Brian McCarty serves as PCN’s Pittsburgh Bureau Chief. He is responsible for the bureau coverage of PCN programming and public affairs events originating from western PA. He also produces PCN’s It’s History! series and co-produces the PCN program Crime & Punishment. Additionally, he is involved in PCN’s sports productions. A 2001 graduate of York College […]
(VIDEO) Ted and Kathy Carns are the inhabitants of The Stone Camp in Westmoreland County. For over 36 years, they have been living “off the grid”. In the book, “Off On Our Own”, Ted outlines some of the philosophical, and technical lessons they’ve learned throughout that time. They practice a life of sustainability and zero-waste. Their home features a water filtration system, garden, green room, hybrid electric system, methane gas production and storage, and even modern conveniences, such as a sauna, hot tubs, and TV. To learn more about the book and The Stone Camp, visit thestonecamp.com.
Glenn Chandler first came to Central PA while serving with the Salvation Army. After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, they decided to settle down in the area. Soon, Chandler was talking to leaders of churches and non-profits about opening a thrift store that would give part of its profits to the community. CommunityAid was founded in July of 2009 in Mechanicsburg, PA. It started out with 28 employees, a single truck and a converted pet store. The store recycles and re-purposes gently-used donated items and gets them into the hands of those who can still use them. Thanks to the Grant Program, and donations to their tan CommunityAid bins, they’ve been able to donate $3.1 million to local charities, churches, and non-profits since 2009.
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