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Armstrong In The Loop Podcast covers interesting people, places and events in Western, PA. Join host, Seth Prentice, as he interviews people to share their message with the community!

Armstrong In The Loop Podcast covers interesting people, places and events in Western, PA. Join host, Seth Prentice, as he interviews people to share their message with the community!


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Armstrong In The Loop Podcast covers interesting people, places and events in Western, PA. Join host, Seth Prentice, as he interviews people to share their message with the community!






Mike Kelly, U.S. Representative of the 16th District of Pennsylvania, July 2022 Edition

We're back with a new episode for Armstrong In The Loop Podcast! This week's episode we have a special guest, U.S Representative Mike Kelly. Mike Kelly is the Representative of the 16th district of Pennsylvania. Mike Kelly has been in Congress for 11 years. Mike and Seth caught up since they last spoke in July 2020 and, go over many prime topics in this week's episode. Some of the prime topics are the new district and what it looks like. They spoke about topics in the Economy, such as...


Armstrong Neighborhood Channel Special Feature- Around the Town with Marilyn Forbes

After a long hiatus, we're back with new episodes for Armstrong In The Loop Podcast! This week's episode features one of our own Armstrong Neighborhood Channel-produced shows, Around the Town with Marilyn Forbes. Marilyn has been the host since the show's inception in October 2010. Her passion for writing and working for local newspapers made her the right fit for this show produced out of the Connellsville, PA Armstrong office. Marilyn and Seth travel back in time to relive memories of...


Glade Run Lake Conservancy- 2022 Nature Series

This week, we welcome back a favorite organization as the Glade Run Lake Conservancy joins us to talk about the upcoming Nature Series. Lisa Busa, Board of Director member, is our guest and the organizer of the 1st ever Nature Series. We start off the episode learning about Glade Run Lake Conservancy and their dedication to: preservation, restoration and improvement of Glade Run Lake in Middlesex Township. We then switch gears to learn about this exciting Nature Series: The Glade Run Lake...


Butler County Family YMCA Reach and Rise Youth Mentoring Program

This week's episode features Jessica Burr, Clinical Director of the Butler County Family Reach & Rise Youth Mentoring Program. We learn all about this wonderful program and what the Butler County Family YMCA is doing to help children in our area. We find out how a child gets involved, how long a group lasts, what a child can learn, and many more amazing things that you'll want to hear in this episode! Jessica and her team are constantly looking for volunteer mentors. There are upcoming...


Armstrong Comfort Solutions & Butler County Home Show

This week's episode features Kathie O'Hara, Marketing Manager of Armstrong Comfort Solutions, as she talks about Armstrong Comfort Solutions and the upcoming Butler County Home Show. Kathie shares with us the entire backstory of Armstrong Comfort Solutions and what they can provide to those with heating, cooling, or plumbing needs. We discuss different products & services, including commercial services, for anyone living in Western, PA. Kathie talks about the exciting acquisition of Matt...


National Recording Artist- JD Eicher

This week's episode is one we'll never forget! Greg Rhoton, Armstrong Neighborhood Channel Producer & Creator of Telly Award Winning shows (Street Scene, Counterpoint- A Musician's Tale), joins the show to co-host this episode. Greg was able to connect us with Youngstown's own JD Eicher. JD is a phenomenal musician and creative genius in the music industry. We learn all about JD's start in the music industry, at the age of 23, and where his career has taken him over the years. We talk about...


Family Guidance

This week's episode features an organization that may seem new or unheard of to many but has been around for several years, Family Guidance. Sami Bartek, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, joins us to share the full story of Family Guidance and what they do in the community. We start off with getting to know Sami and the backstory of Family Guidance. We learn about the One2One Mentoring program and their Promise Camp held each summer in Clinton, PA. Sami explains the...


So Many Angels

This week's episode is thanks to Tricia Pritchard of the Butler Buzz. She put us in contact with Matt Meiers, founder of So Many Angels. Matt's wonderful organization provides hope, inspiration, and encouragement to children with cancer & other life-threatening medical conditions so that they can become whoever they want to be WHEN they grow up! We start off the episode by getting to know about Matt and how So Many Angels started. Matt's background in photography and helping organizations...


Armstrong Street Scene- Rick Gurrera & Greg Rhoton

We're super excited this week as we welcome back the creators of Armstrong Street Scene, Rick Gurrera and Greg Rhoton! We had them on last year as they launched their new podcast "Armstrong Street Scene Power Hour". We kick off the show talking about 2021 as it was the return of car shows and the annual Street Scene Car & Custom Bike Show. Hear all about where the guys went last year and when this year's event will be! Greg gave us a rundown of the car shows they'll be attending and...


Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)

This week's episode features Maizee Zaccone from Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe). Maizee is the Outreach & Volunteer Advocate for VOICe and she educates us on everything the organization does. We start the episode by learning about VOICe being the sole provider of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crime services for Butler County. They provide services to any victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other crime, recent or past. VOICe also assists family members...


VITA Program

Jean Bowen and Tim Kramer from the VITA Program are our guests this week! Jean and Tim teach us all about the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and how people can take advantage of the free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. We learn about Earned Income Tax Credits, Child Tax Credit, and changes for 2022. Tim shares with us about their volunteers and how you can become one. They give all of the training and tools for you to help assist those filing their...


Be The Match For Jax

Butler Buzz Host, Tricia Pritchard, and Armstrong In The Loop Podcast Host, Seth Prentice, collaborate to bring this very important episode to "Be The Match For Jax." Jax is a 6 year old, Zelienople Native who was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called IPEX in October 2021. Join us as we search for a 'perfect' bone marrow match for Jax to save him from this life threatening disease. Missy, mom of Jax, and Lisa Maloney, Be The Match National Marrow Registry, are our guests to talk...


Butler Chamber 2022 Preview

We're honored to have back our two favorite people from the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Jordan & Caitlin. They're joining us this week to take part in what has become a yearly tradition of recapping the previous year, an overlook of what's to come in 2022, and we discuss a strategic plan of what the future looks like for the county. Jordan starts us off with a nice recap of 2021 and how the chamber was able to pivot at times during an unusual year. We're still living in a pandemic...


Adventures in Training with a Purpose

Welcome to our 4th Season of Armstrong In The Loop Podcast. After a few weeks off to end 2021, we have a fantastic episode to kick-off 2022. This week's episode features Adventures in Training with a Purpose and we're honored to have Caleb & Sarah Kolb as our guests. We start off in the episode to learn about what is ATP, how ATP was started, the different programs offered, and much more. Adventures in Training with a Purpose has a wonderful mission. Adventures in Training with a Purpose...


Sweetwater Farms Pennsylvania

Suzanne Trew, owner of Sweetwater Farms Pennsylvania in Harmony PA, joins the show this week to talk about Sweetwater Farms Pennsylvania. Suzzane and her husband, Ben, opened their store location in November 2020 and just celebrated their 1st anniversary! Their goal is to provide fresh produce to their family and the community through responsible, sustainable, and organic-based practices. We learn all about the way Sweetwater Farms is providing organic produce for customers all year...


Impact Teen Drivers

Michelle Johnson, Education Outreach Coordinator in Pennsylvania for Impact Teen Drivers, joins our show to talk about Impact Teen Drivers mission. Impact Teen Drivers has emerged as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reversing the leading cause of death for teenagers, car crashes. Michelle and her colleagues develop, promote and facilitate evidence-based education and strategies to save lives & reduce injuries or fatalities caused by reckless & distracted driving. Michelle has...


2021-22 Connoquenessing Valley Community Chest Annual Fundraising Campaign

George Villegas, Board Member for CVCC, joins the show again to talk about the 75+ years of this amazing organization. The group's fundraising effort for the year is $45,000.00 and they're well on their way to reaching their goal. This year, CVCC has added a Vacation Home Raffle to help raise money towards their annual goal. A one week vacation home rental in Cape Coral, Florida can be won if you purchase a raffle ticket in multiple places in the Zelienople/Harmony area. Please visit the...


Linda Thoma, Director of Operations at Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center

This week's episode features Linda Thoma of the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center. We learn all about this wonderful Community Health Center located in Butler that serves the uninsured and under-insured for the past 13 years. They have provided medical care to over 12,000 individuals, provided $4 million dollars in free medication to patients and served over 2,000 patients in dental. They'll begin vision services later in November. CHC operates on 1 full time employee, 8 part-time...


Tricia Pritchard, Host of the Butler Buzz

We have a special treat for all of you this week as Tricia Pritchard, Host of the Butler Buzz, joins us to talk about her new role on the Armstrong Neighborhood Channel! Tricia is a very welcoming and open person. We spend the first part of the show learning who she is and what led her to the path of teaching. She currently teaches multiple courses at Grove City College and Butler County Community College. Her story of being on stage in high school will put a smile on your face! We talk...


100th Episode Part 2- Stefanie Clark Eskander: Toy Designer of Jem, WWF Wrestling Buddies, Cupcake Dolls and Much More!

Here is our 2nd part of this great 2 part 100th episode celebration with Stefanie and Nick! We are celebrating our 100th episode with a 2 part episode! We needed to go big to celebrate the achievement and had to bring in someone who impacted most households in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Our guest for episode 100 is Stefanie Clark Eskander, toy designer who worked for Mattel, Hasbro and Tonka. She has been illustrating and designing in the toy business for over 40 years with the last few years...