Mover & Shaker of the Month: Chandler Carranza

        On March 8, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) kicked off its ninth annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign (MWOY).  The contest will run until May 19.  This year, there are a total of nine candidates (three men and six women) in the running.  One of those vying for the title is illustrious local philanthropist Chandler Carranza. 

Arthur E. Inks  Serviceman on the SS Dorchester 

             Last month, in our Support Our Troops column, we featured a World War II story on four Army chaplains who perished on the SS Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943.  After the ship was torpedoed they helped soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own lifejackets when the supply ran out. The chaplains joined arms, said prayers and sang hymns as they went down with the ship. 

Training and Racing without Headphones and Music!  Can you do it?

Music is a wonderful thing.  It can change our mood, motivate us, make us happy or sad, and some believe it can even heal us.  So, how does music affect our training, our workouts and our races?   I love music.  I teach indoor cycling classes, and music is the key to the classes.  However, when I […]

Heart Prints Center Summer Camp Combines Fun Themes With S.T.E.A.M Education

 From fairy-tales, to dinosaurs, outer space and more, Heart Prints Center Summer Camps allow children to explore some of their favorite things. And because Heart Prints combines fun themes with S.T.E.A.M. education, camp also is jam-packed with learning.  The foundation of the Heart Prints camp curriculum is S.T.E.A.M. — Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and […]

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Ideal Image – The Advanced MedSpa

Do you want to look your best for a wedding or other special occasion? Do you want look fresher, younger, thinner? Do you want to keep them guessing? Ideal Image is dedicated to helping you look and feel your personal best. Giving you the confidence you deserve. Whether you are the bride, groom, bridal party […]

Vince Parrucci – Not All Real Estate Agents Are Created Equal!

For many people, the biggest investment they will ever make is in a home. A home, however, is not merely a financial investment but an investment of your hopes and dreams as well. That being said, finding the perfect agent to partner with you in the selling or buying of your home is not to be taken […]

Passavant Hospital Foundation

Passavant Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in making UPMC Passavant a world-class hospital in our backyard, advancing the health and wellness of the community through education, outreach and grant-making.  But the Foundation can’t do any of it without the help and dedication of people like you!