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 By Al Lowe    Front Page    October 24, 2006

MWCDC elects new board and officers

Neighborhood activists beat out some local professionals when members of the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation chose 11 board members and several officers last Thursday, Oct. 19. Eight of the nineteen board candidates and three of...

 

Boro expects to hold the line on taxes

The official figures have not been released yet, but Mount Oliver borough announced at its monthly business meeting October 16 that no tax increase is planned for the 2007 fiscal year. Councilwoman Christine Brendel, who chairs the administration/eco...

 

Mayor will continue Redd Up program, introduces police chief

Zone 4 hosted the “City-Wide” Public Safety Council meeting for citizens at the St. Stephen's Chapel in Hazelwood October 18, but there was a large representation from local Zone 3 at the meeting which featured Mayor Luke Ravenstahl as the guest...

 

All dressed up

Waiting patiently for the costume contest at the Arlington Recreation Center were some of the 140 kids who were registered for the Arlington Civic Council's annual Halloween Party....

 

Goodwill asks for donations of your computer equipment

Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh is seeking donated computers and related peripherals for its retail stores and attended donation centers. “Goodwill's updated computer recycling efforts are underway, and we need used computers and parts to help...

 

Fall Craft Show at the Elks

Pittsburgh Elks Lodge #11 will sponsor a Fall Craft & Vendor Show on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge, 5800 Buttermilk Hollow Road, Lincoln Place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 72 tables of craft items and brand name vendors...

 

Hilltoppers present ‘Mystery'

The Hilltoppers Club of Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 400 Orchard Place, will present a “Mystery Theater” and Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. The donation is $10. Any member of the Hilltoppers Club can provide tickets, or call 412-431-2166....

 

Country Fair at Temple Baptist

Temple Baptist Church of Mount Oliver will sponsor their annual Country Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring Attic Treasures, Jewelry, Crafts, Slightly Used Clothing and more. Lunch will be available in the Country Kitchen for...

 

Fashion show raises $10,000 for cancer research

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Philip Pelusi Hair Salons showed their support in the fight against cancer with their annual Fashion Show. All ticket proceeds and donations were contributed to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Philip Pelusi...

 

Spiritual Growth opportunities at St. Adalbert convent in S.S.

Spiritual Growth opportunities are available to adults and young adults of all faiths by the Felician Franciscan Sisters in November at the newly renovated Saint Adalbert convent on South Side (15th Street). On Thursday, Nov. 2, Spiritual...

 

Free Thanksgiving dinner at Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Church, 319 West Sycamore Street in Mt. Washington, will prepare and serve a complete Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in the community who would like to join them. The free meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday,...

 

Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates 100th Anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Serbian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh. St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church incorporated on the South Side in 1906 merged with St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in 1961 to form Holy Trinity...

 

Girl Scout Troop 60 now meeting in Allentown

Come celebrate Juliette Low's birthday with Girl Scout Troop 60 and find out who she was and all the awesome things she's done. Girls in grades K-6 are invited to join Girl Scout Troop 60 the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30-8...

 

Fontana to prod senate on child protection bill

Outraged by news accounts of another local child being severely beaten by school personnel last week, state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana said he will step up efforts to win passage of his bill aimed at protecting children from abuse by teachers or other...

 

Public hearing on amendments before planning commission

A public hearing has been scheduled before the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown, on two new Zoning Code text amendments...

 

Rep. Wheatley responds to task force: Hill doesn't want Isle of Capri

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Pittsburgh, responded to a city task force's recent recommendation on which slots applicant would be best for Pittsburgh. He also provided an outline of his reasons for his recent vote against a bill to revise the slots...

 

Carrick watch meeting slated

The next general meeting of the 29th Ward Carrick Block Watch will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Roosevelt School, Brownsville Road and West Cherryhill Street at 7 p.m....

 

CBA meeting this Thursday

The next meeting of the Carrick Business Association will be Thursday, Oct. 26 at Thee Olde Place, Streets Run Road, Baldwin. Networking will be at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The main speaker will be Ray Mutchler of Peak Performance Management...

 

Spaghetti dinner this week at So. Side Presbyterian

The South Side Presbyterian Church will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 28 with meals being served from 4-8 p.m. The dinner is a fundraiser to benefit the many neighborhood ministries of the church. The meal includes spaghetti, gourmet...

 

Superintendent Roosevelt will speak in Beltzhoover

The next meeting of the Greater Beltzhoover Inter-Agency Network, “Meet the Principals,” will be Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 400 Orchard Place, Knoxville. The evening will start with a reception at 5 p.m., the program will...

 

Trick or Treat in Boro Sat.

Halloween Trick or Treating will take place in Mount Oliver Borough on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Parents should accompany young children while they Trick or Treat....

 

Halloween Maze in Carrick

Get into the Halloween Spirit with a sneak preview of the Haunted Maze sponsored by Phillips Park Recreation Center on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-9 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. friends, families and neighbors are welcome to enjoy a...

 

SHHS reunion

South Hills High School Class of 1986 will hold its 20-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Bradley House, 5239 Brownsville Road. Cost for the evening is $40 per person or $75 per couple. Reservations and payment are due in advance. For more...

 

Transit tunnel work requires rerouting of bus, trolley traffic over hilltop

Port Authority crews shifted their rail replacement work near South Hills Junction to outbound tracks near the south portal of the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel causing changes to T operations and some bus detours for approximately three weeks. Port...

 

Local counseling agencies outline programs for Slopes residents

Attendees at the October 17 meeting of the South Sides Slopes Neighborhood Association were treated to a mini- mental health fair, with representatives of local counseling agencies briefly describing their services. Rev. Donald Ware said he invited...

 

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