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The Night Before Christmas… In Marietta

Written by Jack and Trish Ries Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town Not a creature was stirring Not even a train sound. The beer mugs were hung at Mccleary’s with care In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. Mariettians were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of

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The Next Mayor of Marietta Introduces Herself

It is with great pleasure I get to introduce myself as your next Marietta Mayor! My name is Rebecca Carroll Baltozer. I was born and raised in Marietta as an eighth-generation Carroll. When I say Marietta runs in my veins, I mean it! I grew up playing softball, cheering at our War Memorial Park, and

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A Marietta Tradition- Candlelight Tour Returns

It’s back! After world events forced the cancellation of the 2020 Candlelight Tour, the Marietta tradition returns for 2021. Marietta Restoration Associates will host the 55th Candlelight Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 5th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eight private homes decorated for the holidays will be open for your viewing pleasure. In

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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