"SUMER IS ICUMIN' IN" (Spring/summer is arriving, in the Wessex dialect of Middle English, as taught at Ringgold High School, Monongahela Div., by Esther Spadaro, when she had started a Madrigal Choir in the 1970s) This is a Middle English way to say, "Get ready to get your meals and eat out in the warm … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 25 March 2022
As we do every Friday, we have gyros at the Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot, Park Avenue at Main Street, until 6 or 7 PM. When you stop at the gyro stand (when, not if), tell Oussama “Happy Valentine’s Day.” I had asked him how busy he was over lunch, and he said “busy.” And then … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 11 February 2022
TODAY'S WEATHER More than 45 million people remain under weather watches and warnings in the Northeast, down from 85 million Friday morning, as a winter storm makes its way eastward. Snow fell across much of New York state, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, with freezing rain and ice causing treacherous travel to the south in … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 4 February 2022
Christos Razhdayetsvya - Slavite Jeho! Merry Orthodox Christmas! We have gyros and other Lebanese treats, as we do every Friday, at the Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot, on Main Street at Park Avenue across from Sheetz, from 10 AM until about 6 PM.(But is it impressive …or what …that Oussama is out there today?!! He and … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 7 January 2022
AVENUE OF THE HANGING JACK-O-LANTERNS 2021 Thank you to everyone who came out and helped carve the jack-o-lanterns. We had 40 pumpkins this year, and I was really worried about whether we’d have enough carvers. However, 47 people turned out, including about 16 parents or group leaders and about four carvers who also helped to … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 29 October. 2021
Saturday May 15th is the date for the Monongahela Main Street Program’s “World of Chocolate Tour,” a great reason to come to Downtown Monongahela and circulate! Almost 30 downtown shops are participating in some way. What Can I expect? Well, some shops will hand out cookies, some will have in-store drawings for special chocolate items, … Continue reading It’s Coming – The World Of Chocolate Tour!
We rarely seem to mention our funding sources in our newsletter, so I thought I'd put a special note up front this time. The EQT Foundation provided the Monongahela Main Street Program with funding to put on many new programs in 2020. Since some of the activities we had proposed to use the money for … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 16 April 2021
We have gyros until about 6 p.m., Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot, Main Street at Park Avenue. An Amazing Time For Our City's Downtown District It is a wonderful time to sit down and write a newsletter for our little city’s Main Street business district. It is warm out, almost 90 degrees (I just took a … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 9 April 2021