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Articles from the November 20, 2007 edition

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Magee offering interactive health programs through Healthy Community program

The Healthy Community Outreach Education Program at Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is offering interactive health programs that are age-appropriate and suitable for group participation. Most classes are about 45...

 

Parents cautioned on childhood lead poisoning

In light of recent recalls of imported lead-tainted toys, the Allegheny County Health Department is cautioning parents that such toys pose a relatively low risk of lead poisoning and a much greater threat may be lurking in lead-based paint right in...

 

Safety first when preparing, storing Thanksgiving Dinner

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering food safety tips to help ensure that families enjoy a safe and wholesome meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. For those who have any questions about food safety while preparing their holiday meal on...

 

Applications now available for Wal-Mart scholarships

The application period for the Sam Walton Community Scholarships has begun in all U.S.-based Wal-Mart stores, Sam's Clubs and Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets. More than 5,000 scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, who will...

 

Welcome Isabella

Elma Batic of South Side announces the birth of her first great-grandchild, Isabella Juliet Schoedel. Parents are Max and Renee Schoedel of Union Township. Grandparents are James and Kathleen Sipes...

 

Wolski joins Webb Law Firm

Thomas C. Wolski, patent attorney, has joined The Webb Law Firm, a legal practice concentrating exclusively in intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights) law and related litigation issues. Mr. Wolski handles intellectual property...

 

Melissa McGrail

Army Reserve Pfc. Melissa L. McGrail has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received...

 

Matthew Baker

Air Force Senior Airman Matthew P. Baker has graduated from Airman Leadership School at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. The five-week course is designed to train senior airmen to understand their positions in the Air Force organizational structure, l...

 

PPG Place opens holiday exhibits

PPG Place's annual holiday exhibits will be open Downtown through January 7 and are free to the public. Reservations are not needed. The splendor of the holidays comes alive with “Spirits of Giving Around the World” exhibit at the Wintergarden,...

 

Birmingham AARP meets on November 28

Birmingham AARP #2757 will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Avenue at 12:30 p.m. The entertainment will be the Hotsy Totsy Jamboree. Donations for the Food Bank will be accepted. Coffee, tea and pastries...

 

Santa Claus comes to South Side

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus made their first appearances of the season last Thursday at the South Side Chamber of Commerce's Annual Light Up Night celebration. Santa and Mrs. Claus posed for photos...

 

Breakfast with Santa, craft show at Concord

Concord Presbyterian Church will have a Santa Breakfast and Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Pictures and visits with Santa will be available as well as crafts, Chinese auction and bake sale. Breakfast is $5...

 

Breakfast with Santa

Ormsby Recreation Center is taking sign-ups for Breakfast with Santa for Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Children are invited to celebrate the holiday with breakfast, have their picture taken with Santa and do a holiday craft. Space is limited to 40...

 

Kids Holiday Crawl in the Cultural District on Dec. 1

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Department of Education and Community Engagement celebrates this holiday season with the return of the FREE Kids Holiday Crawl in the Cultural District on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family friendly...

 

Prince of Peace Parish hosting Slovak Vilija

Prince of Peace Parish in South Side will host its 14th Annual Slovak Vilija — a traditional Slovak Christmas Eve dinner, on Saturday, Dec. 15. This meatless meal enjoyed by Slavic families around the world features baked fish, mushroom soup, and a...

 

Santa's coming to Mt. Oliver

The Mount Oliver Holiday Party for children will be Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Family Care Connection, 1630 Arlington Avenue (next to the WIC office). The party is open to all children under the age of 12 and features a free photo...

 

Zone 3 meets Wednesday

The next meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council will be Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in Banksville Park on Crane Avenue. The community is invited....

 

Student safety next A+ topic

The next A+ Schools “Pathways to Student Success” community meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Pittsburgh Project, 2801 N. Charles Street, North Side. Making Schools Safe: A Discussion About Student Safety and Discipline...

 

McArdle barriers discussed

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation has scheduled a meeting to discuss the replacing of barriers along McArdle Roadway on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the community club house in Chatham Village. The meeting is open to the entire Mount...

 

Mayor will hold his next ‘conversation' in Brookline

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will hold the next in his series of community conversations on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Church, 933 Brookline Blvd. The mayor will report back on initiatives such as his Neighborhoods...

 

Pittsburgh 250 next topic at South Side Chamber lunch

Rick Belloli, executive director of the South Side Local Development Company will be the featured speaker at the November luncheon of the South Side Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Belloli will discuss Pittsburgh 250 and the impact it will have on the...

 

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