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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

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Marietta Community Organization News and Updates

Complied by Steve Ulrich From the Beautification Committee: Cherry Tree cleanup is June 26 from 8 a.m. until noon along Front Street.  If you would like to help trim, pick up branches, or run a weed trimmer, please contact Bob Heiserman at (717) 426-4350. From the Lions: Lion Dave Haneman coordinated approximately twenty people, including five

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First River Towns Plein Air a Success

Marietta Art Alive! (MAA) is delighted with the overwhelming support and success of the first River Towns Plein Air – especially the large turnout for the three day exhibit in Studio 264 at the Marietta Community House. MAA partnered with Rivertownes PA USA for this project and future community events which include the September Pig

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Marietta Fireworks: July 3, 2021

Remember last year when everyone was isolated? Marietta Fireworks decided we were going to have our show since it was an outside event. We limited our advertising to avoid a huge crowd and canceled all plans involving War Memorial Park since it could result in a large crowd in a small space. This year is

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In Memoriam: Dave White- A Life of MRA Leadership

Marietta Restoration Associates (MRA) mourns the loss of one of its founding members and guiding forces. David L. White, “Dave” as he was known to friends and family, passed away on April 30th. Dave leaves behind a legacy of service to MRA and to the Marietta community. Growing up in Marietta as a third-generation Mariettian,