Confluence Creative Arts Center is gaining recognition in the area. It was recently suggested by the Confluence Tourism Association to nominate Jody and Jay Best of the Creative Arts Center for the Outstanding Person of the Year award from the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce. Several large donations were made to the Creative Arts Center and this has help support the painting of telephone poles by the Creative Arts Center and Turkeyfoot High School showing more support for Trail Town Art.
-suggestion from Larry Walsh about a memorial service in the Town Park on September 11
-media has praised Confluence for its development and success due to the trail
-Pumpkinfest to be over 3 days in October, Friday-Sunday, 7th-9th - http://www.confluencepumpkinfest.org/ 
-Light Up Night to be the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in preparation for Christmas celebrations
-new bakery opening soon
-Riverview Kitchenettes - guesthouse with two bedrooms; 50 yards from bike trail
-Casselman Overlook Guest House - 726 Oden St