Most people do not associate Asian art with Butler, Pa. However, the only museum dedicated to ancient and contemporary Chinese and Japanese art and culture in western Pennsylvania is tucked away on a residential street in this city of around 14,000 — epitomizing the concept of “hidden gem.”

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Butler’s specialty museum showcases Asian art
If summer in the city has lost its luster, and you are ready to ditch that hot suit or itchy hose for some fresh country air, Butler County has just the ticket — the 155th Big Butler Fair, July 210 at the fairgrounds in Prospect. While there are loads of county fairs, fire department carnivals…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Check out that big Butler County Fair
A recent Gallup poll revealed that up to 44 percent of us are frequently stressed, and 55 percent of us feel we do not have enough time to do the things we want. That’s 130 million anxious people, give or take a few basket cases. A little over an hour from Downtown lies…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading How does a western Pennsylvania resort earn that coveted five-​diamond status?
As a child growing up in Pittsburgh in the ‘50s, I thought that Lawrenceville was named for our mayor and that the soldier statue at Butler and 34th Street was David L. Lawrence as a young man.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
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