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Articles from the September 26, 2006 edition

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Superintendent comes to Carrick to talk about school district plans

There were a lot more young adults and children than usual at the September Carrick Community Council meeting at Concord School on Brownsville Road. The reason for the large turnout was the appearance of Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Mark...

 

MWCDC looks into archer hunting deer, while also preparing for annual elections

Lynne Squilla, Mount Washington Community Development Corporation board president, couldn't resist making a bad pun when local resident Ed Thomas brought up his concerns about a bow and arrow hunter tracking deer on Lupton Street. “The buck stops...

 

South Side Slopes prepares for Elm Street, StepTrek

Updates on Elm Street funding and StepTrek 2006 were the main topics at the September 19 meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association. The meeting began with SSSNA President Brad Palmisiano reminding attendees that Zone 3 police...

 

Council should reconsider before voting for towers

There are many neighborhoods that envy South Side for what it has including a robust business district, a growing population, one of the best elementary schools in the city and a plan, The South Side Neighborhood Plan. The South Side Neighborhood...

 

Teen Girl Squad forming at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

The Teen Girl Squad, for girls 12-18 years old, will meet every other Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. starting October 17 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Allentown. Girls are welcome to hang out, have fun, serve others and learn more about God. The...

 

Story time continues every Thursday at So. Side Library

Every Thursday from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at the South Side Library, preschoolers and their favorite adults can enjoy story times designed to increase a young child's interest in reading. Early literacy skills are developed through listening to stories,...

 

Free family concert on Saturday at the Pittsburgh Symphony

For the fifth year, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will offer a chance to hear this world-class orchestra at no cost as part of RADical Days. This free interactive family concert will be on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at Heinz Hall and is...

 

Bethlehem Lutheran hosting annual fall pork chop dinner

Bethlehem Lutheran Church will host its annual Fall Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Women and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Profits from the dinner are used to support...

 

Bazaar at Hilltop Methodist

Hill Top United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual Bazaar/Flea Market on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bargains are available at $2 a bag, along with crafts, books, a Chinese auction and there will also be a bake sale and vegetable...

 

Annual dance benefits diabetes

After a long search the Stiefvater-Brooks families were successful in finding a hall for their annual fundraising dance to raise funds for a cure for diabetes. The dance is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Mount...

 

Fall lecture series set to begin at Holy Assumption of St. Mary

Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Orthodox Church will offer the Archdiocesan Fall Lecture Series on Thursday evenings, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. The topic is Orthodox Liturgical Theology. Special guest instructor Archpriest Theodore...

 

Free homebuyer's course begins this week at Nazareth Housing

It's not too late to sign up for the PNC Homebuyer's Club. This free course begins September 26 from 6-8 p.m. and runs through October 24. Classes will be held at Nazareth Housing Services at the Elder-ado Senior Center, 320 Brownsville Road....

 

Girl Scouts will raise funds for holiday benefit

Girl Scouts from Troops 344 and 357 will be at the Carrick Foodland on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 collecting donations for the Carrick community Halloween Parade scheduled for October 28. The girls will also hand out flyers about their...

 

Pizzicato Puppets will present ‘A Trash Can tale' at the Carrick Branch Library Saturday, Oct. 14

Get ready for fall at the Carrick Library and help develop your child's early literacy skills through stories, songs and activities at the weekly Storytime for children ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Pizzicato Puppets will present “A Trash...

 

Principal Muehlbauer next up before Arlington Civic Council

The next meeting of the Arlington Civic Council will be Monday, Oct. 2 in the Henry Kaufmann Center, Salisbury Street. The block watch meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. with the council meeting following at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Cindi Muehlbauer,...

 

Carrick Business Association meeting this Thursday, Sept. 28

The next general meeting of the Carrick Business Association will be Thursday, Sept. 28 at Michael's Restaurant on Churchview Avenue. Networking is at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. The main speaker will be Dave...

 

Luke Ravenstahl will speak at 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch

The 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch public meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at the Roosevelt School, Brownsville and Cherryhill roads (use side entrance). The guest speaker will be Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Invited guests include Senator...

 

Market House medal winners

Celebrating the South Side Senior Center's showing in the 2006 Allegheny County Senior Summer Games were Dorothy Bruck, District Judge Gene Ricciardi, Mar Lou Bruck, Ronald Bopp and Mary Ann Bruck....

 

Birmingham Foundation makes more than $800,000 in grants this year

During the 2005-2006 year, the South Side-based Birmingham Foundation awarded nearly $812,000 in 38 grants to support health-related and human services initiatives and organizations. Since 1997, the Birmingham Foundation has awarded more than $8.3 mi...

 

South Side Slopes tour brings attention to city's hillside neighborhood

Almost every Pittsburgh neighborhood has them: city steps that connect streets and people in the city's hilly terrain. And on those hillsides are some of the best vistas in a city known for its views. The view is but one feature of the 2006...

 
 By David Assad    News    September 26, 2006

Police explain witness protection program

Sgt. Lavonnie Bickerstaff explained the success Pittsburgh Police have had with its witness protection program. She gave a presentation about the program to the Zone 3 Public Safety Council during the organization's last monthly meeting on September...

 

Cub Scout sign ups in Beltzhoover

Joyce Davis and grandson Darius attended Cub Scout Unit 570 registration campaign in Beltzhoover. The new unit is charted by South Hills Baptist, 200 Chalfont Street. Registration will continue on...

 
 By David Assad    News    September 26, 2006

Judge King, police listen to quality of life complaints in Knoxville

District magistrate Richard King introduced himself at the September meeting of 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch at St. Sava Orthodox Church on Knox Ave. Mr. King's magisterial district has always included the 29th Ward (Carrick). Since the beginning...

 

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