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Boiler House

May 20, 2015


The Mill was originally steam powered. The engine and boiler house were located behind the main building (the engine mounts can still be seen under the patio). The water supply came from a reservoir located on the hillside across the street which was fed by five or six springs. The “pipes” which carried the water down to the Mill boiler house were actually hollowed-out pine tree trunks laid end to end and buried underground. The water swelled the wood joints making them tight. A flume (wooden chute for the steam and water) carried the condensate from the boiler to the river.

Source: A Stroll Through Historic Emlenton June 1997

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April 20, 2015


When the Mill first opened there was a steam engine mounted between the flour house and the Mill. The mounts are still under the patio. When we bought the Mill in 2005 there was garage between the two buildings. We removed the garage and built a stone patio, thrust and planter in its place. It was one of our biggest renovation projects.

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Jeannette Campesino and Friends 8/7/14

August 11, 2014


The Emlenton Mill is pleased to present Jeannette Campesino and friends Saturday August 16 at 7pm in a free concert on the patio. They will present a varied program of British and American folksongs, spirituals, ballads and the favorite pop tune of the 30’s “Blue Moon”. As a retired music educator, Campesino is grateful for this opportunity to showcase local talent, claiming that the value of musical expression is a priceless gift. She has gathered together fellow musicians who also delight in the magic of rhythm and harmony and believe in the message of the melodies. The ensemble of ten (including two children) represents a wide area around Emlenton. She and her husband, Angel Campesino along with neighbor Shannon Barrios are from Emlenton. Jerry Gressley (vocals and harmonica) is from Kennerdell, Rich Lauer is a guitarist from Parker, and cousins Maura McCaslin and Rachel Marra are from Sunbury and Herman respectively. Keyboard is played by Nineveh resident Deb Jones whose eleven year old daughter, Talia, is singing two special songs along with nine year old Eva Bulger of Sewickley. The group invites all out to The Emlenton Mill Creamery at 201 Main Street, Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Emlenton Mill Profile

June 24, 2014


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2014 Concert Schedule

June 5, 2014


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Concerts Saturdays 7Pm-9Pm on the Patio overlooking the Allegheny River

June 7 – Joy Wilsted Violins (friends and students

June 14 – The Keister Family band (bluegrass and gospel)

June 21 – Bill Huber Jr. Guitar Trio with Ron Shoup and Glenn Cochran

June 28 – Sweet Adelines (barbershop)

July 5 – The Southside Stringdings (local singer songwriters, bluegrass)

July 12 – In Transition (old time gospel and country music)

July 19 – Garret Heath (local singer songwriter)

July 24-27 – FAWMStock 2014 (international singer songwriters)\

August 2 – Dan Hulse

August 9 – Black Joker (singer songwriter- folk and rock

August 16 – Jeannette Campesino (folk and spirituals)

August 23 – Burlap Road (American roots music)

August 30 – HOLeY Jeans (community youth choir)

See for more information on the bands




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Isaac McNany and Mikayla 8/10/13

August 7, 2013


Aug. 10th  Isaac McNany and his sister Mikayla

 Isaac Cole is a 12 year old country boy from western Pennsylvania who is enjoying the success of his debut CD titled “Country Boy”. Isaac has released 2 songs to Inspirational Country Radio, “God’s a Country Boy Too” went the whole way to #16 and “Faith” is currently climbing the charts. Isaac received Top 10 nominations for the 2012 Inspirational Country Music Awards “Youth in Music” and “New Artist of the Year”, and is nominated for the 2012 Artists Music Guild’s Heritage Awards “Youth in Music”, “New Artist of the Year”, and “Album of the Year”. Isaac has an uncanny stage presence for his age, and an infectious personality that you are sure to enjoy.

Mikayla Lynn is the 16 year old sister of Isaac Cole who won’t be overshadowed by her brother. Even though she hasn’t been singing and performing as long, she is definitely making a name for herself. Mikayla has currently finished recording an 11 song project titled “One Wave at a Time” with her friend and mentor Tommy Brandt who says “Mikayla is one of the most naturally gifted vocalists he has worked with”. 

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FAWM at the Mill 7/27/13

August 6, 2013


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Bill Huber, Jr. Guitar Trio 7/13/13

July 9, 2013




Bill Huber, Jr, Glenn Cochran and Ron Shoup all started to play a variety of instruments at an early age and they were all members of family bands.

Bill Huber, Jr.  at age thirteen, started played guitar and drums many nights weekly with his father, Bill Huber, who was a famed local guitarist.  Bill treasures the 14 years of full time and 20 more part time years he spent playing music with his father and other family members, at home as well as at numerous local establishments, and all around northwest PA.  He continues the family band tradition by playing music with his mother, Jenny and three of his four sons, Patrick, Preston and William.  For approximately 14 years, Bill Jr. was a guitarist with the former area band Lawyers, Guns & Money and he also plays with the group since the band is now performing again.  Bill has also performed solo for dinners, weddings and organizational meetings throughout the area!

Bill’s son, Patrick Huber, is the drummer for the guitar trio, but also enjoys playing the piano and the guitar.  He has been a musician since he was 10 years old.  Currently, Patrick attends Venango College of Clarion University with a future goal of becoming an attorney.

For 25 years, Glenn Cochran and Ron Shoup were members of the guitar trio Phoenix, along with Glenn’s brother Don Cochran, now deceased, also a renowned area guitarist.  The Phoenix trio performed at many local establishments, festivals, parties and weddings.  For 8 years, they provided dinner music two nights per week at Cross Creek Resort and for 9 years they provided weekly dinner music at the Franklin Club.  Prior to the formation of the Phoenix guitar trio, Glenn and his brother Don played music in multiple other bands over a 20 year period that included Southern Comfort, the DC3, the Blue Notes and many others.  Glenn has also performed solo and with other musicians.

Ron Shoup was a member of the Phoenix trio and has played guitar with numerous other performers.  He has also performed solo at festivals, civic clubs and at church functions.  He plays a variety of instruments and has been an area guitar teacher and luthier for over 35 years.

Bill, Glenn and Ron have recently teamed to perform together and they play a wide variety of music that includes easy listening, standards, soft rock, pop and contemporary songs.

The trio plays a wide variety of instrumental selections that span many decades, including jazz tunes and Beatle tribute songs.

In Transition 6/29/13

June 24, 2013


June 29th   In Transition  –  Frank Calderone, Joe Wagner and Davy Whitmire – old time gospel and country music

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