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Saturdays in Sept.
10 am - 2 pm

September 27, 2014
10 am - 2 pm


Take a Historic Walking Tour of West Newton's Downtown!

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Take a Historic Walking Tour of West Newton Cemetery!

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Bumper Jacksons Perform @ Simeral Square
September 20, 11 am

Downtown West Newton, Inc. is honored to have one of Washington, D.C.’s finest traditional folk bands, Bumper Jacksons perform on stage at Simeral Square on
Sept. 20, 11 am – 1 pm.

Bumper Jacksons features Jess Eliot Myhre, lead vocalist, who also plays clarinet, washboard and kazoo trombone along with Christopher Ousley on vocals and guitar and Alex Lacquement on vocals and standup bass.

Bumper-Jacksons sound is a unique blend of “roots jazz, country swing and street blues. Deeply rooted in their love for early swing, blues, and old time country, Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals, re-imagining American roots music with both power and tenderness. Recognized as the region's ‘Best Traditional Folk Band’ at the 2013 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons have positioned themselves squarely at the helm of the young roots music scene in DC and Baltimore, pioneering a new, fresh take on American music. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America …” according to their biography at

Jane Roser at That Music Mag, calls the BJs, "Wildly inventive, eclectic, … DC’s Bumper Jacksons have quickly gained national recognition for their blend of jazz, swing, blues and old-time country tunes, as well as original compositions that harken back to an era of white lightning, Appalachian hollers and New Orleans’ jazz clubs. With influences that range from Hank Williams to Bessie Smith …”

Sponsors for this event are Kimberly Construction, the Nelson family and an anonymous donor.

Simeral Square is a riverfront park located at 101 North Water Street at the bridge in downtown West Newton, Pa. The Simeral Square Farmers’ Market will conclude on Sept. 27 with a Fall Festival from 10 am to 2 pm featuring the Holden Puppet Show at 11 am. If you want to participate as a sponsor, vendor or volunteer for Simeral Square, call us at (724) 872-0100 or email to For more information about Simeral Square, go to, find us on or follow us at

September Events @ Simeral Square

Sept 20

10 am-2 pm

DC's Bumper Jacksons @ 11 am
A traditional folk band playing swing, blues and old time country will be featured again this year as part of their GAP Trail Tour.

Sept 27 10 am-2 pm

Fall Festival Season finale featuring Holden Puppet Show @ 11 am and a harvest of activities, foods, vendors, goods and produce.

Be a Simeral Square vendor or volunteer! Call (724) 872-0100 or email to If you wish to sponsor an event @ SImeral Square,
complete this form
and mail to 201 E. Main St., West Newton, Pa. 15089.

Interested in becoming a Simeral Square donor?

Downtown West Newton, Inc. operates and maintains Simeral Square through generous public and private donations through the Simeral Square Donor Campaign. If you want to become a donor by purchasing a brick or amenity for Simeral Square, you can download the brochure, send us an e-mail or call (724) 872-0100 to have one sent by US Mail.


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

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

Find out more here ...

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

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