“Time Traveling in Fineview”
From Fineview, Greg Manley transformed his home Heathside Cottage, a Victorian Gothic residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places, into a site for the celebration of local history, traditional foods, storytelling, song, and dance. This public event, held on a pristine autumn day in early October, attracted more than 100 guests from Fineview and surrounding neighborhoods, including some from Allegheny Dwellings.
“One of my favorite moments was watching two 13 year old boys listening to our fireside storyteller. With each passing story, they moved their chairs a bit closer to the fire,” said project leader Greg Manley. “More than anything, I wanted to be a good neighbor and to pay my respects to the wonderful history of my community. Winning the admiration of two thirteen year old boys is no easy task.”