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AND Next Year’s Categories Announced 

Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to enter the contest. We enjoyed seeing all of the images (thousands) that were entered in this year’s contest. The judges have selected the following entrants’ images as this year’s winners.

Artistic Expression category winners are first, Edward Luczak, Glenshaw; second, Daniel Dibernardo, Lancaster; third, Bobbie Alexander, Collegeville; and honorable mentions: Paul W. Faust, Harrisburg; Paul Valerio, Irwin; Edward Luczak, Glenshaw; Carol Brightbill, Pottstown; and Mark Van Scyoc, Leola. These winning images appear in the July/August issue beginning on page 28.

Places category winners (appearing in the September/October 2016 issue) are first, Steven Waite, Morrisville; second, Cheryl White, Coatesville; third, Don Shenk, Lancaster; honorable mentions: Bill Sisson, Reedsville (appears in the July/August 2016  issue on pages 8-9); Phyllis Wimer, Lancaster; Elizabeth Pennock, State College; Michael Sharp, Port Matilda; Beverly Martin, Stevens; Rusty Glessner, State College; and Mary Ann Dailey, Pottstown.

Winners in the Wildlife category (appearing in the November/December 2016 issue) are first, Ruth Cosand, Pipersville; second, David Levandusky, Weissport; third, Steve Pensyl, Shamokin; honorable mentions: David Levandusky, Weiss-port; Melissa Pelczar, Landenberg (appears on page 50 in the July/August 2016  issue); Mike Vanino, Reading; Jimmy Marz, Erie; Terry Werneth, Meadville; Karen Link, Butler; Ronald Kauffman, York; and Ricardo F. Gilson, Meadville.

Next year’s categories will be Black & White, Wildlife and Scenics. Start shooting now. An entry form will appear on our website in early December.

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July/August 2014, mails on July 2

July/August 2014, mails on July 2

May/June 2008 cover

Download the barn star brochure mentioned on page 5 of the November/December 2015 issue PRINTABLE BARN STAR BROCHURE (13MB file, may take some time to download)

You can enter the contest here, or send a postcard with the page numbers to Bicycles, Pennsylvania Magazine, PO Box 755, Camp Hill, PA 17001-0755; prior to October 24, 2015.

This contest is no longer accepting entries

This is a link for the article about the Pittsburgh steps that appears in the September/October 2015 issue.

Help survey the steps in Pittsburgh. See this LINK. 




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From a News Release:

nickel plate rr steamtown

(in addition to Steamtown NHS, there are other excursions in the state. See the Fort Wayne RR site)

Steamtown National Historic Site and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will partner with Norfolk Southern’s 21st Century Steam program to operate two special summer steam excursions!  Nickel Plate Road (NKP)  #765, a 2-8-4 Berkshire-type steam locomotive, owned by the Fort Wayne group, will operate on Saturday, September 5, to Delaware Water Gap, and on Monday, September 7, to East Stroudsburg.  NKP #765 is a “sister” locomotive to Steamtown’s NKP #759 locomotive, on static display inside the park’s Roundhouse.  Tickets will be sold online only, and sales are expected to open soon at http://fortwaynerailroad.org/

Located in downtown Scranton, Pa., Steamtown National Historic Site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  From I-81 follow exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); then, follow the brown and white signs to the park entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues (GPS: N 41.41, W 75.67).  General park information is available by phoning (570) 340-5200 during regular business hours, or by visiting the Park website anytime at www.nps.gov/stea.

As mentioned on page four of the May/June 2015 issue, here is the list of the sojourns in the state with links to the registration / more information pages on each event’s website.

Sojourns in Pennsylvania this spring / summer:

Pennsylvania Rail/Trail Sojourn, June 21-26: http://www.railstotrails.org/experience-trails/rail-trail-sojourns/#rideinfo

Annual Swatara Float & Clean-up Trip,
May 2-3:  http://www.mbcomp.com/swatara/canoe/18thcanoe.htm

Alle-Kiski-Connie Rivers Sojourn, May 14-17: http://armstrongedutrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2015-Canoe-Sojourn-Brochure-and-Application-Form.pdf

Loyalhanna Sojourn, May 30: http://www.latroberecreation.org/images/pdf/pg9.pdf

Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn, June 4-7: http://www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org/recreation/skcs.html

Perkiomen Creek Sojourn, June 6: http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/perkiomen-creek-sojourn/

Schuylkill River Sojourn, June 6-12: https://www.schuylkillriver.org/Sojourn.aspx

Juniata River Sojourn, June 12-16: http://www.rothrockoutfitters.com/juniata-river-sojourn-201

West Branch Susquehanna River Sojourn (pedal and paddle), June 17-21: http://susquehannagreenway.org/sites/default/files/2015%20Registration%20Packet.pdf

French Creek Summer Solstice Sojourn,
June 20-21: http://www.frenchcreekconservancy.org

Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddle (one day, roundtrip events held throughout the summer): http://www.schuylkillriver.org/Detail.aspx?id=5665

Delaware River Sojourn, June 20-27 : http://www.delawareriversojourn.org

Lehigh River Sojourn, June 26-29: http://www.wildlandspa.org/get-involved/lehigh-river-sojourn-static/

Water Trails in Pennsylvania:

Click on the map to go to this site to order maps and find out more information about this program.




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