Month: November 2018

Wake Up and Smell the Memories

by Beth Dolinar, Contributing Writer   We are a culture obsessed with smells. You can’t turn on the TV without seeing a commercial for a product that promises to either remove an odor, add a fragrance or, in the case …

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The shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill brought a sense of shock and sadness to the entire Pittsburgh community. But the losses of life that day were especially personal for two Luminari alumni. Among the eleven …

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Congratulations Luminaries Gina and Beth

by Pilar Brown, LUMOS! Editor and Graphic Designer Luminari‘s strength and longevity can be directly attributed to the collection of people, experts in their professions, who have shared their time, creativity and talent to help our organization grow and flourish. …

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Words Matter

by Gina Catanzarite, Director, Teen Writer! Words Matter. As the director of Luminari’s Teen Writer! camp, and a writer by both profession and personal definition, that is the lesson I teach, and it is the ideology I live by. For days now, …

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You’re Never Too Old to Learn a New Language

by Gina DeMarco Wall, former Director of the I Want to be an Ambassador! Camp (2010) and current camp instructor In my role as a supervisor for English as a Second Language (ESL) at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, I give …

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