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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
An agency of The World Health Organization, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has declared that the artificial sweetener aspartame is a possible hum...
July 19, 2023 Special Sections
Pies, cobblers and smoothies might be the first things that come to mind when people think of peaches. Perhaps nutrition needs to muscle its way into that discussion? Pea...
July 19, 2023 Special Sections
Rucking — wearing a weighted vest or backpack while exercising — originated as training in the military. Now TikTokers all over the world are turning this old-fashioned w...
July 19, 2023 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
Television viewers who are fans of “Carnival Eats” on the Cooking Channel might not want to miss the popular show in September. While a firm date has not yet been release...
July 18, 2023 Community
The following are first place winners from the Big Butler Fair. JUNIOR Junior Rabbit Showmanship Ages 10-11, Chase Kelley, Evans City Ages 8-9, Addison Tuzikow, Bu...
July 15, 2023
The following are first place winners from the Big Butler Fair. EQUINES - COSTUME CLASS Rabbits, Andi Foertsch, Saxonburg Sheep, Alyssa Simmons, Butler Goats, Jadyn ...
July 15, 2023
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Summer Pet Section
Compared to last year, adoptions at the Butler County Humane Society in Connoquenessing Township are down, according to its executive director. The humane society, which...
June 27, 2023 Special Sections
After a difficult start, Donough, an Australian Kelpie dog, is happily living out his senior years in a loving home. Donough lives with Kevin and Stephanie Morris, and t...
June 27, 2023 Special Sections
BUTLER TWP – Growing up, most children find themselves wanting a furry four-legged companion to play with. That was not the case for then-17-year-old Erann Heltzell. “I...
June 27, 2023 Special Sections
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Father's Day
BUTLER TWP — Athletics proved more than just fun to Steve Heasley. They shaped his life — and he made sure his children used a similar tool to shape theirs. Heasley was a...
June 17, 2023 Local News
When Lori Lewis decided to open up her own dance studio 39 years ago, mothers were the parent who signed their youngsters up for classes, transported them to and from tho...
June 17, 2023 Community
Listening to Dr. Michael Fiorina and Dr. Chris Fiorina banter, one could easily take the two as lifelong friends. “When I was in medical school, it was much harder,” Mich...
June 14, 2023 Community
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Jeep Heritage Festival
Rusty Trombone wins 2023 EWA Concord Cup
June 19, 2023 Special Sections
WORTH TWP — "She ain't failed me yet,“ Jeep owner Patty Wager said as she waited for chance to drive through the mud pit in her gray and pink Wrangler, affectionately nam...
June 10, 2023 Local News
The 2,000 miles that Patty Upton will bring her Jeep from Salmon, Idaho, to Butler County for the 12th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a jaunt compared to the fiv...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
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Summer Fun
As the weather continues to warm up, more and more people are looking for outdoor activities to join. One such outdoor activity that has remained popular across the count...
May 27, 2023 Special Sections
Worn-out wooden paddles have given way to domed courts — and pickleball has become so much more than a game with a silly-sounding name. In Butler County, the sport’s root...
May 24, 2023 Special Sections
Families getting into camping for the first time should buy equipment that meets their needs and reserve a campsite as far in advance of their trip as possible. Todd Wehr...
May 24, 2023 Special Sections
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Mother's Day
NEW YORK — From just the right book to just the right wheels, there are lots of ways to please all the mothers in your life when their special holiday rolls around. Some...
May 11, 2023 Special Sections
Teamwork is the keyword for a local young mother, who juggles a new house, her two young daughters and a marriage each and every day. Brittany Rodman, 30, of Harmony, fac...
May 11, 2023 Special Sections
Almost 110 years have passed since President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day in 1914, and the tradition of giving flowers is a widely pop...
May 11, 2023 Special Sections
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Car Care
Legacy of love on four wheels spreads message of integrity
October 14, 2023 Special Sections
Year after year, vehicles slip and slide out of control all over the road as winter conditions wreak havoc, often rendering even the most experienced drivers in need of s...
October 10, 2023 Special Sections
As the winter season approaches, it's important to make sure vehicles are prepared for the cold weather and the slippery roads that come along with the drop in temperatur...
October 10, 2023 Special Sections
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Home Improvement
Confession time: I’ve murdered a Monstera, slaughtered a snake plant, assassinated an African violet and offed more orchids than I’d like to admit. It’s not that I don’t...
October 21, 2023 Special Sections
Home improvement season is in full swing. One area to remember to check during a home evaluation is the roof. With advanced technologies, ventilation needs, options for ...
June 20, 2023 Special Sections
Present in about 40% of homes in Pennsylvania, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, but it is easily detected and remediation is relatively inexpensive. ...
June 20, 2023 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
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
“There’s that funny quote, ‘Everything that I ever needed to learn, I learned in kindergarten,’” said Matt Martinez, principal of Northwest Elementary School in the Butle...
March 14, 2023 Special Sections
Strong reading comprehension skills are one of the foundations of a successful academic career. According to the Institute of Reading Development, students with strong re...
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
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
Telemedicine’s early days of handling mostly mild illnesses, like sinus infections or pink eye, are fading fast. The frontier involves connecting patients more routinely ...
February 21, 2024 Special Sections
According to the AARP, a dog can be an all-purpose multivitamin for older adults. Dogs have been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and increas...
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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