by

An Outsider’s View of Marietta

by Angela Pegarella It was 2013 when I stumbled upon the Hallmark channel and its famous movies. As a lover of romcoms, I was immediately drawn into the lighthearted, simple, yet entertaining stories. Being from a relatively small town that doesn’t have much to do for fun, I was captivated by how they made small

by

Pet of the Issue

Name: George Age: 2 years Breed: Terrier mix From: George was rescued from West Virginia Parents: Brian and Niki Swatski Likes: Watching TV, especially The Puppy Bowl and The Lion King, chewing nylon bones, chasing tennis balls Dislikes: Squirrels in his yard

by

A Message from the New President of Marietta Restoration Associates:

Seven years ago, I was lucky enough to have a friend encourage me to attend a Marietta Restoration Associates (MRA) event. At the event, I learned about MRA’s mission of preserving the historical and cultural traditions of our town through such projects as the Old Town Hall and Union Meeting House restoration and preservation. My

by

A Shifter by Any Other Name...

Written by Jack Ries Over the years, I’ve developed a reputation for being a bit of a trencherman; eating with a certain gusto, especially when I can get my hands on a good sandwich. For a little while, some of my friends jokingly started calling me “Hoagie” due to my love for the food item

by

Last Remnants of Maytown Streetscape Uncovered

Some of the last remnants the Maytown’s historic brick and stone streets have been uncovered in the High Street construction project. Nineteenth Century brick sidewalks and remnants of river stone street gutters were dug up as the street, storm drains, sewer lines, and sidewalks were repaired or replaced. The East High Street Improvement Project began

by

Marietta Beautification

It was a great summer in Marietta. We began the summer of 2019 with our annual maintenance of the cherry trees and grass on Front Street. A hard working group of volunteers rose early on June 15th to trim and mow despite the heat and humidity. Thank you to organizers Bob Heiserman (Donegal Real Estate)

by

Maytown Family Honored for Restoration Work

Gordon Nell and family will be presented with the 2019 Sustainability Award by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County for their restoration work in the village of Maytown. The awards were presented on November 6th at the C. Emlen Urban Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting. The family of Gordy and Sue Nell have been

by

Family Traditions

Written by Trisha Ries The holidays present a medley of emotions for me. Growing up, every Thanksgiving was held at my Aunt Dawn’s house until our family grew beyond the capacity of her home. Every Christmas Eve was held at my grandparents’ house, until my papa passed away, and my nana unfortunately could not keep

by

Second Annual Marietta MacDown Recap

Once again the weather was an amazing seventy degrees with warm sunshine and cotton ball-like clouds adorning the sky for the Second Annual Marietta MacDown. The benefit, the sister to the late-winter Chowderfest, brainstormed and run by Ed Lincoln, Jr. in conjunction with Joey Bowden of the Railroad House Inn, saw again over three hundred