BILL HASTINGS' INSIDE INDIANA: Pizza, Grapevine, Corn fest, etc.
August 16, 2013 10:55 AM

To whom it may concern —


Pizza House in Indiana will showcase its new larger menu, deck and more during an invitation-only soft opening all day on Tuesday.

Didn’t receive an invitation? Have no fear.

Through a giveaway on Facebook, Pizza House is offering the chance to win one of five VIP passes to the soft opening.

Visit pizzahouse, “like” the page and repeat daily for more chances to win.

When Pizza House reopens, it will offer a larger menu with new items, an outdoor deck, “The Dog House” — a premium hot dog shop — and an overhaul to the decor.

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And congratulations are in order for Joe and Terri Medvetz, operators of the popular Grapevine Restaurant in University Plaza along Wayne Avenue across from the IUP Kovalchick center. The restaurant marked 30 years in business Thursday.


EVAN STRITTMATTER, a 2013 graduate of Marion Center High School, enjoyed celebrating a second landmark recently within a month of being graduated.

July marked Evan’s first full year as the proprietor of Indiana Vac in the 1800 block of Philadelphia St.

Quite a remarkable accomplishment for an 18-year old!


Summit Church on West Pike near Indiana will hold a Veteran’s Care and Bike Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church to benefit veterans returning from active duty.

The entry fee for cars is $15, and for bikes it is $10.

Donations will be accepted from patrons to view the cars and bikes.

Those entering vehicles must arrive between 7:30 a.m. and the start of the show.


The Indiana County Tourist Bureau is preparing for the organization’s 50th anniversary, and as part of the celebration is seeking to hear from former Queen Evergreens and court members.

If you know a former queen, have them phone the tourist bureau office.

The former queens and court members will be invited to the tourism dinner.

The Indiana County Tourist Bureau would like to hear from longtime members. If you believe your business or organization has been a member of the tourist bureau for a long time, please call the office at (724) 463-7505.


Downtown Kittanning will be rocking Saturday with the second annual Jam on Market at Rosebud Mining beginning at 4 p.m. at the corner of North Grant and Market streets.

The event offers entertainment, food, children’s games, clowns, vendors and more.

Live music will be performed by Madison Starr Kunst, Ava Bosco, Slant 6 and Mr. Furley.

Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, and are reminded that alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the event.

Jam on Market is hosted by Downtown Kittanning Inc., the Armstrong County Chamber of Commerce and the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau.


IF YOU are hungry and looking for something a little closer to home, the Indiana Lions Club will hold a benefit turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Indiana Lions Health Camp on Health Camp Road.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12, and can be purchased at the door.

Takeout is also available.


AND THAT’S not all. Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church will host a chicken and holupki dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, at the corner of Tanoma Road and Route 286 East.

The cost is $10 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for those 4 and younger.

The public is welcome, and takeout is available.


AND DON’T FORGET about Corn Fest in Homer City. Boy Scout Troop 24 will host its second annual Corn Fest on Sunday at Homer City Floodway Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Besides a corn roast, there will be an all-beef hot dog bar, a potato bar and soft drinks. Music will be provided by Lantern. There will also be fun and games for the kids, which will be supervised by the Scouts from Troop 24.


The Indiana County Republican Committee is inviting the public to a wiener roast from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Luckenbach Pavilion.

Hot dogs, buns and fixings will be provided.

Admission is a covered dish and donation.

To register, visit the Indiana County GOP website at www. or call Sandi Gillette at (724) 388-5352.


Football season is upon us, so be sure to check out The Indiana Gazette each day until Aug. 28 to support your favorite local high school teams with our team posters. … Donatello’s Italian restaurant on Philadelphia Street is back in full swing with regular hours after the death of owner Enzo Pirrone in late June. … Gas prices stood at $3.59 in the county as of this morning … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says, “Minds are like parachutes. They only work when they’re open.”


Good evening!

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