An instructor and students from Latrobe were honored as part of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association Westmoreland Chapter’s 22nd annual Sonatina Competition on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 647 Bethel Church Road, Cook Township, will host an Indoor Flea Market, Craft and Antique Show 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church (2 miles north of Stahlstown).
At 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Victory Express will have a fundraiser for Pastor Bruce Gorski and his family at Tree of Life Church, 1005 Cedar St. in Latrobe.
Couscous is one of the fastest and easiest side dishes to prepare. A staple in Morocco and other North African countries, it is traditionally served under stews and braises to soak up the flavorful sauce. But because it often plays sidekick, the grain is too often left bland and unexciting.
The Greensburg Civic Theatre (GCT) will open its 68th season with three performances of the musical “Jekyll and Hyde” from Thursday, Oct. 17, through Saturday, Oct. 19, at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg.
Versatile entertainer and civil rights pioneer Josephine Baker will be featured in the next edition of History Dinner Theater, presented by St. Vincent College’s Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery, at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus.
I didn’t expect to find my mom or, more precisely, thoughts, memories and fantasies of her, in the far-off Pacific Northwest, 520 feet in the sky, while looking out over the gleaming glass of Seattle’s downtown. But when you lose someone you love, they are everywhere, all the time, in moments mundane and thrilling, at home and away, when you wake and when you close your eyes to sleep. Especially when the loss is fresh, or when you’re just starting to let the reality of it take hold. My mom died in November 2018, but I kept much of the pain of that event walled away somewhere deep inside for months. It was only this summer, just before my trip out west, that I started to let myself feel it.
Nicole Dunlop of Latrobe, a Slippery Rock University junior corporate security major and president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association, was sworn in Oct. 9 as a member of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
Customer Cheryl Stefancin shops with Collective Goods vendor Al Mignogna at a recent sale. Collective Goods (formerly Books Are Fun) will again offer many gifts at affordable prices at two area locations next week: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, and 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Excela Square at Latrobe in Unity Township.
Acclaimed soprano Julie Wyma will visit the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg as part of the Joan Chambers Concert Series today, Oct. 11.
Midge Bishop Smith, Shirley Russell Robb, Eleanor Robb Cicconi, Teresa Visconti Gaudino, Shirley Eversole Canterna, Anita Lavin Manoli, along with (second row) Chick Cicconi and Walter Saxman, were among the attendees as the Latrobe High School Class of 1948 celebrated its 71st reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, at DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township. There were eight classmates and five guests in attendance representing a class of 246 graduates (163 are deceased). The group meets the first Saturday in October for a social hour followed by a luncheon. They said they’re already “looking ahead to next year and our 72nd class reunion on Oct. 3, 2020.”
The Carnegie Science Center’s upcoming exhibits BodyStage, The Rangos Giant Cinema, Buhl Planetarium, and Works Theater shows will be adapted for children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the center, 1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh.
Opening night of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s 91st season Made in Johnstown will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. The evening of entertainment will feature the Pittsburgh dance troupe the Tamburitzans, who will perform onstage with the orchestra.
The recipients of the 2019 Westmoreland Historical Society Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Award will be honored at a dinner on Oct. 24 at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn Banquet Facility, 127 Rizzo Road, Crabtree. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
The Westmoreland Cultural Trust will be hosting a 50th Golden Anniversary Open House to celebrate Greensburg Garden & Civic Center’s half-century of serving the community on Oct. 25. The free event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, and is open to the public.
Music was in the air as the Buddy Mac Band performed at Hebron Lutheran Church’s annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5, along Liberty Street in downtown Blairsville.
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s 107th Annual Exhibition will be held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, with an additional four installations at the Seton Hill University Arts Center, also in Greensburg. Showcasing work from some of the most esteemed contemporary artists in the region, the 107th Annual Exhibition will be on display in the Museum’s Cantilever Gallery and the Arts Center Nov. 9, 2019, through Jan. 26, 2020.
Opening night of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s (JSO) 91st season Made in Johnstown will celebrate Johnstown’s heritage during a multi-day celebration later this month.
The Westmoreland Historical Society will hold its annual Fall Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, and Jack-o’-Lantern Tours on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg.
Seton Hill University has been awarded a $2.16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education through its Title III Strengthening Institutions program.
We all love getting kitchen tips, those little tricks we should be doing to make us better cooks. But sometimes it’s the things we should stop doing that matter.
For every home cook happily tossing together a stir fry at home, there are a dozen would-be stir fryers wanting to make chicken-broccoli-sugar-snap-pea stir fry and then sheepishly reaching for the takeout menu.
The Ligonier Valley High School Class of 1964 reunited recently to celebrate its 55th-year class reunion at Ligonier Country Club. The classmates who participated include Patsy (Berkey) Wilson, Nancy (Flack) Rising, Bonnie (McMullen) Moors, Ella (Fiscus) Griffith, Irene (Park) Hoyle, Barb (Voytilla) Shaulis, Andy (Sadler) Peluso, Elaine (Nicely) McKlveen, (second row) Audrey (Keyser) Caldwell, Janet (Palmer) Horner, Bonnie (Lisbon) Shawley, Lois Neiderhiser, Betsy (Slater) Shepler, Pam (Mitchell) Stablein, Carolyn (Nair) Shafer, Karen (Stutzman) McCullough, (third row) Donna (Snodgrass) Dinco, Andy Wuchina, George Welty, Floyd Neiderhiser, Larry Nicely, Ed Shaulis, Lee Roehrig, (fourth row) Bernie Crouser, Bill Stablein, John Nelson and Tom Kenney.
Current birthday photos for children aged 1 through 16 should be submitted a week in advance to Lifestyles Editor Louise F. Fritz, Latrobe Bulletin, P.O. Box 111, Latrobe, PA 15650-0111.
Dr. Chris Oldham, superintendent of Ligonier Valley School District, was the speaker at the Tuesday, Sept. 24, meeting of The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley.
YWCA Westmoreland County, 424 N. Main S., Greensburg, is offering a series of wellness workshops titled “Fabulously Fit After 50.” Classes will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, at the YWCA. Fee is $65 member / $75 nonmember.
California University of Pennsylvania’s School of Graduate Studies and Research will hold information sessions at noon and 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Convocation Center for those interested in pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree. The graduate school at Cal U offers both face-to-face classes and degree programs delivered 100% online.
In observance of National Business Women’s Week, Latrobe BPW will host speaker Susan Miller on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Christ Our Shepherd Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Unity Township. RSVP is requested by Sunday, Oct. 13. The meeting is free to attend, but there is a fee for dinner. Email email@example.com. Miller is the founder of She Deserves!, a nonprofit organization helping abused women to develop confidence and self-worth to become independent and self-reliant and to take pride in developing their own security, with economic independence.
Department of Health officials joined members of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition at the Capitol fountain recently to increase awareness of breast cancer and emphasize the importance of mammograms and early detection.
Since freshman move-in day on Aug. 22, the St. Vincent College Orientation Team has assisted in helping the newest St. Vincent students transition from high school to college life with one of the most involved programs in the country, the Unity Township campus reported this week.
Emma Turin of Greensburg was elected by the Lebanon Valley College student body to serve on Student Government during the 2019-20 academic year as secretary for the Class of 2023, the Annville campus reported Wednesday.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Women involved in the dairy industry will have an opportunity to learn about key production practices and to network with peers at an upcoming conference offered by Penn State Extension.