"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 … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 25 March 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 … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 11 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 … Continue reading Weekly Pointers From Whiskey Point – 4 February 2022
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...