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Articles from the August 15, 2006 edition

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Rep. Wheatley planning annual festival to honor his local communities

It's back — the fourth annual Community Appreciation Day is quickly approaching and “you don't want to miss it – save the date,” says state Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr., D-Pittsburgh. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until late evening...

 

UPMC South Side upgrades facilities in hospital's Medical Imaging Dept.

Equipment upgrades and facility renovations, not to mention extended hours and same day service, await patients of Medical Imaging services at UPMC South Side. It's all part of a UPMC-wide campaign...

 

Party celebrates Knoxville's end of Summer Reading Club

All members of the Summer Reading Club at the Knoxville Library are welcome to celebrate the end of summer on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m. We're Holden Puppets will entertain and there will be snacks and prizes. Registration is required by...

 

Other communities have prospered with casinos

I have had my fill of self-righteous people mouthing the propaganda of the anti-gambling groups, without doing any research into the facts. While I agree that a casino would be a disaster at Station Square, it is because it would create a traffic...

 

Precautions urged to prevent sports related skin infections

As area schools open pre-season training camps for fall sports, the Allegheny County Health Department is urging coaches, trainers and athletes to take precautions designed to prevent sports-related MRSA infections that are resistant to treatment wit...

 

Get free flowering dogwoods by joining Arbor Day Foundation

Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during August. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. “The white flowering dogwoods will add...

 

Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival coming Sept. 8 to Station Square

The 16th annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival will be September 8, 9 and 10 at the Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square. Visitors can feast on Irish cuisine and beverages, view dance and music performances, learn about Ireland's history and watch...

 

The right hat can protect against skin cancer

Wearing a hat can be not only trendy and stylish, but also provides a means for effective sun protection. Statistics show that more than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, yet less than 33 percent of Americans routinely use su...

 

Diabetes Expo August 26 at convention center

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the American Diabetes Association will host the Diabetes Expo in conjunction with WTAE-TV Healthy 4 Life Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. This one-day event showcases the latest products and...

 

Michael Guckes

Air Force Airman Michael J. Guckes 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 Force mission, organization, and military customs and...

 

Register for art league

The South Hills Art League will accept registrations for its Fall 2006 New Member Screening through August 17. The screening date is at 6 p.m. on August 21 at the Unitarian Church in Mount Lebanon. Artists 18 years or older, living in the tri-state...

 

McCollester, Brnik wed in church ceremony in Ridgway

 Rebecca Binh Donna McCollester, originally of Mt. Washington became the bride of Brian Joseph Brnik, originally of Grassflat, PA, in a blue-skied two o'clock ceremony on Saturday, July 1, 2006,...

 

You can now register online to become an organ donor

Pennsylvanians with a driver's license or photo identification card can now register online to become an organ donor. “The state needs more people that will step up to the plate and become organ donors and in turn save the lives of our fellow...

 

County begins raccoon rabies vaccination baiting program

The Allegheny County Health Department launched its annual raccoon rabies vaccination baiting campaign on August 7. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and part of a multi-state effort to eradicate raccoon rabies, is in its...

 

Celebrity cookoff benefits foundation

The second annual Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Celebrity Cook-Off, benefiting the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be Monday, Nov. 6 featuring sports figures, media personalities and other local...

 

Dancing with the Pittsburgh Stars benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Some of the finest local celebrities will gather Friday, Sept. 8, at the Four Points Sheraton North in Cranberry Township where they will spin and slide the night away as they compete in “Dancing with the Pittsburgh Stars” Pittsburgh style. All...

 

Children's Home sponsors kids' art contest

The Children's Home of Pittsburgh is looking for the best young artists this summer. Launching its first “Kids Helping Kids” art contest, The Children's Home is encouraging children to use their imagination and create an original piece of art....

 

“Open Door” designed to educate public about pet population problem

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and the Animal Rescue League have launched a collaborative campaign to educate the public about the pet population problem in Southwestern Pennsylvania and how supporting organizations with an “Open Door...

 

How can I avoid being scammed when I move?...

It is the time of year when many people decide to move, and there are several important things you should do before selecting a moving company. Unfortunately, disreputable movers take advantage of consumers who are not familiar with the moving...

 

Game day at Spencer U.M.

Spencer United Methodist Church welcomes the public to a Game Day, with lunch and prizes, Saturday, Sept. 9, noon-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Reservations are necessary. Call 412-881-4000. The church is at the corner of Spencer and Churchview...

 

Newly merged school will hold open house

There will be an open house at the newly merged Bishop Leonard-Saint Mary of the Mount Academy on Mount Washington Monday, Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m. The school offers a state accredited day care program, pre-school and kindergarten through eighth grade,...

 

Birmingham AARP will hold a picnic for members on Aug. 23

Birmingham AARP #2757 will have a picnic for members only on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at noon. Those attending must have a paid membership....

 

Blitz on Banksville Beautification will receive funding from PA American

Blitz on Banksville Beautification is one of three Pennsylvania organizations who will receive funding from the American Water Environmental Grant Program, according to Pennsylvania American Water. The Banksville group will share grant funds...

 

Rain Barrel Workshop will show how to protect local watersheds

Pennsylvania Resources Council in partnership with Whole Foods Market will host a Rain Barrel/Watershed Workshop where participants will learn how to construct a rain barrel to protect their local watershed and water quality. The workshop will be...

 

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