Articles from the December 11, 2012 edition

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Santa Maria holding Christmas services

Santa Maria Magdalena, 185 Knox Ave. will be holding services at 7 p.m. December 24 for Christmas, candlelight lessons and carols and a traditional Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 p.m. with caroling. The services are open to all... — Updated 12/10/2012


Free Christmas dinner on Hilltop

Santa Maria Magdalena, 185 Knox Ave, is having a free Christmas Dinner for the less fortunate people of the Hilltop on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. for Christmas. Seating is limited. Call 412-586-5621 for a tic... — Updated 12/10/2012


Heinz History Center commemorates 40th Anniversary Immaculate Reception

The Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception with several events and activities this month. The History Center will host a special... — Updated 12/10/2012


Leyland’s to lead campaign

Jim and Katie Leyland will serve as chairpersons on The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh’s upcoming “A Lasting Legacy” capital campaign. “Mr. Leyland managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1986 to 1996 and took our home team to... — Updated 12/10/2012


Goodwill offering computer based GED testing

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania now offers computer based GED® testing at its Workforce Development Center (WDC) in Lawrenceville to make the scheduling and testing experience easier, more flexible, and faster for test... — Updated 12/10/2012


Book Buzz coming to the Hilltop

This fall, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Book Buzz crosses the river wants to connect with Pittsburghers where they are. They’re planning events in locations in both the east and south ends of the city discussing each book... — Updated 12/10/2012


Pop-up has something for the whole family

CLP- LYNCS Allentown Pop-Up has a variety of activities for kids of all ages along with adults in the neighborhood. Open Office is on Mondays and Fridays, 1-3 p.m. and Thursdays, noon - 2 p.m. for basic computer assistance in a... — Updated 12/10/2012


The key to the Carrick mural

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Board of Education under new leadership

At this month’s meeting, the board elected officers for the 2013 fiscal year. Sharene Shealey was elected the board’s new president. Ms. Shealey, a mother of three Pittsburgh Public Schools students, previously held the title... — Updated 12/10/2012


Foundation distributing shopping bags

As part of its celebration of 15 years of grantmaking in the South Pittsburgh area, the Birmingham Foundation is distributing 500 reusable canvas shopping bags to area food pantries. The shopping bags will be given away free of... — Updated 12/10/2012


Brashear Board installs officers

New officers were installed at the October meeting of the Board of Directors of The Brashear Association. The South Pittsburgh community service agency will continue to be led by President Jennifer H. Jeffers, a South Side... — Updated 12/10/2012


Brashear Open House on Wednesday

Neighbors and friends of The Brashear Association are invited to celebrate the season at agency’s Holiday Open House. The annual event will take place Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street.... — Updated 12/10/2012


Real estate transactions for issue of 12/11/12

16th Ward Keegan Allen to Gadd Family Trust et al. at 2503 Cobden St. for $60,000. David Dopp Jr. to Hajjah Holdings LLC at 38 Greeley St. for $70,000. Daniel Howell to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. at 452 Ormsby Ave. for $1,914... — Updated 12/10/2012


Zoning Board hearing

Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearing of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown. Zone... — Updated 12/10/2012


Fresh Friday distributing will be on Friday

Area resident may qualify for free produce to be distributed on the Hilltop in the coming months. Eligible households in the 15203, 15210 and 15211 zip codes plus Carrick residents in 15227 can pick up fresh produce from 4:30 ... — Updated 12/10/2012


RHI recommendations coming on Wednesday

Jim Peters from the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) will present recommendations from the Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan in Pittsburgh City Council Chamber on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Utilizing a grant from the... — Updated 12/10/2012


Holiday Mingle draws 150, raises $18k for new center

The South Side Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mingle at Diesel Club Lounge over the weekend drew 150 people and raised $18,000 toward the opening of a South Side Welcome Center at 1100... — Updated 12/10/2012


Police, councilwoman keep block watch updated on activities

The Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch convened last Monday for its final meeting of the year, which was part succinct discussion of neighborhood plans and concerns and part holiday celebration. Christine Luffy, Zone 3 police officer... — Updated 12/10/2012


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