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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

James Pugh ~ BHS '68

Our James Pugh has had a distinguished career as a freelance trombonist, composer, and educator. His playing crosses all boundaries. He has been recorded in small-group jazz improvisational settings with such artists as Joe Lovano, David "Fathead" Newman, and André Previn. He has recorded classical chamber music with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble as well as the chamber music of Paul Bowles, Irwin Bazelon, and Ben Johnston. He has been a featured soloist on Grammy-Award winning recordings with Woody Herman and has recorded large orchestral works with the Eos, Concordia, St. Luke's, and 92nd Street Y Orchestras. Jim is well known for his musical integrity, inspiring improvisation, virtuosity, and all-encompassing versatility.

In NPR's year-end round-up of the Best of 2008, trombonist James Pugh’s new recording X-Over Trombone of three jazzy concertos stands out on top.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

William Morgan ~ Esteemed Butlerite

+ November 30, 2008
Bill Morgan started his career as an entrepreneur as a small boy delivering newspapers in Meridian, where he walked up and back a half-mile lane, all for two cents per paper. He ended up with a chain of 52 restaurants serving Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hot Dog Shop ~

An ad that appeared in the Butler Eagle Bicentennial Edition
July 4, 2000

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

BHS Football ~ 2008 ~ 3 Wins 5 Losses

BHS 28 [W] - New Castle 21
BHS 26 [W] - Norwin 20
BHS - Penn Hills [cancelled]
BHS 18 [W] - Canon-McMillan 0
BHS 20 [L] - Shaler 37
BHS 14 [L] - Pine Richland 21
BHS 3 [L] - North Hills 21
BHS 7 [L] - North Allegheny 24
BHS 14 [L] - Seneca Valley 18

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Butler Mystery Spot ~ Circus Town

Photo: The Long Way Home
Who knows what this is? It is right off Rt. 422 on Keck Road.
Cassie Kelly-Winkler thinks it is an old permanent circus attraction called
Circus Town.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Larkin Building ~

As of today, Sep 30, 2008 the Larkin Building is no more. . . . . Photos Color: Pat Gallagher
Photos B/W: Barbara Bloom

Larkin & Company

A renowned Butler company that serviced the early oil wells in our area.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hutchinson's Dry Cleaning ~

During W.W. II Hutchinson's Dry Cleaner used horse and buggy to deliver our dry-cleaned clothes to our doorsteps.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thomas Rutkoski ~ BHS '62 ~ Evangelist

+June 7, 2011 
Butler Evangelist who founded Gospa Missions. Thomas Rutkoski is a speaker in demand in churches throughout the world. His Mission has grown to include worldwide retreats, conferences, prison ministry, healing ministry, speaking engagements, publishing and humanitarian efforts. His books have had inspired many to conversion.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Viaduct Market ~

Everything we needed for a good Italian meal.
Photo: Pat Gallagher

With famous misspelling on the side.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Normandy ~ 6 June 1944

Butler Mother

June 6, 1944

She was standing
on the porch
that day in June
watching her youngest
come running up the steps
and across the lawn
when it happened
on the beach
at Omaha
where her eldest lay,
face down, no longer
clawing at wet sand.

She stood there, quiet,
holding him close,
fingering his hair.

from: The Butler Pennsylvania Poems

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Soap Box Derby ~

An annual affair.
Photo: Thanks DeWayne Johnston
[click on photo to enlarge.]

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Butler's YMCA Swimming Coach ~

John. F. "Pump" McLaughlin
† March 28, 2004
Swimming teacher, coach, mentor, friend.
Left: Eric Namesnik, right: Alice Ann McLaughlin, Pump's niece.

[photographed in front of the YMCA]

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008