Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Council and other civic groups will host event.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Council will host a Sept. 11 flag retirement and remembrance ceremony at North Park's Flag Retirement Plaza at 7 p.m. tonight. The ceremony will include members of all branches of the military, veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, Pine-Richland JROTC, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, according to a news advisory by Fitzgerald's office. The plaza is at the intersection of Ingomar Road and Babcock Boulevard.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
This is the highest award earned by a Cadette Girl Scout that acknowledges achievements in leadership development.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Girl Scout Troop 50994 from Glen Oaks celebrated with a Silver Award Ceremony on April 20, 2012. This troop is comprised of 17 seventh graders in the Quaker Valley area. The Silver Award is the highest award earned by a Cadette Girl Scout. This award acknowledges achievements in leadership development, with community based actions having a sustainable element and incorporating personal growth. The first four requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award helps girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills and make a commitment to self-improvement. First the girls had to complete two Studio-2B books, earn three Interest Projects Awards, spend 15 hours in a leadership role and explore careers. Then they were able to begin their…
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
District Judge Robert Ford has performed 94 ceremonies since 2005.
Wearing his black robe and clutching a book of vows, District Judge Robert Ford posed the traditional question and paused: "Speak now or forever hold your peace." Kaitlyn Moore and her soon-to-be husband Andrew Scott quickly scanned the small courtroom. Despite a few chuckles, the dearly beloveds who had gathered stayed quiet. The Leetsdale magistrate moved on. Eventually, as cameras snapped up shots, Scott kissed his bride. This was Monday afternoon, a not-so-traditional time and day for a wedding. Many couples, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, prefer to wed on weekends during the summer, spring or early fall months. But Ford, who has performed legal wedding ceremonies for locals since June 1995, didn't consider …