Blessed Francis Seelos Principal wins Penguins MVP
Multiple nominations contributed to Principal Robert Reese's, recognition by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation as one of the area's Most Valuable Principals (MVP). Reese, principal at Blessed Francis Seelos Academy in Wexford is one of 15 winners of this award.
Mr. Reese wears many hats as leader of the school of nearly 400 students. "He works very long hours and devotes many nights and weekends to projects big and small. Mr. Reese doesn't just delegate responsibility. If something needs to be done and resources are slim, he will step in and take on the task himself," wrote Alison Narvett in her nomination letter to the Penguins Foundation. It is not only his strive for excellence, but his passion for his students that further qualified him for the award. He knows each of his students by name, and uses his faith to keep students focused on what is important and spread kindness. "Mr. Reese demonstrates personal excellence through his faith and service. He is a role model and the Blessed Francis Seelos Community is lucky to have such a wonderful, committed individual," stated Steven Setzenfand, parent of a child at the school.
This award is especially meaningful for all those that know Reese. He is an avid Penguins fan. In fact, last year the faculty and students threw a surprise party for him to celebrate his 10th year at the school. The surprise guest of honor was Iceburg, the Penguins mascot, who presented Mr. Reese with tickets to a Penguins hockey game. This year's principals that are named Penguins MVPs are awarded a monetary donation, along with a custom Penguins jersey, and tickets to a Penguins game.
"The teachers are inspired by Mr. Reese's leadership to collaborate and effectively communicate with the children and their families. Through these daily connections, Mr. Reese has built a tight knit community of families that have one goal - inspiring their children's education through their faith. He is very deserving of this award," stated Setzenfand.
‘Crank it up as loud as you want’: Richland studio offers optimal recording environment
The sun never rises on Sunset Place Recording Studio in Richland, at least not in the part where the action is. "We're underground, so you don't have to worry about bothering the neighbors," owner Destin LeCornu said. "You can crank it up as loud as you want." For example, guests
Taste of Shaler Area
Taste of Shaler Area, the Shaler Area Education Foundation's main fundraising event, is held each spring and features food from local restaurants, music, and a variety of silent auction items.
The money raised by the Foundation, as well as individual donations received throughout the year, are distributed across the District through a grant application process each year.
2024 Taste of Shaler Area
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Scott Primary School
705 Scott Avenue, Glenshaw, PA 15116
Tickets: General Admission: $25
Admission Includes: Entertainment & Generous sampling of foods from local restaurants.
Tickets are non-refundable.
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All ticket holders will receive an email reminder the week of the event.
Shaler Area Alumni Happy Hour
Come Connect with Fellow Shaler Area Alumni at the SA Alumni Happy Hour!
When: Friday, March 15th from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Nox's on 8
3008 William Flinn Hwy.
Allison Park, PA. 15101
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North Hills real estate transactions for the week of Feb. 25, 2024
Bellevue Amanda Turcios sold property at 130 Crawford Ave. to Zara Moss for $210,000. David Williams sold property at 663 Forest Ave. to Kristopher Waldrab for $212,000. Marybeth Tresize sold property at 40 Greenough Ave. to KSL Real Estate for $34,000. Rostyslav Hrytsak sold property at 102 S Fremont Ave.
Phil’s prediction resonates in Richland Community Park
Winter in Western Pennsylvania … chocolate box in "Forrest Gump" … You get the idea. Heading into the final weekend of February, the temperature climbed toward 60 degrees for a bright, mild Friday afternoon. Then people woke up to a dusting of Saturday-morning snow, which melted as soon as the
Pittsburgh-Filmed UNSINKABLE: Titanic Untold Launches National Distribution; Tickets on Sale for Screenings at The Lindsay April 11-18
UNSINKABLE: Titanic Untold, the Pittsburgh-made, never-before-told story of the investigation into the Titanic sinking, begins national distribution in April"coinciding with the 112th anniversary of the tragedy"and will open locally Thursday, April 11, exclusively at The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center in Sewickley.
A true-life account of political interference, greed, conspiracy and a desperate search for the truth, UNSINKABLE: Titanic Untold follows Sen. William Alden Smith and investigative journalist Alaine Ricard as they delve into the tragedy of Titanic and pursued accountability, woven with heart-wrenching flashbacks of the historic maritime disaster.
Shot entirely in Pittsburgh, the exhilarating true-life account stars Cotter Smith (Mindhunter, X-2), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Fiona Dourif (The Blacklist), Jayne Wisener (Jane Eyre), and many Pittsburgh-based actors. The film is based on Titanic to All Ships, a play written by Beaver County author Eileen Enwright Hodgetts.
Locations appearing in the film include the wave pool at Settler's Cabin county park, the Grand Concourse restaurant and the Omni William Penn Hotel.
The April 11 screening will also include a Q&A with director Cody Hartman, producer Brian Hartman (Cody's father), star Smith, and possible additional guests from the film's production team. Tickets are on sale for the premiere and all shows in the film's April 11-18 run.
"We are very much looking forward to the theatrical release of a film that was completely shot and produced in our region. UNSINKABLE supported the local economy and boosted the region's position in the cultural landscape," said Carolina Thor, CEO of The Lindsay.
"We encourage a strong show of appreciation, not just at The Lindsay, but everywhere this film is screening. The Lindsay strives to strengthen the film industry through our work with local and emerging filmmakers. Very few screenings are more exciting than the ones where filmmakers, crew, family and friends are present."
Director Hartman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that The Lindsay was an ideal venue for the film, calling it "a first-class theater that has shown unwavering support for independent film and the community in general."
In addition to The Lindsay, UNSINKABLE will also screen in Belfast, London and Southampton, UK; New York City and Knoxville, Tenn., home of the Titanic Museum Attraction, before going into wider national release.