Enjoy An Energizing Evening with Herschel Walker, April 28 

Herschel Walker


Enjoy an energizing and inspiring evening as St. Barnabas Charities honors Herschel Walker at the 122nd St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration to be held Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Twp. Founder’s Day tickets are on sale now and event proceeds support residents and patients who rely upon the Free Care Fund at St. Barnabas 

 Herschel Walker will receive the 2022 St. Barnabas Hance Award. The Hance Award was named in honor of St. Barnabas founder Gouverneur Hance, who was inspired to provide medical care for poverty stricken and chronically ill and injured men and boys in 1900. The Hance Award is presented to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies Hance’s ideals of benevolence, patriotism and service to others. Previous Hance awardees include President Gerald Ford, First Lady Barbara Bush, Elsie Hillman, Fred Rogers, Dr. Patch Adams, Rocky Bleier, Debbie Reynolds and many others.  

 Herschel Walker is nationally known for his 15-year NFL career and his outstanding collegiate performance at the University of Georgia, where Walker carved out an equally successful business career. To this he adds the role of mental health awareness advocate. His compassionate, enlightened leadership has earned him the 

St. Barnabas Hance Award in memory of Gourverneur Hance, whose compassionate leadership led to the founding of St. Barnabas in 1900. 

 In his business endeavors he is President and CEO of H. Walker Enterprises and Renaissance Man Food Services, a certified minority enterprise that supplies poultry, pork and bakery products to the marketplace, custom bedding, solar blinds and draperies to the hospitality industry as well as promotional products. 

Walker’s book, Breaking Free, tells of the joys and hardships of his childhood leading to his remarkable college and professional career. He is living testimony of the strength of the human spirit and the ability to overcome challenges. 

The St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration will bring together corporate sponsors, prominent business people and community leaders to honor Herschel Walker for his contributions. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, auction and raffles – followed by a dinner celebration. A VIP photo pass is also available to guests. Following the Hance Award presentation, Herschel Walker will deliver a speech inspired by his career. 

Tickets range from $300 – $475. For event tickets or to purchase books or raffle tickets, call 724-625-3770 or visit stbarnabashealthsystem.com/founders-day. Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which supports elderly patients and residents who cannot afford their care.  


 About St. Barnabas 

 St. Barnabas Health System is Pennsylvania’s largest health care concern of its kind, offering comprehensive, compassionate care for people of all ages.  

 St. Barnabas’ spectrum of care includes three retirement communities, five living assistance facilities, two skilled nursing homes, home care, hospice, and a community outpatient medical and dental center. 

Our beautiful suburban campuses are located a short drive north of Pittsburgh in Allegheny and Butler Counties and west in Beaver County. Our golf operations, Conley Resort & Golf Club and Suncrest Golf & Grille are located in Butler County. 

St. Barnabas provides more than $6 million in free care annually, engaging in innovative methods to raise money for its Free Care Fund such as Founder’s Day, Free Care 5K, Rudolph Auto Repair, Furniture at the Firehouse and The General Store.  

 For more information on St. Barnabas visit StBarnabasHealthSystem.com. 

More Than Just a Bowling Alley

Family Bowlaway Introduces The BackAlley for Winter Fun
For information about Family Bowlaway, check out their website at https://familybowlaway.com

The winter season creates a unique conundrum for those seeking fun activities in Western Pennsylvania. Our trademark fluctuating temperatures and snow, ranging from spitting rain to sheets of ice, is more than enough to make most people abandon outdoor endeavors. It can be difficult to find new activities for a cold winter night. But before you settle for family movie night yet again, a night of fun for everyone might lie right in your backyard. Nestled in Butler County awaits Family Bowlaway, a family-run bowling alley that has blossomed into a popular fun entertainment center for all ages. This company has redefined how a bowling alley looks and feels, and they show no signs of stopping. [Read more…]

Three Rivers Adoption Council Making Changes 

For 39 years, Three Rivers Adoption Council has served as Pennsylvania’s foremost resource for foster care, adoption services, adoption information, referral services, support and education. To maintain its status as the highest quality provider of innovative family-focused adoption services, it is making some changes as it heads into its 40th year.  [Read more…]

Saint Alexis Parish New Church Dedication 

Erected in Thanksgiving to God in Witness of His Constant Love and Call to  

Union with Him and One Another Through the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit.” 

          The above declaration is etched into the cornerstone of the new church at Saint Alexis Parish in McCandless Township.  The parish opened the doors of its new church on Sunday, Oct. 22, during a special dedication Mass.  The Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, was the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass.  Fellow diocesan priests, deacons, seminarians and nearly 1,100 parishioners attended this extraordinary celebration.  [Read more…]

Small Business Saturday

Make sure you stop by these local stores for Small Business Saturday and for all of your holiday shopping!

Modern Piano
11883 Perry Hwy
Wexford, Pa. 15090

Modern Piano opened the Wexford store in 2003 and has provided pianos and piano tuning service to music and arts communities including schools, universities, churches, studios, and educators. 

2017 launches a new era for Modern Piano with fresh promotions for the Holiday season.  Stop in the store to meet Buddy and while you are here enjoy playing one of the beautiful pianos in our showroom.

With owner having over 40 years in the piano business we remain the only piano technician/ tuner owned store in the market. That allows us to give the highest quality service to our valued clients.   Modern Piano is the exclusive Yamaha and Schimmel Dealer in Western PA.

The Art Expose
120 Church Road
Wexford, Pa. 15090
(724) 900-6325

The Art Expose is a genuinely unique, boutique shopping experience. “The kind of art boutique that you look for and are lucky to find when you are on vacation, is now available right here in the Village of Wexford,” explains owner and founder Carolyn Dorazio.   The shop contains four rooms with different themes. 

The renovated, 100-year-old farmhouse is filled with original and distinctive, hand-crafted artwork and fashion accessories created by hundreds of artisans from destinations around the world including locally here in Western Pennsylvania, throughout the continental United States including but not limited to New Mexico, South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont and Ohio, and around the world from such exotic locales as Europe, Haiti, Jamaica and Madagascar.  Many of our island crafts have a social mission intending to assist the poor, underprivileged and women in particular!
Hours are Tuesday through Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-5.  Stop in for a 20% off coupon.

 Katie’s Clay Studio
3812 William Flynn Hwy, suite 100
Allison Park, PA 15101

Katie’s Clay Studio
 is Pittsburgh’s most unique pottery, glass and clay studio. We offer a variety of programs, ranging from Summer Camps and Adult and Children Pottery Wheel Throwing, to Canvas painting! Are you looking for the perfect venue to have a party?  You can host your special event at Katie’s Clay Studio.  Pick the perfect package to meet your needs, along with a private room to host parties of all ages!  If you would like a more personal party, we will come to you with our Mobile Pottery Studio Services, bringing the fun to your location. We designed our store to be Pittsburgh’s one stop shop for the arts!

All That Jazz
2000 Village Run Road, Suite 208, 
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 933-0555

All That Jazz, Dance and Fitness Wear, is your place to go for clothing and accessories for “Stars of all Stages!” We carry shoes, clothing, accessories & more for dancers, gymnasts, skaters, cheerleaders and ballroom dancers. We have products for children through adults – men and women! Stop by our Holiday Sale from Nov. 24 – Dec. 23.

1701 Duncan Avenue
Allison Park PA 15101
Phone 1.800.785.4438

Apropos, formerly Contemporary Concepts North, located in Allison Park is perfect for one stop shopping this holiday season!
Apropos is not just an Allison Park retail store. We are a shopper’s haven, a retail destination, a place where the most discriminate shopper can get lost in an array of unique, quality products, friendly smiles and excellent customer service.

We have carved a niche in the gift store industry: offering the most exceptional products, at the best value, with superior customer service. Forging relationships with our clients, and in turn getting to know their friends, provides us with the unique ability to find that perfect gift. We are a phone call away from a stress-free shopping experience: selecting the gift, wrapping it and shipping it, if necessary.