Dravosburg VFD Plans Lenten Fish Fry

February 17, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department, 598 Ravine St., will hold a lenten fish fry beginning Ash Wednesday (March 1) and continuing every Friday during Lent from 2 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes a fried fish sandwich for $7, baked fish without a bun for $7.50, crab cakes, shrimp, clam strips, and side dishes includiing haluski, french fries, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, chicken planks and cole slaw.

 
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Croatian Club Slates Fish Fry, Dance Lessons

February 17, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Yukon Croatian Club, 109 Union St., Yukon, will hold an Ash Wednesday fish fry from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1, a spokeswoman said.

The platter or dinner choices include two sizes of fried battered cod fish, fried shrimp, fried crab cakes, crab cakes and shrimp or baked cod in choice of three sauces. 

All dinners are served with a choice of two side dishes – pirohi, cole slaw, French fries, broccoli/cheese bites and macaroni/cheese bites. For take-out orders, call the club at (724) 722-4100.

The club also will be the site for lessons in dancing the "kolo" or "oro" on six Wednesdays, beginning March 8.

The classes will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 12. Cost is $4 per session and no partner is needed and no registration is required.

 
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Christy Park UMC Plans Pancake Breakfast March 11

February 17, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Christy Park United Methodist Church, 29th Avenue at Beale Street, will hold a pancake breakfast and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 12 noon March 11, a spokeswoman said.

Breakfast will be $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Call  (412) 678-3110.

 

Winning Cash 5 Ticket Worth $325K Sold in Monroeville

February 17, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Wednesday (Feb. 15) drawing was sold at Tolerico's, 2525 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, a lottery spokesperson said.   

The ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn, 08-15-27-28-30, to win $325,000, less applicable tax withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The holder of any jackpot-winning ticket should immediately sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at (717) 702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery's seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, the spokesperson said.

 

Writers Wanted to Cover School Board, W.O. Boro

February 15, 2017 |

By Advertising | Posted in: Announcements

Tube City Community Media Inc. is seeking two or more freelance writers to cover occasional news and feature stories in the McKeesport area.

Contributors will be paid on a per-assignment basis. These are not salaried or contracted positions and these positions may be eliminated at any time, with or without warning.

The positions currently to be filled are:

  • McKeesport Area School District correspondent
  • White Oak borough correspondent

Writers will be expected to, at minimum, attend the monthly board or council meetings and file a report within 24 hours. Other topics may, from time to time, be assigned.

 
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New Partnership Brings Hope, $3.3M Investment to Clairton

February 13, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Photos courtesy Mon Valley Initiative. Please see editor's notes at the end of this story.)

Local, county and state officials are excited about $3.3 million in combined investment in Clairton to remove blighted buildings, prepare residents for jobs, develop new resources for young people and senior citizens, attract food stores and other commercial activities, and generally improve quality of life.

The investment includes contributions from two large Pittsburgh corporations, tax credits and direct grants from Allegheny County and private foundations.

At a press conference on Friday, Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi said the city and its residents "have worked very hard for over 30 years to rebuild our community."

The city's first step was emerging in 2015 from state oversight under the Act 47 program for distressed communities, he said. "Today's announcement is a second step and a giant advance in building a healthy, safe and vibrant Clairton," Lattanzi said.

According to a press release from Brentwood-based Economic Development South, a non-profit agency, $3.3 million will be invested in Clairton over the next six years through corporate donations, Pennsylvania tax credits, the Allegheny County Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund, or CITF, and direct real estate investment.

 
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Black History Month Program Honors McKeesport's Hadley

February 06, 2017 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center will mark Black History Month with a program celebrating the life and work of longtime local physician Dr. Matthew R. Hadley.

Attorney James Baldwin will discuss Hadley during a program titled "Dr. Hadley: A Doctor for All Things and All People," at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the center, located at 1832 Arboretum Drive in Renziehausen Park.

Hadley, a White Oak resident and a longtime leader on the medical staff at McKeesport Hospital, was well-known in the Mon-Yough area for his dedication to his profession and to the patients he served, and was one of the few African-American doctors in the Pittsburgh area during a time when most medical schools were all but closed to non-white students.

 
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White Oak Church Hosts 'Mardi Gras' Dance Feb. 19

February 06, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

St. Angela Merici Church will hold a Mardi Gras "Paczki" polka dance featuring Henny and the Versa J's from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19, a spokeswoman said.

Tickets to the dance in the church's Father Drap Hall are $15 each and include one paczki (a Polish doughnut-style pastry), beer, mixers and soda. Food also will be available for purchase, but guests can bring their own snacks or wine and spirits.
 
The church is located at 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak.
 
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the church office at (412) 672-9641 or visit the church website at stangelamericiparish.org and click the "Donations" tab.

 

Croatian Club Slates Valentine's Day Social, Pirohi Sale

February 06, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Yukon Croatian Club is holding a funnel cake social on Valentine’s Day. It is open to the public and will be held in the club social hall between 5:30 and 9 p.m. Varieties are funnel cake topped with the traditional powdered sugar ($5) or with cherries or strawberries ($6). Add a scoop of ice cream for $1.

Hard and soft ground beef tacos and wraps filled with veggies and either steak or chicken will also be available.

Meanwhile, this Saturday (Feb. 11) is the deadline to order freshly-made and cooked frozen pirohi from Sv. Nikola Brodar CFU Lodge 432.

 
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Citizens Honored for Embracing Respect, Hope, Dignity, Love

January 23, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko and city council this month honored another group of local residents for living the "McKeesport Message" of "Respect, Dignity, Hope and Love."

Biographies of the winners, written by Jennifer Vertullo, assistant to the mayor, follow.

Living the Message awards are intended to showcase these individuals and give the community an opportunity to share its good news. Awards are given quarterly.

Using 250 words or fewer, describe how the individual of your choice embodies one of the four words.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at (412) 675-5020, ext. 605. Nominations can be mailed to Jennifer Vertullo, assistant to the mayor, City of McKeesport, 500 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, or emailed to jen.vertullo@mckeesport-pa.gov

The deadline for the next round of nominations is Feb. 15.

 
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