Allegheny • Clarion River Valley Region (Blueprint Initiative)

3 Concurrent Initiatives

Pennsylvania Blueprint Communities

Communities Involved: Emlenton, Foxburg, Parker

Sponsors: Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Local Coordinators: Oil Region Alliance – Deb Lutz, Kim Harris

Blueprint Communities is a revitalization and leadership initiative that serves as a catalyst for creating sustainable communities in our region. It is based on sound local and regional planning that a includes clear vision for the community and a comprehensive implementation strategy as well as encouraging coordinated investments in targeted communities by public and private funders.


Nature Based Place Making

Communities Involved: Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton, Foxburg

Sponsors: Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), PA Dept. ofConservation & Natural Resources

Local Coordinators: Council on Greenways & Trails – Debra Frawley; Oil City Main Street -Kathy Bailey; Oil Region Alliance – Kim Harris, Deb Lutz

Nature-Based Placemaking (NBP) begins in communities where a natural asset – a park, a trail, a river, a lake, etc. – is recognized and developed as an economic opportunity in the community. Outputs for this project will be:

  1. Hospitality training curriculum for businesses and their staff to know more about the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail and the Allegheny River Water Trail and how they can benefit
  2. Business to business networking forum for business leaders
  3. List of new business opportunities by taking inventory of businesses assessments and of each community and needs of current businesses.


Trail Town Program®

Communities Involved: Titusville, Oil City, Emlenton, Foxburg (Franklin in 20l5)

Sponsors: The Progress Fund/Trail Town Program , Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, on Council Greenways & Trails

Local Coordinators: Council on Greenways & Trails – Debra Frawley

The Trail Town Program® (TTP) is an economic development and community revitalization initiative working in “Trail Towns” along the major trail corridors, now including the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. TTP works to address trail-wide issues and opportunities through regional to cooperation and build the connection “between trail and towns.” It works with partners across the region to ensure that trail communities and businesses maximize the economic potential of the trail.

TTP provides “six services” to its communities

  1. Business Assistance & Development
  2. Marketing
  3. Economic Research
  4. Community Connections
  5. Real Estate Development
  6. Small Business Loan

Area Events

June 26 (10:00 am)
Amazing Stitches Quilt Shop

30% off children's fabric, including flannel and notions! *This special offer does not include ruler...

July 3 (10:00 am)
Amazing Stitches Quilt Shop

30% off novelty fabric panels and coordinating fabrics! 10% off of KimberBell!! *One yard minimum p...

July 7 (08:00 am)
Emlenton, PA

In 2016 we returned the Summer Festival to its previous location on top of the hill, and it was a HU...

July 8 (11:00 am)
All Saints Camp

Test your engineering skills in this build-your-own-boat race on the Allegheny River, the 2017 Penns...

July 8 (04:30 pm)
Mineral Springs Park In Emlenton, Pa

Enter the Emlenton Summer Festival’s Annual Rubber Ducky Race! Only $5 for the fun of cheering on ...

July 9 (11:00 am)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

We will meet at The Reminisce Banquet Hall in Emlenton PA at 11:00 am on Sunday July 9th 2017. So if...

July 10 (10:00 am)
Amazing Stitches Quilt Shop

40% off flowery fabrics! Fat Quarters $2.50 each or 5/$10! *One yard minimum purchase for fabric.*...

July 18 (07:00 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Participants will create their own dreamcatcher from doilies (hand-crocheted by an artisan), macrame...

July 22 (06:00 pm)
Foxburg, PA

Lineup: ----------------- East & West http://www.bandsintown.com/EastAndWest/facebookapp?came_from=6...

August 2 (05:00 pm)
EMLENTON BINGO HALL MAIN STREET EMLENTON, PA 16373

Hello everyone this event is for our local area youth baseball. they will be traveling next march to...

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