The Allegheny River Development Corporation’s (ARDC) goal is to keep the locks and dams on the Allegheny River operational and secure by seeking necessary funding, maximizing hours of lock operations for all users, promoting recreational boating, lobbying for equal representation in government spending, promoting commercial navigation, and promoting economic growth as it pertains to recreation and commercial navigation in the communities that border the Allegheny River.
For updates on the Allegheny River 2022 lock operation dates and hours, visit ARDC’s website or Facebook page.
Formed in 2014 from the Allegheny Valley, Armstrong County and StrongLand Chambers of Commerce, the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce serves 76 municipalities and encompasses Armstrong County, the Route 28 corridor in the Allegheny Valley, and Northern Westmoreland County. AK Strong is a business and community network that brings members together to connect, engage, impact, thrive, and lead with a focus on improvement and growth in the region.
Uncle Dave is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator who was born with dyslexia, ADD, and autism. He teaches pottery, stained glass, painting, drawing, mosaics, and ceramics in his studio.
Body Revolution is a privately-owned fitness, training, and group fitness center with a strong commitment to personalized service and individual attention for those seeking to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The Rainbow Inn is a local bar and restaurant known for their fresh-cut “Rainbow Fries” and 24 oz. Man Cans.
Rai’s Spa specializes in skin care. They offer hydro-facials, European facials, chemical peels, dermaplanning, other skincare procedures, and massages. Rai’s Spa is open Monday through Friday with set hours and Saturday by appointment.
Liberty Corner Tavern is a hometown bar known for its jumbo wings, ice-cold beer served in frosted mugs, and live entertainment.
The Little Hair Shop is a small-town, full-service hair salon that will brighten anyone’s day. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged.
Johnny Carpet is a family-operated and owned business with locations in Freeport & Vandergrift, PA, which works to provide flooring and flooring related services to the Pittsburgh area. Invest in new flooring to improve the looks, functionality, and value of your home. Find the floor coverings you need at Johnny Carpet. Our flooring company in Freeport offers a wide array of types, styles, texture, and colors of floor coverings at competitive prices.
Cracked Egg Catering Co. is a family-owned company whose main focus is serving phenomenal food at an affordable price. They can serve parties with up to 1,000 guests and offer a variety of items weekly for pick-up in Freeport, including their specialty hand-pinched pierogies. Check out their Facebook page for specials and call for pre-orders.
Lock 5 Tavern, located in the heart of Freeport, serves up uncommon bar food and exceptional craft beer. There are daily food specials and monthly drink specials. They also offer an upstairs gaming area with multiple dart boards and a pool table.
Formerly the Freeport Senior High and then the Freeport Junior High School, the Freeport Event Center is a locally-owned community space that hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from concerts and dance recitals to conferences and expos. The venue also offers various rental options for its auditorium, cafeteria hall, kitchen, and office/business space. The Center is perfect for all kinds of different events, such as art shows, concerts, dance recitals, conferences, trade shows, and more.
Formerly Lucy’s Riverside Cafe, the locally-owned Brickyard Freeport offers dine-in, to-go, and catering services. There is something for everyone on their unique breakfast and lunch menus. You can also stop in for an ice cream cone from their pop-up shop.
1833 Coffee & Tea Co. is a small-town coffee shop serving delicious high-quality coffee, tea, and espresso in Freeport. They also sell fresh, locally-baked pastries, handmade candles and gift items, coffee beans, and other products. You’ll also find plenty of seating for visiting with friends and family and pop-up events throughout the year.
Scott’s Scuba Service is a PADI 5 Star Center located in Freeport offering scuba lessons and courses. Their retail shop offers a variety of scuba and snorkeling products from leaders in the industry, and they service gear in-house. Their travel program takes divers on both local adventures and global excursions.
G&T Sports Cards Plus is a new, locally-owned collectibles store that buys and sells sports cards, trading cards, memorabilia, collectibles, and more. The shop is located in the front section of The Mercantile in Freeport.
Rent the Chicken is a unique backyard chicken service providing a 6-month rental to get started with backyard hens. They also have a Hatch the Chicken program.
2022 marks the 28th year for the Freeport International Baseball Invitational, an annual week-long baseball tournament that takes place at James E. Swartz Memorial Field in Freeport and other fields around Armstrong County. The event ends with an all-star game and fireworks on Saturday.
The Hook Up is an online and on-call bait and tackle shop delivering to Freeport’s public boat dock, boat launch, and private dock spaces. They also offer kayak and paddleboard rentals. Rental fees vary and include the boat, PFD, and paddle. Inexperienced paddlers or those unfamiliar with the area can also reserve time with a guide/instructor for paddling lessons.
Just a Girl with a Mobile Deli is a full-service mobile deli with fully customizable options prepared in their innovated commercial kitchen trailer. They also offer catering and fundraising opportunities. Daily soups, desserts, specials, and locations will be posted on Facebook.