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Photography

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

by Jenny 12 September 2017 New Kensington

This isn’t actually a  book report of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” Maria Semple published her novel in 2012. Goodreads and Amazon is already clogged with such reviews. However, the motion picture (with big name stars!) for this story (which actually takes place mostly in Seattle) is being filmed in Pittsburgh – and also New Kensington! […]

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Musings on Photography Shows

by Jenny 14 April 2016 New Kensington
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The New Kensington Camera Club has a Flower Show this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This whole thing is making me so emotional. I actually entered two of my own photos. Here’s a boring story: I had to pass every single class my final semester in college in order to graduate. My school charged by the […]

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5 Spooky Places for New Ken Ghost Stories

by Jenny 24 September 2014 History
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I love ghost walks and ghost stories based on local history. The last time that I Googled “PA Ghost Walks,” I found several dozen cities in the results. Gettysburg. Pittsburgh. Philadephia. Erie. Harrisburg. Scranton. No mention of New Kensington. Here is my list of sites for New Ken ghost stories, based partly on Mrs. Luella […]

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A Short Trip to some Local Parnassus History

by Jonathan 2 July 2014 History
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Hello reader people. Jenny and I were sitting on our soon-to-be-rebuilt porch this evening as the light went golden. We were just reading away, enjoying the evening as the temperature started to cool a bit, when I looked up and saw the pretty golden light hitting the houses across the street from us. I just […]

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It’s Maple Sugar Season!

by Jenny 9 March 2014 Outdoors
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Every winter, my sisters and I listened to a radio broadcast of the Maple Queen Contest for the Pennsylvania Maple Festival in Meyersdale, PA. When March came, I and the other members of  Berlin Brothersvalley High School’s band actually did march. We made the ten-mile trek to the streets of Meyersdale for the festival’s (usually […]

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Credit Where Credit is Due

by Jenny 14 December 2013 Photography

I want to clarify that my father-in-law, Dr. Dennis Woytek, took photo #4 and photo #5 in my prior blog entry of December 6. My husband, Jonathan Woytek, took the rest of the photos in that blog post. My father-in-law had two of his Christmas photos of the Pittsburgh Crèche appear in a blog post for […]

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Follow-Up: Presbyterian Church in Parnassus

by Jenny 5 June 2012 History

In my last entry, I blogged about the Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church in Parnassus, after reading an article online about it in the Tribune-Review / Valley News Dispatch. I am going to write a little bit more about it now because I got to tour it last Saturday. Jonathan subscribes to an email list for […]

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Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church in Parnassus

by Jenny 14 May 2012 History

Jonathan took this photo a few years ago during the Great Winter which spawned Snowmaggedon. We both have a fondness for Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church. For one thing, it anchors one side of our New Kensington neighborhood, Parnassus.  The building is 127 years old, and the very ground on which it sits is the site of the […]

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Pittsburgh Senior Meredith

by Jonathan 8 December 2011 Photography

I know that things have been quiet here lately, and I’m trying to remedy that. I’m a little behind in posting some good stuff! In late October, as Autumn was in full-force in the Pittsburgh area, I had the opportunity to take some senior portraits of the lovely Meredith. I met Meredith a few years […]

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The Scene and the Snapshot: Episode Three

by Jonathan 19 August 2011 Photography

After a little hiatus due in part to sixteen million other things happening at the same time, I’m pleased to release the next episode in my odd little series called, The Scene and the Snapshot. Here in the third episode, we take a look at one of our favorite Lake Huron public beaches on the […]

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