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Community Organizations News and Updates

Compiled and written by Steve Ulrich The Marietta Center for the Arts, home of the Susquehanna Stage Company: has been closed due to the pandemic since March. During that time renovations and repairs to both the movie theater and the Eater Theater were completed, including roof, spouting, brickwork and construction of a new tech booth.

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Marietta Mystery: Chapter 3 – “Encampment”

Written by Cynthia L. Sperko Kurt stood up and glanced at himself in the full-length mirror in his bedroom. He hardly recognized himself with the Civil War soldier’s uniform he was wearing. His dad found it in one of the wardrobe closets, and it fit him very well. He had no idea how the soldiers

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Marietta, PA Pets & Owners Facebook Page

Written by Trisha Ries There is a wonderful little Facebook page that would make any Mariettian pet owner proud- Marietta, PA Pets & Owners. I remember receiving the invitation to join the page, and I was asked to share a picture of my furbabies to the local pets album along with their names, my name,

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Fun Socially-Distanced Summer Activities

Written by Harper Kitchen Go on a walk or run. Go to get ice cream at a place in town (Ex: Mulberry Thrill or McCleary’s). Bake one of your favorite treats like cookies, banana bread, or brownies. Make friendship bracelets. Clean your house and do some laundry. Have a self-care night!! Take a bath, do

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Union Meeting House Cemetery Grave Markers Professionally Restored

Written by Adam Jenkins, President- Marietta Restoration Associates The Union Meeting House (UMH) is an iconic Marietta landmark. Situated where North Waterford Avenue meets East Prospect Avenue, UMH was long used as a church building for the community. Originally know as “Zion’s Church”, the construction of the UMH building was begun in 1818 and completed

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Putting Marietta On the Map: This Place Matters!

This past spring semester 2020, even with the interruptions of COVID-19, Elizabethtown College students in the Honors program studied historically significant properties in Marietta.  The students have created a collection of eight reports focusing on five prominent families who contributed to the establishment and building of Marietta in the Nineteenth Century.  The Clark, Mehaffey, Cassel,

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Marietta Mysteries- Chapter Two – “Chimed”

Written by Cynthia L Sperko ( continued from Chapter 1) The school bell rang for the final class of the day. Within seconds, students filled the hallways heading to their lockers, the school bus, and to after-school activities. Sylvia and Kurt quickly walked down the hall and out the front entrance of the high school.

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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