WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14

by Lois and Larry on October 13, 2017

WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14
Forest Cathedral tells the story of the effort to save the park’s ancient hemlocks.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 9, 2017 — Wild Excellence Films (WEF) announced today that their film Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest will play on WQED Pittsburgh’s Filmmakers Corner program on Saturday, October 14, at 10 p.m.
The documentary tells the story of the hemlock trees of Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania, which are under attack by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a destructive insect that has already killed thousands of trees in the eastern United States.
“We’re pleased that WQED is going to show our film,” said Melissa Rohm, filmmaker on the project. “The more people we can reach with this project, the better it will be for the trees in Cook Forest. Many people, even local residents, aren’t aware of what is happening to the hemlocks.”
Cathedral includes interviews with park staff and is narrated by Old-Growth Forest Network founder Joan Maloof. The film takes the viewer on a journey through the forest in all seasons and shows the important work being done by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.
Cathedral can also be viewed online. The public can donate to the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation’s fund for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid treatment in Cook Forest State Park at http://bit.ly/cookforestadelgiddonations.

About Wild Excellence Films

Wild Excellence Films is a film production company run by husband and wife team David and Melissa Rohm that brings attention to wildlife and wild places and the conservation issues that affect them through unique, beautiful storytelling. They work to make cause documentaries that educate, inform, and awe audiences, encouraging people to get involved with saving wild places and the living things that inhabit them.

Also in production are a video for Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau about Moraine State Park and a film for Beaver Creek Wetland Association. Wild Excellence Films’ video for the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial will premiere this fall.
For more information about Wild Excellence Films, please visit www.wildexcellencefilms.com or email wildexcellencefilms@comcast.net.

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Art Festival in the Forest and Quilt Show

by Lois and Larry on August 12, 2017

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 ~~ 10 AM TO 5 PM AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 ~~ 10 AM TO 4 PM
WHERE: Sawmill Arts Center on Forest Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217. (Cook Forest State Park)

The Festival’s focus is on quilts and fabrics, painting, photography, pottery and other traditional arts.

Vendors display and sell their wares. Artists display and demonstrate their work. Admission is Free to vendor area and $1.00 fee per person to view quilt show.

For more information, visit www.sawmill.org or telephone staff at the Sawmill at 814-927-6655.

TWO NEW SPECIALS

May 9, 2017

Valid April 23, 2017 through May 31, 2017 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY SUNDAY CHECK-IN SPECIAL Buy 3 Nights, Get 2 Nights Free!!** ** IN-SEASON WEEKEND RATES APPLY. Does not include holidays, Remaining cabins only. Must mention at time of booking. If booking on-line, please make a note in the comment section so we can […]

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Clarion River Paddling Adventure, August 26-27 2017

April 22, 2017

The Clarion River Paddling Adventure is an overnight outdoor interpretive canoeing/camping experience for families & friends. Children 12 & up must be with a participating adult. Participants should be in relatively good physical condition. At least one experienced canoeist should be in each boat. Kayakers must have prior river kayaking experience and should be confident […]

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32nd Annual Herb & Fiber Arts Festival ~ Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 ~~ 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, June 4, 2017 ~~ 10 pm to 4 pm The Sawmill Art and Crafts Center, Cook Forest, PA, is hosting the 32nd year of our celebration of the “Good Earth”. Join herb and plant vendors; live and dried herbs, plants, spices, flowers, earthen […]

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Gearing Up Your Next Wildlife Extravaganza

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Want to head out on your very own wildlife photography trip? Well getting the right gear together is important. Not only does it help ensure your safety, it will also help you capture some stunning shots of the wildlife local to your home.

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SNOWMAN IN THE FOREST, FEBRUARY 18, 2017

January 23, 2017

Snowman Rules Build a snowman in any designated sponsors locations in Cook Forest/Clear Creek area, beginning with the first snowfall of the season and ending with the last snowfall in February. Have the sponsor take a picture of you and your snowman and it will be entered in the contest and displayed on the website […]

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Cabins in the Snow

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Brookville’s Victorian Christmas Wine Walk on December 3

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Victorian Christmas Wine Walk in Downtown Brookville. Stroll through historic Main Street visiting participating businesses and tasting wine. Tickets must be preordered. 1 to 5 pm. Downtown Brookville, approximately 20 minutes from our cabins. 814-849-8448 or http://brookville-chamber.com.

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