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‘Tour de Mon’ Returns for 10th Anniversary Oct. 30

September 16, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo)


The 10th anniversary Tour de Mon bike ride will return to the Great Allegheny Passage on Oct. 30.

U.S. Steel has returned as the presenting sponsor, said the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the annual trek. The ride begins and ends at the historic “Pump House” near the Waterfront in Munhall.

“Tour de Mon” is a pleasure ride, not a race. Riders have their choice of going a full 20 miles to Boston and back; 15 miles to McKeesport and back; 10 miles to Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Bridge and back, or eight miles to Duquesne and back.

 
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Route 837 Delays Possible Near Dravosburg

September 10, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

​Traffic restrictions are possible next week while crews do survey work on Route 837 between Clairton and Dravosburg.

A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said workers from JMT Inc. and Monaloh Basin Engineering will be marking utlities and surveying the road between New England Road and Lebanon School Road, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.

Lane restrictions will occur in various locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 20, the PennDOT spokesman said.

Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.

 


Library Welcomes Boilermaker Band on Sunday

September 08, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy Boilermaker Jazz Band)

Carnegie Library of McKeesport and the McKeesport Music Club will host a free concert by the Boilermaker Jazz Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, a spokesman said.

The concert will be held outside on the lawn of the library, 1507 Library Ave.

Other upcoming events at the Carnegie Library include:

Sep. 15, 4 p.m. — Did you know that Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is going to be in September this year? Celebrate with us at the library! We will be making fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts and having St. Patty's snacks.

 
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Penn State to Re-Dedicate Science Building

August 29, 2021 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

The renovated Ostermayer Laboratory building on Penn State’s McKeesport campus houses classrooms and laboratories for chemistry and biology. (Submitted photo courtesy Penn State University)


The president of Penn State University will join Greater Allegheny officials and faculty on Sept. 9 for the re-dedication of the newly renovated Ostermayer Laboratory building on the McKeesport campus.

The ceremony Sept. 9 will be presided over by University President Eric J. Barron and Jacqueline Edmondson, chancellor and chief executive officer of Penn State Greater Allegheny, a spokeswoman said.

Home to classrooms and chemistry and biology laboratories, the 22,000-square-foot Ostermayer Building was constructed in the early 1970s and opened in 1973.

The recently completed $14 million renovation brings state-of-the-art laboratory and safety equipment to the building, as well as more energy efficient systems, improved classrooms and teaching areas, a new entrance and lobby and spaces for students and faculty to collaborate on projects.

 
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Church Plans ‘Taste of Serbia’ in October

August 27, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Slow-roasted lamb sandwiches and haddock filets will both be on the menu when “A Taste of Serbia” returns to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church.

A spokeswoman said pre-orders will be taken Sept. 12 to 26. The event will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 12 noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

The church is located at 901 Hartman St. in McKeesport. Limited outdoor seating will be available in the courtyard and in addition to pre-orders, walk-up orders will be taken both days while supplies last.

 
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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic This Friday

August 26, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s McKeesport Family Center will host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Friday (Aug. 27) from 3 to 5 p.m., a spokeswoman said.

The vaccination is free and the clinic is open to all adults and children 12 years of age or older. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call (412) 672-6970.

The family center is located in the Wander Building, 339 Fifth Ave. at Locust Street, Downtown.

 
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NAMI McKeesport Sets September Meeting

August 25, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Correction: A NAMI spokesperson said Monday, “there is a correction concerning the wearing of masks. We are not mandating masks. We are recommending masks for those who are unvaccinated.”


The McKeesport affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Penn State Greater Allegheny, Room F122 of the Frable Building, a spokeswoman said.

The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

A representative from the NAMI Keystone office will give details of the annual NAMI Walk fundraiser which will take place virtually on Oct. 9. A "care and share" session will follow for those in attendance.

 
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W.N. Library Plans Fundraiser Sept. 19

August 19, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

A view of the new children’s room at the library. (Submitted photo)


West Newton Public Library will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Le Grande Balll Room, 105 South Second St., said Robin Matty, library manager.

Tickets to the annual “Tea-riffic” cost $20. Tickets can be purchased at the library or at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant 105 South Second St, during restaurant hours and library hours. The event will include refreshments, a gift basket auction and other games.

In other news, Matty is encouraging all residents of the West Newton area to visit the newly remodeled and rededicated children’s room at the library.

 
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W.N. Church Plans Peach Festival

August 16, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton First Church of God will hold a peach festival fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2, a spokesperson said.

The menu will include hot dogs, sauerkraut, sloppy joes, BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, potato or macaroni salad, cake, ice cream, beverages, and of course, peaches, including peach cobbler.

The event will be held at the Lions Field House, 507 Pittsburgh St. For more information, visit the church on Facebook.

 


Four Casturo Scholarship Winners Announced

August 13, 2021 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

The Casturo family has been awarding scholarships at International Village for three decades — and didn’t want to break the streak just because there was no event last year.

Usually, two scholarships are announced on the last night of the event, Tracy Casturo said.

This year, despite a severe thunderstorm on Thursday night that forced entertainment at Renziehausen Park to end early, four winners of Casturo Family Educational Achievement Awards were announced from the main stage.

Two scholarships were awarded for 2021 and two for 2020, Casturo said Friday. “We have been doing this for 29 years and didn’t want to skip it” for 2020, she said.

 
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