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Articles from the July 2, 2013 edition

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Keep it safe on July 4th with these cookout food safety tips

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering food safety tips for July 4th holiday cookouts and picnics. The key to preventing food poisoning is good personal hygiene, along with temperature control and adequate cooking of po... — Updated 7/1/2013


Search underway to find former USS Interpid crew memers for event

August 16, 2013 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the U.S.S. Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. To... — Updated 7/1/2013


Carrie Furnaces subject of Silver Eye Center call for submissions

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a call for entries for contemporary photographs taken at the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin. Selected works will be displayed at Silver Eye Center for Photography, at 1015 East Carson Street... — Updated 7/1/2013


Steeler stabbing suspect, girlfriend returned to city to face trial in attack

Jerrell Whitlock, 26, accused of stabbing Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Adams on June 1 on South Side was returned to Pittsburgh on Friday, June 28, by Allegheny County sheriff’s... — Updated 7/1/2013


American Eagle pitches in at Emmaus House

On June 4, the South Side-based Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh hosted 19 volunteers from American Eagle Outfitters as part of the first ever AEO Better World Community Day.... — Updated 7/1/2013


Gordon J. Ruffin

Army Pfc. Gordon J. Ruffin has graduated from the Chaplain Assistant Advanced Individual Training course at the Chaplain School, Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The course emphasized religious support, development of interpersonal... — Updated 7/1/2013


Co-Creators Vacation Bible School July 8-12

All children and youth ages 4 – 16 years old are welcome to join the Co-Creators Summer Week Vacation Bible School at the South Side Presbyterian Church July 8 - 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening Monday through Friday. They... — Updated 7/1/2013


Kingdom Rock kids' event in August at Hot Metal Bridge

Kingdom Rock, a summer kids’ event, will be hosted at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community from Monday to Friday, August 12-16, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Kingdom Rock is open to kids who are five years old through fifth grade... — Updated 7/1/2013


Community groups urged to host National Night Out events on Aug. 6

Pittsburgh residents and neighborhood groups are being encouraged to participate in this year’s National Night Out (NNO) celebration, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out is an opportunity for Pittsburgh residents,... — Updated 7/1/2013


South Sider from Elderberry Junction wins trip to Washington

Older adults with intellectual disabilities enjoy a variety of daily activities in Goodwill’s Elderberry Junction program, and one participant recently won a trip to Washington D.C. for an artwork she created there. Several... — Updated 7/1/2013


South Side attorney tops in Pennsylvania

A South Side resident is one of ten attorneys at Pittsburgh law firm Meyer, Unkovic & Scott named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Ronald L. Hicks, Jr. is a member of the... — Updated 7/1/2013


Celebrating the Fourth of July

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Dig Into Reading, more at the Allentown Pop-up

Dig Into Reading with the Allentown Pop-up Library Summer Reading Club and more. It’s not too late to join this opportunity to read some wonderful books and to be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Kindle Fire. Stop in at the P... — Updated 7/1/2013


Carrick Library schedules programs for this summer

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Carrick at 1811 Brownsville Road is planning a full schedule of summer family fun activities. Library programs in July and August include: Pre-K Programs: Storytime: Come in on Tuesdays at 10:30... — Updated 7/1/2013


Higher income limits set for county WIC program

Higher income limits have gone into effect for Allegheny County Health Department’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program. The income limits, based on family size, will increase by 1.9 percent to 2.8... — Updated 7/1/2013


Fresh Friday distribution July 12

Area residents may qualify for free produce to be distributed on the Hilltop. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick residents in 15227 zip codes can pick up fre... — Updated 7/1/2013


Real estate transactions for issue of 7/2/13

16th Ward Russell Mary to Cameron and Mary Ellen Mock at 318 Clover St. for $36,000. Milan Stanojevic to Steel River Properties LLC at Jane St. for $52,500. JMG 2511 Larkins LLC to John Preffer at 2511 Larkins Way for $172,000.... — Updated 7/1/2013


Zoning Board hearings

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. Zone... — Updated 7/1/2013


Beltzhoover Civic continues work to renovate Venson Park

Calling all Beltzhoover area historians and enthusiasts—your neighborhood needs your help! The Beltzhoover Civic Association (BCA) recently received $16,000 in competitive, reinvestment grants for the professional redesign of... — Updated 7/1/2013


Community Council elects board members, amends its by-laws

Annual board elections held during the June 24 open meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) resulted in the election to two-year terms of three incumbents and four newcomers. The incumbents are: Mike Clark, Mike McCullou... — Updated 7/1/2013


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