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Monday, April 25, 2011

JCTimes May 2011 Issue

May 2011 Issue - Now Available On Line

The current issue of the Jefferson College Times is now available for on line viewing. 

Highlights of the May 2011 JCT issue are:
  • A poignant letter to the Editor
  • History of the Canonsburg Library
  • More memories of my beloved town, Canonsburg, by Lloyd M Kelley

This issue along with other past issues, all with interesting articles and history of Canonsburg can now be found in the JCTimes Archive located in left hand column of this blog

CHS Pictures of the late Fifties

Thanks to Barbara Lanzy Lounder for providing these great pictures depicting High School life in the late 1950's.

Recognize the clothes, the influence of Marlon Brando..."The Wild One"   and the inspiration for the TV program "Happy Days"

Click to Enlarge any of the below pictures.

Out front of the Ole Art Building 

Dolly Smoke, Lenny K.

John Foley Harold Cambell

Jack Fetchko and Pat

Marvin Lalli, Jon Adler across Paul Novack bottom right..taken in front of High School Building 1954

Hanging Out In front Of Borcherts


Friday, April 22, 2011

Since I Don't Have You.

Skyliner Movie soon to be released.
The movie is based on the life and untimely death of Janet Vogel Rapp, the Skyliners original female vocalist, as seen through the eyes of her son Gavin Rapp who was 13 yrs. old at the time.

Check it out here:

Aerial View of Canonsburg - 1939

One may remember this 1939 aerial that hung in Taylor's Drug Store for a long time

Canonsburg, Pa 1939
Click to Enlarge

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2009 View of Canonsburg

A 2009 view of the south side Canonsburg looking north.  

Near the middle of the picture can be seen the Italian Club, aka the ChooChoo Club and Train Station,  Just past is the old train station can be seen the cleared area at Jefferson Ave. & Murdock St. destined for the future home of the Library and a bit further, prominently the United Presbyterian Church located on West Pike Street.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Interested in some history and pictures of Strabane,Pa.  Allexander family in particular.
Thanks,Tim Polosky

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stephen Buyan - CHS54 Passes

(May 21, 1936 - March 9, 2011)
Stephen Buyan
Stephen Buyan, 74, of Washington, formerly Canonsburg, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in the Kindred Hospital, Oakdale. He was born May 21, 1936, in Meadow Lands, a son of Joseph and Alice Gostic Buyan.

 Steve spent most of his life in Canonsburg. He was a 1954 graduate of Canonsburg High School. He had worked as a furniture finisher, painter and paper hanger. He was last employed by Master Woodcraft of Washington. Mr. Buyan was a member of the Carpenters and Painters Unions. He enjoyed gardening, Gettysburg, the mountains around Uniontown and spending time with his family. He loved his children and grand children. 

On August 29, 1970, he married Patricia Corcoran who survives. Also surviving are: six children, Denise Verner (Barry) and Carla Stewart both of Washington, Dennis Buyan (Denise) and Amy L. Buyan both of Canonsburg, Artie Bitzel of Westminster, MD and Stephen Buyan (Gina Chiodo) of Scott Township; a brother, William C. Buyan (Cheryl Krugh) of Mt. Lebanon; a sister, Gloria Maffei (Thomas); fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased are: a son Gary Buyan; and two brothers, Joseph and George Buyan. 

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 7:30 pm, the time of service, Saturday, March 12, 2011, in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Canonsburg Friend's World Wide Audience

Pageviews by Country
March 1 to Apr 1 2011

United States
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Only those country's with ten or more views for the month are shown

Saturday, April 2, 2011

CHS59 Classmate Passes

Barbara Haley - CHS59

Friday, April 1, 2011

Canonsburg's Covered Bridge

Central Avenue Covered Bridge over Chartiers Creek - Circa 1900.

This early Canonsburg 1900's picture is a winter view looking west along the railroad tracks toward a covered bridge seen in the distance on the left that once stood over South Central and Chartiers Creek.
This picture taken from that same bridge location after the covered bridge was torn down and replaced with a steel trestle bridge. The elevated view looking north up Central Avenue from Chartiers Creek shows pedestrian and horse drawn wagon traffic crossing the bridge in the foreground with the old mill seen behind the railroad car.   The skyline shows the buildings along West Pike Street.

Pictures from the Jim Herron collection.