Articles from the May 20, 2003 edition

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Todd A. Sweeney

Marine Corps Pfc. Todd A. Sweeney, a 2002 graduate of South Vocational Technical High School, Pittsburgh, Pa., recently reported for duty with Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune,N.C....

 

Short readings scheduled at Brew House ‘garage'

The next installment of American Shorts Reading Series will be at the I.A.C. Performance Garage at the Brew House on Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7. This month's them is Art and Invention and readers and text include Pittsburgh Post...

 

City Theatre to produce seven plays in South Side as part of new season

Managing Director David Jobin and Artistic Director Tracy Brigden have announced the complete line-up for City Theatre's 29th season. Beginning in October of 2003 and extending through May of 2004, the subscription season will include seven plays to...

 

Brookline playwright goes Into the Fire with On the Wing Theatre productions

A group of about 75 people enjoyed “Into the Fire” by Brookline playwright Jim Skiff during Ethnic Night festivities at St. Pius Church on May 13. “It's like the old barnstormers,” said Skiff...

 

Mockingbird in South Side

The Reader's Theater of Mount Lebanon will present To Kill A Mockingbird at the South Side Branch of Carnegie Library, 22nd and Carson streets, on Wednesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. The play by Christopher Sergel is based on the novel by Harper Lee. The...

 

DAV provides vans to transport veterans for medical treatment

Area veterans need not worry about transportation to and from the Pittsburgh Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center for treatment. The VA medical facility received three vans from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a...

 

County plans ‘Salute to Star-Spangled Families' for Memorial Day

Plans have been made for a Memorial Day tribute to southwestern Pennsylvania families whose loved ones are serving in the armed services, according to Allegheny County Chief Executive Jim Roddey. A Salute to Our Star-Spangled Families will be held...

 

Councilman Motznik sees new investment in Carrick as good sign

City Councilman Jim Motznik discussed issues that are improving the Carrick neighborhood, and a long-time activist said goodbye to her leadership post at the Carrick Community Council meeting on May 14. Motznik touted Eckerd's $4 million investment...

 

Planning forum updated on remapping status

Kevin Hanley, real estate development specialist for the South Side Local Development Co., reported to the South Side Planning Forum that the city Planning Commission, at its April 22 meeting, heard testimony about proposed South Side Flats zoning...

 

Firefighters want more input into budget cuts, say South Hills could ‘take the biggest hit'

Joe King, president of Firefighters Local Union #1, says firefighters should have a greater amount of input into proposed city budget spending cuts and the department's role in the future. That was the focus of his message as he spoke to the South...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    May 20, 2003

Evening ‘Café' coming to Brookline Blvd.

Fine artists, craft artists and performing artists, aka buskers, are being sought this summer by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce for their ‘Art in the Evening Café' events along Brookline Blvd. every Thursday in July from 4 to 9 p.m. It was...

 

South Pittsburgh area veterans' organizations mark Memorial Day with services

Mt. Washington The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5111 will conduct Mount Washington Memorial Day Services at four sites on Sunday, May 25. The sites are: Boggs Avenue at 1 p.m.; Saint Marys at 1:15 p.m.; Whittier School at 1:30 p.m.; Duquesne...

 

Mark Hopkins takes over reins of UPMC South Side

By Margaret L. Smykla Contributing Writer Contrary to rumors, UPMC South Side is not becoming an orthopaedic hospital taken over by sports medicine, but will remain a full-service community hospital,...

 

Courtesy helps make good neighbors

I agree completely with the Letter to the Editor (Why can't South Siders just get along, Tuesday, May 13, 2003). I feel that this sort of thing happens in all neighborhoods, not just in the South Side. I too think the biggest problems are limited...

 

Emmaus Community received donation from Chevrolet

Century III Chevrolet in West Mifflin was one of 15 Pittsburgh-area Chevrolet dealerships that presented checks totaling $86,000 to local nonprofit organizations at a ceremony at the Chevrolet Amphitheater at Station Square. Century III Chevrolet...

 

Fourth grades turn their classroom into Learning Center

Fourth graders at Myrtle Elementary School celebrated Nationality Day on May 2 as their classrooms were transformed into an international learning center. Over the past four months, the youngsters searched randomly selected countries and created...

 

Melissa Bondi earns award

Carlow College has presented the Psi Chi Academic Excellence Award in Psychology to Melissa Bondi of Carrick. Melissa, a 2000 graduate of Carrick High School, will receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Carlow May 10. The Dean's List...

 

Students earn Eagle of the Cross awards from Pittsburgh Diocese

Three South Pittsburgh high school students are among those who received Eagle of the Cross awards from the Secretariat for Education in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The awards are presented to high school seniors and juniors from each of the...

 

Cassandra Crail colors herself into first place

Cassandra Crail earned first place in this year's Fair Housing Coloring Contest. There were approximately 4,000 entries from 25 schools. Cassandra received an award and a $100 savings bond. She is a...

 

Dennis Kiska

Dennis Kiska has been promoted to the rank of sergeant major in the U.S. Army. Kiska is currently a student at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.   He has 19 years of military service. He is a 1983 graduate of...

 

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