Shady Side Academy Summer Programs: Something for Every Kid!

Summer is a unique time for students to grow.  A good summer camp or class can give kids the opportunity to discover new passions, develop existing talents, forge new friendships and tackle personal challenges.

Summer Camp Guide

2019 Camp Guide: Someone once said, “My years are divided into two seasons—camp and not camp.”  With summer camp season right around the corner, now is the time to find the perfect camp for your child so that they can make discoveries, make friends, and make this summer the best of their lives. Northern Connection […]

Susan Hoolahan, UPMC Passavant President

By Janice Lane Palko On February 1, Susan Hoolahan was named president of UPMC Passavant hospitals in Cranberry and McCandless. Hoolahan was born and raised in Beaver County, graduating from Beaver High School. She received a diploma in Nursing from Shadyside Hospital in 1981, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Massachusetts College of […]

The American Legion Celebrates Its 100th Birthday 

By Paula Green           This month a special military organization will celebrate its centennial birthday.  The American Legion, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded on March 15, 1919.  It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization.  When the American Legion was chartered by Congress one hundred years ago, it was sanctioned as a patriotic veteran’s organization.   

2019 Summer Camp Guide

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Senior Living Just Got Smarter

Terrace Place at Vincentian set to open this spring Terrace Place at Vincentian Grand Opening Spring 2019 Terrace Place is… • a brand new 91-unit Independent Living community designed for active individuals and couples 55+ • conveniently located in the heart of McCandless at 9399 Babcock Blvd • a smarter choice in senior living, with […]

Passavant Hospital Foundation

HOW A HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE BECAME A PATIENT, THEN A GENEROUS DONOR Matt Morrow, 51, is a senior manager in Information Technology at UPMC Passavant. He has worked at the hospital for 18 years, so when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer two years ago, there was never any doubt where he would seek treatment.  “Like the […]

Vincentian Academy Educating the Mind and the Heart

By Janice Lane Palko There is some debate whether ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle actually said that “Educating the head without educating the heart is no education at all,” but whether he gets the credit or not for the quote, the students at Vincentian Academy are not only receiving a top-notch education, but they are also […]