Friday, December 26, 2008

I've joined the effort to save the Roberts House in Canonsburg

I have joined the advisory group of the Washington County Cultural Trust, Inc. The WCCT is a group of Canonsburg and Washington County citizens working to save the Roberts House. It is the big stone and brick building across from the old high school auditorium on North Central Avenue. All of the people who graduated from the old high school looked at it everyday.

Well, there was alot we didn't know or remember about it.

It was built on 2 lots deeded by John Canon to John McMillan for a President's House for Jefferson College. John Watson, the first president of Jefferson College lived there in a log cabin. You can still see some of those logs inside. The house later became the vice-President's home, when William Smith lived there. He was also the Greek Professor and president of a Woman's Seminary across the street.

Some of you remember it when Mrs. Croker lived there and gave music lessons. The house is the last remaining building of Jefferson College which closed after the Civil War. It is one of only 2 buildings in Canonsburg on the National Register of Historic Places that is still standing.

The Washington County Cultural Trust, Inc. was formed to save this building. It would be run as a Fine Art Center. As they told be it would be great to have this building saved as an example of Canonsburg's great educational, historical, and cultural past.

This would be a great thing to do for Canonsburg. Donations are tax deductible. If you would like to support the effort you can donate to:

The Washington County Cultural Trust


Canonsburg, PA 15317

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to all of my fans!

This really is a busy time of the year! I have been performing 4 to 5 days a week since the holiday season started. It has been wonderful to sing the Christmas songs you love. I have been busy trying to get the shopping done. We are going to have a real family Christmas with all of the great food and all of my family at home.

I have a lot of good things planned for you for next year. So keep up with the blog and you will be the first to hear the news.

Most importantly, I want to wish each of you, my fans and friends, a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest and Healthiest of New Years! I look forward to seeing all of you in 2009.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Remembering IV: Bobby and Al Alberts of the Four Aces

I appeared on the Al Alberts Show at Hershey Park. Al Alberts was one of the original Four Aces. He has had quite a career as a TV and radio host. Al's main studio was in Philadelphia when these pictures were taken. I believe he has a radio show in Florida now. As you can see this was an outdoor on location show.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shawnette's at Marian Manor surprised me with a Birthday Party

I really thought I couldn't be surprised anymore, but the Shawnettes sure did just that.
I was singing, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw this huge cake coming into the room.
I even started leading "Happy Birthday" and said Happy Birthday for who?
They all stunned me when they sang" Happy Birthday to you and pointed to me." Then the big birthday posters came out.
Thank you to all of the Shawnettes!

Senior Expo 2008

I had a great time with the audience at the senior expo. They had a really big turnout.

Marian Manor's Harvest Moon Ball

Irecently performed at Marian Manor's Harvest Moon Ball.
The Ball was sponsored by Girl Scout Troop # 70. You can tell the girls put a lot of time and effort into the event.
Everyone had a great time!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Remembering 3: The Seven Springs Years

I really had a great time at Seven Springs. Here are a few pictures:
1. That's me at the entrance to Seven Springs.

2. On stage singing with the BKQ Band backing me in the Matterhorn Lounge.

3. After a performance in the pool.

4.. Tony and Janet, my good friends.

I hope these photos bring back great memories of the good times at the Mountain.