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Breaking the Cycle

June 10, 2019 | By Alison Mazefsky | Washington Communities Human Services

What is your most vivid memory?

What if it was someone ripping you out of your home, flailing as you shout for your mother? 

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Sharing Music

June 10, 2019 | By Adam Shaffer | Washington Symphonic Orchestra

Melvin Krek had been in UPMC Shadyside Hospital for over a month. He was undergoing intensive chemotherapy for leukemia and didn’t have much to do. To keep his mind occupied, he’d often listen to the local radio station WJPA. When he heard an ad for the Washington Symphony Orchestra, Melvin’s interest piqued. 

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An All Too Familiar Story

June 10, 2019 | By Tracy Walnoha | Watchful Shepherd USA

Brittany froze in terror as her father stomped towards her.  She knew he had been drinking, and she was terrified. She didn’t want him to hurt her – again.

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It Takes a Village

June 10, 2019 | By Cherie Sears | Village of FPC

When Carter’s mother drops him off at The Village, she knows he’s in good hands. It’s difficult to entrust your child into the care of others, but Carter’s mother doesn’t have to worry about her son when she’s attending classes. 

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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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