Articles from the August 10, 2004 edition

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Hosek's Hike raising money for journalism scholarship

The Second Annual Hosek's Hike will take place on Sunday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. beginning at the 10th Street entrance to the South Side Riverfront Park walking trail. Those paying the $20 registration fee will receive an event t-shirt, hot dog and soft...

 

Greenpeace comes to Knoxville for mercury poisoning study

Residents of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area gathered last week at Hair by Conroy, a Brownsville Road hair salon, to volunteer their time and a small sample of their hair for a nationwide scientific...

 

Wheatley planning to host second appreciation day

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

 

Kids benefited this year with Brashear knowing how to plan ahead

After 86 years of community service, The Brashear Association has learned a few things about planning ahead. When the city closed recreation centers and swimming pools late in the summer of 2003,...

 

Active living classes registering at Mt. Washington senior center

Active Living Every Day, a behavior modification course aimed at improving health through increasing moderate-intensity physical activity, is accepting applicants for a session that will take place Mondays, Sept. 13-Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m. at the Mount...

 

Brookline prepares for 23rd annual Brookline Breeze 5K race this weekend

The 23rd Annual Running of the Brookline Breeze 5 K Run and Fitness Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 14. All registered runners, walkers and Mini-Breeze runners will receive a t-shirt. The event will begin and end at the Brookline Community Center. The...

 

Volunteers needed to keep the Bash going

The Bash on Warrington, rained out last week, is tentatively being rescheduled for the last Saturday in August. For the event to become a reality, organizers need to raise additional funds and recruit volunteers willing to help with a variety of...

 

Mount Oliver Block Watch meeting Thursday at VFW

The Mount Oliver Block Watch is meeting on Thursday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. at the Uhlman-Horne VFW Post 456 on Hays Avenue. Mount Oliver residents are urged to attend the meeting to learn how they can make a difference, connect with their neighbors and...

 

Real Estate Transactions for Week of 8/10/04

16th Ward Estate of Jessie Stolar to William Gadd et al. and Scott Farris at 2716 Jane St. for $130,000. Christopher Riding et al. to Thomas McElduff at 2123 Larkins Way for $155,000. Colony MFHC 1 LLC to Sidney Square Assoc. LLC at 2112 Sidney St....

 

State Senator Jay Costa Jr. working toward strengthing Megan's Law

State Sen. Jay Costa Jr. said he would use his position as Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee while serving on a special bipartisan working group charged with giving the public greater community notification on sexual offenders....

 

Musical theater academy enrolling students for fall

The Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater is currently enrolling students interested in theater arts education for its 2004 fall semester. This year marks the academy's 15th year of teaching dance, vocal skills and acting to students of all ages...

 

CLO Academy holding scholarship auditions

Scholarship auditions for the 2004-2005 Pittsburgh CLO Academy will be on Thursday, Aug. 19 by appointment only for students ranging in age from 10 to high school seniors. Auditions will be at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater, Penn...

 

Voter registration event taking place at Mercy Hospital today, tomorrow

The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh is hosting two voter registration drives in partnership with Just Harvest, a community-based, anti-hunger, advocacy, education and outreach organization based in South Side. Non-partisan volunteers will register...

 

Hilltop walking group looking to ‘Journey to Jerusalem'

Hill Top Health Ministries is seeking newcomers for “Journey to Jerusalem,” a walking group that collectively hopes to walk the equivalent of the 5,970 miles from Pittsburgh to Jerusalem. Participants can walk the South Side trail at 7:30 a.m....

 

St. Gabriel Christian mothers looking for crafters to participate in annual show

Saint Gabriel Confraternity of Christian Mothers in Whitehall is seeking crafters for their annual Fall Craft Show on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. Tables are available for $50 per table, which includes both dates. To book a table call Bonnie...

 

Lack of police presence at night out unacceptable

I was stunned and surprised when I recently attended the Upper Knoxville Block Watch's National Night Out Against Crime pep rally, that there was absolutely no Pittsburgh Police presence whatsoever.  National Night Out is a way of showing...

 

Chess club meeting in Mt. Washington

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m.on Saturday August 21, 2004 in the large meeting room at the Mt. Washington Library The club is for beginning and intermediate chess players of all ages. For more information, call 412-381-3380. ...

 

Reading club party, Baby Lapsit on South Side library schedule

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-South Side, 22nd and East Carson streets, will hold its annual Summer Reading Club Party on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 5:45 p.m. Any child that discovered a new trail this summer may attend. Prizes will be drawn and...

 

Slopes association on vacation, will return with Rep. Wheatley

South Side Slopes Association will take a vacation from its meeting schedule this month; there will be no meeting in August and the next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 13. The September meeting will feature Representative Jake Wheately from the PA...

 

Danger may be lurking for youngsters at neighborhood playground

With fall approaching, children will be returning to school and the schoolyard playgrounds, where remarkable numbers of injuries are occurring. Though not all injuries occur on schoolyard playgrounds, the U.S. Product Safety Commission, in the year...

 

Health dept. holding public hearings to continue needle exchange program

The Allegheny County Health Department has scheduled three public hearings to accept comment on whether to continue a needle exchange program in the county in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C in intravenous drug users. The Board...

 

Plans call to widen East Carson from 25th to 33rd streets

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh plans a public meeting for Wednesday, August 18, 6-7:30 p.m. p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Building, 5 Hot Metal Street, South Side Works to discuss the widening and reconstruction of East Carson Street near...

 

Ream Pool better late than never with opening for this summer

By Al Lowe, Contributing Writer “It's better late than never,” excited Mount Washington residents are saying about the opening last week of the community's Ream Pool, which along with other city...

 

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