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City Theatre to present the Pittsburgh premiere of Bad Dates

City Theatre presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Theresa Rebeck's one-woman show, Bad Dates, from February 10 to March 26, 2005, in the intimate Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre. Bad Dates is directed by Alice Jankell, who spent last spring as a guest i...

 

Penny Folino, Airheads S.S. chamber honorees

Penny Folino, owner of Tom's Diner on East Carson Street, has been named the South Side Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year. Folino will be honored at the chamber's Annual Dinner slated for Friday, March 4 at the IBEW Hall. The chamber will...

 

Caliguiri Highrise celebrates 20 years on Warrington Ave.

It's been 20 years since the Richard S. Caliguiri Senior High Rise in Allentown opened its doors, and that's a milestone its tenants won't let slip by without a celebration. The party will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. in the first...

 

South Siders join together to form Neighborhood Awareness Network

Continuing a crime watch initiative born out of a town meeting January 11 at City Theatre, a new business/resident cooperative effort, the Neighborhood Awareness Network or NAN for short, has begun. Nearly two dozen concerned residents and business...

 

Occupation tax increases in Mount Oliver to match City of Pittsburgh's rate

Mount Oliver council passed an ordinance at its January 17 meeting that raises the occupation tax for anyone gainfully employed within the boundaries of the borough. The tax goes from $10 per year to $52 per year. This will only apply to those...

 

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Mina Gieger, 8, and Alyssa Hertich, 7, dig in to help shovel out from under several inches of snow on Beltzhoover Avenue over the weekend...

 

Boyscouts hosting Seafood 2005

Boy Scout Troop 224 of St. Basil Church in Carrick will sponsor “Seafood 2005” on the six Fridays in Lent: February11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, and 18 in St. Basil church hall from 4 p.m..to 7 p.m. All dinners will be served with choice of baked...

 

Parents meeting tonight to discuss changing Whittier to K-8 school

Parents or guardians of children in the Whittier Elementary School area, along with concerned community members, are invited to attend a meeting tonight regarding the possibility of Whittier becoming a K-8 school in September. The meeting will be at...

 

South Side library offering chess classes for children

Children in grades K-8 are welcome to join the South Side Library for chess classes two days a week until Saturday, Feb. 26, when the countywide library chess tournament will take place at 11:00 a.m. In order to participate in the tournament,...

 

Family activities planned for Carrick Branch library

Winter Wonderland Family Story Time will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Carrick branch of Carnegie Library, 1811 Brownsville Road. Participants can celebrate winter with books, games and a chance to build their own snow families. Re...

 

Website listed incorrectly for Johno last week

In last week's South Pittsburgh Reporter the wrong Website was provided for Johno's Art. The correct Website is www.johnosart.com. Also as in past years, Johno Prascak will donate a painting to honor the organization's Dapper Dan Man of the Year,...

 

Ladies luncheon in Mt. O

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Mount Oliver Fire Department will hold their next monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at noon in the fire hall, 120 Brownsville Road. The donation is $6 per person, buy tickets at the door. Everyone is...

 

Sign up in Mount Oliver for little league, pony, colts

The Mount Oliver Baseball Association will sponsor sign ups for little league, pony and colt leagues on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29 and 30 from noon to 3 p.m. The signups will be at the fire hall, 120 Brownsville Road, Mount Oliver. For more...

 

Sign ups coming for Mount baseball, softball players

The Washington Heights Athletic Association will hold sign ups for the upcoming baseball/softball season for boys and girls on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community center at the bottom of Sweetbriar Street, off Grandview Avenue....

 

Caring for Ourselves next up for Women to Women

The Hilltop Health Ministries' Woman to Woman program will continue the “Caring for Ourselves and Celebrating Our Lives” them at its next meeting Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 Brownsville Road, Mount Oliver. A member...

 

Free flu shots at Beltzhoover Elder-ado

The Elder-ado Incorporated, in cooperation with the Hilltop Community Healthcare Center, will be offering free flu shots to seniors over the age of 65 on Thursday, January 27 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Elder-ado McKinley Center, 900 Delmont...

 

Sprout Fund issues call for proposals for art projects in Allegheny County

The Sprout Fund has launched the third season of Sprout Public Art and applications are available online at www.publicart.sproutfund.org or in paper form. The deadline for both artist and community applications is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16....

 

Silver Eye program will teach how to design your own coffee table book

Turn the Page! will take place on Friday, Jan. 29, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at Silver Eye Gallery. Participants will learn how to present their favorite photographs in a beautiful coffee table book designed on their computer. Kevin Sweeney, photographer...

 

Breast cancer research benefits for donations on PA 40 tax form

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition urges state taxpayers to donate all or part of their state income tax refund to breast cancer research by checking line 35 on the PA 40 tax form. So far, over $1.4 million has been raised for breast cancer...

 

Medicare now providing new preventive services

Most people with Medicare know that Medicare helps to pay for their health care when they get sick or are injured. But do you realize that Medicare provides many preventive services to help you stay healthy? In 2005, Medicare is providing three new...

 

National initiative aims to end name calling, bullying in schools

 Words hurt! More than that, they have the power to make students feel unsafe to the point where it affects their performance in school or they can't conduct a normal life. No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at...

 

Music students can apply for Frick scholarship

The Frick Art & Historical Center is seeking applicants for the 15th Annual Helen Clay Frick Music Scholarship Competition. The competition provides high school seniors with a scholarship towards the study of music performance or music education at...

 

Miller celebrates 10 years in Rep. Readshaw's office

A district office staff member for state Representative Harry Readshaw, D-Carrick, was recently recognized by House Democratic leaders for achieving a milestone in her service to residents of the 36th Legislative District. Marilyn Miller was cited...

 

Shifrin takes position with Waddell, Reed

Waddell and Reed, a national financial services firm with a local office in Monroeville, has hired South Side resident Austin Shifrin as a financial advisor. Shifrin has three years experience in business-to-business sales and is a 1999 graduate of...

 

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