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Articles from the July 5, 2006 edition

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 By Al Lowe    Front Page    July 5, 2006

Allentown learns the challenges of getting area prostitues of the street

The job of rehabilitating prostitutes is challenging. “I wouldn't have it any other way,”  Johnna Zacharias said in a candid moment after her stint as a guest speaker at last Wednesday's monthly meeting of the Allentown Civic Association.  She...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    July 5, 2006

Crime, police dominate discussion on Hilltop

Taking the first steps in a “changing of the guard” at the 30th Ward Block Watch, Lucy Frankwitt passed on the facilitating of meeting of the almost quarter century old organization to Sharon Ward. Ms. Ward called for street reports that...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page    July 5, 2006

Work completed on Mount overlook in time to show off city at major events

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation President Lynne Squilla presented Mayor Bob O'Connor and District 2 Councilman Dan Deasy with brass telescopes last Friday at the official ribbon-cut...

 

Junior league seeks new members

The Junior League of Pittsburgh invites those interested in joining to an informal evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The evening will provide an opportunity to learn more about the league, its mission,...

 

Michelle Smith graduates from Geneva College

Michelle A. Smith was among the 285 members of the graduating class who were recognized by Geneva College on May 13 at the college's 157th commencement ceremony. Ms. Smith has graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources. Serving...

 

Area students on Dean's List

South Pittsburgh residents earned Dean's List honors from Slippery Rock University during the spring 2006 semester. They are: Sarah D. Boehm; Sean W. McElhone; Bethany A. Vahabzadeh; Trevor T. Weller; and, Zachary J. Weller....

 

Don't be scammed buying All-Star tickets

Attorney General Tom Corbett is urging consumers interested in attending Major League Baseball's (MLB) All-Star Game to be on the lookout for unscrupulous ticket sellers and possible counterfeit tickets offered in newspaper ads, on the Internet or...

 

History Center features special activities during All-Star Week

The Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center “Summer of Baseball” activities will swing for the fences with five full days of family fun that include a variety of baseball-related exhibits and special events from July 7-11 during...

 

Summer festival in Brookline

The Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Creedmoor Avenue, Brookline, will sponsor a six-day parish festival from July 10-15, 7-11 p.m. each evening. The festival features food, games and fun for the whole family. Dinners will be held preceding the...

 

Bible school begins July 5 in Knoxville

Knoxville United Church will offer a Vacation Bible School for children entering or completing grades K-5, Monday through Friday, beginning July 10 through 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The school, “Adventures of the Treasure Seekers: Exploring God's...

 

Local groups will receive funding from community conservation partnership

State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana announced that several local groups have received grants as a result of the Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP). “The conservation of natural resources is essential,” Fontana said. “Through programs...

 

Vacation Bible School at Zion Christian Church

How God Protects Us will be the theme of Vacation Bible School at Zion Christian Church to be held Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14. Also planned are songs, fun activities, crafts and skits. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to noon and a free lunch will be...

 

Hard to recycle items accepted at ‘Junction'

Pennsylvania Resources Council, in partnership with Construction Junction and the City of Pittsburgh, will sponsor a recycle event for those hard to dispose of items on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Construction Junction, 214 N....

 

Walton Church will hold a Flea Market on South Side

Walton United Methodist Church will be holding an outdoor Flea Market on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tables are available for the rental fee of $10 each. Turn your “trash” into “cash” by calling Susan and leaving a name...

 

Slippery Rock U. lists honor students

South Pittsburgh residents earned Dean's List honors from Slippery Rock University during the spring 2006 semester. They are: Sarah D. Boehm; Sean W. McElhone; Bethany A. Vahabzadeh; Trevor T. Weller; and, Zachary J. Weller...

 

Hieromonk Patrick to be elevated to rank of Igumen at Divine Liturgy

Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Orthodox Church will celebrate the elevation of Hieromonk Patrick to the rank of Igumen with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m. by Archbishop Kyrill during which Hieromonk Patrick will be...

 

Slopes Assn. welcomes all to their annual picnic

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will host its annual picnic at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center dining room. A guided tour of the monastery grounds will follow. The time change which is due to the All...

 

Hearing before Planning Commission concerns height of building on Works

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning has scheduled a public hearing to hear testimony concerning a proposed zoning code text amendment for the SouthSide Works. The proposed text amendment will address the subject of maximum permitted...

 

Poetry Experience will be at SouthSide Works

Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange will present the South Side summer Poetry Experience at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E. Carson Street, SouthSide Works on July 12 at 7:30 p.m. Featured poets include Joan E. Bauer, Leonard Gontarek and Sankar Roy, all...

 

Seniors may be eligible to receive free produce

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program provides eligible Pennsylvania citizens with four $5 checks to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, grown or able to be grown in Pennsylvania at their local Farmers' Market. Allegheny County residents 60 years...

 

Carrick Champs

The Carrick Reds won the in house little league championship and will represent Carrick in the Mayor's Cup Championship Tournament. Teams from across the city will play in a double elimination...

 

Welcome Home!

1st Lt. Robert C. Meussner, Jr. of Carrick has returned after an 18-month deployment in Ramadi, Iraq where he served with the 1st Battalion, 28th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,...

 

Beltzhoover will hold Community Festival this weekend in McKinley Park

The Beltzhoover Community Festival will kick-off the two-day event on Saturday, July 8 with a parade through the neighborhood at noon. The parade will begin at McKinley Park, travel down Chalfont St, Curtain Ave, Climax St and end on Gearing Ave....

 

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