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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

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Written by Cynthia L Sperko Editor’s Note: This is the first chapter in a fictional story set in Marietta. Future chapters will appear in upcoming issues of The Marietta Traveler. Sara quickly walked down West Market Street. She was on her way to the First National Bank to work on her history paper and to

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A Setlist of Scrumptious Summer Spirits

Written by Jack Ries and Trisha Ries First off, happy almost-spring! Although Punxsutawney Phil guaranteed us six more weeks of winter at the start of February, the days are still getting longer, the weather is still getting warmer, and we here in Marietta are starting to dust off the patio furniture. Of course, with porch,

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Local Leaders Look Towards the Future: A Q&A with Mayor Rebecca Carroll Baltozer, Borough Council President Freddy States, and Borough Council Vice President Jeff Hudson

Written by Ali Marquart Mayor Rebecca Carroll Baltozer: 1. How did your term on Borough Council prepare you for your mayoral role? My time on borough council helped me understand the policies and processes of how the Borough works. Unfortunately, leaving borough council I gave up my voting power, but I thought I could be

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Expanding and Preserving Marietta’s Tree Canopy

Written by Judith Kennedy and Linda Ross The Marietta Shade Tree Commission has recently taken on a new challenge: That is preserving the health of our River Trail Forest. While working to add more trees to our historic streets, the Commission also recognizes the urgency of River Trail Forest maintenance and management. The River Trail