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Articles from the July 16, 2013 edition

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 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    July 16, 2013

Housing strategy could bring change to the Hilltop

It sure was a hot and humid one in Pittsburgh last week. But the sweltering heat didn’t hold concerned citizens back on Thursday night, when more than two dozen people convened at the Warrington...

 
 Front Page    July 16, 2013

McKinley Park renovations completed

Upper McKinley Park recently completed a quarter million dollar renovation to the entrance of the park and parking lot serving the McKinley Community Center in Beltzhoover. At a ceremony unveiling...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Incline manager 'two for two' on finding lost wedding rings

Tom Reinheimer, manager of the Duquesne Incline, is now two for two in recovering wedding rings lost over the edge of the incline’s observation deck. Over the Independence Day weekend, Huiming Mao...

 
 Opinion    July 16, 2013

South Siders not opposed

I attended the permit parking meeting held at the Brashear Association on Tuesday, June 18 and was rather surprised to see “South Side crowd opposes additional permit parking areas” as the title for the article that provided details of the...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Carrick alumni to honor nine at luncheon

Eight graduates of Carrick High and a retired music director will be honored at the Ninth Annual Carrick High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni installation at the South Hills Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 11. The group to be honored...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Samantha Pashel will talk about trip to Guatemala

Samantha Pashel of the South Side, home on break from her undergraduate studies at St. Vincent College, went on a service trip to Guatemala for a week in May. On Sunday, July 21, at 11:15 a.m., she will give a presentation in the South Side...

 
 Real Estate    July 16, 2013

Real Estate transactions for issue of 7/17/13

16th Ward Estate of Norman Feth to Tonapah Property L.P. at 516 Ormsby Ave. for $16,000. 17th Ward Casey Forster to Perrier LLC at 1757 Arlington Ave. for $40,000. Leslie Tar to CRL Real Estate LLC at 1926 E. Carson St. for $385,000. Ralph Stabryla...

 
 Government    July 16, 2013

Pittsburgh Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, at 1:15 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge James Motznik’s Courtroom: • Stan J. Chapp, 106 Dilworth, 19th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1, 302.4, 304.11, 304.9. • Karen Lucca,...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Home buying workshop

The Hilltop Alliance will hold a Free Home Buying Workshop on Monday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at the CLP Knoxville Branch, 400 Brownsville Rd. The session will include information about: credit counseling and restoration programs; Grant money for closing...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

St. Basil Summer Festival coming July 22-27

The annual St. Basil Parish Summer Festival will take place on the church grounds, 1735 Brownsville Road, Carrick, on July 22-27. The festival will feature games, rides, drawings, a children’s...

 
 Kids    July 16, 2013

Movie Effects program and more at Knoxville Library

A variety of fun programs and activities for kids of all ages continue through the summer at the Knoxville Library. “Movie Effects,” presented by Mad Science of Pittsburgh, on Saturday, July 20 at 11:30 a.m., is an audience participation event...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Prince of Peace flea market

The Prince of Peace Parish Flea Market will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 at the Parish Center, 81 South 13th Street, South Side. Hours for the flea market are: noon to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Art Cart in Grandview Park

The Roving Art Cart, now celebrating 40 years of “Art and Smiles,” will be visiting Grandview Park on Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Paint, sculpt, bead and create or participate in multi-media art projects or star in a comic strip at...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

St. Mary of the Mount closed temporarily

Due to safety concerns at Saint Mary of the Mount church on Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington, the church has been closed temporarily. A recent inspection revealed that there are serious concerns with the integrity of the church ceiling which,...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Goodwill no longer accepting donations of television sets

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania will no longer accept donations of TVs. “We regret that it has become economically impossible for us to continue accepting TVs,” said Michael J. Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill SWPA. He said from this point...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Applications available for civic leadership academy

Applications for the fall 2013 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) are now available. One of the 10 servePGH initiatives, CLA is a free 10-week course that aims to educate residents about local government. Beginning September 18, and concluding on...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Slippery Rock dean's list

Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned dean’s list honors during spring semester 2013. Students from the South Pittsburgh area named to the list were: Kaneisha J. Robinson and Courtney J. Thornton. To...

 
 News    July 16, 2013

Two graduate from SRU

Two South Pittsburgh area students were among those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at the end of spring semester classes. Local students receiving degrees were: Dylan Kopnitsky, Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety...

 
 Meetings    July 16, 2013

AARP meeting

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, July 24 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. There will be bingo after the meeting. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served for a donation. Visitors are always...