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
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 … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 22 January 2021
This video is something I’ve been meaning to post since we took our hanging jack-o-lanterns down along West Main Street in Monongahela a little over a week ago. The 60+ pumpkins from this year’s "Avenue of the Hanging Jack-O-Lanterns" project are now being served for dinner! Brandon Swiech, of Rabbit Hollow Farm in Carroll Township, … Continue reading They’re Eating Our Pumpkins!
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 … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 27 July 2018
The featured story this month is the sale of the largest traditional retail space on Monongahela's West Main Street to the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, a building known...
Boot designer Mark Barbera, of Somerset, Pennsylvania, will be in Monongahela on Monday, December 18 th, 4PM to 8PM, offering his custom boots and shoes as part of a 2-location vendor's show planned by the Monongahela Main Street Program. (click the arrows above to scroll through the slideshow) Barbera recently developed a design for an … Continue reading Area Shoe Designer to Show at Monongahela Main Street Program’s Second Annual Pop-Up Shop
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