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Articles from the October 19, 2004 edition

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Good cookin'

Fresh from the oven on September 29 is this cookie named Madison Rose weighing in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 21 inches long. Executive Chef Derek and Megan Gutkowski, of Arlington, created this special and...

 

Eileen Conroy recertified for district justice service

District Justice Eileen Conroy was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and...

 

Ganassi elected chairman of Birmingham Foundation

At its recent annual board meeting, the Birmingham Foundation elected new officers for a one-year term. They include: Floyd R. Ganassi of the FRG Group as chairman, Mihai Marcu of IKM as vice-chair,...

 

Senior volunteers honored

Nearly 500 senior volunteers and guests gathered at the annual awards luncheon for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Allegheny County recently held at the Sheraton Station Square. RSVP marked its 32nd anniversary of providing...

 

Cast your vote for peace

Americans have a critical decision to make this November, one which may determine the future happiness of not only the United States, but of many millions around the world. The choice is obvious to all who treasure peace and right relationship among...

 

Why I'll vote for the first time

The 2004 Presidential election is upcoming between George W. Bush and John F. Kerry. For the first time in my 33 years I am going to vote. I am going to vote for Democratic candidate John F. Kerry and running mate, Senator John Edwards. Here is why....

 

Seniors welcome to showcase their talents

Older adults who want to display their singing, dancing, crafting or other talents can participate in the third annual Ageless Spirit – A Showcase of Golden Talent. The show will be from 1 p.m. to approximately 4 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the...

 

College bound students can take the ACT test

College-bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment on December 11 for the next national test date. The deadline for postmark registration is November 5. The late registration deadline is November 18 (an additional $15 fee is required for...

 

West End city view featured on Leukemia Society holiday cards

Watercolor artist Mary Lois Verrilla pays tribute to the West End with the creation of “Star Light, Star Bright,” a holiday card created for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Verrilla, known as “the lady who paints Pittsburgh,” has been produc...

 

Diocese asking for grant applications from groups

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is soliciting pre-applications requests for grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Non-profit organizations sponsoring projects that propose to address the basic causes of poverty and to...

 

Flood victims can replace driver licenses at no cost

Victims of recent flooding are eligible for free replacement driver licenses and motor vehicle products, according to state Sen. Jack Wagner (D-Allegheny). Until Nov. 8, PennDOT will re-issue the following items at no cost to flood victims:...

 

Property relief for home owners

Beginning in October, homeowners in Allegheny County and across the Commonwealth will receive Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion applications in compliance with the Homeowners Property Tax Relief Act (Act 72). More than three million property owners in...

 

Successful summer reading program

Children at Small World Day Care in Carrick celebrated a successful summer of reading with Julie Kant, children's librarian at the Carrick branch library. Children were encouraged to read regularly...

 

Lecture series begins at St. Mary's

The Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania will host its Annual Fall Lecture Series at Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Orthodox Church, 105 S. 19th Street, South Side. Lectures will be on Thursdays, Oct. 21 through Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. each...

 

Slavic food festival in South Side

Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its annual Slavic Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featured will be an extensive menu of homemade Slavic foods from Eastern Europe such as borscht,...

 

Register students now for Spanish magnet at Phillips

Phillips Elementary School is accepting applications for entrance into the Spanish magnet program for the 2005-2006 school year. Preferred registration began on October 12 and ends on October 22. Preferred registration is given to children who...

 

Tickets for Kids will get South Pittsburgh kids into more venues

Tickets for Kids Foundation, with the support of the Birmingham Foundation, is providing opportunities for underserved children and families to attend community events. The purpose of the three-year grant is to improve the well being of children and...

 

Carrick High celebrates 80 years

The Carrick High School Alumni Association recently celebrated the 80th Anniversary of Carrick High School. On Friday, Sept. 24, the day the school opened in 1924, District Justice Richard King...

 

South Pittsburgh neighborhoods apply for own Main Street funds

The Main Street Task Forces in Allentown, Hazelwood and Mount Washington will join ten other Main Street districts across Pittsburgh in applying directly to the City of Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for the 2005 Main Street funding...

 

More housing proposed for South Side

New condominiums, South Vo-Tech High School, revised neighborhood plan, and scenic byway designation for East Carson St. were some of the subjects discussed at last week's meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. In the opening presentation, Dave...

 

City services may suffer without relief

Changes in city departments and services with Act 47 was the lead topic at the October 12 meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association with speaker Judy Dyda, neighborhood policy director for the Mayor's Office. Other guests were...

 

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