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SENIOR MOMENTS Area Residents Share the Facts of Life

Chick Cicconi Hometown Today: Ligonier Borough Birthplace: 1721 Dailey Avenue, Latrobe Parents: Gilbert L. and Josephine Baum Cicconi Siblings: Loretta Cicconi McGrath (deceased), Gilbert A. (deceased) High School Alma Mater & Graduation Year: Latrobe High School, Class of 1948 (The Truth Shall Make You Free) College Alma Mater & Graduation Year: College of Hard Knocks, still matriculating Spouse & Year of Marriage: Married Eleanor Robb in 1949 Children: Deborah Shock, 58; Cindy Ernst, 52; Robert Cicconi, 41 (8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter) Vocation: Retired at age 70 after 43 years as a self-employed Nationwide Insurance Agent Positions Held: Owner/Operator of a Clover Farm store, 1950-1958; Nationwide Agent, 1958-2001; President of the United Lutheran Society, 2002-2007 Past & Present Affiliations: Mayor of Ligonier, Ligonier Borough Council, Land Use Administrator, Chairman of the Zoning Hearing Board and Ligonier Santa; St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church (Church Council, Sunday School Teacher, Mentor); Chestnut Ridge Chapter of ARC (Board Member, Blood Service Chairman, Regional Apheresis Recruiter) Avocations: Flying, golfing and riding my Honda Volunteer Positions: Volunteer for various functions and charities including The American Red Cross and American Cancer Society Favorite Charitable Cause: Any organization that offers services to abused and battered women. Favorite Quote: You make a living by what you earn, but you make a life by what you do for others. (Zachary Fisher) Hidden Talents: Mental calculations and remembering numbers Favorite President and Hero: Abraham Lincoln Best Lesson Learned: Life is an attitude; have a good one. Most Memorable Accomplishment: Recruiting over 1,500 Apheresis donors for the American Red Cross and receiving the Individual Volunteer Award in 1995 from the American Association of Blood Banks in New Orleans Future Aspirations: Live to age 100 and still have a good mind and body

FIFTH FIFth Annual Annual


FESTIVAL Presented by the West Overton Garden Club

AUGUST 22, 2009

10 am – 6 pm RAIN OR SHINE WEST OVERTON MUSEUMS AT WEST OVERTON VILLAGE 109 west overton road in SCOTTDALE, PA Tomato Tastings

Farmers' Markets of Central Westmoreland Local Producers Serving Your Community Do wn to wn Down wnto town G reens burg Greens reensb Westmoreland Museum of American Art Tuesdays 3-6pm (May–Oct)

Ro ute 66 Rou Farm Stand Business Route 66N Thursdays 3-6pm (July–October)

Lynch Field Far mers M ar k et armers Mar ark Rt. 119 N. Lynch Field Park Saturdays 9am—noon (June–October)

Ted dy’s Resta uran t edd Restauran urant M ar k et ark Rt. 30 N. Huntingdon Saturdays 8am–noon (June–October)

PA Farm Market Vouchers Accepted. Organic Products Available For more information call: 724-834-2334

Every Story Begins At Home.

Gourmet Food & Savory Samplings Featured Speakers (including Doug Oster, the Backyard Gardener of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Dozens of Artisans and Craftsmen Fine Arts & Photography Displays Visit our newly-opened Uncle Martin’s Company Store for unique & one-of-kind items! Adults $10.00 – Children and Students w/ID $6.00 – Kids under 5 FREE Adult ticket sales will be limited to 1300, so the advance purchase of tickets online beginning July 1st or at West Overton Museums is strongly suggested. For advanced ticket sales visit For directions email us at or call (724) 887-7910.

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Laurel Mountain Post July-August 2009  

A Magazine from the Heart of Western Pennsylvania

Laurel Mountain Post July-August 2009  

A Magazine from the Heart of Western Pennsylvania