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Spring celebration for kids planned on Mt. Washington

The Mount Washington Branch of Carnegie Library welcomes kids to a spring celebration on Saturday, April 23 from 2-4 p.m. There will be stories, crafts, snacks and some spring planting will be done. Registration is preferred but not mandatory. Call...

 

Bishop Leonard now registering to eighth grade

Bishop Leonard Catholic School is taking registrations for pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade for the 2005-2006 school year. Call the school office at 412-381-3557 for more information or to arrange a tour of the school, or online at...

 

Arlington Civic postpones bingo

The Arlington Civic Council will sponsor a fund raising bingo at Saint Henry's Social Hall on Saturday, May 14 (changed from April 23) at noon. The donation is $5 and refreshments will be available for purchase. There will also be surprises and a...

 

Makeovers for Mom & Me at parent resource center

Pittsburgh Schools' South Parent Educational Resource Center (PERC) will offer “Makeovers for Mom & Me” on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the resource center at Whittier Elementary School in Mount Washington. Moms and daughters getting ready...

 

A+ Schools hosting forum for school superintendent

A+ Schools, a community advocate for improving student achievement in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, will host “Choosing Our Next Superintendent: A Community Discussion” on Thursday, April 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. on the 31st floor of the Regional...

 

Focus: Education to be broadcast on cable station

The Pittsburgh Public Schools will air a half-hour television program, Focus: Education on Pittsburgh City Cable Channel 13 every day at 6:30 p.m. The program will feature events held in schools throughout the city. The first episode highlights...

 

Ask a principal hotline this weekend

Anyone can speak directly, but anonymously, with a school principal or school psychologist on April 17, 18 and 19 when the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) holds its 16th annual Ask-A-Principal Hotline. The annual...

 

South Side preschool registering students

The South Side Presbyterian Church Preschool, “A Caring Place to Grow,” is now accepting registrations for the fall and upcoming 2005-06 school year. The morning preschool is for children 3- and 4-years-old. Children who will turn 3 by December...

 

Three local hearings this week before the Pgh. Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled three public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, April 14 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 059...

 

Exercise group is for people with arthritis

The eight-week P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) an Arthritis Foundation approved exercise class sponsored by the Hilltop Health Ministries Consortium, is a success with five people attending regularly and interested in continuing....

 

Cassandra West

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cassandra D. West 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...

 

Benedick-Spang wedding

Karen Benedik of York Haven, PA will marry James Spang of Bishopville, MD on Saturday, May 28. The bride-to-be will attend a bridal shower in Pittsburgh on April 16. Benedik is the daughter of Kathleen and Bruce Benedik of York Haven, PA. They...

 

Graffiti Busters

Children from the South Side Slopes recently teamed together for a hands-on exercise in community service, social responsibility and neighborhood improvement. Graffiti vandalism at the foot of...

 

Ladies auxiliary cancels bingos

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW 456 has canceled their monthly luncheon bingos beginning with the April 19 luncheon. There will be no further luncheons scheduled until further notice. Any questions, call the auxiliary president at 412...

 

Knoxville church hosting Saturday spaghetti dinner

The Knoxville Christian Church, Knox Avenue and Charles Street, will hold a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Donations for the dinner are $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-10 years old. Take-outs are...

 

Task force meeting in Allentown

The next meeting of the Allentown Main Street Task Force will be Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at the Allentown Senior Citizens Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue....

 

Knoxville block watch meets Tues.

The next meeting of the Upper Knoxville Block Watch will be Tuesday, April 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canician Hall, Saint Canice Church, 210 Orchard Place. The meeting will address neighborhood needs and concerns. Guest speakers include City Council...

 

Birmingham Foundation on next GBIA meeting agenda

The next Greater Beltzhoover Interagency meeting will be Wednesday, April 20 at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 400 Orchard Place. The reception will be at 5 p.m., meeting at 6 and dinner at 7:15. The theme will be “Meet the Birmingham Foundation...

 

Volunteer appreciation

Sharon Ward, a board member with the 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch accepts a Certificate of Appreciation from Frankwitt at the organization's celebration. More than 100 people gathered for the...

 

Bill Fry appreciated in Knoxville

Bill Fry, aide to Councilman Gene Ricciardi, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Lucy Frankwitt, organizer of the 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch at the organization's 23rd Annual celebration...

 

Duquesne students, South Siders joining together for a clean-up

Join Duquesne University students and fellow South Siders for a spring clean-up on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 9 a.m. at 10th and East Carson streets. The volunteers plan to clean up Carson, a few blocks off Carson and the South Side Riverfront...

 

Allentown on list of stops for those running for office

All candidates in the upcoming May Primary Election are welcome to come to Allentown's Candidates' Night on the Hilltop slated for Thursday, April 21. Candidates are encouraged to attend the gathering of local residents at the St. John Vianney...

 

Candidates coming to meet with residents of the South Side Slopes

South Siders will have an opportunity to hear the various candidates for mayor, state Senate, district judge and school board on Tuesday, April 19, when the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) and the South Side Community Council host...

 
 By Al Lowe    Front Page    April 12, 2005

Contractor chosen to eliminate asbestos from former SHHS

More progress has been made toward the ultimate goal of converting South Hills High School into senior housing, with the awarding of a bid by Pittsburgh's Board of Education for asbestos removal at the former school which closed in 1986. The low...

 

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