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Articles from the August 22, 2006 edition

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Mt. Oliver declines request to transfer liquor license to borough restaurant

Mount Oliver council president Don Cornelius is a big proponent of viable businesses operating within the borders of the borough. However, Mr. Cornelius and his council colleagues believe there are enough businesses in the borough that have state liq...

 
 By Al Lowe    Front Page    August 22, 2006

Mt. Washington debate continues on support for Station Square casino

At its July meeting members of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation agreed to forego its neutral status and endorse a casino proposal, specifically the one from Forest City Enterprises for a Station Square site, and to negotiate a...

 

I'm glad to see some of my state taxes are spent wisely

This in regards to the Letter to the Editor that was published a few weeks ago and written by Chuck Fallert concerning the $25,000 grant to the Elder-ado Center. I'm sure many of the Reporter readers will agree with me when I say he is a fantastic...

 

What's happening with the Transverse Park play area

On behalf of the citizens, and most importantly, the children of Mount Oliver Borough, I would like to know what has happened to the upper play area of Transverse Park? In early spring, construction crews removed all the playground equipment to...

 

Carlow offering a free college prep course

Anyone who needs to increase their mathematics, reading or writing skills to attend a post-secondary educational facility is encouraged to take Carlow University's free College Preparatory Course. The course is offered through Carlow's Office of...

 

Dress for Success celebrates its first anniversary in helping women

Dress for Success® Pittsburgh is celebrating one year of providing business attire and career development services to local women in need with a week-long series of events September 9 - 16, the highlight of which is a “Success Celebration” at...

 

County starts second round of catch basin treatments

The Allegheny County Health Department has launched a second round of treating storm water catch basins to stop the breeding of mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile virus. Since the catch basins were first treated six weeks ago, the mosquito...

 

Goodwill launches no-charge service to recycle computers for consumers

Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh and Dell are sponsoring Reconnect Pittsburgh, a free drop-off program for recycling of unwanted computers by area residents. The program helps protect the environment through the responsible recycling or reuse of...

 

Roundtable on senior issues

Allegheny County Energy, Utilities and Aging Consortium will hold a regional roundtable session at the Brentwood Library on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the first 100 residents who register. Those attending can learn about...

 

Foundation offering tree guide book

With hundreds of different species of trees growing in Pennsylvania and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, the average person might be hard-pressed to recognize and name more than just a handful. “What Tree Is...

 

Annual Hangar Dance coming soon

The 16th Annual Hangar Dance, sponsored by the Keystone Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Corporate Air Hangar, Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a catered dinner at 6:30 p.m. A...

 

American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for Road to Recovery Patient Transportation Program

More than 8,000 residents in Allegheny County will learn that they have cancer this year. For many of those residents, however, getting to the treatment they need may be a problem. “One cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere...

 

AARP picnic

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....

 

County hosting Mountain Bike Fest

The County Parks Department, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Trail Advocacy Group (PTAG), will host a Mountain Bike Fest from August 23 through 27. “Pittsburgh and Allegheny County arguably have some of the best mountain biking opportunities of...

 

Pittsburgh schools will receive $100,000 grant from Lowe's

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $100,000 Toolbox for Education grant to the Pittsburgh Public Schools to support the inauguration of the District's eight Accelerated Learning Academies (ALAs) by sponsoring the District's...

 

Game Day at Spencer Church

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...

 

Harmony Singers prepare for new season

The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh, a South Hills choral group, will launch their 2006-2007 season at 7:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 6, with an ice cream social for members and prospective members. The event will be held at Brightwood Christian Church,...

 

City Theatre enters into partnership to provide housing for out-of-town actors and directors

In 2004, City Theatre Company purchased the Walter Long Manufacturing site located across from the theatre complex on Bingham Street. Phase One of City Theatre's plan for the 35,000 square-foot property has been successful: It included dismantling...

 

Readers will try for world record

On Thursday, Aug. 24, young children and their caretakers can be a part of an attempt to set a world record for the number of children and adults reading the same book in a single day: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Volunteers from...

 

County pools schedule end of season hours

The Allegheny County Parks Department has released the schedule for the conclusion of the 2006 Swimming Season at its four pool facilities. Settler's Cabin and South Park wave pools, as well as the North Park swimming pool will be closed from...

 

Last 2006 ‘hard to recycle' recycling event on schedule

On September 16 take advantage of the Pennsylvania Resources Council's final 2006 collection for “hard to recycle” items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clean out the garage and basement and take those items to Construction Junction, 214 N. Lexington...

 

Duquesne University students will be cleaning up in South Side on Sat.

As part of its freshmen orientation program, Duquesne University will team up with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, a South Side based non-profit environmental group, to conduct a litter pick-up in the South Side on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9:30 a.m...

 

Back to School Block Party on Sunday in Beltzhoover

The Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council Community Day Festival Committee will sponsor a Back to School Block Party on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 2-6 p.m. at 407 Gearing Avenue. The event will feature food, raffles and music. Free manicures and hair cuts by...

 

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