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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Living Around Butler ~

Hello, Charles, Thank you for posting about my new poetry book. I lived in Connoquenessing until I was twelve in the 1950s and that is what the book is about. I did make it general enough that people from any small town should find things to relate to. Those who did not grow up in a small town might enjoy reading what that experience was like. The price of the book is $10 but there is also a $1 per book postage charge if anyone would like me to mail it to them. 
Linda Randig    joeswife803@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Domenick Fratto ~

44 years ago this morning, we lost an amazing man... my father. I remember the day well . . .
Bruce Fratto

Sunday, September 13, 2020

BHS Football ~ 2020


09/11 BHS 21 [L] - Cathedral Prep - 55
09/18 BHS 07 [L] - McDowell -  45
09/26 BHS 25 [L] - Erie - 35
10/02 BHS 06 [L] - Cathedral Prep - 56
10/16 BHS 55 [W] - Erie - 14
10/23 BHS 28 [W] - Slippery Rock - 03
10/31 BHS 33 [W] - Erie - 0

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Butler Memorial Hospital ~ Original Edifice

How many mothers
walked down
the sandstone steps
from our hospital
overlooking town
with babies in their arms
singing silent songs of joy?

Sunday, July 19, 2020

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