Browsing: Art & Music

Parkesburg’s Got Talent

Katie Marinacci grew up in the area and currently lives on 8th Avenue in Parkesburg. She has been taking landscape photography for the past seven years. This past year her boyfriend Dan and her decided to start


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Parkesburg’s Got Talent

Editor’s Note: The first in an occasional series spotlighting the talent of Octorara area residents. The following pictures were taken by Lois Lantz of West Fallowfield.  Lois lives with her husband and two children on Highland


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Cinderella Production Friday Night

Octorara High School’s Fall play is Cinderella, the Untold Story.  The play is about a fairytale wedding of the fake Cinderella and Prince Charming that comes to a screeching halt when O’Reilly, a fairy tale fixer,


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 4

Part 4 of a 4 part series by Jack Mariano Part 3 here. Nelson G. Boyer Jr. whom most people knew as “Speedy” had played on and off with the Rocketones between his stints in the


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 3

Part 3 of a 4 part series by Jack Mariano Part 2 here. Labor Day weekend 1960, the Rocketones played in front of their largest crowd on the bandstand, a converter flatbed trailer at the parking


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 2

Part 2 in a four part story by Jack Mariano (Part 1 here) Jim Brown remembers playing whatever the popular music was at the time.  They did mostly “cover” songs of other artists like Yackety Yack


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Photo Gallery

By Jack Mariano  


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“Ladies and gentlemen….The Rocketones!” – Part 1

    They were the “Sultans Of Swing.”  They were the local version of “Eddie and The Cruisers.”  In the late 1950’s they were pulling down $900.00 a week, as teenagers. They opened for the famous


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A Poem For Sunday

On Another’s Sorrow By William Blake Can I see anothers woe, And not be in sorrow too. Can I see anothers grief, And not seek for kind relief. Can I see a falling tear And not


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New Fall TV Show: Dads

The fall TV season’s new crop of shows sprung onto our screens yesterday with “Sleepy Hollow,” a mystery-adventure drama that gives a modern twist to the classic short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” (Check out


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