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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 16 September 2022

WHISKEY, A TASTE OF HISTORY and 2nd ANNUAL HORSE PROMENADE – The Monongahela Main Street Program’s “Whiskey – A Taste of History” shopping tour will be one week from tomorrow. We will kick off with our 2nd Annual Horse Promenade at 11 AM. The horses will start at the Aquatorium, promenade to First Street and…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 12 August 2022

WE ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS IN BILLIARDS! Monongahela’s name makes it all around the globe once again. Stop in Main Street Tavern and congratulate Triple Threat! Press release from the American Pool Players Association: Triple Threat of Monongahela, Pa., defeated the Regulators of Frankfort, Ill., in the finals of the 2022 8-Ball World Championship.  The victory…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 25 March 2022

“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…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 11 February 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…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 4 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…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 7 January 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…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 29 October. 2021

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…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 16 April 2021

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…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 9 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…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 22 January 2021

Is your stomach growling or grumbling? Don’t ignore it. It’s a serious symptom, and it needs to be addressed immediately. It’s a condition called Monongahela-hunger-itis. Don’t call a doctor yet, though. Call your favorite restaurant and get yourself some takeout on order or get yourself downtown to order or dine in person. Piles and piles…

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Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 27 July 2018

First Things First Many of you may have seen the signs in various places around town saying that the Meals-on-Wheel Program badly needs a couple more “runners,” i.e., delivery people. If you are able to help in delivering meals to older people in our community, please contact Alice Grimes or Lexi Pepper at the Monongahela…

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December 2017 – Calliopica Vol. 4, No. 12 Newsletter

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…

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The November 2017 issue of Calliopica is now available

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 –…

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September 2017 – Calliopica Vol. 4, No. 9 Newsletter

 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…

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