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Favorite Fall Reads

I know the first day of winter is creeping behind the corner, but I did not have the chance to make a fall list yet, and it is absolutely imperative that I do. Why? Because I love Halloween! And the fall reads selection is full of horror, psychological obfuscation, and all of those things that will keep us up at night.

 

The Deep by Nick Cutter

 

This is an absolute must read for anyone who…

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I traded my Dodge Charger for a Subaru Crosstrek

I share a lot of similarities with my predecessor, to the point it may be slightly eerie. For starters, we both worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car early in our careers (and for only a whopping 5 months or so each), we share the same initials, we both hung around Johnstown when all of our friends were leaving (or at least tried to), and we even have a similar personality. I don’t mean that as a…

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart - Share the Love Event


Now is the season to Share the Love! For 10 consecutive years, Subaru has run the Share the Love event in December. Each year, Subaru partners up with four national organizations and a retailer chosen local nonprofit. For every new car sold, Subaru donates $250 to one of these charities based on the customer’s choice.

The national organizations this year are ASPCA, National Forest Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and Make-a-Wish. To remain equitable, Subaru guarantees…

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Subaru Loves Pets Trick or Treat

Spangler Subaru loves pets! And that is why this year we are sponsoring Pet Trick or Treat! We love our furry ones because they are family, and we want to enjoy the same qualities anyone normally would with a family member. That is why, in associated with PAWS House, we are putting together our first Pet Trick or Treat!

The trick or treating will take place on Sunday, October 29th from noon to 3…

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Why do leaves change colors?

If you live in the north then you already know why fall is a fantastic time of year. First and foremost, the cooler temperatures are bearable with little extra clothing cover up, such as a sweater and pants, and the air conditioning can be placed into hibernation. Among other advantages this gives temporary reprieve from those ghastly air temperature control costs before the heat is switched on for winter. If you have children, then they…

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The Newly Redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has officially come to life!

The rugged capabilities of the Crosstrek mixed with the sleekness and advanced features means this vehicle will take you anywhere with added comfort and convenience. It falls under the crossover category (or CUV) which has become a consumer favorite lately because of its interior design that resembles an SUV, all-wheel drive capabilities, but all based on the unibody car platform.

This is the second generation Crosstrek…

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Favorite Summer Reads

If you are anything like us then you have trouble keeping books in your to-be-read jar. The good thing is that there are a large number of books out there to choose from. Unfortunately, this also means that scanning through selections can make you lethargic, and no one ever wants to get stuck reading a book that is unenjoyable. So we create quarterly lists with recommendations on what we have read or are looking forward…

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2017 Flood City Music Festival

                What goes together better than the warm, summer breeze complementing the swirling musical notes emanating from the amplifiers of up and coming musicians while the bass beats rumble the ground under your feet? If you answered with ‘having that take place in our very own Johnstown’ then you are correct! The annual Flood City Music Festival is right around the corner and this year the lineup is one you will not want to miss.

                This…

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Ford Focus vs Subaru Impreza

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited Sedan vs. 2017 Ford Focus Titanium Sedan

We know what you are thinking. You are on the lot for the first time, searching for that car you can fall in love with, and who cares about the window sticker because look at the wheels on that one! The test drive has you exploding with delight and you knew from the instant you put the key into the ignition that…

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Hot Dog Eating Contest - America's Calorie Maker

Joey Chestnut was recently crowned the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion for the 10th time, consuming a whopping 72 frankfurters, beating his record last year by 2. That is a lot of hot dogs. If you are anything like us, you are probably telling yourself you might eat that many hot dogs over the course of several months, or even a year.

The hot dog eating contest has been running every…

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