Scamps Toffee


About Scamps

Debi had the secret recipe of deliciousness and Amy had the eye for design. Their ideas converged in 2011 and Scamps Toffee was born.

For the past two years, Scamps Toffee has been selling it’s warm, rich, buttery toffee hand dipped in a chocolate of your choice, either a traditional Swiss milk chocolate or a 64% cocoa bittersweet Belgian chocolate or a savory, mellow, and pure Belgian white chocolate in famous Ligonier, PA

In addition to our toffee, we make Barks named after states or different regions of the United States. There is Arizona Bark; (reminding one of the beautiful painted dessert in the west) milk chocolate, peanut butter and dark chocolate drizzle. New England Bark; (Yankee know how) milk chocolate, pecans, cranberries and blue berries drizzled with dark chocolate.  California Bark; (For the health conscious crowd) dark chocolate, toasted almonds, apricots and cherries. Seattle Bark; (Café on every corner) dark chocolate and ground coffee beans, we call this one, “jet fuel”. Plus, too many others to mention and other yummy goodies, such as, chocolate covered oreo’s, milk chocolate covered marshmallows, peanut butter cups and chocolate covered graham crackers. All made with our chocolates. Other sweets that you will find on the shelves; bagged caramels, fruits, nuts in all flavors  and combinations.  Check us out at our “Sweet Shop” located at 219 East Main St., Ligonier, just two blocks up from the diamond.

Now we want to share our latest creation of amazingness with you, our toffee sauce!  Made with butter, sugar and cream (all the things that make you nice!) and packaged in a cute little jar.  Let your imagination and senses go wild!  Try it on your favorite ice cream, spoon it over bananas (a cheaters bananas foster’s) sliced apples for a get-up-and go snack.  Pair it with yogurt and raspberries! WOW! Drizzle over your favorite banana or carrot cakes.  How about an oatmeal cookie……We could go on forever……You just need to try it!

Ligonier Home Tour

Who better to share what the 10th Annual Ligonier Home Tour is all about than someone who opened his own home to the public ten years ago for this Tour?  Ligonier resident Mike Krestar and the Inside Ligonier ~ A Home Tour Committee have once again pulled out all stops for the June 28, 2014 home tour by carefully selecting homes that have not been on any of our earlier  tours.  Krestar will be on hand at the June 7 Ligonier Country Market to share his own experience about this annual event that is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, the Ligonier Valley Historical Society and the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The diverse architecture of this year’s homes will inspire and wow attendees!

May 24, 2014 Tower Gardens by Nancy White


TOWER GARDEN: better gardening the modern, clean, efficient way to eat healthy   Tower Garden gives you more control of you and your family’s health by making it easy to grow nutritious, great-tasting vegetables and fruits at home. And it’s a smart choice, both environmentally and economically.

You don’t need any gardening experience to use Tower Garden®. Its compact, state-of-the-art vertical aeroponic system fits easily on patios, rooftops, terraces, and—most of all—into a healthy diet.

It’s healthier

Tower Garden helps you eat more fruits and vegetables by letting you grow delicious vine-ripened produce right outside your back door. Grow almost anything you like, including tomatoes, lettuce, basil, peppers, spinach, beans, cucumbers, melons, and herbs. And increase your children’s interest in eating fresh fruits and vegetables by involving them in gardening.

It’s easier

Tower Garden is easy to assemble and maintain, and it can be placed in any relatively sunny place outside. There’s no soil, no weeds, and no ground pests to worry about. And you’ll have a full range of customer support to help ensure a successful growing experience, including our online Resource Center.

It’s smarter

Because of its unique aeroponic technology and vertical design, Tower Garden uses less than 10% of the water and land required by traditional, soil-based agriculture.

Nancy White


Jennifer Sopko – Author

Ligonier Valley Vignettes

Tales from the Laurel Highlands

Jennifer Sopko

Secluded between Laurel Mountain and Chestnut Ridge, the Ligonier Valley has been the mountain playground of western Pennsylvania since the nineteenth century. Yet this picturesque retreat was at the tumultuous center of history—during the French and Indian War, Fort Ligonier was key to the British strategy, and in the late nineteenth century, the Ligonier Valley Rail Road helped transform the industry of the region. Author Jennifer Sopko traces the story of the valley and its residents through a series of fascinating vignettes. From the earliest histories to nostalgic reminiscences of the Ligonier Opera House, socials at the Valley Dairy ice cream parlor and bygone days at Idlewild Park, Sopko captures the history and spirit of the Ligonier Valley and its communities.

High-resolution photographs and interviews available upon request. 

Jennifer Sopko is a self-described freelance writer, local history detective and retro pop culture enthusiast. A Pittsburgh native who grew up in White Oak Borough, her writing projects mainly focus on southwestern Pennsylvania history with goals of enlightening readers about forgotten and obscure regional history and reinterpreting connections between familiar topics. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She is an active volunteer for the Ligonier Valley Library’s Pennsylvania Room, where she served as guest curator of a historical photo and memorabilia show in 2009. 

If you would like to schedule an interview with the author,

please contact Dan Watson at 843.577.5971, ext 114 or


ISBN: 978-1-60949-582-4 •  Paperback   •   128 pages   •   $19.99  •  April 2013

Chef Greg Andrews



Executive Chef, Greg Andrews from The Supper Club at the Greensburg Train Station will be demonstrating menu ideas on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ligonier Country Market.  He will be utilizing produce, proteins and dairy which will be available at the market that week.

Each half hour, Chef Greg, will feature a different recipe.  The recipes will be available in print out or via email.  He will be utilizing products from Jamison Farm Lamb, Friendship Farm and Logan Family Farm Beef, Let It Grow Farm, Lichtey Family and Rose Family produce and Clover Creek Cheese Cellar cheese among others.

Chef Greg Andrews began his apprenticeship at the Westin and Starwood Hotels Group.  For over 25 years, his career has taken around the country to San Francisco, Hawaii, Orlando, Memphis and Philadelphia.  He became an Executive Chef before the age of 30.  Chef Greg grew up in Dallas, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 as an Executive Chef for Monterey Bay Fish Grotto.  After meeting his wife Ashlee, they moved to New York City where he worked for several large Midtown Manhattan restaurant groups.  He quickly rose to Executive Chef at Stout, the largest, upscale modern Irish Pub in the U.S.  Chef Greg has been back in Western PA since 2007 owning and operating two successful Farm to Table Restaurants, Spitfire Grille and The Supper Club.  He has been a culinary leader the Local and Fresh Food Movement.  Chef Greg is a member of the following trade organizations:

Chef’s Collaborative, member since 2010

PASA – Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture / Buy Fresh, Buy Local – member since 2008

James Beard Foundation, member since 2014


Murrysville Historical and Preservation Society

The Murrysville Historical Preservation Society is non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable corporation dedicated to the preservation of our local, state and national historic sites, structures, documents and heritage including natural historic sites of interest.  The society promotes partnership with schools, Murrysville Recreation Department, schedules guest speakers, and presents an annual heritage festival. The  2014 schedule of events is:

June 28

Ligonier Country Market Tea

Ligonier, PA



June 30 – July 3

Pioneer Living Camp Ages 5-8 Offered by Murrysville Recreation Department

Sampson/Clark Toll House Grounds


724-327-2100, Ext.131


July 7 – July 11

Pioneer Living Camp Ages 8-14 Offered by Murrysville Recreation Department

Sampson/Clark Toll House Grounds


724-327-2100, Ext. 131


September 13

Heritage Festival ” Our Heritage Comes Alive”

Sampson/Clark Toll House Grounds



Historic Gun Lottery featuring a Replica British 2nd Model Long Land Brown Bess Musket and a French 1717 Model Military Musket to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the end of hostilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio of Pontiac Rebellion will take place during the September 13th heritage festival.


View the MHPS online at: and FB at: Murrysville Historical Preservation Society



Dream Interpreter, Pam Alexander

DREAM ANALYST – Pamela Alexander

Ligonier Country Market – July 5, 2014

The Country Market will feature Dream Analyst Pamela Alexander, A. B. D. on Saturday July 5. Dreams occur each night to reveal what is going on at the deeper levels of the psyche and speak in a symbolic language few understand. They symbolically make known areas of the dreamer’s life that need attention to guide the dreamer to greater health and well-being in all areas of life, including body, mind, spirit, and soul.

Pamela’s quest to understand dreams began eighteen years ago when her curiosity as to their meaning was piqued by her own dreams. This led her on a journey to discern what they were saying and why. She interpreted her own dreams, and occasionally those of others, every day for about sixteen years, which resulted in the development of her own method of working with dreams. The intention when working with dreams is to reach the message the dream is conveying and bring it to consciousness. When the dream message is brought to consciousness, there is a resulting shift in energy, which creates a transformation or healing.

Pamela has been working with dreams for sixteen years in private one-to-one sessions and conducting workshops throughout the area. She is also an artist and writer. She is currently writing her dissertation for a doctorate in Depth Psychology. For more information her website is Stop by the Feature tent at the County Market to speak with Pamela about your dreams.