Butler / Local Interest

Three New Postcard Packs!

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - 3 hours 45 min ago
Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you the three newpostcard packs I have available: LandSky and Water
Let me know what you think! ♥

Changing Of The Seasons

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:16pm

"Changing of the Seasons"9x12watercolor on paper
-a commission-

Welcome back students!!!!

BC3 President's Blog - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 8:52am
Today, August 21, was a wonderful day at all campus sites – but particularly our Main Campus in Butler Township. Close to 500 students, parents and friends attended our Annual Welcome Day. With the sun shining and a nice breeze, our new students benefited from meeting with faculty and staff. As I greeted new students […]

Station under the Viaduct ~

Butler, PA Blog - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:40pm
Our busy train station.Thanks: Ryan Macefe

Loud Neighbors

Mid Life Crunches - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 7:09pm
How loud is loud?  My neighbors like to sit out on their deck and play a boom box.  If I have my windows closed and I am inside my house sitting on the side of the house adjacent to their property, I can hear the boom box.  It is annoying.  Luckily, my bedroom is on the other side of the house, and they seem to shut it down after 11:00PM.

Boy Scouts ~

Butler, PA Blog - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:45am
Boy Scouts Armco Troop 16 Lyndora PA 
Early 1960's.Thanks: John Pichler

18th Anniversary Ride!

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:40am

Hello! It's been WAY too long since my last blog post!
Over the weekend Travis and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary by riding a couple new trails! We started in Indiana, PA on the Hoodlebug Trail which connected to the Ghost Town Trail ending in Ebensburg, PA. We rode 45 miles to Ebensburgh on Saturday, spent the night, then 45 miles back to Indiana on Sunday. I don't have any pictures of the Hoodlebug trail, but for good reason. It wasn't very interesting and by far the bumpiest trail I have ever ridden. It was honestly horrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! The Ghost Town trail was much nicer with lots of fun things to see.

I especially loved the Black Lick Creek that ran along it.
Apparently there's so much iron in the water that the entire creed bed was orange!

There were also a few furnace remains that were pretty neat.

I also loved this abandoned bridge. It used to lead to a coal mining town which is no longer there. It's the only bridge from that time period that survived several major floods. We of course had to explore the actual bridge. It had several trees growing on it, but was very passable. It was a nice place to stop and have lunch!

Right before the end of the trail in Ebensburg we found this fun graffiti for a little photoshoot. Notice my sweet new bike accessory! Travis got me a Buca Boot for our anniversary. It's like a trunk for your bike that locks and everything! I actually took my camera along since I had somewhere to carry it! It worked out great!

Happy anniversary to my love! Here's to 18 years with many, many more adventures ahead!

Bon Aire Shopping Center Opening ~

Butler, PA Blog - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:00am
May 17, 1950Photo: Butler Historical Society

Butler - Home of the Jeep

Butler, PA Blog - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:26pm
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Stoughton's Beach Entrance Off Rt. 8 ~

Butler, PA Blog - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 6:30pm
Happy Hours they were. . .

Butler Swimming Pool ~ June 1, 1952

Butler, PA Blog - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:00am
Photo by "Hopie's" Click to enlarge.  Notice the high diving board and 2 low diving boards.  Sunbathing on roof top.  There used to be a pond in the park close to here where we would ice skate.  The creek was called Sullivan Run.
Thanks: James Cooper

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