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Articles from the March 31, 2009 edition

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 News    March 31, 2009

Ithaca College graduates

The following students received degrees from Ithaca College in December 2008: Daniel Stafura, son of Joe Stafura, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences. Ashley Williams, daughter of Hugh and...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

PSU area graduates

Two South Pittsburgh area students were among those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at winter commencement where U.S. Navy Capt. Kathlene Contres, commandant of the U.S. Navy's Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Jack Erdie at The Coffee House

Jack Erdie, award winning singer and song writer, will be at The Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 3 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mr. Erdie is known locally with his 2005 CD “Pumpkin” chosen as one of WYEP's Top Ten...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

PSU area graduates

Two South Pittsburgh area students recently graduated from The Pennsylvania State. The students participated in commencement ceremonies that were held university-wide were held December 20, 2008 for approximately 3,900 undergraduate and graduate...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

SRU Dean's List

Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned dean's list honors during fall semester 2008. Students from the South Pittsburgh area named to the list were: Crystal M. Nath, Giffin Avenue; Matthew J. Pook, Salisbury...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Penn State Dean's List

Approximately 20,480 students achieved Dean's List honors for the fall semester at the Pennsylvania State University. A student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 and be full-time (12 hours or more) to earn the honors. South...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Slopes native earns Ph D

Richard Mehrenberg, who grew up on the South Side Slopes, recently earned his Ph D in Special Education at George Mason University, VA. Dr. Mehrenberg, a graduate of Bishop Canevin High School, earned a Bachelors degree at Slippery Rock University...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Youth training day at the CCI Center

Sixty-five students from St. Annes School ranging from 6th to 8th grade recently filed into the CCI Center in the South Side of Pittsburgh to participate in “Youth Training Day.” During this half-day forum, students learned about green roofs,...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Concord Presbyterian Church hosts Spaghetti Dinner in April

Concord Presbyterian Church will hold a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. Cost of the meal is $7.50 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and...

 
 Meetings    March 31, 2009

Parents of students with exceptionalities forum

The Pittsburgh Public Schools Program for Students with Exceptionalities will be holding a series of Parent Forums at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Ave. in Beltzhoover. The forums, April 23 from 10 -11:30 a.m. and May 12 from...

 
 Meetings    March 31, 2009

Keeping city ‘green' topic for next Slopes Assoc. meeting

The next meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the main lounge of St. Paul's Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. The focus of the meeting will be “spring” with guest speakers Arthur...

 
 Meetings    March 31, 2009

Mount residents asked about concerns for natural areas in neighborhood

Local residents are invited to participate in a one-time focus group discussion about their hopes and concerns for the natural areas in their neighborhood. On behalf of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC), representatives...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Rep. Readshaw supporting bill to tax political advertising in Pennsylvania

Weeks after the idea was first discussed at a Capitol news conference, State Rep. Harry Readshaw said he is surprised that more attention hasn't been paid to a proposal to use revenue from a six percent tax on political advertising to significantly b...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Rep. Wheatley wins House approval for review of contracting, purchasing

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has won House approval to establish a select committee to review whether enough is being done to ensure participation in state contracts and purchasing from minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged-owned...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Mayor submits legislation for $300,000 in ICA funding to help rebuild BBI

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has sent legislation to City Council to authorize $300,000 in ICA funding that will provide building inspectors with training in asbestos surveying and complete their deployment into neighborhood police zones. Pending Council...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Overbrook women's club will host annual card party and luncheon

The Women's Club of Overbrook will host their annual Card Party on Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church Hall, 2415 Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Rt. 51). Lunch will be served. For ticket information, call...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

Volunteers wanted at Carrick library

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carrick is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming summer program. This year's summer reading theme is “Get Creative @ Your Library.”  The library is planning programs in the arts for children and...

 
 News    March 31, 2009

St. Mary of the Mount will hold Fashion Show

Saint Mary of the Mount Parish will stage its 24th annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, April 26 at the LeMont Restaurant on Mount Washington. Reservations are $40 per person and are available by calling Earla J. Graner, 412-381-6164,...

 

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