. Not only is its beer local, but materials, supplies, equipment and design were locally sought-after, as this brewery strives to give back to the community.

Missing Links Brewery is the perfect spot for a laid-

back evening with friends and family. This establishment, located west of Butler on Rt. 68, offers a variety of drinkable beers and encourages customers to enjoy their time while visiting the brewery.

ShuBrew pub has expanded to Harmony with the opening of its new taproom, ShuBrewery. The taproom will offer a laid-back environment with freshly brewed beers and samples available. As one of Pennsylvania’s smallest breweries, a lot of time and hard work goes into filling each pint glass, so stop by the new location and enjoy. 866-856-8444 / VisitButlerCounty.com / 2018 Official Visitors Guide 15


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utler has a rich history shaped by immigrants and industries, providing opportunities to learn and appreciate how the community has changed and adapted through the years. Did you know that Kelly Automotive Park, formerly Pullman Park, was host to minor league teams such as the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates for almost 20 years? A mix of history, arts and community events makes our county seat charming. Preserving the past is important here in Butler. Named after General Richard Butler, a Revolutionary War military leader, his legacy is remembered not only by the name of our county and county seat, but with a mural located in downtown Butler. Since its founding in 1800, Butler has enjoyed a rich manufacturing heritage and business climate, reflected in the steel, glass, oil, gas and automotive industries that brought so much economic success to the region. The city’s interesting automotive history includes the start of six automobiles — Russell-Sherman, Huselton and Standard (shown above), American Austin, American Bantam and the Bantam Jeep. One of Butler’s claims to fame is the birthplace of the original Jeep. In 1940, the U.S. Army asked over 100 tractor and auto manufacturers to design a four-wheel drive, 16 2018 Official Visitors Guide / VisitButlerCounty.com / 866-856-8444

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40-horsepower, 1,200-pound reconnaissance car that could haul soldiers as well as heavy artillery, and requested a working prototype within 49 days. With only two companies responding to the request, the American Bantam Car Company won the contract and created the Jeep that was responsible for making American forces mobile during WWII. Butler Historical Society in downtown Butler houses artifacts representing the monumental impact these industries made on the city.

Although the past is often celebrated, excitement lies in new developments like the continuing revitalization of the city’s Main Street and more. Butler has emerged as an ‘artsy’ town, bursting with vibrant color and creativity adding a fresh perspective to daily life. The city is full of local artists, from painters and sculptors to actors and musicians, and there are many fantastic venues to display and promote their crafts. Exhibits and performing arts events establish a lively cultural atmosphere in the streets of Butler. Restaurants that use local ingredients from nearby farms are frequent, as well as breweries with the same ‘local’ mentality, all helping to stimulate the local economy. It’s businesses like these that bring new energy to the city. From movie scenes shot in Butler buildings to athletes who played for the New York Yankees farm team, Butler has seen many famous faces over the years. Do you know who was recently caught filming in Butler? See if you can spot the Butler County Courthouse in the Netflix series, “Mindhunter.” As downtown Butler continues to revitalize, take a stroll through the county seat to dine, shop, explore and see why Butler has been recognized as one of the very best small towns.


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n July of 1887, Standard Plate Glass of Butler began production of sheets of plate glass that put Butler in the global marketplace for glass. The Butler location was chosen because of the proximity of natural gas, which was necessary for the process. Glassworkers from Belgium, France, Germany and England came to work in the new plant. Between 1887 and 1902 a minimum of 80 of these immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens in Butler County. In 1903 Standard Steel Car Company was opened in Butler. This state-of-the-art factory was designed to build all steel railroad cars on a standardized assembly line, the first of its kind in the world. Men who came to make their fortune in this plant were mostly young men from Eastern Europe. Lyndora, adjacent to the plant and Butler, was named for the daughter of one of the founders of Standard Steel Car. Immigrants came from Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary and other countries in Eastern Europe. While most sent money home, they also brought their families to Butler County and supported their new community’s churches and local businesses. The many stories of these 20th century immigrants are told in the surviving domed churches of Lyndora. There were once 12 to 15 churches there, but only four remain in use today. As workers’ finances grew, they built new houses on streets above Hansen Avenue, and many families eventually moved to the nearby communities of Highfield or Meridian. Standard Steel Car merged with the Pullman Company in 1934. The great Pullman-Standard works was closed in 1982 after the company was sold. However, Lyndora and Butler County remain enriched by the culture and heritage of the skilled hundreds, perhaps thousands, of immigrants once employed at the world’s largest freight car plant.

Cranberry Township

Cranberry Township is considered Butler County’s most bustling region, and when you see the bright lights, shops, restaurants and hotels lining the streets, you’ll know why.

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lthough the township is more than 200 years old, it has grown immensely and is one of the fastest growing regions of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. With community parks, quality programs, a top-notch golf course and endless things to do, it’s an excellent destination for residents and visitors alike, and it’s no surprise the number of people who call Cranberry Township home continues to increase. One reason for the town’s tremendous growth is its location. Serving as the intersection of the PA Turnpike, I-79, Routes 19 and 228, Cranberry Township is accessible from virtually anywhere, providing tremendous potential for businesses. Recognized as a great place to raise a family, the township has a diversity network that encourages and welcomes residents of all backgrounds. A popular place for kids and adults alike are the town’s parks. Cranberry Township’s Community Park offers Kid’s Castle Playground, a fantasy world of sights, sounds, and play equipment specifically designed for children ages two through 12, baseball fields, a dog park, sport courts and an amphitheater used for outdoor movies and concerts. Dick’s Sporting Goods Complex at Graham Park has walking trails, a large variety of fields and sports courts and much more! The most recent addition is the Pirates Charities Miracle League Field, specially designed and engineered to give special needs children and adults the opportunity to play baseball in a safe and controlled environment. The handicap accessible diamond has an all-weather, rubberized and flat surface that doesn’t interfere with wheelchairs, crutches or walkers. The Miracle League All-Star Game will take place here in 2018. North Boundary Park is exceptionally busy in the summertime, offering a newly-designed waterpark and upcoming Nature Trail & Championship Disc Golf Course, the town’s Community Chest Project of the Year. The Streets of Cranberry features a variety of shops, restaurants and specialty stores for all to enjoy. Nearly a dozen hotels allow you to spend the night close to Pittsburgh without having to pay for parking. Stop by the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and see a Pittsburgh Penguins practice in action, or enjoy the ice yourself during a public skate session. With everything Cranberry has to offer, a visit will definitely leave you wanting more.

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Evans City

50 Years of Zombies… and they Keep Coming Back!

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or a small town, Evans City has played a significant role in history. In 1915 the city experienced the great oil boom, with 140 wells drilled in approximately 40 acres and soon became known as the “City of Black Gold.” It brought wealth for many, but only lasted two years due to the large number of wells in such a small area. You can find more information on the town’s history at the Evans City Historical Society. But perhaps the town’s most modernday ‘claim to fame’ is the filming location for George Romero’s 1968 classic hit, “Night of the Living Dead.” Signs leading you into Evans City reference the town’s rich history of its oil boom and the occasional zombie invasion. While you’re here and if you’re hungry, stop by Sports & Spirits for some of the area’s best chicken wings, but don’t fill up because you’ll want to save room for the goodies at Wendereusz’s Candy & More.

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“Night of the Living Dead,” the movie responsible for the zombie apocalypse we know and love, turns 50 this year. This film is special to Butler County, as Evans City is home of the eerie, ghoul-filled cemetery where the opening sequence was shot! Romero and his small filmmaking group created this monumental film, having no idea it would be so well-received by its audience and become a cult classic. “Night of the Living Dead” and its unique style became a huge success. It was a defining moment for the horror film genre, bringing horror to life with the power of visual media.

George A. Romero was nicknamed ‘Father of the Zombie Film’ and has inspired numerous filmmakers and artists in popular culture, including those of the hit show, “The Walking Dead.” Evans City has embraced its ghoulish past and is home to the Night of the Living Dead Museum and Gift Shop, housing many props and memorabilia from the original film and Romero’s other zombie films. This one-of-a-kind museum is a unique treat in Butler County, serving those with haunting curiosities and celebrating the history of zombies through cinema. Its annual ‘Living Dead Weekend’

brings zombie-lovers together for exclusive film screenings, film location tours and even celebrity guest appearances from those who starred in Romero’s films. The museum also serves to pay tribute to George A. Romero and his influence on modern horror cinema, because after all, the zombie as we know it today would not have been possible without him.


Historic Harmony is filled with a lot of incredible and sometimes unusual history.

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his quaint village of old brick and log buildings is one of western Pennsylvania’s most historically important places and is listed as a National Historic Landmark District. Founded in 1804 by German Lutheran Separatists, George Rapp led the group who came to America seeking religious freedom. The Harmonists, who believed Christ’s return was imminent, adopted celibacy to remain spiritually pure, but this also ensured the group’s eventual demise. After two hundred years, the society lives on through the historic architecture, landmarks, cemeteries and events that celebrate its heritage. More than 50 buildings have been preserved. Nine of these buildings are operated by the Harmony Museum, which celebrates its 75th year of operation. Another belief of the Harmonists can be seen in their

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f you’re wondering if there’s life on Mars, the answer is yes, and it’s closer than you may think! Complete with a flying saucer parked in the town square, the residents of Mars, PA, take full advantage of their town’s unique name. Alien sightings occur daily in storefront windows of small businesses that line Main Street, and letters postmarked from Mars, PA, are frequently mailed around the world. Like most small towns, community life often revolves around events at Mars School District, home of the Planets. In 2015, Mars created a new event to celebrate the planet Mars’ New Year. This two-day festival attracts thousands of visitors into the downtown area, along with representatives from NASA. The town of Mars hosts this event every two years since it takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to orbit the sun. NASA continues to set up displays and conduct educational programs focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). They also send scientists and astronauts to join in on the festivities. Don’t miss the next Mars New Year, happening in 2019!

cemetery located just of outside town— you won’t find any grave markers for the approximately 100 society members buried there. Try your luck opening the cemetery’s one-ton stone gate that revolves evenly on its center. You’ll find it’s easier than it sounds! Today, thousands of visitors flock to Harmony for their annual events like the WeihnachtsMarkt (German Christmas Market) and the Silvester New Year’s Eve Celebration, where you can ring in the New Year on German time at 6 p.m. in remembrance of the founders’ heritage. If you enjoy unique “food finds” or a great cup of coffee, then you’ll really love Harmony! The coffee is locally roasted and freshly brewed at Wunderbar Coffee & Crepes. Critically acclaimed, their sweet and savory crepes are a real crowdpleaser and are made with buckwheat flour produced from a local mill, Zanella Milling. Next door you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome at Two Fraus Bakery, serving freshly baked breads and not your

average cookies. If you looking for some real “German flare” then head over to the Harmony Inn, a one-of-a-kind restaurant and saloon with German-infused entrees and handcrafted drinks. You can also enjoy dinner under the stars on their outdoor patio and bar area that features a giant fireplace. Don’t be alarmed by the ghosts! Other popular activities include perusing art and specialty shops like Penn Pantry, Creative Harmony Arts & Books and Darn Yarn Needles and Thread, adding even more charm to this quaint and historic village. You’ll quickly discover that spending time in Harmony is simply harmonious.

Music to your Ears Take in all that Harmony has to offer, and that includes its popular music scene. You can frequently catch live performances taking place at:

• Bottlebrush Gallery • Center of Harmony • Harmony Inn • Harmony Museum

So, how did Mars get its name? Possibly suggested by a lover of astronomy, or named for a prominent resident and honorable judge, Sam Marshall; most people believe the latter. The Pittsburgh and Western Railroad ran through Mars, building the Mars Station in 1987, and serving the community by transporting freight and passengers for nearly 50 years. The Mars Station was relocated and restored by the Mars Historical Society, making it the last station still standing from the now defunct Pittsburgh and Western Railroad. Also moved and restored was an original Adams Township trolley stop and a 1926 Railroad caboose. The Historical Society also operates a scaleddown version of the Mars Shortline Railroad, available to ride for all ages. Did you know that the film “Kingpin” was filmed at Mars Lanes? So why not make a quick trip to Mars? You’ll find unique sights, great photo opportunities, a historic train station and unearthly souvenirs that all help to make the town of Mars truly ‘out of this world.’

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Saxonburg Saxonburg may be a small town, but it will captivate you with its rich history and charm.

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Labeled ‘a modern place with old-fashioned grace,’ Zelienople allures with its friendly small-town atmosphere. Gorgeous homes, each different from the last, contribute to this picturesque town.

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ounded in 1802 by German aristocrat Detmar Basse, the town was named for his daughter, ‘Zelie,’ combined with the Greek word for town, ‘nople.’ Steeped in rich history, Zelienople provides locals and tourists with a plethora of interesting facts and quirky adventures. A stroll down Main Street offers more than your typical shopping experience. Speciality shops range from childhood candies to fashion boutiques, and when it comes to dining, there are plenty of options sure to satisfy. In Zelienople, you can have your cake and eat it too. Stop by Carol’s Pastry Shop or spend some time browsing local shops and fashion boutiques like The Showroom or Boutique 16063. After you’ve spent time shopping on the newly-constructed streetscape, head over to ShuBrew: Handcrafted Ales & Food where you’ll find craft beers and a flavorful menu. While shopping and eating may be high on the priority list, stop at the historical society’s Buhl and Passavant House museums to learn more about the curious history of this town. The Passavant House, home to Zelie and her husband, Philip Passavant, maintains a large collection of items related to the family like portraits and thousands of letters to and from the Passavant family members. The Buhl House, home to the Buhl family, also houses several artifacts that are significant to Zelienople’s history. Another unique stop is the Strand Theater, a former movie and vaudeville theater dating back to 1914. Now restored, it presents top-notch live entertainment like Broadway performers, along with classic and current films.

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You can find additional entertainment year-round with frequent holiday parades and festivals. The town’s major annual events include Horse Trading Days and the Country Fall Festival. As the bustling business district of restaurants, coffee shops and unique retailers continues to flourish, the town is becoming even lovelier with age.

The German influence is clear, but what do Saxonburg and ‘the Big Apple’ have in common? John A. Roebling, one of the town’s founders, is responsible for the design and creation of the wire rope used for suspension bridges throughout the world; his most famous being the Brooklyn Bridge. He not only left his mark in Saxonburg, but in New York City as well. Take a walk through Roebling Park to find a small replica of the Brooklyn Bridge on permanent display, lit up during the holiday season. You can also visit Roebling’s Workshop, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where the first wire rope was created, and stop by the Saxonburg Museum to see a piece of the wire cable up close. The Saxonburg Museum holds many artifacts that give an in-depth look at the town’s interesting history and community life. Roebling’s impact, as well as exhibits on blacksmith, general store, school, laundry and communications, give insight to the early history k led c e . p o S l a te C h o co C n ay He eedw p S e l er vil s Lern Farm ong r t s Ar m B&B

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of Saxonburg. The museum maintains many artifacts from the first commercial radio station, KDKA radio, with its transmitter first broadcasting in Pittsburgh. Today, a walk down Main Street shows old-world charm with several buildings retaining much of its original character and others that have been transformed. The new shops and businesses that have popped up over the years have preserved the town’s history, complete with plaques explaining the historic significance of the structures that line the street. It’s no surprise that Main Street was named to the National Register of Historic Places, with 32 of the town’s buildings being more than 100 years old. A great cup of coffee, meals, fresh baked goods or unique items are never far when in Saxonburg. The community hosts several events and festivals that bring thousands of visitors to fill the streets each year.

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A Walking Tour of Saxonburg With so many sights to see and shops to visit, you’ll want to plan your trip to Saxonburg. Listed are some fun stops to guide you along your way.

1. You’ll want a good cup of coffee to start your day, so be sure to swing by Saxonburg Coffee Shop for your favorite latte.

2. Spend time visiting specialty stores like Curds & Molds

Fromagerie for a vast selection of cheeses or Batch for locallymade jams, quiche, breads, soups and more!

3. After perusing the antique stores and local shops, you’re sure

to work up an appetite. Sit down to a wonderful meal at Hotel Saxonburg, located on the heart of Main Street.

4. If you’ve got a sweet tooth be sure to head over to the

Mainstreet Bake Shop. Here, you’ll find an assortment of delicious baked goods made from scratch.

5. No visit to Saxonburg would be complete without visiting

Roebling Park, where you’ll find a replica of John Roebling’s Brooklyn Bridge.

6. If you want to stay in the middle of downtown Saxonburg,

make reservations at The Mainstay. They are celebrating 25 years of operation!

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Slippery Rock & Harrisville Falling within the northern region of Butler County, this area features a top-notch university, outdoor adventure and unique attractions.

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lippery Rock is a quaint college town vibrant with college students and is considered one of the prettiest places in western PA. During the school year, Slippery Rock University (SRU) offers noteworthy performing arts series, student performances, art galleries and sporting events to attend, providing many opportunities for cultural enrichment. SRU even purchased The Old Stone House Museum, a historic inn built in 1822 that was used as a stagecoach stop and tavern along the Pittsburgh-Erie Pike. Today, it’s managed by faculty and students from the university’s history department and used for special events, group tours and a variety of reenactments. This artsy college town really comes to life during the annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. Situated on the SRU campus and sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival showcases the best of SRU’s departments of Dance, Music, Theatre, Literary and Visual Arts. This 13-day festival also includes a Children’s Earth Day celebration along with other activities throughout the town. The Slippery Rock Development Event Committee assists with streetscape improvements that complement new storefronts with brick and rock sidewalks. Slippery Rock is also home to Butler County’s first brew pub, North Country Brewing Company. Critically acclaimed, this unusual pub

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serves sturdy fare straight from the farm and offers a large variety of handcrafted beers and sodas. Over the years, North Country Brewing Company has featured over 100 different types of beers, ranging from traditional reds and stouts, to more outlandish and experimental brews such as bacon-flavored brews and chai tea-infused ales. You’ll also find North Country Brewing Canning Facility right down the road. The production facility has brewery tours that are free and open to the general public, and even “man’s best friend” can join you for a beer... Bring your dog with you on Fridays for “Yappy Hour” and enjoy food and drink specials. The town of Harrisville is nestled among the tall trees and is home to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground and other fun stops along the way. From tent and RV sites to cabins and yurts, Kozy Rest Kampground offers a wide variety of camping options, amenities and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. While you’re in Harrisville be sure to stop by Willie’s Smoke House for mouthwatering smoked meats and cheeses. Here you can get an assortment of specialty cheeses and smoked meats like turkey, pork, beef and more. While Slippery Rock is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts with its close proximity to major parks and SRU’s disc golf course, Harrisville captivates visitors with its gorgeous scenery, unique campsites and specialty markets. When passing through Slippery Rock and Harrisville, you have a chance to experience Butler County in a way unlike any other... the question is, where will you visit first?

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The Blackwood Theatre Organ Society is an organization located in Harrisville whose purpose entails preserving the theater pipe organ and silent movies as forms of art. Concerts, featuring internationally-acclaimed theater organists and vintage silent movies are held annually with the proceeds going toward scholarships for high school seniors intending to pursue a career in instrumental music performance.

Portersville & Prospect—-Stay and Play in the Great Outdoors! Portersville and Prospect are two towns just minutes from each other and offer an array of shopping, dining, accommodations and major attractions. Here you can expect to find quaint B&Bs like the Bluethistle with nearby specialty shops, campgrounds like Bear Run or Breakneck and restaurants offering downhome cooking like Brown’s Country Kitchen.

Portersville may not be the largest town in Butler County, but it’s home to the biggest attraction, Moraine State Park! This park offers a large variety of year-round activities for everyone to enjoy (see page 28).

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Hungry after stand-up paddleboarding lessons through SurfSUP Adventures or a hike in Moraine? Have a pizza delivered by Pizza Joe’s or visit the Snowman on your way out, just five minutes from the park. This giant guy is a popular roadside attraction serving delicious frozen treats.

Three times a year, the Portersville Steam Show offers unique delights like a vintage village, a train ride, a flea market and of course, lots of antique vehicles and fun for the whole family. Prospect is easy on the eyes with its beautiful farm-filled landscapes and rolling hills. It also

hosts one of Butler County’s largest events, the “Big Butler Fair.” This iconic fair is the largest in western Pennsylvania, offering nine days of farm fun. It draws over 100,000 people and is held annually over the 4th of July. With both of these towns bordering Moraine State Park, there’s so much to do and lots to discover! So pack your bags and embark on a new adventure!


Butler County holds many stories about America’s favorite pastime including major league baseball players like Ronald Lee Kline, Julius Joseph “Moose” Solters and George Edward “Rube” Waddell. Ron Kline was a major league pitcher born in 1932 in the Butler County borough of Callery, PA. His career spanned 17 seasons for nine different teams. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1950 and made his major league debut in 1952. After retiring from baseball, Kline returned to Callery, PA and became mayor of his hometown. Moose Solters was an American League outfielder from 1934 to 1943. He started his career with the Boston Red Sox when he was 28 years. Kline and Solters baseball memorabilia can be seen at the remodeled train station museum in downtown Mars. Here you’ll find autographed baseball cards, used bats and other interesting artifacts. Born in 1876 and raised in Prospect, George Edward “Rube” Waddell was one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. He had a career spanning 13 years and won 193 games. Waddell had a wicked fastball. With the Philadelphia Athletics, he led the American League in strikeouts for six consecutive years, topping 20 wins in each of his first four years. Waddell was also known for his colorful and eccentric personality and was one of baseball’s first true matinee idols. Due to his many and unparalleled accomplishments, Waddell was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. You can find a historical marker about Waddell in Prospect. Did you know the location of Kelly Automotive Park was formerly Pullman Park and was host to minor league teams such as the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates for almost 20 years? The park currently attracts baseball clinics, tournaments, and is home of the Butler BlueSox. There’s so much to discover here in Butler County — even the history of local baseball legends.

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Sports in Butler County is a multimillion-dollar industry attracting a wide range of sporting events to the area. With a plethora of multifunctional venues, it’s no wonder why Butler County attracts so many tournaments and races to the area. Quickly becoming one of the region’s leading sports markets, our county features a variety of sporting programs and facilities ranging from baseball, golf, triathlons/ marathons, fly fishing, cycling, swimming, boating, disc golf and more! Locations like Moraine State Park, YMCAs and Kelly Automotive Park are just a few of our versatile venues. With so many activities to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one, if not more, to keep you busy. Don’t feel like playing sports? That’s okay, get front row seats to a Butler BlueSox baseball game or cheer on the competitors as they cross the finish line. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Butler County.

Sports & Sports Venues Directory

Did You Know— Butler County has Tons of Baseball History?!

Butler BlueSox Baseball Club Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9994 www.butlerbluesox.net Top-notch collegiate level baseball played by pro-prospects in a family-oriented environment at historic Kelly Automotive Park in downtown Butler. Butler County Family YMCA 339 N. Washington St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org Facility features two indoor swimming pools, two gymnasiums, fully-equipped fitness center, all day child care, a youth and family center and much more. Get Fit Families 202 High Acres Rd. Harmony, PA 16037 724-321-4265 www.getfitfamilies.com Get Fit Families is a family fitness company that promotes wellness and triathlon/marathon training. Owned by a regional race director.

Lake Arthur Golf Club 255 Isle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-865-2765 www.lakearthur.com Lake Arthur is proud to offer conditions consistent with the finest country clubs, including some of the best greens around, while offering the friendly service you’d expect from a family-owned course. Moraine State Park 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8811 www.visitPAParks.com One of the largest parks in PA, offering many outdoor recreational opportunities such as bicycling, boating, swimming, fishing and horseback riding. Eleven lakefront cabins open year-round.

Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide 428 Canterbury Tr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-352-4922 www.redunmireoutdoors.com With over 40 years of experience, let Richard E. Dunmire, the Kelly Automotive/Pullman Park Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide, lead you on a fly fishing 100 Pullman Park Pl. expedition in Butler County. Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0540 Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA www.pullmanpark.com 2001 Ehrman Rd. Visit the parks of the City of Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Butler! Parks include Memorial, 724-452-9122 Ritts, Father Marinaro, Kelly http://rose.bcfymca.org Automotive, Memorial and Rotary The Y: We’re for youth shelters are available for rent. development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Seneca Valley School District 128 Seneca School Rd. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-6040 www.svsd.net Featuring all newly-renovated, versatile facilities capable of hosting all types of events.

Slippery Rock University Athletic Department 102 Morrow Field House Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-2021 www.Rockathletics.com The SRU Athletic Department sponsors 17 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams. We are a proud member of the PSAC with over 450 student athletes. UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex ¯ 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-900-2799 upmclemieuxsports complex.com The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the official practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins, community ice rink and comprehensive outpatient facility for UPMC Sports Medicine. See our ad on page 9. Valencia SportsPark 414 PA-228 Valencia, PA 16059 724-625-8660 www.valenciasportspark.com Valencia SportsPark’s driving range is always open. The outside ball dispenser accepts credit cards so you can golf anytime! Indoor sports facilities coming soon. YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park 341 Centreville Pike, Rt. 173 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org This 75-acre park is a beautiful community resource that is open to the public and features a playground, picnic pavilions, new horseshoe pits and more.

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Harmony celebrates a historic designation after Mennonite Meetinghouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a well-deserved honor. Built in 1825 and with its interior still intact and original wooden benches, it is believed to be the oldest Mennonite church west of the Allegheny Mountains. Given to Historic Harmony in 1977, they have preserved this local landmark, providing people a chance to experience this unique and magical place. Butler County Historical Society 123 W. Diamond St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8116 www.butlerhistory.com Visit the 1828 Senator Lowrie House Museum, plus two seasonal museums and more! Home of two Bantam jeeps, trailers, American Austin and Bantam cars-shown at special events. Butler Old Stone House Region AACA Butler, PA 16001 www.aacabosh.org A nonprofit antique automobile club dedicated to maintaining and preserving Butler-built cars, which include the Huselton, Standard, American Bantam Car Company (Jeep and Bantam) and American Austin. Cranberry Township Historical Society 2525 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-612-5730 www.explorecranberry.org/ovg Step back in time to the school days of 1874 with a visit to Sample Schoolhouse, located at 2525 Rochester Road in Cranberry Township. Evans City Historical Society 204C S. Jackson St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-3629 www.evanscityhistory.com The Evans City Historical Society features its very own museum 24

ncover history within Butler County! Did you know that Butler County is the birthplace of the Jeep and the county’s “claim to fame”? It’s also home to a restored train station dating back to the early 1900s, a historic graveyard guarded by a revolving one-ton stone gate and Asian art and German Meissen porcelain. It’s hard to believe that all of these intriguing pieces of history, along with many more, reside in a single county. Butler County embraces its rich history and heritage and celebrates the past by preserving unique architecture and artifacts with the help of historical societies and museums. The influence of the past is clear as you venture through each town that has been shaped by years prior. The architecture in Saxonburg takes you back to early Germany. The old log and brick buildings of

containing artifacts and memorabilia of the oil boom, railroads and Night of the Living Dead. Maridon Museum 322 N. McKean St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0123 www.maridon.org Join us for a unique exhibit of Asian art coupled with Meissen porcelain. Enjoy a walk through history where sculptures of ivory, jade, and porcelain tell a story of East meeting West. Call ahead to reserve a docent-guided tour or take a self-guided tour. See our ad on page 5. Mars Area History & Landmark Society 1 Brickyard Rd. P.O. Box 58, Mars, PA 16046 724-625-4478 www.Marshistory.org Restored train station, caboose, indoor/ outdoor museum. Ride our miniature railroad. Open every Friday, second Saturday May-October, annual open house first Saturday of October. Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area 623 E. 8th Ave. Homestead, PA 15120 412-464-4020 x46 www.riversofsteel.com Celebrate Butler County’s many exciting attractions with custom-designed group tour packages! Tours include historical, cultural, culinary and much more. Packages include step-on guides, taste samplings and giveaways!

Harmony, along with its museums, make it one of western Pennsylvania’s most historically important places and a National Historic Landmark District. Murals in downtown Butler bring the past to life with historically significant images. Stepping inside Cranberry’s Sample Schoolhouse transports you back to the late 1800s. Slippery Rock’s Old Stone House hosts several events, group tours and reenactments. Evans City’s museum keeps the town’s short but exciting oil boom alive. The Buhl and Passavant Houses retain unique artifacts from some of Zelienople’s first prominent families. Many sites in the county have been named to the National Register of Historic Places, and it isn’t hard to see why. Preserving our history and heritage is important here, so get ready for a history-filled day as you blast through the past of Butler County.

Saxonburg Museum/Cooper Hall 157 N. Rebecca St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-1400 x3 www.visitsaxonburgpa.com Saxonburg is a small community in southeast Butler County, founded in 1832 by John Roebling, who perfected wire rope and built the Brooklyn Bridge The Old Stone House Museum 2856 William Flynn Hwy. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-2409 www.oldstonehousePA.org The Stone House is a historic inn and museum. Built in 1822, it served as a stagecoach stop and tavern along the Pittsburgh-Erie Pike.

Washington’s Trail - 1753 724-290-1700 www.washingtonstrail.org Washington’s Trail - 1753 is a driving route through western Pennsylvania. Traversing modern highways, the route commemorates young George Washington’s first military expedition. Zelienople Historical Society 243 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9457 www.zelienoplehistoricalsociety.com ZHS operates Passavant House and Buhl House history museums, and the Lester Mohr Research Library. Tours available weekdays at 9:30 AM.

Historic Harmony Harmony Museum 218 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-7341 www.harmonymuseum.org Local stories that shaped America and the world... from Washington’s 1753 visit that sparked European war, to the communal Harmony Society, to the oil boom. Plus fun events: Heritage Music Festival in July, Antique Gun Show in August, Antique Show in September, German Christmas Market in mid-November and the New Year’s Eve celebration.


Washington’s Trail 1753

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n 1753, the imperial nations of France and Great Britain and the Native Americans all claimed control of the Ohio Country, the area encompassing present-day western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Acting on orders from Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie, twenty-oneyear-old George Washington embarked upon a dangerous expedition north from Williamsburg to deliver a diplomatic message to the French ordering them to evacuate the region. Already the French had erected three forts to reinforce their claim to the area: Fort Presque Isle (Erie, PA), Fort LeBoeuf (Waterford, PA) and Fort Machault (Franklin, PA). During his journey to the French forts in the winter of 1753-1754, young Washington encountered many hazards. There were excessive rains and vast quantities of snow. He was nearly shot by an Indian guide and nearly drowned in the icy waters of the Allegheny River near present-day Pittsburgh. When Washington returned to Williamsburg in January 1754, he reported to the governor that the French intended to remain entrenched in the Ohio Country. This marked the beginning of the military struggle known as the French and Indian War. Blue road signs with Washington’s silhouette mark a commemorative trail throughout western Pennsylvania. (The trail is considered commemorative, as sections of the actual path are open to debate.) Relive Washington’s first military expedition with Butler County Tourism’s Washington’s Trail Brochure, which will guide you along the drive-it-yourself tour, offering interesting history about this mission. There are also plenty of historical and natural attractions along the way!

An original Bantam has a new home at the Bureau

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utler is known as the birthplace of the Jeep, but its automotive history goes much deeper. Skip to the early 1930s, when the American Austin Car Company had a vision to build small, English-style cars in America. Aiming for a simple, fuel-efficient and attractive automobile, the company was soon reorganized under the name American Bantam where the design was revised and modernized. It produced a variety of small and economical options for car buyers, and although these weren’t top qualities for people back then, the combination of reasonable engine power and stylish design still made it a signature car to many. Fewer than 7,000 Bantam cars were produced from 1937-1941, making them truly rare to see among the millions of cars on the road today. The Bureau was recently given a chance to get behind the wheel of an all-American original, and it couldn’t be passed up. We purchased an original 1939 American Bantam Roadster from a man named George Roman, who had a desire to keep the vehicle in its home county. After purchasing the Bantam in 1960, Roman fixed it up and took it to car cruises, giving people an up-close look at its beauty. Watching kids’ eyes light up as they sat behind the wheel took him back to when he was a young boy, tugging on his mom’s arm as a unique car passed by. Roman’s childhood dream of owning a classic car became a reality when he purchased the Bantam Roadster, along with a 1939 Bantam pickup truck that he plans to fix up. By preserving antique automobiles like these to share with locals and tourists alike, Butler’s rich automotive story continues to live on, and the Bureau is excited to give this original Bantam a new home. You can catch us cruisin’ around town during local events! 25

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Beachfront Property in Aviation With easy access by land and air, Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport has become an attractive destination since its beginnings as a grass strip on a working farm.

dinner at the airport as well. Head over to the south side of the airport to watch the planes take off and land, and bring your dinner with you. You’ll frequently find crowds of people grouping lawn chairs along the airstrip as they order pizza or enjoy a casual potluck dinner with friends.

ver the past century, this 320-acre airport site has evolved numerous times to its current state—bustling with commerce, community and potential. Today, the field boasts 138 tenant aircrafts, including nine jets. Anticipated arrival of the 10th jet later this year formalizes the airport’s latest classification upgrade from “county” to “regional” airport. The airport is also home to Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight, 4-team and a pilots club.

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During the 1920s, pilots would land on any welcoming strip of grass. With the accommodating geography of Penn Township, “Pittsburgh Butler Airport” opened in 1929 and was intended to be the primary airport for Pittsburgh. Traffic in those early years included celebrated aviation personalities like Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh as well as the first Piper Cub prototype.

Try Something New

On the ground, community members are welcomed to more than a dozen annual events and a restaurant located on the runway.

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Although the airport is run by three full-time employees, 82 people work on the field: western Pennsylvania’s premier FBO (fixed The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter based operator) provides charter services flight 857 holds “Young Eagles” days, providing training and more. Visitors can even learn to more than 100 children their first flight for free. fly at High Flight Academy. The Civil Air Patrol Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department and a handful of administration offices are draws thousands to its Mega Cruise car show. located on the commercial side. Here, you’ll find cars of all types lining the runway along with food and craft vendors and As part of its expansion plan, the airport will be lengthening its runway from 4,801 to 5,501 children’s activities. feet within the next five years. This will allow The airport also hosts a half-dozen educational pilots to plan longer flights by increasing fuel seminars as well as its popular event, Bomber load and safety margins. Days. This extravagant event features World The Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport is War II aircrafts and offers an experience like no other. Visitors get an up-close look as they one-of-a-kind and offers visitors a quick trek to some of the most scenic natural sites walk along the airstrip to view the planes, watch air shows and even take a ride in one of southwestern Pennsylvania has to offer. So if you’re looking for a quick getaway, unique these legendary aircrafts. dining experience or a fun event, be sure to If you’re looking for dinner with a view then try visit the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport. Serventi’s Ristorante, conveniently located on the runway of the airport. They specialize in homemade Italian food and have spectacular views from their lounge and dining room that overlook the runway. You can also have a more nontraditional


Build Memories in Butler County

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emories begin with simple little awe-inspiring moments like listening to subtle sounds of nature, sleeping under the stars or gazing at a crackling fire—build them at Butler County campgrounds. So pack your tent or load up the RV because there’s so much to explore out in the woods.

Campground Directory

Choose from any of our ten locations and embark on an outdoor adventure you’ll never forget. With tons of amenities and activities for the kids, all of our campgrounds offer different kinds of fun for the whole family. Our campgrounds are more than just a site to pitch your tent and a place to roast marshmallows. The accommodations you’ll find are each unique in their own way. Roll out the sleeping bags, rent a cabin (maybe even a yurt) or find the perfect spot for your RV; either way you’ll be surrounded by tall trees and beautiful scenery. You’re sure to feel right at home when you stay in the great outdoors of Butler County! Bear Run Campground 184 Badger Hill Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3564 www.bearruncampground.com The Wehr family hosts a top-rated family camping/cabin experience for reunions or occasion getaways. Immediate access to Lake Arthur’s shoreline and hiking at Moraine and nearby McConnells Mill. See our ad below. Breakneck Campground 1757 Cheeseman Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3405 www.breakneckcampground.com This beautiful campground is nestled among pines and ideal for tenting. Campers and outdoor lovers alike will enjoy this peaceful setting complete with modern facilities. Pets welcome!

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Buttercup Woodlands Campground 854 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-789-9340 www.buttercup.org Enjoy 55 acres of country living. Amenities include: swimming pool, game room, recreation hall, bingo, horseshoes, trolley rides, campground store, cabin rentals, tent areas and large campsites. Cooper’s Lake 205 Currie Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-368-8710 www.cooperslake.com Host your event here on over 450 acres with a variety of terrains to suit your needs. It’s time to immerse yourself at Cooper’s Lake. Indian Brave Campground 159 Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-9204 www.indianbravecampground.net Enjoy the wooded surroundings with shaded, level sites as the Native Americans once did many years ago. Seasonal and monthly camping and single and pull-through sites are available.

Lake Arthur Family Campground 243 W. Liberty Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-368-8977 www.LakeArthurFamily Campground.net Bordering Moraine State Park and minutes away from Lake Arthur, this serene 60-acre campground offers large wooded or open sites for a relaxing getaway. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest 449 Campground Rd. Harrisville, PA 16038 724-735-2417 www.PittsburghJellystone.com Award-winning park ranked in the top 1% nationwide offers cabin and yurt rentals and great RV sites. Full schedule of activities and family fun with Yogi Bear and friends. See our ad on page 8.

Rose Point Park - Cabins & Camping 8775 Old Rt. 422 New Castle, PA 16101 724-924-2415 www.RosePointPark.com Charming log cabins and yurts, campsites for RVs and tents, heated pool, fishing, hiking and biking, playgrounds, scheduled activities and free WiFi. “It’s more than getting away, it’s getting together!”

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BEAR RUN CAMPGROUND Since 1975

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The Great Outdoors

Whether it’s a crisp, golden fall day, a frosty, icicle-laden winter day, a balmy cloudless summer day, or a floral-scented, lush spring day, residents and visitors to Butler County know that there is no excuse for staying indoors, especially when there are abundant recreational opportunities just beckoning. You don’t have to be particularly athletic to take part in any of the outdoor activities Butler County has to offer. All you need is an appreciation of the natural beauty around you. Just look up, and around, and ahead, and soon it will become apparent why Butler County takes pride in all of its glorious scenery, nature, and recreation. From lakes to forests to parks, to opportunities for hiking, boating, swimming, biking, picnicking, and bird watching, there is something for everyone, of every age, and with any ability, to enjoy the fresh air in Butler County. Everyone owns the outdoors. Come to Butler County and claim your piece of it.

Moraine State Park

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he name Moraine is evidence of how old the area is upon which Moraine State Park sits. A moraine is a glacial landform or any material left behind by a glacier, such as deposits or debris and sediment.

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Today, however, no such visible evidence of the Ice Age exists at Moraine State Park, a state park in Portersville that was established in 1970. Consisting of a sprawling 16,725 acres, the beauty of the park, intertwined with the abundance of outdoor

activities, make it one of the most visited attractions in the county at any time of the year. Moraine is heaven-on-earth for those who would rather be outside than anywhere else. For the sports-minded, there is disc golf, fishing, hunting, and 20 miles of horseback riding trails. In the winter, opportunities for sledding, cross-country skiing, iceskating, and snowmobiling are plentiful.

The crown jewel of Moraine State Park is Lake Arthur, a shimmering sapphire inland sea that draws swimmers, windsurfers, and boaters alike. Two sandy beaches, Pleasant Valley Beach and the smaller Lakeview Beach, comprise a total of 1750 square feet, alongside 42 miles of shoreline.

and the scenery changes from grass to wetlands to forest to water, depending on which trail you choose.

For those who prefer solid ground to floating or boating, there is ample opportunity for hiking over 28 miles of trails—

Nature lovers who are in a more sedentary mood will find plenty of lush scenery to view from one of many vantage points, along

A six-mile loop trail is ideal for adventurous mountain bikers, though a seven-mile paved bicycle trail, while still containing a few grades, is ideal for a more leisurely ride.


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The North Country National Scenic Trail is 4,600 miles and spans seven states. This trail runs through Moraine State Park on the Glacier Ridge Trail and also through Jennings Environmental Education Center.

#MoraineSP North Country Trail with a slew of wildlife, such as bald eagles, osprey or foxes, as well as unique plants and trees. Camping facilities, boat and bike rentals and picnic grounds round out the Moraine State Park experience. One thing is for sure: Moraine State Park is a destination that you will want to return to again and again, no matter the season.

“Of all of the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.�

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hose famous words by naturalist and conservationist John Muir should inspire anyone to take to the woods for a good oldfashioned hike. Fortunately, visitors to Butler County have the world at their feet when it comes to blazing a trail, or at least walking on one.

North Country Trail is part of the North Country National Scenic Trail, a system of trails that extends over 4,600 miles across seven states, from the Adirondacks in New York to the western plains of North Dakota. The Butler County portion of the trail passes through Moraine State Park, treating hikers to views of the alluring waters of Lake Arthur. In fact, the downstream face of the Lake Arthur dam is only viewable on this section of the trail, which

ultimately connects to Jennings Nature Reserve. Other parts of the scenic trail pass through State Game Lands 95 and along the North Fork of Bear Creek and over the Dead Crow Bridge. Hikers who take a walk on the wild alongside this East Section of the trail will see wildlife and wildflowers; the trail winds through a hemlock forest and will pass stone arch bridges and historic oil industry remnants. Continued on page 32.

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Continued from page 29. The Butler chapter of the North Country Trail Association as well as the Butler Outdoor Club helps maintain the trail and schedules community events and public hikes, such as the annual Cherry Pie Hike in February, which starts at the Old Stone House in Slippery Rock.

Jennings Environmental Education Center

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ituated on 300 acres in Brady Township, Jennings Environmental Education Center features the only public protected prairie system in Pennsylvania. Known as the relict prairie ecosystem, this 20-acre attraction boasts such prairie plants as the blazing star, a prairie flower quite uncommon in the commonwealth. These majestic stalks of purple flowers are quite a sight in the summer months. In fact, Jennings was the first state reserve established specifically to protect an individual plant species, and it is the eastern-most prairie in the U.S. The area is also home to the endangered massasauga rattlesnake.

Regatta at Lake Arthur Celebrate the Regatta at Lake Arthur as it sails into its 20th year! In the heart of Butler County’s Moraine State Park, this naturally fun weekend of land and lake activities promotes a healthy lifestyle that gets you out and active. 2018 will feature the 5th annual SUP championship, the return of the DockDogs competition, sailing races, kids’ activities, live entertainment, a native butterfly release and much more. Come out and play for the most exciting year yet!

Famous Names

Perhaps you’ve visited Preston Park, Todd Nature Reserve, and Jennings Environmental Center, but have you wondered about the origin of their names?

W. E. Clyde Todd

The center’s two-fold attraction is revealed in its name: the center provides education about the environment, one of only several state parks in Pennsylvania to serve that purpose. Environmental education classes are geared toward students from pre-school through college-aged and cover such topics as fossils, trees, ecosystems, coal mine investigations, maple sugaring, and interpretive trail walks and talks. A five-mile system of trails meanders through various terrain, with the opportunity for hikers to experience diverse habitats. Birdwatchers especially will be happy to learn that there is an abundance of bird species that fly over the center regularly. In fact, Jennings is part of

Society for the purposes of using it as a perpetual wildlife sanctuary. At that time, the land consisted of about 75 acres. Once it was in the hands of the Society, it became its first bird sanctuary as well as the first parcel of land they owned. Over the years, additional tracts of land were added, either by purchase or donation.

A devoted ornithologist, Walter Edmond Clyde Todd served as the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s first Curator of Birds in 1914, after working with the museum for over 15 years, collecting bird specimens. Even after he retired in 1945, he continued to visit the museum every day. As a result of a lifetime of traveling to study and research birds, Todd published several books on ornithology. Eventually, he served as a fellow emeritus of the American Ornithologists’ Union (now the American Ornithological Society).

Originally called Todd Sanctuary, the name was recently changed to Todd Nature Reserve.

Todd’s passion for winged creatures resulted in a gift to Butler County: in 1942, he donated a parcel of land to the Audubon

The trio, namely, Goddard, Jennings and Preston, all were important naturalists in the region. Each man individually made

Todd died in 1969 at the age of 95, but not without making a significant and everlasting contribution to the discipline of ornithology.

Maurice K. Goddard Otto Emery Jennings Frank Preston

What does the Secretary of the PA Department of Forests and Waters have in common with a botanist and a British-born engineer skilled in glass technology?

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invaluable contributions to the environment, but together they were instrumental in the creation of Moraine State Park. Maurice Goddard himself, who served for 24 years as a cabinet officer for several governors of PA, was responsible for helping to establish 45 Pennsylvania state parks; he also formed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Otto Emery Jennings was a botanist and a professor at the University of Pittsburgh; he also worked as a curator in the botany section of the Carnegie Museum. Jennings conducted field and laboratory research on native plants and was actively involved with the Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Frank Preston owned Preston Laboratories. Preston was one of the dedicated environmentalists who helped to build an organization that would conserve and protect the region’s natural resources. In 1932, the Greater

Pittsburgh Parks Association was born. Today, that organization is known as Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. In 1952, they acquired land that would culminate in the creation of Jennings Nature Reserve, now known as Jennings Environmental Education Center and named after Otto Emery Jennings. In the early 1960s, the conservancy acquired acreage along Muddy Creek that was the starting point for Moraine State Park. Preston was instrumental in mapping out that area’s topography; the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy helped to reclaim the land. Preston worked tirelessly on the Moraine State Park project, aided by Goddard and Jennings. Jennings would accompany Preston on field walks, collecting data about what would become Lake Arthur, while Goddard, who spoke at the dedication of Moraine State Park in 1970, helped garner support for the park’s creation.


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Continued from page 32. Important Bird Area #12, and birders can see barred owls, hooded warblers, field sparrows, scarlet tanagers and more. In the spring, visitors at dusk may be able to witness the woodcock’s mating ritual. The center is also the site of winter activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Various annual events at Jennings include the Celebrate the Bloom festival, held at the end of July, to celebrate the blazing star at its peak.

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immigrants in the early 1800s and eventually ended up in the Succop family, who were instrumental in planting many of the trees on the grounds. In 2001, after both elder Succops had passed away, their children donated the estate to the Butler County Community College Education Foundation; the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania assumed control in 2011. The Audubon Society continues the educational mission by offering classes to the public on-site, such as those geared toward homeschooled students, scouting events or summer camps. Regular outdoorsy events are also held on the grounds; past events have included extreme croquet, maple madness, night campfires and hikes, a frog watch program and live music. The park is not desolate in the winter; past winter happenings have included a presentation about ice fishing, a guided winter walkabout to look for signs of life, and a Christmas bird count, all led by naturalists.

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Free, guided birdwatching tours are offered regularly; lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of field sparrows, common yellowthroats, indigo buntings or kingbirds. With so much natural beauty in surround “sound,” it is little wonder that the 170-year old mansion onsite is a popular venue for weddings and other special events.

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odd Nature Reserve, also operated by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, is located in Sarver and provides an abundance of scenic hiking trails alongside streams and ponds. It is an essential part of Pennsylvania Audubon’s Buffalo Valley Important Bird Area program. These sites that have been designated as significant regions in the commonwealth for bird conservation efforts. The area is known to be a habitat for a myriad of bird species, such as the Kentucky warbler and the pileated woodpecker. In fact, more than 180 species of birds have been documented. During the warmer months, the Audubon Society holds naturalist-led free “Birds and More Walks” through the reserve.

During the nature walks, visitors might also spot deer, unique species of plants or even an occasional bear. Birds are not the only attraction at Todd Nature Reserve. Outdoor lovers will find five rugged, often muddy, miles of well-marked hiking trails through rustic forests, some of which are lined by hemlock trees. Hikers may also cross a murmuring stream and encounter a man-made pond. The reserve is intentionally primitive, the paths seemingly isolated, the air remarkably undisturbed, heightening the genuinely natural experience for visitors. Todd Nature Reserve is the one of the oldest of its kind in the Commonwealth, having just turned 75 in 2017.

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hidden gem in plain view, Preston Park has a rich history that is only matched by its lush beauty. Named after Frank Preston, an English-born conservationist and expert in glass technology who was instrumental in founding the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Preston Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Preston lived on the grounds and utilized the space for his research; his widow donated the property to Butler Township in 2011.

Preston Park is an English garden that covers almost 90 acres. The property boasts 40 types of evergreen trees, located in the Arboretum, the largest concentration of its kind east of the Mississippi. Many other unique plants dot the landscape. After the property became public, various volunteer groups and organizations have come together to act as stewards of the park by doing things like adding trail signs and a butterfly habitat. In addition to admiring the park’s natural beauty, and perhaps coming across Canadian geese, outdoor enthusiasts will find much to do, such as hiking trails, fishing ponds, crosscountry skiing, and birdwatching. Guided tours of the park are offered at various times throughout the year. Hikers can also hike to the adjacent park, Sawmill Run. One unique feature of Preston Park is a compass rose that indicates directions to different cities around the world... and even the distance to the Equator (2823 miles) and the South Pole (9,030 miles). A second compass rose is by the pond. Dr. Preston’s laboratory and home are onsite and are available for guided tours. For low-key enjoyment of Preston Park, there are designated picnic spots, as well as outdoor theater in the warmer weather.

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lade Run Lake reopened on April 12, 2017, after funding to build a replacement dam was raised. The lake was drained in 2011 after the dam was deemed structurally insufficient and declared a safety hazard to the public.

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The 50-acre, man-made lake and the surrounding 100-acre property had been a treasure in the Butler community since 1955, a beautiful boating destination with a relaxing atmosphere for locals and tourists alike. Glade Run Lake Conservancy (GRLC), a nonprofit, grassroots community group, formed with fierce determination and dedication to restore the lake. They also led the effort to raise

3MJC (Moraine, McConnells Mill, Jennings Commission) 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 www.3mjc.org 3MJC is a nonprofit group approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources whose role as a “Partner with our Parks” involves supporting, assisting and promoting our three local parks. Adams Township 690 Valencia Rd. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-2221 www.adamstwp.org Life in Adams Township has grown immensely over the years and the surrounding area is thriving with new residential developments and commercial establishments. Allegheny Aquatic Alliance 111 Twin Creek Ln. Freedom, PA 15042 724-371-0416 www.alleghenyaquatic alliance.com We are a local nonprofit organization devoted to

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funding for the project. Sigmund “Siggy” Pehel, President of GRLC, and the rest of the Conservancy members worked tirelessly to raise funds, as allowing the lake to disappear was never an option. The restoration of Glade Run Lake displays the outcome of a grassroots group in a small community uniting toward a common cause and meshing their individual talents together to make a difference. As Pehel said, “A commitment to a focused goal can overcome the inevitable pushback to a seemingly insurmountable challenge that we hear in the words, ‘no we can’t.’ It’s all about getting involved in any way you can.” Included in the rehabilitation was the construction of a handicapped accessible fishing pier, as well as the installation of habitat structures in the lake for osprey, turtles and other creatures. An Eagle Scout project enhanced and preserved surrounding trails around the lake.

water protection. Our goals are to educate the public about our water threats to encourage water preservation and organize waterway cleanups. Buffalo Township Parks & Recreation 109 Bear Creek Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-882-9953 www.buffalotownship.com We offer hiking, picnicking, fishing, primitive camping and plan special outdoor community events throughout the year. The Butler-Freeport Trail offers not only hiking/ walking, but bicycling and geocaching. Butler County Parks & Recreation Dept. 184 Alameda Park Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-5383 www.co.butler.pa.us The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department operates year-round, bringing the residents of Butler County quality, affordable recreational opportunities at Alameda Park.

Butler Outdoor Club Butler, PA 724-919-2303 www.butleroutdoorclub.org The Butler Outdoor Club promotes outdoor education and provides year-round activities such as hiking, backpacking, biking, birding, kayaking, XC skiing and snowshoeing. All ages/abilities are welcome. Butler Township 290 S. Duffy Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-3430 www.butlertwp.org Visitors can enjoy the trails and unique landscape of Preston Park, the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Preston. Located at 415 South Eberhart Road, Butler. Butler-Freeport Community Trail Council Saxonburg, PA 16056 www.butlerfreeporttrail.org Preserves the route of Butler County’s first railroad. Level, natural crushed limestone surface. Enjoyed by all ages for walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing.

Glade Run Lake offers fishing and motorless boating to tens of thousands of yearly visitors and brings in $1.2 million annually to the local economy. The scope of this restoration project went beyond Butler County, as Glade Run provides economic and environmental benefits to the entire region. As Pehel summarized this victory, seeing all of the smiling faces at the ribbon cutting ceremony and when visiting the restored lake made all of the hard work worthwhile. The reopening of the Glade Run Lake has proven the power of the people, but the work of GRLC doesn’t end here. Ongoing preservation and improvement of Glade Run remains the mission of this group, encouraging the use of its lake and land for outdoor recreation, environmental conservation and education.

Cranberry Township Parks & Recreation Department 2525 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-4 FUN (4386) www.Cranberry4FUN.com Beautiful parks with athletic fields, shelters, picnic tables, dog park, outdoor amphitheater, waterpark and skate park, plus year-round programs for all ages and interests. Evans City Pool & Park 154 W. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-8920 www.edcopark.com Nestled in the beautiful hills of Evans City, EDCO Park offers a community park, pool, recreation and event services to Evans City, neighboring communities and the greater public. Four Seasons Game Bird Farm 115 List Hill Rd. Valencia, PA 16059 724-898-2316 www.fourseasonsgamebird farm.com Call to schedule pheasant and chukar hunts on our beautiful

farm! Bring your own dog or we can book a dog and guide for you. Glade Run Lake Conservancy, Inc. (GRLC) 724-898-2263 www.gladerunlake conservancy.org GRLC is dedicated to the improvement of this beautiful 50-acre lake under restoration in Middlesex Township. Its surrounding 100-acre wooded park includes animal habitats and trails. Jennings Environmental Education Center 2951 Prospect Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-6011 www.visitpaparks.com Discover a unique 20-acre prairie, explore peaceful wooded hiking trails, and enjoy a wide variety of natural, historical and recreational programs. Open every day, year-round.


Moraine State Park 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8811 www.visitPAParks.com One of the largest parks in PA, offering many outdoor recreational opportunities such as bicycling, boating, swimming, fishing and horseback riding. Eleven lakefront cabins open year-round. North Country Trail Association-Butler Chapter Butler, PA 16001 724-453-1685 www.northcountrytrail.org/but Developing, promoting and maintaining the North Country National Scenic Trail’s pathway in and around Butler County, Pennsylvania, offering 47 miles of adventure into the PA countryside. Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide 428 Canterbury Tr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-352-4922 www.redunmireoutdoors.com With over 40 years of experience, let Richard E. Dunmire, the

Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide, lead you on a fly fishing expedition in Butler County. Pittsburgh Flying Disc Moraine State Park Portersville, PA 16051 412-760-4346 www.pfds.org Promoting flying disc sports and games through events, programs and publications dedicated to public education, community involvement and other related charitable purposes. Slippery Rock Area Parks & Recreation 320 N. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-8180 www.slipperyrockpark-rec.org SRAP&R offers a variety of yearround activities for all ages. The park also has the facility to hold your parties, reunions, picnics and special occasions. Spoke House Bike Rental 157 N. Shore Dr. Portersville, PA 16051 724-944-3239

www.morainepreservation fund.org/category/bike_ trail/23.html Enjoy Moraine State Park on bike! Single, multi-gear, tag-alongs, children’s and tandem bikes, gear and child pull-behind trailers. Paved trail. Spring Valley Park - Clinton Township 220 Victory Rd. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-9000 www.myclintontwp.net/ spring-valley-park/ Clinton Township’s hidden jewel. Bring your kids to the playground, your picnic to the pavilion and your walking shoes to the rustic, wooded trail! Succop Nature Park 185 W. Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 412-963-6100 www.aswp.org We welcome you to the Succop Nature Park for your next event, meeting or retreat. Explore the lush landscapes, ponds, walking trails and more during your visit.

SurfSUP Adventures 229 Howes Run Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-989-7259 www.surfsupadventures.com Add to your bucket list! SurfSUP Adventures provides stand up paddleboarding lessons and eco-tours in Moraine State Park, Pittsburgh and Oakmont for all ages and skill levels! The Owlet Gift Shop, Moraine Preservation Fund 118 N. Shore Dr. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-9185 www.morainepreservation fund.org Located at McDanel’s Boat Launch in Moraine State Park, we offer scenic boat tours and a variety of gifts, books and guides. See our ad on page 35. Todd Nature Reserve Kepple Rd. (past Buffalo Golf Course) Buffalo Twp., PA 412-963-6100 www.aswp.org We invite you to explore Todd Nature Reserve’s hiking trails and

abundant natural beauty. The pristine landscape provides a welcome retreat from the highlymanicured suburban world. YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park 341 Centreville Pike, Rt. 173 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org This 75-acre park is a beautiful community resource that is open to the public and features a playground, picnic pavilions, new horseshoe pits and more. Zelienople Community Park/ Community Park Association 402 E. Beaver St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-0231 www.myzeliepark.org Experience this vibrant community park offering yearround programming and events for all ages, swimming pool, shelter/amphitheater rentals, concerts, tennis courts and baseball fields.

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Your Golf Escape is Waiting... Featuring more golf courses per capita than most areas of the country, Butler County has almost a dozen, all within half an hour of each other. Our courses are surrounded by wooded hills and panoramic views! You’ll find generous fairways, distinctive greens and a variety of strategically placed features that create a fun and challenging game for scratch golfers and raw beginners alike.

Playing golf is more than just taking out your clubs and hitting the ball—it’s an experience. Spreading nearly 800 miles across Western Pennsylvania, Butler County is delightfully diverse, and so are its golf courses. While some courses are built on rolling terrain like Strawberry Ridge Golf Course, others like Buffalo Golf Course are noted as one of the flattest courses in the area, making it a great choice for walkers.

If you’re headed to Cranberry Township, you can get a few lessons from PGA teaching professionals at Rowan Road Driving Range, then head over to Butler County’s notable golf course, Cranberry Highlands. This

award-winning course features beautiful fairways and manicured greens. Central Butler county is home to three notable and challenging golf courses— Conley Resort & Golf Club, Lake Arthur Golf Club and Suncrest Golf Course. Each course offers breathtaking views and a variety of golf packages. Known as one of the best maintained courses in the county, Oakview Golf Club provides a tree-lined course and a topquality golf experience at economical rates. Butler County golf courses are scenic, challenging and one-of-a-kind. So grab your golf clubs and swing into action for an experience you’ll never forget!

Fresh from the Farm - Agritourism at it's Finest What do you get when you mix Butler County’s top two industries of agriculture and tourism? You get “agritourism” and it’s no joke in Butler County.

(they love graham crackers) or impress your friends and family with your culinary skills! A variety of farm tours are available as well as classes in beer brewing, winemaking, cooking, food pairings and more!

From alpacas to zucchini and everything in between, agritourism is one great industry showcasing farms and locally-produced goods.

Embrace agritourism, have some fun on the farm and think about where your food comes from and the hardworking people who provide it. Keep it fresh! Keep it local!

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Experience Butler County in a new and creative way—visit working farms and dig into a hands-on experience. Feed baby alpacas Alpaca Palace 102 Knotingham Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-787-6214 www.alpacapalace.com Shop for alpaca apparel like gloves, sweaters, coats, scarves and socks, and take a farm tour during shop hours or by appointment.

Armstrong Farms 155 Westminster Rd., P.O. Box 265 Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2858 www.armstrongfarms.com Founded in 1816, Armstrong Farms is a host to weddings and corporate events, a supplier of landscape materials, and is an Angus and Shorthorn breeder in southern Butler County. See our ad on page 21.

Asgard Acres Alpaca Farm 180 Nursery Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-789-7345 www.asgardacresalpacas.com We offer sales, breeding, and boarding services, but most of all we offer the camaraderie and the much touted “alpaca lifestyle,” welcoming visitors to check out our herd, talk “shop”, or just say hello! Butler County Farm Bureau Butler County, PA www.pfb.com/county-fbs/countyfb-webpages/553-butler Butler County Farm Bureau is working through our grassroots organization to enhance and strengthen the lives of those in rural Butler County to build a strong agriculture community.

Keep it Local!

Butler Baskets contain locally-made goodies including chocolate, buckwheat pancake mix, seasonings, chocolate, jam, sauces and other fantastic Butler County products. Call Speckled Hen Chocolate Co. at 724-352-4840 to order.

Butler Farm Market 901 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-486-2194 www.butlerfarmmarket.com We are a full-line produce, deli and meat market featuring local food products and produce year-round. Con Yeager Spice Company 101 North Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 800-222-2460 www.conyeagerspice.com Visit the Con Yeager retail stores in Zelienople and Evans City to find spices, herbs, sausage seasonings and casings, marinades, rubs, extracts, and gift assortments. DR Distillery 1140 Kiester Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-290-9403 www.drdistillery.com At DR Distillery, we proudly handcraft and distill whiskeys and rum using techniques handed down over the generations.


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Buffalo Golf Course 201 Monroe Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-2440 www.buffalogolfpa.com Buffalo takes pride in offering a premium golfing experience at an affordable price. Rolling, yet flat terrain. One of the best golfing experiences in the Pittsburgh area! Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Conley Resort features an 18-hole golf course. It’s truly an oasis for the serious golfer. Our golf course is always in excellent condition. See our ad on page 7.

Fairground Market 1138 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-865-9523 www.fairgroundmarket.com Located directly across from the Big Butler Fairgrounds, this is a great choice for lunch, serving hot foods and deli food, selling tons of groceries and more. Harvest Valley Farm Market & Bakery 6003 Cunningham Rd. Gibsonia, PA 15044 724-898-3276 www.harvestvalleyfarms.com Come and taste the local flavor with a full bakery with 10 different flavors of fruit pies, local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, honey, jams and jellies. Kiva Han Coffee 711 Thomson Park Dr. Cranberry Township, PA 16066 724-742-2326 www.kivahan.com We are Pittsburgh’s gourmet coffee roaster located in Butler County, and we work hard to be our customers’ one stop for all of their coffee needs. Mama Rosa’s Restaurant & Sauce Kitchen 263 Old Plank Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-7315 www.butlersmamarosas.com Beginning in southern Italy in 1957, Mama Rosa’s has become one of Butler’s favorite restaurants, so stop by to enjoy authentic Italian recipes and satisfying dinners. See our ad on page 4.

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course 5601 Freshcorn Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-7372 www.cranberryhighlands.com Discover for yourself why Golf Digest named Cranberry Highlands Pennsylvania’s Best Municipal Golf Course. Enjoy its scenic amenities. Experience its Audubon-certified sanctuary. Test its championship links. Savor its Clubhouse cuisine and reserve its banquet rooms for your next special event. See our ad on page 4.

Lake Arthur Golf Club 255 Isle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-865-2765 www.lakearthur.com Lake Arthur is proud to offer conditions consistent with the finest country clubs, including some of the best greens around, while offering the friendly service you’d expect from a familyowned course. Oakview Golf Club 160 Ralston Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-1173 x4 www.oakviewgolfclub.com Oakview Golf Club is a semi-private course nestled in the rolling hills of Slippery Rock offering a 19th Hole Bar, pro shop and banquet facilities. Rowan Road Driving Range & Golf Shop 8034 Rowan Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-5100 www.rowanroaddrivingrange.com This outdoor, lighted driving range features 30 hitting stations,​two g ​ rass

tee areas and laser​-​measured targets to simulate course conditions.​ P ​ rivate lessons are available. Strawberry Ridge Golf Course & Restaurant 135 McNulty Ln. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-4022 www.strawberryridgegolfcourse.com Strawberry Ridge Golf Course is a scenic, par 70, 18-hole public golf course. It also features a restaurant that serves hand-cut steaks, sandwiches and homemade soups. Suncrest Golf Course 137 Brownsdale Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-5508 www.suncrestgolf.com Suncrest Golf Course is open to the public and features rolling, contoured fairways and postage stamp greens. Most holes are tree-lined and will provide an exciting challenge for all golfers. See our ad on page 7.

Marburger Farm Dairy 1506 Mars-Evans City Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-4752 www.marburgerdairy.com Beginning in 1938, Marburger Farm Dairy has expanded into an entire operation offering a variety of drink products, eggs, bread and ice cream, and is open for tours. McGowan Farms 151 S. Franklin St. Prospect, PA 16052 724-301-2887 Owned by fifth-generation farmers, Chuck and Gretchen McGowan, McGowan Farms in Prospect produces fine redskin and white table potatoes. Miller’s Mustard 139 Golfview Dr. Gibsonia, PA 15044 412-894-7172 www.millersmustard.com Featuring specialty banana pepper mustards, Miller’s Mustards are available in hot and sweet and come in 5 oz., 12 oz., and 64 oz. sizes, with ways to use our mustards on our website! North Country Brewing Company 141 S. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2337 www.northcountrybrewing.com Tradition and quality are the trademarks of our full menu restaurant and whole grain brewery, while always conscious of our fork print. See our ad on the back cover.

Rustic Acres Winery 234 Crisswell Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-283-6236 www.rusticacreswinery.com Rustic Acres Winery has a wine for you whether you prefer a dry red, sweet white or anything in between, with a variety of fruit wines, blends and specialty wines available. Thoma Meat Market 748 Dinnerbell Rd. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2020 www.thomameat.com Thoma Meat Market is a full-service, federally-inspected, old-fashioned butcher shop and meat market offering hand-selected cuts of meat and recipes. WestPark Alpacas 1037 West Park Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-9380 www.westparkalpacas.com Enjoy alpaca farm events and tours,

classes and demonstrations, or shop for alpaca items utilizing our fiber in woven and felted fabrics for custom designed, farm produced accessories and toys. Winfield Winery 1026 Winfield Rd. Cabot, PA 16023 724-352-9589 www.winfieldwinery.com Come taste our 30+ handcrafted wines that have received over 80 awards, featuring our blackberry wine, which was awarded the 2014 Governors Cup at the PA Farm Show. Zanella Milling 111 Main St. West Sunbury, PA 16061 724-637-2864 One of the last producers of buckwheat flour in Butler County, Zanella Milling provides a fresh, pure product to many of our region’s retailers and restaurants. See our ad on this page.

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Art is Everywhere...

You don’t have to visit a big city to hear a great symphony, witness spectacular works of art or see a well-done performance. Here in Butler County you can experience glass blowing, attend theatrical productions, visit one-of-a-kind museums, create your own masterpiece and so much more! Our arts group will have you “oohing” and “ahhing” with spectacular exhibits, performances and hands-on activities. There’s so much to discover in Butler County. So mark your calendars and get your tickets to some of the best seats in the house!

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Embrace the Arts

Associated Artists of Butler County 344 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-6922 www.butlerartcenter.org Visit our fine art gallery at Butler Art Center from noon-6 PM Wed.-Fri., and from noon-4 PM on Saturdays. Blackwood Theater Organ Society (Blackwood Arts) 118 Blackwood Ln. Harrisville, PA 16038 724-735-2813 www.blackwoodarts.org Blackwood Theater Organ Society (Blackwood Arts) is a nonprofit organization which promotes the appreciation and development of visual and performing arts. Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts 539 Main St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-0539 www.bottlebrusharts.com Support local art and visit our original Harmonist building filled with artwork along with vintage vinyl, monthly concerts and classes.

Brushes & Barstools 209 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9220 www.brushesandbarstools.com Offering group events, couples paint nights, and everyday painting opportunities, we feature custom art selections for private parties and BYOB food and drink for everyone. Butler County Symphony Association 259 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1402 www.butlersymphony.org The symphony association provides a quality orchestra within a community framework, generating pride among residents while enriching their cultural lives, performing six concerts annually. See our ad on page 5. Butler Little Theatre One Howard St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-6781 www.bltgroup.org Recognized as a “Millennium Theatre” by the American Association of Community Theatre, Butler Little Theatre invites you to enjoy another season of entertainment. Butler Notables Barbershop Chorus P.O. Box 2411 Butler, PA 16003 724-625-1339 www.harmonize.com/notables The Butler Notables are an a capella

There’s always something fun and exciting right around the corner in Butler County. Here you’ll find a wide variety of oldfashioned family fun sure to put a smile on everybody’s face. You can watch a movie at the local drive-in, attend the races, catch a Butler BlueSox baseball game, visit waterparks or make a special stop at the world’s coolest toy store. Don’t let the rain or snow get you down; family fun is year-round in Butler County. Zip around on the ice skating rinks, knock down the pins at the bowling alley or visit one of our indoor family entertainment centers for top-notch arcade games, bumper cars and more!

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Family Fun for Everyone Butler BlueSox Baseball Club Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9994 www.butlerbluesox.net Top-notch collegiate level baseball played by pro-prospects in a familyoriented environment at historic Kelly Automotive Park in downtown Butler.

Butler’s Great Escape 134 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-822-0562 www.butlersgreatescape.com The Escape Room is a one-of-a-kind physical adventure game. Are your teammates resourceful, creative and crafty enough to meeting the escape challenge? Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Pirates Cove is the perfect family destination place to hold that special birthday party. Two slides, pirate ship with water cannon and a party room. See our ad on page 7.

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Cranberry Community Waterpark 450 N. Boundary Park Dr. Cranberry Township, PA 16066 724-779-4 FUN (4386) www.Cranberry4FUN.com/Waterpark Renovated waterpark includes a 500-gallon dump bucket, spray pad, climbing wall, heating mechanism and water filtration system. In-pool benches with “sunbrellas”. Open Memorial Day Labor Day. See our ad on page 2. Family Bowlaway Fun Center & 11th Frame Bar and Grille 540 Fairground Hill Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8630 www.familybowlaway.com Family Bowlaway is home to the 11th Frame Bar and Grille. Services include: bowling, Laser Storm, game arcade, team building, special events and dining. Fun Fore All 8 Progress Ave. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-1800 www.funforeall.com There’s truly something for everyone at Fun Fore All – one of the largest yearround family entertainment centers in the area.

chorus available for any type of event including birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, holidays and more, and a quartet is available for small intimate affairs. Cranberry Artists Network Cranberry Township, PA 16066 724-728-4658 www.cranberryartistsnetwork.com Dedicated to providing and promoting the arts in Cranberry Township and the surrounding area. Join us as we embark on an exciting adventure into artistic expression and encouragement! Glass Blowing Center 114 Leonard Rd. Hilliards, PA 16040 724-791-2100 www.glass123.com Our gift shop features beautiful handblown glass creations by over 30 artists, free flame-working demonstrations daily, classes and keepsake repair service. Open 10 AM-6 PM daily, closed on Wednesdays. Greater Cranberry Barbershop Chorus 750 Norwegian Spruce Dr. Mars, PA 16046 724-591-5115 www.bogmeisters.com As ordinary men coming together to make extraordinary music, we provide four-part harmony a cappella musical entertainment for all occasions, and we are always singing, always serving, always inviting.

Get Air Pittsburgh 180 Tomlinson Dr. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-201-7275 www.getairpittsburgh Get Air Indoor Trampoline Park features wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball and a ninja obstacle course. Party room packages available! Glade Run Adventures 70 W. Beaver Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-4453 www.gladerun.org/adventures Glade Run Adventures offers social skills development using plants and animals that include summer camps, environmental education and riding lessons for children with special needs. Mars Area History & Landmark Society 1 Brickyard Rd., P.O. Box 58 Mars, PA 16046 724-625-4478 www.Marshistory.org Restored train station, caboose, indoor/ outdoor museum. Ride our miniature railroad. Open every Friday, second Saturday May - October, annual open house first Saturday of October.


Greater Harmony Chorus Butler County, PA 412-613-9800 www.greaterharmony.org Greater Harmony Chorus is a female a cappella chorus that features a variety of music performed with sparkle and flair! Hobnob Theatre Company Butler, PA 16001 412-736-2535 www.hobnobtheatre.com The Hobnob Theatre Company seeks to produce fresh and exciting performances of classical and modern theatre.

tell a story of East meeting West, docentguided by reservation or self-guided for your convenience. See our ad on page 5. Musical Theatre Guild 101 Memorial Dr. Butler Memorial Park P.O. Box 2001 Butler, PA 16003 724-287-8243 www.mtgbutler.org Musical Theatre Guild, founded in 1962, is a community-based theater group specializing in the production of Broadway-style musicals.

Keystone State Music Theater 850 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Township, PA 16066 724-480-1211 www.keystonestatemusic theater.org Keystone State Music Theater is a professional musical theater performance company that offers high-caliber musical theater training in acting, singing and dancing year-round through its Performing Arts Academy.

Nicolette’s Tailor Shop & Specialty Gifts (1830’s red brick house across from First National Bank) 1263 Perry Hwy. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-1100 www.NicolettesShop.com An enchanting, must-visit shop near Moraine with specialty gifts, jewelry, souvenirs, photography, a variety of art and artists, Divani chocolates, seasonal surprises and doTERRA essential oils classes.

Maridon Museum 322 N. McKean St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0123 www.maridon.org Join us for a unique exhibit of Asian art coupled with Meissen porcelain and take a tour through history where sculptures of ivory, jade, and porcelain

Penn Theater Performance Company 149 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 www.penntheaterbutler.com The Penn Theater Performance Company seeks to produce high-quality entertainment, educational programs, and conference services in the Penn Theater.

Sing Hosanna! 310 West Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-0042 www.singhosanna.org Sing Hosanna! is a Butler Countybased performing arts, nonprofit corporation for ages seven through the senior years, with events including Broadway musicals and other artistic performances. Slippery Rock U., College of Liberal Arts 104 Strain Behavioral Science Bldg. Slippery Rock PA, 16057 724-738-4863 www.sru.edu/life-at-sru/arts-andculture/performing-arts-series Sponsored by the SRU, the mission of the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is to bring free or low cost quality arts programming to underserved regions. Succop Theater at Butler County Community College 107 College Dr. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-8711 x8429 www.bc3.edu The Succop Theater is a 440-seat theater that presents a performing arts series and hosts many area performing arts organizations. See our ad on page 5.

#LoveButlerCounty Mars Lanes 262 Mars Valencia Rd. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-1780 www.marslanes.com Bowling here is still the way it was 50 years ago. Historic with 10 beautiful wooden lanes. Manual scorekeeping. Always call to reserve lanes. Mystery Mayhem Escape (Escape Room) 623 Centreville Pike Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-541-3533 www.mysterymayhemescapes.com Enjoy a unique fun night out. We offer multiple themed escape rooms to test your wits. Great date night, team building, building parties and more. Playthings Etc. Family Toys & Hobbies 2483 William Flynn Hwy. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-7529 www.playthings-etc.com This gleaming stealth-shaped store is full of toys, hobbies and gifts for every age, gender and interest. See demonstrations and try many toys yourself. It is the world’s coolest toy store experience. See our ad on page 8.

Summer Dramatics Project 261 Whitestown Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4214 This annual summer theater production includes young people and works with them to promote the performing arts by utilizing their talents in the theatre venue. The Strand Theater Initiative 119 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-742-0400 www.thestrandtheater.org A former movie and vaudeville theater, The Strand celebrated its grand reopening in 2009 and now serves as the region’s premiere performing arts and classic film center.

Exhibits from the Maridon Museum are unique to its kind and has a specific focus on Chinese and Japanese art and culture coupled with German Meissen porcelain.

Sarver Racing LLC/Lernerville Speedway 313 N. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-1511 www.lernerville.com Lernerville Speedway is home of the “Fab Four:” 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds and Stock Cars. Racing 7:30 PM every Friday, seasonally.

The Lightning Bug - Fresh Food & Fun 170 Scharberry Ln. Mars, PA 16046 724-900-2808 www.thelightningbug.com Premier family entertainment center, restaurant and coffeehouse in Mars, PA. Outdoor golf, laser tag arena, indoor glow golf, bumper cars, climbing wall, large indoor playground and arcade games. Three party rooms!

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex ¯ 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-900-2799 upmclemieuxsportscomplex.com The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the official practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins, community ice rink and comprehensive outpatient facility for UPMC Sports Medicine. See our ad on page 9.

Starlight Drive-In 1985 N. Main St. Ext. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-5003 www.starlightdrive-in.com Affordable family fun, digital doublefeature first-run movies, arcade, minigolf and special events. Flea Market Sundays 7 AM-1 PM for vendors and treasure seekers.

The Living Dead Museum & Gift Shop 121 E. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 206-350-9641 www.LivingDeadMuseum.com A museum celebrating zombies in pop culture. Home of the original film, Night of the Living Dead, the attraction showcases its importance and influence in popular culture.

Tack Operator Training -”Blue Ribbon Experience” 692 E. Butler Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-7232 www.tackoperatortraining.com Our “Blue Ribbon Experience” will give an individual the opportunity to operate a piece of heavy equipment for their pleasure.

Three Rivers Paintball 282 Rochester Rd. Freedom, PA 15042 724-775-6232 www.trpaintball.com We are western Pennsylvania’s largest and longest running paintball field. We also offer woodsball, airball, airsoft, private parties and a proshop.

Zelienople Community Park/ Community Park Association 402 E. Beaver St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-0231 www.myzeliepark.org Experience this vibrant community park offering year-round programming and events for all ages, swimming pool, shelter/amphitheater rentals, concerts, tennis courts and baseball fields.

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Directory - Where to Stay! Hotels

Best Western Plus ¯ Pittsburgh North/Cranberry 5001 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 707-586-0250 www.nittanyhotel.com The only Best Western in the Pittsburgh area, the 102 room Best Western Plus Pittsburgh North/Cranberry, PA will open in the first quarter of 2018. See our ad on page 13. Candlewood Suites Hotel 20036 Rt. 19, Oak Tree Pl. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-8666 www.candlewoodsuites.com/ cranberryPA Guests will find spacious studios and one-bedroom suites, each with their own fully-equipped kitchen, large work space, overstuffed recliner and complimentary highspeed internet. Clarion Hotel 20003 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-1000 www.clarionpittsburgh.com A two-story hotel situated conveniently at the crossroads of I-76 and I-79. Within minutes of dozens of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. Comfort Inn & Suites 1 Comfort Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-7177 www.choicehotels.com Newly renovated. For business or a family getaway, this smokefree hotel features an expanded hot breakfast, an indoor pool, exercise area and guest business center. Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Conley Resort features an 18hole golf course surrounding a 60-room motel, four meeting and banquet rooms, an indoor waterpark with two slides, and a restaurant. See our ad on page 7. Courtyard Pittsburgh North/ Cranberry Woods 150 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-1900 www.courtyardpittsburgh north.com The most modern of new hotels in Cranberry Township - Courtyard Pittsburgh North/Cranberry Woods offers a brand new experience for savvy travelers.

Days Inn Conference Center 139 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-6761 www.daysinn.com/hotels/ pennsylvania/butler/daysinn-butler-conference-center/ hotel-overview Meeting space highlighting two elegant ballrooms with granite flooring, crystal chandeliers and uplighting. 140 sleeping rooms including efficiencies, free parking, continental breakfast and indoor pool. Fairfield Inn & Suites - Butler 200 Fairfield Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-0009 www.fairfieldinn.com/Pitbt Come see why we are the top choice for hotel needs in Butler! Complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool/hot tub, Jacuzzi rooms and suites available, free high-speed WiFi and our supreme customer service! Fairfield Inn & SuitesSlippery Rock 1000 University Pkwy. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-406-0535 www.fairfieldinn.com/pitrk Conveniently located near Slippery Rock University. This smoke-free hotel has spacious and contemporary guest rooms to work or relax in, with complimentary high-speed internet access. Hampton Inn 210 Executive Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-1000 www.HamptonInnPittsburgh Cranberry.com Deluxe breakfast bar, indoor pool, whirlpool, WiFi, fitness center, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, and parking are included in our rate. Hampton Inn - Butler 610 Butler Crossing Butler, PA 16001 724-431-2400 www.butler.hamptoninn.com Complimentary hot breakfast, indoor heated pool and state-ofthe-art fitness center, business center, outdoor patio with barbecue grill and fire pit, onsite guest laundry, refrigerator and microwave, 42” TVs and high-speed WiFi. See our ad on page 6. Hilton Garden Inn - Cranberry 2000 Garden View Ln. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-9999 www.hiltongardeninn cranberry.com Celebrating our fifth year in Cranberry Township, we are

minutes from I-79 and the PA Turnpike. Our Garden Grill serves from 6 AM-10 PM; our bar is open from 4 -11 PM. We offer complimentary parking and WiFi. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Butler 203 N. Duffy Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0103 www.hiexpress.com/butlerpa Come visit Butler County’s newest gem, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Butler. Largest and most up-to-date rooms in the county. See our ad on page 45. Home2 Suites Pittsburgh Cranberry 1401 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-3800 www.pittsburghcranberry home2suites.com For a modern and savvy choice in travel, enjoy unexpected style, enhanced flexibility, expanded spaces and differentiated amenities, whether you’re staying days or months. Hyatt Place Pittsburgh/Cranberry 136 Emeryville Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-7900 www.pittsburghcranberry. place.hyatt.com Complimentary hot breakfast and WiFi. Café snacks and entrees available to purchase 24 hours a day in our Gallery Café along with Starbucks Coffee, beverages, beer, wine and spirits. Hotel shuttle available for fivemile radius. Pittsburgh Marriott North 100 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-3700 www.pittsburghmarriott north.com Butler County’s finest fullservice hotel, with 295 luxurious guestrooms, restaurant/ lounge, Starbucks outlet, indoor pool and fitness center, plus 14,000 square feet of event space. Quality Inn 30 St. Francis Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-0600 www.choicehotels.com/pa766 Perfect for the business traveler – just minutes from Thorn Hill Industrial Park (offices of American Eagle Outfitters, Mitsubishi and Verizon), Marconi, Traco and Butler Auto Auction.

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Red Roof Inn 20009 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-5670 www.redroof.com Guest rooms have residentialstyled accents that leisure travelers will find appealing. Business Kings feature a microwave, mini-refrigerator and spacious work area for the business traveler. Residence Inn by Marriott 1308 Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-1000 www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/pitcr-residence-innpittsburgh-cranberry-township Each suite offers a separate living/sleeping area and fully-equipped kitchen. We offer complimentary breakfast, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, sport court and fitness center. TownePlace Suites Pittsburgh Cranberry Township 2020 Cool Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-7500 www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/pitrr-towneplace-suitespittsburgh-cranberry-township Towneplace Suites Pittsburgh Cranberry Township is a unique extended stay hotel that features separate areas for working, relaxing and sleeping. Equipped with full kitchens. WoodSpring Suites Signature Pittsburgh Cranberry 102 Wisconsin Ave. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-314-1600 www.woodspring.com/ extended-stay-hotels/locations/ pennsylvania/pittsburgh/ woodspring-suites-signaturepittsburgh-cranberry/ WoodSpring Suites Signature Pittsburgh Cranberry offers great weekly rates, free wireless internet and kitchens in every room.

Bed & Breakfasts

Applebutter Inn 666 Centreville Pike Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-1844 applebutterinnpa.com The 1844, eleven-room inn serves a full country breakfast. Each room has AC, cable TV, private bath and telephone. Decorated in period antiques.

Armstrong Farms B&B 155 Westminster Rd. P.O. Box 265 Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2858 www.armstrongfarms.com Founded in 1816, Armstrong Farms is a host to weddings and corporate events, a supplier of landscape materials, and is an Angus and Shorthorn breeder in southern Butler County. See our ad on page 21. Bluethistle B&B 1310 Perry Hwy. Portersville, PA 16051 724-473-2299 www.bluethistlebedand breakfast.com Located conveniently near Butler’s best attractions, Bluethistle is just minutes away from landmarks like scenic Moraine State Park and the Harmony Historic District. Heather Hill Inn 268 Rader School Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-538-5168 www.heatherhillinn.com Located on a 185-acre estate. Six lovely guest rooms with banquet hall for showers, business meetings, weddings, etc. Like us on Facebook.com/ theheatherhillinn. Hotel Saxonburg 220 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-4200 www.hotelsaxonburg.com Join us for fine dining in a unique casual atmosphere and an overnight stay. Unique and original recipes, featuring crab cakes, lobster bisque, steaks, chicken, pasta and more. See our ad on page 21. Inn at Mt. Chestnut B&B 102 Patriot Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0383 www.innatmtchestnut.com Offering the comforts of today with the charm of a bygone era. All guest rooms have private baths, king-size beds, AC, TV and high-speed internet access. Locust Brook Lodge 179 Eagle Mill Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8453 www.locustbrooklodge.com Come spend time in this tranquil B&B in the heart of a 100-acre farm. Relaxing, hiking, birdwatching or visiting, Locust Brook Lodge is the perfect home base.

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest—724-735-2417 44 2018 Official Visitors / VisitButlerCounty.com / 866-856-8444 449 Campground Rd.,Guide Harrisville, www.PittsburghJellystone.com

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Muddy Creek Retreat 125 Kelly Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 muddycreekretreat@gmail. com Three bedrooms, two bath renovated log cabin; 12 private wooded acres, + pond; 1.5 miles from Moraine State Park and 5.7 miles to Mcconnells Mill State Park.

Creek View Manor 1 and 11 White House Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-7056 x23 www.creekviewmanor.com Two vacation homes located on 40 manicured acres overlooking the quiet waters of Slippery Rock Creek. RED: rustic five-bedroom

Meadow Rock Farm 899 Rockdale Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-584-0508 www.meadowrockfarm.com Nestled in the gorgeous farm country of Butler County, Meadow Rock Farm is the perfect choice in a weekend retreat, small wedding venue or intimate gathering.

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Transportation Directory

The Mainstay at Saxonburg 214 Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-360-2651 www.themainstayat saxonburg.com The Mainstay Bed and Breakfast in historic Saxonburg embraces old world charm, creating unique experiences for business and leisure travelers, meetings, parties or special getaways. See our ad on page 21.

Butler Motor Transit 210 S. Monroe St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-1000 www.butlerbus.com Proudly serving Butler County communities for 75 years with modern, reliable and deluxe motorcoach transportation for groups and individuals including affordable charter and package pricing. Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Butler 273 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-283-7142 www.enterprise.com We offer a wide variety of car classifications for rental cars and replacement rentals. We also have van and truck rentals available with previous notice. Local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Cranberry 20840 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-0888 www.enterprise.com Offering a wide variety of vehicles to choose from including cars, vans, trucks and more! Local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost.

Hertz Car Rental 118 N. Monroe St. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-1414 www.hertz.com Hertz Car Rental can handle it all. We offer rental vehicles for vacations, business trips, insurance replacement, you name it! Leeway Car Rental and Leasing 242 Pillow St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-4742 www.leewayrentals.com Cars, vans, light trucks, cargo trailers. Insurance claims accepted. Pick up available. Pittsburgh Transportation Group/SuperShuttle/ ExecuCar/Charter Services 1825 Liverpool St. Pittsburgh, PA 15233 412-322-8507 www.pghtrans.com Largest and most versatile transportation company in southwestern PA; we offer buses, luxury vehicles, SuperShuttle, ExecuCar, zTrip, Pittsburgh Tours & More, PA Brew Tours, wheelchair-accessible service.

Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport 473 Airport Rd., Ste. 2 Butler, PA 16002 724-586-6665 www.butlercountyairport.org A mile of highway gets you a mile. A mile of runway gets you anywhere! Star Transportation Group/ Star Limousine Service/ Cranberry Taxi 8541 Peters Rd., Unit #2 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-0052 www.stgpgh.com Star Transportation Group is an innovative, full-service transportation company that offers the Star Limousine Service & Cranberry Taxi to Butler County. We can take you anywhere you need to be. W.L. Roenigk ¯ 798 Ekastown Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-1515 www.wlroenigk.com W.L. Roenigk has school buses, vans and wheelchair accessible school buses to fit everyone’s transportation needs. W.L. Roenigk also offers 25-passenger air conditioned people movers in addition to school-type vehicles. Call for a quote.

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Where to Eat!

Restaurants Directory CENTRAL BUTLER COUNTY - Butler, East Butler, Herman & Lyndora

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Anna Marie’s Winery & Cafe 790 E. Butler Rd. East Butler, PA 16029 724-431-4810 www.annamarieswineryandcafe.com We offer a relaxing, quality dining experience featuring Italian cuisine and an extensive range of wine varieties crafted on-site, sure to please any palate.

Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Great place for any occasion. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual dining. Daily dinner specials and a full bar. See our ad on page 7.

Applebee’s - Butler C 500 Butler Crossing Butler, PA 16001 724-256-8782 www.applebees.com At Applebee’s we are focused on serving good food to good people. Stop in for happy hour and late night 1/2 price apps!

Derailleur Bike Shop Cafe 107 Dittmer Rd. Herman, PA 16039 724-282-1091 www.derailleurbsc.com Located in a 126-year old building on the beautiful Butler-Freeport Community trail, this family-run, socially-responsible cafe advocates healthy living and alternative transportation.

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Artisan Restaurant & Catering Company C 781 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9626 www.artisancateringcompany.com Located six miles east from Moraine State Park on 5 acres. Can accommodate 60 or less guests inside our restaurant which is open daily from 6 AM -2 PM. Bistro by Pizza Joe 584 Dinnerbell Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-524-1888 www.pizzajoes.com/saxonburg A warming and delightful restaurant serving homemade Italian dishes, soups and salads, sandwiches and pizza. BYOB. Dine-in, pick-up or delivery available.

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Butler Brew Works 101 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-264-5347 www.butlerbrewworks.com We’re crafting award-winning “Adventurous Ales” in a rustic industrial pub atmosphere. Our quality beers are paired with a Chef-designed menu, making us a destination for beer lovers and foodies alike.

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Chili’s Grill & Bar C 115 Butler Commons Butler, PA 16001 724-282-4070 www.chilis.com Burgers. Ribs. Fajitas. It all started with a dream: to create a place you’d want to go and hang out with good friends over a burger and a beer.

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Dr. Sous Chop Shop C 108 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9959 www.chopshopbutler.com Awesome atmosphere! Amazing food! Graffiti on the bathroom walls encouraged! Nowhere else can you get a funnel cake sundae for breakfast or eternal damnation for lunch. Eat ’n Park - Butler 214 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-0153 www.eatnpark.com Award-winning neighborhood restaurant featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, house bakery and more! The home of the Smiley Cookie, free to children 10 and under. Eat ’n Park - Clearview Mall 114 Clearview Cir. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-7674 www.eatnpark.com Award-winning neighborhood restaurant featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, house bakery and more! The home of the Smiley Cookie, free to children 10 and under. Family Bowlaway Fun Center & 11th Frame Bar and Grille C 540 Fairground Hill Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8630 www.11thframebarandgrille.com Family Bowlaway is home to the 11th Frame Bar and Grille. Services include: bowling, Laser Storm, game arcade, team building, special events and dining.

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Firehouse Subs - Butler C 620 Butler Crossing, Ste. 1 Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0114 www.FirehouseSubs.com Offering hot gourmet sub sandwiches made with premium meats and cheeses, steamed hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll. Also serving cold subs and salads. Catering available.

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Hardwood Cafe C 646 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-5353 www.hardwoodcafebutler.com For over 24 years Hardwood Café has been providing locally-sourced food in a casual family atmosphere. Our specialty items are cooked over French wood-fired ovens.

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Lyndora Hotel C 1 Main St. Lyndora, PA 16045 724-283-1289 www.lyndorahotel.net Known for jumbo whole wings and hot sausage sandwiches! Twelve beers on tap, many bottles to choose from. Acoustic nights every other Friday in our newly remodeled event room. Fun and family friendly! Mac’s Cafe 16 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9710 macsroute8cafe.com Great family-owned restaurant, featuring daily specials and private banquet rooms. Traditional American fare. Reservations welcomed and free parking! Mama Rosa’s Restaurant and Sauce Kitchen C 263 Old Plank Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-7315 www.butlersmamarosas.com Beginning in southern Italy in 1957, Mama Rosa’s has become one of Butler’s favorite restaurants. Stop by to enjoy authentic Italian recipes and satisfying dinners. See our ad on page 4.

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Missing Links Brewery 891 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-486-3777 www.missinglinksbrewery.com Serving a wide variety of on-site craft beers along with simple food choices and great seasonal specials in a fun familyfriendly atmosphere.

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Monroe Restaurant & Lounge C 400 E. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-5529 monroehotel.net The Reese family and staff serving the Butler area since 1980! Enjoy our extensive menu in our dining area or fullservice lounge. Bon Appetit! Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar C 800 W. New Castle St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1928 www.penniecake.com Visit Pennie’s for a unique experience that begs to be repeated! Indulge in our family recipes and standout specialties. A full-service espresso bar, loose leaf teas and fruit smoothies!

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Pizza Joe’s Meridian 560 B Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-6888 www.pizzajoes.com/meridian There’s nothing quite like a fresh, hot and delicious pizza to satisfy your craving – especially when it’s shared with loved ones and good for your community.

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Rachel’s Roadhouse 100 Fairfield Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0333 www.springfields.com Rachel’s Roadhouse, located at Routes 8 and 422, offers a wonderful menu, daily lunch/ dinner specials, fantastic desserts and a full bar. Private dining available. See our ad on page 3. Reclamation Brewing Company 221 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0831 www.reclamationbrewing. com A dozen rotating beers brewed on-site, locally produced wines and distilled spirits, and delicious comfort foods in a casual atmosphere is what you’ll find at Reclamation Brewing Co.

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Recon Brewing 1747 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-8747 www.reconbrewing.com Recon Brewing is a relaxed atmosphere that invites all walks of life to come spend their day or evening with us and share a pint!

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Red Lobster C 104 Moraine Pointe Plz. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-8220 www.redlobster.com Preparing perfect seafood, chicken and steak over a wood-fire grill. Our servers make every dining experience feel extra special. We Sea Food Differently. Serventi’s Ristorante

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473 Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-481-1184 www.facebook.com/ Serventis Homemade Italian food, conveniently located at the Butler County Airport with spectacular views overlooking the runway from our lounge and dining room. Full catering menu.

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Stephen’s Kitchen & Catering C 854 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-2924 www.stephenskitchenand catering.com From everyday to once-in-alifetime! Full-service deli and made-from-scratch ready-toeat foods. Eat in or take out. Catering for occasions.

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The Beacon 231 Beacon Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-586-6233 www.gotothebeacon.com The Beacon has the best wings, burgers and pizza, the coldest 12 tap draft beer, the scariest 15-acre corn maze (except on Sunday family days with pony rides and petting zoo). Vocelli Pizza of Butler C 532 W. Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-1999 www.vocellipizza.com/ butler_pa Pizza, subs, breadsticks and more. Pick up or delivery, including late night. Visit us at www.vocellipizza.com for special offers. Vocelli Pizza of Valencia C 890 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-6191 www.vocellipizza.com/ valencia_pa Pizza, subs, breadsticks and more. Pick up or delivery, including late night. Visit us at www.vocellipizza.com for special offers.

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W. Rick’s Taproom & Grill 269 Meridian Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-2970 www.wrickstaproom.com W. Rick’s specializes in prime rib, crab cakes, jalapeno stuffed shrimp, pasta dishes and various daily specials. Bar and restaurant have their own special atmospheres. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

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2045 Mackenzie Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-1212 acfp.com Casual chain serving charredcrust pies, wings, subs ​and Italian plates in a modern setting.​ You’ll love the “Italian soul food” and staff that treats you like family!​

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SOUTHWEST BUTLER COUNTY - Cranberry, Mars & Seven Fields Cenci’s Pizzeria & Bar BC Double Wide Grill BC BC 1686 Rt. 288 100 Adams Shoppes Applebee’s - Cranberry Twp.

1685 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-8668 www.applebees.com At Applebee’s we are focused on serving good food to good people. Stop in for happy hour and late night 1/2 price apps!

Avor Thai Restaurant C 900 Commonwealth Dr., Ste. 300 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5344 www.avorthai.com Come and experience Thai cuisine in Cranberry Township. S’avor the fl’avor!

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Bravo! Cucina Italiana 20001 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-8150 www.bravoitalian.com Bravo! Cucina Italiana offers lunch, dinner, brunch, dessert, full bar, gluten free menu and kids menu. Call ahead seating is available, and takeout can be ordered online!

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BRGR C 20111 Rt. 19 & Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-BEEF(2333) www.brgrpgh.com BRGR Cranberry serves up the best gourmet burgers and handmade shakes around!

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Buffalo Wild Wings 20215 Rt. 19, Ste. 107 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-9464 www.buffalowildwings.com The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer and eat wings! Large groups welcome! Burger King - Cranberry Twp. 20204 Rt. 19 at Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-2211 www.bk.com HOME OF THE WHOPPER® Open 6 AM (7 AM Sunday) – 10 PM daily with free WiFi, family-friendly dining and fresh ingredients always prepared your way! Burger King - Mars 1002 Emeryville Rd. Mars, PA 16046 724-772-2218 www.bk.com HOME OF THE WHOPPER® Open 6 AM (7 AM Sunday) – 10 PM daily with free WiFi, family-friendly dining & fresh ingredients always prepared your way!

Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-2100 www.cencispizza.com/ cranberry Cenci’s offers award-winning pizza, hand-crafted hoagies and much more! Our extensive craft beer list features 16 on tap beer options and over 20 craft bottle options.

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Chen’s Chinese Restaurant 101 Brandt Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6760 www.chencranberry.com Our commitment: food should be tasty and healthy; dining should be fun and entertaining! We are not a franchise or chain. Home of the Sake Bomb!

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store C 1740 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-0464 www.crackerbarrel.com Visit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, where pleasing people with our delicious homestyle cooking and gracious service defines our country spirit. See our ad on page 58. Denny’s 1346 Old Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-4555 www.dennys.com America’s diner. This is where guests have come for 60+ years to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious, hearty meals 24/7, every day of the year. DiBella’s Subs C 1694 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-8088 www.dibellas.com Every sandwich starts with freshly-baked bread in the store’s in-house bakery. We custom prepare every sub using the highest quality meats, cheeses and toppings. Catering and delivery available!

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Domenico’s Ristorante C 20550 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6455 www.domenicos cranberry.com Italian restaurant with fine family dining. In business for over 40 years, specializing in pasta dishes, chicken, veal, seafood and pizza. Great beer selection.

Mars, PA 16046 724-553-5212 www.doublewidegrill.com A vintage gas station turned into a restaurant from a Pittsburgh-born-and-bred original, featuring barbeque, vegan and vegetarian foods, plus 36 draft beers and a full bar.

DQ Grill & Chill Cranberry Twp. 20660 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6770 www.dairyqueen.com Fan Food, not Fast Food. DQ Grill & Chill features hot food, treats, table delivery and selfserve soft drinks. Eat ’n Park - Cranberry 19085 Perry Hwy. Mars, PA 16046 724-776-4460 www.eatnpark.com Award-winning neighborhood restaurant featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, house bakery and more! The home of the Smiley Cookie, free to children 10 and under. Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar 20111 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-8080 www.emilianos.net Located on the lower level in the Cranberry Mall, serving outstanding authentic Mexican cuisine. Full service bar and Happy Hour MondayFriday 4-6 PM.

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7300 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-831-5450 Cranberry.firebirds restaurant.com Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a polished-casual restaurant specializing in classic American cuisine, including fresh steaks and seafood prepared on an authentic wood-fired grill. Firehouse Subs - Cranberry

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20456 Rt. 19, Ste. 600 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-8668 www.FirehouseSubs.com Offering hot gourmet sub sandwiches made with premium meats and cheeses, steamed hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll. Also serving cold subs, salads and catering.

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Restaurants Directory SOUTHWEST BUTLER COUNTY - Cranberry, Mars & Seven Fields (continued) Jimmy Wan’s Restaurant Noodles & Company C Flame Barbeque C BC 20300 Rt. 19 2030 Mackenzie Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-2270 www.theflamebbq.com Family-owned with years of experience in preparing specialty meats and homemade sides. The pulled pork is one-of-a-kind with or without BBQ sauce. Freedom Square Diner 1185 Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5080 www.freedomsquarediner.com Modern diner serving classic American food. Family-owned business, open every day. Cranberry Township Business of the Year 2012! Hines Ward’s Tavern 86 Sports & Spirits 530 Northpointe Cir. Seven Fields, PA 16046 724-741-0860 www.hineswardstable86.com “Dine Like a Champion!” Enjoy fresh salads, burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta and much more! Full selection of beer, wine, and premium liquors! Great food and great sports.

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Houlihan’s 20406 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-778-4955 www.houlihans.com Whether you’re looking for a great meal, or just a place to unwind with the best Pittsburgh happy hour, Houlihan’s restaurant provides a great dining experience.

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J&S Pizza 20012 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-6005 www.jandspizza.com Award-winning, family-owned pizza shop looking to provide you with amazing food and service. In business for over 40 years! Jason’s Deli C 20117 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-0114 www.jasonsdeli.com Jason’s Deli offers variety from healthy to indulgent. All of their food is free of trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and dyes and artificial MSG. Great for kids, too!

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Jergel’s Rhythm Grille 103 Slade Ln. Warrendale, PA 15086 724-799-8333 www.jergels.com A unique music and entertainment venue providing guests with a host of live performances – including local, regional and national touring acts – covering all genres. In addition, a high-quality restaurant/bar.

1686 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-778-8978 www.jimmywans.com Jimmy Wan’s offers the finest ingredients to complement an upscale ambiance. Enjoy our flavorful Chinese, fresh sushi or sip on amazing wine in our modern lounge.

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Juniper Grill C 2030 MacKenzie Way, Ste. 800 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-8850 www.junipergrill.com/cranberry.php Our menu was developed from the idea of serving Cowboy Cuisine, a wide variety of American cuisine with a southwest flair with everything from scratch using only the best products available.

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Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-0350 www.noodles.com Noodles & Company offers the world’s favorite noodle dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups, all in one restaurant. Each dish is carefully handmade using only the freshest ingredients. North Park Lounge Cranberry

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20810 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-2233 www.northparkloungecranberry.com Where friends meet friends! Delicious variety of food, extensive drink menu and lively atmosphere. Music weekends in Bamboo Bar. Beautiful private meeting space. Host your next event with us!

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Longhorn Steakhouse C 1679 State Rd. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-1500 www.LonghornSteakhouse.com Voted “America’s Favorite Steakhouse” in the 28th Consumer’s Choice Chain Awards. The Longhorn Steakhouse has been proven to be long on customer satisfaction.

Olive Garden Italian Kitchen C 1716 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-2622 www.olivegarden.com Our ​food is prepared with fresh ingredients presented simply with a focus on flavor and quality that is uniquely Italian. Stop by today and enjoy family​-​style dining!

Luciano’s Italian Brick Oven C 161 Scharberry Ln. Mars, PA 16046 724-687-0480 lucianosbrickoven.com Our menu and quality that we deliver, there is none better! Our philosophy and goals remain freshness, quality, value and service. All of our menu items are prepared to order.

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 20013 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-3710 stores.perkinsrestaurants.com/us/pa/ cranberry-township/20013-rt-19.html At Perkins Restaurant and Bakery we offer fast, friendly service and a wideranging menu full of delicious options for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Mamma’s Place 139 Grand Ave. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-9544 www.facebook.com/MammaPlace Mamma’s Place is a diner style restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily.

Primanti Bros. 200 Executive Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-5757 www.PrimantiBros.com We’re proud that when people think of Primanti Bros., they think of our sandwiches​, but we’re also proud to offer top-notch pizza, wings and snacks.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill C 1686 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-9919 www.moes.com Plain and simple, the Moe’s food mission is to bring the highest-quality ingredients to every guest, every day, everywhere. Our food is freshly prepared in our restaurants daily. NatuRoll Creamery 20550 Rt. 19, Unit 5 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-656-7827 www.naturollcreamerypgh.com Ice cream parlor that uses the Thai technique of hand-rolling batter with fresh ingredients. We also have a vegan and dairy-free option so everyone can enjoy.

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RC Grille C 100 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-3700 www.pittsburghmarriottnorth.com RC Grille features unique flavors on its menu with a variety of steaks, fresh seafood, soups, salads, desserts and more. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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7001 Crider Rd. Mars, PA 16046 724-778-8700 www.springfields.com The Springfield Grille is an upscale casual steakhouse featuring Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood, wide wine selections and nightly chef-inspired feature menu. See our ad on page 3. The Lightning Bug - Fresh Food & Fun 170 Scharberry Ln. Mars, PA 16046 724-900-2808 www.thelightningbug.com Premier family entertainment center, restaurant and coffeehouse in Mars, PA. Outdoor golf, laser tag arena, indoor glow golf, bumper cars, climbing wall, large indoor playground and arcade games. Three party rooms! The Meadows Original Frozen Custard C 20635 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-6800 www.meadowsofcranberry.com The Meadows of Cranberry Township serves freshly-made frozen custard, frozen yogurt, Italian ice and a variety of other delicious dessert treats.

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The Sports Grille C 1294 Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-5500 www.thesportsgrillecranberry.com Sports-themed restaurant featuring all homemade recipes. Known for excellent hospitality and customer service. Features: 37 Hi-def LED screens, 20 beers on tap and outdoor patio. Vocelli Pizza of Cranberry C 20120 Perry Hwy. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-4545 www.vocellipizza.com/cranberry_pa Pizza, subs, breadsticks and more. Pick up or delivery, including late night. Visit us at www.vocellipizza.com for special offers.

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CATERING & CONCESSIONS SOUTHEAST BUTLER CO. - Sarver & Saxonburg

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Cellar Works Brewing Company 110 South Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-524-2120 cellarworksbrewing.com Small batch, handcrafted, and locally minded - Cellar Works Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewery that focuses on locally-sourced ingredients brewed with a farmhouse philosophy.

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Cooper Station Restaurant C 352 N. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-2100 www.cooperstationrestaurant.com Upscale casual dining experience, consistent high quality, offering a diverse menu in cuisine with a full bar available. Multiple rooms available to host your event.

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Hotel Saxonburg C 220 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-4200 www.hotelsaxonburg.com Join us for fine dining in a unique casual atmosphere and an overnight stay. Unique and original recipes, featuring crab cakes, lobster bisque, steaks, chicken, pasta and more. See our ad on page 23. Saxonburg Coffee & Tea 211 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-360-2326 www.facebook.com/SaxonburgCoffee Locally roasted coffee, full espresso bar, loose leaf tea, frappes, and baked goods served in a quaint, historic setting.

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Goodfello’s Pizza, Pasta & Grille C 124 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0446 www.facebook.com/pages/ Goodfellos-Pizza-Pasta-andGrille/125923200755751 We offer a wide variety of cuisine, providing homemade selections such as pizza, pasta dishes and homestyle cookin’, all the way to our BBQ grill.

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Log Cabin Inn 430 Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-4155 www.springfields.com Rural and rustic, enjoy a fresh, delicious menu in the unique, casual environment at The Log Cabin Inn, the home of bread, beer and bull. See our ad on page 3.

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ShuBrew: Handcrafted Ales & Food

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210 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-766-4426 www.shubrew.com Join us for excellent brews and high quality food in a relaxed, fun atmosphere!

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Sports & Spirits 223 E. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-9013 Sports & Spirits is a relaxed familyfriendly meeting, eating and drinking establishment. We feature daily specials along with a number of delicious homemade items. Strawberry Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant 135 McNulty Ln. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-4022 www.strawberryridgegolfcourse.com Strawberry Ridge Golf Course is a scenic, par 70, 18-hole public golf course and restaurant with handcut steaks, great sandwiches and homemade soups.

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Spring Street Cafe C 205 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-544-0136 springstreet.cafe/welcome-spring Spring Street Café is a warm and inviting breakfast and lunch café with a convenient banquet and conference room for your next event.

NORTH BUTLER CO. Portersville & Slippery Rock Brown’s Country Kitchen 1149 W. Portersville Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3227 www.BrownsCountryKitchen.com Family restaurant with homemade soups and pies. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 AM-9 PM, seven days a week.

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North Country Brewing Co. 141 S. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2337 www.northcountrybrewing.com Tradition and quality are the trademarks of our full menu restaurant and whole grain brewery, while always conscious of our fork print. See our ad on the back cover. Pizza Joe’s Portersville C 100 East St. Portersville, PA 6051 724-368-8557 www.pizzajoes.com Pizza Joe’s Portersville is open daily and serves pizza, salads, sandwiches, strombolis and appetizers. Delivery is available to several local attractions and campgrounds.

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The Harmony Inn 230 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-5124 www.theharmonyinn.com Located in the heart of Harmony’s National Historic District, we offer our public tavern to you for social pleasure and shared camaraderie in true Harmonite tradition. See our ad on the back cover. Wunderbar Coffee and Crepes 253A Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-256-7383 www.wunderbarcoffeehouse.com Wunderbar is a unique coffee shop in historic Harmony serving crepes, breakfast and lunch options. Homemade healthy wraps, salads and soup. Vocelli Pizza - Zelienople 109 West New Castle St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-1998 Pizza, subs, breadsticks, salads, pasta and more. Pick up or delivery. Serving Zelienople, Evans City and surrounding communities. Call or visit website for special offers.

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The Snowman 238 E. Portersville Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8003 www.thesnowmanportersville.com This one-of-a-kind, roadside attraction is a “must visit!” Featuring over 24 Shave Ice Flavors (100% cane sugar), 6 Sugar Free (Splenda). Get the Yeti! Our most popular item: Any shave ice flavor with ice cream and whip cream top.

Keep it Local! Butler Baskets contain locallymade goodies including buckwheat pancake mix, seasonings, chocolate, jam, sauces and other fantastic Butler County products. Call Speckled Hen Chocolate Co. at 724-352-4840 to order.

Best Eats and Treats 1631 Perry Hwy. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-2125 www.facebook.com/ besteatsandtreats Catering your parties and special events, our food truck is ready to roll to bring you fun food with local flavoring! Giant Eagle - Slippery Rock 223 Grove City Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-5040 www.gianteagle.com All your supermarket needs, including catering for most events. Our southern pride smoker creates the perfect old-fashioned BBQ! Call Crissa for booking! H&H Concessions 809 Three Degree Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-9107 www.facebook.com/ HHConcession H&H Concessions offers old-time kettle korn, sodas and floats, shaved ice and cold drinks - making fun foods for all to enjoy at community festivals! Medure’s Catering 2500 New Butler Rd. New Castle, PA 16101 724-654-5465 www.medures.com Family-owned and operated business infuses high standards of quality and dedicated to serving our regional community. Caterers to The White Barn, The Atrium and The Succop Conservancy. Seivers Concession and Catering Butler County, PA 724-748--50874788 www.seiversconcessions.com Family-owned and operated business in the special event industry for over 30 years. We are a full-service concessionaire/caterer offering special events and a vast array of services. Simply Catered Butler County, PA 724-991-3772 www.facebook.com/Simply catered2015/?ref=page_internal Simply Catered is a full-service caterer/wedding planner, exclusive caterer at Vagabond Center in Butler. Catering available for your location also. Took’s Concessions 142 Hawk Dr. Evans City, PA 16033 724-504-6934 www.tookconcessions.com We specialize in fairs, festivals, special events and catering. We can serve any event, small or large, in Butler County and surrounding counties since 1989.

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Where to Shop! ANTIQUES & ARTS & TIMESECONDHAND SHOPS HONORED CRAFTS Antiques Preferred of Evans City 139 Harrison St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-5300 Unique antique store located in the carriage house and summer kitchen of a Queen Anne Victorian home. We also buy antiques and manage estate sales. Open Monday - Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts 539 Main St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-0539 www.bottlebrusharts.com Support local art! Visit our original Harmonist building filled with artwork along with vintage vinyl, monthly concerts and classes. We are your local arts center.

Beautiful Buys Beautiful Buys-Valencia 68 Dambach Ave. Valencia, PA 16059 724-625-8995 www.beautifulbuys.com Upscale resale, name brands in furniture, home décor, clothing and novelty at a beautiful buy! All proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund.

Christy Culp Pottery 286 Crisswell Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-422-0851 www.2pearspottery.blog spot.com Visit Christy Culp’s pottery studio located on her berry farm in Penn Township where she makes beautiful pottery for everyday use and gift giving. Hours by appointment and advertised open houses.

Cranberry Consignment Gallery 9013 Marshall Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-3113 www.cranberryconsignment gallery.com We offer preloved furniture, decorative accessories and unique artwork. Visit our showroom filled with quality, carefully-selected home furnishings at affordable prices. Second Time Around 136 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-3876 www.facebook.com/ secondtimearound.butler We specialize in quality, namebrand clothing for the entire family, including formal wear at the Butler location. We take items for consignment. We now offer tuxedo rentals; call today for an appointment! The Perfect Piece Home Furnishings 22410 Perry Hwy., Jackson Plz. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-4111 www.theperfectpiecestore.com Furniture and home decor resale store in the Cranberry/ Zelienople area. Vintage, classic, shabby-chic and traditional furnishings all under one roof!

Creative Harmony Arts & Books 317 German St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-0869 www.harmonyartsbooks.com Experience creativity. Lovers of books, art and handmade crafts. Classes available. Open Thur. and Fri 11 AM-6 PM. Sat. 11 AM-5 PM. Closed Memorial Day weekend to June 10th. Darn Yarn Needles and Thread 253D Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-473-0983 www.darnyarnneedles andthread.com DYNT features American-made, fair-trade and eco-friendly yarns and supplies for all your fiber crafts - including knitting, crochet, needle felting, spinning and more. Glass Blowing Center 114 Leonard Rd. Hilliards, PA 16040 724-791-2100 www.glass123.com Our gift shop features beautiful hand-blown glass creations by over 30 artists, free flameworking demonstrations daily, classes and keepsake repair service. Open 10 AM-6 PM six days per week/closed Wednesday. Little Foot Quilt Shoppe 115 W. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-482-6334 www.littlefoot.net Quilt shop quality fabrics, quilting classes, ideas and inspiration.

BAKERIES

CLOTHING

FOOD SHOPS

Dolce Mia’s Bakery 332 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-991-8978 www.facebook.com/ dolcemiasbakery Unique, from-scratch family custom bakery and deli. Cream puffs, cupcakes, pies, all occasion cakes, meatballs, manicotti, pierogies, haluski.

Asgard Acres Alpaca Farm 180 Nursery Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-789-7345 www.asgardacresalpacas.com We carry a full line of quality alpaca products, unique in design and comfort, including sweaters, hats, gloves, outerwear, socks, stuffed animal friends and more.

KZB’s Sweet Treats Mars, PA 16046 724-496-1038 www.facebook.com/ KZBsSweetTreats Customized sugar cookies, cookie bouquets, cake pops and treats for every occasion. Sweets table design also available!

Boutique 16063 200 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-2248 www.boutique16063.com Zelienople’s premier women’s clothing, accessory and shoe boutique!

Batch 230 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-604-0197 www.batch-homegrownhandmade.com Two women, one dream… to live a life growing, creating, eating. We make gourmet, locally-sourced, fresh jarred food, along with breads, butters and more!

Carol’s Pastry Shop 142 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-7920 www.carolspastryshop.com 41 years of providing delicious bakery items for our customers. Wedding cakes, cookies, donuts, all occasion cakes and best bear claws in the area!!

Mainstreet Bake Shop 170 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2262 www.mainstreetbakeshop.com Visit our quaint shop on Saxonburg’s Main Street for a baked treat made especially for you.

Alpaca Palace 102 Knotingham Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-787-6214 www.alpacapalace.com Alpaca apparel: gloves, sweaters, coats, scarves and socks. Farm tours offered during shop hours or by appointment.

Nellie’s 126 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-679-4604 www.nelliesonford.com Nellie’s in downtown Butler is a unique ladies boutique offering contemporary and classic clothing and accessories for women of all ages.

Novel Breads Co. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-996-3179 novelbreads.com A small-batch artisan bread bakery that creates classic and novel flavor combinations inspired from literature and made from exceptional, unique and local ingredients.

The Showroom 133 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0602 showroomzelie.com Whether you’re looking for career wear, casual or something for a special occasion, we have you covered. We also carry a full line of accessories all at discounted prices!

The Two Fraus Bakery 253 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-900-0392 www.twofraus.com The Two Fraus Bakery is an allnatural, from scratch bakery. No boxed or pre-mixes ever used. Specializing in breads and not-your-average cookies.

The T-SHIRT Loft 420 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-4380 www.t-shirtloft.com For over 32 years The T-Shirt Loft has offered customization on various apparel, bags and other items through screen printing and embroidery.

Think the Tourism Wagon Wheel Antiques 1399 Pittsburgh Rd. Bureau may be a Valencia,PA 16059 good fit for your 724-898-9974 business? www.wagonwheelantiques.us Come browse our selection of We’d love to have you! antiques and collectibles and Call Beth Paslawski or furnish your home in unique visit our website for style with quality antiques for membership benefits. both the casual and serious collector. 50 2018 Official Visitors Guide / VisitButlerCounty.com / 866-856-8444

WestPark Alpacas 1037 West Park Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-9380 www.westparkalpacas.com Alpaca farm events and tours. Alpaca items utilizing our fiber in woven and felted fabrics for custom-designed, farmproduced accessories and toys. Classes and demos.

Baldinger’s Market 519 Perry Way Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9310 www.baldingerscandy.com Feel like a kid in a candy store (literally)! Largest collection of cookie cutters, large assortment of nostalgic candies and gift baskets made to order.

Con Yeager Spice Company 101 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 800-222-2460 www.conyeagerspice.com Visit the Con Yeager retail store in Zelienople and Evans City. Featuring: spices, herbs, sausage seasonings and casings, marinades, rubs, extracts and gift assortments. Curds & Molds Fromagerie 259 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-602-2093 www.curdsnmolds fromagerie.com Fine import and awardwinning domestic cheese. Charcuterie to make your mouth water! Herb Brittner’s Smokehouse 150 Magill Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-6772 www.herbbrittners.biz Variety of award-winning smoked meats such as hams, pork chops, kielbasa and beef sticks. #1 beef jerky, voted by the American Association of Meat Processors. Peter’s Chocolate Shoppe 326 W. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-5096 www.peterschocolateshoppe. com Since 1938, Peter’s Chocolate Shoppe has been providing high-quality, exceptional chocolates including their specialty, chocolate-covered fruits, to Butler County.

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Snack-N-Pack 353 E. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-6722 Celebrating over 20 years in downtown Butler! Large selection of malted beverages and wines. Create your own six pack. Where friends and family meet to eat! Speckled Hen Chocolate Company 656 Saxonburg Blvd. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-4840 www.SpeckledHenChocolate Company.com Unique chocolate creations are our specialty! We hand-dip all of our chocolates and make our fudge inhouse! Stop by for free samples! See our ad on page 21. The Enchanted Olive 120 N. Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-473-0017 www.enchantedolive.com Taste over 60 varieties of fresh extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. Bottled on site. Specialty foods and gifts available. Wendereusz’s Candy & More 210 E. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-432-3624 www.wcandies.com We offer a large variety of handmade chocolates, bite-size truffles, sugar-free chocolates, Jelly Belly jelly beans, plus much more. Willie’s Smoke House 562 S. Main St. Harrisville, PA 16038 724-735-4184 www.williessmokehouse.com For a 40-year-old tradition of quality smoked meats and delicious recipes in Pennsylvania, Willie’s Smoke House has exactly what you’re looking for.

JEWELRY

Mathew Jewelers 122 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9240 www.MathewJewelers.com Mathew Jewelers is fourth generation family-owned since 1947. Custom design experts specializing in quality jewelry and expert repair done on premises. Mathew Jewelers - Cranberry 20430 Rt. 19, Ste. 170 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-9240 www.MathewJewelers.com Mathew Jewelers is fourth generation family-owned since 1947. Custom design experts, specializing in quality jewelry and expert repair, done on premises.

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NAMES YOU KNOW

3 Guys Optical 535 Adams Shoppes Mars, PA 16046 724-591-8515 www.3guysoptical.com We promise great, low prices, with a variety of unique and stylish frames, as well as eye exams with our trusted and caring in-house doctors. Battery Giant 10 St. Francis Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-6200 www.batterygiantpgh.com Battery Giant has batteries for everything. From watch batteries, cell phone batteries and laptop batteries to any vehicle batteries: boats, ATVs, motorcycles, RVs, cars. Power banks and jump packs for power on the go. Clearview Mall 101 Clearview Cir. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-5721 www.shopclearviewmall.com Clearview Mall is anchored by Boscov’s, JCPenney, and Rural King. Plus, features T.J. Maxx, Dunham’s Sports, Dollar Tree, Compadres Mexican Restaurant & Texas Roadhouse. Grove City Premium Outlets 1911 Leesburg-Grove City Rd. Grove City, PA 16127 724-748-4770 www.premiumoutlets.com/grovecity Over 130 outlet stores—find savings up to 65% off at Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Michael Kors, The Northface, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Vera Bradley, Under Armour and more! Hufnagel-Majors 265 Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-7593 www.hufnagel-majors.com Purchase new and previously-owned RVs or rent a small travel trailer or tent trailer. Parts and accessories available. Service, including installing hitches, awnings and air conditioners. Kellner’s Fireworks ¯ 478 Old Rt. 8 Harrisville, PA 16038 800-458-6000 www.kellfire.com We truly believe that our pyro partnerships with these creative geniuses allow us to supply you, our customer, with the world’s best fireworks at the lowest possible prices. The Streets of Cranberry 20412 Rt. 19 N. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 866-271-8700 www.thestreetsofcranberry.com The Streets of Cranberry is a unique shopping place located in Cranberry Township. Shop, dine and enjoy the seasonal activities through the year!

Walmart - Butler ¯ 400 Butler Commons Butler, PA 16001 724-282-4060 www.walmart.com Two convenient locations in Butler County for all your shopping needs. Helping people save money so they can live better. Walmart - Cranberry Township ¯ 20245 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-4550 www.walmart.com Two convenient locations in Butler County for all your shopping needs. Helping people save money so they can live better.

SPECIALTY & GIFT SHOPS All About Reclaimed 109 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-996-8071 www.allaboutreclaimed.com All About Reclaimed is all about making something out of nothing, upcycling and simply reusing and recycling. We are happy to cater to all of your floral needs. Appalachian Rock Shop & Jewelry 508A Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-9356 www.appalachianrockshop.com Western PA’s premier destination for rocks, crystals, fossils, jewelry and giftware, as well as jewelry-making supplies. See the beauty and wonder of billions of years of natural history. Owned by degreed geologists. Blue Goose Naturals Butler County, PA 814-321-5985 www.bluegoosenaturals.com Blue Goose Naturals creates bath and body products by hand in small batches. We use the finest ingredients nature has to offer. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1740 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-0464 www.crackerbarrel.com Visit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, where pleasing people with our delicious homestyle cooking and gracious service defines our country spirit.

Eleven Eleven Gifts 1690 Evans City Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-584-2761 www.1111gifts.com Come treasure hunting amongst beautiful handmade gifts while supporting local artisans. Your senses will come alive in this peace-filled space just outside Evans City proper. Hearth & Home Furnishings 300 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-6732 www.hearthandhomepa.com Large selection of quality gas fireplaces, inserts and stoves. Beautifully decorated 10,000 sq. foot showroom. Professional installations available up to 100-mile radius. Historic Harmony - Harmony Museum 222 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-5509 www.HarmonyMuseumShop.com www.harmonymuseum.org Unique historic gifts, home decorating items, books about local history, garden art, note cards plus historic, non-electric toys for the kids. Lisa’s Natural Path, Herb Shop & Wellness Center 1779 N. Main St. Ext. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-9162 www.lisasnaturalpath.com Professional grade vitamins, herbs, supplements and personal care items. Evaluations with our natural health practitioner, mass, natural allergy treatment, colon hydrotherapy, far infrared sauna and classes. Meridian Station Gift Shop & Confectionery 298 Meridian Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-4436 www.themeridianstation.com Quaint, charming and cheerful. The Meridian Station Gift Shop boasts a wondrous array of traditional country gifts, uncommon confections and the nostalgia of a simpler time.

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Where to Shop! SPECIALTY & GIFT SHOPS Continued Mystique Moon Antiques & Artisans 140 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9050 www.facebook.com/barnartisans antiques Visit our store in its new location! Our store features art and antiques from over 40 dealers and local artists’ primitives, photography, jewelry, pottery, paintings, furniture and more! Natural Sleep Shop 20280 Rt. 19, Unit 3 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-778-8200 www.thenaturalsleepshop.com Dedicated to creating a comfortable, healthy and safe sleep environment for every member of your family. Nicolette’s Tailor Shop & Specialty Gifts (1830’s Red Brick House Across From First National Bank) Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-1100 www.NicolettesShop.com Near Moraine. An enchanting shop! Gifts, artists, jewelry, souvenirs, photography, Divani Chocolates, seasonal surprises. A variety of art and doTERRA essential oils classes. Must visit! Penn Pantry 253 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-237-4901 www.pennpantry.com Discover the local difference. Find local items including food, artisan crafts and more all in one place. See what a difference a local product store makes. Porter House Brew Shop 114 Perry Hwy. Unit #4 Harmony, PA 16037 724-473-0971 www.porterhousebrewshop.com Porter House Brew Shop offers a large variety of strictly fair-trade organic coffee and everything you’ll need to make your own soda, beer and wine. Quality Gardens 409 Rt. 228 Valencia, PA 16059 724-625-2770 www.quality-gardens.com Great shopping for inside and outside the home including 16 greenhouses, open all year round, 20,000 sq. feet of open-air space and more!

Stocking Stuffers Plus 125 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-462-0037 www.stockingstuffersplus.com “A shop for all seasons.” Come on into a quaint country atmosphere. We specialize in Billy Jacobs prints and local sports teams. The Birdwatchers Store 630 New Castle Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2473 www.thebirdwatchersstore.com The favorite destination of wild bird enthusiasts of all ages. We carry feeders, seed, houses, poles, gifts and more! View birds at our outside feeders! See our ad on page 51. The Owlet Gift Shop, Moraine Preservation Fund 118 N. Shore Dr. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-9185 www.morainepreservationfund.org Located at McDanel’s Launch in Moraine State Park, we offer scenic boat tours and a variety of gifts, books and guides.

SPORTING EQUIPMENT

Dapper Bicycle 219 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-0556 www.dapperbicycle.com Our store features a large selection of bicycles. We offer repair service on all makes and models and carry a complete line of parts and accessories. Rapp’s Bicycle Center 179 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-8048 www.rappsbicyclecenter.com Rapp’s Bicycle Center has provided quality service for over 40 years. We sell Giant, Redline, KHS, mountain bikes, hybrids, electrics and more.

TOY & HOBBIES

Hobby Express 1713 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-2000 www.hobbyexpressinc.com The areas largest hobby store with something for everyone! Everything from remote control cars, planes, boats, and helis, models, trains and so much more!

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Playthings Etc. Family Toys & Hobbies 2483 William Flynn Hwy. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-7529 www.playthings-etc.com This gleaming stealth-shaped store is full of toys, hobbies and gifts for every age, gender and interest. See demonstrations and try many toys yourself. It is the world’s coolest toy store experience. See our ad on page 8. Room To Grow 146 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-7903 www.roomtogrowtoys.com Room to Grow is an independently owned toy store on Main Street in Zelienople. We sell high quality educational toys and more.

WINERIES

Deer Creek Winery 101 Clearview Cir. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-9463 www.DeerCreekWine.com We have various wines and love to do special mixes with you as well! Come experience the Deer Creek Winery difference today! Mazza Wine Shop at Baldinger’s Candy Store 519 Perry Hwy. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-3893 www.EnjoyMazza.com Family-run winery has been producing fine wines since 1972 in Lake Erie Region. The wine shop features wines from Mazza Vineyards and South Shore Wine Company. Rustic Acres Winery 234 Crisswell Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-283-6236 www.rusticacreswinery.com Rustic Acres Winery has a wine for you whether you prefer a dry red, sweet white or anything in between. We also have fruit wines, blends and specialty wines available. Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery 400 Butler Commons Butler, PA 16001 814-236-0910 www.starrhillwinery.com Based out of Curwensville, PA, Starr Hill Winery sells family-made wines at the Butler Commons Walmart. It is the first winery in the nation to do so!

Winfield Winery 1026 Winfield Rd. Cabot, PA 16023 724-352-9589 www.winfieldwinery.com Come taste our 30+ handcrafted wines receiving over 80 awards featuring our blackberry wine which was awarded the 2014 Governors Cup at the PA Farm Show.

SPA & BEAUTY BOUTIQUES

Amazing Lash Studio 1691 Rt. 228, Ste. E Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-888-LASH www.amazinglashstudio.com/ studios/pa/cranberry/cranberrycommons Amazing Lash Studio offers comfortable lightweight eyelash extensions, feels so natural you forget you have them on but everyone else notices! Hanging Rock Spa 601 Pittsburgh Rd., Ste. 300 Butler, PA 16002 724-996-6534 www.hangingrockspa.com Our services include a variety of traditional and unique treatments that have been specifically designed to combat stress and support your physical and spiritual wellness. OSIRIS Wellness and Day Spa 1511 Mars-Evans City Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-4004 www.osiriswellness.com Experience resort-style luxury! With our unparalleled atmosphere, array of services and therapeutic amenities, OSIRIS has just what you need to experience a day of serenity. The Body Bar 20111 Rt. 19 Cranberry Mall Lower Level Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-4500 www.bodybarexperience.com The Body Bar is a unique facility where you can receive a full range of amenities; massage, facials, body treatments, waxing, UV or airbrush tanning.

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Conference and Banquet Facilities Armstrong Farms Bed & Breakfast 155 Westminster Rd. P.O. Box 265 Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2858 www.armstrongfarms.com Founded in 1816, Armstrong Farms is a host to weddings and corporate events, a supplier of landscape materials, and is an Angus and Shorthorn breeder in southern Butler County.

Betsy’s Barn 147 Kennedy Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3233 www.cheesemanfarm.com Betsy’s Barn is a post-and-beam two-story bank barn. A unique location for your wedding, reception, graduation party, family reunion, company picnic or birthday party. Butler Country Club 310 Country Club Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7701 www.butlercc.org Formal elegance with exceptional cuisine and worldclass service with menus to suit any taste and budget. Our professional staff will help plan your special event! Butler County Community College 107 College Dr. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-8711 x8326 www.bc3.edu We have the 440-seat Succop Theater, a versatile Founders Hall, our top-notch Public Safety Training Center, and many classrooms and lecture halls. BC3 will accommodate your meeting needs! Butler Health System 911 E. Brady St. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-4200 www.butlerhealthsystem.org Butler Health System is an independent, community focused organization with facilities well-suited to support local businesses and community-centered meeting and events.

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Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Perfect choice for all business and special occasion meeting needs. Accommodations for up to 160 people with panoramic views of the impeccable, manicured golf course. Cooper Station Restaurant/ Event Center 352 N. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-2100 www.cooperstation restaurant.com Upscale casual dining experience, consistent high quality, offering a diverse menu in cuisine with a full bar available. Multiple rooms available to host your event. Cranberry Highlands Golf Course 5601 Freshcorn Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-7372 www.cranberryhighlands.com Pennsylvania’s Best Municipal Golf Course. Enjoy scenic amenities, experience the Audubon-certified sanctuary, test championship links, savor its Clubhouse cuisine, and reserve banquet rooms for your next special event. See our ad on page 4. Days Inn Conference Center 139 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-6761 www.daysinn.com/hotels/ pennsylvania/butler/daysinn-butler-conference-center/ hotel-overview Meeting space highlighting two elegant ballrooms with granite flooring, crystal chandeliers and uplighting. 140 sleeping rooms including efficiencies, free parking, continental breakfast and indoor pool. Ever Thine Wedding and Event Barn 200 Pine Haven Dr. Fenelton, PA 16034 724-445-7000 www.everthineevent.com The Barn at Ever Thine is the perfect backdrop for your next event. Whether your preference is simple and rustic or decorated to extraordinary, enjoy the beauty and serenity that nature has to offer. General Butler Vagabonds 138 Whitestown Rd. Lyndora, PA 16045 724-282-7695 Vagabond Center is located in Lyndora, PA. Hall seating for events up to 750 people. Beautiful indoor wedding venue with full service wedding packages available.

Hilton Garden Inn - Cranberry 2000 Garden View Ln. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-9999 www.hiltongardeninn cranberry.com Celebrating our fifth year in Cranberry Township, we are minutes from I-79 and the PA Turnpike. Our Garden Grill serves from 6 AM-10 PM; our bar is open from 4-11 PM. We offer complimentary parking and WiFi. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille 103 Slade Ln. Warrendale, PA 15086 724-799-8333 www.jergels.com A unique music and entertainment venue providing guests with a host of live performances – including local, regional and national touring acts – covering all genres. In addition, a high-quality restaurant/bar. Juniper Grill 2030 MacKenzie Way, Ste. 800 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-8850 www.junipergrill.com/ cranberry.php Our menu was developed from the idea of serving Cowboy Cuisine, a wide variety of American cuisine with a southwest flair with everything from scratch using only the best products available. Lutherlyn 500 Lutherlyn Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-865-2161 www.lutherlyn.com Lutherlyn is a 501(c) nonprofit outdoor ministry and retreat center for the entire community featuring summer camp,corporate retreats, environmental education field trips, equestrian programs, team building, and classes in the arts. North Park Lounge Cranberry 20810 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 1606 724-772-2233 www.northparklounge cranberry.com Where friends meet friends! Delicious variety of food, extensive drink menu and lively atmosphere. Music weekends in Bamboo Bar. Beautiful private meeting space. Host your next event with us!

Pinehall at Eisler Farms 517 Dick Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-355-4599 www.pinehallfarms.com Specializing in wedding ceremonies and receptions, Pinehall at Eisler Farms is a century-old restored barn located on a picturesque 175-acre nursery. Book your celebration today.

Slippery Rock University, Office of Conference Services 107 Central Loop, Ste. 102 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-2718 www.sruconferences.com Let Slippery Rock University host your next event! Our venues accommodate meetings and trainings, receptions and social events, and summer overnight retreats and athletic camps.

Pittsburgh Marriott North 100 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-3700 www.pittsburghmarriott north.com Butler County’s finest fullservice hotel, with 295 luxurious guestrooms, restaurant/lounge, Starbucks outlet, indoor pool and fitness center, plus 14,000 square feet of event space.

Springfield Grille 7001 Crider Rd. Mars, PA 16046 724-778-8700 www.springfields.com The Springfield Grille is an upscale casual steakhouse featuring Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood, wide wine selections and a nightly chefinspired feature menu.

Portersville Muddy Creek EMS Hall 1122 W. Portersville Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8813 www.facebook.com/ Portersville-Muddy-CreekEMS-100721906637972/ Charming rustic setting for hall rental that seats 50 people comfortably. Excellent for small parties, holiday celebrations, meetings and other events. Rachel’s Roadhouse 100 Fairfield Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0333 www.springfields.com Rachel’s Roadhouse, located at Routes 8 & 422, offers a wonderful menu, daily lunch/ dinner specials, fantastic desserts and a full bar. Private dining available. RLA Learning and Conference Center 850 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-1000 www.theRLA.org RLA Learning and Conference Center is a nonprofit, educationbased conference center. We have academic members offering 30 degree programs, and versatile meeting rooms to hold business trainings/ events for up to 1,000 attendees. Saxonburg Museum/Cooper Hall 157 N. Rebecca St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-1400 x3 www.visitsaxonburgpa.com Cooper Hall is a 6,000 square foot event venue with a seating capacity of 300 available for weddings, reunions, parties, corporate and private events. Call 724-352-1400, press 3.

Succop Nature Park 185 W. Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 412-963-6100 www.aswp.org We welcome you to the Succop Nature Park for your next event, meeting or retreat. Explore the lush landscapes, ponds, walking trails and more during your visit. Tanglewood Center 10 Austin Ave. Lyndora, PA 16045 724-287-0021 www.tanglewoodinc.org Conveniently located with ample free parking to a wellmaintained, handicap accessible building, we feature three banquet/meeting rooms with seating from 30 to 300. Prearranged food service available. The Atrium 1031 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-865-2830 www.TheAtriumOnline.com At The Atrium, you will find personal undivided attention and dedication to details that takes the pressure off you and guarantees a successful event. The Barn at Soergel Hollow 1078 Prospect Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-789-9567 www.soergelhollow.com Weddings, reunions and corporate outings, this unique space will make it a memory to last a lifetime. Embrace the country setting with a romantic woodland chapel, pond and cabin.

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Conference & Banquet Facilities Comparison Chart Location

Dimensions

Ceiling Height

Theatre Style

Armstrong Farm Bed & Breakfast

Saxonburg

40' x 60' to 45' x 70'

40'

150+

Betsy’s Barn

Portersville

Banquet & Meeting Facilities

Banquet Style

Classroom Style

Conference Style

200

125

100

250 to 300

250 to 300

250 to 300

75 to 500

60 to 300

60 to 300

20

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Butler Country Club

Butler

Butler County Community College

Butler

450

300

25-45

500

Butler Health System

Butler

154

124

124

124

124

60 to 160

25 to 90

25 to 40

25 to 50

23' x 14' to 84'x 50'

30 to 40

Conley Resort & Golf Club

Butler

26' x 35' to 47' x 43'

Cooper Station Event Center

Sarver

48’ x 48’

20’

115

Cooper Station Restaurant

Sarver

24’ x 48’

10’

65

Coopers Hall-Historic Saxonburg

Saxonburg

50 x 150

12'

300

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course

Cranberry Twp.

57' x 47'

10' to 12'

180

150

120

Butler

20' x 15' to 76' x 100'

8' to 15'

30 to 1,000

16 to 600

12 to 350

20 to 35

20 to 50

40 to 140

15 to 50

15 to 50

10 to 480

10 to 80

10 to 60

24 to 230

18 to 36

16 to 28

Days Inn Conference Center

9-1/2' to 12' 100 to 200

Ever Thine Wedding and Event Barn

Fenelton

200

General Butler Vagabonds

Lyndora

750

Hilton Garden Inn Jergel's Rhythm Grille Juniper Grill

Cranberry Twp.

28' x74'

Warrendale

Various Spaces

10'

50 to 200 8 to 300

Cranberry Twp.

Lutherlyn

60

Prospect

North Park Lounge Cranberry Pinehall at Eisler Farms Pittsburgh Marriott North Portersville Muddy Creek EMS Hall Rachel's Roadhouse RLA Learning and Conference Center

40 to 180

150

Various Spaces

300+

Cranberry Twp.

85

Butler

Nearly 3,500 sq. ft.

Cranberry Twp.

136' x 55'

180 11'x 14'

10 to 700

10 to 600

Portersville

50

Butler

45

Cranberry Twp.

Various

175 to 350

90 to 230

Slippery Rock

Slippery Rock University offers “smart” classrooms and auditoriums with state-of-the-art technology which can accommodate groups from 20 to 2,000. In 2012, they opened a new Student Center which features a ballroom as well as theater that can be converted to banquet style.

Springfield Grille

Mars

36

Succop Nature Park

Butler

Slippery Rock University

14' 8" x 26' 1"

36

Tanglewood

Butler

The Atrium

Butler

1,500, 3,000, and 5,000 sq.ft

9' x 5"

The Barn at Soergel Hollow

Evans City

36'x56', patio makes the area 56' X 56'

12'

The Center of Harmony

Harmony

40' x 76'

11'6"

The Gathering Spot The Stables at Connoquenessing

The Center of Harmony 253 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-400-6044 www.thecenterof harmony.com A wedding and events venue in an 1875 Opera Hall. Intimate with hardwood floors and natural light. Holds 150 guests. Shops and businesses too!

150

150

60 to 175

Prospect/Butler

120

280-350

50

150

150

150

40 to 80

16

40 to 80

250

Renfrew

White Barn YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park

50 to 300

50

Cranberry Twp.

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300 350

Butler

Tweleve Oaks Mansion

36

12' 95' x 40'

11' to 31'

Slippery Rock

The Gathering Spot 523 Chicora Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-290-1986 www.gathering-spot.com Small banquet facility for your meetings and events. We love to do themes and custom parties! Photo Booth offers a fun and exciting way to capture your special events at our location or yours!

150

60 to 230 250 300

The Stables at Connoquenessing 856 Evans City Rd., Rear Renfrew, PA 16053 724-504-6006 www.TheStablesat Connoquenessing.com The Stables at Connoquenessing is open year-round and offers the perfect combination of barn charm and modern-day amenities for your event or celebration.

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Twelve Oaks Mansion 160 Scharberry Ln. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-2343 www.twelveoaks mansion.com Twelve Oaks Mansion is a premier destination for weddings, private events, corporate functions and scholastic banquets. Offers elegant decor, views and much more.

White Barn 254 Kennedy Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-991-7055 www.whitebarn.us White Barn is a unique rustic, elegant venue specializing in weddings and corporate events. Visit our website and our Facebook page or call 724-991-7055 for information.

YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park 341 Centreville Pike, Rt. 173 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park, located in Slippery Rock offers a location for outdoor recreational activities as well as a venue for weddings and corporate events.

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Supporting Directory COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Alliance for Nonprofit Resources 214 S. Main St., Ste. 1023 Butler, PA 16001 724-431-3663 www.anrinfo.org Provides services including grant writing, marketing and design, executive management, fiscal support, meeting/event planning, information technology, and human resource consulting and strategic planning. Butler AM Rotary Butler YMCA, Tuesday at 7 AM 339 N. Washington St. Butler, PA 16001 724-991-2212 www.butleramrotary.com “Service Above Self” from the annual Carved in Ice festival in downtown Butler to the Alameda Purple Playground. Our Charities support the Weekend Backpack Initiative, State Police Camp Cadet and others. Butler Area Bowling Association 571 Mercer Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-7224 www.butlercountybowling.org A nonprofit organization promoting the game of American Tenpin Bowling, conducting and supporting bowling competition, and providing equal opportunity for all in the sport of bowling. Butler County Association of Twp. Officials E. Butler, PA 16029 724-352-2324 Dedicated to providing better government services through education, cooperation and communication with our members, townships of the second class in Butler County since 1915. Butler County Chamber of Commerce 101 E. Diamond St., Ste. 116 Butler, PA 16001 724-283-2222 www.ButlerCountyChamber.com Private, nonprofit, membership-based, business advocacy organization. Established in 1896 to serve Butler County businesses, focusing on the impact of numerous factors on quality of life. Butler County Commissioners 124 W. Diamond St. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-5100 www.co.butler.pa.us Commissioner Leslie Osche, Commissioner Kevin Boozel and Commissioner Kim Geyer. Offices located on the fifth floor of the County Government Center.

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Butler County Council of Governments 2525 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-816-4880 An association of Butler county townships and boroughs working cooperatively to reduce costs and provide better municipal government for their residents and businesses. Butler Downtown 101 E. Diamond St., Ste. 116 Butler, PA 16001 724-256-5769 www.butlerdowntown.org Butler Downtown is a nonprofit organization working to revitalize the Main Street business district in the City of Butler. CDC: Community Development Corporation of Butler County 112 Hollywood Dr., Ste. 102 Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1961 www.butlercountycdc.com Your first stop for economic development in Butler County. Lots starting at $37,500 per acre. Our knowledgeable staff provides site selection, technical assistance and business financing. City of Butler 140 W. North St. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-4124 www.cityofbutler.org Butler, Smithsonian’s 7th best small town and birthplace of the Bantam jeep, has an historic downtown with great museums, family-owned shops and the tastiest restaurants anywhere! Cranberry Township 2525 Rochester Rd., Ste. 400 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-4806 www.cranberrytownship.org Cranberry is a family-oriented community with a forward-thinking outlook. With easy access to everything, it’s the ideal place to call home or run a business. Harmony Borough 217 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-6780 www.harmony-PA.us National Landmark, preservation honoree. Museum, specialty shopping, wine/dine, hike/bike, kayak/canoe, concerts for family fun. Learn about Washington’s momentous 1753 trek, communal German Separatists, Mennonite heritage and much more. Jackson Township 140 Magill Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-5581 www.jacksontwpbutler.org Jackson Township, a second-class township, is governed by three elected supervisors. A number of appointed boards and commissions assist in the delivery of municipal services.

Mars Area Chamber of Commerce 145 Grand Ave. Mars, PA 16046 www.facebook.com/ MarsAreaBusinessAssociation/ timeline Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is a group of businesses, individuals and community organizations whose common goal is to revitalize the Mars​ business​district and surrounding businesses. Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, Cranberry Twp. Satellite Office 2525 Rochester Rd., Ste. 200 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-934-9700 www.PghNorthChamber.com We mean business! Providing the local leadership to preserve, enhance and extend the quality of life and economic vitality of business in Butler County. Rich-Mar Rotary P.O. Box 392 Mars, PA 16046 724-625-3141 x228 www.rich-mar.org Rich-Mar Rotary, a service club for professionals and business leaders in the community, is active in serving others. Through service, members enjoy opportunities to network. Meeting every Wednesday at noon at the Treesdale Country Club; join us for a complimentary lunch meeting. Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area 623 E. 8th Ave. Homestead, PA 15120 412-464-4020 x46 www.riversofsteel.com Celebrate Butler County’s many exciting attractions with custom-designed group tour packages! Tours include historical, cultural, culinary and much more. Packages include step-on guides, taste samplings and giveaways! Saxonburg Area Business Association Saxonburg, PA 16056 www.saxonburgbusiness.org A business association designed to support and publicize the businesses of Saxonburg and the surrounding area in order to help each other prosper. Saxonburg Borough Mulhausen Sister City Society 420 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 www.saxonburgpa.com/sister-city. html John Augustus Roebling emigrated to America with his brother Karl from Muhlhausen, Germany in 1831. He purchased a 1,583 acre plot of land from Sarah Collins and founded Saxonburg Borough.

Slippery Rock Business Association P. O. Box 335 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-283-2222 www.goslipperyrock.com The Slippery Rock Business Association is a consortium of businesses and individuals who believe in the past, present and future of the Slippery Rock community. St Peter’s Reformed Church 320 E Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-8120 www.stpzelie.org St. Peter’s Reformed Chuch is a growing, all-age friendly church that offers a blended service of traditional and contemporary styles of worship in Zelienople. The Arc of Butler County 112 Hollywood Dr. Butler, PA 16001 724-282--1500 www.ARCButler.org An agency serving individuals and families with intellectual disabilities. We can help families with independent living, respite and employment opportunities. United Way of Butler County 407A W. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-4883 www.butlerunitedway.org Advancing the common good by creating opportunities for residents to give, advocate, and volunteer to improve education, provide financial stability for individuals/families and connect people to needed services. Zelienople Area Business Association Zelienople, PA 16063 724-612-2519 www.gozelie.com The Zelienople Area Business Association (ZABA) is a locally-lead organization with a focus on driving business to and within the greater Zelienople area. Zelienople PA Revitalization 111 W. New Castle St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0476 www.zelieboro.org Zelienople Revitalization works to build on the rich assets that exist in Zelienople by beautifying and building business on Main Street.

Snap & Win! Our photo contest offers entrants a chance to win gift certificates valid at approx. 100 local businesses. $100, $75 and $50 prizes are awarded quarterly! www.VisitButlerCounty.com/ photo-contests

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SERVICES: BANKING & FINANCIAL Farmers National Bank 20581 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 844-776-5432 www.farmersnb.com Community bank founded in 1900 in Emlenton, PA offering ​personal and b ​ usiness ​banking ​products and services. Local​ ​​experts, ​local ​decisions. Jay G. Shaffer Financial 422 N. Main St., Ste. D Butler, PA 16001 724-285-9700 jay.shaffer@voyafa.com Life, disability, health and long term care insurance; investment and retirement planning; college funding; employee group benefits; key person and business continuation planning; executive compensation plans; estate conservation; individualized financial plans. NexTier Bank ¯ 245 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 1-800-262-1088 www.nextierbank.com NexTier offers a new vision of community banking. We bring a relentless desire to provide world​-​class service, innovative products such as mobile banking, and 26 convenient locations to enhance your financial services experience​. Northwest Bank ¯ 1688 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-711-9200 www.northwest.com We deliver with enthusiasm, knowledge and genuine caring. At Northwest, we’re your problem solvers, stress relievers, coaches and trusted advisors.

CATERING & CONCESSION See page 49.

EDUCATION & LIBRARIES Butler County Area VocationalTechnical School 210 Campus Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0735 x202 www.butlertec.us Butler County AVTS provides 15 programs of study to approximately 900 10th-12th grade students from the seven school districts in Butler County. Adult Education Programs are available during evening hours.

Institute for Learning in Retirement 165 Elm St. Slippery Rock PA, 16057 724-738-1604 www.ilretirement.org The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a nonprofit, member-directed organization providing lively learning experiences for mature adults (retired or not). New members are welcome. Mars Area Public Library 107 Grand Ave. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-9048 www.marsarealibrary.org The Mars Area Public Library offers a welcoming environment for discovery, play and learning. Slippery Rock Community Library Friends 316 N. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-9179 www.slipperyrocklibrary.org The Slippery Rock Community Library provides a welcoming environment while connecting people to services, activities and technology to enrich life, foster literacy, inspire curiosity and stimulate imagination. South Butler Community Library 240 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-4810 www.southbutlerlibrary.org Visitors have free access to our large children’s play area, public computers and free WiFi. Print/copy/scan/fax available. Zelienople Area Public Library 227 S. High St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9330 www.zelienoplelibrary.org Our collection includes over 60,000 items including books, DVDs, audios, compact discs, magazines, eBooks, Ancestry.com and online databases. We offer patrons computers for surfing the internet, word processing and print shop projects.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Butler County Family YMCA 339 N. Washington St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org Facility features two indoor swimming pools, two gymnasiums, fully-equipped fitness center, all day child care, a youth and family center and much more. Butler Health System 911 E. Brady St. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-4200 www.butlerhealthsystem.org Butler Health System is a network of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals focused on providing individualized care for our neighbors throughout Western PA.

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Butler Yoga Works 601 Pittsburgh Rd., Ste. 200 Butler, PA 16002 724-996-6694 www.butleryogaworks.com Whether you’re looking for an invigorating yoga practice or a toning body sculpting class, our instructors will provide individualized attention with your health and well-being as our core focus. Chestnut Hills Dental 1691 Rt. 228, Ste. B Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-584-5954 www.chestnuthillsdental.com Chestnut Hills Dental strives to raise the standard of dental healthcare by offering individualized convenience and comprehensive treatment options for you and your family. Complete Chiropractic Health 2710 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-0001 www.completechiropractic health.com Our mission is to help you enjoy a life of full mobility and function. We strive to help our community not only feel better, but live better. Dazzling Designs Hair Salon 235A New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-9803 www.dazzlingdesignshairsalon.com Full service salon featuring cuts, color, highlights, styles, special occasion styles and permanent wave. Manicure, pedicure and nail design with gel polish and lacquer. FalconER Urgent Care 1241 Freedom Rd., Ste. 1-A Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-235-6000 www.falconerurgentcare.com FalconER provides high quality, walk in urgent care! Our professional staff of physicians, x-ray technicians and medical assistants are here to provide you with high quality care. MedExpress - Mars 6998 Criders Rd., Ste. 100 Mars, PA 16046 724-778-3627 www.medexpress.com Get great care fast with MedExpress in Mars. MedExpress performs services in urgent medical care including physicals, flu shots, vaccinations and healthcare consultation. MedExpress - Butler 256 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-3627 www.medexpress.com Full service walk-in clinic offering medical treatment to all ages for illness and injury. There are no long waits. Just walk in at your convenience, 9​​AM​ -9​P ​ M, seven days​​a week,​for great care.

Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA 2001 Ehrman Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-452-9122 rose.bcfymca.org The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

MEDIA & ADVERTISING Armstrong 660 S. Benbrook Rd. Butler, PA 16001 1-877-277-5711 www.armstrongonewire.com Armstrong offers the best television picture quality available, low monthly telephone rates and the constant connection and internet speed you need with ZOOM internet.

Butler Eagle 114-116 W. Diamond St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-8000 x204 www.butlereagle.com Butler County’s great daily newspaper. Our goal is to provide the public with accurate, up-to-date information about the latest news in Butler and surrounding areas. Butler Radio Network 252 Pillow St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1500 www.butlerradio.com WISR 680 AM, WBUT 1050 AM and The Rock Station 97.7, help businesses successfully market their brand, and we host Butler County’s Wine Festival, Christmas Parade, Band Jam and other events. Corrigan Aerial Media Harmony, PA 16037 1-844-933-5948 www.corriganaerialmedia.com We provide the aerial advantage for your business! Aerial photography/ video, mapping and imaging services that will set your website or print material above the rest. CAM - We Fly For You! Krol Media Associates 20436 Route 19, Suite 620-208 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-713-4905 www.krolmedia.com Krol Media specializes in Public Relations, Media Buying, Digital Advertising, Social Media and Graphic Design. Headquartered in Butler County, Krol Media works with clients in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Media Post, Inc. 306 E. Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-453-1290 www.mediapostinc.com Media Post specializes in video production and interactive technologies. With over 20 years of experience, turn to Media Post for creative solutions.

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Oliver Outdoor 1768 Main St. Butler, PA 16001 866-669-1333 www.oliveroutdoor.com The best in billboards and outdoor advertising opportunities throughout Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Mercer counties. Shady Lady Productions 482 Monroe Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-493-1917 www.shadyladyproduction.com Providing professional sound, talent booking, web and graphic design and event planning and promotion. We organize and promote our own live entertainment events, featuring music and comedy.

MISC. SERVICES

C.W. Howard Insurance Agency 405 W. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8181 www.howardinsurance.com The C. W. Howard Agency is a local, independent insurance agency. They represent over 15 top-rated insurance companies to find customers the best value. Cabot Guns 300 N. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 855-843-1911 www.cabotguns.com Cabot Guns by Penn United Technologies, the 2012 and 2013 NRA National Pistol Champion, and described as the Rolls Royce of 1911 Pistols are made in Cabot, PA. Hospitality Furnishings & Design, Inc. 146 Chestnut St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-2114 www.ffenow.com Provide interior design and procurement for the hospitality industry nationwide including hotels, restaurants, healthcare and country clubs. ITG Networks ¯ 132 Wisconsin Ave. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-934-4636 www.itgnetworks.com Specializing in guest internet access and visitor-based network solutions, ITG Networks provides reliable endto-end voice, data, HSIA and support solutions to Hotels, Resorts, MDUs and MTUs.

Need a Gift? Butler County Gift Certificates are valid at over 100 locations and have no expiration date. Perfect for anybody!​ ​www. VisitButlerCounty.com

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LIGO Architects 262 Grove City Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2380 www.ligoarchitects.com LIGO offers two generations of experience in the Butler/Pittsburgh marketplace: worship, residences, restoration, banks, commercial, industrial and social/health services comprise the basis of the awardwinning practice, including design build projects.

Teri Getsay Photography Butler County, PA 412-629-5097 www.facebook.com/ terigetsayphotography Your session will be relaxed and fun resulting in amazing photos! Visit my Facebook page for my package information, pricing and galleries featuring my art.

MHY Family Services 521 Rt. 228 Mars, PA 16046 724-625-3141 www.mhyfamilyservices.org For 136 years, MHY Family Services, formerly Mars Home for Youth, has provided therapeutic care and services to local youth and families in ​western Pennsylvania.

ASAP Promotions 113 Kirkwood Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-5053 www.promotionsasap.com Custom imprinted promotional products for grand openings, trade show handouts, meetings, fundraisers, gifts, incentive programs, reunions, new logo/product introductions, direct mail campaigns, corporate wearables and more.

Sysco Pittsburgh ¯ One Whitney Dr. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-2100 www.sysco.com Sysco is the global leader in distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and customers preparing meals away from home.

PETS

Cranberry Veterinary Hospital 120 Graham Park Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-900-2170 www.cranberryvet.com Cranberry Veterinary Hospital is a progressive and compassionate small animal hospital located in Cranberry Township. We provide high-quality care in a fear-free environment. My Dog’s Care Center 2341 Evans City Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0049 www.mydoginc.us Dog grooming, daycare, boarding and training. Premier and convenient support in a loving, safe environment, just like it’s my own dog! Seven Fields Veterinary Hospital 203 Highpointe Dr., Ste. 100 Seven Fields, PA 16046 724-742-4433 www.sevenfieldsvet.com Seven Fields Veterinary Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital. Conveniently open seven days a week.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Gathering Spot 523 Chicora Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-290-1986 www.gathering-spot.com Small banquet facility for your meetings and events. We love to do themes and custom parties! Photo Booth offers a fun and exciting way to capture your special events at our location or yours!

PRINTING & PROMOTIONS

Huckestein Printing 107 E. New Castle St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-5777 www.hppress.net Established in 1980, Zelienople-based Huckestein Printing provides quality digital printing for business and industry. Promotions With Personality 724-612-6755 www.promotionswith personality.com At Promotions With Personality we work with you to create promotional items and business gifts that fit your company’s image and message. Spark Signs & Graphics 164 Brickyard Rd., Ste. 300 Mars, PA 16046 724-510-0677 www.sparksigns.com Spark Signs is a full-service, Mars-based company that creates compelling sign and graphics solutions including indoor and outdoor signs, vehicle wraps and event signage. Speedpro Imaging 404 Commerce Park Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5486 www.speedpropghnorth.com Speedpro Imaging is the leader in largeformat digital printing and graphics. Displays, exhibits, vehicle graphics, signs and banners are our specialty! TGoerk Enterprises Billboards and Self Storage 375 N. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-290-7466 www.tgeselfstorage.com Self Storage facility and 22 billboards. Great rates and visible locations throughout Butler County.

REAL ESTATE

Champagne Appraisal Services 129 S. McKean St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-1280 www.champagneappraisals.net We have been appraising Butler County since 1986 and are third generation Pennsylvania appraisers. We handle homes, farms and commercial appraisals. Ed Shields Realtor 364 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7705 www.edshieldsrealtor.com Buying or selling real estate? Ed Shields Realtor has helped buyers and sellers in or near Butler County for over 40 years. National relocation and referrals.

RENTALS

Festive Tents 557 Marwood Rd. Cabot, PA 16023 724-352-1155 www.festivetent.com Festive Tents is a family-owned and operated premier event rental company that has been serving Butler County for over 23 years. General Rental Center 9189 Marshall Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6990 www.general-rental-center.com We are a full-service party and equipment rental store with all that you need, and even some things you didn’t know that you needed. Kenmac Rentals & Sales 414 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-2020 www.kenmacrental.com Voted area’s #1 rental store six years in a row! From elegant party/wedding tents to tables, chairs, staging, china and linens - Kenmac rents everything!

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Butler-Freeport Community Trail Butler County’s only Rails-to-Trails trail The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is a rail-trail, preserving the route of Butler County’s first railroad (1871), the Western Pennsylvania Railroad, which connected the City of Butler to the Allegheny River port of Freeport. As a rails-to-trails project, the 21-mile trail offers a level, natural crushed limestone surface with a gradual uphill grade as it travels north (barely noticeable to walkers) and the converse downhill grade as it travels south (greatly enjoyed by bicyclists). Dogs are welcome but required to be on a leash and under the control of the person walking them on the trail.

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Near the Herman trailhead, step from the trail into Derailleur Bike Shop Café, which offers wholesome food and refreshing beverages, along with bike rentals, maintenance, repair, parts and gear.

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The Buffalo Creek Half Marathon is held on the trail each October, attracting thousands of runners and benefiting trail maintenance and improvements.

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2018 Butler County PA Official Visitors Guide  
2018 Butler County PA Official Visitors Guide  
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