New Weirton documentary to premiere

WEIRTON – A new documentary offering an early glimpse at what is now the Weirton community will premiere Monday.

“Rediscovering Holliday’s Cove,” a movie organized by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, will have its first viewings Monday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

There is no cost for admission, and free popcorn and refreshments will be available.

The documentary was filmed and produced by Rick Smith and narrated by Pam Makricosta. It was written by Museum President Dennis Jones.

“After performing the interviews and writing the script in the spring, Rick and I had a very busy time during the summer working together composing and editing the movie at his studio (Enstride, Inc.),” Jones said. “Once you have seen the movie, I think you will agree that it is very professionally done and will be an excellent educational tool, as it tells the history of the Cove Valley from the perspective of the pioneers of Holliday’s Cove.”

The documentary traces the history of Holliday’s Cove from the days of the American Revolution until 1947 when it became part of the incorporated city of Weirton.

It includes appearances by former Weirton Mayor Mike Andochick, Goldie Baly, Herman Capito, the late C. Robert Cattrell, historian David Javersak, Michael Nogay, John Pandelios and Mary Zwierzchowski, who all offer their own research and recollections of the community.