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VFW collecting phone cards

Brentwood Post #1810 sponsors a program called “UP-LINK” that furnishes free telephone cards to troops serving overseas that will give them an opportunity to phone their loved ones at home. For more information contact the post at 412-881-9934....

 

Board of Education seeks nomination for hall of fame

Nominations for the Pittsburgh Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame will be accepted through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. Nominees must have attended the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Those who nominate successful alumni will be asked to describe briefly...

 

Joan Yanosick named a NFCA Fraternal MVP

The National Fraternal Congress of America (NFCA) recently recognized Joan Yanosick—a member of Slovak Catholic Sokol, Group #14/Wreath #22 — as a Fraternal MVP (Most Valuable Participant) for the week of November 20, 2006. Fraternal MVPs are...

 

Boro children can visit with Santa Dec. 9

Mount Oliver Borough children up to 12-years-old are invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borough Building, 150 Brownsville Road. Children can have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus...

 

Red Cross offering lifeguard training at Trees Hall pool December 7-10

The American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter Aquatic School will offer comprehensive training for lifeguards Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 7-10 at the University of Pittsburgh Trees Hall pool in Oakland. The program offers classroom learning and...

 

Carrick high school students talk to youngsters about avoiding smoking

Thursday, Nov. 16 was the 35th annual Great American Smokeout. In recognition of that Carrick High School students Crystal Nath, Tiffany Nath, Michael Dixon, David Geier and Coach Kevin Garrett visited Quentin Roosevelt Elementary School to talk to...

 

Professional Referral Exchange meets

Each Wednesday the South Hills Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange meets for breakfast at Max & Erma's. Meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp and feature one speaker from the group who outlines their area of expertise. Anyone interested in joining...

 

Real Estate Transactions for Issue of 12/12/06

16th Ward ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Inc. to Carmine Bellini and Bill Gadd at 2420 Salisbury St. for $25,000. 17th Ward 20 South Penn Corp. to Matthew Cavanaugh and Maria Scellini at 129 S. 12th St. for $85,000. 18th Ward Hilltop Housing Ventures...

 

NAP Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner

Each fall for the past eight years the South Side Local Development Company and PNC Bank through the Neighborhood Assistance Program recognize outstanding South Pittsburgh area volunteers for their...

 
 By Al Lowe    Front Page    December 5, 2006

ACDC hosts mayor at open meeting

Better times are coming, both for Pittsburgh and its Allentown neighborhood. That seemed to be the message Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and other speakers wanted to convey when they addressed the Allentown...

 

Silver Eye Gallery will present Mulitple Entry Visa: To Vietnam and Back

Multiple Entry Visa: To Vietnam and Back will be on view through February 10, 2007 at Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 E. Carson Street, South Side. The exhibit features large scale color photographs of Vietnam today by Fellowship 2006 award r...

 

Costa court interpreter bill goes to govenor, will standardize qualifications for interpreters

The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jay Costa Jr. (D- Allegheny) that would standardize qualifications for those who interpret foreign languages or provide interpretation services for the deaf in...

 

Mailing food for holiday presents? ACHD has tips to keep things safe

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering consumers tips to ensure the safety of perishable foods prepared at home and mailed to family and friends for the holidays. The following precautions are recommended whenever perishable foods, which...

 

Military Wives Club meets Dec. 13

The next meeting of the Military Wives Club will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the 911th Air Force Reserve Base in Moon Township. The program will be Christmas music by the Moon Area Choral group. Hospitality will be at 11:30 with a luncheon at noon....

 

Health Dept. now accepting smoking waver applications

The Allegheny County Health Department is accepting applications for waivers from the County smoking ordinance scheduled to take effect January 2, 2007. The ordinance, which prohibits smoking in certain public places and workplaces, allows...

 

Forum on making city more hospitable for walkers on Sat.

Those interested in making Pittsburgh more hospitable for walkers are invited to a public meeting to be heard on the subject on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. The meeting will be in the Public Health Auditorium of the University of Pittsburgh at Desoto...

 

Planning forum will meet in South Side on Dec. 12

The South Side Planning Forum will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. Immediately preceeding the meeting at 5:15 p.m. Zone 3 Commander RaShall Brackney will meet with community members. All interested...

 

16th Ward BW meets Dec. 11

The next meeting of the 16th Ward Arlington Block Watch will be on Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at the St. Clair AA/Senior Center, 2400 Elsie Street. Sergeant Lavonnie Bickerstaff will provide a community training session on the Witness Protection...

 

30th Ward BW meets Dec. 12

The 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch has scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. on Tuesday December 12, at St. Sava Church Hall, Knox Avenue. Invited but not confirmed guests include: Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, State Rep. Harry Readshaw, District Judge Gene...

 

Slopes Assoc. will present awards at Christmas Party

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will host its annual Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. The event will include dinner at no cost to attendees but any desserts or side dishes are welcome. The...

 

Prince of Peace Parish will celebrate Annual Slovak Vilija dinner

On Saturday, Dec. 16, Prince of Peace Parish in Pittsburgh's South Side will celebrate its 13th Annual Slovak Vilija, recreating the traditions and customs of the traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Also known as Stredry Vecer – Bountiful Evening...

 

Restaurants still have time to offer specials to shoppers

South Side restaurants are encouraged to offer specials to participating shoppers during the December 9 Stuff your Stocking on the South Side retail event. This may mean offering a special discount to those carrying event shopping bags, offering...

 

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