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Busy schedule prepares junior for life after high school
Shaun Ocipa, president of the junior class at Conemaugh Valley High School, keeps busy with numerous activities that prepare students for a bright future.
At cafeteria or on volleyball court, woman enjoys time with kids
If you know Kim Gides, you probably know her as the lunch lady at Penn Cambria High School.
“I love the kids. They’re awesome and they keep me young,” the 56-year-old Lilly resident said.
And it’s her love of sports that lead her to becoming a PIAA certified volleyball referee.
Musician studies guitar building with an expert
Playing guitar can be a passion; building one can become an obsession.
Justin Giuffre, 35, of East Taylor Township, has been a musician nearly all of his life. But it wasn’t until seven years ago that he wanted to become a professional guitar builder.
Mission complete: Director of Cambria City nonprofit ready to retire
It’s been a good run but after 25 years as executive director of the Cambria City Mission, Lois Smith is ready to call it a day.
Housing heritage: Md. couple transform former rectory into B&B
Dennis and Ginny Fitzpatrick have brought Johnstown’s heritage to life at the Heritage House Bed and Breakfast, located in the former St. Columba Rectory at 916 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
Artistic flair: Ferndale senior draws on talent to create his future
Brenden Lovejoy makes people ponder as well as marvel at the artistic expression of his paintings and drawings.
Brenden also uses the talent in his fingertips to better his school and community.
Coaching others to shoot for goals
Dylan Link is one busy guy, and he prefers it that way.
Egg-straordinary art: Jerome artist passing on his passion for pysanky
Ron Wanko is an artist who offers people an alternative to the standard Easter egg coloring kits.
Wanko, 61, of Jerome, offers a chance for people of all ages to start a new holiday tradition by creating pysanky eggs.
Happy to be back: After 15 years away, audiologist returns home
Claudine Croyle has come back home.
On Monday, the 41-year-old Summerhill native joined the staff of Easter Seals Cambria/Somerset Division as its certified audiologist. She said that after living out of the area for 15 years, she was eager to be closer to family.
Spreading the word: Trio travels on mission to Ukraine
Students and teachers at Johnstown Christian School are spreading the word of God and the English language through mission trips.
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