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Monday, April 01, 2019

Butler Artist ~ Claus Leland ~ BSHS 2009

A painting I did of Butler (I wish I had a better quality, but the painting is no longer in my possession), it was an acrylic 3 by 5 foot and was displayed at the Art Center and the Brick House restaurant.
Claus Leland

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Made in Butler ~

American Austin
Photo: Bantam Club

The perfect  Christmas present.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Saturday, September 08, 2018

BHS ~ Friday Night Games ~ 2018

                                 18/08 BHS 00 [L] - Kiski Area - 00

                                 24/08 BHS 07 [L] - North Hills - 42

                                 31/08 BHS 58 [W] - Baldwin - 13

                                 07/09 BHS 21 [L] Mount Lebanon 44

                                 14/09 BHS 00 [L] - @Pine-Richland - 63

                                 21/09 BHS 00 [L] - @Seneca Valley - 37

                                 28/09 BHS 00 [L] - Norwin - 42

                                 05/10 BHS 03 [L] - @North Allegheny - 55

                                 12/10 BHS 10 [L] - Pittsburgh Central Catholic - 45

                                 19/10 BHS 14 [L] - @Hempfield Area - 31

                                 26/10 BHS 13 [L] - Canon-McMillan - 44

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Butler Authors ~ C.F. Bellis ~ BHS '71

"I wrote Remember Reeny to memorialize my mom. The book takes place from 1937 to 1947 and encompasses her life during this turbulent time in American history."

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Sunday, July 01, 2018

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

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 teachers I should add to the list.  Contact me.
  • 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 
  • Edith Ifft 
  • Elmer Klein
  • William Lehnard
  • Ellis Love
  • James McDowell
  • Ray W. Miller
  • Mr. Reimold
  • Chuck Rogner 
  • Emil Rosenzweig
  • Raymond Schweinberg
  • Al Stewart
  • Mr. Trypinski 
  • Betty Butler

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!
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 ~ BHS '69

Polly Shaw, a native of Butler, BHS class of 1969, and lifelong Butler County resident, is a retired Seneca Valley teacher.  For over twenty years she has been a volunteer at McConnells Mill and Moraine State Parks.  In 2015 she heard about in inquiry from Arcadia Press for someone to take up the challenge to write a book at Moraine State Park.  She stepped up, and it was published in 2017.  She is now working on a second book, this time about McConnells Mill State Park.  She is an area speaker and presents programs about many aspects drawn from her book, to civic groups and public park programs.

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.