News & Notices

Great Portage Yard Sale



8:00 AM to 3:00 PM – RAIN OR SHINE

There is a $5.00 charge to participate in the event.  All participants will receive a numbered sign and several balloons to be picked up at the museum on Thursday June 6 or Friday June 7 from 12-5 PM.  The PAHS will do extensive advertising online, in the newspapers and with signs and posters.  They will also make available a free map of Portage showing participating sites.  Maps will be available on Facebook and at all registered sites on Saturday, June 10.

Yard Sale Form

Route 53 Road Closure

Hollidaysburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the closing of State Route 53 between Portage and Lilly, Cambria County, today until further notice after water eroded the soil under the road, causing portions of the shoulder to fall away.

The damaged section of the route is approximately 1,500 feet north of the SR 53 and SR 164 intersection near Plane Road (T408).

Traffic near the area is being detoured:

– State Route 53 north traffic will take SR 164 east to SR 22 east to SR 53 Cresson/Lilly exit.

– State Route 53 south traffic will take SR 22 west to SR 164 west to SR 53

There is no timetable for reopening the road.

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts. Follow PennDOT on X and like the department on Facebook and Instagram

Recreation Director Position

Exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, results oriented professional to lead a newly created Portage Area Joint Parks and Recreation Commission.  We are seeking a dynamic leader to create, direct, develop and oversee a comprehensive set of parks and recreation services for the residents of the Portage Area.  Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation required.  Master’s or advanced degree preferred.  Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the parks and recreation field.  Candidates must have a varied background in recreation programming with demonstrated competence in organizing and operating activities for all ages, interest and abilities; prior experience overseeing successful fundraising, and a proven track records of successful grant writing.  The ideal candidate will be able to lead people, manage financial and accounting need, attract and nurture financial contributors, and develop strong community partnerships.  Salary $50,000.00 to $55,000.00 DOQ, plus a full benefit package.  Position description available at and Send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Mr. Robert Koban.  Applications only accepted electronically to