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Articles from the August 2, 2005 edition

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Wheatley calling for gaming diversity forums in Western Penna.

State Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. is calling on the state Gaming Control Board to hold gaming diversity forums in Pittsburgh so that the area's women- and minority-owned businesses have the same access to information that similar forums are expected to...

 

Reese Matthew Thompson

Reese Matthew Thompson was born July 2 weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20½ inches long. His parents, Amanda Kochanski and Matt Thompson, reside in Arlington. His maternal grandparents are George and...

 

SHHS Class of 60 holding reunion

The South Hills High School classes of February and June 1960 will celebrate their 45th reunion on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-25 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Cherrington Parkway, near the Pittsburgh International Airport. For more...

 

Party will mark end of reading club for summer

The South Side Branch of Carnegie Library will mark the conclusion of their Summer Reading Club with a party for children and adults on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 2205 E. Carson Street. Those who participated in the Summer...

 

Go to the zoo, aviary, CLO with a single ticket package

Three of Pittsburgh's favorite organizations are joining forces to bring families the unique opportunity to “talk to the animals” this summer through a fun and affordable family adventure. For one low price of $20 per adult or child, each...

 

PA Public Television Network looking for ‘real people' planning to attend reunions

Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN) Stations across the state are immediately seeking families and couples with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles to star in a new season of Explore PA, a weekly travel series airing statewide. Of...

 

CLO Academy extends schedule of Young Washington for schools

Pittsburgh CLO Academy has announced that the Gallery of Heroes production Young Washington is extending its tour schedule to include performances this fall. Local school students can journey through the uncharted territory of early America and...

 

Shakespeare-in-the-Schools offering programming for classes

Shakespeare-in-the-Schools (SITS), the educational outreach program of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts, offers its 17th dynamic season of classic productions and programming for regional educators and students during the...

 

S.S. Chamber holding meet & greet luncheon

The South Side Chamber of Commerce welcomes local business owners to join them on Tuesday, Aug. 9, noon at Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar for lunch and an opportunity to get to know members. Those present will be given 30 seconds to...

 

Block watch will meet on August 8

The 16th Ward Arlington Block Watch will meet on Monday Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Invited guests include:  Zone 3 Police, Gene Riccardi, Bill Fry and city building inspectors. The meeting will be held at St. Clair  A.A./Senior Center, 2400 Elsie...

 

Two local hearing this week before Pittsburgh Zone Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled two public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, Aug. 4 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 148/05...

 

Register now for 24th annual Brookline race

BODY{FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif} The 24th annual Brookline Breeze will be Saturday, Aug. 13. The Mini-Breeze will begin at 8:35 and the Brookline Breeze starts at 9 a.m. Both runs begin at the...

 

Diabetes support group meets Aug. 9

The next meeting of the Mercy Diabetes Program support group will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the first floor conference room at the Mercy Health Center, 1515 Locust Street, Uptown. The presentation will be “Medications and...

 

Health Dept. has tips for when the power goes off

Because summer storms sometimes cause power outages, the Allegheny County Health Department is offering advice on how to preserve perishable foods without refrigeration and how to tell when food is spoiled and should be discarded. Health officials...

 

Here's advice for staying safe in thunder storm

Every year in the United States about 100 people are killed by lightning, according to National Weather Service statistics, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people are killed by lightning than by other natural di...

 

Outdoor enthusiasts cautioned about health risks

Two recent cases of intestinal illness among outdoor enthusiasts have prompted the Allegheny County Health Department to caution campers, hikers and fisherman to be aware of their surroundings and practice good hygiene and sanitation to avoid...

 

St. Paul A.M.E. plans weekend extravaganza

The St. Paul A.M.E. Church Women and Men's Day weekend extravaganza will be held on August 12-14. Marita Dennis Johnson from the Lords Church will perform on Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m. there will be a Salad-A-Rama...

 

Rocco Schiavone baptized

Rocco David Schiavone, age 6, of Carrick was baptized on Sunday, July 10 at Saint Albert the Great Church in Baldwin. He is the son of Susan and David Fink Schiavone. Rocco, along with his parents, selected George and Diane Schmotzer of Carrick for...

 

Leah Jerome graduated as valedictorian at Langley High

Leah Jerome, a former student at Phillips Elementary and Arlington Middle schools, graduated as valedictorian from Langley High School. She ran cross country, played varsity tennis and captained the flag corps for the marching band while at Langley....

 

Pitt's learning institute offering classes

From horseback riding to writing your own memoir, classes at the University of Pittsburgh's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are being finalized for the fall term. Information sessions about the Osher Institute will be held at 10 a.m. and 10:45...

 

City Theatre extends run of Late Nite Catechism

Because of its popularity, City Theatre has extended Late Nite Catechism through August 28. Kimberly Richards will continue to perform as “Sister” through Sunday, July 31 (all shows are sold-out). On Tuesday, August 2, actress Mary Zentmyer will...

 

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