News and Community Archives: 2017


FORD CITY LIBRARY - DEC 13th “Estate Planning Essentials” presented by Heritage Elder Law & Estate Planning, LLC. Free informational workshop that will help you make smart decisions to positively affect your financial freedom in the future. “Pre-Planning Your Funeral,” discusses steps you can take to express your personal funeral wishes, while relieving the emotional and financial burden from those you love, will be presented by Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.


TARA - KRAYNAKS - DAFFINS Getting ready for the holidays, Bauer Steps Ahead visited the beautiful historic Tara Country Inn on Tuesday November 14th. After a family style feast we stopped by Kraynaks to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas. We ended the day with something sweet from Daffins Candies.


POTOMAC SCENIC RAILROAD On October 24th, Bauer Steps Ahead began a 3 hour tour at the Wappocomo Station, West Virginia. We enjoyed a full course meal in the club car while enjoying the sounds of vintage diesels as they led us through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As we rode along the South Branch of the Potomac River, we entered a visually-striking gorge known as the Trough, home of the American Bald Eagle. We had the opportunity to see the Eagles nest while they soared above.

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY - October 17, 2017

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY - October 17, 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program is an effective way to reduce litter removal in Pennsylvania. The Bauer-Bly Funeral Home in Dayton has been a dedicated participant of the Adopt-A-Highway program since 2001 by adopting a 2.4 mile section of SR 839 highway south of Dayton, PA. In the spring and fall of each year our staff takes part helping towards this beautification initiative and caring for the environment by removing the litter along this Pennsylvania highway. Over the years and up to this date we have collected 508 bags of litter. WOW! The Adopt-A-Highway Program in Pennsylvania has had more miles adopted than any other state in the nation! We too take great pride in helping towards this project.

HOLIDAY GRIEF: "Surviving the Season"

HOLIDAY GRIEF: "Surviving the Season" The Bauer Family Funeral Homes is presenting, HOLIDAY GRIEF: "Surviving the Season." This very special presentation will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2 PM at the Bauer Funeral Home, 515 North McKean Street in Kittanning.

Jolene Formaini, RN, MA, CT, of Healing Hearts, Grief Education and Support Services will offer guidance on facing the challenges of grief and stress surrounding the holiday.

The public is encouraged to attend this special presentation. Reservations are requested but not required and there is no admission fee. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact the staff at Bauer Family Funeral Homes at 724-545-9464 to advise us of the number of guests who will be attending.

TEXAS TENORS - Palace Theater

TEXAS TENORS - Palace Theater September 11th is a day that we will never forget. This year Bauer Steps Ahead showed their patriotism wearing red, white and blue for matinee performance of the Texas Tenors. The first stop was at the Twisted Thistle in Leechburg where Lorrie and her staff hosted us for an amazing lunch buffet. The show at the palace theater was a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music. The Tenors did not disappoint as everyone stood in a sing-a-long of God Bless America.


PITTSBURGH ZOO & AQUARIUM Tuesday August 29th, 2017 was a great day to explore more than four hundred species including 22 threatened or endangered species. Bauer Steps Ahead attendees enjoyed a picnic lunch in the Village Pavilion and had the opportunity to explore the Dinosaur Exhibit while taking in all of the other exhibits on the tram. We left no one behind and look forward to our next visit!