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Planning Forum working on how to address S.S. parking

Discussion about how best to address parking concerns in the South Side was the focus of the June 9 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. There were no presentations. At last month’s meeting, Thom Barry, of the South Side Chamber of Commerce,...

 

City will host a Capital Budget Forum for residents at the S.S. Market House

The city will host a Deliberative Forum on the Capital Budget to provide a more robust way for residents to share ideas on 2016 budget priorities. Modeled after the successful police chief public meetings, this new forum will give neighbors a chance...

 

Real estate transactions from RealStats

16th Ward Kevin Woodward to Lynn Nelson at 2711 Larkins Way for $152,500. 17th Ward Robert Cryster to Martin Dragan at 2600 Quarry St. for $7,000. Cheryl Harper et al. to Matthew Riddle at 1813 Wharton St. for $232,000. 18th Ward Estate of Helen...

 

City expands free summer meal program for kids and teens

The City of Pittsburgh is expanding its free summer breakfast, lunch, and snack program for kids and teens to more than 125 locations across the city. GrubUp will continue year-round, adding out-of-school time meals to all 10 Citiparks sites this...

 

Carrick council quarterly meeting

The Carrick Community Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, June 22, 7 p.m. at the Zion Christian Church, 2019 Brownsville Road, Carrick. As part of the meeting community leaders and city organizations will unveil the final designs for...

 

Carrick mulching party today

Join the Carrick Tree Tenders and Tree Pittsburgh as they care for the trees along Brownsville Road in Carrick on Tuesday June 16 at 6 p.m. at the corner of Brownsville Road and Churchview Avenue.   Activities will include weeding, mulching,...

 

Carrick library kids' activities

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Carrick will present Storytime: Toddler and Preschooler Tales on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through August 18. Join in on Tuesday mornings this summer to share stories, songs, and more fun activities to build literacy...

 

Covered-dish dinner Wednesday at South Side Presbyterian Church

The South Side Presbyterian Church will host a Neighborhood Covered-dish Dinner on Wednesday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone attending is to bring a dish to share, so neighbors can enjoy each other’s company and favorite foods.  Call 412-431-0118...

 

MWCDC June forum meeting

The next Mount Washington Community Development Corp. Community Forum will be held this Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. The agenda will include Tinsy Labrie from Visit Pittsburgh about their...

 

Emmaus is again named one of best nonprofits to work for in the country

The Nonprofit Times, a leading national publication serving the non-profit sector, recently selected the South Side-based Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh as one of the 2015 Best NonProfits to Work For in the country. The Emmaus Community was ranked as...

 

South Side Council meets

South Side Community Council will hold a general meeting on Thursday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street. Maura Kennedy and Wendy Urbvanic all be guest speakers. Ms. Kennedy is director of Permits, Licenses and...

 

Activities for all ages now at Grandview Park

Grandview Park will host a variety of activities throughout the summer. BYS Yoga will be in the park every Sunday thru September from 10:30-11:30 a.m. There is a $5 fee per week. Citiparks Movies in the Park play at dusk every Saturday through...

 

Program on container gardening at the Mount Washington Library

Bob Madden of Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery will be presenting a program on container gardening at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Mount Washington. The program is being held on Saturday June 20 at 2 p.m. Contact the library for more...

 

Free picnic for all on June 19

The Beltzhoover Civic Association will host a free Picnic Dinner with Music on Friday, June 19 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the picnic and the smooth sounds...

 

City Theatre announces winners of 2015 Young Playwrights Contest

City Theatre has announced the six winners of its 2015 Young Playwrights Contest. These winning playwrights will develop their scripts in collaboration with professional theatre artists in productions on City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio stage during...

 

Big Bird creator will be at Hollywood Theater for special screening of movie

The historic Hollywood Theater in Dormont and Horror Realm have announced a delightful visit from legendary puppeteer Caroll Spinney, made famous for bringing the characters of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life on “Sesame Street.” Mr....

 

Bring a snowball and name your own price at the CSC

Carnegie Science Center is celebrating the beginning of summer with Snowball Day, on Sunday, June 21. On Snowball Day, visitors who bring in saved snowballs can name their own price for general admission. The annual event brings hundreds of...

 

Water Weekends at Carnegie Science

Carnegie Science Center will host Water Weekends every Saturday and Sunday this summer, from June 20 – Aug. 30, exploring the science of water. Water Weekends will feature special water-themed demonstrations and activities offering a chance to...

 

Sprout Fund offering Playbook for Success to schools nationwide

The Sprout Fund and 200 public and private organizations in Pittsburgh are taking an unprecedented approach to meeting the challenge of engaging the city’s youth in education and setting them on a path to discovering their passions and pursuing rea...

 

Port Authoring holding public hearing, accepting comments on ConnectCard

Port Authority will accept public comment through July 15, and host a public hearing on June 30, regarding its proposal to charge a one-time $5 fee for its ConnectCard. More than 350,000 ConnectCards have been distributed for free but the authority...

 

County, AHN announce jail medical collaboration

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and the leadership of Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced an agreement has been reached between the county and AHN to collaborate on the management of medical services at the Allegheny County Jail....

 

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