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2014 DWNI Calendars
Now available - $10

To place your order, email us at or call (724) 872-0100.

Take a Tour of Downtown West Newton!

Download the brochure.

Take a Historic Tour of West Newton Cemetery!

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Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
Sat., April 12, 4-8 pm, WN Senior Center

Reserve your tickets for the Annual DWNI Pasta Dinner at the West Newton Senior Center (East Main Street) on Saturday, April 12 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Dinner includes pasta with sauce, salad, roll, dessert and drinks. Catered by Beechwood Avenue Pasta House. Benefits DWNI 2014 Activities. Call (724) 872-0100 for tickets; purchase at the door or from DWNI members, WN Senior Center or Gary's Chuckwagon.

2014 DWNI Pledge Campaign

Look for your 2014 Pledge Letter and Mail-In Form in February. With your financial and volunteer support, DWNI will have the tools we need to ensure a bountiful 2014! You can also click here for the Campaign Letter and Pledge Form. Fill out the form and mail it to DWNI, 201 East Main Street. West Newton, PA 15089 with your check payable to "DWNI." Let us know if you want to volunteer!

Our vision for 2014 is to build partnerships with the borough, local businesses and civic organizations; to increase downtown activity and Great Allegheny Passage tourism; and, to promote our historic, recreational and commercial assets. In 2013, we accomplished these goals:

  • Raised local funds for operations, projects, activities and events by hosting fundraisers such as dinners, raffles, item sales and the West Newton historic photo calendar.
  • Held special events like the Simeral Square Grand Opening, Arts & Crafts Show, Car Cruise, Fall Festival, Oktoberfest, and Miracle on Main Street.
  • Supported fellow civic groups’ events such as the West Newton Community Festival and West Newton Library, Lions Club, Community Fund, Women’s Club and Senior Center.
  • Managed and maintained the Cornerstone Building through the Mon Valley Initiative.
  • Marketed downtown real estate vacancies through the Mon Valley Initiative.
  • Helped fund facade improvements for three businesses.
  • Promoted community activities and businesses through the Trailbook, Trail Town brochure, promotional advertising, the media and our website.
  • Created an historic downtown walking tour and historic cemetery
    walking tour.
  • Opened Simeral Square with bike racks, benches, river overlook,
    concert stage, lawn and landscaping; and secured funding for
    new kiosk and flagpole installations.
  • Held 22 weekly farmers’ markets at Simeral Square with local produce,
    foodservice businesses, home crafters and civic groups participating.
  • Sponsored 15 Simeral Square performance and exhibits.

Our community is like a flower garden. It needs constant nurturing to thrive and grow. With your help, Downtown West Newton, Inc. (DWNI) will work hard so that the downtown can flourish.

Your contribution is tax deductible. Thanks for your support!

Gettin' Ready for Simeral Square!

Simeral Square will open on June 14, 2014 with a bang! The Farmers' Markets will open for the season starting at 9 am, a new flag installation will be dedicated, a GAP bike tour and scavenger hunt of West Newton will be held and special performances and activities are scheduled!

If you wish to participate as a vendor or volunteer, call the DWNI office at (742) 872-0100 or email to


Cornerstone Building
201 East Main Street
Now Leasing

Residential Space Available - Application process:
Security deposit, criminal and credit background
required. Tenant pays electric, sewage, garbage
and cable (optional) /water included in rent

Contact: Don Harris, NDC Real Estate Management,
(412) 271-1300 for inquiries.

Find out more here ...


Mon Valley Initiative is a coalition of communities with
a mission to restore regional economic vitality.

*Income restrictions apply, per Westmoreland County
guidelines for residential units.


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