Articles from the March 3, 2009 edition

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Volunteer for Elder Outreach

Volunteers are needed for the Elder Outreach Volunteer Program. Interested volunteers will be trained on Friday, March 6 from 1-3:00 p.m. by Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Call Cyndie Carioli, volunteer coordinator, at 412-381-4710 for more...

 

Seminar for home buyers/sellers

Century 21 Rise/McIlrath will hold a free seminar on How to Buy or Sell a House on Wednesday, March 11. Those attending will be taken through the buying process step-by-step and have questions answered regarding the process of listing a home....

 

Knoxville Library will hold Spring Book Sale

The Knoxville Branch of the Carnegie Library, 400 Brownsville Road, will hold its largest ever Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 4. Thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and magazines will be available along with the baked goods. The...

 

March programs at the Carrick Branch Library

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carrick welcomes families to visit the library this month for programs for kids of all ages. Family Craft Time is on Saturday, March 7 from noon-2 p.m. Drop in to make a St. Patrick's Day craft. Toddler Play Day...

 

City Theatre offers free tickets for first timers

City Theatre has its own Arts Stimulus Package, providing free performances for anyone who has never previously attended City Theatre. “We think inspiration may be melting down in Pittsburgh right now and is at risk of reaching historic lows. We wa...

 

Slopes Assoc. to host officials from EMS, fire, animal control

The next meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the main lounge of St. Paul's Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. Representatives from the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau, EMS, and Animal Control...

 

Allegheny CleanWays has help for those planning a Spring Reddup this year

Allegheny CleanWays, an affiliate of the nonprofit PA CleanWays, is providing equipment and training for this year's Spring Redd Up/Great American Cleanup of PA. The Great American Cleanup of PA is a statewide initiative that encourages people...

 

City curfew center will open in Oakland

One of the region's leaders for providing comprehensive outreach for at-risk youths – Three Rivers Youth – will soon be operating the new City Curfew Center at their Oakland site at 200 North Dithridge Street. The nonprofit organization ran the...

 

Sen. Fontana proposes $100 tax credit for mass transit riders

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana and Rep. Nick Kotik are proposing a state tax credit of up to $100 for taxpayers who use mass transit. “Mass transit use eases traffic congestion, diminishes highway and bridge wear and tear, reduces pollution and hel...

 

Blotzer to run

Georgia Blotzer has announced that she will run in the May Primary for the City Council seat in District 2. “I have been encouraged that my calls for change have been taken up by so many, so early. I feel that as a Democrat interested in bringing...

 

Carrick Cougars Hockey Club recruiting ice hockey players

The Carrick Cougars Hockey Club is seeking additional ice hockey players to build their teams at all levels for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. Players do not have to live in Carrick or attend Carrick High School to be eligible to play for the...

 

Mt. Oliver Fire Dept. collecting sweaters for Mister Roger's drive

The Mt. Oliver Fire Department, in cooperation with the Allegheny County System of Care Initiative, is participating in the Mister Roger's Sweater Drive. Drop off used sweaters (in good condition) at the Mt. Oliver Fire Station on Tuesday,...

 

South Side Presbyterian opens The Coffee House

The Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church reopens on Friday, March 6, from 7:30-9 p.m. with singer/songwriter T. Mitchell Bell and representatives from the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition. Mr. Bell recently returned to Pittsburgh...

 

Pysanka classes

Saint John's Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold classes in making Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) on Saturdays in March. Classes to learn how to decorate the traditional and unique Easter Eggs will be held at the church, 109 S. 7th Street on South...

 

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