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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] teachers I should add to the list.

  • Dorothy Doerr
  • Virginia Hutchison
  • William Lehnard 
  • Thomas Crane 
  • Ellis Love
  • Anthony DeFurio
  • William Ellis *
  • Herb Elias
  • Anthony DeFurio
  • Sarah Burnheart 
  • Mr. Reimold
  • Miss Cunningham
  • Robert E. Hovis
  • A. Gerald Capezutti
  • John T. Ifft 
  • Emil Rosenzweig
  • Ray W. Miller
  • Mr. Greenawalt
  • Mr. Typinski *
  • Rudy Corona
  • Raymond Schweinberg
  • Al Stewart
  • Roy Barkley
  • Elmer Klein
  • James Cavalero

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!

It is so easy: Click on this link, tap the vote button for Connoquenessing Creek, enter your email address, and submit.


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.
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.

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

Butler Authors ~

Bob Hazy 
BHS '82
Bob Hazy is a writer inspired by the works of Melville, Steinbeck, Hemingway, and Dostoevsky. He studied literature at Yale University earning a BA and also holds a MS in computer science from Stevens. Although Bob built a career in information technology leadership and is currently an independent consultant, his real love is writing and painting Click here. He lives in the foothills of the Sierra in Northern California with his son, Nathan, and their dog, Gus.
Congratulations, Bob, on your recently published book: 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Scrap-iron for Victory ~

Boys collecting scrap-iron, doing their part in the War Effort. 
Photo: Butler Art Center

Monday, August 22, 2016

Alhambra Hotel ~

Nov. 17, 1975
Smoke continued to billow from the Alhambra Hotel - corner of Cunningham and Pillow Streets - at dawn as fireman from the Butler City Fire Department poured thousands of gallons of water into the 65-year-old building. Sixty-year-old Robert Walker died in the fire.
~ Butler Eagle

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Old Liquor Store ~

For 20 Ohio Marines ~ A Butler Tribute

+ Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz

14 Marine reservists from the Cleveland area were killed in the first week of August 2005 by a roadside bomb -- one of the heaviest blows suffered by a single unit in the war. Two days earlier, six others from the battalion were killed while on sniper duty.
A Tribute to 20 Ohio Marines
To their Comrade Who Survived


Monday, August 01, 2016

Cherrie Ann Mahan ~ Dear Little Girl

February 22, 1985
[30 years ago]
After 30+ years, she is still gone, but not forgotten, as her family and friends still pray for her safe return.Today marks the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of 8-year-old Cherrie Ann Mahan. The dark-haired and wide-eyed third-grade student at Winfield Elementary School was dropped off from her school bus along Cornplanter Road in Winfield Township, Cabot, Pennsylvania shortly after 4 o'clock that afternoon. Cherrie never made the 50 feet from her bus stop to her front door, and today, State Police at Butler are still collecting leads that will hopefully bring her home safely someday.