Category Archives: Duquesne’s Special Citizens

Sad News for Kennywood

So many of Duquesne’s youth worked at Kennywood at one time or another as they were growing up in our hometown. Lou Andriko forwarded an obituary from the Post-Gazette for Carl Hughes, former C.O.B. for Kennywood, and a very familiar face around … Continue reading

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Bernadette Lucas – In God’s Arms

A former classmate of mine from Holy Name has passed away. The feeling I had when I read the news was one of great sadness. I have not had contact with Bernadette since we finished 8th grade in 1965, however … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Duquesne's Special Citizens | 5 Comments

A Trip Back Home -Part 2 – December 2011

My visit to Duquesne this year lasted 4 nights and 5 days, however they seemed to rush by in a matter of hours. My mind produced destinations I wanted to visit faster that I could keep up with. In between … Continue reading

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A Trip Back Home – December 2011

I had the most wonderful trip to Duquesne this week and last. It was all I expected and more. I was able to visit with family, reconnect with old friends, meet new friends and visit places that I haven’t been … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Memories, Church and School - Holy Name, Duquesne's Special Citizens, Visits to Duquesne | 11 Comments

Congratulations Jim Hartman!

CONGRATULATIONS! I was alerted to the fact that there was an article published in the IN West Mifflin Community Magazine that paid homage to someone who has been both a friend and an advisor. Jim Hartman, President of the Mifflin … Continue reading

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The Heros of Duquesne

It seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing about celebrating Christmas while growing up in Duquesne. All of the sudden, the Spring season is almost over and we are all about to head into Kennywood School Picnics, … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne's Special Citizens, Holidays - Non-Christmas and New Years, Parents | 5 Comments

Finding Dorothy’s Slippers

Just to catch you up on what has been happening these past two days, I decided to do a quick post about my adventures thus far ….. Friday really seemed that I had  found the Emerald City, complete with Dorothy’s ruby … Continue reading

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Homage to Duquesne High School Sports!

In 2007, a dramatic decision was made regarding Duquesne High School. After much debate and consideration it was decided that Duquesne’s Schools would no longer include high school level grades. The following article appeared in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette – … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Public Schools, Duquesne's Special Citizens, Feedback From Our Friends, Sports | 12 Comments