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Articles from the August 24, 2004 edition

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Borough looking for Christmas to come early next year for some

Christmas may be coming to Mount Oliver borough next spring, which would be a big boost to the community, according to members of council. Council president Marty Palma and colleague Don Cornelius say the “Rebuilding Together” program is coming...

 

East Carson to widen to five lanes around Works site

John McKechnie of Highland Park welcomes the pending widening of East Carson St. between 25th and 33rd streets and the subsequent alleviation of traffic congestion, especially since he plans to up his visits to South Side for attractions like The...

 

Uninsured adults urged to apply for adultBasic coverage in Pennsylvania

State Rep. Don Walko, D-North Side, is urging working adults who can't afford health insurance to look into Pennsylvania's low-cost adultBasic coverage now that the program has started accepting new members again. “AdultBasic is not welfare –...

 

Real Estate Transactions for Week of 8/24/04

16th Ward John Orth to Brad Mittleider at 2221 Arlington Ave. for $60,000. Fort Hill Development Co. to Winfield Carson IV at 2311 Arlington Ave. for $70,000. Ed Moeller to Eugene James Settembrino at 2828 Edwards Way for $25,500. Samuel DiCicco to...

 

Back to school should be a time to be environmentally friendly

When students and parents head for the supply store to buy new pencils, paper, backpacks and other things necessary for the school year, there are some environmentally friendly tips to save money and reduce waste. Choose products made from recycled...

 

Backyard composting classes offered

Pennsylvania Resource Council is offering eight composting classes/bin distributions to Allegheny County residents, timed to be useful for this fall's dead leaf season. Classes at the Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Avenue, Shadyside, will be 10...

 

Golf outting benefits fund for scholarship

Casey's Draft House is sponsoring the Joe N. Walker Canevin Catholic Scholarship Golf Outing Sunday Sept. 26 at Butler's Golf course in Elizabeth Pa. Breakfast will start at 9 a.m. and golf at 10:30. The event will be a four-man scramble. Donation...

 

End of summer party at library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-South Side celebrated the end of summer reading with a Pizza Party last week. Children who participated in the summer reading program read a total of 1,404 books and spent more than 85 hours reading throughout the nine...

 

Phillips accepting registrations for 2004-2005 year

Phillips Elementary School on the South Side is accepting registrations for the 2004-2005 school year between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. To be eligible for the full-day kindergarten program, children must be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2004. At...

 

South Side preschool holds open house and orientation

The South Side Presbyterian Church Preschool, “A Caring Place to Grow,” will hold an Open House and Orientation Day Wednesday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. until noon. All interested parents/guardians are welcome to bring their preschool-age children and...

 

Gemini Theater begins 10th season with Journey Back to Oz, Sept. 25

Gemini Theater Company, Pittsburgh's only interactive, musical children's theater, celebrates its 10th season beginning Saturday, Sept. 25, with Journey Back to Oz, an original musical by Gunther Kusior & Lani Cataldi. This 2004 – 2005 season...

 

Dorothy 6 will be presented in Homestead this Sept.

At the invitation of the Battle of Homestead Foundation and Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre will present Dorothy 6, a new play written by Pittsburgh playwright James McManus and directed by Mark Clayton...

 

RiverBeat combines ‘drum circle' with crusing on areas three rivers

RiverBeat, the city's first interactive hand-drumming cruise, featuring some of the area's most renowned musicians, will set sail Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 to 9 p.m. on the Gateway Clipper Fleet's Liberty Belle and is open to the public. With the theme of...

 

Teutonia Männerchor celebrates 150 anniversary with festival

During the weekend of Aug.27-29, Teutonia Männerchor (the German Club) will do something it hasn't done in its 150 year history – invite the public to the club. It is not that it is anti-social, because it is anything but that. Its members enjoy...

 

Brashear issues call for volunteers, help needed in food pantry, NEP

The Brashear Association needs volunteers to work in both its food pantry program and the Neighborhood Employment Program. The food pantry at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street, needs one or two volunteer intake workers who are available on the last...

 

Hearing on Grandview rezoning

Pittsburgh City Council invites anyone interested in a proposal to rezone a portion of Grandview Avenue to attend a public hearing Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1:30 p.m. in council chambers, fifth floor, City County Building. The proposal is to change an...

 

Pittsburgh Zoning Board schedules Two hearings of local interest

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled two public hearings of interest to South Pittsburghers for Thursday, Aug. 26 in the first floor conference room of the Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 180/04 is the appeal of...

 

The state of change

Many moons ago, someone far more intelligent than I passed on to me some very profound advice. Believe it's time for us to give that advice some serious thinking. The individual said, “Always remember: countries, organizations, companies and even...

 

SSSSS should continue...with changes

The festival should continue, but it should be a local affair. Bringing in outside vendors diminishes the special quality of the festival as a community event. It makes it more of a cookie-cutter affair, the same as anywhere else. When it started,...

 

County Treasurer Weinstein wins Award of Excellence

Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein has won the Award of Excellence from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada for the investment policy he wrote and uses in the county. Weinstein also received the award last...

 

Wagner pushes for state to become more environmentally friendly, energy innovator

State Sen. Jack Wagner says Pennsylvania is on track to become an “energy innovator” state, with the development and use of alternative energy sources to curb reliance on foreign oil. “There is no time like the present for us to ‘declare...

 

Ricciardi expresses disappointment over Murphy veto of agreement

Pittsburgh City Council President Gene Ricciardi last week expressed disappointment with Mayor Tom Murphy's 11th hour veto of the city's agreement with the state oversight board. City council approved the agreement with the oversight board on August...

 

Mount Oliver Block Watch gets tips for making neighborhood safer

Mount Oliver is once more attempting to get its Block Watch program off the ground. Borough police chief Frank Mosesso met with about 45 residents at the VFW on Hays Ave. August 12 to discuss ways to organize the residents. Other public safety...

 

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