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Robert Richards, Allison Amrhein SRU graduates

Robert Richards of McClain Street, and Allison Amrhein of Natchez Street, were among spring semester graduates of Slipper Rock University. Richards earned a Bachelor of Science degree in community health, and Ms. Amrhein, a Bachelor of Science...

 

Adrianna Michele & Gabriella Marie Fazio

The population of Arlington recently grew by two when parents, Teri Cataldo and Frank Fazio, welcomed home their new set of twins: Adrianna Michele and Gabriella Marie. Born on June 11, 2004 at Mercy...

 

Knoxville library has programs for all

Adults and children alike will find something to do at the Carnegie of Pittsburgh - Knoxville, 400 Brownsville Rd., in the coming weeks. Children can come to Cybercamp where they can participate in four weekly sessions of fun and games involving...

 

Diabetes group discusses kidney disease

“Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease” is the subject of the next Mercy Diabetes support group program on Tuesday, July 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the first floor conference room of the Mercy Health Center, 1515 Locust Street, Uptown. Dr. A.J....

 

Real Estate Transactions for Week of 7/6/04

16th Ward Kenneth Duschek to William Lariviere at 2306 Berg St. for $156,686. Steve Ott to Fernando and Elena Avolio at 2330 Fox Way for $78,000. James McCarthy Jr. to John Fleenor at 49 Holt St. for $35,000. National City Home Services Inc. to Grego...

 

Zoning board hearings

Pittsburgh's Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled a public hearing of interest to South Pittsburghers for Thursday, July 8 at 9:10 a.m. in the first floor hearing room, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone case 129/04 is the appeal of C&L Partners...

 

Guy Costa invited to speak to Slopes assoc. about steps

Guy Costa, director of the Pittsburgh Department Of Public Works, will speak at the next meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m., about Pittsburgh public steps issues such as possible closures and...

 

Helmets are required for young

Bike helmets are required by state law for younger children and a good idea for everyone, reducing the risk of head injury by up to 85 percent, according to Pennsylvania family physicians. “At the very least, a bike helmet can save you and your...

 

Water company warns to be cautious of shady characters

Pennsylvania American Water cautions customers to be wary of individuals who try to gain access to their homes by posing as utility personnel. “We want customers to feel secure when our service personnel visit their homes and businesses,” said Ph...

 

Here's your chance to fly for only pennies on the pound

Get a birds-eye view of the town when Wings for Children presents the 11th annual “Fly Around Town for Pennies a Pound” event on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. Guests will...

 

Open call for people to appear on televison

Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN) Stations across the state are immediately seeking families and couples with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles to star in “ADVENTURE PA,” a new weekly travel series airing statewide. Families and...

 

Bakers wanted for annual cookie contest

Bakers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to submit their favorite holiday cookie recipes to the Third Annual Joy of Cookies Recipe Contest. Winning recipes will be featured at the 2004 Joy of Cookies Tour, a holiday tasting and shopping...

 

Free seminar for those considering applying to law school programs

To help prospective law school applicants increase their knowledge about the competitive admissions process and prepare to overcome the testing and application hurdles ahead, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will hold a free Law School Edge Seminar...

 

Film highlights questions of ‘necessity' of Iraq war

I am shocked that many critics have denounced Michael Moore's new movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, as unpatriotic and anti-soldier. For me, the movie served as a powerful (and painful) reminder of the costs of war - and of my obligation as a citizen to hold...

 

Hamilton graduates from Liberty U.

Clarence Hamilton of Pittsburgh recently graduated from Liberty University. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Management....

 

Dugan earns degree at Bucknell

Bucknell University conferred 800 bachelor's degrees and 28 master's degrees during commencement ceremonies May 23. Among them was Laura J. Dugan, daughter of Paul and Patricia Dugan, who earned a BS in Biology....

 

Wisloski earns PhD in Math from Pittsburgh

Greg Wisloski, son of Alex and Martha Wisloski of South Side Slopes, earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. Wisloski is a math professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania....

 

IUP graduates six from area

Six South Pittsburgh residents are among more than 200 from Allegheny County who competed studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Richard Eiszler of Carrick earned a Bachelor's Degree in secondary...

 

Area students earn honors at Point Park U.

Twenty-seven South Pittsburgh residents earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2004 term at Point Park College. Area residents named to the list for outstanding academic achievement were: Ashley Blum, Kathleen Bush, James Ferguson, Danielle Geary,...

 

Welcome Samantha

Samantha Ann Rossman became a South Side resident on May 13. She was born at Magee Womens Hospital and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Her parents are Michael and Jennifer Rossman, and she has a 3½-year-old brother, Dylan Michael....

 

Memorial fund established in memory of firefighters

Members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Oliver have organized a memorial fund in honor of Richard Stefanakis, one of two firefighters who died fighting the blaze at Ebenezer Baptist Church in March. His daughter, Crystal Stefanakis,...

 
 By David Assad    News    July 6, 2004

Northern neighbor finds benefits of living in Allentown

Canadian citizen and librarian Ann McKibbon has been living in Allentown for much of the past three years while studying to earn a doctorate degree in medical informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. This is the study of improving healthcare...

 

Knoxville housing project gets boost from $50,000 grant

The FISA Foundation recently awarded Neighborhood Development Ventures, Inc., a non-profit, real estate development affiliate of the South Side Local Development Company, a $50,000 grant to support the development of Bausman Street Independent...

 

Postal inspector says don't be a victim of identity theft crime

Identity theft was the main topic at the June 28 Upper Knoxville Block Watch meeting, featuring U.S. Postal Inspector Bob Schmidt. District Justice Anna Scharding was also in attendance. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S.,...

 

South Side Summer Street Spectacular takes on a new (and old) feel this year

Entering its 20th year this year, the South Side Summer Street Spectacular may look and feel different to those who have attended in recent years. Or it might just be reminiscent of Street...

 

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