No Friend Request Needed

The word friend in the day of social media has lost some of its meaning, suggest a friend, accept a friend request , deny a friend request, cancel a friend, follow , un follow. Being a friend is more than just liking an photo or a post, friendship is something that you achieve with one’s  […]

Christmas Wreaths for the Unknown

Christmas Wreaths for the Unknown

I feel like it was yesterday, the arrival of Team Ride To Finish at the Sicily Rome Cemetery and Memorial at 2:00 PM, May 7th, 2017. After 72 hours of cycling day and night, our team completed their mission to honor the 480 unknown soldiers from World War II! The cyclists celebrated the end of […]

#ridetohonortheunknown by Paul Dougherty

#ridetohonortheunknown by Paul Dougherty

A few days have passed since Team Ride To Finish completed their quest to bring awareness for the 480 unknown soldiers buried in the American Cemetery in Nettuno Italy. I had a great deal of respect for these men before we left Tony’s grandfather’s hometown of Solarino, Sicily and rode 1000 Km (miles) to Nettuno, […]

Our Finest Journey

Our Finest Journey

Life has many difficult surprises in store for most of us. How many times have we asked ourselves why? God why  me? Sooner or later in our life we will have to confront a disease, loosing a family member, your father, mother, brother, sister. Imagine loosing a child in a far off land and not […]

Not Hiding, #ridetohonortheunknown

Not Hiding, #ridetohonortheunknown

Starting to think seriously about the endeavour that I am going to take on. Up until now the thought of riding from Sicily to Nettuno seemed long away but now as spring is upon us here in Nettuno , May 4 is approaching reality is setting in. We will be riding for those Americans who […]

Minus 62 Days- Ride to Honour the Unknown

Minus 62 Days- Ride to Honour the Unknown

My generation who was born in 1959 early 60’s grew up watching John Wayne , listening to our relatives talking about the second world war. The greatest generation as they have become to be known. Great Americans who recognized the danger at the time that our very way of life was at risk not only […]

Ride to Finish the Documentary

Ride to Finish the Documentary

In 2007 Movie Project shot the entire Paris-Brest-Paris race, filming Tony Lonero during the entire course thanks to a particular press pass. Why make a documentary about Tony Lonero? Because this Italo-American ex-athlete’s story demonstrates that one can always find within the strength to fight fairly and boldly against any obstacles life throws our way. […]

Non Mollare Scholarship Paul Dougherty

Non Mollare Scholarship Paul Dougherty

The Penn Hills High School Class of 1977 wants to remind Penn Hills students to never give up. Two alumni teamed up to sell T-shirts to support a $500 scholarship for the next several years through the Penn Hills Parent Teacher Association’s scholarship funds. , a Penn Hills graduate, reconnected with an old high school […]