Sunday, November 23, 2014

The New Comique Theater ~

The theater is the first building on the left side.
Thanks: Robert Emigh

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kellar's Grocery Store ~

Also famous for the Mail Pouch sign.
Photo: ? 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Parade 2014 ~

Thanks to our veterans. 
Photo: Marie Colosimo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gas Station at the End of the Viaduct ~

Gas was cheap, less than 20 cents.
Photo: Gayle Barnett Radwanski

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Kelly Automotive Park ~ Baseball

I was really impressed by the beauty of the ballpark.
Photo and comment: Barbara Bloom

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Main Street ~

Trees on Main Street
Photo: Butler Downtown

Saturday, October 25, 2014

BHS ~ Friday Night Football ~ 2014

                    08/29   BHS 10 [L] – Altoona - 28
                    09/05   BHS 31 [W] – Baldwin - 21   
                    09/12   BHS 07 [L] -  North Hills - 35
                    09/20   BHS 42 [W] -  Shaler - 7
                    09/26   BHS 22 [L] -  Seneca Valley - 29
                    10/03   BHS 00 [L] -  North Allegheny - 21
                    10/10   BHS 10 [L] -  Pine Richland - 48
                    10/17   BHS 00 [L] -  Fox Chapel  - 21 
                    10/24   BHS 14 [L] -  Central Catholic - 55

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Majestic Theater ~

Not very majestic now.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beautifying Butler ~ Mural

To the left at the corner of Washington and Jefferson Street you can see St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stoughton's Beach ~

This was a real treat for us as kids. There were cabins, too, that were for rent in the summer. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Trader's Music Store ~ ca. 1958

Thanks: Paul D. Johnson Jr. 
click to enlarge

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Pittsburgh-Butler Airport ~

Just south of Butler, off Route 8.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Butler Symphony Orchestra ~ Schedule

October 4, 2014España
Nicholas Goluses, Guitar
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Capricco Espagnole
Joaquín Rodrigo – Concerto Aranjuez
Maurice Ravel – Alborada del Gracioso
Georges Bizet – Carmen, Suite 1
Manuel DeFalla – Three-Cornered Hat, Suite 2

November 1, 2014The Magical Music of Disney
Disney lovers young and old will enjoy the great tunes from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin and much more performed with memorable Disney animation.

December 6 Holiday Traditions– Butler Intermediate High School
December 7Holiday Traditions – Mars Area Senior High School
Michele Ragusa
Bring the whole family for a cherished Butler County tradition. Featuring special guest Michele Ragusa, sing along with your favorite holiday music.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lake Arthur in Fall ~

Our year-round playground.
Photo: Glenn Fulghum 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Vietnam War Memorial ~

Butler's Ultimate Sacrifice
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Nixon Hotel Lobby ~

Thanks: Robert Emigh

Friday, August 29, 2014

Natili's Closing ~

 Photo: Steve Hindmann
Butler is saddened.
We are losing our favorite restaurant but 
it will now be located at 
Natili's North
on North Main Street. 
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Monday, August 25, 2014

Worsley's ~ 87 years of service

Another regrettable closing. 
Everyone knew this storefront on Main Street. 
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Milann Ruff Daugherty ~ BHS '64

Your Affectionate Son
by Milann Ruff Daugherty
When the Milann came across a box of yellowed letters in the bottom drawer of an old dresser, she discovered not only that the letters were all written by her great-great-uncle nearly one hundred and fifty years earlier but that they were a fascinating first-hand account of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a young soldier.

Friday, August 15, 2014

West End School 1986 ~

Thanks: Aryl Bashline

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gasoline Station ~

Gulf Station
Where Jefferson and Cunningham Streets meet.
Photo: Arnie Macko

Thursday, August 07, 2014

George Troutman Residence ~

Bygone Butler architecture. 
Home of George A. Troutman

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Hot Dog Shop ~ A Longtime Butler Favorite

Out of business 
as of July 8, 2004

This is what we miss!

Butler Little Theater ~

King o' the Moon (Over the Tavern, Part II) by Tom Dudzick 
October 3-5, 7-11, 2014

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield 
November 28-30, December 2-6, 2014

Welcome to the Monkey House by Christopher Sergel 
January 16-18, 20-24, 2015

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling 
March 13-15, 17-21, 2015

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon 
(dramatic comedy)
May 8-10, 12-16, 2015

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Old Firehouse

Fire Department and Police Station
Thanks: Beau Olson

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Covenant United Presbyterian Church ~

The oldest church building in Butler is also the city’s oldest congregation. The congregation began formally meeting at the Butler County Courthouse on 
April 7, 1813, with its current home being built in 1862.
Photo: Georgia Sawhook

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Eastland Diner ~ Butler - Erie

Butler Photo: Randy Flowerday
Erie Photo: Barbara Bloom
We went to Erie yesterday and located the former Eastland Diner from Butler.  It is now at the entrance to Presque Isle in Erie.  It is on display, and we walked inside to take pictures.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Center Avenue ~

Thanks: Dave Craig