Just as our collective communities have changed and evolved with time, so has the care and attention provided at the time of a funeral. In the early 1870’s; yes, that is the 1870’s; my great-great grandfather began his and his family’s life in funeral service. He owned a dry-goods store, and several teams of horses and flat-bed trailers that were used to deliver those goods to neighboring residences. I’m not sure when or how it first happened, but neighbors and local residents began to ask if they could use the horses and trailers to transport their deceased family members to local cemeteries. Thus was the beginning of funeral service in the Slater family.
John F. Slater Funeral Home and Donnelly-Boland and Associates have teamed up to provide a Retirement Planning Series of events and seminars. Watch the Events Section of our website for the latest events in the series.
By Kevin P. Boland, Donnelly-Boland and Associates
One of the most common questions I hear as a Financial Advisor is “What would be a good investment for me?” That’s a difficult question to answer without knowing the investor’s purpose or objectives. The time horizon for the investment is a critical element in answering this question. Money that won’t be needed for thirty years or more can (and should) be invested differently than savings for an emergency fund or other shorter term objective such as buying a house or planning for a child’s college education bills. Most people have a need to save for a number of different objectives.
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One in three US women and one in two US men will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. That’s why we Relay. The Relay for Life event is a community carnival, of sorts, with games, activities, bake sales, and other fun events designed for all members of the community. During this event, organizing team members walk around a track to signify that cancer never sleeps…but neither do we in the fight to find a cure. The Baldwin-Brentwood-Whitehall Relay will be held at Baldwin High School on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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By Todd DePastino, Veterans Breakfast Club
Western Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest veteran populations in the country. From Pearl Harbor and Bastogne to Fallujah to Kandahar, our region has veterans who have served on every battle front over the past 75 years. “These veterans are all around us, and each has a story to tell, no matter where or how they served. All you need to do is ask,” says Todd DePastino, Executive Director for the Veterans Breakfast Club. “And that’s why we created the Veterans Breakfast Club: to get veterans together with their families, friend, and neighbors and have the vets share stories of their service.”