Monday, November 12, 2012
A leadership talk will take place next Saturday at the Barnes & Noble at South Hills Village.
A group of post-Sept. 11 military authors will address the gap in leadership opportunities for returning military veterans by sharing their leadership experiences from the past 10 years of war. A leadership talk hosted from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Barnes & Noble at South Hills Village is the headline event in Pittsburgh for the In the Shadow of Greatness national book tour. The veteran authors hope to inspire future leaders in the Pittsburgh area and national leaders for service in government, politics and business. “By sharing the stories of veteran service, we honor all Americans who have given back to their country, those who have served before us and those who have stepped up in this post-9/11 generation,” said …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cindy Ollendyke's science classes spent much of their day commemorating Sept. 11, 2001 with a hands-on approach.
Peters Township Middle School students in Mrs. Cindy Ollendyke's science classes spent much of their day remembering Sept. 11, 2001 with a hands-on approach. As part of a positive service effort, the students planted bulbs and fall flowers in the garden around the flag pole outside of the school building. Designed and created by the Peters Township High School Class of 2010 when they were in eighth grade, the flag pole is dedicated to those in Peters who have served in the armed forces. The pole is visible from E. McMurray Road. There is a memorial stone at the flag pole in honor of 1914 Peters graduate William Boyd Phillips, a private (Pvt.) who served in the U.S. Army. Phillips died in 1918 while serving in World War I. "We will never …
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? I remember the morning of 9/11/01 as a sunny Tuesday—quick to turn dismal. A student at J.E. Harrison Middle School in Whitehall, I was in eighth grade, first period social studies with Mr. Housteau. The day began like any other, until our teacher was notified of "a second World Trade Center bombing." Soon after, we had all figured out what really happened, increasingly confused, shocked and saddened. The rest of the morning, into the afternoon, was much of a blur. Little did I know, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaida had hijacked four passenger jets—one, United Airlines …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Sophomore Liam O'Toole gave Peters Township Public Library patrons a preview on Thursday.
Peters Township High School sophomore Liam O'Toole has a passion for playing the bagpipes—it’s in his blood, you could say. He said he plays for profession and hobby, and hopes to earn a full scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. On Thursday, he performed a handful of tunes for Peters Township Public Library patrons—a sound heard louder than typical at a library, and beautiful at that. Studiers on the second floor peered over the balcony to listen, and a group filled the tables to the left of the lobby. Between songs, O'Toole explained his attire—noting his multi-color kilt of the O'Toole clan, and his leather and fur Sporran, a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on a pocketless kilt. O'Toole said he's been playing for …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The lighting installation was designed to create a solemn and peaceful memorial, and will be illuminated Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Duquesne Light and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust have developed two temporary lighting projects that will be illuminated on Wednesday in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The projections are designed to collectively create a space where people can gather and reflect on the enormity of this day and to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the terror attacks and their families. Both installations will run Sept. 7 to 18 from dusk until midnight. The first projection, located on the 10th Street façade of the Courtyard Marriott, honors the heroes of United Flight 93 and the ultimate sacrifice they made on behalf of this nation just 80 miles east of Pittsburgh in Shanksville, Pa. The…
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Artist Rachel Sager Lynch will exhibit her mosaic art Sept. 11 at Palazzo 1837 Ristorante.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A solo exhibition in contemporary mosaic art by award-winning and internationally exhibited artist Rachel Sager Lynch will take place Sept. 11 at Palazzo 1837 Ristorante from 6-10 p.m. The Marcellus Geology Series "celebrates the grit, the character, the beauty, that is...southwestern Pennsylvania." The evening will feature complimentary appetizers and a cash bar in the tavern. Lynch's brother, Matt, owner and operator of Palazzo, said the event is open to all those who appreciate art, people in the Marcellus Shale industry, or just anyone who enjoys a relaxing evening of socializing over cocktails. Wine, Belgian and German beers will be available, he said. In honor of Sept. 11, Lynch created a mosaic Betsy Ross flag, which will be on …