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…]

The Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh Enliven the Community


By Paula Green

        For the past 147 years, the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh have been a renowned part of our community.  The Sisters live by the Rule of St. Benedict.  Their order was established on Aug. 20, 1870 in Carrolltown Pa., in Cambria County. [Read more…]

Rita Canton, New Principal and Head of School at Vincentian Academy

Mover & Shaker of the Month

On January 23, 2017, Mrs. Rita Canton was commissioned as Principal and Head of School by Western Province Provincial of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Sister Adeline Fehribach, SCN and Sister Michelle Grgurich, SCN, Director of the Office of Congregational Ministries. [Read more…]