Thursday, June 19, 2008

Father's Day visit at Hartwood

Hello all,

Our whole family showed up at Hartwood this past Sunday on Father's Day to check out the 1940 Cadillac that supposedly belonged to my Grandmother. A true friend of Hartwood Mr. Bill Vorhaben arranged for the car to be displayed that day. The car belongs to a local Cadillac dealership owner and the car was supposed to have belonged to a Lawrence family but the exact Lawrence family is unknown. My Grandmother owned a 1938 Cadillac and it is thought that maybe she traded in the 1938 for this 1940 model. In any event, the car displayed at Hartwood was gorgeous and completely restored. Whoever it belonged to it is a great ride!
Our friend Josh met us at Hartwood along with his parents. A good time was had by all. We all went on a tour of the mansion and then had dinner afterwards.
Enjoy the pictures!


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Orienteering exercise at Hartwood - check it out 4/20/08

Orienteering at Hartwood Acres
Presented by the Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club

Where: Hartwood Acres Park, Middle Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101
When: Sunday, April 20, 2008; sign-in 11 AM – 2 PM

What is Orienteering? Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill, and all-weather. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The object of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the woods.

What to bring? All you will need to bring is a compass (if you do not have one, we can loan you one), and appropriate footwear to walk in the woods.

Event Details: The courses offered at Hartwood Acres will include four Cross Country courses for beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced (White, Yellow, Orange, Green). In a cross country course, the participant finds a series of flags in a pre-specified sequence. Come early if you plan to do more than one course.
Sign In 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
· Must Finish the course by 3:30 pm

Instruction for novices: Available on site

Cost: $4.00 per map (family or group can share one map if they wish)

Event Location: Hartwood Acres County Park. Parking lot off Middle Rd, near Central Elementary School. Look for red-and-white arrow signs.

Questions: Contact Jim Wolfe at

Check our website, for complete details and driving directions for this event and the entire WPOC Fall Schedule of events.