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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

CHS Class of 1957 - 50th Reunion

Hi Dick,

Our group reunion picture finally got in the Observer-Reporter today.
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The reunion was great! The best one ever!

Also I've included some pictures I took during the evening and the brunch.

Do you have any idea where we might find a copy of our year book? One or two classmates lost theirs.

Take care,

Tom Burrows

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mail Pouch Barn


One of the few still remaining - A Mail Pouch ad painted on a Barn in Washington County.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Marty Wall's Son wins Photo Contest

Sunday, October 14, 2007
for the winning photo: Sunrise at Hilton Head this past summer.

Readers submitted 322 photos for the Post-Gazette's online Best Vacation Photo Contest that kicked off in September. The photo above of sunrise off Hilton Head Island, S.C., was taken by Shawn Wall, a software engineer who lives in Wilkins.

Mr. Wall, 29, was visiting Hilton Head this past summer with his girlfriend and her family when he shot this photo.

"I snuck out of the house around 6 a.m. and waited for the sun to rise while taking in the peaceful scenery and listening to the crash of the waves," he says.

Readers viewing photos submitted to the contest were able to rank each one from 1 to 10, so those with the highest averages rose to the top. You can view the full gallery of photos submitted by readers.

Christmas - 1957

Daily Notes - 12/20/1957

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----- A Forwarded Message ----
From: Jim Herron

Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 5:36:18 PM
Subject:: Anybody Know Anybody?

The Notes outdid itself on this photo. I cleaned it up as well as I could.
Can you identify anybody in this 1957 picture?
The majorettes should be identifiable.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Miss SNPJ - 1958

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Wow, she is definitely a beauty; wonder what happen to her?

Can anybody help with any current information regarding Marilyn Turki?

Dick Garboski
1978 Havenwood Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

cc: Canonsburg Friends Blog

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Jim Herron
To: Dick Garboski ;Nestor, Gina; Terling, Rich ; DeLanie, Dave

Subject: Re: Miss SNPJ

CHS Christmas Dance - 1957

The Daily Notes - December 19, 1957
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Jim, thanks for sharing. and how cosmopolitan and sophisticated of them to start the dance at 9:00pm. But what do you expect, they were of the CHS Class of 1959.

cc: Canonsburg Friends Blog

----- Original Message ----
From: Jim Herron
To: "Nestor, Gina"; "Terling, Rich Speedy" ; "Garboski, Dick" ; "DeLanie, Dave"

Subject: Who Zat?

Who are these people? Ever heard of 'em.

Be a better pen pal. Text or chat with friends inside Yahoo! Mail. See how.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Canonsburg Friends sure is Proud to Learn of These Brand New Releases !

From: Isabella Livolsi
To: Dick Garboski

Hi Dick;
Wanted to let you know a couple of very interesting items that would be good to herald on the Canonsburg Friends blog. . .

1) Bobby Kobert Shawn (our classmate) just released a new CD single called "Playing the Jukebox." The CD single can be purchased through D&J records in Carnegie, PA and The Attic, 165 Grant Street, Millvale, PA. Or get them directly from Bobby. Email Bobby at
His previously released CD album were: "Remembering the Early Years" and "Bobby Shawn Sings". Look for a re-release soon of his "Christmas with Bobby Shawn" on CD........ it is currently available on tape.

2) Joyce Arnal's husband (Paul Gentile) has just published his first book . It is Titled: "Dolce Far Niente - Sweet Doing Nothing" a great book about their trip to Italy, which they took after they retired. It captures their travels from Tuscany to Sicily and includes many practical tips. It can be ordered on the internet through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. At Barnes & Noble website, you do not pay postage.

Take care,

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Saved from the Dump - An Early Photo of Canonsburg - J.J. Van Eman Store

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View J. J. Van Eman Biographical Record

From: Lou Sculuca
Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 11:10:13 PM
Subject: Photo of Canonsburg

Here is the photo I was talking about. I am sorry it is not in the best of shape but like I said on the phone, I picked it up from the dump.
Where exactly the location of the photo is, I am not sure.. My guess it is on the same side as the Crystal Restaurant. The Van Eman sign is evident as well a meat market. You can see bunting displayed on the buildings, so it could have been the 4th of July or a Presidential or Candidate visit. We might be able to determine the year by the ladies dresses. My guess would be is the early 1900's -1930's. I would have to do some research on that but perhaps some of our bloggers have an idea.

Thank you Lou for the rescue, and please keep those picture treasures a coming!
Dick Garboski

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Canonsburg Armory

How about this for an end of an era....... Dave Delanie


Pennsylvania National Guard armory in Canonsburg expected to close

The Pennsylvania National Guard armory in Canonsburg is expected to close within three years in a restructuring of the guard’s unit bases.

Members of the military assigned to 1st Battalion-110th Detachment will be transferred to Charlie Co. in Waynesburg.

The Canonsburg armory on Central Avenue will be turned over to the borough, said Canonsburg Manager Terry Hazlett.