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The Inside Story . . .
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Backpack Feeding Program
The backpack feeding program started up again for the new school year. Volunteers packed food bags for school children for the weekend. We're glad to support the Scott's Run goal to ensure that no school child spends a weekend hungry.
Friday, September 6, 2019
WVURA Book Club
At its September meeting, the Book Club discussed Educated: A Memoir. This is a memoir by Tara Westover who, kept out of school by her survivalist family, goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. The book is WVU's 2019-20 Campus Read
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
An Afternoon of Inspiration
The Retirees Association joined with OLLI to travel to Pittsburgh to tour the nationality rooms at the University of Pittsburgh and to see DaVinci, the Exhibition at the Carnegie Science Center. Representing 30 countries and cultures, the nationality rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County. The DaVinci exhibition featured more than 60 fully built life-size inventions and 20 recreations of printings and sketches including a true-to-scale reproduction of The Last Supper.
August 4 - August 11, 2019
Canadian Rockies by Train
A group of our members traveled with Collette Tours to experience the Canadian Rockies by train. They started in Calgary with a wagon ride and barbecue. Then on to Banff, Lake Louise and the Athabasca Glacier. In Jasper they boarded the train for an overnight trip through the Monashee Mountains where they saw Pyramid Falls and the Alberta Icefields. They ended their trip with a city tour of Alberta.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
WVU Night at PNC Park
We had a great time at PNC Park. The Pirates not so much. We had a nice bus ride to Pittsburgh that included a pepperoni roll and a bottle of water. We got a Pirates/WVU cap (it's the gray one in the photo) and took part in happy hour. Our seats were under cover so we didn't cook in the sun. Unfortunately, the Pirates weren't cooking either. Nine innings and six pitchers later, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 14-8.