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 By Margaret L. Smykla    News    October 21, 2014 

Beckman Motor Company celebrating 100 years in business

Family-owned and operated for 100 years, Beckman Motor Company in Mount Oliver features a logo that pays homage to its ancestral roots: founder Charles W. Beckman stands by a Ford Model T with his wif...

 
 News    October 21, 2014 

Mayor's Night Out tonight at Pittsburgh Westinghouse

Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues tonight in Homewood, in the eighth installment of his “Mayor’s Night Out/Mayor’s Night In” community events. The session is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21,...

 
 News    October 21, 2014 

South Side Presbyterian Church offering new Saturday Brunch Connection program

“The Search for Community – Your Saturday Brunch Connection” is starting on Saturday, Oct. 25, with fellowship, conversation, study, and brunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This weekly group will meet at the South Side Presbyterian Church, South...

 
 News    October 21, 2014 

Glenbury Street detour extended

Glenbury Street in Overbrook will continue to remain closed until mid-November. It was previously scheduled to re-open Saturday, Oct. 18. Columbia Gas is replacing more than 2,000 feet of existing steel natural gas distribution pipe with plastic...

 
 News    October 21, 2014 

Deadline for absentee ballots is October 28

Residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming November 4 general election must apply before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on November 4 or those...

 
 News    October 21, 2014 

Men Who Sing dinner, show at St. Paul AME

“Men Who Sing with the Band,” a dinner and a show will be presented by the St. Paul AME Capital Campaign Committee on Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16. On Saturday, dinner begins at 3 p.m. with the show at 4 p.m. with Sunday’s dinner at 2...

 
 News    October 21, 2014 

County collects 149 old woodstoves to improve air

The Allegheny County Health Department accepted 29 old woodstoves at a collection event in Boyce Park last month, bringing the total collected to 149 since launching a “bounty” program last year for old woodstoves and outdoor wood-fired boilers...

 
 News    October 14, 2014

Annual Fall Redd Up coming up this weekend

Guaranteed. There will be less litter on streets, sidewalks, overgrown lots, trails and grassy places after Saturday, Oct. 18 in at least 150 signed up Pittsburgh neighborhoods and Allegheny County communities. “Upwards of 10,000 volunteers are...

 
 News    October 14, 2014

Wurster, Weiner at the Coffee House

The Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church on Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 – 9 p.m., features two talented artists on the same stage live in person. South Sider Michael Wurster will be sharing some of his poetry; a well-published poet,...

 
 News    October 14, 2014

Rudiak champions best practices

Last week, legislation outlining and codifying best financial practices for the city, sponsored by Council Member Natalia Rudiak, was passed by Pittsburgh City Council.  This legislation adds language to the City Code, requiring the city and the...

 
 News    October 14, 2014

Readshaw's Raiders Ride to Gettysburgh

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, hosted his 14th annual “Ride to Gettysburg” on Sept. 27, with more than 300 participating in the motorcycle ride from the fountain on Commonwealth Avenue in Harrisburg to Gettysburg. Mr. Readshaw and his...

 
 News    October 14, 2014

Dept. of Justice awards city Community Oriented Policing grant

The Department of Justice is issuing Pittsburgh $1.875 million to hire 15 new community oriented police officers starting in 2015. “This grant recognizes, like I do, that improving relations between police and our neighborhoods is key to making...

 
 News    October 14, 2014

Ukrainian food fair on Nov. 1

St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold a Bazaar and Food Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2. The menu will include pyrohy and other ethnic foods to eat-in or take-out and a bake sale. Along with the foods, there will be a flea market. Hours...

 
 News    October 14, 2014

Free pasta dinner on October 17

A free pasta dinner for all Hilltop residents sponsored by The Beltzhoover Civic Association will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.at the Warrington Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Avenue. The dinner will be hosted by Forbes Nursing &...

 
 News    October 7, 2014

Next South Pittsburgh leaders will hold event on Hilltop

The third wave of Next Neighborhood Leaders, Next Neighborhood Leaders South Pittsburgh, will hold Our Next South Pittsburgh an event bringing together community leaders and residents of South Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event is slated for...

 
 News    October 7, 2014

Councilman serves sundaes at senior center

Councilman Bruce Kraus and his staff hosted an "Ice Cream Social" at the Henry Kaufmann Center in an effort to lift the spirits of the Allentown Senior Citizen Centers, Inc. older adult programs in...

 
 News    October 7, 2014

Dollar Energy Fund now accepting applications

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is now accepting Dollar Energy Fund applications Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, downtown. The Dollar Energy Fund is a...

 
 News    October 7, 2014

Pittsburgh receives grant for kids meal programs

The National League of Cities is awarding Pittsburgh a $50,000 grant to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals. Using the NLC grant, the city hopes to build visibility, drive participation, promote a healthy...

 
 News    October 7, 2014

Rummage sale at Spencer Methodist

Spencer United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. – noon. The sale will offer clothes, jewelry, toys, linens, housewares, small appliances and more at bargain...

 
 News    October 7, 2014

Spaghetti dinner at Spencer Church

Spencer United Methodist Church will hold a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Oct. 24 from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes: Spaghetti, rolls, salad, dessert and drinks. Admission for Adults is $10 and $5 for children under 12. Call 412-881-4000 by October 22...

 
 News    September 30, 2014

More longterm closures, detours begin as part of Rt. 51 project

Glenbury Street was closed to traffic between Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) and Aaron Avenue, beginning Monday morning, Sept. 29 weather permitting. Glenbury Street will close to traffic through 4 a.m. Monday morning, Oct. 20 between Route 51...

 
 News    September 30, 2014

World Communion, peacemaking service at South Side Presbyterian

The South Side Presbyterian Church welcomes the public to gather for World Communion and Peacemaking on Sunday, Oct. 5, at its 11 a.m. worship service. This is the one day of the year when the most Christians around the world share Communion as a...

 
 News    September 30, 2014

Registration opens today for the 2015 Pgh. Marathon

Online registration for the 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon opens to the public today, Tuesday, Sept. 30 at noon. More than 30,000 are expected to register for the 2015 race weekend events, which will be held May 2-3, 2015. As part...

 

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