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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

William Purvis ~ BHS '66

Hornist William Purvis, a native of Butler, Pa., displays virtuosity at the service of artistry in a recent album of music [Bridge Records] by the one of the 19th century's most famous musical couples, Robert and Clara Schumann.
A graduate of Haverford College with a major in philosophy, he is currently a faculty member of the Yale School of Music, The Juilliard School, and SUNY-Stony Brook. 
Photo: Yale

But. . . Our Viaduct is Gone! ~

The new replacement structure will be a dual structure carrying two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound separated by a barrier. One sidewalk will be carried on the East side of the bridge. The new bridge will be on a curved alignment to the west of the existing structure and will tie into existing Route 8 south.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Our Penn Theater is Back !

Sixty-seven years ago the Penn Theater on Main Street in Butler opened its doors, offering films to patrons of the thriving downtown business district. Now the new Penn Theater is seen as a catalyst to downtown's revitalization. The Butler Penn Theater Community Trust acquired the theater last year and began to return the structure to its original Art Deco splendor. Already numerous performances have taken place.