Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I had a chance to talk with the Mayor of Butler yesterday at a meeting. Wow. What progress in this small town - a new minor league baseball team, a potential partnership with the Rivers of Steel project, a historic theatre in the process of being restored and an ambitious community wide New Year's celebration. Gives you hope for our ol' river towns.

Oil City's "Polish Church" will be the focus of the Oil City Heritage Society's meeting on Tuesday at the church at 7 Pulaski St. on the North Side from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
A brief church history will be presented and a performance by the church choir, directed by Joseph Brozeski, will follow. The singers will offer "Kolendy", the Polish word for Christmas carols.
The reception and program are free and open to the public.

A San Diego entrepreneur, Brian Jones, bought the "A Christmas Story" house sight unseen on e-Bay for $150,000 in December 2004.

Watching the movie frame by frame, Mr. Jones drew plans of the Parker home. He spent $240,000 to gut the interior and transform the house into a near-exact copy of the movie set. (Darryl Haase, a tour guide, apologizes that the new stairwell is a few inches narrower than the one where Ralphie modeled his pink bunny pajamas.)


Anonymous said...

We love Butler. Drive through to see family and always say "look whats here now!". Its a nice place to spend a Saturday (or many saturday's if your interests are sort of 'diverse').

Dittman said...

When I told her that she should drive up our way to see if she had any advice, so only laughed...but a nice I've-got-too-much-on-my-plate-already-laugh not a mean laugh. Which was nice.