Friday, November 19, 2010

Old Town Grove City

It’s easy to drive all around the main areas of Grove City and completely miss the quaint, one-road old town area. It took me three years of living nearby before I found it, and only because I was searching for a local bookstore called “Graphic Novels” at the recommendation of an acquaintance.

You don’t want to bypass it, though. I was fully charmed by this area where you can park once and then walk up and down the sidewalks on either side. Parking is free, by the way.

Here are a few highlights of my October run through:


Beans on Broad, a coffee shop situated in the lower part of an old bank building. I hear they have live music now and then:


Have to appreciate the architecture of different styles. This one is a Methodist church and it looks rather Spanish-influenced:


We had to stop into this music store. They do have instruments, but mainly, the owner said, they do lessons:


There’s also a little pavilion where I believe they have music during the summer, and a parking area used as a farmer’s market in summer/early fall.


If you’re looking for a quick &/or easy day of lunch and shopping, be sure to turn onto Broad street, beside the college, and spend some time here. Along with the coffee shop, I saw pizza, subs, an Asian restaurant, and a little family restaurant, as well as a variety of stores.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Football/Marching Band Season

over the field
After the storm, the field is clear for play…

goal post and helmets
Goal post and helmets

the band
and the Band 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sharpsville Recreation Area

Sharpsville PA

Sharpsville PA

Sharpsville PA

Sharpsville PA

Sharpsville PA

Sharpsville’s Recreation Center on Shenango Lake includes the remnants of the Erie Extension Canal, Lock #10, and Kidd’s Mill Covered Bridge.

For More Info on Shenango Lake:


Friday, April 9, 2010

Grove City Memorial Park April 2010

Since spring has arrived, the pull to find pretty places to walk has become hard to resist. The other day, we took the very short drive from Mercer County to Day Trip in Grove City.

Memorial Gardens

Decorated by the Garden Club

Pool - not yet open

Military Memorial

Pond with benches around the edges
  Although not in the photos, the park also has baseball fields, basketball courts, campgrounds, and playground equipment. A beautiful place to walk or play!