Here you can read back issues of our newsletter featuring fascinating stories, history, and current events about our hometown written by our executive director Terry A. Necciai, RA.

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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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