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Articles from the March 27, 2007 edition

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 Opinion    March 27, 2007

‘Midnight' reorganization not the boro's best day

Otto von Bismark once said, “Laws are like sausage, it is better not to see them made.” Although law wasn't made, certainly history was made in a like manner last week at the Mount Oliver Borough Council meeting. The March meeting went too late...

 
 Opinion    March 27, 2007

Summer spectacular got away from its local roots

Forty some years ago what was to become the “South Side Summer Spectacular,” had its beginnings as the kind of event that any city neighborhood would welcome. It was a family-oriented church bizarre sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Church, wi...

 
 Entertainment    March 27, 2007

Veronica's Veil continues until beginning of April

Veronica's Veil is up and running in the landmark theatre at 44 Pius Street on the South Side Slopes. This is the historic 88th annual production of this seasonal favorite with performances that run only through the begining of April. Tickets are...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    March 27, 2007

Mayor Ravenstahl finds his way to Mount Oliver City meeting

Although Mayor Luke Ravenstahl learned the previous day that his only opposition in the May primary (Bill Peduto) has dropped out of the political race, the North Side native found his way to another south Hilltop neighborhood last week. Mr....

 
 By Al Lowe    Front Page    March 27, 2007

MWCDC arguments punctuate March meeting of organization

The March 15 membership meeting for the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation started and ended with an argument. What happened in between wasn't much fun either. The purpose of the meeting was to vote on approving by-law changes for...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    March 27, 2007

Coup changes leadership in Mt. Oliver Boro

Cassidy in, Cornelius out in leading borough council Mount Oliver Borough Council President Don Cornelius lost control of last week's monthly business meeting of council. Then he lost control of the body in a late-night coup March 19 in which he was...

 
 News    March 27, 2007

Phillips students create portrait of Dr. King

The third grade students at Phillips Elementary recently joined in with students from Allderdice High School for an art project. This creative project, sponsored by CitiParks, was the brainchild of Allderdice jewelry teacher, Julie Curtiss, and...

 
 News    March 27, 2007

St. John limits pyrohi orders

Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church will take pyrohi orders for potato, kraut, cheese, and mixed dumplings. No orders will be taken during the Easter holy days, March 29 through April 16. Sales will resume on April 19. To place advance...

 
 News    March 27, 2007

55 Alive driver course at Brentwood Library

Brentwood Library is offering the 55 Alive/Mature Driver Safety Course. This driver improvement program is designed especially for older drivers to help improve driving skills and prevent traffic accidents. The eight-hour classroom refresher will be...

 
 News    March 27, 2007

Learn how to build a rain barrel in South Side workshop

Pennsylvania Resources Council invites residents to learn about a free supply of fresh, clean water by attending their Rain Barrel/Watershed Workshop at the CCI Center, South Side on Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. At the workshop participants...

 
 Kids    March 27, 2007

Kids' Easter party in Arlington

The Arlington Civic Council will host a children's Easter luncheon and party on April 7 at 1 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Center, Fernleaf and Salisbury streets. Activities will include egg dying, coloring activity, egg hunt, lunch and a special...

 
 Kids    March 27, 2007

Carrick Bunny Bash for kids will feature Easter Bonnets

The Carrick Business Association will hold its annual Bunny Bash on Saturday, March 31 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road. The celebration for children six years old and younger features photos with...

 
 News    March 27, 2007

Easter Party for youngsters at Family Care Connection

Mount Oliver Recreation Association and Hilltop Family Care Connection will sponsor an Easter Party for children 10 years of age and under on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at 1630 Arlington Avenue (in the WIC Building). Children will...

 
 Meetings    March 27, 2007

City council candidates speak in Allentown on Thursday, April 5

The Allentown CDC will hold a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. at the Caliguri Highrise on Warrington Avenue. The meeting, originally scheduled for March 28 was rescheduled to accommodate the candidates' schedules. The ACDC...

 
 Meetings    March 27, 2007

Arlington to hear presentation on Amber Sticks

The Arlington Civic Council has planned a busy and informative agenda for the April 2 meeting of the council. There will be a demonstration of the Amber Stick at 7 p.m. Anyone who has ever worried what they would do if someone in their family were...

 
 By Margaret Smyka    News    March 27, 2007

Neighborhood initiatives director answers questions on the Slopes

The city's newly appointed director of neighborhood initiatives, Kim Graziani, was the guest speaker at the March 20 meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association. Besides answering questions, she said she would be taking attendees'...