Mover & Shaker of the Month

Kathleen Osten, M.D. 

“Everyday Hero” Award recipient  

           Kathleen Osten, M.D., a family physician from Cranberry Township, has been named November’s Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED). Dr. Osten is part of Heritage Valley Medical Group’s Associates in Family Medicine practice located at 1185 Freedom Road in Cranberry Twp.   [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker of the Month

Joe Welch

Joe Welch  
National History Teacher of the Year  

        I learned from my own teachers that the best teaching environments are ones in which students enjoy learning. I want students to have a smile on their face, to be challenged to insert themselves into the stories that they are learning about and to experience the emotion that exists in American History.” 

                 -Joe Welch  [Read more…]

The Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation for Postpartum Depression 

“Alexis Joy D’Achille was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a dear friend.”         

Giving birth to a baby is usually a happy and rewarding experience.  Unfortunately, not every mother is elated when they welcome their newborn into this world.  Steven D’Achille knows all too well that some women suffer from postpartum depression after they deliver.        [Read more…]

Once Upon a Hero 

 “We hope that Don’s valiant light will always shine bright in our charitable journey of ‘paying it forward.’   

May his memory live on and inspire others in our community as well.”  – The Spillane Family 

        On May 14, 2010, Don Spillane, 47, of Cranberry Township, went out for a bike ride on his Harley Davidson.  He came to McConnell’s Mill State Park and got flagged down by a teen.  Her girlfriend had fallen and was in dire need of help.  Even though she was a total stranger, Don ran to her aid.  He was part way down the cliff and was climbing down to save her, when he lost his footing and plummeted.  Don died shortly after the paramedics arrived.  [Read more…]

Michael Caye

          “Ballet is an incredibly difficult, beautiful art form that takes a lot of training,  

a lot of time, and a lot of hard work.”-Sutton Foster 

         Michael Caye of Ross Township knows all too well that it takes much training and talent to perfect the fine art of ballet.  At the age of 18, he has masterfully danced his way through numerous exquisite performances.  [Read more…]