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Holiday Gift Guide
As children wait in line for a chance to tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes, many cannot stand still. From the seat positioned at the end of the aisle, Santa Claus, ...
December 15, 2023 Special Sections
They may be called choral or choir directors, but putting on a school holiday concert requires the talents of a booking agent, air traffic controller and Broadway impresa...
December 13, 2023 Special Sections
Following is a list of holiday services offered around Butler County in December: Trinity Lutheran Church of Butler Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 Sunset Drive, will host C...
December 09, 2023 Special Sections
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Lifesteps - Celebrating 100 Years
Not many nonprofit service organizations can boast 100 years of dedication to the community. In the Greater Pittsburgh region, only 12 of the 921 nonprofits in existence ...
November 04, 2023 Special Sections
Behind every great nonprofit are dedicated volunteers putting in the hard work to help it succeed. In the case of Lifesteps, it was a band of determined volunteers who st...
November 04, 2023 Special Sections
Dear Friends, This year, 2023, commemorates the incredible milestone of 100 years of unwavering dedication and service that the organization has provided … Through the Ye...
November 04, 2023 Special Sections
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Breast Cancer Awareness
The Butler Breast Cancer and Women’s Cancer Support Group’s Pink Night Out is planned this year for 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Highfield Community Center, 229 Highfield R...
October 03, 2023 Special Sections
The Butler Breast Cancer and Women’s Cancer Support Group, in partnership with Boscov’s, will hold its annual Friends Helping Friends fundraising event Oct. 18. During s...
October 03, 2023 Special Sections
BUTLER TWP — When women come to the salon room at the Cancer Support Services Center at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Independence Health System’s Benbrook Medical Campus...
October 03, 2023 Special Sections
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Hometown Heroes
Doing more for the men and women who protect our country at home and abroad is what the Butler County Hometown Heroes is all about, and the organization did just that dur...
November 04, 2023 Local News
Conrad Pfeifer was teaching police officers before they finally convinced him to become one. Pfeifer said years ago he was a public safety dive instructor instructing pol...
September 27, 2023 Hometown Heroes
Brian Greenawalt is the kind of person you’re likely to meet on your worst day. A paramedic for Harmony EMS for the last 15 years, it’s the nature of his job. “We see peo...
September 27, 2023 Hometown Heroes
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High School Preview
KARNS CITY — Karns City senior Luke Cramer has one major goal for the 2023 season. Make it count. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Cramer tore his ACL late in the Gremlins’ second...
August 23, 2023 Special Sections
MIDDLESEX TWP — A 6-foot-1, 230-pound fullback hitting the defense like a wrecking ball ... bodies flailing as opposing players did their best to bring him down, but fail...
August 23, 2023 Special Sections
SUMMIT TWP — Anthony Becoate’s job doesn’t resemble that of most other high school football coaches. His roster turns over annually. A portion of the players haven’t wor...
August 23, 2023 Special Sections
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Italian Festival
A family recipe is behind the sixth annual meatball eating contest of the Butler Italian Festival on Main Street. Maria Stephenson, of Center Township, and her son, Clark...
August 28, 2023 Local News
Butler’s Main Street came alive with the smells of Italy on Friday night, as the sixth annual Butler Italian Festival came into town for a three-day stretch. A whole sec...
August 26, 2023 Arts & Entertainment
Once a year, Butler’s Main Street comes alive with the sights, smells, sounds, and traditions of Italy. Entering only its sixth year of existence, the Butler Italian Fest...
August 24, 2023 Local News
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Answer Book
Here is information about the Butler Eagle, which is published Sunday through Friday each week. The company also publishes the Cranberry Eagle, which prints each Wednesda...
July 27, 2023 Special Sections
∎Butler Art Center, operated by the Associated Artists of Butler County Address: 344 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001 Telephone: 724-283-6922 Website: www.butle...
July 27, 2023 Special Sections
Butler Transit Authority The authority has 11 buses, six of which operate four routes primarily in Butler and Butler Township and parts of Center and Summit townships. Fi...
July 27, 2023
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Farm Show
CONNOQUENESSING TWP — The atmosphere inside tent No. 16 was hot, in more ways than one. Nearly every seat in the house was filled for the 45th annual Junior Livestock Auc...
August 11, 2023 Special Sections
All live music will be held for free in the auditorium. Sunday: “Come As You Are” worship service featuring Dan Schall’s Gospel Music Ministries, 6 p.m. Monday: S...
August 02, 2023 Special Sections
Entrants spend most of the year prepping animals, anticipating Butler Farm Show
August 02, 2023 Special Sections
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Education
In a roundabout way, the coronavirus pandemic sent Jessica McNulty, of Butler Township, on an educational overseas journey she will never forget. McNulty graduated in 201...
January 30, 2024 Special Sections
Students and families should pay attention to faculty, facilities and fit
January 30, 2024 Special Sections
CRANBERRY TWP — In the year 2023, locals can hear the lively lilt of every language from Spanish to Ukrainian to Japanese in the streets of Cranberry Township. “So you ge...
August 11, 2023 Special Sections
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Health
Summer is the time of the year to be extra vigilant about protecting your skin from the itchy and painful menace of solar erythema — a.k.a., sunburns. While they may seem...
July 17, 2024 Special Sections
A study recently released in the New England Journal of Medicine may forever alter our relationship with the peanut. NEJM Evidence, an offshoot of the eminent science jou...
July 17, 2024 Special Sections
COVID-19 is going around again this summer, with infections rising across the country. The good news is that the most common variants circulating in the country — KP. 3, ...
July 17, 2024 Special Sections
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Regatta
Fee-free event expands, sets goal to fund park improvements
August 02, 2023 Local News
Moraine State Park is back in full swing for its 23rd annual Regatta. From Friday to Sunday, visitors of all ages can enjoy family-friendly fun at 225 Pleasant Valley Roa...
August 03, 2022 Digital Media Exclusive
Moraine State Park is back in full swing for its 23rd annual Regatta. From Friday to Sunday, visitors of all ages can enjoy family-friendly fun at 225 Pleasant Valley Roa...
August 03, 2022 Special Sections
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Big Butler Fair
The following are first place winners from the Big Butler Fair, which ended Saturday. Foods and Nutrition 4-Jar Display of Canned Goods, Nicole Michel, Renfrew Poster ...
July 10, 2024 Local News
The following are first place winners from the Big Butler Fair, which ended Saturday. Bale Decorating Contest, Fabulous Fiber ...
July 10, 2024 Local News
The following are first place winners from the Big Butler Fair, which ended Saturday. Draft Horse Supreme Champions Supreme Butler Fair Champion, Farm Woodland Springs, ...
July 09, 2024 Local News
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Summer Pet Section
Summer means that the most common household pets — cats and dogs — are more likely to be out and about than they are at any other point in the year. As such, veterinarian...
June 25, 2024 Special Sections
Pets come in all shapes and sizes. For most Americans, however, the choice comes down to two: canine or feline. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s...
June 25, 2024 Special Sections
NEW YORK — Dr. Lisa Walling’s first house call of the day was with a particularly fluffy hospice patient — a 13-year-old Newfoundland named Rugby. Rugby happily licked a ...
June 25, 2024 Special Sections
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Father's Day
In a procession of graduates inching toward a stage in Butler County Community College’s Field House, 6-foot-6 Roger Walker Jr. stopped, stepped aside and stooped. The 23...
June 15, 2024 Special Sections
NEW YORK — Whether you go big, small or DIY, there are lots of ways to please dad on Father’s Day. Homemade cards and drawings, and things made of clay or popsicle sticks...
June 13, 2024 Special Sections
Children eager to help with COVID-19-era project
June 12, 2024 Local News
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Jeep Heritage Festival
SLIPPERY ROCK TWP, Lawrence County — The 13th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival kicks off Friday, June 7 at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock. However, just a ...
June 07, 2024 Arts & Entertainment
To view the Butler Eagle’s PDF version, click here. ...
June 06, 2024 Special Sections
Frequent visitors to Butler’s Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival should expect a few changes when they encounter the Jeep Playground section of Cooper’s Lake Campground when t...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
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Summer Fun
Disc golf courses normally take putters on a tour of a natural area via the nine or 18 holes that make up the challenge, and disc golfers can take a tour of Butler County...
June 01, 2024 Special Sections
Knoch soccer, SR baseball teach game to beginners
May 22, 2024 Special Sections
Over the past few years, the sport of pickleball has grown at a frightening rate in the United States. According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, picklebal...
May 22, 2024 Sports
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Mother's Day
My mom wasn’t a particularly touchy-feely person but I never doubted how much she loved me and my six siblings. One way she showed it was through her desserts. While Ruth...
May 09, 2024 Special Sections
There’s nothing quite like receiving a fresh bouquet of cut flowers. They can cheer up a room, bring a bit of nature indoors and, if you’re lucky, release a heavenly frag...
May 09, 2024 Special Sections
Moms sacrifice a ton, and Mother's Day is just one of the many times of year to let her know how much that means to you. And since Mother's Day will be here soon, it's ti...
May 09, 2024 Special Sections
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Car Care
Taking care of a car is no different than taking care of a body. Like going to the doctor for a checkup, cars need maintenance to stay healthy. Alex Skander, owner of Ska...
April 16, 2024 Local News
CONNOQUENESSING TWP ­— David Carr spends a lot of time in his garage tinkering with his restored classic cars. That’s all right with his wife, Linda, because she’s often ...
April 16, 2024 Local News
As the cold air leaves and warm temperatures signal the arrival of summer, road trip season is officially upon us. According to the United States Department of Transporta...
April 16, 2024 Special Sections
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Home Improvement
The common insects found in Butler County yards, gardens and flower beds strike most people as creepy. They’ve got too many legs or waving antenna, or a tendency to sprea...
June 18, 2024 Special Sections
Summer time and the living is easy, just not for Butler County gardeners dealing with exploding populations of insect pests munching on their flower and vegetable gardens...
June 18, 2024 Special Sections
Time to clean the fridge, oven After the doldrums of a cold and gloomy winter, homeowners should take advantage of the improving weather and awakening landscape by fling...
April 03, 2024 Special Sections
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Par for the Course
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Block — golf’s common man who is still holding his own against the world’s top players at the PGA Championship this week — plugged his ears...
May 22, 2023 Special Sections
Golf course expanding pavilion to honor its own
May 15, 2023 Special Sections
The promotion of Butler County and its amenities is the goal. Teeing off on one of the many courses the area has to offer is a pretty good place to start. “Golf is a pret...
May 08, 2023 Sports
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Pitter Patter
The post-war baby boom of the 1940s and 1950s inspired the naming of an entire generation and sparked a new tradition in the United States. A rite of passage of motherhoo...
March 21, 2024 Special Sections
In decades past, parents felt the need to remain within the confines of conventional names when deciding on a moniker for their baby son or daughter. Today, moms and dads...
March 21, 2024 Special Sections
Samantha Drohan began her experience with Kindermusik in the late 1990s when her first child participated in classes. After the teacher retired and Drohan had her second ...
March 14, 2023 Special Sections
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Valentine's Gift Guide
Valentine’s Day might put you in the mood to look for love online. Unfortunately, criminals also are on the hunt, but for victims, not romance. “Meeting people online has...
February 09, 2024 Special Sections
Kindness was on the minds of students in Sara Sneddon’s second-grade class during a recent lesson at Summit Elementary School in the Butler Area School District. The stu...
February 09, 2024 Special Sections
Cranberry chorus delivers singing valentines
February 06, 2024 Special Sections
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Silver Lifestyles
Most people would not usually think of martial arts as “meditation in motion,” but most people are not certified to teach martial arts in Pennsylvania, Texas and Canada. ...
February 21, 2024 Special Sections
At some point on life’s road, older adults may reach a fork: remain in one’s home or move to a retirement community. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly as financial,...
February 21, 2024 Special Sections
Getting married when you’re an older adult comes with complications: You and your spouse may have assets from years of working, and you may have children from previous re...
February 21, 2024 Special Sections
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Mind & Body
As a new year begins, experts across Butler County offered up advice for residents to improve their health and their lives. Life in Butler County could improve this year ...
January 10, 2024 Special Sections
The “winter blues” might be more than just blues, it could be seasonal depression, which is also known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. According to Mental Health ...
January 11, 2023 Special Sections
“If you think about it, mentally, you have to be taking care of yourself in order to work on the physical piece,” said Rich Blews, the peer support manager and housing en...
January 11, 2023 Special Sections
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Bridal Guide
Madison Roxbury and her bridesmaids worked diligently the last week of December to set up for her wedding day. Roxbury, who works as the wedding and event manager for Ei...
January 03, 2024 Special Sections
With 23 years of experience working weddings, a Butler DJ said he knows to prepare for the unexpected, but admits he was surprised a few years ago when the groom was repl...
January 03, 2024 Special Sections
Just like the style of wedding gowns have changed drastically since the nuptials of the bride’s mother and grandmother, the music at wedding ceremonies, and the way it’s ...
January 03, 2024 Special Sections
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Seeking Refuge
Every morning Irena Tkachenko starts her day the same way: by telephoning her relatives and friends in Ukraine to see if they are still OK. Tkachenko, her husband, and tw...
February 24, 2023 Local News
Three young Ukrainian families who escaped their war-torn hometown of Kharkov think the American holiday of Thanksgiving is a good time to say they cannot find the words ...
November 23, 2022 Local News
CRANBERRY TWP — Huge, steaming pots of homemade food and endless carafes of coffee and tea sustain 11 adults and children seeking refuge at the crowded Ehrman Farms home ...
July 16, 2022 Local News
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Progress
Age range continues to expand for fastest-growing sport in America
November 04, 2023 Community
CRANBERRY TWP — From participating in sports herself to coaching and becoming a certified personal trainer and exercise instructor, Kathy Hensler loves being on the move....
November 04, 2023 Community
Manufacturing will continue to play a major role in the future progress of Butler County. At present the county is home to more than 300 manufacturers, ranging from chemi...
November 01, 2023 Progress 2023
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