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Articles from the July 30, 2013 edition

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 By Sarah Beth Martin    Front Page    July 30, 2013

Warrington Avenue roadwork delayed several weeks

“The end is so close, yet so far way,” said Dennis Doas, owner of Michelle’s Diner, in reference to roadwork on E. Warrington Avenue, the street on which his business rests. The roadwork Mr. Doa...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

Annual Farm Dinner in Grandview Park Aug. 25

The Friends of Grandview Park will hold its fourth annual Farm Dinner on August 25 at Grandview Park in Allentown. The Farm Dinner is a local food experience highlighting exceptional cuisine in a peaceful urban park with breathtaking views of the...

 
 Real Estate    July 30, 2013

Real Estate transactions for issue of 7/30/13

16th Ward John McCloskey to Riva Ridge Enterprises LLC at 2128-2130 Carey Way for $430,000. Helen Hanley to Hajjah Holdings LLC at 2027 Eccles St. and Marengo St. for $40,000. 17th Ward Denis Rader to 3B Holdings LLC at 1825-1827 Jane St. for...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2013

Trash initiative a good one

I am writing in support of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association on their recent trash initiative on the Slopes. Their campaign to alert the neighborhood to the rules of the city regarding keeping trash out of sight and stored in cans...

 
 Government    July 30, 2013

Zoning Board hearings

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 178/13 on...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

New Hilltop library put on hold, Beechview will be next renovation project

Continuing the plan to make all of its library facilities accessible, comfortable and responsive to community needs, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has set a timeline to significantly upgrade several of its neighborhood locations. The improvements...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

Wabash Tunnel opens after repairs are almost complete with new hours

The Wabash Tunnel reopened over the weekend after a long-term closure for repairs to its gates and traffic control systems. The reopened tunnel provides another option for motorists during the 17-day outbound Liberty Tunnel closure and two-year...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

City to expand Cool Roofs program to include nonprofit organizations

Applications for Cool Roofs, the newest servePGH initiative, are now available to nonprofit organizations. Cool Roofs coats the roofs of city buildings with reflective white paint, making them more energy efficient. In an effort to expand the...

 
 School News    July 30, 2013

Kindergarten... Here I come! at Children's Museum

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host its ninth annual Kindergarten... Here I come! event on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. supported by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Agora Cyber Charter School and Hi5! Children entering...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

Summer programs continue at Carrick Library

Join the annual Summer Reading program at the Carrick Branch Library, featuring books, prizes and weekly activities for kids of all ages. From babies and toddlers to tweens and teens, there’s tons of free fun for everyone at the library this summer...

 
 Entertainment    July 30, 2013

Carrie Furnaces: Contemporary Views opening at the Silver Eye Center

Carrie Furnaces: Contemporary Views opening on August 2 at the Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 East Carson Street, is a collaborative exhibition curated from an open call for entries of images taken at the historic blast furnace site located...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

BCA to present Soulful sounds in Upper McKinley Park Aug. 11

The Beltzhoover Civic Association will present “Soulful” an evening of music on Sunday, August 11 in Upper McKinley Park. Master of Ceremonies is Bro Marlon from WAMO’s Morning Inspiration. The soulful sounds of Anqwenique & Company, St. Paul...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

Salad-A-Rama at the BCA free dinner

The next Beltzhoover Civic Association Feed the Community dinner will be a “Salad-A-Rama” on Friday, Aug. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Ave. The August Feed the Community Salad-A-Rama is sponsored...

 
 Health    July 30, 2013

Sanford-Brown is offering free health screenings, information

Sanford-Brown Pittsburgh is opening its doors to offer free health services to the entire family this summer. Through Saturday, Aug. 3, children and their moms, dads, grandparents and their pets in the Pittsburgh area are invited to take advantage...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

Pop-Up reading party is Saturday

An End of Summer Reading Party is planned at the Allentown Pop-Up Library on Saturday, Aug. 3, noon-3 p.m. Join in for the end of Summer Reading Party at the Pop-up in Allentown. Food, fun, books and prizes for summer reading participants and...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

South Side Secret Garden Tour

Explore South Side’s Secret Gardens at the second annual South Side Garden Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., August 18. Rain or shine. Visitors are welcome to see South Side’s unique and beautiful gardens, including courtyards, large lot...

 
 Entertainment    July 30, 2013

82nd Annual Polish Day at Kennywood Park August 6

Come celebrate the 82nd annual Polish Day at Kennywood Park. The day will feature a Polish kitchen opening at 11:30 a.m. with homemade pierogi, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, cucumbers and sour cream, cabbage and noodles homemade pickles and other...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

Assistive technology information at open house

Employers, human services providers, and interested individuals are invited to learn about the accessibility features built in to Android and iOS mobile devices at an Assistive Technology Open House at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center in Law...

 
 News    July 30, 2013

Nominations welcome for Goodwill awards

Nominations are invited for the 17th annual Power of Work Awards sponsored by Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania to recognize employers and organizations that support workforce development for individuals with special needs or barriers to employme...