Power of faith: Stories of trusting in God

“You have cancer.” Three words no one wants to hear. “I have faith.” Three words we all hope we can say when confronted with that diagnosis. Mike Zasa, Laurie Siniscarco and Bob Piperata and his…


Leigh rewrites definition of retirement

Leigh D’Agostino has worked for nearly her whole life, including now in retirement. She was retail manager at the former Doyle-Knower and was tour manager at the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. She volunteers at the…


A few words about funerals, cremations

Because November is the month of All Souls, it may be of some value to consider the current trends in dealing with the commending, honoring and praying for those beloved among us who pass away….


World traveler knows he can come home again

Michael Wicks has traveled the four corners of the world during his time as a research scientist for the Air Force, as a professor teaching in foreign countries, and as a plain, ole tourist. But…


Anthony Ruggiero a natural-born leader

There is the old axiom that “there is no I in TEAM.” Anthony Ruggiero is a prime example of that. He loves sports, especially baseball, and works his hardest to make sure the TEAM comes…



Parents, parish play major roles in faith formation

Partnership. Collaboration. Cooperation. Choose whatever word you like and it describes what should be the relationship between the parish and parents in the religious guidance of their children in growing in the Catholic faith. Teaching…


At age 13, Alana has big ambitions

Alana Batson is an ambitious 13-year-old. She loves sports, especially basketball, is a musician, excels in school and volunteers in her parish. That’s just the beginning as she has set high goals for her life….