Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Majestic Theater ~

Not very majestic now.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Sunday, October 19, 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 00 [] -  Central Catholic 

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

Kittaning Street ~ Sutton Gasoline Company

Photo: Pat Gallagher

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 07, 2014

George Troutman Residence ~

Bygone Butler architecture. 
Home of George A. Troutman

Friday, August 01, 2014

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

Saturday, July 05, 2014

William Manners~Butler Author~BHS '26

William Manners
Editor, Biographer, Non-fiction Writer, Teacher, onetime boxer.
  • Father and the Angels. New York: Dutton, 1947.
  • Isn’t it a Crime? New York: Arc Books, 1947.
  • One Is a Lonesome Number. New York: Dutton, 1950.
  • Wake Up and Write. New York: Arc Books, 1962.
  • The Barking Cat Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • The Crying Schoolhouse Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • The Fifty-pound Giant Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • The Talking Pigeon Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • One, Two, three, Go. New York: Four Winds Press, 1967.
  • TR and Will: A Friendship that Split the Republican Party. New York: Harcourt, 1969
  • Patience and Fortitude: Fiorello LaGuardia: A Biography. New York: Harcourt, 1976.
  • The Quick and Easy Vegetarian Cookbook. (with Ruth Ann Mathers) New York: M. Evans, 1978.
† September 6, 1994

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Construction ~

Where Woolworth's used to be. 
Thanks: Barbara Bloom

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Donald B. Carlson Sr. BHS '38

† 8 September 2010
Donald Carlson sent me some of the first pictures posted on the Butler Blog. As a tribute to him I have posted the pictures he sent me. Click the label Photographer Don Carlson below. -- Charles

After graduating from BHS Don Carlson worked as a newspaper photographer, while earning his private pilot's license. Anxious to join the service, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 7 July 1942. He served as a flight engineer for the 10th Weather Headquarters in the China-Burma-India Theater, flying over the Himalayan Mountains (The Hump) and throughout China, Japan and Korea. He was a member of the CBI/Hump Pilots Association and was a 50-year member of the Butler Masonic Lodge. Don served faithfully with Community Companion Volunteers, a program of Lutheran Home Services. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bickel's Shoes ~

Thanks: Gayle Barnett Radwanski

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World War II Mothers ~

Photo: Melanie Wetzel

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Butler Fire Department ~ 1910

Vigilant as ever. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Charles Troutman Home ~

Home of Charles H. Troutman 
Main Street, 1898. 

Thanks: Barbara Bloom