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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Jack Bowman ~ Butler Musician

Photo: Paul D. Johnston Jr.

Jack Bowman
played drums in the BHS band then went on to play in the U.S. Air Force Band. Upon returning home he did union jobs with various groups and started his own big band style group which played all over Western PA and Ohio for many years. Jack played drums in several Butler Musical Theater Guild productions. He was also well known as a barber at the Point Barber Shop. He retired from playing recently and donated all the charts from his many band years to the Butler High School Music Program.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Grateful Marianne Cornetti ~

Coming Home Concert
Photo: Rome Sentinel

Opera singer Marianne Cornetti performed on February 9, 2020 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Herman.
It was her way to give back to the church and community that helped her career get a start, she  performed “Then Sings My Soul: Celebrating 30 Years of an Operatic Career and a Lifetime of Music”.

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Miss USA ~ 1971

Michele McDonald
Our Butler Beauty
Photo: Miss Universe Organization

†23 January 2020


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Monday, November 18, 2019

Fr. Simon Conrad O.F.M. Cap.~

† 2013
Before entering the St. Fidelis Seminary in nearby Herman, Fr. Conrad lived on Polk Street in Butler. He was ordained a priest in 1946. Fr. Simon is widely remembered as a teacher, communicator and confessor. And till the end he was best known as a consummate gentleman and professional. Through all of his years of ministry, Father was known for his well-crafted and thoughtful preaching. On two occasions his audience was a national one. In 1954, he and fellow Capuchin Fr. Bertin Roll conducted the nation’s first televised youth mission, which was broadcast live for eight weeks on CBS network television’s “Look Up and Live.” In 1958, he also preached on CBS network radio’s “Church of the Air.” Father wrote two books: Master and Model, a life of Christ, and Brothers of the Sun, a brief history of the Capuchins, which had press runs totaling 40,000.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Glenn Crytzer ~ BHS '99 ~ Butler Musician

Glenn is a prominent guitarist, bandleader, arranger and composer. His music features in several films and documentaries. 
Some of his recordings:
Chasin' The Blues (2009)
Harlem Mad (2011)
Skinny Minne (2012)
Focus Pocus (2013)
A Little Love This Christmas (2013)
Uptown Jump (2015)
Aint' It Grand? (2018)

Sunday, September 01, 2019

BHS Football Scores ~ 2019

                        23/08 BHS 21 [L] - North Hills - 46
                        30/08 BHS 21 [L] - Baldwin - 42
                        06/09 BHS 07 [L] - Mount Lebanon - 63
                        13/09 BHS 07 [L] - Pine-Richland - 56
                        20/09 BHS 00 [L] - Seneca Valley - 55
                        27/09 BHS 21 [L] - Norwin - 49
                        04/10 BHS 14 [L] - North Allegheny - 49
                        11/10 BHS 06 [L] - Pgh. Central Catholic - 55
                        28/10 BHS 28 [L] - Hempfield Area - 55
                        25/10 BHS 07 [L] - Canon-McMillan - 35

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Nicole Luttrell ~ BHS '

"I was telling stories as soon as I had words to tell them with. But I started writing when
I was thirteen when I came to the dawning realization that this was something that
could be done for a living. That people could make their lives all about telling stories."

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The Berg House ~

Photo: Joe Randig
The Berg House located on North Main Street on the right hand side
going up the hill. Joe wonders if anyone remembers or has any information on the Berg house.

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 living and past 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. Fusco 
  • Mr. Greenawalt 
  • Ruth Helms
  • Robert E. Hovis
  • Virginia Hutchison
  • John T. Ifft 
  • Edith Ifft 
  • Ellen Klein
  • Elmer Klein
  • William Lehnard
  • Ellis Love
  • James McDowell
  • Ray W. Miller
  • Nelson Palmer
  • Walter Palmer
  • Gertrude Reed
  • 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