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
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
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
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...
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
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
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.