Cheers to Fallingwater, recently designated a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The Mill Run treasure and seven other buildings that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in the first half of the 20th century were been added to its World Heritage List this week, marking the first modern U.S. architecture designation. Fallingwater, owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, has been open to the public as a museum since the 1960s. It is a local treasure worthy of world-wide recognition. Those who haven’t visited its beauty are truly missing out.
Jeers to the parents in some local school districts who see fit to attend school board meetings to argue with school officials that vaping devices should not have been confiscated when students have them in school buildings because a policy doesn’t clearly spell it out. Local school officials said they have had parents who defend their child’s action, and ask for the devices to be returned to the family. On the flip side, Cheers to the state Department of Health, which recently launched a campaign to help educate not only youngsters on the dangers and unknown dangers of vaping, but also the parents of these kids. The campaign centers around helping parents begin the conversation about vaping with their children.
Cheers to Ohiopyle, recognized by Outside magazine as the best park in Pennsylvania. The park is a natural gem enjoyed by locals and traveled to as a destination by those who enjoy being out in nature – hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking. In designating the park the best in the state, the magazine cited its size and recreational diversity. Officials said the park sees about 1.3 million visitors annually and is the largest in the state at roughly 32 square miles. Outside noted the park boasts more than 25 miles of mountain biking trails, has natural water slides and “no shortage of adrenaline-inducing activities.”
Cheers to the U.S. women’s soccer team for winning the 2019 World Cup title after defeating the Netherlands, 2-0, on Sunday. Megan Rapinoe scored the opening goal of the title match on a penalty kick and Rose Lavelle added an insurance goal later in the second half. The 2019 title is the fourth for the American women, winning the World Cup in 1991, 1999 and 2015.
Cheers to Michael Phillips of Waynesburg who placed 9th in first round of the Youth Rodeo International Finals’ (YRIF) bull riding portion in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the YRIF announced on July 9. Phillips competed against over 750 high school athletes from around the world. Because he placed in the top 15, he will go on to compete in the final round today. The annual YRIF kicked off on July 7 and ends after that final round.