Articles from the December 19, 2006 edition

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Vaccinate adopted pets

If you're adopting a dog or a cat for Christmas and don't know its medical history, the Allegheny County Health Department recommends taking it to a vet for a checkup and vaccination to protect your family and new pet from the...

 

Real Estate Transactions for Issue of 12/26/06

16th Ward Shirley Balcer estate et al. to Najib and Nasra Aboud at 2126 E. Carson St. for $300,000. Louise Murphy to Daniel Lester at 53 Holt St. for $52,500. Albert Lopata to Raymond Tasillo and Julian Belsh at 2910 Mary St. for...

 

Christmas in Arlington

Christmas present Laura Celmo gets the spirit as she joins the singalong at the St. Clair AA Senior Christmas party. Photo courtsey of Michele Balcer...

 

Market House registering for indoor hockey season

The Market House Children's Athletic Association in South Side will hold registration for the upcoming winter indoor hockey program. Registration will be held on January 4, 8, 9 and 11 from 6-9 p.m. in the Market House gym. Phone r...

 

Volunteers needed to help prepare tax forms

Volunteers are needed for the free tax assistance site at Just Harvest in the South Side. In 2006 Just Harvest provided free tax preparation for more than 1,500 low-income working people, helping them receive over $2.5 million in...

 
 By David Assad    Front Page

Police, judges address Knoxville public safety

Every public official who was invited to the 30th Ward Knoxville Block Watch meeting Dec. 12, at the St. Sava Church Hall on Knox Avenue, showed up, except for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. All other officials did accept the invitation...

 

Graffiti on tap at Zone 3 meeting

Officers from the new Graffiti Task Force will make a presentation to the Zone 3 Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. at the Banksville Recreation Center on Crane Avenue. The Graffiti Task Force and the officers...

 

Ho Ho Ho

Santa receives homemade cookies from Mary Zulawski during the “Breakfast with Santa” celebration with the Allentown Adult Day Service at the Henry Kaufmann C...

 

Karuzela chorus, dancers perform

The Karuzela Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Donald Mushalko, will present A Polish Christmas Concert in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 3058 Brereton Street, Polish Hill on Saturday, Jan. 6 follow 4 p.m. Mass. The...

 

High density of South Side bars prompts potential change to all city

A proposed zoning ordinance aimed at controlling, in the long-term, the density of bars on the South Side was the main topic at the December 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. But a day later, Councilman Jeff Koch said...

 

Woman's Club donates to Brashear

Betty Kirstein (center), a member of the Mother's Club of Carrick, presents Hugh Brannan, executive director of the Brashear Association, and Lee Phillips, president of the...

 

Waiting for Santa

Ezra Jones, 3, and Laila Graham, 1, came to the Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council's Breakfast With Santa at Warrington Recreation Center over the weekend....

 

Mercy Hospital holding a holiday blood drive Dec. 27

The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Central Blood Bank are encouraging the public to give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood at Mercy Hospital's winter blood drive. The region's blood supply traditionally...

 

Red Cross looking for volunteers to help get messages to servicemen

Last year 770 local military families depended on the American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter to send messages to their U.S. service members during times of crisis through the Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES)...

 

St. Vincent open house

Saint Vincent College Office of Admission and Financial Aid will host its annual Get Acquainted Day Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Jan. 13. Get Acquainted Day features a series of short talks on...

 

Diabetics should take special care at the holidays

The holidays present numerous social opportunities for eating and drinking and meeting with friends, but for people with diabetes, holiday parties can be a minefield of difficult food choices, according to Linda Siminerio, Ph.D., e...

 

PRE meeting

Each Wednesday the South Hills Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange (PRE) meets for breakfast at Max & Erma's. Meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp and feature one speaker from the group who outlines his or her area of...

 

Save money on your taxes during this tax season

It's tax season and there are valuable benefits available to families and individuals that could mean putting thousands of tax dollars back into your pocket. Both federal and state benefits are available to increase the incomes of...

 

Melissa Samstag

Air Force Airman 1st Class Melissa J. Samstag has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the...

 

New deputy superintendent appointed to Pittsburgh Board of Education post

The Pittsburgh Board of Education has appointed Dr. Linda Lane as the new Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, Assessment and Accountability effective January 16, 2007. “I look forward to Linda joining my leadership team as...

 

Elder-ado closing for the holidays

Elder-ado Senior Centers will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Centers will also be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day and on Tuesday, Dec. 26 in observance of...

 

Trinity Church celebrating Day of Prayer today, Dec. 19

Trinity Lutheran Church will offer a Day of Prayer for “Peace on Earth” on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is welcome to stop in for a time of quiet prayer and reflection during the hectic holiday season....

 

Pittsburgh Symphony will perform Handel's Messiah

It has become a tradition that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah. The musicians on stage will be joined by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and four soloists: Lisa Saffer,...

 

Carol Sing, holiday services at Potter's House Ministries

Potter's House Ministries is welcoming the surrounding community to celebrate Christmas with a Carol Sing and special services at the church. The schedule of events for the Holiday Season includes: An Outdoor Christmas Carol Sing...

 

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