New Program to Help Grief-Stricken Children in Westmoreland County

From school shootings to last month’s synagogue shooting, drug overdoses to the war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, the reality of death is never far away from children. When Excela Health Home Care & Hospice started exploring ways to help grieving children, it turned to the man who once devoted an entire episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to the death...

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New Partnership to Serve Bereaved Children and Families is Announced

Latrobe, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Excela Health and Seton Hill University will commemorate a new partnership to serve bereaved children and their families in Westmoreland County. On November 13, 2018, beginning at 11:30 AM in the Fred M. Rogers Building, the partners will host a press conference to unveil the brochure “When...

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack Took Place In Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

The mass shooting that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend took place in the city's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, where Fred Rogers lived while making his children's show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and moved to Squirrel Hill when he got married. He enjoyed the community's diversity, says Roberta Schomburg,...

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Took Place in Mr. Rogers’ Real-Life Neighborhood

Among the countless reasons the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue rocked the nation was the fact that it literally took place in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood.Images of Fred Rogers and variations of his heartwarming quotes, reminding people to seek out “the helpers” in times of crisis, often pop up on social media feeds following a national tragedy. But last Saturday, a gunman opened...

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The Synagogue Massacre Was Actually in Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood. What Would He Say?

The irony that the real-life neighborhood of Mister Rogers was the site of a hate-inspired mass shooting was lost on few people. Fred Rogers lived in and filmed “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in the historically Jewish Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, where an anti-Semite opened fire at a Saturday morning service in the Tree of Life synagogue, killing 11 worshipers. Two other...

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Comforting Our Neighbors

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College extends our deepest sympathy to those affected by the tragic events in Squirrel Hill on Saturday. ...

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