Members of the Western Pennsylvania Amateur Ornithology Club were “somewhat disappointed” by their visit to a reported nest of Polish Falcons on the South Side. Club president Marjorie Linnett told a reporter she didn’t want to talk about it.

The Monongahela Valley Botanical Society will hold a meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. for the purpose of writing a strongly worded letter to somebody about Fallopia japonica.

Friends of the Sarah Street Power Substation met on Sunday afternoon to discuss the problem of graffiti. They ended up talking about the Steelers instead.

The Junction Hollow Aviation Society has built an authentic replica of Gustave Whitehead’s experimental steam-powered heavier-than-air craft, and is planning a reenactment of his 1899 flight some time this fall. If you have a spare brick building that needs crashing into, please contact the Society in care of this publication.

The Merry Steamfitters would like to thank the community for the big turnout at last month’s amateur production of Waiting for Godot. All proceeds have been donated to the Injured and Superannuated Steamfitters Fund, as usual. This month’s production will be Aida.


  1. RepubAnon says:

    The Junction Hollow Aviation Society’s choice of season for re-enacting the flight of Gustav Whitehead’s experimental aircraft seemed particularly apt.

  2. John says:

    The “Polish falcon” turned out to be a faded Kiwi Polish sign overgrown with brush, the confusion was due to a very young member of the club trying to make his mark in the competitive world of bird watching. Too take away messages from this incident: birds are important but so is the mastery of words and let’s not be so competitive.

  3. Thank you for your information on the Polish Falcons of America. When I need my 1960 vintage Ford Falcon polished, I will keep them in mind.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  4. Sal Achusrumor says:

    Fortunately for Mr. Whitehead, the brick building he crashed into was the new burn-unit wing of the UPMC Shadyside Hospital…

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