Three Local Penn State University Women Help Build a Suspension Bridge in Rwanda 

 By Paula Green 

           The Penn State University Chapter of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) recently constructed a 200-foot suspension bridge in the Muhanga District in Rwanda, Africa.   The eight-member team of engineering students consisted of three local women – Lauren Donatelli of West View/Ross, Grace Daigle of Fineview/North Side and Abby Cowser of Bethel Park.  [Read more…]

Pine Township Families Host Their 5th Annual Charity Lemonade Stand


By Paula Green

        There’s nothing like an icy-cold glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade to quench one’s thirst.  Neighbors in on Pine Township community are looking forward to serving up plenty of the citrus delight for a worthy cause.

         The 5th annual Woodland Farms Lemonade Stand will take place from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 15, on the corner of Pinkerton Road and Scarlet Circle in Wexford. [Read more…]

5 Generation Bakers Roll Out a High School Athletic Scholarship

By Paula Green

       Since the mid 1800s, the Baker family has been committed to producing only the finest baked products.  Pittsburghers and McKees Rocks natives may be familiar with this renowned family of bakers, who have evolved into 5 Generation Bakers (5GB).  This international company famously produces Jenny Lee Swirl Bread and many other delectable baked-goods. [Read more…]

Chloe Ciora

CCA Student Placed in the National Real World Design Challenge

By Paula Green

        Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) senior, Chloe Ciora, 18, of Butler County along with her team mates recently competed in the national Real World Design Challenge (RWDC).  The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event was held Apr. 22 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Washington, D.C.  The participants were required to solve engineering problems, and Ciora’s team fared well where they came in second place. [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker of the Month: Kathy Fitzgerald

By Paula Green

          A long-time North Hills School District teacher was recently bestowed with a prestigious honor. Kathy Fitzgerald, a kindergarten teacher at Ross Elementary was the recipient of the “Be There Award” from the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The award celebrates adults who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in Allegheny County by making sure they get what they need to thrive. [Read more…]