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Articles from the August 18, 2015 edition

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Senior day at Soldiers & Sailors

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum will celebrate National Senior Citizens Day on Friday, Aug. 21. Soldiers and Sailors will recognize the contributions senior citizens make in communities throughout Pennsylvania during... — Updated 8/17/2015


IRS warning taxpayers about new scam artists

Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful... — Updated 8/17/2015


Scholarship available for future engineers

Kelly Services, is accepting applications for its annual “Future Engineers Scholarship”–a $5,000 award that will be presented to one eligible undergraduate student in December. The scholarship award, which can be used for... — Updated 8/17/2015


Scholarship fundraiser

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold their 16th annual scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 3, at South Hills Country Club from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $30 which includes lunch and door... — Updated 8/17/2015


Fall dek hockey leagues forming in county parks

Youth dek hockey leagues are now forming for ages 4-15 in North Park and Settlers Cabin Park. Leagues are open to both boys and girls and will be divided into four age divisions with a maximum of 48 players per group: Chipmunk... — Updated 8/17/2015


Flea market on Mt. Washington

The residents of the South Hill Retirement Residence will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1-7 p.m. in the lower parking lot of the building, 125 Ruth Street, Mt. Washington. Everyone is welcome to come and browse... — Updated 8/17/2015


The South Pittsburgh SCENE With Brad Palmisiano

The fourth annual South Side Garden Tour featured one public garden and 10 residential gardens scattered throughout the neighborhood. The South Pittsburgh Reporter visited two of... — Updated 8/17/2015


The Boy opens tonight at the Hollywood Theatre in Dormont

The latest independent film release from Chiller Films opens at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont on August 18. The three-night exclusive engagement is the only screening in the state of Pennsylvania and is co-presented by Horror Re... — Updated 8/17/2015


City CDBG hearings Sept. 2 in South Side

The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek input from interested residents and community organizations on the 2016 Community Development Block Grant Program. The hearings are being held prior to the release of... — Updated 8/17/2015


Special, non-voting meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council

There will be a special, non-voting meeting of the Mt. Oliver Borough Council on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m., 150 Brownsville Road to review the first half (Steps I, II, & III) of the Early Intervention Program report with... — Updated 8/17/2015


Drawing classes at Ormsby

Ormsby Community Center will be offering 15-week beginner and intermediate drawing courses for ages 11 to adult, beginning in September. Participants will learn basic drawing mediums such as pencil, marker, pen and ink, as well as... — Updated 8/17/2015


Grant will aid LifeSpan Meals on Wheels program

Local seniors will benefit from improved Meals on Wheels service thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation. LifeSpan, Inc. will use the $50,000 donation in support of its Meals on Wheels/Home Delivered Meals (MOW/HDM) Program.... — Updated 8/17/2015


Carrick clean-up on August 26

Join members of the Carrick community for a neighborhood clean-up on Wednesday, Aug., 26. Volunteers will meet at 6 p.m. behind Carrick Shopping Center to get bags, gloves and the clean-up assignment.  For more information,... — Updated 8/17/2015


Veterans Leadership welcomes Glass as new executive director

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Michael Aaron Glass as its new executive director. Mr. Glass brings more than 10 years of... — Updated 8/17/2015


Grace named new UPMC Mercy president

UPMC has announced the appointment of Michael Grace as President of UPMC Mercy. Mr. Grace succeeds Will Cook, who was recently recruited to become the President and CEO of the University of Colorado Hospital. “Mike is a proven... — Updated 8/17/2015


Portions of Arcata Street in Overbrook closed

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has indefinitely closed a portion of Arcata Street, in Overbrook to vehicular traffic. Erosion has necessitated that approximately 100 feet of roadway from the dead end be closed... — Updated 8/17/2015


Real Estate transactions by RealStats

16th Ward Dean Schreiner to Colin Valenta at 2416 Burham St. for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $29,700). Daniel Josephs to Michael and Susan Waldo at 2733 Cobden St. for $133,000. Triko Holdings Inc. to Perry... — Updated 8/17/2015


MWCDC forum on Thursday

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) monthly Community Forum will be held Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue. This month, concerned residents will hear... — Updated 8/17/2015


Allentown latest site for Launch MODE impact incubator

New Sun Rising has selected Allentown as their newest location to host a Launch MODE impact incubator. Launch Hilltop, an intensive 12-month program, provides concept owners with... — Updated 8/17/2015


Community Cornfest in Carrick on Saturday

The annual Community Cornfest, hosted by the Carrick and Overbrook community councils, will take place this Saturday, August 22, from noon until 6 p.m. at Phillips Park in Carrick. This year’s Cornfest will feature food, fun,... — Updated 8/17/2015


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