2020

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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

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Rivertownes PA USA Update

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

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Community House Awards

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

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Come Celebrate Maytown’s 260th Birthday on Saturday, May 2nd

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

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Drink Recipe: The Lavender Mule

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

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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

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“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

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Aerial Displays Above Marietta

Written by Bill Libhart How many readers watch and enjoy the summer aerial displays above our town? No,  I’m not referring to the fantastic fireworks’ displays that occur on or around the 4th of July each summer. Think…birds.  No, and I’m not talking about the very large and very prevalent vultures, both turkey and black,that

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One Week of Good Eats


Written by Jack Ries Hello again! In our last issue, I discussed food, specifically, my love of sandwiches. We took a brief dive into the history of the shifter sandwich, and then I dutifully went around to many area eateries to sample their offerings of our local, historical, specialty. Well, prepare for more mealtime musings

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2019 Marietta Candlelight Tour House Decorating Awards

Best of Show:  Rear 25 West Market Street Lighting 1st Place: 132 West Walnut Street 2nd Place: 532 Essex Street 3rd Place 520 West Market Street Honorable Mention: 510 West Market Street Honorable Mention: 254 West Market Street Natural Material 1st Place: 323 East Walnut Street 2nd Place: 130 West Walnut Street 3rd Place: 128 Gay Street Honorable Mention: