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Carrick Cougars have a bright future on the ice

The Carrick High School hockey team has come a long way over the past three years. The 10 seniors on its roster can leave with pride, knowing they went from a combined 1-39 record in their freshmen...

 

Boro receives grants for Transverse work

Borough engineer Ruthann Omer reported to council that grants for renovation work at Transverse Park and Elizabeth Street have been received by the borough. This report occurred during council's regular monthly business meeting on March 20. The...

 

Russian Orthodox historical icons find their way to South Side church

The closing last year of two Orthodox churches in the city doesn't mark the end of the road for the historical artifacts they housed. Instead, the icons belonging to the Russian Orthodox Archdiocese...

 

Special Election could have been avoided with timing

You are correct in criticizing the poor turnout by District Three voters. If you look at all the special elections held for city council seats in the past the average turnout is in the 15 to 18 percent of registered voters participating. All the vote...

 

Mount Oliver Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly luncheon April 5

Everyone is welcome at the monthly luncheon of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mount Oliver Fire Department, Wednesday, April 5, noon at the fire hall, 120 Brownsville Road. Donation is $6 per person, and tickets are available at the...

 

One hearing this week at zoning board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled one public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, March 30 at 8:50 a.m. in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown....

 

New nursing education capacity initiatives announced

 As part of continuing efforts to alleviate Pennsylvania's growing shortage of nurses, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation in cooperation with The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) held an event to brief area...

 

Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute offers free diabetes risk assessments

The University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute (UPDI), in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will offer free diabetes risk assessments and consultations with Certified Diabetes Educators on the American Diabetes...

 

NOTICE OF SALE AND INVITATION TO BID

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA INTENDS TO SELL ALL ITS RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE BOROUGH OF MT. OLIVER: PROPERTY SITUATED IN...

 

After School Movie will show Harry Potter at Carrick library

The Carrick branch of Carnegie Library invites children of all ages to the After School Movie on Thursday, April 6 from 3-4 p.m. This month's movie is “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Popcorn will be served. Every Wednesday from 3-4 p.m....

 

Area libraries will celebrate ‘Mouse Fests' on April 8

Celebrate “Mouse Fest” at two local libraries on Saturday, April 8 as part of the “One Book, Every Young Child” initiative. This is a collaborative effort between Pennsylvania libraries, museums and public television stations to promote...

 

Card party benefits Friends of Goodwill

The Friends of Goodwill will host a Card Party on Wednesday, April 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Goodwill cafeteria, 2600 E. Carson Street, South Side. The cost is $11 and includes lunch. Call Jane Haney at 412-653-6874 for...

 

Beauty Day on the Mount Sat., April 1

Grandview U.P. Church's Beauty Day on Saturday, April 1 will be from noon to 4 p.m. Offering hair cuts (hair should be washed), mini-facials or manicures for $6 each for men and women, all money will go to the church but tips are welcome. These...

 

South Side preschool accepting registrations

The South Side Presbyterian Church Preschool, “A Caring Place to Grow,” is now accepting registrations for the fall and upcoming 2006-07 school year. The morning Preschool is for children 3 and 4-years-old; children who will turn 3 by December 1...

 

Sen. Fontana announces grant for Mosquito surveillance in county

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana has announced that Allegheny County will receive a $262,271 state grant to implement mosquito monitoring and West Nile Virus surveillance programs. “This grant funds important preventive programs that enable Allegheny...

 

Kids Easter luncheon in Arlington

Arlington Civic Council will host their annual kids Easter Luncheon on April 8 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Neighborhood House, Fernleaf and Salisbury streets. Activities will include lunch, egg dying, coloring, games and more....

 

Harry Readshaw named to board of National Civil War Museum

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. The National Civil War Museum, opened on President Lincoln's birthday in 2001, is the largest museum in the...

 

Prayer group will present ‘Jeymi Mullen'

The St. Paul A.M.E. Church Women's Prayer Group “Elizabeth” will present Jeymi Mullen in Her Alabaster Box at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 31. All are welcome to come and witness Jeymi's extraordinary testimony through dance at the St. Paul A.M.E....

 

Homebuyer's Club series to prepare potential buyers

Nazareth Housing Services is collaborating with PNC Community Development Banking to present a Homebuyer's Club, a series designed to help potential homeowners learn the process and become educated consumers. The course is five weeks, on Tuesdays...

 

City-wide public safety meeting in Lawrenceville

The Citizens Police Public Safety quarterly city-wide meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at Our Lady of Angels (St. Augustine) at 37th and Butler streets in Lawrenceville. Guest speaker for the evening is Becky Hazlett, PA...

 

Commander Brackney on agenda at Carrick watch

Interested residents are welcome to attend the first 2006 general meeting of the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch, Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m. in the Roosevelt School, W. Cherryhill at Brownsville Road. The guest speaker is new Zone 3 Commander RaShall...

 

New District 3 councilman guest speaker in Arlington

Newly elected City Councilman Jeff Koch has been invited to speak at the next meeting of the Arlington Civic Council on Monday, April 3. Mayor Bob O'Connor has also been invited to speak. The block watch meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. with the regular...

 

Safety forum will address violence on Hilltop

The Allentown Civic Association is holding a community forum on Thursday, March 30 to seek solutions to the recent explosion of violence on the Hilltop. The meet, at the Caliguiri Highrise on Warrington Avenue, will begin at 7 p.m. City officials...

 

Slovak Mass will feature breakfast

The 16th annual celebration of a traditional Slovak Mass and Easter Customs Breakfast will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2006, St. Adalbert Church, 160 So. 15th Street. The Holy Rosary will be prayed in Slovak at 10:45 a.m., followed by the Holy L...

 

Veronica's Veil rescheduled due to lack of heat

Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Veronica's Veil Players have had to postpone the current run of Veronica's Veil, America's Passion Play. Problems with the theater's heating system have forced the rescheduling of the current production...

 

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