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Library hosting workshop on back injury prevention

A workshop on back safety and injury prevention will be presented by Newman Chiropractic Center on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Library. Back injury is the leading American occupational ailment. Statistics prove that with education...

 

URA director will be featured speaker on South Side Slopes

The January meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St Paul's Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Street, in the Main Lounge.   URA Executive Director Patrick Ford is scheduled to speak...

 

Save those snowballs for Science Center admission

The first snow of 2008 was here, and there's a good reason to celebrate – free admission to Carnegie Science Center on the first day of summer! Anyone who makes a snowball this winter, saves it in their freezer, and brings it to the Science Center...

 

Test your tastebudswith potato chips

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome at the Knoxville Library on Saturday, Jan. 12 at noon for the story George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor and to learn some fun facts about the potato chip. Also, they can check out how good their taste...

 

OASIS offering ‘adventure,' forthose in the 50 and over generation

OASIS, the program for adults 50 and older, located on the 10th floor of the Macy's Department Store, downtown, offers learning adventures and volunteer opportunities for all interests. Classes are available in a variety of areas—arts and...

 

Kids can learn how to improve their chess game

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 12 children ages 6-12 who know the basic chess moves can sharpen their skills with tips from an expert. An experienced instructor from the Pittsburgh Chess Club will teach a class from 1-2 p.m. on Saturdays this winter. If...

 

Community response key to holiday effort

“The needs were great but the community's response was evener greater.” This was the message from The Brashear Association, following the South Pittsburgh agency's annual holiday assistance effort. The agency was able to meet the needs of hundred...

 

Rep. Readshaw will seek eighth term

State Rep. Harry Readshaw will seek an eighth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The Carrick Democrat was first elected to the House in 1995. An opponent of the legislative pay raise that incited voter rebellion across the...

 

County sponsors series, Pathway to Possibilities

Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Mental Retardation (OMR/DD), Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and partners are sponsoring Pathway to Possibilities, a series of four free transition-from-high-school-workshops. The...

 

Prevent carbon monoxide dangers this winter

As the cold winter season approaches, the Camp Safe Coalition reminds consumers to be prepared for emergencies with a portable heater that is safe for indoor use.   “During the winter months, many people use heaters to stay warm during power...

 

Fire captain reminds all to get furnace checked

Captain Andy Marsh of the Mount Oliver Fire Department is reminding all residents to make sure their furnace is in good working condition during the winter season . He recommends that a HVAC professional annually check furnaces. “You will risk the...

 

Brew House opens first exhibit of 2008 on Friday

Brew House Space 101 Gallery will hold its first Prospectus Series exhibit of the 2007-2008 gallery season: “Prospectus I: Humongulous.” “Humongulous” showcases an exhibition confronting definitions of identity through the works of Maria...

 

New Year's party at Elder-ado

The Knoxville Elder-ado Center invites seniors to welcome in the New Year with a celebration beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11. A continental breakfast will be served followed by an afternoon of music and dancing. A $3 donation is requested (does...

 

Councilman allocates funds to food banks, senior centers

As one of his last official duties before leaving office, Councilman Jeff Koch distributed $75,000 in 2008 Council District 3 Community Development Block Grant funds to 13 organizations. The lion's share of the grants went to organizations and...

 

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