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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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