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Articles from the May 15, 2007 edition

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Learn about ride sharing for Commute Awareness Month

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) wants all commuters to be aware of the commuting options available in Southwestern Pennsylvania by proclaiming May to be CommuteInfosm Commute Options Awareness Month. “Ridesharing...

 

Achieva redesign Website to be more user friendly, provide more infomation

Achieva's website, www.achieva.info, has a new look. Underwritten by National City, the new site was designed to be more user friendly and to provide information about Achieva's services based on age, giving users quick access to...

 

Register for Pgh. Senior Games

The 2007 Pittsburgh Senior Games, sponsored annually by Citiparks SeniorInterests Program, will be held from June 1-15 at various sites throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Age divisions are as follows: 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,...

 

Two local hearings before zoning board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled two public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents for Thursday, May 17 in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street,...

 

Teens confused about how many people smoke

The more a high school student overestimates the percentage of people in the general population who smoke cigarettes, the more likely he or she will be to smoke, reports a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study...

 

Learn how to sell on eBay

Do you want to sell your extra stuff on eBay? Learn how to buy, sell and ship with ease at a free class at the Knoxville branch of Carnegie Library on Monday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is sponsored by the United...

 

Senior day with Blond Elvis

The Mount Oliver Recreation Association will present an Afternoon with Blond Elvis for borough senior citizens at Casne World, 325 Hays Avenue on Thursday, May 24 from noon to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served at noon and the...

 

Diocese implements new reporting requirements for child protective services law

 New amendments to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) in Pennsylvania that take effect on May 27 expand the definition of legally mandated reporters of suspected child abuse to authorities. “The protection of minors...

 

Financial Education Fair

The Financial Education Consortium of Southwestern PA will sponsor a free Financial Education Fair at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eight seminars will be presented including...

 

T-ball sign-ups in Arlington

There will be T-ball sign-ups at the Arlington Recreation Center for children ages 3-6 years old. Practice begins on Wednesday, May 16. Contact Erin at 412-488-8397 for more information....

 

Small business basics seminar Sat. at Point Park University

SCORE will present a “Small Business Basics” workshop on Saturday, May 19 at Point Park University, Third Avenue and Wood Street, Downtown. The workshop, presented by working professionals, will help new businesses get off to...

 

St. Clair AA holding flea mart

Saint Clair AA Seniors will sponsor a Flea Market at Caliguiri Hall, 2400 Spring Street on Friday, May 18 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will something for everyone in addition to a bake sale...

 

Sr. Leona Stumpf will retire as Parish Social Service Minister

Sr. Leona Stumpf, R.S.M., will retire from her position as Parish Social Service Minister at Saint Mary of the Mount church at the end of May. Sr. Leona began her service in March 1975 and spent 32 years serving the parish and...

 

High 5 Spark active recreation program for kids

Less than 25 percent of school-age children get even 20 minutes of rigorous daily physical activity, well below the minimum of 60 minutes prescribed by researchers. Providing opportunities for fun, engaging activities for children...

 

Zone 3 Safety Council meeting

The next meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council will be Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Banksville Park on Crane Avenue....

 

MWCDC meets Thursday, May 17

The next membership and community meeting of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation will be Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue....

 

Fifth Dimension in Community Partners Benefit

The Fourth Annual Community Partners Benefit Concert featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony with the Fifth Dimension will be June 21 at 8 p.m. The Pittsburgh Symphony will be conducted by Chelsea Tipton II, with a special performance...

 

County sponsors drop off sites for collecting telephone books

The Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring a telephone book recycling campaign through May 31 at eight drop-off sites throughout the County. “We strongly encourage the recycling of old phone books because when we...

 

Carrick students earn awards at HOSA leadership conference

Carrick High School students Ashley Boland, Alicia King and Jacqueline Lewis have dedicated the past year to making an impact on other students in the community by warning them about the danger of predators on the internet....

 

Farmers' Markets open in So. Pittsburgh

Citiparks Farmers' Markets open this week at two locations in the South Pittsburgh area. The markets feature fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheese, baked goods and more. Today, May 15, the Farmers' Market in South Side at the...

 

Spring luncheon

Saint Sylvester Women's Guild will sponsor a Spring Frolic Luncheon/Card Party on Saturday, May 19 at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The donation is $10 and there will be a Chinese auction and drawings. For tickets call Toni at...

 

Memorial Day rememberance slated for Elder-ado Centers

Elder-ado Senior Centers welcome the community to join them in special Memorial Day services for members of the Armed Forces and Elder-ado members who passed away during the year. Services will be conducted at the Carrick center...

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Volunteers of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul welcome everyone in the community to enjoy a special pancake and sausage breakfast event on Sunday May 20. The pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 1...

 

Mayor Ravenstahl set to begin new public safety initiative

 In an effort to address the recent wave of violence sweeping the city, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Chief of Police Nate Harper announced the launch of several new initiatives to go head to head with crime. “The Chief and I have h...

 

Arlington Council elects officers

For the first time in quite a few years, no guest speaker was lined up for the monthly Arlington Civic Council meeting. Nevertheless, the ACC held its last regular business meeting...

 

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