Center for Victims Provides Support, Outreach

May 01, 2015 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements, Podcast

In case you missed it ...

Last Friday on "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" we talked to Tracey Provident and Fran Trimpey of the Center for Victims. Formerly known as "The Center for Victims of Violent Crime," it adopted its present name with it merged with McKeesport's Womansplace.

The largest and best known victims' advocacy organization in Allegheny County, the center works with police, law enforcement, healthcare providers, schools and other agencies to assist about 15,000 victims of crime each year.

Its services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, an emergency shelter and transitional housing, crime victim and witness assistance, counseling and assistance for abused women.

"Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" airs at 9:30 a.m. Fridays on WEDO (810) in McKeesport, and is also available as a free podcast from iTunes and Stitcher.


'Charley's Aunt' Comes to MLT

May 01, 2015 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Little Theater presents the classic farce "Charley's Aunt," now through May 17.

Considered one of the greatest English-language comedies of the 19th century, the play has been revived in London's West End and on Broadway many times over the past 100 years. It was famously made into a film starring Jack Benny in 1941.

In 1890s Oxford, two college students, Jack and Charley, invite their girlfriends for a visit, promising that Charley's wealthy aunt from Brazil is visiting and will serve as their chaperone.

When Charley's aunt is delayed, the two undergrads are worried about losing their girlfriends, so they force one of their fellow students into impersonating her. And then Charley's real aunt unexpectedly arrives.

Joseph C. Connelly plays Charley. Originally from Irwin, he attended Bowling Green State University and returned to Pittsburgh to do theater. Michael Guantonio plays Jack. A native of Monaca, he attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and works as a computer scientist.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 17. Tickets are $18 for adults and $7 for high school and college students, with ID. The theater is at 1614 Coursin St. For more information, call (412) 673-1100 or visit the website.


Art Group Seeks Entries from Students, Amateurs

April 30, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Art Group has scheduled its spring show and is inviting Western Pennsylvania artists and crafters of all ages to participate.

Group President Jan Catalogna said entries are due by May 8. Fees are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

High school and college students are allowed to enter for free.

Digital artists are also welcome.

Art will be judged in the categories of amateur, experienced, professional and student. The show will be held May 15 to 17 at Jacob Wall Pavilion in Renziehausen Park, and will be open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. May 15, 12 to 8 p.m. May 16 and 12 to 6 p.m. May 17.

For details or entry forms, visit the group's website at


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