A Silver Anniversary

Summer in the lush green forestlands of the Allegheny National Forest Region offers endless opportunities to relax and enjoy the unique, eclectic offerings of small town America. Enjoy the music of tribute bands performing a series of legendary Rock & Roll favorites, play 18 holes on a tree-lined course, try the new ZAMP wines, and take a scenic drive to enjoy the food and the view at the newly opened Pine Acres Bar & Grill. Then join in the fun and celebrate with Zippo and Case’s 25th Anniversary of Joining Forces. All this and more is available in nearby northwestern, Pennsylvania.





The mountains surrounding Bradford, PA will be echoing with the sounds of music this summer, when a series of tribute bands perform on Tuesday nights at the Bromeley Family Theater. In total - five shows, all tribute bands honoring legendary performers - will be singing and playing all your favorite songs from the legends of “Rock & Roll.” 


All performances are at the Bromeley Family Theater beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets for all five shows are only $100. If you wish to purchase a single performance ticket, the fee is $22 per person, per performance. For information on purchasing season tickets for the Summer Tribute Series, call the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center at 814-362-2522.


The first of the Summer Tuesday Concert Series performances will be held July 17. This performance will honor the musical icon, Johnny Cash. In the spring of 1955, Johnny Cash walked into the legendary Sun Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee … the music world was never the same. This “Tribute” sprang from performer Terry Lee Goffee’s appreciation and love, not only for the music of Johnny Cash, but for the man himself.


Johnny Cash was a champion of the underdog, a voice for those who often had none; he was an “outlaw” before it became fashionable.” Terry Lee Goffee says, “If you come away from this presentation with a better understanding of who Johnny Cash is, I will have succeeded in my vision for this endeavor.  Enjoy the ride.”


The Summer Tuesday Tribute Series show schedule for 2018 is:

• July 17: Terry Lee Goffee “The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute” He looks like Johnny. He sounds like Johnny. Nobody does Johnny Cash like Terry Lee Goffee. 

• July 24: The Return of Buddy Holly … Buddy Holly lives in The Return of Buddy Holly, with the show also featuring songs by Dion, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens.

• July 31: Captain Fantastic A Tribute to Elton John … Les puts on an inspired and entertaining Elton John performance. Captain Fantastic is based on the 70’s and 80’s era of Elton John’s work including a five-piece band and three costume changes.

• August 7: Green River Revival A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival … North America’s most authentic sounding CCR tribute. Their “Down on the Corner” sounds so much like John Fogerty you’ll swear it is the real Creedence Clearwater Revival! 

• August 14th: The Chicago Authority … This 9-piece band is dedicated to celebrating the music of one of the most popular and prolific bands of all time - Chicago!


The Bromeley Family Theater is located at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. (Free parking is available!) To purchase tickets and additional information, go to bcpac.com. 





Pine Acres is a scenic, tree-lined public golf course located at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania. An 18-hole, par 72 course, it is suitable for all ages. It was designed by James Harrison and opened in 1965. The ratings/slope are 72.6/136, 71.8/134, 68.6/125 and 69.5/120, with a total yardage of 6511.


The course generally opens at sunrise, with cart rentals stopping before sunset. As Mother Nature is fickle regarding the weather, it is suggested golfers call the pro shop at 814-362-2005 to check the weather, and to schedule your tee time. Golf pro, Kirk Stauffer is on staff at the course. Rates are $36 for 18 holes with cart Monday through Friday, and $40 Saturday and Sunday. Rates for 9-holes with a cart rental is $27 all week. This course is perfect for working in a game of golf with family or friends while visiting the area. 


Two specials are offered at the course. The Dew Sweeper Special runs Monday through Thursday, 7am-11am. The golf fee is $25, and the cart rental is only $18. Friday Senior Special is offered on Fridays during the 7am-11am time frame, with pricing the same - golf fee $25, cart rental $18. In addition, if you play 18 holes, the golfer will receive a $5 coupon for dinner at Pine Acres Grill & Bar, the new on-site restaurant.


A MEAL WORTH THE DRIVE: Now open, the Pine Acres Grill & Bar, on-site at the Pine Acres Golf Course, offers a full menu weekly, with additional menu offerings on Fridays, such as a tasty fish fry and mouthwatering steak specials.


The menu features a delicious selection of numerous craft burgers, as well as other favorites prepared by their two chefs, Breanne Hackett and Jim Chiodo. Local favorites include the A1 Burger, and an appetizer known as Marshburg Madness - a flavorsome treat of loaded chips. At the bar, order a signature drink for the Masters - the Azalea. 


It is a beautiful drive through the forest to the restaurant. Those enjoying a scenic drive, along with golfers, will enjoy the alluring lush greens of the serene forestland while dining. The restaurant offers scenic views of several holes on the course including the finishing hole #18. 


CJ Mackey, Pine Acres Grill & Bar enthusiast states, “I’m so excited about the amazing food and atmosphere our restaurant has to offer this year. I really want to invite everyone to come up and experience what we have going on.”


The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 5pm-9pm and Friday from 4pm-9pm. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. 


Pine Acres Golf Club and the Pine Acres Bar & Grill are both located at 1401 West Warren Road, Bradford, PA. For information or to make a reservation, please call 814-362-2005 or go to pineacrescc.com. 





Flickerwood Wine Cellars has become famous for their history of creating award-winning wines. New this year, is the idea of bringing portability for wine lovers by creating ZAMP-wine in a can. 


All wines are created by the Zampogna family. Daughters Julie and Tammy were attending a National Beverage Conference in Washington, DC when the idea of wine in a can sprung to life. Their entire family loves to camp, boat, go to the beach, and sit by a campfire, so they had the idea of creating a portable wine in a can - no bottles or glasses needed. 


ZAMP is great for outdoor parties, tailgates, and anywhere convenience is a factor. ZAMP gives wine lovers the same convenience as beer lovers with having availability to purchase a can of wine with the same ease of purchasing a can of beer. The Zampogna family likes to be unpretentious about their wines, and creating a canned wine - easily available to everyone - is the perfect way to present an excellent product in an unpretentious way. 


Currently, ZAMP is available in four varieties: Pinot Grigio, Wild Berry, Sleepy Hollow, and KID, a pear and pineapple blend. Each variety, at a cost of $8.00, is available in a 12-ounce can (equal to two glasses of wine or approximately half of a regular bottle of wine). ZAMP wines offer the convenience and the ability to taste different varieties in a smaller volume. When hosting your next party, offer your guests the opportunity to try different varieties of ZAMP-wines, all with the convenience of wine in a can, no glass bottles to worry about!


Zampogna wines have no artificial flavorings in them. They offer a variety of dry and sweet wines, with many award-winning blends in traditional bottled wines also.


ZAMP wines are best refrigerated; you want to serve them nice and cold. ZAMP can be purchased online, or, take a trip to visit the original Zampogna winery at Flickerwood Wine Cellars & Lounge, 309 Flickerwood Road, Kane, PA. For more information call 814-837-7566 or visit flickerwood.com.





The public is invited to join in the celebration on July 21 in Bradford, when Zippo Manufacturing Company commemorates the 25th anniversary of its acquisition of the W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company brand. Both Zippo and Case, two internationally recognized brands, are proudly manufactured in Bradford, PA. 


Zippo and Case will host a day-long Silver Anniversary Celebration of this momentous occasion at the Zippo/Case Museum. One of the many highlights of the celebration will be the chance to win a ride around town in the Zippo Car, which also celebrates its 20th birthday this year. 


As part of the celebration commemorating this milestone, the companies have created an extremely limited-edition Zippo/Case Silver Anniversary Knife and Lighter Collectible set, which will be available on a first-come, first-sold basis at the museum. In addition, the store is offering a limited production run of event and museum-exclusive collectibles from both Zippo and Case. 


A select number of lucky attendees will win exclusive “Out of the Archives” Case knives as part of Case’s Generation XX tour, a series of nationwide events which bring Case Collectors together for exclusive products, signings, and giveaways at their favorite Case retailers.


Street Dreams Car Club will be displaying impeccably restored vintage automobiles in the field beside the museum. Food and beverages will be offered from local Bradford eateries. A variety of other fun activities including prize wheels, contests, and lighter design sessions will also be offered for your enjoyment.


Other activities during the day-long festivities will include guided museum tours led by Zippo/Case Historians Shirley Evers and Katie Shonts-Saar, free Zippo lighter repairs and Case knife cleanings and blade sharpening by onsite technicians. 


A Kids & Cancer Benefit Run booth with a charity raffle ticket drawing for a one-of-a-kind Harley Davidson® “Harley of Hope” motorcycle will be on-site, along with a Case Generation XX one-of-a-kind knife, and sterling silver lighter raffle, which will benefit the animals housed at the McKean County SPCA.


The event is free and open to the public. The Zippo/Case Museum is located at 1932 Zippo Drive, Bradford, PA. For event updates and Zippo/Case news, phone 814-368-1932 or visit www.zippo.com.





When visiting to enjoy the Summer Tribute Series, why not come early and enjoy a fabulous dinner at one of the many locally owned restaurants and book an overnight in historic downtown Bradford, Pennsylvania?  For assistance in planning, or to request a free visitors guide, phone the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau at 800-473-9370 or GO TO visitANF.com.

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