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Articles from the September 21, 2004 edition

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A Taste of South Side coming soon

Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—South Side invite everyone to attend their annual fundraiser, “The Gourmet Sampler: A Taste of the South Side,” Friday, Oct.1, 7-9 p.m. in the Carson Street library building. For a $15 donation, those...

 

Volunteers needed to help Arlington Meals On Wheels deliver

Volunteers are needed due to a sizeable increase in the population of the clients of Arlington Meals On Wheels. While the program has been extremely successful the kitchen staff and drivers are in need of help if the program is to continue to grow....

 

Blood drive this Thursday at Phillips Elementary School

There will be a blood drive at Phillips Elementary School Thursday, Sept. 23, 1-6:30 p.m., to replenish the blood used by Margie Gatto in her struggle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Margie is the sister of Barbara Rudiak, principal of Phillips...

 

Sen. Costa explains new gaming legislation, state's part in Act 47

The Carrick High auditorium was the most recent stop in a series of “town hall meetings” being conducted this year by State Senator Jay Costa of the 43rd district. Costa spoke at Carrick High last Tuesday after visiting communities in his...

 

Two local residents earn Eagle Scout honors

Two South Side residents, David Prokopec and Kevin Mowry, achieved the highest rank of scouting, the Eagle, in May and were presented with awards on September 18. The young men have been in scouting since 1992 when they joined Cub Scout Pack 572...

 

Workshops discuss housing options and opportunities

Choosing a place to live is an important decision for most people. The Brashear Association will host two workshops during the first week of October to provide information on a wide range of housing options and opportunities. The workshops are...

 

Block party on E. Carson hosted by new S.S. church

Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is planning a South Side Block Party to celebrate their opening weekend. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 2, 1-5 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of 18th and East Carson Street. Special attractions...

 

Arlington Civic Council learns that trash is more than just talk

After a summer break, the Arlington Civic Council and Block Watch got into its normal routine with a meeting September 13 at the Kaufmann Center. A speaker from the U.S. Postal Service was not able to show up as planned, but there were two other...

 

Third annual StepTrek coming to the South Side Slopes in October

Details of the upcoming StepTrek 2004 highlighted last week's meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association. StepTrek, a non-competitive, self-guided walking tour of the Slopes, will be on Sunday, Oct. 17, starting at noon. Participants...

 

Carrick area residents, businesses concerned about rise in crime, drugs

Topics ranged from the new — a healthcare center, pre-school classes, and a block watch — to the old — open drug-dealing, absentee landlords, and taxes — at last week's 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch meeting. Guests included Pittsburgh Police...

 

Allentown stakeholders welcome to participate in latest revitalization effort

Community efforts and organization on the Hilltop will continue on September 22, - the next meeting of the Allentown Main Street Task Force. Beginning at 5 p.m., business owners and other community members are urged to attend the meeting and dinner a...

 

Carnegie begins planning stage for South Side library

The “community planning stage” for improving the South Side branch of Carnegie Library kicked off last week with a presentation by library personnel before a packed house at the South Side Planning Forum meeting. Rumors of the imminent...

 

City starts 30th season with Outlying Islands premiere

City Theatre begins its 30th season with the American premiere of Outlying Islands, written by young Scottish playwright David Greig and directed by City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden. Outlying Islands runs on City Theatre's 272-seat...

 

Sen. Costa working to broaden Megan's Law

State Sen. Jay Costa Jr. s reports he will use his position as Democratic Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee while serving on a special bipartisan working group charged with giving the public greater community notification on sexual...

 

Pollution Prevention Week in the county

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering tips on how to practice pollution prevention at home and in the workplace as part of National Pollution Prevention Week, Sept. 20-26. Pollution prevention is reducing or eliminating the creation of...

 

Magee birthday bash slated for Kennywood on Sept. 26

The second annual Magee's Birthday Party to celebrate all of the babies who have come into the world at Magee Women's Hospital, their parents, grandparents, and the entire Magee family, will be Sunday, Sept. 26, 1 -6 p.m. at Kennywood Park. Magee's...

 

Deadline nears to register to vote in this year's election

Citizens must be registered by October 4 if they plan on voting in this year's presidential election. “With Pennsylvania considered a key ‘battleground' state in this year's presidential election, I urge all local citizens to let their voice be...

 

Wagner wants more cooperation between state, local fire departments to strengthen response plans

State Sen. Jack Wagner is calling for better coordination between state institutions and local fire departments as a way to strengthen emergency response plans. The Allegheny County lawmaker, who serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency...

 

Ricciardi pleads with Mayor Murphy to quit using failed policies

Pittsburgh City Council President Gene Ricciardi last week called on Mayor Tom Murphy to quit the failed policies of the past and exercise the city's right to immediately petition Common Pleas Court to impose a “commuter tax” on workers who are...

 

South Side Library Storytime beginning

South Side Library Preschool Storytime is scheduled on Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. Children ages 3-6 are welcome to come to read stories, sing songs and make a craft during Storytime. On Monday, September 27 at 6 p.m., kids ages 3 and older...

 

Carrick library planning a full slate of activities for all ages

Fall into fun with these special programs at the Carrick Library. To celebrate Grandparents Day, the library invites grandchildren and their grandparents (or honorary grandparents) to hear stories about this special relationship on Saturday, Sept....

 

UPMC has positions for those who have the time

Now that the children have gone back to school, parents should think about volunteering at UPMC South Side. The hospital offer free lunches, parking and educational workshops to volunteers, and people of all ages are needed – adults, teens 14...

 

A Good Day For Ducks

The water fowl in South Side Park didn't seem to mind the Monongahela River spilling over its banks this weekend after the torrential rain brought by what was left of Hurricane Ivan. Kyle Lebouitz...

 

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