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Articles from the January 20, 2009 edition

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 Meetings    January 20, 2009

Homebuyers workshop for first time buyers

NeighborWorks® Western Pennsylvania will offer a free homebuyer education workshop for interested residents. Participants will learn how to avoid dangerous home purchase pitfalls, how to successfully navigate a real estate transaction, understand...

 
 Health    January 20, 2009

Program on talking to elderly parents

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program is holding a parish nurse and health minister meeting for continuing education and support on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Topic will be “Talking with Your Elderly Parent about...

 
 Kids    January 20, 2009

Free series of chess classes for kids at So. Side library

The South Side Library will hold a series of free chess classes in January and February for children ages 6-12 who know the basic moves of the game. The series will help children improve their skills, play against other kids in their age group and...

 
 Kids    January 20, 2009

Carrick Cougars holding on-ice evaluations and informational meeting

The Carrick Cougars Ice Hockey Club will hold an informational meeting and on-ice evaluation session on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Ice Castles Arena, 990 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Castle Shannon, for boys and girls entering grades 6 through 12 in...

 
 Health    January 20, 2009

Exercise class begins today at Trinity Lutheran Church

Hilltop Health Ministries will offer an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. Classes are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 Brownsville Road, Mount Oliver, on Tuesday and Thursday. There is no charge for the class. Call...

 
 News    January 20, 2009

Catholic Schools Week celebrates: Building the Future

The Diocese of Pittsburgh will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 25-31 with activities highlighting the theme, “Catholic Schools: Building the Future.” Bishop David A. Zubik, in his message for Catholic Schools, says, “The...

 
 Kids    January 20, 2009

Volunteers needed for MDA summer camps

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is searching for volunteer counselors to assist and befriend youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related diseases at weeklong MDA summer camps across the country. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and...

 
 Kids    January 20, 2009

Save those snowballs to get in to Science Center

The snow has finally arrived, and there's a good reason to celebrate – free admission to Carnegie Science Center. Anyone who makes a snowball this winter and saves it in their freezer will receive a free general admission to the Science Center on...

 
 Health    January 20, 2009

Brunch program on breast cancer

A brunch and education program for parish nurses and health ministers will take place at UPMC Mercy on Saturday, February 7 from 9 am to 1 p.m. with brunch served at 11 a.m. Lawrence Wickerham, MD and Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, APN-BC will present...

 
 News    January 20, 2009

Onorato and Ravenstahl propose city, county campaign finance reform

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl last week announced a joint effort to reform campaign finance in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh. The county executive and mayor submitted identical legislation t...

 
 Meetings    January 20, 2009

Mt. Oliver City block watch meets

The Mount Oliver City/Saint Clair Village Border Block Watch will meet on Thursday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. at the Potter's House Multi-Educational Building (former Saint Joseph Convent), 430 Cathedral Avenue. A representative from City Councilman Bruce...

 
 News    January 20, 2009

Emergency volunteer tax credits available for volunteer firefighters, others

Active volunteer firefighters, ambulance and rescue personnel can now file the “PA Schedule OC-V” form with their 2008 state income tax return to get the new $100 state income tax credit. “I will continue to reach out to local volunteers to...

 
 News    January 20, 2009

Concord vs. Roosevelt in new basketball series

Concord and Roosevelt students in grades 4 and 5 will play a friendly, competitive basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Carrick High School gym. The girls will compete at 10 a.m. and the boys will play at noon. The event is open to all...

 
 Health    January 20, 2009

Healthy Weight Month program at S.S. library

The South Side Branch Library will be the site for a program on healthy diets and weight control for 2009 on Monday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The program, presented by Kukurin Chiropractic, will cover topics including: Healthy Diet and Weight...

 
 Entertainment    January 20, 2009

‘Male Intellect' comes back to City Theatre

City Theatre will present Robert Dubac's Male Intellect: The 2nd Coming performing in the intimate 111 seat Hamburg Theatre from January 29 – March 15, 2009. This sequel to the 2007 Pittsburgh smash hit, Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, focuses on, di...

 
 Meetings    January 20, 2009

Birmingham AARP meets

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome....

 
 Kids    January 20, 2009

Pilots' poster contest for Brain Awareness Week

The Pilot Club of Pittsburgh's annual poster contest to promote Brain Awareness Week will be in full swing beginning February 1. This year's theme for the contest is “Play Safe and Play Smart.” Brain Awareness Week is March 16-22. Posters will...

 
 News    January 20, 2009

Pennsylvania Courts adopt rules to fast track appeals of children

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted a comprehensive set of rules changes to expedite children's cases involving dependency, custody, adoption, termination of parental rights and paternity. The changes will move children's appeals faster as...

 
 News    January 20, 2009

Apply for absentee ballots for District 2 special election before Tuesday, Jan. 27

City residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming Feb. 3 Special Election to fill the vacancy in Pittsburgh City Council District 2 must apply before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will...

 
 News    January 20, 2009

Cold duck

Ducks huddled in the ice on the shoreline of the Monongahela River in South Side Riverfront Park over the weekend....

 
 News    January 20, 2009

MWCDC wants feedback on Grandview Ave. lighting poles

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation is seeking feedback from residents on the types of lighting poles and fixtures to be installed soon along Grandview Avenue. Plans and photos of the types of energy efficient poles and fixtures...

 

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