Idlewild, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Seeking Stories & Photos for New Idlewild Park Book!

The next year is going to be pretty busy! I'm pleased to announce that I have started working on my second book for The History Press, which will tell the story of Idlewild Park, Pennsylvania's oldest amusement park! I need your help! I'm seeking never-before-heard stories and rare photographs from past and present visitors, employees… Continue reading Seeking Stories & Photos for New Idlewild Park Book!

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Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, My Travel, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Book Brainstorming

Hello friends and happy fall! I can't believe we are on the cusp of a new season. Where did all of the time go? It was a very busy summer for me between writing projects, musical gigs and traveling... and I'm still behind in everything I wanted to accomplish! I've also been lax in blogging,… Continue reading Book Brainstorming

Local History, Pennsylvania History, Pittsburgh History

Please help save McKeesport’s historic 1908 roundhouse!

UPDATES: Please join the "Save the McKeesport Roundhouse" open Facebook group here! Please sign our Change.org petition asking Mayor Mike Cherepko to help stop the demolition by clicking here! **************************************************************************************************** News broke last Saturday that the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County intends to demolish a historic building located near the Fifteenth Avenue Bridge in McKeesport, PA - a century-old… Continue reading Please help save McKeesport’s historic 1908 roundhouse!

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

What I’ve been up to…

Greetings friends! I can't believe it's May already and we are a third of the way through 2014. Where has the time gone?! I've managed to stay quite busy over the last few months, once I thawed out from this monstrous winter.  Still, I have many more projects planned and even more ideas swirling around… Continue reading What I’ve been up to…

American History, Libraries & Archives, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History, Uncategorized

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for following me here over the past year. I really appreciate everyone's support and friendship. The holidays are here, the year is winding down and it's time for some reflection on this past year before making plans and goals for the next one. 2013 was… Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Libraries/Museums/Archives, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

“Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Fall Wrap-Up

As I look back on this year and the time that has passed since my book came out, I can't believe some of the events that I have been a part of during my marketing campaign. I've participated in several book sales and signings and given two presentations. For someone who is a very nervous… Continue reading “Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Fall Wrap-Up

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Huzzah! “Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Hits Fort Days!

Compared to the madness that descended upon the valley during the annual Fort Ligonier Days festival this past weekend, Ligonier sure looked like a ghost town when I drove up to cover back-to-back meetings in the township on Tuesday night. Despite the rain on Friday, I had a fantastic time promoting Ligonier Valley Vignettes all… Continue reading Huzzah! “Ligonier Valley Vignettes” Hits Fort Days!