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Facebook news page

We have started a facebook page for news and updates regarding Rock Point Park. If you are a facebook user, just log into your account and do a search for "Friends of Rock Point Park" and open the page. Click the "Like" button at the top of the page, and you will start receiving all page […]

In Memorium

Merle S. Schilling, 84, of 831 Sewickley Street, Ellwood City, entered from Ellwood City Hospital, on Saturday morning, October 3, 2009, into the Kingdom of God. He was born in Rossiter, Indiana County, on November 30, 1924, to the late George C. and Margaret Ada Setree Schilling. He was a bricklayer and carpenter, and built […]

Fall is upon us, so comes the end

Hello friends! I come to you today with a heavy heart. I’ve decided that the Rock Point Park Newsletter will be ending. The Rock Point Park website (and newsletter) began on December 7, 2007, and I had high hopes that many folks, especially those from (or originally from) the Ellwood City region would have some […]

The Year 1908

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1908. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1908: Rock Point Park was having one of its best years ever! The average life expectancy was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the […]

Catching up

Hello friends! My apologies for not posting more often. Life has been busy with spring cleaning, lawn care, new grandbabies, and work. I hope to be able to make it up to the park property soon. Tracie suggested that we all take a walk up the Beaver River from the park to see if we […]

Historical Walking Tour – Round 2

Last weekend’s walking tour of Rock Point Park was a lot of fun! But unfortunately, a number of people who wanted to come along couldn’t make it due to prior commitments. So, let’s do it again! On Saturday, April 26, we will meet in front of the Ellwood City Historical Society building at 11:30 AM […]

How to use this website

One of the hopes I have for this Newsletter is that it would become a place for readers to have discussions about Rock Point Park. But, it occurred to me that some readers might not be familiar with article-based discussion, so I thought I’d post this brief tutorial to encourage folks to participate. Each article […]

Winter Beauty

One of our readers/contributors, who lives very close to the Rock Point Park property and takes walks there nearly every day, sent us these beautiful winter scene photos of the area. Enjoy! (click on the thumbnail to see the photo full size)