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Articles from the September 9, 2014 edition

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Fresh Fridays produce distribution on September 12

Fresh Fridays, the free produce distribution on the Hilltop continues on the second Friday of the month with the next one on September 12. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210, 15211 and Carrick...

 

'Ambassadors' are needed in Allentown as part of an energy saving competition

Allentown is one of three Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon to be involved in a heated competition to see which neighborhood can save the most energy. ReEnergize Pgh, a project of GTECH Strategies, will pit Allentown, Homewood and Hazelwood in an energy...

 

City will hold two public hearings on Capital Budget

The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek public comment from interested citizens, community organizations and the business community on the 2015 Capital Budget. These hearings are separate from the 2015 Community Development...

 

Real estate transactions for issue of 09/09/14

16th Ward Thomas Britton to Timber Holdings LLC at 736-738 Bajo St. for $63,400. Deborah Pannette to PNC Bank NA at 980 Becks Run Road for $2,008 by sheriff’s deed. Freedom Home Ventures L.P. to Bayview Loan Servicing LLC at 2315 Eccles St. for...

 

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Sandra Joyce Davison, 741 Eureka Street, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 304.5, 307.1, 302.4, 304.7. ...

 

Interfaith coalition sponsors first event on Mt. Washington

The Greater Pittsburgh Interfaith Coalition, a new grassroots organization seeking to convene the region’s diverse faith communities, will sponsor its first event on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Dr. Lucinda Mosher, director of the interfaith chaplain...

 

Market House planning dinner dance, Health Fair along with regular activities

The Market House Senior Center has a fun filled September Calendar full of trips, classes, parties and other activities to celebrate Senior Center Month. The center is planning a Fall Dinner Dance September 30 from 4-8 p.m. with dinner, dancing and...

 

S.S. Planning Forum will hear from Public Safety Director

The regular monthly meeting of the South Side Planning Forum will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. City Council representative Bruce Kraus has facilitated a presentation by the new Director of Public...

 

Volunteers needed to help at Knoxville Inclince Overlook

The final Knoxville Incline Overlook volunteer work day is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the old Knoxville Incline Overlook and trail along Brosville Street. The ReClaim South Ambassador Project aims to highlight the...

 

Learn how to make your summer harvest last longer

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Mount Washington will present Enjoying Your Harvest & Making it Last by Faith Starr, former host of Living Green With Faith radio on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Join Ms. Starr for this informative and...

 

Children's activities continue at the Carrick Branch Library

Storytime and more at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Carrick is happening during September. Storytime: Toddler and Preschooler Tales takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join in for stories, rhymes, songs, and more fun activities to nurture early...

 

Munchkin Mondays continue at the Carnegie Science Center

Munchkin Mondays, Carnegie Science Center’s program for early learners ages 2-6, resumed on Mondays from 10 a.m.−2 p.m. Munchkin Mondays will run weekly through October 27. Free with general admission to the Science Center, Munchkin Mondays...

 

Youth for a Future program resumes this week at South Side Presbyterian

The South Side Presbyterian Church will continue the Youth For A Future: Pathway to Your Career program for rising eighth through tenth graders. The yearlong program resumes for new students on September 11 and returning students on September 18...

 

Fire and Ice Show will amaze kids at the Knoxville Branch Library

The Knoxville Library celebrates back to school with the Fire & Ice Show, presented by Mad Science of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5-6 p.m. A bubbling potion and the spectacular “Swish, Whoosh, Aah!” are the highlights of this fun...

 

Block watch

The Lower Beltzhoover Block Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 29 Sylvania Ave in the Community Room at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For additional information, contact the block watch captain at 412-381-7235....

 

Park clean-up on Saturday

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is asking for help to tackle invasive plants and litter on the hillsides of South Side Park on Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Quarry Field parking lot on 18th Street. A...

 

Neighborhood clean up in Carrick

The Carrick Community Council is organizing a neighborhood clean up for Thursday, Sept. 18 at 5:30. Volunteers should meet behind Carrick Shopping Center. Gloves and bags will be provided. Volunteers will clean along Brownsville Road and other main...

 

Multi-parish flea market at this weekend

A Multi-Parish Flea Market hosted by the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh Youth Ministry will take place the weekend of September 13-14 in the Religious Education Building at St. Albert the Great. The flea market will be from 8 a.m. to noon...

 

Spaghetti dinner

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Spaghetti Dinner and Baskets Raffle on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Meals are $5 for adults, with two free raffle tickets. Dinner for children 12 years and under is $3 and children under 2 are free. Meals...

 

Mayor reminds parents of free health care enrollment resource for children

Mayor William Peduto’s Healthy Together enrollment campaign, made possible through a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered last week with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at...

 

Emmaus Community to hold a Halloween-themed race

On October 18, the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh will hold its first Emmaus Spirit Run, a Halloween-themed 5k race event and 1k fun walk along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in South Side. The festivities and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m....

 

Temporary and permanent bike lanes now on bridges in Downtown, South Side

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has announced the county has developed short and long term bike lanes on several bridges within the City of Pittsburgh, including the Andy Warhol Bridge (Seventh Street), the Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth...

 

Health Dept. to pay bounty on old woodstoves, wood-fired boilers

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering County residents cash incentives to dispose of old woodstoves and outdoor wood-fired boilers that do not meet current national emission standards. The collection event will be held on Saturday,...

 

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