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Parents urged to vaccinate kids for school

The Allegheny County Health Department is urging parents to protect their children and those around them by making sure they have all the vaccinations needed for the upcoming school year. “Immunizations are a very safe and effective way to keep chi...

 

Sign up now for fall programs at Ormsby

Ormsby Recreation Center is accepting registrations for the summer and fall programs that include: Flag football for ages 6-8: Six weeks of instruction and modified game play. Flag football for ages 9-18: NFL Air-It-Out Rules, full game schedule....

 

Nominate businesses for Power of Work

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Power of Work Awards sponsored annually by Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania to recognize employers who help people with special needs overcome barriers to employment. The deadline for nominations...

 

Sarah Cerminara

Army National Guard Pfc. Sarah Cerminara has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and...

 

Diane R. Haynes

Army Staff Sgt. Diane R. Haynes is one of 67 soldiers who participated in the largest ever re-enlistment ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq. A total of 1,215 soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines were administered the re-enlistment oath by the commanding...

 

Megan Tegtmeier

Army Pvt. Meagan M. Tegtmeier has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received...

 

Jerry Lewis ready to star in 43rd Labor Day Telethon for MDA

Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis will continue his battle against muscular dystrophy this Labor Day weekend on his 43rd Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Originating from the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las...

 

Home Safe Home program

UPMC Mercy and Baldwin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are offing “Home Safe Home,” a free fall prevention, home safety assessment, fire safety and burn prevention program for area senior citizens on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at...

 

Spaghetti dinner at St. Sylvester's

Saint Sylvester Parish will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner and flea market on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1-6 p.m. at Saint Sylvester's Church hall, 3754 Brownsville Road, Brentwood. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Dinner includes...

 

Baseball signups in Carrick for fall leagues

CCAA will hold annual fall ball baseball/softball sign ups on August 23 and 24. Sign ups will be held at Volunteers field from 5 – 7 p.m. both days.  The cost is $35 and all boys and girls are welcome to sign up. The season is scheduled to run...

 

Lipinski on Dean's List

Rachael M. Lipinski, a junior in the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences, has been named to the spring 2008 Dean's List at Duquesne University. Ms. Lipinski is the daughter of Patricia and...

 

South Sider publishes book on neuropathy treatments

Dr. George W. Kukurin of South Side's Kukurin Chiropractic recently published a book entitled Hope & Help for People Suffering From Peripheral Neuropathy. Dr. Kukurin is one of only several area chiro...

 

Coupon books on sale at MSSS

The Multiple Sclerosis Service Society is selling Enjoy and Entertainment Coupon books with coupons that are valid from time of purchase until November 1, 2009. Enjoy Books are $27, and Entertainment Books are $20. Proceeds benefit patient services...

 

Fontana bill would close loopholes for drunk drivers

State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) and Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-Montgomery) plan to introduce legislation to close a loophole in the law that recently allowed a repeat DUI offender in Allegheny County to escape additional mandatory...

 

Costa proposal would create PA gaming enforcement agency

State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) has introduced legislation that would create the Pennsylvania Gaming Enforcement Agency (GEA), an independent law enforcement agency charged with enforcement responsibilities for the state's gaming industry....

 

School board approves ED of Support Services

At the Special Legislative Meeting held last week, the Pittsburgh Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Patricia A. Gennari to the position of executive director of support services, effective September 1. As executive director of...

 

Pittsburgh school district shows some gains over last six years

The news from the Pennsylvania Department of Education is good—student achievement has increased in every subject at all grade levels and for all ethnic, racial and economic groups of students since 2002. The news for Pittsburgh Public Schools is...

 

Beltzhoover Community Days will benefit from SHHS weekend

The Beltzhoover Community Days 2009 Committee is sponsoring a South Hills High School All Class Party Weekend as its first fundraiser for next year's celebration. To kick off the weekend there will be a “Get Reacquainted Happy Hour” on Friday,...

 

County pools on reduced schedules

The North Park Swimming Pool will be closed through August 22 and August 25 through 29. The wave pools at Boyce, Settler's Cabin and South Park will remain open through August 24, but they will be closed from August 25 through 29. All Allegheny...

 

Police recruiting community members for ‘citizens' academy

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police twice a year sponsors an opportunity for community members to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the...

 

Bible 101 classes on Hilltop

Bible 101, an introduction to the Bible covering basics will take place at the Hilltop United Methodist Church, 631 E. Warrington Ave. in Allentown for six weeks beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The “course” will include discussion on...

 

Homebuyers club helps prepare for home purchase

Those interested in purchasing a new home might want to consider joining the homebuyers' club on the Hilltop. The club, sponsored by PNC Foundation and presented by Nazareth Housing Services, is a free five-week course, where potential buyers will...

 

Grandview Park Marketplace benefits 100th anniversary

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Allentown Community Development Corporation and the Friends of Grandview Park, is sponsoring the Grandview Park Marketplace on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in...

 

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