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Reminder: Permits Needed for Fish Fries

January 25, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Lenten season is right around the corner, which means fish fries are too.

The Allegheny County Health Department is reminding fish fry sponsors that they must have a valid food permit, a requirement for all food facilities in the county, including temporary fish fries.

“Seasonal fish fries are a great part of the region’s cultural identity,” said Otis Pitts, deputy director for food safety, housing & policy at the health department. “It is important that seasonal fish fry organizers follow proper food safety handling procedures to make sure their patrons do not get sick from the food they serve. Working with the Health Department’s Food Safety Program will help fish fry organizers do just that.”

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NAMI McKeesport Plans February Meeting

January 25, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 in Room 122 of the Frable Building at Penn State Greater Allegheny, a spokeswoman said. The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

Updates regarding NAMI programs and other resources will be available. A care and share session will be held.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

For more information about the McKeesport meeting call (412) 527-6600. For the NAMI Helpline, call (412) 366-3788 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Scholarship Fund Plans Spaghetti Dinner

January 24, 2023 |

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

The Grady Hoffman Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold a spaghetti dinner benefit from 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Hutchinson Volunteer Fire Dept. hall, 261 Firehall Road off Route 136 in Sewickley Twp., a spokesman said.

Dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children and include spaghetti, bread, beverage, salad and dessert. There will be a 50/50 drawing and other raffles.

The scholarship fund distributed $9,000 in educational assistance last year, the spokesman said. Purchase tickets at the door and eat-in or take-out.


Wilmerding Community Center Slates Craft Show

January 22, 2023 |

By Dianne Ribecca | Posted in: Announcements

The Wilmerding Community Center, previously the YMCA, is having a craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5.

The craft show will feature crafters and vendors with woodwork, quilted items, jewelry, bath and body products, fragrances, baked goods and more.

The Wilmerding Community Center is located at 1 Memorial Field, off Ice Plant Hill Road. Call (412) 520-7946 for more information.


City Library Posts Upcoming Events

January 20, 2023 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

“It Happened One Night,” a 1934 comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, will be screened at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., at 10 a.m. Jan. 27, a spokesperson said. (Columbia Pictures photo)

Carnegie Library of McKeesport will host a family-game night at 5 p.m. Saturday in the children’s room, 1507 Library Ave., a spokesman said.

Library Director Vincent D’Alesio said staff will host parents and kids in a game of “Apples to Apples Jr.,” a vocabulary-building game of funny word combinations.

The game is intended for players ages 8 and up. Registration in advance is requested, because space is limited. Call (412) 672-0625.

In other events for the second half of January, visitors are invited to take a “shelfie” — that’s a self-portrait in the shelves — on Jan. 25 during library business hours. If the photos are posted on social media, tag them with Carnegie Library of McKeesport on Facebook and @McKeesLibrary on Twitter.

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Walnut Street Work Begins Monday

January 20, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Traffic will be restricted on Walnut Street beginning Monday morning so that crews can install new sewer lines, a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said.

Lane restrictions will be in place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between 11th and 12th avenues, weather-permitting, continuing through late February, PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said.

Crews from Wilson Excavating will conduct sewer installation work.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only, Cowan said.


Chorale Seeks Members, First Meeting Jan. 22

January 06, 2023 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon Yough Chorale, a community chorus, will begin rehearsals for its Spring session at 7 p.m. Jan. 22, a spokeswoman said. 

Rehearsals are held at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak. Chorale president Donna Dineen said all sections are open, with a great need of tenors and basses.

“If you’ve sung in your high school, college or church choir in the past and are looking to get back to singing, this is a great opportunity,” she said. “There are no auditions. Just sit in on a rehearsal and then decide if you want to join.  For more information, visit our website,”


NAMI McKeesport to Meet Jan. 4

December 28, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

NAMI McKeesport, a support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 in room F122 of the Frable Building of Penn State Greater Allegheny. The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

Updates on programs and other information will be discussed.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

For more information about NAMI McKeesport, call (412) 527-6600. For the NAMI Helpline, call (412) 366-3788 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit


Winners of NV Twp. Holiday Contest Announced

December 21, 2022 |

By Dianne Ribecca | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. has announced winners of the holiday light contest for 2022.

Township Commissioner Tracy Yusko said this year’s winners are:

• Thomas residence at 785 Angeline Dr. won Best Children’s Theme.

• Procacina residence at 206 Taylor St. won the Traditionally Elegant category.

• Clark Griswold award went to the Nichol residence at 302 Lincoln Ave.

Each of those homes won a $50 gift card for Home Depot.

The Connelly residence at 515 Cedarhurst Dr. won the Best Overall category and was awarded a $100 gift card for Home Depot.


Test Program Offers Discounted Transit Fares

December 05, 2022 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, State & Region

Volunteers and staff from Pittsburghers for Public Transit and members of its “Fair Fares Now” coalition helped spread the word about a discount program during an event Nov. 17 in downtown Pittsburgh. A 12-month experimental program will offer discounted transit rides or $10 credits to eligible Alleghney County residents ages 18 to 64. (Submitted photo courtesy Pittsburghers for Public Transit)

Applications are now being accepted for a pilot program that will provide discounted transit fares for Allegheny County residents on low and fixed incomes.

The discount program is being managed by the county’s Department of Human Services and is limited to people ages 18 to 64 who received benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as of Sept. 30.

Participation is voluntary. Participants will randomly be enrolled in one of three programs and will receive either unlimited free fares on all PRT trips for 12 months; a 50 percent discount for 12 months; or a ConnectCard pre-loaded with $10 in free transportation.

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