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Articles from the November 28, 2006 edition

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Real Estate transactions for issue of 12/5/06

16th Ward REO Properties Corp. to John McCloskey at 2128-2130 Carey Way for $50,000. NRLL East LLC to Yvonne Williams at Cobden St. for $23,900. Joseph Hawrylak to Arana White at 422 Fisher St. for $63,000. Estate of John Pippi to Janice Crum and...

 

New baby

Evan Chester Ford was born on October 9 at West Penn Hospital, weighing 8 lb. 14 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. He is the brother of Samuel, 7. His parents are Frank and Diane Ford. His...

 

Girlscout troop on the Hilltop

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 p.m. at the Hilltop United Methodist Church, 631 E. Warrington Avenue, Allentown. For more information call Angelique Bradford at...

 

Santa coming to breakfast at the Ormsby Center

Ormsby Recreation Center is registering boys and girls from 2-7 years for “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. Space is limited to 50 children so call the center by December 6 to register. There is a $5 fee for the present from...

 

SCORE holding basics workshop

SCORE will present a Small Business Basics workshop on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Park University, Boulevard of the Allies and Third Avenue in the JVH Theater on the second floor, Downtown. The workshop is designed to help...

 

Environmental poster contest for middle school students

The Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring its eighth annual environmental poster contest for students in grades 6-8. The theme of this year's contest is “Shedding Light on Mercury” and intended to help students learn about the harmful...

 

Senator Costa Re-elected as Democratic caucus chairman

State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was unanimously re-elected by his fellow Democratic senators as Democratic Caucus Chairman for the 2007-08 legislative session. “Being re-elected to the third highest position in our caucus is a great honor,...

 

Senior Master Sergeant Paul F. Filo

Senior Master Sergeant Paul F. Filo retired November 1, 2006 completing 36 years of Reserve Service with the 911th Airlift Wing, Air Reserve Station, Coraopolis, PA 15108. Son of the late Mr. and...

 

Home buying seminar next in week Carrick

Century 21 Rise/McIlrath will sponsor a home buying seminar at the office, 1126 Brownsville Road, Carrick, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. Those interested will be taken through the buying process step-by-step. Call Cathy or Kim for a reservation at...

 

This winter, protect yourself against dangers of hypothermia

The Allegheny County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter from hypothermia, a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when body temperature drops below 95 degrees. While...

 

Health department offers tips to keep hunters safe during deer season

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering hunters health and safety tips for the upcoming deer firearms season, which started on Monday, Nov. 27. Health officials are recommending precautions to protect hunters from firearm injuries,...

 

AARP #2757 holiday party

Birmingham AARP #2757 will have a Christmas Party at Slavatore's on December 5 at noon for members only. Those attending must have a ticket. There will be no regular meeting in December. A skit called “T'was the Night Before” will be presented...

 

Preschool storytime in So. Side

Every Thursday from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at the South Side Library, preschoolers and their favorite adults can enjoy story times designed to increase a young child's interest in reading. Early literacy skills are developed through listening to stories,...

 

Mercy nursing school holding open houses

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing will host a series of Saturday open houses in the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007.  Open houses will be held December 2; and January 13, February 3, and March 3, 2007, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., in the Sister...

 

Holiday programs listed for the Carnegie Museums

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History celebrate the holidays with a variety of special programs. Following is a complete list of events for this holiday season. All activities are included in the price of admission unless otherwise indicated. A...

 

Spirit of Giving at PPG Place

The PPG Place Wintergarden's annual “Spirits of Giving From Around the World” will be on display through January 7 and is free to the public. Reservations are not needed. This enchanting display of life-size Santas and original paintings...

 

Carrick Library features programs for children

Help develop your child's early literacy skills and make new friends through stories, songs and various activities at Storytime for children ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. on December 7, 14 and 21 at the Carrick library. Favorite holiday...

 

Slavic Food Festival in S.S.

St. John the Baptist, Byzantine Catholic Church, 1720 Jane Street, will hold its annual Slavic Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features homemade traditional Slavic foods such as holupki...

 

Potter's House will be distribution site for Angel Food Ministries

Potter's House Ministries recently become a distribution site for Angel Food Ministries. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief to communities throughout the United States. The...

 

Mayor says city hasn't gotten neighborhoods the most ‘bang for its buck'

The Hilltop is one of the areas to be assessed on how to improve the conditions of the local neighborhoods, according city mayor Luke Ravenstahl who attended the most recent Greater Beltzhoover Inter-Agency Network meeting on November 16 at the St....

 

Boro will hold the line on taxes in 2007, overtime for public works, police curbed

Mount Oliver council approved its 2007 operating municipal budget, calling for the real estate tax to remain at 13.5 mills. The rate for residential and commercial property taxes went up by 1.5 mills last January to balance the 2006 budget and will...

 

Future uses for Arlington Heights property discussed

An hour-long meeting to discuss the future of the Arlington Heights development drew about 75 residents to St. Clair Athletic Association/Caliguiri Hall in Arlington on November 16. The goal, said city Councilman Jeff Koch, was to “try to come to...

 

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