Pheasant Hunt Fundraiser November 7 and 8, 2015


The New River Gorge Learning Cooperative is hosting their first ever pheasant hunting fundraiser at Twin Springs Farm in Stahlstown, PA. This 178-acre hunting property is situated approximately 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Loyalhanna Creek headwaters among the picturesque mountains of the Laurel Highlands. This area is known for spectacular fall foliage and enjoy some of the best hunting around!

Tickets are $250 per person, per hunt.  All entries include participation in the pheasant hunt, birds, guides, and dogs.  Note:  Hunts will have a maximum of four hunters in each group, continue for 3 hours and be guaranteed at least 20 birds will be released for each group.

Eventbrite - New River Gorge Learning Co-op Pheasant Hunt Fundraiser

To ensure you receive your preferred time please sign-up early.  In addition, if you have less than 4 people in your group we will try to combine your group with another group therefore times may need to alter. Available times are as follows:

  • Saturday, November 7th 7:30 am -10:30 am
  • Saturday, November 7th 11:00 am -2:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 7th 2:30 pm -5:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 8th 7:30 am -10:30 am
  • Sunday, November 8th 11:00 am -2:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 8th 2:30 pm -5:30 pm

Daily hunts are limited to 12 hunters afield and divided into 3 groups of 4.

Additional info:

  • No hunting license required for the hunt and the guides reserve the right to remove hunters for any unsafe actions.
  • Feel free to tip your guide if you enjoyed your hunt.

The Location of the hunting ground is:

Twin Spring Farm
347 Oak Road
Stahlstown, PA 15687


The Laurel Highlands area boasts a multitude of outdoor recreational activities, historic sites, world class resorts and family activities.  When you’re not hunting, you can visit one of the region’s amazing offerings such as Fort Ligonier, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, the Youghiogheny River or one of the area’s many state parks.  Whether you are a history or architecture buff, hunting/outdoor enthusiast, or just want to spend some time with the family you will find plenty to do here.  To find out more information visit


If lodging is needed there are many options in the area to fit your needs.  Some of the options in the vicinity include:

The  Foggy Mountain Lodge – 3 miles from Twin Springs Farm
117 Foggy Mountain Lane
Stahlstown, PA 15687

Days Inn Donegal – 4 miles from Twin Springs Farm

3620 Route 31 East
Donegal, PA 15628

Holiday Express & Suites Donegal4 miles from Twin Springs Farm
3695 Route 31
Donegal, PA 15628

Seven Spring Mountain Resort -12 miles from Twin Springs Farm
777 Waterwheel Dr
Seven Springs, PA 15622

Ramada Inn Ligonier – 10 miles from Twin Springs Farm
216 West Loyalhanna St
Ligonier, PA 15658

Many other lodging options are available in the area.  You can find them at

Eventbrite - New River Gorge Learning Co-op Pheasant Hunt Fundraiser

Captain Thurmond Half & Half 5k Run

This is the first running of the Captain Thurmond Half & Half 5k. The route takes runners from downtown Fayetteville along local streets to the historic Gaines Estate, a pastoral setting with big sky views and rolling grass fields.

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Runners will meet in the parking lot behind Vandal’s Kitchen:

Registration location and start

Runners should be prepared to run on both pavement and mild trail (see trail route and elevation map below).

Captain Thurmond Half & Half 5k - satelliteCaptain Thurmond Half & Half 5k - Elevation

In addition to a pretty cool run around an historic town, all proceeds go to benefit the NRGLC, a Montessori learning center for ages 3-12 in the Fayetteville community.

Eventbrite - Captain Thurmond Half & Half 5k

To learn more about the NRGLC, please click the image below.

Crowdfunding Comes To The Co-op

End of Year

We just went live with an Indiegogo campaign to raise more money for expanding our Children’s House (3-6 year program). Here’s where we are so far:

The total cost of the project is estimated to be $40,000. Here is where the money will come from.

  • $13,000 already raised (hooray!) from a fundraiser and donations
  • $12,000 from this campaign (DONATE NOW–THANK YOU)
  • $15,000 a direct loan program from families and friends of NRGLC

The huge part of this campaign isn’t necessarily the money each person gives, it’s the number of people who give. We are reaching outside our local community to those who value early childhood education and its role in setting children on a course of exploration, discover and learning for the rest of their lives.

Throw a 5-spot (or more!) in the pot and help us spread the word!

Not sure why this is important? Early childhood education has been shown to give children an advantage during childhood and throughout their adult years, especially areas with marked poverty. Our long term goal is to make the New River Gorge Learning Cooperative available to as many people as possible and this project is just the start.

Still not sure? Check out these four links for the benefits of early childhood education:

  1. 5 Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Early Childhood Education
  2. Five Surprising Facts About Early Childhood Education
  3. The Facts About Early Childhood Education
  4. Early Childhood Education Facts