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Taney Basinger, a 15-year-old sophomore at Connellsville Area High School, took first place in the chalk art contest at Connellsville’s first annual Chalk Art Festival for her depiction of “Lady and the Tramp” outside of Ruvo’s Italian Restaurant at 510 W. Crawford Ave., the business who spo…

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Fayette Chamber of Commerce, along with owners Terri and Carlo Langeri, recently celebrated the new location of Backdraft Pizzeria and Pub at the Uniontown Mall with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Several dignitaries including Commissioners Vince Vicites and Dave Lohr, as well as Chamb…

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Fayette Chamber of Commerce, along with the Revs. Terry and Rhonda Sanders, celebrated the grand opening of GH Services in downtown Uniontown with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. GH Services helps men in the Genesis House Ministry program get a “leg up” by providing meaningful employmen…

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South Union Township High School Class of 1964 hosted its 55th reunion. Pictured are (from left) first row: Carolyn Powell Brandt, Gloria Crews, Carol Kolat Morris, Judy Skomra Bierbower, Cheryl Fike Couch, Barbara Smolley Herring, Patti Wilson Callahan, Tom Rocks; second row: Marlene Kaider…

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Lafayette Middle School Galaxy Readers took second place at Fayette County Interscholastic Reading Competition. Pictured are (from left) first row: Emma Young, Hannah Young; second row: Teilea Toaisi, Amya Nelson; third row: Kimberly Bizik, coach; Damien Dillard and Alex Clark.

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Cadets from Albert Gallatin High School JROTC participated in the Stephen Siller 5k in New York that honors first responders, EMT, firefighters, police and service members of the Armed Forces affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2011. The race is named after Stephen Siller, a firefighter who …

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Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in North Union Township began the 2019-20 academic year with a day of programming for faculty and staff, concluding with the annual student Convocation. “The kick-off events are an exciting beginning to the academic year and a great time to interact with…

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This group, which has a connection to the Alverton area, travels annually to Charm, Ohio, to the Amish country. The trip was organized by the Rev. Keith and Sharon Solomon of Alverton, along with Sharon’s sister Carol Loucks. Pictured are (from left) row one: Ed Cope, Sue Cope, Natalie McDan…

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Fayette Chamber of Commerce, along with co-owners Jamie Pikulsky and Joyce Stewart, celebrated their new location of Goodie Girls Cake Shoppe in downtown Uniontown with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests included state Sen. Pat Stefano, R-Bullskin Township, Fayette County Commission…

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Fayette Chamber of Commerce and Tri Star Automotive Group celebrated their newest location in Uniontown with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony with local dignitaries and Fayette chamber members enjoying festivities that included tours, food, prizes and entertainment. Tri Star purchas…

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Carmichaels Women’s Civic Club welcomed guest speaker Alexandra Brooks, prevention/education coordinator from Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Brooks spoke about the importance of preventing domestic violence, provided information about DVSSP services, including educa…

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Wilbur “Bill” Casteel, an Izaak Walton League of America member for over 40 years, was awarded the prestigious Izaak Walton League of America, National Judge Tobin Award, by John Detisch, IWLA Pennsylvania Division National Director at the IWLA Uniontown Chapter. The award is given to a chap…

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Gospel Alliance Church (GAC), 1011 Fells Church Road, Belle Vernon, is announcing its new lead pastor, the Rev. Robert (Bob) Riconda, a proven church founder, lead pastor, church planning director and regional team leader for the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) since 1990. Ricon…

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Terry E. McMillen Sr., founder and president of McMillen Engineering, participated in the Fayette Speaker Series at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in Lemont Furnace. McMillen established his civil engineering company in Uniontown in 1977 and has grown to provide a wide spectrum of civ…

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Sydney Coleman, daughter of Mark and Tammy Coleman of Uniontown, participated in the Little Miss Italy Pageant during the Uniontown Italian Heritage Festival. She was crowned queen in her age division of 8-10 and then went on to be crowned Little Miss Italy Supreme, which is the girl with th…

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Lauren Tomasko, a senior at Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Connellsville, was crowned 2019 Homecoming Queen. Lauren is a daughter of David and Diane Tomasko, of Connellsville. She was crowned by the 2018 queen, Nina Alvarez, and her escort was Dillon Graham.

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Local businesses contributed $70,000 to The Challenge Program, Inc. to support efforts to motivate and reward students during the 2018-19 Program year in Fayette County high schools. Through the program, businesses introduce careers in the community to sophomores, juniors and seniors and cha…

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Carmichaels Women’s Civic Club participated in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention by donating 40 journals to the local Domestic Violence Center in Waynesburg. Pictured are (from left) Andrea Semenoff, club presid…

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Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants teamed up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund pediatric cancer research and support family programs. Applebee’s locations throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia contributed $118,595.75 to the total. Applebee’s has raised $7 m…

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The accessAbilties’ Tee-up & Change Lives 21st Annual Winner’s Circle golf outing at the Westmoreland Country Club saw businesses and community members come together for a day of fun and support. The event raised nearly $20,000 to benefit programs and services that support children and a…

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New officers for Masontown Business and Professional Women include (from left) Marlene Vrabel, corresponding secretary; Charlene Smochinsky, vice president; Pam Dubell, recording secretary; Nanci Myers, parliamentarian; Sharlene Lehman, president; and Denice Ferranti-Robinson, treasurer. Mee…

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Student Council inductions were held at St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School in Uniontown. Pictured are (from left) back row: Christine Rozak, teacher; Ayden Kiefer, Dante Nutt, Juliann Zimcosky, Billy Furnier, Luke Shumar; bottom: Principal Christine Roskovensky, Arianna Torres,…

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Employees of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County donated their winnings from the Rain Day Window Decorating Contest to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Greene County. First Federal’s window theme this year was “‘Twas the Night Before Rain Day…” and featured…

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East End United Community Center in Uniontown hosted its annual Community Spirit Day with free games, activities and refreshments. Pictured are (from left) front in stroller: Raji Hunter, 1, and Za’Kiya Ramsey, 2; back in stroller: Gary Michaux, 2; and standing: Lauren Porterfield, EEUCC day…

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Fayette Chamber of Commerce assisted Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin with an official ribbon cutting in celebration of the recent renovations following their acquisition by Churchill Downs.This past June, new owners of Churchill Downs made a $1 million payment to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control B…

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COE Distributing in Smock, a nationwide wholesale distributor of office furniture, has earned the position of 4450 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List that recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is COE’s sixth consecutive year on the list, which only 3 percent of companies …

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First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County made several contributions to support programming and events at the Greene County Historical Society & Museum in Waynesburg. Employees raised $600 from an August “Denim Day” fundraiser and raffle and the association joined as a …