Articles from the March 11, 2008 edition

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Head Start enrolling in city

Parents of children ages three to five may enroll them in the Allegheny County or the City of Pittsburgh Head Start Programs. Head Start is a federally funded program that offers a broad range of services including language development, math,...

 

Learn about careers in real estate

Century 21 Rise/McIlrath will offer a free Career Night on Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at 1126 Brownsville Road in Carrick. Those interested in a career in real estate are invited to call Cathy or Kim for a reservation at 412-884-1...

 

Line dancing class in Arlington

St. Clair AA/Seniors will be starting an 8 week Line Dancing Class on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting on March 24. If interested call Mary at 412-481-5015. The St. Clair AA/Senior Center is at 2400 Elsie St. in Arlington....

 

Family fun at Brentwood Library

There's family fun at the Brentwood Library on Friday, March 14 from 7-10 p.m. Watch a movie, read a book, work on the computer or play games in the rec room. Movie Madness Monday will be March 17 at 2 p.m. featuring Danny Devito. Residents are...

 

Chess tourney for K-8 at South Side Library

Chess players in kindergarten through grade 8 can register for the Annual Chess Tournament on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at the South Side Library. The first place player from this tournament will advance to the Allegheny County finals. Players...

 

Climb Pittsburgh adds new challenges

The American Lung Association is extending two new challenges as part of the March 29 Climb Pittsburgh II event. The challenges target two groups of individuals who are particularly interested in this type of event - firefighters and fitness...

 

Upcoming hearings scheduled before the Pittsburgh Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled five public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the upcoming weeks in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case...

 

Early detection key to maintaining healthy vision

Early detection is critical to maintain healthy vision. With almost two-thirds of adult Americans who do not wear corrective lenses not receiving regular comprehensive eye exams, millions of people are putting their vision and their quality of life...

 

County looking for Breastfeeding friendly businesses

The Allegheny County Health Department, in cooperation with its Breastfeeding Promotion Steering Committee, is taking nominations for its 13th annual Breastfeeding Friendly Place Awards. The awards are presented to workplaces, public places and...

 

Carnegie Museum of Art acquires the Tennyson Vase

Carnegie Museum of Art has acquired the Tennyson Vase, 1867, a superbly crafted silver urn from the late 19th century, by British sculptor and designer Henry Hugh Armstead, and made by Hancocks and Sons, silversmiths to Queen Victoria. The vase was...

 

Last chance for this year to see Veronica's Veil

Only two performances remain for “Veronica's Veil,” America's Passion Play's 89th season. The final performances this year are on Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at Veronica's Veil Auditorium, 44 Pius Street, South...

 

Public Safety Council meets March 19

The next meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council will be Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Banksville Park, Crane Avenue....

 

Sign ups continue for S.S. Athletic's baseball, softball

The South Side Athletic Association will conduct Baseball and Softball registrations for the 2008 season at the Arlington Recreation Center on March 11. Registrations will also be conducted at the Ormsby Recreation Center on March 13. Registrations...

 

Community Partners Concert can benefit Hilltop Health Ministries

The 2008 Pittsburgh Symphony Community Partners Concert with guest artist Isaac Hayes is set for June 26. The Hilltop Health Ministries Consortium is again participating in the Community Partners Concert program. Tickets start at $21.50 per person....

 

Sign up now for day camp at the Carnegie Science Ctr.

Carnegie Science Center is accepting registration for a wide array of half-day and full-day summer camps, guaranteed to enthrall, educate and engage children ages 4-12. Camps start June 9 and explore astronomy, superheroes, sea creatures, robotics,...

 

High school juniors should be planning their next steps

High school juniors need to act now to prepare for success after graduation, according to ACT Inc. It may seem to these students like a long time until the end of their senior year, but there are many steps they should take now to meet their post-gra...

 

PPS University Prep School accepting applications

Parents of current 8th grade students may now apply to send their child to the District's new University Prep 6-12 School opening for the start of the 2008-09 school year. The school, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), will...

 

Area K-5 schools will begin registering kindergarten students beginning in April

Kindergarten registration will begin on Tuesday, April 15, at Pittsburgh Concord K-5, Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 and Pittsburgh Roosevelt K-5 for the school year 2008-2009. Parents should report to the Main Offices of their elementary school from 9...

 

Author visits with Phillips students

Pittsburgh Phillips kindergartner Delon Baskins has his copy of Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World autographed by the author, Jonah Winter. Mr. Winter recently visited the school where he spoke with...

 

Mr. Rogers Day at Knoxville Library

On Saturday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. children in kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to celebrate Mr. Rogers Day at the Knoxville Library. There will be a special neighborhood family story time that will include stories, activities and crafts....

 

 Chad Lauffer

Army Reserve Spec. Chad L. Lauffer has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received...

 

Welcome Daniel Knerr Jr.

Daniel Charles Knerr, Jr. was born January 20 and weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. He is the son of Danny and Lisa Knerr, and his big sister is Keirsten Sage Knerr. Daniel Jr. is the grandson of Paul and Janet...

 

School board names new chief operations officer

At the Legislative Meeting on February 27, the Board of Education for the Pittsburgh Public Schools approved the appointment of Paul F. Gill to the position of chief operations officer. A former colonel in the United States Air Force and regional...

 

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