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Focused on 250

June 10, 2019 | By Brittany Mucy | Mon Valley YMCA

At his annual physical, 68-year-old Francis had a wake-up call. His weight was so high that the scale could not provide a reading. He was off the charts.

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The Librarian's Tale

June 10, 2019 | By Linda Munger | Heritage Public Library

You never realize what all is involved behind the desk at the library.  I certainly didn’t, when I started being a patron at what used to be McDonald Free Library in 1970. As a Cecil Township resident and a shopper in McDonald, the library was a perfect place to borrow books.

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Compassion When It's Needed Most

June 10, 2019 | By Marc Scott | Olivia Scott Foundation

Olivia was special.  

Her father Marc remembers one Christmas when she spent money that she had earned herself on gifts for an Angel Tree child. Olivia specifically chose one she thought no one else would.

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My Journey with Genesis

June 10, 2019 | By Danielle Conrad | Genesis of Pittsburgh

For many years, I was lost, confused, and scared. I would express these emotions with anger and violence. I often found myself going in and out of jail. I used my difficult childhood, which was full of physical and sexual abuse, as an excuse to abuse drugs and alcohol, cause chaos, and lie to get what I wanted.

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Going for Gold

June 10, 2019 | By Quimber Nutter | Special Olympics of PA "Washington County Special Olympics"

AJ had always dreamed of earning a medal. He had a passion for sports and loved participating in athletic competitions.

With determination, AJ would strive to do his best in every game that he played. However, he wasn’t sure if he would every have a chance to get the prize he most desired.

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Telling War Stories

June 10, 2019 | By Washington County Community Foundation | The Monongahela Area Historical Society

Celebrated were the “Rosie the Riveters” of the Greatest Generation who worked to keep the home fires burning while men fought on the front lines. But many may not be aware that during World War II there were also women from small towns all across the county who volunteered to serve overseas alongside soldiers in most extraordinary ways. And their stories deserve to be told

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