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Articles from the June 20, 2006 edition

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Section 8 head explains the rules to Arlington block watch group

Section 8 housing was the topic at Arlington's 16th Ward Block Watch meeting on June 12, with guest speaker Kevin J. Bartko of the Pittsburgh Housing Authority. Mr. Bartko is associate director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, or Section 8....

 

Mayor addresses Carrick council's largest crowd

Mayor Bob O'Connor paid a visit to Carrick at the local community council meeting June 14 at Concord School. The mayor pledged to fight against the absentee landlords who rent to drug dealers and other undesirable persons who have hurt the quality...

 

S.S. Planning Forum continues discussion on height restrictions

Like last month, the main topic at the June 13 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum was two planned condo towers along the riverfront at the SouthSide Works that could reach heights up to 200 feet. The discussants were Marty Uram, a member of...

 

Good-By Dr. Rudiak

Jasmine Pack and her sons Chavez and Jabez wish Dr. Bar-bara Rudiak well at a reception held last week at Phillips School. The long-time principal of the South Side elementary school has taken a new...

 

Police have better things to do than taking parking space savers

Recently a truck was due to deliver furniture. My elderly neighbor in her 90s had a visiting nurse due. Both of us tried to save a space for the deliveries of furniture and nursing visit. A cop was deployed with strict orders to stifle the practice...

 

Kayla's Run benefits benefit ‘Cribs for Kid' campaign

On Sunday, July 23 runners will have an opportunity to participate in Kayla's Run for SIDS and at the same time raise much-needed funding to support the ‘Cribs for Kids' campaign and SIDS support services. Kayla's Run for SIDS, a 5KRun and 2 Mile...

 

Clemente exhibit displays many images never shown

For the opening pitch of its “Summer of Baseball” activities, the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center will premiere a new Roberto Clemente exhibit this month. Roberto Clemente – Photographs by Les Banos features more than 60...

 

Camp R registering kids for camp

Looking for great childcare for the summer? Camp “R,” located in Laurel Hill State Park, offers horseback riding, archery, boating, swimming and team sports as part of its activities. For a brochure call 412-621-3342....

 

Mending Broken Hearts next topic for Woman to Woman

The next meeting of the Woman to Woman group will be Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church. This will be a special meeting with a presentation from “Mending Broken Hearts,” a community outreach program designed to promote...

 

Senior have until June 30 to register for summer games

Citiparks SeniorInterests program is taking registrations for the 2006 Summer Games to be held August 1-18. Events for those ages 60-and-older include archery, basketball, bocce, bowling, darts, golf, horseshoes, Kooshball, pool (8-ball),...

 

Potter's House will host community health fair

The Office of Social Services at the Potter's House Ministries is sponsoring a Health Awareness Fair to enlighten, enhance and inform the South Pittsburgh communities on important health issues. On June 24, beginning at 10 a.m., the Evangelism Team...

 

Parents welcome to learn more about One Small Step program

Parents of minority males in grades 1 to 8 are welcome to attend a special meeting of the Greater Beltzhoover Inter-Agency Network (GBIAN) to learn more about One Small Step on Thursday, June 22 at the St. Paul Church, 400 Orchard Avenue. Meet One...

 

Summer programs for kids beginning in Allentown, South Side, St. Clair

The days of summer are upon us. As the end of the school year approaches the Brashear Association is again offering Discover South Side, Allentown Arts, and Arts Alive Saint Clair for local kids. Discover South Side will begin on June 20 and runs...

 

Time draws near to apply for Peters Scholarship

The Board of Directors of The Brashear Association is still accepting applications for the Georgina Chamberlain Peters Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who embodies volunteer leadership. It is given in memory of...

 

Carrick AARP meets June 28

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, June 28 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment will be given by Dick and Norm, banjo players. Coffee, tea and pastries will be available for a donation....

 

Knoxville Library forming teen advisory group

The Knoxville branch of Carnegie Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 and a caregiver to the library on Thursday, June 22 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. The library is also forming a Teen Advisory Group. Teens with...

 

Dugan gets degree from Dickinson

Shannon Rose Dugan earned a BA in history from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dugan....

 

Deidre Sledge named manager for Parkvale

With a proven record of accomplishment in supervision, staff development, profitability and adherence to policies, Deidre Sledge was recently hired as a Parkvale Bank branch manager. Her responsibilities include running the day-to-day operations of...

 

South Side native named Women's Business Network's Woman of the Year

Linda Dembski Ruckert, a South Side native, and member of the Women's Business Network (WBN) was the recipient of the Women's Business Network's 2006 Woman of the Year Award. This honor is awarded to one member annually and recognizes the...

 

Teen game night at South Side Library

Teens ages 12-17 can celebrate the end of the school year by playing board games on June 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the South Side Library. Refreshments and fun are planned for all. Teens should feel free to bring the board game of their choice The...

 

30th Ward BW meeting Wed. in Knoxville

The 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch have scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at St. Sava's on Knox Avenue. Invited guests include City Councilman Jeff Koch, Zone 3 Crime Prevention Officer Christine Luffey and Commander RaShall...

 

Mount watch meets Thurs.

The next meeting of the Bailey/Bigbee/Kambach Block Watch will be Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Washington, 213 Bailey Avenue. Mary Causey of the MWCDC Safety Committee and a retired Pittsburgh Police officer...

 

Zone 3 Public Safety Council meets June 21

The next Zone 3 Safety Council meeting will be Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Banksville Park. Election of officers will be held. Nominees are Ken Wolf, president; Carl Suter, vice president; Tom Leturgey, secretary; Bob Hillen, treasurer. Also on...

 

Community Days on track in Mt. Oliver

Mount Oliver residents concerned that the annual Community Days celebration was in jeopardy have nothing to worry about even with the construction on the upper level of Transverse Park. Community Days Committee member Ralph Woods said the fun filled...

 

South Side's Main Street program receives Urban Pioneer Award

South Side was one of three communities nationwide to receive an Urban Pioneer Award at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual Main Street conference in New Orleans on June 5. The others were Dubuque, IA, and Roslindale Village, MA....

 

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