This month we focus on the historic “McIlvain Block” at 254 W. Main St. This building has seen an amazing transformation in the last two months thanks to a group of young entrepreneurs who decided to make a serious investment in downtown and participated in the Monongahela Facade Grant Project. They have taken their project … Continue reading December 2017 – Calliopica Vol. 4, No. 12 Newsletter
There is an important event coming up December 6th, 7PM at the Monongahela Fire Department Social Hall. It’s a presentation and public meeting about creative ideas that we might pursue to better connect our Main Street business corridor to the riverfront and Aquatorium. A landscape architecture firm, Klavon Associates, has been developing these creative concepts, … Continue reading Monongahela Riverfront Walkability Project Community Meeting
Our November 2017 Calliopica newsletter and calendar, featuring the recently completed facade project at 211 Second Street, by George Stasko, both owner and contractor is now available. We are also posting a “before” image if you would like to see it for comparison. George was wonderful to work with on this project. BTW - … Continue reading The November 2017 issue of Calliopica is now available
STUDENTS, SCOUTS, INTERACT Members, 4-H-ers, HOMESCHOOLERS, and Parents, ...plus Pumpkin Carving FANATICS, people who like the color ORANGE, and Peter-Peter-PUMPKIN EATERS**, in Mon City and everywhere: Tomorrow (Saturday, October 21st), at 2PM, will be our second annual “Pumpkin Carving Party” at the Community Room of Monongahela Area Library to prepare for this year’s “Avenue of … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving Party October 21st!
Today is Friday (and the 13th, no less). Although the Farmer’s Market season has passed as of two weeks ago, Sam’s Gyros continues to set up shop each Friday afternoon between 1PM and 6PM at the parking lot of Lignelli Real Estate, at Seventh and West Main Streets. We thank Rick Lignelli (and staff) for … Continue reading It’s Gyro Time!
Featured this month is the history and architecture of several churches along Main Street. Also discussed are the many community groups that "keep Monongahela ticking" and information about our upcoming tour of Brownsville, Pa.
The featured article this month is a discussion of a house built by local politician G.V. Lawrence on the 500 block of Main Street which by the late 1880's housed Mary M. Lindsay Scott's Monongahela Academy. Also included is our upcoming tour of Brownsville, Pa., a welcome to our new librarian Amy Riegner and an … Continue reading September 2017 – Calliopica Vol. 4, No. 9 Newsletter
Our Main Street Adopt-A-Planter project is moving along! The concrete planters along Main Street are being replenished with new soil and are almost ready to be planted once the threat of frost passes. The planning meetings for the Adopt-A-Planter team have involved representatives from (or interaction with) the City of Monongahela, MARC, the Sister Cities … Continue reading Adopt-A-Planter Project Making Progress