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Friends Of Canonsburg Park Doug Mc Kenery


In a Pickle!

October 25, 2020 | By David Douglas McKenery | Friends of Canonsburg Town Park

When I hear the word "pickle," I don’t think sweet or dill. I think of pickleball. You might say I’m a pickleball fanatic. Despite being a physical education teacher for 37 years, I had never heard of pickleball until five years ago when a friend asked me to play for the first time. I fell in love with the sport. Little did I know it would change my life.

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Literacy Council


A New Start and a New Language

October 25, 2020 | By Literacy Council of Southwestern PA | Literacy Council of Southwestern PA

Nancy left Tianjin, China, a port city southeast of Beijing, in 2005, ultimately finding her way to Washington. But her journey has been a test of persistence and determination. When Nancy came to America, she didn’t know a single person and she didn’t speak English.

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Mon Valley Youth And Teen Resized


A Camping Experience with a Lasting Influence on Generations of Youth

October 25, 2020 | By Keana Bertocci | Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association, Inc.

As counselors, we see and hear everything from a child being sent with two outfits in a suitcase to last the entirety of the week, to a child openly stating “Please don’t make me go home. I love camp. There’s food here. We don’t have any at home.” If your heart ached reading that last sentence, just imagine stepping into our shoes and hearing it first-hand.

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Derek's Story: Hard Work Pays Off

December 06, 2019 | By Arc Human Services | Arc Human Services

Derek came to Arc Human Services in December 2017 when he moved into one of their Community Homes.

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New Life Options


New Life Options

October 29, 2019 | By Washington County Community Foundation | Options Resource Center for Pregnancy Education & Counseling "New Life Options"

Learn more about New Life Options' mission and services. 

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Sisters Cropped


Scholarship Sisters

July 03, 2019 | By Washington County Community Foundation | Washington County Community Foundation

If you have a sibling, it’s likely something you have experienced yourself. Either you buy exactly the same birthday card, unknowingly choose the same moment to make a big announcement, or occasionally arrive at family gatherings wearing eerily similar outfits. Although some may call it a simple coincidence, instances like these make it difficult to deny that siblings have a connection.

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