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Real Estate Transactions for Week of 8/31/04

16th Ward Carey Harris to Thomas Link and Jocelyn Malik at 6 Holt St. for $180,500. Raymond Schaub et al. to Grace and Michelle Berard at 2311 Larkins Way for $32,000. Thomas Lawson Jr. to Prudential Relocation Inc. at 140 S. 23rd St. for $155,000....

 

Real Estate Transactions for Week of 9/7/04

16th Ward Joseph Guzzi Jr. to Kevin Rubis and Christine Tracy at 2330 Berg St. for $68,940. Raymond Brennan to Joel and Norma Hamm at 21 Eleanor St. for $45,000. Alek Gralewski to Jay Martin at 2250 Mary St. 109 for $143,170. Michael Kenny to...

 

Here's how to reduce your exposure to pollen, spores

Allegheny County Health Department is offering allergy sufferers tips on how to limit their exposure to ragweed pollen and mold spores from decaying leaves and vegetation. Pollen-producing weeds and mold-producing soils tend to be more of a problem...

 

College bound students can take ACT test in October

College-bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment on October 23, the next national test date. The deadline for postmark registration is Sept. 17. The late registration deadline is Oct. 1 (an additional $15 fee is required for late...

 

County music festival raises money for children in DHS

Allegheny County Music Festival, at Hartwood Acres Sunday, Sept. 5 celebrates five years of entertaining Allegheny County residents to raise money for children served by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Children's activities begin a...

 

Pittsburgh School Board approves Energy Star Partnership Agreement

Pittsburgh Board of Education recently approved the Energy Star Partnership Agreement between the Pittsburgh Public Schools and U.S. EPA's Energy Star program. Energy Star is a government/industry partnership that offers businesses and consumers...

 

Consumers should know about pitfalls of online banking on the Internet

Submitted by Attorney General Jerry Pappert Conducting business over the Internet can be a great convenience, saving a significant amount of time and effort. Thanks to modern technology, people now have the opportunity to view their account...

 

Veronica's Veil Players return with Senator Wore Pantyhose

The Veronica's Veil Players will present the comedy, “The Senator Wore Pantyhose,” by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, on September 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 in the Veronica's Veil Auditorium, 44 Pius Street, South Side.  Seething with political...

 

Hanley tapped for RE manager

Kevin Hanley was recently promoted to manager of Real Estate and Housing Programs at South Side Local Development Company. Hanley, who has worked at SSLDC since July 2000 has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of...

 

Silver Eye Center latest exhibit is Keith Carter: Poet of the Ordinary

Silver Eye Center for Photography presents Keith Carter: Poet of the Ordinary, an exhibition organized by the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, featuring photographs of ghostly figures and brooding landscapes, which...

 

Hard to recycle items collected along with unwanted cell phones

Pennsylvania Resources Council, in collaboration with Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, will host its final 2004 collection event for hard to recycle/dispose of materials Saturday, Sept. 18. In addition to accepting large appliances, tires, latex...

 

Widening Carson won't help

Your article (East Carson to widen to five lanes around Works site, August 24) mentions part of the plan for widening Carson to include “curbside parking during off peak hours”. If this means that there will be posted no parking from 7 a.m.-9...

 

Save Our Summer Initiative provided more than just fun

Lots of kids had lots of lunches, thanks to the Save Our Summer initiative. The Brashear Association joined other community-based organizations and the foundation community to make sure that the summer lunch program would be offered at city...

 

Rep. Wheatley planning to host second appreciation day on Hill

State Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. is planning his second annual Community Appreciation Day for Saturday, Sept. 11 at Kennard Field in the Hill District (corner of Kirkpatrick and Reed Streets) for the 19th Legislative District he serves. The state...

 

Backyard composting classes being offered to county residents

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...

 

Cancer society wants volunteers to attend relay in Harrisburg

American Cancer Society needs additional volunteers to attend a Pennsylvania Relay for Life Celebration on the Hill in Harrisburg Wednesday, Sept. 29. Volunteers from across the state will meet with their elected officials to let them know that...

 

Scholarship fund named for Ruscitto

Marcus Ruscitto was a young entrepreneur, who in 1994 founded an enterprise he named Stargate, changing the face of internet service in Pennsylvania forever. At its peak, Stargate employed more than 400 people and topped Inc.Magazine's list of the...

 

Online auction features children's chairs

Anyone who is looking for a special gift for the little boy or girl in their life and wants to support a good cause can go online to www.pointpark.edu and check out the 35 custom designed and hand-painted children's chairs, then place a bid in the...

 

Drivers 50 and over can take driving course

55 Alive, a driving course for adults ages 50 and older, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25, in the first floor conference rooms of UPMC South Side Hospital. The American Association of Retired Persons developed the...

 

Arlington council, block watch back to business on Sept. 13

The next Arlington Civic Council and Block Watch meeting will be Monday, Sept. 13, at 6:15 p.m. in Arlington. Crime Prevention officers will lead open floor discussion on summer activities in the neighborhood. The A.C.C. open meeting will start at...

 

Parking recommendations on slate for S. S. Planning Forum

South Side Planning Forum, after holding a joint July and August meeting this summer, will meet next on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. The scheduled agenda includes a presentation by Darla Cravotta from the...

 

Slopes association September meeting features Jake Wheatley

The South Side Slopes Association's September 14 meeting will feature Representative Jake Wheately from the PA House of Representatives, who will discuss the recently passed slots legislation. The group will meet upstairs (new location) in the main...

 

Senator Jay Costa hosting town meeting in Carrick

State Senator Jay Costa, Jr. will host a town meeting in the Carrick High School auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. According to Costa “The purpose of the meeting is to connect with the residents of the 43rd Senatorial District and bring...

 

Market House to open on limited schedule

The Executive Committee of The Market House Children's Athletic Association in the South Side announces a limited schedule of youth athletic activities for this fall. With financial assistance from the South Side Planning Forum Sports and Recreation...

 

South Side Sabers prepare for another winning season

Anyone driving along 18th Street in the early evening at this time of year and sometimes on Saturday in the morning and afternoon, can not help but notice all the cars parked on the road near Quarry...

 

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