Articles from the October 30, 2007 edition

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Onorato has action plan for county parks, looks for foundation, public-private help

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato has unveiled his County Parks Action Plan to transform and enhance recreational opportunities at the County's nine regional parks. The key components of the plan are the creation of a 501(c)(3) non-profit...

 

Senior citizens have until December 31 to apply for property tax/rent rebates

Senior citizens eligible for the state's property tax/rent rebate program have until December 31 to apply for a rebate check. Only an estimated 61 percent of eligible senior citizens have applied for the rebate program statewide. State Sen. Jay...

 

City, county begin energy initiative to reduce cost of electricity

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl have announced the Western Pennsylvania Energy Aggregation Program, an effort to create what could be the largest energy purchasing initiative in our region's history....

 

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing holding open houses

Prospective students interested in an education in the profession of nursing are welcome to attend a series of Saturday open houses in 2007 and 2008 that the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing will host. Open houses will be held from 12:30 to 2:30...

 

BNC looking for tutors, participants for GED classes

The Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council (BNC) will hold GED classes starting in January 2008. To prepare for the classes, the BNC will hold a brief informational session for participants and tutors to sign up for classes on November 7 from 6 to 7 p.m....

 

State senator introduces bill to cover uninsured in Pennsylvania

State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) recently introduced a Senate bill that would provide health care coverage for the uninsured in Pennsylvania. “The goal of my legislation is to provide affordable health care service for the nearly 800,000...

 

Spaghetti dinner on Nov. 10 at Concord Presbyterian

Concord Presbyterian Church will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4-7 p.m. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $2 for children 10 and under. The meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, rolls and butter, beverage and dessert....

 

Bowling will raise money for Children's

The Fraternal Societies of Greater Pittsburgh will sponsor its first annual Kidz Bowling 4 Kidz fundraising tournament to benefit Children's Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Princess Lanes in Whitehall. The event is open to children ages...

 

Country Fair in Mount Oliver

Temple Baptist Church of Mount Oliver will sponsor their annual Country Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be attic treasures, jewelry, crafts, slightly used clothing and more. Lunch will be available from the Country Kitchen...

 

Local residents added to ACS board

The Greater Pittsburgh Unit of the American Cancer Society has elected new board members for 2007-2008. The following board members from South Pittsburgh were elected at the American Cancer Society's Board of Directors meeting held on June 26, 2007:...

 

Diabetes support group on Hilltop

Debbie Koch RN, Parish Nurse for Hilltop Health Ministries Consortium is interested in restarting a Diabetic Support Group in November. The prevalence of diabetes is growing at an alarming rate, in all age groups. Keeping it well managed can help...

 

Lucy Rose author at Phillips

Through a partnership with Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Pittsburgh Phillips welcomed author Katy Kelly on Monday, Oct. 22.  Ms. Kelly is the author of the Lucy Rose children's book series.  She spoke...

 

South High reunion planned

A 50th Class Reunion for the classes of 1958-2008 from South High and South Vocational High School is being planned for June 2008. Anyone with information may contact Anne (Visnich) Rost at ger994@aol.com....

 

College bound students can sign up for the next ACT test

The next ACT test will be administered on December 8. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by November 2 – the deadline for having the registration postmarked. There is a late registration postmark...

 

Middle school students say ‘Be Smart, Don't Start'

 Pittsburgh South Hills Middle School students were caught red- handed, placing red ribbons throughout the communities of Banksville, Brookline, Beechview, Beltzhoover and  Mount Washington. The...

 

Chess classes for kids

Chess classes will be offered for kids all ages at the Knoxville Library, 400 Brownsville Road, on Saturdays, November 3, 17 and December 1 and 15. David Blair will teach newcomers or challenge seasoned pros. Stop by the library with any...

 

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