All Stories http://www.observer-reporter.com/section/?template=rss&mime=xml All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2015 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/seasonal_cooking_with_dan_wagner Seasonal Cooking with Dan Wagner “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Everywhere you go; Take a look at the Five and Ten glistening once again, With candy canes and silver lanes a glow.” A Christmas classic written by Meredith Willson and one of many songs that mention a confectionery Christmas favorite, the candy cane. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:45:10 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/seasonal_cooking_with_dan_wagner http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/christmas_sparkle_with_amaryllis Christmas sparkle with amaryllis For years, one of my first holiday decorating purchases has been an amaryllis. My family has always been fascinated with the dramatic and amazingly fast-growing amaryllis. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:45:08 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/christmas_sparkle_with_amaryllis http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/at_large_with_joy_eggleston At Large with Joy Eggleston The holidays are filled with hustle and bustle. Sometimes the list of things to do overwhelms and distracts from the simple joy of the holidays. Instead of spending time with those we love, we sometimes find ourselves taken over the many things we have “to do.” Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:45:04 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/at_large_with_joy_eggleston http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/the_liars_den_a_landmark_for_mather The Liars Den: a landmark for Mather For almost a century, the liars den in Mather has stood as a landmark and reminder of the town’s coal mining heritage. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:45:00 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/the_liars_den_a_landmark_for_mather http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/have_you_met__lena_galing Have You Met ... Lena Galing? Lena Galing and a fuzzy bundle of legs topped with a puffball head struck a pose on the porch of the Farm Store that is tucked beside the pasture fence of Lippencott Alpacas. It’s a sunny day, but the chill of winter is settling in. All the more reason to stop by and pick up a season’s worth of socks for hunting, or a felted... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:44:54 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/have_you_met__lena_galing http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/going_to_the_dogs Going to the dogs Text and photos by C.R. Nelson Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:44:47 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171130/going_to_the_dogs http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/article/20171130/UNKNOWN/171139999 Seasonal Cooking with Dan Wagner “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Everywhere you go; Take a look at the Five and Ten glistening once again, With candy canes and silver lanes a glow.” A Christmas classic written by Meredith Willson and one of many songs that mention a confectionery Christmas favorite, the candy cane. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:42:09 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/article/20171130/UNKNOWN/171139999 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/a_nostalgic_pajama_party_ A nostalgic pajama party One day a year, visitors arrive at the Good Ol’ Days House in Belle Vernon clad in footed pajamas, fleece robes, plaid flannel PJs and fuzzy slippers. They nosh on holiday snacks and sip winter beverages as they tour the charming, nostalgic guesthouse on Broad Avenue. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:24:51 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/a_nostalgic_pajama_party_ http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/a_work_in_progress A work in progress Tap Factory is living up to its name in Fallowfield. It is a new bar/restaurant with 27 beer taps, including two "pistol handles." The owners say It is gaining momentum, but there is work ahead. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:24:35 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/a_work_in_progress http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/5_town_is_close-knit_and_progressive 5 Town is close-knit and progressive To a casual observer, a string of small boroughs hugging the Monongahela River would appear to be small-town America by definition, where time seems to stand still. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:24:24 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/5_town_is_close-knit_and_progressive http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/cold_as_ice Cold as ice Our region has weathered a few polar vortexes over the years, but some members of the Order of Owls 1038 in Fredericktown are planning their own icy start to 2018 by partaking in the traditional Polar Plunge into the Monongahela River. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:24:18 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/cold_as_ice http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/the_power_of_teamwork The power of teamwork Charleroi business owners frequently use the word “team” as part of their daily interactions with each other and their customers, though their definition may differ somewhat from the standard. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:24:15 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/the_power_of_teamwork http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/a_questionable_future_ A questionable future Jack Bergstein is a semi-retired attorney and native of Monessen. When he was young, he remembers the Jewish High Holidays were abundant with traditional foods, family and friends and, unlike today, the synagogue was filled to its capacity and beyond with some 150 families. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:24:11 -0500 http://321-orwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/20171121/a_questionable_future_