Articles from the August 23, 2005 edition

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Volunteers needed to help clean up illegal tire dump

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is partnering with PA Cleanways to sponsor a “Tire Toss” on Saturday, Sept.17 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The event will take place at an illegal dump site off Brosville Street which has been under...

 

Lots to do in South Side

In response to Marion Kiefer's Letter to the Editor, Spectacular was missed, I would like to offer up some suggestions on other activities that take place in the South Side. Recurring events such as the South Side Farmers' Market (Tuesdays) and...

 

I love the Pius (one) way

As a resident of Pius St., I am responding to the letter that appeared in your August 16 edition (Pius change is unwelcome). It is apparent that the person who wrote this letter looks at Pius St. simply as a faster way of getting from one place to an...

 

Take precautions for food safety during power outages

Because of yesterday's water line breaks and subsequent power outage, 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....

 

Costa warns of phishers working on jury scams

State Senator Jay Costa Jr. (D-Allegheny) is warning residents of fake e-mails and phone calls seeking personal information about jury duty. “I am urging citizens to be cautious should they receive calls or e-mails seeking confidential...

 

Veterans may need insurance

Veterans who will be 65 or older effective January 2006 may be required to purchase additional insurance for prescription coverage, or may wish to enroll with the Veterans Administration Health Care System as an alternative. For more information...

 

Professionals meet each week for breakfast in South Hills

Each Wednesday, the South Hills Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange (PRE) meets for breakfast at Max & Erma's on Cochran Road in the South Hills. Meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp and feature one speaker from the group who outlines his or her...

 

Tai Chi Ch'uan classes in Brentwood

Registrations are being taken for a Tai Chi Ch'uan exercise program at the Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. Class starts on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $72 for an 8 week session. Tai Chi improves balance, stress...

 

Register for flag football at Ormsby

Citiparks Ormsby Recreation Center is now taking registrations for the upcoming Flag Football league for age groups 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. Call 412-488-8306 for more information about the sign-up. Ormsby Recreation Center is located on 22nd Street...

 

Senior dessert bingo in borough

The annual Senior Citizens Dessert Bingo, sponsored by the Mount Oliver Recreation Association, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Casne World, formerly the Uhlman-Horne VFW, on Hayes Ave. To attend the bingo, senior...

 

St. Clair AA/Senior Center to open for social activities

St. Clair AA/Senior Center will be open every Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. for bingo starting August 25 and on Wednesday evenings for exercise starting August 31. Any members who would like the center open on any other day of the week for cards or...

 

Veronica's Veil Players selling Enjoy discount coupon books

Enjoy Coupon Books will be available from the Veronica's Veil Players at a cost of $25 each. The books contain a buy one, get one coupon for the players' productions, in addition to hundreds of dollars in savings at entertainment venues and...

 

Buy Enjoy books at Bishop Leonard

Bishop Leonard School is selling Enjoy Entertainment Books as a fundraiser at a cost of $25. All proceeds will go to the school. To place an order, call Coleen Gestiehr at 412-481-2346 or Patty Pender at 412-481-2375....

 

Gospel Explosion benefits Lighthouse building fund

On Sunday, Aug. 28 from 3-8 p.m. the Lighthouse Cathedral will sponsor a benefit concert, Gospel Explosion, at 810 Fisher Street. Featured will be Eddie James from Ohio, as well as 25 other gospel singers and groups from the Pittsburgh area. There...

 

Slovak vocalist will be in concert at Munhall church

Vocalist, Anna Poracova-Sutakova, of Presov, Slovakia, will team up with the folk ensemble, Cerchovcan of Bardejov, Slovakia on Saturday, Sep. 3, for one memorable performance in Pittsburgh. Hailed as a laureate at Slovakia's annual Makovicka Struna...

 

Barleys celebrate 64th

Charles and Dorothy Barley will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary today, August 23, with a Mass at Saint Pius X Church. The couple was wed in Saint George Church before Charles was drafted...

 

Library events on Mount Washington

The Mount Washington Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Grandview Avenue will hold several events for children and adults in the coming weeks. Preschool Storytime continues on Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon. Children and their...

 

Story Time continues in So. Side, fall family programing scheduled

The South Side Library, 2205 East Carson Street, will offer Preschool Story Time for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver on Thursdays, beginning September 8 at 1 pm.  Stories, rhymes, songs and puppets are part of these programs, designed to build a...

 

Volunteers needed at UPMC SS

Volunteers are needed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), South Side, to assist with projects and work with diverse groups of people. Volunteers' warmth, dedication and friendliness make a difference at the hospital and are a...

 

Bundle Sunday Project collecting clothing

The Prince of Peace Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will sponsor a Bundle Sunday Project during the weekend of August 27 and August 28. Gently used clothing, furniture and household goods, clean and in good condition, will be...

 

Mercy has advice for getting your children off to school successfully

The start of the school year is fast approaching. This can be an exciting time of year, but it can also be stressful on children, families, school personnel, and health care providers. Pediatricians at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and the America...

 

Open house at South Side preschool

The South Side Presbyterian Church Preschool, “A Caring Place to Grow,” will hold an Open House & Orientation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon. All interested parents/guardians are welcome to bring their preschool age children to...

 

Fall festival at St. Sylvester

Saint Sylvester Church will celebrate its annual Fall Festival Aug. 29 through Sept. 3 from 7-11 p.m. nightly. The event features rides and games, refreshments for purchase, pony rides and a petting zoo Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 from 7-9 p.m., and the...

 

Lions go camping

Joining Jacob Buckheit (center) at Camp Variety were Lions members (from left): Nancy Gaughan, Eileen Buckheit, Celia A. Hindes the executive director of Variety, Danny Price, Jr. and Kevin...

 

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