Special Events

Authors Talk Ralph Rosendale and Tim Hroblak talked about their book “A Coal Vein in Our Veins” on Wednesday, February 26, 2003. “A Coal Vein in Our Veins” tells the story of the Colonial Mines, the men who worked there, and the families who lived in the “patches.” Washington No. 1 and No. 2 mines at Star Junction were part of the Colonial Mines system, as were the mines at Smock, Grindstone, and Rowes Run. All were linked together underground by the world-famous engineering marvel, the “Belt Line”.

On January 22, 2003, Mr. Kevin Stricklin of the Bureau of Mine Safety and Health Administration was a guest speaker at the Frazier Community Library. Mr. Stricklin spoke on the Rescue at Quecreek. The evening passed quickly as Mr. Stricklin recounted events leading up to and including the rescue of the nine trapped miners at the Quecreek Mine. Mr. Stricklin gave a PowerPoint graphic presentation on the rescue. He then entertained questions from the audience. Those in attendance took away a greater understanding of all that was involved in the rescue efforts. Our thanks to Mr. Stricklin for taking the time from his very busy work schedule to visit with us.


On October 30, 2002, Ms. Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln, a native of Connellsville, talked about her most recent book, Autumn Song, Romantic Interludes. Autumn Song is a collection of short stories threaded together by their romantic themes and autumnal settings.

The author is well known for her bimonthly column, “County Chronicles,” which appeared in the Daily Courier. She has also written a mystery novel and several screenplays.
Above and left: Ms. O’Hanlon-Lincoln reads from and discusses her book with Book Club members.

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