This past spring semester 2020, even with the interruptions of COVID-19, Elizabethtown College students in the Honors program studied historically significant properties in Marietta. The students have created a collection of eight reports focusing on five prominent families who contributed to the establishment and building of Marietta in the Nineteenth Century. The Clark, Mehaffey, Cassel,
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Written by Cynthia L Sperko ( continued from Chapter 1) The school bell rang for the final class of the day. Within seconds, students filled the hallways heading to their lockers, the school bus, and to after-school activities. Sylvia and Kurt quickly walked down the hall and out the front entrance of the high school.
Written by Cynthia L. Sperko Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a fiction serial, set in Marietta. Chapters will appear first in the print edition of The Marietta Traveler, with the full story (as available) on the Traveler website. Chapter One – The First Clue Kurt is laying on his bed in his
Rivertownes PA USA has been busy during 2019-2020, expanding and increasing the community awareness of the river towns and the iron industry that lined the banks of the Susquehanna River during the mid 18th to early 19th century. The following events and activities are a small part of what has been accomplished: A description of
The Community House hosted many events throughout 2019 to celebrate their 100 year anniversary celebration. On December 15th, all members and the board of directors attended a special event to celebrate lifelong volunteers. The honorable David S. Hickernell attended as our state representative to present these four members with an award for their service: Margret
This year’s theme for Mayfest is “Maytown’s Celebrations”. Maytown will be 260 years old and we will be celebrating our town’s birthday with activities and displays from our previous celebrations. There will be artifacts and displays from 1910 Old Home Week, the 1960 Bicentennial, the 225th Anniversary in 1985, and Maytown 250 in 2010. Activities
Written by Rebeca Shinsky, Bartender at Railroad House Inn 1-2 oz. Penn Square Lavender vodka Fevertree Ginger Beer Lemon juice Vanilla simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water with vanilla beans or syrup) Lemon Wheel (for garnish) Light & elegant, locally distilled Penn Square Lavender Vodka gives this Mule a refreshing twist. Traditionally served in
Written by Michael Cassidy Despite an Irish surname, a large, or even the largest, chunk of my DNA is old family Pennsylvania German from what is now Blair County. To help cement those “PA Dutch” credentials, I married a Lancaster descendent of Hans Herr, empowering me to take on one of the great culinary disputes
“Our Marietta” met on January 27th at the Marietta Community House. In its mission to improve lines of communication between various Marietta organizations, Councilmen Glen Mazis and Bill Dalzell were invited to present a “State of the Borough” report. This generated enthusiastic discussion. Plans for grants for park improvements will necessitate the formation of a