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Articles from the November 15, 2005 edition

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 By David Assad    Front Page    November 15, 2005

Councilman wants to get the word out about Pittsburgh's special slopes

Pittsburgh has developed a national reputation for its three rivers and steel-making history. The city's hilly topography is regarded by some as the most unique terrain among all urban centers in the country. However, many outsiders are not aware of...

 
 By Margaret Smyka    Front Page    November 15, 2005

SSSNA elects new officers

The introduction of a new president and a prospective development project headlined last week's South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association meeting. President Bev Boggio began by reporting on last month's annual elections, which resulted in new...

 
 By Margaret Smyka    Front Page    November 15, 2005

Planning forum looks at gaming near the South Side

Parking at the SouthSide Works, and the granting of a casino license in the city, were the main focus of discussion at last week's meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. In his LTV report, Rick Belloli, executive director of the South Side Local...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Thanksgiving dinner/dance

The South Hills chapter of Parents Without Partners invites the public to an open Thanksgiving Dance/Party on Monday, Nov. 12 at the VFW on Route 51 in Brentwood. The dance will be 8:30 p.m. to midnight and the cost is $6 for members and $8 for...

 
 Meetings    November 15, 2005

Carrick businesses meet this week

The next meeting of the Carrick Business Association will be Thursday, Nov. 17 at Michael's Restaurant. Networking will be at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 8. The main speaker will be Dr. Matthew Flick,...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Birmingham AARP will meet sooner because of Thanksgiving

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue. The meeting is being held on this date because of the Thanksgiving holiday the following week. The entertainment will be Joe...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Zone 3 safety council will meet in Banksville Park on Nov. 16

The next meeting of Zone 3's Public Safety Council will be Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose building of Banksville Park on Crane Avenue. Nominations for officers will be accepted and details of the upcoming Christmas gathering for...

 
 Meetings    November 15, 2005

Public safety officials on agenda for Upper Knoxville block watch

Neighborhood needs and concerns will be discussed at the Upper Knoxville Block Watch on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Middle School, 200 Charles Street. Enter the school from Grimes Avenue at the parking lot side of the...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Fontana opening new office

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny County, 42nd District) will hold a grand opening celebration for a new, full-service district office, scheduled to open on Monday, Nov. 21 in Kennedy Township. “The Kennedy District Office will provide a...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Readshaw seeks to tighten clean streams law

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, is preparing to reintroduce legislation that would remove potential loopholes from the state's Clean Streams Law. Current state law stipulates that a person or municipality can be charged only if they...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Craft show

The Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor their annual Holiday Craft Show/Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Castle Shannon Memorial Hall and the...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Big band dance

Saint Mary of the Mount will sponsor a holiday “Big Band Memories” dance on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Sullivan Hall, Mount Washington. Catering will be provided by Maiettas. The cost is $25 per person and includes beer and set-ups (BYOB). Call Norma...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Arts & Crafts spectacular this weekend

The 8th Annual Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular is returning to the former Montgomery Ward building in Charleroi (near Belle Vernon) on November 18, 19 and 20. Shopping hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday,...

 
 Government    November 15, 2005

Hearing for Second Ave. zoning

The City Planning Commission is considering a proposed zone change for property located between Second Avenue and the Monongahela River and southeast of the existing SP-1 district, from GI, General Industrial District, to SP-1, Pittsburgh Technology...

 
 Government    November 15, 2005

This week at the zoning board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled one public hearing at 9:20 a.m. of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, Nov. 17 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown....

 
 Service News    November 15, 2005

Cleda Hall

Army National Guard Pvt. Cleda A. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and...

 
 Service News    November 15, 2005

Ryan Rock

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ryan Rock has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air...

 
 Service News    November 15, 2005

Stephen Williams

Air Force Airman Stephen J. Williams has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force...

 
 News    November 15, 2005

Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day – “It All Comes Back To You!”

Today is America Recycles Day. Each year our country produces almost 240 million tons of municipal solid waste, equivalent to nearly 4½ pounds of waste per person per day, most of which is recyclable. When we recycle, we conserve energy and natural...

 

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