Frank Charney's blog index
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008,
2009, and 2010 entries

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2003
May 18 2003 Great catch
May 25 2003 Help with genealogy searches
June 1 2003 First communion

June 8 2003

Nanty Glo's 1949 championship football team
June 15 2003 Another tragedy befalls Somerset County
June 22 2003 Notes and reminiscences on local politicos

June 29 2003

Idlewild
July 6 2003 Scout camping memories
July 20 2003 2003 World Backgammon championship at Monte Carlo
July 27 2003 Memories of wartime uncles
August 3 2003 A lifetime of feline care
August 10 2003 A family's philanthropy
August 24 2003 1943 Detroit race riot
August 31 2003 The 1983 Nanty Glo championship team
September 7 2003 A commuter's long daily trek

September 14 2003

A Nanty Glo miner's biography
September 21 2003 Nanty Glo's 60-year-old mystery miners
September 28 2003 A 1943 Nanty Glo Mining Family
October 5 2003 Baseball World Series, 1945 versus 2003
October 12 2003 St. Mary's School 1938 first graders identified
October 19 2003 John E. Dropcho, Sr., Nanty Glo history advocate
October 26 2003 1939 St. Mary's School first-graders
November 2 2003 Chronological "diary" of Boyd Buzz Wagner
November 16 2003 The cat saga, continued, and the passing of a good neighbor
November 23 2003 Noted conservative author
November 30 2003 St. Mary's School 1938 first grade girls identified
December 7 2003 Another Nanty Glo World War II hero rediscovered
December 14 2003 Another Nanty Glo World War II hero rediscovered - REVIISED
December 21 2003 George May, NGHS-44, was local—and undersung—success
December 28 2003 NGHS faculty of 1944

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2004
January 4 2004 Steelers versus Ravens
January 11 2004 John W. Wisniewski, an old friend
January 18 2004 Fr. Benedict Groeschel injured by car
January 25 2004 Johnstown's 1866 RR Station Disaster
February 1 2004 Any Nanty Glo rocket scientists?
February 8, 2004 Remembering the Dead End Kids
February 15 2004 The AARP tax aide program
February 22 2004 John Salvetti, NGHS-'47, former mine official and present ornithologist
February 29 2004 Memories of Ugo Palmonari
March 7 2004 A landmark birthday for Uncle John 'Chink' Charney
March 14 2004 Historic photo of some early members of Ukranian church
March 21 2004 Valley Dairy Restaurants
March 28 2004 Voima baseball memories
April 4 2004 A Nanty Glo pugilist's record
April 11 2004 Calculating date of Easter
April 18 2004 Ripper Collins, famous old-time Nanty Glo baseball player
April 25 2004 1947 Nanty Glo Industrial League baseball team
May 2 2004 Any Nanty Glo high rollers?
May 9 2004 Pussyfoots, police actions
May 16 2004 Johnstown's movies
May 23 2004 Springfield, Va., Mixing Bowl
May 30 2004  Nanty Glo children visit Disney World
June 6 2004 Death of a favorite uncle, John Charney
June 13 2004 More spaced-out science
June 20 2004 1933 NGHS class listing
June 27 2004 Celebrating 25 years of electronic spreadsheets
July 4 2004 George Dilling, Nanty Glo historian, passes away
July 11 2004 Grandchildren travel the United States
July 18 2004 Old '40's and '50's Nanty Glo
July 25 2004 Napoleon Bonaparte
August 1 2004 Patent searching
August 8 2004 Office bullying
August 15 2004 Passing of Nancy 'Lucy' Bucca
August 22 2004 American idol Elvis
August 29 2004 Latest backgammon
September 5 2004 Altoona Curve baseball team
September 12 2004 Newspaper comic pages superheroes and villains
September 19 2004 Washington Burning,the War of 1812
September 26 2004 Saint Bernadette
October 3 2004 The Vikings' exciting season
October 10 2004 Dieppe and Pvt. Bob Gray
October 17 2004 Forbidden Planet
October 24 2004 Baseball playoffs and World Series
October 31 2004 A 'lone' college reunion
November 7 2004 Success story, Ernst Volgenau
November 14 2004 Hitler's piano player
November 21 2004 Nanty Glo's other children
November 28 2004 On facing life
December 5 2004 Leading newspapers' views on Tom Ridge's performance
December 12 2004 1916 Southern Cambria RR Company Streetcar Wreck
December 19 2004 The Slavic Christmas eve supper
December 26 2004 Franconia,Virginia, Churches and Mormons

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2005
January 2 2005 Thomas Davis, Nanty Glo School Superintendent
January 9 2005 Linda Myers and Marty Myers, Vermont State Reps
January 16 2005 Alfalfa and Scout,family members
January 23 2005 Betty Claire (McDermott) Lekawa remembered
January 30 2005 Fr. Benedict Groeschel visit
February 6 2005 Fermat's last theorem
February 13 2005 Uncle Nick Charney
February 20 2005 Battle of Iwo Jima and Mike Strank remembered
February 27 2005 Sister Lucy and the apparitions of Fatima
March 6 2005 The latest largest prime number
March 13 2005 Glenn Davis,Army football star
March 20 2005 Mark Charney's resume
March 27 2005 Herman Sedloff
April 3 2005 A gallery of pictures, and meeting the Pope
April 10 2005 Polish pride
April 17 2005 Lee Edwards, prominent political writer
April 26 2005 Is there nothing sacred any more?
May 5 2005 (Thurs) The Linotype printing machine
May 8 2005 National Drug Intelligence Center in Johnstown makes the news
May 15 2005 1950 Nanty Glo High School class dedications
May 22 2005 George Dantzig, famed mathematician, dies
May 29 2005 Ukrainian Catholic Church, Revloc
June 5 2005 Discovering an old friend
June 12 2005 Remembering a Nanty Glo 'mom and pop' store Owner
June 19, 2005 Segment 2 of Nanty Glo's 1920's St. Mary's Class Picture
June 26, 2005 Segment 3 of Nanty Glo's 1920's St. Mary's Class Picture
July 3, 2005 1980 Vintondale Mystery Remains Unsolved
July 10, 2005 A new newspaper puzzle called 'Sudoku'
July 17, 2005 Nanty Glo exhibit at Westmont arts center and picture identified
July 24, 2005 Jack Scansaroli, Nanty Glo High School Principal
July 31, 2005 John Dropcho, curator of 'Life in the Valley'
August 6, 2005 Elderly acquaintances, Peg and Tony
August 14, 2005 TopGolf, an Innovation Golf Game
August 21, 2005 Report on alleged homicide in Nanty Glo
August 28, 2005 2005 Backgammon World Championship
September 4, 2005 Passing of a relative and strange coincidences
September 11, 2005 'Life in the Valley' picture identified
September 18, 2005 Washington Times Editor Tony Blankley and his new book
September 25, 2005 Almost a scam victim
October 2, 2005 Associated memories of recently departed people
October 9, 2005 Eulogy for a grandfather
October 16, 2005 Battle of Lepanto, Christianity versus Islamism
October 23, 2005 Panda cub Tai Shan
October 30, 2005 An accident recalled from long ago
November 6, 2005 Sexual predators on the Internet

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2006
January 22, 2006 Gene Kelly, actor and choreographer
January 29, 2006 Memories of Alwine's, the ice cream store
February 5, 2006 Another Capitol Theater landmark moment
February 12, 2006 Capitol Theater and Smiley Burnette again
February 19, 2006 Christopher Columbus, 500th anniversary of his death
February 26, 2006 Stanley Strapple, Jr., an old friend
March 11, 2006 Old 1938 Nanty Glo Boy Scout Picture
March 19, 2006 1943 Time Magazine Article about Nanty Glo
April 9, 2006 Remembering Nanty Glo's St. Agnes Nuns
April 16, 2006 Eastern Europe Easter basket
April 23, 2006 Nanty Glo's Kelly family
April 30, 2006 The life of Nanty Glo coal miners in the 1940s
May 7, 2006 Memory of a Yoses family member 
May 14, 2006 Two grandchildren receive the sacraments
June 4, 2006 Nanty Glo Couple attend Johnstown's Polkafest
June 11, 2006 Home Page Country outings for summer
June 18, 2006 Nanty Glo of long ago
June 25, 2006 Polkas, Present and Past
July 9, 2006 Washington Times Article on Congressman John Murtha;
Football pro is making his home in Home Page Country
July 16, 2006 Gamesa, wind farm windmill manufacturer at Ebensbur
July 23, 2006 Familiar floods
July 30, 2006 Flood Topics about Johnstown and Alexandria again
August 6, 2006 US Patent Office relocates to Alexandria
August 13, 2006 An article about Google
August 20, 2006  Ed Sheehen, Home Country native and noted physicist
August 27, 2006  Musings for the week of August 21-27
September 10, 2006 Happenings for the week of September 4 - 10
September 17, 2006 1947 Nanty Glo High School football squad at banquet
September 24, 2006 Memories of the steam locomotive days in Nanty Glo
October 1, 2006 Story of a young paraplegic
October 8, 2006  Year of the Tigers
October 15, 2006 Alfalfa's passing, a close family member
October 22, 2006 An old, unforgettable baseball performance
October 29, 2006 Prize for largest prime number draws near
November 5, 2006 The passing of a long-ago childhood friend
November 12, 2006 Small Nanty Glo world
November 19, 2006 Jon Kennedy's new religious book
December 3, 2006 Mark's friend, Al Weisel, magazine celebrity writer
December 10, 2006 Plaudit to Judy Rose
December 17, 2006 U.S. Educational Challenge
December 24, 2006 A Christmas carol defined
December 31, 2006 ' Nanty Glo's children' rapidly growing up

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2007
January 7, 2007 Epiphany Story Relationships
January 14, 2007 Wegmans, the Upscale Grocery Store
January 21, 2007 Dulles Air and Space Museum
February 4, 2007 Nanty Glo's new business, the Cage
February 11, 2007  Spearmint, anyone?
February 18, 2007 The secular-progressive movement
February 25, 2007 A personal World War II discovery
March 4, 2007 St. Mary's Janitors; Enterprise, Alabama, in the News
March 11, 2007  Passing of two notable Nanty Glo natives
March 18, 2007 Encounter with a super salesman
April 1, 2007 Glenn E. Tripp. Wartime Hero and Survivor
April 8, 2007 Good Christians and their web site
April 15, 2007 Old boyhood friends meet in Northern Virginia
April 22, 2007 Virginia Tech experiences
April 29, 2007 April 2007's toll on Valley octogenarians
May 6, 2007 Sudoku solved!
May 13, 2007 My Uncle Alex, a World War II Silver Star winner
May 20, 2007 Nanty Glo in the early 1900's
June 3, 2007 Thirty-year anniversary of Star Wars
June 10, 2007  Grandchildren witness Atlantis lift off
June 17, 2007 Memorial to victims of Communism dedicated in Washington DC
June 24, 2007 Bishop Guilfoyle and Altoona native Bob Farabaugh
July 1, 2007 2007 Nanty Glo Homecoming
July 15, 2007 Death of John H. Hawthorne
July 22, 2007 Nanty Glo girl 'nets' hockey player
July 29, 2007 1946 Nanty Glo World War II veterans picture taken at the VFW
August 12, 2007 Long Ago Memory of the death of a Nanty Glo favorite son
August 19, 2007 "Survivors of the '50's" Blacklick High School Reunion
August 26, 2007 Memories of Nanty Glo High School minstrel shows
September 2, 2007 A memorable tireless priest
September 16, 2007 A family genealogical search
September 30, 2007 Blast from the '50's Past
October 7, 2007 An uncle's V-Mail during World War II
October 14, 2007 Novel personal religious experiences
October 21, 2007 Military officer's role with Johnstown company questioned
October 28, 2007 Life in the Valley for a retired miner
November 4, 2007 Overseas settlers made Nanty Glo "glow"
November 11, 2007 A continued family genealogy search
November 18, 2007 Recalling several 1936 NGHS graduates
December 2, 2007 Blacklick Valley's noted jockey, Bill Hartack (1932 - 2007)
December 9, 2007 A surprising gamesman
December 16, 2007 Grandson wins school office
December 23, 2007 A Christmas exchange
December 30, 2007 New Year greetings, and a Johnstown firm comes under scrutiny

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2008
January 6, 2008 Horse Races of possible interest
January 13, 2008 Old St. Mary's parochial school picture
January 20, 2008 Virginia chess player once beat the late Bobby Fischer
January 27, 2008 A senior friend's active life
February 3, 2008 A Nanty Glo senior female's life noted
February 10, 2008 Interview with a Nanty Glo senior/grandfather
February 17, 2008 Interview with a former Nanty Glo senior/teacher
February 24, 2008 Nanty Glo's known and unknown artists
March 2, 2008 A Nanty Glo science teacher remembered
March 16, 2008 Granddaughter discovers grandfather on Nanty Glo web site
March 23, 2008 Early 2008 claims many Nanty Glo septuagenarians
March 30, 2008 World Wrestling Entertainment founder has home page country ties
April 6, 2008 '50's NGHS Classmate Resurfaces
April 13, 2008 Beaverdale's St. Joseph's Catholic Church Recalled
April 20, 2008 A surprise Nanty Glo inventor
April 27, 2008 Kin's husband wins prestigious award
May 4, 2008 Youngest grandchild receives First Holy Communion
May 11, 2008 Recalling several recent Nanty Glo decedents
May 18, 2008 Nicknames past and present
May 25, 2008 A 2008 Memorial Day salute to our military
June 1, 2008 Marine engineer with Nanty Go ties made CEO
June 8, 2008 Memory of a St. Mary's pastor from yesteryear
June 15, 2008 Father's Day origin, and Home Page Country's "Mr. Ed"
June 22, 2008 Relaxing olden day memories
June 29, 2008 Battle of the bands, Revloc style
July 6, 2008 Remembering a cult motorcycle movie
July 13, 2008 Angels in the Outfield movie recalls past
July 20, 2008 Dominick Gelotte, Nanty Glo labor leader, burgess, and Justice of the Peace
July 27, 2008 Solving a computer glitch
August 3, 2008 Identifying old pictures of Twin Rocks and Nanty Glo people
August 10, 2008 More about a Nanty Glo World War II soldier/correspondent
August 17, 2008 A different ball game, and a Home Page Country connection
August 24, 2008 Grand-daughter visits Chicago's American Girl Place
September 7, 2008 Popular comic strip has new format
September 14, 2008 Professor Garth McCormick, GWU Instructor
September 21, 2008 Traveling medicine man recalled
September 28, 2008 Passing of a 1950 NGHS classmate, Don Austin
October 5, 2008 Francis J. Stefanak (Sept, 1912 - March, 1999), Nanty Glo native and raconteur
October 12, 2008 Zippy visits Baltimore's art deco Senator Theater
October 19, 2008 Catholic Church ends visionary's sessions
October 26, 2008 Arlington Catholic Diocese enters Pharmacy Business
November 2, 2008 Mr. Charles Truby, former Blacklick Valley District biology teacher
November 16, 2008 Tragic scene recalled for late Major League pitcher
November 23, 2008 War II Letter to Herman Sedloff, Nanty Glo Journal publisher
November 30, 2008 Johnstown Catholic Church mergings await Bishop's decision
December 7, 2008 Mother's death, 50 years ago
December 14, 2008 Judy Rose's write-up on Tom Sharpe
December 21, 2008 Christmas greeting and a city's winter scenes

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2009
January 4, 2009 An old Nanty Glo mom and pop store, Ciotti's
January 11, 2009 The passing of a long-time friend, Bob Lezzer
January 18, 2009 Nanty Glo's Boy Scout troop and Uncle Tony
February 15, 2009 Elderly son of 'old days' Nanty Glo merchant passes away
March 1, 2009 Surprise Northern Virginia neighbor
March 15, 2009 Three Nanty Glo World War II Silver Star Winners
April 8, 2009 Bill Martin
April 12, 2009 An Eastern European Easter Basket
May 3, 2009 'Doc' Blanchard, a 1940s Football Legend
May 10, 2009 Idlewild, the children's amusemet park
May 17, 2009 A TV manufacturer's rationalizing letter
May 24, 2009 What ever happened to Johnny Lujack?
May 31, 2009 A law firm scam finally thwarted
June 7, 2009 A D-Day combatant and World War II survivor
June 14, 2009 Passing of two Nanty Glo one-time acquaintainces
June 21, 2009 Former Nanty Glo club owner had other enterprises
June 24, 2009 Passing of wife of Charles H Truby, long time NGHS teacher reported
June 28, 2009 Memory of an Accomplished Female Government Executive
July 5, 2009 Final Tribute to an elderly neighbor
July 12, 2009 Web site for victims of Communism created
July 19, 2009 Former WWII veteran's exaggerated report becomes final
August 16, 2009 A new generation of Beatles fans
August 23, 2009 Useful web sites for late celebrities
August 30.2009 Old TV shows commemorated, and personal videos
September 13, 2009 Hope for the spirits of a ghost town
September 20, 2009 Military packaging expert and former boss passes away; Also: John Britsky photo found
October 4, 2009 1995 picture of three late Nanty Glo High School teachers
October 11, 2009 Microsoft Easy Assist Program, a panacea for computer users
October 18, 2009 Nanty Glo High School year book pictures online
October 25, 2009 Nanty Glo native expresses her views on national issues
November 1, 2009 Memories of 1947 Nanty Glo High School football team
November 8, 2009 Irish dancing retains pubic appeal
November 15, 2009 Email surprise from a female cousin
November 22, 2009 An encounter with an elderly gentleman
December 13, 2009 Visiting Polish group presents concert
December 20, 2009 Tribute to late actress Jennifer Jones
December 27, 2009 Yuletide Message for Lifetime Living

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2010
January 3, 2010 A former colleague's zest for living
January 10, 2010 A timely Ground Hog Day
January 24, 2010 1941 Communion Picture Surfaces
January 31, 2010 My Late Uncle Nick
February 7, 2010 2010 Blizzard and Related Stories
February 14, 2010 Passing of Aunt Mary
February 21, 2010 Congressman Murtha and Related Tale
February 28, 2010 Recalling a Neighbor's Wartime Sons
March 7, 2010 Local web site discovered and 1936 winter scenes
March 14, 2010 HBO World War II Episodes Anticipated
March 21, 2010 New Smithsonian Exhibit of Mankind's Evolution, and related copntroversy
March 28, 2010 Deceased Nanty Glo Marines, Recent and Past, Who Fought in South Pacific
April 4, 2010 A Traditional Polish Easter Basket
April 11, 2010 Elvis's 75th Birthday Celebration, and seeing a 1956 Performance
April 18, 2010 Several People identified in Nanty Glo Journal 1968 Photos
April 25, 2010 Corrections to identifying the Ladies in a 1968 Photo
May 2, 2010 Another 1968 picture identification effort
May 9, 2010 My seventh anniversary of writing Nanty Glo's Sunday Postcards
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