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Saturday, November 30 2002


A heart-warming Thanksgiving story set in the Valley
NTAMHS releases 2003 valley history calendar 
Historic house demolished in Nanty Glo

Twin Rocks in its heyday | BTHS Class of 1957 page online 
Delano's Domain: Vintondale history book reprinted 
Someone Looking for You? | Births | Deaths 

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Football playoff
Seton Lasalle, 42; Forest Hills, 18
Rochester, 21; Bishop Carroll, 19


Mother Nature provided a scene reminiscent of those our grandparents told us about when they observed Thanksgiving years ago. She spread a carpet of 3 to 5 inches of snow Thanksgiving Eve. Thankfully, since we no longer have horses and sleighs, the snow didn't create a travel hazard. Many friends and relatives from near and far came and went to visit and, best of all, to eat. Although most families still gather around a table laden with homecooked food, a fair number have begun a new tradition of going out to eat. One local family told of going to Ryan's Restaurant near the Galleria Mall in Richland Township for their Thanksgiving meal. Management had set up extra tables, but there still was a long line of people waiting to get in for most of the afternoon. No matter how we celebrate Thanksgiving, we in America have much for which to be thankful, not the least is a secular holiday recognized by government that nonetheless has deep religious significance.

(Writer's note: Local forecasters claimed that the snow on the ground for this Thanksgiving was the first since 1989. They had better go back and check their records again. We had a snowfall of at least 2 feet on November 15-16, 1995. That was just the beginning of a winter to remember. The ground remained snow covered till April of 1996.)

School demolition

The Cypress Avenue Elementary School, which served as the home for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ), from 1946 to 1967, is slated for demolition to possibly make way for new housing. Many Valley residents, including Jon Kennedy, began their higher education at UPJ as it offered a local low-cost means of entering college. The Cypress Avenue building may fall to the wrecking ball but the memories and careers started there will live on.

Signs across America



Wonder how long they'd stay your friend?




—Sent by Sallie Covolo

Thought for today

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

—General Omar Bradley

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