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Councilman touts new business permit

Councilman Bruce A. Kraus was the featured speaker at the June meeting of the South Side Chamber of Commerce. The councilman came to outline a new city ordinance requiring a permit for businesses to display their wares on the sidewalks in front of th...

 

Public Safety Summit called to discuss issues in Arlington

Councilman Bruce A. Kraus will hold a Summer Public Safety Summit to talk about public safety issues on Arlington Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Henry Kaufmann Center, corner of Fernleaf and Salisbury streets in Arlington, on Monday, July 7...

 

Local hearings scheduled for the Pgh. Zoning Board

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. On Thursday, July 10 the...

 

SHHS reunion for class of ‘68

South Hills High School Class of 1968 will hold a reunion on August 2 on the deck/gazebo of the Bahama Breeze Restaurant in Robinson Township, from 3 – 6 p.m. Classmates are welcome to come and enjoy a casual Caribbean Cocktail party and...

 

Vendors needed in Beltzhoover

Vendors needed for Beltzhoover's Community Day Festival to be held July 12 and 13. Call 412-537-0384 for an application....

 

Free swim lessons at county pools

Free swimming lessons will be conducted at the pools in Boyce, North, Settler's Cabin and South parks from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. Classes for individuals with last names beginning with “A” through “K” will...

 

Vendors needed for Mount Oliver Community Day

The Mount Oliver Community Day Festival Committee is seeking vendors for the week of July 15 through 19. Call Billie Michener at 412-381-0420 for more information....

 

Wellness and Our Senses for women

The next Hilltop Health Ministries Consortium “Woman to Woman” meeting is scheduled for Friday July 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 Brownsville Road in Mt. Oliver. Parish Nurse Debbie Koch will lead the discussion on “Wellness and Our...

 

Things were pretty crafty in the neighborhood

The Arts & Crafts Market at South Side Celebrates Pittsburgh 250 was a popular stopping place on Saturday before the Tour of Pennsylvania came through....

 

CitiParks' Roving Art Cart coming

Citiparks' Roving Art Cart will be visiting South Pittsburgh this summer, giving local children an opportunity to paint, sculpt, or create objects with paper and more on the following dates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: July 2 – Warrington Community...

 

Annual 5K Run For Roch on July 26

The 4th Annual Run for Roch 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, July 26 at 8:45 a.m. The race is in honor of Roch Furguiele and will be held in Mount Washington where he spent his youth growing into a champion runner. The race starts the Monongahela...

 

So. Side Slopes annual picnic on July 8

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Summer Picnic on Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the St. Paul Monastery. As part of the program, Fr. Don Ware will be leading a tour of the Monastery grounds and gardens. The SSSNA...

 

Coming up at the Carrick branch library

This week Summer Reading Club members at the Carrick Branch Library are being reminded to report how many books they've read for prizes. In addition, KinderPrep, for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2008, will be held on Tuesdays at 11a.m.;...

 

Registration open for tree tender courses

Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest (FPUF) is offering Tree Tender courses throughout the city. Tree Tenders learn to plant and care for young street trees, increasing a tree's chance of survival and prolonging their life in the urban...

 

Property tax/rent rebate filing deadline extended

Senior citizens now have until December 31 to file for the state's expanded Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program according to State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana. “Gaming revenues have enabled us to significantly expand the benefits and eligibility for...

 

Artists demonstrate on South Side

Walt Zotter the Potter works on another of the crocks he designed to celebrate Pittsburgh 250. The demonstration was part of South Side Celebrates Pittsburgh 250....

 

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program will disburse checks for seniors on July 8

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides eligible Pennsylvania citizens with checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, grown or growable in Pennsylvania at their local farmers' market. Allegheny County residents, 60 plus years of...

 

Summer Vacation Bible School in SS

The South Side Presbyterian Church's Co-Creators Summer Week Vacation Bible School will be July 14-18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 16 years are welcome. This year's theme is a beach party, Surfin' Through the Scriptures featuring stories, crafts,...

 

Saint Clair Village Homecoming Reunion coming in July

The Saint Clair Village Homecoming Reunion will be Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. On Friday, July 25 there will be a get together at CJ's, 2901-2911 Penn Avenue in the Strip, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. There is no cover charge, but CJ's does...

 

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