Just when I thought that it couldn’t get any worse for humankind this year, rumors started to be heard on the streets of Jim Thorpe, PA that one our much vaunted stops along the Irish drinking parlor circuit, the Molly Maguire’s Pub was not going to renew its lease at year’s end. But now certain well placed sources are saying that a reprieve of sorts is in the cards, and that this venerable institution will remain intact for at least one more grand parade down Broadway come this March. “Saints Be Praised.”
And while we are on the topic of Jim Thorpe, I was speaking with the owner of The Gandy Dancer; as a devotee and dealer of railroad photography, he is one who certainly appreciates the Tracks and Taverns section of our magazine. He was also kind enough to share the image of the train station as a way to pass along the spirit of the season from all the good people up in Jim Thorpe.
Another great Pennsylvania community also sends out its holiday greetings to the rest of mankind in the current issue of American Public House Review. Indulge your visual senses with these images of the city of Bethlehem in this photo essay compiled by Kathleen Connally.
On behalf of the creative and editorial staff, and all the communities and public houses that have opened their doors and hearts to us during the past year we wish everyone –
A Season Filled With Hope and Many Blessings!