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Community Appreciation Day for 19th Legislative District

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 Saturd...

 

VISTAs looking to make a difference on the Hilltop

They're brave, clean cut and resourceful. No, they're not the Boy Scouts. Maureen Kennedy, 22, of Dormont, and Mike Assad, 24, of South Side Slopes, spend their working days trying to improve the comm...

 

Wheatley earns ‘A-plus' on gun violence prevention

State Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr., D-Pittsburgh, has earned an “A-plus” rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of just 27 Pennsylvania House members to achieve that distinction. “Since his (first) election in 2002,...

 

Arlington Civic meeting Sept. 11

The Arlington Civic Council Block Watch meeting will take place on Sept. 11 at 6:15 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Center, corner of Salisbury and Fernleaf streets. Those interested in preventing crime and improving the safety of the community are...

 

Arlington Civic Council will swear in new officers Sept. 11

The opening meeting of the Arlington Civic Council will take place on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Henry Kaufman Center, corner of Salisbury and Fernleaf streets. The meeting is a week later than usual due to the Labor day holiday. New officers...

 

CBA board meeting this week

The next board meeting of the Carrick Business Association will be Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Thee Olde Place Inn. Interested members of the CBA are welcome to attend....

 

30th Ward Block Watch back to work after summer break

The 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch has scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 14, at St. Sava, corner of Knox and Marland. Invited guests include: Councilman Jeff Koch, Magisterial District Judge Richard King and Commander RaShall...

 

Forum will hear program on Deliberate Democracy

The next meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. A public safety report will be presented at 5:15 p.m. sharp. The Planning Forum agenda will include a presentation by...

 

StepTrek on agenda on the South Side Slopes

Step Trek volunteer opportunities and an update on the Elm Street project are the main topics for the next South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The meeting will begin at 7 pm at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat...

 

Meet Your Match program aiming to match pets with loving owners

Imagine the heart-warming sight of a young shelter dog going home with a family that perfectly matches his playful personality, or a reserved older dog being hand-picked by a retired couple looking for companionship. Increasing the likelihood that ad...

 

Benefit concert will benefit Hurricane Katrina victims

There will be a benefit concert for New Orleans' victims of Hurricane Katrina at the Rex Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Artists featured during this adult event will be Mike Stout & the Human Union,...

 

ACHD tips to avoid head hitchhikers

As students return to class and start a new school year, the Allegheny County Health Department is offering advice to school officials, parents and children on ways to avoid problems with head lice. Head lice strike people regardless of personal...

 

Day of Renewal at St. Emma's hosted by St. Sylvester's women

Saint Sylvester Women's Guild will sponsor their annual Day of Renewal at Saint Emma's (Greensburg) on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The cost is $40 and includes deluxe coach round trip transportation, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner at Saint Emma's,...

 

City Theatre Open House features ‘previews,' tours and a ‘taste' of South Side restaurants

City Theatre's Fourth Annual Open House is this Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 10 p.m. This fun and festive event is free and open to the public. The Open House is a chance to go behind-the-scenes and see how their plays are made. Included are tours of...

 

SCORE hosting business workshop at Point Park Univ.

SCORE will present a Small Business Basics Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Park University, Boulevard of the Allies and Third Avenue in the JVH Theater on the second floor, Downtown. The workshop is designed to help...

 

Spaghetti dinner benefits Kiwanis

Baldwin Kiwanis Club is having its second annual spaghetti dinner and bake sale on October 14, from 3 to 7pm at the Baldwin Borough Building, 3344 Churchview Avenue. Tickets are $6 in advance/$7 at the door for adults. Children under 12 are $4....

 

Get ten free trees when you join National Arbor Day Foundation

Ten free trees will be given to each person from Pennsylvania who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during September. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The ten trees are the American Redbud,...

 

Get basics of budgeting in personal finance class

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Western PA, Inc. will offer a new community education class, “Personal Financial Management 101.” Seminars will be held Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 13 from 6-8 p.m.; two sessions on Saturday, Sept....

 

S.S. Library gears up with story time

Every Thursday from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at the South Side Library, preschoolers and their favorite adults can enjoy story times designed to increase a young child's interest in reading. Early literacy skills are developed through listening to stories,...

 

Arlington Rec Center offers programing for youngsters

Arlington Recreation Center, 2201 Salisbury Street, is offering a wide variety of programs this fall for youngsters 5-18 years according to the schedule that follows. There will be an After School Homework Club Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:30...

 

Ice Cream Breakfast will kick off Sunday School

Bethlehem Lutheran Church will kick off a new year of Sunday School with Ice Cream for Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 10. Vanilla ice cream will be served with healthy toppings such as breakfast cereals and fresh fruits. Sunday School classes are...

 

Market House holding sign-ups for dance program

The Market House Children's Athletic Association will hold sign-ups for their Dance Program on Thursday, Sept. 21. This co-ed program is for children ages 10-13 and 14-18 years. The 10-13 year olds are to report at 5 p.m. and be prepared to practice...

 

Pitt dental school has tips for parents sending kids back to school

 As schools throughout the region welcome back their students this week, parents and children alike have high hopes for a healthy, productive year in the classroom. Faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine offer...

 

Seton-LaSalle, Elizabeth Seton class of ‘76 holding joint reunion

Seton-LaSalle High School is seeking alumni from South Hills Catholic and Elizabeth Seton High School classes of 1976. A joint reunion is planned for September 30. All alumni should have received an invitation. Those who haven't should call the...

 

French toast and Sausage on menu for POP SVDP

The St. Vincent DePaul Society members of the Prince of Peace Conference welcome everyone to a French Toast and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 24. The breakfast, prepared by members of the POP SVDP, will be served from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at...

 

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