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Saturday, June 02, 2018

The Maridon Museum ~


The Maridon opened on May 8th, 2004. It is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania region with a specific focus on Asian Art and Culture coupled with German Meissen porcelain. The museum — both the objects and the buildings that house them — is the gift of Mary Hulton Phillips. Patricia Lowry, writing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, pronounced the Maridon a "gleaming little gem of a museum."
Photo: Brian Loch

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

YMCA ~ Tumble Inn

Photo: DeWayne Johnston
The former YMCA now CUBS Hall was the site of Friday night "Tumble Inn" dances in the gym from the 50's to 60's +. Not sure when they ended. As a teenager, it was "Be there or be square."
DeWayne Johnston

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Thursday, February 08, 2018

BHS '53 ~ Class Get-Together July 20, 2018

February 8, 2018

Hi Everyone,
It is time to bring out the class reunion shoes and come celebrate with your classmates.
Circle the date of Friday, July 20, 2018 at Serventi's on Airport Road south of Butler off Route 8 South.
Who would have thought that we would be celebrating 65 year after graduation.

If you know a classmate who is not on our e-mail list, ask them to contact me or Cooky.

Details of this great event will be forthcoming soon.

Chuck Summerville
412-372-4332

Cooky Diamond
724-482-2359


Monday, January 15, 2018

Broad Street School ~

The newer Broad St. School which had been closed until sometime this school year when children from Oakland Twp. were bussed here due to water quality issues at their school. 


Thanks: Barbara Bloom

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Butler High School Teachers ~


In Memory of
Butler High School Teachers

Please suggest [via comment below] teachers I should add to the list.
  • Roy Barkley
  • Sarah Burnheart
  • A. Gerald Capezutti
  • James Cavalero
  • James C. Clements
  • Rudy Corona
  • Thomas Crane
  • Miss Cunningham
  • Dorothy Doerr
  • Anthony DeFurio
  • Herb Elias
  • William Ellis *
  • Mr. Greenawalt 
  • Robert E. Hovis
  • Virginia Hutchison
  • John T. Ifft
  • Elmer Klein
  • William Lehnard
  • Ellis Love
  • James McDowell
  • Ray W. Miller
  • Mr. Reimold
  • Chuck Rogner 
  • Emil Rosenzweig
  • Raymond Schweinberg
  • Al Stewart
  • Mr. Trypinski *

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Butler County Tourism ~

Photo: Butler County Tourism
Connoquenessing Creek has been nominated for Pennsylvania’s River of the Year! It was 1 of 5 nominations picked out of hundreds of submissions. Over time this local waterway had been neglected and abused, leading to its rating as the 2nd most polluted waterway in America in 2000. Since then through Allegheny Aquatic Alliance and other organizations’ efforts, significant positive changes have been made to this creek and have resulted in the restoration of it. Now we have the opportunity to show our appreciation to this precious waterway by making it the River of the Year! We each have the ability to do this by simply voting for the Connie! The voting period is now until 12/22. It is such a simple yet powerful way to show your support for this vital local waterway. Help us spread the word and bring the positive attention to the Connoquenessing Creek that it deserves!
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Loyalsock Creek has been named the River of the Year

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Butler Grocery Stores ~


Linda Randig researched and wrote this book this year and it just came out two weeks ago. It covers old Mom and Pop grocery stores within the city limits between 1903 and 2017. She found about 450 stores including well-known ones such as Mintz's, The Kozy Korner, Center Dairy and The Inn as well as many others in every neighborhood of the city. The book will appeal to those of us who are old enough to remember these stores as well as younger people who missed out on them but are interested in Butler's history. The cover features Earl Doria in his store on Mercer Street and there are another 16 pages of black and white photos.
The book can be ordered directly from Linda at 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Night Games ~ 2017


                      25/08 BHS 00 [L] - @Knoch - 28   
                      01/09 BHS 21 [L] - @Penn Hills - 54
                      08/09 BHS 45 [W] - Altonna - 28
                      15/09 BHS 00 [L] - @Seneca Valley - 35
                      22/09 BHS 07 [L] - North Allegheny - 29
                      29/09 BHS 47 [W] - Shaler - 00
                      06/10 BHS 14 [L] - @Pittsburgh Catholic - 49
                      13/10 BHS 06 [L] -  Norwin - 07
                      20/10 BHS 00 [L] -  @Pine Richland - 64
                      27/10 BHS 28 [W] -  Canon-McMillan - 26
                      

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Butler County Authors ~ Polly Shaw

Polly Shaw is a lifelong resident of Butler County, Pennsylvania, She is a retired teacher, history enthusiast, and longtime state park volunteer.


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Morgan's Drive In

This photo of Morgan's Drive-in Restaurant at Bon Aire
hangs on the wall of the New Hoagie Shop in the Bon Aire
Plaza. Dated 1963 - origin unknown. All of the Morgan Company's
pictures were lost in a fire.
Thanks: Paul Johnston Jr.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Unforgettable ~

On the stairs at Butler Junior High School.
Thanks: Barbara Bloom

Friday, March 17, 2017

Lyndora School ~

First Grade 1955, Miss Duffy
Thanks: John Pichler
Click on picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Cummings Candy & Coffee ~


Barry Cummings, owner of Cummings Candy & Coffee, said the coffee shop has been in the family since 1905.
Photo: Post Gazette

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snow Storm ~ November 1950

 Butler Junior High School 
[The Yellow Building]
in the background.
Photo: Mark H. Welchley

Monday, February 13, 2017

Butler Author ~ Larry Parisi


Larry D. Parisi, author of Butler County Revisited, compiled this book using rare postcards from his personal collection, as well as a few cards submitted from other collectors.


Saturday, January 07, 2017

Lowry House ~

[At the corner of Jefferson and Main]
This pen and ink drawing of an earlier view of the Lowry House hotel used to hang in my grandmother's house. I remember hearing that she had commissioned it from a local artist, Robert C. Rehm. It is based on an old photograph. 
- - - Jeff Schalles

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Butler Little Theater ~




Butler Little Theatre is a non-profit that strives to offer a broad range of high quality and entertaining live theater experiences to the community. They have been doing this for 75 years and it has provided us with rewarding and fun experiences. They offer their audiences comedies to delight, dramas to stir emotions, mysteries to challenge, and classics to expand theatrical and literary horizons.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

Armco Acid Dam Construction ~


July 20, 1936
Messrs. C.C.Boyer, Howard Smith and George Stewart.
Thanks: 
Barbara Bloom

Friday, December 02, 2016

Vietnam War Memorial ~

They fought and died for us.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

David E. Todd
Wrote this book to show his appreciation of the Armco. He published it himself and distributed it to older employees and retirees.
Available:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

The Friday Nite Games ~ 2016


                                 BHS 06 [L] – Penn Hills - 37
                                 BHS 21 [W] – @Altoona - 12 
                                 BHS 06 [L] - Seneca Valley -42
                                 BHS 07 [L] - @North Allegheny - 49
                                 BHS 34 [W] - @Shaler - 16
                                 BHS 07 [L]  - Central Catholic - 49
                                 BHS 28 [L] -  @Norwin - 35
                                 BHS 13 [L] -  Pine Richland - 28
                                 BHS 17 [L] -  @Canon-McMillan - 31

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016