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It's only the second gardening season for Pam MacLeod in her Bellevue home, but she has grown more veggies and flowers on her deck garden than many folks have grown in a decade.

The gardening effort really is a family affair, the up-down duplex shared by her son and his family upstairs and Pam living on the first level, keeper of the dogs, on-call babysitter, and chief garden caretaker, although, as daughter-in-law Becca says, "We do everything collectively."


As in every tragedy that is covered by 24-hour news channels, Twitter, Facebook, the Vine, as well as by newspapers struggling to keep up, the information output following the bombing in Boston became repetitions, overwhelming, confusing, sometimes perfectly accurate, but often missed the voice of the average Bostonian living through days of fear and frustration.

However, such a voice could be found in former local resident Dawn Anderson.

In an e-mail to a friend who shares it with "The Citizen," she writes:


Elsie Scialabba Elsie L. Macaluso Scialabba, 100, of Cohasset, MA, formerly of Metowers in Avalon and wife of the late Sam Scialabba, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in Sunrise Assisted Living in Cohasset. Mrs. Scialabba was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption.


Nancy Moore Nancy F. Forsyth Moore, 78, of Bermuda Dunes, CA, formerly of Bellevue, died Saturday, July 23, 2011. Mrs. Moore was a 1950 graduate of Bellevue High School and a 1954 graduate of Grove City College. She worked at U.S. Steel as an executive secretary. She enjoyed books and libraries and worked as a volunteer, most recently at Palm Desert Library and McCallum Theater.


Almost every girl has that ballerina dream. The lights, the tights, the music, the Prince Char-ming.

But then come the practice -- hours of practice -- along with ankle sprains and instructors' demands and so often that dream becomes a memory, along with Barbies and other childhood interests.

Amy Herchenroether, the daughter of Wendy and Dan Herchenroether of Ben Avon, probably experienced all of those stages in her dance training, but since starting "…about when I was 3," her love of dance has grown with her skills, and at age 17, the dedication is beginning to pay off.


Aloysius Gallagher Aloysius M. Gallagher, 70, of Allison Park, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Mr. Gallagher worked as a consultant in human resources. He was a lector at St. Ursula Church in Allison Park and a volunteer and member of the Renew Group. He taught at the Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon University, St. Francis University, LaRoche College and Butler County Community College.