Mary Maloney

Welcome Back!  On Tuesday, April 6, 14-year-old eighth-grader Mary Maloney returned to her classroom at Blessed Francis Seelos Academy in Wexford. Her classmates and teachers were so thrilled to have her back that they greeted her with a special celebration.  Mary was paralyzed at the end of August in a trampoline accident. The paralysis left her unable to move […]

Facts from the Farm

A Time to Sow

Each year most farm and garden crops get started by putting seeds in seed trays filled with potting soil or even direct sowing out in the farm fields or gardens where seeds will germinate and grow. Soil temperatures and moisture levels are important to get the seeds to germinate. First, having the soil ready to plant and fertilized for the crops’ nutritional benefits to grow and produce a crop to harvest is essential. You may want to mulch with hay or natural grass clippings for moisture retention and/or manage the competing weeds during the growing stages. Then keep scouting for insect and wildlife damages, along with fungus issues. 

Reflecting Upon the Bay of Pigs 

By Paula Green              April 17 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion. This attempted military coup d’état was not successful, but rather a disastrous operation. The stage was set in January 1959 when Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba with a revolution. Castro was no friend to the United States since he attacked U.S. companies and interests. To further complicate matters, […]

Business Spotlight

Weaver Homes

The staycation of your dreams.  We build luxury homes that are synonymous with happiness — spaces that are open and filled with natural light, thoughtfully designed floorplans that fit your unique lifestyle. Our homes throughout Northern Pittsburgh promote happier, healthier living… with boutique-size communities where neighbors know neighbors, and open-concept designs allow family and friends […]


Cover Stories

Women’s Cardiology Program Expands to UPMC Passavant

For Barbara Jo Dunn, 57, of Sarver, Pa, walking at a fast pace at work leaves her short of breath.  But Barbara jo recalls she didn’t always feel this way.  As a full-time registered nurse at UPMC Passavant’s Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Center, she administers up to 15 cardiac stress tests per day and used to […]

Passavant Hospital Foundation

A Legacy Through Leadership How Leaders at UPMC Passavant are teaming with Passavant Hospital Foundation to expand health care and wellness services throughout the community. In 2019, Susan Hoolahan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, became president of UPMC Passavant, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in health care. CLICK HERE to read the entire […]

Agora Cyber Charter School

Offers Continuous Education for PA Students Grade K-12   Agora Cyber Charter School, an online public school established in 2005, has delivered an uninterrupted education to Pennsylvania students grades kindergarten through 12 for the last 16 years. The continuous educational choices begin with kindergarten and extend to graduation from the 12th grade.    Elementary School    Elementary school principal Jansen Hornbake stated, “Agora’s elementary program builds a strong foundation […]

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