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NOVEMBER 2015: NEWSLETTER

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EVERY GOOD STORY NEEDS A STRONG PROTAGONIST
by Beth Dolinar

Forgive this writing lapse, but let's begin with a cliché: Gina Catanzarite has a personality as fiery as her red hair. Yes, she has red hair and blue eyes and if I'd written that hackneyed opening phrase in one of her university writing classes she would mark a big red slash through it. And then she would tell me it was a good try anyway ... read more
#GIVING TUESDAY: DECEMBER 1
by Pilar Brown  

New research reveals that the old saying, "it is better to give than to receive," may just be true. Recent studies suggest that volunteers donate their time because they enjoy doing something meaningful and helpful to others. According to Psychcentral.com, a "2010 survey of 4,500 American adults reported 41 percent volunteered an average of 100 hours a year... read more
HOW TO WIN OVER AN AUDIENCE
by Beth Dolinar

Mrs. Bell was probably about 50 then, but we thought of her as 80, because when you're in middle school you tend to think of all middle-aged teachers as very old. Mrs. Bell has teased silver hair and bright red lipstick and she wore enough perfume you could smell it in the hall outside her room. She wore sensible shoes and pretty dresses, and I loved her... read more
TAKE 2: ACTIVE EATING ADVICE
by Leslie Bonci, Director, Camp Delicious!

For 25 years, I had the opportunity to work at UPMC, both at Falk Clinic and then at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine as the director of Sports Nutrition. The job was demanding, time consuming but incredibly rewarding. This summer, I decided that it was time for something new. Working with athletes, especially those in the pros can be glamorous, but not necessarily impactful... read more
For more information, call (412) 877-1888 or email luminari@luminari.org
DID YOU KNOW? Luminari offers informative presentations for school assemblies and parent associations
Just in time for Thanksgiving, enjoy this delicious recipe from Leslie Bonci
RECIPE: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Prune Puree, Harissa and Walnuts - YUM!
LUMINARI programs are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and patronsWe are extremely grateful for their belief in our mission and continued support!!!
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