2021

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Revenants of the River

Written by Trisha Ries In an old historic town such as Marietta, it would almost seem inevitable that the spirits of those who have left the Earth still linger. I’m not talking about the ghosts of pub crawls past, but the spirit of those who once were. I was curious to find out more about

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Dear Friends of Marietta ~

Dedicated community volunteers of the Marietta Restoration Associates are busy planning and organizing our Annual Marietta Candlelight Tour. Proceeds from this event help with the restoration and maintenance of our historic public buildings and properties, including the Old Town Hall Museum and the Historic Union Meeting House. We hope that you will help with our

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Marietta Mystery Chapter 3- “The Number Four”

Written by Cynthia L Sperko Editor’s Note: This work of fiction is part of a series. For past chapters, please visit MariettaTraveler.com. Sylvia quickly ran down the steps to answer the front door. Once opened, she stepped outside and gave her best friend, Dana, a big hug. “Syl, I’m just as happy to see you,

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Marietta Restoration Associates Presents “Cigars Under the Stars” Event

  Marietta Restoration Associates presents ‘Cigars Under The Stars’ at the Railroad House Inn on Thursday, September 30th from 6:00-9:00. This limited, ticketed event features Stolen Throne Cigars and special guest Stolen Throne Owner Lee Marsh, wine and whiskey tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and charcuterie offerings . Tickets are $75 per person. Full cash bar will

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Researchers from Elizabethtown College Study History of Canals and Front Street Homes in Marietta

Written by Jean-Paul Benowitz, Director of Special Programs and Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships; Elizabethtown College At Elizabethtown College, this past spring semester 2021, students enrolled in Jean-Paul Benowitz’s course: Honors/Public Heritage Studies 201: Elizabethtown History: “Campus and Community”, conducted a research project entitled, “Marietta, Pennsylvania’s Historic Homes On Front Street: Transportation, Trade, Triumph, and Tragedy

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Day Tripper

Written by Trisha Ries The summer months are upon us and that can only mean one thing…Viva La Vacation! We could all use a little rest and relaxation after the year that we had. I know many have concerns over cost of travel, safety, and not having the time to spare. You’re in luck as

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A Song of Fire and Meat: Getting Started in “Smoking”

Written by Jack Ries No, this isn’t actually a song. It’s not even some confusing poem written in mysterious allegory. This is an ode to one of my great passions. In the past, I’ve rambled (incoherently, at times) about some of my more “manly” pursuits. My love of nature, brewing and drinking beer, sandwiches, and

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Marietta Mystery- Chapter Two: The Gazebo

Written by Cynthia L. Sperko Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing work of fiction set around real Marietta landmarks. For previous chapters, visit MariettaTraveler.com. The old mantle clock stood on the thick walnut stained shelf above the wood fireplace in the living room. It was antique black with same-colored Roman numerals and had a cream

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A Summer Classic- The Margarita

Written by Rebeca Shinsky, Bartender at the Railroad House Inn Many cocktails are associated with summer and tropical climes, but few are as widely popular as the humble Margarita, a classic drink that has never waned in popularity. Endlessly adaptable and so refreshing in extreme weather, this drink actually packs a Vitamin C punch! Margaritas are