Author: Kate Kennedy

Kane Passive House Interview- Mayor Brandy Schimp

A new radio series was launched on 101.7 WXZY on August 16, 2021, to highlight local people who have been involved with the Kane Passive House and its construction. The Passive House project is being led by the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) to transform 63 Fraley Street into an ultra-energy efficient building.

Episode 1- Week of August 16, 2021

In our first episode about the Kane Passive House, we talk with Kane Mayor Brandy Schimp. Click below to hear how she got introduced to the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund and how she sees this project positively impacting our community.

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Libations Tour of Kane, PA

If you enjoy a great drink, whether it is beer, wine, or spirits, we have got you covered right here in Kane, PA. As always, please drink responsibly and make sure you have a designated driver.

Begin at Flickerwood Wine Cellars. The Zampogna family has been running Flickerwood since 2000 and has two locations, one of which is on Flickerwood Road in Kane. In the summer you can enjoy their beautiful outdoor seating area, or in the winter cozy up inside with a bottle of wine in their lounge area.

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Expecting Mothers Suggested Itinerary- 1 night in Kane

Before embarking on a day of pampering and relaxation, we highly recommend booking a room at the historic and newly renovated Kane Manor Inn. They serve a nice breakfast daily from 7:30-9:00 AM, and this will also allow you to have a private and quiet place to rest your feet or freshen up at any time.

Begin the day at Drift with an hour-long float (ask your Dr.) or Reiki session. This will ensure that you start off your day nice and relaxed. Remember to eat a small snack or breakfast before your session.

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Kane Gift Certificates

So many people are asking, “What can I do to help local restaurants and businesses during this tough time of Covid-19 restrictions?” Well, we have one easy answer: buy and use Kane Gift Certificates! Watch this short video to learn why using Kane gift certificates matters:

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Kane Business BINGO 2020

Tomorrow (Saturday, 11/28) starts Kane Business BINGO! We have 24 businesses and 1 FREE space that makes up a BINGO card. Here’s how it works:

    • When you go into any of those businesses or make a donation to the non-profits listed, they will put a stamp on their name on your BINGO card. Once you get BINGO (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) you drop off or mail in that BINGO card to the Chamber office to be entered to win a $50 Kane gift certificate.
    • There is a place to pick up new BINGO cards or leave completed cards at the Chamber office after hours. BINGO cards are also available online.
    • There are 3 versions of BINGO cards (Click on each card number to view or print: BINGO Card 1, BINGO Card 2, BINGO Card 3)
    • You can submit as many cards as you want. The more you shop in Kane, the more chances you have to win!
    • BINGO runs from 11/28 – 12/23 and a winner will be drawn on 12/24.

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Town Branding Project Info

*LONG POST ALERT! There’s just so much great information we want you to know about the town branding project!*

The Kane Chamber of Commerce, which is part of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC), is coordinating an effort to create a town brand. The brand will bring a unified and consistent look to marketing and communication pieces used to promote Kane, town wayfinding signage and the Kane website. To get input from as many people as possible, the KADC is asking the Kane community, alumni, visitors and regional neighbors to complete the Kane Identity Survey by October 5, 2020.

Take the survey now by clicking here!

A brand can be hard to define and to come up with, so the Kane Chamber is consulting with Ben Muldrow from Arnett, Muldrow & Associates. Ben’s firm has worked with over 500 communities in 40 states to help with projects like this.

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Local Business That Are Open – Please Support Them!

With more businesses closing due to the government mandate, we want to be sure you know what local businesses are open so you can support them as you get what you need. I did my best to capture everyone so if there is an open business I missed I apologize- just let me know and I’ll update this list.

Please click here for the list of local restaurant doing pick-up, curbside service and delivery.

The businesses listed below are ones you can currently walk into to purchase needed items. There are still business providing services, like garbage pick up, as well as some businesses who have had to shut their doors and work from home. Please contact those businesses directly to learn if they are open and how they are making accommodations.

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