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Ricky King recertified for service

District Justice Richard G. King was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board...

 

Christine Filippi new CSO at Achieva

Christine A. Filippi has joined Achieva as Chief Strategic Officer. Filippi was previously employed at PNC Financial Services and Mellon Bank. Filippi is no stranger to Achieva as she has served on...

 

Couple celebrates 65th

Knoxville residents Chuck and Rita Schmitt will mark their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 1. They were married in 1939 at Saint Canice Church. The couple renewed their vows at an anniversary...

 

Grandview students meet their penpals when soldiers return from duty in Iraq

Contributed By Anne Chengery “There's no price too high to pay for freedom,” Spc. Curtis Zachary, 22, of the United States Army said to students at Grandview Elementary School. Zachary, along with Pfc. Christina Biers, 20, visited Grandview on...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    June 1, 2004

Like it or not, here's the reason water bills are up

South Side residents may have noticed their “water bill” considerably larger when they received it in the mail this month. Holly Parada, the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority communications coordinator, attended the South Side Community Council...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    June 1, 2004

South Life Skills students hit the gym

Colin Rice works out on the heavy bag with Don Froehlich at the Carrick Boxing Academy while Jen Gruber, his instructor in the Life Skills program at South Vo-Tech, looks on. Thirteen students in the...

 

Summer Fun guide lists activities for local kids

Parents looking for activities to keep their children busy this summer have a one-stop resource for recreation programs throughout the South Pittsburgh area, The Summer Fun in the South 2004 guide. The Birmingham Foundation, in cooperation with the...

 

National juried pastel exhibition at LaFond through end of June

La Fond Galleries' 10th Annual National Juried Pastel Exhibition will run through June 26 at 1711 E. Carson Street, South Side. Works by Richard Lundgren, P.A. Douslin, Mark Topp and Yvonne Kozlina will be displayed Tuesday through Saturday from 11...

 

Western Pennsylvania to receive extra funding to protect citizens

Pennsylvania's regional counter-terrorism task forces will be armed with extra funding to prevent attacks and protect our citizens, state Sen. Jack Wagner (D-Allegheny). Allegheny County and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania Emergency Response...

 

Bryan J. Paul

Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryan J. Paul has graduated from the ground radio communications equipment apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. The student learned to employ a diverse combination of communications equipment, which...

 

Lewis McKenzie

Army National Guard Pvt. Lewis F. McKenzie has graduated from the power-generation equipment repairer advanced individual training (AIT) course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md During AIT, the soldier was trained to perform unit, direct...

 

Peter J. Perella

Army Staff Sgt. Peter J. Perella has returned to Illesheim, Germany, after being deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The servicemember is regularly assigned to the 11th Aviation Regiment, 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry. Operation...

 

Youth chorale group auditions

River City Youth Chorale will hold auditions through July 31 for the 2004-2005 concert season for girls 8-18. For more information or to schedule an audition call 412-635-8871....

 

Ricciardi resolution would facilitate Oakland park

City Council President Gene Ricciardi has introduced two resolutions allowing the City of Pittsburgh to enter into agreements with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the University of Pittsburgh that will facilitate the construction and operation...

 

Zoning board schedules two hearings of interest

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled two public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, June 3 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 093/04...

 

Ice cream social at Farmers' Mkt.

When the Farmers' Market at the Duquesne Heights Community Center on Sweetbriar Street opens for the season on Tuesday, June 15, it will seem more like a sundae. The Mount Washington Community Development Corp., to celebrate the opening of the...

 

Mt. Washington House Tour featuring homes and gardens

The second annual Mount Washington House Tour will be Sunday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering a glimpse of hidden gardens, more than 10 unique residences and the best views in the city. There will be walking and driving routes throughout...

 

Mount Kids Klub now registering for summer

Registration for the Summer Kidz Klub Program at the Duquesne Heights Community Center on Sweetbriar Street in Mount Washington is now underway. The Kidz Klub, for kids in kindergarten through 12 years old, runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to...

 

S. S. Forum meeting June 8

The next meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear center, 2005 Sarah Street, South Side. There will be updates on the Neighborhood Plan, Alloy Oxygen's proposed development, South Vo-Tech and from...

 

Follow up drug-free meeting Wed., June 2 in South Side

On Wednesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. the South Side Presbyterian Church will host a follow up meeting on “Building Drug-Free Lives” to discuss recommendations for proceeding with the South Side community effort to curb illegal drug use. All are...

 

Slopes association picnicing at the Monastery

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, June 8 will combine business with pleasure. Attendees will be treated to a picnic supper along with a guided garden walk on the St. Paul of the Cross Monastery grounds. In addition,...

 

Carrick gardners can show off green thumbs

The Carrick Community Council and the Carrick Business Association will sponsor the 12th annual “Carrick Goes Gardening” contest, which recognizes the gardening efforts of Carrick's residents, churches and businesses. Any home, apartment,...

 

Still time to register for Safety Day

There's still time to register for the Carrick Safety Day on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at Concord Presbyterian Church. Joann Herman will take registrations until June 3 for boys and girls ages 5 through 12-years-old. Call her at...

 

Volunteers at Saint John Church work to help feed city's homeless

They begin arriving at Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church on Pittsburgh's South Side on Thursday evening to peel potatoes, arrange chairs, sort donated clothing and prepare to receive their guests. These people, all volunteers, set...

 

Keep windows closed to help stop break-ins

Zone 3 Crime Prevention Officer Christine Luffey has been warning area residents not to leave their first floor windows open, even though the weather has been hot lately. Officer Luffey said many recent burglaries in the area occurred when the...

 

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