LVA Granary Dinner w. EcoVents

This might be our 7th year making dinner for this fabulous event supporting the Lemont Village Association and the Lemont Granary.

Every year we pick a different menu and this year we’re creating an Eastern European Menu.  (side note, we were originally planning to do a Russian meal but decided it might get too political…)

Here’s what you’re likely to find.  There will likely be vodka as well!  And live music from Eric Ian Farmer

Appetizers (Zakuski-Russia)
Sour Cream Mushrooms
Soused Apples
Olives and Pickled Chiles
Pickled Green Tomatoes
Pot Cheese & Bread

Ukrainian Borscht w. Caraway dumplings
Green Salad w. Roasted Beets, Oranges, & Red Onion

Side Dishes
Wild Mushroom & Onion Kasha
Potato & Sour Cream Pierogis

Roast Pork in Plum Sauce (Poland)
Vegetarian Moussaka (Macedonia)

Pastries From Across Eastern Europe

Love your Library Community Video Project!

LoveYourLibrary-2Welcome to the Love your Library community video project! Below is an introductory video appealing to the movie star in you to answer one question:
“If your local library could be anything, what would you like it to be?”
This weekend we’re kicking off a volunteer and visioning campaign for our dearest East Penns Valley Library and we need your help! Stop in to the Handmade Holiday Market on Friday from 5-9 or Saturday from 10-4 and visit the Love Your Library Video Booth.
Check back to this page to check out more opportunities to record your testimonial.
We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!



Introducing the Love Your Library Project

Millheim Fiber Festival Returns Oct. 29, 2016!


Millheim Fiber Festival Banner 2016 jpgJoin us for the annual Millheim Fiber Festival! This year’s show features exhibitors & crafters, live sheep, spinning demos, felting demos, knitting circles and more.

This Year’s Vendors include:
Underhill Farm Artisan Yarns, Holidaysburg
Vintage Scrap & Stitch, Huntington
Main Street Yarn, Rebersburg
Bald Eagle Alpaca Ranch, Julian
Lazy-O Ranch, Spring Mills
Tamarack Farms, Spring Mills
Aisling Yarns,
Mulberry Hill Farm (NEW!)

This year, we hope to appeal to beginning and seasoned fiber artists by hosting vendors that range from raw materials to finished craft products.

Vendors are also invited to host mini demonstrations or workshops.

Schedule of Events TBA!

For more information, contact Erin at

Creekside Concerts at the Millheim Pool

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Millheim, PA, Summer 2016— EcoVents presents “Creekside Concerts,” a series of three live jazz shows at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park in Millheim, PA.  These concerts are free to the public and are a benefit the Millheim Pool through generous local sponsorships.

EcoVents owner and event planner Erin McCracken envisioned this concert series years ago.  “My family lives close to the Millheim Pool at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park.  As we take jogs through the grounds and as our kids play on the playground, I’ve always imagined it being a great place for an outdoor concert.  EcoVents is excited to realize this vision of hosting a free concert series that appeals to families and members across our community.’

Sponsorships from local businesses and organizations such as Hosterman & Stover Hardware Store, Burkholder’s Country Market, Millheim Small Engine, Creative Design and Printing, WSOV Sounds of the Valley, Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic, and Kuppel’s Auto Center.

“This is truly a community-supported event, and we are grateful to our local businesses for making these concerts possible.”  The concert is free to the public, but donations are always welcome and there will be a hat passed at each show to raise funds for the bands and the pool.

Creekside Concerts happen throughout the summer and include;

June 24, 6-8pm  Arthur Goldstein
July 22, 6-8pm  The Rick Hirsch 4
September 9, 6-8pm  The Jay Vonada Trio

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy this outdoor show, which backs up to the lovely Elk Creek. Come hungry and buy food from the Lions Club Food Truck, profits from which will go toward the Millheim Pool as well.

The Millheim Pool was built by volunteers in 1970 to provide the families of Penns Valley a safe place to go for summer recreation. The pool is the home of the Penns Valley Penguins Swim Team and the location for many summer programs and the 7th Annual Millheim Pool Sprint Triathlon.

Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Park is located just off Park Road in Millheim, PA.  From the intersection of Routes 45 and 445 (aka North Street) in downtown Millheim, head EAST on Route 45 until you cross the bridge. Park Road is the first LEFT after the bridge. Follow Park Road until you see the park entrance on your left.