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South Pittsburgh says good-bye to Bob O'Connor

The large hand-written sign in the front window of Judy Hackel's home expressed the sentiments of the entire City. “We Will Miss You Bob O'Connor.” Mayor Bob O'Connor passed away September 1...

 

Bob O'Connor was a good friend to South Pittsburgh

As I am writing this, our beloved Mayor Bob O'Connor has just been laid to rest. A man that fought so hard to be the mayor only to be in office for a short period of time. And yet was able to accomplish so much. Mayor O'Connor will have an...

 

Card party benefits Goodwill ‘friends'

Bridge, anyone? Or canasta, 500 bid, gin rummy? The Friends of Goodwill invite players to their Card Party on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Goodwill cafeteria at 2500 E. Carson Street, South Side. The cost is $11 and includes lunch....

 

County to train volunteers for Hartwood

The Allegheny County Parks Department will hold a training class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 for individuals interested in serving as docents or working on special projects at Hartwood Mansion. As part of training, participants will...

 

Mt. O. City block watch meeing

The next meeting of the Mount Oliver City/Saint Clair Border Block Watch will be Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Bishop Leonard Regional School, 434 Ormsby Avenue. The entrance to the cafeteria is in the rear of the building near...

 

Allentown Civic prepares for changes in the organization

The Allentown Civic Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Allentown Senior Center, 631 E. Warrington Avenue. The agenda will include completing the change from a civic association to a community development corporation, a...

 

Superintendent Roosevelt on agenda for Carrick Council

The next meeting of the Carrick Community Council will be Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Concord Elementary School, 2350 Browns-ville Road. The featured speaker is Pittsburgh Schools' Superintendent Mark Roosevelt. Also, the “Carrick Goes...

 

Zone 3 safety council topic is Witness Protection program

The monthly meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Banksville Recreation Center on Crane Avenue. The speaker for the evening will be from the Witness Protection Program operated by the City...

 

Volunteer opportunities for Step Trek on the 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. Note the change of date from the regular meeting schedule. The...

 

Dress For Success celebrates first anniversary

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 through September 16, the highlight of which is a “Success Celebration...

 

Childhood obesity prevention is topic for Downtown summit

Highmark Inc., along with its regional partners, will present a childhood obesity prevention event for professionals and the public on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. The Highmark Childhood Obesity Summit...

 

Readshaw's Raiders prepare for annual Ride for the Monuments

According to State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, this year's annual Ride for the Monuments has two big changes: it's running later in the month and from a different starting point. The motorcycle trek to Gettysburg, sponsored by The Alliance of...

 

Gemini Children's Theater auditioning for ‘Jungle Book'

Gemini Children's Theater will be holding auditions for “Jungle Book” on Monday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gemini Theater, 7501 Penn Avenue, Point Breeze. All roles are available for adults and children more than eight years old. Movement...

 

Veronica's Veil Players to hold auditions for ‘Out of Order'

Veronica's Veil Players invites anyone interested to audition for the fast paced British farce “Out of Order” by Ray Cooney. Auditions will be Thursday and Friday, Sept. 21 and 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Veronica's Veil Auditorium, 44 Pius...

 

It's a Dog's Life exhibit opening at Silver Eye

Silver Eye Center for Photography will have an opening reception for “It's a Dog's Life,” photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collection, on Friday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Members and students are free, non-members $5; refreshments will...

 

City Theatre launches the New American Trio series

Conceived by City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, the New American Trio is a series of three brand-new plays and a constellation of activities that will be produced throughout City Theatre's...

 

Flea mart, ethnic foods on sale at St. John the Baptist Byzantine

Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church and Greek Catholic Union Lodge 28 will hold their annual Fall Flea Market and Ethnic Food Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is welcome to come and browse the...

 

Used book sale

The Friends of Carrick Library will hold a three day used book sale at the Carrick Library at 1811 Brownsville Road on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and, Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to...

 

Storytime starting up in Carrick

Get ready for fall at the Carrick branch of Carnegie Library with Storytime for children ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. beginning September 21. There will also be a special “Dora the Explorer” storytime for this age group on Saturday, Sept....

 

Beginning with Books benefits from state grant facilitated Sen. Fontana

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana recently presented a $10,000 state grant to the non-profit Beginning with Books organization. “Literacy is the key component to educational success and a good future,” Fontana said. “Investing in a child's...

 

Hard to recycle event is this Saturday

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 Stre...

 

Consumer counseling service holding homebuyer workshop

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of WPA will offer a free first time homebuyer workshop at its South Side Education Center, River Park Commons, 2403 Sidney Street, Suite 400. The workshop is on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop...

 

Henry Kaufmann House benefits from annual Day of Caring

Twenty human whirlwinds blew through The Brashear Association's Henry Kaufmann Neighborhood House and left the place clean, landscaped, and well-fed! The whirlwinds all came from Mellon Financial Corporation as participants in United Way's annual...

 

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