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18th Annual Pig Iron Fest Car Show and Dog Fest on September 30

Saturday, September 30th , Donegal Rotary will be presenting it’s 18th annual Pig Iron Fest at the Marietta Community Bible Church. The Fest highlights the history of Marietta’s role in the pig iron industry, creates a focal point for the community, and attracts a large crowd while generating funds for charitable causes. Funds raised benefit

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Marietta Fireworks- Looking Back at 2023 and Forward to 2024

Written by Gary Schatz, Marietta Fireworks It’s hard to believe our 2023 season is over with a successful show July 1st. We had our customary follow up meeting July 29th with good suggestions and recaps. Now it’s time to get ready for 2024. The first change is that we are not going to have the

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Haunted Marietta

Haunted Marietta Returns to Union Meeting House on October 27th and 28th Haunted Marietta will return to Union Meeting House on October 27th and 28th. Under the supervision of Creative Director Willis Boyles and his family, Haunted Marietta has spooked and amazed literally thousands of visitors since 2019 and promises to once again provide a

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Written by Trish Ries A ripple in the water, like a ripple in time Sunbaked memories on the river stone below Smooth steps under the arch of our feet Retracing memories carved in the trees. Sun rays leave their tattoo upon our skin Laughter can be heard above the splashing of water Dogs are making

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Written by Judith Kennedy I had never taken a hand saw, to anything really, never drew a tool from my dad’s workbench, but always curious, sometimes standing in front of the orderliness of it all, when no one else was around, the dark corners of the basement with its labeled boxes and cabinets, hooks on

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We Ride for All

Written by Jack Ries In a previous issue of this publication, I wrote an article about the American Legion Riders (ALR). In that piece, we went over the history of the ALR, their mission, and the work that they do both for veterans, and for their local communities. Well, all shameless self-promotion aside, I’d like

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Elizabethtown College Puts On Hurricane Agnes Historical Event

Written by Jean-Paul Benowitz, Elizabethtown College On Sunday April 16, 2023, Elizabethtown College Honors students, enrolled in a Public Heritage Studies Guided Research and Writing Community Based Learning Course, showcased their Civically Engaged Research project, launching a National Trust for Historic Preservation “This Place Matters” campaign, for the National Historic District of Marietta, Pennsylvania. The

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Marietta Generations: A Drive Down Memory Lane

Written by Darlene Pruett and Kathy Leaman ~ friends and admirers We have participated in and have been members of the Marietta Restoration Associates (MRA) and The Marietta Community House. Rivertownes PA USA is a direct descendant of MRA. We are impressed with the number of volunteer organizations still benefiting Marietta. We have always been

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Marietta Special Fire Police Seeks Volunteers

Written by Steve Bailey, Captain-Marietta Special Fire Police The Marietta Special Fire Police was formed in the 1930s, I think, to basically give the older members of the fire company a job when they could no longer actively fight fires. In 1988, the Fire Police separated from the Fire Company and became a separate volunteer

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Cherry Blossom Festival

April 15th 1 pm – 6 pm Front Street will be shut down between McCleary’s Pub and River Trail Brewery Live music on each end of the festival Cherry Trees on Front Street, Marietta, PA In the early 1990s, Marietta resident James Sagris spearheaded the planting of about 150 Kwanzan cherry trees along Front Street