Instead of just learning about Africa or Eastern Europe in social studies classes, Quaker Valley Middle School students have the chance to see first-hand the issues that are affecting people across the globe. And they get to help make a difference in those people’s lives.
One year after the Tree of Life synagogue attack that left 11 people dead, Brad Orsini, communal security director for the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, continues to share intricate details of the day’s events to help others train for the worst in hopes of saving lives.
No matter if there’s rain, snow or sleet, a group of
Sewickley-area women will be headed outdoors this winter to breathe in the fresh air, converse with their neighbors and get exercise hiking or biking through area trails.
Faith, family and friends were what got Michele Gay through the darkest moments following the unimaginably tragic shooting that killed her 7-year-old daughter, Joey, and 19 of her classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School six years ago.
As he cleared out his parents’ Churchill attic following their death nearly a decade ago, Carleton Young found an old wooden box filled with treasures: Letters written by two soldiers from the Civil War.