MEET AT PA RAINBOW Gathering June28-July10? - To HPNers & FNBers

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Sun, 6 Jun 1999 14:50:48 -0700 (PDT)


Are there people on Homeless People's Network discussion list or Food Not
Bombs members who plan to go to Rainbow Gathering?

This year's annual is near Ridgway, PA, USA form June 28 to July 10, 1999.
Let's get together!

*Do any HPN members want to set a time and place to meet there?
(One possible location would be CyberCamp, where some of us met at last
year's National Gathering.  Or possibly at a FNB camp, if there is one.)

*Is Food Not Bombs going to have a campsite at Rainbow?
(It's a great place to network with peace-seekers and people who practice
eco-logical living.)

Rainbow Family Gatherings are superb examples of what consensus and
nonviolent cooperation can accomplish toward building sustainable
communities.  Witness what 20,00+ people do in the absence of leaders and
commerce.  For those without a home -- and for anyone -- it's a way to find
Home & Family.

FWD [various sources]

[Gather] "near Ridgeway, PA in Allegany National Forest where Otter creek and
Little Otter creek run into Bear Creek. The site is called Little Bear Creek,
and it's in the SE part of the forest. Bus Village is off of FS 135, with main
parking off of FS 129. There is also handicapped access nearer in."

More info at:
1999 National Gathering P.O. Box
      Rainbow '99
      P.O. Box  3082
      Maple Glen
  PA 19002-8082
      LIGHTLINE:  215-309-0699

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DIRECTIONS
>From the North , Northeast & Northwest  Hwys.  90, 17, & 6 lead to US 219 south
to Ridgway.

>From the South, East & West take Interstate 80 to exit 18 and follow US 153
north.  At Penfield  take US 255  to St. Marys and take PA 120 west  to
Ridgway. Heavy, large vehicles PLEASE use this route.
Cars and small Vans only may use Interstate 80 to exit 16 and follow US 219 to
Ridgway.
Warning:  US 219 North is steep, twisty and dangerous for large rigs - DO NOT
USE THIS ROUTE.  If you are checking a map for another route coming from the
south also avoid 949 north as it leads to Arroyo Road which has a narrow bridge
with a 3 Ton limit.

RIDGEWAY
In Ridgway at the intersection of Main St. and Broad you will see a Sheets
Convenience Store on left go straight through 4 lights.  Site is approx. 9
miles.  Go up a steep hill and over a narrow bridge.  Speed limit is 30 mph.
You'll see a sign for Little Drummer, keep driving. There is a sign for ATV
Timberline Trailhead. Then at the intersection of Arroyo Rd and Spring Creek
Rd. make a right onto FS 136 (not marked, dirt road).  Go north 4.5 miles
towards Owls Nest.  Welcome Home!!!
Follow speed limits - 20 mph on dirt roads

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These are phone numbers you can use to find out what is happening (regionals,
potlucks etc) near you.  They are often just machine messages hosted by some
kind soul.  They don't have any more money than you do, and will not accept
long distance charges.

    * National  215-309-0699
    * Campa Tampa p.o. box 2995 Tampa, FL 33601 813-622-6533
     <http://members.xoom.com/FL_Family/index.htm>
    * B.A.R.F. Beautiful Alabama Rainbow Family (205) 699-9712)
    * Atlanta lightline  770 662-6112
    * Mid Atlantic Hotline 202 PYREMAL (Washington DC)
    * New England Rainbow Family NERF 800-994-8635
    * New York lightline 212 560-7111
    * New Jersey RBF        973 537-2965  ("leave a message")
    * Philadelphia LightLine (215) 552-8949
    <http://www.libertynet.org/rainbow/>
    * Ozarks <http://home.att.net/~s.duncan/welcome.html>
  * Missouri Rainbow Page.
   <http://members.tripod.com/~lookingheart/index.html>[
   * OM Valley Rainbow 513 956-1675
       (Ohio-Miami region: so. OHIO, no. KENTUCKY, s.east INDIANA)
    * Great Lakes Rainbow (Ann Arbor MI) (734) 761-4243
    * Dallas Drum Hotline 214.823.DRUM  (for drumming circles)
   * Colorado Family  303-595-1077
    * SCROLL(so.cal.rbow)619-226-5797
    <http://home.earthlink.net/~kzirk/scroll>
   * Northwest Portland, OR at 503-727-2498
    <http://www.efn.org/~rainpac/index.html>

http://www.welcomehome.org will keep updated Lightline numbers
   (and it's up to us to input change & additions to welcomehome.org)

END FORWARD

Peace, Love and Light.
-- "Harmonica Tom" Boland of North East Rainbow Family <wgcp@earthlink.net>



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