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Get 10 free dogwood trees with membership in Arbor Foundation

Everyone who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during August will receive ten free white flowering dogwood trees. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental...

 

ACHD has tips for avoiding the West Nile virus

The Allegheny County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves from the West Nile virus this summer by ridding their property of mosquito breeding sites and taking precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. “The best ways to...

 

EPA has more tips for keep cool when it's hot

This summer, don't let sweltering temperatures and sky-high energy bills cause a sweat. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, by taking a few simple energy-efficient steps, residents can beat the heat while keeping more money in their...

 

Rising temperatures and humidity prompt health alert from county

The Allegheny County Health Department is warning that extreme heat and humidity in the forecast can pose serious health problems for the elderly, infants and children up to the age of four, the overweight, people who work or exercise outdoors, and...

 

Volunteers needed to work with elementary school kids

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring program is looking for volunteers who can give a child an hour a week. Volunteers are needed who can help a child in the following Pittsburgh Public Elementary Schools: K – 3, Allegheny Traditional, Arsenal,...

 

‘I spy a clue' closing party' for South Side summer readers

Anyone who took part in Summer Reading at the South Side Library may attend the free “I Spy a Clue” closing party on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Special guest Karen Jordan will play a mystery game that ends with the opening of a Treasure...

 

Solve mysteries at Knoxville Library

Time is running out – there are mysteries to be solved at the Knoxville Library on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. Kids are welcome to journey along with singer/songwriter Karen Jordan and uncover hidden clues and solve riddles that will lead to the...

 

Brentwood Library offering computer classes for beginners

Computer classes for beginning users will be offered at the Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. Students will be introduced to basic terminology, and mousing and keyboard skills. For users with a solid knowledge of general computer use the...

 

Carrick Library holding an End of Summer Reading Party

The Carrick Library welcomes all Summer Readers to an End of Summer Reading Party on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Super sleuths of all ages are invited to a puppet show featuring a pig detective, mystery stories, fun games and other activities. Can't...

 

Casne, Stock engaged

Audrey Loranne Casne is engaged to Jeffrey Bernard Stock. Audrey is the daughter of Donald and Susan Casne of Plattsmouth, NE, and Jeffrey is the son of Bernard and Janet Stock of Omaha, NE. The...

 

Call 811 before you dig to prevent gas pipeline damage

Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? Beginning this week, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania customers and residents across Pennsylvania can call the new national 811 hotline before they dig. Effective May 1, the FCC has designated 811...

 

Time to re-register for Do Not Call List

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is urging Pennsylvanians who currently subscribe to the ‘Do Not Call” list to re-register before their number is deleted from the list as required by law. The Pennsylvania Do Not Call law, which was passed in 2002 to...

 

Edible Flower Luncheon will take place at Hartwood Mansion

The popular Edible Flower Luncheon at Hartwood on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Lunch will be served on the Hartwood Mansion terrace at noon with special guest speakers Denise Schreiber and Tammy Watychowicz. Schreiber is the horticulture and green house...

 

Clean up scheduled in Mount Oliver

The next “clean sweep” of Mount Oliver Borough will take place on Sunday, Aug. 12. Volunteers should meet at the fire hall, 120 Brownsville Rd., at 8 a.m. and bring brooms. Free coffee will be...

 

MWCDC monthly community forum will be on Aug. 16

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation will have its next membership and community meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue....

 

Public hearing on PAWC rate increase

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold a series of Public Input Hearings throughout the Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) service territory to gather information from PAWC customers and all parties impacted by PAWC's...

 

Career workshops planned throughout the county

A series of 11 community workshops to assist residents in pursuing job opportunities in industries such as construction trades, health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and others will be held throughout the county. “From...

 

Area Naval officer on humanitarian deployment

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tracey L. Kunkel, daughter of Patricia and Harry Kunkel and her fellow shipmates are currently on a four-month humanitarian assistance deployment while assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort, homeported in...

 

Be cautious of lenders and fine print

Although most lenders are honest and want to provide loans that will benefit you, some take advantage of consumers by charging unreasonably high interest rates and fees, or by not fully explaining the details of the loan agreement. Closing on a loan...

 

Pittburgh Schools receive grant to reward improvements in student achievement

The Pittsburgh Public Schools has received a $1,472,016 grant to provide financial incentives to teachers and principals who improve student achievement and close achievement gaps in high-poverty schools according to U.S. Secretary of Education Marga...

 

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