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By Amanda Smear and Amanda Smear,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2003
With Oil City Symphony, Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa., in association with Caledonia Theatre Company, offers audiences an eclectic mix of music, a comedic story and a chance to meet and mingle with cast members. The show, set in the gymnasium of the old Oil City High School, features the instrumental and vocal talent of four former "band nerds" celebrating their 20th high school reunion. They have come back to pay tribute to their former music teacher, who is actually played by a different lucky audience member each night.
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October 24, 2009
MARGARET PRENATT-BROWN was born Margaret Elizabeth Huddleson in Reading, PA on January 22, 1909, the third of five children of Daniel Curtis Huddleson and Carrie Fichthorn Huddleson. She attended schools in Tionesta and Rocky Grove, PA and graduated from high school in El Dorado, KS. She married Orville David (Pete) Prenatt of Oil City in 1930. They had one son, Raymond Edward (Ned) Prenatt. Margaret was an active member of Holly Chapter #91, Order of the Eastern Star in Oil City, PA, serving as Worthy Matron in 1952-53.
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October 24, 2009
MARGARET PRENATT-BROWN was born Margaret Elizabeth Huddleson in Reading, PA on January 22, 1909, the third of five children of Daniel Curtis Huddleson and Carrie Fichthorn Huddleson. She attended schools in Tionesta and Rocky Grove, PA and graduated from high school in El Dorado, KS. She married Orville David (Pete) Prenatt of Oil City in 1930. They had one son, Raymond Edward (Ned) Prenatt. Margaret was an active member of Holly Chapter #91, Order of the Eastern Star in Oil City, PA, serving as Worthy Matron in 1952-53.
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By Amanda Smear and Amanda Smear,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2003
With Oil City Symphony, Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa., in association with Caledonia Theatre Company, offers audiences an eclectic mix of music, a comedic story and a chance to meet and mingle with cast members. The show, set in the gymnasium of the old Oil City High School, features the instrumental and vocal talent of four former "band nerds" celebrating their 20th high school reunion. They have come back to pay tribute to their former music teacher, who is actually played by a different lucky audience member each night.
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June 17, 2003
On Monday, June 2, 2003 JAMES HERALD BEST OF Baltimore, MD died of natural causes at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. The former Camp Hill, PA. resident was 54 years old. Mr. Best was born on December 27, 1949 to the late Herald A. Best and Arlene Ames Best. The late Arlene A. Best was a member of the Mayflower Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. He is survived by his sons J. Brian Best, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force stationed in Japan, Charles A. Best and Michael W. Best who both currently reside in Camp Hill, PA., and his companion of five years Dr. Frederick Stoner.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | August 27, 1991
Dryden Oil Co., a family-owned business in Baltimore since 1893, has reached agreement to be purchased by British-owned Castrol Inc.If the sale is completed, Dryden will be operated as an independent unit of Castrol, said Don Bunn, vice president of marketing for Dryden.He said no significant changes in personnel or operations are expected. Dryden employs 450 people at 18 locations along the East Coast, including 260 in Baltimore.Dryden Chairman Lindsay Dryden Jr. said today that the company "has been built on a century of service, quality and innovation.
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March 14, 2006
On March 7, 2006, JOSEPH PASQUALE PUCILLO in Oil City, PA, beloved son of Frank J. Pucillo Sr., and the late Beverly Ann Pucillo (nee Bakely) and devoted father of Joseph Pucillo. Dear brother of Danielle and Amanda Pucillo, Tana Goldsmith and Frank J. Pucillo Jr.. Friends may call at the family owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL HOME INC., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 P.M, at which time a Service of Liturgy will be held. Interment private.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | August 19, 1999
Don't touch that dial! Totem Pole Playhouse, the summer theater just outside Gettysburg, Pa., is wrapping up its 49th season with the musical "Radio Gals," written by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick, creators of the off-Broadway hit "Oil City Symphony."Set in the 1920s, "Radio Gals" focuses on a retired Arkansas music teacher and her homespun -- and illegal -- radio station, WGAL. The score includes 21 1920s-inspired tunes, performed by a cast that features Craver as well as Emily Mikesell, a veteran of the original New York production.
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May 2, 2005
On Friday, April 29, 2005, JUDITH GAIL REESE (age 55), recently of Lewes, DE. Born in Oil City, PA, she was raised in Laurel, MD and graduated from Atholton High School. Judy was manager of Edward Arthur Jewelers in White Marsh, MD for many years and resided in Chase, MD; devoted daughter of Virginia Reese, of Rehoboth Beach, DE. She was predeceased by her father Donald Campbell Reese, Sr. Judy is survived by four sisters, a brother, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Relatives and friends may attend a service on Tuesday, May 3, at WITZKE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia at 10 A.M. Interment Crest Lawn Memorial Park.
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By Sarah Schaffer | May 29, 2003
'Art' opens with gala at Totem Pole The Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa., opens its summer season Saturday at 6 p.m. with a benefit gala that will include dinner, a reception and the premiere performance of Wil Love and Carl Schurr in Yasmiza Reza's comedy, Art. The Tony Award-winning show sets three friends against each other after one buys a white-on-white painting. And as the ensuing arguments become less about the art and more about each of their foibles, the friends test the bounds of their relationships.
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June 17, 2003
On Monday, June 2, 2003 JAMES HERALD BEST OF Baltimore, MD died of natural causes at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. The former Camp Hill, PA. resident was 54 years old. Mr. Best was born on December 27, 1949 to the late Herald A. Best and Arlene Ames Best. The late Arlene A. Best was a member of the Mayflower Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. He is survived by his sons J. Brian Best, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force stationed in Japan, Charles A. Best and Michael W. Best who both currently reside in Camp Hill, PA., and his companion of five years Dr. Frederick Stoner.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | August 27, 1991
Dryden Oil Co., a family-owned business in Baltimore since 1893, has reached agreement to be purchased by British-owned Castrol Inc.If the sale is completed, Dryden will be operated as an independent unit of Castrol, said Don Bunn, vice president of marketing for Dryden.He said no significant changes in personnel or operations are expected. Dryden employs 450 people at 18 locations along the East Coast, including 260 in Baltimore.Dryden Chairman Lindsay Dryden Jr. said today that the company "has been built on a century of service, quality and innovation.
NEWS
September 13, 2004
BETTY R. RODDY, 87, of York, PA, formerly of Bel Air, MD., died Saturday, September 11, 2004, after a 7 year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease, at Manor Care South-York. She was the wife of the late Thomas M. Roddy Sr. Mrs. Roddy was born on May 20, 1917, in Oil City, PA., the daughter of the late Edward and May (Ziegler) Ryan. Mrs. Roddy retired after 20 years of service as an Administrative Assistant in the Biomedicine Engineering Dept at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Roddy is survived by a son; T. Michael Roddy Jr., husband of Kay of York; four grandchildren; Beth, Anne, Tom and Colin; a great granddaughter Katie, and a brother Robert Ryan of Virginia.
NEWS
April 5, 2005
Mary Alice Gildea, a homemaker and former state badminton champion, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Towson resident was 95. Mary Alice Carroll was born in Oil City, Pa., and raised on Greenway. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon. In 1930, she married William P. Gildea Jr., who became chief executive officer of the Falconer Co., a downtown commercial printer. He died in 1971, and their only child, William P. Gildea III, died in 1992.
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